We chose Bartholomew in Tresham for a short weekend stay earlier this Autumn, and we had the most wonderful time. The surrounding countryside is breathtakingly beautiful and just as peaceful, and the house itself is an idyll within it. Beautifully appointed throughout, the facilities are first-class and the decoration is thoughtful and luxurious. If you want a quiet country weekend - you will have everything you need to settle in and relax. If you want to be more active - you are perfectly positioned to go on hours of country walks, ready to return to the wood-burning fire in the afternoon.

We visited nearby Tetbury which was a total delight; a medley of antique shops, wonderful restaurants and boutiques - well worth a visit! Make sure you pop into 'Top Banana Antiques' which is full of vintage paintings, textiles and won't leave empty handed.

We received excellent service from Unique Homestays in researching and selecting the property, and this level of treatment was then matched on-site by Trevor - the owner’s neighbour. He facilitated our late arrival, made sure we had everything we needed, and reached the perfect balance throughout the weekend of having presence nearby if needed, while respecting our privacy for our relaxing stay. I can’t recommend it enough from beginning to end.