Earby House

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Exquisite and charming, this golden-hued Cotswold home is perfect for family gatherings with simple yet luxurious interiors and it's surrounded by wonderful countryside to explore.

At a Glance

From £977 for a long weekend or mid week break.
Foodie breaks Multi Generational Holidays Picturesque village setting Travel cot and highchair 2 Hours From London Autumnal escapes Workcation Retreat Dog friendly Walking distance to a pub Wood Burner Design-led retreat
Nestled in a pretty village, this dashingly handsome home is a welcome retreat away from the hustle of everyday life. Step through the front door and you'll find a retreat that's cool, calm and sophisticated yet incredibly welcoming too. With an open-plan kitchen and dining area leading out to a courtyard, entertaining is a breeze, whilst the sitting room offers a cosy bolt hole with its wood burner during chillier months. Families and friends will equally be delighted in this Cotswold pad, and it's dog friendly too. Near to the characterful market town of Stow-on-the-World and iconic Bourton-on-the-Water, Earby House is perfectly situated to explore the highlights of the Cotswolds, whether it's on a country walk, discovering a stately home, relishing a drink or two at an ancient inn or a enjoying a spot of retail therapy in the many independent shops to be found in its villages.
Living

The large, welcoming sitting room is where you'll definitely want to relax at the end of the day. With a large wood burning stove, two cosy mint-coloured sofas from Loaf and two armchairs, there's plenty of space for everyone. For entertaining, there's a SONOS sound system and a Smart TV, whilst traditionalists will love the reconditioned vintage record player, records, games and books.

Eating

The beautiful open plan kitchen and dining room is a wonderful space for entertaining, with folding glass doors leading to a bijoux terrace to bring the outside in on balmy days.

The simple, Nordic-feel kitchen has wonderful white worktops whilst cupboards hold all the equipment you'll need to rustle up feasts for your loved ones including an electric oven and hob, dishwasher and the all-important coffee machine.

We just love the dining table with four chairs, bench and overhanging lighting - it's the perfect spot whether you're enjoying a lazy brunch or Christmas dinner with the family, and the SONOS sound system will help create the perfect atmosphere for you.

In addition, there's a washing machine and tumble dryer in the utility room as well as a sink and an area for coats and shoes.

Sleeping

There are four gorgeous bedrooms, each designed to ensure a blissful nights' sleep.

The house is most comfortable for up to six adults and two children, as there is one en suite shower room plus one family bathroom with rolltop bath and separate shower. There is a cloakroom with WC downstairs.

The en suite master bedroom is very pretty, with an eye-catching floral feature wall, king size Loaf bed, area for hanging clothes, chest of drawers and a Smart TV so you can catch up on your favourites in peace.

Bedroom two has a zip-and-link king size bed, meaning it can either be a 5' king size bed or made into two 2'6" twin beds, perfect for little ones. With a hanging rail for clothes, chest of drawers and a Smart TV, this pretty bedroom benefits from warm, calming tones throughout.

Bedroom three has a lovely wooden king size bed, romantic dark floral feature wall, hanging rail for clothes, bedside tables with drawers and a Smart TV.

Bedroom four has a double bed from Loaf, bedside tables with drawers and a hanging rail for clothes.

All the bedrooms benefit from shuttered windows, gorgeously luxurious Egyptian cotton linen, sumptuous bedding and beautiful cushions and throws. There's also a hairdryer in each room.

Bathing

The en suite to the master bedroom is a luxurious shower room, whilst the family bathroom has a fabulous roll top bath for long soaks, plus a separate shower and double sink.

Downstairs, even your four-legged friend isn't left out - there's a dog shower too! Just perfect for washing off muddy paws.

There is also a cloakroom with WC.

Outdoor space

There's a bijoux courtyard leading off of the kitchen with built-in bench seating - perfect for morning coffees with the papers or an early evening tipple or two.

Parking

Due to its village location, there isn't any private parking however it's easy to pull up and offload, and on street parking is readily available.

Babies and children

Little ones are welcome at Earby House. A travel cot and highchair are available on request. There is a stairgate fitted to the bottom of the stairs and an additional one can be provided. Please note that the ground floor is tiled and there are two steps down to the kitchen and two steps up to the terrace.

Dogs

One small, well-behaved dog is very welcome. Whilst there is no garden at Earby House there is a small, enclosed courtyard off the kitchen. We charge £35 per week or short break.

WiFi

Earby House has WiFi so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world, you can.

In the Area

Located in the eastern part of the Cotswolds, Lower Oddington is a hamlet of golden limestone cottages, one of the more hidden away spots compared to its more well-known neighbours. It's also home to The Fox, a fabulous inn and restaurant that's just a short walk from the retreat. The unmissable Daylesford Farm is within walking distance too through beautiful Cotswolds countryside and is a must-visit for excellent local produce. The chocolate-box pretty villages of Stow-on-the-Wold with its huge market square and great shops is a few minutes' drive away, whilst Bourton-on-the-Water (known as 'the Venice of the Cotswolds') boasts plenty to do such as Birdland Park and Gardens, the fascinating Model Village, Cotswold Motor Museum and Cotswold Perfumery. Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park (of BBC Countryfile fame) is a firm family favourite whilst further afield you'll find the Cotswold Wildlife Park and gardens and the pretty villages of Burford and Moreton-in-Marsh. Larger places such as the gorgeous Roman town of Cirencester and Regency Cheltenham Spa are well worth exploring. Other places of note include the impressive Snowshill Manor, Sudeley Castle, Broadway Tower, Blenheim Palace, Chedworth Roman Villa, Chastleton House and The Rollright Stones.

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Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.

Payments:

  • A 13 deposit & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 per pet per week or short break
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