Things to see and do in Stonesfield and the Area

Stonesfield has a population of around 1,500 inhabitants.  It has a village shop, ideal for convenience  items, it is well stocked with fresh produce and an off license. It includes a post office, where you can get money out.  Open 7am -8pm. 

Hair dressers  - Salon Copenhagen, which also has a nails bar.  

Beauty treatments & nail technician  Sarah Jane Burden - sjbmobilenails.co.uk

Pub - The White Horse . it’s best to book in advance if you want a table.  

Children’s playground at the playing fields, which also hosts the library and the Sports and Social Club.  We have an active village cricket team and they play on the best ground within the area. Plus there is a great playground at Combe.  Long Hanborough, Chadlington and Chipping Norton. 

Walking and hiking are your thing, the village is ideally situated for walks to the local Evenlode river, where we have a wooden bridge which is ideal for poo sticks and wading in the shallows. It’s a great spot for a picnic. From the river you can walk back to Hollyhock House through the bottom of the woods which is called Stocky Bottom.  In September, the leaves fall and create an amber carpet, it’s a lovely walk.  Children can play in ‘The Dell’ and swing from the ropes in the trees.

Pop up café, goodgourmet.co.uk  This must be booked in advance as they always sell out as its so popular and the food is amazing! Jamie & Jacqui may also come and cook for you with prior arrangement. 

Stonesfield Garage – In case you need assistance with your car, or fancy buying a new one!

Supermarkets
Sainsbury's - Witney and Kidlington. *
Waitrose*, Lidl - Witney *
Co-ops  -  Charlbury and Woodstock.
Tesco - Kidlington *
* will deliver to the village

Sports and Sightseeing
Walkers can experience the Cotswold Way - a 100-mile footpath running from Chipping Camden to Bath - which runs past Hollyhock House.
The many local walks take in the nearby villages of Charlbury (oxfordshire way), Coombe and North Leigh.  Sadly no pub in North Leigh but there is the Roman Villa. 

Pubs
The White Horse, Stonesfield

The Duke of Marlborough, - Woodleys Nr Woodstock
The Bell, Charlbury
The Bull, Charlbury- Newly renovated, great food and garden
Kings Arms – Woodstock – Great wine bar and restaurant
The Black Prince – Woodstock Great food & garden
The Star – Woodstock – Great British pub food
The Feathers Hotel – Bar and Gin Room
The Royal Oak, Ramsden – great food and Sunday lunch
The Cock Inn  - Combe, - great beer & food,  sits on a pretty village green, hosts the annual bonfire night celebrations. 

Golf courses
Burford Golf Club - burfordgolfclub.co.uk
Wychwood Golf Club, Lyneham - thewychwood.com
Witney Lakes Golf Club, Witney - witney-lakes.co.uk
Kirtlington. kirtlingtongolfclub.com

For the love of Horses
Polo lesson or watch a game at Kirtlington.  kirtlingtonparkpoloclub.co.uk
Spend a lively afternoon at Cheltenham Racecourse - cheltenham.thejockeyclub.co.uk
Hacking and private lessons at Turpins Lodge  turpinslodge.co.uk

Shooting
Oxford Shooting School – Enstone theoxfordshireshootingschool.co.uk

To enjoy the Cotswolds' distinctive architecture and atmosphere, visit, Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Norton, Bourton-on-the-Water, Woodstock, and Kingham.
Not only is Stonesfield an excellent stopover for walkers on the Cotswold Way but it provides a central base for touring the surrounding area. Listed below are just a few ideas too many to list:

Historic houses and gardens
Blenheim Palace
Oxford – All of the colleges, walking and bus tours.
Ditchley Estate – Private estate, beautiful walking country with some footpaths and rights of ways
Bus Museum at Long Hanborough

Combe Mill at Combe

Batsford Arboretum
Cotswold Lavender
Chastleton House (National Trust)
Croome Court (National Trust), Pershore
Hidcote Manor (National Trust)
Snowshill Manor (National Trust)
Stanway House and Fountain
Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe

Local beauty spots
Stonesfield Common, Sight of Scientific Interest due to flora and fawner, leading to walks to the Evenlode River – over the bridge and up to the Roman Villa at East End, North Leigh.
Blenhiem Palace Estate – walk around the lake, take the miniature rail way to the Butterfly House, with cafes, and childrens adventure playground and maze, tours of the house and more.
Broadway including its tower and country park
Bourton-on-the-Water and The Slaughters
Cheltenham Spa
Stratford-upon-Avon including the Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Tewkesbury and its 12th century Abbey
Ancient Saxon town of Winchcombe
Historic cathedral city of Worcester

Sports facilities
County Cricket Club at Worcester
Football Club at Oxford & Cheltenham Town
Golf Clubs including Kirtlington, Witney Lakes, Lyneham and Burford
Horse riding at Turpins Lodge
Racecourses at Cheltenham, Stratford-upon-Avon and Worcester
Rugby both at Gloucester and Worcester
Watersports near Harwick Park, Cirencester and at South Cerney
Clay shooting, Oxford Shoot School at Enstone. 
Fishing - go-fish.co.uk/oxfordshire.htm
Team building activities, adayinthecountry.co.uk/team-building
Swimming pool (Outdoor) Woodstock and Chipping Norton
Sports Centre with indoor pools Chipping Norton and Witney
Ice Skating - Oxford

Motor cross - Eynsham MC Park and Ashdown Farm

Lido outside swimming pools at Woodstock and Enstone, with cafes and green open space to sunbath. 

Restaurants 
Woodstock too many to mention!: Chinese, Indian, Italian, fish and chips

Charlbury, Fiveways Indian Take away.  Take away & delivery only. It’s the only food outlet that will deliver to the village!!!

Theatre and Cinema
Chipping Norton Theatre
Cineworld, Witney
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, (also The Swan and The Other Place) Stratford-upon-Avon

For the children (and the grown ups*)

Crocodiles of the World crocodilesoftheworld.co.uk
Cotswolds Farm Park - Adam Henson of BBC’s Countryfile Farm - cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk
Cotswolds Wildlife Park - cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk
Warwick Castle - warwick-castle.com
Daylesford Organic Farm and Spa/Yoga*  daylesford.com
Soho House* - Private Members club
Burford Garden Centre – One of the most beautiful stores, with gifts, artwork, café and something for adults and children, toy shop, childrens mini cinema and out door playground. Café area is great for the children too! burford.co.uk​
Hilltop Garden Centre – Ramsden.  Super Café, great fry ups and small children’s soft play area.  gardenstoreonline.co.uk
Aston Pottery - astonpottery.co.uk
Cotswold Woollen Weavers - cotswoldwoollenweavers.co.uk

Shopping
Cheltenham Spa great shopping in Cheltenham and easy parking. 
Oxford – Everything and everyone. Ice rink, punting, Alice Tours and more!
Bicester Village – Designer retail outlet
Woodstock, a plethora of small shops, hotels, hairdressers and restaurants

Nightlife – Oxford

Bus services
Woodstock and Oxford S3 – Stagecoach

Taxi’s
Woodstock Travel,
Angela’s out of Witney

Train stations
The nearest train stations are Charlbury out of Paddington.  Oxford Parkway/Kidlington out of Marylebone.  

Oxford Airport
Helicopter Services and private jets and some chartered holiday destinations.

There is also a private grass runway in the village - suitable for helicopters and small planes.  Contact Robert Stobo - Oak Tree Farm, Stonesfield

If you would like to know more about the interior deco, please visit - hollyhockinteriors.co.uk 

Useful info for the surrounding area