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“Yes, Virginia, there is “a fine lady, riding a cock horse” near Banbury Cross! And she does have “bells on her toes”.”
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Hanwell House
Ranked #1 of 37 Banbury B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
American in China
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“Yes, Virginia, there is “a fine lady, riding a cock horse” near Banbury Cross! And she does have “bells on her toes”.”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

The perfect place to stay while exploring, is Hanwell House. There can’t be better hosts than Jan and Nigel or a more comfortable bed, even if “Buckingham Palace” does decide to open a B&B. Hanwell House is like visiting friends, except you can have as much or as little conversation as you wish. Sit in the garden or move directly to the sumptuous breakfast you ordered the night before. We’ll were there 5 days and worked our happy way through the menu! It's all best quality.

Jan doesn’t serve dinner, otherwise it would be BB&D, but she does go the extra mile whenever possible. Example: The fish I bought for a picnic lunch looked cooked. It wasn’t. Jan volunteered to cook it for us and threw in (not the right word choice for the way she does things) chips and introduced us to mushy peas. Another great thing, historian Nigel, produced an interesting walking tour guide of Banbury. We want to be on their list of “Returning Guests”!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bristol
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

A friend and I stayed for one night as a break from a long car journey. Everything was perfect and we had an excellent night's sleep in a comfortable room. The breakfast was super with a wide choice of local produce, individually cooked. Jan thinks of everything to enhance your stay: she is a mine of information and the home-made biscuits on your tea tray are delicious! We would certainly come back again.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Hi all - fab accommodation - nice and clean, yummy breakfast with lots of options, lovely warm & friendly hospitality, great attention to detail (hair dryer/shower cap), went over and above like home made cookies in bedroom. Great stay, highly recommend!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

We booked one night at Hanwell House after doing some research on TripAdvisor . We were looking for a central location to bridge visits between Bletchley and Oxford and we were not disappointed! Jan is an extremely friendly hostess for whom nothing is too much trouble. Our room was fresh, comfortable and spotlessly clean and the beds were extremely comfortable. The breakfast was exceptional with a wide range of dishes on offer and all freshly prepared. On Jan's recommendation we ate at the local pub, the Hanwell Arms which was a short, easy walk and very good value for money. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Hanwell House and will certainly stay there again when we are in this part of the country. The location is ideal for reaching a wide variety of destinations quickly and easily.

Room Tip: There are only three bedrooms at Hanwell House. We stayed in the twin bedded room which was the only...
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

Hi - Apologies for the late posting of this review. We stayed at Hanwell House back in July. Our reason for booking our stay there was the quality of the Tripadvisor reviews and we were not disappointed. We can't speak highly enough of Jan and the overall quality of the service she provided. A great welcome, a clean and comfortable room and facilities (although the room was a little on the small side we knew that from the photo's we had looked at online and it wasn't a problem for us), lots of useful information and a great breakfast. What more could you ask for ?
As an added bonus it is only a 5 minute walk to the Hanwell Arms - a local modern, estate, pub that offered a decent pint and decent, well priced, food. Al in all we would definitely recommend Hanwell House as a place to stay if you're looking for somewhere in the Banbury area. Angie & Kev

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Oxted, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

Hanwell House is an excellent B&B run by Jan and Nigel who made us feel very welcome. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Our room was immaculate and the breakfasts were delicious as were Jan's home-made biscuits. Jan & Nigel are very knowledgeable about the local area and made great suggestions of places to visit and for eating out. Would definitely stay there again if visiting the Cotswolds area, or going to the Cropredy Festival.

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

We stayed for one night in the Cropredy room. It is a beautiful room, very nicely decorated and an extremely spacious bathroom. We had a fantastic nights sleep, the bed is so comfortable. Jan & Nigel were very friendly and welcoming and the communication before arrival and whilst booking was superb.

Breakfast was top quality, lots of homemade produce and a fantastic choice with some specials on the menu for a change from full English.

I would highly recommend this B&B and will be doing so to my family, I am also looking forward to staying here again sometime. Thanks for a lovely stay.

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Property: Hanwell House
Address: 2 Lapsley Drive, Banbury OX16 1EJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Banbury
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 37 B&Bs / Inns in Banbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hanwell House 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hanwell House is a modern three-story bed and breakfast boasting character and charm, quietly situated to the north of Banbury, yet only minutes from the M40 (Jct 11). Jan and Nigel offer three attractive first floor rooms with private facilities, central heating, colour television, radio/alarm, hospitality tray and hairdryer. A varied breakfast menu is available from traditional full English to a light continental breakfast. Off-road parking is provided. Sorry, no pets or children under 11. ... more   less 
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