To get to Tysoe village, go to the end of the drive and turn right. When you come to a T junction, turn right again. You’ll pass a few houses and the Old Fire Station on your right-hand side before you reach our Post Office, village stores, tea room, pub and hair dressers/beauty salon.
Tysoe Post Office is open from 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 12.30pm on Saturdays. On Thursdays only, it closes for lunch between 1pm and 2pm. They also sell beautiful fresh flowers and a variety of cards, gifts and stationery.
Tysoe Village Stores is open from 8am to 8pm Monday to Saturday and 9am to 6pm on Sundays. They have wonderful fresh bread and cakes delivered most days, and sell a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables. Sunday papers go very quickly (especially the Sunday Times) so either reserve one in advance or get up early if you don’t want a trip into Banbury or Shipston.
There is a cash point in the village shop and money can also be withdrawn at Tysoe Village Post Office.
All the major High Street banks have branches in either Banbury (about 7 miles away) or Startford-upon-Avon (about 11 miles away).
Tysoe Tea Room is accessed via the Village Stores and is worth a visit. The carrot cake is exceptional! Their opening times vary throughout the year but as a general rule, in the summer months it’s open from 9am to 4pm Monday to Saturday.
New Looks Hair and Beauty is open Tuesday to Saturday. Sarah and her team of hairdressers get very booked up weeks in advance, but telephone them on 01295 680671 to see if they have any free appointments during your stay. Vicki is the beautician who works there and she can also be contacted on the same telephone number.
There are two churches in the village, St Mary’s (CofE) and Tysoe Methodist Church. Details of their weekly services are on display on their notice boards. St Mary’s holds a children’s service at 11am on the first Sunday in every month.
There is a lovely children’s play area in Tysoe. You can park in the car park alongside the Old Fire Station and just walk around the back to find a huge playing field, zip wire and play area.
The nearest supermarket is the Co-op in Shipston-on-Stour (CV36 4AB) although there is a biggish Sainsbury’s in Wellesbourne (CV35 9JY). You’ll find a fabulous new Waitrose in Banbury, along with a Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Aldi and Morrisons (all
supermarkets will deliver here too – quote your lodge name and post code CV35 0TH).
There’s an excellent butcher in Brailes called Paddock Farm (OX15 5HN). They have a pig farm locally and their pork chops and sausages are sensational.
The local taxi firm is called Cherwell Cars (Banbury) and their telephone number is 01295 255555.
There isn’t any public transport available from Winchcombe Farm. The nearest main line train station is Banbury (OX16 5AB) and there is a local bus service which runs from the village. Visit bustimes.org for further details.
The nearest petrol station is in Pillerton Priors (CV35 0PB) and it’s open from 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday. The nearest 24 hour petrol station is at Tesco in Banbury (OX16 1LX).
The nearest garage for car repairs in Pillerton Priors Garage (CV35 0PB) and they can be contacted on telephone number 01789 740285.
If you need a baby sitter during your stay, give us a shout and we can provide you with details of two lovely fully qualified, DBS checked baby sitters.
If you’re looking for someone for a dog sitter during your stay, we highly recommend Kate from Hotels for Dogs. Kate offers a home-from-home dog sitting service. Insured and inspected by CDC, and approved as temporary boarders for Dogs for Good, she cares for one dog at a time or up to three from the same family. Kate can be contacted on telephone number 07412 603046 and booking in advance is essential.
Should you have a 999 medical emergency during your stay and require a 999 response vehicle, please give the name of your lodge and the post code CV35 0TH. Also call us for help if you can (07956 876014 or 01295 680190). We can wait at the top of the drive for the emergency services to arrive and guide them to the correct location.
The nearest A&E department is at the Horton Hospital in Banbury (OX16 9AL).
Tysoe Doctors Surgery (CV35 0SG) can be contacted on 01295 680220 for emergency appointments. You will need to inform them that you are on holiday here and need to be seen as an ‘out of area patient’. The surgery is well signposted in the village.
We use an NHS dentist in Wellsbourne called Langmans (CV35 9SB) and you can call them on 01789 840786 for emergency appointments. · The nearest chemist is Boots (a very small branch) in Shipston-on-Stour (CV36 4AF). There is also a chemist in Kineton – Kineton Pharmacy (CV35 0HN) · First Aid Kits are available on request; please give us a call and we will drop one in to you if needed during your stay.Local Information