Our visit to Hope Cottage in 2005 was so pleasant and memorable that we returned in 2006 and 2007. We will make another visit in the future and it will be like having a family reunion with Sue and her delightful clan. What can I say, fabulous food, cozy rooms, a great tour guide who will take you right where you want to go, and all with a smile and a wonderful and wicked sense of humor. We biked around the country side and hiked every lane and path we could find in the beautiful village of Brightwell--Sotwell, visited several ancient stone churches and attended Sunday service at St. Agathas where we were warmly welcomed . Being that Sue booked one party at a time, she devoted her complete attention to us and custom fit our holiday wants ,wishes, menu and timetable. My wife is a huge fan of the late Robin Gibb, and knew where his estate was located , She gave Sue directions to get there, and without giving any further details, we happened to meet and talk with him. Got hugs, autograph, and pictures, and my wife cried with joy. Sue also pointed out several other celebrity homes and historic points of interest. We attended the village fete and watched a cricket match on a beautiful sunny afternoon that was held across the lane from Hope Cottage. After returning from a fabulous day of adventures, Sue served us gourmet appetizers and our gin and tonics on the terrace while the sun set over the field of grazing Holstiens nearby. It was then that she would ask us what we would like to do the following day and she would make suggestions to be sure our holiday dreams were fulfilled, and they were, thanks to her.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hope Cottage is an 18th century cottage situated down a peaceful lane in a delightfully unspoilt Oxfordshire village. Thatched cottages and country views abound. We offer a choice of bed and breakfast or the full package for a hassle free holiday comprising airport pickup and drop off, dinner, bed and breakfast and daily tours of your choice. We have a comfortable, air conditioned vehicle and can take you wherever you wish, catering to your own interests. Close to Cotswolds, London, Bath, Oxford, Stratford, castles, gardens, historic houses, churches - The world (or our area of the South east of England at least) is your oyster. Back at Hope Cottage we provide home cooked meals using home grown or locally sourced produce. After a busy day touring you can relax in our conservatory or on our west facing terrace, drink in hand, and plan the next busy day. ... more less