The Shippon, Peaceful B&B by a lake

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Warwick Road, Banbury, Oxfordshire, Banbury, England OX17 1HJ, United Kingdom

Just a stepping stone to the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon our setting is quite unique, tucked tranquilly in behind a 9 hole golf course and overlooking a small private lake.

Your host, Mary
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Just a stepping stone to the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon our setting is quite unique, tucked tranquilly in behind a 9 hole golf course and overlooking a small private lake.

The Space

Double bedroom with a private bathroom.

We offer a double bedroom with sunny aspect, tea and coffee making facilities, private bathroom and a large, bright sitting room with TV and an open fire in the winter.
Bread is freshly made each day and our chickens provide eggs for breakfast. We make our own marmalade and jams, our bees provide the honey.

Guest Access

Relax and unwind in the cottage garden, or on the sunny jetty overlooking the lake.
Ample parking space and a secure garage for bikes are available.

The Neighborhood

Within a short walk across the golf course is a typical English country pub which serves good beers, wines and home made food. There are many other village pubs within a short drive.
We are on the periphery of Banbury town and its facilities and train station. (London 55 mins.)

Getting around

Junction 11 off M40 (8 mins to Shippon.)
Regular trains to London, Oxford, Stratford on Avon,
NEC Birmingham 40 mins
Silverstone 17.5 miles

Other Things to Note

*We ask guests to share with us the reason for their visit when making a booking.
*7 steps up to bedrooms.
*We have two friendly Labradors and Harriet the cat.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Some pets

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • My husband and I both thought The Shippon was a wonderful B & B. Michael and Mary were excellent hosts, very friendly. The bedroom was so clean with crisp cotton sheets and the breakfast was perfect. We couldn't fault it.

    July 2014
  • I only stayed one evening - wish it could have been more, oh well there will be a next time! Mary and Michael were excellent hosts - I really enjoyed their company as well as the company of their other guests who also happen to be Airbnb hosts. Their dogs Phobe and Anna provided good company too! Just can't say enough of their hospitality and their efforts in making my stay extremely pleasant! They provided directions to the local pub, I decided to take a detour and explore the area - very nice! I especially enjoyed unwinding on the jetty by their private lake - really was very calming after the hustle and bustle of motorway driving!

    July 2014
  • Absolutely wonderful stay with Mary and Michael. Idyllic setting and so welcoming. Every detail was perfect. We especially loved the company of gentle Anna and Phoebe. Highly recommend these hosts and their lovely country home. Thanks for the great tip on the country pub - Nic and staff also welcomed us.

    June 2014
  • Our experience with Mary and Michael at the Shippon was totally delightful. obviously the gorgeous June weather helped showing their beautiful house and garden in the best possible light from the roses around the door to the lovely table on the jetty where we played scrabble and fed the fish. Lovely touches like elderflower cordial on arrival and gorgeous homemade brownies made the stay into a real treat. Mary and Michael were kind and charming without being obtrusive. I would definitely recommend it to anyone In the area.

    June 2014
  • Mary and Michael were the perfect hosts! They were extremely friendly and were ready to help us with anything from what to do that day to providing us with a delicious and filling breakfast. We enjoyed coming back from our days exploring the area and sitting by the lake, walking on the numerous footpaths nearby, or playing with the dogs. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to stay in the area!

    June 2014
  • Mary and Michael were so lovely and extremely accommodating. They would do anything to make sure their guests are happy and they are a really sweet and funny couple too. Their house is gorgeous! The dogs are friendly, the room is comfy and the surroundings are beautiful.

    June 2014
  • Same as the other four days

    June 2014
  • We enjoyed staying with Mary and Michael very much and had an absolutely lovely time. Everything was just super. I will definetely recommend their place to my friends, if they travel in that direction. It's ever so easy to go from there to the Cotswolds, Warwick Castle, Oxford or all the other great places in the vicinity. Couldn't have had a better place for a holiday in England.

    June 2014
  • I had such a lovely time staying with Mary and Michael. They were perfect hosts, welcoming me and my bicycle to their gorgeous home. I loved sitting on the jetty and feeding the fish!! The room was very comfortable and clean and Mary even supplied a soft, fluffy bathrobe which was ver welcome. Breakfast was delicious and Michael was very helpful with directions and maps for my onward journey. All in all a perfect place to stay. Many thanks.

    June 2014
  • We had a lovely time staying with Mary. As we didn't have a car she came and collected us from the station when we arrived. Her place is set in an extremely nice location, a bit out of Banbury and therefore very peaceful. The weather was really nice and we were able to sit and have coffee on the jetty whilst feeding the fish in her own private lake.
    She was very helpful in explaining to us where we could go for dinner and for walks.
    In the morning she prepared breakfast, which in included, cereals, a wide selection of jams, croissants and pastries and home-made bread.

    She was extremely hospitable, and we would definitely recomend staying at her b&b.

    May 2014
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Originally from New Zealand we settled in the UK with our children 23 years ago. My husband Michael is a retired Veterinary Surgeon and I taught in a small prep school. We like to take as many opportunities as possible to travel, we particularly enjoy cycling holidays in Europe, and skiing. Our two children live in London which gives us a good excuse to spend lots of time there, we love the theatre and the buzz of the city. We enjoy meeting people and providing a welcoming and homely atmosphere for our guests!
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