Sunday, 2 September 2012

Run Out with Digby Dog on a circuit of South Bucks 1.9.12

The 1st of September was a glorious sunny day being wasted so a Run in the Mog on my own with Digby Dog was the best solution to my frustration at another wasted weekend falling foul of Routine!

I forgot to take the camera as we headed out into the country for a circuit of South Bucks via Hedgerley, Gerrards Cross, Stoke Poges, Slough, Windsor, Water Oakley, Bray Maidenhead, Cookham, Bourne End Wooburn Green returning to Beaconsfield, a trip of only 26 miles and the 150th trip out in the Mog (I have recorded the milage and route of every journey since new - how sad am I?)

We mad just one stop off at The Oakley Court Hotel. a beautiful Gothic building alongside the River Thames where  our daughter's wedding reception was held nine years ago.

I sat under the right hand umbrella to partake of a welcome cappacino while Digby was made a fuss of by just about everyone there.

Oakley Court featured in the original Hammer House of Horrors and St Trinians films when Bray Film Studios was located next door.

From their website.

About The Oakley Court 0118 971 4700

The Oakley Court is a gorgeous country house in the Gothic style, situated on the banks of the River Thames between Maidenhead and historic Windsor in Berkshire. It is the nearest luxury 4 star hotel to Dorney Lakes, Eton – The home of the Olympic rowing 2012. The 19th century mansion sits in over 35 acres of immaculately landscaped gardens rolling gently down to the Thames.
Formerly a private residence, Oakley Court gained a certain level of notoriety during the 60s and 70s thanks to its location next to Bray Studios. The building was used as a film set for several Hammer Horror films, including Dracula, as well as being used as Frank N Furter’s castle in the cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Oakley Court was carefully and sympathetically restored and extended prior to its opening as a hotel, and today the hotel is a superior four-star accommodation choice and new member of the Principal Hayley hotel group, joining such formidable hotels as the Royal York hotel in York and the St. David’s Hotel and Spa in Cardiff.

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