There are plenty of places for visitors to stay in and around Steeple and Middle Aston. Within the villages there are two B&Bs, and a large hotel. Within ten miles there are numerous hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs.
In Steeple and Middle Aston
Bladebone Holiday Cottage
Available for short breaks from two nights to two weeks. A delightful two-bedroom stone cottage with private garden, lounge/diner, kitchen and bathroom. Longer lets will be considered.
Tel: 01869 349962
Old Toms Bed & Breakfast
A comfortable and spacious Double/Twin Studio room, in a converted barn. Ensuite with own access. Quiet location with parking and garden.
Mrs. Mary Lloyd
Tel: 01869 340212
Westfield Farm Mews – The Annex
A self-contained annex, available for B&B and self-catering for short or long-term lettings.
For details and prices, please contact the owners.
Julie or Graham Hillier
3 Westfield Farm News
Tel: 01869 349185 or 07740 794386
The Holt Hotel
The Holt Hotel at Hopcroft’’s Holt is a traditional coaching inn on the Oxford to Banbury Road, just a mile from the centre of Steeple Aston. Dating back to the 15th century, it started with just six bedrooms, but has been extended and refurbished over the years and now has 86 ensuite bedrooms.
A notorious highwayman, Claude Du Vall, frequented the inn, and his ghost is said to still haunt the hotel today. The hotel has conference facilities for up to 160 delegates and banqueting for up to 260 guests. It also has a licence to conduct civil weddings, so these days you’ll find businessmen and wedding guests staying here mixing with visitors from the village and the local area.
There is also the Claude Du Vall Restaurant which features a daily table d’hôte and a la carte menu and Sunday carvery. The relaxed Highwayman Bar serves an extensive bar menu featuring fresh locally sourced produce, and local beer; the bar also has a pool table.
The Holt Hotel
Nr Steeple Aston
Tel: 01869 340259
Accommodation within 10 miles
White Horse Inn, Duns Tew
Just a couple of miles from Steeple Aston, this traditional coaching inn has eight rooms.
The White Horse
Tel: 01869 340272
Hotels in Deddington
The village of Deddington is four miles north of Steeple Aston on the Oxford to Banbury Road. It has a number of hotels. Details are given on the Deddington village website at www.deddington.org.uk/doldex/category/hotels
Bed and Breakfast
The Oxfordshire and Cotswolds Farm and Country House Accommodation
Has details of nearby B&Bs on its website at www.country-accom.co.uk.
The official tourist website for North Oxfordshire has details of all sorts of places to stay in the area. This includes hotels, B&Bs, farmhouses, self-catering cottages, caravan parks and campsites. You can also make a booking at www.visit-northoxfordshire.co.uk.