TERMS + CONDITIONS
Terms and Conditions
All rooms are non-smoking
Children minimum age 10 years
Dogs by prior arrangement but must be kept on a lead at all times.
We make an additional charge of £10 for dogs who are accepted provided that owners pay for any damage.
Bookings may initially be made by email, phone or fax but will only be confirmed on receipt of a non-refundable deposit of 25 % of the total amount due. The balance is due before departure.
All deposit payments are payable within 48 hours of making the booking request. Payment can be made by Debit or Credit Card or sterling cheque payable to: G and C Vint. On receipt of your deposit/payment a confirmation will be sent to you either by email or post to confirm the details.
Cancellations of accommodation
The deposit is non-refundable. The cost of the first night booked is still payable if the booking is cancelled with less than 2 days notice of arrival. If we cancel a confirmed booking our liability is limited to the return of all payments received.
Guests are welcomed any time from 4.00pm – 10.00pm and are asked to vacate their rooms by 11.00am on the morning of departure, unless by special prior arrangement.
Please note that we have two dogs who live in the house.
We reserve the right to make any booking subject to a deposit against inventory and cleaning, refundable within one week after the stay has ended less any damaged or missing items.
The rooms and all equipment should be left clean and tidy at the end of the booking period. An additional charge may be made if extra cleaning is required. In the unfortunate event of a breakage or damage this should be reported to us as quickly as possible and paid for at the end of your stay.
We cannot accept any liability for any loss , damage or expenses of any kind sustained by a guest whatever the cause might be, including negligence.
Right of Entry
The owner shall be allowed the right of entry to the rooms’ at all reasonable times for purposes of inspection or to carry out any necessary repairs or maintenance.
Complaints or Queries
If you have any problems please contact us immediately. Complaints not reported at the time cannot be entertained subsequently and it is regretted that no correspondence can be entered into in the case of complaints made after you have returned home , when it is impossible for them to be effectively investigated.
Number of floors two- please view our access statement for full details.
Access statement for Hornton Grounds Country House
Hornton Grounds is a country house set in rolling Cotswold countryside on a 200 acre working farm with cereals and livestock and a small livery yard. We offer comfortable overnight accommodation in our lovely old house found nestling in a copse of trees at the end of a quiet drive our near neighbours are only wildlife.
Hornton Grounds is a beautiful grade ll listed house with a number of historic features which might make access difficult for people with limited mobility. The house is not suitable for wheelchair users.
We are located at the end of a long drive just off the A422, Stratford upon Avon to Banbury road.
There is no bus service.
The nearest railway station is 6 miles away in Banbury . Taxis can easily be booked for you.
Arrival and Car Parking facilities
It is only possible to accept guests who have booked in advance and we ask you to advise us of your anticipated arrival time tel. 01295 678318
We ask guests not to arrive before 4.00 p.m. unless by prior arrangement.
We have a comprehensive website but do contact us via phone, fax or email for any details.
On arrival at Hornton Grounds turn right after the tennis court and drive towards the front of the house.
We have plenty of parking on a level gravelled area in front of the house.
There is ample room for all cars but no particular marked parking bays.
We can assist guests with their luggage if required.
The Front door is usually locked but please ring the bell on arrival. . There are 3 steps into the porch leading into the hall.
Directly off from the hall is the guests lounge with French windows leading to the patio with three steps down.
There is a downstairs toilet with two steps up from the hall
The breakfast room can be accessed from the rear of the hall
The reading room is accessed from the breakfast room.
Leading off from the hallway is carpeted staircase with 14 steps.
From the landing there are 7 steps to the galleried landing and access to Jade View.
Jade View is a rather large double bedroom which is carpeted and has thermostatically controlled central heating and two large windows overlooking the grounds. The bed is a super king-size bed. The ensuite bathroom features a power shower bath, toilet and pedestal washbasin with shaver point and heated towel rail and luxurious fitted carpets. This room can be linked to the West Wing.
Leading from the rear of the landing to the West Wing are 5 steps, a further single step leads to the separate toilet. 2 further steps lead onto the landing to the large bathroom which features an original large cast iron roll top bath and basin. The original fireplace is still insitu. The bathroom is carpeted and has a heated towel rail and shaver point.
The West Wing bedroom also has an original fireplace and a king-size bed over looking the front garden.
Jade View can be linked to the West Wing from the landing.
The entrance to the Oriental Room is from the main landing. It features an original marble fireplace and a double bed with two windows overlooking the walled garden. The private shower room is further along the landing.
This twin bedded room is in the oldest part of the house and has a characterful sloping floor. The wardrobes are built in. This room lends itself for family use when booked in conjunction with the Oriental Room.
The shower room has a heated towel rail, shower cubicle, toilet and pedestal basin with shaver point.
Visitors are welcome to walk around the gardens which have a few steps in some of the features and there are steps down to the tennis court. There is a relatively level walk down the avenue into the woodland. There is a self guided walk through undulating fields to the young woodland and the lake and the pond.
The D’arcy Dalton Way meanders through the farm and drops down quite steeply into the village of Hornton near the Dun Cow pub. A public footpath from Hornton comes through a small section of the farm and heads off towards the New Inn and Shennington with Alkerton village and Upton.