Treasure long weekends and celebratory gatherings spent at this luxury self-catering country house in Tresham, blissfully set deep within the southern Cotswolds hills near the charming little town of Tetbury. Stately yet homey, Bartholomew is as grand as it is cosy, flaunting four-poster beds, slipper baths and beautifully restored original features beneath its honey-hued farmhouse facade.
There’s nothing more restorative than a luxury self-catering country escape and this lavish Cotwsolds retreat in Tresham will tick all the boxes. Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Bartholomew oozes pastoral perfection from the moment of arrival. Brush past ambrosial lavender beds and admire rolling valley views as you walk up the little golden pathway to the old farmhouse door of this grand family home. Turn the key to unveil three stories of wonky beams, open fires and sumptuous furnishings which invite guests to kick off their wellies and enjoy a jolly English holiday filled with countryside frolics and singalongs by the piano.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Bartholomew's country-luxe bedrooms are a harmony of creamy hues and natural materials. A study area (not complete without chaise and log fire) acts as the heart of the first floor, making way to the master suite (featuring en suite shower and copper bath) and two double bedrooms with en suite shower rooms. Up in the eaves beneath the original A-framed beams awaits the rustic twin bedroom, second bathroom and a further double bedroom purely for sneaky afternoon siestas, aptly signposted 'Knapp Lane'.
No stretch of England is more romanticized than the Cotswolds; a charming tangle of chocolate-box villages, thatched cottages and ancient mansions rolling over six gloriously green counties. After a day of exploring the local attractions, head back to Bartholomew for a game of croquet on the green. Spectators amongst the group might prefer a pot of Earl Grey and a plate of gooey brownies sourced from Wotton Farm Shop nearby (highly recommended). Bartholomew's manicured gardens include neatly pruned trees and topiary balls spilling onto sweeps of farmland, which make way for views over the southern Cotswold hills as far as the eye can see. Watch the resident pony club congregate in the adjoining paddock and canter off into the distance.
Literary fans might like to know that this history-rich farmhouse was built in the 17th century as part of the estate to Sir Matthew Hale (Lord Chief Justice) and later home to celebrated writer Frances Donaldson. Be inspired by the peace and find a hidden nook to finish that long-awaited holiday read, or pick a book at random from the owner's fabulously extensive library. With three crackling fires to choose from, evenings at Bartholomew are always a cosy affair. Fireside games of charades followed by a tinkle on the ivories will create long-lasting memories for the whole family.
The drive provides ample space for three cars. The farmhouse-style kitchen contains an electric Aga, dishwasher, large Aga fridge and freezer, with tumble dryer and washing machine in the cellar.
- SleepsUp to 8 guests
- Alternative Group OptionUp to 4 guests
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- Personally VisitedYes
- BedroomsDoubles: Three double bedrooms (plus an additional double bedroom which can be used for £50 extra per stay)Twins: One twin bedroom
- BathroomsOne master en suite bathroom, one family bathroom, two en suite shower rooms and one ground floor WC
- FamilyChildren: Yes, very welcomeCots: One travel cot is availableHighchairs: One highchair is available
- BBQYes, a gas barbecue is provided
- FacilitiesGames room with pool table
- PetsTwo dogs are very welcome
Each pet is charged at £60.00 per week or part thereof
- Mod ConsSamsung TV, Xbox console (which plays HD and Blu-Ray DVDs), underfloor heating in the family room, hall and cellarInternet & Communications:Wifi internet is availableMobile Signal: Check reception maps
- Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
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AROUND THE PROPERTY
Style: Original stone fireplaces, mullion windows and chunky oak beams offer an authentic farmhouse flavour, enhanced with lavish additions such as the deep slipper baths and Designer’s Guild puddled curtains.
Property Owner Rebecca says
The stunning views from virtually every room at Bartholomew are, quite simply, captivating at any time of the day but never more so than at sunset. Whether sat in the garden in the summer or curled up on a window seat, time stops as nature paints the farmhouse flame red.
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FOOD AND DRINK
The characterful farmhouse kitchen features a large cream Aga, great for cooking up a wholesome country supper. The chunky wooden dining table is perfect for family mealtimes, whilst summertime dining can be enjoyed within the beauty of the English country garden.
If you'd rather spend your luxury self-catering break indulging in the little luxuries, let an in-house chef prepare a mouth-watering meal for you and your party (on prior request and subject to an additional cost).
The Cotswolds is home to a variety of country- and gastro-style pubs with a good selection of fine dining restaurants never too far away. Just three miles away is Calcott Manor, a high-end country hotel that welcomes children and serves a mix of formal and relaxed dining within its restaurant and inn. For delicious Tapas, try The Wild Garlic at Cossack Court and for a mouth-watering Sunday roast it's got to be The Vine Tree in Malmesbury.
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