Roebucks Rose is named after the cheeky roe deer who often comes close to snaffle the roses, it’s the boundless fauna and flora that inspired our gardener, Posy, to create a sun-drenched courtyard garden as a haven for families. Engulfed in Cotswold stone, the single-storey barn brings together rustic character with contemporary design, while a soak in the Quince outdoor copper bath elevates any mood to happy.
Roebuck’s Rose is daubed in a warm, a palette of soft whites and greens which allows the modern artwork and quirky curio to really pop out. Vaulted ceilings and huge windows flood the single storey L-shaped barn with sunlight, while the south-facing courtyard is designed for soaking up the sunshine.
Slumber down in one of the five generously sized bedrooms, bag the one with a four-poster bed. All have the Quince level of comfort with signature comfy beds. While the vaulted drawing room with an electric wood burner, a spacious dining room and a separate kitchen makes entertaining easy peasy.
Step into your courtyard for more dining and comfy lounge areas, a Weber BBQ, and, of course, the Quince outdoor bath house with a heavenly tin copper tub for two.
Spend days exploring acres and acres of private grounds and discover winding paths through water meadows where picnic tables hide. Climb trees and ride the big swing or take a peep into the bird hides for secret views across the nature reserve. And naturally, there's plenty of space for parking.
The house has fast fibre broadband which makes it ideal as a place to work as well as relax.
Bedroom 1 - super king bed, with single day bed, (sleeps 3) ensuite shower room, walk in shower, wc and basin.
Bedroom 2 – Four poster super king size bed, ensuite shower room, walk in shower, wc and basin.
Bedroom 3 - triple room with 3 single beds (sleeps 3).
Family bathroom - bath, walk in shower, wc and basin.
Bedroom 4 - twin room with shared jack and jill shower room with shower, wc and basin.
Bedroom 5 – king size bed with shared jack and jill shower room with shower, wc and basin.
Sitting room - log burner and large south facing windows overlooking the garden.
Dining room - south facing windows to garden.
Kitchen/breakfast room - fridge/freezer, dishwasher, electric range cooker with 2 fan ovens, grill and 5-ring top, food processor, nespresso machine, double doors to rear garden.
Utility room - washing machine, tumble dryer.
Boot room - oil boiler, space for boots/coats and dogs.
Internet - 200Mbps fibre broadband.
Outside - bath house with copper/tin bath, heating and lighting, south facing garden with dining for 10, soft seating areas, BBQ, rear garden with views of Nature Reserve, access to shared 13 acres with swings/play areas/ picnic spots and walks, parking for up to 5 cars in communal car park, shared electric car charger.
On our doorstep are a clutch of cutesy Cotswolds villages, the Thames Path walking trails and Oxford with its spires and scholastic delights is 30 minutes away. Naturally, there are plenty of country pubs to hunker down in, and several are within an easy walk or cycle ride. Cycling is good for all levels with some great safe rides for children through the Nature Reserve towards the Thames
Roebucks Rose is deep in the wilds of Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve where the landscape is ever changing with the season, wildflowers bloom in the lush meadows through spring and summer while the ancient water meadows naturally flood in autumn and winter attracting different birds and wildlife and a wonderfully different landscape. Bird hides abound, our favourite is the newest thatched one to the west of us where the views are spectacular.
Set deep in the wilds at the end of a single-track lane, guests of Roebuck’s Rose have acres of private grounds to roam where the garden team are creating something special here. The sanctuary of a sun-drenched, flower-rich courtyard garden and the wilds of the surrounding meadows are a masterpiece changing with the seasons, bringing colour and life that lifts the mood. Wake up to birdsong and drift off to the hoot of the owl, the barn's extraordinary location in the Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve makes for a seriously mellow escape whatever the season. Happy days.
Whether you’re looking to jump into puddles or splash out on a private chef, there’s experiences for every mood. At Quince we know that board games and country walks don’t always cut it. That’s why we’re on hand to suggest some external activities that can add a little extra sparkle to your stay
My goodness, my goodies - There’s nothing better than coming into a holiday home and seeing a basket full of treats waiting for you to delve into, all packed up into our specially branded apple crate. Our welcome hampers are thoughtfully curated by our wonderful Quince team with selected brands that connect with our values. Our welcome hamper encompasses gifts from us to you. Breathe in the sweet smell of our Wixy Rosemary and Juniper candle, indulge in our Tracklements Quince jam, delight in our sophisticated bottle of french white wine. Welcome to Quince
Take a break from the peeling, chopping and boiling, we’ve got this. If you’re looking for that home cooked meal but you don’t want to labour over a hot stove, we have a variety of trusted, local caterers that will come in and do it all for you, and yes, before you ask, even the washing up.
If you fancy getting your hands dirty, there is plenty on offer. From candle painting in the kitchen to clay throwing in the local towns, we’ve got you covered. Creative activities for all ages are on offer during your multi-generational stay.
Get into gear and pedal on through your holiday. We’ve got any physical activity you require at our fingertips. Whether you’re looking for bicycle hire, canoe hire, or you’re feeling adventurous and want to attempt kite surfing, you name it, we’ve got the details
The surrounding nature reserve is home to wildflower meadows and a variety of wildlife. You can explore the meadows on the various footpaths and bridlepaths which link up to the Thames bridlepath (for bikes and on foot) and wider path network. View the map here.