Enjoy your stay at

The Georgian House

Everything you need to get the most out of your stay

Arrival

Where We Are

  • Ardington House
    Ardington
    Wantage
    Oxfordshire
    OX12 8QA
  • Please note The Georgian House is known locally as Ardington House. Please use this name for any deliveries/services during your stay.

Check-in & Check-out

Check-in 4pm
Check-out 10am
Check-out for Sundays 4pm
Main contact Charlie Cross | 01235 821 566

Prior to arrival, please email info@ardingtonhouse.com, so that they can arrange for you to be met by a member of the Ardington (Georgian) House staff, who will provide you with a set of keys for the house and assist you with any queries that you have.

Upon departure, the management asks that bins are taken to the bin store and any used kitchen items have been washed up and put back. Ensure that all doors are locked, all windows are closed and all lights are off, then leave via the kitchen door, lock the door and put the keys through the letter box. If you are leaving during office hours, please give the keys to events manager Charlie Cross.

For non-urgent queries, please email info@ardingtonhouse.com and someone will respond as soon as possible.


 

Getting To Us

Directions

  1. Get on M5 from A38 and B4008
  2. Continue on M5. Take A417, A419 and A420 to Stanford Rd/A417 in Oxfordshire
  3. Follow A417 to Church St
  4. Exit the roundabout onto Stanford Rd/A417
  5. Continue to follow A417
  6. Go through 2 roundabouts
  7. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Mill St
  8. Continue onto Market Pl
  9. Continue straight onto Wallingford St/A417
  10. Continue to follow A417
  11. Go through 5 roundabouts
  12. Turn right toward High St
  13. Turn right onto High St
  14. Take the 1st left onto Church St
  15. The Georgian House will be on the right
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Best postcode to use for sat-nav OX12 8QA
Nearest train station Didcot Parkway (15 minute drive)
Nearest airport Heathrow (60 minute drive)
Taxis Meadsy’s | 07748 886 792
Webbs | 07881 647 777
Go Green | 01235 811 100
Chapel Cars | 07789551931 (16 Seater mini coach available)
Grove Cabs | 01235 772 200
Stuart’s | 01235 770 608

Cooking & Dining

Chef & Catering Services

  • Dineindulge
    A unique & truly special private chef experience brought direct to you. Combining a personal chef hire service with restaurant quality cuisine, Dineindulge is designed to be affordable, accessible & simple to book for anyone
    www.dineindulge.co.uk/kateandtoms
  • Côte at Home
    Get bistro-quality food delivered to your door. From starters, mains and desserts, to picnics, breakfasts and barbecue favourites – the professional chefs at Côte at Home can freshly prepare a wide range of dishes, which you can simply serve up, or pop in the oven or microwave to heat. That means less time spent prepping and cooking, and more time enjoying your holiday!
  • Fingers & Forks
    Local and established, bespoke caterers, delicious food for all styles of dinner parties, staff also available.
    www.fingersandforks.co.uk | 01235 835198
  • Ross & Ross Food
    Local, bespoke caterers focusing on fresh, seasonal ingredients from in and around the Cotswolds, staff available.
    www.rossandrossfood.co.uk | 01608 645503
  • Creative Catering
    Local family business with over 16 years’ catering experience. Staff also available.
    www.creative-caterer.co.uk | 07743368373
  • Mick Doughty
    Highly experienced top quality restaurant trained freelance chef.
    mick_doughty40@yahoo.com | 07757316752
  • Many Hands
    Experienced Agency Staff Hire for food & beverage service.
    russell@tcdbusiness.co.uk | 07765774075

Great Places to Eat & Drink

Pubs

  • The Boars Head
    Traditional friendly village pub in the heart of Ardington with excellent homemade food, roaring fires in the winter and gorgeous garden terrace in the summer.
    Church St, Ardington, Wantage OX12 8QA (1 minute walk)
    www.tbhardington.co.uk | 01235835466
  • Eyston Arms
    Delicious food and a great atmosphere, the Eysten Arms in East Hendred is a good walk or a short cycle ride away.
    High Street, East Hendred, Wantage, OX12 8JY (5 minute drive)
    www.eystons.co.uk | 01235 833320
  • The Wheatsheaf
    Serves great good and lovely atmosphere with log fires and pretty garden for the summer days.
    Chapel Square, East Hendred, Wantage, OX12 8JN (15 minute drive)
    www.pickledginger.co.uk | 01235 833 229
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Restaurants

