Compact, yet cosy with a big welcome, Wisteria Cottage provides an ideal retreat for couples and small families. It is an excellent self-catering base for exploring Central England. Sitting in the Oxfordshire village of Watlington on the edge of The Chilterns, Oxford city centre is close by as is Henley, Windsor and The Cotswolds.
This delightful country retreat is beside the Thames on the Oxfordshire/Berkshire border, within walking distance of several pubs and close to beautiful footpaths and cycling routes. Oxford, Blenheim Palace and the Cotswold are all within easy reach, while Legoland Windsor is around an hour's drive and London Paddington is on the direct train line from the neighbouring village. This is an excellent spot for a holiday at any time of year, as it is always beautiful. The cottage sleeps up to six people in three bedrooms, with a ground floor living area, bedroom and bathroom to make it suitable for guests with limited mobility.
Located in the pretty hamlet of Moreton in Oxfordshire, Byre Cottage provides a warm welcome and enjoys a lovely peaceful setting from which to relax and explore Central England. With many original features, this cosy character cottage is conveniently placed within walking distance of the market town of Thame with a good range of amenities. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
The Old Dairy is a comfy welcoming holiday cottage in the pretty tranquil Oxfordshire hamlet of Moreton. Comfortably furnished with lovely character features and a peaceful setting to relax with the many amenities of Thame within walking distance, and an abundance of attractions in the nearby Cotswolds and Central England just waiting to be discovered. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Four spacious holiday cottages, comfortably furnished with exposed beams and original features providing a peaceful retreat within walking distance of the historic market town of Thame in Oxfordshire. Within easy reach of the Cotswolds for day trips out and a great self-catering base for exploring Central England. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
On the edge of the beautiful Cotswolds, this self catering holiday cottage offers a comfy affordable base to explore this lovely area and sits in the village of Chadlington with good village pub and butcher. Between Woodstock and Chipping Norton, the areas many attractions are within easy reach of Stable Cottage.
With space for up to 20 guests, The Manor Stables has wide appeal with a log burner, exclusive hot tub, lovely rural views, private patio area and the shared use of 70 acres of beautiful parkland with plenty of space including ponds, vineyard and Games Barn. Beautifully presented throughout, this superb holiday home is one of a collection of nine exclusive properties thoughtfully designed with large parties in mind and sits on The Cotswold Estate on the outskirts of the Oxfordshire village of Lew. The popular Lord Kitchener pub is within walking distance and the Cotswolds many attractions including the Cotswold Wildlife Farm, Oxford's dreaming spires and Blenheim Palace are all within easy driving distance. A perfect choice for anyone looking to get together with friends and family or celebrate a special occasion (hen parties and stag weekends welcome!). The owner is able to arrange fun activities including zorbing, clay pigeon shooting, team building events and mini-olympic games.
The Manor Wychwood is a delight in contradictions. The luxurious barn conversion is quiet and rural yet just a short drive from Witney, Woodstock, Blenheim Palace and Oxford. It can sleep up to 24 people in 10 bedrooms yet retains the welcoming feeling of a family home. The layout is ideal for getting together to celebrate milestone occasions, but there are also quiet corners where guests can retreat for peace and privacy. The Manor Wychwood is in the Cotswold AONB and managed as part of the Cotswold Manor Estate, so you know you and your guests will enjoy a high standard of accommodation with excellent facilities and support when planning the perfect holiday or celebratory break with extended family or friends.
If you are planning an annual catch-up with far-flung friends, getting the entire family together to celebrate Christmas or a milestone birthday, or you need a peaceful place for a corporate event, The Cotswold Manor Estate has everything you need. There are nine beautiful self-catering properties to choose from with each sleeping between 10 to 30 people which can be booked individually or together to accommodate bigger groups. Guests have use of the estate's 70-acres of private grounds and are close to Oxford and favourite Cotswold attractions for exciting days out.
The Cotswold Manor Estate is the perfect place for a holiday with extended family and friends or as a venue to celebrate a milestone event. The Manor Barn (sleeps 16) is one of nine beautiful properties sleeping between 10 and 30 people with guests having access to 70 acres of grounds that include parkland, ponds, a vineyard and woodland walks. The estate is within walking distance of the Lord Kitchener gastropub and close to Bampton village. Blenheim, Oxford, Bicester, and pretty Cotswold villages like Bourton-on-the-Water and the Slaughters are all within easy reach.
Whether you are planning a holiday for five people, 55 guests or even more, you will find everything you are searching for at The Cotswold Manor Estate. Manor Cottage sleeps up to 14 people in five bedrooms, with a spacious, open-plan living and dining area and lots of outdoor space including a hot-tub. Guests have use of 70-private acres where you can arrange fun activities everyone will love. There is an excellent pub, The Lord Kitchener, a mile away, with favourite sites and attractions including Bourton-on-the-Water, Blenheim Palace and the city of Oxford all within easy reach.
The Manor House is one of nine excellent properties on The Cotswold Estate, just outside of Lew and within walking distance of the renowned Lord Kitchener pub. The house comfortably sleeps up to 22 guests and can be hired together with other properties on the estate to accommodate larger groups if required. The 70-acre estate has beautiful gardens and woodlands and is within easy reach of attractions that include Blenheim Palace, the Cotswold Wildlife Farm and the beautiful city of Oxford, as well as picturesque Cotswold villages and towns such as Stow-on-the-Wold and the Slaughters. Perfect for a celebratory weekend including hen parties and stag weekends.
