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The Holt Hotel - The Cherwell Suite

Antiques@TheHolt has been staged in the hotel's Cherwell Suite of function rooms since its inception, but from 2017 has expanded into the Aston Room and Barton Room to provide additional space for a further selection of double-sized pitches.

The rooms are located on the north side of the hotel, and are easily accessed by dealers (for loading and unloading) through large double-doors that open out onto the extensive northern car park. There is additional access for dealers using the Aston Room through doors on the east side.

Visitors to the fair are requested to enter the hotel via the main entrance (south side) and make their way past Reception and into the Lounge Bar, where the entrance to the Fair will be seen on the right-hand side. (Please note that wheelchair access is also via the hotel's main entrance - please enquire at Reception upon arrival and the staff will be pleased to assist.)

The Holt Hotel - The Cherwell Suite

The rooms are mainly on the level, with easy access between Rooms 1, 2 and 4. Room 3 is accessed by a case of three steps. All have recently been redecorated, and are open, airy and well-lit. The main entrance to the Fair is from the hotel's main reception rooms, along a glazed corridor that leads to the Barton and Aston rooms. The Fair is laid out to assure visitors of a straightforward route through the four rooms and easy access to every pitch.

The plan below shows the layout of the Fair, including access points for dealers (from the northern Car Park) and for visitors (via Reception & Lounge Bar). Ladies' and Gentlemens' toilets are nearby, and the plan also shows electric power points and all doorways.

Cherwell Suite - Antiques at the Holt

Plan of the Cherwell Suite at The Holt - Please click for an enlarged view

The Holt Hotel - The Cherwell Suite

Please note that the plan above is for guidance only, and may be superceded and revised at any time. Dealers who regularly attend other fairs may note that the pitch areas at Antiques@TheHolt are, in the main, significantly larger than those normally encountered elsewhere. The organisers have gone to some length to ensure that the space available in the suite is used to its maximum, and the net result is generous table area for each dealer but with plenty of room for visitors to browse and mingle.

The charges for booking space at the fair varies from pitch to pitch, dependant upon square footage, and range from £48 to £85 per day. The charge for attending both days of the fair is approximately 80% of twice the single-day cost. An electrical supply is within easy access of all tables, but dealers should bring their own extension cables.

The Holt Hotel - The Cherwell Suite

The hotel's main bar and lounge is open throughout the event, and serves teas and coffees, the usual selection of keg and bottled beers, a choice of excellent wines, and bar meals. The main restaurant is open for lunch and dinner on both days, and there is a generous "Traditional English" buffet breakfast served until 10:00 am every morning. There is also an excellent Sunday Carvery, as well as bar meals and la carte*.

Dealers and guests who wish to stay overnight to attend the fair can take advantage of discounted rates on accommodation in the hotel. Please enquire for details, and if phoning the hotel to book a room, be sure to mention these special rates.

For instructions on how to find the hotel, please view the Dates & Times page.

Address: The Holt Hotel, Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, OX25 5QQ
For detailed directions and a map of how to find The Holt, please Click Here.

*These details are subject to change and are governed by the hotel management, so are outside the control of Antiques@TheHolt.