Where to stay around Oxfordshire?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 468 holiday lettings near Oxfordshire. From 179 cottages to 117 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Oxfordshire is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Oxfordshire?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Oxfordshire. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Oxford: 278 holiday homes
  • Reading: 306 holiday homes
  • UK Wolf Centre: 213 holiday homes
  • Henley-on-Thames: 206 holiday homes
  • Banbury: 104 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Oxfordshire! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Oxfordshire?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Oxfordshire with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Oxford: 278 holiday lettings
  • Reading: 306 holiday lettings
  • Henley-on-Thames: 206 holiday lettings
  • Burford: 498 holiday lettings
  • Woodstock: 244 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Oxfordshire?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Oxfordshire are:

  • Brize Norton Airport (BZZ): 938 self catering accommodations
  • Kidlington Airport (OXF): 625 self catering accommodations
  • Fairford Airport (FFD): 845 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Oxfordshire?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Oxfordshire. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • UK Wolf Centre: 213 holiday rentals
  • Cotswolds Woollen Weavers: 905 holiday rentals
  • Cotswold Wildlife Park: 1,031 holiday rentals
  • Oxfordshire Golf Club: 348 holiday rentals
  • Blenheim Palace: 684 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Oxfordshire listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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Make a Holiday Rental or Cottage in Oxfordshire your home away from home

Oxfordshire is a delightfully quaint part of the English countryside, steeped in history and festooned with picturesque scenes worthy of any decorative chocolate box! There seem to be two sides to Oxfordshire holidays; firstly, holidays taking advantage of the incredible rural beauty, whether by travelling slowly through it or simply immersing yourself in the warmth of the local community, or secondly, Oxford holidays sightseeing in the county’s capital city, where many centuries of history are brought to life.

Things to do on holiday in Oxfordshire

The Oxfordshire Cotswolds are a stunning region of rolling hills, chalk streams and functioning market towns, and offers one of the best places in England for walking, cycling and riding holidays. With over 500 miles of footpaths, bridle paths and cycle routes across the country, it is no wonder that Oxford accommodation is so highly regarded by walkers and lovers of the British countryside. Walking, cycling or riding along the Fosse Way will quickly brings you into the stereotypical Oxfordshire countryside, adorned with golden stone cottages and market towns.

You can always get a round of golf whilst staying in Oxford accommodation. There are many excellent golf courses throughout the region, both 18 hole and 9 hole. You can also try your hand at many other activities from fishing to flying a small plane!

There are many tourist attractions around Oxfordshire, and not only in the capital city, Oxford. Blenheim Palace, the Vale of the White Horse, the Cotswold Wildlife Park and Mattocks Rose Garden all receive huge numbers of visitors, who leave both impressed and inspired.

Places to go on holiday in Oxfordshire

The city of Oxford is a great city with many different facets of interest, from the Guided Ghost tours to the famous buildings of the university. Floating or punting down the river on a fine summer day gives you one of the finest views of the city, and one which is rarely seen. The Oxford Canal is also a great place to fish.

Henley-on-Thames is a delightful town on the way towards London, but for one weekend a year, when the Henley Royal Regatta drifts into town. This is a particularly good time to be in Oxford, but trying to secure Oxford accommodation during this week may pose problems!

Weather in Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire shares the varied weather that the rest of England has to deal with, but speaking generally, average temperatures in January are quite mild, remaining around 7°C even during cold periods. In summer, the countryside becomes awash of colours, and daily temperatures reach an average of 22°C, but whenever you decide to take Oxford accommodation, packing a jacket is a good idea!

Travel to Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire is well connected, especially due to its relative proximity toLondonand the transport networks associated with England’s capital. Whether you are driving or travelling by public transport, there should be no problems in reaching your self catering Oxfordshire holiday accommodation.

Going outdoors in Oxfordshire county

The lush countryside and winding rivers of this bucolic county are just some of the reasons it remains such a popular place for outdoorsy types. Oxfordshire holiday cottages in the Cotswolds – a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the western fringes of the region – will be right next to some beautiful rambling paths. The village-to-village route that goes from Milton-under-Wychwood to medieval Fifield is a perfect example, crossing heathlands and the shadowy Wychwood Forest. The Thames Path National Trail can also be joined, wiggling through to the Chiltern Hills and, eventually, to the fringes of buzzing London.

Exploring the natural landscape of Oxfordshire

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Oxfordshire is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Christ Church Meadows (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • University Botanic Gardens (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Waterperry Gardens (10 mi / 16.1 km)
  • Rousham House and Gardens (10.3 mi / 16.5 km)
  • Thames Path (14.3 mi / 23.1 km)
  • Lardon Chase - the Holies and Lough Down (18.2 mi / 29.3 km)