Artist Residence Oxford

Witney, Oxfordshire
+44 (0)1993 656220
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This super-stylish inn with hip rooms is nothing short of fantastic - come for the cool vibe, stylish interiors and excellent food


9 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Justin and Charlie’s ability to create beautiful small hotels at the speed of light is unprecedented. Their fourth – lost in the country a few miles west of Oxford – is a reinvention of the country pub, though not as you might think. This isn’t a stripped-back monument to contemporary design, rather a cool take on all things retro with quirky art and a little neon mixed in for good measure. You’ll find vintage wallpapers, vivid colours, glass cabinets filled with curios, then a pink, upcycled sofa in the cocktail bar. Country rugs cover flagstone floors, a fire burns on both sides in the bar, an original pine bench comes with plumped-up cushions. You eat in The Mason Arms amid ferns and flock wallpaper, perhaps baked scallops and sweet chilli, buratta and olive tapenade, fish and chips or marinated lamb and mint yogurt, followed by a rhubarb and stem ginger crumble. There’s a dining terrace that overlooks the kitchen garden. Stunning bedrooms (eight dog-friendly, one in the shepherd’s hut) set the standard for others to follow: fat beds, exposed timbers, robes in flawless bathrooms, old tea chests for bedside tables. We’ve hardly scratched the surface. Exceptional.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Dog bowl, dog bed and Lily's Kitchen treats.

Dogs £15 per dog per night. Max. 2.

There are 6 dog-friendly rooms, including 3 with their own private terraces. Located in rural countryside with plenty of woodland walks, streams and fields for dog walking.

Breakfast from £7. Lunch £15. Dinner, 3 courses, £30-£40. Sunday lunch from £16.


Nightly price
from £140
Extra beds available, £30 per person per night.
1 Twin
From £190
3 Suites for 2
From £180
5 Doubles
From £140



One of my favourite hotels to stay in the UK! I absolutely love staying here. The welcome is always so warm and friendly from staff and the decor is just gorgeous. Food is also superb too.

Ella, Bristol

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Charlie & Justin Salisbury

  • Blenheim Palace
  • The Cotswolds
  • Cotswold Wildlife Park
  • Hook Norton Brewery
  • Oxford


Charlie & Justin Salisbury

Justin Salisbury started his small boutique chain almost by accident when he took over his parents' run down guesthouse in Brighton when he was just 20. He did that place up on a shoestring by inviting local artists to decorate the rooms in return for a free stay. This turned out to be his winning formula and together with his wife Charlie they now have several Artist Residences.