Additional Directions Information
La Retraite is 6 miles from Banbury and 8 miles from Stratford upon Avon.
From the M40 south, at Junction 11 follow signs to Banbury A422, continue on A422 signed Wroxton, Stratford upon Avon. Drive through Wroxton, stay on the A422 and ignore signs to Hornton, just after the New Inn pub there is a wide turning on the right, signed Peter Bennie Hornton Grounds, turn in here and immediately take the turning to the right signed Hornton Grounds Farm, follow the long drive up to the trees and turn right after the tennis court and this will bring you to the front door.
From M40 north, take junction 12. Follow the signs to Gaydon, turn left into the village and follow the brown tourist signs to Upton House. Follow the A422, leave Warwickshire and enter Oxfordshire! As you pass the blue county sign the farm is on your left, take the first left turn and immediately turn right signed Hornton Grounds Farm follow the long drive up to the trees and turn right after the tennis court and this will bring you to the front door.
Ignore your sat nav. if it tries to send you into the village of Hornton! The Only access to Hornton Grounds is from A422.
We are in the Cotswolds in North Oxfordshire just 6 miles from Banbury and its excellent shopping centre and just 12 miles from Stratford upon Avon and Shakespeare’s birthplace and the theatre.
Exploring the villages of the Cotswolds is wonderful with shopping for antiques in Moreton in the Marsh or Stow on the Wold.
The National Trust property, Upton House, with its wonderful art collection and gardens is two minutes away and only a little further is Edgehill, site of the first battle in the Civil War. Walking through the woods in spring when Edgehill is a carpet of bluebells is breathtaking. The National Herb centre is close by and the gardens of Kiftsgate, Hidcote, Sezincote and Coughton Court are only a short drive. Blenheim Palace, Warwick Castle, Broughton Castle are all under an hour away. A brief journey will bring you to Charlecote Park and Compton Verney.
Bloxham School and Tudor Hall School are close by.