Holiday Apartment


About Banksiae


The perfect romantic getaway, Banksiae is positioned within a wing of this beautifully elegant 1930s country house nestled in a botanical paradise. It is the perfect retreat for a cosy break in the Oxfordshire countryside, designer shopping at Bicester Village or exploring the dreaming spires of Oxford. Conveniently situated close to Woodstock and Blenheim Palace on the edge of the Cotswolds. 

This luxurious two bedroom apartment (sleeps 3) is a real treat as you will be in a unique setting within the grounds of our traditional plant nursery. The interior of this spacious first-floor apartment is simply charming with original features, such as the cast iron radiators, fireplaces, picture rails, doors and Georgian-style windows. These are thoughtfully blended with modern luxuries of under-floor heating, a drench shower wetroom and a bespoke kitchen.



Banksiae is adorned with a lovely mixture of vintage and contemporary furniture including a sumptuous bespoke 8ft long master bed for the ultimate night's sleep. The cosy and inviting atmosphere is further enhanced by the simple but stylish decoration and furnishings throughout. A leisurely breakfast can be enjoyed in the bay window whilst admiring the rural panoramic views across the Cherwell Valley. 




Master Bedroom: Custom-made king size bed (7'6" long), wardrobe, dressing table & chair

Bedroom two: Single bed, wardrobe & chair

Living room: comfy sofas, smart TV, SONOS speaker, iPad, board games, feature fireplace (not in use), antique dining table with seating for three

Fully-equipped kitchen with Nespresso machine, freestanding oven with hob, dishwasher, fridge (with freezer box), underfloor heating

Bathroom: large walk-in drench shower, underfloor heating




Banksiae (pronounced bangk-see-uh) is inspired by the climbing rose "Banksiae Lutea", whose sprays of pale lemon blooms amidst soft green foliage can be seen arching from the walls of the nursery house each spring. Discovered by the famous botanist Sir Joseph Banks, whose intrepid voyages in search of new plant species for Kew gardens followed his early studies in Oxford. 



After your own day's exploration of Oxfordshire's delightful countryside and attractions, you can return to the leafy surroundings of the nursery Tea Garden. There you can relax and enjoy a delicious slice of handmade cake and a cup or two of English tea whilst planning your next day's adventure. 



By train: From London Marylebone to Oxford Parkway (via Bicester Village) takes 1 hour 

                From London Paddington to Long Hanborough or Oxford City takes 1 hour

By car: The postcode for the Sat Nav is OX5 3BA. You will see signs for the plant nursery enroute

By coach: From London Victoria to Oxford Bus Station or Thornhill Park and Ride takes 1.5 hours



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