Part of the 400-acre rolling Farncombe Estate, Elsker is a beautifully decorated eight-bedroom house with views over the surrounding green woodland and Cotswold countryside. Sleeping up to 16 people, the self-catering house features seven double bedrooms, all ensuite, and one children’s twin bedroom, next to a family bathroom. The state-of-the-art, open plan kitchen and dining room has twin ovens and dishwashers, and an American-style fridge freezer, so you can cook up a feast for the whole family in style. Outside, there’s a private heated swimming pool for splashing in, a private hot tub, plus a barbecue and fully stocked bar for al fresco summer parties. Also in the house is a games room complete with vintage games such as Space Invaders and a pool table, and a cosy library. There’s plenty of activities to keep everyone busy on the wider estate, too, from axe throwing and clay shooting to yoga and cocktail making. Or take a leisurely stroll to the nearby visit of Broadway, or on some of the nature trails across the estate. A great choice for a staycation with family or friends.

From £1,580 per night

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Elsker - private house