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Rood Cottage

Shilton near Burford, Oxfordshire (Ref. 1091688)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • 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/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Rood Cottage, a three-storey cottage nestled in the picturesque village of Shilton near Burford in Oxfordshire.

Rood Cottage is a terrific dog-friendly option for a party or family of six, as well as their canine companions, thanks to its fantastic position with fine views across the village and Shill Brook, near the Cotswolds AONB and easy access to the local amenities.

Park-up in the off-road parking space, before being greeted by a enclosed garden with patio area, complete with outdoor dining furniture; the perfect spot for alfresco dining in the sunshine.

In the well-equipped kitchen/diner, which has a dishwasher and washing machine, you'll be able to conjure up great feasts to share at the dining table for six as you retell your days adventures.

You can relax after dinner on the plush seating in the sitting room and select your favourite show from the Smart TV as the woodburning stove crackles nearby.

On the ground floor you will also find a handy cloakroom for quick freshen ups.

There is a first-floor bathroom with a bath and an overhead shower where you can relax and unwind after a long day with a soak or a rinse.

As your eyes grow heavy, find two double bedrooms on the first floor, one is equipped with a Smart TV (with Netflix), making it the ideal place to curl up and enjoy a favourite movie while relaxing in bed.

The final room awaits you on the second floor, a light and airy twin with exposed beams and storage for your belongings.

Explore the village where you'll find the welcome 17th-century Rose & Crown pub, which serves a delicious food and local ales, making it ideal for a break from the kitchen when you're in the mood for a breather.

Take a short drive to Kelmscott and visit the recently restored Kelmscott Manor - this former home of William Morris retains his original wallpapers and fabrics, as well as the gardens that inspired many of his designs.

Visit Burford, which is just a short drive away, to take advantage of the good selection of pubs and restaurants, along with well-stocked convenience stores for picking up essentials.

Burford Priory, hikes along the River Windrush, the Tolsey Museum, and the renowned 18-hole Burdford Golf Club are just a few more of the activities you can enjoy whilst in Burford.

Continue onto Oxford, which is home to a number of noteworthy attractions, including Oxford University, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford Castle and Prison, and The Oxford Artisan Distillery.

Rood Cottage in Oxfordshire is the ideal location for a wonderful getaway.


  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with Smart TV, 1 x double, 1 x second-floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Range with induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, Smart TV, WiFi.Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed rear garden with patio and outdoor dining furniture
  • Two well-behaved small/medium size dogs
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.7 miles, pub 0.2 miles

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

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.

Please note: this cottage requires a Good housekeeping Bond of £250.00.
2 small or 1 medium sized dog welcome - charged at £25.00 per pet.
The smart tv in the master bedroom is not connected to an aerial / dish, but can be used to link to a guests' Netflix / Amazon Prime account or to BBCi player etc.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas