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Many visitors to this county are here for the county town alone, but Oxfordshire's appeals are far wider! To the north and west it extends into the Cotswolds, to the south it reaches beyond the Chiltern Hills. Our recommendations for the best places to stay in Oxfordshire cover all this ground and more. We've discovered hotels, B&Bs, and pubs with rooms all over the county from Oxford, Henley-on-Thames and Woodstock, to Chipping Norton, Burford, and Bicester.

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Oxford’s ‘dreaming spires’ are often said to be the reason it is so popular — it’s one of the most visited cities in the UK. And whilst the architecture is undeniably magical, Oxford is also a fantastic place for shopping, browsing galleries and museums and eating out. You should also try punting. It's a great option for a short break — easily reachable by train from London or elsewhere, and packed with varied entertainments. Henley-on-Thames makes for a similarly charming getaway, as do Chipping Norton and Burford, although the rail access isn’t as good.

If you’re planning a trip to Oxfordshire for a country escape, you might consider staying near the rolling vistas of the Chiltern Hills, the top of the North Wessex Downs or somewhere along the Green Belt Way, Ridgeway National Trail, or Oxfordshire Way. Culture vultures looking beyond Oxford itself shouldn't miss Blenheim Palace, Chastleton House, the Abbey at Sutton Courtenay, the Oxford Canal, and maybe the Didcot Railway Museum.

We can't stress enough what a popular county this is; so if you want to guarantee your room in one of the best places to stay in Oxfordshire, get organised and book well ahead.

The Best Places to Stay in Oxfordshire

For a Special Occasion

  • Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons is Raymond Blanc's famous, and fabulous, establishment, where the rooms are as elegant and pleasing as the two Michelin-starred food. Converted from a 15th century manor house set in 27 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and orchards, this is a very special place to stay. It's a fusion of French sophistication and quintessential English charm, with 32 individually decorated rooms and suites. Of course the restaurant is one of the stars of the show, but we also love the grounds, applaud the warmth of the staff, and appreciate their welcome of families. For the ultimate treat book into a cookery or gardening course.
  • New to Oxfordshire's upscale hotel scene, Bull Burford is a stunning historic coaching inn turned luxury hotel in the centre of Burford. Here you'll find beautifully styled rooms in suites with moody colour schemes and natural materials at the forefront. Plus there are three totally immersive dining experiences: an Omakase tasting menu at Hori, communal dining at Horn and convivial cooking over fire at Wild.

For a Country House Retreat

  • The Manor is a grand old, ivy-covered, castle-like manor house in Weston on the Green, which is a stone's throw from Bicester Village. So old that it’s mentioned in the Doomsday Book, this hotel none-the-less has been converted into full contemporary working order, complete with 25 elegant rooms, furnished with all the modern comforts you can think of. There are plenty of original features worked in, including stunning wood panelling in the dining room, and a vast fireplace in the lounge. As well as the fine dining restaurant, The Manor has a relaxed bar, and its own pub. There’s also a heated outdoor pool for the summer months, and nine acres of magical gardens.

Best Pubs-with-Rooms

  • The Crown and Thistle is a beautifully redecorated pub-with-rooms in the centre of historic Abingdon, just outside Oxford. Downstairs, the pub is welcoming , with a smarter than average pub restaurant known for its British pub classics, while upstairs the 18 rooms and suites are individually decorated, in dark colours that make the most of both the original beams, and the stylish furniture and fabric choices.
  • The Highway Inn is perfectly positioned on Burford’s historic main street, an ideal place to watch the world go by. Downstairs is the cosy pub, complete with historic beams and flagstones, which spills out onto the street, and into a private courtyard behind. There’s also a dining room, and the hearty pub menu is served throughout. Upstairs are ten rooms and suites, all different shapes and sizes, and uniquely decorated. There are some family-friendly configurations too, and some of the rooms are pet-friendly.
  • The Lamb Inn is just off Burford’s high street, on a very pretty side road that allows it to have a large sprawling garden at the rear. The inn is known for its food, it has 2 AA Rosettes, but it still manages to be homely and welcoming. Interiors are cosy and stylish: think original artworks, original beams, flagstones and fireplaces, and gingham and florals in contemporary colours.
  • The Kingham Plough is a traditional Cotswolds county pub, sitting beside the green of the picturesque village of Kingham. It has just six rooms, each individually decorated with an atmosphere of cosy country charm — which perfectly matches the pub downstairs, which has a divided off area for the dining room and a spacious, high-beamed room for both drinking and dining.

