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Wellacres House

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Arrival

Where We Are

Wellacres House
between Blockley and Paxford
nr Moreton-in-Marsh,
Gloucestershire
GL56 9LH

Check-in & Check-out

Check-in 4pm
Check-out 10am
Check-out for Sundays 4pm
Main contact Alison – 07906290961

 

Getting To Us

Directions

Via M40

  • At junction 8, take the exit A40 to Oxford/Cheltenham
  • At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto North Way/A40
  • At the roundabout, take the 4th exit onto Woodstock Rd/A44
  • At the next roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on Woodstock Rd/A44
  • At the next roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on Woodstock Rd/A44
  • Travel up the hill through Bourton-on-the-Hill.
  • At the top of the hill, opposite the petrol station, turn right signed to Blockley.
  • Drive down the hill and through Blockley, staying on the same road.
  • Shortly after leaving the village you pass a left hand turn signed to Chipping Campden and Northwick Park. Do not take this but carry straight on.
  • Look out for a telegraph pole on the left. The drive to Wellacres House is on the left about 30 yards after this. Look out for the house sign.
  • The house is set back from the road up a long drive and at night is floodlit. If you reach Paxford you have gone too far – please turn around and look out for the house on your right.

Via M5

  • At junction 9, take the A438/A46 exit and take the 3rd exit onto A46
  • Continue on Broadway Rd. Take Hinton Rd. to A44
  • Travel West on the A44 to Moreton-in-Marsh. As you come into the town you reach a double miniroundabout.
  • Turn left at the first mini-roundabout, then right at the second onto the A44, signed to Evesham.
  • Travel up the hill through Bourton-on-the-Hill. At the top of the hill, opposite the petrol station, turn right signed to Blockley. Drive down the hill and through Blockley, staying on the same road.
  • Shortly after leaving the village you pass a left hand turn signed to Chipping Campden and Northwick Park. Do not take this but carry straight on.
  • Look out for a telegraph pole on the left. The drive to Wellacres House is on the left about 30 yards after this. Look out for the house signs.
  • The house is set back from the road up a long drive and at night is floodlit. If you reach Paxford you have gone too far – please turn around and look out for the house on your right.
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Best postcode to use for sat-nav GL56 9LH
Nearest train station Moreton-in-Marsh (10 minute drive)
Nearest airport Birmingham (60 minute drive)
Taxis ETC, Moreton-in-Marsh – 01608 650343

Cotswold Taxis – 07710 117471


Cooking & Dining

Chef & Catering Services

  • Dineindulge
    A unique & truly special private chef experience brought direct to you. Combining a personal chef hire service with restaurant quality cuisine, Dineindulge is designed to be affordable, accessible & simple to book for anyone
    www.dineindulge.co.uk/?ref_code=KATETOMS
  • Côte at Home
    Get bistro-quality food delivered to your door. From starters, mains and desserts, to picnics, breakfasts and barbecue favourites – the professional chefs at Côte at Home can freshly prepare a wide range of dishes, which you can simply serve up, or pop in the oven or microwave to heat. That means less time spent prepping and cooking, and more time enjoying your holiday!
  • The Holistic Chef
    The Holistic Chef, Jamie Raftery, can offer bespoke menus to suit all occasions and dietary requirements. He has also worked alongside some of the best chefs, including Gordon Ramsay and Heston Blumenthal.
    www.holisticchef.co.uk | 07585 708693

Great Places to Eat & Drink

Pubs

  • The Great Western Arms
    We are family, rambler and dog friendly Pub situated at the very heart of Blockley village. We are offering you a great selection of local ales, spirits and fresh homemade food.
    Station Rd, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 9DT (5 minute drive)
    www.thegreatwesternarmsblockley.co.uk | 01386700362
  • The Ebrington Arms
    We are widely acclaimed as being one of the country’s finest inns, being at the centre of The Cotswolds, and in a hidden idyllic village
    May Ln, Ebrington, Chipping Campden GL55 6NH (10 minute drive)
    www.theebringtonarms.co.uk | 01386593223
  • The Howard Arms Illmington
    Peacefully overlooking the old chestnut tree on the green, it lies in the heart of the idyllic village of Ilmington. Inside, the fire crackles and the bar bustles with locals and visitors drinking from our carefully chosen selection of ales, beers and wine. Our award-winning chef has created a menu of top-quality pub favourites alongside imaginative starters, mains and irresistible puddings. There are 8 spoiling bedrooms, full of comfort and character with a hearty breakfast included in the price. The atmosphere is warm and easy-going, and the staff are renowned for their friendliness and efficiency
    Lower Green, Ilmington, Shipston-on-Stour, Ilmington, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 4LT (15 minute drive)
    www.howardarms.com | 01608682226
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Restaurants

