The Balm We Needed…

After our one bad hotel experience the Oakley Court in Windsor was the balm we needed to end our time in England on a very good note!

2014-07-16 The Thames2Oakley Court is situated along a stretch of the Thames known as Water Oakley. It was first shown on maps around 1800 and the name appears to originate from Cornish Breton in which it appears as “Warhta Eog Lee” – The Upper Salmon Place.

2014-07-15 To Windsor1This lovely hotel was situated a few miles outside of the main downtown area of Windsor and Windsor Castle right on the River Thames.

To Windsor 159I enjoyed Tea and “Tea” in the hotel bar…

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To Windsor 123Sitting along the River Thames was very peaceful and a wonderful relaxing and quiet way to end our time in England.

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To Windsor 146We enjoyed all the interesting architectural features of this grand hotel. A link to some interesting history is here.

Heathhrow-homeIn the 60’s and into the 70’s while the manor stood empty 200 films were made in and around the property including Dracula.

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2014-07-15 To Windsor2The only traffic we experienced at this hotel was boat traffic and it was a welcomed kind of traffic that left us smiling.

2014-07-15 To Windsor3We spent two nights here and enjoyed excursions to Windsor Castle and a boat ride along the River Thames. This is a hotel we would recommend.

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

12 thoughts on “The Balm We Needed…

  1. IT sounds like a dream. The setting is serene and your photos are beautiful. When I was at Windsor we had two toddlers with us. I would love to see it through adult eyes some day!

  2. Wow, relaxing, beautiful… what more can a person want on a vacation ? I love the picture where you can see your husband reflected in the mirror as he takes your picture.

    The architecture and river boats would keep me happily busy watching, looking, and examining for a very long time.

  3. Just sitting and soaking up the views has proven to be the most mentally revisited part of all my travels. I always want to crowd in as much “go-see” opportunities; I am now learning less is more.

    Thanks for the recommends!

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