For Romantics

  • The Bay Tree Hotel is The Lamb Inn’s neighbour, and a stiff competitor. Constructed from honey-coloured Cotswolds stone and dating from the 16th century, this property has real chocolate box appeal. Inside, the pub is very cosy, with traditional features and contemporary colours, and the restaurant is an award-winner (2 AA Rosettes). There’s a couple of cosy sitting rooms too. The 21 rooms and suites are decorated with chintz and florals, and most are a good size. The Garden View Rooms have Juliet balconies and some of the larger suites have four-poster beds.
  • The wisteria clad Old Parsonage Hotel is one of the best places to stay in Oxford for couples. They have a wedding license, so are well geared up for special occasions with their superb comfy beds, excellent brasserie, romantic log fires and pretty roof terrace. They can also provide you with the perfect transport for hopping between Oxford's most romantic spots with bikes and punts for the River Cherwell.
  • Vanbrugh House Hotel is another property that seamlessly merges the old and new. Behind the Georgian facade, in the heart of Oxford, are 22 rooms and suites, which riff on the building’s original features. Expect contemporary style fireplaces, plenty of wood panelling, and luxurious fabrics in plain neutrals. The bar and restaurant follow a similar theme.

For a City Break

  • Malmaison Oxford, a quirky and contemporary hotel, was once a castle and a prison and still has the heavy doors, with their telltale dents, and barred windows to prove it. It's surprisingly light and airy — the vast, three storey central atrium is spectacular and you can sit outside in the Exercise Yard or sip cocktails in the Visitor's Room.
  • If you like a traditional outside but prefer something a bit more contemporary inside, book a room at the Old Bank Hotel. This old bank with Georgian facade, and Elizabethan origins, boasts some spectacular exposed beams and latticed windows. But even the most traditional features are finished with a stylish, contemporary edge. There's modern art on the walls and the brasserie is always packed.
  • The Randolph Hotel by Graduate is an Oxford landmark transformed into a chic, boutique-style hotel It’s still elegant and grand on the outside, with 150+ rooms and suites, but now its interiors are glitzy and glamorous, which make the original wood panelling and vaulted ceilings seem hip too. There’s also an upgraded spa and wellness menu, two restaurants and two rather grand hotel bars: The Snug, which reimagines a university library, and The Morse Bar.

For Families

  • Minster Mill is an historic building in Cotswolds stone, situated on the banks of the Windrush River, just outside Whitney. Of the 38 rooms and suites there are a number of family-friendly choices, including interconnecting rooms and a separate cottage. There are lovely hotel gardens to explore, and an indoor pool. When it comes to catering, the Mill grows a lot to its food onsite, and has a VILP menu, for Very Important Little People. There’s also a spa, tennis courts and an impressive wine list. Some of the rooms can accommodate pets too.
  • If your family is looking for even more privacy you’ll find it in the three bedroom cottage beside The Old Swan, a cosy, countryside pub close to the Minster Mill. Converted from a 15th century building, with all the Tudor beams and fireplaces intact, this property has bags of charm — from its lovely gardens, to its beautiful restaurant, and carefully decorated rooms and suites, with their antique beds and smattering of country-cheerful prints.

For an Escape to the Countryside

  • The Trout At Tadpole Bridge is a charmingly positioned rural inn, with its own, private, back garden mooring onto a section of the Thames. As well as being convenient for canal boating and fishing, this pub has a 2 AA Rosette restaurant, making it a wonderful stop for foodies too. Upstairs the inn has six rooms, decorated in a classic country style that fits with the pub. Ideal for a relaxed country break.
  • The Feathered Nest is a charming property in Nether Westcote: a modern gastro pub with just the three traditionally styled rooms. The ground floor restaurant and bar are decorated with dark wood, and the atmosphere is countrified but luxurious. The food is excellent (it has been awarded 3 AA Rosettes), the gardens are large, and the views are wonderful.
  • The Artist Residence Oxfordshire is an intimate, laid-back country getaway, just 15 minutes outside Oxford, on the Cotswolds side. It’s a country pub and restaurant, with eight very comfortable rooms, plus a quirky Shepherd’s Hut, imaginatively decorated, with plenty of fun and luxury rolled into the design — where else do you get to sleep on 100% linen sheets these days? The atmosphere is fun and warm, the pub is popular, and the restaurant menu is inventive and delicious. The perfect country getaway.

For Foodies

  • The Porterhouse is a grill restaurant-with-rooms specialising in steaks (you will see meat on display, with cuts to choose from). There are just seven rooms, upstairs, painted in dark colours, with velvet accents, sultry lighting, and black and white photographs on the walls. Adults only, and ideal for a mini-break to Oxford.
  • The Feathers is chic little hotel in Woodstock, with an impressive gin bar, and an award-winning restaurant. Within walking distance of Blenheim Palace, and eight miles from Oxford, this is a good choice for those seeking a smaller hotel with plenty of British charm. Expect modern English cuisine created from locally sourced produce.

