The dreaming spires of Oxford and the city’s colleges and museums tell only half the story of a county rich in stately homes and gardens, rolling farmland, the Thames Path, pretty villages and bustling market towns. Experience Oxfordshire and you’ll soon realise that boredom doesn’t happen here. As the eastern gateway to the Cotswolds, honey-coloured stone cottages abound.
Oxfordshire holiday cottages can snuggle you up in rural luxury or jostle you into town life and events. As a base for discovering the birthplace of Winston Churchill, how bad your shopping habit really is at Bicester Villages or Oxfordshire’s Stonehenge at the Rollright Stones, you’ll be torn which direction to turn from the driveway each day. Foodies opting for self-catering cottages will delight in Oxford’s Covered Market. And while history buffs will be stumped with options they won’t find any cock horses to ride to Banbury Cross although its two ancients roads do still exist.
Make yourself a base and stay in Oxfordshire a while.