The family renting the garage apartment is just fantastic. The views across the fields is nice and their yard is filled with climbing roses and other flowers. We had just left a B&B that was refurbished with all high-end so we were a bit let down at first by the interior. But it's quaint charm and the friendly owners made up for some of what the apartment lacked. The things we didn't like were; bed wasn't comfortable with a very thin mattress and the Wi-Fi was really unreliable.
We would stay here again. We loved having a full kitchen and a washing machine. It's close to Thame where there are many wonderful restaurants.
Thame was as good as we expected, nice places to eat every one very friendly, Blechley was the visit we wanted most, being national trust members was perfect but hard to fit them all in a week and to have a relax too
I stayed at Old Lane Cottage for a month while I was working locally. First, the Jonathan and Tais are really nice hosts. They are there when you need them and they leave you to enjoy the accommodation when you don't. Because I was there for a while, fresh bed linen and towels were provided routinely.
As others noted, the annex is not the thatched house but you get a great view of the house and the gardens which are very pretty. A number of improvements since other reviews. Jonathan installed a new wifi which worked great on my phone. There is a brand new sofa / bed in the lounge too which is so much more comfortable that the previous sofa. I slept well and the kitchen was nicely kitted out for anything ranging from a small breakfast to a larger dinner (double oven, microwave, fridge freezer, kettle, coffee pot, etc).
Being January it was chilly outside and the annex stayed warm and a welcome home from home after a long day.
Towersey has a great pub just a short walk away. Great food and friendly locals (there is a "men's night" at the pub every Friday around 7). Thame is a busy market town about 5 minutes drive away with lots of little shops for my wife to explore when she visited.
The M40 motorway is 15 minutes away and takes you to London or the midlands. London is 45 minutes away by train so this is a great base for travels.
Overall very nice stay in a great location.
Really friendly and helpful owners. Very comfortable apartment with excellent facilities. Excellent location for easy access to Oxford and London.
Would highly recommend this wonderful rental.