Historic vibes with a modern twist

Wroxton is a charming North Oxfordshire village with honey-coloured ironstone cottages and farmhouses dating back to the Jacobean era, and is one of the most thatched villages in England.

Wroxton stands in the shadows of Wroxton Abbey, a 13th century Augustine Abbey rebuilt for William Pope in the 17th century, with its own serpentine lake, and makes a perfect setting for a leisurely stroll.

The identity of the village has been beautifully preserved over time – there’s a central green with thatched duck house by the pond. It even has its own duck rota – simply put your name down to tend for them!

The Wroxton House Hotel features bijou wine bar, Vin-X, and The Hearty Hedgehog for stylish, gastro dining. You’re spoilt for choice in all the surrounding villages when it comes to Sunday Lunch, followed by picturesque family walks aplenty in the English countryside.

Local life around the village

The historic market town of Banbury is within easy reach, complete with extensive entertainment facilities, a Lido for family fun, and all the major supermarkets including Waitrose and a large M&S.  Close by is the wonderful Daylesford Farm and the cosmopolitan Soho Farmhouse, with stables, swimming, restaurants, electric barn cinema and an array of fitness classes, as well as the iconic Cowshed spa.

With great connectivity from Banbury train station, you can be in Central London in just 55 minutes, and Birmingham within the hour. There are also excellent links to the M40 and road network beyond. Stratford-upon-Avon, meanwhile, with Michelin-starred Salt and fine dining restaurants, is a 25-minute drive, whilst Oxford is very accessible too.

Wroxton Primary School is just a few minutes walk, and Great Tew Primary School is a short drive away. There are also several excellent local secondary, grammar and independent schools in the vicinity.

  • Closest village/town: Lots of lovely Nortn Cotwsold Villages like Hook Norton, Illmington, The Rollrights and Great Tew are on your doorstep.
  • Supermarket: It's all about delivery from Ocado right?
  • Pubs: It's all about the wine bar in the village.
  • Walks: Endless countryside walks from your front door