Looking to take a cottage holiday in Bampton? A small market town with a village feel, Bampton with its tree lined streets and stone-built houses is an idyllic place for a self-catering break with many buildings dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries.
What Bampton, Oxfordshire offers for Self-Catering Holidays
Bampton is well located for discovering some of the best of Oxfordshire on a cottage break; just half an hour's drive from Oxford and around mid-way between two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty; the Cotswolds and the North Wessex Downs (both of which are within driving distance).
Stay in Bampton and Discover some of the Best of Oxfordshire
• If you’ve ever seen ITV’s hit show Downton Abbey, you may recognise some of Bampton’s many historical buildings. That’s because a lot of them were used for filming many of the show’s outdoor scenes. St Mary’s Church, which dates back to the 12th century, regularly featured in the show and the old grammar school building, which is currently home to the Bampton Community Archive, served as the show’s hospital. Discover the works of art and regular exhibitions at the West Ox Arts Gallery and try to join in any Morris dance celebrations you might see.
• Oxford with its shops, cafes, eateries, rich history and riverside walks is not to be missed and is a mere 20 miles from Bampton.
• For more great days out, visit the Cotswolds, a quintessentially English region, and explore the verdant countryside with charming country villages and market towns scattered about. Enjoy countless outdoor activities and pursuits at the North Wessex Downs and admire its unspoilt landscapes, many of which have high-quality turf that makes them great for horse racing, an industry that thrives in this area.
Choose the best accommodation for your Bampton holiday. Whether you need to rent a family holiday home, a romantic retreat or a country house, if you decide to stay in Bampton, you’ll be well placed for exploring some of Oxfordshire's most scenic places. There’s plenty of variety in the town, with country cottages and townhouses available. We hope you find the perfect holiday cottage in Bampton for you.
Book a Bampton cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Oxfordshire on holiday.