The Feathers Hotel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • 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

"Just perfect in every way, highly recommended."
Nov 12, 2019 - Walsall, United Kingdom
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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, a 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 local history, art, archaeology, landscape and wildlife 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 Hotel 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 with a modern British menu.

According to The AA, "individually styled bedrooms are appointed to a high standard and are furnished with attractive period and reproduction furniture". As the hotel is comprised of seven townhouses, some rooms are located in an adjacent building to the main part of the hotel. 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


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra bedding not available for older children and adults.
Please use the Special Request field 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 and prices.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
£50 per night for children 3 to 11.

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.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request. Charges will apply.

Please contact the hotel directly to inquire.

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 Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm 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.

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.

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(385 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Feathers over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Just perfect in every way, highly recommended.
Other Comments
Great rooms, quirky decor , friendly staff and amazing food.
ALISON Nov 12, 2019 Walsall, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We really enjoyed our stay at the Feathers hotel Woodstock. We were greeted by a very friendly receptionist and there was a log fire lit in the reception area. All of the staff were very friendly and Woodstock was very nice, a typical Cotswold gem.
Other Comments
It was very nice to have live music in the evening.
Chris Nov 10, 2019 Gloucester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Everything good but quiet during our stay.
Susan Nov 09, 2019 Cardiff, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
reception excellent, staff service 'mostly' excellent, room (52) excellent BUT 2 issues -bed mattress well worn and tendency to slope into the centre and, 'herd of elephant' sounds when people went up and down the stairs (immediately outside the room!).
Other Comments
Food and restaurant staff excellent.
David Nov 09, 2019 Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
A great base for visiting Oxford, the village is quiet and the hotel very comfortable. The food is excellent and the portions generous, breakfast was very well set up with a superb range of fruits, yogurt and cereals, and the full English was very full! There are pleasant communal spaces aside from the gin bar and the room we had was very quiet with a comfortable bed, although another armchair would have improved it. The staff were notable for their cheeriness and helpfulness, all had smiles and a pleasant word, making us feel very welcome and cared for.
Paula Nov 07, 2019 Loughborough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
This was an escape for Mum and me and we could not have wished for a better time.
Other Comments
Staff, location, food, wine, atmosphere, decor etc etc - all are superb - one of my favorite hotels.
Donna Nov 06, 2019 Atherstone, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
excellent stay from start to finish'
Other Comments
Will book again asap.
Garry Nov 05, 2019 Basildon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The whole experience was lovely. The location was perfect, such a pretty village. The food and service was incredible, everyone was lovely and friendly. We booked this hotel and it was in a perfect location for us, great way to spend our last evening away as a couple before our baby is due in less than 2 week.
Other Comments
The hotel was very hot, and at times, very uncomfortable. We could also hear people shouting outside, this went on till about 11, they were clearly having a good time but it was very loud.
Michelle Nov 05, 2019 WARWICK, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
A very 'Quaint' hotel, in the heart of Woodstock, and very handy if visiting Blenheim Palace. Very friendly staff, and food was excellent. Would certainly visit again.
Steve Nov 05, 2019 Birmingham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
My wife and I have not been here for a couple of years, the food is still excellent, the staff are very helpful, efficient and polite. The rooms are comfortable with a lot of character. Cheers Geoff the Chef.
GEOFFREY Nov 04, 2019 Bucks, United Kingdom

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