Cottages near Oxford
Take a stroll through history and discover the inspiration for literary legends such as CS Lewis, JRR Tolkien and Lewis Carroll
Oxford and the surrounding area conjure up visions of scholarly brilliance, legendary rowing, royalty, and eons of history. Discover town and gown as you explore Oxford’s fabled streets, where the colleges and chapels of the oldest university in the country create the iconic skyline of ‘dreaming spires ’. Take leisurely walks along the banks of the River Cherwell and River Thames (known as the Isis as it flows through Oxford), hop on a punt, or sample a proper pint in one of Oxford’s historic pubs.
Further afield you’ll find a treasure trove of delights at Bicester Village, a designer outlet shopping experience plus the only non-royal, non-episcopal country house in England to hold the title of palace – the magnificent house and gardens of Blenheim Palace. This area is on the edge of the Cotswolds and therefore the perfect base for exploring both the charms of Oxford and the enchanting villages and rolling hills the Cotswolds are renowned for.