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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

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308Gill
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent accommodation”
Reviewed 8 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Excellent accommodation, spot on, wanted for nothing. Keith very hospitable and helpful. Location ideal for both countryside and city.

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Liked best: Cottage itself together with location.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Angela E
Gawler, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beyond Expectations”
Reviewed 4 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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My Sister -in- Law and I had a great stay at Buffs Lodge, it was clean comfortable and had everything we needed and more. The owners are really nice and Keith does more than you would expect of a host if you need help with any aspect of your stay.
We really liked the little village of Tackley the people were really friendly, the local shop has basic needs,and the local pub serves good meals both of which are a five minute walk away.
With a bus stop outside and train station within a ten minute walk, getting to nearby places or into Oxford and London was not a problem.

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Liked best: Being senior citizens, knowing if we had a problem whether in the accommodation or transport, Keith the owner would help.
Liked least: Not having a washing machine and dryer actually in the lodge.
Travelling group: Other
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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1835Mike...
Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent property and location - highly recommend”
Reviewed 11 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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person found this review helpful

The cottage was excellent and in a great location, the pictures do not do it justice!. The owners are very helpful and there is lots of infromation provided on local transport, pubs and places to visit.

I would hihly recommend the cottage and we loved every minute of our time in Oxfordshire, would definitely stay here again.

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Liked best: high standard of accomodation
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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johnedshe...
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
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“A very well appointed and clean cottage, tastefully decorated and with a friendly and helpful owner. Excellent!”
Reviewed 30 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We booked at short notice - and found a cottage perfectly suited to a short break. A shame the weather prevented us using the pleasant terrace, but the facilities were excellent, clean and calmly stylish. The owner was very helpful and had ensured some milk, juice and wine awaited us in the fridge. Train into Oxford very convenient (and avoids the nightmare that is driving in the city) and, weather permitting, the canal towpath is not far away for a gentle stroll. The heating (yes, despite it being late May, we needed it) was very efficient and the kitchen well equipped. All round, an excellent cottage.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Kirkland, Washington
Reviewed 3 January 2014 for a stay in September 2013
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person found this review helpful

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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kakaton
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Would definitely stay here again!”
Reviewed 20 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

We stayed here a few days and found the lodge lovely, warm, clean and well-equipped. We arrived in the evening and Keith could not be more welcoming and considerate. He was more than happy to offer and advice about local amenities, including a convenient pub that served meals. The lodge is in a beautiful, idyllic village and there is a local well-stocked shop a few minutes' walk away. Proximity to Oxford is perfect. The train station is a short walk away and is cheaper than driving.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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DualCitiz...
Newburyport, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Wish we could have stayed longer”
Reviewed 31 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013

What a lovely lodge. Keith was friendly, helpful and thoughtful (thanks for the juice and milk). Lodge was clean and warm. All amenities thought of. Can't fault a single thing. Tucked away in a lovely quiet village but also easily accessible to other areas (Oxford and Bicester Village).

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Liked best: quiet location
Liked least: absolutely nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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