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Aynho, Oxfordshire

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

This 16th Century coaching house has been fully refurbished to offer all the modern traveller needs whilst keeping its charm of earlier years. Only 5 minutes from the M40, The Cartwright Hotel has 21 en suite bedrooms, All day Bar and Restaurant. more >>

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St Merryn (Self catering)
Driftwood, St Merryn


L' shaped sitting/dining room. Well equipped kitchen. Utility room. Two double bedrooms both with TV/video and one with ensuite shower room/WC. Small twin bedded room. Bathroom/WC (shower attachment).
Sleeps 6

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Splatt Farm Shepherds Rest

1 OF 2 BARN CONVERSIONS IN THE HEART OF THE COUNTRYSIDE. WITH PRIVATE HOT TUB. Buttermilk Cottage and Shepherds Rest are located in a country setting just 7 miles from …
Sleeps 12

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