  • Michael’s Mediterranean Restaurant
    Dine in relaxed surroundings with the warm ambience of open fires in the winter, or on our pretty terrace in the summer. We offer traditional Greek cuisine, complemented by modern, Mediterranean dishes.  From an array of Mezze dishes, fresh fish, seafood and seasonal daily specials, to our renowned “Marathona” fillet steaks; all our ingredients are locally-sourced where possible.
    High St, Chipping Campden GL55 6AG (10 minute drive)
    www.michaelsmediterranean.co.uk | 01386840826
  • The Ebrington Arms
    Pub food in The Cotswolds reaches very high standards and our kitchen has a reputation and awards for serving some of the finest. The Cotswolds is a very fertile area for fresh and seasonal produce and we aim to source the best there is. Coupled with our bar, excellent beers and a varied wine list, we’re permanently on our toes to ensure we’re at the forefront of the best pub food in The Cotswolds
    May Ln, Ebrington, Chipping Campden GL55 6NH (10 minute drive)
    www.theebringtonarms.co.uk | 01386593223
  • Amore Shipston-On-Stour Italian
    Here at Amore Italian Restaurant we take pride in our quality food with a warm inviting atmosphere and excellent selection of Italian wines.
    3 New St, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 4EW (15 minute drive)
    www.amore-shipston.co.uk | 01608663939
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Takeaways

  • Mermaid Fish Bar
    Fish & Chips take away
    23 High St, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0AF (10 minute drive)
    01608651391
  • The Spice Room
    Indian Cuisine
    3 Oxford St, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0LA (10 minute drive)
    www.spicerooms.co.uk/spice-room-moreton.htm | 01608654204

 

Shopping for Food

Convenience Stores

  • One Stop
    High St, Chipping Campden GL55 6AT (10 minute drive)
  • Londis
    Five Mile Dr, Bourton-on-the-Hill, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 9TE (10 minute drive)
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Supermarkets

  • Tesco
    Fosse Way, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cheltenham GL54 1BX (20 minute drive)
  • Sainsbury’s
    12-14 Market St, Chipping Norton OX7 5NA (25 minute drive)
  • Aldi
    Stow Rd, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0DS (10 minute drive)
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Butchers

  • R & D Walker Butchers
    24 High St, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0AF (10 minute drive)
    www.facebook.com | 01608651002
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Wine Merchant

Bakery & Delicatessen

  • Le Petit Croissant Bakery
    Lower Clopton Farm, Upper Quinton, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 8LQ (15 minute drive)
    www.lpcbakery.co.uk | 07814422576
  • Otis & Belle
    2, Old Market Way, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0AJ (10 minute drive)
    www.otisandbelle.co.uk | 01608654176
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Farmers Market

  • Banbury Farmers’ Market
    1st Friday of every Month
    Market Pl, Banbury OX16 5UH (45 minute drive)
    www.cherwell.gov.uk | 01295221916
  • Farmer’ Market Rother Street
    Open Monday – Saturday
    The Lamplighter, UK, Rother St, Stratford-upon-Avon (30 minute drive)

 

Things to Do

  • Cotswold Tours & Travel
    Tour company offering 35 unique luxury experiences across the Cotswolds and South West of England. From sheepdog demonstrations, private house and estate tours, private falconry experiences on their family farm, private castle and garden tours, blacksmith experiences, farming experiences in the countryside, learning how to play polo and even baking an afternoon tea in a cottage are just a few experiences Cotswold Tours & Travel can offer.
  • 6 Wellesley Close Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0FH
    www.cotswoldtoursandtravel.com | (0)7832 915871
  • Clayzer
  • Laser clay pigeon shooting is a great way to enhance your event and give your guests or clients a great experience. It can be hired by the day, or by the half day. With 3 separate systems located in the UK, CLAYZER laser clay pigeon shooting is now able to provide 3 mobile laser clay pigeon shooting systems that we bring to your location to be used at your different events and activities.
    www.clayzer.co.uk | 07983 979696/ 07887 626522
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Indoor

Outdoor

  • Turpins Lodge Riding School
    Turpins Lodge Riding School, Tadmarton Heath Road, Hook Norton OX15 5DQ
    www.turpinslodge.co.uk | 01608737033
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On the Water

