Beyond the canopy of your solid oak beam porch, past your self-watering, raised flower beds and potted olive trees, is the wooden gate of a lush green meadow. The gentle landscape of the Cotswolds begins here, just a few strides from your front door, and it surrounds you like a welcome-home embrace. This is a storybook house full of surprise - a delightful tale that beckons you to step inside and bring it to life.
And for your chance to win this luxurious, five bedroom house close to Oxford, worth over £3,000,000, along with £100,000 in cash, all you have to do is enter the Omaze Million Pound House Draw supporting Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.
Outside your spectacular principal bedroom, the rolling Cotswolds countryside awakens, streaming birdsong and unbridled daylight through your window. Resting in the sublime comfort of your velvet bed, enveloped in the fullest of duvets, you can wallow in softness for as long as you wish.
Above you is a mountainscape of wood-clad vaulted ceilings and snow-white, painted peaks, as if you’ve awoken in your very own world. The undulating hills of your moss hued headboard rest against an oak-panelled divide, behind which is your luxury en suite. At a Lefroy Brooks matte stone sink, with a curvaceous bath to match, splash water over your face as flawless mirrors reflect more rambling greenery behind you.
Downstairs, hold a steaming hot coffee from your Sage espresso machine, atop the white, solid stone counter. This bespoke kitchen’s rustic, whitewashed oak, corrugated petrol blue island and cream, enamel pendant lamps are an uplifting blend of classic styles. French grey doors conceal a spacious Fisher and Paykel fridge, while discreet Gaggeneau appliances are hidden throughout for your convenience.
Framed by painted wooden windows, the views on all sides of this incredible open-plan entertaining space are of moss and ivy clad rock, thriving shrubs and lawns. Through black Crittal doors, your walk-in larder offers up handfuls of the freshest shades of green, natural wood and stone, as if picked from your burgeoning garden.
Cross the smoked grey, reclaimed floorboards to your elegant, mid-century teak dining table and chairs. On the wall, by the perfectly pleated forest-green curtains, Forbes and Lomax invisible switch plates with bronze dimmers are another, enviable finishing touch to this beautifully considered house.
Open folding doors onto a patio lounge, complete with sandstone chimney, and let the fresh air roll in, as you plump for a broad armchair on turned legs in a calming corner of putty coloured cloth, chalky walls and blonde wood.
Across the hall, your study is lime washed a scholarly grey, in cloud-like brushstrokes, to clear headspace as you tend to budding ideas and plans at an understated wooden desk, looking out of the window before you to inspirational country views.
Ascend your steel-post staircase to your first floor, double vaulted lounge. High above the ground - with pointed ceilings reaching skywards and lined with blue and white reclaimed wood to mirror the passing clouds - this is a truly elevated space in every sense. Recline on a rounded, midnight blue sofa on a sumptuous deep pile rug and enjoy expansive views of soft grass and bright skies from the full height windows that preside in this room like a cinema screen.
Then pull on wellies and head out for a short stroll. Gravel underfoot gives way to grass, then the crunch of sticks and leaves as you wander beneath the shelter of mature trees. You return as the sun sets behind the house and warm lights illuminate its collage of Cotswolds stone - beginning a new chapter has never felt so good.
Your entries into the Cotswolds House Draw will support Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity by raising vital funds to help build a new Children’s Cancer Centre.
So, why wait? Enter using the link below by Wednesday 24th January and you'll receive 2 for 1 entries.