Bicester Heritage has four beautifully appointed, comfortable Crew Rooms for overnight use by visitors to the historic former RAF site.
If visiting one of the Bicester Heritage specialist businesses, then why not book an evening in one of the four ‘New York loft’ with-a-British-twist style rooms. Featuring exposed glazed brickwork, heavy duty steel supporting beams, high ceilings, sumptuous fabrics and soft velvet furnishings these spaces provide the perfect base from which to collect your car, use the test track facility, visit friends or tour this unique location as part of an event.
Located to the rear of Building 82 – The Power House, the Crew Rooms are nestled in what used to be the power generation and pump house, distributing water and electricity around the former RAF Bicester WW2 bomber training station. This 1926 building initially underwent restorative works in 2014, with the majority of the red brick structure now home to Robert Glover Ltd, a sports, touring and competition motor car dealer. In 2013 Building 82 became the home of Alan Turing’s computer Christopher, whilst the blockbuster film The Imitation Game was filmed at Bicester Heritage. The accommodation was completed mid-2015, providing a unique, exciting and cosy base from which to discover the Technical Site.
Expect a gentlemen’s club feel with hints of Art Deco and nods to the site’s prolific RAF heritage (each room is named after a distinguished RAF Station Commander). In Bicester Heritage’s opinion this combination sits perfectly with the war-time vernacular, not to mention the astonishing four wheeled machinery that is often found sitting outside the front door.
GP CAPT W.A.B. BOWEN-BUSCARLET D.F.C. (05.06.40)
The largest of the four, this suite has its own entrance off the Western Avenue, opposite the Parachute Store. With an open plan kitchen, dining room and sitting room, Bowen-Buscarlet has plenty of cooking equipment, a cooker, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine. The double bedroom and ensuite shower room both open in to the main living area, which is lit from the roof by a magnificent skylight lantern during the day and hidden uplighting at night.
WG CDR R.C. ROTHERAM O.B.E D.F.C. (12.11.56)
The second largest of the Crew Rooms, Rotheram has a galley kitchen and private entrance on to the lawn to the rear of Building 82, next to the water tower. Kitted out with a double bed and shower room, this room can be linked to Bowen-Buscarlet should extra accommodation be required. The interior decor is the lightest and most refreshing of the Crew Rooms, perfect for the early bird motorist.
SQN LDR E.B.C. BETTS D.S.C D.F.C (01.12.34) – GP CAPT V.S.H. DUCLOS D.F.C. (29.08.69)
Betts and Duclos are stylish and very comfortable. Both include double beds, shower rooms and tea and coffee making equipment. The ceilings are high, with steel beams, uplighting and three large windows each, both rooms are very well lit and look towards the 1926 A-Type Hangar number 79 at the north western corner of the Technical Site. They are accessed from a communal double doorway and entrance hall to the north of Building 82.
All Crew Rooms have Freeview television, wireless Wifi, water, hot drink provisions and ensuite shower rooms.
We would be delighted to book guests in for a minimum 2 night stay.
(Mon-Thurs & Sunday)
(Friday – Saturday)
All costs include VAT @ 20%, accommodation invoices will be raised by Bicester Heritage and guests are politely requested to pay on departure.
Monthly rates can be arranged.
Please click here for our Guest Information Pack – 2017
This is what our guests say about the Crew Rooms:
Great communication with hosts prior to our visit. Unique location, very peaceful and safe. The apartment is beautifully decorated and immaculately clean. It was ideally located near to Bicester Village. Gillian – December 2016
The venue and facilities were outstanding. The rooms were well heated, especially when I arrived at 2230 on the 1st night. I have stayed all over the world, and this was like staying in 4* or 5* resort, the standard far outweighed the rate I payed. The kitchen was well equipped, and the rooms were spotless. Very secure place to stay, with access and egress out of hours via an on sight security guard. I would recommend this to anyone, and I will be back. Adam – March 2016
Delightful, bright, comfortable apartment in a truly unique setting, amidst sensitive and inspiring renovations, with vintage buildings and vehicles that make you feel like you have taken a step back in time! The whole Bicester Heritage team made us feel very welcome – from our initial enquiry, down to the last detail – leaving us feeling totally relaxed and refreshed after our weekend stay. Karen – February 2016
The Bowen-Buscarlet room itself was absolutely perfect. The fully equipped kitchen is excellent. The bed was extremely comfortable. The bathroom was very clean and plenty of towels are provided. The high ceiling in the living room is hugely impressive, the skylight windows above lets in plenty of natural light. I’m likely to make many more trips to Bicester in the near future, and would not hesitate to stay in any of the Crew Rooms again. The staff (both estate and security) are very friendly, and the estate itself is just incredible. Vintage motor cars everywhere. Martyn – January 2016