The house was built in the seventeenth century as the parsonage to St Giles Church. The Old Parsonage has 3 gardens - a front terrace, a lavender and herb roof garden and the Church Garden, which is for the exclusive use of hotel guests. In the summer, there is a barbeque on the front terrace every evening. The hotel's location is very central and Oxford Botanic Gardens are a short walk away (just over a mile).
Other gardens to visit while staying at the Old Parsonage Hotel include Blenheim Palace (8 miles), Stowe Landscape Garden (27 miles), Waterperry Gardens (10 miles) and Rousham (9 miles).