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Archway Cottage

Burford, Oxfordshire (Ref. 1064584)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Four-poster Bed Four poster bed
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Sitting in the centre of the Cotswolds' medieval town of Burford is Archway Cottage, a stunning Grade II listed property dating back to the 16th century.

Offering an ideal base for families and friends to discover the wonders of the Cotswolds, Archway Cottage sleeps eight guests in three bedrooms.

Evidence of the property's past as a coaching inn lies in the cart tracks in the cobblestones leading to the outbuildings, formerly stables, with many original features retained through the years.

Guests can expect beautiful and thoughtful decoration and furnishings, with an excellent mix of contemporary comforts and rustic original features, sure to impress all.

Spend time in the lovely kitchen and dining room, with pale green units housing a wide range of quality appliances, including a range cooker, two fridges and a dishwasher, all to make your self-catered experience a delight.

Come together around the farmhouse dining table, making use of the woodburning stove sat within the inglenook on cooler evenings.

On warmer nights, head out to the enclosed courtyard from here for evening drinks on the patio furniture, the perfect way to end the day.

Rest and relax within the elegant sitting room where a cleverly disguised Smart TV can entertain you with the latest streaming release, or you can simply curl up with a book as a fire roars in the open fire.

Two bedrooms lie on the first floor, including an amazing super-king-size four poster bedroom, offering beautiful views out to the famous spire of Burford church, and the master double bedroom featuring a wonderfully fitted en-suite bathroom, complete with a roll-top bath and a walk-in shower.

An exquisite family bathroom, where the washing machine is located, offers another fabulous spot to freshen up, while heading up to the second floor brings you to the family bedroom, boasting a double and two singles, it's perfect for families with young children.

Enjoy access to the owner's extensive and well-kept garden, where you can feed the ducks on the bank of the River Windrush which runs through the garden, or delight in a picnic on the lawn.

The lovely amenities of Burford are just a short stroll away with a great many traditional pubs, quaint cafés and local shops to browse, along with the history of the town illustrated in the Tolsey Museum.

Walkers and cyclists are sure to enjoy the vast array of routes and areas to explore in the Cotswolds, with breath-taking scenery around every corner and quintessential villages to happen upon.

Take a scenic drive to the likes of Stow-on-the-Wold or Bourton-on-the-Water, the latter known as the Venice of the Cotswolds!

Marvel at the spectacular sight of Blenheim Palace, a World Heritage Site and an unforgettable day out, located in the lovely town of Woodstock.

Family outings can be enjoyed at The Cotswolds Wildlife Park as well as the Crocodiles of the World, sure to be a hit with the kids!

Venture over to the historic city of Oxford to soak up the grandeur and heritage of such an esteemed city, ensuring to visit the Bodleian Library, Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers Museums and Botanic Gardens, all before taking a scenic boat trip along the River Thames and finishing with a pint in a local riverside pub.

Make the most of excellent train links to London for days out too.

Delight in discovering the wonders of the Cotswolds from Archway Cottage.

On street parking.

Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size, 1 x second-floor family room with a double and two singles and TV, 1 x double with en-suite bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Oil fired central heating with woodburning stove and open fire
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack of logs inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in the rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Enclosed rear patio with garden furniture and use of the owner's extensive riverside grounds
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: No stag or hen parties On street parking.

About the location

BURFORD

Swinbrook 3.3 miles; Little Barrington 3.4 miles; Minster Lovell 6.1 miles.

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.

Please be aware: this property dates back to the 16th century and has many quirky features associated with a property of this age. It has low beams and low doorways (especially in the family bedroom on the 2nd floor).
Please note: guests have access to the owner's stunning grounds - but be advised that the River Windrushh flows through the garden (approx 80 metres from the cottage) and care needs to be taken if there are young children in the party.

On street parking.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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