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St. Swithins Cottage is the romantic country bed and breakfast for you! Please call Dean now on +44 (0)7712 - 673376.

St. Swithins Cottage offering, quite simply, to both the busy professional or the discerning traveller Peace, Tranquillity & Antiquity!

St. Swithins Cottage

Hinton Road

Hurst

Reading

Berkshire

RG10 0BP

Tel: +44 (0)7712 673376

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Active Hens

Go Ape - Bracknell

0333 331 7181

Group Fitness Classes

James Parker offers fitness games and boxing for the hens who would like to do that little something different!

01189 115356

West London Action Days

0203 553 2830

Windsor Hen Treasure Hunt

Joanne Sindrey

BBQ

Dean

07712 673376

Louis' Fab BBQ Service

Louis Massarella

07768 022806

Beauty & Pampering

Shelby

07455 181888

Boating

Polly & Neil

07919 110456

Breakfast - Full English

Billingbear

01344 869259

Burlesque Dancing

Dollie Bergere

07986 365175

Catering

Green Goose - Fine Catering

Darren Robinson

07729 325772

Louis' Home Cooking

Louis Massarella

07768 022806

Kate Seaton Catering

Kate Seaton

07552 937070

Thyme-In

Jo Foster

07885 042731

Cocktail Ice Cream Masterclass

Pan-n-Ice

Henry Milroy

07746 365310

Cocktail Waiters

Barz8 Events

Barz8 Events

0208 908 9333

Mixo Events
Event Cocktails & Consultancy

Chris Peters

0844 272 3549

Darren "The Dazzler"

07961 366535

Craft Workshops

Katie

07824 396645

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Hen Party Challenge

Brad

07885 253477

Tamara

07986 365175

Local Amenities

Butcher

01189 341447

Baker

01189 341941

Grocer & Convenience Store

01189 341011

Local Pubs

The Green Man

01189 342599

The Castle

01189 340034

The Elephant & Castle

01189 340886

Local - Takeaway

Chinese:

Oriental Wok

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Twyford

RG10 9NT

01189 341384

Indian:

The Mita's

01189 344586 or 01189 344599

Italian / Pizza:

Farmhouse Pizza

01189 794111 or 01189 770500

La Fontana

01189 342698

Murder Mystery

Brad

07885 253477

Tamara

07986 365175

Photo Booth

Liam Peake

07590 218771

Spa Packages

Concierge Team

01189 897516

Taxi

Loddon Cars

01189 321321


Telegrams

Telegram Sam - Say it with Sam

Sam

01760 441423


Vineyard - Wine Tasting

Stanlake Park Vineyard

01189 340176


Vintage Tea Party

Crumbs Catering

Richard Caldwell

07958 292465

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Sarah McLaren

0344 879 9104


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Carol Melbye

020 8709 4518


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020 8709 4518


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01628 484444


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01460 258648


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+353 61 605900


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01291 674819


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01491 418810


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01241 828691


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01284 768024


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01285 648230


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01935 862555


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01227 668661


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01453 860261


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01225 423894


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07875 142493


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Sophie Deslandes

01628 482638


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David Benton-Jones

01425 672586


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Emily & Colin

01440 783261


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Jenny Evans

01223 394924


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01765 600003


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01303 844270


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0191 233 1010


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St. Swithins Cottage

simply offers

Peace - Tranquillity - Antiquity

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Ashridge Farmhouse - another unique and stunning "Hunting Lodge" property joins our Affiliate Program.

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Sleep in the Hunting Lodge to "Windsor Great Park" built in 1575 by King Henry VIII for Queen Elizabeth I!


The fantastic front door spectacle that is Ashridge Farmhouse!Here you can see the available bedrooms and bathrooms on both the first and second floors. Your flexible and congenial hosts Dave & Ann Williams extend to you a very warm welcome indeed to the fabulous, quirky and inviting Ashridge Farmhouse. With it's intriguing bread & spice ovens, massive fireplaces and mysterious winding corridors & stairways you will feel, quite simply, in awe!

This beautiful and significant Grade II listed building dates back to the 16th century, when it was originally part of the Windsor Great Forest Estate. Actually built in 1575 by King Henry VIII as a hunting lodge for his daughter Queen Elizabeth I it is a very substantial dwelling on three floors.

Whilst still retaining many charming and characteristic features it is a very special house and a much loved home where guests can experience a sense of history alongside many modern day comforts.

Unfortunately due to the magnificent antiquity of the house it is not suitable to either babies / small children or frail / aged adults.



Ashridge Farmhouse was our first partner in our "Affiliate Program" and Dave's aim is to provide a seamless compliment to the St. Swithins Cottage offer. Being superbly located just over 2 miles away he, firmly, believes that with his huge open fireplaces he can help make your overall Hen Party a roaring success!

The beautiful oak panelled sitting room for you all to enjoy and just as in St. Swithins Cottage the antlers have pride of place. Here you can see another fine example of finding that complementary link between St. Swithins and Ashridge viz. the hunting lodge connection! Congregrating in the magnificent oak panelled sitting room you get a feeling of the majesty of the place by the massive open fireplace feature with it's adjoining spice cupboard. Here, as in all the rooms, you can check your facebook account or emails via the wireless broadband whilst waiting for your girlfriends before returning to the local pubs for the next phase of your Hen Party.

The lovely conservatory - an ideal option for breakfast if not desiring to meet up at The Green Man?. Adjacent to this regal sitting room is the very light and airy conservatory where guests can enjoy their breakfast overlooking the gardens.

