A great kingdom annually gathers to celebrate and revel in its learning and teaching. Where better for the Kingdom of Drachenwald to do so this year than at Ufton Court, a 16th-century manor house nestled within West Dragonshire's countryside? Students will be able to partake in their fill of classes held over three storeys. There also will be opportunities for fighters, both heavy and rapier, to go outside and have their fill of various fighting scenarios. Archery may also be possible on the grounds.
Please note: this is the site that housed Melee at the Manor in January 2015.
58 single beds, mostly bunks, are available upstairs on the first floor.
(There isn't a lift, but the stairs are wide and not steep). All beds come
with a pillow, pillowcase and a duvet. Feel free to bring extra pillows or
more blankets if you think you might be cold.
No crash space is available, once those beds are reserved/confirmed, the
only option is staying offsite.
Note: the building is quite period, so be aware that there
are narrow and steep stairs, uneven floors etc. Also, the site requests that
all overnight guests to bring a bottom sheet or something to cover the
mattress. There are showers and toilets and the building is properly heated.
However, in addition to those modern amenities, you'll also find the
following on site: period priest holes, barely hidden 16th century Catholic
wall paintings, working fireplaces, acres and acres of grounds, a Viking
ship in the gardens, Elizabethan ceilings and a secret chapel, among other
If there are sufficient bookings, we may be able to hire the Timber Cabins, contemporary buildings with extra beds, showers and toilets. Located adjacent to the manor house, they are are a very short walk from it. They also are heated and contain bedding described above.
Site opens at 5pm on 11th Nov 2016 and
closes at 12 noon on Sunday 13th Nov 2016
Fees and Reservations
Please send reservations by email to the Reservations Steward:
Lady Ameline de Leeuwe (Jo-Anne Stolk)
Fees as paid by 1 October:
Site fee: £40 per person (includes all food)
Bed: £15 extra
Day trip fee: £35 – day trip, lunch and feast only
Day trip fee: £25 – day trip, lunch only
Children under five or any who do not need their own bed: free
Children from 5-15 needing their own bed: £35 (including food and bed)
Family cap: Price of 2.5 adults
Note: As we must pay for the entire site in mid-October, we are adding a £5 surcharge to payments made after 1 October or reservations from outside of the pound Sterling zone not confirmed by flight/ferry itinerary by that date. If you cannot afford that extra £5 and are unable to pay by 1 October, please speak with the event or reservations stewards listed below.
Please make cheques
payable to SCA West Dragonshire and send to the reservations steward, listed
Electronic transfer details are available upon request (domestic or
international). If paying by electronic means, please send confirmation -
e.g. copy of email receipt, paper receipt, screencap of payment etc.
Anyone travelling from
outside of Pound Sterling territory may pay at the door, as long as we have
received your travel itinerary in advance to confirm your reservation.
When sending your
reservation, please include real and SCA names, membership status, home
branch and travel arrangements (if known).
Please state any food
allergies/intolerances, and any other special requirements (e.g. mobilty),
in your reservation.
Please also state if you wish your attendance to not be
displayed on the "Who is Coming" page. Unless you state otherwise, your
reservation will be listed.
Note that reservations
are not confirmed until we have received your payment or confirmed travel
itinerary (flight/ferry details). Any reserved and not confirmed/paid by the
deadline will be offered to others on the waiting list.
Lady Ragnhil de Kaxtone (Asa Hestner-Blomqvist), firstname.lastname@example.org
Lord Jon of Uffington
Ufton court is about halfway between Reading and Newbury, approximately 9
miles SW of Reading or 50 miles from London or Oxford.
Make your best route to J12 of the M4 motorway.
Exit the M4 at J12 and take the A4/Bath Road towards Theale/Newbury.
After just under 3 miles, take a right down Ufton Lane, then after 1.9
miles, a sharp right into the site entrance.
The nearest railway station to site is Theale (about 5 miles away), an
8-minute ride from Reading. Theale is served by trains from London
Paddington, with either direct trains or changing at Reading.
We are planning on offering pick-ups from Theale at a small extra charge.
Some pick-ups from Reading station (at a slightly higher extra fee) may be
an option depending on availability of drivers. More information will be