  • Wildwood
    Our well-balanced menu offers a wide grill selection and provides something for everyone. All produced by using fresh ingredients and serving up delicious food, every time. Including pizza and pasta dishes, as well as fresh salads, burgers, steaks, risottos and indulgent desserts. Little ones love our restaurants and the fun kids’ menu filled with age appropriate activities and healthy food.
    43 Market Pl, Wantage OX12 8AW (8 minute drive)
    www.wildwoodrestaurants.co.uk | 01235424327
  • Beetle & Wedge
    Riverside restaurant perfect for relaxed, informal dining.
    Ferry Lane, Moulsford-on-Thames, Oxfordshire OX10 9JF (25 minute drive)
    www.beetleandwedge.co.uk | 01491 651381
  • Yummy Thai
    Relaxed Thai restaurant serving traditional dishes in low-ceilinged cottage with exposed-beams.
    8 Newbury St, Wantage OX12 8BS (8 minute drive)
    www.yummythaiwantage.co.uk | 01235768222
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Takeaways

  • Dominos Pizza
    Delivery/carryout chain offering a wide range of pizzas & a variety of other dishes & sides.
    5-7 Newbury St, Wantage OX12 8BU (8 minute drive)
    www.dominos.co.uk | 01235772777
  • Peking Chef
    Chinese Cuisine
    Main St, Grove, Wantage OX12 7JY (10 minute drive)
    www.pekingchefgrove.com | 01235764501
  • Hanney Spice
    Indian Cuisine
    School Rd, West Hanney, Wantage OX12 0LA (10 minute drive)
    www.hanneyspice.co.uk | 01235869090

 

Shopping for Food

Convenience Stores

  • Wantage Convenience Store
    39 Market Pl, Wantage OX12 8AW (8 minute drive)
  • Tesco Express
    16 Millbrook Square, Grove, Wantage OX12 7JZ (10 minute drive)
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Supermarkets

  • Sainsbury’s
    Limborough Rd, Wantage OX12 9AJ (10 minute drive)
  • Waitrose
    17 Wallingford St, Wantage OX12 8BD (8 minute drive)
  • Asda
    108 to 168 Greenwood Way, Harwell, Didcot OX11 6GD (12 minute drive)
  • Groceries at home
    Keith runs the Grocer Chef, which is the highly popular village shop/café, and he would be available to stock the house fridge with fresh, local produce prior to your arrival. It may also be arranged that Keith does a daily delivery for you of fresh produce, all to be booked in advance by contacting him by phone or email. The Grocer Chef is a pleasant 2-minute walk from the house, positioned at the top of Church Street.
    01235 833237 | brewbakers@yahoo.com
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Butchers

  • Bobs Family Butchers
    1 High St, Harwell, Didcot OX11 0ER (10 minute drive)
    01235833226
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Wine Merchant

  • Majestic Wine
    Majestic, Marcham Rd, Abingdon OX14 1TZ (15 minute drive)
    www.majestic.co.uk | 01235520702
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Bakery & Delicatessen

  • Ardington Bakery
    Old Bakehouse, Bakers Yard, The, High St, Wantage OX12 8PS (5 minute walk)
    www.ardingtonbakery.co.uk | 01235835194
  • Taylors Deli St Giles
    31 St Giles’, Oxford OX1 3LD (30 minute drive)
    www.taylorsoxford.co.uk | 01865558853
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Farmers Market

  • East Oxford Farmers’ Market
    Held every Saturday from 10am – 1pm
    3 Collins St, Oxford OX4 1XS (30 minute drive)
    www.eastoxfordmarket.org.uk
  • Newbury Farmers Market
    Held on the first Sunday of each month from 9am – 1pm
    Market Pl, Newbury RG14 5BD (30 minute drive)
    www.newbury.gov.uk | 01235227266

 

