We are planning a trip in 2013 to Cotswolds and want to visit several of the small towns as well as Oxford. Although we are walkers/hikers we are not considering a walking/tour company since we do want to drive to other areas.
Have looked at renting a cottage for 7-8 days but driving from London (and on opposite side of road) is somewhat daunting. Any suggestions as to best location for car rental? I have a friend who indicated that we needed to be sure not to rent a manual shift since it is difficult enough trying to drive on opposite of road and have to shift on left instead of right side!!