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A victory for good living

Sitting peacock-proud in Yorkshire parkland, Foxholme is so English, it’s Churchillian. But then the Darkest Hour crew called it a wrap here between the 600 thread-count sheets. Jump into the heated pool, hang out in the pool house, compete in the play barn, eat around crackling fires. It’s a V for victory. And a victory for good living.

Putting the chill in Churchill

The skies are blue. The pool’s glinting in the sunlight. The net’s up on the tennis court. So why aren’t you here in God’s own country, among the rolling rustic beauty of West Yorkshire, between the buzzing heart of cosmopolitan Leeds and the history of York? Film crews and movie stars have pitched up here. So let’s see you soon.

Sleeping 18, Foxholme’s garden and grounds come with a suitable spirit of adventure. Thrash out some nicely heated lengths, dry off by the pool-house fire, then head to the play barn for table tennis, table football and the clack of eight-ball pool.

Inside, Foxholme’s so English it’s positively Churchillian. But then, the Darkest Hour crew curled up here on the sofas, lit the fires, and slept off the day’s filming between the 600 thread-count sheets. Today the focus is less Hun, more hen. And friends and family. Anyone, in fact, wanting a grand old time with guests you choose yourself.

Bring your dogs, run the lawns, raid the bookcases, hang out in the pool-house entertainment area. Bask in the balm of the homely Aga, eat in front of the crackling flames and the big bay window, or out on the terrace under huge blue skies. Settle back with Sky, belt out some Bluetooth tunes, live your best life. We put the chill in Churchill.

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Pool, gardens and grounds

Churchill would have plotted his war strategy on a deckchair out on the lawns, cigar in one hand, scotch in the other. But you can do what you wish. And you’ll probably wish to leap into the outdoor pool off the diving board, thrash out a set or two on the hard tennis court, or wander the three-and-a-half acres with croquet mallet and cocktails.

Get the conversation crackling in the covered outdoor entertainment area, or get competitive in the games barn over table tennis, pool or table football. Set the kids loose on the sunken trampoline and tennis court.

Throw a pool party and chuck some steaks on the gas barbie. Or ditch the whites, pick up the vin blanc and book a chef to prepare dinner for you. Sit back in the sunshine, swim, bubble in the hot tub, sip the wine, hang out in the pool house. Why hold back? Live it up.

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Living areas

As befits the temporary home of movie stars, spaces here are sumptuous, smart and effortlessly elegant. The owners took a call from Kristin Scott-Thomas asking for a large house for the cast and crew of Darkest Hour. In just two weeks, Foxholme’s rooms went from wild and wacky to sophisticated and stately.

The result could be your finest hour. Kick back amid Arts-and-Crafts and Art-Deco decadence. Throw some more wood on the fire, top up your glass, toast the rural silence, and tap into the fun and frivolity. Fiddle around with Freeview, get a blockbuster going on Sky, blast out some tunes on the Bluetooth.

Catch up on email or just escape with the paper to the study. Settle back, relax, get a fire going in the snug. Neutral shades and ancient artwork create a calm that permeates your whole being. Sneak away, steal a moment to yourself and curl up with a book or box-set.

The heart of the home here is the drawing room. The fire’s hot and homely, the sofas stupidly comfy and the views of the garden, gorgeous. Borrow a book from the library, fire up a family game of Monopoly, or join the cool set and hang out in the pool house.

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Cooking and dining

Lazy Sundays start here, in the dining room with the big bay window and the fire crackling behind the hearth. Bring your roast out from the four-oven Aga, top off with gravy, butter your bread and wash it all down with a white or red from Hic! wine merchants. Wrap up with a Nespresso and maybe a waffer-theen mint.

If you’d rather we drove the Aga, that’s fine. Take a passenger seat, admire the view and remove a cork or two as our expert chefs steer you through a one-off celebratory meal or a fully catered break. Want to eat by the pool? How about a barbie or hog roast? Leave the arrangements and the dishwashing to us.

