Redwings Rescue Centre
2 miles from Stable Croft B&B, Oxhill – Meet rescued horses, ponies and donkeys on this beautiful 65 acre farm. The centre offers paddock walks, displays and activities, shop and cafe as well as the chance to learn about the charity’s work and enjoy the company of these fascinating animals.
Visit Redwings Rescue Centre website
3 miles from Stable Croft B&B, Oxhill – Late 17th-century house with significant art collections and superb terraced gardens
The house, built in 1695 of mellow local stone, was purchased and remodelled 1927–29 by Walter Samuel, 2nd Viscount Bearsted, Chairman of Shell 1921–46 and son of the founder of that company. Upton contains his outstanding collection of English and continental Old Master paintings including works by Hogarth, Stubbs, Guardi, Canaletto, Brueghel and El Greco; tapestries; French porcelain; Chelsea figures and 18th-century furniture. There is an exhibition of paintings and publicity posters commissioned by Shell during Viscount Bearsted’s chairmanship; also Lady Bearsted’s restored Art Deco bathroom. The garden is very fine, with terraces, herbaceous borders, kitchen garden, ornamental pools and an interesting 1930s water garden, together with the National Collection of Asters.
Visit Upton House website
Feldon Valley Golf Club
4 miles from Stable Croft B&B, Oxhill – Our course is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, and coupled with an interesting 18 hole par 71 course will provide a challenge that will test the skills of experienced golfers yet not intimidate newcomers to the game. In addition we have a large driving range facility, practice putting and chipping greens.
Golf Shop and General Enquiries: Tel: 01608 685336
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6 miles from Stable Croft B&B, Oxhill – Award winning, historic watermill – see the mill’s machinery driven by one of the country’s largest wooden waterwheels.
Visit Wellesbourne Watermill website
6 miles from Stable Croft B&B, Oxhill – An innovative art gallery in a Grade 1 Robert Adams Mansion House set in 120 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscape.
Visit Compton Verney website
Heritage Motor Centre
7 miles from Stable Croft B&B, Oxhill – Home to the largest collection of historic British Cars in the world. Exhibitions tell the story of the British motor industry and free tours bring the cars to life. Outside, there’s the Land Rover off-road experience (open every day), a go-kart track and children’s miniature roadway.
Visit Heritage Motor Centre website
8 miles from Stable Croft B&B, Oxhill – Stone-built house with fine 18th-century decoration and landscaped garden
This beautiful honey-coloured house, home of the Holbech family for over 300 years, was richly decorated in the mid-18th century. The interior plasterwork is some of the finest in the country. A superb landscaped garden of the 1740s remains largely unchanged, containing a broad terrace ornamented with temples.
Visit Farnborough Hall website
8 miles from Stable Croft B&B, Oxhill – Superb Tudor house and landscaped deer park
The home of the Lucy family for over 700 years, the mellow brickwork and great chimneys of Charlecote seem to sum up the very essence of Tudor England. There are strong associations with both Queen Elizabeth and Shakespeare, who knew the house well – he is alleged to have been caught poaching the estate deer. The rich early Victorian interior contains many important objects from Beckford’s Fonthill Abbey and, outside, the balustraded formal garden opens onto a fine deer park landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown. Visitors can see a video film of life at Charlecote Park in the Victorian period.
Visit Charlecote Park website
Tadmarton Heath Golf Club
10 miles from Stable Croft B&B, Oxhill – For golfers of all ages who aspire to improve their game, Tadmarton Heath is the private members club in North Oxfordshire. The testing heathland course is built on free-draining sandy soil and meticulous grooming ensures the course is presented in excellent condition throughout the year.
Wiggington, Banbury, OX15 5HL. Tel: 01608 737278
Visit Tadmarton Heath Golf Club website
10 miles from Stable Croft B&B, Oxhill – This is a quote from their website:
“STEEPLECHASING has taken place at Stratford Racecourse since 1755. Nowadays, we have fifteen meetings a year, most of which take place within the summer months. Equipped with a new glass-fronted Grandstand (opened in 1997) and having won a major award for the care of the racetrack, we are proud to be in the top flight of Britain’s smaller courses.”
Visit Stratford Racecourse website
Stratford Golf Club
10 miles from Stable Croft B&B, Oxhill – TIDDINGTON ROAD, STRATFORD UPON AVON TEL: (01789) 205677
Stratford Oaks Golf Club
10 miles from Stable Croft B&B, Oxhill – BEARLEY ROAD, SNITTERFIELD, STRATFORD UPON AVON TEL: (01789) 731980
Ingon Manor Golf and Country Club
10 miles from Stable Croft B&B, Oxhill – INGON LANE, STRATFORD UPON AVON
TEL: (01789) 731857
Royal Shakespeare Company
10 miles from Stable Croft B&B, Oxhill “Our mission at the RSC is to keep audiences in touch with Shakespeare – understanding his work through today’s artists, actors and writers.”
