Oak House No. 1
- At a Glance
- Our Review
A complimentary gift in your room to take home, plus tea and cakes on arrival.
Glossy guesthouse blending rustic with rock star glam
Oak House No 1 rocks. Step inside this luxurious Georgian townhouse in the Cotswolds, and walk into a Chelsea designer den of jewel colours, lavish artworks and chic furnishings that’s bursting with visual Wow.
From Our Guestbook
"We had a wonderful stay at Oak House No.1. The quality of the accommodation was exceptional. It was like staying…"Gilly H, London. Stayed March 2011
Know It All
Hit the spot
In the market town of Tetbury – antiques capital of the Cotswolds.
Come here for...
Plenty of rock-chic sparkle – previous guests include singers, actors and showbiz types. Designer furnishings and flamboyant art. Complimentary cream tea on arrival.
There's a delightful walled garden for al fresco drinks or tea.
Good to know
It’s for those who like their decor theatrical, rather than demure.
Three suites and one double room.
Rooms are done out to the highest spec with cashmere throws, super-luxurious Frette or Ralph Lauren sheets complete with a pillow menu, iPod dock, Sky TV, DVD/CD player, silver tea set with cakes, and fluffy robes. You'll also find a complimentary gift to take home. The Cavalier Suite has an Aquavision TV for decadent soaks.
Bed down in the glamorous and opulent Cavalier bedroom, complete with four poster bed dressed in silks, fireplace and Murano glass. This can be booked with the adjacent book-lined Library room to form a two-bedroom suite. The Prince's suite has scarlet walls and huge four poster bed, while the light and bright Garden suite (our favourite) has a country-house feel.
Eat & Drink
No evening meals are served, but your hosts will be happy to recommend some great local eateries.
Just two minutes away is The Chef’s Table, a friendly bistro where you can watch a Michelin starred chef at work. The Tunnel House in Tetbury is another good choice, while for a traditional country pub head to The Wild Duck Inn at Ewen.
See & Do
The market town of Tetbury is laden with antique shops (25 in total) and assorted foodie emporia. Prince Charles lives close by, so be sure to pop into the Highgrove shop on Long street or visit the Duchy Home Farm to stock up on organic eats.
Westonbirt Arboretum is just a few miles away – and perfect for summer picnics – as is the Beaufort polo club. There are Hunter wellies in the hallway ready for country walks, and your hosts will be happy to arrange polo outings, shooting lessons or car track days, with a champagne picnic to take with you.
For traditional British eccentricity, check out the Tetbury Woolsack race. Teams race each up a hill carrying a sack of wool.
April – September.
Move into High Society at Beaufort Polo Club which runs a series of high profile matches the summer months.
It doesn’t get much more Christmassy than the illuminations at Westonbirt Arboretum and the festive market in nearby Bath.
A complimentary gift in your room to take home, plus tea and cakes on arrival.Book Now
ESSENTIAL INFORates Guide
GBP 255 - 295Check In
11:00Minimum Night Stay
Open all year.Air Conditioning
No – Oak House No 1 has been designed strictly with grown ups in mind.Pets
The Chipping, Tetbury GL8 8EU.Parking
There is free parking for guests outside the house.Trains
Kemble station –five miles.Taxis
GBP 15 from the station, or GBP 40 from the airport.Airport
Bristol International – 40 miles.