THE VILLAGE South Leigh is tiny, a classic Oxfordshire village, handy for Blenheim Palace, Oxford and with Burford ('Gateway to the Cotswolds') a couple of miles down the road. Mr Hanbury's Mason Arms is the heart of the village. You can also explore your Gothic side with a walk down the lane to see Doom paintings in St James' church.
South Leigh tips from Artist Residence
Allow a little time to explore your accommodation, Mr Hanbury's Dining Room and the pub. You'll discover Andy Doig neon art, House of Hackney wallpapers and a Connor Brothers artist-designed dining room.
If you can, time a stay to coincide with the Fresh Air Sculpture show in Quenington for outdoor sculpture in a riverside Cotswold home.
Savour the local on the menu - the Chef, Leon Smith is all about foraging, and the Oxfordshire countryside is generous with seasonal treats.
Blenheim Palace is the heavyweight local attraction - but the nearby Cotswolds Wildlife Park offers surreal sights, such as white rhino on a Cotswolds lawn. Daylesford Farm Shop is celeb spotting territory.