You can even go a little boho and cook, dine and hang out in the pool-house entertaining space with fridges and sink. Stay out all day, dip in and out of the pool, do things your way. Need a butler? Just say the word and Jeeves will be with you. Churchill would approve.

Eating out? Try the Turkish chicken kebab at Marimonte, Italian at the Station House Café, or a breakfast bagel and fresh apple juice at Pride and Produce. Head into Leeds to go Indian at De Baga, Chinese at Sweet Basil Valley or Thai at Phranakhon. For fine dining, try Home, The Man Behind the Curtain or Gaucho.

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With eight bedrooms, there’s room for 18 to sample the deep carpets, the heavy curtains and the 600 thread count cotton assembled so carefully for the film crew. Sink into deep mattresses, sleep the sleep of the just and believe you were born to be a star. Foxholme is sumptuous down to the last candlestick and cushion.

Downstairs, bedroom one sleeps two either in twins or as a double, thanks to zip-and-link. Bedroom two offers a double with shower-over-bath en-suite. On the first floor, bedroom three is the master, with superking bed and en-suite with shower over the bath. And bedroom four is a delicious double.

Bedroom five features a superking and a single, bedroom six a double, bedroom seven a single, and bedroom eight a zip-and-link twin. Five bedrooms share a gloriously appointed family bathroom. Two extra folding beds offer plenty of family flexibility.

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Children welcome

Both inside and out, there’s a long list of playful possibilities here at Foxholme. The house is big enough for humungous games of hide-and-seek, and spaces inviting enough to persuade the grown-ups that bedtime is a bad thing, and games of cards and Cluedo are so much better with the curtains drawn and a log fire licking the room.

Upstairs, teddies and toys await the toddlers in a small playroom, and two travel cots and highchairs give you a little more space in the car. So pack the dogs for extra fun. Outside, the fun comes on a grander scale. Attack the sunken trampoline and stage your own Wimbledon on the tennis court.

The star attraction here is the outdoor pool, heated from May to October. When you’re done, you can hang out all day in the pool house with its own entertainment area. Get a grown-up to tend the fire as you dry off and hang out with phones and games.

The play barn is another fun factory: pop out there for table tennis, table football and pool. Bash a few balls around all year round on the hard tennis court. Or head back inside for Sky on the smart TVs, books and games, or sounds on the Bluetooth. Crank up the volume. Privacy is paramount here.

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Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour

Gone are the days when the only way to view a house was solely by way of poring over flat and sometimes confusing floor plans. With the emergence of 360-degree video we have an exciting new way of being introduced to the layout of a house.

With a few clicks you can be leisurely making your way through living rooms, bedrooms, dining rooms, kitchens and bathrooms – the whole house in all its beauty waiting for you to step on in for an effortless and insightful virtual tour.


