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Relax amid dreaming spires and picture-postcard villages

The attractive county of Oxfordshire is home to a host of idyllic Cotswold villages and towns, including Chipping Campden, Burford and Witney. Then of course, there’s Oxford itself — the ‘city of dreaming spires’— with its magnificent university buildings, grand museums and punt-plied rivers. 

Be swept up in the beauty of this region with a stay at one of its most picturesque holiday homes. Our collection of luxury villas, cottages and stately homes in Oxfordshire centre on rural retreats, giving you a chance to enjoy the English countryside in complete comfort. Many of our properties here are family- and dog-friendly, while all are exceptionally presented. Feel like the lord of the manor in your very own Oxfordshire home from home. 

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About Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire encompasses the northeastern corner of the Cotswolds, the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales. It’s typified by rolling green countryside and honey-hued villages — built with the same amber-coloured limestone used in the construction of Oxford’s famous university. Be sure to stop by chocolate-box favourites including Chipping Campden and Burford — known as ‘the gateway to the Cotswolds’.

Any visit to this county is incomplete without getting to know Oxford and its historic grandeur. The city is renowned for its university, which — established in 1096 AD — is the oldest in the English-speaking world. Admire its ‘dreaming spires’, the characteristically rotund Bodleian Library and the quiet college courtyards during a guided tour. Harry Potter fans may recognise several locations that were used in the film series, most famously the Great Hall of Christ Church (sans the Sorting Hat). Tolkien drew from the same well of inspiration 43 years earlier, basing areas of Middle-earth on the city and surrounds. 

Oxford also houses a number of superlative museums, including the Ashmolean, the Museum of Natural History and Pitt Rivers. If you have little ones in tow, the fascinating exhibits are sure to stir their imaginations, and perhaps spark an interest in nature, anthropology or palaeontology (what child doesn’t love dinosaurs?).

Oxfordshire’s pretty villages and handsome city promise the whole family a holiday as rich in culture as it is in beauty.

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