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Woodstock  | Bedrooms: 7 | Sleeps: 15

Rates: from £20,425 per week

In a discrete corner of the magnificent grounds of Blenheim Palace Park, surrounded by countryside lies North Lodge, an architectural masterpiece, effortlessly fusing tradition and modernity in this most historic of English settings.
Within a stroll of Blenheim Palace itself and set on its richly resourced estate, guests to North Lodge can escape the outside world, unwind in elegance, blessed with an abundance of activities to keep all ages entertained.
Offering privacy, refinement, and even fresh eggs on offer from the resident hens, stables with polo ponies, and sheep and lambs in the nearby fields; this is refined, English country living at its finest.

Built in the early 18th Century to celebrate the victory over the French in the War of the Spanish Succession, Blenheim Palace, home of the Duke of Marlborough and a World Heritage Site is a genuine monumental country house in the Oxfordshire Countryside just outside of Woodstock. Flooded with light from its modern wing, and framed with full length glass windows in many rooms, North Lodge offers its guests elegant entertaining space, including a cinema screening room, landscaped gardens complete with a private, heated salt water pool, hot-tub, AstroTurf tennis court, basketball net, golf practise net, several dining areas and BBQ. The pool house is fabulously equipped with a pool table, shuffle board, bar, TV and leads through to the gym studio, facilities and steam showers. On request, the stabled ponies can be ridden in the neighbouring paddocks.

ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES:

Ground Floor

  • Double length entrance hall leading to the open-plan, informal living room and relaxed dining area, opening on to the gardens.
  • TV/Cinema screening room with blackout curtains.
  • Piano area.
  • Modern, well-equipped kitchen with pizza oven and breakfast bar.
  • Formal dining area and separate lounge with fireplace.

First Floor – 5 bedrooms

  • Bedroom 1: Master bedroom, king size bed with dressing area, large en suite bathroom with walk-in shower and separate bath.
  • Bedroom 2: Double bedroom, queen size bed with en suite shower over bath.
  • Bedroom 3: Double bedroom, queen size bed with en suite, shower over bath.
  • Bedroom 4: Double bedroom, queen size bed with en suite shower room.
  • Bedroom 5: Double bedroom, queen size bed with en suite bath and separate shower and small dressing area.
  • Study/office area overlooking the garden and pool area.

Second Floor

  • Bedroom 6: Attic ‘bunk’ room, with 4, single child beds. Separate bathroom.
  • Housekeeper’s bedroom – not for guests (can be closed and not used, on request)

Guest House

  • Ground floor lounge and kitchenette.
  • Bedroom 7: First floor bedroom with 2 single beds, en suite bath with shower over bath and separate lounge/TV area.

GENERAL ACTIVITIES IN THE COTSWOLDS

  • Visit a Cotswold Garden like the Painswick Rococo Garden in Painswick. Many are open until dusk and are lit up beautifully to enhance your visit.
  • Hire a Classic Car for a memorable day out or a weekend break in The Cotswolds.
  • Try hot air ballooning to truly capture the beauty of the Cotswolds, this is most definitely one of the best ways of seeing the stunning countryside.
  • Visit Stratford-upon-Avon – Shakespeare’s birthplace
  • Drive along one of the two Romantic Roads to the most picturesque Cotswold villages.
  • Experience the beauty of the nature and various outdoor activities and in the Forest of Dean.
  • Explore the local cuisine - Fabulous local produce, award winning restaurants & creative chefs all make eating and drinking in the Cotswolds a truly memorable experience.

SPORTING ACTIVITIES IN THE COTSWOLDS

  • Walking and cycling - Cotswold walking and cycling trails lead along Roman routes, ancient salt ways and through medieval villages.
  • Horse riding – the Cotswolds is the horse country par excellence with it's own strong riding culture.
  • Golf - golfing breaks are enhanced by friendly, unpretentious courses shaped by gentle Cotswold contours.
  • Cricket - Gloucestershire is a First Class Cricket County, with opportunities to see top level cricket at both Cheltenham Cricket Festival and Gloucester Cricket Festivals.
  • Swimming - there is a good selection of swimming pools in and around the Cotswolds, with both indoor and outdoor pools.
  • Fishing – Fish your own wild brown trout or try trout Fly fishing at one of the many lakes and rivers in the Cotswolds.

