Ilex Cottage sits within the conservation area of the picturesque village of Thornborough. - Ilex Cottage Thornborough - Thornborough
Living room with Thornborough OS map in the background for those who want to explore locally. - Ilex Cottage Thornborough - Thornborough
Stylish living room with comfortable seating. - Ilex Cottage Thornborough - Thornborough
Entrance lobby, room for coats and shoes. - Ilex Cottage Thornborough - Thornborough
HETA wood burning stove.  Logs, kindling & firelighters provided. - Ilex Cottage Thornborough - Thornborough
Lovely sunny room. - Ilex Cottage Thornborough - Thornborough
Living room with SMART TV. - Ilex Cottage Thornborough - Thornborough
Cleverly concealed desk working area with excellent fibre broadband throughout Ilex Cottage.  Games & books for guests to use. - Ilex Cottage Thornborough - Thornborough
Comfortable and relaxing. - Ilex Cottage Thornborough - Thornborough
Full size OS map centered, on Ilex Cottage, for those who want to explore the local footpaths. - Ilex Cottage Thornborough - Thornborough
Dining table set for four - folds away when not needed. - Ilex Cottage Thornborough - Thornborough
Foldaway table stored under the stairs when not in use for maximum flexibility. - Ilex Cottage Thornborough - Thornborough
Living room seen from the kitchen. - Ilex Cottage Thornborough - Thornborough
Stylish Shaker kitchen with ceramic hob, oven/grill and integrated dishwasher and washer/drier.  

Complimentary breakfast hamper provided;  bread, jams, cereals, butter & milk plus choice of teas & coffee with coffee machine. - Ilex Cottage Thornborough - Thornborough
Well stocked for kitchen utensils. - Ilex Cottage Thornborough - Thornborough
No problems if you are cooking during your stay at Ilex Cottage...missing something then give me call & if I can I will drop it round! - Ilex Cottage Thornborough - Thornborough
Basic cooking supplies are provided. - Ilex Cottage Thornborough - Thornborough
Well equipped kitchen; knives, chopping boards and numerous kitchen utensils. - Ilex Cottage Thornborough - Thornborough
Quirky kitchen details. - Ilex Cottage Thornborough - Thornborough
Complimentary tea and coffee with coffee maker available. - Ilex Cottage Thornborough - Thornborough
Double bedroom with M&S Egyptian Cotton sheets - Ilex Cottage Thornborough - Thornborough
Double bedroom - dressing table & mirror. - Ilex Cottage Thornborough - Thornborough
Bright and luxurious shower room with underfloor heating and heated towel rail with plentiful quality towels. - Ilex Cottage Thornborough - Thornborough
Large walk-in Groehe shower with complimentary shampoo and conditioner. - Ilex Cottage Thornborough - Thornborough
Bedroom two with truckle bed for one or two guests. - Ilex Cottage Thornborough - Thornborough
Bedroom two set for one - hanging rail & Lloyd Loom chair. - Ilex Cottage Thornborough - Thornborough
Bedroom two  - functional and cosy https://w both beds are in use. - Ilex Cottage Thornborough - Thornborough
Herb garden is coming along and a welcome to help themselves. - Ilex Cottage Thornborough - Thornborough
View from the road showing the ilex (holly) hedge starting to fill out. - Ilex Cottage Thornborough - Thornborough
Charming courtyard garden with seating. - Ilex Cottage Thornborough - Thornborough
Safe & secure key lock entry with security lighting. - Ilex Cottage Thornborough - Thornborough
The Two Brewers - our wonderful local pub. - Ilex Cottage Thornborough - Thornborough
Ilex Cottage is just round the corner.... - Ilex Cottage Thornborough - Thornborough
Our beautiful church - St Mary the Virgin, Thornborough - Ilex Cottage Thornborough - Thornborough
The Dole Tree  - opposite the village pond where villagers gathered before walking to sign on for the dole in Buckingham. - Ilex Cottage Thornborough - Thornborough
Thank you for looking. - Ilex Cottage Thornborough - Thornborough
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Ilex Cottage, 4 Bridge Street, Thornborough

Ilex Cottage is a delightful two-bedroom character cottage which has been sympathetically renovated to an exceptional standard.

This charming cottage sits within the conservation area of the picturesque village of Thornborough and is ideal for short breaks for both business or pleasure.

Thornborough is a great location with Bletchley Park, Buckingham, Milton Keynes, Oxford, Stowe, Waddesden Manor, Silverstone and Bicester Village all within easy reach.

