Church Enstone is a peaceful and very pretty small village, with many thatched houses including the 9th century St Kenelm’s Church and a huge Tithe Barn dating from 1382. Enstone sits on the border of two geological stone masses. One is the brown Hornton ironstone centring on Banbury and the other is the Oolitic limestone that is characterised as Cotswold stone. Interestingly, several buildings in the village reflect both these stones for decorative effect. We neighbour the larger village of Neat Enstone (Enstone) with it’s village store, nursery, primary school and petrol station (Worths Garage)
The area is perfect for those wishing to explore the glorious countryside of North West Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds.
The village links with numerous footpaths, bridleways & country lanes, popular with ramblers, motorists and cyclists.
Nearby market towns of Chipping Norton, Moreton in Marsh, Stow on the Wold and Stratford Upon Avon offer a choice of shopping and tourist experiences. For those wishing to enter into some retail therapy, Bicester Village is a 20 minute drive away.
Being in such a rural location provides the perfect opportunity to take part in a number of country pursuits. Please click on the links below for further details.
Open Air Lido Swimming Pools are close by in Chipping Norton and Woodstock, open during the summer months.
PLACES TO VISIT
There are plenty of things to see and do in the local area, from Farm and Wildlife Parks, to Historic Houses and Gardens. Some of our favourites include:
SUMMER FESTIVALS & EVENTS
As well as an array of local village and town fetes and fairs, Church Enstone is the ideal base for a number of festivals throughout the summer. These include:
Chipping Norton Theatre offers varied performances throughout the year, including arthouse cinema events as well as the highly acclaimed Christmas Panto. A number of other note worthy events take place throughout the year including;
- Oxfordshire Arts Week in May
- Bloxham Steam Rally
- Hook Norton Beer Festival
- Blenheim Battle Proms in July, Horse Trials in September and Countryfile Live hosted in August