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Walking & Cycling

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Pampering

  • Glo Pamper
    For pampering in the comfort of your property. A range of treatments available from a local therapist including massage, pedicure, manicure, etc. To book please use the contact details below and quote ‘kate & toms’. Guests are advised to book well in advance.
    www.glo-pamper.co.uk | 020 7096 0385
  • Bamford Wellness Spa
    Bamford Haybarn, Daylesford, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0YG
    www.bamford.com | 01608731703
  • Yahra Yoga Studio
    Orchard House, Evesham Rd, Broadway WR12 7HU
    www.yahra.co.uk | 01386831937

 

Top Places to Visit

Historic Buildings

  • Curfew Tower
    4c Oxford St, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0LE
  • Morton-in-Marsh & Batsford War Memorial
    21 Fosse Way, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0AY
  • Toddington Manor
    Toddington, Cheltenham GL54 5DN
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Stately Homes & Gardens

  • Bourton House Garden
    Bourton-on-the-Hill, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 9AE
    www.bourtonhouse.com | 01386700754
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Places to Shop

  • Evesham
    20 Merstow Grn, Evesham WR11 4BD – Carp Park
  • Chipping Campden
    Back Ends, Chipping Campden GL55 6AW – Car Park

 

Top Things to Do for Children

Indoor

  • Warehouse Climbing & Caving Centre
    Parliament St, Gloucester GL1 1HY
    www.the-warehouse.co.uk | 01452302351
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Outdoor

  • Children’s Playground
    A44, Chipping Norton OX7, UK
  • Broadway Activity Park
    69 High St, Broadway WR12 7DP

 

Useful Information

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • Sleeps up to 1, with room for a couple more
  • 7 bedrooms
  • Three en-suite, One family bathroom
Bedrooms Sleeps Beds Features
Bedroom 1 2 King/Twin*
Bedroom 2 2 King/Twin* En-suite
Bedroom 3 2 Twin Access via Bedroom 2
Bedroom 4 2 King/Twin*
Bedroom 5 3 King/Twin* + Single En-suite
Bedroom 6 3 King/Twin* + Single En-suite
Bedroom 7 2 King/Twin* Ground Floor
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Cooking and Dining

  • Dining table seats 16 guests comfortably
  • Range cooker with electric oven
  • Five burner gas hob
  • Large American style fridge/freezer, fridge freezer and small fridge in Utility
  • 2 Dishwashers
  • Microwave & toaster
  • 2 Cafetieres
  • Gas BBQ – gas provided
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Children Welcome

  • Toys, books and games for children
  • Three travel cots available – linen not provided
  • Three high chairs available
  • Swings and trampoline
  • Swimming pool is fenced, entered through lockable gate
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Accessibility

  • 1 Ground floor bedroom available
  • Ground floor WC
  • Step free access into property
  • Step access throughout / Step free access throughout ground floor
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Inside

  • 50” Smart TV
  • DVD Player
  • i-Pod Dock
  • Library of books
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Outside

  • Heated swimming pool, open from April to September
  • Hot tub, seating 6
  • Croquet, Cricket, Footballs, Swings and Trampoline
  • Six acres of gardens
  • Outside tables and chairs on terrace
  • Games room with table tennis, table football and pool table
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House Restrictions

  • Hen parties welcome
  • Three dogs welcome at £40 per dog – pet policy in place
  • Sorry, no fireworks
  • Noise policy in place
  • Sorry, no additional day guests permitted
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What’s Included

  • Linen, towels and essentials
  • Use of washing machine & tumble dryer
  • Hairdryers
  • Please bring your own pool/hot tub towels
  • Additional housekeeping available at additional fee

Virtual Tour

  • With a few clicks you can be leisurely making your way through living rooms, bedrooms, dining rooms, kitchens and bathrooms – the whole house in all its beauty waiting for you to step on in for an effortless and insightful virtual tour.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE TOUR


 

Swimming Pool Use

We hope you’ll enjoy using the swimming pool. We want to make sure it is as safe as possible for everyone, so we ask all guests to ensure that the following guidelines are respected. These guidelines are designed to meet basic health and safety regulations, so ensure that all members of your party have read the rules regarding the use of the pool.

  1. Swimming costumes are obligatory and you will need to bring your own towels unless otherwise stated.
  2. You must shower before entering the swimming pool to remove any skin oils, make-up, hair products etc.
  3. Outdoor shoes and coats must be taken off around the pool area.
  4. No alcohol or smoking is allowed in the swimming pool.
  5. Do not bring any form of glass into the pool area.
  6. Do not bring in any electrical equipment into the swimming pool area where you could be in contact with water.
  7. Children must be supervised in and around the swimming pool and must not use it without an adult present.
  8. For outdoor pools, please keep noise levels to an acceptable level – please be mindful that there are neighbouring properties in close proximity.
  9. It is safer and more enjoyable to use the pool with another person. We advise against using the pool alone without a member of your group knowing of your whereabouts.
  10. Please note you must not use the swimming pool if you are suffering from an infectious disease or you have an open wound or sore that cannot be covered by a waterproof plaster.
  11. You must not use the swimming pool within 48 hours of suffering any stomach illness.

