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Top 5 holiday homes near Oxford University, UK

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Oxford University, UK

When visiting UK, Oxford University 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 Oxford University, UK

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

Bridle Blue

Bridle Blue, Plum Guide home in Oxford

Bridle Blue, Plum Guide home in Oxford

Click to book Bridle Blue now: from £200 per night Set within the secluded grounds of a private estate, this home offers up an idyllic country getaway with nature as your playground. Just two miles from the village of Eynsham and within easy reach of Oxford, it’s the perfect place to retreat while still being close to the region’s best attractions. Among its many striking features, the home’s large garden is a definite highlight. Children will love running around the green space with its climbing frame while adults will relish relaxing in the sun with a glass of something cold in hand. Gather around the outdoor table for an evening barbecue or cook up something delicious in the stylishly blue kitchen. With miles of trails and bridlepaths right on the home’s doorstep, there’s plenty of opportunities to venture out into the surrounding countryside with your canine best friend. With ample space inside and out, it’s the perfect home for reconnecting with nature, family, and friends. Sleeps up to 6 | 3 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom

Deery Me

Deery Me, Plum Guide home in The Cotswolds

Deery Me, Plum Guide home in The Cotswolds

Click to book Deery Me now: from £1000 per night Set within the rolling hills of Blenheim Palace Park is this luxurious Cotswolds cottage. It’s a unique opportunity to stay in the grounds of one of the most spectacular stately homes in Britain (and the birthplace of none other than Winston Churchill). Perfect for a family getaway, the kids will be entertained by endless nature, plus the zip line, trampoline, and swing. The adults will feel relaxed and removed from the hustle and bustle. Sit around the fireplace and sip a glass of wine, or head out for a glorious walk with the family to Blenheim Palace. Oxford’s only a fifteen-minute drive away too. As the day nears an end, watch the wildlife from your window as the sun sets on the day. Sleeps up to 6 | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Little Lamb

Little Lamb, Plum Guide home in Faringdon

Little Lamb, Plum Guide home in Faringdon

Click to book Little Lamb now: from £100 per night This small but perfectly formed shepherd’s hut is a real slice of country life. Set in the grounds of a traditional Cotswold cottage, and surrounded by beautiful countryside, it’s the kind of place that invites you to slow down and tune in to nature. Inside, there’s a cleverly designed pull out and put away bed and the petite kitchen has everything you could need for rustling up a romantic supper. Enjoy your morning coffee on the private patio that overlooks the owner’s small holding, before striking out on one of the local walking trails. The honeyed villages of the Cotswolds are a short drive away and you’re spoilt for choice with local pubs. In the evenings, turn on the twinkling fairy lights, pour a glass of wine and listen to the soft sounds of the countryside. There’s no television here, but who needs one when there are this many stars to gaze at? Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

Boysenberries

Boysenberries, Plum Guide home in The North Wessex Downs

Boysenberries, Plum Guide home in The North Wessex Downs

Click to book Boysenberries now: from £2500 per night This grandiose home offers a tailor-made experience for those wanting luxury, pro-level hosting, with the possibility of a fully catered stay with some seriously high-end food. This would be the perfect place for extended families or couples to get together to hold a special celebration or event together. There aren’t any cafes or shops nearby but you won't want for anything with glorious grounds, good food, sublime rooms and antiques to explore. This peaceful countryside retreat is the dream ticket out of the city. The design is an eclectic, refined mix of traditional and antique pieces, but it feels warm and homely. In the warmer months, savour the extensive gardens with alfresco drinks, or head to the terrace with plenty of seating, as well as a pizza oven and a separate barbecue. This regal home is a foodie's delight. Sleeps up to 18 | 9 Bedrooms | 11 Bathrooms

Featherstone

Featherstone, Plum Guide home in Oxfordshire

Featherstone, Plum Guide home in Oxfordshire

Click to book Featherstone now: from £600 per night Nestled in the quiet hamlet of Chimney, right on the edge of the Cotswolds, this family-friendly barn is ideal for a country getaway. Beamed ceilings, large windows and sumptuous seating create a welcoming and bright atmosphere, and with stylish bedrooms, a separate dining room and a super cosy living area, there's more than enough space for groups to spread out. Flex your culinary muscles in the rustic kitchen, curl up with an engrossing read in front of the woodburning stove, or make the most of warm weather and head outside to the garden. The enclosed courtyard is perfect for both pups and kids to run around in – while they play, adults can lounge on the outdoor sofa with a drink in hand. There's an alfresco dining table and a Weber grill if you're in the mood to barbecue, but the real highlight is the tin bath – at night, enjoy a soak under the stars. Many of the must-see Cotswolds villages are within driving distance when you're ready to explore, and Oxford is thirty minutes away by car. Or, stay closer to home and enjoy an afternoon ramble around the Thames-side paths in Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve, just a few minutes walk away. Sleeps up to 10 | 4 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms

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