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Footstool Cottage

Fulbrook near Burford, Oxfordshire (Ref. 1075266)

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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
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  • “The house has lots of potential but a few things were disappointing: 1.”

    the bathroom is very cold - can’t adjust the heating. ...

    the bathroom is very cold - can’t adjust the heating. 2. first bedroom - very thin duvet (cold!); the mattress is very soft and the Supporting plank in the middle of the bed (under the bed) was broken. Really suggest you buy a new mattress. 3. A filter coffee machine would be nice ! 4. Garden could be a lot nicer if looked after. 5. Sofa in living room very soft / worn out. Otherwise fine - very nice village, quiet street. Great for exploring the Cotswolds . Up to you if you want to publish.

    - Mr Orlik, October 2021

    Thank you for your feedback. We're so sorry to hear that the cottage was not up to standard during your stay. We will put your comments to the property owner in order to have these issues rectified as soon as possible. We hope this issues did not impact on your stay too much. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your time exploring the local area. We'd love to welcome you back to the Cotswolds in the future. Property Owner

The property

Burford 0.9 miles.

Footstool Cottage is a delightful stone-fronted cottage nestled in the small village of Fulbrook near Burford, which overlooks the Windrush Valley and is just a short distance from Burford.

Set over two floors and sleeping up to four guests, Footstool Cottage is a homely setting for a family or group of friends who are looking to visit the scenic sites of the Cotswolds, with the National Trust Lodge Park & Sherborne Estate and Blenheim Palace within easy travelling distance.

Before you reach the property, you will find parking at the end of the lane where it is then just a short walk to the cottage.

The well-equipped kitchen has everything the designated chef will need to prepare tasty home-cooked meals for the group.

Catch up with loved ones around the dining table in front of the warming woodburning stove and toast to the wonderful days ahead.

Escape reality by watching your favourite TV show whilst unwinding for the evening on the spacious corner sofa in the sitting room, with exposed beams that add real character to the room.

Travel upstairs when sleep calls where you will discover one of two bedrooms, this one being a generous king-size and the second a double with plenty of pine furniture to store your belongings.

Guests will benefit from the modern ground floor bathroom where they can relax and unwind after a long day of exploring.

Get lost in your favourite book at the lovely picnic table and enjoy the sights and sounds of the beautiful countryside surroundings.

Just a short distance from the peaceful village of Fulbrook is the ‘Gateway to the Cotswolds’, otherwise known as the picturesque town of Burford, a tourist favourite which has kept its historical charm over the years with its medieval bridge, stone buildings, and remarkable Tudor and Georgian architecture, it is not hard to see why.

Learn more about the town by paying a visit to the Tolsey Museum which shows exhibits illustrating the town’ social and industrial heritage, a far cry from its former use as a meeting place for medieval merchants in the 16th century!

Take in your surroundings and be welcomed into the good selection of shops, well-known for their antiques, and an array of pubs, restaurants and tea rooms to suit any budget.

For those golf enthusiasts, be sure to bring your clubs with you to play a few rounds at the Burford Golf Club, with its well-maintained fair ways and on-site facilities.

If your inner historian cannot get enough, take a short drive to visit the impressive 15th century ruins of Minster Lovell Hall and Dovecote, once a magnificent Oxfordshire manor house nestled on the edge of the River Windrush.

The former manor house was the work of Baron Lovell, whose tomb you can visit in St Kenelm’s church, followed by a short walk to the North Leigh Roman Villa, well-known for its captivating mosaic floors.

For a truly unforgettable trip to the Cotswolds, choose Footstool Cottage where there are memories to be made.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking at the end of the lane
  • Garden with patio, lawn and seating
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Shop 0.8 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: There is a stone step leading down to the garden, please take care

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

About the location


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.

Note: There is a stone step leading down to the garden, please take care.
Note: this is a period property with some low doorways. If you are taller than 6' then you will need to duck!
Note: please be aware that this property requires a Good House-Keeping Bond of £150.00.
One dog is welcome and charged @ £25.00 per week

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas