Nestling down perhaps the most historic street in Burford (and featuring in the painting by L.S Lowry 'Burford Church'), 2 Lawrence Lane is a classic gem of a holiday home - the perfect retreat for a relaxing getaway.
Dating from the 1500's, the cottage is beautifully improved and enhanced whilst ensuring that the unique charm and character remains visible.
There are many lovely touches throughout, the woodburner in the inglenook Tudor fireplace, a smart little kitchen and three good sized bedrooms upstairs all with very comfortable beds and mattresses make it a special and homely choice.
The owners have cleverly mixed period, antique furniture with modern twists throughout the cottage.
Outside is a private garden area, with table and chairs, whilst Burford High Street with its quirky collection of shops, restaurants and galleries is at the end of the lane, so you can choose to do "absolutely nothing" and treat yourself when staying, or you can bolt the door and stay cocooned in this delightful cottage hideaway.
A very cute Cotswolds cottage indeed!
Three bedrooms: 2 x first floor double bedrooms, 1 x second floor king size double plus ensuite shower room with walk in shower, WC and washbasin. First floor bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, washbasin and washing machine. First floor study. Ground floor kitchen. Living/dining area.
About the location
Burford is possibly one of, if not 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. Located mid way between Oxford and Cheltenham (25 mins each away) it is a little haven of history and beauty that many come to fall in love with when they visit.
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 church is stunning, a real gem architecturally 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. History awaits!
With little changing over the centuries, Burford is now very 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. It 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.
Whilst the property sleeps up to 6 and there is dining space for 6, there is more comfortable seating for 4 or 5 in the living room with additional seating in the bay window