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Excellent 5/5 8 reviews

The house from the outside. South west facing garden. Stunning.

Farmhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 9

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

The house has been designed as a social space – perfect for groups or families.

The vast dining hall seats 8 at ease, and is the perfect setting for dinner parties. We have just had a wood-fired pizza oven installed for cooking 'al forno'!

The Party Room has 2 rows of vintage cinema seats with a giant 50” HD TV, DVD player & surround sound; plus a cocktail bar complete with cocktail kit & vintage glasses. The setting is idyllic (our neighbour is Dyrham Park National Trust!).

The grounds are peaceful & abundant with rare & beautiful flowers & trees.

The farmhouse sits in grounds of just under an acre with croquet lawn; South-West facing garden with BBQ –perfect for sunset dining; woodland area & wild meadow.

The location is second-to-none: 7min drive from the M4 (junc 18); 15min drive to the centre of Bath. The house is just a few yards from the pedestrian gate into Dyrham Park – perfect for country walks, picnics, or pop into the restaurant for afternoon tea or the famous venison burger & visit the gift and garden shop for gorgeous goodies.

Size Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bristol 30 km, Nearest railway: Bath 13 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking

The West Country region

The Farmhouse provides elegant accommodation that is suitable for couples, families, groups and (well behaved) hen parties.

There is a huge amount to do in the area: a visit to Dyrham Park National Trust is a must seeing as its next door (the house was originally within the grounds of the park) for walks, picnics, their lovely restaurant and tea room – plus they have great fun kids activities in the holidays; head into Bath and visit the Spa, the Royal Crescent and The Circus (we can also recommend great restaurants); walk or cycle the Cotswold Way; visit nearby Castle Coombe; or just take a load off and relax in the beautiful garden or house.

Locally, there is The Bull pub at Hinton (next village to Dyrham and a lovely walk); and a farm shop at Pucklechurch (2miles).

As this is a rural location, you do need a car. We can recommend a taxi service into Bath if you want to leave the car behind.

We can also arrange private pilates classes and a beautician to visit the house.

Bath

The gardens and grounds are truly impressive.

In fact, the house is known in the area for having the most impressive collection of plants, trees and flowers – even the head gardener at Dyrham Park agrees!

There are several golf courses in the area – the closest being Tracy Park which is a few minutes away; plus Lansdown Golf Club about 10minutes drive; and Bath Golf Club about 20mins drive.

Also The Players Club is very close by

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Review 1-8 of 8

26 Feb 2014

5/5

"Stunning!"

I rented the cottage for a grown up girls weekend away ('well behaved' hen do). I thought the pictures of the cottage looked idyllic, and was swayed by the lovely looking rooms and the proxi… More

19 Dec 2013

4/5

"Cosy yet spacious house in the grounds of Dyrham Park!"

We stayed at the cottage in early December to celebrate a 30th birthday. We were greeted by a lovely hamper of goodies which Lucy (the owner) left us - always gets any holiday off to a great start.Sev… More

9 Dec 2013

5/5

"Accessible, beautiful country getaway that ticks all boxes"

We stayed for a long Autumnal weekend and absolutely loved it. The spacious living areas and cosy, comfortable bedrooms, coupled with super easy access both from the M4 and into Bath make it perfect for group gatherings. The house has been decorated and furnished in a stylish, yet comfortable way, with lots of luxurious touches here and there. The party room is brill, with its mini cinema, popcorn machine and cocktail bar! Only £20 cab journey into central Bath, 15mins approx. Highly recommend!

16 Oct 2013

5/5

"An excellent place for a group of friends to meet up"

This is a fantastic property, very well maintained and comfortable throughout, and the perfect base from which to visit Bath and also explore the wonderful countryside of Somerset, Gloucestershire and… More

9 Sep 2013

5/5

"A little piece of heaven"

What a gem of a house! Beautifully set out and in a wonderful location, this is everything you could ask for in an idyllic country retreat.

The house itself is beautiful and yet comfortable at the same time - a well decked out kitchen (with all mod cons and a 'proper' larder), eating area (excellent for children's 'feeding time') and large communal dining space (for grown up time and family breakfasts); a spacious lounge for evenings watching the roaring fire; the cinema/garden room which delighted both football-loving husbands and little girls alike (particularly when we filled it with balloons on the morning of my daughter's second birthday...) and a spacious garden complete with BBQ and croquet lawn just made for long summer afternoons and evenings.

Having Dyrham park literally on the doorstep (you can see the entrance from the end of the drive) was a wonderful treat. Afternoons were spent deer stalking, pond dipping and lazing around to jazz on the lawn. It was lovely to be able to wander in and out at our leisure and feel like one of the locals.

There is also lots to do outside the park - proximity to Bath (about a 20 minute drive away) allowed for a rainy afternoon visit to the famous Roman baths - the Avon Valley steam railway within fifteen minutes drive was a real treat for the kids, and we even ambitiously took three children under six for a morning row on the river!

A beautiful location for a perfect holiday with family and friends. We'd certainly recommend (and have already bored all our friends with descriptions of how lovely it was) and would definitely like to return.

Delighted to hear you had such a lovely time - you are welcome back anytime!

30 Aug 2013

5/5

"Great Family Holiday at Dray House!"

We decided to go away for the bank holiday weekend so started searching the Internet and found Dray House we instantly fell In love with the house so booked it for a week.The House lived up to our exp… More

28 Aug 2013

5/5

"perfect escape from London"

was lucky enough to spend three nights at this idyllic country getaway. the perfect escape from a hectic week in London the stylish interior and welcome hamper meant we felt immediately relaxed from c… More

We love to hear that you enjoyed your stay - fantastic!

14 Aug 2013

5/5

"Stunning setting, amazing property..."

We have just returned from 2 nights at this property in Dyrham near Bath. Wow what a place! It completely surpassed our expectations. Beautifully furnished..it felt like we'd arrived at a boutique hotel, though it was all for us! Our 2 young boys came and although the property is of a really high end finish, it felt comfortable enough to have our children roaming around and immediately felt really homely/cosy. The setting is stunning. It's peaceful though you don't feel too cut off with Dyrham Park a 2 min stroll down the end of their private road and also Bath itself only 15 mins by car so we had the best of both worlds. We would definitely book this place again and have already discussed going with another couple for a fun weekend away...love the cinema room/cocktail bar..fab! The only negative was having to leave too soon and return to our own home...depressing! We'll be back.

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