Thursday, 30 August 2007

The Orchard House, Oxford

I’ll finish my Oxford postings by showing you where we stayed. The Orchard House.
It is a very fine Bed & Breakfast establishment. Everything was done to a very high standard and very artistic. Nothing was spared in making this a very comfortable and appealing place to stay. A nice large en-suite room with every convenience: One could have breakfast in the beautifully furnished and artistic studio. We chose the option of having it brought to our room, with no extra room service cost. Several choices of very fine hot food – all locally grown and organic and home made bread and preserves, plus freshly prepared juices and fruits and home made muesli.

We were supplied with a fan (not a usual option in our climate), umbrellas, bath robes, ear plugs, alarm clock, bottled water, clothes brush, and a library of books and D.V.D.’s., Lloyd Loom table and chairs, a nice settee and a superb modern shower room. If one wanted tea then home made cakes were supplied. In other words 5 star treatment.

The Orchard House was originally an artists house in the early part of the last century, hence the studio. The owner was an artist himself hence the artistic flavour of the place. They also had two of the most adorable pedigree cats that I have ever seen. We would not hesitate to go back.

















7 comments:

la bellina mammina said...

The house is stunning Barbara..thanks for sharing this!

Becky said...

So charming. What a great setting for a relaxing getaway.

Willow said...

What a beautiful B&B. It must have been a most relaxing trip.

nikkipolani said...

How comfortable that sitting room looked!

martie said...

I've really enjoyed your pictures of Oxford. A long, long time ago my Dad (in the USAF) was stationed at Upper Heyford. I used to go to Oxford frequently -- to shop, meet friends, concerts, dining. It's good to see photos of the city.

Penless Thoughts said...

Oh your B&B looks so nice. What fun you guys had.
Susan

Betty said...

Barbara,

I could be very at home in the suite shown....looks very comfortable...the restaurant looks very interesting...the art....eye catching.....

Thanks for taking me along...Betty