Being the sister of the Bride, I had many responsibilities to throw the Hen Party of the Century for her so the pressure was on when searching for somewhere to go and what to do...
We came across Ferndale house and it immediately looked like the perfect hideaway (I mean - there was a hot-tub!) so I gave them a call! From that moment, my stress and worries disappeared as the helpful team gave me plenty of options to chose from and basically did the work for me us all!
Upon arrival, we were greeted with a friendly face and immaculately clean house. There is plenty of room for 10 hens and lots of activities which are there already for you (although we stayed away from karaoke!)
The Friday evening consisted of a Mexican themed evening finished by a relaxing session in the hot tub!
Saturday, all of the hens had beauty treatments which were thoroughly enjoyed by all - especially the bride! During treatments, we had afternoon tea and played some of the games provided by the house. then, at around 4pm, the lovely Colin came and took over the kitchen preparing a 5* three course meal for us all - we didn't have to worry about a thing - not even the washing up!
As you can see, we had a great weekend - I will say that the house is in a residential area so you have to have respect for the houses around you but this didn't affect the weekend of fun at all!
If you're the Maid of Honour looking for the perfect location for your hens - look no further!
The house is perfect for large groups to get together - we were a group of 11 friends/family on a hen party and had plenty of space to hang out, eat together, and sleep. Hot tub and karaoke were great additional extras for our weekend!
Rooms are a mix of doubles, singles, bunk beds and sofa beds*/futons.
The 2 main bathrooms worked for what we needed during our stay (although some of the plumbing is quite loud!) and the kitchen area (although small) had all the amenities that we needed. There is plenty of space to dine/relax in dining area & lounge.
Booking was super easy and the owner (Sian) and housekeeper (Helen) were easy to get hold of to answer any questions in advance and during our weekend.
The house is in a large quiet cul-de-sac, but there was plenty of room to park on the driveway/surrounding roads. It is about a 20min car journey from oxford (taxi cost about £20 to the centre) - which meant it was easy to access the city and surrounding areas that we needed to get to.
We had a lovely two night stay at this great house. It was beautifully kept and clean. It was stocked with everything we needed, with a great fireplace and conservatory as a bonus, it felt like a home away from home. I would definitely recommend it.
Fantastic property! Beautifully decorated and perfect for our hen do. Suprisingly large house - we had every bed occupied and it didn't feel at all crowded. Hot tub and karaoke were great fun too!
Booked accommodation for 9 people for a hen do, everyone was gobsmacked when we arrived the house is pure luxury with an added bomb of a hot tub and games room! Only 15 mins from Oxford city centre and there is a lively pub on the corner. The house was well equipped with everything you could think of! I will be using again and will be recommending to others
We really enjoyed our hen weekend in Ferndale house.
It is lovely, clean, well equipped with lots of living space and a lovely kitchen. There are 3 toilets and lots of mirrors which is essential for a group of girls!
We particularly enjoyed the lovely garden and luxury hot tub.
The owner was very helpful, and waited for our late arrival to show us round.
Oxford itself was great- lots of bars/restaurants and would thoroughly recommend the punting! Taxis in to the centre of Oxford were convenient, took less than 15 mins and cost about £20 per trip for a 8 seater.
Ferndale House was a wonderful base to have with easy access from London and a quick taxi trip into Oxford. Sian and Karen were helpful all the way through our booking at the venue itself didn't disappoint. The living area is large and comfortable with the added bonus of a fun extension with disco lights and a karaoke machine! You can't have the karaoke going after 10:30pm though, due to neighbours. The outside has a lovely garden a a hot tub that is just perfect for chilling out in at any time of the day. Everyone that came along for the weekend was impressed with the house and we loved spending time there and even booked in the resident chef, who cooked up a delicious meal and served us at the table. I would definitely recommend Ferndale House as a great place to relax, have fun and use to explore nearby Oxford.