This home is a perfect example of how to bring a historic property up to date without completely disregarding its heritage. The manor house was built back in 1692 and the interior has recently undergone a renovation by Dolly Daydream Designs. As you walk from room to room — and there's certainly quite a few of them — you'll notice that an emphasis has been placed on characterful antique pieces, from four-poster beds and the artwork in gilded frames to the grandfather clock in the hallway. This respectful curation extends to the functional items, in particular the wood burner stove in the living room and the Aga in the kitchen. After a while, you'll soon discover that there's no shortage of spots to sit and relax — our favourite is either the grand dining room or the walled garden to the back of the address. Around the front, there's a lawn with plenty of space for games, as well as a barbecue and lots of seating for afterwards. If the weather is being kind, there's a natural weir that's ideal for wild swimming only five minutes' walk away. The dreaming spires of Oxford take just over thirty-five minutes to reach in the car, Daylesford Organic is a similar distance, and the iconic Soho Farmhouse takes approximately forty-five minutes. From organic food deliveries to nannies, horse riding, butlers, private chefs and cocktail makers to private boat hire so that you can take a trip along the River Thames – your host can organise almost anything to make your stay most enjoyable with a little bit of notice in advance.
Home truths: *The host occasionally hosts wedding receptions and larger events – enquire directly with the host for more information
*The three four-poster rooms all have additional full-size single pull out beds so can sleep an additional adult/child by arrangement
*Children’s amenities including a high chair, books, toys, dinnerware, safety gates and travel cots are available
* The host can provide two additional Z beds which aren't included in the total guest count – so please enquire directly
*The owner stays in a separate annexe with its own entrance and dedicated parking and will not have any access to the main Manor during your stay
*Subject to prior arrangement, guests can bring their pets (including horses) for an additional fee
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