Places to stay in Oxfordshire

There is a great selection of places to stay in Oxfordshire from a luxury boutique hotels, country house retreats, short-let apartments and cosy bed and breakfasts.

In Oxford, luxury options include the five star plus Old Bank Hotel situated on the High and the large five star Macdonald Randolph Hotel. For a different overnight experience, spend a night or three in a cell at the Malmaison, formerly the Oxford prison and now a four star boutique hotel. Another great option is to stay in a University of Oxford College such as Wadham College. The Colleges are beautiful, centrally located and good value but are only available outside of term time.

Outside of Oxford are some wonderful country house hotels such as Eynsham Hall, a Grade II listed building, close to Witney in West Oxfordshire. Further west is the Old Swan & Minster Mill, nestled in the Windrush Valley, where guests can enjoy a relaxing country setting and relax in their newly opened spa. Other countryside retreats include Heythrop Park Resort which has a spa, golf course and the choice of a modern four star Crown Plaza or three star Heythrop Park hotel to choose from. Or the De Vere Thames hotel, 3 miles south of Oxford set in 30 acres of beautiful parkland running down to the banks of the River Thames.

For those looking for home comforts, there’s a great selection of cottage and farm stays in the county. Oxford Country Cottages, located in the north Oxfordshire village of Noke has four and five star cottages overlooking the 1,000 acre RSPB nature reserve. Another great place for a family holiday is Grange Farm Estates close to Bicester. The holiday cottages are tastefully converted Victorian barns where dog are welcome, and guests can meet the ponies and alpacas, and enjoy the surrounding Oxfordshire countryside.

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