Delightful period cottage, contemporary finish, barn with fairy lights and alfresco dining - ideal for summer holidays and weekend escapes!

Sleeps: 10-11 Bedrooms: 5

At a Glance  

  • Pretty village surrounded by glorious countryside

  • Walkers & cyclists heaven at foot of Berkshire Downs!

  • Huge barn with kitchen/bar area, ideal for alfresco dining

  • Snug and sitting room (with fires)

  • Fully equipped kitchen with glass sided dining area overlooking the garden and barn

  • Master bedroom with 7ft bed

  • 4 further double bedrooms

  • 2 bathrooms and cloakroom

  • Gas BBQ

  • Pétanque pitch, table football & trampoline


With parts of this Grade II listed cottage dating back to the 17th Century, the recently renovated Hathaway Cottage remains full of historic charm.

Located in the picturesque village of Aston Tirrold, this beautiful timber framed cottage is perfectly suited for families and groups looking to escape for a break in the countryside. Aston Tirrold is at the foot of the Berkshire Downs and is a great base from which to explore the surrounding area. Footpaths and bridleways lead out of the village up to the Ridgeway National Trail or down to the Thames Footpath and there is a selection of good local pubs. Those include The Fat Frog, which is situated in Aston Tirrold, very well regarded for its food and only  five minutes walk from Hathaway Cottage.

Hathaway Cottage is conveniently located for day trips to Oxford, Bath Spa and London by road via the M4/A34 or by rail from Didcot Parkway.  

The cottage sleeps 10 guests comfortably in 5 double rooms and has two bathrooms and downstairs cloakroom. There is both a Snug with large TV and woodturning stove and a separate Sitting room with open fireplace - ideal for a cosy evening indoors. If you need to touch base with the office, there is an open plan area off the kitchen where you can use your laptop.

The property also includes charming period barns with a barn  kitchen and bar for summer al fresco dining situated in  a large garden of about 1 acre with a gas BBQ, trampoline, table tennis, table football and petanque pitch to entertain the adults and children.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

First floor:

  • Master bedroom with 7ft super king size bed

  • Bedroom 2: Double bed

  • Family bathroom with separate shower and bath tub

  • Bedroom 3: Double bed

  • Bedroom 4: Double bed

  • Bedroom 5: Double bed

  • Family bathroom with bath and overhead shower

Downstairs cloak room.

Cooking and Dining

  • Kitchen dining area seats up to 10

  • Dining area in barn seats more!

  • Fully equipped kitchen with range cooker

  • Additional indoor cooking/bar area in barn or outdoor Gas BBQ


  • All linen and towels provided

  • Wifi throughout

  • Laundry room with washing machine and dryer

House Rules

  • No smoking anywhere inside the property

  • Gatherings of above 16 guests are not permitted at this property.


  • Outdoor dining furniture

  • Gas BBQ

  • Petanque pitch

  • Trampoline and football table!

Location and Things to Do

Hathaway Cottage is located in the pretty village of Aston Tirrold in Oxfordshire, close to areas of outstanding natural beauty for fabulous walking and cycling at the foot of the Berkshire Downs. In the village is a local good pub called The Fat Duck.

Trains from Didcot Parkway will take you quickly into Bath Spa, Oxford or London.

Nearest Airports:  London Heathrow

Nearest Railway:  Didcot Parkway

Local Attractions:  Oxford, Henley on Thames, 

Things to do:

  • Boat hire from the Beetle and Wedge

  • Walking on the Ridgeway

  • Mountain biking on local bridleways 

  • Thames footpath from Goring

  • Wild swimming in the Thames

  • Wallingford Market Town -  Friday market

  • Midsommer murder tours

Places to visit:

  • Basildon Park - National Trust

  • Wallingford Castle

  • Dorchester Abbey

  • Henley on Thames

  • Oxford

  • Blenheim Palace & Woodstock

  • Cotswolds