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Oxfordshire is a county located in the South-East of England. As a major tourist destination, it is full of interesting places to visit. Its main city, Oxford, is the sixth most visited city in England. Known as both a University hub and tourist hotspot, it is full of the heritage and history of the county.

Oxfordshire is also home to some of the most beautiful landscapes in England, especially in the picturesque region of The Cotswolds. Keep reading to learn more about this outstanding area, alongside where to go and when to visit! Read more

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51.817556, -1.455867

Stunning Grade II listed farmhouse sitting on the edge of the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and just a stone's throw away from the city of Oxford and the pretty market towns of Witney, Woodstock and Burford. Sleeping up to 20 people in seven gorgeous bedrooms, and with 3 reception rooms, 8 acres of gardens and paddocks, and a Jacuzzi Hot Tub, New Yatt Farm is perfect for a large family gathering or celebrating a special occasion. There are miles of stunning footpaths on your doorstep as well as stately homes, kids attractions and picturesque villages and towns to explore. Two well behaved dogs are welcome and short breaks are available all year round.

Weekly guide price:
£4100 to £5200
Short breaks from £1500 per night

17+3  |   7  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.034474, -1.475901

The Courtyard comprises of newly renovated, luxury accommodation, all on the ground floor. There are 4 double bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities. Two of the bedrooms, one super kind and one king, have zip-and-link beds so can be double or twins. There is one more king double and one twin room. There is a double sofa bed in the sitting room, with a shower room. There are also 2 z-beds and a cot available. The Courtyard has a large impressive sitting room and a dining room that sits 12.

Weekly guide price:
£2436 to £3332
Short breaks from £580 per night

8+2  |   4  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.647818, -1.450777

There are so many reasons to book a self-catering holiday in Oxfordshire. It's beautiful, with scenic country walks, charming villages and fantastic attractions like Blenheim Palace and Oxford's museums, yet it is straightforward to reach. The Gilletts Cottage is in the picturesque village of Charney Bassett, half an hour from Oxford and within easy reach of Swindon and Reading. Formerly two semi-detached homes, the holiday cottage sleeps eight people in five bedrooms and is ideal for friends or families, including multi-generational family holidays. It has a private garden and off-street parking and is in a quiet location on the grounds of a historic medieval manor house. 

Weekly guide price:
£665 to £1200
Short breaks from £153 per night

8  |   5  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

52.061266, -1.423580

Luxury country residence set in beautiful rural surroundings, 10/11 bedrooms, outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, Games/Cinema room, Arctic Cabin, out door living area and bar, BBQs, fire pit. Equipped with all you could need to enjoy a fabulous weekend or week's holiday. Midweek stays also available. Sleeps 20-30 guests.

Weekly guide price:
£8000 to £12750
Short breaks from £2000 per night

30  |   10  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

51.736888, -0.990706

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

Weekly price:
£435 all year

2  |   1  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

51.736888, -0.990706

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

Weekly guide price:
£695 to £795

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

51.736888, -0.990706

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

Weekly guide price:
£995 to £1175

6+1  |   3  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

51.896963, -1.526533

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.

Weekly guide price:
£400 to £500
Short breaks from £90 per night

2+1  |   1  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

51.994683, -1.483252

This welcoming holiday cottage has a wealth of features including an inglenook with wood burner and walled garden for enjoying a glass of your favourite tipple in the sunshine, giving it all year round appeal. With a choice of three pubs, as well an a Victorian Brewery in the village, Rose Cottage in Hook Norton is perfect for exploring Central England including the Cotswolds, Oxfordshire and Shakespeare's very own Stratford-upon-Avon. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£420 to £599

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

51.754582, -1.519960

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.

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner

20  |   7  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

51.824854, -1.555043

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.

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner

24  |   10  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

51.754582, -1.519960

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.

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner

20  |   6  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

51.754582, -1.519960

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.

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner

16  |   5  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

51.754582, -1.519960

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.

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner

14  |   5  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

51.754582, -1.519960

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.

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner

22  |   7  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

51.754582, -1.519960

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.

