The village of Clanfield is set amid fields and woods, in Oxfordshire. It is three miles south of the town of Carterton, in the Thames Valley, close to the river’s northern bank. On the doorstep of holiday cottages in Clanfield, a stream runs through the village, spanned in places by ancient stone bridges. There is a village green, and a graceful parish church with several interesting features, including a Norman tympanum, and a tower with a ring of eight bells. Highly recommended on self-catering holidays in Clanfield, the Clanfield Tavern is an atmospheric place for a pint of Oxfordshire ale, with fires, and excellent food, prepared with fresh, local ingredients. Nearby, Blakes Kitchen serves good coffee and homemade cake. A footpath runs alongside the stream, passing several weeping willows on its route to neighbouring Radcot. Nearby, at Little Clanfield, a pair of old watermills can be seen. The green hills and picturesque stone villages of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are a scenic drive northward from Clanfield, while the magnificent university buildings of Oxford are close enough for a day trip, a short distance to the village’s east..

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Hunter Court spoils guests with its lovely mature gardens and refined, luxurious interior. The rural cottage in Clanfield, Oxfordshire offers seclusion on multiple acres and boasts a large conservatory, spacious light-filled rooms and the promise of a memorable holiday in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Hunter Cottage is a newly-built romantic cottage offering sophistication and seclusion in Clanfield, Oxfordshire. Set in a lovely corner of the Cotswolds, the contemporary rural cottage boasts views of surrounding fields & an orchard from its ample gardens, as well as an airy and elegant interio...

On Bourton Road, The Plough is a popular restaurant in a 16th century stone house, serving delicious dishes prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients. The Clanfield Tavern is a few doors away, serving local ales and a menu of pub classics. On Main Street, there is a shop and post office, with a café and bakery selling fresh bread and excellent coffee. At neighbouring Little Clanfield, there were once two watermills at the brook, one of which remains operational. Just south of the village, and well worth a visit on self-catering holidays in Clanfield, Friar’s Court is a moated farmhouse with lovely gardens.

A couple of miles east of Clanfield, Bampton is a larger village that has become well-known as the location for Downton Abbey. Fans of the show can visit the Old Rectory and the library, as well as Highclere Castle, which is a half-hour drive into the North Wessex Downs, and was the location of the abbey. 

Self-catering holidays in Clanfield are popular among visitors who want to explore the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, home to rolling countryside and ancient villages built from honey-coloured stone. 

Recommended Places to Visit

Farmer Gows

Enjoy Meet the Animals workshops, including bottle and hand-feeding of lambs and goats, at this working farm near Fernham.

Cotswold Wildlife and Parkland

One of the Cotswolds’ top family-friendly attractions, with 160 acres of parkland and more than 260 species.

Friars Court

A wander through the beautiful gardens of this moated Cotswold house is highly recommended, on the banks of the River Thames, just south of Clanfield.

Crocodiles of the World

The UK’s only crocodile zoo, offering hands-on encounters, and underwater viewings.

Museum of Computing

The history of computers and digital development is explored at this excellent museum in Swindon.