Located right within the centre of Bloxham, The Old Dairy is hidden away at the end of an unassuming gravel driveway. As you arrive the house reveals itself; a pretty home built of old Oxfordshire stone set within beautifully kept gardens.
You enter The Old Dairy via a lovely old courtyard with a boxed bay tree and lavender beds. The house itself opens onto a vaulted hallway before an old original front door.
Designed to accommodate large families, The Old Dairy has three sitting rooms including a cosy adults TV-room with a fireplace, a smarter drawing room overlooking the garden with carefully manicured flower beds and Topiary-lined pathways, and a chilled kids’ TV-room.
The attention to detail is apparent throughout the house, from the impeccably designed kitchen thought up for family meals in mind, and an atmospheric dining room set just off the kitchen.
The kitchen is well set up for cooking and entertaining, it is fully equipped with a five gas hob and fan oven, a range of quality pots and pans as well as children’s plates and knives and forks. Coffee lovers will enjoy making use of the coffee machine and milk frother.
A large boot room and downstairs loo is located on the other side of the kitchen allowing a great place to dump muddy boots and children’s things during your stay. The upstairs features an impressive master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and dressing room. The en-suite features a standalone shower and roll top bath as well as heated flooring. Look out for the original touches throughout the house such as the small original wooden window frame complete with iron bars in this bedroom.
Guests will love the second bedroom because of its cathedral ceiling and original beams – the addition of the roll top freestanding bath and double sink complete the grandeur of this room.
Further down the corridor you will find a children’s room complete with PaperBoy Blue Dinosaur wallpaper, full size bunk beds and further trundle bed sleeping three. A single sized room is opposite with a full size cot bed and a single bed for another child. (Please note this room has no clothes storage.) The final room is located at the end of the corridor, it is adorned with animal print blue wallpaper and can accommodate up to two adults in twin beds.
The family bathroom is lovely and spacious, featuring a roll top orange bath, separate shower, loo and single sink. Next door is a further single loo.
Children are well accommodated for at this property, with a Stokke High chair, high quality cot and changing table, three separate sitting rooms – two with flat screen TVs with freeview, DVD players and a number of DVDs, table football, the cellar boasts a table tennis table, and the extensive gardens have a well built and thought out wooden children’s climbing frame and state of the art trampoline.
The beautiful swimming pool, open from May to October, will be heated up to a warm temperature from the second day of your stay and provides endless fun for all the family during the warmer months. Pool towels are provided, as well as two sunbeds and outside seating on the pool terrace outside the kitchen.
Living Rooms: The 3 living rooms mean your family or 2 families can spread out or enjoy peaceful adult time whilst the children are nearby. Enjoy flat Screen TVs with freeview, DVD players and a selection of DVDs. The first adult’s sitting room features one open working fireplace, but the fireplace in the smart sitting room and master bedroom are strictly not for use.
Dining Room: Large dining table seating 10, plus a Stokke Highchair.
Kitchen: 5 ring gas hob, fan oven, 2 dishwashers, coffee machine, toaster, kettle, fridge and separate freezer, pots, pans, cutlery, crockery and glassware. (Please note this property does not have a microwave.)
Bedroom 1: Super king size bed, en-suite bathroom with shower and bath, double sinks, underfloor heating, walk in dressing room. Towels and robes, bathroom products.
Bedroom 2: Super king size bed, in room roll top bath and double sink. Towels and robes and bathroom products.
Bedroom 3: Twin room with full size single beds, towels and robes.
Bedroom 4: Children’s room with full size bunk beds plus trundle bed. Towels.
Bedroom 5: Cot room with single bed. Towels.
The house can accommodate a maximum of 6 adults with a further 6 children. (Unfortunately no more than 6 adults can be accepted at The Old Dairy). There is a 10% discount available to smaller parties who have access to the entire house except the master bedroom. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Family Bathroom: Roll top freestanding bath, separate shower, single sink and loo. A further separate loo is next door. Bathroom products are provided.
Outside: 3 separate outside areas, gravel courtyard at the front door entrance, garden to the front of the house with children’s climbing frame and trampoline and lastly the pool area outside the kitchen with gas BBQ, seating area and 2 sunbeds in the warmer months.
Pool Size: 9.2m x 3.7m or 28 x 10 feet. Maximum depth is approximately 2m.
Pantry Items: Olive oil, salt, pepper, sugar, tea, a few Nespresso Pods. If you are serious coffee drinkers please bring your own top up selection.
Welcome Pack Items: Eggs, bread, butter, mini jams, a pint milk & a bottle of Cremant.
Parking: There is parking in the driveway for a maximum of 4 cars.
The Old Dairy is located right in the middle of Bloxham, with houses all around it, some parts of the garden are overlooked by other houses, but you do feel like you are in a little private oasis when at the property. Cleverly built walls and tall trees that screen the surrounding area mean the other houses do not impact your stay. The house is located on a very peaceful road, set back from the high street, despite being in a village the house enjoys a quiet location and there is virtually no noise at night. The pool area is totally private, and no neighbouring houses or windows can be seen from this part of the garden, and no one can see in! Bloxham has a few local pubs worth trying and which are walking distance, and the majestic Bloxham school is in the centre of the village.
The house is off the main road and very near to the pubs and shops of the town. Banbury train station is a handy 10 minute drive, and has frequent direct trains to London Marylebone station.
How to get to Bloxham:
From West London it takes around an hour and 20/30 minutes, from Bristol it’s an hour and a half, and from Oxford it’s around 45 minutes. Further directions can be given at the time of booking.
Things to do nearby
Food & Drink
Local pubs worth a mention are the Red Lion and Joiners Arms, which are moments away from the house. The Boxing Hare is an impressive Gastro Pub a few minutes drive away. The White Horse in Duns Tew is also a good option. For Soho House members, a day spent at nearby Soho Farmhouse is well worth a trip.
Things To Do In Bloxham
Broughton Castle is a fantastic afternoon spent, Horton Nook Brewery is 5 miles away and we highly recommend you get up close and personal with the lions, giraffes and rhinos at the Cotswolds Wildlife Park.