24 Hours in Oxfordshire


I don't think we could have picked a better week to visit the Oxford countryside if we tried. After a long journey (via Bicester Village for lunch and shopping) we stepped out of the car to see our stay for the night, Artist Residence, was not only covered in a blanket of white snow, but decked out in fairylights, with a welcoming Christmas tree in the courtyard. I had to pinch myself and check I hadn't stepped out of the car and in to "The Holiday". Though if that meant Jude Law would come knocking I think that would be okay. 


On entry you're greeted by a roaring fire, both ahead of you and to your left. To your right you have a gorgeous dining area, and upstairs? Well those were our rooms, complete with everything you need for a cosy stay. The beds aid a dreamy nights sleep, the bathroom was beautiful and the little touches you find around your room make this the perfect luxury countryside visit. 


We woke up the following morning to blazing sunshine, amplified by the fact that everywhere around us was covered in snow. Breakfast was delivered to our room and was exceptionally tasty. I had egg and soldiers, Liv and Carrie had porridge and, of course, we all had a cuppa.







After breakfast, we made our way downstairs for a hot chocolate before heading outside to explore our surroundings in daylight. The courtyard looked so pretty even without the twinkly lights, and we got a closer look at the trees beautiful decorations. There's a games area to the side of the house, with various different football tables that I'm sure what all be lovely in the summer, but were sadly for us avalanched under a thick heap of snow. But if you ask me that's a great excuse to visit come summer time non?

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  1. Caterina Sosso
    15 Dec 2017 / 9:37 am

    You look gorgeous xx

    Caterina | caterinasosso.com

  2. 15 Dec 2017 / 9:51 am

    Looks amazing!!!
    I love all your pictures so much – very nice, looks so cosy and charming!
    Also love your hair btw 😉 suits you so well ^^ very very pretty
    xx Verena

  3. 15 Dec 2017 / 10:31 am

    What a beautiful place to be when it’s covered in snow! xx

    Lucy | www.lucy-cole.co.uk

  4. 15 Dec 2017 / 11:55 am

    That looks like the perfect cozy getaway with friends and the snow only added to that experience, I bet.

    Anne – Linda, Libra, Loca

  5. 15 Dec 2017 / 11:57 am

    These pictures look so pretty! Great place!

    The Black Blush

  6. 15 Dec 2017 / 12:13 pm

    This looks gorgeous! I absolutely love the Artist Residence in Brighton and this one looks just as beautiful <3

  7. 15 Dec 2017 / 1:29 pm

    GORGEOUS. I miss Oxfordshire so much and cannot wait to return, hopefully for a winter season!

    K A T E L A T E L Y || Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

  8. 15 Dec 2017 / 2:58 pm

    i looks so peaceful and pretty

  9. 15 Dec 2017 / 5:50 pm

    You can’t beat a countryside retreat in snowy weather and this looks like the perfect getaway! So close to me too as I’m only in Milton Keynes. I’m overdue a trip to Bicester to pick up some bargains! Jaz xoxo

  10. 16 Dec 2017 / 7:59 am

    This looks absolutely beautiful and so cozy!! I wish I could visit this place! Hopefully one day. And your pictures are incredible, Suzie 💕 xxx

  11. 16 Dec 2017 / 12:16 pm

    This looks absolutely beautiful! What a dreamy place to go to.

    The Lisa’s World

  12. Savannah
    16 Dec 2017 / 12:24 pm

    Wow, this looks like the perfect December getaway x http://www.justsavxnnah.com

  13. 16 Dec 2017 / 3:23 pm

    Simply beautiful. These pictures look like something out of a Christmas fairytale! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  14. 16 Dec 2017 / 7:38 pm

    The photos are just so gorgeous ! What a lovely place !


  15. 16 Dec 2017 / 9:18 pm

    The place and the breakfast look absolutely beautiful!

    Olga from Myme

  16. Lisa Autumn
    17 Dec 2017 / 2:58 pm

    Oh Suz! This looks like the most perfect christmas getaway! LOVE IT!

    xx Lisa | lisaautumn.com

  17. 17 Dec 2017 / 4:15 pm

    These photos are so gorgeous Suzie! I just have to visit here at some point, it looks incredible!

    Lynnsay x

  18. 17 Dec 2017 / 5:07 pm

    Such wonderful photos!

    Hannah | Wild At Heart

  19. 17 Dec 2017 / 6:17 pm

    These photos are so beautiful Suzie – makes me want to visit!

    Lucy | Forever September

  20. 17 Dec 2017 / 7:23 pm

    Beautiful photos! This looks like such a perfect place to escape to! Absolutely stunning!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

  21. 17 Dec 2017 / 8:19 pm

    Ahh, what a lovely post. Artist Residence looks so cosy – even more so with the snowy setting outside. Hope you had a lovely time. Your photos look incredible my darling! Xx LC

  22. 18 Dec 2017 / 4:33 pm

    What a beautiful hotel! It does look like the house in the Holiday, what a dream.
    The breakfast looks just as good! I really enjoyed your vlog from the trip 🙂

    Julia x
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  23. 18 Dec 2017 / 6:35 pm

    It looks like so much fun and so festive! Xx


  24. 18 Dec 2017 / 10:23 pm

    What a beautiful blog post. Love this so much x

  25. 23 Dec 2017 / 1:43 am

    Well, these photos are gorgeous. I wish there was somewhere like this I could escape to from NYC. (I’ve heard good things about upstate NY so maybe there!). This all looks lovely, Suzie.