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THE OXBOW

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THE OXBOW West Dorset UK

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

Sleeps
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

Features
Open fire
Indoor heated pool
Steam room
Gym
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
Parking

Connectivity
WiFi
Sky HD
Sonos music system

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

Make it extra special
Private chef
Spa treatments
Flowers and chocolates
Champagne
Chauffeur

Children
Two cots available
Two highchairs available

Pets
[on request]

Arrive | Depart
4pm | 10 am

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

Mobile Coverage
O2 

Facilities

  • 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
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

THE POOL 
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.

THE WALLED GARDEN.
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.

NATURAL SWIMMING POND
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.

TEE PEE ISLAND
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.

CONFERENCE CENTRE
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

 

Very cosy cottage

Thank you for our wonderful stay in this very cosy cottage!! We ha a very nice week with good weather and great shopping in Bath!
Go for a nice coffee in the Chapel in Bruton and have a nice lunch or dinner after a visit to the Hauser & Wirth Gallery!

Mike & Edwin; Netherlands | Nov 2015

"Understated Luxury"

The Homestead itself and its gardens are the absolute jewel in the crown. It is the most beautiful property. The house has been superbly finished in an understated luxe way with high end finishes. It's well equipped in every way and a treat, when self catering, to still have someone come in and make your bed for you! There are plenty of verandahs, balconies and hideaways to allow you to escape when you need to, not to mention the extensive and beautifully maintained grounds, but with a kitchen table and outdoor table enough for a big group to sit around, there is plenty of opportunity for coming together...Most especially, we loved staying in luxury without feeling the need to dress for dinner and without having to share it with the masses - in fact without having to share it at all. It was the perfect combination for our family. We will certainly return!!

 

Anne and John Roberts I THE MAIN HOUSE I nz

I am not entirely sure I want to share this gem with anyone else

First off this is the first time I have bothered to review a holiday accommodation and secondly I am not entirely sure I want to share this gem with anyone else. But in the spirit in which we were received by the most gracious hosts of THE PLANTATION I feel duty bound to take the time to give credit where it is due.

The property itself is of course stunning. Look at the pictures. It does not disappoint in the flesh and nor is it photographed omitting noisy neighbours or ugly views. Secluded, subtle and an oasis of peaceful calm. Most previous reviews mention the fireflies on the lawn of an evening. I now understand why. Impossible to put into words or indeed film or photograph. What most don’t mention is the incredible calm of early morning there.

Good architectural fore thought meant my family of five ‘lived’ easily in this space. The space works very well. Location wise very convenient for Merida and the week barely gave us time to scratch the surface of all the sites within day trip distance. Utterly genuine honest hosts who are as enthused by the houses as we were. A rare find and a true ‘keeper’.

 

Adrian, England UK - THE PLANTATION

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