Architecturally stunning, idyllically located, Old Oak House is a fabulous sleeps 10 property nestled in the sleepy village of Burnett, ideally situated halfway between the buzzing cities of Bath and Bristol. Sleeping 10 guests across 4 bedrooms in the main house and a separate bedroom in the self-contained annexe, with 3 bathrooms, a wonderful open plan fully-equipped kitchen/living/dining area, a generous amount of outdoor space and a luxurious hot tub, the Old Oak House is the perfect space for families.
Only family stays are accepted at this specific property. Non-family gatherings cannot take place.
Once you have reached the bottom of the tree-lined drive at Old Oak House, you will immediately be struck by the property’s impressive wood and glass panelled front, featuring a large glass balcony opening out from the master bedroom, as well as the 1.3 acres of land that surround the property. Despite its modern appearance, the Old Oak House, formerly a coach house, is a very old property, with some of the original parts of the building standing at over 400 years old.
Once you have settled into the Old Oak House, you can decide what you want to do, probably a mix of relaxing in the comfortable space and testing out the hot tub, enjoying the flora and fauna, admiring the views and just soaking up the atmosphere. However, if you wish to explore, there are plenty of walks around the surrounding village and nearby villages of Compton Dando and Saltford. For those looking to explore a little further afield, Old Oak House is situated almost equidistantly from Bath and Bristol. Both cities are full of interesting places to visit and activities for all ages! There are also several National Trust areas nearby, including Dyrham Park and Stourhead House.
Recently refurbished to a very high standard, Old Oak House has everything that you could need for a comfortable and relaxing break. The property is immaculately designed, clean lines, glass and chrome furnishings, spotlights, as well as plenty of natural light – the Old Oak House is for guests who love a modern twist on country living. With four king-size double beds in the main house, there’s plenty of space for a good night’s sleep. The self-contained annexe offers some guests a chance to have their own pace away from the main group, with a kitchen, shower room, living area and bedroom with a double bed. The sofa in the annexe can also be converted into a double bed, allowing a maximum capacity of four guests.
Enter through the front door of the Old Oak House into the spacious hallway, with copious amounts of hooks, a coat and shoe cupboard and the impressive glass-lined staircase.
A modern and stylish WC with a unique conical washbasin.
A spacious downstairs double bedroom with comfy king size bed, sofa and chair, large wardrobe and wall-mounted flat-screen television. This lovely beamed bedroom has beautiful views of the front garden thanks to two large windows.
A light, bright and contemporary space offering guests the chance to cook, relax and dine together, with stunning views over the land and great sunsets thanks to the glass walls. The kitchen has everything you will need to cook a fabulous meal, with a stylish central island, four ovens, four hobs, American-style fridge/freezer with ice dispenser, kettle, toaster, microwave and plenty of crockery, glasses, utensils and cookware! A large dining table with bench seat and additional chairs is the perfect place to enjoy a meal together, while the enticing sink-in sofas beckon for a movie night on the 65” flat screen television.
This room has double doors that open onto the raised artificial grass and patio area.
Located under the apex beams of the house, this stunning master bedroom is a truly relaxing spot. With a comfortable king-size double bed, dressing table and bedside tables, this bedroom is incredibly spacious yet very cosy. Double doors open out onto the beautiful glass-lined balcony, boasting stunning views over the land and surrounding countryside.
A good-sized double bedroom with a lovely double bed, bedside tables, garden views and cosy beams. Also has direct access to the Jack and Jill en-suite shower room.
There is a large walk-in wardrobe/ closet with plenty of hanging space, drawers and a dressing table and a full-length mirror off the hallway.
Jack and Jill En-Suite Shower Room:
A shared en-suite with access from both bedrooms two and three, the en-suite shower room is a modern, luxurious space with a large walk-in rain shower with a detachable shower hose, WC and conical washbasin.
A cosy, beamed bedroom decorated in light, refreshing cream tones, with a comfy king-size bed, bedside tables, chest of drawers and beautiful garden views.
A very spacious bathroom with a hidden luxury! Featuring a large walk-in rain shower, WC and double vanity washbasins, there is one mirror-like screen that you would be easily fooled into thinking is just another mirror. Pick up the waterproof remote and you’ve got yourself a shower radio!
