Tucked down a little private path, this utter gem of a cottage is as good as it gets!
Butler's Cottage, a Grade II listed building with a long history dating back hundreds of years, is the absolute epitome of a classic Burford cottage - historic, hidden, quirky, luxurious and spacious, we love it from top to bottom.
Inside is a thoughtfully and exquistely furnished home, the kitchen packed with kit, the dining and Living Room s smart, simple and beautiful, while upstairs the three large bedrooms are lavished with top-notch beds and two bathrooms, one a 'Jack & Jill' bathroom reminding us that you're never far from a little bit of Burford's eccentricity!
The thing that struck us with this cottage is that although you are about 10 paces from Burford High Street, once you step through the secret entrance, step down the passageway, suddenly it's quiet you and your holiday begins, we absolutely love it.
An exceptional holiday property for families or couples who love the Cotswolds.
Three bedrooms: 1 x first floor master bedroom with king size double, 1 x first floor super king size bedroom (zip/link can be 2 x singles on request), 1 x first floor twin (zip/link and can be superking on request). Groundfloor cloakoom with WC and washbasin. First floor bathroom with bath, separate walk in shower, WC and washbasin (accessed via two bedrooms). First floor shower room with walk in shower, WC and washbasin. Living room. Dining room. Additional living room/study. Kitchen. Utility.
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.
Note: This property has a £200 Good House Keeping Bond.
Note: Please contact the owner to discuss how you would like the beds made up (if we do not receive any request, the beds will be made up as follows: (1 King, 1 SuperKing and 2 singles).
Note: One small, well behaved pet welcome.