Great Milton is a village and civil parish in Oxfordshire, situated approximately 8 miles (13 km) east of Oxford, just off the A329 and just over 1 mile from Junction 7 of the M40.
Great Milton is a peaceful, attractive and friendly village which lies within beautiful Oxfordshire countryside. As with many villages, a large proportion of it has been designated a Conservation Area.
The village spreads out along three roads that meet at a small triangular green at its centre, although it is likely that in the Middle Ages, the main part of the village was in the area nearest the manor house and St Mary's Church on the south side of the village.
Great Milton is made up of an attractive mix of large and small period houses and cottages, some of them thatched, and modern-day dwellings, bungalows and affordable housing. Along the High Street, there are wide grass verges and large houses, whereas, at the opposite end of the village near the Church, there are several extremely large historic houses, including the manor house, now the world-renowned restaurant and hotel Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons created by the celebrated chef Raymond Blanc.
The Church is dedicated to St. Mary the Virgin. The nave and chancel of St. Mary's were built shortly after the Norman Conquest. The Church was damaged by fire in the 13th century. During the 14th century, the chancel was enlarged, and the north and south aisles were added. The west tower dates from the 15th century.