There’s plenty of outside space and seating at the Old Oak House for you to enjoy, from the large decking area next to the annexe with a table, plenty of seating and hot tub, to the raised garden area with deck chairs, a spot-lit patio and two large bench-style dining tables and chairs. There are sheep in the field next to the main house, and an electric fence. Children should be supervised at all times and not allowed onto the field with the sheep, stream and pond. We also ask that pregnant women stay away from the sheep.
The annexe is a great space for members of your family who appreciate their own space and privacy. It is also entirely located on ground level with one step up into the kitchen area and shower room. Simple, refreshing and minimalist.
A well-equipped featuring a sink, kettle, toaster, microwave, fan oven, four hobs, dishwasher, washer/dryer and fridge with freezer compartment.
WC, washbasin and walk-in rain shower with detachable shower hose.
Enter into the well-lit living area with a comfy sofa, wall-mounted TV and dining table and seating for four guests.
You will find the bedroom through an archway with a comfortable double bed, bedside tables, and hanging alcove + shelves.
There is a door to the back of the annexe that gives you access to your own private, covered outdoor patio area leading from the living room.
Full List of Facilities
Sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms + annexe living area across 4 king size doubles, 1 standard double
3.5 shower rooms: 1 family shower room, 1 Jack and Jill shower room, downstairs WC and shower room in the annexe.
Private parking for 5-6 cars.
Private garden and decking area
Hot tub (only available for use until 8pm)
All bed linen, bath towels and tea towels provided
Kitchen essentials: dishwasher tablets, cloth, washing up liquid, bin bags, salt + pepper
Bathroom starter pack: hand soap, toilet paper, shampoo, Conditioner and Shower Gels for each guest.
Heating and hot water via gas/oil central heating with individual thermostat controls.
65” Flat Screen TV in living area, TV in downstairs bedroom, TV family shower room
Dog friendly (note dog code of conduct)
Fully equipped kitchen with toaster, kettle, utensils, crockery, cutlery, glassware (champagne flutes, tumblers and wine and water glasses) cafetière, bakeware, food preparation (grater, jug, sieve, saucepans, etc).
4 x wall-mounted ovens/ Mircrowave
American style fridge/freezer with ice dispenser
Ironing board + iron, clothes airer
Safety equipment: fire extinguisher, fire blanket, carbon monoxide monitor, smoke alarm, First Aid kit.
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping:
You will find a Tesco express in Salford which is within walking distance (25-minute walk, 1 mile). Larger supermarkets including Tesco, Waitrose, Iceland, and a Sainsbury’s local can be found in Keynsham just 2.5 miles from Avon Farm.
Bird in Hand (0.5 miles)
The Riverside Inn (1 mile)
The Jolly Sailor (0.5 miles)
Footpaths and bridleways (bike/horse-riding paths) lead directly from the estate - the owners are happy to point you in the right direction. You will also find a copy of the local map ‘Saltford on Foot’ at the cottage. The Bristol & Bath Railway Path is a stone’s throw from Avon Farm Estate and can be joined near the Bird in Hand pub, just half a mile down Avon Lane.
At Avon Farm:
One of the biggest benefits of staying on a farm is there are loads to see and do without even leaving the site. Avon Farm Cottages have secured fishing rights for their stretch of the river, just a short walk from the holiday cottages. Guests are welcome to fish in the river, own equipment and licence required. Bicycles are available to hire from Clive and Serena. Please help yourselves to chicken eggs. The chickens are beyond the car park through the opening onto the fields Not far from the chickens is a family of goats. They like being fed vegetables, fruit, even bananas! Walk past the goats, follow the path down to the river and take a riverside walk either way along the public footpaths. The horses do not belong to the farm and are looked after by their owners who come daily to see them. Please do not feed the horses, but they are always happy for a stroke on the nose and a hello. All around this field are many blackberry bushes, please help yourselves when they are ripe.
