Burford, Burford & surrounding area
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.
Entrance through to kitchen/diner.
Kitchen, smart and equipped for a good cook up! Electric hob, oven and grill, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, washing machine and ample space for food storage. Dining Table, overlooking The Hill, with seating comfortably for 6 people.
Living Room with large leather sofa, two armchairs plus window seats too. TV with Freeview and DVD player, Sonos music system and bed for your dog!
There is space for coats, shoes, etc in the entrance hall of the front door - which is generally not used.
Bedroom One with superking size double bed (6ft) with wardrobe plus Ensuite Shower Room with shower, WC and washbasin.
Bedroom Two with double bed (4ft 6in) chest of drawers and hanging space.
Bedroom Three with king size double bed (5ft) with hanging space for clothes.
Bathroom Two with roll top bath, separate walk in shower, WC and washbasin.
Please note: All bedding is Feather.
Tucked away down a little walkway, about 30 yards from your door, is a pretty, private, enclosed garden area with summer house, terrace with table and chairs. Its a little sun trap of a location and very peaceful. There is off-street parking for 1 car.
One small Pet welcome. Children Welcome. Cot & High Chair available. Wifi available and incl. £200.00 Security Deposit required in advance of arrival.
Parking available for one car. More off street parking nearby.
Burfordis 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.
At the top of the village (it is actually a town, but it's size is more akin to a village!) is the Burford Garden Centre, which is so much more than just a garden centre. At its core is the garden offering, which is amongst the best in the country, but thereafter it has an enormous range of goods and products that will keep you salivating for sure - the restaurant is excellent also. Absolutely a must-visit spot.
Places to eat include the world famous Huffkins Tea Rooms, The Bay Tree and Lamb pubs which serve good food, along with the The Angel another good restaurant. There is even a very good curry house!
All of these fabulous locations are within walking distance from the property.
"Beautiful cottage which is very well maintained and has everything you'd need. Plus it is in a fantastic location only steps from Burford High Street"Miss Cheshire 2017-11-02
"The cottage has good, clean facilities and plenty to do in and around Burford. Mr Adams, July 2017"Adams 2017-07-18