Things to Do

Indoor

Outdoor

  • Horse Riding – Ambitions Equestrian Centre
    Hillside Stud, Great Shefford, Hungerford, RG17 7DL
    www.ambitions-ec.co.uk | 01488 638636
  • Max Events – Quad Biking, Hovercrafts and Off-road Buggies
    Grove Lane, Oxford, OX14 4DP (This postcode works better with sat nav: OX13 6AD)
    www.maxevents.co.uk | 07805 178772 / 01179 508080
  • The West Berkshire Golf Club
    Chaddleworth, Newbury, Berkshire RG20 7DU
    www.thewbgc.co.uk | 01488 638574
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On the Water

  • Queenford Lakes Watersports
    Queenford Lake, Burcot Ln, Garden Village, Berinsfield, Wallingford OX10 7PQ
    www.oxfordwetnwild.com
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Walking & Cycling

  • Millennium Wood at Hagbourne
    28 Wilcher Cl, East Hagbourne, Didcot OX11 9LU

Pampering

  • Glo Pamper
    For pampering in the comfort of your property. A range of treatments available from a local therapist including massage, pedicure, manicure, etc. To book please use the contact details below and quote ‘kate & toms’. Guests are advised to book well in advance.
    www.glo-pamper.co.uk | 020 7096 0385

 

Top Things to Do for Children

Indoor

  • Laser Kombat Oxford
    3B, Ozone Leisure Park, Grenoble Rd, Littlemore, Oxford OX4 4XP
    www.laserkombat.co.uk | 01865788380
  • Sprouts Play Barn
    Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Rd, Frilford, Abingdon OX13 5HB
    www.milletsfarmcentre.com | 01865689008
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Outdoor

  • Farmer Grows Activity Barn
    Fernham Rd, Longcot, Faringdon SN7 7PR
    www.farmergows.co.uk | 01793780555

 

Top Places to Visit

Historic Buildings

  • Christ Church Cathedral
    St Aldate’s, Oxford OX1 1DP
    www.chch.ox.ac.uk | 01865276155

Stately Homes & Gardens

Places to Shop

  • Newbury Shopping
    Bartholomew St, Newbury RG14 5EN
  • Didcot Shopping
    Didcot OX11 7ND

 

Useful Information

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • Sleeps up to 23 adults and 2 children
  • 12 bedrooms
  • 2 en-suite, 5 family bathroom
  • Please note: The bunk beds in the children’s room are only suitable for children up to the age of 12 years

FIRST FLOOR

Bedrooms Sleeps Beds Features
Master Suite 2 Four Poster Super King Jack & Jill En-suite
Master Suite Dressing Room 2 Twin Jack & Jill En-suite
Chinese Suite 2 King
Chinese Lodge 2 Double

SECOND FLOOR

Bedrooms Sleeps Beds Features
Yellow Room 2 King En-suite
White Room 2 King En-suite
Green Room 2 Twin
Blue Room 2 Twin
Blue Room Double 2 Double

LOWER GROUND FLOOR

Bedrooms Sleeps Beds Features
The Old Fruit Store 2 King
The Old Kitchen 2 Twin
Children’s Room 3 Child Bunks + Single
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Cooking and Dining

  • Dining table seats 18 guests comfortably, up to 22 at a squeeze
  • Kitchen table seats 12 guests comfortably, up to 16 at a squeeze
  • Aga range with 3 ovens and two stoves
  • Two electric ovens
  • Four burner gas hob
  • Double fridge-freezer in kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave & toaster
  • Nespresso machine – initial pods provided
  • Gas BBQ
  • Great village pub, which serves good and reasonably priced food, found at the end of the back drive of the house!
  • Quality dining nearby
  • Online deliveries
  • Fantastic chefs available for a special meal or on a residential basis
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Children Welcome

  • Toys and books for children
  • 1 high chair available
  • Play room
  • Large garden with tennis, swimming pool and croquet set
  • Lovely wooden playground in the village, a minute’s walk away
  • Swans, ducks and horses live on site
  • Please note: The swimming pool is not fenced and there is a lake within the grounds which is also unfenced, please supervise children at all times
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Accessibility

  • All bedrooms located on upper or lower floors
  • Ground floor WC
  • Steps into property
  • Step access throughout
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Inside

  • TV in Music Room, TV in Snug
  • Freeview & Apple TV
  • Table tennis table
  • Bar billiards table
  • Cinema screen in the playroom
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bookcase
  • Open fireplaces and log burner – initial logs provided
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Outside

