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Bull Cottage

Burford, Oxfordshire (Ref. 988773)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

  • Reviews

    victor

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    We had a wonderful stay at Bull Cottage. The home was beautiful and immaculate, and we would definitely recommend it to anyone considering the Buford area. As a family with four children, it was great to find a 6-person accommodation with 4 twin beds and a king (instead of the 3 queens). Arriving late at night, it was a nice touch to be welcomed with cake and milk. \ ...

    We had a wonderful stay at Bull Cottage. The home was beautiful and immaculate, and we would definitely recommend it to anyone considering the Buford area. As a family with four children, it was great to find a 6-person accommodation with 4 twin beds and a king (instead of the 3 queens). Arriving late at night, it was a nice touch to be welcomed with cake and milk. \ The pros: 1. A 600+ year old building with all the character you could imagine along with all of the modern conveniences you would want. Interior doorways and nooks in walls have stone arches that one would normally see in a church (there are rumors that stonemasons who built the local church were housed in this cottage and practiced their craft on this house). 2. Plenty of places to congregate (large den with TV, living room, dining table, and breakfast table). 3. The furnishings are a nice mix of antique pieces and newly upholstered chairs and couches. 4. Kitchen has new appliances and is well stocked. 5. All three bedrooms were large with plenty of space to stretch out. 6. Two bathrooms, one with a shower and the other with a shower/tub. 7. While it's literally 30 seconds from Burford's high street, the cottage is very quite. We never heard any noise from the crowds on high street nor even from the pub next door. 8. The Co-op market is a one minute walk away, and it stays open until 11pm. 9. Plenty of lovely shops (antique, clothing, etc.) as well as restaurants within a few minutes walk. 10. Some nice Cotswolds walks through the countryside start right from the front door. The (only) con (which was minor and wouldn't cause us to hesitate staying at Bull Cottage again): - was the lack of parking right outside the cottage. The closest parking space is about 100 feet away; but it's more likely that you'll have to park 300 feet away on a side street. It wasn't an issue for us, but it's something to consider if you have mobility restrictions. There is no problem stopping at the door to unload and by later afternoon the street clears out so parking is easy...it's just daytime parking that's a bit tight. \ Victor, June 2016

Features

  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Bull Cottage is incredibly special - fact!

A medieval cottage, that is one of Burford's oldest surviving houses dating back to the 14th Century as it was built in the 1390's (and described in the Pevsner Architectural Guide).

A fine example of the era, it retains many of the original features still to this day, arches, beams, flagstone floors, recesses and fireplaces are all over 600 years old, quite outstanding.

These are mixed with thoroughly modern furnishings and fixtures to create a cosy, attractive self catering cottage that ranks amongst the finest.

Three luxurious bedrooms are on the first floor each with beams and trusses, and each with views towards Burford's roof tops.

The kitchen is fully equipped for a foodie's delight, while the two large reception/ Living Room s are very much the heart of the house.

With Burford's shops and cafe's no more than 25 yards away, you couldn't be better situated for a truly Cotswolds' experience.

This is another exceptional cottage in the heart of Burford, ideal for families or couples who love the Cotswolds.

Accommodation

Three bedrooms: 1 x first floor master bedroom with kingsize double, 1 x double bed (or 2 x zip/link single beds), 1 x triple. Ground floor shower room with shower, WC and washbasin. First floor bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and washbasin. Kitchen. Living area with woodburning stove. Additional living/dining area.

Amenities

  • Heating with woodburners
  • Electric hob, oven and grill, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave
  • TV with YouView, WiFi, iPod dock
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • South facing courtyard garden to the rear with bench, table and chairs
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Roadside parking (no restrictions)
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: This property requires a refundable Good House Keeping Bond prior to arrival.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

Burford

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.

Note: This property has a Good House Keeping Bond to the value of £200.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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