Star Inn

The Star Inn is a traditional country inn providing 4 star accommodation & facilities in Wantage, Oxfordshire with access to Oxford & local attractions.

Address

Watery Lane
Sparsholt
Wantage
Oxfordshire
OX12 9PL
Tel: +44 (0)1235 751539

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Overview


The hotel offers guests 4 star accommodation and facilities in the market town of Wantage in Oxfordshire. The 17th country inn is housed inside a historic building that retains period features for a hotel with plenty of character. The Star Inn includes accommodation offering guests an interesting alternative to larger hotels. The compact hotel has a friendly home stay feel and its tranquil location makes for a relaxing country location. The hotel is located within easy reach of Oxford, Newbury, Stratford-upon-Avon and the Cotswolds. The location makes the hotel a good base from which to explore the Home Counties & Midlands area.

Local transport links in the area include Didcot Parkway train station located 13 miles from the hotel. There are services to Oxford train station where there are services to London Paddington station and other local and regional areas including Reading, Worcester, Coventry and Birmingham. The hotel is close by to major roads including the M4 and A34 providing good road connections.

Visitors can expect a friendly welcome with good levels of service at the hotel. The hotel is located in Wantage, approx 20 miles from Oxford city centre where visitors can find good access to local amenities, visitor attractions, dining and entertainment facilities. The closest train stations to the hotel are located at Didcot Parkway, Appleford and Hungerford.



Facilities


There are a total of 8 en-suite guest bedrooms at the hotel. The guest rooms are furnished and decorated in traditional style offering comfortable 3 star accommodation. Guests can choose from double and rooms.

Room facilities include television, telephone, iron and ironing facilities and tea and coffee making facilities.

All rooms are non-smoking at the hotel in accordance with hotel policy.

Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access is available in public areas at the hotel. There are free on-site car parking facilities for hotel guests.

Dining


Guests can enjoy a hot full English breakfast each morning or a Continental breakfast with a choice of toast, cereals and hot and cold drinks.

The hotel restaurant serves a range of meat, fish and vegetable dishes along with a choice of starters and desserts. The restaurant serves British cuisine and caters for vegetarians. The restaurant includes an outside eating area allowing for al fresco dining weather permitting. Diners can choose from the wine list and find the perfect accompaniment to their meals.

The hotel bar provides guests the chance can sit back and relax with a choice of drinks available including, soft drinks, beers, wines and spirits. The bar provides a good place to catch up with friends, family and colleagues.

Local Attractions


The county of Oxfordshire is a place full of history and character. The county includes a number of fine historic buildings and monuments and of the finest universities in the world. The county is located relatively close to London meaning day trips are possible for visitors based in London. It also makes a convenient location for a weekend or bank holiday break with the short travelling time involved.

Many visitors to the area are drawn to Oxford, its collages and associated attractions. Oxfordshire also has plenty of scenic English countryside, charming towns and villages and two notable ranges of hills, the Cotswolds to the west and the Chilterns to the east.

The villages on the banks of the rivers are particularly scenic providing some picture perfect photo opportunities. The Oxfordshire Cotswolds has long been a favourite for those seeking some peace and quiet and a countryside retreat, the region has some charming villages, with cottages exhibiting the famed Cotswold limestone.

The city of Oxford has a relatively small city centre that is packed full of interesting tourist attractions, the crowds flock here to see the sites. Oxford University has helped put Oxford on the world map and ensures this town is famous the world over as home to one of the most celebrated universities in the world. The university consists of over 30 colleges that are located around the city. The various colleges range in size from the large and visible to visitors to others that are smaller and hidden away on small side streets. Many of the colleges are open to visitors however it is wise to always check the opening times to avoid disappointment.

Christ Church is the largest college in Oxford it is currently the only college in the world with a cathedral within its walls. The college has produced a number of famous students over the years, including Albert Einstein who studied for a brief period in the 1930s. The College has helped produced a large number of British Prime Ministers, a number of Cabinet ministers, Bishops and civil servants. Visitors can see the great hall and the impressive cathedral. Christ Church is also known as the setting for `Hogwarts' in the Harry Potter films.

Didcot has historically enjoyed strong railway links and hosts the Didcot Railway Centre located next to the railway that houses one of the largest collection of steam engines and a rebuilt station. For fans of steam railways there are “Sunday Steam Days” during the summertime. Long Wittenham located close by has the Pendon Museum, where visitors can see model size recreations of a 1930s village and a model railway. Abingdon is a town lying on the River Thames approx 8 miles from Oxford, it is famous for its 7th century Abbey. The Abbey buildings are a popular place to visit in the town where you can learn more about the local history of the region.

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology is located in Oxford city centre. Established back in 1683 and has the distinction of being the oldest museum in the UK and one of the oldest in the world. The museum houses collections of antiquities and art works that have both great national and international importance. The collection includes a huge range spread over several hundred years ranging from the ancient civilisations of Egypt, Rome and Greece to Renaissance Europe to the 20th century. The museum includes a Far Eastern collection along with sculptures, paintings, ceramics, coins, glass and musical instruments, with plenty to see and do for visitors.

Blenheim Palace is located a few miles outside Oxford. Visitors to the historic site can see the historic palace and impressive gardens. The palace is home to the 11th Duke of Marlborough and the birthplace of former prime minister Sir Winston Churchill, it is imposing with a wonderful sense of history and offers an interesting place for tourists to explore.

The palace is located in over 2,000 acres of scenic parkland, the palace is set in a most memorable scene with lawns and gardens surrounding it, there is also a lake on the grounds. Inside the palace there is some very intricate detail in the carvings and the hand painted ceilings. There are also a number of impressive collections that have been built up over the years, collections includes porcelain, tapestries and paintings. The grandeur of the state rooms are an impressive sight and for many visitors is one of the main highlights of the palace.

An intriguing attraction is Uffington White Horse, where the mysterious White Horse is carved into the chalk hillside above the village of Uffington in Oxfordshire. The mystery has led to a number of possible interpretations of the carvings and its meaning indeed some believe that it may be a dragon and not a horse. There are also conspiracy theories and the theory it was done as a signal to extraterrestrials. The horse is 374 feet from end to end.

The New Theatre in Oxford is located in the centre of the city. The theatre is host to a number of shows playing throughout the year, the shows are varied and cater for all tastes. The theatre also caters for children in shows designed to appeal for to them, thus a fun family theatre afternoon or evening can be enjoy here by everyone.

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Closest Train Stations:

Didcot Parkway: 13.0 Miles

Appleford: 14.3 Miles

Hungerford: 14.7 Miles


Closest Airports:
The closest airport is Southampton Airport located 57 miles away by road via the A417, A34 and M3. Heathrow Airport is located 59 miles away via the M4.

Southampton Airport: 57 Miles

Heathrow Airport: 59 Miles




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