We've stayed at Buttermilk Stud three times now, which must say something in itself - twice on our own, and once with our youngest son and his partner. We've found it a charming, comfortable and relaxing oasis as we've traversed motorways across the country.
It is marvellously isolated and quiet, a limestone farmhouse down an avenue of trees in deep countryside but very convenient for main roads (Chipping Norton, Banbury, Oxford). George, Victoria and their young family are unfussily welcoming hosts. This is a real unpretentious family home and they are generous in allowing guests to feel that it is their home during the stay.
We've only been in summer - the gardens are a cottage-garden delight, with room to roam and obvious walks in most directions. The house is full of paintings - many by family members and friends - which gives a bright and stimulating ambience. The rooms are comfortable with everything necessary for an overnight stay, and en suite bathrooms. Breakfast is well-produced and ample, with lovely fresh fruit - and we had the Sunday paper. We haven't eaten there in the evening, but have been directed on various ocasions to two good local pubs (car necessary). The Falkland Arms at Great Tew is excellent - but you need to book.
We'll be back!
Peter & Maggie Lippiett
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- Buttermilk Stud Banbury, UK - England