Mr and Mrs Robson
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- 13 janv. 2019
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Pleasant quiet cottage compromised by kerosene odour
With character charm, a verdant garden and situated in a quiet village, this property promises so much. Unfortunately, our experience of staying here for a week in September 2018 means for us we cannot recommend it.
The property’s main drawback was the kerosene fuelled hydronic heating system. The boiler is housed inside and emits kerosene vapours into the laundry cupboard where it is located. These vapours permeate the entire cottage with the rooms adjacent to the boiler most affected. When the boiler is operating, the cottage is unpleasant to occupy due to this kerosene odour.
The owners are aware of the issue. While they were responsive to our concerns, the odour devices they provided to assist with the smell did not resolve the underlying issue to our satisfaction.
Lows: Kerosene odour, washing machine not functioning properly, clutter, no clothes drying rack
Highs: Garden, charming cottage, space for a family: lounge, kitchen/dining plus three bedrooms and two bathrooms and separate laundry, great wifi
We are very disappointed that you chose to give us such a negative review, as we bent over backwards to try and help you with a problem you admitted might be partly due to your family having very sensitive noses. The guests before and after you have had no complaints at all about oil smells. At a personal visit from the owner we assumed any issue was resolved to your satisfaction through the use of electric heating as an alternative. The system is not a kerosene system. Following your visit engineers have been in and confirmed there is no problem.
The washing machine was working perfectly at the time of your arrival.
I can't speak for your view of clutter, most people like the charm of the little cottage artefacts around. The photos represent this.
There is a drying rack, in the cupboard that houses the boiler, shame you didn't find it, or ask about this.
I hope any future guests will read all the other reviews as well.
Beautiful cottage in a charming vllage
Four of us had planned to walk the first 50 miles of Shakespeare's Way (a 150-mile track followed by Shakespeare from Stratford-upon-Avon to The Globe Theatre in London), from Stratford to Woodstock.
Blue Row Cottage in Swerford was the ideal location at the half-way point of the 50-mile stretch, which we walked in four one-day segments.
This charming cottage is extremely well appointed and, with its two bathrooms, was just what we two couples needed to refresh ourselves after our day's exertions.
The weather was fine and we were able to eat some of our meals - and drink our coffees - in the beautiful sheltered garden.
There are wonderful views of the church and the remains of the ancient motte and bailey castle from the upstairs windows.
Stratford, Chipping Norton and Woodstock (for Blenheim Palace) are all within a short drive and there are many good places to eat nearby in the surrounding countryside.
We thoroughly enjoyed our week's stay and may return some time to enjoy a little rest and relaxation at the cottage, rather than walking all day for four days.
Many thanks for an enjoyable experience.
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, and found the cottage a relaxing place to come 'home' to! You'll be welcome to come back.
Ein gemütliches, schnuckeliges und bestens ausgestattetes Cottage in sehr ruhiger Lage!
Das Cottage ist bestens eingerichtet, überaus gemütlich und bietet beste Erholung und Entspannung nach einer Wanderung oder einem Tagesausflug. Das Wohnzimmer mit der Kaminecke und den Sofas ist ein Hit. Mehrere Schlafzimmer im ersten Stock, zwei Treppenaufgänge, zwei Badezimmer, Waschmaschine, Kühltruhe etc., und eine hervorragend ausgestattete Küche, dazu noch der Garten. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Die ruhige Lage abseits der Städte lädt zum Entspannen und Wandern ein... Wenn man ein Auto dabei hat: alles bestens!
Wir freuen uns sehr, dass es Ihnen gefallen hat!
A great historic cottage located in a tiny Cotswolds village only 6 miles from Chipping Norton. This cottage oozes character with tasteful period decor making it feel very welcoming and is fully equipped with everything you may need including WiFi. Peaceful and off the beaten track this is an ideal location from which to explore the Cotswolds towns as well as Oxford, Blenheim Palace, Warwick Castle, Stratford etc. The only negative was a very poor mobile phone signal. Highly recommended.
Thank you for your positive review. Yes, the phone signal does depend a bit on supplier, and where in the house or garden you use the phone, but a lot of guests can pick up via the WiFi. However it doesn't seem to have spoiled your holiday, and thank you for recommending us.
Absolutely perfect Cotswolds holiday cottage. Outstanding customer service from owner.
Blue Row cottage exceeded all our expectations for our two week holiday. Charming, quiet village location with access to public pathways, it was also in close proximity to all the regional sites we wished to visit. The cottage was fully equipped and retained all its 200 year old charm while providing modern appliances and conveniences. The cottage owner could not have been more friendly or easy to work with.
We had three adults and two children in our group, but with three bedrooms, everyone had ample space and privacy.
We highly recommend this location for a Cotswolds holiday.
Een leuke cottage in een zeer rustige omgeving.
We waren in mei in Blue Row Cottage, we hadden fantastisch weer.
Het huisje is erg rustig en landelijk gelegen, maar een goed uitgangspunt voor bezoek aan de gehele Cotwolds, Oxford, Strattforf upon Avon Gloucester, Cheltenham, Bath, maar ook voor het maken van mooie wandelingen in de omgeving. De cottage is eenvoudig , gezellig en alles is aanwezig, door de ligging en de tuin ook zeer geschikt voor een verblijf met kinderen.
De bedden sliepen erg goed en de cottage is schoon en netjes.
De communicatie via de mail met de eigenaars liep erg goed.
Informations supplémentaires sur les tarifs de location
Notes: We do not charge extra for a baby in a cot. Please contact us for detailed prices. We don't accept weekend only bookings. Rates are inclusive of bed linen and towels, water, normal central heating, electricity and final cleaning. In winter the heating can run continuously and we may have to make an additional charge for this of £50 a week. These rates are quoted for a maximum party size of 4 adults and a baby. 30% deposit needed to secure booking, balance payable 8 weeks prior to arrival,