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    Crazy Bear, Beaconsfield

    Muddy says: Understated, elegant, demure - The Crazy Bear in Beaconsfield is none of these things! An antithesis to the blandness of many hotels, this destination promises sexy OTT interiors, glam events and when it all gets too hot and steamy, a cooling outdoor pool surrounded by a terrace. Respect!

  • The George Townhouse

    Muddy says: Feels like popping into a very stylish friend’s house – who just happens to serve up delicious grub and can put you up in one of 15 luxe bedrooms.

  • The Greyhound Inn, Letcombe Regis

    Muddy says: A stylishly appointed pub with 8 bedrooms in the Vale of the White Horse, South Oxfordshire.

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    Eynsham Hall

    Muddy says: The stunning exterior and 3000 acres of 18th century Eynsham Hall offer ample charms to those who want heritage style on a 3 star budget.

  • The Manor at Weston-on-the-Green

    Muddy says: All the heritage you can handle at this handsome hotel in rural Oxfordshire, in enticing distance of Bicester Village, Rousham Gardens and Blenheim Palace.

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    The Feathers

    Muddy says: A 17th century boutique hotel in historic Woodstock with a grown-up vibe and the biggest gin bar in the world - respect! Dog-friendly rooms available too.

  • Stoke Place

    Muddy says: A 39-bedroom Bucks country house hotel that combines surprisingly boutique interior stylings with lashings of good old British heritage. Don't miss the Capability Brown-designed pleasure garden.

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    Danesfield House

    Muddy says: This exquisite five-star country house hotel is the last word in luxury. Afternoon tea, a luxury overnighter, wedding venue or superlative spa? Please don't make us go home. Ever.

  • De Vere Latimer Hotel

    Muddy says: A £7m refurbed hotel in Chesham with lovely pool, outdoor courtyard and bar and 31 acres of grounds.

  • Vanbrugh House Hotel

    Muddy says: An elegant boutique hotel in St Michael St, bang in the centre of Oxford, with all mod cons and friendly staff.

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    The Five Arrows at Waddesdon Manor

    Muddy says: This Grade II-listed hotel and function room, standing at the gates of Waddesdon Manor, is a refined, tranquil spot for lunch, afternoon tea or dinner.

  • The Doggy Hotel & Bakery

    Muddy says: A personal pet care company nestled in the Chilterns, with a slick doggy treat service attached.

  • Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons

    Muddy says: Raymond's Blanc's pitch-perfect Oxfordshire institution needs no introduction. Thirty years of two Michelin stars, beautiful kitchen gardens and top-tier gastronomie: Le Manoir is Muddy's go-to for special occasions.

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