My wife and I stayed in the Cloisters, a two bedroom self-catering, open plan apartment, attached to the main house. It is lovely and fitted out to a high standard. With beautiful rustic garden views and a large comfortable bed it was impossible not to be relaxed. Waking up each morning to the sound of chattering birds for us was a pleasure. As we were visiting our son nearby at RAF Benson, we never used the modern kitchen apart from making tea and had breakfast in the main house. Christine, the proprietress is charming and breakfast in the medieval hall was a delight with a good selection of organic cereals, fruit and of course, a hearty cooked breakfast, if required, also using organic products. There was also some gluten-free breakfast cereals available which was very thoughtful. This is the second time we have stayed here (the first in the Cloisters) and it was just as pleasurable as the first.
Before arriving, I took time to read the many positive reviews for Fyfield Manor in Trip Advisor and even took in a couple of disgruntled reviewers comments which I find absolutely laughable.
They were obviously visiting from another solar system.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 12th century manor countryside guest house situated in the village of Benson. It has recently been restored and refurbished and now offers very comfortable hotel-equivalent accommodation in a building with features which span 7 centuries, many of which have been hidden for over 250 years. Fyfield offers a friendly and personal service without being intrusive. We offer a good selection of organic and healthy options for breakfast but still maintain the traditional English breakfast. The 3 rooms are very individual in their character and furnishings but all have either king or super king beds, are large and bright and have all comforts. There are 3 local pubs within walking distance and several gourmet pubs and restaurants within a short drive. A regular bus goes directly to Oxford and Cholsey train station is within 3 miles. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Fyfield Manor Benson, Oxfordshire