Hollyhock House is a large and heavenly decorated period cottage. It is situated in the rural village of Stonesfield. It’s an ideal base to recharge your batteries.
The restoration has included a conversion of the attached old barn and stable into dwelling space. The house has benefited from a new oak framed porch/boot room, which is now the focal point of the front of the house. To the side of the house we have also added a large oak framed dinning room. The dinning room hosts 16 people comfortably. It's ideal for entertaining your friends and family, plus it has fabulous views of the grounds.
It is the ideal base to stay, with access to the Cotswolds, where you could and stop for lunch/spa/yoga at Daylesford Farm. Bus routes allow you to get the bus to Woodstock, Oxford, Charlbury and Cotswolds. You can take a tour and visit Blenheim Palace, as well as Oxford Universities and Colleges. You can take the children to Cotswold Wildlife park. Being sited in the centre of one of the most beautiful places in the country we have a plethora of fabulous days out for you to explore.
The house benefits from free view TV and free wifi.
The house has hard floors downstairs which is ideal for well behaved pets (except the snug room which is carpeted) and carpeted throughout upstairs.
It is oozing in charm, and is warm and cozy throughout. It still boasts original oak beams and open fireplaces, as well as an Aga to warm your cockles. It is an ideal retreat to get some quality family time.
The surrounding area boasts beautiful walks and views, with access to the Oxfordshire way on your doorstep.
The house is on different levels so this may not be ideally suited if you have mobility issues.
The house includes all bed linens and towels for your stay.
A travel cots and two high chairs. Please let the owner know if you require additional equipment at the time of booking.
We do not provide babies (cot) bed linen.
There is also an extensive DVD collection with over 200 titles.
Car parking on the drive for 3 to 4 cars. Additional parking is located at Spratts Farm, 80 meters walk away long Witney Lane.
Village amenities include a village shop, hair dressers, post office, The White Horse Pub which serves food, new children's village play park, cricket matches at the weekends, more…..
Further details about the property:-
Downstairs living area
Double wooden farm gates onto driveway
Large oak door into porch/boot room
Entrance Hall - ceramic tiles
Utility room, washing machine, tumble drier, fridge, electric oven, hood, microwave, kettle etc
Large (master) sitting room - under floor heating, three 3 seater sofas DVD/TV
Steps down to the old part of the house
Snug, with wood burner and sofa bed
Large oak framed dinning room seating 14 people
Large kitchen with Aga and Electric ovens, fridge/freezer/dishwasher – fully equipped
It sleeps 16 in total.
Master bedroom: - Double bed & en-suite with roll top bath, WC, walk in shower TV pedestal sink
George's Room: - King size bed & en-suite, shower and sink/WC.
Edith's room: - King size bed
Emma's room: - Double bed - Downstairs bedroom
Teddy's room: Triple bunk bed - children's room with roll top bath and sink
Snug - sofa bed for two people
Trio of single metal framed pop up beds
Extensive gardens, around an ½ acre
Artic Cabin – BBQ hut
Pony/sheep Paddocks, with easy walking into Stocky Bottom, the woods which meander to the river Evenlode. There is a wooden foot bridge which is ideal for playing poo sticks and paddling in the shallows. It's also a great spot for a picnic. Beautiful scenic walks.
A walk around the down stairs part of the house.
The space is the first place to come to. It has a ceramic stone floor and plenty of space for boots and coats.
As you enter the house you are in the hall area, which features a wooden floor & under floor heating and a bench. Ideal for resting while you take you boots off or placing your shopping/handbag.
Features of this room include being part of the new build work. Originally a stable it has been converted into a useful utility room. It is situated to the right hand side as you enter the property from the main porch/boot room. It hosts a washing machine, tumble drier, sink, additional electric cook and hood and fridge. It has a ceramic floor and under floor heating which makes this space warm and welcoming.
