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THE OXBOW's grounds are idyllic, particularly for children who can make camp on the tee pee island or row the boat down to the Mill. You can enjoy the delights of a natural swimming pond, play croquet, badminton or table tennis or simply relax and savour the views. There is a stunning indoor swimming pool with steam room, and a fully equipped gym. The large organic kitchen garden can be freely plundered. This property has well equipped conference facility which is a perfect setting for a small corporate retreat. Daily housekeeping and a variety of catering options can be supplied.

The Details

Up to 18 adults

Main House Bedrooms  
5 bedrooms with king/Superking
1 bedroom with twin beds

Bathrooms Main House
Master suite bath/wetroom
4 en suite wet rooms
1 family bathroom

Apartment Bedrooms 
1 King size en suite wet room
1 twin

Bedroom beyond the pool
1 king or 4 kids dorm
En suite wet room

Bedroom above the barn 
1 Superking - wet room

Open fire
Indoor heated pool
Steam room
Kitchen Garden
Croquet Lawn 
Natural swimming pond
Trout Fishing
Camp fire.
Free range eggs.
steam room
Home cinema
Tee Pee Island
Sun loungers
BBQ [charcoal not supplied]
Laundry room

Sky HD
Sonos music system

Your Home Escape includes
Luxury Towels
Logs and kindling provided
Bathroom products

Make it extra special
Private chef
Spa treatments
Flowers and chocolates

Two cots available
Two highchairs available

[on request]

Arrive | Depart
4pm | 10 am

Additional information
Sorry, this property is not wheelchair accessible
Luxury towels provided for pool

Mobile Coverage


  • Gym
  • Heated swimming Pool
  • Hammam/steam room
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Fridge freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Private laundry facilities
  • Hair dryer
  • Wifi
  • TV
  • Sky + HD TV
  • Dedicated cinema room
  • DVD
  • Integrated sound system
  • Wood burner
  • Fireplace
  • Children welcome
  • Cot/high chair available
  • Dogs allowed
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • BBQ
  • Walking
  • Horse riding
  • Golf
  • Fishing
  • Tourist attractions

This beautiful property is luxuriously designed and furnished. THE OXBOW is a place destined to create happy memories for a well deserved holiday with special friends and family that will last forever.
This unique property is early 19th Century injected with lively and exciting design from the new, reclaimed and specially commissioned furniture to the bespoke wallpaper and lighting.
This property has been designed for with all ages in mind with playful touches like the tipi for camping in the grounds and the natural swimming pond, tranquil hillside views and exquisite features such as the luxury indoor pool.

The grounds at THE OXBOW offer a variety of options for the whole family. On the lawn below the terrace you can set up croquet or badminton. There is a natural swimming pond , a river to row on, or to fish for trout.

Beyond the river and over one of the two bridges there are walkways cut into the hill amongst trees and ancient ferns and in the spring it is bluebell heaven.
There is an island with a Tee Pee and a pizza oven, a camping area , and a play area with swings and a trampoline. Sit on the terrace and listen to your children as they create adventures , crossing the river by a rope bridge, setting up camp and toasting marshmallows on the camp fire. Towards the field barn is a fenced off field with some sheep and chickens...feel free to pick up your breakfast eggs.

The gym is well equipped with professional Life Fitness equipment.The equipment includes
Treadmill, Exercise  bike, X  trainer, Multi  gym, Free weights, Kettle bells, Medicine Balls

Measures 10m by 5m and is heated like the rest of the house by a combination of wood (from the grounds), air and sun.
The infinity edge overlooks the kitchen garden and the hills that frame THE OXBOW house view
There is also an 8 person steam room, Luxury Towels are provided.

Kitchen Garden and the fruits of this labour can be harvested at your leisure [subject to availability]. Such like red/green lettuce, salad leaves/flowers inc nasturtium, borage, rocket, mizuna, beet, sorrel, spring onions red/green, garlic, french beans, sugar snaps, mange tout, carrots, potatoes, beet root, chard, various herbs inc, parsley, sage, rosemary & thyme, basil, coriander, some chilies.
Fruits such as strawberries inc. wild woodland varieties, raspberries, blueberries(ripening)and white/red/black currants, rhubarb, and peaches.

