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Dandelion | Large Self-Catering Manor | Cirencester, The Cotswolds

Dandelion

Kempsford, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, UK

Traditional on the outside but with flamboyance and flair within, this Grade II listed luxury self-catering manor has a rambunctious makeup of rich colour, bold patterns and unteachable taste between its honeyed Cotswold stone exterior. Composed by a jewellery designer and inspired by a life in motion, Dandelion is a vibrant celebration of free-spirited style.

Introduction

Set down a private lime tree drive, this unique 17th century manor on the outskirts of Kempsford near Cirencester embraces English eccentricity with zeal. A giant disco ball refracts shimmering rainbows across the dining room, twisting succulents convolute over enormous windows and deep, gem-like colours lead through hallways and into sensual bathrooms. A luxury self-catering homestay which screams rock ‘n’ roll down to the very last oversized candelabra, Dandelion is a home which will imprint on memories for a lifetime.

Inside

Sophistication meets playfulness within Dandelion; window panes and frames painted sunshine yellow bring joy to early mornings in one of the bedrooms, bathroom tiles ombre from deep purple to baby pink and checkered floors give a sense of unabashed fun and joyous hedonism. A home of great elegance that has been roused by a life of thundering music, far-flung travel and fashion, each and every piece of artwork, sculpted item of furniture or memorabilia hanging on the wall has meaning, depth and soul behind its placement.

Outside

Seven acres of glorious grounds surround the Cotswold stone manor; spend spring mornings practicing yoga by the pond, bleached summer days sipping cocktails in the walled garden, and starlit evenings cooking up a storm on the stone barbecue. Impossibly romantic for lovers and filled with adventure for children, spread picnic blankets under the giant chestnut trees for secret suppers or enlist in a family game of hide and seek. If one must leave, there is a local pub within sauntering distance from the house (no designated driver necessary!).

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 12 guests (+2 children)
    From £7,950 per week, £6,250 per short break
  • Alternative group optionUp to 18 guests
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsOn the first floor of the house are five bedrooms; two with super king-size beds, two with king-size beds and one bunk room with a double and single. Two of these bedrooms benefit from private bathrooms with rolltop bathtubs and one with an adjoining shower room. There is also a family bathroom with rolltop bath and separate shower on this floor. On the second floor there are two double bedrooms, one with king-size bed and one with double bed, and one shower room. When booking the alternative, larger group option to sleep 18, a further three bedrooms are available in a separate wing of the house. On the first floor are two double bedrooms with en suite shower rooms, one with emporer-size bed and one with super king-size bed. The final bedroom is a twin on the second floor with use of the family bathroom.
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  • PetsPets are considered on request
    Pets are charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: Monday or FridayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10amTimes may vary due to Covid-19 requirements, please refer to your booking.
  • FamilyYes, children are very welcome. A cot and highchair are provided.
  • PracticalitiesThere is parking on the private drive for up to six cars. The bespoke kitchen includes an Aga, electric oven, large fridge-freezer, coffee machine, microwave, extra fridge and dishwasher. On the second floor is a further smaller kitchen, which includes a fridge, plug-in hob, toaster and kettle. There is a washing machine and tumble dryer in the top floor bathroom. Whilst the dining table typically seats four on a bench with five chairs, it can be extended on request prior to your arrival. The property shares a driveway and garden with an adjoining property which may be occupied, however they will respect your privacy; alternatively, it is available to book as a larger group option to sleep 18 guests, please enquire for full details. Due to the unfenced pond, please supervise children at all times.
  • Homestay includesLuxury welcome hamper of local produce, Smart TV, Bose and Samsung speakers, Espresso Magimix coffee machine and milk frother, WiFi internet, charcoal barbecue, recipe books...House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
  • Additional extrasA handpicked selection of unique experiences are available at this property.
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Sunshine yellow accents bring joy to early mornings
Sit awhile on the sunny patio
Splashes of colour can be found throughout

Prices & Availability

Please note, availability for this property is to be confirmed by Unique Homestays on receipt of your enquiry

Cirencester

Honey-hued through and through and close to the River Thames, Cirencester´s winding, narrow streets and cheerful courtyards bordered by tearooms bring zest to The Cotswold´s often sleepy, rolling landscape.

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Cirencester

Getting there

  • On the Map Dandelion sits just 10 miles from the edge of the Cotswolds AONB, in the village of Kempsford.
  • By Car Approximately two hours from London, an hour from Oxford and 40 minutes from Cheltenham.
  • By Train Kemble is the nearest train station, 25 minutes away by car.
  • By Air Both Birmingham and Heathrow airports are around a 90 minute drive away.

From the owner

“Dandelion is a truly happy place for us; it´s where we come together as a family for celebrations and Sunday roast dinners. It holds the happiest of memories for my husband and I, as we hope it does for you too.”

From the owner

A traditional home for our far-less than traditional family, we have spent many happy afternoons eating together on the patio, as the children race around the gardens. Dandelion is our home, which we have weaved our own unique style throughout; we love it dearly.

The Red Lion is the local pub where we spend a lot of time together, both as a couple, with our children and with friends, and just a short drive from the house, meaning you don't need to go too far for delicious, locally sourced food.

Dandelion's gardens are nothing short of magical, but really come into their own when the golden light of late afternoon filters through the chestnut trees and through the wildflowers in the meadow. 

When we are at home, we spend lazy mornings drinking coffee and eating breakfast without haste. If we feel the need to stretch our legs, we might take a walk through the surrounding countryside, but to us, this home is our sanctuary and peace from the busy world which lies beyond the walls.

Jade

Owner recommendations

Live like a local, discovering the best hidden gem restaurants, walks and attractions during your holiday in Cirencester with an insider’s perspective.

Westonbirt Arboretum
To Do

Westonbirt Arboretum

For the adrenaline junkies and Gruffalo hunters, the UK´s largest arboretum houses five national tree collections, treetop walkways and, of course, a café with delicious sweet treats.

Cirencester Farmers Market
To Eat

Cirencester Farmers Market

Every Saturday morning in the heart of Cirencester, the town square comes alive with local produce sellers and their local, delicious fare; the perfect place to pick up the ingredients for a summer barbecue.

The Swan, Lechlade
To Eat

The Swan, Lechlade

Beloved with the likes of Kate Moss, The Swan is a popular village gastropub near Lechlade. Every day, the chefs wander the kitchen garden picking fresh vegetables and herbs, ensuring exceptional, fresh flavours every time.

Blenheim Palace
To See

Blenheim Palace

With over 300 years of history, Blenheim Palace and its extensive grounds are filled to the ramparts with exhibitions, activities and flower shows. A grand day out for the whole family!

Guest Testimonials

We loved relaxing in the garden in the late summer sunshine and exploring some of the nearby Cotswolds villages. We had a great family holiday at Dandelion. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

Unique extras

Enhance your stay with a unique experience from one of our preferred suppliers. From professional in-house chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and wine delivered to the door, see what’s on offer for your bespoke escape.

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