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OAK HOUSE NO. 1, Tetbury, Gloucestershire

At-a-Glance Guide

boutique hotel
3 suites (one with 2 bedrooms)
dining room, meals served en famille
sitting room with honesty bar
massage/beauty treatment room
secluded walled garden, outdoor lounge area
car parking
B&B from £345 per room (sleeping two) per night
Check in / out: 3pm / 11am

OAK HOUSE NO. 1, Tetbury, Gloucestershire


This Georgian townhouse, part of which dates from the late 17th century, is set in Tetbury’s finest square, The Chipping. It was probably originally built for a rich wool merchant, as this was once a famous wool town. In the past, it has been an antique shop, a book shop and even a restaurant.


Oak House No 1 is the family home of celebrated interior designers Gary Kennedy and his partner Nicola MacWilliam - but they now share it with up to eight guests.


Your hosts will offer a warm welcome, friendly service and all the bespoke touches they can muster to make you feel like a very special guest in a privately owned residence. There’s even a rack of Hunter wellies in the hall, and a supply of thick woolly socks, for those less-suitably shod for Cotswolds country pursuits.


As befits a period property in the antiques capital of the Cotswolds, there are plenty of antiques in Oak House No. 1’s opulent rooms, where walls are painted colours more often found in jewel boxes, and hung with a stunning collection of art, both contemporary and traditional. Artefacts collected by the owner on his travels add another element to this unique presentation.

You can pour drinks and make yourselves at home in the drawing room, with its large fireplace, book-lined walls and selection of newspapers and magazines to read in the comfort of deep sofas and wingback armchairs.

Dining in, en famille, with fellow guests and sometimes your hosts is an option – but must be booked along with your stay, or 48 hours in advance. The four-course set menus are prepared from fresh and, where possible, locally-sourced ingredients.

Bedrooms are big and indulgent; beds come with Frette linen sheets and cashmere throws – and you can choose from a pillow menu ranging from Siberian goose-down to hypo-allergenic. All suites have flatscreen TV, DVD/CD player (there’s a DVD library), iPod dock and free WiFi, as well as a fridge and a safe. On arrival, you’ll find a hand-written welcome note, and complimentary gift to take home, a silver tea set and home-made scones and cakes. Bathrooms boast the best in designer fittings – and two have Aqauvision TV to watch from the tub. Molton Brown products are provided for use during your stay, as are bathrobes and slippers.

The Garden View Suite is private, with its own corridor and garden view. Soft-toned, calm and elegant, this suite features superb quality antiques, whilst maintaining a contemporary feel. It has a king-size mahogany sleigh bed. The state-of-the-art bathroom has a deep bathtub.
B&B rate: £345 per room per night.

The red-walled Prince’s Suite is comfortable and traditional in style, with a mix of contemporary and period art. It features fine quality English antiques and a super-king-size four- poster bed. The bathroom is enriched by both porcelain tiles and warm red Bisazza mosaics. Taps are by Philippe Starck, and there is a built-in Aquavision TV.
B&B rate: £395 per room per night.

The Cavalier Suite, sleeping four, consists of two double bedrooms - the opulent Cavalier Bedroom Oak House No 1's most romantic room. It has a bespoke, four-poster bed upholstered in fine silks, with a hand-embroidered silk bed cover, and a sitting area with two comfortable armchairs. The bathroom features designer fittings, a power shower and a bath; and the book-lined Library Bedroom with views over the square. These two bedrooms share a huge, contemporary bathroom.
B&B rate: £495 per suite per night.

All rates are per suite per night, and include tax, breakfast and afternoon tea.

CANCELLATION POLICY: All cancellations must be received in writing. More than 14 days prior to arrival date: no charge; 14 days or less prior to arrival date: 100% charge.

...a range of beauty treatments, including facials, manicures, pedicures and massages - carried out by an independent beauty therapist, in the hotel’s downstairs treatment room – is offered, and must be requested and paid for when you make your reservation.

The walled rear garden is well-stocked with seating, tables and parasols for sunny days. Afternoon tea and scones can be served there.

On request, activities such as polo or shooting lessons, or car track days can be organised. Luxury bespoke picnic hampers serving 2,4,6 or 8 people, can be prepared (May to September) for events such as Badminton Horse Trials, or polo matches.

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