Smith Awards 2018 Best-Dressed Runner-Up

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Artist Residence Oxfordshire

Rates per night from$117.24

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (GBP91.67), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

The Rabbit Hole

  • 2guests
The cosiest of the hotel’s rooms at 13sq m, this stylish warren overlooks the courtyard, stables and surrounding countryside. It’s outfitted in quirky Artist Residence style, with pictures on the walls, wooden flooring and colourful furnishings. There’s a king-size bed, an armchair and an ensuite bathroom with a rainfall shower. All rooms have a flatscreen TV, Roberts DAB radio, minibar stocked with local goodies, Nespresso coffee machine and tea-making kit, and Bramley bath products.

Farmhouse Loft

  • 2guests
  • 1extra bed - $31.97 for adults - $31.97 for ages 4 to 12
  • OR
  • 1crib - free for ages 0 to 3
Set in the eaves, these romantic lofts (27sq m) have original wooden beams and wood flooring for an authentic rustic hideaway. Less authentic is the artwork hanging on the walls and an array of upcycled furnishings and knick-knacks, but they make the countryside look cool. In the bathroom there’s a rainfall shower and a clawfoot bath tub, and these lofts have a flatscreen TV, Roberts DAB radio, minibar stocked with local goodies, bar cabinet, Nespresso coffee machine and tea-making kit, and Bramley bath products. A baby cot (free) or extra bed (£30 a night) can be added on request. Dogs can stay in Loft 1 and 2 for £20 a night each, which gets them a bed and treats – but do let the hotel know the size of your dog when booking.

Farmhouse Double or Twin

  • 2guests
These refined rustic rooms have pitched ceilings, original lead windows and wooden flooring. Signature artwork hangs on the walls and furnishings are colourful and cool, with a few upcycled or vintage finds. There’s either a super king-size bed or twins, a petite seating area with comfy armchairs and an ensuite bathroom with a rainfall shower and roll-top bath tub big enough for two. All rooms have a flatscreen TV, Roberts DAB radio, minibar stocked with local goodies, Nespresso coffee machine and tea-making kit, and Bramley bath products; these rooms have a well-stocked bar cabinet too. A baby cot (free) can be added on request.

Stable Suite

  • 2guests
  • 1extra bed - $31.97 for adults - $31.97 for ages 4 to 12
  • OR
  • 1crib - free for ages 0 to 3
Found in one of the outbuildings, this suite is a retro-styled reimagining of the traditional country bolthole. The large, open-plan room has a rustic air thanks to the high pitched ceiling (which still has its original beams), worn timber floor, brick fireplace and sections of exposed stonework on the walls. There’s a superking-size bed with a patterned headboard and cushions; a seating area with a sofa, leather armchair and vintage rug; a log-burner; writing desk; and a brushed-metal roll top bath tub in the corner. The ensuite bathroom has a walk-in rain fall shower. The suite also has a private terrace; free WiFi; a flatscreen TV; Roberts Radio; minibar filled with local goodies; Nespresso coffee machine; tea-making facilities; and Bramley toiletries. A baby cot (free) or extra bed (£30 a night) can be added on request.

Farmhouse Suite

  • 2guests
A true Brit eccentric, the Farmhouse Suite (19sq m) brings together William Morris wallpapers, antique furnishings, Berber-style rugs and eyecatching artwork by the hotel owners’ talented friends under original beamed ceilings. However, your gaze will first be drawn by the glint of the freestanding, copper Catchpole & Rye bath tub, set close to the bed. An ensuite bathroom has a walk-in rainfall shower too. This suite has a flatscreen TV, Roberts DAB radio, minibar stocked with local goodies, bar cabinet, Nespresso coffee machine and tea-making kit, and Bramley bath products. A baby cot (free) or extra bed (£30 a night) can be added on request.

The Barn Suite

  • 2guests
  • 1extra bed - $31.97 for adults - $31.97 for ages 4 to 12
  • AND
  • 1crib - free for ages 0 to 3
Located in one of the outbuildings, this 45sq m suite is a spacious and bohemian-styled country bolthole. It feels particularly roomy thanks to the original pitched ceiling, which still has its hay loft door, corner beams and patches of exposed stonework, giving the room a rustic look. It has a timber floor, a bespoke superking-size four-poster bed made from stripped tree limbs, a seating area with a patterned sofa and an antique coffee table, a writing desk, a wood-burning stove, a comfy armchair and an eclectic mix of artwork. Tiled in various shades of green, the large ensuite bathroom has a freestanding bath tub and a walk-in rain fall shower. The suite also has a private terrace; free WiFi; a flatscreen TV; Roberts Radio; minibar; Nespresso coffee machine; tea-making facilities; and Bramley toiletries. The suite can fit an extra fold-up bed (£30 a night) or a cot (free), and dogs can stay for £20 a night each, which gets them a bed and treats. The hotel asks that guests let them know the size of their dogs when booking.