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Family UK Vacation

A July 2006 trip to United Kingdom by JaneTamlyn

Millennium Bridge Photo, London, England More Photos
Quote: An incredible 2-week family vacation in London and vicinity.

Family UK Vacation

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Millennium Bridge Photo, London, England
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My family (wife, husband, 16-year old girl, 10-year old boy) had a wonderful 2-week summer 2006 vacation in the UK, about half in London and the other in a small town about 70 miles northwest (Oakham, near Rutland), at Barnsdale Country Club (RCI resort). The trip was a long time in the planning and pretty expensive due to the unfavorable exchange rate, but it was all worth it.It's hard to think of just a few things that were highlights of the trip. London in general was great. The Tower of London, Les Miserable at the Queen's Theatre was amazing, and the London Eye (despite being thought of by many Londoners as a "tourist trap") was awesome. Barnsdale Country Club (RCI Gold Crown Resort) was ...Read More

Barnsdale Hall Hotel

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Barnsdale Hall Hotel Photo, Oakham, England
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Barnsdale Country Club/Barnsdale Hall Hotel (www.barnsdalehotel.co.uk) is a spectacular Gold Crown resort near Rutland Water and the village of Oakham, about 70 miles north of London. On the grounds of a "traditional hunting lodge," Barnsdale has a number of timeshare and hotel units scattered around a large and beautifully maintained property on the banks of Rutland Water, a major recreational destination and one of the largest man-made lakes in Europe. The resort has a main house with registration desk and several hotel and timeshare units. We were in the renovated Stable Mews. There is a recreation center with a beautiful pool with two hots tubs, sauna...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 28, 2006

Barnsdale Hall Hotel
Barnsdale Ave
Oakham, England LE15 8AB
44-1572-757901

Odessa Wharf

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Odessa Wharf Photo, London, England
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Our 3-night stay at Odessa Wharf was the icing on our incredible 2-week vacation on London/UK. We surrounded a week at Barnsdale Country Club with a few days in London at the beginning and end of the trip. I wanted the last "leg" to be relaxing, and with just a few days I was willing to spend a little more on the accommodations. Through a review in IgoUgo, I found Odessa Wharf (www.odessawharf.com), and it was amazing. A renovated factory in the newly restored and gentrified Docklands area of London, Odessa is both charming and modern. The building literally overlooks the Thames, and has two large decks right over the river, the upper level one private for guests. The view is amazing, ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 28, 2006

Odessa Wharf
7 Odessa Street
London SE16 7LY
0207 237 2277