The Courtyard at Wainhill


Type:Bed & Breakfast

Thatched Cottage, Wainhill, Chinnor, Oxfordshire, OX39 4AB

Tel: 07815 562921

The Courtyard at Wainhill


The Courtyard at Wainhill is a small family run B&B business situated right on the The Ridgeway National Trail. It has two beautifully appointed and comfortable en-suite rooms in a separate timber lodge adjacent to the owner’s 17 Century thatched cottage. Set in a stunning rural location with landmark views we are easily accessible from London which is only an hour away and have excellent rail and bus connections too. The B&B warmly welcomes guests and their pets and we enjoy cooking one of the best breakfasts in Oxfordshire in our kitchen overlooking The Ridgeway. With a “nothing is too much trouble” attitude we aim to ensure that our guests have a truly fun and memorable stay with us. 

Each room has a super kingsize bed with Egyptian cotton bedding, a writing desk, seating area and en-suite shower room.  They both have a deck with views overlooking The Pottager Garden and The Ridgeway.  There is free private parking outside the lodge and a large secure dog proof garden.  With a hospitality tray and and mini fridge supplied with fresh milk and distilled water; hand made soap bars and complimentary body wash and lotions along with books and magazines the rooms offer every comfort to our guests. 

One of the few B&B’s in the area to offer one night stays plus a proper Full English cooked breakfast each morning and pet friendly The Courtyard at Wainhill is a popular choice with guests looking to come and enjoy the glorious setting and explore the many local attractions in the area.  Oxford, Bicester Village, Waddesdon Manor and Henely on Thames are all an easy drive away along with many renowned restaurants like Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons, The Hand and Flowers and The Sir Charles Napier. With a network of wonderful bridleways and footpaths from the front gates we are also popular with walker and cyclists.

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Double Room

*The Courtyard room is open all year and comprises a Super Kingsize bed for a couple sharing with the addition of a folding bed for another adult or child. Max occupancy is for 3.

The Ridgeway room is open largely during term time and for bookings of more than 3 days throughout the year. It comprises a Super Kingsize bed for a couple sharing with the addition of a sofabed for another adult or child. Max occupancy is for 3.
Both rooms are marketed direct at a cost of £115 Sunday – Friday and £125 for a single Saturday night stay.



  • Cater for vegetarians - With advance notice
  • Serve breakfast - Breakfast is served either in the dining room of Thatched Cottage or if fine, on the decks outside the rooms.

Children & Infants

  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome - Whilst we welcome children we do not have any facilities for them.
  • Food/bottle warming available

Establishment Features

  • Central heating throughout
  • Garden/patio for guests' use - Guests have use of a private Pottager garden and the garden of Thatched Cottage. Both of which are dog proof and secure.
  • Ironing facilities - On request we can provide an ironing board and iron
  • Open Christmas
  • Open New Year
  • Pets welcome - We welcome dogs (and cats!) who receive a pet pack and map of dog walks
  • Wireless Internet Access

Leisure Facilities

  • Arrangements for riding/pony trekking - Can be made but the riding schools are not particularly close to The Courtyard
  • Fitness facilities close by - Princes Risborough and Thame Leisure Centres
  • Golf Course close by - Princes Risborough and Ellesborough Golf Course and The Oxfordshire Golf Club
  • Swimming Pool close by - Princes Risborough or Thame Leisure Centres

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Free parking - Plenty of free parking right outside the lodge

Provider Preferences

  • Farm - A smallholding of 20 acres of paddocks and clover meadow
  • In countryside - A stunning position right on The Ridgeway National Trail

Room / Unit Features

  • All rooms non-smoking
  • Colour television in all bedrooms
  • Ground floor bedrooms available
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • Radio in all bedrooms - A radio is on the TV

Specialist Features

  • Marketed as green/environmentally friendly - We now have a green policy in place to reduce all single use plastics.
  • Special provisions for cyclists - We have secure lock up and storage for road and mountain bikes.
  • Special provisions for lone female travellers - We go out of way to ensure all our single female guests are made to feel welcome and comfortable.

Travel & Trade

  • Packed lunches available


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Leave the M40 at junction 6 and take the B4009 towards Chinnor and Princes Risborough.  Drive through Chinnor and continue to take the B4009 towards Princes Risborough as you leave the village you will go over a succession of speed bumps and then take the first right hand turn signposted Wainhill only, single track road.  Go up the road for a mile, over the steam railway crossing and we are the fourth house on the right, Thatched Cottage behind two black wooden gates.

Public Transport Directions

Princes Risborough Railway Station is 4.5 miles away and there is a local taxi company, Village Cars that operates from the station.

The Oxford Tube bus stops at junction 6 of the M40 at Lewknor which is 4.4 miles away.


  • Tourism South East Award -The Beautiful South - Awards for Excellence 2020 - 2021 Gold The Beautiful South - Awards for Excellence 2020 - 2021 Gold 2021
  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member - Bronze Tourism South East Member - Bronze 2022

Opening Times

The Courtyard (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)

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