Swan Cottage is an absolutely stunning country house that fulfils all of those classic ideals that one looks for when imaging a Cotswold cottage. A period building that externally retains all of the character that one could imagine, mixed with some of the most imaginative furnishing and style of any property we have seen make this a real Cotswold tour de force. The owners (who clearly have superb taste and judgement) have created a contemporary holiday cottage that is likely to be one of the finest in the area. Situated down a quiet lane moments from the infamous Burford High Street and with a large garden to the rear we are sure you will enjoy this as much as we love it!! Wifi is available.
Entrance from the rear into large open plan conservatory/dining/kitchen room.
Dining / Conservatory with good sized dining table comfortable for eight. Leather sofa and private views across garden area.
Kitchen, fully equipped, with fridge freezer, 5 gas burner hob and oven, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Beautiful granite work surfaces, limestone floors all complement the contemporary Farrow and Ball colours and furnishings.
Living Room with woodburning stove, mounted flatscreen TV, DVD player and music station. Two sofas and additional easy chair seating.
Dining Hall with 18th century french refectory table and chairs
Cloakroom with WC and washbasin
Master Bedroom with Emperor size bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers. French doors leading to balcony area with seating and view towards garden. (Please note that this does not have protective railing and should be used with care and thought)
Bedroom Four single bed with chest of drawers and wardrobe
Family Bathroom with roll top bath, WC and washbasin
Bedroom Two with double bed, chest of drawers and wardrobe
Bedroom Three with three single beds.
Shower Room with WC and washbasin
To the rear of the property is a large private garden which is set on a slope and includes a number of mature trees. We would like to bring to your attention that there are steps up to the garden. Although there is a gate to the side of the property the garden is not secure and therefore children will need supervising.
Please note: the owners have arranged for gas to be provided for each booking, please use with consideration. Additional gas is available but will be charged for.
Electricity included all year. On street parking on quiet lane. Starter pack of logs supplied. Cot and High Chair supplied. One pet welcome. £200 delapidations deposit to be paid via Paypal two weeks before arrival.
No Smokers please. Saturday Changeover preferred please. No Short Breaks in High Season except at short notice please. Please note that the property is available for 140 days of rentals only each year. One pet by arrangement.
Burford is possibly one of the most famous of the Cotswolds' locations. With its medieval bridge, old stone houses and attractive Tudor and Georgian frontages, Burford is justifiably one of the most picturesque towns in England. Often referred to as the 'Gateway to the Cotswolds', the town was originally a fortified Anglo-Saxon ford which later grew to be an important regional crossroads and wealthy wool town.
The 16th century Tolsey building, once the meeting place for medieval merchants, now houses The Tolsey Museum, a delightful local museum illustrating the town's social and industrial past. The fine church is a real gem with many interesting memorials charting some of Burford's great families. There is also the signature, on the baptisimal font, of Antony Sedley, one of the Levellers besieged in the church in 1649 - three of the ringleaders were executed by Oliver Cromwell's men in the churchyard.
Little changed over the centuries, Burford is popular with visitors, both for its beauty and history but also for its shopping and antiques, and for the wide variety of places to eat, with restaurants, pubs and teashops. Burford is an ideal base for visiting The Cotswolds area as it is within easy driving distance of popular attractions such as Blenheim Palace, Sudley Castle, Warwick Castle and several National Trust Houses and Gardens. Bourton on the Water, Bibury, Cirencester and Stow on the Wold are all with 25 minutes from the property.