141 The Hill, Burford is as chic as it sounds!
A Grade II listed building that was once a coaching inn for the local merchants who frequently passed through Burford - and hence why locals call it 'The Old White Horse'.
You can really feel the history here, especially on the ground floor where original oak panelling, oak parque flooring and thick oak beams surround you.
Over the years this house has been carefully loved and maintained which means that you are going to enjoy a truly classic Cotswolds and Burford experience.
The thick walls, original stone fireplaces, the mullioned windows and the odd wonky floor upstairs lift your spirits and take you back to an age when life was easier, slower and less stressful.
The owners have put their chic stamp (note it's not shabby!!) on the place, it is simple yet comfortable - plenty of antique furniture mixes with soothing colours and a smart leather sofa and armchairs.
We even felt we were in a 'club' when we visited - it has that rather "cool" feel to it!
Upstairs are three bedrooms and two bathrooms, all similarly smart and attractive.
Outside , you have a quirky garden, set down a path and very much a sun trap - but as befits an historic Burford building and its old land rights it's hidden away and part of a collection of little gardens away from your door!!
A venerable old house that is ideal for groups and with every bit of bustling Burford on your doorstep, you can eat, drink and walk to your heart's content.
Three bedrooms: 1 x first floor superking size ensuite shower room, WC and washbasin, 1 x first floor double bed, 2 x kingsize. First floor bathroom with roll top bath, walk in shower, WC and basin. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with open fire.
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: All bedding is Feather.
Note: One small pet welcome.
Note: £200 security deposit required.