Name: The Oakley Court
Location: United Kingdom
The Oakley Court Windsor is a luxury hotel set in a Victorian Gothic country house overlooking the River Thames. The hotel is close to London and Heathrow Airport and is just 2.3 miles from the Royal Windsor Racecourse, 3.5 miles from Windsor Castle and a short drive from LEGOLAND.
Come here for an afternoon tea on the lawns which drop down to the River Thames, or stay the night and enjoy the rural tranquility along coupled with a sumptuous tasting menu in the 2 AA Rosette restaurant.
Review Of The Oakley Court Windsor
Oakley Court is a majestic building topped with pointed arches and decorative turrets. It looks like it was created for a movie set. In fact, these gothic spires and arched doorways have played host to a number of films including Peter Cook and Dudley Moore’s comedy, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) where the manor was Dr. Frank N Furter’s castle. More recently this impressive building featured in the Oscar and BAFTA-winning Theory of Everything.
You do not need to be a movie star to appreciate the architecture of Oakley Court or to laze in a deckchair on their acres of lawns and enjoy a Pimms by the river. The grounds are a huge highlight of this hotel. Not only are they are a great place to escape the crowds and to wander along the riverside; In the summer all sorts of live events spill out onto the lawns, making them a wonderful place to sit out and enjoy into the night. These special events include the Live & Unwind event which will be held on Saturday & Sunday 13th & 14th August 2016. The weekend kicks off with the riverside open air cinema showing of ‘Grease’. You can enjoy food from the BBQ, try a wood fired pizza, grab a bite from the popcorn and candy cart or get sloshed in either the Pimms Tent, the Champagne Tent or the Windsor & Eton Brewery Tent. On Sunday don’t miss their annual music festival which has become a key part of the summer calender in Berkshire.
Bedrooms are spread across the Courtyard, East Wing, West Wing and Mansion House. It is worth trying to reserve a room in the main house for the old world charm. We would also recommend requesting a river view.
Breakfast here is very good and served in a lovely room that’s like a country pantry. Afternoon tea is a terribly British way to enjoy the hotel and grounds and they have a rather delicious chocolate cake that you really shouldn’t miss. In the evening you can dine in the river-facing Terrace Restaurant during the summer months, but the main culinary delights can be found in the 2 Rosette Dining Room, where Head Chef Damian Broom’s team serves up quality ingredients in unfussy dishes.
Pool Gym & Golf
The Oakley Court offers a fitness centre in an outbuilding complete with gym, pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room. There is also a nine-hole golf course and for kids, there is a golf or tennis camp available during the school holidays.
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