Stratton Audley is situated in North Oxfordshire on the edge of the Cotswolds. In March 2014 Country Life Magazine rated Stratton Audley as one of the top Oxfordshire villages, highlighting it for its attractiveness and fast links to London and Oxford. It is only a five minute drive from Bicester North station with frequent trains to London Marylebone taking 50 minutes, but its tranquil setting takes you into a different world.
Within a 15 mile radius you have: the university City of Oxford; the ancient town of Woodstock with Churchill’s birthplace Blenheim Palace; Waddesdon Manor ancestral home of the Rothschilds; Stowe school and botanical gardens; and the international Grand Prix motor racing circuit of Silverstone.
The fast expanding town of Bicester is only ten minutes away with Bicester Village, Europe’s largest outlet shopping centre on its doorstep. This has numerous luxury fashion shops, homeware boutiques & discounted designer stores as well as some good restaurants. Bicester also has a 7 screen Multiplex Vue cinema.
Stratton Audley is a small rural village which has a traditional pub serving lunch and dinner, which is less than 100 meters from the barn. It has a twelfth century church and many public footpaths for interesting local walks. It is also a popular area for cyclists due to its gently undulating country roads winding between other pretty villages.
For the leisure traveller it’s a great location for exploring the Cotswolds and with the M40 only 15 minutes away, it is a convenient base for places further afield, whether on business or pleasure.
The Red Lion Pub, Stratton Audley (100 yards from the front door!) serves good traditional food.
The Muddy Duck in Hethe, our local gastro pub, is a 10-minute drive and has good bar food as well as a separate restaurant.
Bicester Village has Le Pain Quotidien, Villandry, Soho House Farm Shop.
The newly refurbished Lion in Wendlebury which is 12 minutes drive from us.
A list of further recommendations is available.