The perfect romantic getaway, Banksiae is positioned within a wing of this beautifully elegant country house. Conveniently situated close to Woodstock and Blenheim Palace on the edge of the Cotswolds. Nestled in its own botanical haven it is just a stone's throw away from Bicester Village, Soho Farmhouse and the historic City of Oxford.
This luxurious two bedroom apartment is a real treat as you will be in a unique setting within the grounds of a traditional plant nursery. The interior of this spacious first-floor apartment is simply charming. The owners have thoughtfully blended the original features with modern home comforts. Banksiae is adorned with a lovely mixture of vintage and contemporary furniture including a sumptuous bespoke 7' 6" master bed for the ultimate in comfort. The cosy and inviting atmosphere is further enhanced by the simple but stylish decoration and furnishings throughout. A leisurely breakfast can be enjoyed in the bay window whilst admiring the rural panoramic views across the Cherwell Valley.
Banksiae is inspired by the climbing rose "Banksiae Lutea", whose sprays of pale lemon blooms festoon the walls of the nursery house each spring. Named after the intrepid explorer SirJoseph Banks who studied in Oxford before setting off on his famous plant hunting voyages of discovery for Kew.
After your own day's exploration of Oxfordshire's delightful countryside and attractions you can return to the leafy surroundings of the nursery "Tea Garden."There you can relax and enjoy a delicious slice of handmade cake and a cup or two of English tea whilst planning your next day's adventure.
However you choose to spend your time at Banksiae, your stay will be sure to be most pleasurable and splendid.
"An exceptionally well refurbed cottage with so many of the original features being maintained and with such a wonderful homely feel. Thank you so much for a memorable short stay. What a great way to see out the old year and to see in the new. Liz and Andrew certainly went above and beyond to make us all feel very welcome. Their attention to detail is second to none; providing so many little extras. Wishing you every success for 2019."Steve, Roz & Sam - December 2018
"Thank you so much for creating such a beautiful property and sharing it with us. We feel very privileged to be the first guests! We really appreciated the very warm welcome, the Christmas tree, the flowers and all the other treats that made out stay truly special. We look forward to returning very soon! With all the very best for 2019."Sandie & Emma (and mum!) - December 2018
Unfortunately, Banksiae does not accept pets
Please note from 1st December to the 24th December a charity fundraiser which is a Father Christmas Cycle-athon is held at the nursery between 0900-2000 but should not ruin your stay. Also during these dates, the nursery transforms into a magical Christmas tree forest!
There is one allocated off road parking space and plenty of other parking on the driveway if needed
The property is on the first floor