Good Hotel Guide Review
Pristine yet unfussy, this sophisticated B&B near the Oxford Union is handsomely outfitted in natural fabrics, exposed stone and soothing, grey-painted wood panelling. David Robinson is the manager. Spread over two buildings dating from the 17th and 18th centuries, the inviting bedrooms are individually styled along three themes – Georgian, Eclectic, and Arts and Crafts. Each has a fireplace, hand-crafted furniture, a media hub, and a minibar with fresh milk and complimentary drinks and snacks. Splurge on the best rooms – the Vicarage Suite and the Nicholas Hawksmoor Room – which have a private garden and terrace area. The ‘secret’ garden is one of Oxford’s best kept. Breakfast can be taken there, or in the basement restaurant. Set lunches are served until 2 pm (2 courses £9.95; 3 courses £12.95). Breakfast room, small terrace. Free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview). No background music. Park-and-Ride recommended. Children welcomed. 7 mins’ walk from rail station. 22 bedrooms (1 suitable for disabled). Per room B&B from £114. 2-night min. stay at weekends.