Things To Do
A single nights’ stay at Wickton is disappointing! “ the only problem with our stay is that we don’t want to leave” There is so much to do and see……..or not! If you can wheedle at least two, you get the benefit of a chill (do nothing and relax) or do stuff here, see below, or get out in the rural idyll – such as the secret Herefordshire is.
We are here to make sure you get the very best from your stay – and if it has to be the one night for the first time, you will make sure the next is longer!
The following things are all here without the need to get in the car….
Walks from the doorstep can be arranged – some need Sally to accompany you as they are ‘off the beaten track’ and respect for private ground and animals has to be observed. However, please note, Sally and the dogs need virtually no persuasion and we guarantee, you will not be disappointed.
Otherwise, we will give you maps of public routes (where you will rarely bump in to other folk) to follow on your own paths, to include a pub or tearoom to make it a joy…
We have bikes available to borrow or hire – we can make suggestions of interesting destinations nearby.
On rainy days, our games room has a full sized table tennis table and a wood –burner, lit if it is chilly outside.
The Bechstein Boudior Grand piano in the panelled room is there for your enjoyment and there is nothing nicer than hearing her keys being tinkled!
There are board games and packs of cards for good old-fashioned relaxation also in the panelled room with the slow, steady tick-tock of the old Grandfather clock and the crackle of logs on the fire.
There is a croquet set and outdoor tables, parasols and chairs for warm summer days, and cream teas are served in the garden.
Dependent upon the season [of course] and subject to previous bookings, there is a well maintained tennis court in the orchard beyond the garden. With prior arrangement, and, subject to availability, one to one, or a small number can book coaching from our neighbour who is a professional coach. Please contact us well in advance to arrange.
There is a barbeque area in the old dovecote that may be utilised for evening meals on hot summers’ evenings!
Otherwise, there is nothing wrong with a good book – pick your spot, inside or out, window seat or comfy sofa in front of a log fire, or outside under an umbrella, with hens and ducks clucking around in the garden and on the pond, a pot of coffee and a few homemade shortbread biscuits!