 

Hot Tub Use

We hope you’ll enjoy using the hot tub. We want to make sure it is as safe as possible for everyone, so we ask all guests to ensure that the following guidelines are respected. These guidelines are designed to meet basic health and safety regulations, so ensure that all members of your party have read the rules regarding the use of the hot tub.

1. Swimming costumes are obligatory and you may need to bring your own towels
2. You must shower before entering the hot tub to remove any skin oils, make-up, hair products etc. This is vital to ensure a clean and healthy hot tub. If this rule is abused the hot tub may need to be closed for several days so that the water can be thoroughly refreshed. In the event of closure, no refund will be made and cleaning costs will be charged to your party.
3. Outdoor shoes and coats must be taken off around the hot tub area.
4. No alcohol or smoking is allowed in the hot tub.
5. Do not bring any form of glass into the hot tub area.
6. Do not bring in any electrical equipment into the hot tub area where you could be in contact with water.
7. Before using the hot tub, please take out the chlorine dispenser. Put it back in when everyone has left the hot tub.
8. Do not over-occupy the hot tub as this will lead to water spillage and will cause the hot tub to stop working. This is because the filter needs to be covered with water to work.
9. Children must be supervised in and around the hot tub and must not use it without an adult present. Some children can overheat; please seek medical advice if this occurs.
10. Please keep noise levels to an acceptable level. The hot tub is a place of peace and relaxation – be mindful that there are neighbouring properties.
11. It is safer and more enjoyable to use the hot tub with another person. We advise against using the hot tub alone without a member of your group knowing of your whereabouts.
12. On leaving the hot tub, please switch off all jets and lights and make sure that the hot tub is sealed with the cover provided.
13. Please note that you must not use the hot tub if you are suffering from an infectious disease or you have an open wound or sore that cannot be covered by a waterproof plaster.
14. You must not use the hot tub within 48 hours of suffering any stomach illness.
15. Certain medical conditions can be affected by the hot tub, particularly those involving extremes of temperature. You are advised to consult your doctor if you are pregnant or suffer from any of the following: heart disease; circulatory problems; high or low blood pressure; diabetes; or any other condition that affects your body’s ability to react to heat.
16. Prevent taking any medication which may affect your circulation or your ability to react to heat.

Noise Policy

The house is set in private grounds but we do have neighbours whose needs we respect – and who are used to enjoying a peaceful, tranquil environment in this lovely location. We therefore ask all our guests to show consideration to the environment and our neighbours in all matters, and especially with regard to noise.To help ensure everyone’s holiday goes well, we ask you to respect the following noise rules:

  1. After 11pm please use the terraces and gardens around the house as quiet areas.
  2. Please do not set up music systems outside the house.
  3. Please limit any loud music playing inside the house so it cannot be heard outside.
  4. Please show consideration for our neighbours in the early morning and late evening.
  5. If you are having any deliveries or ordering taxis please ensure they have clear directions.

The vast majority of our guests will of course behave with great consideration to our neighbours and would never intend to offend but observing our noise policy will remove any potential for the harmonious environment to be disturbed.


Pet Policy

Should you be bringing a pet with you on your stay, you must comply with the below policy and rules that the owner has in place. This policy applies to all pets and not just dogs.

  1. You must not allow the pet upstairs, on the bed or other furniture
  2. The pet must sleep downstairs either in the utility room or another appropriate room with hard surface flooring
  3. You must supply your own pet bed, food and any other pet amenities required for your stay
  4. Any fouling at the Property must be cleared up without delay and disposed of accordingly
  5. The pet must not be left alone at the Property at any time and must go with you whenever you leave the Property
  6. You must ensure that the pet is free from parasites before the Rental Date, failure to do so may incur further charges which the Owner is entitled to recover from you in full
  7. Where there are other properties near the house, dogs should be kept on a leash and you must be mindful of other people and animals, including livestock, in the vicinity so as not to allow your pet to become a nuisance

Please note that a pet friendly property does not necessarily mean that the property has an enclosed garden.

Should any of the conditions stated in the policy above be breached, the owner will have the right to deduct any sum from the Cautionary Deposit so as to deal with such breach. Should the Cautionary Deposit be insufficient to remedy such breach, the Owner of the Property shall have the right to recover any sum from you so as to make up any shortfall.


 

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