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Travel Information

  • Oxford’s closest airport is Heathrow, from where you’re about an hour away by car, or an hour and a half by bus or train. If you’re coming via London, the easiest way to travel is by train from Paddington — the journey takes about an hour. But if you’re exploring more northerly parts of Oxford, or even the Cotswolds, Birmingham Airport may be worth considering. Birmingham also has a train station, which is linked to many Oxfordshire centres.
  • If you want to hire a car we recommend you visit our online partner, Rentalcars.
  • Summer is probably the busiest time to visit Oxfordshire, but this is a good time to try punting and to see inside Oxford's colleges — some are closed to the public during term time. Autumn is good for walkers, spring for the wildflowers, and winter can be very charming in Oxford, and in many of Oxfordshire’s small centres, with cosy pub fires, Christmas market lights twinkling off the cobblestoned streets, and everyone wrapped up warmly.

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Best Hotels in Oxfordshire

  • The Swan Inn, Oxfordshire Ascott-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire 8 rooms from £120

    Families  -  The separate cottage is ideal for families and small groups as it sleeps up to six
    Great walks  -  There are fantastic walks right from the door and The Oxfordshire and D'Arcy Dalton Way passes nearby.
    Sights nearby  -  Spend a day at majestic Blenheim Palace; 15 mins from Burford, Stow on the Wold and Daylesford
    Fishing  -  There is fantastic fly fishing to be enjoyed within half an hour's drive
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    A cosy former 16th-century coaching inn with eight designer rooms in the heart of the Cotswolds, ideal for enjoying long country walks on the Oxfordshire Way. Featuring a restaurant, a large courtyard garden and a family-sized cottage for up to six people. A luxurious Cotswolds escape. See More

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  • The Double Red Duke Clanfield, Oxfordshire 19 rooms from £120

    Country Escape  -  With hearty food, cosy interiors, local ales, & beautiful surrounding countryside — this is perfect for a rural weekend getaway
    Foodies  -  The Hawksmoor duo, Richard Turner and Richard Sandiford, have crafted an innovotive (and excellent) British menu
    Families  -  Family rooms comfortably sleep four and there is a kids' menu offered in the restaurant
    Local exploring  -  Plenty of great walks, farmshops and Cotswolds villages to explore
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    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape

    A country gastropub set in a picturesque Cotswolds village. Individually styled rooms come in three sizes; each offers carefully placed, locally-sourced antiques and some boast in-room tubs. The restaurant is the real lure with superb British classics. An exceptional Cotswolds escape. See More

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  • Bull Burford Burford (Oxfordshire) 18 rooms from £385

    Artworks  -  The property is crammed by works from some of the best modern contemporary artists including Banksy, Warhol, Hirst and more
    Foodies  -  Three original experiences: Omakase Tasting menu at Hiro; communal dining at Horn and convivial cooking over fire at Wild
    Local exploring  -  Situated on the southern edge of the Cotswolds and within easy reach of Blenheim and Oxford there's loads to explore!
    Romantic Break  -  Adults only with gorgeous rooms and suites plus three separate dining options.
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    An historic coaching inn turned luxury boutique hotel in the centre of town. Beautifully presented rooms and suites ooze up-to-the-minute style with moody colour schemes and natural materials at the forefront. Three immersive and totally different dining experiences. A romantic country getaway. See More

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  • The Castle at Edgehill Edgehill, Oxfordshire 5 rooms from £85

    Local exploring  -  It's easy driving distance to Leamington Spa, Stratford-upon-Avon, The Cotswolds & plenty of fantastic historic attractions
    Foodies  -  With two AA Rosettes, the imaginative & seasonal menu is a cut above; it's considered the best pub food in the Banbury area
    Views  -  Views over the Warwickshire countryside from rooms are spectacular. Rupert room offers views from six sides
    Value chic  -  Fantastic value for a bona fide historic countryside experience with excellent food & service
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    Historic castle home to an award-winning pub & affordable ensuite rooms. Spread across two towers, charming rooms with a rustic feel offer lots of character & great views. Atmospheric dining is on offer year-round. Warming fireplaces, stone archways & cast-iron chandeliers create an authentic feel. See More

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  • Holmby House Banbury, Oxfordshire 9 rooms from £90

    Country Escape  -  Situated in a pretty village in the heart of beautiful Oxfordshire.
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    Sights nearby  -  Located near the village of Sibford and within easy reach of Oxford, Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon.
    Great walks  -  There are many walking routes straight from the village.
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    Set in the gorgeous Oxfordshire countryside with towns and villages within easy reach, this recently restored Victorian house offers pretty, spacious bedrooms with fantastic views. The garden has a tennis court, heated pool and croquet lawn for active guests. A perfectly located country escape. See More

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  • Miller of Mansfield Goring on Thames, Oxfordshire 15 rooms from £90

    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
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    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Sawdays

    Traditional ivy-covered inn in village setting. Acclaimed restaurant, bar, individually designed suites, Overlooking the river. See More

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  • The Lion at Wendlebury Oxfordshire 13 rooms from £90

