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Agatha Christie inspired 2 bed flat, offering longer stays in Wallingford

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Artwork in Forge House - 'Mousetrap'
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
3 guests
2 nights minimum
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If you are looking for a quiet place to stay, short or long term, want your own front door, a garden, walking distance to the river, the countryside, supermarket, and a home away from home? Then Forge House maybe perfect for you. We’re offering discounts on longer stays and taking extra care to disinfect frequently between reservations. As Wallingford is the last home of the 'Queen of Crime' Agatha Christie, we have themed our bijoux cottage apartment in memory of her. The ground floor apartment is styled in a modern version of 'Art Deco' as depicted in many of her books and films. You'll find artwork that are clues to names of her books, as well as an antique typewriter, telephone, camera, magnifying glass and other curiosities to delight and intrigue. The apartment has two bedrooms,...If you are looking for a quiet place to stay, short or long term, want your own front door, a garden, walking distance to the river, the countryside, supermarket, and a home away from home? Then Forge House maybe perfect for you. We’re offering discounts on longer stays and taking extra care to disinfect frequently between reservations. As Wallingford is the last home of the 'Queen of Crime' Agatha Christie, we have themed our bijoux cottage apartment in memory of her. The ground floor apartment is styled in a modern version of 'Art Deco' as depicted in many of her books and films. You'll find artwork that are clues to names of her books, as well as an antique typewriter, telephone, camera, magnifying glass and other curiosities to delight and intrigue. The apartment has two bedrooms, the master bedroom is perfect for a couple and the second room has a small double bed ideal for one person, or a child, or two small children. There is an open plan living and kitchen area overlooking the small walled garden. In the living room we have a fireplace with a lovely wood burning effect stove, a large three seater velvet sofa, breakfast bar, Echo Dot (speaker) and a large TV with Netflix & Amazon Prime on as well as terrestrial channels. The kitchen has everything you need to cook up a storm, even a tea pot if you decide to invite over Miss Marple. The kitchen is well equipped with a washer dryer, large fridge freezer, toastie maker, spices, kettle, toaster, Nespresso machine and plenty of storage space. Our beds are hotel standard and we have made the beds with 400 count cotton bed linen. For those that suffer with allergies our duvets and pillows are made from luxurious Microfibre which feels ‘Just like Down’. We've recently installed new double glazed windows as well as black out curtains as we know how important a good nights sleep is. Our Art Deco styled bathroom, has a walk-in shower with a big rain shower head as well as a held shower. And large soft cotton towels. The small garden has a couple of chairs and a table. There is parking nearby. HISTORY Wallingford is steeped in history and the remains of Wallingford's Motte and Bailey castle and the Castle Gardens are a great place to explore and a good venue for a summer picnic. You can also trace Wallingford’s Saxon past at the museum which offers local history walks and other events. MURDER MYSTERIES! Wallingford also has a strong presence in murder mystery fiction. Agatha Christie (whose remains are buried at nearby Cholsey) lived and worked in Wallingford, taking influence from local landmarks and residents in Winterbrook for stories such as Miss Marple. Our apartment has been influenced by this 'Queen of Crime' and you will find lots of references to her books and plays. See what clues you can find. More recently, Wallingford is the location of Causton in the TV series Midsomer Murders. Many of the series’ extras herald from Wallingford and much of the filming is completed in this beautiful part of the country. ACTIVITIES For the more active there are many miles of walking trails, either along the Thames Path or up into the Chiltern Hills. The Ridgeway National Trail passes within a 10 min walk of wallingford. The Thames passes through Wallingford and day boats can be hired locally as well as weekly hires from Benson Marina. Cruises can be taken in the Summer to Abingdon or Reading. There is a heated outdoor pool and splash pool by the bridge, free tennis courts in the Bullcroft Park as well as a playground. Also nearby is Didcot Railway center, Aston Martin Heritage Trust, Dorchester Cathedral, Pendon model railway center, the Oxford museums, Henley Rowing Museum as well as many others interesting places to visit.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
This is a ground floor flat please be aware that we have elderly neighbours above and keep the noise down, especially at night. We do allow children but if you do bring toddlers you need to be aware that there are a lot of ornaments, and sharp edges. Please let us know in advance if you have a toddler so that we can move all ornaments out of reach. Please don't wear shoes in the house. Smoking is allowed in the garden.
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About the Owner
Philippa S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2019
Interaction with guests
We live just down the road so can help as needed.
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Reviews (1)
401miss
401miss
Oxford, United Kingdom6 contributions
Wallingford is a lovely place to visit, especially if you enjoy walking. It’s a pretty little market town on the Thames and has lots of interesting shops and places to eat and drink. This apartment is really central but also quiet and the owners have thought of everything. From the Art Deco styling to the comfortable bed and excellent kitchen, there is nothing more you could ask for. Thoughtful extras of chocolate and fruit were much appreciated; Philippa and Chris were excellent hosts who responded to queries promptly and welcomed us in person. We would love to return - thank you very much!
Visited October 2019
Written October 8, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Flyer51997006362
Flyer51997006362
Thank you so much Christine, it was a lovely to have you both stay with us and we are so glad you had such a good time. We look forward to seeing you again. Chris and Philippa
Written October 22, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
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About the neighbourhood
Whether as a destination for a day trip or the base for a longer visit, Wallingford is a great choice. It’s easy to while away the time exploring the independent shops and antique stores, taking a stroll around the Castle Gardens, the former site of one of England’s most impressive citadels, or tracing the remains of Wallingford’s Saxon past. SURROUNDING AREA Wallingford is ideally situated for visiting Thame and Henley, the other attractive market towns in South Oxfordshire. Oxford and Reading are both easy to reach by public transport or by road. Wallingford lies on the Thames Path and close to the Ridgeway, making it a Keep time to enjoy the delights on offer at the wonderful restaurants, pubs, cafes and tea rooms in Wallingford.
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