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10 miles from Stable Croft B&B, Oxhill – John Shakespeare married Mary Arden, the daughter of Robert Arden, a farmer from the nearby village of Wilmcote. In 1556 John bought the main part of the house in Henley Street which is now known as the ‘Birthplace’ and their family, including William, grew up there. John’s principal business was that of a glover, but he also traded as a wool and corn merchant, and he is recorded in 1570 as being involved in money-lending.
Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace website
10 miles from Stable Croft B&B, Oxhill – A nursery rhyme, ‘Ride a Cock Horse’, has made Banbury one of the best-known towns in England. It has been suggested that the ‘Fine Lady’ of the nursery rhyme may have been Lady Godiva or Elizabeth I. More likely it was a local girl who rode in a May Day procession. The original cross was pulled down at the end of the 16th century. The present cross was erected in 1859 to celebrate the wedding of the then Princess Royal to Prince Frederick of Prussia.
Visit Banbury Town website
Banbury Golf Club
10 miles from Stable Croft B&B, Oxhill – Aynho Road, Adderbury, Banbury, OX17 3NT. Tel: 01295 8104
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Rye Hill Golf Club
10 miles from Stable Croft B&B, Oxhill – Milcombe, Banbury, OX15 4RU. Tel: 01295 721818
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Stratford Butterfly Farm
10 miles from Stable Croft B&B, Oxhill – Enjoy the unique pleasures of watching hundreds of the most spectacular and colourful butterflies flying in a lush landscape of exoctic blossom, splashing waterfalls and fish filled pools.
Visit Stratford Butterfly Farm website
The National Herb Centre
12 miles from Stable Croft B&B, Oxhill – Enjoy our nature trail, well-stocked shop and herbal bistro.
Visit The National Herb Centre website
Hatton Country World
12 miles from Stable Croft B&B, Oxhill – A unique shopping experience in converted 19th centruy farm buildings.
21 Craft and Gift shops, Factory Outlet, Antique Centre with 20 knowledgeable dealers, Farm and Butcher Shop, Garden Market.
Also Hatton Farm Village for a family day out with animals, adventure playground, demonstrations and all-out activity.
Visit Hatton Country World website
Hidcote Manor Garden
15 miles from Stable Croft B&B, Oxhill – One of England’s great gardens, an ‘Arts & Crafts’ masterpiece created by the horticulturist Major Lawrence Johnston. A series of outdoor rooms, each with a different character and separated by walls and hedges of many different species, the garden is famous for its rare shrubs and trees, outstanding herbaceous borders and unusual plant species from all over the world. The varied styles of the outdoor rooms peak at different times of year, making for an interesting visit at any time.
Visit Hidcote Manor Garden website
15 miles from Stable Croft B&B, Oxhill – Warwick offers to visitors today the opportunity of exploring not only the architectural gems of our medieval history but also those of our more recent past and the modern vibrant life of the county town of Warwickshire. Read much more on their website.
Visit Warwick Town website
15 miles from Stable Croft B&B, Oxhill – Bursting to the towers with tales of treachery and torture, passion and power and above all fascinating people, times and events, Warwick Castle is so much more than simply a castle. With thousands of stories to share, Warwick offers guests Britain’s Greatest Mediaeval Experience with authentically themed attractions brought to life by the artistry and skill of Tussauds Studios, a full programme of interactive entertainment including live action events and costumed guides and colourful castle characters telling spell binding tales and springing plenty of surprises along the way.
Visit Warwick Castle website
Warwick Golf Club
15 miles from Stable Croft B&B, Oxhill – THE RACECOURSE, WARWICK TEL: (01926) 494316
Royal Leamington Spa
15 miles from Stable Croft B&B, Oxhill – An attractive town with elegant Georgian and Victorian architecture and impressive parks and gardens, the centrepiece of which are the magnificent Jephson Gardens.
15 miles from Stable Croft B&B, Oxhill – Kenilworth Castle has been intimately linked with some of the most important names in English history. Today, with its impressive Norman keep, Tudor gardens and John of Gaunt’s Great Hall, it is among the largest castle ruins in England.
Visit Kenilworth Castle website
Moreton-in-Marsh Market Town
15 miles from Stable Croft B&B, Oxhill – The high street has many elegant eighteenth-century inns and houses including the Redesdale Market Hall, a Victorian ‘Tudor’ building of some distinction. The oldest building is likely to be the sixteenth-century Curfew tower on the High Street. It’s bell was rung nightly until 1860 to remind people of the risk of fire at night. The Parish church of St. David was originally a chapel of ease for Bourton-on-the-Hill and in 1858 was rebuilt in medieval style.
15 miles from Stable Croft B&B, Oxhill – This Cotswold Manor House contains Charles Paget Wade’s extraordinary collection of craftmanship and design, including musical instruments, clocks, toys, bicycles and Japanese armour.
