Stunning Cotswolds escape

Classic Georgian house with a pool, hot tub and games room. Huge dining area and lots of space to explore and relax in.

“Amazing – we just can’t stop talking about our special weekend at Wellacres”.

Wellacres House is a stunning, secluded Cotswolds country house for 16, set near glorious Chipping Campden in the rolling Cotswold countryside.

Awarded 5 Star Gold by Enjoy England, this three-storey Grade II house has bags of period detail – flagstone floors, exposed beams, Cotswold stone features, log-burning fires – combined with contemporary style and modern day luxuries. Perfect for families and special celebrations.

There are masses of space in which to entertain and relax – a huge Family Room, a big Living Room with home cinema and a Snug with a log-burning stove.

The dining area is enormous, its oak table comfortably seating a host of your family and friends. Outside there are landscaped gardens, a terrace for al fresco dining, a heated swimming pool, hot tub, games room with ping pong and pool and a playground – all set in acres of tranquil Cotswold countryside. A very special place.

Gardens, Pool and Hot Tub

Wellacres House is set on its own in rolling Cotswold countryside with six acres of gardens and grounds to enjoy – all completely private. You can step out from the Family Room onto a big terrace with a barbecue and plenty of tables and chairs for al fresco dining.

The stylish heated outdoor pool is set in a decked terrace close to the house, fenced in for safety. The hot tub is open all year round and the pool is open from May to September.

There’s a big lawn with plenty of room for games or a run around, and a big snail mound – letting children and adults alike survey their domain.

A stone’s throw away from the main terrace is the games room in a big old Cotswolds barn. With a pool table, table football, outdoor table tennis and lots of fun stuff for children of all ages, from toddlers to teenagers.

Just the place for the children to hang out – or for mums and dads to let off steam. Children will also love the playground with swings and a king-size trampoline set amongst the copse.

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Living Spaces

Wellacres House has a suite of fantastic reception rooms in which to entertain and relax.

The Family Room is a large, light, open-plan living space, with a natural stone floor, fully equipped kitchen area, island for chopping or chatting, enormous dining space seating up to 18 at your stunning oak table, and armchairs for relaxing.

From the Family Room you can step out onto a big terrace with a barbecue and plenty of garden furniture so that everyone can enjoy al fresco dining. Just round the corner is the South-facing pool terrace, with heated pool and hot tub.

The Living Room is a big, comfortable room with a home cinema with full Sky package and plenty of DVDs. At one end of the room is the library, with a well-stocked selection of books for all ages, plus maps for planning walks, and lots of information on things to do in the area. A great space for socializing, reading or just relaxing.

The Snug is a cosy room with comfy sofas, flagstone floors and a large log-burning stove. Original wooden shutters add a touch of warmth to your nights.

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Cooking and Dining

Our fantastic chefs come highly recommended and are available for special meals or for your whole stay. Or why not order some wonderful drop off meals ready to pop straight in the oven? Just let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll sort it out. Or choose to venture out and dine at one of the fantastic local restaurants or pubs if you wish.

Highly recommended by our guests, James Benson is a former Claridge’s and Lygon Arms chef who uses fresh Cotswold produce. To add an extra special touch to your break, James can be your chef for a night cooking a three-course meal, or can provide you with superb ready-to-go meals or barbecue dishes dropped off for your convenience.

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Bedrooms

A spectacular bedroom with high ceilings and views over the valley, a king-sized bed with a deep pocket-sprung mattress and piled high with fabulous cushions. Enjoy the great views over the rolling Cotswold countryside from the window seats. The rooms share a stylish ensuite bathroom with a huge bath with stone surround, with shower over.

A large and lovely room with twin beds, perfect for children. Two window seats look out over the gardens and grounds.

A hidden room set under the eaves, with two wooden beds and adjoining playroom. A wonderful secret space for children.

A charming bedroom, which can be made up as either a king-sized bed or twins. Piles of cushions, stunning fabrics and gentle lighting make a perfect Cotswold retreat.

A large and light room with high ceilings, which can be made up with a king-sized bed and a single, or three single beds. There are beautiful views and a big ensuite bathroom with bath and separate shower.

The master bedroom of the house is an equally large light room with high ceilings, which can be made up with either a king-sized bed and a single, or three single beds. There are beautiful views and a big ensuite bathroom with a roll-top bath with shower over.

On the ground floor is a big, characterful bedroom, which can be a king or a twin. There’s an open fire for cosy autumn and winter nights. The downstairs loo is close by and this bedroom shares the Family Bathroom on the First Floor.

