Accommodation in and around Nether westcote

 

Our 'family accommodation' is all within walking distance of Overdale Equestrian Centre.The cost is £25.00/night, for an (almost certainly) shared room. The minimum booking for family accommodation is 2 nights. Breakfast (toast and tea/coffee) is provided at Overdale. This means that if you are coming from abroad, it is viable to attend a course without hiring a car. (You will just need to get a taxi from Kingham train station - see below.) There are always enough cars in the group to give lifts to various pubs if you want to eat outside the village.

You can stay on site in a lorry or camper van, and use our new shower room (£1/shower)!

Please indicate on your booking form if you would like the 'family' option. We arrange the acomodation for you, and let you know where you are staying when you arrive. If you want a private room, you need to book your own accommodation. We recommend the options below:

 

b&b in the village, within walking distance

COTSWOLD VIEW GUESTHOUSE: Now doing room only (no service or breakfast). £30/night single room with private bathroom, £40 single occupancy in double en suite, £25 each person sharing twin room with en suite. 01993 830699 tony@cotswoldview-guesthouse.co.uk

HONEYSUCKLE COTTAGE: B&B Tel 01993 830387. Twin room, single occupancy £50, double occupancy £40 each, with breakfast. www.honeysuckle-bedandbreakfast.co.uk

'THE FEATHERED NEST', (formerly the 'Westcote Inn') is also within walking distance. B&B from £145 twin room, £90 single room. Tel 01993 833030 www.thefeatherednestinn.co.uk

 

outside the village

BOULD FARM, FARMHOUSE B&B, in Bould, 2 mls. Double room, £80/couple/night, £60single occupancy. Room for 2 or 3, £45.00/person/night Tel: 01608 658850 www.bouldfarm.co.uk

THE MERRYMOUTH INN, approx 1.5 mls, on the A424 towards Burford. £65/night/twin room midweek, £75 at weekends, single occupancy £60 midweek, £65 weekends. Tel: 01993 831652 www.merymouthinn.co.uk

THE KING'S HEAD, Bleddington, 3mls, from £72 single room, £95 twin. Tel: 01608 658365 www.kingsheadinn.net

UPHOLME, B&B or self catering, Upper Oddington, 4 mls.Single room from £50, twin from £60. www.cotswoldbreaks.co.uk

PURECOTSWOLD HOLIDAY COTTAGES, Bourton-on-the-Water, 5mls. Various holiday cottages sleep 2-8. Tel 01451 8100983 www.purecotswold.co.uk

 

CATERING

We can provide a lunch of sandwiches, crisps, apple, cake and KitKats, at £4.50/day. This is not included in the price of either weekend or four day courses.

 

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

OUR NEAREST TRAIN STATION IS KINGHAM, WHICH IS 4 MILES AWAY.

Kingham station is on the Hereford and Worcester line, which comes from London Paddington station, via Reading. It links to other main lines via Oxford station. From Heathrow Airport, you can get the Railair Link to Reading, and the train from there. The Railair Link is a coach that goes from the Central Bus Station at Heathrow. However, be aware that arriving at Terminal 4 adds another (rather confusing) stage to your journey.

FROM TERMINALS 1,2, and 3, you walk to the Bus Station via underground walkways that you should see clearly signed after you have come through customs into the main arrival hall .They will also be signed to Heathrow Underground station. When you get to the station, look for signs to the lift that goes up into the ticket office of the Bus Station. Here you can buy a combined ticket for both the Railair bus and the train - go to the line on the left, which is especially for these tickets. This is cheaper and faster than taking the Heathrow Express into Paddingon Station in central London, and then catching that same train from there - by this method you go East before you then take the train to the West.

FROM TERMINAL 5. The Railair link also stops at Terminal 5. If you arrive here, buy a ticket from the National Coach kiosk on the wall opposite the terminal exits, then proceed outside the terminal to find the bus stop on the kerb outside the building. (I think it is stop number 10.)

FROM TERMINAL 4. Arriving at Terminal 4 adds an extra stage to your journey. You have to catch a bus to terminal 5 before then catching the Railair Coach. Bus numbers 482 and 490 are free, and take 12-15 minutes. Make sure the bus you catch is going in the right direction - if in doubt, ask the driver! At Terminal 5 you have to go inside to buy your combined Railair and train ticket, before finding the coach stop for the Railair Link, which is close to where you arrived at the bus stop for the 482 and 490. This is all such a pain that some airline has to be giving you a phenominally good deal to make it worth landing at Terminal 4!

DO NOT FLY INTO GATWICK, if you can posibly avoid it, the journey to us is a nightmare!

It is also viable to fly into Birmingham, take a train to Oxford, and change there onto the Hereford and Worcester Line and Kingham station.

TAXIS (from Kingham train station)

CallBobbie 07801255554

www.theshireprivatehire.com Neil, 07974 813278

Excelsior Taxis 07833 473436

Tony Knight 07887 714047

Keith 07788 517116

Richard 07783 693513

Expect to pay about £10-£12 weekdays, £15 on a Sunday.

 

 

 

 

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