National Winners of VisitBritain’s Excellence in England Gold and Silver Awards for self-catering holiday of the year 1998 and 2003
Twelve stylish and luxurious Victorian self-catering cottages sleeping 2-10 in an area of outstanding natural beauty half an hour from Oxford. Set in impressive landscaped gardens, the cottages combine the best of old and new; open fires, four poster beds and antique furniture as well as state of the art bathrooms, kitchens and central heating. There is croquet, tennis, an indoor swimming pool with spa and gym and a games room in the grounds, and fly fishing, riding and golf nearby. We have a new indoor swimming pool, gym and spa rooms.
A delightful place to unwind and a perfect base for touring the Cotswolds, the cottages, to quote the award citation, offer “Superb quality, giving visitors a taste of what’s best in England, and welcoming children too.” Area Details Bruern is a tiny hamlet in the Evenlode Valley, an officially designated ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ in the heart of the Cotswolds. Nearby are famously beautiful villages like Great Tew, Bibury and the romantic ruins of Minster Lovell, and handsome towns of golden Cotswold stone, like Burford, Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh.
Bruern's location makes it an excellent base for exploring the Cotswolds: Oxford is half an hour away, Stratford-upon-Avon under an hour, and Cheltenham much the same. As well as stately homes like Blenheim Palace, Chastleton House and Warwick Castle, some of England's loveliest gardens are nearby: Hidcote; Kiftsgate; Sezincote; Rousham Park; and Sudeley Castle. On the way you can indulge yourself, antiquing in Stow-on-the-Wold, designer bargain hunting in Bicester Village and stopping off for lunch in the excellent local pubs and restaurants. Children can explore the Cotswold Wild Life Park, the Model Village at Bourton-on-the-Water, Bourton Model Railway and the Cogges Manor Farm Museum.
There’s an eighteen hole golf course at Lyneham ten minutes walk away, fly fishing at Cornbury Park, riding a short drive away, racing at Cheltenham, boating at Lechlade and wonderful walking along the Oxfordshire Way, which runs through Bruern and the BBOWT nature reserve. Travel Details Heathrow Airport 60 miles, Kingham Railway Station 3 miles.
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