24 Hours in Oxfordshire

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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!
    xx

    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
    http://www.katelately.co

  8. 15 Dec 2017 / 2:58 pm

    i looks so peaceful and pretty
    xx
    https://www.closettostreet.com/

  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
    http://www.thelifeofasocialbutterfly.co.uk

  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 !

    Sara
    www.thecrimeofashion.com

  15. 16 Dec 2017 / 9:18 pm

    The place and the breakfast look absolutely beautiful!

    Love,
    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
    www.sartorialscot.com

  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
    Last Post: The Most Festive Lush Shower Gel | http://juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.fr/2017/12/beauty-most-festive-shower-gel.html

  23. 18 Dec 2017 / 6:35 pm

    It looks like so much fun and so festive! Xx

    www.flolavita.blogspot.com

  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.

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