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.
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.
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.
Muddy says: Impressive five star hotel with a relaxed, family-friendly vibe. Top rate golf course, tennis courts, world class spa and 3AA rosette fine dining restaurant should keep you busy.
Muddy says: An antithesis to the blandness of many hotels, this OTT glam venue with restaurants, pool and terrace is eccentric, opulent and great fun.
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.
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.
Muddy says: A 17th century boutique hotel in the centre of historic Woodstock with a grown-up vibe and - oh, didn't we mention this? - the biggest gin bar in the world!
Muddy says: A 39-bedroom 4 star country house hotel in South Buckinghamshire, combining boutique interior styling a Capability Brown-designed pleasure garden amongst 26 acres of grounds.
Muddy says: A £7m refurbed hotel in Chesham with lovely pool, outdoor courtyard and bar and over 30 acres of grounds overlooking the beautiful Chess Valley.
Muddy says: An elegant boutique hotel in St Michael St, bang in the centre of Oxford, with all mod cons and friendly staff.