Home to breathtaking skylines full of spires and domes, beautiful countryside, lush meadows, and some of the most picturesque rivers in England, Oxfordshire is a simply wonderful place to visit. Perfect for a dog-friendly escape, you can take pooch for a stroll through the cobbled Cotswolds villages, discover the heritage of Oxford, or explore the stunning scenery of the Chiltern Hills.
- Banbury, EnglandThis charming, Grade II listed cottage dates back to the 17th century and was formerly a sweet shop. Now having been lovingly restored to a good standard, the cottage still retains a wealth of character, with an inglenook fireplace, beams and stone walls but boasting comforts to give you that home from home experience. There is also a games/playroom with a games console to keep the younger guests entertained. The property will be decorated for guests staying over the festive period.
Perfectly situated in the heart of the picturesque village of Hook Norton, on the edge of the beautiful Cotswolds, with superb walks right from the doorstep and excellent local amenities, all within walking distance, including a local parish church, library and well-stocked general store. There are two public houses within walking distance, both serving food and where you can sample the locally made beer from Hook Norton Brewery. The Victorian brewery is also a lovely day out for guests with guided tours being offered, free beer samples and a visitors centre. The village is just a short distance from the market town of Chipping Norton where you can explore several antique shops, and a wide selection of coffee shops, restaurants and pubs. A short drive will take you to Blenheim Palace at Woodstock, Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford, known as the ’city of dreaming spires’. There are plenty of opportunities for guests to travel a little further and visit one of the many Cotswold towns such as Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water or Morton-in-Marsh. Whilst in Stow pop into the gorgeous Daylesford farm shop owned by Lady Bamford. The designer outlet village at Bicester is also worth a day out for those guests who enjoy some retail therapy, and the cottage is also only 8 miles from the exclusive soho farmhouse in Great Tew. Shop and pub 500 yards, restaurant 5 miles.£130From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Hook Norton, EnglandLocated in the village of Hook Norton, this Grade II listed holiday cottage is documented as having been part of a malthouse in the 17th century and is situated in the heart of the village. One of a row, it has been lovingly restored and retains many character features which include old stone floors and walls. Village life revolves around the old Norman church, quaint pubs and the village shop, which provides for guests’ daily needs. Hook Norton is best known for its Victorian Tower Brewery, the only remaining steam driven brewery still in operation in the UK. Other places of interest to visit include Stow-on-the-Wold (15 miles), Bourton-on-the-Water (19 miles) and Stratford-upon-Avon (23 miles). Shop and village inn 150 yards.£61From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Dean, EnglandSituated in the Cotswolds AONB, close by to the historic market town of Chipping Norton, South View Cottage is the ideal location for a fabulous walking holiday. In the heart of Dean, just a couple of miles from the pretty village of Chadlington, South View Cottage is the wing of a larger property, set in miles of beautiful countryside surrounded by an abundance of footpaths, cycle paths and bridleways that are a must for walkers, ramblers and cyclists. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant 3 miles.£67From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Chipping Norton, EnglandGrooms Cottage offers an ideal Cotswold retreat to get away from it all. The Cotswolds is home to some of the most unspoilt, historic and famous towns and villages in England and the location of this home will not disappoint! Surrounded by Cotswold stone houses, award winning pubs and rolling countryside perfect for county walks this cottage is the ideal base to explore all the area has to offer. Popular Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, better known as the Venice of the Cotswolds, and Morton-in-Marsh are all within a 15 minute drive.
This unique self-catering retreat for couples welcomes you from the moment you arrive. Inside you’ll find luxury in every nook and cranny from the fully-equipped kitchen, the super king-sized bed and the home made welcome hamper including fresh local eggs for breakfast and seasonal homemade liquor.
The sitting area has a floor to ceiling window allowing light to flood in even on wintery evenings and in the summer months you can enjoy your own courtyard garden.
College Farmhouse Cottage is perfect for solo travellers with a four-legged friend in tow, or for a romantic break with a difference.£95From price per night based on 7 night stay