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Tachbrook is a charming, beautifully furnished and decorated, luxury, Grade II-listed cottage in the thriving Cotswold town of Charlbury. The cottage sleeps 4 guests across one super king-size bedroom and one twin bedroom and has an en-suite shower room and a family bathroom. The cottage has a very well-equipped kitchen, beautiful dining room, and an elegant living room with a wood burner in an inglenook fireplace. Outside there is a delightful, private patio and garden and, unusually for Charlbury, off-street and garage parking for two cars.
Full Description
Tachbrook started life as a mid-17th century cottage with a second cottage added next door during the Victorian era. The current owners completely renovated and restored the two cottages, with the Georgian half forming the living room and master bedroom and the Victorian half forming the remainder of the house. Both sides blend perfectly, retaining the character of each era, to form the luxury, Grade-II listed holiday home that you see today.

At the front is an immaculate garden with a stone path leading to the front door. A drive and garage sit to the left-hand side, providing parking for two cars. To the right-hand side is a residential lane where guests will find a wooden gate that opens to the garden and patio – also accessible through the kitchen.

Welcoming is the best way to describe Tachbrook’s interior. The owners’ attention to detail, using the perfect combination of colour, fabrics, furniture and lighting, has created a style that would easily feature in any interior magazine. On the ground floor is a delightful living room with a wood burner and a beautiful dining room connecting through to the fully equipped kitchen, with a back door out to the garden and patio. Upstairs are two bedrooms - one with a super king-size bed and en-suite shower room and the other with two single beds - and a large family bathroom with a bath and separate shower. (The twin beds can be converted to a super-king on request).

Ground Floor

Living Room:
Step through the front door into the living room and the Georgian side of the house. This beautiful, dual-aspect room, with its pretty bay window and view to the garden behind, is light, bright and elegantly furnished with two sofas, an armchair, a footstool, occasional tables and reading lamps. The room features a large, original inglenook fireplace with a wood burner fire. A smart TV is provided, with a Sky Sports package, as well as family games, books and walking maps.

Dining Room:
Guests will notice the change of era as they walk into the dining room, with its higher ceiling and delicate, Victorian, glass-fronted china cabinets. The room is furnished with a large rectangular table to comfortably seat four guests and has an electric wood burner-effect stove and sideboard. At the bay window is a parlour-like setting with two chairs for guests to sit and read by the light streaming into the front of the house.

The Kitchen adjoins the dining room through an arch, creating a light and bright, open-plan space entertaining area. The kitchen is fully equipped, with every appliance guests need for a self-catering/or catered-for stay, including a 5-ring, induction Rangemaster oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave and Bosch fridge-freezer, with brilliant white preparation space and a quirky half table. A back door opens from the kitchen out to the lovely garden and patio. Beside the back door is a large boiler cupboard with cleaning items, fire extinguisher, travel cot and hoover.

Throughout the downstairs area, there is engineered oak flooring, which is comfortable in the winter and cool in the warmer months.

First Floor

Bedroom One:
The master bedroom is on the Georgian side of the property, looking out to St Mary’s Church. This calming bedroom with its white-grey colourway features an original exposed 17th-century beam, running from one side to another. Tall guests take note! The bedroom is furnished with a super king-size bed with bedside drawers and reading lamps, a wardrobe, a chest of drawers-cum-dressing table with a mirror over, and a smart TV on an extra-wide chest of drawers.

The luxury, en-suite shower room features underfloor heating, a shower with rainfall and hand-held showerheads, a toilet, a hand basin with a vanity unit, a makeup mirror, a shaver’s point and a heated towel rail.

Bedroom Two:
This delightful, dual-aspect bedroom, looking out to Park Street and the rooftops of neighbouring properties has accents of deep plum and green and is furnished with two full-size (3ft) single beds* with a custom-built headboard. Complementing the beds is a central bedside table and reading lamp, chest of drawers-cum dressing table with a makeup mirror and a freestanding wardrobe. (The twin beds can be made up as a super king-size bed on request.)

Family Bathroom:
The luxury, family bathroom features underfloor heating, a corner shower, a full-size bath, WC, a hand basin in a vanity unit with a mirror over, a shaver point and a heated towel rail.


A feature of Tachbrook that sets it apart from many other holiday cottages in Charlbury – as well as its luxury interior - is its great outside space, which includes a private, walled garden, and off-street parking for two cars – one in a garage. To the front of the house is a delightful, gravelled courtyard garden with red robin bushes and box hedging. To one side is a garage, accessible from the front or via the garden, and to the other is side access leading to a wooden gate that opens into the garden and terrace. The terrace has a seating area beside the living room windows and a raised patio with a large, circular table, chairs and a parasol – the perfect spot for al fresco entertaining. Two reclining sun loungers are provided for guests to use on the raised lawn or patio. The garage is accessible through a rear door off the patio. In here guests will find the washing machine, tumble dryer and outdoor cushions.

