House | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Casa Vera is perfect for staying in and going out. With digital TV / DVD, broadband, you can relax in the lounge / dining room or eat under glass in the conservatory or in the secluded walled patio garden. Within 2 minutes walk you are in the centre of Thame, voted best town in Oxfordshire. Surrounded by tradition and English architecture, there are many cafes, restaurants and pubs to choose from as well as a museum, and many specialist and general shops. Don't miss out on the local market every Tuesday. If you put food out for the garden birds you will be rewarded with the company of blackbirds, thrushes, sparrows and robins.
You could choose to visit the many film and TV locations in the area, try out some typical country pursuits, visit lovely English villages with duck ponds and nature reserves, go to country fairs, fetes or cricket matches. The owner will help you find what you are looking for.
If you are looking for culture and city life, Oxford is half an hour by bus or car and London is 50 minutes by train and Shakespeare's Stratford is an hour and a half by train.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Brighton or Bournemouth 110 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heathrow 45.5 km, Nearest railway: Haddenham and Thame Parkway 4 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors||
The bedroom has twin beds and lots of space in drawers and wardrobes for your gear. The spare beds are fold out thick foam full length and only one would fit in the bedroom. Otherwise one or two fold out beds would go in the lounge and fold into pouffes during the day.
The kitchen and dining area is fully equipped for use by up to four people. You can alternatively eat in the conservatory or patio garden. Wireless broadband is included and the house is suitable all year round with gas central heating.
|Further details outdoors||
You can sit under glass in the conservatory and eat there instead of the dining room or take chairs into the patio garden and relax there. Outside you are protected by a curved walled walkway leading to a shared parking area and your dedicated parking space and it is only about 20 paces until you are right in the middle of Thame town centre. If you have bikes, they can be safely taken through the conservatory and down the side of the house.
The owner lives in a nearby village and provides local information in the house and is happy to advise on where to go for special interests in the area. She is English but speaks Italian fluently and French reasonably.
The Central England/Cotswolds region
Live like the English do in the heart of England, in the market town voted best town in Oxfordshire 2009, Only 13 miles from Oxford City by car or bus (every half an hour) with its literary, cultural and university heritage and within minutes of the best train route into London City (every half an hour with a journey time of 50 minutes). You on the borders of Oxfordshire and Buckinhamshire and can visit lots of typical English villages in both counties, many of which (including Thame itself) have been used as locations in famous films and TV series.
You can indulge in country pursuits such as clay pigeon shooting, horse riding and of course golf, tennis, cricket, swimming etc. There famous antiques centres, gardens, National Trust woodlands, nature reserves and manor houses. Central England benefits from a sheltered climate without the extremes of coastal or mountainous regions and has lovely rolling countryside, including the chiltern hills where the government has its country retreat (Chequers). Country fairs and fetes abound in the area from April through to October.
Thame town centre has lovely wide streets with a wide variety of architecture and buildings dating back to the 12th centuryand including timbered buildings, Georgian and Victorian architecture. It has its own museum which records the changes over the centuries.
Today, Thame is a living market town, with a large street market every Tuesday, and a livestock market on Wednesdays and Fridays. There are specialist independent shops of all types as well as supermarkets, banks and a plethora of cafes, pubs and restaurants. The local parish church is adjacent to a cricket pitch and there s a sports centre in touch with a swimming pool. There are music festivals, an annual street fair, a small theatre that doubles as a cinema.
The country fair in April combines showcasing locally made country goods with arena competitive events for horses and fun events such as pig racing. Thame Show is renowned as the most successful one day agricultural show (September) and there is a complementary street fair right in the town centre with fairground rides that rival theme parks. Towersey Festival at the end of August is internationally famous for folk music and dancing from around with world.