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  • Chalmore Hole Ferry House, Wallingford The Ferry House
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  • Chalmore Hole Ferry House, Wallingford The Ferry House
  • Chalmore Hole Ferry House, Wallingford

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    • Bedrooms: 2
    • Sleeps: 4
    • Baths: 2
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    • Children welcome
    • Internet access
    • Swimming pool
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    Chalmore Hole Ferry House, Wallingford sleeping up to 4 guests

    Complimentary Welcome Hamper
    A complimentary welcome hamper will be awaiting you on your arrival containing milk, tea, fresh coffee, bread, butter, eggs, juice, wine and cheese, along with other essential items to prepare a light snack or breakfast. There may be some regional variations.

    A beautiful and historic ferryman's cottage, the site of which is mentioned in Jerome K. Jerome's Three Men in a Boat, which is situated directly on the banks of the River Thames, adjacent to the Oxford University Rowing Club.
    This unique property, which sits on Edwardian brick arches, overlooks its own private riverside garden and pontoon. On the other side of the river is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a working dairy farm.
    The house is on the southern edge of the town of Wallingford, just over an hour's drive from London, 15 minutes from Henley and 20 minutes from Oxford.
    Until c.1950 the house was occupied by the Wallingford ferryman, who transported horses, people and freight across the river at the point where the River Thames tow path changed sides. The raised outhouse was the ticket booth associated with the ferry.
    Wallingford is a pretty medieval market town situated along the banks of the River Thames. The centre of the town is a five minute walk along either the riverside or quiet roads, and has a picturesque town square with a 17th century arcaded town hall, a number of historic inns and restaurants, three ancient churches, the Corn Exchange theatre and cinema, a large Waitrose and a summer outdoor swimming pool. You can also enjoy the Cholsey and Wallingford Steam Railway, or a walk around the ruins of Wallingford Castle, once one of the largest in the country but largely destroyed by Oliver Cromwell.
    There is a town museum and Agatha Christie's home and boathouse nearby. Midsomer Murders was filmed in the town. A bus service runs to Oxford and Reading and the stop is only a few minutes walk away.
    You will find the house a restful and fun place, surrounded by the quiet of the Thames, with only its water wildlife for company.

    Local amenities

    • Coachmakers Arms < 0.5 miles
    • Waitrose 0.5 miles
    • Miller Of Mansfield 5 miles
    • The Catherine Wheel 5 miles
    • The Mole Inn 7.5 miles
    • Crown and Thistle 8.5 miles
    • The Packhorse 8.5 miles
    • The Kings Head & Bell 8.5 miles
    • Garsington Opera 9 miles
    • Toad Hall Garden Centre 10 miles