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner

30  |   10  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

51.754582, -1.519960

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 25 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.

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner

25  |   8  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

51.754582, -1.519960

The Manor Byre sits on the edge of the Cotswold Manor Estate. Nestling amongst extensive grounds of seventy acres, this beautifully converted barn with a hot tub sleeps sixteen to eighteen guests and enjoys lovely views over the surrounding countryside. Perfect for large families 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.

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner

18  |   6  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

51.754582, -1.519960

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.

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner

11  |   4  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

51.754582, -1.519960

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.

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner

30  |   9  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

Where to stay in Oxfordshire

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 here have all led to it being named 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. If you’re seeking plenty of history and excellent attractions, a trip to Oxford will do the trick. Here you will find a beautiful city brimming with lovely architecture and lots to see and do. There are also some amazing holiday cottages in Oxford, great for those looking to stay amidst the bustling city.

Other popular towns in Oxfordshire include Wantage, Witney, Woodstock and many more. From idyllic countryside retreats to busier towns and cities, Oxfordshire has it all.

Oxfordshire Cottages Guide

With so much to see here, it comes as no surprise that holiday homes in Oxfordshire are becoming increasingly popular. From lovely towns and villages to historical cities and vast countryside, you will find yourself needing more time just to experience all that Oxfordshire has to offer. Keep reading to learn more about the best times to visit, alongside some recommendations for your trip!

When to Book a Cottage in Oxfordshire

Before booking your Oxfordshire cottage, it’s important to assess when to visit. The weather can affect multiple things during your break. Below is a little more information on the different seasons so that you can choose the best time for you.

Spring

Spring is a lovely time to visit Oxfordshire. This is when the landscapes come to life as pretty flowers begin to bloom and the sun starts to make more of a regular appearance. Temperatures average around 10°C, perfect for those looking to get out and active whilst staying in an Oxfordshire holiday cottage.

Summer

Summer is wonderful for those seeking longer days and warmer weather. Temperatures average around 20°C, creating a pleasant climate to explore the many towns and villages in Oxfordshire. Plus, with more daylight hours available, you can pack more into your trip during this time.

Autumn and Winter

Autumn and winter present a much cooler climate with temperatures around 8°C. With frosted landscapes and pretty lights throughout the towns and cities, a trip here during this time is great for those seeking a festive break. You can still get out and explore all that Oxfordshire has to offer, or simply snuggle up in your luxury cottage and enjoy the views from inside.

What to Do in Oxfordshire

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 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 subject of historic structures in Oxfordshire would not be complete without a mention of the University buildings. Surpassing nine centuries, Oxford is the oldest University in the English-speaking world.

Many colleges make up Oxford 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 comprises mediaeval 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.

You will also find plenty of excellent walking trails throughout Oxfordshire, alongside lovely towns to enjoy a bite to eat. Whether you’re hoping to uncover history or simply relax and unwind, there is no better place to do it than in a luxury cottage in Oxfordshire.

Oxfordshire Cottages FAQs

  • Can you stay in a luxury cottage in Oxfordshire?

If you’re hoping for a lavish break, there are plenty of luxury holiday cottages in Oxfordshire. These provide the perfect place to truly unwind whilst visiting the region. Some properties also provide added amenities such as hot tubs with others offering private swimming pools! Browse our collection above and use the search filter to narrow down your options.

  • Are there dog-friendly holiday cottages in Oxfordshire?

With so much outdoor space to explore, it comes as no surprise that visitors want to bring their dogs along on their holiday. Luckily enough, there are plenty of dog-friendly cottages in Oxfordshire to choose from. These provide the ideal place to immerse yourself in all that the region has to offer, with your furry friend right by your side!

  • Do you have holiday cottages in Oxfordshire with a hot tub?

We have a range of properties that offer a great selection of facilities. For those seeking a holiday cottage in Oxfordshire with a hot tub, you’re in luck! There are plenty of amazing rentals to choose from, providing the perfect place to relax in bubbles whilst taking in beautiful surroundings. Use our search filter above to find your next cottage with a hot tub, all in the most beautiful parts of Oxfordshire.