Bull Cottage

Burford, Oxfordshire (Ref. 988773)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • 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


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38 Customer Review(s)

  • Gregory

    “Bull Cottage is just wonderful.”

    The sense of history is astonishing, the decor comfortable and stylish. Both bedrooms were very generous. The kitchen was well-equipped, though might have done with an electric mixer, candlesticks and some cloth napkins, but these are minor points. The dish washer and washing machine were of good quality. ...

    The sense of history is astonishing, the decor comfortable and stylish. Both bedrooms were very generous. The kitchen was well-equipped, though might have done with an electric mixer, candlesticks and some cloth napkins, but these are minor points. The dish washer and washing machine were of good quality. Our stay was from mid January to mid February, so we didn't use the back garden but could imagine how charming it would be in fine weather. Just next door to the Angel pub, in which we enjoyed having drinks and a few meals, we were surprised by how quiet it was. Our guests invariably said that there were good vibes in the bones of the house. We agreed. The location was perfect for us, just off the high street, yet a two or three minute walk to the countryside with rolling hills and farmland. Manor Cottages does a great job managing the cottage On the first day we couldn't find the compost container and were flummoxed by the modern shower upstairs. Almost immediately someone came around to help. We rented the cottage for a month and were so pleased with the weekly bed linen change and tidy up of the cottage. The young women who came were lovely and conscientious. That was a huge plus as we had a few couples and our grown children at the weekends. If I have one suggestion, it would be that the mattresses (at least in the bedroom with the TV) could use a topper. And the pillows were a bit flat. Easy fixes to make a fantastic cottage perfect. We do hope to rent Bull Cottage again.

    - Gregory, January 2022

    Thank you for providing us with such lovely feedback. We are so glad to hear that you and your guests enjoyed your stay at Bull Cottage. We are so glad that you found the Manor Cottages team so helpful and we have taken your suggestions for improvement into full consideration for future bookings. Thank you once again for providing us with your feedback, and we hope to welcome you back to Bull Cottage any time in the future. Property Owner

The property

Dating from 1390, Bull Cottage is one of the oldest cottages in Burford.

This charming and unique Grade II* listed property is a local icon featuring in the Pevsner Architectural Guide for historical buildings in England.

A fine example of the era, it retains many of the original features still to this day.

Medieval arches, aged timber beams and flagstone floors are all over 600 years old, quite outstanding.

The kitchen is fully equipped for a foodie's delight, while the two large reception/ Living Rooms 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.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x first floor master bedroom with kingsize double, 1 x double bed (or 2 x zip/link single beds), 1 x twin bed
  • 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.
  • Heating with woodburners
  • Electric hob, oven and grill, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave
  • TV with YouView, WiFi, iPod dock, Hair Dryer
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent and 2 hair dryers
  • 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.

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas