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Woodstock, Oxfordshire
4.9(14 Reviews)

The White Cottage




No Pets

74 m sq


The White Cottage is a charming two-bedroom holiday cottage located in the heart of the historic Oxfordshire town of Woodstock. This delightful cottage accommodates up to three guests, offering a cosy retreat for your vacation.

As you step inside, you'll discover a warm and inviting living-dining area adorned with beautiful wooden flooring. The space features a comfortable sofa, an inviting easy chair, and a dining table with seating for up to four guests. The cottage boasts an extensive collection of books throughout, for you to enjoy during your stay.

The fully equipped kitchen is perfect for both short getaways and extended stays in Woodstock. It includes everything you need to prepare and enjoy meals at your leisure. Stairs lead up to the first floor, where you'll find a relaxing lounge area complete with bookshelves, a television, and additional seating provided by a sofa and easy chair. Adjacent to this space, a convenient shower room with a wash basin and WC.

Another winding staircase leads you up to the bedrooms. Bedroom one offers a standard double bed, a side table, and a wardrobe with ample storage space. Meanwhile, bedroom two is equipped with a single bed, a side table, and a chest of drawers.

The cottage benefits from a small pretty garden at the front of the property, planted with colourful roses which bloom in early and mid summer. The property does not have dedicated parking, but there is free street parking between 18:00 and 08:00 and up to four hours of parking is available during the day, with charges displayed on the machines. There is limited street parking and a 12 hour public car park five minutes walk away.

Please note: this is a period cottage and there are steep stairs within the cottage.
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About The White Cottage:
  • Entrance to the cottage through a pretty front garden.
  • The front door leads into a living-dining area with wood flooring, sofa and easy chair.
  • Fully fitted kitchen with washing machine, oven and hob, fridge with ice tray.
  • Stairs up to the first floor.
  • Living room with two seater sofa, writing desk and bookshelves.
  • Bathroom with shower, WC and wash basin
  • Stairs lead up to second floor
  • Single bedroom with side table and chest of drawers.
  • Double bedroom with standard size double bed, side table and wardrobe.
  • Small cottage garden at the front of the home.
  • WiFi.
  • Central heating.

Outside Area

There is a small pretty garden at the front of the property.


No dedicated parking is available. There is free street parking between 18:00 and 8:00. Up to four hours of parking is available during the day, with charges displayed on the machines. There is limited street parking and a 12 hour public car park five minutes walk away.
Please note: Domestic electric vehicle chargers are not suitable for use at the property and are strictly forbidden. You are liable for any damage or loss suffered by us due to your unauthorised use of domestic chargers.

The Neighbourhood

Woodstock has enormous historical interest with the magnificent Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Winston Churchill, located in the centre, just two minutes walk from the cottage. Visitors to the palace can take a walk around the 2,000 acres of landscaped parkland and beautiful formal gardens or take a picnic by the great lake.

Woodstock is located approximately eight miles outside of Oxford city centre to the North West of the city. Access to the city centre is easy and convenient by bus or by car. Woodstock makes the perfect location to explore the Cotswolds area and other cities of England such as London and Bath. London is now only 50 minutes by train from Oxford Parkway (a ten minute drive).

Food & Drink Nearby:
The Star Inn - less than 2 minutes walk away
The King’s Arms - 0.1 miles
Brotherton Brasserie - 0.1 miles
The Back Lane Tavern - 0.2 miles

Shops Nearby:
Co-op - 0.2 miles
Woodstock Pharmacy - 0.2 miles
Hampers Deli & Cafe - 0.2 miles

Walks Nearby:
Woodstock to Wootton - approx. 7 miles to complete
Glyme Valley Way (A Linear walk between Woodstock and Chipping Norton) - approx 16 miles to complete
Stonesfield (step into the Cotswolds - a walk across undulating countryside between Stonesfield and Combe just a few miles west of Woodstock) - approx. 6.5 miles to complete
The Cherwell Valley Ride - a cycle ride that passes through Woodstock

Days Out Nearby:
Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum - less than two minutes walk away
The Oxfordshire Museum - 0.1 miles
Blenheim Palace - 0.5 miles
Ashmolean Museum - 8.0 miles
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens - 16.5 miles

Other Towns Nearby:
Oxford - 8.2 miles
Chipping Norton - 11.0 miles


Payment & Cancellation

-Non-refundable deposit of 20% required at time of booking.
-Non-refundable balance payable if cancellation is less than 30 days before check in.

