Clifton Mill

Clifton, Banbury, Oxfordshire
+44 (0)7921 457544

Converted water mill in countryside near Oxford, with a river in the garden, footpaths to follow and the local pub a short stroll away


7 beds


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 7

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Robert is a talented architect who has restored this 15th-century mill – one of three in the area mentioned in the Domesday book – into a great place for a big group with dining table for up to 12, a large sitting room and games room with a pool table. Take the cottage next door too for groups of up to 12.

Find a welcome hamper with local goodies and plenty of logs for the wood-burner; Robert will make dogs very welcome too. A river runs through the garden, and there are no neighbours close by – just lovely countryside all around with plenty of walks.

Stroll to The Duke at Clifton, 400 yards away, for pub fare next to the fire; pretty ironstone-built Deddington is 1.5 miles away, Oxford 21 miles.

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We think you'll love

  • The setting, the sound of the river and the little wooden bridge leading to the sluice island
  • Gazing at the views from the pretty windows
  • Bringing your dog and going off for long walks
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You should know

  • You might hear the road and, on rare occasions, the M40 a mile away
  • The old floors are gorgeous but a little uneven
  • You’ll need to watch young non-swimmers by the river


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

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • 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.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pub 2-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £400
Weekly price
from £2500
Damage deposit
Short breaks: 3 nights from £1,200. Available with Clifton Mill Cottage for parties up to 12: 3 nights from £1,650; 7 nights from £3,500. Futon available for children.
1 House for 7
From £4007 beds4 bedrooms


We stayed here as a family of 6 adults, a five week old baby & two dogs. Clifton Mill is perfect for families who like to walk, chill out & spend time together. As it is Roberts home it has that lived in feel, but it’s quirky, interesting & so comfortable you can’t help but feel completely at home. We had full use of a well equipped kitchen, the dining room was great as we could all sit together & the bedrooms and bathrooms were clean, warm and comfortable. The lounge had ample sofas and chairs, TV, piano, selection of music and huge coffee table for our “tapas tea”. Really enjoyed our stay.

Sue, Durham

You will feel completely at home in this lovely old mill with its beams, stone nooks, aga-style huge country cooker, dried branches in place of candelabras, arts and crafts “Tudor” windows that peep out over meadows touched by morning mist, the river running by, the bridge, the sluice and large willow. Gorgeous!

Diana, Bristol

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The neighbourhood

You approach from pretty iron-stone Deddington with its Eagles Fine Foods – a range of fresh food, much of it home-cooked – and Otters or the Deddington Arms for lunch; there’s a good market on the fourth Saturday of every month. Hike through countryside all around with plenty of footpaths and the Deddington Circular Walk to join. Blenheim and the National Trust properties of Upton House and the glorious gardens of Stowe are all about 15 miles away.

Local points of interest from Robert Franklin

  • Oxford is 20 miles away for days out
  • Fans of Shakespeare can visit Stratford-upon-Avon, 30 miles
  • Visit medieval Warwick Castle or Blenheim Palace world heritage site
  • Numerous National Trust properties all around
  • Daylesford Organic Farm in Gloucestershire
  • You're just outside the Cotswolds for great walks and views


Robert Franklin

Robert is an architect who grew up in Oxford and currently works on site in the Studio – the perfect office space. He creates modern and traditional country houses but also specialises in conservation projects, with his Arts and Crafts cum Tudor design take on the mullioned or lead-paned windows. He’ll be around unless he’s off travelling – his other passion.