Eccentrically English

An idyllic retreat at the gateway to the picture-perfect Cotswolds, this 16th-century inn has 5 comfy bedrooms nestled under its cosy thatch, a further 3 in the converted farm outbuildings and a quirky Shepherd's Hut at the end of the garden, designed to encapsulate the relaxed and bohemian spirit of the English countryside.

Downstairs, you'll find The Mason Arms, our take on the traditional country pub - fun, friendly and a little offbeat, with an easy-going menu of simple, hearty fare, a sunny terrace garden and cosy corners beside roaring log fires...you might want to stay all day...

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Select Room Type

  • Shepherd's Hut
  • The Rabbit Hole
  • Farmhouse Loft
  • Farmhouse Loft Double or Twin
  • Stable
  • Farmhouse Suite
  • Stable Suite
  • Barn Suite
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Select Room Type
  • Shepherd's Hut
  • The Rabbit Hole
  • Farmhouse Loft
  • Farmhouse Loft Double or Twin
  • Stable
  • Farmhouse Suite
  • Stable Suite
  • Barn Suite
  • See Family & Dog Friendly Rooms

Our comfy bedrooms are set across the first floor of the main farmhouse turned pub, in the converted outbuildings, and in a quirky Shepherd’s Hut at the end of the herb garden.

Each room is individually designed, peppered with limited edition art prints and vintage & reclaimed furniture, and all bedrooms include:

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • TV
  • Roberts radio
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Fully stocked mini bars
  • Organic Bramley bath products

Tucked away at the end of the garden, our Shepherd’s Hut is a quirky, cosy bolthole perfect for two, with built-in double bed, log burner, compact bathroom with rainfall shower and an outdoor table for making the most of the great outdoors. 

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A cosy nook tucked away in the eaves of the main farmhouse, The Rabbit Hole is a compact hideaway perfect for single occupancy or short stays for two, featuring a king bed, comfy armchair and bathroom with rainfall shower.

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Located in the main farmhouse our Loft rooms are spacious, light and airy with original pitched ceilings. Featuring super king beds, comfy seating area and luxe bathrooms with rainfall showers and roll-top bathtubs.

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Located in the main farmhouse our Loft rooms are spacious, light and airy with original pitched ceilings. Featuring super king or twin beds, comfy seating area and luxe bathrooms with rainfall showers and roll-top bathtubs.

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One of a kind, our Stable room is a spacious, light and airy room located in the converted farm outbuildings with private entrance. Featuring original pitched ceiling, super king bed, free-standing bathtub in the bedroom, a separate bathroom with rainfall shower, comfy armchairs and a private terrace.

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Located in the main farmhouse building, the Farmhouse Suite is a luxurious open plan space with original pitched ceiling, super king bed, statement roll-top copper bathtub in the bedroom, comfy seating area and bathroom with luxurious walk-in rainfall shower.

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A unique and spacious suite located in the converted farm outbuildings with private entrance, the Stable Suite features an original high pitched ceiling, super king bed, statement roll-top bathtub in the bedroom, luxurious bathroom with rainfall shower, private terrace and comfy seating area with log burner.

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The best room in the house! Located in the converted farm outbuildings with private entrance, our luxurious Barn Suite features a double height pitched ceiling, statement four-poster bed, comfy seating area with log burner, spacious bathroom with free-standing bathtub and rainfall shower and a private terrace.

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A number of our rooms are able to cater for extra beds, cots and your furry friends too!

See our dog friendly rooms here.

Cots &/or extra beds:

  • Farmhouse Suite
  • Farmhouse Loft
  • Stable
  • Stable Suite
  • The Barn

Extra beds can be provided with a £30 surcharge per extra guest, per night. Cots are available free of charge.

Cot only: 

  • Farmhouse double or twin

To book a cot, or to bring along your pup, please request whilst booking. If you’d like assistance with your booking just give us a call on:

+44 (0) 1993 656 220

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Eat & Drink

A stay at Artist Residence wouldn't be complete without soaking up the fun and friendly atmosphere in The Mason Arms, a friendly neighbourhood hub from coffee to cocktails, breakfast to bedtime.

