Over the past twelve months we have been visited by many regular guests who come back time after time and new guests trying us out for the first time.

There are a great many businesses in the Banbury area and Hanwell House has been fortunate enough to accommodate many business colleagues from home and abroad, all thoroughly enjoying the cosy atmosphere rather than the anonymity of local hotels.

We are a wonderful hub for many local visitor attractions, we have an extensive range of National Trust properties in the area; Birmingham, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwick, Stratford upon Avon, Stowe, Oxford being just some of the historical towns within a 45-minute drive of Hanwell House.

The Cotswolds are close by with the gorgeous towns of Stow on the Wold, Moreton in Marsh, Burford, Chipping Norton, Bourton on the Water and many other hidden gems.

One of our local privately-owned attractions is Broughton Castle, a moated and fortified manor house.  Set in parkland and built of the rich local Hornton ironstone, the core of the house being built in 1306. Broughton Castle is home to the 21st Lord and Lady Saye and Sele, whose family name is Fiennes.  The ownership of the Castle has remained in the same family since 1447.

The house, garden and tearoom are open on Wednesday, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from 1st April until 30th September from 2.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m. with last admission at 4.30 p.m.

Within the little village of Hanwell, just a five-minute drive from Hanwell House, is situated Hanwell Castle.  The Castle is privately owned, but every February they are happy to open up their gardens and grounds to the general public.

We are lucky enough to be only a twenty-minute drive from the famous Silverstone racing circuit, who offer a wide range of fantastic racing opportunities.

Jan Hanwell

Fairport Convention take over the tiny village of Cropredy at the beginning of August and host an amazing folk/rock festival with an impressive lineup of guests, new and old.  We are about three miles from the village and if you fancy a walk each day, you can walk along the canal towpath from the bottom of our road right into Cropredy village.