    Country Escape  -  Lovely traditional village inn, ideal for those seeking cosy weekends away and long countryside walks
    Sights nearby  -  Head to the quaint Iffley Village for a pleasant day out, or nearby Oxford for its many colleges and cultural attractions
    Birdwatching  -  Good birding near the hotel.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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    A charming 18th-century inn set in an Oxfordshire village. Expect traditional rustic style with exposed beams, tilting ceilings and open fires combined. Stylish rooms have elegantly designed fabrics, cosy bed-throws and sink-into beds. Serving very good classic pub fare. Countryside perfection. See More

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  • The Greyhound Inn Wantage, Oxfordshire 8 rooms from £90

    Country Escape  -  Set in an area of beautiful walking country and offering exemplary food and a cosy stay.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit The Ridgeway, Britain's oldest road or the National Trust’s White Horse Hill, a bronze age hill figure on the chalk downs.
    Great walks  -  Discover picturesque walking trails running through the surrounding countryside and on the Thames Path
    Full of character
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    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    A perfect example of a village pub offering exemplary cooking, a warm welcome and fabulous selection of ales. The rooms do not disappoint either with walls painted soft grey, beamed ceilings and pops of colour coming from the soft furnishings. There's plenty to explore in the region too. See More

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  • The Star Inn Wantage, Oxfordshire 8 rooms from £95

    Local exploring  -  Ideally located to explore the historic market town of Wantage and surrounding countryside.
    Great walks  -  Embark on long walks through the picturesque countryside surrounding the town.
    Local markets  -  Sample local produce at the Wantage market - Wednesday and Saturday.
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    A charming Inn set on the outskirts of the historic town of Wantage overlooking picturesque countryside. Light and airy rooms are cosy and traditional with white-washed walls, exposed beams and sink-into beds. Superlative pub fare is served in the restaurant using the best local produce. See More

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  • The Shaven Crown Oxfordshire 7 rooms from £95

    Great walks  -  The picture perfect Cotswolds make ideal walking country.
    Sights nearby  -  Spend a day exploring the impressive Blenheim Palace.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
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    An impressive medieval property beautifully renovated into a luxurious hotel. Original features throughout (think beamed ceilings, flagstone floors, exposed stone) give a sense of real old-world charm. Set in stunning Cotswold countryside, this is a hard one to beat. See More

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  • Home Farmhouse Banbury, Oxfordshire 3 rooms from £98

    Great walks  -  Guests may walk through numerous famous gardens nearby, including Hidcote Manor, Waterperry, and Kiftsgate Court
    Sights nearby  -  There are numerous historic sights nearby such as Blenheim Palace, Warwick Castle and Waddesdon Manor
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Full of character
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    This 500 year old antique-filled farmhouse, with traditional fireplaces, beams, winding staircases and three en suite bedrooms, is the perfect country escape. Enjoy a classic homemade English breakfast, relax in the drawing room, or on warmer days, stroll amid the picturesque walled gardens. See More

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  • The Bell Inn Lechlade, Oxfordshire 8 rooms from £99

    Active Holiday  -  The team has great contacts & can help arrange outdoor pursuits including fishing, hunting, deer stalking & pigeon shooting
    Local exploring  -  Affordable, atmospheric & authentic base for exploring all that The Cotswolds has to offer
    Restaurant  -  Modern country pub restaurant serves hearty British comfort food in a fireside dining room. Highlights include wood-fired pizzas
    Fishing  -  Nearby Lechlade Trout Fisheries is home to two large lakes which are excellent for carp & trout fishing
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    Owner-run pub with rooms in a Cotswold's village. Contemporary cool decor blends dark moody tones with a traditional backdrop; it's all open fireplaces, thick stone walls & mismatched furniture. Perfect base for outdoor lovers after a countryside experience & good food without breaking the bank. See More

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  • The Highway Inn Burford 10 rooms from £105

    Country Escape  -  A cosy pub located in an idyllic village within the Cotswold countryside.
    Great walks  -  Explore the picturesque villages and countryside of the Cotswold's on long rambles.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the stately home Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.
    Full of character
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    An atmospheric Inn set in a bustling and picturesque Cotswold village. Simply designed rooms feature beamed ceilings, crisp white linen and antique furniture. The restaurant offers modern hearty pub food alongside a choice selection of ales, ideal after spending a day exploring the region. See More

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  • The Bull Inn Charlbury, Oxfordshire 4 rooms from £109

    Country Escape  -  A chic rural property with easy access to the charming Cotswold countryside.
    Great walks  -  Get out into the countryside and take long walks through the picture perfect landscape.
    Sights nearby  -  Take a tour of the stately home, Blenheim Palace.
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    A wonderfully chic pub within striking distance of London. Impeccably styled rooms feature contemporary artwork, bold patterned fabrics and the best has a clawfoot bathtub. An atmospheric restaurant and bar churns out good classically British fare. Ideal for a rural weekend away. See More

