Hawkwell House HotelChurch Way, Iffley Village, OXFORD, Oxfordshire OX4 4DZ
Tel: 01865 749988
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|Hawkwell House, in the leafy village of Iffley, is the perfect setting for all occasions. There are endless photo opportunities in the mature tree lined gardens, and spacious, well proportioned interiors for your celebrations.|
Hawkwell House, in the leafy village of Iffley, is the perfect setting for all occasions. There are endless photo opportunities in the mature tree lined gardens, and spacious, well proportioned interiors for your celebrations.
Hawkwell House was originally a nursing home, it was then turned into a Children's home during World War 1, after the War, it was converted into a Hotel.
The famous explorer Francis Howard Bickerton was born here (see below).
Francis Howard Bickerton (1889-1954) was born in Oxford, England, and served as mechanical engineer on Sir Douglas Mawson's Australasian Antarctic Expedition between 1911-1914.
Bickerton was responsible for converting a smashed Vickers D-Type monoplane for use as an 'air-tractor sledge' in the Antarctic. He also shared responsibility for the expedition's pioneering use of wireless telegraphy and led the three-man Western Sledging Expedition which, between December 1912 and January 1913, explored 160 miles of uncharted territory and discovered the first Antarctic meteorite - which lead to Antarctica being recognised as the world's richest meteorite field. For his services, Bickerton was awarded the prestigious King's Polar Medal, and Cape Bickerton (6620S, 13656E, five miles ENE of Gravenoire Rock) was named in his honour. Bickerton was also recruited by Sir Ernest Shackleton for the Endurance expedition of 1914-1917 and served as a fighter pilot with the Royal Flying Corps during World War I. Post-war he joined the colony of British war veterans established in Newfoundland by Captain Victor Lindsay Arbuthnot Campbell of Scott's Terra Nova expedition and explored in Central America and Africa. He died in Borth, Ceredigion, in 1954.
Arezzo Restaurant (AA 2* Rosette)
Private Thames Bar
Private Gardens with Patio
Complimentary Car Parking
Wireless Internet Connection
The facilities available in each bedroom include:
Most rooms have a fantastic view, with all bedrooms having:
Tea & Coffee making facilities
Televisions with Free-view
Wireless internet connection
Irons are available from reception
The following attractions are all nearby:
Iffley Lock; 30 minute walk along the river into Oxford town centre
Blenheim Palace; 12 Kilometres
Cotswolds; 16 Kilometres
Christ Church Cathedral; 4 Kilometres
Ashmolean Museum; 4 Kilometres
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|Twin Bedroom|| |
|4 Poster Bedroom|
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