Ilex Cottage - two bedroom character cottage
Cottage hosted by Liz
4 Guests . 2 Bedrooms . 1 Bathroom


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 Buckingham, Milton Keynes, Oxford, Stowe, Waddesden Manor, Silverstone and Bicester Village all within easy reach.

Living room has sofa and cocktail chair seating and a HETA wood burning stove. To the left of the fire is a cleverly concealed desk working area and the cottage has excellent fibre broadband and Wifi. SMART TV, books and games are available and the foldable dining table comfortably seats four. As in many old cottages some of the beams are quite low and anyone 6ft plus may occasionally need to duck in the living room & the village mobile phone reception is not great - joys of the countryside.

Stylish Shaker kitchen has a ceramic hob, oven/grill, integrated dishwasher and washer /dryer. The kitchen is well stocked with crockery, cutlery, glassware and cooking essentials. Complimentary teas, coffee machine and milk are available as is a breakfast hamper of bread, butter and (if our ducks are co-operating) eggs. The Church porch has a range of goods for sale dependant on the season but usually includes jams, honey & marmalade - all proceeds go the Church. If you have any special requests please ask.

Bedroom One has a comfortable double bed with Marks & Spencer pure Egyptian cotton bed linen. There is a spacious wardrobe and a small desk area with hairdryer and mirrors.

Bedroom two has a truckle bed which provides one or two comfortable single beds as required. M&S bed linen and open hanging wardrobe.

Fully renovated bathroom has a large walk-in Groehe shower with heated floor and towel rail. Plentiful quality cotton towels are provided.

Charming courtyard cottage garden at the front of the property with garden table & chairs and a developing herb garden - guests are welcome to help themselves.
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Sleeping Configuration

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Comfy double bed with M&S Egyptian bed linen.
Bedroom 2
1 rollaway bed
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.


Family/Kid Friendly
Parking Included
On street parking is freely available along Bridge Street
No Pets Allowed
No Smoking Allowed
Not Wheelchair Accessible
Not Suitable for Events


Washing Machine
Iron & Board
Hair Dryer
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
What we supply
Covid prepared - Anti bacterial sprays & gel sanitiser are in plentiful supply at Ilex plus cleaning products, disposable gloves & paper towels.
Shampoo & conditioner, plentiful M&S towels & bedding are all provided plus teas, coffee, milk & bread to get you started.
Private Garden
Courtyard garden also has a developing herb garden, guests are welcome to help themselves.
High Speed Internet
Laptop friendly workspace
Wifi is great but phone signal can be patchy - village life!
Full Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Well stocked kitchen and if you are missing something please ask & if I've got it I'll drop it round!
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher

Reviews (9)

Excellent based on 9 Reviews

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.
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We moved to Thornborough in 2009 & love the rural village setting, local pub and friendly welcome. We run a small holding about 5 minutes away from Ilex Cottage and if the ducks are behaving will leave eggs for guests to enjoy.
Speaks: English
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Policies and Rules

Check In 4PM - Flexible
Check Out12PM (noon)

Check in is via a secure lock box situated at the cottage. Full details will be sent prior to arrival.

Minimum age limit for renters: 21
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

NEW ‘Worry-Free Cancellation Policy’ means you can move your stay with us to any date in the future up to 24 hours before arrival – this is in addition to our usual T&C’s

Free cancellation until 14 days before check-in.
If cancelled fewer than 14 days before arrival a £25 admin fee will be retained.
If cancelled fewer than 5 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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Coronavirus Risk Assessment has been completed & strict Cleaning Protocols are in place. Ilex Cottage is a member of; AA Covid Confident Scheme – Ilex Cottage establishment CC338372 Visit Britain – We’re Good to Go submission 111704
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Ilex Cottage 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 has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and was listed on Houfy on Jul 2020

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