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  • Uplands House Banbury, Oxfordshire 3 rooms from £110

    Sights nearby  -  Take a day trip to Stratford Upon Avon and explore the home of Shakespeare.
    Great walks  -  The surrrounding area is full of beautiful walking trails.
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
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    Tucked into the Cotswolds, Uplands House is a lovely B&B near Banbury exuding a homely, relaxed feel. Uplands features delightful rooms and an excellent dining option. A great launchpad for exploring the Cotswolds. See More

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  • The Killingworth Castle Woodstock (Oxfordshire) 10 rooms from £110

    Country Escape  -  Charming, cosy and offering fabulous food all set in the picturesque Cotswolds.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit Blenheim Palace the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and now a world class UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    Great walks  -  Take long rambles through the quintessentially British countryside of the Cotswolds.
    Cooking classes  -  Sign up for a cookery class at the fantastic Daylesford Cookery School.
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    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    A fabulous country pub in the picturesque Cotswolds. Charming rooms are simply dressed and traditional in style. A buzzy restaurant and bar feels like a community spot with friendly staff, fantastic ales, homemade beer and hearty pub fare. See More

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  • The Bear and Ragged Staff Cumnor, Oxfordshire 9 rooms from £112

    Foodies  -  Award-winning, the food is the perfect blend of relaxed & refined. Expect locally-sourced meats & fresh takes on pub classics
    Local exploring  -  Perfect base for those who want to explore both Oxford & The Cotswolds but prefer a quiet country feel
    Sights nearby  -  It's a short drive into central Oxford. Don't miss Bodleian Library, Bridge of Sighs & Christ Church Meadow
    Restaurant  -  The quaint fireside barn & dining rooms are the epitome of a traditional English country pub experience
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    Tudor-era restaurant with rooms just outside Oxford. A sensitive renovation has maintained a cosy historic feel; oak wood, traditional fabrics & vintage furniture make simple rooms feel warm & homely. The atmospheric dining room serves up great fare. An authentic & affordable country pub experience. See More

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  • Sudbury House Faringdon, Oxfordshire 57 rooms from £114

    Foodies  -  Housing Restaurant 56, widely regarded as Oxfordshire's best restaurant, serving British classics with a twist.
    Great walks  -  Head into the Cotswolds and take long walks through some of Britain's most picturesque countryside.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
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    A Country House comprising of an original Grade II listed building and a large contemporary new wing. Rooms uniformly are spacious, featuring large windows and soft hues. The ones in the new wing have a more modern flare. Boasting a fantastic fine-dining restaurant and a relaxed brasserie. See More

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  • The Crown Inn, Oxfordshire Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire 7 rooms from £115

    Great walks  -  Borrow an Ordnance Survey map and explore the myriads of footpaths all around the village
    Restaurant  -  From light meals to traditional pub favourites with a touch of panache!
    Sights nearby  -  Blenheim Palace, Weston Park and Deddington Castle
    Traditional  -  with all modern comforts
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    A brilliant example of a 16th century Cotswold Inn which has been expertly renovated. Well-loved by the locals with welcoming staff and an excellent restaurant, the menu is constantly changing with traditional dishes and seasonal twists. Rooms are cosy and well-designed with all creature comforts. See More

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  • The Angel at Burford Burford 3 rooms from £120

    Foodies  -  It is not fine dining but for those looking for award-winning pub food —this fits the bill
    Sights nearby  -  Discover some of the Cotswold's prettiest villages including nearby Bibury
    Great walks  -  Get out into the Cotswolds countryside and enjoy long scenic walks
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    A long-popular Cotswold pub with rooms set in the pretty town of Burford. Three charming rooms are traditionally styled with sleigh beds, vintage furniture, and exposed stone. Downstairs a lively pub serves award-winning pub fare and ales from a local brewery. A cosy base to explore from. See More

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  • The Tower House Oxford 8 rooms from £120

    Local exploring  -  Perfectly located in the heart of the city.
    Sights nearby  -  Walking distance from the Bodleian Library and Radcliffe Camera.
    Great walks  -  Take a stroll through the pretty Christ Church Meadows.
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    A charming boutique hotel and social enterprise in the heart of the historic city. Light and airy individually styled rooms feature reclaimed or antique furniture and a fresh palette. The best has a roll top bath. An indulgent breakfast is included in the cost in neighbouring Turl Street Kitchen. See More

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  • Blue Boar WITNEY, Oxfordshire 16 rooms from £120

    Short break  -  A quintessentially British inn ideal for a weekend of hearty food, long walks and curling up with a good book.
    Great walks  -  Slowly ramble along the scenic Thames Path National Trail.
    Full of character
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
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    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    A charming spot with all the trappings of a typical British inn yet with a distinctly modern flavour. Rooms are individually styled with white-washed walls, exposed beams and contemporary furniture. Downstairs the restaurant offer superb Mediterranean fare alongside a choice selection of ales. See More

