4 star Bed and Breakfast, situated on the edge of the village with country views from every window, Although rural, Oxford and London are both accessible. Breakfast is home cooked using local and home made produce. A warm welcome guaranteed.
Hope Cottage is a haven of peace and quiet (apart from the birdsong and the breeze rustling in the trees). Despite our very rural position, we are only a 5 minute walk from the centre of an idyllic Oxfordshire village, and 3 miles from the riverside market town of Wallingford. Breakfast is included and I use eggs from our own hens, sausages and bacon from our local butcher, the orange juice is squeezed freshly each morning and I make all my own bread. We have lots of pamphlets and local tourist information available and having lived here for 20 years I can give advice on places to go and to see. The rooms are all en suite with showers. In each room a comprehensive hospitality tray is provided with a range of teas and coffees, fresh milk and home made biscuits. There is also a TV and free WiFi.
We are new to Airbnb but a look at our Trip Advisor site, Hope Cottage Tours, will tell you what other guests thought of their stay with us. We also have a web site (website hidden) for more information.
Guests have access to our conservatory, which is a lovely open airy space to enjoy the views on cooler days and evenings, and the garden where you can enjoy our comfortable seating area and enjoy the lovely west facing views and on a clear night enjoy some spectacular sunsets. We have no street lights in the village so you can enjoy a very clear view of the night sky.
Interaction with guests
I interact as much or as little with the guests as they wish. Sometimes people like to be left on their own to explore but if guests need any advice or help about the house or the area, I live in the house so will be available.
Other things to note
We are new to Airbnb but if you would like to know what our guests say about us go to Trip Advisor and search for Hope Cottage Tours.
We are quite laid back here at Hope Cottage but I think as we consider Hope Cottage to be a home away from home we expect guests to behave the same as they would in their own home. Smoking outside please and pets by prior arrangement, we have hens and ducks so we have to be careful about other animals in the garden.
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I come from Newcastle upon Tyne, studied in Manchester, worked in London and spent a year in Barbados but now live in the idyllic rural village of Brightwell cum Sotwell. My hobbies are gardening and cooking (often cooking the fruits of my gardening.) I used to be a teacher and also ran our village pub for 5 years but running our Bed and Breakfast is where I am happiest - I am lucky to live in an amazing place and love sharing it with guests. Although I love living in Oxfordshire in the summer I do not enjoy winter and would ideally like to escape to the sun when it's cold.