A former stable and chicken coop sumptuously re-imagined, George's Getaway is the newest retreat to be found on the family-friendly Winchcombe Farm, gorgeously positioned amongst soothing Warwickshire countryside (in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, no less).
Sleeping up to six adults and two children, this really is the most idyllic setting for that much-needed family escape. Not only can you immerse yourselves in all the wonders of nature, but you get to do it in unrivalled luxury.
You can expect plenty of indulgent treats at George's Getaway, from a private seven-seater hot tub and an outdoor charcoal pizza oven, to a stargazing geodesic dome with its very own telescope. Meanwhile, you can expect mod-cons galore, including a 55-inch TV for movie nights, and a SMEG-equipped kitchen. Not to mention a welcome basket, stuffed with ripe fruit and delicious cake to munch on.
The lounge windows showcase those amazing countryside views to perfection, which mean you can enjoy them whatever the weather! On sunny days, you might prefer heading out to the furnished deck, chatting and dining amongst the calming sounds of birdsong and whispering trees, perhaps spend an evening cooking up some mouthwatering treats in your very own 8-person barbecue hut!
There are plenty of cosy sleeping spaces for you to choose from, each one boasting ultimate comfort. The kingsize master bedroom features twin freestanding bath tubs...so you can simply climb into the downy bed, straight after your evening soak.
The family suite is equipped with a kingsize bed and a corner bath, with a separate twin room for the children, and a handy ‘Jack and Jill' (two door) bathroom connecting them. The kingsize room also includes a small window that means you can look in on the kids, and check if they've finally gone to sleep!
Whoever gets to sleep in the stargazing dome - resplendent on its own four-metre platform leading from the deck - will be very lucky indeed! Here you'll find a superking circular bed, from which you'll be able to keep an eye not only on the stars, but the visiting birds and the occasional wandering deer.
What to do by day? You'll soon find you're spoilt for choice. For starters, the surrounding woodland area is home to a duck pond and paddock, where you can feed ponies Stan and Queenie an endless supply of carrots.
If you prefer getting out and about, there's plenty of scope for walking and cycling in the surrounding area. You're also just a few minutes' drive from culture-steeped Stratford upon Avon, once home to William Shakespeare, along with picturesque Cotswold villages including Broadway and Stow on the Wold.
Yet if all you decide to do is stay and enjoy George's Getaway to the fullest, then you'll find plenty to keep everybody occupied, from the thoughtful selection of board games and DVDs, to Lego model art-making equipment.
(Who said anything about having to ‘rough it' in the Great Outdoors?)
Things to note
Check in at 4pm, check out by 10am. Check in on any day. There is a minimum 2 night stay (3 nights during the festive season). Cots (plus linen), highchairs, shower stools and toilet frames provided on request at no extra cost. Proximity-wise, George's Getaway is located 70 meters from Will's Tree House, 80 meters from the Chicken Shed, and 150 meters from Bob's Lodge.
Region: Upper Tysoe, Warwickshire
Cost (from): £335 per night
Sleeps: 6 adults +2 children
Bedrooms: 3 (plus Dome)
Minimum stay: 2 nights (3 during peak)
Property ref: 1214
FacilitiesSingle-storey family lodge, sleeps up to 6 adults and 2 children. Living space: seating, 55 inch TV, selection of DVDs and board games, Lego, French doors to decking. Kitchen: SMEG and Joseph Joseph appliances/accessories, welcome basket, cooking equipment and essentials (includes washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, foil, condiments). Kingsize bedroom: bed and bedding, twin freestanding bathtubs. Family suite: kingsize bed and bedding, corner bath, window to twin bedroom with bedding, connecting ‘Jack and Jill' bathroom. Exterior: furnished decking, 8 seater barbecue hut, charcoal pizza oven, private 7-seater hot tub. Platform with steps to geodesic dome: superking circular bed with bedding, telescope, binoculars. All linen and towels provided, with central heating, iron, ironing board, hairdryer, WiFi, charcoal, firelighters.
Nature walks, cycling, children's playground, Cotswold villages, historic sites, museums, shopping, gardens, galleries, farm shops, farm activities.
At a glance
- A luxurious, single-storey family lodge sleeping up to six adults and two children, complete with private hot tub and an outdoor geodesic dome to sleep and stargaze in!
- The Lodge is surrounded by a working farm in the village of Tysoe, part of a Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Parking is available for three cars.
- There is a generous outdoor deck with barbecue, charcoal pizza oven, and plenty of space for al fresco dining. A welcome basket, linen and towels are provided.
- Pets are not permitted.
- The village of Tysoe includes a village store and post office. Stratford-upon-Avon and a selection of Cotswold villages are located within a short driving distance, with a range of attractions and sightseeing options.
- On the same site is Will's Tree House, an architect-designed treetop retreat sleeping 4 guests, Bob's Lodge, an architect-designed wood-crafted holiday home sleeping up to 6 guests, and Chicken Shed Lodge, a relaxing retreat for up to 5 guests. .