Wick Court, is like nothing else we have ever seen, in terms of a holiday property! This handsome and unique building is situated at the end of a mile long lane, tucked within a bend of the River Severn, has its own moat and is surrounded by 140 acres of stunning English countryside. It is believed that the Court has a history dating back to c1480, but of particular interest is the fact that there was a Royal visitor, Queen Elizabeth I, who stayed here when she was forced to leave nearby Berkeley Castle. Today the property is run as a charity (Farms for City Children) providing children with the opportunity to 'learn about where food comes from, the importance of caring for animals and the land and the value of working co-operatively as a team.' (quoted from the Farm for City Children website).
The property is unusual but it is ideal if your party is large, plus all proceeds go back to the charity (see below) which is for an excellent cause. The accommodation is basic but it is fun - after all when was the last time you slept in a bunk bed?
Large working kitchens, fully equipped to cook for the 40 strong party
Dining Rooms - there are two rooms with various dining tables, chairs and benches easily accommodating all people
Living / 'Common Room' with ample sofas, books and woodburning stove.
Bedroom with two single beds, Bathroom with bath, WC and washbasin
Dormitory One ('Tom Putt') with 5 bunk beds, plus Shower Room with WC and washbasin
Dormitory Two ('Queenies') with 4 bunk beds plus Shower Room, WC and washbasin
Dormitory Three ('Solar') with 5 bunk beds
Bathroom with shower, WC and washbasin
Dormitory Four ('Severn Bank') with four bunk beds with Shower Room, WC and washbasin
Bedroom with two single beds plus Ensuite Bathroom with bath, WC and washbasin
Second Floor, enjoying stunning views across the open countryside
School Room / Library Room with desks etc plus many, many childrens books to choose from.
Reading Room with sofas
Games Room with table tennis table, table football and 'air' hockey
Laundry Room with washing machines and airers
While the price per week is as advertised, we would be willing to consider parties of a smaller size based on a minimum price. Weekends and short breaks are happily entertained at any time. Please note that bed linen is included, but towels are NOT. At certain times there may be the opportunity to purchase vegetables etc grown in the gardens!
There is plenty of space to enjoy around the house including enclosed gardens, as well as the acres and acres of fields. The River Severn is about 100 yards away, although access must be across a local lane.
To learn more about the charity and it's work visit the blog: http://www.farmsforcitychildren.org
We of course, will be happy to go through the property in detail to assist you and ensure that you are aentirely happy with your choice and decision
Arlingham is a small village approximately 2 miles away with a local pub - The Red Lion. In addition and recommended by the locals are The Ship at Framilode and The Bell at Frampton. The are many local activities to consider nearby including the famous Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Slimbridge, near Severn Estuary. Gloucester is approx 15 miles away.
All the main food supermarkets deliver to the property.
We are delighted to be asked to work for the charity to offer Wick Court, a Grade II* listed building, for specific periods in the school holidays for groups up to 40. We feel that this is ideal for parents and families or/and large groups who want to enjoy all that this choice offers, which we must highlight is relatively basic. That's right, we're not pretending that this is 5 star or anything like it, this is a property for those who want to get away and enjoy things in a way that they used to be; there's no TV (but there is a radio!) just fresh air, open land, ancient orchards with rare apples, farm animals including pigs, horses, chickens, geese, cows and turkeys, plus traditional wildflower meadows, a simple games room and an opportunity to spend 'quality time' together. To quote the charity again - 'the rewards are non-material'!