We stayed in the "Robin" room, with a full bath/shower ensuite, a large queen sized bed and a beautiful view of the back garden. The inn is a 1740 building, recently refurbished and sparklingly clean. The contrast of lounging on the comfy bed in a 1740 house and watching "Downton Abbey" streaming from a strong Wifi signal on our laptop is a real wonder, and so are the tasty meals served in the Biztro Restaurant, also a part of the inn. Service is impeccable, and friendly. Parking is easy on the street in Market Square in the town center, and the filming locations for Downton Abbey are all over the town, including the church and churchyard just a few steps away. Note that Highclere Castle, the actual home site in the series is perhaps an hour away, and hardly visible except from an ancient hillfort. Search on Google maps for Highclere Castle, and look 1 mile SE for the ringed hillfort from which a beautiful view of the Castle is had. The hillfort can be reached by a steep path, and is beautiful in its own right, as well as offering a clear view of Highclere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A delightful 4 star B & B in the picturesque village of Bampton in Oxfordshire on the edge of the Cotswolds, close to Brize Norton, Witney and Burford and near the upper reaches of the River Thames. Friendly and welcoming with good food, attractive, comfortable rooms and excellent service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wheelgate House Bed & Breakfast Bampton, Oxfordshire