The Manor Court is perfect for groups of family or friends, with space for 24-30 people to stay in the beautifully renovated barn. It is one of the largest of the eight self-catering properties to rent on the Cotswold Manor Estate and ideal for special celebrations, reunions or even team building weekends. The 70-acre estate includes beautiful parkland and extensive gardens, a play barn and an outdoor hot tub, and is within easy reach of Oxford, Blenheim Palace and The Cotswold Wildlife Park.
If you are planning a fun get together for your extended family and friends, or you need somewhere to gather colleagues for a corporate event or girls weekend away, then Manor Lodge on The Cotswold Manor Estate fits the bill. The elegant house can comfortably accommodate up to 26 people in eight bedrooms, giving guests access to the Estate's 70-acre private estate with parkland, lakes and streams, an orchard and a bluebell wood as well as an indoor games room and a separate Events Barn. The peaceful village of Bampton is nearby, as are favourite attractions such as Blenheim Palace and the historic city of Oxford.
The Manor Byre sits on the edge of the Cotswold Manor Estate. Nestling amongst extensive grounds of seventy acres, this beautifully converted barn with hot tub sleeps sixteen to eighteen guests and enjoys lovely views over the surrounding countryside. Perfect for large family or friends gatherings, The Manor Byre is an excellent choice whether you are looking for a holiday or celebratory break away. Hen and stag parties are welcome, the estate is centrally located, short breaks are offered all year round and activities can be arranged to put a little extra fun into your time away.
Sitting in a half acre garden (with hot tub!), The Manor Vineyard is located on the Cotswold Manor Estate. Nestling amongst seventy acres of private land, this well presented holiday home sleeps up to ten guests and is an ideal self-catering choice for a large family holiday, getting away with friends or a celebratory weekends (including hen and stag parties). Centrally located in the country, the manor house is easily accessible and available for short breaks all year round.
The Manor Hall is the largest of eight properties on the Cotswold Manor Estate. There is room for 24 (or up to 30 people with additional beds) in nine bedrooms, so it is perfect for getting away to catch-up or celebrate a special occasion with friends and family (hen and stag nights welcome). Tucked away at the end of a long, gated drive and surrounded by 70 acres of private land, Manor Hall feels peacefully rural yet is within easy reach of Oxford, the M4 and M40, and only an hour from Heathrow Airport. The owners are happy to help you arrange special extras and different activities to help make sure your time at The Manor Hall is as perfect as you wish it to be.
With a fabulous private terrace for enjoying balmy summer evenings and extensive grounds with pool house, gym and spa for treatments, this luxury retreat is popular with families and couples (one or two). An oasis of calm to enjoy a night or two of luxury or use as a base for exploring the heart of the Cotswolds. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold
With a gorgeous terrace bursting with colour in the summer months, this delightful cottage is a popular choice with families or couples (one or two). Enjoy a night or two of pampering and luxury in this country cottage with use of an indoor pool and spa, or explore the many attractions of the Cotswolds and Central England. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold
Offering single level self-catering accommodation, Cope is an exceptional holiday home for two. Exquisite and spacious throughout, guests have superb facilities on hand including an indoor swimming pool, gym and sauna as well as extensive grounds which are an oasis of calm. An excellent base for exploring the Cotswolds' many attractions. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold
Oxfordshire is known for its dedication to education, culture and the arts. Many museums and galleries are found in the area, including the refurbished museum, The Ashmolean. This museum has a range of exhibitions from all eras and ages of history, including Egyptian, Greek and Roman. It also has a great Western Art collection to fill you with awe and wonder. The Museum of Oxford offers an insight into the history of the county and The Pitt Rivers Museum offers many anthropological delights, including witches in bottles and mysterious totem poles!
History does not stop at the doors of the museums of Oxfordshire. There are many ruins and historic sites to visit throughout the county. Blenheim Palace sits in the Oxfordshire countryside, a magnificent and opulent building that stuns visitors with its beauty. It has stretches of gardens to wander through and State Rooms with collections of furniture, art and tapestries. It was also the birthplace of Winston Churchill! Broughton Castle, featured in the film 'Shakespeare in Love' is a romantic, elegant building to visit, surrounded by a serene moat. The historic buildings in the town of Bampton also featured in the series, Downton Abbey.
The subject of historic buildings in Oxfordshire would not be complete without a mention of the University buildings. Surpassing nine centuries, Oxford is the oldest University of the English-speaking world. Many colleges make up the University. Christ Church, famous for inspiring the Harry Potter series, is home to a stunning Cathedral as well as the tomb of Oxford's patron saint, St Frideswide. Queen's college is made up of medieval cottages and the tower of Magdalen College is magnificent, reaching high over the streets of the city. The Radcliffe Camera is also a work of architectural genius, with a domed ceiling and beautiful structure.
The Cotswolds are a great attraction for those looking to get out of the city. The range of hills stretches mainly over Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire. The hills, woodlands and quaint villages of the area have all led to it being named as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The region is home to many affluent towns which are dotted throughout the landscape. For walkers, The Cotswold Way is a footpath that trails through the countryside, offering many fantastic views and places to stop in The Cotswolds.
From buildings famous throughout history and on screen, to places of learning and culture, Oxfordshire is a great place to visit for those interested in the heritage of the county. The Cotswolds offers a break from the bustle of the city, making Oxfordshire an all-round favourite for tourists.