Famous Guests at Oak House No.1 Luxury Hotel in the Cotswolds
We host many famous guests at Oak House No.1 enjoying the homely but discreet and relaxed atmosphere here. We have a lot of fun with all of our guests not just the famous ones !
Tim Minchin, comedian, actor, composer, songwriter, pianist, musical director and all round megastar stayed with his wife Sarah, he was a lovely guy. Particularly interesting for us as we had first seen an up and coming Tim on TV in his early years in Australia when we spent many months there over a ten year period. It felt quite strange that here we are in Tetbury and Tim Minchin was staying with us at Oak House No.1 ! Congratulations Tim on Matilda the musical and the new series of Californication with David Duchovny in the US.
We recently had the great fortune to meet actor Marc Warren (Mad Dogs) and his lovely wife Emma, such a kind and gentle couple that we are happy to call friends now.
July 2016 the UK’s favourite tenor Russell Watson stayed with his lovely sister Hayley and a more genuine pair you would be hard to find, a sheer pleasure to be around. Lots to chat about and despite his fantastic success Russell is as down to earth as you could imagine.
Our Cotswolds luxury hotel has seen it’s share of famous faces and Oak House No.1 has quite a reputation in media circles.
Many of our famous guests come from London for the weekend and Oak House No.1 is very popular with guests from the TV and entertainment business as well as the music industry, cosy and discreet, Oak House No.1 is very much a home from home. Tetbury often sees famous people from the music industry visiting, generally when they are playing a concert at Westonbirt Arboretum in the evening. Many concerts throughout the summer months are held at Westonbirt Arboretum, part of the ‘Forest Tour’. It’s a good idea to check the Westonbirt Arboretum calendar for the schedule of artists playing. Other luxury Cotswolds hotels are just not like Oak House No.1, we have an eclectic mix of clients mingling in what feels like a happy informal country house gathering. You might even be surprised by who’s siting opposite you at the communal breakfast table in the morning. This reminds me of just a year back we had Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh staying with us (our hockey Olympic gold medal winners ). I had spoken to Kate over the phone earlier and asked if they would bring their gold medals with them, which she did, so the next morning at breakfast they showed the medals to the other guests and even let people try them on !!
Tim Minchin at Oak House No.1 our luxury hotel in the Cotswolds
Kelly ‘ Stereophonics’ Jones at Oak House No.1 our luxury hotel in the Cotswolds
Karen Millen, fashion goddess, visits Oak House No.1 luxury hotel in the Cotswolds
Johnny Vegas at Oak House No.1 our luxury hotel in the Cotswolds
We recently hosted Johnny Vegas here at Oak House No.1 and what a fun weekend it was. He and his Irish TV presenter wife Maia Dunphy were so nice and Johnny had great passion about art.Indeed he,like I went to art school and is a potter (who knew !)
Oak House No.1 luxury hotel in the Cotswolds a sponsor at the Better World Awards in Monaco
It’s not every day that you host two superstars,but last weekend we had Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor staying with us at Oak House No.1. In case you didn’t know these are probably two of the most successful and famous Bollywood stars in India today. Kareena was telling us that she had made 60 films in just the last 16 years !
Miranda Hart and friends turned up at Oak House No.1 for a weekend away at our luxury hotel in the Cotswolds.
My mate Marc Warren (Mad Dogs) and his beautiful new wife Emma stayed at with Nick and I at Oak House No.1 luxury hotel in the Cotswolds for a couple of days.
Jimmy Docherty from ‘Food Unwrapped’ visits Oak House No.1 Luxury hotel in the Cotswolds
Anyone watch Food Unwrapped or Jimmy and Jamie Oliver on Friday night’s ? Jimmy Docherty and lovely wife stayed for a while,lots of interesting chat about food of course but we agreed that the Oak House No.1 black pudding was the best in the country – you’ll just have to try it for yourself. Jimmy was so lovely he sent us a crate full of meats from his farm, in the crate was also some black pudding that he supplied at the farm. We had a discussion about black pudding earlier and we thought our offering was simply the best in the UK (Grants of Dornoch), but Jimmy thought Stornaway was the best (until he tried ours). Over the coming months our guests were given a piece of ours and a piece of Jimmy’s in a blind test and thankfully ours came out most popular. So a luxury black pudding in a luxury hotel in the Cotswolds.
You don’t have to be famous to visit Oak House No.1,but you just might be sitting next to someone at breakfast who is. Oak House No.1 is more than a luxury hotel in the Cotswolds and provides more of a house party atmosphere in very special surroundings.
Olympic Gold medal winner Kate and Helen Richardson Walsh at Oak House No.1, luxury hotel in the Cotswolds
Sir Tom and Lady Stoppard at Oak House No.1 – Luxury 5* hotel in the Cotswolds
What a great pleasure it was to spend some time with Oscar winning playwright Sir Tom Stoppard and his lovely wife Sebrina – such a gentleman.