The rolling countryside of Oxfordshire was made for motoring. Check your pride and joy out of classic car storage and enjoy a day to remember.
Of course, it’s vital to safeguard your vehicle with classic car storage. But to own a dream machine and never hear it roar is a tragedy. This Autumn, leave behind the stop-start of city driving, and explore the Oxfordshire countryside that lets your classic car show what it’s truly capable of.
With Windrush’s convenient car storage in Oxfordshire, it’s easy to collect your pride and joy whenever the fancy takes you. Even if your vehicle has been in long term car storage, our unbeatable maintenance checkover programme will ensure it’s always in optimum condition and ready for the road. Here are the routes and stop-offs to investigate.
To Cheltenham (via Burford)
Slicing through tranquil emerald countryside and leading you down corridors of trees and dappled sunshine, the A40 deserves its reputation as a motorist’s playground. Check your classic out of Windrush’s car storage in Oxfordshire, then feel the stress fall away on this hour-long run, which features unbroken straights for tickling the gas pedal and sweeping views over fields and valleys. For sustenance, stop off at rustic Burford Garden Centre, where the artisan deli-style café is hard to beat. Or push on to Cheltenham, the ancient spa town where you’ll spend a blissful afternoon kicking up leaves in Pittville Park and shopping on the stylish Promenade.
Often considered ‘the gateway to the Cotswolds’, Burford isn’t just your jump-off to Cheltenham, but also provides the perfect springboard to Stow-on-the-Wold, starting off on the very inviting A361. You’ll already know the reputation of this impossibly pretty Cotswolds market town, but even the postcards can’t live up to this pocket of olde-worlde charm, with its ancient market square, biscuit-brown buildings and famous tea rooms. If you can spend the night, take a stopover in a renowned hotel like Sheep On Sheep Street, before returning your vehicle to our convenient car storage in Oxfordshire.
Buscot Park to Kelmscott Manor Gardens
Combine the best of cruising and culture by dropping in at Buscot Park near Lechlade. The National Trust’s most head-turning site in Oxfordshire invites you to roam the manicured landscaped gardens and recently unveiled Faux Fall water feature, then explore the 18th century home of Lord Faringdon, with its tea room and collection of contemporary glasswork. Back behind the wheel, take your time to roll onward to the limestone manor house of Kelmscott, then complete this journey through history with a hop down the A420 to Kingston Bagpuize House, with its striking Far Eastern-inspired gardens.
To Stratford-Upon-Avon via Chipping Norton
In Oxfordshire, you’re right on the doorstep of Shakespeare’s home turf, so turn the wheel towards Stratford-Upon-Avon, work through the gears and let your classic eat up some of the most pleasant stretches of road in England. This run is about the journey as much as the destination, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled as you pass Chipping Norton: the medieval wool-trading town where you’re now more likely to spot a rock ‘n’ roll legend or retired member of Westminster’s political elite.
Back to Windrush Car Storage in Oxfordshire
Providing specialist car storage in Oxfordshire and London, you’re never far from one of Windrush’s dedicated facilities. Once you’ve finished motoring, it’s important to let your pride and joy catch its breath, and return it to the personalised classic car storage that only Windrush can offer.
At Windrush, we treat every vehicle that comes to us with the same attention to detail: all part of our classic car storage solution. Having completed our twelve-step induction, we’ll welcome your car into a dehumidified, climate-controlled indoor storage bay, with round-the-clock security, twice-daily checks, plus weekly battery and drip tray inspections. Meanwhile, for our long term car storage clients, we’ll carry out a forensic maintenance checkover every 60 days – so your car is always ready for the next big day out.