Mays Farm, Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Situated halfway between the villages of Ewelme and Nuffield we are ideally placed for exploring all that Oxfordshire has to offer. Maybe
There is free Wi-Fi, lots of reading material to borrow, DVDs, fluffy towels, a portable cot, iron and board, spare blankets and pillows, hairdryers, and room to store your bikes. Our friendly dog, Mosie is always available for cuddles too! At present the rooms share a bathroom (with shower and bath) and there is a separate toilet.
If it is arranged in advance, we will be available to give the walkers among you lifts to the local eateries in the evening for a small charge: currently £3.00 per journey. Packed lunches are also available if requested in advance.
Ewelme is a small village near the Thames and not far from Wallingford. Many famous characters have passed through here. Alice, Duchess of Suffolk (granddaughter of Geoffrey Chaucer), died here in 1475 and is memorialised by a double effigy, in robes as in life and in ‘grave clothes’ as in death. Nearby is the medieval Godshouse, founded by Alice and still in use today as an almshouse and chantry. In the churchyard author of Three Men in a Boat, Jerome K. Jerome, is buried.
Wallingford carries the marks of history back to when it was first settled in the Bronze and Iron Ages. The Roman Empire left its mark through burials, roads, coins and pottery, but it was the Anglo-Saxons who built the first town. The Viking threat in the 9th century meant building fortified towns or burhs and here the story of the town really begins. King Alfred, the Saxon king of Wessex, defeated the enemy; Wallingford was one of Alfred’s ‘new towns’, and the biggest. By 1066, when the next invader arrived, Wallingford was the leading town in Berkshire. In 1067 the Normans began to building the castle which was to dominate the town\'s history for the next 600 years. It was destroyed in 1652. Wallingford is 5 miles, or 13 minutes by car.
Disabled facilities by arrangement - please enquire for details.
Telephone: 01491 642056 / 07791 121405
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