A well furnished, comfortable cottage. Very comfortable beds and sitting room. Well fitted kitchen and bathroom. Lovely quiet location, just what we was looking for.
Lorien Cottage is the perfect example of a charming Cotswold cottage and makes the ideal base from which to explore this most beautiful part of the country, just 6 miles from Banbury and 9 miles from Chipping Norton.
Nestled within a charming row of delightful thatched cottages, Lorien Cottage is a Grade II listed building that has been lovingly restored to retain every piece of its historic charm while providing all the conveniences a modern family needs.
Whether you are gathering as a family, looking for a romantic getaway or catching up with friends, Lorien Cottage offers the perfect chance to spend happy times together and explore the beauty of the Cotswolds in stylish luxury.
Inside the Cotswold stone frontage, you’ll find a well-appointed kitchen for preparing delicious home-cooked meals before you relax in the spacious living area, which has been elegantly decorated with a leather sofa, seductive lighting and a traditional inglenook stone fireplace taking centre stage. Professionally styled by an interior design expert, guests will enjoy little touches of luxury throughout their stay, from the Egyptian cotton sheets to the Noble Isle products in the bathroom.
Both bedrooms sleep two, with sumptuous king-sized beds to sink into after a day in the country air, while bookworms will be delighted to discover the window seat in the second bedroom, the perfect place to curl up with a good book.
For al fresco dining or the chance to enjoy a peaceful sun trap, the cottage’s secret garden boasts total seclusion, although a gently grazing cow may poke its head inquisitively over the garden fence from time to time.
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Stays are for a minimum of 3 nights. We are unable to accept arrivals on Sundays or Bank Holidays
What people say…
Our stay at Lorien Cottage was fabulous.
Fantastic holiday in a lovely cottage. Great location in a wonderful part of the Cotswold. The cottage was perfect for four of us for the weekend and great for the dog (plenty of suitable walks from the front door!) Well recommended.
This is a nicely presented property with nice detailed touches, close parking, a super enclosed garden and it is comfy and warm. The kitchen space is useful and the cottage has inside and outside dining. The area is beautiful and there is a local shop a couple of miles away. The food at the local pub is very good and the Blaze Inn breakfast on a Sunday is a lovely treat. We will definitely return.
Had a lovely few days at Lorien Cottage with my family. Very clean and comfortable. A beautiful little place in a pretty village.
Just the most perfect stay, plus an unexpected basket of essential treats on arrival – thank you!! The cottage has been beautifully designed to a very high standard and for us was a 20-30minute drive from everywhere we wanted to visit so perfect location. We felt the stay was great value for money and would highly recommend Lorien Cottage to all. We hope to return!
Fantastic cottage in a gorgeous location. It was spotless clean with lovely extras and to a very high standard. It is also super dog friendly which is perfect. Would highly recommend.
A lovely few days visiting the usual sites but included our first visit to Bibury which is worth adding to anyone’s list. Our dogs enjoyed their daily walks in the woods. The cottage is a comfortable base to explore the Cotswolds from.
Had a lovely, very comfortable couple of days in this delightfully cosy cottage. Our second time here and look forward to many more stays in this charming area. Visited Broadway, Chipping Camden and had a delicious breakfast in Shipston just down the road. The local pub is very friendly and only a few minutes walk away.
We have had a lovely stay at this comfortable and cosy cottage. Its all we could wish for, a very relaxing break away. Beautiful countryside on your doorstep with the friendly local pub.
A lovely cottage with everything we needed and more! Enjoyed some lovely walks and visited some National Trust properties. So lovely to find somewhere not only dog friendly but welcoming to them too.
What a fabulous, cosy cottage. Loved Chipping Campden, Stanway, Stow-on-the-Wold amongst other places.
Had an excellent stay at Lorien Cottage. Visited The Stags Head as well as day tripping to to Straford-upon-Avon and Oxford. Will definitely be visiting again.
It has been a delight to stay at Lorien Cottage. It is the perfect base for a few days away exploring the beautiful Cotswolds. It is a cosy and stylish cottage. Would highly recommend to family and friends.
Cosy cottage, comfortable beds, beautiful surroundings and friendly people all contributed to our wonderful stay at Lorien Cottage.
My dog adored it so much by the fire that I’m sure he thought he was the Lord of the manor.
A relaxing time was had
Paula, Ann, Keith & Roy (the dog)
What a gorgeous cottage. Thankyou so much for your hospitality. All the little extras were really appreciated. The cottage was decorated for Christmas and really felt festive.
We had a great Christmas here. The staff in The Stag were very welcoming
We enjoyed a very cosy Christmas here
Sarah, Tony, Lilly & Mabel
Perfect location for a quiet getaway with the dogs.
Lovely walks, cosy fire & lovely Greek food from The Stag Inn. We would certainly come again
Rob & Kelly
We have had a lovely time staying at Lorien Cottage. It was in such a beautiful, relaxing setting – just what we needed!
The cottage is beautifully furnished – I don’t think the photos do it justice. Everything is provided and the woodburner makes it lovely and cosy. So many great places to visit nearby as well – we hope to return.
Suzanne & Duncan
Such a beautiful cottage. We have had a lovely weekend. Discovered a vintage market at Dayleaford.
Would recommend dinner at The Red Lion, Bloxham – amazing. ‘Portobello’ homeware – just mind boggling!!
‘Hoxleys’ for lunch in Chipping Norton
Hilary, David. Chloe & Andrew
Had the most wonderful stay! The cottage is stunning, we were supplied with everything we could need. We will definitely be coming back! We loved every moment.
Tessa, Paul, Harvey & Arlo.
What a fantastic stay at Lorien Cottage
So cosy & comfortable.
Looking forward to coming back
Lucy, Steve & Amelia
Had a great time both times we’ve stayed there, beautiful location, cottage in excellent condition and well-kept by the owners. It’s so good we’re considering coming back again a third time!
Had a lovely stay here. The cottage was a very cosy and welcoming with all of the comforts of home. Beautiful countryside around the cottage and will definitely recommend to family and friends. Already booked again for another weekend away next year. Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely home.
Beautiful home for our 3 day stay. So peaceful, the bedding was so comfortable. The interior design was straight out of a magazine but very homely! Thank you!
Lorien Cottage is located in Swalcliffe, a delightful village with a population of under 300 people. At its heart is a small, family-run pub complete with open fire and friendly staff. The well-respected equestrian centre, Swalcliffe Park, is also located within the village and is well known for the British trials that it holds. About 3⁄4 mile (1.2 km) northeast of the village are the remains of an Iron Age hill fort on Madmarston Hill and the site of a Roman villa at Swalcliffe Lea. The site of the villa is close to the course of a former Roman road which is now a bridleway.
Swalcliffe tithe barn was built for Oxford University’s New College in 1407. It retains an almost complete, timber, half-cruck roof and is considered the finest medieval tithe barn in Oxfordshire. The barn is open free of charge on Sundays from Easter to October and houses part of the Oxfordshire Museum’s collection of traditional agricultural and trade vehicles and an exhibition of 2,500 years of Swalcliffe history.
Slightly further afield are the towns of Chipping Norton (20 minutes), Stow-on-the-Wold (27 minutes), Stratford-upon-Avon (30 minutes) and Burford (38 minutes), or if you are looking for some retail therapy, the excellent Bicester Village is just 34 minutes away.