Ancient Oaks is no ordinary house on a hill. Deep in the Californian countryside, it overlooks 27 acres of its own woodland. The driveway leads up to a separate guest house (with a kitchenette and ensuite bedroom) on the left, and the main building on the right. There’s a pergola and solar-heated swimming pool in the courtyard which, via pocket glass doors, takes you into the beamed sitting room and kitchen. Contemporary and well-proportioned, at its other end there’s a patio with a barbecue and round dining table.
In the courtyard, the skylit bathroom is next door to the sitting room, and to the right is the master bedroom. There’s a working fireplace across from its queen-sized bed, and the ensuite has a freestanding bath and an outdoor shower. With full-height windows looking into a copse of trees and beyond, the office (opposite) is a room for quiet contemplation.
There is limited phone reception and wifi inside this home.
This home accepts babies and children, but does not accept toddlers.
There is space for a double airbed in the office if you need extra sleeping space for your stay. Please let us know when you book if you would like it prepared. The office is detached from the main home and there are no curtains to block out daylight. There is no wardrobe here so we will provide a hanging rail for storage.
This home has air-conditioning in the office only. Let us know if you'd like extra fans for your stay.
The fireplace in the sitting room is ornamental, but you can use the one in the master bedroom.
There is space for eight vehicles in the private driveway of this home.
Cancellation. Provided you book more than 7 days before the start of your stay, you can cancel your booking within 24 hours and we’ll provide a full refund. Our flexible rate offers more flexibility for those who need it. Read our cancellation policy here. Please note bookings for Hamptons and French Riviera have a separate cancellation policy.
Check-in and check-out. We’ll meet you at the home at your convenience any time after 4PM on your arrival date, and our standard check-out time is 11AM. Early check-in and late check-out can be arranged in advance, subject to availability and a charge.
Lead guest. The lead guest must be at least 25 years of age.
I.D. check and card authorisation. When you arrive we’ll check the lead guest’s I.D. and secure a £1,000 hold on a credit or debit card which will be released once we confirm no damage was caused during your stay.
Smoking. Guests are not permitted to smoke inside any onefinestay home.
Cleaning. We carefully clean and prepare each home before you arrive and after you depart, and for stays longer than seven days we provide a complimentary weekly Housekeeping service. More frequent Housekeeping visits can be arranged on request, subject to availability and a charge.
Payment. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express, and bank transfers for stays with at least 7 days’ notice.
For more detail on our policies read the FAQ.