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Ellen Cottage

Fulbrook near Burford, Oxfordshire (Ref. 1082435)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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3 Customer Review(s)

  • Adam

    “We had a lovely stay and the cottage is nice but for a child this cottage was challenging with the numerous stairs leading from the living room and there being no stair gates in place.”

    We had an issue with the wifi not working for 2 days, although once we were able to speak to the Management Company it was quickly resolved. There is no phone signal at all in the cottage which some may find a bit frustrating and, due to the stone walls, the Bluetooth signal was poor which was an issue for us as we had a baby monitor that relies on Bluetooth. The kitchen is well stocked but lacks a coffee machine which nowadays is fairly standard (particular for the 5* rating and price tag) ...

    We had an issue with the wifi not working for 2 days, although once we were able to speak to the Management Company it was quickly resolved. There is no phone signal at all in the cottage which some may find a bit frustrating and, due to the stone walls, the Bluetooth signal was poor which was an issue for us as we had a baby monitor that relies on Bluetooth. The kitchen is well stocked but lacks a coffee machine which nowadays is fairly standard (particular for the 5* rating and price tag) and the glasses supplied within the kitchen were limited being either a pint or a wine glass - nothing for a G&T! There were no chest of drawers in any of the bedrooms which was frustrating when you have clothes for a week to keep neat and tidy. The cottage is located on a fairly quiet road albeit there is some hefty traffic that thunders down the road at an early hour which did wake us. Burford is a lovely, beautiful town which offers a lot as does the local area. We will return to the area but perhaps not to this cottage, sadly.

    - Adam, September 2021

    We're pleased to hear you had a lovely stay at the cottage and enjoyed exploring the beautiful Burford! Apologies, for the issues you experienced with the wifi - this has now been rectified and we hope your stay was not heavily impacted by this. We do not have coffee machines in every property as a standard item. We do however have cafetieres. There should have been tumblers in the property so we are very sorry that these were not reported as missing before your stay as we would have rectified immediately. We will also look into whether having more storage for clothing is a possibility. Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback - we'd love to welcome you back to the Cotswolds again in the future! Property Owner

The property

Burford 0.5 mile.

Nestled in the quiet village of Fulbrook near Burford is this lovely, stone-built cottage, Ellen Cottage.

Ellen Cottage is ideal for a group of six who want to get back to the outdoors, with its easy access to the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and ample walking routes.

After parking in the handy off-road space, take a moment to admire this charming dwelling and your quaint surroundings.

Head inside to find a delightful snug where you can stretch out on its ample leather seating, before continuing to the kitchen.

The rustic kitchen is well-equipped for all your culinary needs with an electric oven and hob, fridge and more!

Descend the steps to find a convenient utility room that is served by an extra fridge, freezer and washer/dryer.

Make your way up the steps to find an impressive living/dining room, where a stylish dining table can be found for you to enjoy a meal with your loved ones; after dinner, light the multi-fuel stove to warm yourself up, before gathering with your loved ones on the chesterfield sofas in front of the Smart TV.

When night falls, make your way to a magnificent king-size room, the spacious room provides you with an elegant, four-poster bed to rest in, along with an extra Smart TV; the room is accompanied by a well-presented bathroom, where you are given the option to freshen up in the morning with a bath or walk-in shower.

Venture upstairs to find two more bedrooms, one being a twin room with exposed stone features to give it that homely feel, along with a double room with blue finishes; all the bedrooms feature storage for your belongings.

An additional bathroom can be found on the lower-ground-floor with a spacious walk-in shower for you to prep yourself for the day in.

On sunny days, wander outside and up the steps to find an appealing terrace where you can savour a barbecue or unwind on its ample seating with an engaging book.

A pub serving delicious meals can be found in Fullbrook, for when you're not feeling up to cooking.

Continue to Burford to find the rest of your amenities in one setting, including a selection of pubs, eateries and a well-stocked convenience store.

The town additionally hosts a handful of attractions, including: the fascinating Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, Tolsey Museum and the brilliant, parkland golf course.

Spend the day in the historic market town of Whitney and tour the living museum of Cogges Manor Farm, take the kids around the stunning Ducklington Lake and Country Park or learn of the town's heritage at the Witney and District Museum.

Travel further afield to the bustling town of Swindon, where you can spend the afternoon at the unique Museum of Computing, enjoy a spot of birdwatching at Lydiard Park and Coate Water Country Park or savour an exhilarating experience at the Jungle Parc.

Be sure to take advantage of your location and explore the Cotswolds AONB to a full extent with its ample walking and cycling trails available, as well as marvellous historic attractions.

The cities of Bath and Bristol additionally make for superb outings for all the family.

There is so much fun to be had from the fabulous Ellen Cottage.


  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with Smart TV and en-suite bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Lower-ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Lower-ground-floor utility
  • Living/dining room with multi-fuel stove
  • Snug
  • Oil central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge / freezer - 60/40, seperate under counter fridge, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • 2 x Smart TVs with Sky, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for multi-fuel stove inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed rear terraced garden with gravelled area, barbecue and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.9 miles, pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: Check-in is from 6pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: There are a handful of steps up to the living/dining room on the ground-floor
  • Note: The internal stairs can be steep and may not be suitable for guests with limited mobility
  • Note: There are steep stone steps in the garden, please take care

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

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.

Please be aware: parts of this cottage are believed to date back to the 17th century, and as such there are low beams and low door ways.
Please note: This property consists of several sets of steep stairs, please be aware that these may not be suitable for those with mobility issues.
This property requires a Good House-keeping Bond of £300.00.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas