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.

 

Coronavirus and the Crew Rooms

Keeping you safe. 

Bicester Heritage would like to reassure our guests that measures are in place to keep you safe and make you feel comfortable during your stay.  The Crew Rooms are thoroughly cleaned and ventilated between each visit. Keys are sanitised and handed over in a socially distanced way. Payment is online only. And in support of the NHS Track and Trace, we keep a record of names and contact details of all guests for at least 21 days.

Keeping others safe.

Please do not stay in the Crew Rooms if:

  • You have tested positive with COVID-19 in the past 14 days,
  • You suspect you are sick or have been exposed and are awaiting
    COVID-19 test results,
  • You are showing symptoms (fever, continuous cough, shortness of breath, loss of smell or taste) or are concerned about a possible infection of COVID-19, or
  • You’ve had close, sustained contact with an individual confirmed or suspected to be infected with COVID-19 within the last 14 days.

And if you do test positive or start to feel any COVID-19 symptoms during, or up to 14 days after your stay, please let us know on 01869 327 928.

Thank you very much.

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, however one night bookings can be accommodated but will incur a cleaning surcharge of £40 inc VAT.

RATES

Weekday rate

(Mon-Thurs & Sunday)

Weekend rate

(Friday/Saturday)

Bowen-Buscarlet £108 per night, including VAT £120 per night, including VAT
Rotheram £102 per night, including VAT £108 per night, including VAT
Betts £72 per night, including VAT £84 per night, including VAT
Duclos £72 per night, including VAT £84 per night, including VAT

All costs include VAT @ 20%. Monthly rates can be arranged.

Please contact the Bicester Heritage Office for any queries by telephone on +44 (0) 1869 327 928 or via email: dr@bicesterheritage.co.uk 

All bookings should be booked via Airbnb whereby there is the option to send a message to the Bicester Heritage office.

BOWEN-BUSCARLET AIRBNB ROTHERAM AIRBNB DUCLOS AIRBNB BETTS AIRBNB

Please click here for our Guest Information Pack

Once on site you are most welcome to wander around this normally closed site and absorb our unique atmosphere.

If you are looking for automotive thrills please see SWB Motorsport who run race car driving experiences and military vehicle driving experiences throughout the year on site.  However, if you would like to take to the skies Finest Hour Experiences offer unforgettable Tiger Moth flights from our airfield.  For a quieter aerial experience Bicester Gliding Centre offer trial gliding lessons 7 days a week from the airfield.

“IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN AVIATION HISTORY STAYING HERE IS A MUST! OUR ROOM WAS BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED AND VERY COSY WITH EVERYTHING WE NEEDED FOR OUR WEEKEND STAY.”

Geoff, August 2021

“IT WAS AMAZING TO BE ABLE TO STAY ON THE RAF BASE AND HAVE FREEDOM TO WALK AROUND THIS HISTORIC SITE TAKING IN THE ATMOSPHERE AND SPOTTING THE VINTAGE VEHICLES PARKED AROUND THE SITE.”

Barbara, August 2021