In the south-western area of the Oxfordshire district in England lies the area known as Vale of Whitehorse. Encompassing the area between the River Thames and the Berkshire Downs, a Vale of Horse holiday is a perfect getaway for those who love the outdoors. With a range of pursuits and a wealth of attractions in the district, a Vale of White Horse holiday rental cottage is the perfect base from which to explore this beautiful part of England.
If you enjoy outdoor pursuits then a Vale of White Horse holiday rental cottage is the perfect base for you. From the beautiful, comfortable accommodation you can enjoy a variety of activities including golf, tennis, horse riding, swimming, cycling, walking, rowing, sailing and fishing. With such beautiful scenery to be found on a Vale of White Horse holiday, it is also a great destination for keen photographers and artists.
If you can tear yourself away from the outdoor activities there are lots of great attractions to be found whilst on a Vale of White Horse holiday. Definitely worth a visit is the Pendon Museum situated in the small parish village of Long Whittenham. Visitors can see replicas of cottages, houses and scenes from the 1920s, showing intricate details of how the area looked at this time. Although it is not representative of one place in the area, it gives visitors a taste of what life was like in the Vale of White Horse in the early 20th century. All of the models are hand-built, including the beautiful locomotives.
For those interested in British history a visit to the town of Wantage is a great day out. As the birthplace of King Alfred the Great, the town has a lot of historical importance. As well as the church which dates back to the 13th century, there is the Vale and Downland Museum which details the history of the town and the king's greatness at laying the foundations for a united England.
For those visitors who are keen to have a Vale of White Horse holiday rental cottage, you will be glad to hear that you can expect warm summers and cool winters. The hottest month of the year to visit generally is July, when the average daytime temperature reaches a respectable 21°C. Generally January is the coldest month, with average daytime temperatures of 7°C. Visitors on a Vale of White Horse holiday can expect only 2 inches of rainfall per year, making it a great place for an outdoor holiday.
Travellers starting out on a Vale of White Horse holiday will land at Heathrow Airport (LHR) which is just under one and a half hour's journey from the district. There are several airlines that have affordable, regular flights to the area including Aer Lingus, BMI and British Airways. Passengers can depart from several UK airports such as Belfast (BFS), Glasgow (GLA), Aberdeen (ABZ) Manchester (MAN) and Newcastle(NCL).