Lock Cottage

Faringdon, Oxfordshire

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Preferred changeover day Wednesday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 2 What's this?
  • Reference 002001

About Lock Cottage

A charming and cosy Thames-side cottage with a pretty garden close to the Thames Path.

Always dreamed of staying in one of those pretty river-side cottages with a perfectly pruned garden? Lock Cottage is just that, the very epitome of a Thames-side cottage with ivy-clad walls, pruned shrubs and a rustic interior full of charm. Step inside to knobbly stone walls, wonky exposed beams and a roaring open fire built into a brick wall.


It has a small unfenced garden that overlooks the weir and open fields across from the river. Cross the bridge and hop onto the Thames Path for walks along the river. 


You’ll be on the fringes of The Cotswolds with the quaint old village of Burford just a 15 minutes’ drive north from here. South to the cottage is the Iron Age hill-fort, Badbury Hill, White Horse Hill and the Berkshire Downs.

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair not available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer not available
  • Dishwasher not available
  • Washing machine not available
  • Tumble dryer not available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available


Not accessible


  • Ground floor

    Hall, sitting room with flagstone floor and open fire, dining room, kitchen and bathroom.

  • First floor

    One double bedroom (with 6' bed which can also be a twin on request).

Notes for guests

Access: If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

Children: Due to the cottages small unfenced garden which overlooks the river and weir we feel these hazards make this cottage unsuitable for children under 12.

Heating: night storage heating included. 

Garden: the cottage has a small unfenced garden which overlooks the river and weir.

Parking: for two cars approximately 20 metres from the cottage.

Please note: across the weir pool from Lock cottage is a field open to the public and used for walking, picnics, family ball games etc. The whole area can be very busy during good weather, school and bank holidays. The footpath past the cottage leading to the lock and the Thames path can also be very busy. Local fire brigades also use the weir field and pool for water rescue exercises on week days from time to time. This is in agreement with the National Trust.

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

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