The perfect English country retreat, peacefully secluded on the edge of the Cotswolds for a luxurious large family escape.
  • Sleeps: 12 (8 adults/3 children/1 infant)
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights

From the moment you drive into The Old Dairy’s immaculate gravel driveway, you’ll feel as though you’ve just arrived at your very own country estate.  

You’ll find this supremely elegant conversion in the Cotswolds village of Bloxham, nestled on the edge of a picturesque green valley.  Sleeping up to twelve people (six adults and six children) in sumptuous comfort, this is the ideal setting for family catch-ups, celebrations and reunions alike.  

(There’s plenty to keep the kids entertained too, from table tennis, a trampoline and a dedicated children’s TV room, to a heated outdoor swimming pool).

Stroll down the topiary-lined pathway, and enter your holiday haven through a lovely courtyard with boxed lavender beds. As you enter the house, the vaulted hallway that greets you makes for a grandly welcoming arrival, with plenty more delights to explore throughout.

For starters, how about three irresistibly cosy sitting rooms to choose from? Relax in the TV lounge, complete with crackling fireplace, or take cocktails in the smart, garden-facing drawing room.  Meanwhile, the dedicated kids’ TV snug means there’ll be no fighting over the remote!

Break bread together in the dedicated dining room, after you’ve whipped up a feast to remember in the sociable, state-of-the-art kitchen.  Here you’ll find everything a budding chef could wish for, including a coffee machine and milk frother to start your mornings off with a bang.

Now it’s time to claim your favourite bedroom.  The stylish superking master features a glorious underfloor-heated ensuite, equipped with a standalone shower and rolltop bath.  You’ll find the second superking bedroom beautifully ornate, with its beamed cathedral ceiling and in-room rolltop bath.

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At a glance

  • Exquisitely converted dairy, nestled in a village on the edge of the Cotswolds and sleeping up to 12 people (8 adults maximum). Ideal for large family getaways.
  • Easily accessed by rail, with Banbury station a 10-minute drive away. Parking is available at the property for 4 cars.
  • The house includes a heated outdoor swimming pool. Kitchen essentials, towels, pool towels, toiletries, and fluffy robes are provided, along with a welcome pack.
  • Perfect for children, there are dedicated areas including a kids’ TV lounge and, children’s bedrooms, and an outdoor play area. A high chair, cot, and changing table are provided.
  • Very close to the local shops and pubs, with plenty of activity and sightseeing opportunities close by.


  • Family Friendly
  • Large Groups
  • Swimming Pools


Sleeps up to 12 (maximum 8 adults sharing with 3 children and 1 infant), super king size ensuite master bedroom, super king size bedroom with roll top bath, twin room, bunk room, cot, bedding & towels provided, bath robes provided in adult bedrooms, family bathroom, roll top bath tub, separate toilet, bathroom amenities, kitchen, 5 ring gas hob, fan oven, 2 dishwashers, coffee machine, kettle, toaster, fridge, separate freezer, pots, pans, cutlery, crockery, glassware, party with kitchen amenities, welcome hamper pack, large dining table for 10 guests & chairs, 3 living rooms, Freeview flat screen TVs, DVD players & libraries, Wi-Fi, one working fireplace, table football, table tennis, children’s climbing frame, trampoline, outdoor swimming pool heated and open May-Oct, pool towels, sunbeds, outdoor seating, gas BBQ, parking for 4 cars.

Local activities

Bicester shopping village, manor houses, castles, cycling, walking, nature reserve, motor sports.

More information

There’s also a twin room, with full-size singles and a further double room, plus a kids room with a bunk bed, along with a pull-out trundle and a cot for an infant.  Oh, and the family bathroom is generously spacious (plus there are two more separate loos – one upstairs and one downstairs – that mean no awkward morning queues)

Spend lazy summer afternoons by the pool – or in the pool if you prefer! – as the kids go crazy on the climbing frame and trampoline.  Later on, why not fire up the barbecue, sit back and watch that melting golden sunset up close?

If you like getting to know your surroundings, you can ease in gently with a visit to the friendly local shops and pubs, mere moments away from the house.  

Nearby, the medieval Broughton Castle, complete with tea room, makes for an historic trip, while Cotswolds Wildlife Park is home to lions, giraffes and rhinos – ideal for a family fun day!

Enjoy and exhaust yourselves all day long, then head back to your country retreat to savour an evening tipple, wrapped in a fluffy robe and surrounded by some of your favourite people.

It’s a tough life, but someone has to live it!

Things to note

No pets permitted to stay.  Minimum stay 3 nights. Sleeps 12 (8 adults and 3 children plus an infant).

Where you'll be staying

Bloxham, Oxfordshire

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