Charney Manor


Type:Bed & Breakfast

Charney Bassett, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 0EJ

Tel: 01235868206

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Charney Manor



Set in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside, Charney Manor offers an attractive rural setting, spacious grounds and a sense of history, parts of the Manor date back to the 13th Century.

With its unique atmosphere of peace and tranquillity, tempting home-cooked meals and a warm welcome, Charney Manor offers a supportive setting for relaxation, reflection and renewal


Charney Manor offers a variety of meeting rooms and a range of facilities in a peaceful and inspiring setting.  It provides an attractive venue for conferences, training events and retreats.

This extraordinary facility is used by individuals and groups from the public, private and voluntary sectors. Regular users of Charney Manor include businesses, educators, charities, faith, musicians, yoga and conflict resolution groups – it's a beautiful and creative setting that never ceases to inspire all who visit.


For meetings, workshops, seminars, conferences and significant events, we have two large beautiful and historic rooms. The Solar, accommodating 30 people and the Barn, accommodating 45 people. There are a further three smaller meeting rooms which can accommodate 8 – 15 people and can be booked separately or used as break-out space. We are able to provide varied seating arrangements, tables, flipcharts and audio-visual equipment.  There is also Wi-Fi access available throughout the site.


The Solar

The Solar, one of the oldest parts of Charney Manor (13th Century )is located on the first floor of the Manor House.  Its remarkable roof, constructed from wooden beams, contributes to its unique atmosphere and sense of history.  The quiet calm of the Solar invites visitors to slow down and reflect.  The Solar has a piano, wooden floors and a picturesque view of the historic St Peters Church and the Manor's beautiful gardens.  The Solar can accommodate groups of up to 30 people.  The comfortable chairs can be arranged to suit the needs of any group, as can any tables, flip charts and audio-visual equipment.  The Chapel, part of the original Manor House is adjacent to the Solar. This beautiful and historic room can seat up to 8 guests.

The Barn

The converted Barn, it's beams preserving the character of the original building.  This light and versatile space is located on the first floor in an adjacent building to the Manor House.  The Barn conference room is accessible by lift and can accommodate groups of up to 45 people.  Chairs and tables, flipcharts and audio-visual equipment can be arranged to suit the needs of your group.


The Lower Barn

The Lower Barn is a cosy room located on the ground floor of The Barn.  It can accommodate up to 13 people seated and around 20 people standing.  The lower barn is equipped with comfortable sofas, large television, a guest fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. 

The Sitting Room

The Sitting Room is on the ground floor of the Manor and over looks the garden.  It provides a comfortable space for small group discussions or relaxing with refreshments between sessions.  The Sitting Room can seat up to 12 people.

The Library

A traditional Library complete with writing desk and grandfather clock can be found on the ground floor of the Manor opposite the sitting room. It provides space for a small group meeting or quiet peace for individual reflection.  The Library stocks a number of books, focussing mainly on Quakerism and contemporary spirituality.  The Library can seat up to 10 people.  A computer and printer is available in this room for use by guests.


Charney Manor offers simple, comfortable accommodation in a combination of single and twin bedrooms.  Charney Manor can accommodate up to 35 residential guests on a full occupancy, most bedrooms are ensuite, with two having private bathrooms.  All bedrooms come equipped with tea and coffee making facilities, towels, complimentary shower gel and a most have exquisite views of the gardens.

The Manor House has 9 bedrooms over three floors, 2 single, 6 twin and one double bedroom.

The Joan Vokins Annexe has 10 bedrooms over two floors, 7 single and 3 twin.

The Barn has 4 ground floor bedrooms, 3 single and 1 twin.  Two of the rooms

are adapted for disabled users.

The Gillett’s Cottage, a separate building in the grounds of Charney Manor, can accommodate 8 guests. It has 5 bedrooms over two floors: 3 twin and two single rooms.  The Gillett’s Cottage be used as overflow accommodation for large residential groups of 35 guests or more.


Charney Manor is renowned for its high quality, traditional home cooked meals. 

Charney is passionate about striving to consistently produce fabulous food from the best ingredients available, which are sourced locally, if possible.  However, quality is not sacrificed for locality.  We offer a continental breakfast as standard.  Lunch and evening meals consist of two courses with a choice of desserts. All meals are served in our 13th Century, character filled dining room with lovely stone carved windows which look out onto the beautiful gardens.


Charney Manor is surrounded by 3 acres of beautiful grounds that include mature trees, horse paddock, a secret garden, a fruit orchard and tranquil sitting areas, which all guests are welcome to explore and enjoy. There are also lovely walks through the old village and along the meandering river Ock. The Manor is situated next to St Peters Church, parts of the church date back to the 12th Century.


As well as guests being able to participate in a variety of local Countryside walks, starting at the Manor, there are also places of interest nearby.

The White Horse Hill located in the small village of Uffington, is a incredible site to see, it is a 374 foot long white chalk horse carved into the hill and is said to be from the Bronze age. Wayland's Smithy is a Neolithic long barrow and chamber tomb site near the White Horse Hill and Uffington Castle.  The historic Kelmscott Manor is a short distance away, visiting Kelmscott will give you the insight into William Morris's history by touring his family home.

Charney Bassett has a lovely family run village pub, The Chequers Inn.  This is a few minutes’ walk away from the Manor and has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.


Charney Manor caters for a variety of day conference guests, with a choice of Conference rooms described in this brochure.  Each room offers flexible seating, presentation aids and wireless internet connection.

All conference room arrangements are tailored individually to meet the needs of the group.  Times of meals and refreshments are arranged to fit the conference timetable and meals can take account of participant's dietary requirements.

The Day conference Package comprises:

Conference Room

Use of one of the conference rooms and appropriate equipment

Bottled water and sweets are provided.

On Arrival Tea, coffee and biscuits

Lunch (a two course freshly prepared lunch including a choice of desserts

Afternoon Tea, coffee and homemade cake.



  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch
  • Special diets catered for

Children & Infants

  • Cot
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Food/bottle warming available
  • Highchair

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Central heating throughout
  • Conference facilities
  • Event venue
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Ironing facilities
  • Public Telephone
  • Separate guests' lounge
  • Wireless Internet Access

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Free parking

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted - Additional charge of 1.8 %
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

Room / Unit Features

  • All rooms non-smoking
  • Baths some rooms
  • Broadband
  • Ground floor bedrooms available
  • Ground Floor Room(s)
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Charney Manor is in the small village of Charney Bassett.  The closest town is Wantage.

It is easily accessible by car from the M40 and the M4. 

Public Transport Directions

 It is 12 miles from Oxford Station and Didcot Parkway Station.  Taxis can be arranged to pick up from these destinations. Contact the office for details of our Preferred Taxi Company.


  • Green Tourism Business Scheme -Green Business Silver Green Business Silver 2023
  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member 24/25 - Silver Tourism South East Member 24/25 - Silver 2024

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* Closed over Christmas / Open over New year

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