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Oxfordshire

Enjoy a holiday cottage break in Oxfordshire where you can combine a first class cultural experience with a restful break to relax and recharge your batteries.

The Oxfordshire cottages here are perfectly placed to help you explore this historic area. Oxford University is actually the oldest English-speaking university in the world, being in existence for more than nine centuries as a place of learning. The colleges of Oxford offer some stunning examples of the classical architecture of its time and there’s plenty to explore.

The most famous college is probably Christ Church whose Great Hall inspired Hogwarts Hall in the Harry Potter films and the meadow nearby is grazed by rare breed cattle. Everyone has their own favourite college; Magdalen is particularly famous as its tower dominates the high street. Or you could save yourself a flight to Venice and see Oxford''s very own Bridge of Sighs; it connects the main buildings of Hertford College.

Radcliffe Camera is one of the most recognisable buildings in Oxfordshire, and makes up part of the Bodleian Library. Another favourite for visitors is Carfax Tower; climb to the top and you''ll be rewarded with a spectacular view over Oxford.

Oxfordshire is also home of one of the greatest palaces in the world - Blenheim Palace, a world heritage site and a ''must see''. With spectacular walks around the grounds and access to a large proportion of the Palace rooms themselves, it provides a fascinating day out.

There are some beautiful manor houses and castles that can be visited in the county. Broughton Castle was described as “about the most beautiful castle in all England” by historian Sir Charles Oman in 1898 and remains just as breath-taking today. Sulgrave Manor and Upton House are both well worth visiting, especially on a fine day when you can explore the grounds and gardens in the sunshine.

A visit to Oxfordshire wouldn''t be complete without a trip out to see the famous White Horse Hill; this stylised representation of a horse in the chalk bedrock is thought to be the oldest hill figure in Britain. If you''ve had enough history and ''high culture'' take a drive through Headington to spot the Shark in the Roof, or head over to Crocodiles of the World, the UK''s only crocodile zoo. For speed and excitement, you could go karting, but for a slower-paced way to spend an afternoon you could go fishing, walking or cycling alongside the scenic Oxford Canal.

However you choose to spend your time, there''s certainly something to suit everyone. Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Oxfordshire today.
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  • The Cottage on the Green

    Hethe, near Bicester

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: NPE

    A spacious, detached holiday cottage, part-thatched and full of character. Convenient for Bicester (with shopping village), Oxford, Warwick, Stratford-upon-Avon, chic Leamington Spa and Regency Cheltenham as well as Chipping Norton, Stow-on-the-Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh and Bourton-on-the-Water with tearooms, antique shops, art galleries and gift shops. Shop 1 mile, pub 100 yards.

    Beamed living room with stone work, wooden floor and bar billiards table. Beamed sitting room. Spacious, beamed, well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with oil Rayburn (for cooking) and tiled floor. Utility. Beamed study with open fire. Conservatory. Double bedroom with TV and Velux. Single bedroom. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Separate toilet. Open-tread, open-sided staircase with rope handrail to first floor: Beamed double bedroom with 6ft bed. Single bedroom. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and double basin.

    • Open fire - fuel included
    • Electricity, oil central heating, linen, towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Oil Rayburn included
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Enclosed lawned garden, patio and furniture
    • Parking (for 1 car); additional roadside parking (for1 car)
    • Bar billiards table
    • No smoking

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  • The Gilletts Cottage at Charney Manor

    Charney Bassett, near Wantage

    Grade
    8
    5
    0
    2
    Ref: 28097

    Ideal rural touring base
    Within easy reach of Oxford and the Cotswolds

    Located in the beautiful village of Charney Bassett, within the Vale of White Horse, is The Gilletts Cottage at Charney Manor. Originally a pair, The Gillets was renovated into one large, detached five bedroom property, creating an ideal space for quiet, rest and relaxation in the grounds of Charney Manor, providing a truly stunning setting. Charney Bassett lies just outside the thriving market town of Wantage, south of Oxford and around 3 miles from the Ridgeway and the famous White Horse Hill. The area is bursting with beautiful scenery and amazing sights, as well as a great collection of things to do and explore. The attractive villages and footpaths of the Cotswolds are waiting to be explored together with Blenheim Palace, Kelmscott Manor and the Cotswold Wildlife Park. Being close to Oxford, you will have no trouble finding exciting ways to spend your days: explore some of Oxfords 38 colleges, the botanic garden, laze by the river or visit Oxford Castle. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room with laminate floor. Kitchen with laminate floor. 1 twin bedroom. Separate toilet. Two separate staircases to first floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 twin, 2 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Old School House

    Swalcliffe, near Banbury

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: 29400

    An excellent loaction for families, friends, walkers and cyclists

    Situated in an elevated position in the pretty Oxfordshire village of Swalcliffe, this detached cottage is in the perfect location for families, friends, walkers and cyclists. Located on the edge of the famous Cotswolds the cottage is a super holiday base from which to explore this delightful region. The owners live on-site during customers’ holidays so they can help with any queries and make your stay as enjoyable as can be. Walkers will find many established footpaths that lead through the village and beyond passing through some of the most magnificent scenery and unspoilt countryside. There is a local pub in the village which serves excellent food and can be reached in just a few minutes from the cottage. The small town of Banbury is only 6 miles away and Stratford-upon-Avon is only a 10-mile drive, each offer plenty of attractions and history including Shakespeare’s birthplace and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Both are market towns and provide a weekly farmers’ market offering good quality local produce and goods. A little further afield but still within easy driving distance guests will be able to visit Oxford, Silverstone, Bicester, Chipping Norton, Woodstock and Blenheim. Also an ideal base for visiting local National Trust properties including Althorpe and Sulgrave Manor. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room with beams and wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Study. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 3 double (one 4ft), one with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath, bidet and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Broadband. Large enclosed lawned garden with patio, terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Pond 50 yards.

