The Feathers is an amalgam of four tall 17thC town houses of mellow red brick, in the Oxfordshire town of Woodstock. It makes an exceptionally civilized town hotel: one visitor was full of praise for the way the staff managed to make a weekend entirely relaxing, 'without intruding in the way that hotel staff so often do.
  The upstairs drawing room (with library and open fire) has the relaxed atmosphere of a well-kept English country home rather than a hotel, with antiques, fine fabrics, an abundance of fresh flowers and a refreshing absence of the ubiquitous Olde Worlde.
  There is also a cosy study for reading the papers or drinking tea. If you want fresh air, there is a pleasant courtyard garden and bar. Bedrooms are spacious (on the whole) and beautifully decorated, comfortable yet still with the understated elegance that pervades the whole hotel. Five further bedrooms are to be found in the building next door, renovated a few years ago. The elegant panelled dining room serves excellent food from Mark Treasures interesting contemporary menu. Recent visitors have been impressed by both the food and service in the lively restaurant.
  Technically, this has all the trappings of a smart business hotel, but don't be put off by that: it has character and a very home-like atmosphere.