Tylney Hall is a four-star hotel located half way between Rotherwick and Hook, just a few miles east of Basingstoke. The hotel enjoys a privileged location in the heart of the Hampshire countryside and it offers a wide range of facilities and activities both at the hotel and in the surrounding area.
The Tylney Hall Hotel in Hampshire was built on a Grade II listed building that dates from the 19th century. The venue has a total of 112 rooms that are divided into deluxe bedrooms, deluxe superior bedrooms, executive bedrooms, junior suites, garden suites, and the exclusive Duke and Duchess master suites. Room size ranges from 326 square feet in standard deluxe bedrooms to over 700 square feet in the master suites. Room amenities include tea and coffee making facilities, a personal safe, hairdryer, irons, broadband Internet, direct dial telephone, trouser press, digital TV, luxury toiletries, and towelling bathrobes. Refrigerators and DVD players are available on request. Depending on the room category, guests can enjoy views over the courtyard, the golf course, the countryside, or the hotel's extensive gardens. Rooms are individually decorated in traditional British style using period furniture. Rates range between £250 and £530.
The hotel serves contemporary British cuisine at its Oak Room restaurant, where lunch, dinner, and a-la-carte menus are available. Sunday luncheons and children's menus are also on offer. Snacks and light meals are served at the hotel's two lounges. The Tylney Hall is also known for its afternoon teas, which are served daily from 3.30 to 5pm.
The hotel's Health Suite offers spa treatments and alternative therapies like reflexology and reiki, while the fitness facilities include a fully-equipped gym and an indoor pool. There is an 18-hole golf course on-site, as well as jogging trails, tennis courts, saunas, and snooker rooms. The hotel can arrange business events, weddings, and banquets, and it offers themed leisure breaks aimed at families, couples, and golf enthusiasts.
The surrounding area offers visitors many entertainment opportunities. These include the Hampshire Food Festival, the Basingstole Arts Festival (both held during the month of July), and the Highclere Game and Country Fair. Other nearby attractions that can be visited as part of a day trip include the National Trust West Green House Garden, Highclere castle, Legoland Windsor, the Whitchurch silk mill, Birdworld, the Jane Austen's House museum, Winchester cathedral, Windsor castle, Ascot, and the Marwell Zoo and Wildlife Trust. The hotel is also near the South Downs National Park.
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Nothing dampens the excitement of moving into a new home like the horrible discovery that some of your fragile items didn't survive the trip intact. With common sense and a bit of know-how, you can take precautions to protect your precious belongings. Here are three ways to pack items to prevent them from breaking.
3. Wrap Them Up Carefully
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You have several options when it comes to wrapping up your items in preparation for moving. Bubble wrap and newspaper are the classic options, and both work well. The more fragile an item is, the more layers of protective material you want to put around it. You can also use old towels or sponges. Sponges are particularly great for very small items. Just make sure to secure the sponge with a rubber band.
A slightly more tedious — but undeniably effective — way to pack your items to prevent them from breaking is to double-box them. Put the item in a box that is just the right size for it. Place that box inside a bigger box, and fill the space between the boxes with crumpled newspaper or bubble wrap.
2. Pack Them Up Logically
After you carefully pack individual items, it's time to condense by putting them inside your larger moving boxes. Arrange each box with the heaviest items on the bottom so they don't crush the lightweight items that go on top. If any odd spaces remain in the box, stuff them with packing material so sliding around will be minimal during the move.
Once a box reaches its capacity, securely close it. Use enough tape to make sure the box will not fly open during the move and launch its contents all over the inside of the moving truck. If you aren't using new boxes, double-check to make sure that the structural integrity of the box is sound. You don't want a weakling box to spoil your move.
1. Load Them Up Efficiently
You've wrapped everything up and put it in boxes, but the work isn't over yet. Go ahead Google truck rental San Francisco — or whatever city you're in — and find a great deal on a moving truck. It will be an even better deal if none of your stuff gets broken while in that moving truck.
It's great if all of your moving boxes are roughly the same size. This makes them easier to stack and makes the best use of space. Again the principle of putting the heaviest things on the bottom applies. Sort your boxes beforehand so you can load them according to weight. This will mix up the different rooms, so make sure you clearly label every box.
To fill in any gaps between odd-shaped items, use things like pillows and blankets to create cushions. For large, fragile items like mirrors or big-framed pictures, insert them in a space where they're the least likely to get rattled around during the ride.
Take the time to take the care to protect your fragile items; make sure your pieces don't end up in pieces. It will clear the way for you to enjoy the process of settling into your new home.