Garden Cottage is situated in the beautiful Wychwoods in the Cotswolds, ideally suited for countryside walks directly from the house. One can wander round the village (approx 20-30 mins circular walk) or across the fields only a few minutes from the house. The village has a ‘wild garden’ opposite the imposing Jacobean Mansion of Shipton Court and this garden is open to villagers and their guests all year round.
Blenheim Palace, A World Heritage Site, has many functions throughout the year culminating in the Palace being decorated for a Christmas Special at the end of the Season.
Gardens open to the public are the famous Hidcote (National Trust), Rousham House, Chastleton House, Cotswold Wildlife Park, Kelmscott Manor and many others all within 30 minute drive. (April-October).
Churches & Chapels
Beautiful St Mary’s in Shipton under Wychwood
St Martin’s Church Bladon where Sir Winston Churchill lies
St. Nicholas Church, Asthall & 13th Century St Oswald’s Church, Widford.
And many more.
Bourton on the Water and the Slaughters, Chipping Camden, Broadway
These are stunning examples of Cotswold Stone villages, lovely to wander around and boasting many activities for all the family in Bourton.
Oxford & Cheltenham Spa
Both are within easy distance (approx 22 miles) and offering much to do and see with museums, restaurants, shops etc.
Stratford Upon Avon
Birthplace of Shakespeare and easy to see on foot with reasonably priced parking nearby.
Only 45 minutes from Shipton.
Burford & Burford Garden Centre
Visitors could spend several hours at both of these – Burford being one of the most beautiful small towns in the Cotswolds with free parking and the Garden Centre nearby has an excellent restaurant and much to see otherwise.
This is the ‘Harrods’ food shop of the Cotswolds – superb organic food and wine, plus many other related products to see with wonderful displays. Only 7 miles away and near the picturesque Stow on the Wold Cotswold town.