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Audacious - No. 1

Lower Basildon near Goring-On-Thames, Oxfordshire (Ref. 1088225)

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Hillfields Farm

Settled on the fabulous English country estate of Hillfields Farm in Lower Basildon, Berkshire, are eight superb and contemporary lodges, each decorated and furnished to a high standard. Enjoying a delightful location in a three-sided courtyard, original features including vaulted ceilings and fantastic countryside views, a stay at one of Hillfields Farm lodges is sure to make for a memorable getaway with family or friends, as well as a romantic break with your loved one. The lodges are stylish stable conversions and range in size and layout, with three of the lodges offering a studio-style set up and the others an apartment-style, all featuring one bedroom for sleeping two guests. The local area has much to offer, with the grand stately home of Basildon Park nearby, a National Trust site with expansive gardens and on-site tearoom, Child Beale Lake is a great fishing spot for keen anglers and the Beale Wildlife Park which is home to 350-acres of park which offers river cruises, nature trails and a chance to spot the local wildlife. Easily accessible is Reading, with it’s fascinating 12th-century abbey ruins, local history and picturesque marina, as well as Donnington which boasts the impressive ruins of a 14th-century castle, an excellent golf club and the charming Watermill Theatre for community-led live performances. See the wonders of the North Wessex Downs for yourself with a stay at a Hillfields Farm lodge.

The property

Settled on the picturesque grounds of Hillfields Farm country estate in the rural village of Lower Basildon in Berkshire rests this charming converted stable, Apartment 1.

Enveloped by the peaceful countryside of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Apartment 1 is idyllically positioned for a couple and two furry friends looking to explore the delights of this sought-after region.

Follow the driveway leading you to a beautifully landscaped stable yard before parking up and stepping inside your new home-from-home to begin your wonderful staycation.

Entering the lodge, be charmed by the high vaulted ceiling paired with high-quality furnishings decorating the fabulous open-plan living space, perfectly blending traditional with contemporary.

Utilise the fantastic range of amenities provided in the well-equipped kitchen to rustle up a romantic meal for two as your better half uncorks a bottle of wine at the nearby dining table; a truly lovely spot to engage in some long overdue quality time together as you indulge.

Settle down for the evening with a sumptuous seat on the sofa, where you can plan your thrilling holiday itinerary over your favourite tipple, or soak in the last of the evening sun with a stroll through the grounds of the stable yard.

As day draws to night, prepare for bed with an invigorating rinse in the contemporary en-suite shower room, where a sliding door made from original wood from the stables provides you with privacy, before snuggling up under the covers of the plush king-size double bed to rest your eyes ahead of a new day.

Enjoy a well-deserved break in the countryside with a stay at Apartment 1.

This property can be booked with Refs.1089029, 1088908, 1089030, 1089032, 1089033, 1089035 and 1089037 together sleeping up to 16 guests.


  • Single-storey
  • One king-size double bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Electric storage heaters with underfloor heating in the bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, kettle toaster
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Large landscaped stable yard
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles, pub 1.7 miles
  • Note: Please ensure dogs are kept on leads when leaving the accommodation as there is livestock on the property
  • Note: The owner offers a dog-sitting service which needs to be booked prior to arrival and breakfast hampers which need to be booked prior to arrival

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Basildon 0.6 miles; Reading 8.1 miles; Donnington 12.7 miles

Nestled within the scenic North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and perched along the River Thames, is the delightful village of Goring-on-Thames. Home to a good selection of welcoming pubs which serve delicious food and tasty local ales, two well-stocked convenience stores for picking up any last-minute essentials, a tennis club and the Goring & Streatley railway station which has direct access to the main Oxford-London line, perfect for day trips to the city! Just a short drive away from Goring is Basildon, home to the esteemed National Trust site of Basildon Park, a grand stately home with expansive gardens and tearoom waiting to be explored. There is also the nearby lake of Child Beale where there are excellent fishing opportunities on offer, as well as Beale Wildlife Park with it’s 350-acre park housing local wildlife, scenic nature trails and river cruises. Walkers will have found their haven in the North Wessex Downs, with a superb selection of walking trails on offer, from The Ridgeway National Trail to the White Horse Trail, there is something available for all abilities!

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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