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Top 5 holiday homes near Highclere Castle, Newbury, UK

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Highclere Castle, Newbury UK

When visiting Newbury, UK, Highclere Castle 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 Highclere Castle, Newbury, UK

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

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

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

White Dahlias

White Dahlias, Plum Guide home in The Cotswolds

White Dahlias, Plum Guide home in The Cotswolds

Click to book White Dahlias now: from £110 per night This cosy studio in the heart of sleepy Highmoor Cross is the perfect match for couples or solo travellers seeking an idyllic escape in the Cotswolds. Whitewashed walls give a feeling of spaciousness and cleverly positioned skylights flood the home with natural light. A squashy tan leather loveseat is an ideal spot for a moment to yourself, while the breakfast bar calls for a shared brunch with locally sourced produce. Pull on your wellies or jump on your bike and take to the numerous walking and cycling trails right on your doorstep. Head out on the forty-five-minute ramble to Grey’s Court – a Tudor country house with delightful gardens and a quaint tea room. Or, set off in the car for thirteen minutes to Henley-on-Thames and take a rowing boat out on the river. Finish the day with a pint of real ale and a slap-up meal in one of the market town’s many traditional pubs. Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

Babes In Toyland

Babes In Toyland, Plum Guide home in Oxfordhsire

Babes In Toyland, Plum Guide home in Oxfordhsire

Click to book Babes In Toyland now: from £550 per night Pretty as a picture, this period townhouse in the heart of Henley is the perfect choice if you're looking for a quintessential English home with everything right on its doorstep. Just moments away from the riverside, there are shops, restaurants and cafes aplenty and – best of all – the host has an agreement with the pub next door which can provide room service food and drink during your stay. Set over three floors and packed with character features, it's a charming place with a contemporary extension to the rear making for a bright, open plan living space. The kitchen is all set up for easy cooking at home, and you can choose to eat at the dining table or, if the sun gods are smiling, open up the bi-folding doors and sit out in the pretty courtyard garden. If you're here to do some serious walking in the Chiltern Hills, the addition of a boot room with a shower is useful, and there's a snug at the front of the house for cosy evenings in. Sleeps up to 10 | 4 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms

Holly Cottage

Holly Cottage, Plum Guide home in The Cotswolds

Holly Cottage, Plum Guide home in The Cotswolds

Click to book Holly Cottage now: from £200 per night Framed by climbing roses and jasmine, Holly Cottage, sits down a quiet country lane. If you're looking for traditional, picture-postcard England, it's the place to be. Wandering through the village of Coln St Aldwyns is like stepping back in time. There isn't a single modern development nearby, with most of the cottages built in the 17th and 18th Century. Close to the shop is the old bakery and bathhouse – the baths were heated by the bakery’s ovens! When you're not investigating the local history, the beautiful countryside makes for wonderful walking. Return in the evening for a bubble bath and a glass of wine by the fire. The covered barbecue makes for a great spot to enjoy an alfresco dinner, come rain or shine. Sleeps up to 8 | 4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

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