This trim idyllic village abuts Blenheim Park and the parish church is famous for its medieval wall paintings. The Freelands’ old stone house sits on the edge of one of the greens. The feel inside is harmonious and airy: high rafters, polished wood, a hall dining room with light streaming through mullioned windows, a winter fire in the lived-in sitting room, simple spotless bedrooms. Your hosts are easy-going, the retriever is smiley and children are welcome. An Aga breakfast will include compote, yogurt, eggs from the hens, homemade bread and good coffee. Woodstock and Oxford are a hop, and you can walk to supper at the pub.