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    65 Customer Reviews

    Confirmed Guest
    "The Ferry House is a fantastic home from home. In a stunning location, even better than we could've imagined, it's fully equipped with everything you could ever need. When you use self catering cottages, you often find lots of gaps in kitchen equipment etc, but not here. The bonus for us was the fishing jetty at the bottom of the garden, bathed in sunshine and just waiting to be used! Perfect for sipping a glass of wine and watching the comings and goings on the river Thames."
    Confirmed Guest
    "All great except settees gutless."
    Confirmed Guest
    "It was a very gently "welcome hamper" there with flowers on the table, a basket full of things to eat oder the newspaper of the day. It was a wonderful cottage at the Thames and quiet. We were very surprised and we loved it :-)"
    Confirmed Guest
    "This property was absolutely fabulous, and we really enjoyed our stay, so would highly recommend this to people"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Full of character, great out of season as it is warm and cosy, particularly in the small front rooms, and visibility is great as the trees which surround it are not in leaf."
    Confirmed Guest
    "Lovely location and very nice property. A nice welcome hamper and a well stocked kitchen. Unfortunately the outside pri lights were not working and there was a leak under the sink and we were asked to empty the bowl every couple of days. We were looking forward to a coal fire but please note they are for show only."
    Confirmed Guest
    "Lovely location and very nice property. A nice welcome hamper and a well stocked kitchen. Unfortunately the outside pri lights were not working and there was a leak under the sink and we were asked to empty the bowl every couple of days. We were looking forward to a coal fire but please note they are for show only."
    Confirmed Guest
    "Fabulous cottage, with everything you need for a great stay."
    Confirmed Guest
    "The cottage was lovely, perfectly positioned on the Thames. It was spotless. Hamper was of good quality. However the wifi did not work at all (there were also comments to that effect from previous guests). We contacted the housekeeper but she said she couldn't help. This property should not be advertised as having this service unless it functions which it did not in the 5 days that we were there."
    Confirmed Guest
    "The cottage was lovely, perfectly positioned on the Thames. It was spotless. Hamper was of good quality.However the wifi did not work at all (there were also comments to that effect from previous guests). We contacted the housekeeper but she said she couldn't help. This property should not be advertised as having this service unless it functions which it did not in the 5 days that we were there."
    Confirmed Guest
    "The ferry house was everything we imagined. Comfortable and well maintained. Housekeeping was excellent. Views across and access to the river were great . Would highly recommend."
    Confirmed Guest
    "Found the outside key safe very fiddly to use!!"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Great cottage with lots of activity going by on the Thames. Excellent housekeeping very clean and well stocked hamper added to our enjoyment. Our second visit in this cottage."
    Confirmed Guest
    "Very clean and well equipped property"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Superb position with lovely views and walks. Nicely equipped and comfortable. One of those very rare properties we'd actually go back to!"
    Confirmed Guest
    "The cottage was in good condition and we were delighted with it. Our son was getting married in the church nearby and we stayed there in the week of the wedding. It was perfect. The amazon firestick meant we could even keep up with the Olympics too."
    Confirmed Guest
    "Excellent Cottage. Exzellent Site. Loved all."
    Confirmed Guest
    "House was clean and tidy. The welcome pack was very good. All 4 members of our party were totally underwhelmed by the poor state of all the wooden garden furniture. Also by the waterside grass area which had the appearance of a meadow that had been strimmed!"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Housekeeping was excellent and Vikki very helpful. Cottage a delight - cosy,comfortable and well equipped."
    Confirmed Guest
    "Lovely cottage in good location. Most equipment very good, however we left a note to report a dangerous frayed iron flex and under sink leak when dishwasher used. Wi-fi and TV reception both patchy. But overall very good cottage and would go back there."
    Confirmed Guest
    "Fantastic location , wonderful house and goodies on arrival"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Lovely house, excellent location, couldn't ask for more"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Our third visit here. Just love it! CM, Hertfordshire"
    Confirmed Guest
    "There are so many great things to see and do in the area. But isn't sitting by the river, watching the bird and boats go by enough to make us happy. Why can't this go on forever? Thank you so much for everything, we will be back. P & P, Germany"
    Confirmed Guest
    "An idyllic holiday. Lovely cottage, enjoyable walks especially Berson Loch. Visited Blenheim Palace and Bletchley Park all very enjoyable. The P's, Sunderland"
    Confirmed Guest
    "A charming and lovely riverside cottage. SL, The Netherlands"
    Confirmed Guest
    "The house lived up to expectations and the location was spectacular."
    Confirmed Guest
    "Would certainly go again if visiting the UK. Having the Thames on your doorstep and the Oxford Uni rowing club practising just a few metres away was for us the archetypal English experience"
    Confirmed Guest
    "The unique style of the cottage and its location on the river was lovely and the proximity of the town centre so convenient, and we had a thoroughly enjoyable holiday."
