Dyrham House

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Sleeps: 11 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 3
Oliver Approved

Overview

Exclusive Recommended Ideal for Kids Walk to Village

Dyrham House is an historic Grade II listed property located on the edge of the Cotswold Hills just outside the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bath and the vibrant, artistic city of Bristol. The central hall with its stone mullion windows dates from 1570 with Georgian extensions added in 1850. It has been carefully and lovingly restored standing at the top of the village with views across the countryside and onto the hills beyond. The meticulous attention to detail can be seen in the quality of the interiors, where a sympathetic blend of both traditional and modern furniture and fittings creates a welcoming family home very much in harmony with its rural surroundings. The breath-taking gardens have had a much-coveted listing in the National Garden Scheme Yellow Book.

The front lawn slopes gently down to Boyd Brook, whose source is the underground spring in the grounds of the magnificent National Trust property Dyrham Park a few minutes walk away. The earliest suggestion of a park at Dyrham is in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, which records the Battle of Deorham in AD 571 or 577, the name being thought to derive either from dwr meaning water and referring to the springs in the area, or from deor hamme, a deer enclosure. The deer park exists today and you can see the shapes of the 6th century hill fort in the fields beyond.

Sit on the south facing terrace and enjoy the delight of watching ducks alight on the brook or simply take in the breath-taking views and the stunning herbaceous borders in the main garden. There is an outdoor dining table on the terrace which seats 12 with a parasol for summer dining. The kitchen doors fold back to create an indoor/outdoor space in the summer. The sitting room doors also open onto the garden - perfect for a summer stay. In winter you will prefer closed doors and a wood burning fire in one of the many fireplaces throughout the house to give you that cosy, country house stay.

There are many walks in the area including one of the greatest walks in Britain, the Cotswold Way, which passes right through the village. You can join it for a 20 minute walk to Dyrham Wood or for the more intrepid to Bath itself - a wonderful, if hearty, walk that ends at Bath Abbey.

There are many other activities nearby; horse riding at Lucknam Park (also home to a Michelin starred restaurant and spa facilities), horse racing at the Bath race track, golf at Tracey Park the 240 acre park land and hotel a mere 5 minutes away, boating on the River Avon, hot air ballooning in nearby Bristol and tennis in Victoria Park, Bath.

The stunning, historic cities of Bath and Bristol offer a wealth of sightseeing and cultural activities from museums to art centres, cinemas and theatre including the Bristol Old Vic, one of the oldest and most revered theatres in Britain. There are four Michelin starred restaurants in Bristol. Both Bristol and Bath host antique markets, farmers markets and excellent independent shops. Bath is home to the ancient Roman Baths and the luxuriously modern Thermae Bath Spa, which houses the only natural thermal hot springs in Britain. In Bristol try a spa day and fine dining at The Lido the restored Victorian outdoor heated pool and spa in the city centre.

There are many other historic towns, villages and properties nearby which offer excellent family trips. Visit Lacock Abbey in nearby Lacock where Harry Potter was filmed or the thatched cottages of Castle Combe also home to the Michelin starred restaurant in the Combe Manor Hotel a 10 minute drive away.

Or enjoy the beautiful Victorian seaside town of Clevedon on the Severn Estuary 10 miles outside of Bristol, featuring the fully restored Victoria jetty, Clevedon Pier. Clevedon has seaside walks, a sailing club and the restored Victorian 'tidal pool' for swimming and kayaking. 10 miles outside of Bath is Longleat Safari Park in the grounds of the Elizabethan stately manor house.

Dyrham House is an oasis of tranquillity that will welcome you back to its beautiful, private setting from whatever fun trip you choose with your friends and family!

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • This spacious property is ideal for the whole family however please note no dogs are allowed to stay.

Property Features

Heritage Collection Internet BBQ Indoor Games Outdoor Games DVD Working Fireplace Heating

Interior

Ground Floor 
- Living room with snug area to one side 
- Kitchen with Aga and electric oven, large fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave and coffee machine. The room has bi-folding doors which open onto the garden.
- Dining room with large table and seating for 10
- Hall with piano and ample seating areas
- Laundry room with washing machine and tumble drier
- Boot room
- Cloakroom

First Floor
- Master bedrooms with ensuire bathroom
- Bedroom 2: Double bedroom
- Bedroom 3: Double bedroom
- Bedroom 4: Double bedroom
- Bedroom 5: Single bedroom
- Bedroom 6: Twin bedroom

Outside
- Private lawned gardens
- Kitchen garden
- Portable barbecue
- River

Location

About the surrounding area of Dyrham House
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Dyrham House is located in one of the most picturesque parts of the country, right on the doorstep of the famous walking route The Cotswold Way. The local area is truly a walkers haven and you’ll find pamphlets in the house to direct you. You’ll benefit from the peace and quiet of a country retreat whilst still being easily accessible to the cultural hubs of Bath and Bristol.

As a UNESCO World Heritage city, you’d be silly to pass up a trip to Bath. With the Roman Baths, more museums than you can shake a stick at, markets and gorgeous Georgian architecture, there’s so much to do.

Bristol is a vibrant and forward-thinking city. With one of the country’s most diverse music and arts scenes, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to eating, drinking, live music and dancing into the early hours.  
A plethora of activities are available in the local area too; cycling, horse riding, golf, boating, hiking, National Trust properties and restaurants galore.

