Three nights dinner bed & breakfast
Set in peaceful landscaped gardens on the banks of the River Lodden, the hotel combines the elegance of a modern hotel with the charm of a once thriving 19th century mill house. After a day out you might enjoy a drink in the hotels’ own pub, The Poacher. Facilities include: Restaurant; bar; pub; free Wi-Fi; and gym. The lift serves some floors.
FRIDAY On our outward journey we take a break at the Stockwood Discovery Centre, where we have time to enjoy the beautiful period gardens, featuring sculptures by internationally acclaimed artist Ian Hamilton Finlay. You will also find an award winning display of restored horse drawn carriages, exhibitions, local collections, a gift shop and café. From here a short transfer to the Best Western Reading Moat House for our three night stay.
SATURDAY This morning we visit Oxford to explore this beautiful city of stunning architecture and ancient colleges. You'll find plenty of parks, gardens and green spaces in which to while away the time, as well as a tempting selection of cafes, pubs and restaurants. We return via the lovely Thames side town of Wallingford. The ever popular TV series Midsomer Murders is filmed in Wallingford and many of the surrounding Oxfordshire villages.
SUNDAY We make our way along the Thames Valley to Henley-on-Thames, famous for its rowing regatta. We take a break here, before continuing through Marlow, with its famous suspension bridge, to Windsor. Time to obtain lunch and explore the town and riverside dominated by the magnificent castle, and from here we embark on a short boat trip on the River Thames.
MONDAY Today we visit Waddesdon Manor, for our timed entry into the renaissance-style chateau built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild to display the outstanding collection of art treasures and to entertain the fashionable world. The Victorian garden is considered to be one of the finest in Britain. From here we continue our homeward journey