The Feathers Hotel

Travelzoo Staff

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
  • Traditional English furnishings 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

Enjoyed This
(103 Member Ratings)
"Location, Room, food"
Aug 03, 2018
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The nearest train 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. There is limited and free on-street parking outside of the hotel. There is also a free car park in the centre of Woodstock.

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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. 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 2017.

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.



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


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

Room amenities

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


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Public car park


  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Limited cots/extra beds are available - 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.
Infant's cot/crib on request, free of charge, for children aged 2 and under. This does not include breakfast.
Please use the Special Requests field to request an extra bed/cot.
There are no extra beds available for older children or adults.
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: No pets allowed.

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.

Additional details:

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-12 midnight ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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

Enjoyed This
(103 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Feathers over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.1 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Location, Room, food
Animesh Aug 03, 2018 Cambridge, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Nice food.
Other Comments
We were surprised that there was no kettle or tea making facilities in the room. We could have phoned down for room service & complementary tea but the phone in our room wasn't working. Also the bath wouldn't empty.
Jillian Aug 02, 2017 Brighton, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Was unable to go due to illness and although I gave 3 days notice, they could not offer any refund, even if they were able to re book the room. Policy I guess?
Jacquelyn Aug 02, 2017 Seaford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Hotel was charming, staff were lovely and the food was wonderful. Great location in a very pretty town and within minutes of Blenheim Palace, which is a treat not to be missed.
Mrs M Aug 02, 2017 Twickenham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
In the heart of the town, ambiance and good food
Other Comments
Parking could be a problem but was OK for us
Brian Jul 30, 2017 Wigan, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Everything! Lovely room, hotel had a professional but friendly feel to it, really good food for dinner and slap bang in the middle of a beautiful town.
Other Comments
Some granola at breakfast would have topped it off!
Claire Jul 29, 2017 London, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff and cuisine. Easy Park and Ride access to Oxford.
Heather Jul 28, 2017 Leigh-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Relaxed atmosphere and warm welcome
Sue Jul 27, 2017 Whitstable, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
So convenient for visiting Blenheim Palace and the food was excellent.
Stephen Jul 27, 2017 Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food
peter Jul 27, 2017 Riponripon, United Kingdom

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