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Herons Farm
Herons Farm

Pangbourne, Reading RG8 8QA

2.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (20 reviews)

Situated in a rural location, this bed & breakfast is within 6 mi (10 km) of Basildon Park, Beale Park, and Living Rainforest …

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ibis Styles Reading Oxford Rd
ibis Styles Reading Oxford Rd

648 654 Oxford Road, Reading RG30 1EH

3.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (26 reviews)

Situated in Reading, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Prospect Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Oracle and Reading Abbey Ruin …

£44
The Cherry Tree Inn
The Cherry Tree Inn

Main Street, Henley-on-Thames RG9 5QA

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (109 reviews)

Located in Stoke Row, this inn is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Weekend Warriors Paintball and within 9 mi (15 km) of Oracle and …

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Abbey House Hotel
Abbey House Hotel

118 Connaught Road, Reading RG30 2UF

3.0 out of 5.0
3.3 out of 5 (14 reviews)

Situated in Reading, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Prospect Park and Oracle. Reading Abbey Ruins and University of …

£49
Little Gables Bed & Breakfast
Little Gables Bed & Breakfast

166 Crowmarsh Hill, Wallingford OX10 8BG

3.5 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (6 reviews)

Situated in Crowmarsh Gifford, this bed & breakfast is 1 mi (1.5 km) from Thames Path and within 3 mi (5 km) of Wallingford …

£95
Rainbows Lodge Hotel and Serviced Apartments
Rainbows Lodge Hotel and Serviced Apartments

132-138 Caversham Road, Reading RG1 8AY

3.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (60 reviews)

Situated in Reading, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Reading Museum and Town Hall, Oracle, and Reading Abbey Ruins. …

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PREMIER SUITES Reading
PREMIER SUITES Reading

Minster Court, Reading RG1 2JF

4.0 out of 5.0
3 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Situated in Reading, this apartment is steps from Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin and Oracle. Reading Abbey Ruins and …

£60
The Penthouse at Hewitt
The Penthouse at Hewitt

Flat 1801, Reading RG1 7LY

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Reading, this apartment is within a 10-minute walk of Broad Street Mall and Oracle. Reading Abbey Ruins and …

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City Wall House - House of Fisher
City Wall House - House of Fisher

26 West Street, Reading RG1 1TZ

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (4 reviews)

Situated in Reading, this apartment is within a 5-minute walk of Broad Street Mall and Oracle. Reading Abbey Ruins and …

£126
Millennium Madejski Hotel Reading
Millennium Madejski Hotel Reading

Madejski Stadium, Reading RG2 0FL

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (349 reviews)

This family-friendly Reading hotel is located in the business district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Lagoona Park and Madejski …

£57
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Pocket Guide: Reading Basildon Park Hotels

You'll find Basildon Park, just 10 minutes' drive from the M4, amongst the fields and woodlands of rural Berkshire. An ideal attraction for those with an interest in history, Basildon Park is a Georgian Mansion set in beautiful grounds. It's something of a survivor too; at one point it was almost rendered derelict, and then it faced the prospect of being moved, brick by brick, to America. After undergoing careful renovation in 2009, Basildon Park now welcomes visitors in their droves. There's plenty of accommodation nearby, ranging from intimate guesthouses and budget hotels to upmarket, sophisticated establishments.

The History of Basildon Park

Basildon Park was built in the 1700s for a Mr Francis Sykes, before changing hands several times. In 1929, the then-owner, Mr Ferdinando, decided to try and replicate the process that had seen London Bridge moved to the United States. However, his plan fell apart and, by the 1950s, after being requisitioned during the Second World War as a military station for troops, Basildon Park fell into serious disrepair. It was salvaged by Lord and Lady Illiffe, who oversaw its restoration before donating it to the National Trust.

Hotels near Basildon Park

While Basildon Park enjoys a superbly pastoral setting, there is a good number of hotels nearby - particularly in neighbouring Bracknell. Many are equally historic, such as the Fines Bayliwick Hotel, which was once a Victorian house and now welcomes family and couples alike. Similarly, the Winning Post is an inn set in a timber-beamed building, still sporting its original stone fire and virtually crackling with personality.

Your Downtime Your Way

However, if you'd prefer to enjoy your downtime according to your own schedule, the Beneficial House - House of Fisher offers serviced rooms and stunning apartments. While these are often used by businessmen, they are equally convenient for those with families who don't want to be restricted by the parameters set out by a traditional hotel.

Gargoyles and a Famous Vampire!

If your trip to Basildon Park is part of a special occasion, Oakley Court, set on the outskirts of Windsor, is a unique and special venue. Much like Basildon Park, it has served its time as a film location, most notably as the exterior of Dracula's castle and the interior of St. Trinian's. Look carefully and you'll see gargoyles lining the roof, left there in the 1970s by the Hammer film company.

Basildon Park is a stunning attraction, offering a superb day out for couples, families and those with an interest in history. Booking a room in a hotel nearby can make your visit convenient and something to remember.

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