Clifton Mill Cottage

Clifton, Banbury, Oxfordshire

A carefully renovated dog-friendly cottage with a private garden surrounded by countryside, many footpaths and a good pub


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 3

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Come for deep peace and quiet; no internet, telly or phone should distract you from the serious business of simply gazing out of the pretty windows, choosing a book from a good collection or playing a board game in front of the log stove.

Owner Robert leaves you a welcome hamper and plenty of wood. You can walk to nearby Deddington (one and a half miles) for stocking up at good food shops or to choose from one of its restaurants and pubs if you don’t want to cook. As well as your own patch of garden you’ll find an orchard, a meadow and woodland to wander as well as walks along the river Cherwell. Do bring binoculars – there’s much to see and hear.

The cottage is dog friendly – you’ll even find comfy beds for them in the hard floor bits, and they’ll love the walks as much as you. Stroll down the road to The Duke at Clifton, return to chuck another log on the stove in the beamed sitting room and listen to the blessed silence.

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We think you'll love

  • Having breakfast outdoors in your own covered area facing the rising sun
  • Gazing at the views from the pretty windows
  • Bringing your dog and going off for long walks
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You should know

  • You might hear the road from the garden and, on a rare occasion, the M40 a mile away.
  • No outdoor shoes in the carpeted areas – slippers provided
  • Not suitable for the digitally intoxicated


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pub 2-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £150
Weekly price
from £1000
Damage deposit
Short breaks: 3 nights from £555.
1 Cottage for 3
From £1503 beds2 bedrooms


A beautifully designed and atmospheric cottage set in lovely countryside for walks with plenty of footpaths and with pretty Deddington within walking distance offering lovely lunches, a pub and a market on the 4th Saturday of every month. It would be a treat!

Diana, Bristol

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The neighbourhood

You approach from handsome iron-stone-built Deddington with its Eagles Fine Foods and Otters or the Deddington Arms for lunch; there’s a good market on the fourth Saturday of every month. Hike through countryside all around with plenty of footpaths and the Deddington Circular Walk to join. Blenheim and the National Trust properties of Upton House and the glorious gardens of Stowe are all about 15 miles away.

Local points of interest from Robert Franklin

  • Oxford is 20 miles away for days out
  • Fans of Shakespeare can visit Stratford-upon-Avon, 30 miles
  • Visit medieval Warwick Castle or Blenheim Palace world heritage site
  • Numerous National Trust properties all around
  • Daylesford Organic Farm in Gloucestershire
  • You're just outside the Cotswolds for great walks and views


Robert Franklin

Robert is an architect who grew up in Oxford and currently works on site in the Studio – the perfect office space. He creates modern and traditional country houses but also specialises in conservation projects, with his Arts and Crafts cum Tudor design take on the mullioned or lead-paned windows. He’ll be around unless he’s off travelling – his other passion.