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Tips for a cultural break in Oxfordshire

Where better than to immerse yourself in culture than one of our most famous seats of learning – the city of Oxford.  So where should we start?   Maybe the library makes sense, where you can wonder at the thousands of books written over the centuries.

Bodleian Library

Bodleian Library

Spectacular buildings

Spectacular buildings

Famous the world over for its university and place in history, Oxford will intrigue you.  This city was the location for the internationally best selling TV show Morse, around every corner you can discover breathtaking buildings and transport yourself into bygone times.  Drop into the Ashmolean Museum, they run workshops and events all summer.

Ashmoleman Museum

Ashmolean Museum

A bustling cosmopolitan city with a perfect mix of ancient and modern there is always plenty to entertain. Whether it’s visiting one of the many historic buildings, colleges or museums, going out for a drink or a meal, taking in a show or shopping till you drop Oxford really does offer it all.  Don’t forget to hire a punt and take in the views from the river!

Punts on the river. Oxford, UK

So relaxing!

To explore Oxford and the surrounding area, which is quite stunning with it’s pale stone and fabulous countryside, you really will need to stay for a few days, so here are some ideas to make it into a great break away from home.  We have some wonderful cottages in Oxfordshire and the the local Cotswolds area.

Vale Cottage

Stanford-in-the-Vale, Oxfordshire
Sleeps: 5   |   Bedrooms: 3    |   From £406

This divine thatched cottage is set in the historic sleepy village of Stanford-in-the-Vale overlooking the village green and walking distance to a great little local pub. Upon arrival you are welcomed by a pretty white cottage with thatched roof and roses growing up the outside.

Only 30 mins from Oxford

Only 30 mins from Oxford

The Nook at Burford

Nr Burford, The Cotswolds
Sleeps: 2 Adults + babe in arms   |   Bedrooms: 1    |   From £85

Unique and quirky accommodation placed between Cheltenham and Oxford, offering the perfect bolthole to explore The Cotswold’s. The Nook at Burford is a delightful wood cabin which has been tenderly transformed into a charming love nest, perfect for romantic escapes.

Such a pretty interior

Such a pretty interior

Brook House

Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
Sleeps: 12   |   Bedrooms: 6    |   From £2,100

This glorious six bedroom house is perfect for bringing people together for family gatherings or celebrations. Set back off the road it is in a fabulous location, Brook House offers spacious living over three floors while being set within an acre of its own garden meaning there is plenty of room for everyone.

So elegant!

So elegant!

Brook Annex

Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
Sleeps: 6+1   |   Bedrooms: 3    |   From £600

Brook Annex is a light and sizable apartment based close to the chic market town of Beaconsfield. Attached to the annex is a larger property. This can be rented in conjunction, giving accommodation for larger parties. The annex can be accessed via its own front door and stairs that lead to a first floor. You will find a considerable sized lounge diner with views over gardens, compact kitchen and three good sized bedrooms.

Brook Annex is light and airy

Brook Annex is light and airy

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For more information about our Holiday Cottages in the UK or holiday cottages for large groups or our short break cottages please call the knowledgeable Mulberry Cottages booking team on 01227 464958 or email us on info@mulberrycottages.com, they are on hand 7 days a week!






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