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  • The Lamb Inn, Burford Burford 17 rooms from £125

    Foodies  -  Don't miss the 2AA Rosette restaurant which serves fantastic seasonal British cuisine
    Great walks  -  Combine a walk through this typical Cotswolds town with a traditional cream tea.
    Sights nearby  -  The university town of Oxford is 20 miles away and well worth a visit.
    Birdwatching  -  Good birding near the hotel.
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    Recommended by  -  Frommers, Good Hotel Guide

    This 18th century inn is more than just another Cotswolds B&B. Curl up with a book next to an open fire or explore the rose scented gardens. Rooms are spacious with antique oak furniture and colourful fabric. Bathrooms have original wood floors. An award winning restaurant serves seasonal cuisine. See More

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  • Crown and Thistle OXFORD, Oxfordshire 18 rooms from £129

    Local exploring  -  A charming property set just 7 miles from Oxford.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Abingdon Abbey ruins and surrounding gardens.
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
    Full of character
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    An historic and characterful pub in the heart of the ancient town of Abingdon and just a short distance from Oxford. Dark moody rooms are filled with heavy antiques, rich hues and boast indulgent bathrooms. A classic British pub takes care of a large appetite after a day spent exploring the region. See More

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  • The Bell, Oxfordshire Oxfordshire 9 rooms from £130

    Great walks  -  Walking in the Cotswolds provides a wealth of choices with gentle strolls, hilly hikes and a variety of circular walks
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the historic UNESCO world heritage Blenheim Palace
    Full of character
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    Set in the pretty Oxfordshire village of Hampton Poyle, this is a charming small hotel and pub, with an excellent restaurant and comfortable rooms with egyptian cotton bed linen, large beds, luxury toiletries and bathrooms with monsoon showers or roll-top baths. A great country escape. See More

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  • The Trout at Tadpole Bridge Faringdon, Oxfordshire 6 rooms from £130

    Great walks  -  For an afternoon stroll there is Buscot Park and Gardens; for serious ramblers the Thames Path is on your doorstep.
    Sights nearby  -  The famous Blenheim Palace and William Morris' Kelmscott Manor are both nearby.
    Sailing  -  The hotel has its own river and private mooring for guests.
    Views  -  Some of the rooms have lovely river views
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    Recommended by  -  Sawdays, Good Hotel Guide

    The Trout at Tadpole Bridge is a welcoming Inn, backing on to a rural section of the Thames with its own private mooring. Six comfortable rooms, "classic country" in style, located around a pretty courtyard away from the bustle. The AA rosette restaurant steals the show. A wonderful country treat. See More

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  • Hotel du Vin Henley-on-Thames 43 rooms from £139

    Total relaxation  -  Order a glass of bubbles and soak in your private bath tub on your terrace overlooking the river - sheer indulgence!
    Local exploring  -  Perfectly positioned on the river (especially if you're planning to attend the regatta)
    Sights nearby  -  Spend a day at one of the local National Trust properties, Greys Court or Nuffield Place
    Private Hot Tub  -  River View Suites have outdoor bathtubs on their terrace
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    A luxury hotel occupying one of the finest spots along the river. Indulgent rooms keep some of the old brewery's original features but set alongside this are more luxurious touches of Egyptian cotton sheets and L’Occitane products. The restaurant is superb and the wine list (unsurprisingly) good. See More

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  • Artist Residence Oxfordshire South Leigh, Oxfordshire 9 rooms from £140

    Local exploring  -  You're ideally located both for Oxford and the The Cotswolds.
    Restaurant  -  The Masons Arms is open all day and serves delicious modern British cuisine
    Sights nearby  -  Oxford is just a 15 minute drive away
    House party feel  -  Be prepared to meet people.
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    With five lovely rooms tucked in the eaves, a further three in the converted outbuildings with private terraces and a quirky Shepherd's Hut at the end of the garden, this Inn with rooms is the perfect romantic or weekend bolthole. Just 15 mins from Oxford and easy access to the Cotswolds. See More

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  • The Kingham Plough Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire 6 rooms from £145

    Great walks  -  If you really want to stretch your legs, take the circular walk from Kingham Station. OS Maps available.
    Sights nearby  -  Hidcote Manor Gardens, Blenheim Palace, Deddington Castle,
    Restaurant  -  All delicious including vegetarian dishes as part of the à la carte menu with gluten-free and vegan options.
    Local markets  -  Daylesford Farm Shop takes farm shops to another level.
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    An award-winning traditional Cotswold pub beside the green in the beautiful village of Kingham. Spacious yet cosy rooms in soft colours with plenty of fascinating books and contemporary comforts. The restaurant has a great atmosphere and a daily changing excellent menu. See More

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  • The Crown Inn, Woodstock Woodstock 5 rooms from £150

