14 Church Street

Pre-Arrival Information

14 Church Street
Winslow
Buckinghamshire
MK18 3AN
United Kingdom

www.3unique.rentals

Tel +44 (0)7770 677506

Tel +33 (0)6 11 98 39 29

For all enquiries you can contact us at anytime on either of the above numbers

Last updated: 11 July 2022 18:07 GMT

Welcome to Winslow

Introduction

We hope you find this information page helpful in preparing for your stay in our home in Winslow. Our web site www.3unique.rentals can prove invaluable source of information. And of course we are only a phone call or email away to help you with any aspect of your stay.


PLEASE CALL US if you have any problems whatsoever; we are here to help at any time.


Finding the property

The house is located at 14 Church Street, Winslow, Buckinghamshire MK18 3AN. Church Street is off Horn Street.

The GPS co-ordinates of the house are: 51.941704, -0.883731

The What Three Words Location is: newsprint.rooting.upholds.

Entry to the house

Key Safe:
Entry to the house is on a self check in basis by key in a key safe. You will be sent the code and check in instructions shortly before the start of your stay.

Keys:
Inside the house you will find three further keys. The keys are on hooks by the front door. Please LEAVE these keys on the hooks when you leave. Failure to do so will result in a deduction from the security deposit.

Travelling to Winslow

Parking

There is no dedicated parking place for the property, but parking is not usually a problem.

The house, 14 Church Street, is indicated in BLUE on the Google Maps screenshot of the area below. With very few exceptions we have always managed to find parking in the places indicated in GREEN (on Horn Street and Church Street).

If it is not possible to park in one of the GREEN spaces then please park outside the house in the area marked in RED, ideally between the two stone doorsteps and as close to no. 14 as possible to allow our neighbours at no. 10 (Jane and Steve) directly opposite the front door and those living at in the Old Vicarage flats and going to the Guide Hut to pass easily alongside. But we would ask you to move the car to one of the spaces indicated in GREEN as soon as you are able to, so as not to upset the neighbours.

Bins

There is an electric vehicle charging point, which is available for guests use at no additional cost.

Taxi

If you need a taxi we would recommend Winslow cars and they can be contacted on info@winslowcars.co.uk or +44 (0)7947 336207.

Important Information

Check – in

Check in time is anytime after 16:00 and without prior arrangement we would ask you not to arrive at the house before then. Sometimes in might be possible to gain access to the house earlier than 16:00 so please contact us if you would like an early check in.

Check out

We ask that you check out no later than 10:00. Please ensure that the house is vacated promptly at or before this time to enable our cleaning people to thoroughly clean the apartment for new guests.

In exceptional circumstances a late check out may be possible but this is only by prior arrangement.

On check out please ensure:

  • That you have placed all rubbish and recycling in their respective bags and placed them in the alcove in the yard.
  • That you have left the keys hanging up on the hooks by the front door.
  • That you have left the safe open.
  • All the windows are securely fastened and window stoppers are in place.
  • That the back door is locked and fully bolted.
  • That you have locked the bottom front door lock.
  • Placed one key to the front door in the outside key safe and closed the key safe..

Smoking

This is a NON SMOKING property. Smoking is permitted in the rear court yard.

Security

The house can be locked by key and is equipped with a safe for guests use. However, Michael and Karen Broom Smith or their agents can take no responsibility for loss or theft from the house. Please bear this in mind if you are bringing valuables with you.

Safe

The house is equipped with a security safe in bedroom 1. We recommend that you use it for your valuables, passports etc. Please ensure that it is left open on departure.

Maximum Occupancy

The maximum number of guests is limited to five people over the age of 2 years of age.

Linen

One set of bed linen and towels are provided for the duration of your stay but if you would like changes of linen during your stay this can be arranged at an additional charge by prior arrangement.

Linen must not be taken out of the house.

