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Northampton, United Kingdom
March 21, 2013
From journal Eating and Sleeping
leicester, United Kingdom
October 13, 2009
Shrewsbury, Shropshire, United Kingdom
June 4, 2005
Stratford-Upon-Avon was a delight, steeped in history. Warwick Castle is a must; on a sunny day, there is nowhere better.
From journal One Week in Shakespeare’s England
, United Kingdom
October 14, 2004
From journal Shakespeare country
January 25, 2004
From journal Shakespeare Country
Sierra Madre, California
January 2, 2004
The resort is maintained for both summer and winter and has an indoor pool as well as an outdoor pool. It also has spa services and a sauna (which came in very handy).
Parking can be a bit of a jaunt from your condo to the parking lot. The housing is either in the main castle or adjacent, so parking is not directly in front of your condo.
From journal English Countryside
Saint John, New Brunswick
October 15, 2003
From journal Global Guide in England
October 10, 2003
From journal Great Britain at a Glance
Hoppers Crossing, Australia
September 22, 2003
Our one-bedroom apartment was difficult to find as it was marked incorrectly on the map by reception -- also the apartments in our building had names, not numbers, so logic could not be used.
On arrival, we thought we''d find a similar setup to all the Australian timeshare resorts we''d visited -- a couple of tea/coffee/sugar bags and a small container of UHT milk. Nothing was supplied at all. We arrived mid-afternoon, so would have had the chance to get down to the local grocery store to buy these supplies (a problem with our car rental prevented this unfortunately), but no allowance was made for those individuals who may arrive late and uninitiated in the ways of timeshare in the UK. My husband approached the reception staff to ask if it was possible to buy these items from the reception or restaurant and was met with rather frosty and unwelcoming looks, and a brusque "no". We were totally unwilling to approach reception for help on anything after that!
A rental car is essential as the web site advises, it is quite a long walk to the nearest village and shops (which close around 5 pm), the road from the front of the resort is very narrow and not particularly suitable for walking on as there''s many blind corners from the hedges. The other driveway route is quite long.
There was no airflow in the rooms, no fans or air conditioners. There were bugs at night, attracted by the lights, and no screens on windows or doors to keep them out. The kitchen was tucked away in a corner behind a utility cupboard, so again - no air flow (or natural light for that matter!) Natural light was not a problem in the mornings though, it poked through the ill fitting drapes, and through the glass panes above the doors. If your neighbour left their outside light on overnight, it shone brightly through your windows.
The beds were huge and comfortable (two king sized singles joined together). The kitchen was adequately decked out with utensils and crockery. The lounge was not overly comfortable as we are both tall and the seats were short, but still o.k. Towels were replaced midweek. The laundry facilities were fine, newish washing machines and dryers. There was only a bath, no shower other than a hand held jet for hair washing - a bit awkward for us as well, but manageable.
The grounds were lovely -- river/ponds frequented by ducks and geese, an archery area, golf driving range of sorts, an excellent outdoor pool as well as indoor facilities. There was also a quaint little chapel complete with cemetery used by the family owning the home, which was fascinating to examine.
It''s a pleasant drive from Walton Hall into Stratford-upon-Avon, or the other direction towards Blenheim Palace and Oxford. Stratford is beautiful once you learn the street directions and the traffic, full of attractive old buildings and quaint pubs and some great shops if you are in need of retail therapy. North east and you are in the lovely town of Warwick, which has a wonderful castle where we were able to spend most of a day.
If it had not been so hot during our time there, the other small problems might have seemed inconsequential, but our holiday there was spoilt.
From journal Steamy Wellesbourne
by PC Wickett
Plymouth, United Kingdom
June 2, 2003
From journal A Country Retreat