We are Natalie and Ray living in a pretty 4 bedroomed cottage that dates back almost 500 years to 1634, although it has been completely renovated by the owners.
Handywater is in a small village a mile outside Henley on Thames. The area is an AONB, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Yet the local train station will take you to London Paddington in 50 minutes and even Heathrow airport is only 35 min away. We feel very privileged to live in such a beautiful area of England and hope that you too discover and appreciate the beauty of this part of Oxfordshire. We have three cats, Monty, Lolo and Booboo. If you would like to meet them they would love your attention, but will not be offended if you prefer to have nothing to do with them! They are not allowed in the guest rooms.
At the moment, we have 10 hens (6 Oxfordshire brown and 4 rare bantams). Our hens are free to roam our paddock and they produce lovely eggs.
Our Seville marmalade with Birch vodka made by Natalie continues to get great reviews from our guests and won Silver Award at The World's Original Marmalade Awards & Festival in 2020 and 2021. So we've been busy for hours with organically-grown Seville Oranges, making a fresh batch ready for this year's visitors to enjoy. Our latest offering is Strawberry jam made with Prosecco and Rum & Red Grapefruit Marmalade. ;-)
WHY CHOOSE US?
From personalized attention to delicious food, there are many reasons to choose our bed and breakfast.
This beautiful area is perfect for walking, cycling, exploring, at any time of the year.
What makes us even more special?