House | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 16
Wellacres House is a wonderful Cotswolds country home, a three storey Grade II listed house set on its own in rolling countryside and awarded the 5 star Gold Award by Enjoy England. There's bags of period detail – flagstone floors, exposed beams, Cotswold stone features, log-burning fires – combined with contemporary style and modern day luxuries. The heated pool and hot tub are wonderfully set near the terrace.
Wellacres House sleeps 16 in 7 bedrooms with four bathrooms, with plenty of room for cots or a guest bed for children. There's masses of space to relax in – a huge Family Room, a big Living Room with home cinema and a Snug with a log burning stove. Outside there are landscaped gardens, a terrace for al fresco dining, a heated swimming pool, hot tub, games room with ping pong and pool and a playground – all set in acres of tranquil Cotswold countryside.
|Size||Sleeps up to 16, 7 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham 65 km, Nearest railway: Moreton in Marsh 9 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||7 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms of which 10 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (8), Dining seats for 20, Lounge seats for 20|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Your house comes complete with everything you need to make your holiday, weekend or short break exceed everyone’s expectations.
For dining, the beautiful oak dining table with wonderful garden views is perfect for a special occasion meal. There are masses of squishy sofas in the Living Room and Snug, giving everyone space to spread out.
For entertainment, there is the big home cinema, with surround-sound and full Sky package, including movies and sport. There’s even a Bose iPod dockstation - just dock your iPod and let your tunes fill the house.
For children, there’s a library of DVDs and lots of toys and games.
We’ve seven bedrooms, with four bathrooms, top-of-the-range pocket-sprung mattresses on all beds, gorgeous interior decoration and fabrics, brought together by a top interior designer and, of course, fantastic views from every room of the house.
Reception Rooms - Wellacres House has a suite of fantastic reception rooms for you to relax and entertain in.
The Family Room is a huge, light open-plan living space, with a natural stone floor, fully equipped kitchen area, island for chopping or chatting, enormous dining space seating up to 20 at your stunning oak table, and armchairs for relaxing. From the Family Room you can step out onto a big terrace with a barbecue and plenty of garden furniture so that everyone can enjoy al-fresco dining.
The Living Room is a big, comfortable room with a home cinema with full Sky package and plenty of DVDs. A great space for socialising, reading or just relaxing.
The Snug is a cosy room with comy sofas, flagstone floors and a large log burning stove. Original wooden shutters make the room cosy at night.
Bedrooms - all the details
There are seven, stunning bedrooms including one on the ground floor. Filled with period features, pocket-sprung beds piled high with cushions and dressed with crisp white 5 star linen and fluffy towels. Bedrooms can be set up as twin or double rooms, as bedrooms have zip and link beds for your comfort
A stunning, huge bedroom, with high ceilings and views over the valley. A king size bed with a deep pocket-sprung mattress and piled high with fabulous cushions.
A lovely big room with two window seats looking out over the gardens and grounds.
Bedroom 3/Children's Room
A hidden room set under the eaves, with two wooden beds and adjoining playroom. A wonderful secret space for children. Bedroom 3 is accessed via Bedroom 2 and shares the ensuite bathroom with it.
A charming, large bedroom, which can be made up as either a king sized bed or twins. Piles of cushions, stunning fabrics and gentle lighting make a perfect Cotswolds retreat.
A huge, light room with high ceilings which can be made up with either a king size bed and a single bed, or three single beds. There are beautiful views and a big ensuite bathroom, with bath and separate shower.
The master bedroom of the house is an equally huge, light room with high ceilings which can be made up with either a king size bed and a single bed, or three single beds. There are beautiful views and a big ensuite bathroom, with a roll top bath with shower over.
On the ground floor is a big, characterful bedroom, which can be a kingsize or twin. The downstairs loo is close by and this bedroom shares the Family Bathroom on the First Floor.
|Further details outdoors|
There are 6 acres of gardens and grounds to enjoy - all completely private. You can step out from the Family Room onto a big terrace with a barbecue and plenty of tables and chairs for al fresco dining.
The stylish heated outdoor pool is set in a decked terrace close to the house, fenced in for safety. The hot tub is open all year round . The pool is open from May to September.
There's a big lawn with plenty of room for games or just running around, and a big snail mound - letting children and adults alike survey their domain.