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Children Welcome

With a Big Cottage house there’s something for everyone and different spaces and places for all ages. That’s because we know that if your family is happy, then so are you.

At Wellacres we have cupboards filled with toys and board games, and nooks and crannies ideal for curling up and reading, or for playing – including a lovely attic den. There’s a massive 50” surround-sound TV with Sky, a well-stocked DVD library, and Wi-Fi, too (just bring your own PC or device). Add to all of that the heated pool and hot tub.

The old Cotswold games barn with pool, table football and table tennis, a playground, a king-sized trampoline and more. An adventure that children will never want to end.

Our baby pack includes high chairs and cots. Toddlers will enjoy the swings and playroom. There are also beakers, bowls, plates and cutlery for your children.

Choose from the trampoline, swings, games barn and gardens to explore – when they aren’t in the pool or hot tub.

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What people say

What people say

“Just wanted to say what a brilliant week we have had at Wellacres – thank you. We loved the privacy and setting of the house and spent many happy hours soaking up the views from the pool, the terrace and hot tub. Our grandchildren (and grown up children!) loved the ping pong and the little ones really enjoyed the playground. It is beautifully equipped and you were so helfpul with all our requests and arrangements. We found the Cotswolds really enchanting and hope to return soon!” - David
"Wellacres was a dream, beautifully appointed, with a keen sense of design. It was clean, wonderfully warm and the beds so comfortable. There were considerable supplies of equipment in the very large kitchen and dining area. The facilities even extended to a hot tub outside. We wholeheartedly recommend it." - David and Vivienne
“I wanted to drop you a line to say what a wonderful weekend we all had. It was fabulous, you have been such a joy to work with and Alison was lovely. I miss being at Wellacres! I will definitely be booking with you again in the future as I am sure many of the girls will! A huge thank you once again. Best wishes and many, many thanks.” - Helen
“We have just returned from a wonderful weekend at Wellacres House. We left Bath on Friday in a storm but had two beautiful days so that the children enjoyed all the amenities. It is a lovely house with every convenience possible. Much thought has gone into making it so comfortable. Turning 80 proved to be quite enjoyable after all!! We cannot wait to go back but next time I hope it will be for a week. We all send our thanks and best wishes”. - Pauline
“We had a wonderful relaxing holiday at Wellacres. A really lovely house and great atmosphere. Heated pool and the hot tub great and went down very well with everyone. The table tennis tournament got very heated as well! Didn’t really explore the area much as we had everything we needed in the house! Many thanks again. A very relaxed Sue!” - Sue
“We had such a good weekend and all of us fell in love with Wellacres, it was the perfect house for the occasion, so well equipped and beautifully furnished. And of course the weather was unbelievable – so we used every bit of the outside facilities, plus quad biking and horse riding for the more agile.” - Diana
“Amazing. We just can’t stop talking about our special weekend at Wellacres. It was such a wonderful feeling to have the whole house and grounds to ourselves and to leave all our cares behind. Life is good! We will be back.” - Sarah
“Well thank you! We had the most fabulous weekend. And please pass on a big thank you to Alison whom kindly located a fishmonger nearby for us – and we had the most delicious tuna!” - CB
“We had a wonderful time on our anniversary – something that will remain with us always ….Your housekeeper was lovely, please thank her for her kindness.” - Lynda
“Thanks our stay was great and the caterers made every thing go so smoothly which made it a very remarkable weekend for us all” - John
The house was brilliant, very well prepared and exceptionally we'll equipped. Excellent outside facilities, particularly the pool (glorious temperature!!) and the hot tub. The play area and the games room came in very useful for our big family party 16 adults, 14 children aged from 4 to 14. - Peter
"I just wanted to highly praise Wellacres House. Not only is the house just amazing, it was one of the best equipped places any of us had ever visited. We had the most wonderful time, we didn’t go out (apart for a walk up the driveway!) from the time we got there to the time we left. We felt very spoilt to be there, and I will certainly be recommending it to others." - Sharon
"Last week my children and their children spent a memorable week at Wellacres. The house was everything a big family, celebrating a very special occasion could wish for. We were also very lucky with the weather and the one rain soaked day was spent with all of us in the kitchen/dining room some playing card games and the rest helping my son prepare for a gigantic meal that night. What a lovely feeling of togetherness. Plenty of laughter and my 5 grandchildren have sent me beautiful messages of thanks. I would happily recommend you and the house to everyone!" - Lynette

Grab some Cotswolds glamour

Everything feels special at Wellacres, where honeyed Cotswold charm meets Shakespeare and Stratford, gastro-pubs and go-karting. With the wildlife park, farm park and Warwick Castle, kids will agree.

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