Full List of Facilities
  • Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms across 1 ensuite bedroom with super king-size bed; and 1 twin bedroom with two standard-size single beds
  • 2 bathrooms: 1 en-suite with walk-in shower and WC; 1 family bathroom with bath, cubicle shower and WC
  • Parking for 2 cars: one space on the drive suitable for a large car/SUV and one in the garage suitable for a small/mid-size car
  • Private enclosed garden – safe for children
  • Fireplace with wood burner – logs and kindling supplied for two fires
  • Bed linen, bath towels and tea towels
  • Hairdryer x2
  • Kitchen starter consumables: teabags, fresh coffee, sugar, fresh milk.
  • Cleaning starter pack: dishwasher tablets, scourer, cloth, washing up liquid, bin bags
  • Bathroom essentials: hand soap, toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel
  • Heating and hot water via gas central heating with individual thermostat controls.
  • Free Wi-Fi (Sky Broadband Superfast)
  • 2 smart TVs with Sky Sports package
  • Games
  • Fully equipped kitchen with toaster, kettle, filter coffee machine, cafetiere, utensils, crockery, cutlery, glassware (champagne flutes, tumblers and wine and water glasses), bakeware, food preparation (grater, jug, sieve), saucepans, bread bin, kitchen paper
  • Oven/hob: Rangemaster with 5-ring induction hob
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge-Freezer
  • Washing machine – in garage
  • Dryer – in garage
  • Ironing board, iron, clothes airer
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Baby/Child Equipment: A travel cot with mattress and a highchair are provided. The highchair is in the garage, the travel cot and mattress are by request on booking. (Cot bedding not provided.)
  • Outdoor patio/seating area
  • Garden furniture: dining table, 4 chairs, 2 sun loungers
  • BBQ (Weber charcoal) – please provide your own charcoal
  • Safety equipment: fire extinguisher, fire blanket, carbon monoxide monitor, smoke alarm, First Aid kit
  • Pubs, café, food shops within 5-minute walk
  • Train station 0.5 mile walk.
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping:

Charlbury Deli & Café, serving morning coffees, light breakfast, and lunches and afternoon tea - and rumoured to be the best coffee in the Cotswolds. Deli serving Lynne’s home-made cakes, Mark’s Cotswold Bakery, charcuterie, cheeses, locally made savoury pies, Cornbury venison and more.

Eating Out:
  • The Rose and Crown (150 metres)
  • The Bull Inn (0.5 miles)
  • The Old Shed (1.5 miles)

Charlbury is in the beautiful Evenlode Valley, surrounded by glorious Cotswold countryside. To the south west is the remainder of the ancient Wychwood Forest, part of which now makes up the estate of Cornbury Park. A public footpath skirts past the park, giving walkers a glimpse of the parkland and herds of deer and other wildlife. Or walk eastwards from Charlbury, along bridleways running alongside the Evenlode river to Ditchley Park mansion. Walkers can also join the meandering Oxfordshire Way, which also passes through Charlbury town or follow the Finstock & Evenlode Walk - a fabulous 5-mile loop that starts from the centre of the town, with a pub about halfway around in Finstock. See for this route and others.

Places to Visit:
  • The Charlbury Museum (300 metres)
  • Heythrop Zoological Gardens (6.5 miles)
  • Cornbury Park (1.7 miles)
  • Train - Charlbury Station (0.5 miles)
  • Taxis - Witney Shuttle Airport Transfers, Blenheim Taxis
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
  • Please note that additional guests above the maximum capacity are not permitted.
  • It is our policy not to take bookings for single sex group celebrations, which includes Stag and Hen nights, or groups where the majority are under 25 years.
  • The master bedroom has an original, 17th century beam running across the width. Mind your head when moving from one side of the bedroom to the other.  
  • Tachbrook has two parking spaces: one on the gravel drive suitable for a large car/SUV and one in the garage suitable for a small/mid-size car.


superb in every way
| 16/05/2022
A Stunning Property in A Beautiful Location From the very start dealing with Bolthole Retreats we were very impressed. From the answering an initial query in great detail and advising us on how to get best value from our stay with them, through additional support for travel cot and highchair needs before arrival, we were super happy. On arrival at Tachbrook it did not disappoint. The property is quite frankly stunning with a beautifully maintained front garden and a short gravel drive that will fit a good sized vehicle. Inside the level of quality continues. The downstairs living spaces are well appointed and styled in a country cottage manner as you would want in a property like this and very comfortable. The kitchen is well set out and has all the basic cooking utensils you would need, even a small hand blender and scales should the desire to bake a cake be overwhelming. The upstairs follows suit with two lovely bedrooms a double and a twin single as well as two bathrooms with underfloor heating. To the rear is a lovely little garden with seating and dining areas and a small lawn. Charlbury is a stunning little town/village and the CO-OP is well stocked with everything you would need for a few days away. The Bull is a charming pub with very friendly and helpful staff as well as great food and beers and is well worth a visit. We would 100% recommend the property to friends and family and in fact already have.
| 10/05/2022
We had a wonderful stay at Tachbrook. The standard of the fixtures and fittings of the property are second to none. The decor is absolutely beautiful and the location is excellent for a variety of Cotswold towns as well as Oxford. Having a wood burner just topped it off. We wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again or recommend it to anyone! You won’t be disappointed!
| 23/02/2022
Tachbrook is a charming old Cotswold stone cottage in the heart of Charlbury. The owners have thought of everything to make their guests comfortable- it is tastefully decorated throughout, very well-equipped and immaculately presented. Great location in the heart of the Cotswolds. The log burner made it perfect for a Winter Retreat.
| 08/12/2021


Charlbury is a small but lively and vibrant market town that has escaped the hordes of Cotswold tourists, making it a justifiable member of the ‘Undiscovered Cotswold Club’, yet it is only an hour from London and just 15 minutes’ drive from Soho Farmhouse. The town is full of historic 17th- and 18th-century buildings, has great pubs, independent shops, a local history museum and is in a beautiful setting on the meandering River Evenlode, with fabulous walks in every direction, including around the Charlbury Circular Route and along The Oxfordshire Way and The Cotswold Way.
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