If you have never swum in a natural swimming pond you are in for a treat. Fed by THE OXBOW's very own spring water (which also supplies the rest of the house) and kept in perfect balance by the plants , swimming in drinking water, surrounded by nature ,is a real pleasure.
There are three access points...a little 'beach', a jetty and a diving rock and carved into the hill below the pool is a changing room and shower
Down by the river there is an area for kids to explore and make camp...there's a Tee Pee on the island (an ox bow lake for those that remember their Geography lessons), and rope bridges, swings and trampolines as well as a camp fire area under cover of a parachute suspended from the trees.
If you sit by the river for long enough you might see an otter or some fresh water crayfish. And you can fish for (small) brown trout.
Bridges across the river lead you to paths cut into the banks and a trail around the grounds.

Down by the river there is an area for children to explore and make camp...there's a Tee Pee on the island (an ox bow lake for those that remember their Geography lessons), and rope bridges, swings and trampolines as well as a camp fire area under cover of a parachute suspended from the trees.
If you sit by the river for long enough you might see an otter or some fresh water crayfish. And you can fish for (small) brown trout.
Bridges across the river lead you to paths cut into the banks and a trail around the grounds.

The Barn attached to the Pool and Gym has been converted to provide facilities for a small conference or away day retreat. There is a fully connected 60 inch plasma, sonos music system, a soft seating area and a boardroom table with seating for up to 16 people. There are white boards as well and across the corridor to the main room an office with 2 workstations if people need to plug into the office.
For personal bookings the conference area becomes a great home cinema. There is also two sky HD accounts and a full package of channels on offer.

ROOM CONFIGURATION:  All bar one of the bedrooms have en suite wet rooms and there is a standalone family bathroom. Luxury towels and a selection of bathroom products are there to be used but not taken away! We will talk to you about your preferred configuration. 6 bedrooms in the main house, all king or super king bar one twin. There is an 'apartment' which has sleeping for up to 4. A large bedroom beyond the pool can be used as a king size room or turned into a kids 'dorm' with 4 beds. Finally, there is a super king bedroom above the barn.

The Home Escape THE OXBOW Testimonials

Heaven on Earth

One of those magical places you will never be able to adequately describe to anyone. If you are hesitating at all to come here, don’t. It will be an experience you will never forget. I know we won’t. Thank you...for taking such excellent care of us. We will definitely be back.




Seaside Paradise

Portuguese paradise. Ten minute walk to a sparkling clean and uncrowded beach and easy access to the small town for shopping and dining. The house itself is tastefully appointed with a homey warmth, no details were spared, including cozy blankets everywhere, indoor and outdoor dining spots, pool toys, beach towels, fully equipped kitchen and so much more. The roof top pool was perfect for post-beach/pre-dinner cocktails!  We had reserved bikes that were waiting in the drive on arrival, arranged for a massage therapist to visit the house for massages, and helped with difficult restaurant reservations in Lisbon. The house is perfectly situated for a family vacation, enough community space for everyone to gather but then also enough individual space for each to have time alone. 

We will return!


August 2015 I THE SAND I Portugal

The perfect hideaway

My girlfriend and I were looking for a pre Valentines get away and spent hours trawling through various holiday rentals online before coming across the beautiful Pavilion. All of my questions and queries about the property were answered in great detail and Pavla was happy to go the extra mile by pre-booking restaurants, taxis for our stay. Located in a private hamlet, this is a perfect hideaway for couples or families to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and to slip back to nature. The property itself has everything you could think of and more! The owners have spent a lot of time and love in making this a very special place to stay. The video tour gave us a great taste of what to expect but it’s not until you are in the Pavilion you get a real sense of luxury and feel immediately relaxed. All of the facilities were of the highest standard and my girlfriend and I made sure we made the most of the sauna, steam room and we also booked the Hot Tub which is must!!!! There are various different spa treatments available, which I would highly recommend if you were planning a relaxing getaway and again the service was fantastic. We had the most amazing time staying at the Pavilion and we can’t wait to return in the summer. 

Jon & Jess - THE PAVLION

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