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The Feathers Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • This 4-star hotel is on the edge of the Cotswolds and less than five minutes' walk from the gates of Blenheim Palace -- a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Characterful features include open log fires and antique furniture
  • The restaurant holds two AA Rosettes, while the bar boasts one of the world's largest collections of gins
  • Oxford is a 30-minute bus journey from the hotel and Stratford-upon-Avon is a 50-minute drive away

97%
Enjoyed This
(102 Member Ratings)
"Perfectly situated in Woodstock close to Blenheim. Very friendly, comfy and excellent food."
Neil
Nov 11, 2018
London, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

There is limited and free on-street parking outside of the hotel. There is also a free car park in the centre of Woodstock. The nearest railway station is Hanborough, a 5-minute drive from the hotel or around 10 minutes away by line 233 bus. Oxford railway station is less than 15 minutes' drive from the hotel or 30 minutes away by bus.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

The Feathers Hotel is a boutique 4-star property in the market town of Woodstock on the edge of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and 15 minutes' drive from Oxford. The hotel was converted from seven separate 17th-century houses and features open log fires, antique furniture and traditional English furnishings.

This "intimate and unique hotel" (The AA) is a few minutes' walk from the gates of Blenheim Palace -- a 17th-century stately home, UNESCO World Heritage Site and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill (open daily).

There is a direct bus from Woodstock to Oxford, which takes around 30 minutes (this is often easier than driving into the city). Here, you can explore the city's "rich history, tradition and energetic academic life" (Lonely Planet), including its famous university colleges and museums. Stratford-upon-Avon -- the birthplace of Shakespeare -- is a 50-minute drive from the hotel.

You can learn about the local history, art, archaeology, landscape and wildlife of the county by visiting The Oxfordshire Museum, two minutes' walk from the hotel (free; open Tuesday-Sunday).

Featured in Harper's Bazaar and Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay, The Feathers has free-standing baths, an al fresco terrace and one of the world's largest collections of gins. There is also a 2-AA-Rosette restaurant, where "thoroughly modern British cooking is the order of the day", says The AA Restaurant Guide 2018.

According to The AA, "individually styled bedrooms are appointed to a high standard and are furnished with attractive period and reproduction furniture". Wi-Fi is free.

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries

Parking

  • Public car park

Accessibility

  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Limited number of cots/extra beds available, free of charge, for children aged 2 and under - please confirm availability with the hotel prior to booking.
Extra guest charges apply as follows: £50 per person, per night for children aged 3-11 inclusive. This includes breakfast.
There are no extra beds available for older children or adults.
Please use the Special Request field on the checkout page to confirm the age of the third guest.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy levels.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and at an extra charge. Please contact the hotel directly to inquire. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. 

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

97%
Enjoyed This
(102 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Feathers over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Perfectly situated in Woodstock close to Blenheim. Very friendly, comfy and excellent food.
Neil Nov 11, 2018 London, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food. Also good location (although no hotel car park).
Malcolm Nov 11, 2018 Ely, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food was of a very high quality and the menu had something for everyone
Other Comments
The barman (Damieno) and receptionists were an absolute credit to the hotel.
Susan Nov 11, 2018 BournemouthBournemouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely superior room. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Woodstock. Both the breakfasts and evening meal were excellent. I liked the gin bar! Staff very friendly and helpful.
Other Comments
Only downside really was lack if parking in Woodstock near hotel though you could park next to the hotel without any restrictions otherwise it was only 3 hours across the road.
David Nov 10, 2018 Hurstpierpoint, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Very poor parking and steep stairs no lift
fred Nov 10, 2018 Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Welcoming and helpful staff. Very good food and drink. Good quality room with individual style.
Other Comments
No dedicated parking but suitable public car park a short walk away but parking restrictions in street immediately outside the hotel.
Lorraine Nov 10, 2018 Sudbury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
well managed with very polite staff, excellent value for money!
william Nov 10, 2018 Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food was generally pretty good and the room had character with a sloping floor whilst the bed was propped level with loose timbers. Newspaper delivered promptly.
Other Comments
The restaurant and bar service on the first day was found to be below standard. Also, an apparent problem that we tried to address ourselves and was reported on the first morning before breakfast with the phone equipment in the room had still not been followed up at the time of checking out on the 7th November and caused myself unnecessary stress and a sleepless night!
Norman Nov 08, 2018 Olney, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
lovely rooms and food
S Nov 07, 2018 Ashford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff very friendly and attentive, great food
Louise Nov 07, 2018 Watford, United Kingdom

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