Partying in Wokingham!:

With Ashridge Farmhouse being, literally, a ten minute walk from the centre of Wokingham you have the added advantage of being close to some really good yet fairly sophisticated nightlife.

The bar opposite the town hall called The Red Lion serves delicious "Pad Thai" cuisine and later in the evening opens up a dance floor for some really good fun boogieing on down. Even old Hen Hefner has been known to wiggle his toe there!

Additionally to start the evening a trip to one or two of Wokingham's watering holes is definitely recommended. Our personal favourites are The Redan or The Raglan either or both of which should get all your spirits flowing nicely.

Then afterwards you can dance your little socks off at Spin to satisfy your toe tapping feet!

Pricing:

Pricing really couldn't be simpler. If you are part of a large group e.g. "Hen Party" then you simply follow the same Party Pricing model as at St. Swithins Cottage.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms:

Ashridge Farmhouse has a total of 7 double bedrooms and 1 single bedroom available. As at St. Swithins Cottage these bedrooms can be augmented with additional single mattresses to allow for capacities in excess of 20. Each bedroom and sitting room having colour televisions and access to wireless broadband - a far cry from what Queen Elizabeth I would have expected!

Should you in any way be concerned about this concept then please read this TripAdvisor Review to help put your mind at rest. There are more similar to it should you wish to drill down. Thank you.

Please click on the above architectural plan of Ashridge Farmhouse to try and understand the layout of this beautiful old residence. All the bedrooms can be available to guests but it is usually those numbered from 1 to 6. The facilities of each bedroom are as follows:

Bedroom 1 (en-suite):
Simply massive so loads of space to do make-up etc! A truly massive bedroom - no need to worry about space to get ready here! This is a very large elegantly furnished room with two king-sized beds. Although these wonderful beds are "king" sized what girl will not feel like a Queen in this room and sleep relaxed and cosy!

The fabulous expansive en-suite bathroom comprising a large walk-in shower, roll top bath, bidet, w.c. and hand basin overlooks the stables to the rear.

Bedroom 2 (en-suite):
Have you ever seen a more beautiful bath? A scintillatingly gorgeous bedroom! Wow what a room - simply divine! A huge super-king sized bed holds court in the centre but wow what a feast for your eyes. There is bound to be a squabble for who has the opportunity of sleeping in this gem. Simply but elegantly furnished with views out to both the front and rear of the property you probably won't want to leave your room!

The absolutely gorgeous en-suite bathroom comprising the most beautiful roll top bath, bidet, w.c. and hand basin is quite simply to die for! will set your hearts rocking as it has the most divine bath you can imagine

Bedroom 3:
Oodles of space just as in bedroom 1! This is almost exactly the same size and similarly furnished to bedroom 1 again with two king-sized beds. As with Bedroom 1 it overlooks the front of the property.

This, along with bedroom 1, was Queen Elizabeth I's private sleeping quarters. Interestingly, and if you look again at the house layout plan above, you may notice the ability of having both bedrooms 1 & 3 privately linked. This is probably how Queen Elizabeth I had it setup with her chambermaids.

Shared Bathroom:
A truly enormous luxury bathroom across the corridor from both bedrooms 3 and 4 comprising a large walk-in shower, bidet, w.c. and hand basin. This also has huge mirrors for that all important "make-up" task.

Bedroom 4:
On the same floor and just across the landing from bedrooms 1 & 3 is this the cosiest double you can imagine.

It has lovely views overlooking the expansive rear garden and is right above the conservatory / breakfast room immediately below.

Bedroom 5:
What another gem of a room! Sleeping in this gorgeous "sleigh" like bed you had better be practicing your French as this beautiful antique bed came from a magnificent French Chateau.

Bedroom 6:
This is the only single room in the property and it is a well proportioned room overlooking the courtyard.

Taxis:

Whilst we do have secure private parking available and are within walking distance of Wokingham Town Centre our preferred transportation service is via Loddon Cars and a pertinent, indicative, selection of fares from Ashridge Farmhouse but linked to St. Swithins Cottage follow.

Please note these prices are bi-directional (with the exception of London Heathrow where the first price is pick-up from Heathrow) and need to be confirmed by you by contacting Loddon Cars direct on +44 (0)1189 321321 where you may even get a better price on the day!

IMPORTANT

Please ensure at all times when you get in contact with Loddon Cars, whether by phone or email, you state clearly that you are a customer of St. Swithins Cottage. This will ensure that you are given the correct negotiated rate.

loddon cars standard car mpv minivan
Ashridge Farmhouse
Standard Car (4 seater)
MPV (6 seater)
Minivan (8 seater)
Ascot to Ashridge
£28.00
£42.00
£56.00
Green Man to Ashridge
£9.00
£13.00
£18.00
Heathrow to Ashridge
£39.00 & £34.00
£50.00 & £45.00
£55.00 & £50.00
Henley to Ashridge
£20.00
£30.00
£40.00
Maidenhead to Ashridge
£20.00
£30.00
£40.00
Marlow to Ashridge
£25.00
£38.00
£50.00
Reading (Oracle) to Ashridge
£18.00
£27.00
£36.00
Thames Valley Park to Ashridge
£20.00
£30.00
£40.00
Twyford to Ashridge
£10.00
£15.00
£20.00
Windsor to Ashridge
£28.00
£42.00
£56.00
Winnersh Triangle to Ashridge
£12.00
£18.00
£24.00
Wokingham to Ashridge
£6.00
£9.00
£12.00




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