Burford, Burford & surrounding area
Nestling down perhaps the most historic street in Burford (and featuring in the painting by L.S Lowry 'Burford Church'), 2 Lawrence Lane is a classic gem of a holiday home - the perfect retreat for a relaxing getaway. Dating from the 1500's, the cottage is beautifully improved and enhanced whilst ensuring that the unique charm and character remains visible. There are many lovely touches throughout, the woodburner in the inglenook Tudor fireplace, a smart little kitchen and three good sized bedrooms upstairs all with very comfortable beds and mattresses make it a special and homely choice. The owners have cleverly mixed period, antique furniture with modern twists throughout the cottage. Outside is a private garden area, with table and chairs, whilst Burford High Street with its quirky collection of shops, restaurants and galleries is at the end of the lane, so you can choose to do "absolutely nothing" and treat yourself when staying, or you can bolt the door and stay cocooned in this delightful cottage hideaway.
A very cute Cotswolds cottage indeed!
Entrance through to living room that leads to the kitchen. Beautifully contemporary with limestone flooring.
Living / Dining Room with one sofa and two armchairs, woodburner within inglenook fireplace, smart TV (including Netflix) tucked behind a 500 year old oak panel (with a quirky depiction of Elizabeth I). There is a 17th century Charles II oak dining table with up to six chairs. The room generally has some very tasteful and attractive antique furniture such as a c. 1620 lowboy with a rare and unusual design.
Kitchen is compact, but well equipped, with an induction hob, electric oven and grill, large fridge, microwave and slimline dishwasher. There is a stable door to the rear, leading to the garden area.
Bedroom One ''Church-facing'' bedroom is a very attractive room with original beams on display and a view of the historic Burford church. There is a double bed (4ft 6in) and chest of drawers. *
Bathroom One with bath, shower over, WC, washbasin and washing machine.
Bedroom Two ''Flowers'' bedroom is a lovely room with original beams and stone mullioned windows. There is a double bed (4ft 6in) and a large wardrobe with shelving and hanging space.
The private Study area is unique with original elm floorboards. There is a wardrobe with shelving and table and chairs.
Master suite or ''Birds'' suite is a very attractive room, in the apex of the cottage and with all the original beams on display, and views across Burford. There's a King Size double (5ft) with chest of drawers and an Ensuite Shower Room with walk-in shower (overhead and handheld), WC and washbasin.
From the back and down a little path, there is a private garden area with table, 4 chairs and small summer house (with additional table and 2 chairs). It's beautifully designed and very sweet and ideal for a drink outside (or even a BBQ).
Sorry No Pets. Children aged 8 and over only please. Heating & Elec included. Starter pack of logs included. Wifi available and included.
* Please note that use of the 3rd bedroom is charged at £75.00 p.p.
There is a fully refundable security deposit of £200.00 at this cottage.
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.
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 fine church is a real gem 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.