Just rang the Chained Oak to try and book a room for Nov 4th but the whole guest house is booked out by the team that does the fireworks?
...so can anyone reccommend a guest house close by, i.e. walking distance?
There is the Trough Ivy House, just across the road from the gates. There's a bus stop there too. The website can be found here http://www.troughivyhouse.co.uk/
I believe its called Through Ivy house. If it is the one I am thinking of it is right next to the entrance gate.
I did once phone them and you park at the B&B for the day you are staying so you cant leave the car there is you have checked out and want another day in the park.
oh found them on TA, but cant find a website for them
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That's strange. When I stayed there they were very helpful. I didn't have a car, but they were very accommodating to those who did. Maybe it depends on if they are expecting new guests, because I believe their carpark is quite tight.