I plan on spending 5 weeks in the Cotswolds next summer after a 3 week stay in Oxford. Id like to base myself in a cottage on the outskirts of a small village. I will not be renting a car so Id like to be close to a town with bus or train service and a library but not inside the village proper. I would like to be in the countryside ( quiet and detached but not completely isolated- I will be travelling alone and having family visit intermittently). I am becoming overwhelmed with all of the possibilities. I'm looking at a cottage now in Little Barrington, 3 miles from Burford. I am thinking of buying a bicycle on my way out of Oxford . Does anyone have any suggestions for a small quiet village with a grocer that I could base myself near for a quiet trip featuring walking in the Cotswolds?