£59 – Grade II-listed inn stay near Cotswolds, w/breakfast

The Cartwright Hotel
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Why We Love This Deal

The Cartwright Hotel is in Aynho, a little village near Banbury that's 20 minutes' drive from the edge of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Bed-and-breakfast stays at this Grade II-listed former coaching inn that dates from the 16th century are now £59, and save up to 54% on the usual price.

What's Included

  • Valid for stays Sunday-Friday until 31 March, 2022. Saturdays are an extra £10
  • Overnight accommodation in a Standard Double Room (in either the main building or an extension at the rear of the property), with full English breakfast, for two
  • Stay two nights from £118 or three nights from £177. All stays include daily breakfast 
  • Premier Rooms are an extra £10 per night
  • Note: Due to local guidelines, some amenities and services may be limited or closed during your visit; contact the hotel for more details
  • This is a non-refundable rate. Cancellations are not permitted. Should you be unable to travel due to Covid-19 restrictions, you can amend your stay for dates within 12 months of your original booking date, subject to availability. Refer to the cancellation policy on the booking page for full details and restrictions

"Lovely location and staff"
27 Mar, 2020 - Bromley, UK
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Why We Love This Hotel

  • This converted coaching inn is between Banbury and Oxford in the village of Aynho, known as the "Apricot Village" due to the abundance of fruit trees
  • The Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with its rolling hills and chocolate-box villages, is 20 minutes' drive away
  • There's a cosy bar with a wood-burning stove
  • Broughton Castle — a grand, moated manor house with ornamental gardens — is around 15 minutes' drive from the hotel


The Cartwright Hotel is a Grade II-listed former coaching inn dating from the 16th century. It is near the Oxfordshire/Northamptonshire border between Banbury and Oxford in the quintessentially English village of Aynho, which is known affectionately as the "Apricot Village" due to the abundance of fruit trees. Legend has it that villagers used to give apricots to the lords of the manor as rent.

Broughton Castle — a grand, moated manor house with ornamental gardens — is around 15 minutes' drive away. Chipping Norton on the eastern edge of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where you'll also find a host of walking routes, is less than 25 minutes' drive from the hotel.

You could spend an afternoon exploring Oxford's atmospheric college quads, grand university buildings, and cosy old pubs, many of which will be familiar from the films and TV series that have been filmed in the city. It's around 30 minutes' drive away, or you could leave your car at Pear Tree Park & Ride, which is 20 minutes by car from the hotel.

Bletchley Park, the British Motor Museum and Waddesdon Manor -- a 19th-century country house built in the Neo-Renaissance style of a French château -- are all less than 35 minutes away by car.

The hotel features an oak-beamed real-ale bar with an oak floor and a wood-burning stove, and a candlelit restaurant serving dishes made with locally sourced seasonal ingredients. Bedrooms are individually designed and have free Wi-Fi. They are split between the main building and an extension at the rear of the property.



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour security
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception
  • Baby-sitting service (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra beds are not available.
Cot not available.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Additional details: Due to local guidelines some amenities and services may be limited or closed during your visit; please contact the hotel for more details.

up to 54% off

£59 / night


When You Can Go

Sun-Fri until 31 Mar, 2022; +£10 Sat

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

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
(433 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Oxfordshire Hotels LTD (t/a The Cartwright Hotel) over the past 33 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.3 Location
4.0 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Lovely location and staff
Other Comments
Larger, better toaster at breakfast. No shower gel in the dispenser in our shower
Julian 27 Mar, 2020 Bromley, UK
Enjoyed Most
A very nice experience the staff were very friendly and helpful, the food was good and our room was nice and spacious an excellent time.
Other Comments
Worth a visit
Keith 22 Mar, 2020 London, UK
Enjoyed Most
It was amazing management and staff were attentive lovely hotel in a great village
catherine 18 Mar, 2020 Sutton, UK
Enjoyed Most
Very enjoyable
Other Comments
Perfect service couldn’t do any better
Brian 16 Mar, 2020 Feltham, UK
Enjoyed Most
Welcoming and pleasant Hotel. Staff were very pleasant. Would definitely visit again if in the area.
Jayne 17 Mar, 2020 Twickenham, UK
Enjoyed Most
Made welcome by all members of staff.Due to difficult times the hotel was upbeat and didn't scrimp on their service or friendly approach.Once the wonderful Virus alert is over we will be returning and will be recommending to all our friends and family.We wish the hotel future success in these difficult times......THEY DESERVE IT.
Neil 19 Mar, 2020 Bognor Regis, UK
Enjoyed Most
Excellent package. Staff very friendly, food good, and good location for browsing the area.
Pamela 08 Mar, 2020 Berkshire, UK
Enjoyed Most
Very clean with lovely friendly staff
Colin 06 Mar, 2020 Buckingham, UK
Enjoyed Most
We had an amazing time at the Cartwright Hotel. Our room was great. We felt that the bath needed a handrail on the wall to assist getting in & out of shower as the bath was slippery. This is meant as a friendly advisory. Only slight problem was the elephants up stairs. In future I would ask for a single storey room. The staff were so friendly & attentive. It was a short brake for my husbands birthday & I had brought cards he had received with us. When the housekeepers saw them they made him a card & left it in our room with some treats for him. He was so chuffed. Thank you so much. We are recommending to friends already. xx
Robert 14 Mar, 2020 Tonbridge, UK
Enjoyed Most
Stayed in a superior room in the main building. Very spacious accommodation and very clean. Bar is a pleasant space . Really good meals served in the restaurant. Excellent breakfast with great selection available and good service. All staff very welcoming and helpful.
Garry 13 Mar, 2020 Hengoed, UK

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£59 – Grade II-listed inn stay near Cotswolds, w/breakfast

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