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Canal Cottage

3 Self rated

Station Road, Lower Heyford, OX25 5PD

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About the hotel

The Grade II listed former Wharf Manager’s house at the entrance to our historic holiday boatyard has been tastefully converted into three comfortable, centrally-heated bedrooms - two fully en-suite and one with a private bathroom (which is disabled-friendly). Each includes Freeview flat-screen TV/DVD, courtesy fridge and designer hair-dryer. WI-FIN NOT AVAILABLE.

Continental breakfast* is delivered to your room on arrival. Canal Cottage is especially suitable as a touring base for Oxford and the Cotswolds, for a shopping extravaganza at nearby Bicester Village Outlet Shopping Centre (15mins) or for savouring the splendour of Blenheim Palace (15mins) and Rousham House (5 mins) nearby. For racing fans, Silverstone is a mere 20 miles away. The rail station is 50m away and offers excellent train links to Oxford (15mins) and Banbury (20mins), with connections to London (70 mins), Birmingham (90mins) and many other parts of the country. Parking available. Open all year round, except Christmas/New Year (20/12/13 - 02/01/14 inclusive). PLEASE NOTE VERY LATEST CHECK-IN TIME IS 1700. *Our home-made plated continental breakfast includes a selection of cold meats, cheeses, tomato, croissant & petit pain. Tea, Coffee (including decaffeinated), Hot Chocolate, jams/marmalade and honey are also provided: Orange/Apple Juice and a jug of fresh milk are placed with breakfast into your in-room fridge for your convenience.

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Showing Thursday 8 December 2016 to Friday 9 December 2016

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Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout, Disabled Facilities, Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room, Hairdryer in each room, Ground floor bedrooms
Car parking available onsite, Car Parking Available Offsite
Wi-Fi Available, Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas
In Room Entertainment
Video/DVD Player, TV, Radio
Disabled Access Bedrooms, Disabled toilets on ground floor
Breakfast to go
CD Player

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13:00 16:00
Max Child Age
Up to 17 years old
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Pets are not allowed

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Very Good

All reviews (10)

70% would recommend it to a friend


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  • Anthony T

  • August 2016

Overpriced for what you get

The description of the accommodation was a 'suite'.

This would lead you to believe that you would get a bedroom, a bathroom and a bit more space to 'spread out', such as a sofa or something. I would describe this accommodation as a bathroom with an en-suite bedroom. The bathroom was MASSIVE. So much wasted space but nowhere to put even a toilet bag. One small glass shelf above the basin was all there was. Not even a vanity unit. We had to put them on the floor. There was a shower over the corner bath, but no shower curtain. Consequently, the floor became quite wet. The bedroom is advertised as having a king-size bed. The mattress, however, felt like a 4inch slab of foam with no give whatsoever. The bed was so big that there wasn't any room for any other seating of any kind. The only place to sit was the bed. Whoever designed this 'suite' needs to take a course in ergonomics. The electronic wharf gates are closed after 5pm for security reasons. On two evenings out of three, we could not get them to open and had to park our car in a public station car park - not very secure. There is a notice on the front door of the accommodation which gives an emergency telephone number. We rang it when we couldn't open the gates, there was no answer. I hate to think what would happen if there was an emergency at night and an ambulance needed access to the wharf. All in all, we were extremely disappointed in our stay as it did not live up to the description which was a shame as it is a lovely location.

  • Liz W

  • July 2016

Quite warm and noisy traffic

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