Daily Housekeeping Service

The house is cleaned ready for you arrival and on your departure but there is no daily house keeping or other services of this nature provided during your stay. If you require daily house keeping during your stay please let us know in advance. It is not usually possible to arrange this at short notice I am afraid.

Air Conditioning
A mobile air conditioner is provide for your use.

Heating

The central heating has been preset but it can be controlled from the lighwave app on the iPad in the kitchen and the heating can be boosted or turned up or down temporarily with the thermostat in the office. If you have any issues with the heating please contact Michael.

Electricity

Electrical current is 240 volts AC, 50 Hz. Plugs are U.K. three pin plugs with some sockets having USB sockets.

Insurance

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are adequately insured for your holiday (cancellation, curtailment, baggage loss, injury/accident, other medical emergencies, loss or damage to the apartment etc). Please remember to bring your insurance documents with you.

Internet Access

The house is equipped with wi-fi broadband internet connection (36 mbit/s download/1.8 mbit/s upload) with unlimited free access for guests, so feel free to bring your laptop. However, please bear in mind security considerations and that Michael and Karen Broom Smith cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage caused through use of the wi-fi broadband.

Network SSID Sitting Room: John

Password: DISPLAYED IN HOUSE

Network SSID Study: Alma

Password: DISPLAYED IN HOUSE

Televisions

The sitting room is equipped with a Samsung 46 inch The Frame TV. Britbox, Netflix, Amazon Prime and over 300 movies on Apple TV

The office/study is equipped with a Samsung 43 inch Smart TV. Connected to the internet and FreeView channels.

The third bedroom is equipped with a Samsung 46 inch Smart TV. Britbox, Netflix, Amazon Prime and over 300 movies on Apple TV and FreeView channels.

Sonos System

The house is equipped with a Sonos sound system with zones in every room except the laundry room and bedroom 3. The system can be controlled either by using the app on the iPad in the kitchen or by downloading the free app to your iPhone, iPad, Android smart phone, PC or Mac.

From there it is simplicity itself to control the Sonos system. Listen to radio from almost anywhere in the world, play music from you computer, smart phone or tablet or music from such services as Spotify or Apple Music.

The controller software can be downloaded from Sonos.

Nespresso Machine

The house is equipped with a Nespresso coffee machine, in the left-hand side of the "pantry cupboard" and you will find 10 x standard espresso capsules (black) and 10 x decaffeinated espresso capsules (red dot) in the bowl next to the machine. Should you need any additional capsules these can be purchased online from nespresso.co.uk. Please leave the machine clean and dispose of the used cones before you leave.

The instruction manual can be found online here.

PLEASE DO NOT USE THE ANY OTHER BRAND OF CAPSULES EXCEPT NESPRESSO BECAUSE THEY CAN BECOME STUCK IN THE MACHINE.

Useful Information

Chemist

There is a chemist at 82 High Street, Winslow (within easy walking distance of Church Street. Opening times can be found here.

Rubbish

House rubbish and re-cycling are collected on alternative weeks on Monday morning.

Rubbish bags (blue recycling and purple for rubbish) can be found in the laundry room and full bags can be stored in the alcove in the yard

If you are staying in the house on a Sunday night we be most grateful if you could put out the rubbish or re-cycling as apropriate on Sunday evening.

PLEASE PLACE ALL RUBBISH INCLUDING NESPRESSO CAPSULES FROM THE HOUSE IN THE APPROPRIATE BAG AT THE END OF YOUR STAY AND PLACE IN THE ALCOVE IN THE YARD.

Cash point

The nearest cash – point (ATM) to the house is in the Co-Op at 60 High Street Winslow.

Post Office

The nearest post office is situated in the One Stop Store at 6 High Street Winslow.

Newspapers

Newspapers can be bought at the One Stop store at 6 High Street Winslow.

Food Shopping

Market
Market Square - Every Wednesday from 08:30 to 13:30. A wonderful traditional market with a fruit and veg stall, bread and patries, Asian foods, Italian produce and a refill stall selling every type of dry goods you could imagine. Not to be missed if doing some food shopping during your stay.