'This is a fabulous cottage. Sparkling clean with lovely touches....' Sept 2020

Living Room
☆HETA wood burning stove
☆Cleverly concealed desk area with excellent fibre broadband and Wifi
☆ SMART TV, books and games
☆Foldaway dining table comfortably seats four

Shaker Kitchen
☆Ceramic hob, oven/grill, integrated dishwasher and washer /dryer.
☆Well stocked with crockery, cutlery, glassware and cooking essentials.
☆Complimentary teas & Nespresso coffee machine
☆Essentials hamper of bread, milk, local jam, butter and (if our ducks are co-operating) eggs.

Two bedrooms
☆ Comfortable double bed
☆Two single truckle beds
☆ M&S bed linen

Shower Room
☆Fully renovated large walk-in Groehe shower
☆Heated floor and towel rail.
☆Quality towels are provided.

☆Charming courtyard cottage garden front of cottage
☆Garden table & chairs and developing herb garden

'Lovely cottage, exactly as described. Great location for Buckingham, MK, Bicester and surrounding area but rural enough not to be bothered by traffic and noise. We were well looked after and Liz was extremely helpful and prompt to respond.' February 2022

'Would highly recommend this beautiful cottage! Liz was the perfect host and really has thought of everything! she was kind enough to leave us bread, butter, yummy marmalade, milk and freshly laid eggs from her ducks - such a thoughtful touch. The cottage is in a peaceful and quiet location. Clean and cosy throughout. Check in was super easy with the key safe and Liz was always on hand if we needed anything, great communication. would love to stay again.' January 2022

Sleeping Configuration

1 / 2
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Comfy double bed with M&S Egyptian bed linen.
Bedroom 2
1 rollaway bed
John Lewis 2'6" truckle beds - Room will be set to sleep one or two people at guests request.
Well stocked kitchen - if there is a cooking implement you need during your stay please just ask & if I've got it I'll bring it round!
Living Room
Wonderful and very efficient log burning stove with additional logs in the shed, please help yourselves. Comfortable seating, concealed work area with great WiFI and foldaway dining table seats 4.
Stylish & practical bathroom with Grohe shower and plentiful M&S towels.
Outside Courtyard Garden
Paved courtyard garden to front of the property with seating and a developing herb garden - guests are welcome to help themselves.

What this place offers

IconWashing Machine
IconIron & Board
IconHair Dryer
IconLinens Provided
IconFull Kitchen
IconPrivate Garden
IconHigh Speed Internet
IconLaptop friendly workspace
IconSmoke Detector
IconCarbon Monoxide Detector

Reviews (67)

Nearby activities

IconNature Viewing
IconBird Watching


Child friendly
No events allowed
No smoking allowed
Parking Included
On street parking is freely available along Bridge Street

Meet The Host

We have lived in the wonderful village of Thornborough for just over 10 years. We moved to North Bucks for a more rural life and have loved every minute of being here. We have a multitude of animals including 5 Indian Runner ducks and if they are laying eggs (which isn’t that often!) we will leave eggs for Ilex Cottage guests to use.
IconMember since: July 2020
IconSpeaks: English
IconResponse rate: 100%
IconResponse time: within an hour
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Scenic views

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Getting around

Thornborough has many footpaths and areas of interest to explore and the cottage has a file full of Local Activities for you to look through.


These directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, weather, or other events may cause conditions to differ from the map results, and you should plan your route accordingly. You must obey all signs or notices regarding your route.
Check in
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1 guest
Over 18 years of age
0-17 years of age
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Policies and Rules

Check In: 4PM - Flexible
Check in is via a secure lock box situated at the cottage. Full details will be sent prior to arrival.
Check Out: 12PM
No pets
Minimum age limit for renters: 21
Maximum occupancy: 4
House Rules
Not ideal for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Payment Policy
Bank Transfer BACS
Cancellation Policy
Ilex Cottage Terms & Conditions – refund & cancellation policy

Free cancellation until 21 days before check-in.
If cancelled fewer than 21 days before arrival a £50 admin fee will be retained.
If cancelled fewer than 14 days before arrival a charge of 50% of booking total will be made.
There is no refund in the event of a no show or reduction in the booking after the guests have arrived.

We strongly recommend that all guests obtain appropriate travel and personal insurance cover in the event of a cancellation.

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Ilex Cottage Thornborough - Thornborough is a Cottage located in Thornborough, England, United Kingdom. This Cottage is available for short term lodging and accommodates 4 guests
Ilex Cottage Thornborough - Thornborough has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and was listed on Houfy on Jul 2020

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