is a very attractive village and lies within beautiful countryside. As with many villages, a large proportion
of it has been designated a Conservation Area.
spreads out along three roads that meet at a small triangular green which
now forms the centre of the village, although it is likely that in the Middle
Ages the main part of the village was in the area nearest the manor house and the village church on the south side of the village.
The village has an attractive mix of large and small old houses and cottages, someof them thatched, and modern day dwellings, bungalows and affordable housing. Along the High Street there are wide grass verges and large houses, whereas at the opposite end of the village near the church there are several extremely large historic houses and the manor house, now the well-known restaurant and hotel, Le
Manoir aux Quat' Saisons created by the celebrated chef Raymond Blanc.
The Church is dedicated to St. Mary the Virgin. The nave
and chancel of St. Mary's were built shortly after the Norman Conquest.
The church was damaged by fire in the 13th century. During the 14th century
the chancel was enlarged and the north and south aisles were added. The
west tower dates from the 15th century.
is approximately 10 miles south-east of Oxford just off the A329
and about a mile and a half from junction 7 of the M40.