Artist Residence Oxford

Witney, Oxfordshire
+44 (0)1993 656220
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£140 - £350
per night

This stylish little art-filled inn has comfortable rooms, is surrounded by good walking countryside and serves delicious food – rest here


15 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£140 - £350 per night

The Experience

Just a few miles from Oxford, this thatched and beamed building is filled with original art and a bit of neon thrown in for good measure. An open fire crackles in the well-stocked bar on chilly days – sip a pint of something delicious from Hook Norton Brewery while you check out the menu. It’s mercifully short and Head Chef Jose turns out pub classics beautifully with a few surprises and glorious puddings.

Bedrooms have the most gorgeous cottons and linens, clouds of goose down, fluffy robes, mini-bars and treats. Wake to a full English in the dining room or out on the terrace if it’s warm. The coffee is good and strong, there are pancakes, smashed avocados on sourdough and good homemade granola with fruits and yogurt. Set off on oodles of footpaths from the door, visit the church with medieval wall paintings in the village.

Head for the bar after a day of exploring or walking, sit in the garden, relish the peace.

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We think you'll love

  • The food, and the very laid-back atmosphere in the bar and dining room
  • All the art in the bedrooms, the home-baked cookies and the tempting treats waiting for you
  • Sitting in the large garden on a summer evening, checking the menu
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You should know

  • The lighting is gentle in the bedrooms – bring a head torch if you're a serious reader and over 40
  • House plants in the bedrooms are artificial
  • The Shepherd's Hut is right by the garden and marquee so could be noisy if they have an event


  • EV charger
  • 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



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


Booking information

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Other details
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 £30 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.


A very comfortable night after an excellent supper. The countryside is quiet, there's a superb Norman church just down the road with many wall paintings intact, bicycles to borrow and no busy road. Just 17 minutes from wonderful Blenheim and 30 from Oxford.

Nicola, Sawday's Inspector

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

An incredibly quiet village on the extreme edge of the Cotswolds with a lovely old church. Footpaths start from the door and the road is quiet so borrow wellies or bikes and head off. Woodstock is a 17-min drive for Blenheim Palace and some independent shops. Nearby is Bladon churchyard where Winston Churchill is buried, and Oxford is 30 mins for University, galleries, museums and many restaurants.

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.