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Blaisdon House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | CotswoldsBlaisdon House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | Cotswolds
Boreham House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The South East | Downs & Channel CoastBoreham House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The South East | Downs & Channel Coast
Capheaton Hall | Exclusive Wedding Venue | UK | England | NorthumbriaCapheaton Hall | Exclusive Wedding Venue | UK | England | Northumbria
Capheaton Hall | Exclusive Homestay | UK | England | NorthumbriaCapheaton Hall | Exclusive Homestay | UK | England | Northumbria
Casa Colleverde | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | Italy | LiguriaCasa Colleverde | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | Italy | Liguria
Castel Porziano Rome | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | Italy | Lazio | RomeCastel Porziano Rome | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | Italy | Lazio | Rome
Castello di Potentino | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | Italy | TuscanyCastello di Potentino | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | Italy | Tuscany
Catsheys | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The West Country | Devon & CornwallCatsheys | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The West Country | Devon & Cornwall
Cider House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The West Country | Devon & CornwallCider House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The West Country | Devon & Cornwall
Dolffanog Fawr | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | Wales | North WalesDolffanog Fawr | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | Wales | North Wales
Easby Hall | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | Yorkshire & the Humber | Yorkshire DalesEasby Hall | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | Yorkshire & the Humber | Yorkshire Dales
Easby Hall | Exclusive Wedding Venue | UK | Yorkshire & the Humber | Yorkshire DalesEasby Hall | Exclusive Wedding Venue | UK | Yorkshire & the Humber | Yorkshire Dales
Fattoria San Martino | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | Italy | TuscanyFattoria San Martino | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | Italy | Tuscany
Field End House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | CotswoldsField End House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | Cotswolds
Godwick Hall | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | England | East AngliaGodwick Hall | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | England | East Anglia
Hesleyside | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | England | NorthumbriaHesleyside | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | England | Northumbria
Il Battistero Siena | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | Italy | TuscanyIl Battistero Siena | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | Italy | Tuscany
L'Atelier du Renard Argenté | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | France | The South of France | Provence & the Côte d'AzurL'Atelier du Renard Argenté | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | France | The South of France | Provence & the Côte d'Azur
Lemon House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | Italy | SicilyLemon House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | Italy | Sicily
Maison Lambot | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | France | The South of France | Provence & the Côte d'AzurMaison Lambot | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | France | The South of France | Provence & the Côte d'Azur
North Wing at Combermere Abbey | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | West MidlandsNorth Wing at Combermere Abbey | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | West Midlands
Number 5ifty 8ight Tavistock | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The West Country | Devon & CornwallNumber 5ifty 8ight Tavistock | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The West Country | Devon & Cornwall
Old Whyly | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The South East | Downs & Channel CoastOld Whyly | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The South East | Downs & Channel Coast
Palazzo Tommasi | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | Italy | TuscanyPalazzo Tommasi | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | Italy | Tuscany
The Church House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The South East | Downs & Channel CoastThe Church House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The South East | Downs & Channel Coast
The Coach House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | East MidlandsThe Coach House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | East Midlands
The Glove House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | CotswoldsThe Glove House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | Cotswolds
The Old Manor House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | CotswoldsThe Old Manor House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | Cotswolds
The Old Post Office | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | CotswoldsThe Old Post Office | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | Cotswolds
The Piggery | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | CotswoldsThe Piggery | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | Cotswolds
Trinity House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | CotswoldsTrinity House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | Cotswolds
Villa L'Aimée | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | France | The South of France | Provence & the Côte d'AzurVilla L'Aimée | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | France | The South of France | Provence & the Côte d'Azur

Focus On - Woodstock, Home to Blenheim Palace

Described in the Domesday Book as a royal forest, Woodstock is more famously known as the home of Blenheim Palace, an UNESCO World Heritage Site and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Blenheim Palace was built in the early 18th Century to celebrate the victory over the French in the War of the Spanish Succession and as a gift to the First Duke of Marlborough - the military commander who led the Allied forces in the Battle of Blenheim on 13th August 1704.

Only seven miles from Oxford, Woodstock is a fine Georgian town with a distinct Royal heritage, containing many attractive period buildings: the 18th Century Town Hall; the Church of St Mary Magdalene with its Norman doorway, early English windows and a musical clock, which plays tunes hourly.

  • pend a day at historic Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and one of England's finest 'royal' palaces
  • A stroll around the stunning landscapes of Blenheim Park makes for one of the finest walks in Oxfordshire and beyond
  • Visit Oxford, city of dreaming spires and the world's smallest cathedral, and enjoy one of the fabulous exhibitions at the famous, and recently restored, Ashmolean Museum
  • Tour the Cotswolds, a region of outstanding natural beauty, wonderful honey-coloured towns and villages with rich and extraordinary histories, breathtaking houses and gardens to visit and some of the most beautiful walking
  • Go shopping - explore the lovely shops of Burford, Stow on the Wold, Broadway and Chipping Campden, or even the designer experience at famous Bicester Village
  • Visit Rousham House and Garden - one of the finest examples of the first phase of English landscape design with many of its 18th Century features unaltered over time
  • If you are an afficionado of the Arts and Crafts movement, visit Kelmscott Manor, summer home of William Morris and housing an outstanding collection of the possessions and works of Morris, his family and associates, including furniture, original textiles, pictures, carpets, ceramics and metalwork

Stay in the glamorous and ultra luxurious Glove House, one of the finest bed and breakfasts in the Cotswolds. 

15th Dec 2015 12:00:00

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