Bampton, also known as Bampton-in-the-Bush, is a village in the Thames Valley, in Oxfordshire. Made famous in recent years as a location for Downton Abbey, it is undoubtedly one of the county’s most idyllic villages. Guests in holiday cottages in Bampton can visit the Old Rectory and the library, both of which have appeared on the show. The real Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle, is a 30-minute drive south of Bampton in the North Wessex Downs. Despite its moment in the limelight, little has changed in Bampton. Time appears to have stood still, with old pubs, shops, cafes and stone-built homes. The Horseshoe and the Romany Inn are welcoming pubs serving good food and local ales. The Shill brook meanders through the village before meeting the Thames, and there are many historic landmarks, including an 11th-century church and Weald Manor.
Morgans Farmhouse makes the ideal holiday home for large families and groups on holiday in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, a pet-friendly cottage near the village of Bampton with six bedrooms, kitchen with wine chiller, granary annexe with sitting room, and games room with pool table and table football.
This unique Cotswold Holiday stands in the picturesque village of Bampton, better known as the fictional village seen in the Downton Abbey TV series. This charming, luxury rural retreat lies within easy reach of Cotswold locations including Burford, Blenheim Palace and Oxford. Pets welcome.