Burford, Burford & surrounding area
Bull Cottage is incredibly special - fact! A medieval cottage, that is one of Burford's oldest surviving houses dating back to the 14th Century as it was built in the 1390's (and described in the Pevsner Architectural Guide). A fine example of the era, it retains many of the original features still to this day, arches, beams, flagstone floors, recesses and fireplaces are all over 600 years old, quite outstanding. These are mixed with thoroughly modern furnishings and fixtures to create a cosy, attractive self catering cottage that ranks amongst the finest. Three luxurious bedrooms are on the first floor each with beams and trusses, and each with views towards Burford's roof tops. The kitchen is fully equipped for a foodie's delight, while the two large reception/living rooms are very much the heart of the house. With Burford's shops and cafe's no more than 25 yards away, you couldn't be better situated for a truly Cotswolds' experience. This is another exceptional cottage in the heart of Burford, ideal for families or couples who love the Cotswolds.
Entrance through to reception / dining area / room.
Living Room, spacious yet cosy with woodburning stove, large sofa, armchairs, large flatscreen TV with, bt youview and broadband for video streaming so no DVD player.
Dining / Living Room with large sofa, armchair, woodburning stove; dining table with six chairs.
Kitchen, flagstone floor, oak worksurface, ample preparation space with electric hob, oven and grill, large fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave. There is an occasional table with four chairs.
Bathroom with shower, WC and washbasin.
There is a beautiful (and huge!) oak door to the courtyard garden.
Wonky floors and beautiful beams give this floor a truly gorgeous feel - we loved it!
Master Bedroom, large and spacious with a King size double bed (5ft), wardrobe, chest of drawers plus flatscreen TV and many period features too. Stunning.
Bedroom Two, spacious and light with double bed / zip and link single beds - you choose -, wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Bathroom, again spacious! Bath, power shower over, WC and washbasin.
Bedroom Three with two single beds, chest of drawers and hanging space.
The cottage has a courtyard garden to the rear with bench, table and chairs. It is south facing and very much a sun trap!
Children Welcome. Cot & High Chair available. Sorry No Pets. On street parking (no restrictions). Heating & Electricity incl. Wifi included.
Security Deposit Required.
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.
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!
"GREAT LOCATION, VERY HOMELY, BEAUTIFULLY DONE OUT, CLEAN & LUXOURIOUS"Scholfield 2017-09-15
"We absolutely LOVED the cottage. It was so perfectly located, comfortable, well equipped and charming."May 2017-09-04
"Wonderful cottage, great space and we really enjoyed our stay. Mr Moore, April 2017."Moore 2017-04-27