We were very lucky to have enough frequent flyer points to fly first class on the big A380 all the way to London.
We excitedly picked up our little car and headed west. We decided to stop in Oxford and luckily we did as our car started spilling out smoke from the engine and it turns out the oil cap was missing. We spent 2 1/2 hours sorting out the issue thanks to the lovely help from Jim from the AA who made many phone calls and drove us around Oxford to get a new cap.
So we missed out on seeing Oxford on this day, but may go back. We arrived in Stow at 2pm and checked into the exquisite little b'n'b known as Corsham Field Farmhouse. Robert and Julie-Anne have been extremely helpful and generous with their time, offering suggestions for day trips from the area.