Nestled amidst the heart of the glorious Cotswolds, offering delicious food, free WI-FI, parking and cosy accommodation, this 16th Century village inn is located midway between Oxford and Cheltenham. Originally built as a cider house, the property is blessed with a vibrant history and a lengthy and much-celebrated presence within the local community. Now privately owned, the building has been lovingly restored and modernised, all without compromising its enduring spirit and authentic rustic charm. Set by the picturesque village green of Bledington adjacent a meandering brook and its wandering flocks of ducks and geese, it embodies all that is great about traditional country living. Having garnered an excellent reputation for both quality and service, guests can look forward to a warm welcome and a truly memorable experience.
Each of the 11 en-suite rooms has been tastefully decorated with elegant furnishings that perfectly complement the aesthetic allure of the main building. Every room comes fully equipped with free Wi-Fi access, flat screen TV with Sky channels, designer toiletries and tea & coffee making facilities. There is a selection of charming and cosy rooms located right above the inn. Or, for those seeking a hint more luxury, there are several slightly larger rooms set back from the inn across a pretty courtyard. Spacious and quiet, these rooms all feature King-size beds.
Having been awarded two AA Rosettes and featured in The Good Food Guide, the restaurant offers a fantastic opportunity to tuck in to some truly exceptional cuisine. The chef is committed to providing wholesome, hearty and traditional English food, all served with a touch of flair and spark of imagination. Wherever possible they endeavour to use only the finest locally-sourced organic produce and fresh ingredients, all of which culminates in a delightfully tempting and ever-evolving seasonal menu. There is also an extensive wine list with something to suit even the most discerning of palettes. The bar itself oozes charm and character – the high backed settles, open inglenook fireplace and well-kept ales all help to create a warm and cosy atmosphere infused with the vibrant romanticism of bygone days.
The Hotel is located less than a 15 minute drive South from the A44 and North from the A40, and with ample free on-site parking, it is both convenient and easily accessible. The city of Oxford is approximately a 50 minute drive away, whilst it is just over 40 minutes to Cheltenham or to Stratford-upon-Avon. For those travelling by rail, there is a local station at Kingham, a brief 20 minute walk from the Hotel, which offers regular trains to Oxford where visitors will find excellent transport links to the rest of the country. London Oxford Airport is just a 35 minute drive, whilst Birmingham Airport is 1 Hour and 10 minutes away. Bledington is situated in the middle of an area of outstanding natural beauty and the Hotel is the perfect base from which to tour the scenic North Oxfordshire Cotswolds. There are miles and miles of lovely walking countryside surrounded by rolling hills and idyllic limestone villages. Indeed, Bledington itself lies on the famous Oxfordshire Way, a spectacular walking route stretching all the way from Bourton-on-the-Water to the banks of the River Thames in Henley. Passing through a mosaic of contrasting landscapes and settlements, it offers a plethora of awe-inspiring and fascinating scenery. The Cotswolds is renowned as one of the most beautiful and historic areas in England, significantly it is also home to the largest concentration of art and antiques outside London. Visitors can browse for antiques in many of the Cotswold market towns and villages, in particular Woodstock, Burford, Stow-on-the-Wold and Tetbury, all within close proximity to the Hotel. Further historic treasures can be seen at the magnificent Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and a recognised World Heritage Site. Surrounded by over 2,000 acres of landscaped parkland, the great lake and beautiful formal gardens it also features stunning gilded State Rooms and some of the finest collections in Europe.
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