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“Luxury accommodation with excellent service, warm welcome in a fantastic setting!”
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Buckle House
Reviewed 14 October 2013

My wife and I stayed here over the weekend and couldn't be more pleased. On pulling onto the gravel driveway, you are greeted with an abundance of greenery from the hedge rows, trees, flowers and home grown veg! From the front, the building itself doesn't look too big, but how wrong could I be! Upon ringing the doorbell, we were greeted by Mark who is a genuinely friendly chap who couldn't do enough for you. You only have to see the luxurious, spacious hallway to get a treat of what's to come with the rest of the accommodation, with it's grand appearance that's so inviting. the lounge, although we didn't really spend much time in, could easily be on Escape To The Country, with it's selection of beautiful furniture and country feel with immaculate attention to detail. No expense spared in any way. Now to the bedroom itself. Spacious enough for what you need with all the usual facilities with tea, kettle etc. but the difference here? Unlike every other hotel/B&B we have stayed in, we were supplied with fresh milk which was refilled daily. The decor was beautiful, the bed easily the most comfortable I've slept in, the furniture, as with the rest of the house, was of the highest quality. No cheap shoddy cabinets etc. here. The en suite bathroom, although not huge has everything you need, a sink, toilet and great shower, and like everything else here, it's all of high quality with an excellent finish. You are given a great choice for breakfast, all served to you in a spacious, attractive dining room, again no expense spared with the furniture, decoration etc. Donna and Mark rustle up a fantastic breakfast which you cannot fault in any way (my wife did struggle, but that was due to the amount of shandys she had consumed the previous night!) which was perfectly cooked and beautifully presented, again the best I've had, and I've eaten a fair few in my time! There is a large garden wrapping itself around the property which is overlooked, I guess, by all the rooms available. Garden looked beautiful, although due to the typical English weather, we didn't get to have a good look around with the rain. Although taxis are a bit difficult to get in this area, Donna kindly gave us a lift into the village which was only a few minutes drive away, again giving that little bit extra you don't normally get elsewhere. There are some cracking pubs/restaurants in the area, and the town of Bidford itself is lovely with Stratford only a 20 minute drive away. All in all, I can't recommend this place enough. Warm welcome, luxurious accommodation run by a friendly, welcoming couple. Thank you! Dave and Rach

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

Had a lovely time at Buckle House, we were taken care of by Diane who is very friendly.

The House is very cosy and is kept immaculately clean, our bathroom sparkled.

Plenty of hot drinks in the room and the bed was comfortable.

We enjoyed our stay and it was an easy drive to Stratford upon Avon and Warwick castle.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

My children booked a surprise weekend break for my wife and I for our 30th wedding anniversary,Buckle house was our destination,they could not have chosen better,we arrived late to a warm caring and concerned welcome from Donna, the house was lovely as was the room,we met Mark on the first morning who gave us a warm hearty greeting with best full English ever lol.The grounds were well kept and a joy to sit and relax in.We were also looked after by Di who is a lovely friendly lady, we will definitely be going back and will be recommending to family and friends, with Stratford upon Avon and Warwick castle nearby their is plenty to do,They deserve their 5 stars.....ENJOY.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

Subject: Buckle House
Location: Bidford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe
Title: On the eve of a 90th Birthday.
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Dumfries...cross border...Wigan.....collect Granny and set off down south.
A service station stop over to satisfy my mouth.
Pass busy Birmingham and then the silence grew.
Buckle House Alcester then came into view.
The granite chips slowed us down a beautiful home appeared.
I kissed my wife for finding this and she stroked my beard.

Time to decide on which side to pass the dominant tree in the drive.
Loads of room to negotiate on each garden side

After making acquaintances and depositing over night bags we were informed afternoon tea would await us in the garden. Where was Percy Thrower and the BBC TV cameras? This was a garden not only to sit in but photograph too. It may have been late August but the scent of flowers and their hues so vivid were a joy to behold. The tea so refreshing, in fact three cups of tea. No wonder we relaxed instantly. We were directed to an excellent restaurant to eat that evening and had our table booked by our hosts.

We slept like felled Scots pines and woke to our previously selected breakfasts. My porridge was top class and the full breakfast so well prepared. It was an experience of its own and one I'd like to repeat.

Some of us are dog lovers while others not. We both win. The family Parson's Terrier had to be coaxed in to meet us after breakfast and he was a most biddable dog. He moved from one calling guest to the other. It was an added pleasure to meet such a distinguished and unobtrusive breed.

