Uplands House

Banbury, Oxfordshire
Bed & Breakfast

Candlelit suppers with Graham and Poppy, big bedrooms, interesting books. Enjoy lounging in the scented garden or relax in the orangery


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Come to be spoiled at this handsome house, built in 1875 for the Earl of Jersey’s farm manager. All is elegant and lavishly furnished; expect large light bedrooms, crisp linen, thick towels and vases of flowers. There are long views from the orangery; relax here with a book as the scents of the pretty garden waft by, or have tea and cake in the drawing room. Poppy will make a delicious dinner – a convivial occasion enjoyed with your hosts. Breakfast is Graham’s domain – try smoked salmon with scrambled eggs and red caviar. You’re well placed for exploring – Moreton-in-Marsh and Stratford are close, Oxford just under an hour.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Advice on walkies.

Max. 2 dogs.

Large garden and sublime walks. Working farm, so owners must be responsible for good behaviour of dogs.

Dinner, 2-4 courses, £20-£35. Pub 1.25 miles.


Nightly price
from £110
Singles £85-£110 (2-night stay Monday to Thursday).
1 Double
From £110
1 Twin/double
From £130
1 Four-poster
From £180


Must stay longer next time! Brilliant place – comfortable and welcoming with excellent food, both for dinner ( we had Ottolenghi figgy salad with balsamic dressing, duck in a plum sauce and finally raspberries from the garden) and breakfast. Hosts welcoming but also entertaining and fascinating – ask about the fencing medals. Rooms and bathrooms have just about every comfort you can imagine – soft towels, good toiletries. Our room (and bath!) had lovely views and the rose garden is delightful to stroll in before dinner. Make sure you try Poppy’s delicious jams for breakfast, and take one home.

Suzie, Kendal

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Poppy Cooksey & Graham Paul

  • Charming National Trust properties within a 30-min drive: explore Baddesley Clinton, Packwood House, Canons Ashby, Chastleton House, Snowshill Manor or Upton House.The best nearby private houses are Coughton Court & Broughton Castle. Spoiled for choice!
  • Stratford on Avon is a stones throw for Shakespeare and theatre. Indulge in a play, take a boat trip, or soak up the heritage.
  • There are world famous gardens for you to perambulate - Bourton House, Hidcote, Kiftsgate, Sezincourt to name a few. Why not take a picnic?
  • Thrillseekers looking for a faster pace should pay a visit to Silverstone racecourse, a must-see for fans of four wheels. Stratford and Warwick racecourses are also near, or take in a round of golf at Tadmarton.
  • The Cotswolds is full of picturesque villages with shops, cafes and scenic walks that will keep you busy for days and days.
  • And, we are only 7 miles from the M40 for those going north south or south north, making us perfect for a quick stop or a weekend break.