England is famous for its traditional cottages Oxfordshire’s honey-coloured holiday homes are without doubt some of the prettiest in the UK. To give the details of this most historical county is to set it in the centre of literature, landscaped gardens and horticultural delights, primarily Blenheim Palace (Capability Brown and Winston Churchill’s birth place), Stowe, Sulgrave House (with its early American connections), Upton House, Stonor Park, Waterperry Gardens and herb farms including the National Herb Centre and Oxford's Botanic Gardens. Many of the great houses host an attaractive range of events and festivals throughout the year such as the Spring Jousting Tournament in May at Blenheim Palace - perfect for planning a weekend break in a holiday ciottage.
A luxury Cotswold village cottage with superb interior design and furnishings, Yarrow is a thatched, dog-friendly holiday cottage near Chipping Norton sleeping 4. It is an absolute dream holiday home for a romantic escape or a small family self-catering holiday in the Gloucestershire countryside.
- Sleeps 4
- Bedrooms 2
- Bathrooms 1
The Chestnuts is a large, Eco-Luxe, 5-Star Gold Cotswold holiday Cottage in Shilton, an unspoilt village near historic Burford in Oxfordshire. Sleeps 10. This award-winning cottage has been beautifully renovated and furnished to create a relaxing and child friendly rural retreat in the Cotswolds.
- Sleeps 10
- Bedrooms 3
- Bathrooms 3
A quaint, secluded pet-friendly cottage sleeping 2-4, recently refurbished in 2014. Set in a remote rural corner of Oxfordshire near Banbury within a stable courtyard. Enjoy beautiful country walks in The Chiltern Hills and The Cotswolds.
- Sleeps 4
- Bedrooms 1
- Bathrooms 1
Iconic buildings in Oxford, the County town, include the Bodleian Library, home to millions of precious, rare and contemporary books, the Ashmolean Museum, St. John's College and Christ Church can be viewed, most of them from a boat trip; or self-punt yourself on the early reaches of England's premier river, the Thames. Away from the Isis, as The Thames is known in Oxford take an open-top bus tour, joining a guided walking tour or on a bicycle,
Introduce the younger members of the family to Thomas the Tank Engine at Didcot Railway Centre and check out the rolling stock of early Great Western Railway steam engines there, still a draw for the male population, both young and old; and then those other childhood favourites, Badger, Mole and Toad from "The Wind in the Willows" at Henley's River and Rowing Museum. Henley is also a great venue for hiring a rowing or motor boat for a sedate cruise up and down the Thames for a full or half day.