Exuding quaint charm and sophistication, Lyne House in Kidlington is like nowhere else. Situated in the heart of Oxfordshire, this luxurious boutique guest...
Where is it?
Wallingford is a wonderful market town situated on the banks of the River Thames, situated between Reading (12 miles), Henley-on-Thames (11 miles) and Oxford (13 miles) and surrounded by beautiful countryside.
The house is situated in a quiet street in the center of this lovely market town which is on the banks of the River Thames and surrounded by beautiful countryside.
Wallingford is steeped in history and the remains of Wallingford's Motte and Bailey castle and the Castle Gardens are a great place to explore and a good venue for a summer picnic. You can also trace Wallingford’s Saxon past at the museum wallingfordmuseum.org.uk which offers local history walks and other events.
Wallingford also has a strong presence in murder mystery fiction. Agatha Christie (whose remains are buried at nearby Cholsey) lived and worked in Wallingford, taking influence from local landmarks and residents in Winterbrook for stories such as Miss Marple. Our apartment has been influenced by this 'Queen of Crime' and you will find lots of references to her books and plays. See what clues you can find.
More recently, Wallingford is the location of Causton in the TV series Midsomer Murders. Many of the series’ extras herald from Wallingford and much of the filming is completed in this beautiful part of the country. Take a look at www.visitmidsomer.com to learn more.
For the more active there are many miles of walking trails, either along the Thames Path or up into the Chiltern Hills. The Ridgeway National Trail passes within a 10 min walk of wallingford.
The Thames passes through Wallingford and day boats can be hired locally as well as weekly hires from Benson Marina. Cruises can be taken in the Summer to Abingdon or Reading.
There is a heated outdoor pool and splash pool by the bridge, free tennis courts in the Bullcroft Park as well as a playground.
Also nearby is Didcot Railway center, Aston Martin Heritage Trust, Dorchester Cathedral, Pendon model railway center, the Oxford museums, Henley Rowing Museum as well as many others interesting places to visit.