Master sitting room
Feature of this room include two 3 seater sofas and coffee table in the middle. A side board, containing board games etc. This room has a wooden floor and also benefits from under floor heating system so despite being a large space it always feels warm and snug. There is a large TV/DVD player.
There’s a set of oak stairs which gives you access to the Master bedroom space above you.
Views of the quad area, which consists of a graveled private walled garden.
Glass oak framed hallway allows to access to old part of the house.
Emma's bedroom - Downstairs bedroom
Features of this room include the original flag stone floor, with hessian rug at the end of the bed. Painted beamed ceiling. There is also feature fireplace, hosting a wood burner on a plinth, with a log store underneath.
A double bed, book case TV/DVD. Access to under the stairs storage area for travel cots/high chairs.
There are double patio doors that open onto the west side of the house. In this area there is a stone floor patio, and wooden garden furniture. It benefits form beautiful views of the garden, artic cabin and is sheltered and captures the afternoon sun. An ideal spot to sit and watch the sun go down.
Views of the patio, garden, and woods
Sitting room - Snug
Features of this room include a small wood burner, painted beamed ceiling. This room has a quality 3 seater sofa which also converts into a sofa bed.
You access the oak framed dinning room from the snug.
Views of the patio, garden and woods
Oak framed & glass dining room
Features of this room include a large oak dining room table and chairs for 14 people. This is a large space, and contains beams and panoramic views of the lower lawn. This is an idyllic space to entertain your friends and family. The flooring is of a grey wooden effect panel in amtico, which is warmer and forgiving than stone floors. You can access the main kitchen from this room. From the dining room there is a balcony overlooking the lawn. It's a great spot to watch the wildlife and have a sip on your favourite tipple.
You can also access the drive way and lower lawns.
Features of the kitchen: - It is fully equipped, pots & pans, glass wear, white crockery, linen. Good kitchen wears for the most concerning of cooks.
It has a dishwasher, tall fridge/freezer. Electric oven/gas hob. Two oven red Aga. (which is turned off for the summer season as the room is too hot). Other features include: Belfast sink, Granite worktops and cream cupboards. The kitchen has genuine terracotta floor tiles. All features that give the Kitchen a homely country cottage feel.
You access the oak framed dinning room from the kitchen.
Views of the sheep’s paddock.
Upstairs living space
Bedroom 1 – Master bedroom, & en-suite bathroom.
The room is situated in the roof space of the barn section of the new conversion. It has unique features of a bowed banister and original exposed oak beams. It has a beautiful bowed oak double bed; bedside tables with lamps and TV.
Immediately off this room is a large on-suite bathroom. It comprises of a large pedestal sink, WC, roll top bath and walk in shower.
Views of the lane and pony paddocks
Bedroom 2 (Kids bedroom) – Teddy’s Room
There is a set of stairs to connect the barn into the old part of the house. Just off the master bedroom is the children's bedroom. It hosts a wooden triple bunk bed. (with individual wall lamps to ensure the avid reader interrupt others sleep). Other features luxurious duvets to sink into at night and a TV/DVD player . Another unique feature of children's room is it hosts a roll top bath and sink in the corner of the room. The toilet for this room is on the landing. N.B. (There is a security valve under the bath, which enables parents to turn off the water supply to the bath at night).
Views of the front of the drive and sheep paddocks.
Bedroom 3 – Edith’s Room
This room is situated at the west side of the old house. Features of this room include a large oak framed kingsize bed, side tables and lamps with large oak wardrobe and dressing table. It has an open vaulted ceiling, with exposed original oak beams, and land a large antler horn chandelier.
Views of the garden and stocky bottom, pony paddocks
Bedroom 4 – George’s Room with en-suite wc/shower
This room is situated at the west side of the old house. Features of this room include an oak framed king size bed, along with bedside tables and lamps. It also has a wardrobe and TV/DVD.
The en-suite has a toilet, sink and shower.
Views of the garden, woods and pony paddocks.