- Sports & activity
- Swimming Pool
- Cot / Highchair
- DVD player
- Internet Access
- Linen provided
- Log Fire
- Washing Machine
- Golf within 30km
- Horse Riding
- Child Friendly
- Short breaks available
The Old Dairy is a luxurious and indulgent 5 bedroom house in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, set within a pretty walled garden and with a private swimming pool. Designed to accommodate large families, it has three sitting rooms, is well set up for children, and is walking distance to a couple of pubs.
Located right within the centre of Bloxham, The Old Dairy is hidden away at the end of a gravel driveway. As you arrive the house reveals itself; a pretty home built of old Oxfordshire stone set within beautifully kept gardens. Enter via a lovely old courtyard where the house opens onto a vaulted hallway. The attention to detail is apparent in every aspect of the house.
There are a couple of pubs within walking distance of the house, including the Red Lion and the Joiners Arms. The Boxing Hare is a great gastro pub and is a few minutes’ drive away, and the White Horse in Duns Tew is also a good choice. Soho Farmhouse is also nearby. Broughton Castle is a fantastic afternoon spent, Horton Nook Brewery is 5 miles away and we highly recommend you get up close and personal with the lions, giraffes and rhinos at the Cotswolds Wildlife Park.
From West London it takes around an hour and 20/30 minutes, from Bristol it’s an hour and a half, and from Oxford it’s around 45 minutes. Further directions can be given at the time of booking. The house is off the main road and very near to the pubs and shops of the town. Banbury train station is a handy 10 minute drive, and has frequent direct trains to London Marylebone station.
Pubs in the village
In the village
The house has five bedrooms - two super king, one twin, one bunk room and one single room. The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom with roll top bath and double sinks and dressing room. The other king size room has a cathedral ceiling and original beams, and a roll top freestanding bath and double sinks in the room. The children’s room has bunk beds and a trundle (sleeps 3) and the single room can accommodate a single bed and a cot. There is a spacious family bathroom with roll top bath and separate shower. There are three living rooms, all of which have flat screen TVs with freeview, DVD players and a selection of DVDs. The adults living room also has a working fireplace. The kitchen is well equipped and set up for cooking and entertaining and includes two dishwashers. There is a large dining table which seats 10, plus highchair. The large boot room and downstairs loo is useful for storing all your outdoor kit during your stay. There is wifi throughout.
The Old Dairy is located right in the middle of Bloxham but you feel like you are in a private oasis here. Cleverly built walls and tall trees screen the surrounding properties and the house is on a peaceful road in a quiet location. There is a gravel courtyard at the front door entrance, and a garden to the front of the house with a children’s climbing frame and trampoline. The heated swimming pool (open May - October) is outside the kitchen where there is also a gas BBQ, seating area and sunbeds. The pool area is totally private and not overlooked by any neighbouring properties. There is parking in the driveway for a maximum of 4 cars.
The house can accommodate a maximum of 6 adults with a further 6 children. (Unfortunately no more than 6 adults can be accepted at The Old Dairy). We are unable to accept dogs at this property unfortunately. The Old Dairy accepts smaller parties at a discount. Terms and Conditions apply. Pool towels are provided. A welcome pack with a few basics will be here for you on arrival. There is a 3 night minimum stay.
Children are well accommodated for at this property, with a Stokke High chair, high quality cot and changing table, DVD players and a number of DVDs, table football table, the cellar boasts a table tennis table, and the extensive gardens have a well built and thought out wooden children’s climbing frame and state of the art trampoline.