Glossy guesthouse blending rustic with rock star glam
Oak House No 1 rocks. Step inside this luxurious Georgian townhouse in the Cotswolds, and walk into a Chelsea designer den of jewel colours, lavish artworks and chic furnishings that’s bursting with visual Wow.
- Plenty of rock-chic sparkle – previous guests include singers, actors and showbiz types.
- Designer furnishings and flamboyant art.
- Complimentary cream tea on arrival.
Hit the spot
In the market town of Tetbury – antiques capital of the Cotswolds.
There's a delightful walled garden for al fresco drinks or tea.
Good to know
It’s for those who like their decor theatrical, rather than demure.
ClosedClosed over Christmas
ParkingThere is free parking for guests outside the house.
AirportBristol – 40 miles.
TrainKemble station – five miles.
ChildrenOak House No 1 has been designed strictly with grown ups in mind.
LocationThe Chipping, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8EU, United Kingdom
Three suites and one double room.
Rooms are done out to the highest spec with cashmere throws, super-luxurious Frette or Ralph Lauren sheets complete with a pillow menu, iPod dock, Sky TV, DVD/CD player, silver tea set with cakes, and fluffy robes. You'll also find a complimentary gift to take home. The Cavalier Suite has an Aquavision TV for decadent soaks.
Bed down in the glamorous and opulent Cavalier bedroom, complete with four poster bed dressed in silks, fireplace and Murano glass. This can be booked with the adjacent book-lined Library room to form a two-bedroom suite. The Prince's suite has scarlet walls and huge four poster bed, while the light and bright Garden suite (our favourite) has a country-house feel.
Eat & Drink
No evening meals are served, but your hosts will be happy to recommend some great local eateries.
Just two minutes away is The Chef’s Table, a friendly bistro where you can watch a Michelin starred chef at work. The Tunnel House in Tetbury is another good choice, while for a traditional country pub head to The Wild Duck Inn at Ewen.
See & Do
The market town of Tetbury is laden with antique shops (25 in total) and assorted foodie emporia. Prince Charles lives close by, so be sure to pop into the Highgrove shop on Long street or visit the Duchy Home Farm to stock up on organic eats.
Westonbirt Arboretum is just a few miles away – and perfect for summer picnics – as is the Beaufort polo club. There are Hunter wellies in the hallway ready for country walks, and your hosts will be happy to arrange polo outings, shooting lessons or car track days, with a champagne picnic to take with you.