Burford, Burford & surrounding area
Tucked down a little private path, this utter gem of a cottage is as good as it gets! Butler's Cottage, a Grade II listed building with a long history dating back hundreds of years, is the absolute epitome of a classic Burford cottage - historic, hidden, quirky, luxurious and spacious, we love it from top to bottom. Inside is a thoughtfully and exquistely furnished home, the kitchen packed with kit, the dining and living rooms smart, simple and beautiful, while upstairs the three large bedrooms are lavished with top-notch beds and two bathrooms, one a 'Jack & Jill' bathroom reminding us that you're never far from a little bit of Burford's eccentricity! The thing that struck us with this cottage is that although you are about 10 paces from Burford High Street, once you step through the secret entrance, step down the passageway, suddenly it's quiet you and your holiday begins, we absolutely love it. An exceptional holiday property for families or couples who love the Cotswolds.
Entrance from courtyard through to kitchen.
Kitchen, warm, welcoming and smart - electric hob, oven and grill, large fridge and separate freezer, microwave and dishwasher plus plenty of cooking kit.
Dining Room with a flagstone floor, good size dining table (extendable) and up to 8 chairs.
Living Room with two large sofas, armchair, plus wood burning stove, flatscreen TV, DVD player and a Sky sports package.
Utility Room with washing machine, tumble drier, with space for boots etc, plus butler's sink.
Cloakroom with WC and washbasin.
Living Room Two / Study with desk and chair and wifi, with stairs leading to bedroom one.
Upstairs (there are two sets of stairs at either end of the cottage)
Bedroom One (Master) with King Size double wardrobe, and chest of drawers, beams and trusses give this a lovely feel.
Bathroom with bath, separate walk in shower, WC and washbasin. (This bathroom is accessed from bedroom one and bedroom two).
Bedroom Two with a super king size double bed - zip and link and therefore can be made as two singles if preferred (please advise at time of booking.) chest of drawers and hanging hooks.
Bedroom Three with super king size double bed - zip and link and therefore can be made as two singles if preferred (please advise at time of booking), plus chest of drawers and hanging hooks.
Shower Room with walk in shower, WC and washbasin.
There is a private courtyard to the front of the cottage. It has pots and plants and a table and chairs. It's a quiet spot, not overlooked and ideal for coffee or little drink.
Children Welcome. One small, well behaved pet welcome, please no more! Cot & High Chair Available. Internet / Wifi available and incl. On street parking (you can pull up and unload, otherwise there is free and unrestricted parking across the High Street, approx 20 yards away)
Please Note - Full weeks from Fridays in School holidays, short breaks from Fridays or Mondays at all other times.
Please specify how you would like the beds made up when booking (if we do not receive any request, the beds will be made up as follows: 1 King, 1 SuperKing and 2 singles).
A fully refundable security deposit of £200.00 is required 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.
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!
"Quiet but right in the middle of the Main Street. Beautiful cottage very tastefully decorated ,fantastically equipped , lovely bathrooms. Bedding and beds luxurious "Mrs Copeland 2017-11-02
"House had everything we needed for a comfy and enjoyable stay, clean and tidy, warm and cosy. Perfect location. A few bugs but that's to be expected in a beamed house! Free road Parking, easily accessible"Appleby 2017-08-10
"House had everything we needed for a comfy and enjoyable stay, clean and tidy, warm and cosy and perfect location"Ms Appleby 2017-08-10