Luxury cottages Oxfordshire

The Dreaming Spires of Oxford, the beautiful River Thames and a World Heritage Site, there’s so much to see and do whilst staying at one of our luxury cottages in Oxfordshire. So, here is our guide to the Top 5 places to visit.

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1. Oxford

Known as the city of ‘dreaming spires’, Oxford is home to one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Europe. Many of the famous colleges can be visited as well as the Bodleian – one of the great libraries of the world – the wide-ranging collection at the Ashmolean Museum, and the oldest botanic gardens in the world. There are also boat trips on the River Thames or punting on the River Cherwell. Guided walking tours and open-top bus sightseeing tours are great ways of taking in the city’s architecture and heritage.

2. The Chilterns

The Chilterns form a long chalk escarpment stretching from Oxfordshire through Buckinghamshire to Bedfordshire. They are covered in impressive beech woods where a walk is a joy at any time of year but especially when the trees are in their autumnal splendour. Dotted throughout the Chilterns, it is still possible to find charming, half-timbered country pubs selling traditional ales.

Cotswolds3. The Cotswolds

As the Thames winds westwards from Oxford towards its source in Gloucestershire, the charming towns and villages take on a Cotswold appearance with honey-coloured sandstone buildings, many dating back to Georgian times including Witney, Burford, Great Tew and Minster Lovell among others. This delightful region is quintessentially English and one of the most beautiful areas in the country, as well as the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England.

4. Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace is a World Heritage Site, one of England’s finest houses, and a great day out. It is the birthplace of Winston Churchill (he is buried in the nearby village of Bladon). The interior is an outstanding example of English Baroque architecture whilst the vast surrounding parkland was designed by Capability Brown. All the family will be delighted by the many attractions in the grounds including the small train and a maze.

5. Abingdon

The former county town of Berkshire Abingdon sits on the right bank of the River Thames, a short distance downstream from Oxford. The magnificent County Hall dominates the Market Place. The building stands on pillars with a market space sheltering under the courtrooms. The County Hall is the venue of an unusual annual event which has been occurring for at least two hundred years. Here, fruit buns are thrown from the roof to crowds of people waiting in the market place below.

With its selection of luxury cottages Oxfordshire is a great location for a get-together with family, friends or just as a couple.

Check availability Plane Tree House, Woodstock, Oxfordshire
Sleeps 8 * 3 Bedroom(s) * 3 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £5621649 per week * Ref: GCG4987
Pets allowed: No * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 5

Dating from the 17th century, Plane Tree House is a spacious property situated close to the centre of Woodstock and only minutes from Blenheim Palace. Oxford, the city of ‘dreaming spires’, is less than 10 miles away. The city is famous as the home of one of the oldest and most highly revered un...
Check availability The House on the Green, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
Sleeps 6 * 3 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £405980 per week * Ref: GCG5063
Pets allowed: No * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 5

A three-storey, end of row cottage on a private green bordered by century-old chestnut trees on the edge of the historic market town of Chipping Norton. The House on the Green occupies a quiet leafy location, yet only a couple of hundred yards from the bars, restaurants and boutique shops in the cen...
Check availability The Studio, Grafton, Oxfordshire
Sleeps 2 * 1 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £377801 per week * Ref: GCG5064
Pets allowed: No * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 5

A studio conversion with wood-burning stove situated in the quaint hamlet of Grafton in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside. The Studio lies adjacent to the owner’s home and provides an excellent holiday location....
Check availability Hound Cottage, Burford, Oxfordshire
Sleeps 4 * 2 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £461856 per week * Ref: GCG5065
Pets allowed: No * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 5

Hound Cottage is situated at the top of the picturesque high street in the beautiful and historic town of Burford, with views to the hills beyond. One of a pair, this charming, Grade II listed, 17th-century holiday cottage has been refurbished to a very high standard....
Check availability Dinckley Lodge, Burcot on Thames, Oxfordshire
Sleeps 6 * 3 Bedroom(s) * 3 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £9602087 per week * Ref: GCG5066
Pets allowed: No * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 5

Dinckley Lodge is situated on the banks of the River Thames in the small hamlet of Burcot-on-Thames, close to Abingdon. It is situated directly on the bank of the River Thames, with its own fenced garden with outstanding views across the river towards Wittenham Clumps....