The Feathers Hotel

Sarah Richardson
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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

Enjoyed This
(114 Member Ratings)
"Staff were charming , hotel was lovely , food was delicious ."
15. Nov 2018
Hemel Hempstead, UK

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.

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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 (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.



  • 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: 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 Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

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.

Enjoyed This
(114 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
4.7 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Staff were charming , hotel was lovely , food was delicious .
Mary 15. Nov 2018 Hemel Hempstead, UK
Enjoyed Most
The food was amazing!
Other Comments
Great location to stay near Blenheim palace, just a short walk away. Food was amazing, staff were great and our room was huge!
Craig 15. Nov 2018 Nottingham , UK
Enjoyed Most
Food and Gin
Other Comments
400 different Gins seems a bit excessive , but very nice
Roy 14. Nov 2018 Waltham Abbey, UK
Enjoyed Most
Superior room worth having. Meals excellent. Service very good.
Charles 14. Nov 2018 Stockbridge, UK
Enjoyed Most
Excellent dinner served by enthusiastic and very pleasant staff
Other Comments
Only on street parking available.
Melvyn 13. Nov 2018 Rugby, UK
Enjoyed Most
Great location. Staff very helpful, especially Mandy, who was most informative about the remembrance Day events and made our first visit to Woodstock most enjoyable.
Other Comments
No parking at Hotel but good on street parking, again advice from Mandy.
Mick 13. Nov 2018 Maidstone, UK
Enjoyed Most
Excellent food and comfy rooms
Sarah 12. Nov 2018 Chipping Norton, UK
Enjoyed Most
Perfectly situated in Woodstock close to Blenheim. Very friendly, comfy and excellent food.
Neil 11. Nov 2018 London, UK
Enjoyed Most
The food. Also good location (although no hotel car park).
Malcolm 11. Nov 2018 Ely, UK
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 11. Nov 2018 BournemouthBournemouth, UK

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