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The private grounds of Wyck Beacon House are entered through manual gates, which lead to a large gravel area, with ample parking space for all guests. The front door opens into a large entrance hall, with ample storage space for coats, boots and other outdoor clothing.
All the main ground floor rooms are accessed directly from the entrance hall: Living room: A large, dual aspect room, with French doors leading directly out to a decked area of the garden. The room is beautifully furnished, with a number of deep, comfy sofas, a real fire and a flat-panel satellite TV. Dining room: The perfect room for entertaining family and friends in style, this spectacular room includes a real fire, wooden flooring, chandeliers and a large, period dining table and chairs, with seating for 14; Kitchen: A large room, with a table and chairs seating six or seven adults and a centre island. The well equipped kitchen has a range cooker, microwave, toaster, Nespresso coffee machine (capsules not provided) and dishwasher. Accessed from the kitchen is a large utility room, which includes an American style fridge-freezer and a washing machine/tumble dryer. The utility room has a door out to the garden; Study/playroom: Contains a desk, sofa and satellite TV; Bedroom 6: Contains one small double / large single bed, one single bed and a double sofa bed with foam mattress, which is ideally suited to children or one adult; Downstairs toilet: Contains a basin and a toilet.Stairs lead up from the ground floor to the first floor landing, off which are five bedrooms and a family bathroom: Bedroom 1 (en-suite): Contains a king size bed. The bathroom contains a walk-in shower, double basin, toilet and bidet; Bedroom 2 (en-suite, shared with bedroom 3): Contains a king sized bed. The Jack and Jill bathroom, shared with bedroom 3, contains a bath, separate shower, double basin and toilet; Bedroom 3 (en-suite, shared with bedroom 2): Contains two single beds, which can be joined together to form a super-king size bed; Bedroom 4 (en-suite): Contains a king size bed. The bathroom contains a walk-in shower, basin and toilet; Bedroom 5: Contains two single beds, which can be joined together to form a super-king size bed; Family bathroom: Directly opposite bedroom 5, contains a bath with shower attachment, basin and toilet.Heading back downstairs and outside, the 2.2 acres of enclosed garden surround the house, with the large area to the rear of the house mostly laid to grass, with various shrubs and trees interspersed. A large wooden decking area, with table, chairs and barbecue, is immediately outside the living room. The garden also contains an impressive children's activity centre, as well as a full size, but poorly maintained, tennis court with a basketball hoop (see Key Features).
Despite our having been assured by the rental agent that our requests for sheets and blankets would be honored, when we arrived I had to call the manager because this request had not been taken care of. My call was met with incredible rudeness and the manager telling me that either I was mistaken or a liar, as they never had any sheets, she didn't care what I had been told. She even suggested that I go out and buy some sheets if that was so important to me. (It was, and fortunately one of our guests was able to bring some to me.) The linens that were on the beds were of inferior quality and did not fit the mattresses properly. The refrigerator had a non-working ice maker and when I called to enquire I was told that there was no ice maker on the list of amenities. That was true, however I did expect at least a couple of ice trays, but no luck... The furniture was very shabby in the living room and the information for the internet was incorrect - it took quite a bit of trial and error before one of our party was able to figure it out. There was very little in the way of tourist information or local maps which was a disappointment. We were even told that we would have to buy toilet paper when we needed more. This was a lesson to me that you cannot believe what people will tell you when they want your money...
Car: Wyck Beacon House is easily accessed by car, being located a few hundred yards from the A424 and approximately 3 miles away from the A429 (Fosse Way), which are two of the main roads running through the North Cotswolds.
Train: The nearest railway station to Wyck Beacon House is Kingham (approximately 5 miles away), which has regular, direct services to London Paddington, with a typical journey time of less than 90 minutes.
Plane: Birmingham International Airport: 49 miles, approximately 70 minute drive; Heathrow International Airport: 71 miles, approximately 90 minute drive; Bristol International Airport: 68 miles, approximately 90 minute drive.