The Malt House is the sort of place where you arrive and never want to leave.
From the moment you walk in, the atmosphere, the character, comfort and charm give it a magical feel a truly unique sense that you are enjoying a one-off holiday home.
Sitting in a timeless village in the heart of the Cotswolds, you are in the midst of the most attractive part of the region.
You are just 10 mins drive from Burford and no more than 15 mins from notable places such as Stow on the Wold and Bourton on the Water giving you an excellent base for getting out and about.
However, we suspect you won't want to leave this venerable old house - a proper home from home, where you will find some artfull touches to make it a one-off.
There is little that this holiday home doesn't have, it has, amongst many other things: a pool, Sky Sports, multiple woodburners, a piano(!) a conservatory, an enormous garden (even a cutting flower garden for you to help yourself), three of the highest quality bathrooms we have EVER seen and enough rooms to keep everyone happy.
The owner has the most wonderful taste and she has made this house unique, very much a home.
Down the lane just 10 min walk away is a good local pub and about 10 mins drive away is The Wheatsheaf at Northleach (the best gastro pub in the Cotswolds reputedly).
If Daylesford is your thing that's just 20 mins away.
Of course this assumes you want to get out!
For families, friends or groups this is OUTSTANDING choice of self catering accommodation.
Five bedrooms accessed via 2 staircases: 1 x super King size double bed (6ft) with en suite bathroom with large bath and a separate walk in shower, WC and washbasin and underfloor heating ? accessed via separate staircase, 1x super king size double bed (6ft) with en suite bathroom with roll top bath, walk in shower wash basin and WC, with underfloor heating.
1 x king size double (5ft), 1 x family room with 3 x single beds, 1 x twin.
Bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC, ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC.
Living room/snug with woodburner.
Drawing room with woodburner.
Dining room (No 1) and Dining room/conservatory (No 2).
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: The family room is accessed via steep steps and may not be suitable for those with limited mobility.
Note: One of the bedrooms is accessed via one staircase, and the other 4 are accessed via a separate staircase.
Note: The is an open pond children must be supervised at all times outside.
Note: Similarly with the pool, due care MUST be taken, it is walled and gated, but children must not be left unattended at the pool at any time.
Note: A good housekeeping bond of £300 is required for this property