  • Swimming pool open from May until September, heated from June until August
  • All weather, full size tennis court
  • Croquet
  • 30 acres of parkland and gardens
  • Helipad
  • Panoramic rural and farmland views
  • Countryside public walk path accessible from house grounds
  • Stocked trout river on the grounds, fly fishing only permitted in season (April – October)
  • Outside tables and chairs on terrace
  • Bikes available for use
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House Restrictions

  • Sorry, not suitable for hen or stag parties
  • 2 dogs welcome – pet policy in place
  • Sorry, no fireworks or Chinese lanterns
  • Noise policy in place
  • Weddings considered by special arrangement
  • Please note: The Georgian House is open for public visits to certain areas of the house, Mondays – Wednesdays in May & June, 11am – 3pm, along with all Bank Holiday Mondays in the year. Please ask for more information.
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What’s Included

  • Linen, towels and essentials
  • Use of washing machine & tumble dryer
  • Hairdryers available
  • Please bring your own pool towels

 

Swimming Pool Use

  • We hope you’ll enjoy using the swimming pool. We want to make sure it is as safe as possible for everyone, so we ask all guests to ensure that the following guidelines are respected. These guidelines are designed to meet basic health and safety regulations, so ensure that all members of your party have read the rules regarding the use of the pool.
  1. Swimming costumes are obligatory and you will need to bring your own towels unless otherwise stated.
  2. You must shower before entering the swimming pool to remove any skin oils, make-up, hair products etc.
  3. Outdoor shoes and coats must be taken off around the pool area.
  4. No alcohol or smoking is allowed in the swimming pool.
  5. Do not bring any form of glass into the pool area.
  6. Do not bring in any electrical equipment into the swimming pool area where you could be in contact with water.
  7. Children must be supervised in and around the swimming pool and must not use it without an adult present.
  8. For outdoor pools, please keep noise levels to an acceptable level – please be mindful that there are neighbouring properties in close proximity.
  9. It is safer and more enjoyable to use the pool with another person. We advise against using the pool alone without a member of your group knowing of your whereabouts.
  10. Please note you must not use the swimming pool if you are suffering from an infectious disease or you have an open wound or sore that cannot be covered by a waterproof plaster.
  11. You must not use the swimming pool within 48 hours of suffering any stomach illness.

Noise Policy

  • The house is set in private grounds but we do have neighbours whose needs we respect – and who are used to enjoying a peaceful, tranquil environment in this lovely location. We therefore ask all our guests to show consideration to the environment and our neighbours in all matters, and especially with regard to noise.To help ensure everyone’s holiday goes well, we ask you to respect the following noise rules:
  1. After 11pm please use the terraces and gardens around the house as quiet areas.
  2. Please do not set up music systems outside the house.
  3. Please limit any loud music playing inside the house so it cannot be heard outside.
  4. Please show consideration for our neighbours in the early morning and late evening.
  5. If you are having any deliveries or ordering taxis please ensure they have clear directions.
  • The vast majority of our guests will of course behave with great consideration to our neighbours and would never intend to offend but observing our noise policy will remove any potential for the harmonious environment to be disturbed.

Pet Policy

  • Should you be bringing a pet with you on your stay, you must comply with the below policy and rules that the owner has in place. This policy applies to all pets and not just dogs.
  1. You must not allow the pet upstairs, on the bed or other furniture
  2. The pet must sleep downstairs either in the utility room or another appropriate room with hard surface flooring
  3. You must supply your own pet bed, food and any other pet amenities required for your stay
  4. Any fouling at the Property must be cleared up without delay and disposed of accordingly
  5. The pet must not be left alone at the Property at any time and must go with you whenever you leave the Property
  6. You must ensure that the pet is free from parasites before the Rental Date, failure to do so may incur further charges which the Owner is entitled to recover from you in full
  7. Where there are other properties near the house, dogs should be kept on a leash and you must be mindful of other people and animals, including livestock, in the vicinity so as not to allow your pet to become a nuisance
  • Please note that a pet friendly property does not necessarily mean that the property has an enclosed garden.
  • Should any of the conditions stated in the policy above be breached, the owner will have the right to deduct any sum from the Cautionary Deposit so as to deal with such breach. Should the Cautionary Deposit be insufficient to remedy such breach, the Owner of the Property shall have the right to recover any sum from you so as to make up any shortfall.

 

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