The Water Meadow Cottage experience...

begins as you drive through the gateposts marked “Blenheim Palace Estate Private Road”, and this picture-perfect 18th century cottage reveals itself.  From the beauty of the rural views and bucolic landscape, to the picturesque Cotswold towns brimming with welcoming pubs, countryside pursuits and cultural activities, this is a slice of heaven for the discerning visitor.

Downstairs - a show-case of the finest traditional craftsmanship, from century-old English pine floorboards to Welsh slate countertops. Cole & Son wallpaper and Royal Doulton mantelpieces compliment Andrew Martin, Ochre and Ben Whistler pieces. These cosy and intimate rooms, with bookshelves of curiosities and specially selected literature, are welcoming spaces for reading, playing family games or enjoying lively suppers by the fire. The bright, accommodating kitchen is the perfect stage for foodies to create memorable feasts.

Upstairs - with a master bedroom playfully appointed with distinct heritage pieces; rustic furnishings, soft Italian leather, and sumptuous Belgian linens - all set against Zoffany chinoiserie wallpaper, antique mirrors, crystal chandeliers and rich burgundy silk curtains. An inviting second bedroom gracefully complements the master with its wrought iron bed, opulent maize coloured walls, and deep celadon drapery with silk trimming. The romantic, beamed ceiling bathroom with its alluring roll top tub and indulgent walk-in shower is a rewarding sanctuary.