The Garden Room is under new management

I-indlu eyakhiwe ngamapulangwe ephelele ibungazwe ngu-Catherine

  1. Izivakashi ezingu- 2
  2. ikamelo lokulala 1
  3. imibhede engu-2
  4. Amagumbi okugeza angu-1.5
Izilwane ezifuywayo zamukelekile
Woza uzohlala nezilwane zakho ezifuywayo.
Ukukhansela kwamahhala amahora angu-48.


Konke ukubhukha kuhlanganisa isivikelo samahhala sokukhansela koMbungazi, ukunganembi kwemininingwane yendlu, nezinye izinkinga ezinjengobunzima bokungena.
Eminye imininingwane ihunyushwe ngokuzenzakalelayo.
This is now The Kites Rest with Alice
With large bifold doors opening onto decking and small lawn. Set in a beautiful market town, with easy commuting of Oxford, Thame, Reading, London and Chiltern Hills. Off-street parking and completely separate from the main house with it's own private entrance from a shared outside space. Watlington has a directory of 'what's where' for our guests which you'll find in the attached photo's and in your apartment.

To all our lovely guests who have shared their lives and stayed with us since 2015 we have moved away!

This accommodation is no longer available for rental with Robin and Catherine. The listing is being gradually updated/snoozed and you can find us in St Davids, Pembrokeshire. You can continue to message me here with any further queries or information or just to have a catch up with us. You've all been wonderful guests and we've so enjoyed having you with us.

The space offers comfortable relaxing with a fashionable efficient wood burner for a special evening feel and transforms a cold/wet day. We can accommodate up to two young children if required, please ask how we can help. With a large open space dining, sleeping and relaxing with a film, the wet room and small L shaped kitchen are all you need. Constant hot water and underfloor heating mean you're never cold. With comforts from open plan design for simple living even in a place this size. Come for an overnight business stay, a long weekend to a week stay for walkers on The Ridgeway/Icknield Way, the space provides enough we hope to meet your needs. All you have to do is prior to booking let us know any further queries and any needs which we aim to meet where we can.

Lapho uzolala khona

1 umbhede wosofa, imibhede yenetha engu-1
Ikamelo lokuphumula
1 umbhede wosofa, 1 usofa

Lokho ozokuthola kule ndawo

Ukupaka mahhala ngaphakathi endaweni
Izilwane ezifuyiwe zivunyelwe
I-Patio noma i-balcony
Igceke elingemuva
I-fireplace esendlini
I-Hair dryer

ubusuku obungu-7 e- Watlington

Mar 9, 2023 - Mar 16, 2023

4.90 out of 5 stars from 69 reviews


Lapho uzobe ukhona

Watlington, Oxfordshire, i-United Kingdom

Watlington offers a number of key conveniences from a Pharmacy to the local pub, The Fat Fox. There's a butcher and hairdresser, a chocolate shop and fresh fruit and vegetable market three times a week, a deli and even a weekly fish seller! All within walking distance. With the Chiltern Hill walks just minutes from the small market town and the river Thames with Henley and Marlow near by. Oxford is only a hop onto the M40.

Ibungazwe ngu-Catherine

  1. Ujoyine ngo-Mashi 2015
  • Ukubukeza okungu-83
  • Ubuwena buqinisekisiwe

I've been running a holiday let and restaurant since the 90s in Cornwall before even Airbnb existed! Then I joined Airbnb in Oxfordshire in the 2000s and now Pembrokeshire.

We run Willow Cottage and live down the road from it. Before that I ran 'The Garden Room' Watlington, Oxon for 7 years. You can see my old reviews on my profile.

We run the cottage on Airbnb, by private referal and from local advertising. So not all our guests by any means are from Airbnb and they may or may not fill in the visitor guest book. Through the winter we often take in longer repeat holiday lets too.

We've run this cottage through local cottage companies and now with Airbnb, through repeat bookings and first time bookings directly through us. Our bookings in St Davids are from Thursdays to Mondays (4 nights minimum stay/short break) and Thursday to Thursdays for the week. Contact us if you have a particular date requirement and we'll see if we can fit you in. You may have been before or are coming for your first visit.

I've had a very different career as I am a Dispute Resolution Mediator, Project Manager for building projects and new internal systems for large corporations. Working as a team at the local manorhouse for each new weekend guest list to running a restaurant in Cornwall. After that I worked for a bespoke interior design and fabric company. I've moved from providing one to one client support whether on a building project or implementing cost management changes in a large commercial broadcaster. Robin's had a long career in cars, trucks and classics. A welder and classic vehicle restorer, theres not much he can't do! Now we're regenerating, replanting and restocking a small farm down the road from Willow.

We're part of a family of four children. Though you can hardly call the older 3 that! The last one is 18 and almost through school. When we have a break, we travel a lot in a caravan and spend all of our free time in Pembrokeshire or Ireland and Scotland.

I work from home or rarely, away with clients and am self-employed. I also train regularly so may be away on training days. Robin is into everything mechanical and cars. We have a lot of fun with vintage cars and motorbikes. Either way one of us is around mist days to help.

Working at the local manor and hosting guests there has made me aware how important when you have downtime to have special thought and effort made on your behalf when you go away. For the business in Oxfordshire we wanted you who stay with us to feel relaxed and as private as you want. Or you can join us for a meal, a BBQ or just a chat and a drink on the patio. Or let us know you want complete privacy. The time here, whether on business, an escape, passing through, visiting family or wanting to explore; we're here to make your stay what you'd like it to be. You tell us!

So let me know before you book anything and everything you'd like and we'll try to help. Particularly any allergies or sensitivities to scent and laundry chemicals or any special dietary needs. It's very important you touch base with me before you book to ensure I know what you need. If Willow doesnt suit you, say so and that's absolutely fine. I occasionally have bees in the hive here on the farm and we have chickens here too so you can even have really fresh eggs and ask if we have any honey to purchase. Just book a box from us.

Above all enjoy your stay and prior to booking, ask as soon as possible what you need and are expecting. None of us are telepathic and it helps to be very clear what your expectations are before either you or I confirm the booking.

Catherine and Robin

I've been running a holiday let and restaurant since the 90s in Cornwall before even Airbnb existed! Then I joined Airbnb in Oxfordshire in the 2000s and now Pembro…

Phakathi nokuhlala kwakho

The Watlington Guide Directory lists everything here in the beautiful brick and flint town from a fresh bakery on a Saturday, the Granary Deli, three pubs, a butcher, local store, fish and chip shop etc. We can recommend local places to eat within walking distance or a short drive away as well as places of interest, travel options and beautiful walks in the Chilterns. If you are cyclists we can provide space to lock your bikes in and keep them dry for the night.
There is a wonderful little Spa and beautician here as well as a surgery, dentists and two hairdressers.
The Watlington Guide Directory lists everything here in the beautiful brick and flint town from a fresh bakery on a Saturday, the Granary Deli, three pubs, a butcher, local store,…
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