Step inside this relaxed country cottage in Oxfordshire

A detached, two-bedroom cottage near Banbury in Oxfordshire, dating from 1860. The owners bought the house in 2003 and have gradually changed the layout and redecorated. This home is full of understated period elegance, with neutral heritage shades and bold feature walls. Despite the cottage’s rural location, the owner has avoided a typically country look, opting instead for a smart, sympathetic mix of old and new furniture and fabric, tied together with classic paint colours.

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