Duck Cottage - Oxenwood
Stunning rustic style meets laid back luxury in this peaceful cottage retreat, nestled in the midst of the Wiltshire hills. Watch Pixie the pony pottering round the garden, stride out for glorious walks and rural adventures, climb into the finest French bedlinen at night, and feast on freshly laid eggs for breakfast.
Blissful relaxation, courtesy of Duck Cottage.
Duck Cottage has two pretty as a picture bedrooms – one superking master bedroom (which can also be configured as a twin) and one kingsize room. The newly fitted bathroom features a power shower and bath. A dining area seats four, and cooking is a complete pleasure in the well designed kitchen which offers a brand new fridge freezer, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, and a full range of crockery, cooking equipment and glassware. You’ll find all the self-catering basics – oil, vinegar, seasoning – on the kitchen shelves too. The Cottage’s super cosy sitting room features a fabulously comfortable three seater sofa as well as two armchairs – all just perfect for curling up in!
The Cottage also offers:
Digital TV and DVD player
Iron & Ironing Board
All bedlinen and towels
Outside dining area
Magazines, books, DVDs and a well loved toybox
Oxenwood itself is a picturesque hamlet surrounded by stunning walks and hiking trails. Duck Cottage is in the grounds of the owner’s home and their three glorious, unspoilt acres. You might spot a child or three collecting wild flowers in the fields, and you may come across two very well behaved dogs Meg and Dibble – but you won’t be disturbed (unless you count the odd snort from Nelly and Nora the pigs, and some happy chatter from a rabble of chickens and ducks).
Duck Cottage has superb train links to London with Hungerford station offering a direct one hour journey to London Paddington. For drivers, the Cottage is just 15 minutes from Junction 14 of the M4 and just over one hour’s drive from London Heathrow.
Things to Do
Butchers, bakers (but not quite candlemakers!) can be found just 10 minutes drive away in the pretty town of Hungerford, and the glorious market town of Marlborough, with its boutiques, delicatessens, antique shops and restaurants, is just 15 minutes away. The area’s farm shops and farmer’s markets are a favourite with our guests, and proper country pubs serving the perfect pint (as well as superb local food) are plentiful. For those looking for stunning architecture and design Highclere Castle is on the doorstep and little people are wonderfully entertained at Cobbs Farm, also just a short drive away.
Facts & Figures
Short stays at Duck Cottage are for a minimum of two nights and are on a Bed & Breakfast basis – Tea, coffee, cereal, bread, eggs, milk, juice, pastries, butter and jams are all provided. Weekly stays can only let the cottage on a self-catering basis, but guests are provided with a welcome hamper on arrival.
Home cooked meals for B&B guests or self-catering guests can be ordered in advance ready for heating and enjoying on arrival. Guests will always have sole use of the cottage but only access to the number of bedrooms they have booked.
Duck Cottage’s owners will be available for help or any questions but will otherwise not disturb guests during their stay.
One well-behaved dog is welcome at the Cottage, but only downstairs and not on any furniture. Please do request permission for canine visitors when booking though.
- One bedroom £100.00 per night including continental breakfast.
- Two bedrooms £150.00 per night including continental breakfast.
- Rates for longer stays are reduced – please contact us directly to discuss your requirements.
- Prices for Easter, Christmas and half term holiday periods may vary.
Duck Cottage Oxenwood, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 3NG