Property, setting and location:
Owl House, despite its feeling of seclusion is only 4 miles from Bath city centre. It is situated in beautiful walking country with some of the quaintest old villages in Wiltshire and Somerset within half an hour's drive. Lacock and Castle Combe have both provided the settings for many Jane Austen and other historical films. For those golf addicts who can't bear to be parted from their clubs, Owl House is right next door to an 18 hole golf course and there are also opportunities to ride and to fish locally.
The house itself is constructed in warm golden-brown Cotswold stone and built in the traditional English style and the accommodation reflects a love of beauty and comfort. Anne Venus, the owner of Owl House has lived in South East Asia for almost 20 years and through her eclectic collection of furniture, paintings and ornaments has skillfully combined the Asian ambiance with old English, resulting in a lovely comfortable combination of East meets West. As they say in Asia, the Yin and Yang are in balance.
The warm welcome you receive will make you feel completely at home. In winter the bare trees allow panoramic views of the countryside with the city of Bath in the distance and in summer the lushness of the foliage and the colourful plants compensate for losing a little of the view.
And why the name Owl House? If you stand outside on a quiet evening you could hear the Barn Owls, the Tawny Owls and the Little Owls. But the house could just as easily been named after any number of the local wildlife: the Badger, the Fox, the Woodpecker, the little Robin or the Hedgehog.
Guest rooms, facilities and the garden:
The bedrooms and the bathrooms are all comfortable and beautifully decorated with a choice of king-size, twin, family and single bedded rooms: all have colour television and tea and coffee making facilities - hairdryer on request. For winter comfort, all rooms are centrally heated, double glazed and the beds have electric blankets. The outlook from every room is lovely and from some rooms the views are spectacular. The hospitality tray in each bedroom contains a charming set of Owl pottery especially designed for Owl house by a local potter.
1. Singkle bedroom with private facilities.
2. Double with private facilities.
3. Double bedroom with ensuite facilities.
4. Family room with ensuite facilities.
Cot available on request.
There is a sitting room in which to relax.
During spring and summer the gardens are full of flowers and on a fine day you can relax beside the large pond watching the koy carp winding themselves gracefully between the plants.
Meals and other facilities:
Full English breakfast is always included in the basic tariff and is served in the dining room or, if the weather permits, you can take your breakfast on the peaceful terrace, listening to the bird song, enjoying the views and feeling at one with the world. The size of the breakfast assumes you have a large appetite, the menu consisting of cereals, locally made bread, yoghurt, fruit, fruity jams and marmalade, local farm eggs, and full English cooked breakfast. Vegetarian diets can be catered for with advance notice.
For other meals , there are many reasonably priced country pubs within easy reach, the nearest within walking distance, offering an excellent menu.
Other details and house rules:
Children over 8 years old are welcomed.
Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the house.
Off road car parking.
No pets allowed.
Open: All Year .
in pounds sterling per person per night including breakfast ($US approx):
Single in single room: 35.00
GBP ($53 US)
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direct contact with hosts:
Tel: 01225 743883
Fax: 01225 744450
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