A stone's throw away from the main terrace is the games room in a big old Cotswolds barn. With a pool table, table football, outdoor table tennis and loads of fun stuff for children of all ages, from toddlers to teenagers. Just the place for the children to hang out - or mums and dads to let off steam. Children will also love the playground with swings and a king-size trampoline set amongst the copse.
Our fantastic chefs come highly recommended. Available for special meals or for your whole stay. Or order some wonderful drop off meals ready to pop in the oven. Just ask for details.
A perfect spot for pampering - treat yourself to organic treatments fron loca therapists all in the comfort of your Cotswolds home.
We take a one third deposit on booking and the balance three months before your stay.
The Central England/Cotswolds region
Your Cotswolds Experience
Wellacres House is set in open countryside in the Gloucestershire North Cotswolds, the UK's largest Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty. Chipping Campden - hailed as the most beautiful village in England and the jewel in the Cotswold's crown is nearby. There are breathtakingly beautiful scenes to be enjoyed and explored. Villages of honey-coloured cottages crafted from Cotswold stone, rolling hills are a stunning backdrop to the villages.
Welcoming local pubs and restaurants abound, many of which enjoy an excellent gastronomic reputation. There is Stratford-upon-Avon with its fascinating history and culture and the bright lights and spas of Cheltenham and Oxford are waiting to be explored. For shopping, savour fresh food from the many local farmers' markets and farm shops.
Children will love days out at Warwick Castle, with its spectacular displays, and at other local attractions like the Cotswold Wildlife Park, Cotswold Farm Park, Stratford Butterfly Farm, Birdland and Blenheim Palace.
There are many great places to enjoy in the North Cotswolds including the stunningly beautiful villages of Chipping Campden and Broadway. and we’ve listed our top recommendations below. There is lots to see at many of these places so be prepared for a long day out!
Cotswold Wildlife Park, Burford.
Fantastic parkland setting with a train ride through the grounds in peak season, an adventure playground, café and of course lions, zebras, hippos, penguins, fruit bats and monkeys to name just a few of the animals. www.cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk
Batsford Arboretum and the Falconry Centre, Bourton-on-the-Hill
Next door to each other, the Batsford Arboretum has some lovely woodland walks and is spectacular in the Spring and Autumn. There is also a great café with wonderful views, delicious homemade cakes and a garden centre, www. batsarb.co.uk. At the Falconry Centre you can watch exciting displays of falconry, www.cotswold-falconry.co.uk.
Cotswold Farm Park, Near Guiting Power.
Especially for younger children, a great place to feed the animals, ride on a tractor and learn about rare breeds. www.cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk
Definitely a whole day out. Arrive early to avoid ticket queues. Jousting, archery, falconry, medieval displays and mighty trebuchet catapult throughout the Summer. Ice rink in December. www.warwick-castle.com
Apart from all the connections with Shakespeare, Stratford is a great place for picnics, boating and shopping. You can park at the Butterfly Farm Car Park (follow directions to the Butterfly Farm as soon as you enter Stratford). There are always boats to hire or boat trips in the summer and the Butterfly Farm is worth a visit – great for a rainy day as it’s warm and dry inside! www.butterflyfarm.co.uk
Touristy but very pretty with the stream running through and lots to do for children including:
Birdland Park and Gardens – open all year. www.birdland.co.uk/Miniature Village
Cotswolds Motor Museum with the TV character Brum. www.cotswold-motor-museum.co.uk
Miniature Railway exhibit within the Toy Shop on the main High Street
Hidcote Manor Gardens.
One of the most visited National Trust gardens in the UK, Hidcote is a beautiful place and fun for children as there are lots of garden “rooms” and grounds to run around in.
Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe
Explore the castle, the gardens and the big fort in the adventure playground. The wooden fort is full of hidey-holes and towers. Closed in the Winter months. www.sudeleycastle.co.uk
Corinium Museum, Cirencester.
Fascinating museum about the Romans. Holds holiday events. www.coriniummuseum.co.uk
Woodstock and Blenheim Palace.
A little further afield (about 40 minutes) but a great day out. As well as the Palace there is an adventure playground, butterfly farm and miniature train. Check for limited opening hours in the Winter months. www.blenheimpalace.com. In Woodstock there are lots of shops to explore and there is the local Oxfordshire museum on the High Street - worth a quick visit and enjoy a coffee and cake in the airy glass-fronted café.
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