We booked this place hoping to visit the 3,500 year old Neolithic Uffington White Horse. We set off on the Friday at quite a pace, stopping only at a MacDonalds to stuff ourselves with food and drink. I quite begrudge doing this but knew I was heading into a small village with 1 pub and 1 post office. So the chance of much else being open suitable for my 6 and 9 year old children was remote. Our journey was a very pleasant one, (being a route I had travelled many times so there was little need for a SatNav until we departed from the westbound A420), and the weather was beautiful. The sun was in our eyes so taking our darkest sunglasses proved to be a great idea. We arrived suddenly into the village at a t-junction where we noticed a museum to Tom Brown's Schooldays; we mentioned we should try to visit but unfortunately the weekend ran away with us. The next thing we kew we were at our destination. A large property painted white right against the pavement, situated next door to the aforementioned post office, (very handy!). We wanted to get away from the television this weekend and were grateful to notice there was one small television in the communal dining/sitting room. With free tea and coffee on tap. A more serene place you couldn't imagine. We dusted ourselves off with a cuppa and were assisted with our baggage to our room in this very old house with many interesting twists and turns. Our room overlooked to main road and was fresh, clean and airy. The adjoining bathroom, (not en-suite), was lovely with a good sized room, good shower, bath and sink. Shortly after we settled the children down and began to get ourselves ready for bed a mobile fish and chip van turned up outside. Blaring his arrival as loud as he could. So note for the future - no need for the rubbish MacD if turning up on a Friday evening before 8pm!! The rest of the weekend went very well. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful and the local pub (Fox and Hounds) served Thatchers Gold Cider over ice - which after our long dusty walk aorund the chalk hills of Uffington was a welcome way to quench our thirst. The food was excellent value. Our hosts even did a pack-up for us (sandwiches) which came in handy on our wandering. The day of leaving went just as smoothly. The hosts are not at all pushy people. They are friendly, knowledgeable, and caring towards our children being grandparents themselves. We left feeling the weekend were good value for money at circa £90 per room plus the extras. Note for travellers - they don't do credit cards of any type - so it's cash or cheque (with planning). We loved it. We hope you do too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We welcome you to our comfortable family home, where we offer accommodation in a double, twin/family and single rooms, with 2 private bathrooms. We serve delicious breakfasts using local, free range produce where possible, as well as home-made bread, marmalade and jam, and fruit from the garden. Both the local pub, the Fox and Hounds, which serves evening meals, and the Post Office stores, are within easy walking distance. The village has a beautiful parish church, a small museum open on summer weekends, and our renowned Uffington White Horse, an ancient chalk figure carved on the hillside, is nearby. The Ridgeway Path runs close by, and there are many opportunities for walking. Day visits can be made to Oxford, the Cotswolds and the city of Bath. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Norton House Uffington, Oxfordshire