Farm Deli
Sells all sorts of treats as well as delicious home-made breads, pastries and pies. Open daily (except Sundays) from 08:00-16:00

Co-op
Sells most of your day to day needs. Open 07:00-22:00 every day.

One Stop
Sells many of your day to day needs. Also contains the local post office.

Total Petrol Station
As well as petrol, has a good supermarket (Budgens) and off licence. Also sells firewood and kindling. Open 06:00*-22:00 every day (*: 07:00 at weekends)

Restaurants

There are a number of restaurants, gastropubs and cafes in and near Winslow

Here are a few of our favourites:

The Betsey Wynne
21 Mursley Road, Swanbourne, Buckinghamshire, MK17 0SH
T: +44 (0)1296 720825
W: thebetseywynne.co.uk
E: betseywynne@oakmaninns.co.uk
Last tried: April 2021
A delightful gastro-pub just 2.7 miles from 14 Church Street. We can especially recommend a leisurely Sunday brunch! The menu can be found here.
TripAdvisor Reviews

The Old Thatched Inn
Main St, Adstock, Buckingham MK18 2JN
T: +44 (0)1296 712584
W: theoldthatchedinn.co.uk
E: info@theoldthatchedinn.co.uk
Last tried: April 2021
A countryside gastro-pub (freehouse) in the picturesque village of Adstock, just 3.2 miles away from 14 Church Street, which offers its customers a unique blend of high quality dining in a relaxed and comfortable environment (also great takeaways!). The pub dates back to 1702. The menu can be found here.
TripAdvisor Reviews

The Pilgrim
25 High Street, North Marston, Buckinghamshire MK18 3PD
T: +44 (0)1296 670 969
W: thepilgrimpub.co.uk
E: info@thepilgrimpub.co.uk
Last tried: not yet! (but recommended by friends)
An award-winning, owner-operated independent village pub (3.5 miles away) that sources and prepares the best ingredients available both locally and further afield, often with produce coming from their own veggie patch. Their menu is constantly changing to reflect the seasons with all dishes freshly prepared on site. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. The menu can be found here.
TripAdvisor Reviews

The Unicorn
High St, Cublington, Leighton Buzzard LU7 0LQ
T: +44 (0)1296 681 261
W: theunicornpub.co.uk
E: online contact form
Last tried: not yet! (but recommended by friends)
Much like Cublington village, The Unicorn (8.5 miles away) is small, but with a big heart and is made up of all the things you look for in a pub, quality food and plentiful drinks at affordable prices, all served up with a friendly face. Their menu is constantly changing to reflect the seasons with all dishes freshly prepared on site.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Mahabharat
25 Market Square, Winslow, Buckinghamshire, MK18 3AB
T: +44 (0)1296 713611
W: mahabharat.co.uk
Last tried: May 2021
A Indian restaurant for dine in and take away (we have only taken away). The food is excellent and the service quick and polite. Portions are large, so be careful not to order too much. The menu can be found here.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Winslow Cafe & Bistro
1 Horn Street, Winslow
T: +44 (0)1296 713222
W: the-winslow-cafe-bistro
Last tried: May 2020
A Turkish orientated restaurant and cafe.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Shops

Information to follow


Other

DON'T FORGET

1. Your tickets, passport and visas (if required). Please check that your passport is valid for the duration of the holiday; we recommend that the validity extends for at least 6 months beyond your planned date of return.

2. Your credit cards (MasterCard or Visa cards and your debit card with their PIN numbers, and a small quantity of Sterling.

DO BRING

The house is equipped with a Apple TV, Netflix and Sonos. There is a small selection of traditional games but do feel free to bring your own.

DON'T BRING

You do not need to bring towels, hair driers or linen.

Please let us know of any errors in this document or any additions that would be helpful to guests.