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Red Kite House Reading Road, Burghfield Common, RG7 3BH
Red Kite House is our beautifully renovated 300 year old coach house, in the heart of Burghfield Common where you will receive a warm friendly welcome.

All our rooms are recently renovated and are furnished to a high contemporary style with comfort in mind, all rooms are with ensuites. Our Superior rooms have King size beds with Standard rooms offering Double beds. We also have the versatility to add extra beds and travel cots for children in our family rooms. All rooms have a flat screen TV with freeview. Continental or Full English breakfast is included.

Well behaved pets are accepted at small addtional charge.

Payment can be made either:
Cheque on arrival
Cash on arrival
Credit and debit card payments are also accepted for most credit cards

We are conveniently located within
4 miles of AWE - direct bus route from Man's Hill to the Main Gate, Tadley 2 & 2A Berkshire buses
7 miles of Greenpark Business Park
2 miles Theale Business Park
10 minutes - Trunkwell Manor
5 minutes - Ufton court
5 minutes - Aldermaston Manor
5 minutes Wokefield Park
7 miles from Junction 10 M4, close to Madejski Stadium.

We are also conveniently situated for Heathrow airport, approximately 30 minutes.
The entrance to the drive is situated between Mans Hill turning and Paddocks End turning along the reading road, in the evening you will find blue lights to illuminate the entrance.

When coming from Basingstoke, it is often easier to follow the signs directly all the way to Tadley and turn right to follow the signs to Burghfield, Reading and Aldermaston and continue straight for 3 miles. I am told the GPS likes to take the route through Silchester, Mortimer and Little London (turning off the Tadley road although very pretty these windy country lanes are not lit at night.

Local Points of Interest
Madejski Stadium
Wellington Country Park
Lego Land
Newbury Retail Park
The Oracle Shopping centre
Beale Park
UK Wolf conservation trust, Beenham
Newbury race course
Windsor race course
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Overall score Guest rating scores since September 2012 Customer recommendation
Guest Reviews Based on 34 reviews
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97% recommended this accommodation to a friend 97% would stay again
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Could be more user friendly
Recently refurbished to a good standard, bed very comfortable. Quality of full English breakfast freshly cooked & excellent. B&B is let down by draconian booking in process; check in after 5pm, which does not work for guests going on to functions finishing late. Chris was friendly and helpful when rang her, but it didn't feel very welcoming arriving to a locked establishment. And check out is 10am, even on weekends, with a note in information pack that one-nighters must settle in cash.

ManagementResponse

Glad to hear that you liked the comfortable bed and the refurbishments that we have made. We are also glad that you enjoyed the complimentary Full English breakfast. Sorry to hear that you feel our check in process is draconian. However we are only a family run B&B and we need time to prepare all the rooms, shop for supplies and maintain the property therefore it is not feasible to always have extended check in times. We do however state clearly on the booking confirmation that check in is from 17:00 and check out by 11:00 and that if you wish to check-in outside of the stated times all you need to do is contact us. We also offer a free cancellation so that if anything does not meet your needs, you are free to cancel the booking up to the day prior to your arrival at no cost. I understand that you took advantage of this option and arrived early afternoon to attend a local function. Unfortunately at the time we were out shopping for breakfast supplies. However, arrangements were in place to allow you to gain access to your room. Again, I can only apologise there was no one here to let you in but we are not a hotel and don't have staff on duty 24 hours. I understand your frustration with finding a table at breakfast, but we have proven so popular we have this week had to purchase additional tables and chairs which we hope will alleviate some of the problems. We are also in the process of reviewing the guest information books in each of the rooms. Part of this is to update the checkout times to match the booking policy and also remove the note that one night stays must be paid in cash. This was an option we trialled when we took the property on in April, this has since been relaxed following the introduction of the credit card terminal. This will be removed from the Guest Information books. We thank you for your comments and have already been proactive with improvements to both the dining room and Guest Information books. I do hope that you will consider coming back to Red Kite House in the future to see the improvements we have made. Please feel free to email us directly with any comments or suggestions as we can only improve if our customers tell us what we are doing well or not so well.

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Hilary P

From Biggleswade, UK
Who stayed in July 2014

Couple

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Home from home
Had a great overnight stay at the red kite, the room was lovely and the breakfast was yummy. The staff were very friendly like you had always known them x

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F Daly

From Sutton Coldfield, UK
Who stayed in June 2014

Travelling alone

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Pleasant Overnite Stay
Very enjoyable stopover Clean & Comfy with a first class breakfast. Great to get a double room as a single traveler

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Paul C

From Stoke on Trent, UK
Who stayed in June 2014

Travelling alone

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excellent accommodation , couldn't fault it in any way
First class

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Karl Shepherd

From UK
Who stayed in June 2014

Travelling alone

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Great little place
This place is always clean and tidy and the rooms are comfortable.

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H Langton

From Kendal, UK
Who stayed in June 2014

Travelling alone

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Very good, nice big room, great breakfast - just a shame that the wifi wasn't available.

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Kieron M

From UK
Who stayed in April 2014

Travelling alone

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Good standard & excellent value
Excellent standard of accommodation & a good breakfast at a very reasonable rate.

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M Hepburn

From Bristol, UK
Who stayed in April 2014

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Friendly, quiet and convenient place to stay
Great alternative to a hotel or conference centre. Friendly welcome, but also left alone to do your own thing. Room plenty big enough to work or watch TV. My only gripe would be the Wi-Fi connection was patchy. Breakfast was good - choice and quality. If you are scared of dogs you might be a bit put off by Ted (a huge long haired Alsatian), but he was lovely and friendly.

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Lucy N

From Bristol, UK
Who stayed in March 2014

Travelling alone

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Perfect!
Great room, very nice staff and a perfect stay.

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Steve B

From Bridgend, UK
Who stayed in March 2014

Travelling alone

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Fantastic
Lesley was so welcoming and relaxed and it was truly enjoyable to stay here

ManagementResponse

Thank you for the lovely review. Unfortunately I will no longer be running the B&B after the 31st March 2014. I would just like to take this opportunity to say, that thanks to everyone who has stayed over the last 3 years. You have made it such a great experience and I will be very saddened not to see you all again. But thanks again to you all for making it a truly wonderful time. I hope you will find it as welcoming and relaxing with the new owner. Lesley

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R Richards

From Ashbourne, UK
Who stayed in March 2014

Travelling alone

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