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS IN THE COTSWOLDS

  • Bath,  Roman Baths
  • Berkeley,  Berkeley Castle
  • Broadway,  Broadway Tower
  • Broughton Castle, Banbury, Oxfordshire
  • Bourton on the Water, Birdland Park Garden
  • Bourton on the Water, Model Village
  • Cheltenham, Sudeley Castle
  • Cirencester, Royal College of Agriculture
  • Elkstone - Norman church of St. John
  • Gloucester, Gloucester Cathedral
  • Oxford, Historical Centre
  • Painswick, Britain's oldest Bowling Green
  • Stow-on-the-Wold, Rollright Stones
  • Stratford-upon-Avon, Church of the Holy Trinity (Shakespeare’s Grave)
  • Stroud, Slimbridge Wetlands Centre
  • Tewkesbury, Tewkesbury Abbey
  • Warwick, Warwick Castle
  • Woodstock, Blenheim Palace

PRACTICAL INFORMATION FOR YOUR HOLIDAY IN GREAT BRITAIN

TIME ZONE

Great Britain operates on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

LANGUAGE

English is the principal language across Great Britain.

Currency

Great Britain’s unit of currency is the Pound Sterling, divided into 100 Pence.

Money Matters

In Great Britain, travellers cheques are sometimes accepted as payment in larger department stored but can be easily converted into local currency at banks. Hotels, shops, restaurants and many other venues accept all major credit cards and ATM access is widespread. American Express is less widely accepted. Exchange currency only at authorised outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in-country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure. Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.

Tipping IN GREAT BRITAIN

A charge for service is often added to restaurant bills but, if it’s not, a typical gratuity would be equal to 10 - 15% of the total. In pubs, tipping lounge staff is at your discretion but is generally not common practice. When paying taxi fares, it is usual to tip up to 10% and round up to the nearest pound.

WEATHER

The British weather has a bad reputation but in actual fact rainy days are nowhere near as common as you may expect. The seasons are marked: In summer, days are bright and usually sunny: Spring and autumn can be cool in the evenings and rain showers are more common; In winter snow is rare but it can be cold and frosty.

CLOTHING

While jeans are acceptable, “smart casual” attire in Britain often means stylish trousers or skirt outfit for women and a shirt with collar and trousers for men. Cotton and other light fabrics are comfortable choices for summertime. Spring and autumn temperatures dictate medium-weight clothing selections and in winter warm pullovers are required.

For the countryside, bring comfortable walking shoes with low or no heels. An umbrella or light raincoat may come in handy. 

HEALTH

For up to date information on latest health and vaccination recommendations, please contact your doctor.

Electricity

Electrical service throughout Great Britain is supplied at 220 volts/50 hertz.

LOCATION:

  • On the grounds of Blenheim Palace Estate
  • Woodstock, 3 miles
  • Oxford, 10 miles
  • Chipping Norton, 12 miles
  • Burford, 18 miles
  • Stratford-upon-Avon, 32 miles
  • Cheltenham, 40 miles 
  • London, 65 miles

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Availability Information

Our villas are normally rented on a Saturday to Saturday basis throughout the year. However, shorter breaks and alternative arrival days might be available outside the High Season. Please contact your Abercrombie & Kent Villa Consultant for further details.

Please note that the standard check-in time at our properties is between 4-7pm and that we ask guests to vacate the property by 10am on departure day, unless otherwise agreed in advance.

Rates Information

  • The above rates are on a per villa, per week basis. For further information on our villa only and A&K hosted services please see our 'Villa Rental Options' page. An A&K Villas Travel Consultant will be happy to discuss your specific holiday needs - simply complete the quick 'Make an Enquiry' form or call us on 0845 618 2205.

Inclusions

  • Cost of utilities such as water, electricity, gas.
  • 5 hours/day maid service. Please note North Lodge is a very large house and this is a light cleaning service only.  The cleaner will not be able to assist with clients laundry or the preparation of food.
  • Arrival set of pool towels (with mid-weekly change), household and bed linen.
  • Wi-Fi internet.
  • Air-conditioning in glass link/ informal dining area.
  • Underfloor oil-fired heating on ground floor and radiator oil-fired heating on upper floors.
  • Private swimming pool with security cover.

Extra Services

  • Pool heating on advance request at GBP 500/week (max. water temperature subject to weather conditions).
  • Additional maid service at £15/ hour.
  • Telephone usage charged as per consumption.
  • Chef service on advance request.
  • Transfers on advance request.
  • We are also able to arrange all manner of additional activities to enhance your villa experience. Please contact your A&K Villas Travel Consultant for further information.
  • Please note that in case of cancellation all confirmed services are non refundable.

