Sunday, June 10, 2012

Tilbury Lodge

Tilbury Lodge, a great little Bed and Breakfast in Oxford England is a popular place for travellers. We stayed for five nights and throughout a 'No Vacancy' sign was a permanent fixture on the front door - so book early.

Modern, clean and bright, Tilbury Lodge is located in a country lane on the outskirts of Oxford.  Wonderful as Oxford is - one of the greatest and most fascinating University cities in the world - we were grateful for quiet nights away from the rigours of downtown when every night for students is party night.

The Radcliffe Camera

 Step out of the door and you are just minutes from a bus stop.  Buses run every 10 minutes or so - about 3 dollars per journey.  Tilbury Lodge is also close to shops, pub, hairdressing salon and the Co-op grocery outlet.   We rented a car for two days during our stay and the Enterprise Car Rental was also minutes away.  The staff were very helpful and they do have GPS for rent which makes life a lot easier when  venturing out of the city.  Weary after a day in town, relax on a comfy sofa in the conservatory or sit in the garden. 

Stefan, Mel and the twins

Stefan Wynne Jones our genial host was a fund of knowledge and a great cook.  Believe me, fried piesang (banana), a South African speciality with egg and bacon, tomato etc. is delicious and Stefan's fresh baked banana muffins are scrumptious.  For those who don't know how to tackle grenadillas, cut them in half and scoop the delicious innards from the shell with a spoon - another South African speciality.

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Photos copyright Anne Gordon
Posted by Anne Gordon on 10th June, 2012.


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