Local Amenities
Nearest Town/City Bath

(15 Km)

Nearest Town/City Bristol

(20 Km)

Nearest Train Station Bath Spa

(15 Km)

Region

The Costwolds isn’t just one of the most beautiful regions in England – it’s one that’s beautifully representative of the best of the English countryside. Straddling several counties, the Cotswolds boasts undulating hills and farmland, striking architecture and monuments as well as some particularly charming villages that make for relaxing and delightful day trips for both families and groups. Our holiday homes and large cottages in the Cotswolds provide the perfect place to stay, but if you’re looking for the best things to do and places to eat then our travel guide is a great place to start! Read on and get inspired for your luxury Cotswolds break.

Download our Cotswolds Travel Guide >>

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Animal farm
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • DVD

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Welcome hamper with wine, bread, milk and butter

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfill your requests!

 

 

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Event information

This welcoming and charming House is a fabulous location to celebrate any special ocassions. For any additional event requirements please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team who will be happy to help.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £1000 - Credit card authorisation required, it is refunded in full subject to a damage inspection on departure.
Arrival time 4.00 pm
Departure time 10.00 am
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Linen & bath towels are included in the rental price
Pets welcome? Pets are allowed on request
Smoking Allowed? No smoking inside the villa
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property
Minimum stay 3 nights

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 15th 2019 - Aug 30th 2019 £2,704 £3,172 £3,640 £4,576
Aug 30th 2019 - Dec 16th 2019 £2,704 £3,172 £3,640 £4,576
* Christmas + New Year - - - £6,240
Jan 4th 2020 - Jun 26th 2020 £2,704 £3,172 £3,640 £4,576
Jun 26th 2020 - Aug 28th 2020 - - - £4,576
Aug 28th 2020 - Dec 21st 2020 £2,704 £3,172 £3,640 £4,576
* Christmas New Year - - - £6,240
Jan 2nd 2021 - Jan 15th 2021 £2,704 £3,172 £3,640 £4,576

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 15th 2019 - Aug 30th 2019 €2,885 €3,353 €3,821 €4,882
Aug 30th 2019 - Dec 16th 2019 €2,885 €3,353 €3,821 €4,882
* Christmas + New Year - - - €6,658
Jan 4th 2020 - Jun 26th 2020 €2,885 €3,353 €3,821 €4,882
Jun 26th 2020 - Aug 28th 2020 - - - €4,882
Aug 28th 2020 - Dec 21st 2020 €2,885 €3,353 €3,821 €4,882
* Christmas New Year - - - €6,658
Jan 2nd 2021 - Jan 15th 2021 €2,885 €3,353 €3,821 €4,882

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 15th 2019 - Aug 30th 2019 $3,253 $3,721 $4,189 $5,504
Aug 30th 2019 - Dec 16th 2019 $3,253 $3,721 $4,189 $5,504
* Christmas + New Year - - - $7,506
Jan 4th 2020 - Jun 26th 2020 $3,253 $3,721 $4,189 $5,504
Jun 26th 2020 - Aug 28th 2020 - - - $5,504
Aug 28th 2020 - Dec 21st 2020 $3,253 $3,721 $4,189 $5,504
* Christmas New Year - - - $7,506
Jan 2nd 2021 - Jan 15th 2021 $3,253 $3,721 $4,189 $5,504

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Wonderful.

    Posted by Peter on 05/06/2019

    We had a wonderful time at Dyrham House….we had a great family weekend with children and grandchildren. Everyone enjoyed the house and the garden which was in full spring flush.

    Thank you again for sharing your house and making such a memorable weekend for us.

  • Perfect for Christmas getaways

    Posted by Kerryn and Gary Anderson and family on 25/12/2018

    Our recent stay at Dyrham House was just amazing.
    It was perfect for our Christmas getaway as a family.
    The favourite meeting place was your beautiful kitchen! I especially enjoyed my morning coffee in the gorgeous arm chair. The view from there is just stunning.

  • Our Dyrham House stay...

    Posted by Marianne on 27/09/2018

    It is a very nice house with a beautiful garden. We really loved it and Pauline was very nice and helpful...we had a great time there. Thank you very much!!

  • Beautiful Country Home

    Posted by Shama on 08/08/2018

    Beautiful home with lots of space, lovely landscaped gardens with a river running through. The house itself was very well equipped and the owners had endured we had everything we needed prior to travel Child friendly too!

  • Thank you for a wonderful stay

    Created on 06/08/2018

    what a beautiful weekend we had! Home/ river and gardens are nothing short of stunning! The house was very well equipped and we were comfortable. Pauline & Ken were so helpful too.

  • It was such a pleasure staying in the house!

    Posted by Karen B. on 23/07/2018

    Beautiful grade II listed building lovingly maintained and upgraded. Perfectly situated to visit Bath and the Cotswolds, which we did during our stay. Near the Cotswolds Way walking path which my husband and children shared their hike with cows.

    The house is very spacious and nicely decorated. We found ourselves around the table in the kitchen the most! What a lovely room. Warm and toasty from the AGA range. Table overlooks a huge French door that opens to the garden. The gardens are spectacular. We enjoyed the wisteria, irises, peonies. The views from the rear of the house are unbelievable. Quintessential English country house. Don’t hesitate to book this house!

    Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful home with us.

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