Foxtrot House is a eco living friendly cottage in a secluded & gated holiday home nature reserve. Our home is right on the bank of the infant River Thames. Organic starter pack included :)
The cottage has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms (1 ensuite), an open plan living area with inglenook fireplace and log burning stove. With access to an outdoor heated pool (Apr-Oct), lakes for boating,swimming & fishing, tennis court, sauna & childrens play area, it makes the ideal rural retreat all year round.
We offer our guests use of our own holiday home, which we have furnished as a family home in modern country chic style. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
We believe in green living and the cottage generates more power then it consumes thanks to roof sited solar panels. We use organic and fair trade products, and as our guest we are delighted to welcome you with an organic starter pack with treats, some basics and some Eco friendly cleaning products.
The scenic lakes are rich in nature and wildlife, with plenty of opportunity for boating and fishing, while cyclists and runners can take advantage of the fresh clean air away from busy traffic, thanks to a network of private footpaths. Bike, canoe, kayak and paddle board hire is available (subject to water temperature).
Our four bedrooms are comprised of an ensuite (with electric power shower) King double, a queen double (with beautiful lake views), a single (with extra trundle bed) and a twin single bunk bed room (again with extra trundle although that would make it super cosy indeed).
Bedding is included, with each bed being made up with pillows and duvet, and a large number of extra blankets available in the linen cupboard in case you want to be extra snuggly!
There is a family bathroom upstairs (bath and hand held shower) and a WC downstairs, added to the ensuite making 2.5 bathrooms. A toilet roll is provided in each bathroom, and a hand towel and hand soap is left in each bathroom. A larger towel will also be provided for each booked guest.
Downstairs we have an open plan living room and dining room plus a kitchen with separate doors (useful to keep the cooking scents in if you want to!). The dining table normally seats 6 but we can add an extension leaf for larger parties to enable seating for up to 8 adults (and possibly a couple extra little folks!).
The kitchen is stocked with a fan oven, electric hob, coffee maker, coffee press, fridge, freezer, microwave and enough crockery and cutlery for 8 adults and 2 additional children. Basic cooking supplies like mixing bowls, roasting trays, pots, pans and a hand blender are all included, as are store cupboard basics like salt, pepper, tea, coffee and some common dried herbs and spices
Outside we have a cute and well maintained decking area where you can sit in a hanging chair, breakfast at an outdoor table or even lie and relax on one of our two rattan sunloungers.
Feel free to enjoy a bbq (bbq provided, charcoal available in onsite store or local shops), dining right beside the infant Thames which babbles along the side of the house.
You have Sky TV including the movie channels, wifi and of course dishwasher and washing machine. Every rental includes a convenience pack with 7 dishwasher tablets and 3 washing machine capsules as well as a bottle of washing up liquid.
As a few extra touches we have a small selection of books and DVDs available for big folks, plus a few toys (inc 3 kids bikes and two scooters) for little folks.
We also provide use of one adult's bike free of charge. Additional adult and kids bikes can be hired on site.
Sport fishing is free on site, subject to lake rules, and guests are advised to ensure they have the appropriate anglers licence to avail of this facility should they wish to do so.
Interaktion mit Gästen
To give you your privacy we operate a self service check-in via key safe as standard but on request a personal check in can be arranged
Check in time in arrival day is from 3pm, check out on final day is by 11am. If the house has no other guests arriving on your check out day, or if it is made up and free on your check in day, we will however endeavour to be as flexible as we can for you!
Weitere wichtige Infos
There is a village pub about 10 mins walk away, while Cirencester and its wide range of shops, restaurants and places of interest is about 10 mins drive away.
We want to keep the property accessible to and enjoyable by all so unfortunately we cannot accommodate pets or smoking. Children however are very welcome!
Booking length is normally a 7 night minimum, but shorter stays may considered on request outside of school holidays / half terms.
Heating & Electricity included, as is a hair dryer and hair straighteners. Travel Cot, toddler bed guard, baby bouncer and/or High Chair can be supplied.
Please note that due to site rules hen and stag parties cannot be accommodated. All guests are required to sign a form which, we will return to the site office on your behalf, acknowledging site regulations and accepting accountability for adherence to requirements on safety and conduct
I am Northern Irish by birth, though currently residing in Scotland for large parts of the year. I enjoy a varied and active lifestyle and love homes with personality and quirky features!