Artist Residence Oxfordshire

That artful couple Justin and Charlotte Salisbury have transformed a 16th-century thatched village inn (albeit one that had a helipad) into the newest Residence in their small, quirky boutique hotel chain. More

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Artist Residence Oxfordshire
the Mason Arms
Station Road
South Leigh
Oxfordshire
OX29 6XN
England
01993 656 220

Hotel information

Bedrooms

9, 1 bedroom and 2 suites in outbuilding, Shepherd's Hut in garden.

Open

all year.

Facilities

bar, restaurant (2 dining areas, closed Sun eve), free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), large beer garden, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

in pub and restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in some rooms and public rooms (£20 per dog per night, dog beds provided).

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

Room only £130-£425. A la carte £32. Min. 2-night stay at weekends.

Good Hotel Guide Review

That artful couple Justin and Charlotte Salisbury have transformed a 16th-century, thatched village inn (albeit one that had a helipad) into the newest Residence in their small, quirky boutique hotel chain (see index). Guide inspectors received ‘a textbook welcome’, before being shown to one of four bedrooms under the eaves, ‘a splendid suite with high ceiling, exposed beams, large, high bed, copper bathtub’, a ‘well-stocked’ minibar, an espresso machine, ‘upmarket snacks’, gowns and slippers, a bathroom with rainfall shower. In the past year, a bedroom and two no-less-splendid suites have been created in outbuildings, or you can opt for the Shepherd’s Hut, overlooking the herb garden. ‘The public areas have been redecorated in bold, dark colours, William Morris-style wallpaper, heavy wooden furniture, colourful rugs, kilim cushions, neon artwork.’ New chef Tim Kewley’s ‘outstanding’ cooking is served in the bar, with its flagstone floors, wood-burner, ‘nooks and crannies’. Full marks for ‘beautifully presented’ ‘braised brisket topped with caramelised onions on mash with a delicious rich sauce’. At breakfast, there were freshly squeezed juices, scrambled eggs on a toasted muffin.

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Artist Residence Oxfordshire
the Mason Arms
Station Road
South Leigh
Oxfordshire
OX29 6XN

Guest comments

'We had a textbook welcome, and were upgraded to a splendid room with a generous bathroom. Equipment levels were high, and lighting was good. The public areas have been redecorated in the Salisburys' signature style. The bar is popular with locals - drinks and meals are served here. Dinner in the restaurant was outstanding. The service was cheerful, well paced and efficient. ' - JT - November, 2017

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