About us – Gary and Nicola at Oak House No.1
Oak House No.1 Hotel is a luxurious Georgian townhouse set in Tetbury’s finest square. Right in the heart of this charming market town (voted the best ‘Market Town in the Cotswolds’) you are just a stroll away from a choice of independent designer boutiques and foodie emporiums. With its diverse selection of antique shops, Tetbury has long been regarded as the antiques capital of the Cotswolds having a fine choice of restaurants and plenty of antiques shops and foodie emporiums to keep most visitors busy, all just a moments walk from our door. In a recent survey Tetbury was voted as the UK’s 3rd best town in which to live. The Highgrove Shop, Prince Charles’ flagship store is just around the corner, there is great countryside all around and quintessential Cotswolds villages to visit nearby.
Oak House No.1 Hotel, Tetbury has entertained many celebrity visitors from rock stars to royalty, including Miranda Hart, Kelly Jones from the Stereophonics, Tim Minchin and many others. Exclusive and discreet, you will receive a warm welcome and friendly service .We have been voted one of the top 4 Boutique places to stay in the UK by Food and Travel magazine and have appeared in the Guardian, Tatler, 25 Beautiful Homes, The Sunday Times Style magazine, Conde Naste Traveller, The Independent and many more magazines as far afield as Italy and Brazil. Oak House No.1 has also been awarded a 5* ‘Certificate of Excellence’ and a 100% customer satisfaction rating from Trip Advisor and described as ‘Outstanding’ and ‘Exceptional’ based on guest reviews.
HRH Prince Charles’ Highgrove House is just 5 minutes away from Oak House No.1 and the wonderful Highgrove Garden tour is available each May through to September – you can even book a “Champagne and Afternoon Tea Package” to make the afternoon even more special. We have visited Highgrove and it is a very special tour which gives a great insight into the planning and personal vision of Prince Charles himself.
Westonbirt Arboretum is close by, just 5 minutes away, the Westonbirt Autumn Colours are said to be the best show of colour outside New England. The Arboretum also hosts many concerts during the summer months, recent acts have included, Blondie, Paul Weller, Jesse J, Simply Red, Status Quo, Jools Holland, JLS and many others including some classical music nights.
Gary has designed the jewel-like interiors, creating a visual feast featuring a stunning art collection together with precious trinkets collected from world travels.
All this is set against an irreverent mix of traditional and contemporary styling, where the finest quality antiques and modern bespoke pieces meet throughout.
In the dining room elegant bone china, silver cutlery and crystal glasses adorn the bespoke – made dining table, a very special setting for breakfast.
The sparkling bathrooms feature the best in designer fittings whilst the beds have the finest ‘Frette’ Italian linen.
With the beautiful Cotswolds countryside on our doorstep there is plenty to explore and all just 70 minutes from London. If you are thinking of staying for a longer period Oak House No.1 is actually very well placed to get to Bath , only 40 mins, Cheltenham 40 mins, Bristol 40 mins and even Oxford is no more than an hour away.
The owner, Gary Kennedy (Ba Hons), studied fine art at Saint Martins School of Art and is a celebrated interior designer and art collector (featured on TV and in many magazines in the UK and overseas).
Oak House No.1 has been involved in many charity fund raising events and are very proud sponsors of the following charities:
Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy http://www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk/
Using music to transform lives, Nordoff Robbins is the UK’s leading provider of music therapy services.
Edirisa UK http://www.edirisa.org.uk/
Working to improve the living conditions of the Ugandan people, focussing on education, health and sanitation with the provision of clean water.
Fresh 2o http://www.fresh2ohome.com/