Comfy nooks, open fireplaces, proper pints, jolly bartenders, and a hearty menu, we’ve taken all the tell-tale signs of a good English pub and shaken them up with a curious collection of artworks and oddities to keep you entertained along the way.

As for our menu, we keep our dishes simple and homely, letting the flavours of the season do all the talking, and sourcing ingredients from the Oxfordshire countryside wherever we can.

Features

  • Peaceful countryside location
  • Pub and all-day hangout
  • Garden & terrace
  • Free bicycles
  • Complimentary wifi throughout the building
  • Curated art collection throughout
  • Organic Bramley bath & body products
  • Check in 3pm, check out 11am

Things to know

Checking In and Out

Check-in is from 3pm, but you are very welcome to arrive early and leave your bags with us whilst you head out to explore or relax in the pub.

Check-out is 11am, but if you would prefer a little more snoozing time just let us know on arrival and we can arrange a late check-out for £20 per hour.

Parking

We have an on-site car park.

Minimum Stay

There is a two night minimum stay on Friday and Saturday nights, as well as on bank holidays and during the Christmas period.

We are sometimes able to make exceptions for last minute availability – to enquire please call our reservations team on 01993 656220.

Travel

We are located in South Leigh, a small hamlet just 10 minutes from the town of Witney, a short drive from the Cotswolds and approximately 1.5 hours drive from London.

The hotel is a 15 minute drive from Hanborough train station or a 25 minute drive from Oxford – easily reachable in around 1 hour from London Paddington, with regular trains every hour.

It is essential to pre-book a taxi from Hanborough station as it is a very quiet rural station and does not have a taxi rank.  This should cost £15/20, and we recommend Witney Club Taxis.

Food & Drink

The pub is open daily from 8am.

Breakfast is served daily from 8am – 10:30am

Lunch is served from: 12pm – 3pm Monday – Saturday | 12pm – 4pm on Sunday

Dinner is served from: 6pm – 9:30pm daily

Bringing Dogs

We welcome dogs in the pub, garden and in a selection of our bedrooms – you can see our dog friendly rooms here.

We’re in a rural setting with plenty of great countryside dog walks on our doorstep.

Please note, there is a surcharge of £15 per dog, per night, to include Lily’s Kitchen organic dog treats, bed & bowls.

If you’d like assistance with your booking please email us at [email protected]

Accessibility

All of the bedrooms in the Main Farmhouse are located on the first floor and we do not have a lift. The Barn Suite, Stable Suite and Stable are all located in converted outbuildings, and situated on the ground floor without any steps, whilst the Shepherd’s Hut is accessible by a small set of steps.

This is an old farmhouse building and so there are small steps and narrow corridors throughout.

For more information please email us at [email protected]

Assistance

A member of the team will always be in the building from 7:30am – 12:00am, available for any queries you may have. Outside of these hours there will be a contact for any urgent matters.

Families

We welcome children and always do our utmost to ensure they have a great time whilst with us, which makes our Inn a great place for a family treat!

We can accommodate cots and/or extra beds in our Farmhouse Suite, Farmhouse Loft, Stable, Stable Suite and Barn Suite.

Please note that Farmhouse rooms are located above the pub and restaurant, and there may occasionally be some noise disturbance as we are an old building.

Soundproofing

The building is a 16th century farmhouse, that was later converted into a pub as the Mason family’s gift to their butler. As much as we have tried to soundproof the rooms, there is still a bit of noise from room to room, and the windows are the original leaded windows with single pane glass.

However, The Barn Suite, Stable Suite and Stable are all located in separate outbuilding and are thereforevery quiet. Overall, we are located in the middle of the Oxfordshire countryside, and the surrounding area is very peaceful and calm.

Visit Us

Station Road
South Leigh
Oxford
OX29 6XN

Phone
+44 (0) 1993 656 220

Email
[email protected]