The magic stays with you

Wonderful views over the Cotswolds. A heated pool and tennis court. Hot tub, games room, playground and acres of gardens. Walk to a gastro-pub.

Perfect for your special escape

Sometimes the facts can’t quite convey the magic. Hill House sleeps 16 in seven bedrooms and has elegant, contemporary furnishing.

It sits in two acres of grounds that merge seamlessly with glorious North Cotswolds countryside. It has a tennis court, heated pool and hot tub. Huge flowing rooms, big terraces, a games room and playground.

But what about the sense of space, light and magic as you sweep up the driveway? The sense of awe inspired by the view from the raised private terrace.

The spirit of togetherness that this house can forge. And the difference that all the little details make. Stay at Hill House and it elevates you. Leave, and it stays with you. Just perfect for your special escape.

Pool, Hot Tub and Gardens

A sense of privacy and privilege prevail here. Hill House’s two acres are ripe for exploration. The terrace invites al fresco dining. The huge heated pool awaits your first cooling dive in summer. The hot tub bubbles all year round, and overlooks the pretty lawn. An astroturf court enables tennis at any time.

You can step out from the Drawing Room and Kitchen onto a big terrace with a barbecue and plenty of tables and chairs for al fresco dining.

There’s a massive lawn with plenty of room for games or just running around, and the two acres of mature gardens to explore and enjoy are a child’s dream come true.

The huge (12m by 6m) heated outdoor pool is set in a suntrap a short way from the house, fenced in for safety.  There is a changing room and outdoor shower.

Close by is the astroturf tennis court – racquets and balls are provided. And the Games Room is just across from the house, with table tennis, pool and table football.

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Living Spaces

Filled with oak floors, Designers Guild furniture, Italian sofas, contemporary art, nooks and crannies to curl up in and an impressive library to delve into – the reception rooms offer spaces and places for everyone to enjoy.

There’s a huge Drawing Room, with luxury Italian leather sofas, an oak floor, a big Cotswold stone fireplace and amazing views across to the Cotswold Hills.

There are floor to ceiling French windows on three sides of the room, opening up onto the terrace on one side.  Plus a 50″ TV with full Sky package, Apple hi-fi and lots of children’s toys, books and dvds. Next to the Drawing Room is a huge library of books and a very good piano.

From the library you can step through to the Snug, which is a charming room in the oldest part of the house, with ancient flagstones, more books and lovely views onto the garden. You’ll also appreciate the big home cinema with full Sky package, including movies, sport and Sky Plus.

There’s even wireless broadband and an iPod dockstation – just dock your iPod and let your tunes fill the house.

Cooking and Dining

We want you to enjoy every moment of your stay at Hill House so whatever your desire for food and drink, we can help. If you love cooking then help yourselves to the fully-kitted kitchens.

Alternatively, if you’d like a little or a lot of help then we offer everything from casseroles dropped off ready for the oven to waitress-served in-house catering. Or sample fine Cotswolds cuisine at a local gastro-pub.

Looking for a special meal without any fuss? Our highly rated chefs will prepare a celebratory meal to order, all cooked and cleared out of the way. Once the plates are cleared, they’ll leave you to enjoy the rest of the evening.

For special occasions, we can arrange all kinds of catering – from a simple buffet, to a summer BBQ or a fully catered holiday. Just let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll sort it out. Highly recommended by our guests, James Benson is a former Claridge’s and Lygon Arms chef who uses fresh, Cotswolds produce.

To add an extra special touch to your break, James can be your Chef for a night cooking a three course meal or provide you with superb, ready to go meals or barbecue dishes dropped off for your convenience. If you require James, please book as soon as possible after making your booking.

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Bedrooms

The finest Egyptian cotton and pocket sprung mattresses mean a good night’s sleep awaits. Hill House has seven bedrooms, three with ensuite bathrooms, plus a family bathroom.

The bedrooms are all sumptuously furnished with contemporary style – and bags of comfort – from the top of the range pocket sprung mattresses to Super King size beds, stylish oak furniture and special details such as Molton Brown toiletries and hair dryers in each room.

Before you arrive for your Hill House holiday, we’ll consult with you regarding the best configuration of bedrooms and beds for your holiday.

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Children Welcome

Hill House has toys, books, DVDs, a games room with pool and table football, outdoor table tennis, a playground, 50″ TV, wooded glades to explore, a king-size trampoline and more. An adventure that children may never want to end. With a Big Cottage house there’s something for everyone

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What people say

What people say

“We had a fantastic weekend and the house was perfect. Rob Ireland Country Pursuits was superb and an excellent suggestion was the fantastic meal from James Benson. But ultimately it was the quality of the service and property that made the weekend perfect. We plan to come again in the summer if we can…” - Morgan
“Just got back to Gozo last night so this is the first opportunity to say how very much we enjoyed Hill House. It was a delightful house and all the amenities perfect for our needs. Your detailed planning prior to arrival was perfect and thank you for the welcome goodies – particularly liked the Victoria Sponge as that is not a Gozitan delicacy! I think the Cotswolds is a gorgeous part of the world. Thanks for everything – it would be lovely to return one day” - Effie
“What better for a family celebration in the middle of winter than a Big Cottage weekend at Hill House. All the facilities you could think of – and many you didn’t. There was plenty to occupy small children and their parents without leaving the grounds, although the small town of Shipston is well worth exploring. A bonus was James Benson coming in to cook a splendid meal. Michael Foster and his housekeeping staff left us in no doubt about the professional and thoughtful way it is all organised” - Jennifer and Robert
"I booked Hill House last weekend for a friends hen party.The house was fantastic. Everything we needed and more! The hot tub was great fun. It was even better in real life than it was in the photos.The rooms were a great size especially the living room and dining room and was very comfortable for 14 of us. I would definitely recommend ( I actually already have) this house to groups of couples, hens or families looking to go away it was fab in February so I can only imagine how lovely it would be in the summer when you could make use of the pool/tennis courts etc." - Lucy
"Hill House was perfect for a family celebration for all ages. Kate and Toms are very easy to deal with. They have a very good website that has most of the information that you need to make decisions before you contact them." - Anon

Re-charge yourselves with some Cotswolds magic

Paintballing, horseriding, swimming, wine-tasting, quadbiking, pampering or just classic country-pubbing - Hill House’s magic stays with you. For kids, the Cotswold Wildlife Park, Farm Park and Hidcote await.

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