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 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.

ROOMS

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)

Betts is 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.

GP CAPT V.S.H. DUCLOS D.F.C. (29.08.69)

Duclos is 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, Wifi, water, hot drink provisions and ensuite shower rooms.

There is a minimum booking of two nights.

RATES

Room Weekday rate
(Mon-Thurs & Sunday)
Weekend rate
(Friday – Saturday)
Bowen-Buscarlet £90/night £108/night
Rotheram £78/night £90/night
Betts £66/night £72/night
Duclos £66/night £72/night

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 contact the Bicester Heritage Office to make accommodation bookings by telephone on +44 (0) 1869 327 928 or via email: hq@bicesterheritage.co.uk or book via Airbnb

“WE STAYED HERE FOR A COUPLE NIGHTS AFTER OUR WEDDING. THE ACCOMODATION IS STUNNING, SO MUCH CHARACTER, WE WERE BLOWN AWAY WHEN WE WALKED IN. THE SETTING IS AWESOME AS WELL, SAT AMOUNGST OLD BUILDINGS CONVERTED IN AUTOMOTIVE RESTORATION BUSINESSES, LOTS OF VINTAGE VEHICLES AROUND. CHECK IN WAS SMOOTH AND ACCESS WAS EASY. WOULD LOVE TO STAY AGAIN.”

Dave, August 2017

“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 – March 2016