Fords Farm is nestled in the beautiful, peaceful and historic village of Ewelme near Wallingford in Oxfordshire. Within a short walk of the farm you can; walk along the Ridgeway, an ancient track thought to be Britain's oldest road, enjoy afternoon tea at the newly re-opened village shop or visit the 15th Century Church and Almshouses.
All bedrooms are tastefully decorated and equipped with TV, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer and a bathrobe.
The farmhouse's original breakfast room with inglenook fireplace is not only the focal point of the house but breakfast is also served here each morning. A traditional English breakfast of Sausages, Bacon, Eggs and Tomato with all the usual trimmings of toast, preserves and honey, fruit juice and a selection of breakfast cereals are on offer each morning between the hours of 7.30am and 8.30am weekdays and 7.30am and 9.00am weekends and holidays.
Vegetarians can be catered for at prior request. Where possible goods are purchased locally. Breakfast is included in the price quoted.
Ewelme – “Ewelme is a small village near the Thames and not far from Wallingford. Alice, Duchess of Suffolk (granddaughter of Geoffrey Chaucer), died here in 1475 and is memorialized by a double effigy in robes as in life and in ‘grave clothes’ as in death. Jerome K Jerome, author of Three Men in a Boat, lies buried in the churchyard. Godshouse, a medieval almshouse and chantry founded by Alice is still in use today.”
Wallingford – “Wallingford is 5 miles and 13 minutes by car. Wallingford is a town steeped in history. It was first settled in the Bronze and Iron Ages. The Romans in turn left traces of occupation - burials, roads, coins and pottery, but it was the Anglo-Saxons who built the first town. In the 9th century there was another invasion threat – this time from the Vikings. King Alfred, the Saxon king of Wessex, defeated the enemy but to defend his kingdom against further Viking attacks he built many fortified towns or burhs and here the story of the town really begins. Wallingford was one of Alfred´s ’new towns‘, and the biggest. By 1066, when the next invader arrived, Wallingford was the leading town in Berkshire. The Normans began in 1067 to build a massive castle here which was to dominate the town's history for the next 600 years until its demise in 1652."
We also have self catering available, please enquire.
Rates: From £75 single occupancy per night.
From £90 per room per night based on 2 people sharing.
Sorry, no children.
No smoking. Sorry, no pets.
Off street parking.