What people say

What people say

It is an extraordinary property with huge amounts of character. Comfortable furniture, beautiful bed linens and plenty of towels for all rooms and the pool. The children barely left the pool which was lovely and warm, and the tennis court proved to be popular with the more competitive. A large cupboard full of games also proved entertaining with a glass of wine in the evening! The setting is idyllic and we wandered along the lane with the dogs - though there is plenty of room for them within the secure grounds. Have recommended Foxholme to many since our stay - just hope we manage to get a weekend there again next year. - Michaela
We booked our stay at Foxholme through Kate & Tom's and what can I say! We were a party of 18 and there was so much space for us to enjoy. The heated pool really was a highlight and having a gas BBQ at our disposal, it really felt like we were on a holiday! The house itself is fully equipped and has some nice furnishings and decor that really gives the place an edge. We had a busy schedule but you could easily spend a week on the property and not get bored. Being a short trip from Leeds center is just a bonus and there's also a neat local pub called the Arabian Horse just down the road for a fresh pint too. Communication with Kate & Tom's was very good and I'm glad they were able to accommodate us, I wouldn't hesitate to use them in the future. All in all, a grand weekend! - David
Stay at Foxholme. House was completely brilliant and as advertised with excellent facilities for a large mixed age family gathering. Cannot fault the property or the booking/administration from the kate & tom’s team. Would like to especially mention the housekeeping (Louise) who could not do enough for us. Would definitely recommend again. - Peter
Me and 14 girls stayed at Foxholme for the weekend for my hen party. The house is absolutely gorgeous inside and out! All rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms were super clean. The kitchen had everything we needed and the dining room was hugeeee! More than enough space for us all. Louise, the host, was really helpful on arrival and stayed in touch throughout the weekend in case we needed anything. She even left us freshly baked cakes and fresh eggs for our stay! The weather had just started to turn so we needed the heating on. Louise sent someone round straight away to help us with that! kate & tom's were also really helpful leading up to the stay with any queries. The heated pool, hot tub and pool house were fantastic! I would recommend this house to anyone looking for a weekend away with an outdoor heated pool and hot tub! - Paige
Our family of 16 had an absolutely fantastic holiday at Foxholme. The accommodation was perfect for us as there was a range of ages from a newborn baby up to age 70. The kitchen and dining facilities including the barbecue gave plenty of space for different arrangements for eating together. The pool and hot tub were well used and we also all had fun on the tennis court and playing cricket using the equipment in the games room. Foxholme is a beautiful location for taking walks and the local area had interesting places to visit nearby there was no need to travel very far. Everyone had a brilliant time and we hope to return and organise another visit. - Sylvia
We had a wonderful weekend at fabulous Foxholme, celebrating a family birthday with a mix of ages, 2 year old to 84 year old. The house is beautiful, warm and welcoming and we all took advantage of the inviting sitting rooms, everyone gathered in the well equipped kitchen, and retired to comfortable bedrooms & bathrooms. The two youngest loved the playroom and had to be persuaded to come outside. When they did they discovered the sunken trampoline! They loved it. We were very lucky with the weather so the young adults in the family could enjoy the pool & hot tub. What a wonderful time we all had. Thank you kate & tom's for dealing with my holiday requests in a friendly and professional manner. Special thank you too to Louise, Foxholme housekeeper, who was so accommodating and friendly. - Ann
Fabulous house, amazing welcome by Louise and great welcome with treats, bread, butter, milk and jam etc. Everyone had a fabulous time, thank you so much for making us feel so welcome! - Caroline
kate & tom's made the booking process so easy, and were really responsive to any queries and emails. The house itself was gorgeous and well maintained. All in all a great weekend! - Imogen
Foxholme is a beautiful house with so many wonderful characteristics. We stayed here to celebrate my best friends hen do in March and honestly, it had everything we could possibly need and more. It was clean and the facilities were brilliant. I loved that there was an extra utility room for storage and a drink fridge so it separated the food and drink so if people were cooking and someone wanted to get a drink no one got in each others way. The bedrooms are all so beautiful furnished as was the rest of the house. The outdoor space was to die for. We had so much fun in the outdoor space even when it was cold. We played tennis and had a little alcohol Easter egg hunt. I can’t recommend this house enough!! - Lydia
18 of us stayed at Foxholme house. What a fantastic, luxurious house with everything you could want. Spacious, comfortable beds, and a very well equipped kitchen. The heated pool, jacuzzi and outdoor pool room were fantastic for the perfect Abba themed hen do for my daughter. Could not have asked for anywhere better. Any concerns before we went were answered quickly but honestly I should not have worried. The house had everything. All correspondence and payments went very smoothly. Thank you for such a memorable weekend - Audrey
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Donkeys, trains and brands

Live life the Victorian way at Abbey House Museum. Picnic at Kirkstall Abbey. Meet the donkeys and rabbits at Meanwood Valley. Or ride the oldest working railway in the world at Middleton. Grown-ups can bag a gig at Leeds Arena, buy brands at McArthurGlen, walk the walls of York, or throw shapes in Leeds’ buzzing clubs.

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