Situated on the edge of the ancient royal hunting grounds of the Wychwood forest with history dating back as far as 1204, this sympathetically restored house offers accommodation fit for a king and queen and is perfect for family gatherings and celebrations no matter what the time of year.
As many as ten kings and queens have enjoyed this former royal hunting house between 1204 and 1614, and after several years of a sympathetic restoration you can now enjoy its modern splendour. This wonderful property is surrounded by mature farmland and offers easy access to the Cotswolds with many places of interest to explore including Burford, Stow-on-the-Wold, The Slaughters, Broadway, Chipping Campden and Bourton-on-the-Water. Further afield discover the historic town of Stratford-upon-Avon Shakespeare’s birthplace, Oxford and Cheltenham, home to the literature and food festival. More local attractions include, Wychwood Wild Garden, Foxholes Nature Reserve, Chastleton House and Gardens, The Cotswold Wildlife Park at Burford and Adams Farm Park, Birdland, Hidcote Manor, Blenheim Palace, Daylesford organic farm shop and Chedworth Roman Villas.
The house sits within an elevated position with a traditional stone porch and wide front door that will lead you into the entrance hall, day to day you can also access the house via the side entrance where you will find a better space for muddy boots, mucky paws and coats. The ground floor is spacious offering a formal lounge with shuttered windows and feature fireplace, here you can relax in style and catch up over a busy day. Across the hall is the morning room where you can relax with your morning coffee and newspaper or enjoy playing games with the family. To the centre of the house is the magnificent kitchen/dining hall with large dining table and chairs to seat 12 comfortably, a great space for a chef to show off their skills, the kitchen area is well equipped with an electric 5 oven AGA with induction hob, pantry, microwave, fridge/ freezer and dishwasher, take a seat at the centre island where you can keep the chef company or enjoy a leisurely breakfast with the papers. Off from the kitchen is a small office/ lobby with separate WC. Walk through the Tudor doorway to the snug with wood burning stove and TV. There is a washer/dryer set within the rear boot room. So, when the day is done climb the stairs where you will find six bedrooms, to the right of the landing there is a king-size bedroom with a four poster bed and an en-suite shower room with WC and a double room with feature fireplace. A couple of steps down off the landing is another king-size room with en-suite shower and WC and a twin room. There is a bathroom on this landing with shower over bath and WC. Leading through to the Tudor part of the house you will find the impressive Queen’s room with a king-size four poster bed and en-suite shower and WC. A separate staircase leads back down to the snug. On the 2nd floor there is a large king-size bedroom with free standing claw foot bath and separate WC. And for relaxing, a TV/Games room where you can enjoy a good movie.
Outside the house is surrounded by mature gardens with well stocked boarders and a patio area with table and chairs for summer dining. There is ample off-road parking to the front of the house.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.
Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.