Earby House is a lovely Cotswolds large holiday home, located in the pretty village of Oddington. There are many enchanting villages in The Cotswolds which can only be described as typical quintessence of English rural life and Oddington is no exception, as it still holds the charm of a typical 11th century Cotswolds Village. A traditional English village was usually made up of a small settlement that had a parish church, a school and a shop or two with one usually including a post office. There would have been at least two pubs serving locals and usually a manor house that was set in it’s own grounds and usually referred to as ‘the great house’.
Oddington still offers the charm of a traditional village with its historical Church of St. Nicholas which date back to the 12th century, two pubs, The Fox and The Horse and Groom and a Manor House which originally dates back to the 12th Century. During the 13th century the Manor House was one of the archbishop of York residences and King Henry III often stopped there when traveling between Woodstock and Evesham.
Earby House is one of Blue Lagoon three holiday properties, located at the top of Church Lane, it was one of the last surviving shops in Oddington and up to 2004 was the local post office. Sad that the local shops have disappeared but the conversation of the old post office has created spacious luxury accommodation for families or an ideal romantic getaway for couples and is also a perfect hideaway for Honeymooners.
The shop has been transformed into a large lounge/dining room and the present owner built a feature Cotswolds stone fireplace with wood burner. Its the perfect place to unwind after a long day exploring the Cotswolds in front of the fire enjoying a glass of wine. At the far end of the spacious lounge and where the counter once stood is a magnificent dining table which seats eight and offers an elegant dining.
There is a newly appointed luxury fitted kitchen with 4 ring hob and extractor fan, Oven, Microwave, Dishwasher, Fridge and Freezer. Off the kitchen is a newly fitted shower room and toilet with washbasin and in the garage there is a Washer and separate clothes Dryer. Steps from the Kitchen lead to a small walled patio area with table and chairs for 6 and offers an excellent area for alfresco dining.
Stairs from the kitchen leads down to the cellar which offers a quirky inside ‘garden themed’ retreat for the children which has seating for 5, TV and traditional board games to play on those wet days’
On the first floor there are 4 spacious bedrooms. The master bedroom has a king size four poster bed and en-suite with shower and toilet. This stunning bedroom offers a romantic hideaway with its four poster bed, crisp white bed linen and exotic purple soft furnishings and a TV /DVD. There is three further bedrooms, one offers a king size bed with white bed linen and complimented with pastel green soft furnishing and cream painted pine furniture. The third bedroom offers two single beds with white bed linen, pine bedroom furniture and splashes of poppy red soft furnishings.
The fourth bedroom has a single bed (+ pull out bed) and pine bedroom furniture and soft furnishings in soft subtle beige tones. The roomy 1st floor accommodation, offers an airy family bathroom, with a large bath, toilet, sink and separate shower. This luxury property also offers a wellbeing room with a Sauna and Whirlpool, spa bath and perfect place to relax with a glass of Champagne for those special occasions.
Just a couple of minutes walk away is the village childrens play area, with swings and slides and a very safe area which is enclosed for children to play in.
What you can see from the Master Bedroom Window: Church lane and beautiful Cotswolds dwellings.
Dogs welcome Cottage: All four legged friends will receive a special doggy welcome pack.
Tots Travel Bag: We understand that travelling with babies and toddlers can be difficult. The list of essential items to pack is endless which is why we provide a “Tots Travel Bag” which includes all the vital items to make your break at Earby House stress free.
Included in our Tots Travel Bag; cot, highchair, booster seat, stair-gates, plug guards, lockable windows, microwave, food mixer, baby monitor, steriliser, various plastic cups/plates/bowls and spoons, potty, plastic step, Angelcare bath support (for 0-6 months old), changing mat.
Earby House is also perfect for older children and benefits from a basement playroom. This is a great space for children to relax and play with an interesting selection of games and toys plus a TV and DVD Player. There also a fantastic Childrens play area just a couple of minutes from the House, with swings, climbing frames and slides.
Romantic hideaway: Earby House is a perfect Cotswolds romantic cottage which offers a four poster bed and a wonderful sauna and Jacuzzi room. Romantic breaks receive a good bottle of Bubbly and Chocolates. You can be book as an extra the Honeymoon package which includes beauty treatments and a meal at The Fox.
Beauty Treatments at the Cottage: My Personal Sanctuary delivers first class therapists direct to you at the property of your choice. They literally bring the Spa to You! Their service is ideal if you are planning a party or special occasion for friends or a loved one.
Things you should know about Earby House: Prices shown are for 6 people staying and if 7/8 are staying there is an extra charge of £100 and we now charge £5 for a set of towels for one person.
Access Statement. There are 3 steps from the hall down to the kitchen. Standard one run staircase to 1st floor and one step from the main landing to 2 of the bedrooms.
The patio area is quite small but catches the sun during the day and has a table and chairs for 5 and makes ideal alfresco dining area. However for dogs, there are country walks straight from the front door and for children there is delightful secure children’s play area with swings and slides on the village green, just a couple of minutes walk away.
Things to do
Odd Cottage is located in Oddington, a quintessential Cotswold village with its honey coloured stone cottages and is perfectly placed for visiting the many key tourist attractions.
Nearby Cotswold Villages
Stow-on-the-Wold is only a 5 minute drive and is a delightful market town with a vast Market Square and a lovely selection of shops, galleries and tea rooms. Burford is a pretty small medieval town with an excellent selection of shops, pubs and restaurants and only 10 miles from the cottage. Broadway is a hidden gem with fantastic shops, restaurants and pubs.
