The 700-year-old Shaven Crown Hotel near Shipton-under-Wychwood has reopened to the public following an extensive 12-month refurbishment programme.
The hotel, which was bought in 2013 by Phil and Evelyn Roberts following a deal brokered by Peter Brunt from Colliers International, now has eight individually designed bedrooms and a relocated bar and restaurant.
The sale last year the latest in a string of successes Colliers International hotels director Peter Brunt has achieved across the region including selling a brace of hotels just down the road in Burford.
Owner Phil Roberts said: “Although the exterior is everything you would expect from a traditional Cotswold hostelry, we wanted to ensure the facilities were freshened up and contemporary.
“Each room is unique, but all abound with charm and character, especially the Old Chapel Room which boasts a super four-poster bed and vaulted ceiling.”
Among new features at the Shaven Arms, Phil and Evelyn have created a large room on the ground floor and a meeting or private function room.
Steeped in history, the landmark Shaven Crown was founded in the 14th century by the monks of Bruern Abbey and later used as a royal hunting lodge by Queen Elizabeth I.
Colliers International hotels director and Cotswolds hospitality expert Peter Brunt said: “This is a can’t-go-wrong location as it draws visitors all year round.
“I knew that the business needed some TLC when I dealt with the sale and I was smiling from ear to ear as Evelyn showed me around the wonderful new Shaven Crown, which I am sure will be a big hit with customers old and new.”