Nr Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • 3
  • 2

Named after a beautiful rose, Banksiae is an oasis to hide away in and escape the world. With rolling, English Cotswold countryside surrounding you but also being a stone's throw away from the city of Oxford it makes the ideal location to explore the area whilst enjoying a luxurious stay.

  • Set in the hub of a working plant nursery
  • A specially designed master bed that is 7'6" long!
  • Seven miles from Oxford, Bicester Village and in the heart of the Cotswolds

About Banksiae

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.

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"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

What makes this area
So special...

Set In the hub of a working plant nursery you will find lots to look around and also the tea room serving fantastic cakes! If travelling by train Oxford Parkway 4 Miles (Oxford or Marylebone Via Bicester Village), Tackley 2.7 miles (Oxford or Paddington ) can be found. In the local area Bicester Village, the city of Oxford, Woodstock and Blenheim Palace are all within 7 miles of Banksiae and the local pub is under half a mile away.

Property details

Sleeps 3 in 2 bedrooms with 1 bathroom
There are 2+ parking spaces on a driveway
Cot and highchair available upon request

Ground Floor
Entrance through a private front door into an entrance hallway and stairs leading to the first floor

First Floor
Sitting room: seating for four, SMART TV, Bluetooth speaker, board games, feature fireplace (not in use) table with seating for three
Kitchen: electric oven and hob, coffee machine, dishwasher, fridge with freezer box
Master Bedroom: (sleeps 2), Kingsize bed that has been custom made to be 7'6" long for taller guests
Bedroom Two: (sleeps 1), Single bed
Bathroom: large walk-in shower

Private enclosed garden with table and chairs and BBQ in the summer months

What you need to know

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

Wifi available

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Explore Oxfordshire

From the University of Oxford to the rolling hills of the Cotswolds there is so much to discover. Blenheim Palace is a must see, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill with over 200 acres of parkland and formal gardens.
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