Bourton-on-the-Water is regularly voted one of the prettiest villages in England and is under 15 minutes drive from the cottage.
Birdland Park in Bouton-on-the-Water is a beautiful setting for a day out and inhabits over 500 birds. Hidcote Manor Garden is located just 30 minutes away - an Arts and Crafts garden created by Major Lawrence Johnston, gardens are split into “rooms” of individual design.
Mill Dene Garden which is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This romantic garden is set around a lovely mill and includes a misty grotto, a bog garden and stream. There are plenty of seats from which to enjoy the mill pond and its trout, kingfisher and ducks.
Great Days Out
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens is only 13 miles away and exhibits over 260 different species of animals and is the largest privately owned zoological collection in the UK. All set in 160 acres of beautiful parkland.
Blenheim Palace at Woodstock is a firm favourite and fabulous all year round. Birthplace of our “Greatest Briton” - Winston Churchill, the magnificent palace is the ancestral home to the Dukes of Marlborough. Access to the palace, the park and gardens is available from 13th February and in our opinion well worth the entrance fee.
Railway Exhibition and Toy Shop located in Bouton-on-the-Water boasts a comprehensive Model Railway collection plus a vast array of other toys to keep the children and adults happy.
Cotswold Motor Museum also in Bouton-on-the-Water (15 minute drive) is a truly fascinating journey through the 20th Century, overflowing with vintage and classic cars and caravans, precarious looking motorcycles, original enamel signs and an intriguing collection of motoring curiosities, it is a genuinely captivating experience for all the family.
Eating and Drinking
There are two lovely local pubs within a few minutes walk from Odd Cottage. The Fox is a gorgeous stone Inn, with flagstone floor, beams and open fires and The Horse and Groomoffers excellent food and a seasonal menu, which includes the modern and traditional classics.
5 Minute Drive
Within a short drive there’s a great selection of pubs. The Queens Head is a great dog friendly pub with good food and a lovely atmosphere.
The Kings Arms is a modern pub offering freshly prepared locally sourced food.
The Greedy Goose is a pretty pub with the space to suit every social occasion. Cosy corners, private dining and even a stylish restaurant.
The nearest supermarket is Tesco which is located in Stow On The Wold which is only 3 miles away. Why not pre order your groceries and have them delivered to the cottage.
Under 15 minutes drive away you will find Dalesford Organic Farm which specialises in fresh, seasonal local food. Here you will find everything under one roof; food, a cafe and restaurant and even a cookery school.
13 miles away.
Clay Pigeon Shooting - If you fancy trying Clay Pigeon Shooting, Cotswold Shooting at Murcot, Broadway is only 16 miles away.
Horse Riding - Try Durham Farm Riding School for experienced qualified instructors and excellent facilities. There are many loved horses and ponies available to suit all ages and abilities.
Ballooning - Ballooning in the Cotswolds offers you the opportunity to fulfil ambitions or to share the experience of a lifetime. Drift slowly with the wind over the beauty of the Cotswold landscape and enjoy the unique combination of exhilaration and serenity that you will discover aboard a Hot Air Balloon Flight
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Vacum Cleaner
- Food Mixer
- Bedroom TV
- SkyTV or Free Sat/View
- Music System/CD/Radio
- I-Pod Dock
- Log/Multi Fuel Burner
- Oil Central Heating
- Hair Dryer
- Childs Cot
- Childs High Chair
- Baby monitor
- Baby Steriliser
- Baby's Potty and Changing Mat
- King Sized Bed
- Selection of DVD's
- Selection of Books and Games
- Enclosed Patio
- Garden Furniture
- On Road Parking
- Parking Nearby
- Four Poster Bed
Included In The Price
- Bed Linen
- Basic Kitchen Provisions
- Welcome Food Hamper
- Bottle of Wine
- In-House Beauty Treatments
- On site Chef
27th January and 3rd February 3 nights £490
Prices shown are for under 6 guests only and if there are over 6 then there is an extra charge of £100.
£15 booking fee applies to all bookings made.
Payments can be made by Cheque, Bank transfer or Credit/Debit Card over the phone.
"This cottage was 5 star on all counts from the decorative touches of the cottage to the cleanliness to the thoughtful welcome basket of all the essentials of bread, cheese, milk and wine. The kitchen is fully equipped. We cooked and fed the family of grandparents and young children and all ages in between and found all utensils necessary. Lovely areas set out for all ages. Well situated to visit many sites by car but also wonderful walks starting just outside of cottage. Would return in a heart beat. Would also highly recommend to friends."
"Wonderful Cottage really clean and well decorated! Well situated for Christmas shopping with great tea rooms and villages. Loved Sauna and Jacuzzi and made good use of it."
"Travelled with family and rented this cottage and another within the same company ( Odd Cottage). Everything about the house was fabulous. great for all the little extra's, especially the welcome pack. Owner was vey adaptable with the rental dates. Situated in a quiet village with lovely walks in the area and a great base to explore the Cotswolds. Would definiteley recommend and hope to visit again."
"Beautiful Cottage- warm, welcoming and very well equipped. Only downside was having to leave. Will definitely book again. Thank you."
Tel: 0845 838 5290 or 07714 230118