  • KINDLY NOTE:
  • Please note that there is one resident dog on the grounds.
  • We'd like to make you aware that mobile phone reception is weak at the property.

Your Villa Rental

Because everyone's concept of a villa holiday is different, we have created a formula to offer flexibility and the freedom to design run your own holiday or call upon us to help open up a world of possibilities.

Our Villa-Only rental option comes as standard and is ideal for those seeking pure independence whilst travelling.

Every A&K Villa Only rental includes:

  • Dedicated Pre-Arrival Concierge service
  • Villa rental on an exclusive basis
  • Utilities (gas, water, electricity), unless otherwise stated
  • Towels, pool towels and bed linen as standard
  • 1 cot & highchair (cot linen not provided)
  • An A&K Local Representative who is on call 24/7 in case of emergency. Your Local Representative will also meet you once during your stay (on your arrival weekend) to help you to settle in, explain Health & Safety and answer any questions you may have regarding the villa.

(In some cases an A&K Representative is not required as the villa will have its own competent, local manager.)

  • A 24 hour A&K Emergency Duty Manager contact service based in the UK
  • Comprehensive information book
  • VAT and administration charges
  • Villa's own services - please check what additional services are provided as standard with a particular property – such as maid service, usage of air-conditioning, central and pool heating, as these can vary from property to property. This information will be available online or via your sales representative.

Should you wish to further enhance your villa experience, our thoughtfully designed A&K Concierge Packages are the perfect solution for those seeking additional support and comfort during your stay. In addition to the amenities offered within the Villa Only rental, a large number of our properties offer the following packages of upgraded services including a knowledgeable local concierge, providing complete piece of mind whilst travelling:

Gold Concierge Package – seamless support throughout your stay...

Includes all of the Villa Only services, as well as:

  • A dedicated local A&K Concierge whose knowledge provides you with invaluable assistance and recommendations

Following on from your pre-arrival Concierge team, upon arrival you will be seamlessly handed over to your local A&K Concierge who will have been briefed about all aspects of your holiday.

Your local A&K Concierge will personally welcome you to your villa and can be called upon at any time to assist you in any way throughout your stay. This can include anything from confirming itinerary arrangements; suggesting, making and booking additional services locally as required, such as restaurant reservations, visits and guided tours; trouble shooting; language assistance; providing a check-out service, and much more.

  • Introductory morning orientation tour of local area with your A&K Concierge on your arrival weekend - the best way to familiarise yourself with the local area (own transport required if villa is not within walking distance)
  • Complimentary pre-arrival grocery shopping service. Simply tell us in advance what groceries you require and your Concierge will pre-stock the villa accordingly (cost of groceries excluded)

Platinum Concierge Package – creating your ultimate stay with complete convenience...

Includes all of the Villa Only services, as well as:

  • A continental buffet-style breakfast provided on your first morning, including a selection of breads and fresh pastries, cheese, meats, fruit, yoghurts and fresh fruit juice
  • A pre-stocked drinks fridge (typically consisting of four bottles of wine, beer, soft drinks, juices, mineral water)
  • Fresh flowers and initial provisions, including jam, sugar, olive oil, tea, coffee, vinegar as well as cleaning provisions
  • Starter pack of luxurious toiletries per bathroom
  • Daily maid service (Monday to Friday and on Saturdays for multiple week bookings
  • Mid-week linen and towel change
  • A light, self-served supper on your arrival evening pre-prepared by your Concierge
  • Complimentary mid-week grocery shopping service (cost of groceries excluded)
  • Complimentary private chef service for a lunch or dinner, once during your stay (pre-booking necessary; cost of groceries excluded)

  • Bicycles
  • Coffee Machine (Espresso)
  • Dining Area (Outdoor)
  • DVD Player
  • Fans Available
  • Gym Equipment
  • iPod Docking Station (iPod Not included)
  • Swimming Pool (Heating Available)
  • Swimming Pool (with Security Cover)
  • Tennis Court
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Washing Machine

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Reasons to book your holiday with us

  • Over 50 years' experience
  • 24/7 support before, during and after your stay
  • All of our properties have been hand-picked and visited by a member of the team
  • Travel Consultants are based in the UK with local offices to assist with planning every detail of your stay
  • Option to upgrade to a Concierge stay to make the most of your visit
  • Option to book additional trips and services via our local offices

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