Compact, yet cosy with a big welcome, Wisteria Cottage provides an ideal retreat for couples and small families and an excellent 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.
Imagine setting off from your office and, within the space of an hour or two, sitting on a deck overlooking the Thames with a chilled glass of your favourite drink in your hand, watching the boats drift along the water. Water's Edge is in a quiet cul-de-sac in Henley-on-Thames, only a short walk from the town's many excellent shops, cafes, and pubs. The apartment takes up the entire ground floor of a converted boathouse and sits directly beside the river, across the water from the Royal Henley Regatta. London, Oxford and Windsor are all within an hour on the train, and you are only a short drive from the beautiful Chiltern Hills. Staying at Water's Edge allows you to spend your time off doing whatever makes you happiest whether it's walking, shopping, eating at great restaurants or, as Toad from "Wind in the Willows" did, messing about in boats.
A large house sitting in the Oxfordshire village of Mollington just four miles from Banbury and within easy reach of Stratford-upon-Avon, Bicester shopping outlet, Milton Keynes and Royal Leamington Spa. A convenient base for meeting up with friends and family or exploring Central England.
Conveniently located in the attractive market town of Thame, this self-catering holiday home has an excellent range of amenities on the doorstep and an abundance of attractions within easy reach including Oxford city centre, the Chiltern Hills, Bicester Outlet village and the Cotswolds. An excellent base for exploring Central England with London just forty minutes away by train. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
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 or explore Central England. With many original features, this cosy character cottage is conveniently placed within walking distance of the market town of Thame. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
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. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
Four spacious holiday cottages, comfortably furnished with exposed beams and original features providing a peaceful retreat within walking distance to a historic market town of Thame in Oxfordshire. Within easy reach of the Cotswolds for day trips out. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
Pretty inside and out, this Cotswolds stone 18th Century cottage has lots of original character and provides a welcoming retreat ideally placed in the village of Middle Barton in Oxfordshire. The vibrant town of Chipping Norton is close by with a good range of shops, pubs and restaurants, and an abundance of attractions are within easy reach including nearby Blenheim Palace in Woodstock and Oxford City centre.
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.
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 accommodation, Cope is an exceptional holiday home for two. Exquisite and spacious throughout, guests have superb facilities on hand including an indoor 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.
Aintree is the perfect 5 Star retreat for families offering plenty of space inside and out with extensive grounds (including an indoor pool, spa for treatments and gym) where you can relax and children can safely play. Right in the heart of one of the Cotswolds' most desirable locations, Bruern Holiday Cottages offers a tranquil haven and great base for exploring Central England. Tourist board rating: 5 Star.
Sleeping four guests, Sandown is an exceptional luxury cottage for families and friends nestling amongst four acres of beautifully manicured grounds with indoor pool, spa, gym and plenty of space to relax and unwind. Nestling in the heart of the Cotswolds, this oasis of tranquility provides the perfect place to unwind and explore the areas many attractions. Tourist board rating: 5 Star.
Saratoga is one of Bruern Holiday Cottages twelve luxury retreats sitting amongst gorgeous grounds in the very heart of the Cotswolds within easy reach of Chipping Norton, Stow and Burford. Offering the height of luxury for couples, this delightful cottage provides an ideal base for exploring the areas many attractions and has superb onsite facilities including a pool, spa and gym. Tourist board rating: 5 Star.
Sleeping up to six guests in luxury and style, Kite's gate is one of three luxury self-catering cottages set within beautiful grounds in the lovely Cotswolds village of Kingham (previously voted the country's favourite village!). Excellent on-site facilities include an indoor heated pool complex with traditional Turkish Hammam. All the right ingredients to tuck yourself away and relax and unwind in luxury with fabulous gastro pubs, walks, Cotswolds villages, ancient towns and attractions close by.
Stop dreaming of your perfect Cotswold holiday cottage. The Corner House has everything you could ask for, from a thatched roof, open fireplace and original beams, to a stunning cottage garden and location in one of the most desirable villages in the Cotswolds. Built in 1544, The Corner House is large for its age. It comfortably sleeps five guests in three bedrooms, and is just as popular with couples as it is with families due to it's warm, welcoming atmosphere. The awarding winning Plough pub and The Wild Rabbit are only a five minute stroll from the front door, and the village also has a further restaurant if you don't feel like cooking. Stretch your legs on a walk or cycle to Chippping Norton or Stow on the Wold, or take the train to Oxford for a day of discovery. Stratford Upon Avon, Cirencester, and Tetbury are all easily accessible by car, as are top attractions like Blenheim Palace, Sudeley Castle and Highgrove.
With the use of a fabulous indoor swimming pool, spa for pampering, gym for keeping fit and four acres of manicured grounds for relaxing, Bookers provides a safe family friendly peaceful haven to escape away for a few nights or longer holiday. Ideally placed in one of the Cotswolds' most desirable locations, you can enjoy superb gastro pubs, country walks, historic towns, honey coloured villages and an abundance of attractions. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold.
This stone cottage has a wealth of features inc inglenook, woodburner & walled garden. With 3 pubs & Victorian Brewery in the Village, it is an ideal year round retreat. Perfect for exploring the Cotswolds, Oxford & Stratford-upon-Avon Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
With wonderful far reaching views that stretch as far as Stow-on-the-Wold, this delightful cottage (well more of a luxury apartment) is just perfect for small families or couples (one or two). Escape away for a night or two of luxury or use Cheltenham as a base for exploring the Cotswolds and Central England. 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.