This was our second stay, a family get-together with the four 'grown-ups' in the New Lodge and the (by now grown-up) 'children' staying in the Coach House. Both houses are beautifully decorated, bright and very comfortable. We had all the facilities and cooking equipment we needed, and the estate and the buildings around it are so peaceful and beautiful, and everything so well-kept. In spite of some stormy and rainy weather we were able to get out for excellent walks, which included Braunston and the canals. Last year we enjoyed a tournament on the tennis court - this year it was jig-saws and games indoors, but the facilities are there to suit a range of tastes. And the owners are friendly and helpful, there when you need them, but never intrusive. I would highly recommend this wonderful holiday let!
This was our second family get together, using the Coach House for six young adults (would sleep 8) and the peaceful New Lodge as a retreat for the 4 oldies. A wonderful combination, with Coach House easily big enough for us all to eat and socialise together. Wonderful canal walks and pubs right out the front door, cars not used all weekend. The bonus was the tennis court on site to work off the wonderful farm beef (a must order!). Annie is a great host, her welcome hampers most generous- and her brownies are extraordinary! The lovely comments in the guest book say it all.
With nine of us friends flying in for a wedding in the countryside, the Coach House was the perfect home away from home. From the minute we stepped through the front door we knew we were going to love our stay. The house was beautiful, spacious, clean and very well maintained. Annie and her family were so friendly and accommodating and had thought of absolutely everything we could possibly need (including a welcome gift with the most delicious homemade brownies, wine and more to ensure our weekend started on a high). From walks in the stunning garden and the early morning tennis sessions, to the gracious hosts I didn’t want to leave. Couldn’t recommend this place more!
This was my second visit to the Coach House (the first being in August 2014 when it was fab too). We were two families with five children and had a wonderful stay over New Year. After a short jorney (less than 2hrs from London) we arrived to a warm and snug house, and a generous hamper including wine, fresh eggs and homemade mince pies which was a lovely touch, and showed how 'properly' things are done here. The same generosity of spirit extends to the heating, kitchen supplies, comfy beds and quality furnishings. It feels like a home from home rather than a rental property. We enjoyed playing board games in front of the log burner, walking around the grounds and seeing all the interesting sights (cows, bottom-baring goblin etc) and seeing the farm animals. Our children loved the chickens and the pony, and there was plenty for them to do without getting in the car and driving anywhere. There is a small gated garden for The Coach House, perfect to let the kids outside for a bit! We had a lovely walk through the fields and down the canal for a great pub lunch at The Admiral Nelson. There is really loads to see and do if you are looking for a low-key getaway. Warwick Castle is only half an hour away and Bicester Village was under an hour in the car. Thank you so much Annie for a really lovely and relaxing break over New Year - we will definitely be back!