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Near Oxford, Bolthole Retreats

Cottages near Oxford

Take a stroll through history in Oxford and discover the inspiration for literary legends such as CS Lewis

The city of Oxford and the surrounding area conjure up visions of scholarly brilliance. Legendary rowing, royalty, and aeons 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 ’. Follow in the footsteps of literary greats and see what inspired them.

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, explore the covered market, or sample a proper pint in one of Oxford’s historic pubs. You’ll likewise be spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out. Oxford has a wealth of eating spots to suit all budgets and palettes whether it be brunch, afternoon tea or a gourmet feast.

Beyond the city, there is a wealth of treasures to explore. Shopaholics will adore Bicester Village. A designer outlet shopping experience, so popular it has its own railway station. History lovers should head for Blenheim Palace in nearby Woodstock. This is the only non-royal, non-episcopal country house in England to hold the title of palace. It is the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and the house and estate always make for a great day out. Keep an eye out for the numerous events that take place here throughout the year.

This area is on the edge of the Cotswolds and brings a whole host of attractions within easy reach. Whether you want countryside footpaths and walking trails to wander, pretty villages and country towns to explore or world-class experiences to enjoy.

With both the urban delights of Oxford and the beautiful countryside on your doorstep, this glorious area really does offer visitors the best of both worlds. See below for our collection of holiday cottages near Oxford.

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