    Local exploring  -  Spend your days exploring the quaint town of Woodstock
    Sights nearby  -  Blenheim Palace, Churchill's family home, is an absolute must-visit!
    Great walks  -  Wander around Oxford taking in all the magnificent architecture
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
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    Recommended by  -  I Escape

    Located in Woodstock, The Crown Inn is set in an historic 18th century property. The rooms are gorgeously decorated - featuring boutique furnishings and en-suites. Tuck into lovely meals at the downstairs restaurant. A terrific retreat which is ideal for couples. See More

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  • The Old Swan Minster Lovell, Oxfordshire 15 rooms from £160

    Fishing  -  With a mile of private riverbank & dedicated fishing lodge, guests can fish with their own tackle or with the property's ghillie
    Romantic Break  -  Fab for romantic weekends; cosy up in front of the fire before snuggling down in four-poster beds under hundred year-old beams
    Families  -  Three-bedroom Swan Cottage offers the perfect family bolthole with living room, log burner & private garden
    Local exploring  -  Wonderfully atmospheric spot to base yourselves for exploring Oxofrd & The Cotswolds
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    A delightful 15th-century property transformed into a cosy countryside hotel with a pub. Traditional wooden beams, open brick fireplaces, and a Tudor-style facade add historic charm. Including a spa and an upscale restaurant within the same sprawling estate, this suits for couples or families. See More

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  • Minster Mill Oxfordshire 38 rooms from £165

    Families  -  Family-friendly rooms, fantastic amenities & great local attractions ticks all the boxes for those travelling with young kids
    Spa breaks  -  Spoiling indoor pool & dreamy ESPA spa has all bases covered for indulgent spa weekends with partners or friends
    Restaurant  -  Modern British restaurant within historic vaulted building boasting original oak beams. Expect regional & seasonal ingredients
    Spa  -  The Garden Spa boasts ESPA products, rock sauna, aroma steam room, ice fountain & tropical rainforest showers
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    Historic Cotswolds buildings by the Windrush River recently transformed into a boutique retreat. Modern rooms with Scandi feel give out onto river-view terraces. With a relaxed British restaurant, riverside gardens, spa & indoor pool, this is a fab option for a couples' getaway & family adventures. See More

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  • The Manor, Oxfordshire Bicester, Oxfordshire 25 rooms from £165

    Restaurant  -  Fine dining in the Baron's Hall or go to the hotel's own pub in the village for something more relaxed.
    Sights nearby  -  Within easy reach of Oxford, Blenheim Palace and the Cotwolds villages.
    Tennis  -  Tennis court on site with racquets and balls to borrow.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor heated pool, open during summer months.
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    Elegant and historic country house hotel just a stone's throw from Bicester Village. Twenty five well appointed and elegant rooms feature stylish, traditional furnishings. Dinner is served in the stunning wood panelled Baron's Hall and the gardens are beautiful. Perfect for a romantic break. See More

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  • Bay Tree Hotel Burford 21 rooms from £165

    Sights nearby  -  Blenheim Palace, home to the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and birthplace of Winston Churchill is a must visit
    Great walks  -  Walk the 'Cotswolds Way'
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Full of character
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    Winding your way along the Burford lanes, stumble across this 'chocolate box' property. Dating back to the 16th century it has traditional flagstone flooring, open fires and cosy rooms. The award winning restaurant serves lunch and dinner. A popular wedding venue and base to explore the Cotswolds. See More

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  • The Feathers Woodstock 21 rooms from £169

    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
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    Recommended by  -  Frommers, Good Hotel Guide, Michelin Travel

    Historical hotel near Oxford. Colourful rooms, garden, courtyard. Extensive gin bar. Award-winning restaurant. See More

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  • The Glove House Woodstock 3 rooms from £170

    Local exploring  -  Perfectly located with easy access to Oxford and the Cotswolds.
    Restrictions on children  -  Children can be accommodated if both rooms are booked together.
    Great walks  -  Take long walks through the pristine Cotswolds countryside.
    Sights nearby  -  Stroll down to the World Heritage Site of Blenheim Palace.
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    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    A pretty Georgian townhouse, a former glove workshop, in the heart of the picturesque town of Woodstock. Housing just three spacious and immaculately designed rooms. The best has a free standing copper bath. Indulgent breakfasts are served and there's a beautiful wood panelled lounge to unwind in. See More

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  • Malmaison Oxford Oxford (3 New Road) 95 rooms from £179

    City Style  -  Modern hotel in the heart of historic Oxford
    Local markets  -  Oxford Covered Market
    Sights nearby  -  Bridge of Sighs
    Quirky  -  An experience!
    RestaurantPet friendlyParking
    Recommended by  -  Frommers, Good Hotel Guide, Kiwi Collection

    Fantastically modern interiors and stunning atrium in this atmospheric castle and former prison. Sleep in converted cells with original fittings and Gothic colours. New, airier rooms are also available in the additional buildings. Good brasserie food and a smart neon-lit cocktail bar. See More

