Gardeners Cottage is a wonderfully presented period holiday cottage in the Cotswolds. Exposed beams and traditional stonework still evident throughout, create the background for this charming character cottage in the Oxfordshire village of Shipton-under-Wychwood.
Gardeners Cottage is a wonderfully presented three bedroom period property set in the peaceful village of Shipton-under-Wychwood. With original exposed beams, traditional stonework, and wood burning stove this is a perfect holiday home in the stunning Oxfordshire countryside.
In addition to the three double bedrooms, one of which is en-suite, and the large family bathroom, this delightful property enjoys two sitting rooms, a large fully equipped kitchen, separate dining room seating six guests, and a large private walled garden. A courtyard area with a table and seating for six guests and a further comfortable seating area for four.
Shipton-under-Wychwood village is within walking distance from the cottage and is a great base from which to explore the vibrant city of Oxford and the gems of the Cotswolds, all just a short drive away. Guests can enjoy many country walks on the doorstep along with cycle paths in abundance, with many quaint tea rooms and pubs close by.
Winston Churchill's ancestral home, Blenheim Palace is one of the most magnificent stately homes in the country. The Palace is home to some fine works of art, but the gardens are equally worth spending time in, having been specially designed by Capability Brown. Make sure to take a trip on the miniature railway too!
Nestled in a peaceful loop of the River Evenlode, North Leigh Roman Villa dates back to the fourth century and is little more than ruins today. However, there is one special reason to come and visit. The villa is home to one of the largest and best-preserved Roman mosaic floors in the country.
If a visit to North Leigh whets your appetite for riverside ruins, Minster Lovell Hall is a 15th century manor house that lies next to the River Windrush. The ruined walls seem to mingle enchantedly with the trees, and there is a dovecote on the estate too.
Lodge Park's unusual claim to fame is that it is the only 17th century grandstand remaining in England. The building is quite unique, and the grounds are worth exploring too. This beautiful landscape is home to herds of deer and is great birdwatching country.
Oxford may be famous as the city of dreaming spires but there are plenty of other attractions to enjoy on a day trip here. Take a punt along the river, for instance, or visit the overwhelming collection of treasures and curios at the Pitt Rivers Museum. If you would like to visit one of the colleges, Christ Church has to be one of the most impressive.
Another town that is a must-see during your stay is Cheltenham, with its beautiful Regency period streets. For some top-notch shopping, visit Montpellier to the south of the town. If you are here during the summer, you are bound to catch a festival; they hold one for everything from science and food to literature and jazz to literature throughout the year.
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