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  • Manor Farm - The Dingle

    Great Rollright, near Chipping Norton

    Grade
    10
    4
    3
    3
    Ref: 29613

    Perfectly situated within 450 acres of the owner’s working stud farm right in the heart of the Cotswolds, these rustic adjoining holiday cottages (refs 29613 and 29931) are in the most incredible location from which to enjoy and explore the beauty and attractions of the local and surrounding areas. Nestled away on Manor Farm in the middle of an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty, guests will be able to enjoy every one of the unique aspects of the grounds. The Dingle has been furnished to a very good standard and the family bathroom has a quirky finish with fossils in the decoration, which date back thousands of years. Both properties have been lovingly converted with local artefacts; wood from the grounds, stone from the quarry and many more personal touches. Perfect for walkers, cyclists and people who love to horse ride, there are many public footpaths, cycle paths and bridleways that criss-cross straight through the grounds and will take guests to many locations both near and far, including the Cotswold Way and the Rollright Stones. The undulating grounds offer much to see and explore including a limestone quarry, a running stream, ponds, woodland and unspoilt natural countryside which also includes a forest of White Willow trees from which the wood is produced for cricket bats used by world famous batsmen and cricketers across the globe. There are also plenty of opportunities to quietly watch the wildlife and horses that live on the farm and also, with an extra cost and prior agreement with the owner, the opportunity to take part in riding lessons, stabling, schooling and training provided by the owner who is a world renowned horse trainer. The popular Cotswold market town of Chipping Norton is only a short drive away, as is the famous organic shop and café which sells local produce. The owner will also be happy to arrange for a local catering company to visit the property if the dates are convenient. For guests wishing to travel a little further afield but still remain within an easy 30-minute drive, there is ample opportunity to visit one of the many Cotswolds towns and villages which are renowned for their character and charm. Visit Burford, Witney, Moreton-in-Marsh, Stow-on-the-Wold, Abingdon, Banbury, Hook Norton ,Bourton-on-the-Water, Shipston, Broadway or Chipping Campden. The cathedral city of Oxford, Bicester Village and Designer Outlet Centre, Cheltenham, Blenheim Palace which is famous for being the birthplace of Winston Churchill are all must see places to visit as well as William Wordsworth’s Stratford-upon-Avon which is only a 40-minute drive north of the area. Shop, pub and restaurant ¾ mile. Properties 29931 and 29613 may be booked together via a lockable interconnecting door to accommodate up to 14 guests.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room with beams. Kitchen. 4 bedrooms, 3 double (zip and link), one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single with additional pull-out single (for alternative sleeping). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Most rooms with stone/slate tiled floors. Spiral stairs to first floor: 1 twin bedroom with additional single, double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping) and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. High chair on request. Microwave. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Patio with large lawned area. Ample parking.

    Both properties: Air source underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Fridge. Wi-fi. Shared 450-acre grounds. Barbecue. Cycle store. Hot tub (£35per week, £25 per short break). Welcome pack. Pet(s) welcome - must be kept on a lead. No smoking. NB: Stream, ponds and lakes in the garden and grounds. Properties 29931 and 29613 may be booked together via a lockable interconnecting door to accommodate up to 14 guests.

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  • Dinckley Court and Lodge - Dinckley Court

    Burcot-on-Thames, nr. Abingdon and Oxford

    Grade
    16
    8
    2
    7
    Ref: NT9

    Comprising a spacious main house and attached wing with its own separate entrance, Dinckley Court makes a perfect retreat for large parties or several families (up to 16 guests) holidaying together and is very well furnished. The main reception room has wooden floors and a wood-burning stove as well as Wifi, Sky TV, DVD and iPod docking stations in both the kitchen and living areas, perfect for relaxing get-togethers. There is also a study area on a galleried floor. All bedrooms have TV, six of which are en-suite. The conservatory dining area offers enough space for all guests to dine together, with views over the large garden. Doors opening onto a patio barbecue area with further outside tables and seating within the gardens of Dinckley Court. Extensive gardens lead down to the River Thames, overlooking open farmland beyond. Dinckley Court provides boat mooring with local boat hire also available; fishing is also enjoyed when in season, or at Orchid Lakes with specialist carp coarse fishing lakes ½ mile away. From July to the end of August a marquee is set up in the garden, close to the house with seating and tables, perfect for al fresco dining. All large supermarkets deliver to Dinckley Court and for special occasions the owners can recommend bespoke catering services.
    Entrance hall with tiled floor. Living room with wood-burning stove. Large conservatory/dining room with stone floor and patio doors to patio. Large well-equipped modern kitchen with Aga, range cooker and stone floor. Utility. Separate toilet. Double bedroom (5ft bed), en-suite shower room and toilet. Staircase from living room to first floor: Study area to dressing area with chair-bed (alternative sleeping). Beamed double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Second staircase from hall to first floor: Small kitchen. Double bedroom with TV. Twin bedroom with TV. Bathroom with toilet. Separate entrance to wing: Two double bedrooms, each with TV, en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: Two bedrooms, each with TV, en-suite bathroom and toilet, one double, one twin.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Gas Aga and full gas central heating included (September-March £100 per week, £80 per short break)
    • Two Z-beds (alternative sleeping only)
    • Three cots (1 travel, 1 standing, 1 baby crib)
    • Two high chairs
    • Eight TVs (one satellite)
    • Double oven
    • Two washing machines
    • Tumble dryer
    • Freezer
    • Large garden with terrace
    • Parking
    • Mooring for boat by arrangement
    • Fishing in season

    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • DVD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Boat mooring by arrangement
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: River frontage in grounds

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