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Friesland Cottage

Shilton near Burford, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091222)


Manor Cottages rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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  • Electric car charging
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Review(s)

  • Nigel

    “A very comfortable cottage with facilities all as described.”

    It was, by far, the best cottage we have ever booked for our family's needs. The farm shop behind the cottage was well stocked and the owner "Camilla" was very friendly. The very local "Shilton Honey" sold there was excellent.

    It was, by far, the best cottage we have ever booked for our family's needs. The farm shop behind the cottage was well stocked and the owner "Camilla" was very friendly. The very local "Shilton Honey" sold there was excellent.

    - Nigel, March 2024

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your recent stay at Friesland Cottage. It's wonderful to hear it was the 'Best Cottage you have ever booked for your family'. We are lucky to have lots of fabulous farm shops around. I do hope you managed to also enjoy Cotswold Wildlife Park and Blenheim, highly recommend to visit with all ages. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double with a Smart TV and an en-suite roll-top bath, digital walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double, 1 x bunk beds, 1 x 4ft double in the annexe with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electrical vehicle charging point is available at an additional cost
  • Gas central heating with 2 x wood burning stoves
  • An AGA module which consists of 4 gas hobs an electric roasting oven (Temp range 220c-240c) with grill and a simmering oven (Temp range 115-140c), microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Nescafe coffee machine, kettle, toaster, 2 x hair dryers
  • 4 x Smart TVs, 2 x DVD players, 2 x Sonos multi-room speakers, WiFi, selection of books, board games, DVDs and outdoor games, selection of children’s toys
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for wood burning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and cot available
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Lawn garden with furniture, charcoal barbecue (without coal), croquet set, outdoor games and a covered well
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.4 miles, pub 0.7 miles
  • Electrical vehicle charging point is available at an additional cost of £50 per week on a pro rata basis

The property

Welcome to Friesland Cottage, a stunning 17th Century cottage in the quaint and historic village of Shilton, near Burford.

It is perfectly situated by Burford, the “Gateway to the Cotswolds”, the perfect spot for relaxing and exploring the Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The cottage has a tranquil setting, and you will be impressed with its spacious and airy rooms, tasteful interiors, beautiful flagstone flooring and contemporary colour palate.

Contemporary but still full of traditional charm.

The cottage boasts a large open-plan kitchen diner with ample space for sitting and chatting whilst preparing meals.

The kitchen has a large modern table with bench seating to accommodate up to eight people very comfortably.

There is a comfy sofa, coffee table and occasional chair for a cup of tea or coffee whilst the cooks prepare the feast, be it large or small.

The kitchen has a glass extension that allows light to flood in and gives a sense of nature whatever the weather outside.

There is a sought-after farmhouse sink that with two sets of taps so food preparation and washing up is easily done, as well as a dishwasher.

There is also a washer-dryer.

There is an AGA module which consists of 4 gas hobs, an electric roasting oven with grill and a simmering oven.

There are separate large sized fridge and freezer for ample food storage.

There is a microwave, coffee machine, kettle and 4 slice toaster.

You will find a very well-equipped kitchen with all the utensils you may need for cooking comfortably-be that as much or as little as you prefer.

There is a large central island with integral wine racks.

The kitchen in Friesland really is the hub of the property and a home away from home.

The snug entrance hall is the perfect place to leave your bags and boots after a day out.

There are books and board-games to relax and keep the little ones busy.

The lounge is cosy and filled with all the charm of a country cottage.

Relax with a glass of wine and curl up with a book in front of the log burner or watch something on the Smart TV.

There are two comfortable sofas and a love seat to accommodate guests.

Upstairs you will find 3 well-appointed bedrooms.

The tastefully decorated master bedroom has a double bed with built in wardrobes and a large chest of drawers along with bedside storage cabinets and a smart TV.

The master en-suite bathroom comes off this room with a lovely cast iron bath and walk in shower.

It is a perfect bathroom for unwinding after a long day enjoying the outside areas.

The second bedroom has a traditional Victorian style bed with a large chest of drawers to store clothes.