We advise that you obtain travel and cancellation insurance at the time of booking.

Additional notes

This is a period cottage and there are a set of relatively steep stairs in this cottage.



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Average 4.9 out of 5 (14 Customer Reviews)
Sam - Jan 2024 - Booking.com

really great location

Janette - Sep 2023 - Air B&B

The only thing that let it down was the parking. Being where it was was great but we had to leave one of the cars at the event as we would never have found space for 2 cars as we came from different ends of the country.

Our Reply
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of our property. We do mention on our website that there is no dedicated parking for this cottage. We will update the listing to reflect this to ensure it is clearer for the future. Lindsay @ Short Let Space
Adela - May 2023 - Air B&B

Amazing place just behind Blenheim Palace, so cozy and comfortable especially fitting for couple with one child, and lots of fantastic inn nearby, we do like to book again when back to Woodstock later.

Aug 2021

Clean and well presented cottage with lots of charm and character. Excellent location, close to the pubs, restaurants and conveniences of Woodstock and the grounds of Blenheim Palace.. Our kids loved it, but we had to be vigilant with our one year old on the spiral staircase.

Mar 2020

Lovely place to stay. So peaceful and surrounded by gardens and nice walk into town.

Feb 2020

Beautiful spot. The Potting Shed is a great idea. You are lucky enough to be in the beautiful garden with a few chickens roaming around. We stayed here for 5 nights and enjoyed the wood burner which kept us very warm at this time of year. Emma is a delightful host and left extras in the fridge which really helps when you’ve travelled for hours. I would love to come back and stay in the summer. Thank you.

Dec 2019

has everything needed for a home away from home whilst working.

Oct 2019

The Potting Shed was really quaint and the hosts were friendly and thoughtful! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Many thanks

Sep 2019

A lovely tranquil place to spend time. Ideally situated with many local attractions to visit and enjoy. Emma does everything possible to ensure you enjoy your stay.

Sep 2019

My stay at the Potting Shed was perfect. Peaceful, beautiful garden, very close to Woodstock.
Emma Jay was a very kind host, I had a very enjoyable stay

Apr 2019

This was a dream come true, words do not express our joy and happiness. We are over extremely happy with the cleanliness, proximity of accommodation to nearby attraction such as Blenheim Palace, family are incredible kind & can not do enough. In terms of service and tips, this is number one in the UK. The family should be running a small hotel, very polite and courteous to guests. The chickens in the garden was such a pleasure to live around, not many places you can be surrounded with such incredible nature and wildlife. We can’t wait to return, if you see this home – book ASAP, you will never find a home like it in Oxford. Dreams can’t picture this setting, you can only live it.

Mar 2019

My brother and I wanted a base to explore some places around the Cotswolds and the Potting Shed was perfect. Quiet, clean, great location and lots of thoughtful touches. Emma was a great host and offered to lend us bikes, in addition to leaving juice, bread, milk, wine and butter for us upon arrival. There were leaflets left at the property, which helped us plan our time. Should it help anyone, we stayed for five days (four nights), and visited the following: Stratford-upon-Avon, Woodstock and Blenheim Palace, Oxford, villages in the Cotswolds and Bletchley Park. Woodstock and Blenheim Palace are within walking distance, and it is also possible to get a bus into Oxford very easily from the property. In other words, this property is a great central location for exploring the nearby areas, in addition to Woodstock itself. Thank you Short Let Space, we really enjoyed our stay.

Oct 2018

The Potting Shed is a cosy stay, small but not cramped, it is comfortable and beautifully decorated. the kitchen is well set up and we enjoyed the wood burning stove. The Wi-Fi was good.

Emma is very friendly and helpful – offered the use of a bike, and invited us to help ourselves to apples, quinces and herbs from the (lovely) garden! we also appreciated that there was juice, milk, butter, bread, eggs and wine waiting… really nice not to have to run straight out to the shop.

The Potting Shed is in a pretty spot on the edge of Woodstock – ten mins into the village where there’s shops and pubs etc, and you can get a bus into Oxford. We were there as my partner was working nearby; might feel a bit far out if you just wanted to visit Oxford/didn’t have a car.

Aug 2018

Lovely, clean, really enjoyed my stay

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