Architecturally stunning and idyllically located, Old Oak House is a fabulous sleeps 10+2 property nestled in the sleepy village of Burnett, ideally situated halfway between the buzzing cities of Bath and Bristol. Sleeping 10 + 2 guests across 4 bedrooms in the main house and a separate bedroom and double sofa bed 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 groups and families!
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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 double bed. The sofa in the annexe can also be converted into a double bed, allowing a maximum capacity of four guests.
- Sleeps 10 + 2 in 5 bedrooms + annexe living area across 4 king size doubles, 1 standard double and 1 double sofa bed.
- 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
- Outdoor seating
- All bed linen, bath towels and tea towels provided
- Dining table + seating for 10
- Welcome Pack: cereal, bread, biscuits, jam, butter, milk, tea, coffee, sugar
- Kitchen essentials: dishwasher tablets, cloth, washing up liquid, bin bags, kitchen roll, baking foil, cling film, salt + pepper
- Bathroom starter pack: hand soap, toilet paper
- Toiletries, individual shampoo, conditioner and shower gels for each guest.
- Heating and hot water via gas/oil central heating with individual thermostat controls.
- Free Wi-Fi
- 65” Flat Screen TV in living area, TV in downstairs bedroom, TV family shower room
- Dog friendly
- 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
- American style fridge/freezer with ice dispenser
- Ironing board + iron
- Vacuum cleaner
- Safety equipment: fire extinguisher, fire blanket, carbon monoxide monitor, smoke alarm, First Aid kit.
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.
Straight in front of you…
A modern and stylish WC with unique conical washbasin.
Turn left into…
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.
Out of the bedroom, through the hallway and into the…
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 move night on the 65” flat screen television.
This room has double doors that open onto the raised artificial grass and patio area.
Back into the hallway and…
Straight along the corridor to…
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.
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 detachable shower hose, WC and conical washbasin.
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.
Along the corridor, around the corner, on your left there is a large walk-in wardrobe/ closet with plenty of hanging space, drawers and a dressing table. Outside, there is a full-length mirror.
Turn right into the…
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!
Located under the apex beams of the house, this stunning master bedroom is a truly relaxing spot. With a comfortable king size doubled 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.
The annexe is a great space for members of your group 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, you will enter into the well-lit living area with a comfy sofa that can be converted into a double bed, wall-mounted TV and dining table and seating for four guests.
Turn left and up one step into the compact and well-equipped kitchen area, featuring a sink, kettle, toaster, microwave, fan oven, four hobs, dishwasher, washer/dryer and fridge with freezer compartment.
Through the door adjoining the kitchen you will find the annexe bathroom, with a WC, washbasin and walk-in rain shower with detachable shower hose.
To the right of the living area you will find the bedroom through an arch way 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.
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 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.
Here are some of the attractions and amenities close to the Old Oak House and neighbouring village Saltford: (see Saltford Community Association for more information)
- Historic Conservation Area (“Old village”) including St Mary’s Church and the restored Ancient Brass Mill (1720)
- Access to the Bristol and Bath railway cycle-path (13 miles of off-road cycling open to walkers and cyclists with pubs en-route)
- Access to the River Avon (Saltford Marina, Avon County Rowing Club, canal boating)
- Avon Valley Country and Wildlife Park (Pixash Lane, Keynsham)
- Open countryside and riverside walks in beautiful countryside directly from the Old Oak House.
- Several character pubs and restaurants (see below)
- Sports facilities in neighbouring village: floodlight tennis courts at Saltford Lawn Tennis Club; football and cricket at Saltford Playing Field (with licensed bar, live music and TVs) and golf at Saltford Golf Club.
- Theatre productions and other activities at Saltford Hall (Saltford Community Association)
- Library and Post Office: See saltfordhub.org/ for opening hours.
Pubs and Places to Eat in walking distance of The Old Oak House
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).
Golden Moments – Fine Bengal Cuisine. Best Curry house for miles, friendly staff and super tasty food. (2.3 mile). Website: goldenmomentsbristol.co.uk/
The Crown in Saltford has great reviews for food, friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere, it also does the perfect gin and tonic. (2.3 mile from the Old Oak House opposite the bus stop to Bristol and Bath). Website: thecrowninsaltford.com/
The Thai Cafe – not a public house, but an extremely tasty, efficiently run Thai café with great reviews about their tasty food. Alternatively order a takeaway. (2.3miles/5mins drive). Website: thaicafesaltford.co.uk/index.html
Tesco Express: Bath Rd, Saltford, Somerset, BS31 3HQ
Tel: 0345 674 6403
Tesco Superstore: Bristol Rd, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 2BA
Tel: 0345 026 9654
Waitrose: Broadmead Lane, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 1ST
Best route into Bath: take the ‘Park and Ride’ bus service at Newbridge, postcode: BA1 3NB which operates every 10-15 minutes during the day, Monday to Sunday (and on certain bank holidays). The service operates every 20 minutes after 7.30pm in the evening. It does not operate on 25th/26th December; 1st January; or Easter Sunday.
Local shops and bus stops to Bath and Bristol can be found on the A4/main road.
The postcode for the Old Oak House is: BS31 2TF
The Old Oak house is in the village / hamlet of Burnett, just off the A36 (Bath Road), 6.5 miles north-west of Bath and about 8 miles south-east of central Bristol.
From London, take the M4 to junction 18 then follow the A46 towards Bath. At the village of Pennsylvania, take the A420 to Warmley. At Warmley turn left onto the A4171 towards Keynsham. At the A4/Bath Road turn left onto the Keynsham Bypass and stay on this road until you reach the next large roundabout. Take the third exit (almost all the way around) onto the B3116 and stay on this road (take the first exit at the mini roundabout by the New Inn) continuing onto Burnett Hill. You will eventually see the turning for a narrow lane on your right signposted ‘Burnett’. Take this turning and following the lane around the bend. Just after the bend, you will see the large wooden gates on the right, signed ‘Old Oak House’.
There are number of well-connected train stations within easy reach of the Old Oak House. Bath Spa is 6 miles away, 20 mins by car, and operates a very regular service from London Paddington, duration approx 90 mins. Keynsham is the closest station, 2.9 miles away, 10 minute drive and connects from Bath Spa or Bristol Parkway. Bristol Temples Meads is 8 miles away, 20-25 min drive and operates a regular service from London and Birmingham.
There is ample parking in driveway for up to 5-6 cars.