Between the gridlocked barren waste land of Reading and the bucolic English villages of Henley and Hurley lies an idyllic B&B called Setters Barn. Only 12 miles from Henley it is wonderful accommodation to take in the Henley Season (Nick will tell you about the secret route leading to 15 pound parking!!). The garden room is huge, with the most fantastic king sized bed, a separate sitting area, a spotlessly clean bathroom with the most enormous fluffy towels and a view of a pleasant golf course quality lawn with rabbits frolicking in the late evening. For breakfast, you walk across the lawn to the gourmet 4-oven kitchen staffed by ‘executive chef’ Nick who will in a matter of moments create a wonderful full English breakfast to your exact specifications – having been up since 5am baking bread! Louise takes care of the coffee, toast, juice etc. They will give you dining recommendations to amazing country pubs in the immediate vicinity. (we particularly enjoyed The Crooked Billet in Stoke Row). Whether you are wanting to recover from jet lag after arriving at Heathrow (only 30 miles), wanting to “do” Henley or explore the stately homes featured in Downton Abbey (Basildon Park, Highclere) – you can do no better than to stay in Setters Barn. You arrive as a guest and leave as a friend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Setters Barn,luxury Bed and Breakfast, near Reading and Henley on Thames, is tucked away in the heart of this stunning peaceful part of the South Oxfordshire countryside. Guests can enjoy the exquisite newly decorated double bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms via their own separate entrance along with free WiFi,radio and ipod docking station, Sky or Freeview and DVD player. Each room has a 'Super King Sized' Double Bed. ... more less