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Aylesbury, United Kingdom

Poppy - you are an inspiration

Review of Uplands House
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 Dec 2018
What a great say we had. Poppy is a wonderful hostess and a true inspiration, a real powerhouse and a pleasure to be around. Thank you for a wonderful stay... nothing was too much trouble, your cooking was first class, your stories so engaging, your house so welcoming. We will return one day for sure. Thank you.
Date of stay: December 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

Loved the stay at Uplands and the company was great. The venue is just superb and I must say that Poppy is a great cook. After a long day out in the Cotswolds, it is really refreshing to get back to an environment that is both friendly and feels like home. I can definitely recommend Uplands House

Room tip: This is a great place to stay
Date of stay: August 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

We were able to experience the tranquil and inviting charm of the Uplands House near Banbury. Its inviting gardens fills one with a sense of peace and joy. The best part of our stay was being able to meet the very talented Poppy. A remarkable Lady who enjoys life to the fullest.
I have come to realize that there are only very few treasures in this world that will have any value. One of which is the memories we create for ourselves. Memories that have the ability to uplift our spirit, bring us joy and when reflected upon, give us a sense of wellbeing and peace.
Our stay at The Uplands House near Banbury has granted us those special memories. The warm greeting and the attention we were provided along with the wonderful conversations, spacious accommodations, delicious breakfast, dinners, deserts and exquisite wine, made this a total win all the way around.
We will definitely tell our friends about Poppy and The Uplands House Banbury and hope to return soon.
Giorgio & Susan

Room tip: The Four Poster Room was Great!
Date of stay: September 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Just spent an excellent week-end at Uplands House with great hosts, Graham and Poppy who treated us like lords of the manor.

The food was excellent and cocktails in the living room before dinner and coffee afterwards made the evenings all the pleasanter. Breakfast was in keeping with the best English tradition and Poppy's home-made jam and marmalade would be an outstanding success if commercialised. Note: try the Rhubarb and ginger jam, a unique flavour and lovely!

There's much to do in the vicinity and I especially enjoyed Upton House, a nearby Stately Home built in 1695 for Sir Rushout Cullen. It was remodelled in 1927-9 for Walter Samuel, the 2nd Viscount Bearsted, the Jewish philanthropist, whose family founded the Shell Oil Company.

A repeat visit is planned.

Room tip: stair lift provides wheel-chair access
Date of stay: September 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

What a magical venue!! This Wolsey 5* B & B has it all - Poppy is the most amazingly interesting and welcoming hostess; super fresh delicious food; nothing too much trouble; unusual furnishings in comfortable accommodation; a gorgeous garden; even a late night coffee by a cosy fire!! Dinner both nights was excellent with the best selection of cheeses imaginable. We're all looking forward to returning.

Room tip: The four-poster room was lovely
Date of stay: September 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

We had a wonderful time in this beautiful house with our perfect hostess Poppy. The house is full of historic atmosphere, you feel comfortable and at home. When we had dinner it was always fabulous, fresh and of superb quality. We very much appreciated having breakfast in the cosy dining room, which was always nicely decorated with flowers fresh from the garden. Poppy was always helpful in planning our excursions in this beuatiful area. We thank Poppy for her hospitality and we will keep a lot of wonderful memories from this holiday.

Date of stay: September 2018
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