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  • The Randolph Hotel by Graduate Oxford 151 rooms from £180

    Bar  -  Both bars are statement spaces; The Snug reimagines a traditional English library while The Morse Bar channels times of yore
    City Style  -  With nods to the past but firmly in the present, this sassy remodelled grand dame is the ultimate 21st century pied-a-terre
    Spa  -  The spa boasts 5 treatment rooms and a thermal suite; complete with a sauna, steam room, ice fountain & experience shower
    Wellbeing  -  Impressive range of wellness treatments include facials, massages, tea & therapy sessions & cancer touch treatments
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    Classic Oxford building transformed into cool & contemporary boutique-style hotel. Glossy & glam, traditional wood panelling, floral wallpapers & nods to Oxford Alumni have been made cool again across chic dining spaces & atmospheric bars. The super location makes this a hit with all. See More

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  • The Porterhouse Oxford 7 rooms from £180

    Foodies  -  If you are a meat lover, this could be the perfect place to stay.
    Local exploring  -  A great base from which to explore Oxford.
    Sights nearby  -  With around forty colleges to choose from, it would be hard to come to Oxford without visiting at least one or two.
    Restrictions on children  -  Adult only.
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    Just a short walk from Oxford city centre, The Porterhouse is a superb restaurant with excellent rooms. The seven stylishly decorated rooms are pretty, comfortable and spacious. A superb quality grill restaurant is a haven for meat lovers. Perfect for a weekend among the spires. See More

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  • Old Parsonage Hotel Oxford 35 rooms from £195

    Writing a novel  -  This recently refurbished masterpiece was once home to Oscar Wilde, sit in the luxurious library and draw inspiration.
    Great walks  -  Book a guided walking tours of the city and University Colleges.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit any one of the 38 University Colleges.
    Full of character
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    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Frommers, Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays

    A luxury boutique hotel in a wonderfully old building. The rooms have simple contemporary design. Bathrooms are pleasingly indulgent. A small but well stocked library is awaiting academics. The restaurant is excellent. Highly recommended. See More

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  • Old Bank Hotel Oxford 42 rooms from £195

    Local exploring  -  Neighbouring some of the oldest Oxford colleges and within walking distance of shops, theatre and the city’s Botanical Gardens.
    City Style  -  Georgian alcoves, wood-paneled walls and large sash windows meet bold modern art and understated elegant interiors.
    Sights nearby  -  Plenty of sights to see nearby, the hotel is opposite St Mary’s Church, and neighbouring University and Merton.
    Great walks  -  Riverside and meadow walks from the hotel or walking tours with a guide.
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    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Frommers, Good Hotel Guide

    Sophisticated hotel with buzzing restaurant and bar. Tudor interiors updated with chic styling and large beds. Discreet and laid back luxury and perfectly positioned for sights. Contemporary art on the walls. An ideal city stay. See More

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  • Crazy Bear Hotel Stadhampton, Oxfordshire 16 rooms from £199

    Romantic Break  -  In room freestanding baths and intimate dining areas make for a romatic weekend away.
    Fishing  -  Fly fishing is organised by the hotel both for events or just a day out.
    Great walks  -  Explore the 80 acres of parklands with rare bread farm and woods.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    SpaRestaurantGardenParkingNo pets

    Eclectic, eccentric – a one off converted coaching inn. Think padded leather walls, silver beds, copper free standing baths. A London red bus sits decoratively in the garden. The two restaurants serve traditional British or Thai food. Best for wacky weekends away. See More

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  • Vanbrugh House Hotel Oxford 22 rooms from £199

    City Style  -  A chic boutique property in the heart of the city.
    Sailing  -  Hire a punt and float down the river in true Oxbridge style.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Traditional
    RestaurantParkingNo pets
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide

    A chic boutique property in the heart of the city. Beautifully styled rooms perfectly merge the old and the new, with bold printed fabrics standing out against creamy walls, and ornate fireplaces contrasting with simple contemporary furniture. Comfortable and convenient, ideal for city breaks. See More

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  • Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons Great Milton, Oxfordshire 32 rooms from £665

    Foodies  -  The hotel has retained its Michelin stars for the 35th year running. Dining here is unmissable!
    Garden  -  Le Manoir's stunning gardens provide most of the ingredients for Raymond Blanc's epic food.
    Cooking classes  -  Raymond Blanc's cookery school
    Gourmet
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    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Good Hotel Guide, Kiwi Collection, Relais & Chateaux, Michelin Travel

    World-class indulgence in the Oxfordshire countryside. Raymond Blanc's delightful fusion of hotel, acclaimed restaurant and gardens is luxurious, yet warm and charming. Thirty two rooms and suites are individually designed, the gardens are divine, and the food breathtaking! Simply stunning. See More

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