Bed and breakfast Benson

B&B accommodation near Wallingford and Henley-on-Thames

COVID 19 PRECAUTIONS

SOCIAL DISTANCING

For the foreseeable future I will be reducing the number of guests from 6 to 4, using only 2 rooms instead of the 3 unless rooms are single occupancy. Guests will still have the choice of the 3 rooms.

The dining room will be rearranged with seating at each end of the long table with the option to have a continental breakfast served in your room.

Where possible guests will register online and pay by Bacs transfer. Otherwise a debit card could be used or exact amount of cash in an envelope. Cheques will not be accepted.

Should any guest feel unwell prior to arrival we would ask them to postpone their visit to a future date.

To ensure the 2 metres distance is adhered please contact me by text or phone if you require any assistance.

HYGIENE

Guests

On arrival there will be a facility for washing hands or using a hand sanatiser, wipes for baggage handles and shoe covers or slippers.

Fyfield’s Cleaning Policy

As always we will follow our rigorous cleaning and disinfecting policy . I have 2 cleaners who have worked for me for a long time and have ensured that I have always had a 5 star rating for cleanliness.

All linen is washed at 60 degrees and dried in fresh air. A separate washing machine is used for all guest linen.

The cleaning solutions are either 70% or more alcohol or the Dettol spray cleaner. Hard surfaces are cleaned with hot soapy water first and then disinfected. A UVC scanner will be used on surfaces difficult to clean such as TV controllers.

There is a tick list for each room to ensure thorough cleaning.

Hard surfaces( such as handles, light switches etc) in the communal areas are cleaned regularly in the day.

Guest bedrooms – I have removed any ‘clutter’ such as cushions, bed throws, leaflets, magazines etc. to limit any cross contamination and to streamline the cleaning. Hospitality trays will be filled on request. Windows will be left open between occupants and carpets regularly vaxed.

However I would like to stress that none of these ‘new rules’ will impinge on the comfort of your stay and your enjoyment of sharing our home.

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Facilities throughout the manor

Guests have full use of gardens and picnic areas. The gardens have several acres of natural water gardens and are a haven for wildlife and totally organic. Home to water voles and kingfishers plus lots of other wild life. Guests are encouraged to be friendly to the animals and the environment.

It is no smoking throughout the house.

Alexander technique and Pilates are offered at a reduced rate.

Extensive off road parking.

WiFi Internet Access

No smoking

Parking on site

Open all year

English breakfast (inc. in price)

Tea/coffee making facilities

Special diets catered for

Use of organic products

Television in rooms

Garden for residents

Children over 10 welcome

Breakfast:

  • Full English breakfast is served in the medieval dining room.
  • A range of organic produce is offered.
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Bedrooms:

  • There are three bedroom suites. One has all the original 18th century panelling and is furnished accordingly. The second suite is Victorian in style and has a period super king size brass bed, and third is the old 18th century nursey with high-beamed ceiling and rustic charm.
  • They all offer modern comforts.
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Cream room - Victorian bedroom and bathroom suite

There are 2 extra steps to reach this suite and a strong handrail is fixed to the wall to assist you. Once up the steps the bathroom and bedroom are all on one level. Again there is no walk-in shower but only a hand shower over the bath. The bathroom is very spacious. However please note the side of the bath is quite high so might not be suited to people with restricted mobility. The bedroom offers masses of space in all parts of the room - however if the sofa is required as a bed the space is limited.  Wifi access in room.  This is a large sunny room and ideal for a longer stay.  The bed is super king size with a luxury mattress.

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Blue Room - 18th century bedroom and bathroom suite with under-floor heating

A particularly comfortable bed, lots of space for movement. Bed can be converted to a 6ft double. The bathroom is on the same level. There is no walk in shower but a cradle shower in the bath. The flooring is non-slip and has under-floor heating. The room has a television and tea and coffee making facilities. Clear instructions are written in the room of how to contact me in an emergency. Verbal instructions can be given on request. Wifi can  be accessed in this room on a booster but can be slow. Wifi on the main system canbe picked up in the dining room.

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The Old Nursery - with shower wet room and under floor heating

Has a walk in wet room however it is designed to accommodate the old building and is not conventional.  This room offers a very comfortable 5 foot wide bed with memory foam topper and masses of space.  The sofa (futon)  converts to a 4ft 6in wide bed making this an ideal family room.  A selection of traditional toys such as the dolls house remain in the room.  Wifi can be accessed in this room.

All bedrooms have a mix of feather and synthetic pillows.

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Useful information

(An access statement is available on request)

Fyfield manor is an 800 year old house so may not be suitable for some people depending on the level of disability. Hopefully you will find the following information useful but please email me or phone if you have any questions or concerns. The property is not suitable for children under 10 years of age. This is due to a fast flowing unfenced stream in the grounds and the wrought iron staircase which a small child could squeeze through.

Position

Fyfield is half a mile from the centre of Benson on the road to Ewelme. Although there is a footpath there is no street lighting and it is a good 10 minute walk to the nearest pub.  I offer yellow jackets and torches for those whoe would like to walk to the village. The 136 bus stops near the property and runs every hour except on Sundays between Benson and Goring Station. Recommendation - a car is recommended if you have any degree of physical disability.

Arrival

Cars can be unloaded at the front door and assistance is always offered. Parking is a few yards from the entrance and is on one level. An energy saving light is always on after dark over the front door.

Public areas - hall and dining room

Both are on the same level offering plenty of space. There is a low step to access the games room. I offer a good selection of chairs which can accommodate most people's postural requirements. I am in fact an Alexander Technique teacher and so am particularly aware of the importance of a good chair! Although the bedrooms are ensuite there is a downstairs cloakroom available for guests to save them trekking up and down the stairs of which there are 17.

Corridor

Is always lit with an energy efficient light.

Bedrooms - as descibed above

Gardens

There are several gardens which are accessible to guests on request.

LAUNDRY SERVICE IS NOT AVAILABLE