The Walled Cottage

A grade 2 listed cottage in the beautiful village of Wheatley, just outside the equally beautiful City of Oxford and its dreaming spires.

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Woo! Daffodils are out

As my family know, daffodils coming out is one of my favourite times of the year and today we have some out in the garden. Hopefully we’ll get plenty more before the tulips take over the mantle …

Crocuses in the garden

Crocuses are out!

Spring is clearly on the way as the crocuses are out in force!

The Garden

Our cottage boasts a beautiful garden with colours throughout the year and a plentiful supply of fresh fruit and vegetables.

The Village

The south eastern Oxfordshire village of Wheatley is about 6 miles from Oxford City and some 50 miles from Central London but because the village is about 60 miles from the nearest seaside resort, it is considered to be one of the most ‘inland’ areas of the British Isles.

Perhaps one of the most interesting features in Wheatley is the conical shaped stone ‘lock up’, a place of temporary detention which was built in 1834. Long ago the village was a place of gambling and heavy drinking due to the stone quarry industry that prevailed and ten or more public houses to choose from! So there was a certain wealth in the village and accordingly it attracted the younger men from Oxford who would spend their cash betting against the locals on bull baiting and cock fighting.

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Woo! Daffodils are out

As my family know, daffodils coming out is one of my favourite times of the year and today we have some out in the garden. Hopefully we’ll get plenty more before the tulips take over the mantle …

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