There is a second smaller bathroom next to it.

The third and smallest bedroom has a built-in double bunk bed arrangement with integral storage, perfect for little ones with cosy built in shelves to store their treasures and books whilst away from home.

The bunk beds are a full single mattress in size and so accommodate both adults and children.

The annex room which is separate to the cottage has a small double iron Victorian style bed with wardrobes, Smart TV and en-suite shower room with underfloor heating.

Outside you will find a traditional country cottage garden with mature shrubs and fruit trees, a large garden table and chairs for outside dining, and a charcoal BBQ for al fresco dining.

There is also an electric car charging point.

This is available for use at a nominal fee.

This fabulous four bedroom property welcomes a large family or group of friends to enjoy a self-catered escape to the heart of the breath-taking Cotswold countryside.

The cottage can accommodate 4 cars off road on its drive and is superbly positioned just a few minutes from town of beautiful Burford, with its delightful shopping and eateries and Carterton for all your needs.

Resting on the cool waters of the Shill Brook, within the Shill Valley, Shilton will transport you back in time.

You will enjoy the location with its Cotswold Stone houses and cottages and the beautiful 12th century Church of the Holy Rood.

It has a fine pub, The Rose and Crown, which is a welcoming traditional pub that offers delicious home cooked food and great atmosphere to have a drink in.

From the village center you will find a lovely pathway to Burford.

Explore the path to Alvescot from the back of the Churchyard.

It is a very special spot.

You should even have a coffee sitting by the brook on the village bench.

It is a peaceful spot to watch the world slowly go by.

Burford high street is always worth visiting and has a large assortment of delicatessens, butcher, Co-op, fashion and shoe shops, antique centers and interior design shops and services, not to mention excellent restaurants.

There is plenty of choice in Burford.

You will find two large supermarkets in Carterton, both ASDA and Morrisons.

Petrol is easily available in ASDA and the nearest spot to fill up for your convenience.

Supermarket home deliveries are also easily possible to the cottage.

In the surrounding areas you will find an interesting variety of places to visit that cover all potential interests.

Just east of Shilton is the Kilkenny Lane country park.

Just west and two minutes' drive from Shilton is the Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens as well as the Crocodiles of the World Zoo that offers visitors the chance to get up close and personal with over fifteen species of these exotic creatures.

Don’t forget to visit the Burford Garden Centre, which is a spectacular place.

You can buy anything from plant bulbs as a souvenir of your time away, right through to impressive art works or bespoke pottery and furniture.

The café is fantastic.

Again, spoilt for choice!

Blenheim Palace (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) in Woodstock is worth visiting and is a simply stunning day out for both adults and children alike.

Oxford is only a short distance away and worth seeing.

The best option is to park at the Pear Tree Park and Ride and use the bus to go into town and enjoy the wealth of museums, historic buildings and excellent food and retail there.

Shilton is also perfectly placed for exploring the rest of the Cotswold towns and villages like Morton-in -Marsh, Bourton on the Water and smaller beautiful villages too.

There really is so much to see and do in this area

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Swinbrook 2.4 miles; Little Barrington 3.5 miles; Minster Lovell 5.6 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, it 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 midway between Oxford and Cheltenham, 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 change 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 tea shops. It is an ideal base for visiting The Cotswolds area as it is within easy driving distance of popular attractions such as Blenheim Palace, Sudeley Castle, Warwick Castle and several National Trust Houses and Gardens. Bourton on the Water, Bibury, Cirencester and Stow on the Wold are all within ten miles.

**The roadworks will be on Hen n’ Chick Lane between the 5th and 24th of July, so there will be no access to Shilton from the A361. Access to the village will only be from the B4020 during this period.**

Note: WiFi signal can be quite weak in some parts of the cottage.

Note: The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk.

The oil-fired part of the AGA is not in use, however guests are able to use the AGA module alongside which consists of gas hobs, an electric roasting oven with grill and a simmering oven as alternatives.

Electrical vehicle charging point is available at an additional cost of £50 per week on a pro rata basis

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas