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Top 5 holiday homes near The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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Aerial view of Oxford and Oxford University

When visiting Oxford, UK, The Ashmolean Museum has to be high on your list of things to see. It's renowned for a reason, so be sure to go and see what all the fuss is about. It isn't every day you find yourself so close to something so special.

Where to stay near The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford

Here is our pick of the top 5 holiday homes. Make your choice and treat yourself to a luxury stay.

The Cobnut

The Cobnut, Plum Guide home in Oxfordshire

The Cobnut, Plum Guide home in Oxfordshire

Click to book The Cobnut now: from £217 per night The Cobnut, set in a lush farmland in the largest of the 38 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is understandably right out of a fairytale. Set on a decades-old family farm, not only does the home attain a high level of modern luxury in a rustic setting (easy to see why it bagged so many tourism awards), it is just as closely connected to the gorgeous outdoors. On the 70-acre private meadow, both adults and kids can enjoy croquet, kite flying, badminton, volleyball, Giant Jenga, plus a dozen other activities. For rainy days, settle into the well-equipped indoor games room or turn on the movie projector. With idyllic English countryside, botanical gardens and medieval architecture all around, the host has a treasure trove of biking and hiking trails based on your interests. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Sleepy Leopard

Sleepy Leopard, Plum Guide home in Oxfordshire, UK

Sleepy Leopard, Plum Guide home in Oxfordshire, UK

Click to book Sleepy Leopard now: from £500 per night If you're after countryside tranquility but don't want to compromise on modern style and comfort, this brilliant barn conversion makes for a memorable Cotswold escape. The river Thames runs along the end of the garden, and there’s even a private jetty, so you can swim or paddle board in the river. With six bedrooms – each with its own ensuite – this huge home can accommodate your whole extended family for that annual family reunion or special celebration, and you can even bring your furry friends along. We love how well equipped this home is when it comes to keeping the whole group together and entertained – from the large rustic trestle table to the snug with beanbags and a large flatscreen TV, where you can catch up on your favourite shows or watch classic movies. Packing your walking shoes is a given, but don't forget your swimming trunks too, if you are planning to make use of the steamy hot tub for a stargazing session. Sleeps up to 14 | 6 Bedrooms | 6 Bathrooms

The Hazelnut

The Hazelnut, Plum Guide home in Oxfordshire, UK

The Hazelnut, Plum Guide home in Oxfordshire, UK

Click to book The Hazelnut now: from £126 per night This small but cosy cottage is a great base for those looking to enjoy the area's outstanding nature. Make your way through the rolling fields, drop by local pubs for lunch and be sure to visit nearby Hook Norton's brewery. This is generally a great spot for outdoor enthusiasts and you're also within a short drive of Oxford if you fancied an afternoon in town – best of both worlds. Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

White Hart Cottage

White Hart Cottage, Plum Guide home in The Cotswolds

White Hart Cottage, Plum Guide home in The Cotswolds

Click to book White Hart Cottage now: from £200 per night Situated in a small Cotswolds hamlet of Little Minster, White Hart Cottage is a perfect retreat when you just need to spend some time in nature. You'll be in a perfect location to explore the Cotswolds area of outstanding natural beauty, but taking the car to Oxford for some cultural sightseeing won't take you too long either. After you're done with all that fresh air, this home will welcome you into its cosy and relaxed embrace, consisting of a beautiful balance between the old and the new. With two gardens, dining outdoors will become a comfortable routine in the summer, but you might be able to get a few nice days out in the colder months as well. We loved the abundance of cosy nooks where you can look out and daydream, but this home is equally good at bringing everyone together in the dining area or by the wood-burning stove. At night, retreat to the quiet bedrooms for some well-deserved rest and prepare for a new day of exploring the naturally beautiful surroundings. Sleeps up to 4 | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Gloucester Old Spot

Gloucester Old Spot, Plum Guide home in The Cotswolds

Gloucester Old Spot, Plum Guide home in The Cotswolds

Click to book Gloucester Old Spot now: from £200 per night This quaint Cotswold cottage is located in the heart of the thriving market town, Moreton-in-Marsh. Just one look at the sandstone facade is all you need to get a feeling for exactly what this home will be like on the inside, and it doesn't disappoint. It boasts beautiful original timber beams, flagstone flooring, exposed stone walls and a wood burner in the cosy living room. The stunning farmhouse kitchen leads to a charming courtyard garden with plenty of seating and a barbecue to make the most of long summer evenings. The town is located within an Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty, which definitely merits further exploration. However, due to the direct train links to London, this North Cotswold town makes for a perfect countryside escape without necessarily needing a car. You can find everything you need along the half-mile span of the town, with a choice of restaurants, shops and pubs right on your doorstep. Check out The Manor House Hotel for an eight-course tasting menu or sophisticated à la carte options. Alternatively, enjoy the lunchtime kick-off over a pint at The Black Bear Inn on the High Street. Take your pick from a couple of small supermarkets where you can stock up on essentials, while The Cotswold Cheese Company offers up a mouthwatering taste of the town. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

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