We are still open and our apartment is extremely well cleaned. So if you'd want to get away for wonderful walks and a lovely cosy place to stay The Forge is ideal.
We want you to know that we’re doing our part to help our guests stay safe by cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces (light switches, doorknobs, cabinet handles, remotes, etc.) before you check in.
Wallingford is a wonderful market town situated on the banks of the River Thames, situated between Reading (12 miles), Henley-on-Thames (11 miles) and Oxford (13 miles) and surrounded by beautiful countryside.
This sumptuously renovated holiday let is suitable for up to 3 people (or 2 adults x 2 small children). It has been fitted out to a high standard by Philippa, who is an Interior Designer with a hotel background. The fully equipped apartment is in the Art Deco style with a 'nod' to our famous local resident 'Agatha Christie'. The house is situated in a quiet street in the center of this lovely market town which is on the banks of the River Thames and surrounded by beautiful countryside.
Wallingford is steeped in history and the remains of Wallingford's Motte and Bailey castle and the Castle Gardens are a great place to explore and a good venue for a summer picnic. You can also trace Wallingford’s Saxon past at the museum wallingfordmuseum.org.uk which offers local history walks and other events.
Wallingford also has a strong presence in murder mystery fiction. Agatha Christie (whose remains are buried at nearby Cholsey) lived and worked in Wallingford, taking influence from local landmarks and residents in Winterbrook for stories such as Miss Marple. Our apartment has been influenced by this 'Queen of Crime' and you will find lots of references to her books and plays. See what clues you can find.
More recently, Wallingford is the location of Causton in the TV series Midsomer Murders. Many of the series’ extras herald from Wallingford and much of the filming is completed in this beautiful part of the country. Take a look at www.visitmidsomer.com to learn more.
For the more active there are many miles of walking trails, either along the Thames Path or up into the Chiltern Hills. The Ridgeway National Trail passes within a 10 min walk of wallingford.
The Thames passes through Wallingford and day boats can be hired locally as well as weekly hires from Benson Marina. Cruises can be taken in the Summer to Abingdon or Reading.
There is a heated outdoor pool and splash pool by the bridge, free tennis courts in the Bullcroft Park as well as a playground.
Also nearby is Didcot Railway center, Aston Martin Heritage Trust, Dorchester Cathedral, Pendon model railway center, the Oxford museums, Henley Rowing Museum as well as many others interesting places to visit.
"Highly recommend. Right in the center of town. Very stylishly decorated. Loved the Agatha Christie theme."
"Philippa has created a fabulous home from home spot in such a convenient and central location. She has certainly thought of absolutely everything even down to Christmas decorations and a few thoughtful treats. I can highly recommend Forge House to anyone looking to stay in the area!"
"We loved Forge House. Our Hosts were lovely and all communications with them was speedy and clear. The house has an Agatha Christie Theme, which we really liked because they've added lots of quirky details and ornaments (we spent ages trying to figure out all the book titles, I WON!!!) The whole house was spotlessly clean, we couldn't fault it! Philippa was very friendly and and she told us the she was an interiour designer and you can tell, every little details been thought of. The beds were SUPER comfy and we loved the Welcome Tray!! A really nice touch..... Wallingford was beautiful and we loved being right in the heart of the town with the shops, restaurants and conveniences, yet being only 2 minutes walk to the Tames River and beautiful countryside. We walked to Benson and had a great lunch at Benson Cafe. If we are in Wallingford again, we will DEFINITELY stay at the FORGE!!!! Thanks x"
Tony 13 Apr - 15 Apr