Old Parsonage Hotel
With its cool country-house charm, the Old Parsonage is the kind of place you never want to leave. Managing to balance a friendly home-from-home vibe with seriously luxurious surroundings, it makes the perfect bolthole for a weekend in Oxford. The 35 individually designed bedrooms and suites with their handmade beds and grand marble bathrooms are a quirky mix of old and new. Drag yourself away (if you can) to enjoy afternoon tea in the tranquil walled garden, or curl up with a book in the cosy library. You can even borrow one of the hotel’s vintage bicycles to explore Oxford in the traditional way.