Stanton House is not difficult to reach. Stanton St. John, is a small village five miles north-east of Oxford just off the A40. Despite being close to main roads, Stanton St. John retains the quiet and relaxing feel of the countryside, and Stanton House is surrounded by 17 acres of peaceful land and a gentle stream. The House is easy to find; we are well situated and served by main roads whether you are approaching from London, Birmingham, the South Coast or the M4 corridor.
Stanton House is easily accessible by car from the M40.
From the east, take the A40 (junction 8) to the Headington roundabout complex keeping to a centre lane marked Barton. Take the exit signposted Stanton St John go slowly through Barton (beware of the speed bumps) and continue across the mini roundabout, past the Crematorium to the T junction where you should turn right onto the B4027 as far as Stanton St John. Take the first left immediately after the Stanton St John sign, into Pound Lane (Rectory Farm is on the corner of this road) and continue carefully to the bend in the road. On your right is a row of terraced cottages but you need to turn left on the bend onto the track called Snows Lane. Follow the track and the signs to Stanton House.
From the north, take the A34 (junction 9), turn off at the B4027 (sign-posted Islip), drive through Islip to Stanton St John. Take the first left immediately after the Stanton St John sign, into Pound Lane (Rectory Farm is on the corner of this road) and continue carefully to the bend in the road. On your right is a row of terraced cottages but you need to turn left on the bend onto the track called Snows Lane. Follow the track and the signs to Stanton House.
From the south (A34) you can either stay on the A34 to the Islip turning and follow the instructions above, or as if travelling from the west (A40) follow the Oxford Ring Road to the Headington Roundabout, then follow the directions given above.
From London take either the Oxford Tube coach service or the X90 from Victoria Coach Station or Marble Arch (or other stops at Notting Hill, Shepherd’s Bush, depending on the service) Please note that tickets are not interchangeable between the two services.
From Oxford City Centre there are two small local buses which connect Oxford to Stanton St. John but they are not very frequent. The numbers are 108 or 118 (Heyfordian Bus company). These buses depart from the High Street in Oxford but you should check carefully before you arrive in Oxford rather than relying on them for your transport, as the services are not the same every day.
Whichever route you use, ask to be put off at Headington Shops (outside ‘Iceland’) which is the stop after the Post Office, or the stop at Thornhill Park and Ride. From there ring for a taxi.
There are a number of firms you can use, for example, A1 TAXIS – 01865 248000. The taxi price should be about £10.
Airport Express coaches also run regularly to Oxford from Heathrow and Gatwick.
By train, Oxford Central Station is well connected with many other cities – London Paddington, Marylebone, West Ealing, Ealing Broadway, Reading, Birmingham etc…From Oxford Central Station to Stanton House you will either need to get a taxi or you can catch a bus from outside Oxford railway station to Headington, or Thornhill Park and Ride (No 400) and ring from there for a taxi.
(A1 TAXIS 01865 248000). The taxi price should be about £15 from the railway station and £10 from Headington or the Park and Ride.
The nearest airport is Heathrow, but Gatwick and Luton are not too far either. All of them are easily connected to Oxford with Airline Buses (use the Thornhill Park & Ride bus stop). Stansted Airport is further afield but still reachable although with a journey of around three hours by National Express which only stops at Gloucester Green, the Oxford City Centre Bus Station.