When it comes to staying in the Cotswolds, there can be few places more spectacular than Sherborne House - a stunning Manor House surrounded by National Trust land and preserved to perfection.
Situated on the first floor and at the front of the Manor, Number 17, Sherborne, is a huge, almost luminous apartment where contemporary elegance and grandeur mix perfectly.
Internally, the property has been refreshed following a total refurbishment creating something quite special and unique.
The rooms are large and lofty, white-washed to create an airy, modern feel, while the underfloor heating throughout ensures a lovely warm ambiance.
The full height windows with their original shutters caught our eye, they let the light flood in and brighten the apartment beautifully while you enjoy the totally uninterrupted views across the grounds.
We felt quite 'To The Manor Born!' Lavish bathrooms and an uber-sharp fully kitted kitchen overlooking the internal courtyard complete the package, with everything you could require for a relaxing break.
Add to this use of the shared indoor pool, tennis court and vast grounds that form part of the 'package' at Sherborne House and you really do have everything you could wish for!
All first floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x kingsize double plus ensuite shower room with shower, WC and washbasin, 1 x twin plus ensuite bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and washbasin. Sitting room. 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: Sorry, no children under 5 years old, but babes in arms are fine.
Note: If you intend to use the pool, pool towels are provided and need to be returned to the apartment.
Note: A Good House Keeping Bond of £200 is required . Mobile phone signal is patchy. Wifi is available and included.