Uplands House

Banbury, Oxfordshire
Bed & Breakfast

Candlelit suppers with Graham and Poppy, big bedrooms, interesting books. Enjoy lounging in the scented garden or relax in the orangery


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Come to be spoiled at this handsome house, built in 1875 for the Earl of Jersey’s farm manager. All is elegant and lavishly furnished; expect large light bedrooms, crisp linen, thick towels and vases of flowers. There are long views from the orangery; relax here with a book as the scents of the pretty garden waft by, or have tea and cake in the drawing room. Poppy will make a delicious dinner – a convivial occasion enjoyed with your hosts. Breakfast is Graham’s domain – try smoked salmon with scrambled eggs and red caviar. You’re well placed for exploring – Moreton-in-Marsh and Stratford are close, Oxford just under an hour.


  • 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
  • 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
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • 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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No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Advice on walkies.

Max. 2 dogs.

Large garden and sublime walks. Working farm, so owners must be responsible for good behaviour of dogs.

Dinner, 2-4 courses, £20-£35. Pub 1.25 miles.


Nightly price
from £110
Singles £85-£110 (2-night stay Monday to Thursday).
1 Double
From £110
1 Twin/double
From £130
1 Four-poster
From £180


We spent a most enjoyable anniversary weekend at Uplands House. Our bedroom, complete with four poster bed and spacious bathroom, was charming. The house itself was full of character and interest, with a lovely garden. Our remarkable hosts, Poppy and Graham, former Olympic fencers, were most hospitable and attentive, really going out of their way to make our stay memorable. Dinners were candlelit, with delicious food and wine. Nothing was too much trouble. Uplands position made it easy for us to drive to local art galleries, houses and National Trust properties. We would love to return.

Ian, Reading

Must stay longer next time! Brilliant place – comfortable and welcoming with excellent food, both for dinner ( we had Ottolenghi figgy salad with balsamic dressing, duck in a plum sauce and finally raspberries from the garden) and breakfast. Hosts welcoming but also entertaining and fascinating – ask about the fencing medals. Rooms and bathrooms have just about every comfort you can imagine – soft towels, good toiletries. Our room (and bath!) had lovely views and the rose garden is delightful to stroll in before dinner. Make sure you try Poppy’s delicious jams for breakfast, and take one home.

Suzie, Kendal

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Poppy Cooksey & Graham Paul

  • Charming National Trust properties within a 30-min drive: explore Baddesley Clinton, Packwood House, Canons Ashby, Chastleton House, Snowshill Manor or Upton House.The best nearby private houses are Coughton Court & Broughton Castle. Spoiled for choice!
  • Stratford on Avon is a stones throw for Shakespeare and theatre. Indulge in a play, take a boat trip, or soak up the heritage.
  • There are world famous gardens for you to perambulate - Bourton House, Hidcote, Kiftsgate, Sezincourt to name a few. Why not take a picnic?
  • Thrillseekers looking for a faster pace should pay a visit to Silverstone racecourse, a must-see for fans of four wheels. Stratford and Warwick racecourses are also near, or take in a round of golf at Tadmarton.
  • The Cotswolds is full of picturesque villages with shops, cafes and scenic walks that will keep you busy for days and days.
  • And, we are only 7 miles from the M40 for those going north south or south north, making us perfect for a quick stop or a weekend break.