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Wantage OX12 8AB

Serving travellers and locals since the 16th Century

The history of The Bear at Wantage is a long tale to tell, even though it doesn’t quite go back as far as King Alfred’s days, who was born in Wantage in AD 847.

Suffice to say, as the town’s largest hotel it has overlooked the historic market place for nearly 500 years, and in that time has been a staging point for thousands of weary travellers – as well as those wanting to fill up on great food and superb ales in sumptuous surroundings.

Today, after being purchased by Arkell’s and run by your hosts Jo and Keith, The Bear is back to its best, providing the perfect venue for a relaxing stop-over, quick lunch or special dining experience.

We cater for Weddings, Christenings, Special (or not so special) Birthdays in fact any large, or small, party and all geared to your needs rather than set menus with no flexibility!

The Bear offers everything you would expect from a modern hotel and bar – and more.

Faringdon SN7 7QJ

Campsite on a working farm

Within walking distance of the White Horse Hill with its magnificent views and historic myths, Britchcombe Farm has been enjoyed by thousands of campers for more than 10 years – many of who came back year after year.

Enjoy a delicious cream tea in our tea rooms, a roaring log fire in the evening or just relax and rewind in the unspoilt Oxfordshire countryside, our camp site is the perfect retreat for anyone looking to experience the this fabulous part of the country.


The Court Hill Centre is set in the beautiful countryside of the Thames Valley and Berkshire Downs.

The buildings are made from 5 renovated barns arranged around a pleasant courtyard, providing a unique facility for exploring the Ridgeway (a National Trail).

Whatever your interests – walking, cycling, photography, teaching, games or camping, the centre provides a range of facilities including catering and accommodation.

East Hendred OX12 8JE
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A Beautiful Bed and Breakfast in the Oxfordshire countryside near to Harwell, The Diamond Project and Milton Park. Greensands Guesthouse is situated on the A417 between Wantage and Rowstock and adjacent to the picturesque village of East Hendred in South Oxfordshire. Set amidst what used to be a major fruit growing area the countryside beckons you to take time off from work and explore.

Wantage OX12 9XW

Lovely room/bedsit. New bed, Fridge, kettle, microwave, toaster

£476 pcm (double/en suite) DOUBLE ROOM (with single bed) in a warm and friendly home on a very quiet estate. There is sole use of the toilet, bathroom and shower which is next door to the room. Room has bed, double wardrobe, chest of drawers, microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster, wifi, new wood flooring. All new textiles

Let would be on a Monday to Friday basis ONLY, rent paid monthly (1 month rent in advance).

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Swallow’s Nest guest house, education centre and rural retreat sits tucked away in the rolling downlands of the Oxfordshire/Berkshire borders, Swallow’s Nest is perfectly placed to provide a tranquil haven for horse enthusiasts and riders, walkers and cyclists.

Located at the heart of the 400 acre estate which is North Farm Stud and away from through traffic, Swallow’s Nest is perfectly placed to provide a tranquil haven for horse enthusiasts and riders, walkers and cyclists. Riding enthusiasts from all backgrounds will love the safe, ancient Ridgeway with its dramatic views and blends of different scenery. Non-riders will love the landscape where they can enjoy quiet walks or more demanding pursuits like hill walking/running. There is something here to suit everyone.

At Swallow’s Nest we can offer many different holiday ideas including tailored holidays and/or training packages for riders and their horses together. Alternatively, we can provide you with a suitable mount here. Lessons can be arranged for individuals or groups and for adults and children. Our on-site BHS qualified instructor will help you to learn new skills or tackle old problems. This holiday is “The complete Equestrian Experience” for all levels of rider including those who may not want to ride, but would like to broaden their knowledge of the equestrian world.

With close connections to the world of racing and to thoroughbred ex-racehorse re-homing, Swallow’s Nest is also the perfect place to learn more about the Sport of Kings. Go racing at one of the local tracks – we are very close to Newbury, Ascot, Windsor, Cheltenham and many others. Why not be chauffeur-driven to the course and really make the most of your day?

Swallow’s Nest is also the perfect base for those wanting to explore the Royal County of Berkshire. We are within an hour’s drive of Windsor Castle, Blenheim Palace, Highclere Castle and many other major attractions, as well as the historic cities of Oxford, Winchester and Salisbury. Access is easy – we are within 10 minutes of the M4 (J14), and in easy reach of the A34 and M40.

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