Visit Snowshill Manor website
15 miles from Stable Croft B&B, Oxhill – Chastleton House is one of England’s finest and most complete Jacobean houses. It is filled not only with a mixture of rare and everyday objects, furniture and textiles collected since its completion in 1612, but also with the atmosphere of 400 years of continuous occupation by one family. The gardens have a typical Elizabethan and Jacobean layout with a ring of fascinating topiary at their heart and it was here in 1865 that the rules of modern croquet were codified. Since acquiring the property, the Trust has concentrated on conserving it rather than restoring it to a pristine state.
15 miles from Stable Croft B&B, Oxhill – Family-run working farm with delightful children’s farm in authentic surroundings. Plenty of hands-on experience. help feed animals, hold chicks and ducklings, watch goat milking. Tour the farm by tractor.
Visit Umberslade farm website
15 miles from Stable Croft B&B, Oxhill – This is a quote from their website:
“Lying a few hundred yards from Warwick Castle, it retains its historic charm and character, offering a range of elegant hospitality suites and private boxes catering for parties from 10 to 80 guests – all with closed circuit television and Tote facilities and all with balconies overlooking the racecourse.”
Warwick enjoys a full racing calendar all year round with meetings taking place on weekdays and weekends, afternoons and evenings. The racecourse can offer both corporate clients and group organisers a wide range of options from hospitality and sponsorship on race day’s to conference and event facilties throughout the year. The facilities at the course are renowned for comfort and luxury and are constantly being upgraded to meet the needs of our clients.”
Visit Warwick Racecourse website
Chipping Campden Town
15 miles from Stable Croft B&B, Oxhill – Campden is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the UK. With easy road access, it is ideal for a full vacation or just a short break. Take a pictorial tour through these pages and get a taste of Olde Cotswold England – but if you really want to appreciate the feeling of staying in an old cotswold stone house in a town, hardly touched by the centuries, you’ll just have to come and visit us.
16 miles from Stable Croft B&B, Oxhill – Grand state rooms, tranquil riverside gardens, tearoom, Jane Austen connection.
Coughton Court, Alcester
20 miles from Stable Croft B&B, Oxhill – Coughton Court provides a fascinating day or afternoon out with the historic home to visit, together with two churches in the grounds, Gunpowder Plot exhibition, gift shop and plant sales. The house contains a fine collection of family portraits from Tudor times to the present day, together with furniture, porcelain, tapestries and family memorabilia. Special exhibits include Mary Queen of Scots execution chemise, a fine cope woven by Queen Catherine of Aragon, the Throckmorton Coat – subject of a 1000 guinea wager in 1811 and a priest’s hiding hole.
The Warwickshire Golf Club
20 miles from Stable Croft B&B, Oxhill – LEEK WOOTTON, NEAR WARWICK TEL: (01926) 409409
Stow-on-the-Wold Market Town
22 miles from Stable Croft B&B, Oxhill – Stow-on the-Wold stands exposed on a 700 feet high hill at a junction of seven major roads, including the Roman Fosse Way.
At the height of the Cotswold wool industry the town was famous for it’s huge annual fairs where as many as 20,000 sheep were sold at one time.
The vast Market Square testifies to the towns former importance. At one end stands the ancient cross, and at the other the town stocks, shaded between an old elm tree. Around the square the visitor is faced with an elegant array of Cotswold town houses.
Stow is an important shopping centre and has many fine Antique shops, Art galleries, Gifts and Crafts and is a centre for Walking the Cotswolds countryside.
22 miles from Stable Croft B&B, Oxhill – Family home of the Marquess & Marchioness of Hertford. Ideal family day out with Adventure Playground, 3D Maze, Lakeside Picnic Area, Woodland Walk and Stables. Set in 27 acres of beautiful gardens, the Hall contains 18th century furniture mural ‘The Temptation’ and original Baroque plasterwork dated 1750 in the Great Hall.
Visit Ragley Hall website
25 miles from Stable Croft B&B, Oxhill – A much-restored Tudor house, garden with notable topiary and park
The house, originally 16th-century, is a fascinating 20th-century evocation of domestic Tudor architecture. Created by Graham Baron Ash, its interiors were restored during the period between the World Wars and contain a fine collection of 16th-century textiles and furniture. The gardens have renowned herbaceous borders and a famous collection of yews.
Visit Packwood House website
25 miles from Stable Croft B&B, Oxhill – Picturesque medieval moated manor house and garden.
This atmospheric house dates from the 15th century and has changed little since 1634. The interiors reflect the house’s heyday in the Elizabethan era, when it was a haven for persecuted Catholics – there are no fewer than three priest-holes. There is a delightful garden with stewponds, a lake walk and nature walk.
Visit Baddesley Clinton website
40 miles from Stable Croft B&B, Oxhill – Cheltenham racecourse is probably the biggest and most impressive racecourse in the whole of the UK. Visit their website which is full of up-to-date information, and even bet on-line!
Visit Cheltenham Racecourse website