Cottages in Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire is an ideal location for visiting museums, fun family days, fantastic shopping and visiting country houses and gardens. From the University city of Oxford, dubbed locally as the 'City of Dreaming Spires' to Bicester Outlet Village to the Vale of White Horse which leads into the Cotswolds, this is a county of contrasts. In Oxford, you will find different literary walks, from Philip Pullman (Northern Lights trilogy) to C.S. Lewis and J.R.R Tolkien. Or if you prefer to use your sleuthing skills why not head out on an Inspector Morse or Oxford ghost tour? With plenty of open green spaces, such as the University Parks or the Botanic Gardens this is the perfect place to bring your four-legged friends for some fun and relaxation. Search our cottages in Oxfordshire to find the perfect fit for you.

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This quintessential England county is known for its rich history, stunning landscapes, and cultural attractions. Here are the top five things to see and do in Oxfordshire:

  1. University of Oxford: Explore the world-famous University of Oxford, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world. Wander through the historic college campuses, visit the Bodleian Library, and take a guided tour to learn about the university's fascinating history and notable alumni.

  2. Blenheim Palace: Visit Blenheim Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. This magnificent stately home offers stunning architecture, beautiful gardens, and a rich history to explore. Take a tour of the palace's opulent interiors and enjoy leisurely walks through the landscaped grounds.

  3. Cotswolds: Oxfordshire is on the edge of the picturesque Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Discover charming Cotswold villages with their honey-coloured stone houses, quaint cottages, and delightful tea rooms. Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water, and Stow-on-the-Wold are just a few of the delightful places to visit in the Cotswolds.

  4. Ashmolean Museum: The Ashmolean Museum, located in Oxford, is the world's first university museum and a treasure trove of art and artefacts from different cultures and historical periods. The museum's diverse collections include ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman artefacts, European art, and Asian treasures.

  5. Oxford Covered Market: Experience the bustling atmosphere of the Oxford Covered Market, located in the city centre. The market offers a variety of stalls selling fresh produce, local crafts, souvenirs, and delicious food from around the world. It's a great place to shop, grab a quick bite, or simply soak in the vibrant ambience.

Bonus: Oxfordshire offers many opportunities for outdoor activities, such as hiking in the Chiltern Hills or along the Thames Path, cycling through picturesque villages, or boating on the River Thames.

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