You may have seen my previous post about my 30th birthday celebrations and read how I’d stayed at the Oak House near Bath. As my post was a round up of the whole weekend I didn’t delve into the property and it’s surroundings much so this is exactly what I’m going to do here.
Albeit pitch black when we arrived at the little wooden house it was all lit up thanks to owners Jane and Kieran who’d left both external and internal lights on for us. As we walked in the door the first thing I spotted was the Happy Birthday banner which was such a lovely gesture and a tray of G&T’s alongside a welcome note – such a personal touch and very much appreciated.
Next up it was time to explore; from the well equipped kitchen to the pristine shower room and the (very comfy) king size bed. Every inch so well decorated and clearly the interior has been thought about extensively. There were also many hanging pictures associated with London, from the Underground in the living area to Kew Gardens in the bedroom which seemed so personal from the owners history which I liked.
There are so many great little touches around the cabin; the local tips book where the owners encourage guests to leave a comment or two to help future visitors, the left over corks in the beams all personalised from previous trips (we added one also!), the colouring book where each guest fills in a page, and even hot water bottles for those chilly nights.
It wasn’t until the morning when we were able to take in the breathtaking views of the Cotswolds which the cabin overlooks. They simply were stunning, and although it wasn’t so clear that we could see the Breacon Beacons, we could see a fair distance and it was beautiful nonetheless.
Round the other side of the house is the driveway and for the first time we were able to really appreciate the craftsmanship that clearly had gone into making this wooden structure a home.
The house is situated in what feels like the middle of nowhere which is great but you do have a couple neighbours in the vicinity (not that you’d ever know!) and Bath is only a 10 minute car journey.
I don’t think I could recommend The Oak House more if you are looking for a rural escape with a little luxury and a hop, skip and a jump to the city.
Oh and there is cat around called Jimmy, although, he didn’t make an appearance during our stay – much to the sadness of my husband!
I do hope to return again in the future and in the meantime explore more of what Canopy & Stars have to offer!