Dyrham House

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 3
Oliver Approved


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Heritage Collection
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

Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ AGA Indoor Games Outdoor Games DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Fire Pit Heating


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 12
- Hall with piano and ample seating areas
- Study with workspace, flat screen TV and fireplace
- Laundry room with washing machine and tumble drier
- Boot room
- Cloakroom

First Floor
- Master bedrooms with ensuire bathroom with bath tub and walk in shower
- Bedroom 2: Double bedroom
- Bedroom 3: Double bedroom
- Bedroom 4: Double bedroom
- Bedroom 5: Double bedroom
- Bedroom 6: Twin bedroom
- Family Bathroom1: With bath tub and overhead shower
- Family Bathroom2: With bath tub

- Private lawned gardens
- Kitchen garden with dining table that seats 14
- Firepit
- Portable barbecue
- River


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.

Read more about Cotswolds

Local Amenities
Nearest Town/City Bath

(15 Km)

Nearest Town/City Bristol

(20 Km)

Nearest Train Station Bath Spa

(15 Km)


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.

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Ideal for Xmas/NY

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


Oliver's Extras

  • Welcome hamper with wine, bread, milk and butter

* Any additional or mid-stay cleaning must be requested and paid for in advance of your stay. Please note that as the cleaner will need to amend her schedule in order to provide this, it will be non-refundable.

At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, 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 pick-up/drop-off

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 fulfil 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 not allowed
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
End of stay cleaning included? No.There is an additional fee of £150 to cover end-of-stay cleaning. Please leave the house in a neat and tidy condition on departure.
Other Ts and Cs Any additional or mid-stay cleaning must be requested and paid for in advance of stay. Please note that as the cleaner will need to amend her schedule to provide this, it will be non-refundable.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 20th 2024 - Jun 28th 2024 £3,869 £4,791 £5,712 £6,448
Jun 28th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 - - - £8,528
Aug 30th 2024 - Dec 16th 2024 £3,869 £4,791 £5,712 £6,448
Dec 16th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 - - - £8,528
Dec 23rd 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 - - - £8,528
Jan 3rd 2025 - Jun 27th 2025 £3,869 £4,791 £5,712 £6,448
Jun 27th 2025 - Aug 29th 2025 - - - £8,528
Aug 29th 2025 - Nov 21st 2025 £3,869 £4,791 £5,712 £6,448

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 20th 2024 - Jun 28th 2024 €4,205 €5,206 €6,207 €7,008
Jun 28th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 - - - €9,268
Aug 30th 2024 - Dec 16th 2024 €4,205 €5,206 €6,207 €7,008
Dec 16th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 - - - €9,268
Dec 23rd 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 - - - €9,268
Jan 3rd 2025 - Jun 27th 2025 €4,205 €5,206 €6,207 €7,008
Jun 27th 2025 - Aug 29th 2025 - - - €9,268
Aug 29th 2025 - Nov 21st 2025 €4,205 €5,206 €6,207 €7,008

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 20th 2024 - Jun 28th 2024 $4,573 $5,662 $6,751 $7,621
Jun 28th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 - - - $10,079
Aug 30th 2024 - Dec 16th 2024 $4,573 $5,662 $6,751 $7,621
Dec 16th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 - - - $10,079
Dec 23rd 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 - - - $10,079
Jan 3rd 2025 - Jun 27th 2025 $4,573 $5,662 $6,751 $7,621
Jun 27th 2025 - Aug 29th 2025 - - - $10,079
Aug 29th 2025 - Nov 21st 2025 $4,573 $5,662 $6,751 $7,621

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • We had a wonderful stay in Dyrham House again

    on 29/12/2023

    We had a wonderful stay in Dyrham House again. The house is so comfortable and welcoming. We just love spending time by the fire , endless meals with the family and going for walks!

  • Thank you for a wonderful stay

    Created on 30/06/2022

    We had a wonderful stay at Dyrham House, it is such a beautiful house, garden and location, and what an incredible book collection! Thank you. We hope to be able to stay again in the future when we make it back to the UK

  • 5*

    Created on 15/04/2022

    We’re having a wonderful time, the house is glorious!

  • Lovely

    on 17/09/2021

    We had a lovely stay thank you, particularly enjoying the garden and the view. And what a lot of interesting books! Thank you.

  • All was great

    on 09/08/2021

    Thank you, all was great, and we are very jealous of your house and garden!

  • A lovely stay

    on 02/08/2021

    We’re having a lovely stay thanks. The house is truly lovely.

  • Gorgeous

    on 25/07/2021

    The house is absolutely gorgeous. It really is beautiful! We absolutely love it. It’s utterly beautiful. A really special house.

  • We had an amazing weekend

    on 22/06/2021

    Once again thank you, Dyrham House is a beautiful home with such an amazing garden. We were all discussing how amazing Christmas must be there and how many Christmas trees we'd have :)

  • Perfect house

    on 22/09/2020

    What a great time we are having here. Such a perfect house…the children love the place! I am very envious of the kitchen garden, and we’ve been picking some of the lovely veg.

  • Dreamy

    on 14/09/2020

    Our stay at Dyrham House was just dreamy! Stunning garden and views, spacious comfortable country house bursting with character! The impressive walled garden was the highlight! It was a great experience for the whole family.

  • Lovely

    on 04/09/2020

    Just a quick note to say what a lovely time we had in your wonderful house and gardens. It was especially nice since we had a long awaited family get-together.

  • Wonderful

    on 17/08/2020

    We had a wonderful time at Dyrham House. It was so lovely for the children (and us) to have so much space right there for them. Favourite things were the brook (where we managed to net and release some small fish and shrimps) and the hammock in the vegetable garden, cricket and badminton without leaving the gardens! Our daughter spent a lot of time learning to play a tune on the piano and loved the fully equipped kitchen where she baked cupcakes for an afternoon tea that we all enjoyed outside due to the good weather.

    I also wanted to mention Pauline, who already has our thanks - our youngest left some cuddly toys behind and only realised as we walked in the door on our return. Pauline's prompt response that they were safe and sound with her saved the day! He's looking forward to them arriving back home in the post; it was very kind of her to return them so quickly.

  • A lovely time

    on 14/08/2020

    We had a lovely time, thank you, everyone old and young had a ball. The house and grounds are lovely and the perfect place to hole up in this Covid summer. I only left the grounds once for a walk because there is plenty of space at the property. Thanks for sharing your house with us

  • Wonderful

    Created on 05/08/2020

    Thoroughly enjoyed the stay...the freedom that the house and grounds offered was very much appreciated...the kids want to return next year!

  • A wonderful time

    on 12/08/2019

    We had a wonderful time at Dyrham House and everyone thought it was beautifully kept and the perfect space for our intimate birthday celebrations.
    The barbecue didn’t work out unfortunately due to the weather but we spent a lovely day in the kitchen with one of our friends cooking on the Aga. The gardens were absolutely stunning and we enjoyed them thoroughly...our stay was truly memorable. You have a really beautiful property. Many thanks and hope to come again sometime.

  • Amazing time!

    on 05/08/2019

    Thank you ever so much for letting us have your house. We all had an absolutely amaaazing time! All of us fell in love with the place. The children especially enjoyed exploring the house and playing hide and seek!
    Also we were fortunate to have very good weather so were able to fully enjoy the gardens and al fresco dining :-)

  • Wonderful.

    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

    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...

    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

    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!

    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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