Places to Visit:
Thermae Bath Spa (6 miles)
Bristol Zoo Gardens (11.5 miles)
Dyrham Park, National Trust (11.5 miles)
Train - Bath Spa is 6 miles away, with a direct service from London Paddington. Keynsham is the closest station, 3.5 miles away. Bristol Temples Meads is 8 miles away and operates a regular service from London and Birmingham.
Taxis - Fallows of Saltford, Keynsham Cabs, Southwest Minibuses
There is so much to discover in the Cotswolds, why not have a look at some of our favourite Bolthole Retreats Experiences
Points of Note
Parking: There is ample parking in the driveway for up to 5-6 cars
Dog friendly. A maximum of 2 well-behaved dogs is permitted at a cost of £25 per dog (on booking)
Please be aware that Old Oak House has a steep staircase and upstairs balcony
There is a pond and a stream and livestock grazing on the land which belongs to Old Oak House opposite the property. Children should be supervised at all times and not allowed into the field with the stream and pond
Please be aware that under no circumstances are additional day guests or overnight guests above the maximum capacity allowed, unless previously agreed with the owners. Please note, music systems are allowed outside but must not cause a nuisance to neighbouring cottages and must be switched off at 8 pm
Only family stays are accepted at this specific property. Non-family gatherings cannot take place.
Walking & Cycling Guides
Walking & Cycling Guides
A stunning property and grounds in a peaceful and rural setting. There is everything you need to enjoy a chilled out and peaceful break with friends or family. Would most definitely recommend a visit.
Amanda - August 2021
Amazing location, great communication and a beautiful home! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would definitely come back again.
We had a great time at Old Oak House. All the facilities and amenities were of a high standard. The hot tub was a great addition and was easy to operate. The kitchen was well equipped. The dining table and living room area were cosy and comfortable, we could all sit and have space. We pre booked taxi’s as Uber was a little slow - the taxi company Keynsham Taxis were fantastic. We did feel a little spied on by the neighbours and were complained about for the smallest of outdoor noise (no music just sat chatting and laughing in the hot tub)
The house and stay were both absolutely fantastic - we would all 100% stay again. Thank you to Clive for making our stay very special.
Amazing house, views and location. Perfect for big groups of people. Lots of space inside and outside. We particularly enjoyed the lovely garden area outside on the patio and down by the hot tub area. Would definitely recommend staying here.
A great choice of property and location for a weekend away with 3 couples. The house is finished to a very high standard and has everything you could ask for. The beds were really comfy and the bed linen and towels a high quality. Lots of local walking and We would definitely consider staying again.
The closest village to Old Oak House with amenities is Saltford, a vibrant community of more than 4000 people – a large village situated between Keynsham and Bath. Situated on the A4, alongside the River Avon, the main-line railway and the Bath-Bristol cycle-path, Saltford is a perfect hub for activities in the Avon Valley. The smaller village of Compton Dando, and larger town of Keynsham are also nearby.
Saltford is widely known for its history, with the ‘old village’ lying within a Conservation Area and including St Mary’s Church (over 1,000 years old with a Saxon tower); Saltford Manor House, a Grade II listed building estimated to date to the Norman era and thought to be the oldest continuously occupied private house in England; and the restored Ancient Brass Mill (1720), which is a gem of industrial heritage. At its heyday, the Brass Mill was at the cutting edge of technological and economic development. Today Saltford is a thriving community of over 200 successful businesses, many run as work-from-home enterprises. Saltford is also known for its wealth of activities and community involvement, all centred on the Saltford Community Association (www.saltfordhall.co.uk/links.html)
There is a thriving Saltford Environment Group and Saltford has been awarded Fairtrade Village Status. Saltford Golf Club has hosted the prestigious English Ladies Open Tournament and Saltford Lawn Tennis Club is a friendly, welcoming club where non-members are invited to play.
The biennial Saltford Festival in June showcases all that is best about Saltford, including music, dance, poetry, drama, comedy, exhibitions, talks, guided walks, competitions, and, of course, food and drink.
The Wheatsheaf, country pub just 1.3 mile walk along two (un-lit) lanes. The Compton Inn, in the neighbouring village of Compton Dando, 1.3 miles. The Globe (2.8 miles, on the way to Bath).
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