But this morning was also Mother-in-law's 90th Birthday and so we had a slightly later arrival at the breakfast table. This caused absolutely no problem. Our 90 year old agreed with us that that day got off to the best possible start. So hats off to Buckle House Bed and Breakfast on Honeybourne Road Alcester. If we are ever down this way again, it will be a must to return. Why? Well the comfort, the breakfast and the care and attention given were second to none. Why risk an inferior stay?

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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bucklehq, Owner at Buckle House, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2013

Thank you very much for going the extra mile in taking such time and care in putting together a well thought out and entertaining review. We appreciate all of our guests who have taken a few minutes time to share their experience is gives future visitors the reassurance that they wil be looked after when visiting Buckle House. Mark and Donna

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Reviewed 2 August 2013

We found this gem of B&B accomodation searching Tripadvisor web site. Having read the reviews it was obviously somewhere people rated highly.I can now vouch for the great reviews having spent 3 nights in this glorious country location.Mark and Donna are the perfect hosts, Tea and Cakes in the garden on arrival, a great breakfast menu all cooked to order, Queen size bed, walk in shower, flat screen tv, tea making facilities, including a very comfortable sofa to relax while having a nightcap. Visit with confidence.

Room Tip: We managed to stay in room 1. First floor with a balcony and sunloungers over looking a quiet garden...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

What can I say that hasn't already been said? Not a lot, however I can reiterate how excellent Buckle House is. Upon arrival we were met by Mark, who is a great host. We discovered we share the same home town, and spent a few minutes talking like old friends about the places we knew! After showing us to our room; which was lovely, spacious and very clean, we had tea in the well kept garden. We had to decline the offer of home-made carrot cake due to having had a cream tea in Stratford earlier :-( (although I'm sure I could have managed if forced!) Donna came through and said hello, and was as lovely as Mark, which is probably one of the many reasons Buckle House is successful; great, friendly hosts. After a great nights sleep we woke overlooking the garden, and then went down to breakfast which is a feast in itself. You can choose from a fantastic range of food. The porridge was lovely and creamy. So many lovely little touches that make this place speacial;I would definitely recommend Buckle House to anyone.

Room Tip: Book any room!!
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

Wonderful welcome from Donna and Mark on one of the hottest days this year last week. Tea,coffee and cake in the beautiful garden- perfect! Our room was wonderful- large light and airy. Lovely touch was the fridge with bottles of water and fresh milk, as well as tea and coffee making facilities. Great shower with bath sheets and lots of toiletries. Loved the little vase of roses too. We enjoyed a full English breakfast cooked to perfection by Mark. We were sorry we were only staying the one night but we hope to go back next year, for longer this time.

Room Tip: We chose room 4 which was perfect
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: Buckle House Honeybourne Road | Bickmarsh, Bidford-on-Avon B50 4PD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Warwickshire > Bidford-on-Avon
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Bidford-on-Avon
Price Range: £50 - £60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Buckle House 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Buckle House is a large contemporary country home set within one acre of landscape gardens with lawns, colourful flowers and shrubs, plus free range chickens and vegetable beds. Ample parking is provided for guests. Mark and Donna will go out of their way to ensure that your stay is as enjoyable as possible with large comfortable rooms, excellent home cooked breakfasts, King size beds and a great location. Free wireless internet access is provided for those on business or wishing to 'keep in touch'. One of our rooms is a self contained apartment with master bedroom containing King size bed, lounge, bathroom and kitchen. The second bedroom has a king size bed, en suite bathroom and a lovely view of the nearby Cotswold hills All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities Plenty to see and do in the area; Hidcote Manor Gardens, Honeybourne Rare Breeds Centre, The Pudding Club, The Shire Horse Centre, or for the more adventurous, flying lessons at the neighbouring gliding club. Trains from Honeybourne (2 miles) are one stop from Moreton in Marsh on London Paddington/Hereford line so a good spot for day trips to Oxford, London, Hereford or hop on or off at the various Cotswold towns and villages. The House is 1.5 Miles from the small town on Bidford-on-Avon with restaurants, shops and pubs, river walks to quaint Warwickshire villages. On the edge of the Cotswolds within a few minutes drive of picturesque Chipping Campden, Broadway, Mickleton and many more. Historic Stratford-upon-Avon is just 8 miles away. ... more   less 
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