South Green, Heyford Road, Kirtlington, Oxfordshire, OX5 3HJ
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South Green, Heyford Road, Kirtlington, Oxfordshire, OX5 3HJ
Just 20 minutes from Oxford, in the village of Kirtlington, The Dashwood is conveniently located near many of the best attractions Oxfordshire has to offer including the magnificent Blenheim Palace and the city of Oxford with the worlds oldest English speaking university and it's 900 historic buildings and museums. Visit the famous Bicester Village brand outlet shopping centre for a designer bargain.
Accommodation at the Dashwood comprises five guest rooms in the main house, an elegantly restored, Grade II-listed eighteenth-century Cotswold-stone hostelry building with a further seven housed in our adjacent and beautifully converted barn. Each bedroom is individually designed and furnished to a very high standard. Facilities include LCD flatscreen televisions and DVD players, broadband internet access, luxurious bathrooms, bespoke hand-made oak furniture, luxury soft furnishings and room service.
Enjoy meals in the highly recommended bistro-style gastro pub with brassiere and sample the great British classics on offer or try the property's signature smoked BBQ dishes.
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"On the near-perfect village green of rural Kirtlington sits The Dashwood, an eighteenth-century village pub that has been sympathetically restored, with five bedrooms under rafters on its first floor and seven more in the old barn overlooking the car park.
The pub’s small traditional bar is well-stocked with all the whisky and gin basics but the wine list is more varied. The Dashwood has two spacious rooms for dining and an open kitchen where – on my last visit – a team of very hipster chefs in black with beards to match were weaving magic with local ingredients. The waitresses are in black too and have a good line in sassiness that never goes too far.
Upstairs in the bedrooms you’ll find beams everywhere – vertical and horizontal because basically you’re sleeping in an attic. Some go across the ceiling; others stand upright in the middle of the room for no good reason except that the roof would fall down without them. Consequently all the wardrobes have been built to fit exactly around timbers and sloping ceilings. The bedroom colour scheme is a relaxing mushroom brown with flashes of purple and there are attractive wooden desks if you need to work. Not surprisingly the Dashwood has become an alternative base for business folk visiting Oxford, a mere 20 minutes away. At weekends it tends to fill up with walkers and wedding guests. For those who remember Four Weddings and a Funeral, there’s a touch of Wedding One about the Dashwood."
"There are a number of signposted walks out of the charming Oxfordshire village of Kirtlington. This land was once part of the Bletchingdon estate. A manor house has stood here for centuries but the present Bletchingdon Park is a Palladian country house that was built in 1782 for Arthur Annesley, MP for Oxford 1790-96 . The ideal place to warm up – or even cool down – after a tramp across Bletchingdon’s muddy fields is the Dashwood, which faces on to the village green in Kirtlington. By a curious coincidence the Dashwood is named after Sir Henry Dashwood who was MP for the nearby constituency of Woodstock at the very same time as Annesley was MP for Oxford. It was not uncommon for an MP or prospective MP to build a public house where voters might toast his name and enjoy his hospitality. The Dashwood is a small low-ceilinged pub with 11 Shaker-style bed rooms. This summer it was refurbished to allow more drinking space at the bar and to create a comfortable lounge area where diners (and walkers) can relax in large leather armchairs. If you’ve ever seen the Nancy Myers romantic comedy The Holiday, this is the kind of village pub where Jude Law seeks out Cameron Diaz. The food is proudly local with Oxfordshire pork, lamb, steak burgers, sausages and even an Oxfordshire ploughman's lunch available, ample reward for a long walk through the Oxford countryside."
"Lying between the internationally famous university city of Oxford and the even more famous Bicester Village retail park, the Dashwood is a breath of country air. It’s a small low-ceilinged pub with rooms that, in the words of Scott the manager, is “passionate about food and relaxed about dining”. Not only does this Cotswold stone pub sit on the village green in Kirtlington but there’s a thatched roof too. Inside the new restaurant offers excellent value food, using locally sourced meat and there is a sweet little bar. This is the best of rural British pub-life with amiable staff led by the jovial Jonny from Romania. Upstairs, and in the old barn outside there are 11 comfortable modern bedrooms – Shaker furniture, leather armchairs and big beds - to doze off in afterwards. This is very much riding country with a polo club in nearby Kirtlington Park. Eight miles away, at Wendlebury Gate Stables, W.G. Riding offers one-to-one instruction for beginners and advanced riders using the stables’ own highly experienced school horses. For younger visitors there are also the popular Pony Care Fun Days which teach junior horse enthusiasts all that is needed to look after a pony. It’s much better than asking reception if you can borrow some DVDs for the kids!"
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Information on The Dashwood , South Green , Heyford Road , Kirtlington, Kirtlington
|No. of bedrooms:||Total: 12|
Credit Cards Accepted: Delta, Mastercard, Maestro/Switch, Solo, Visa
Child Friendly: Children of all ages welcome
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access Details: One accessible room
DVD, Flat screen television, Telephone, Internet Wi-Fi, Breakfast included and tea/coffee making facilities, Room Service available, Luxury toiletries
Courtyard gardens, Bar open everyday, Gastro style restaurant serving classic British food and signature BBQ food including home made burgers and smoked meats, Conference Facilities available
|Local directions:||By car from A4095 into the village of Kirtlington, the hotel is situated on the bend on the right hand side opposite the school. Nearest train station: Tackley & Bicester|
Nearest major city:
Nearest railway stn:
Oxford (20 mins)
Tackley & Bicester (10 mins)
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