Court Hill Centre, Letcombe Regis, Wantage, OX12 9NE

Call Reception on 01235 760253

Former Youth Hostel in Wantage in Oxfordshire

Just 2 miles south of Wantage, and only a few steps from the historic Ridgeway National Trail and on King Alfred's cycleway, The Court Hill Centre enjoys breathtaking views over the Vale of the White Horse.

Reclaimed barns surround a pretty courtyard garden with a walkers cafe. The grounds include wild woodland ideal for exploring, a sunny meeting/yoga room and a flat campsite, all with superb views. The centre offers evening meals, breakfasts, and picnic lunches. Meals are served in the onsite cafe or the hostels' beautiful high-roofed dining room which retains the impressive proportions and atmosphere of the old barn. There is also a self-catering kitchen with stunning views, a snug with log burner to relax in and an attic reading room. The Court Hill Centre has proved to be a popular year-round destination.

The hostel is able to provide low cost fully catered accommodation for school groups, with sole use of the facilities, large attic dorm rooms and private bedrooms for teachers.

The private rooms are popular with families, small groups and individuals. The Court Hill Centre is not taking sole use bookings from large groups at the moment.

This accommodation is featured on our map of South of England and South East England and here is its own website.

Details

  • Beds & Rooms:

    59: 1x15,1x9,1x6,1x5,6x4,1x2
  • Open:

    All year. To check availability please call 01235 760253.
  • Price per night:

    From £22.50. U18 £15.50
  • Booking:

    Essential 24 hours in advance.
  • Directions:

    From the M4 Jct 14, follow signs to Wantage. From Oxford A420 and A338 through Wantage. The Court Hill Ridgeway Centre is accessed from the A338 close to Letcombe Regis.
  • Public Transport :

    Train, Didcot Parkway 10 miles. Stagecoach, 32/A, X35,36 from Didcot Parkway to Wantage 2 miles. There is no direct connection to the centre.
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Trans Euro Trail
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Facilities

bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
jShowers
uWithin 3 miles of NCN
9Best Price Guarantee

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Convenient stop over for individuals

April 19th 2022

Are you thinking of walking The Ridgeway National Trail or cycling King Alfred Way this summer? The Court Hill Centre may be your perfect stop over!

Appropriately located on both routes, and perfect for individuals and small groups needing a warm, clean bed and a hot shower, Court Hill Centre welcomes you with open arms.

Contact Court Hill Centre ahead of time to secure yourself a bed and a peaceful nights sleep. 01235 760253

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Duke of Edinburgh Groups of all sizes are welcome in rural Oxfordshire

February 17th 2020

The Court Hill Centre on the Ridgeway long distance path provides ideal camping and hostel accommodation for individuals, small groups and larger groups. The rural location, simple campsite, teachers accommodation and class room make it ideal for DofE expeditions and training.

The Court Hill Centre (near Wantage) is just off the ancient Ridgeway path.  It is an ex-YHA hostel (previouly know at YHA Ridgeway)  that still offers hospitality to walkers travelling the path. Its a charming set of buildings, all wood beams and exposed bricks, arranged around a central grassed courtyard.

Although designated a National Trail in 1972, the Ridgeway has been used for up to 5000 years. in continuous use for thousands of years, by Bronze age people, Romans, Vikings, medieval and now DofE expeditions.   From the Uffington White Horse, past Wayland’s Smithy to Avebury Stones, it links atmospheric ancient site to dramatic vista. The path takes in the tops of high chalk ridges, tree lined lanes and hollow ways.

Tipi atat the courthill centre in oxfordshire on the ridegway
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Woodchip Boiler at Courthill Hostel makes Eco Accommodation ideal for Schools

February 11th 2020

The Courthill Centre in rural Oxfordshire provides low cost fully catered accommodation for school groups, with sole use of the facilities, large attic dorm rooms and private bedrooms for teachers.

Home cooked meals are served in the hostels high-roofed dining room which retains the impressive proportions and atmosphere of the old barn.  The is a bright and airy classroom for indoor activities and the grounds are ideal for children to explore.  There are wild woodland areas and a flat camping area overlooking the Vale of the White Horse.  Bring your school group to the Courthill Centre for a friendly welcome from experienced staff, a rural wildlife experience for the children and the knowledge that your trip has a low environmental impact.

Courthill Centre on the Ridgeway Eco School accommodation
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Latest Blog about Court Hill Centre

Whatever happened to YHA Ridgeway?

January 1st 2021

Although much used by schools, I am glad to say that the hostel is still available to individuals walking the Ridgeway or anyone who fancies a night or two in rural Oxfordshire. There are private rooms, a self-catering kitchen with stunning views and an amazing place to eat and chat under the timbers of the old barn.

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