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Timber Lodge

Near Oxford

Sleeps 2
Romantic Retreat
No Pets
Timber Lodge is a peaceful couples retreat, just a stone’s throw from the pretty town of Woodstock and Blenheim Palace. Tucked into a quiet courtyard, this spacious and thoughtfully designed escape boasts an open plan ground floor, a private terrace, and a stylish super-king bedroom and en-suite bathroom on the first floor. This is a place where you can enjoy the best of both worlds, there are countryside walks from the front door and the Oxfordshire Way, which meanders from Bourton-on-the-Water all the way to the River Thames in Henley, is nearby. There is also easy access to the glorious city of Oxford, or the myriad delights of the Bicester Village Designer Outlet, as well as the beautiful landscapes, charming villages, and many attractions of the Cotswolds. Buff Lodge is just across the courtyard and sleeps four guests, making these two properties ideal for small groups who want to travel together but have their own independent space.
Full Description
The thriving village of Tackley lies in the Cherwell Valley and is the perfect base for a countryside escape. Timber Lodge is one of two lovely properties set in a peaceful courtyard in the heart of the village. The bus stop to Oxford is just outside and there’s a railway line to Oxford and Bicester Village within walking distance.

Designed to make the most of the space available, Timber Lodge has a spacious open-plan living ground floor with a retro feel. A large sofa ensures plenty of comfy seating, there’s a contemporary marble dining table and a fully equipped kitchen with everything needed for a self-catering stay. There’s also a ground-floor cloakroom. Beyond two sets of double doors is a private terrace where you can enjoy alfresco meals or drinks in the sunshine. The first floor encompasses the super-king size bedroom, where you’ll find oodles of space to relax and unwind, along with a well-appointed en-suite shower room.

The private terrace means you can relax in the fresh air or enjoy a drink as the sun goes down. There are two private parking spaces in the courtyard.

Ground Floor

Open Plan Living/Dining/Kitchen:
A stable front door leads into the light and airy, open-plan living area. This generously proportioned space encompasses a living area with a large sofa and footstool, which sits in front of a large Smart TV. There is a marble dining table to seat four and in the kitchen area you will find a full oven and hob, microwave, fridge-freezer, and dishwasher. Two sets of double doors ensure this room is filled with light.

This useful room has a toilet and hand basin, it also houses the dishwasher.

First Floor

Covering the whole of the top floor, this super-king size bedroom has an abundance of space. The bed can be set up as twins on request, there is under eaves hanging space, two chests of drawers and bedside tables with reading lamps. With three Velux windows and a colour scheme of pale grey and cream, this room has a delightfully calming feel.

The en-suite bathroom features a shower cubicle with a step-in shower, a vanity with a hand basin and storage beneath, a mirror with a light and shaver point and a toilet.


Timber Lodge is located in a courtyard with its own private terrace and parking area. Two sets of double doors lead from the living/kitchen area onto the terrace where you’ll find a four-seater table and chairs and a sun parasol.
Full List of Facilities


  • Bedroom One - Super king
  • 1 Bathroom - En-suite shower room and a ground floor cloakroom with a WC
  • Hairdryer - 2
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining table - Seats 4
  • Iron
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed
  • TV - Smart
  • Desk chair
  • Travel cot (cot linen not provided)
  • Highchair


  • Outdoor dining area
  • No BBQ available - Guests are welcome to use disposable ones with care
  • Parking - 2 spaces in the courtyard
On your Doorstep
Farm shops, delis, and shopping: The community shop in Tackley is a great place to pick up local produce, fresh bread and baked items as well as locally produced wines and beer. The Bicester Village Designer Outlet is 10 miles, or you can hop on the train. In Woodstock you’ll find a range of independent shops and boutiques, whilst in Oxford there is a huge range of shops including the Westgate Shopping Centre.

Cafes, pubs, and restaurants:
  • Sturdy’s Castle, Kiddlington – 400-year-old coaching inn, with traditional pub fayre (1.6 miles miles)
  • Killingworth Castle, Wooton – historic pub frequented by Sir Winston Churchill and Michelin-recommended dining (4 miles)
  • Red Lion, Steeple Aston – Hook Norton brewery pub with unfussy food and local beers (4 miles)
  • The Jolly Boatman, Thrupp – canal side pub offering classic pub food and a Sunday carvery (4.5 miles)
  • The Kings Arms, Woodstock – characterful pub from the 1500’s offering well prepared pub food in a welcoming atmosphere (4 miles)
  • Cinnamon Stick, Middle Barton – highly regarded Middle Eastern restaurant (6 miles)

There is a choice of pubs in Woodstock and Oxford has an exceptional and diverse array of dining options.

Walks: There are several local walks from your door and the tow path of the Oxford Canal is within a mile. The Oxfordshire Way pass through nearby Kirtlington on its way from Bourton-on-the-Water to Henley on Thames. There are also lovely walks through the Blenheim Estate and ne

Places to Visit:
  • Blenheim Palace – spectacular palace and gardens that was the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, a great day out for the whole family (4 miles)
  • Kirtlington Polo Ground – one of the leading UK polo clubs, come and experience the thrills and spills of a polo match in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere (6 miles)
  • Oxford Polo Club – one of the UK’s most reputable polo school which give you the opportunity for an introductory lesson, even if you’ve never ridden before (6 miles)
  • Oxford – England’s oldest university city (10 miles)
  • Soho Farmhouse - Cotswold outpost of the elite London members-only club (10 miles)
  • Train - Tackley railway station (0.3 miles)
  • Taxi - Kidlington Taxis

There is so much to see and do in the Cotswolds, why not take a look at some of our favourite Bolthole Retreats Experiences
Points of Note
  • Book with us to get exclusive discounts to top attractions and experiences
  • Timber Lodge is one of our pet-free properties and therefore dogs and other pets are not permitted.
  • Please note there is no washing machine in Timber Lodge.

Neighbouring Properties
Timber Lodge can be booked with Buff Lodge for families or friends wanting to travel together but have their own space. You can share the properties with your group, but please bear in mind the only space where six guests can dine together is on the terrace of Buff Lodge.


We had a lovely stay at the lodge. A fantastic big bed and lovely spacious rooms with plenty of room for a little one to crawl around. The host Lisa couldn’t do enough for us and was absolutely brilliant and providing recommendations on where to visit locally. This is one of the premier 1 bedroom properties we have stayed in and we look forward to staying again.

| 05/04/2024

We had a lovely weekend staying here. Everything was so clean and tidy. The location is perfect. Lisa was an amazing host who provided so much information to us. It was perfect! We’d definitely come back again.

| 06/10/2023


Tackley is a charming village with a strong sense of community. The Village Shop is run by the locals and offers a wide range of groceries, newspapers, locally grown produce and freshly baked goods. The Village Hall hosts a pop-up pub on a Friday, which is well-supported and a wonderful way to meet the locals. Woodstock and Blenheim Palace are just three miles away, whilst the ancient university city of Oxford is only 10 miles away. There is a bus stop with a direct service to Oxford moments away and a direct rail link to Oxford, London, and Bicester Village, within walking distance.