HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in South Oxfordshire also enquired about apartments in Oxford, cottages in North Oxfordshire and cottages in Chichester

Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in South Oxfordshire, England your home away from home

There can’t be many better places to enjoy the best of the English countryside with pretty villages and yet still be just a short drive from the English capital. Such an area is South Oxfordshire, which is a beautiful part of England just a few miles to the west of London. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, campsites and B&Bs.

Things to do on holiday to South Oxfordshire, England

South Oxfordshire incorporates some charming towns including Henley on Thames, Wallingford, Didcot and Thame as well as some pretty villages like Dorchester and Stoke Row. There are some fantastic walks for hikers to enjoy along the Chiltern Hills as well as along the Thames Path and The Ridgeway, while cyclists can take to the designated Oxfordshire Cycleway or the disused railway line of the Phoenix Trail. If equestrian activities are more to your liking then there is an Equestrian Centre at Checkendon.

There are plenty of golf clubs in this area too with courses in Henley on Thames, Wallingford, Didcot and Thame for example. Henley is famous for its regatta held annually usually at the end of June and beginning of July, which involves rowing events and visitors can hire boats here throughout the year. Visitors can undertake many other activities in this part of the country such as bird watching with around 200 Red Kites in the area, or perhaps take a bird’s eye look at the beautiful landscape from a hot air balloon with rides offered from Thame.

There is a diverse mix of places to eat with many different international cuisines on offer from Asian to Italian as well as traditional British fare. People on self catering holidays may also like to try one of the many pubs, cafes, restaurants or tea and coffee shops in the area. A mixture of specialist shops with well known high street names can be found in South Oxfordshire including many arts and crafts shops, jewellers, boutiques as well as stores and markets offering local produce.

Places to visit on holiday to South Oxfordshire, England

There are many historic homes, galleries and museums to explore in South Oxfordshire including the River and Rowing Museum in Henley on Thames and Didcot Railway Centre, where Thomas the Tank Engine is a frequent visitor. Nature lovers will be able to enjoy some wonderful sights with places worth visiting including Little Wittenham Nature Reserve and Warburg Nature Reserve in Henley on Thames as well as numerous parks and gardens. Approximately half an hour away from Henley on Thames is Windsor, home of the famous castle as well as Legoland.

Weather in South Oxfordshire, England

The warmest time of the year to visit South Oxfordshire is generally July and August when the average high is approximately 21 to 22 degrees centigrade. July is usually also the driest month while October to January is the wettest time of the year with between 60 and 70mm average rainfall per month.

Travel to South Oxfordshire, England

London Heathrow Airport is only 30 minutes away from Henley via the M4 and handles flights from a large number of destinations across the globe. Trains from London Paddington Station have links from Reading that call at Culham, Didcot, Cholsey, Goring, Henley and Shiplake. The M4 and M40 provide easy access by road from London as well as the South East and Midlands areas of England.

    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (32 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 3
    Cottage #8161502
    32
    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
      • 1 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 3
      Apartment #1903605
      2
        • 1 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 3
        Apartment #6518047
        2
          Exceptional! 5/5
          (13 reviews)
          avg/night
          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Bungalow #1607211
          13
          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.9/5
            (22 reviews)
            avg/night
            • 2 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Cottage #2664
            22
            Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
              Excellent! 4.7/5
              (25 reviews)
              avg/night
              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 2
              Barn #8143485
              25
              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                avg/night
                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Apartment #1875336
                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                  • 6 BR
                  • 4 BA
                  • Sleeps 16
                  House #1950719
                  2
                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                    avg/night
                    • 8 BR
                    • 5 BA
                    • Sleeps 16
                    Barn #6794196
                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                      Exceptional! 5/5
                      (4 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      • 2 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Apartment #1804329
                      4
                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                        (12 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        • Studio
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Apartment #1149685
                        12
                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                          (12 reviews)
                          avg/night
                          • Studio
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Chalet #1778722
                          12
                            • 2 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Apartment #1886728
                            3
                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 5
                              Apartment #6797035
                              1
                                • 2 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 5
                                House #1909272
                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Chalet #6548220
                                  10
                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                    (11 reviews)
                                    avg/night
                                    • 7 BR
                                    • 6 BA
                                    • Sleeps 12
                                    Chateau / Country House #1035042
                                    11
                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Cottage #1726724
                                      2
                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 3 BA
                                        • Sleeps 7
                                        Cabin #8129573
                                        3
                                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                          (8 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          • 8 BR
                                          • 6 BA
                                          • Sleeps 18
                                          House #8017171
                                          8
                                          Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                            (43 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            • 9 BR
                                            • 5 BA
                                            • Separate Toilets
                                            • Sleeps 16
                                            House #418796
                                            43
                                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 5
                                              Apartment #1856867
                                              16
                                                • 4 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                House #6820727
                                                3
                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                  (19 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Apartment #448149
                                                  19
                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                    (6 reviews)
                                                    avg/night
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Apartment #6823362
                                                    6
                                                      • 5 BR
                                                      • 3 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                      • Sleeps 12
                                                      House #6936194
                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Cottage #6492413
                                                        11
                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 3
                                                          Apartment #6543334
                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                            (4 reviews)
                                                            avg/night
                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Apartment #8132089
                                                            4
                                                            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 4 BR
                                                              • 3 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                              House #1072919
                                                              5
                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                House #1638648
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Barn #6937085
                                                                  1
                                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                    (12 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Cabin #1989044
                                                                    12
                                                                    Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                      (5 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 7
                                                                      Apartment #6725343
                                                                      5
                                                                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 3
                                                                        Apartment #6091269
                                                                        1
                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                          Apartment #4476519
                                                                          3
                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 3
                                                                            Apartment #6518035
                                                                            1
                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                              Apartment #6021958
                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                Apartment #6744021
                                                                                2
                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 3
                                                                                  Bungalow #6102903
                                                                                  1
                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 9
                                                                                    House #6745447
                                                                                    5
                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                      Apartment #86453
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 3
                                                                                        Apartment #1634818
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 16
                                                                                          House #6891678
                                                                                          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • Studio
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                                            Apartment #1898499
                                                                                            1
                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                                              Apartment #6766067
                                                                                              1
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Cottage #6812537
                                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 9
                                                                                                  House #6967998
                                                                                                  1
                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                    (5 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 3
                                                                                                    Apartment #1306171
                                                                                                    5
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Apartment #1634810
                                                                                                      • 1 - 50 of 267
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Sehr schönes Cottage

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Der Aufenthalt in diesem wunderschönes Cottage war sehr erholsam. Als Ausgangsbasis für die Erkundung der Umgebung war das Cottage wunderbar. Wir haben die Zeit hier sehr genossen und können uns vorstellen hier wieder zu wohnen. Familie Steel waren nette Gastgeber und sehr hilfsbereit.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 20, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      A perfect shelter

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The studio is cosy and comfortable, fully equipped and quiet. Booking, arrival and departure were swift and efficient. Lloyd is a discrete, yet welcoming host, very responsive to queries. A place to come back to.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 14, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017