    Confirmed Guest
    "Hamper good but not as high quality as other R R properties we have stayed at."
    Confirmed Guest
    "The above comments may appear unduly critical but we are used to a very high standard from RR. we would go again as it is a lovely setting and a good house- just a bit rough round the edges."
    Confirmed Guest
    "A lovely stay with everything we needed in the house, garden and town. The Partridge was great with good quality cooking. Very grateful to the neighbour for letting us use their slipway for our canoe. R &B"
    Confirmed Guest
    "A wonderful location. Lovely to see so many red kites. Avanti very pleasant. The J's, Norfolk"
    Confirmed Guest
    "A beautiful location, perfect for relaxing and unwinding from a busy lifestyle. We would love to win the lottery to purchase something similar. The H's, Northampton"
    Confirmed Guest
    "A beautiful location, perfect for relaxing and unwinding from a busy lifestyle. We would love to win the lottery to purchase something similar. The H's, Northampton"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Stunning, beautiful location. Four days of bliss. S & B, Derbyshire"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Charming cottage, lovely location. Happy Holiday. G & S, Devon"
    Confirmed Guest
    "We have loved staying here, such a beautiful location. Idyllic. C & M, Tyne & Wear"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Perfect home, perfect town. Ideal! I will be back. KW, USA"
    Confirmed Guest
    "A lovely place to stay"
    Confirmed Guest
    "An idyllic "Wind in the Willows" location, just right for two. Very warm and comfortable. Enjoyable sitting by the river, spotting the kites and hawks. NT houses nearby has beautiful wisterias, especially Greys Court. Lots to see in a lovely location. LP, East Yorkshire"
    Confirmed Guest
    "A lovely spot, very spacious for just the two of us. Hamper and flowers very welcoming. We intend to return. WH, London"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Excellent location and accommodation"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Booking is very straight forward and I've contacted the Housekeeper about our stay and she was very nice and helpful"
    Confirmed Guest
    "A lovely warm and comfortable retreat on a cold wet weekend. JW, Cheshire"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Very comfortable. An enjoyable half term break. Plenty of fishing, a fantastic spot. Enjoyed Oxford, can recommend the Park and Ride. We enjoyed the hamper. Thank you. The T's, Surrey"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Had a fantastic couple of days, fantastic location, great house and views. A warm welcome - what more could you want. We shall miss the river. K & R, Surrey"
    Confirmed Guest
    "We've had a lovely stay in a beautiful cottage. Enjoyed walks to Wallingford with too much to look at. JP, Leicestershire"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Lovely. DG, Sandfields"
    Confirmed Guest
    "A very enjoyable and peaceful Christmas. Lovely cottage, great location, nice welcome hamper and perfect weather too. We are sad to leave. T & C, Lovely."
    Confirmed Guest
    "We had a great time. The housekeeper and RR made us feel special. Lots to see and do around Wallingford and bought back memories of my birth town. We'll be back. MH, Australia"
    Confirmed Guest
    "A lovely riverside location and excellently prepared. A pleasant stay watching the rowing team practice. Brings back memories of when I coxed for Oxford after 45 years, I still bear the scars. PN, Hertfordshire"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Delightful. TH, Surrey"
    Confirmed Guest
    "A unique property, well maintained and an ideal setting. MH, St Albans"
    Confirmed Guest
    "A lovely house with great views of the rowers. A man was out everyday flying his red kite, was great to watch. The town centre is good too.C&B, Cheltenham"
    Confirmed Guest
    "A truly magical experience. Wonderful weather, idyllic location to watch the world go by, Ducks, geese, kites, a heron and passers by on the footpath to chat too. A treasure memory of our stay at the beautiful S41562. NW, Norwich"
    Confirmed Guest
    "A beautiful setting. We have enjoyed sitting on the stoop watching life on the Thames pass by. TH, Suffolk"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Great to be here in the heatwave days. We even swam in the river! We loved wining and dining on the porch. Thanks! AN, The Netherlands"
    Confirmed Guest
    "What a pleasure to have fresh parsley daily. To see the familiar heron, to feed The Canada geese to hear the strange whistling sounds of the kites. Wallingford is delightful, an excellent base to explore the Thames Valley and the Chilterns. JB, Bristol"
    Confirmed Guest
    "A fantastic setting, glorious weather, thank you. A good meal at the Post Office in Wallingford. We would love to come back as such a lovely river location. S&C, Lancashire"
    Confirmed Guest
    "A beautiful view and beautiful weather. We had the perfect weekend. The C's, Shropshire"
    Confirmed Guest
    "We had a wonderful four days in this fabulous house. We loved watching the river and farm beyond. We had a good meal at the Thai Corner. We are so glad we chose here. J&G, London"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Had a lovely weekend, great weather. SJ, South Yorkshire"
    Confirmed Guest
    "We loved the welcome hamper. Housekeeper was very helpful and we had a good Sunday lunch at The Partridge. A great setting for a relaxing retreat. G&P, Kenilworth"
    Confirmed Guest
    "An ideal location - such a lovely property. The housekeeper was very helpful. We were lucky with the weather and even hired a boat at Abingdon. Went to Oxford using the Park and Ride, played golf at Goring, all very good. Will miss the river views when we get home. The B's, Essex"

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