Southrop, Burford & surrounding area
If you fancy quality country living, then Farriers Cottage is just the ticket! A welcoming and homely bolt hole situated in the heart of the quintessential Cotswolds' village of Southrop. Driving to the village is like stepping back in time, you pass along a single track lane, fields on either side and then suddenly you arrive in this picturesque destination, complete with top-notch gastro pub (The Swan) and a dreamy setting for a break or longer holiday. The cottage is a great option for a family, with three bedrooms (sleeping 5), three bathrooms (no need to share!) and delightful cottage garden to enjoy. Inside the owners have created a smart retreat, with a marvellous collection of art - an eclectic and charming feel that makes this cottage very memorable, very homely. Outside is a 'pride and joy' garden that is beautifully cared for and just the place for an afternoon Pimms!
We feel the cottage offers the complete package - a raft of great things on your doorstep, be it learning to cook at the award winning Thyme Cookery School in the village, great walks, great dining or just doing nothing! We think you will like this cottage...
Entrance through to hallway leading to all rooms, including a Cloakroom with WC and washbasin.
Kitchen, modern and fully equipped with electric hob, oven and grill, microwave, large fridge-freezer, additional fridge and dishwasher.
Laundry Room with washing machine and separate tumble drier, with a door to the garden.
Dining Room with with large circular table and six chairs and doors to kitchen and also doors to garden.
Living Room, a cosy room with wood burning stove (some logs supplied), sofa and three armchairs, satellite TV and DVD player, iPod dock and a vast selection of books.
Bedroom One, with emperor size brass double bed (6' 7in) plus chest of drawers, dressing table and wardrobe. Ensuite Bathroom with bath, hand held shower, WC and washbasin.
Bedroom Two with two single beds, chest of drawers and hanging rail plus Ensuite Shower with shower, WC and washbasin,
Bedroom Three with single bed, chest of drawers hanging rail and separate dressing table.
Bathroom Three with bath, handled shower, WC and washbasin.
There is a fully enclosed garden, which is on two levels and overlooks an open field to the side. The garden is very well kept, very neat and beautiful. There is a patio area with table and chairs plus a charcoal BBQ.
One small Pet Welcome. Children Welcome. Cot & High Chair available. Heating incl. Wifi and Sky incl. Please note owners require a £100 security deposit.
Flexible on changeover day so any day bookings are fine !
Southrop is a classic Cotswolds' village, surrounded by fields and open countryside, it's another little gem! Located within 15 mins of Burford and about 10 mins from Lechlade on Thames, you have your needs easily catered for. Southrop is mentioned in the Doomsday Book and therefore has a long history - the church is beautiful and dates back to 1086!
The village has some superb walks to enjoy. We particularly recommend those which take you toward the River Leach where you'll encounter some more outstanding villages and pubs. There is of course, the excellent Swan pub in Southrop which serves very good quality food and has a very strong reputation locally - definitely worth a visit. In addition we'd also recommend the Five Alls pub in Filkins (5 mins drive) which is owned by local resident Kate Moss (yes the model!) and also serves some superb food. The Plough in Kelmscott is very good and in a truly beautiful village, where William Morris' Kelmscott Manor is situated. It's a National Trust house and open on Wednesday and Saturday. Or how about the restaurant in The Bull in Fairford.
Beyond the pubs (!!) there are some great things to do. Take a journey on the River Thames from Lechlade, which also happens to be the place where David Walliams started his swim to London; alternatively you can enjoy a simple walk along the river's paths. Burford is just 8 miles away, where you will find an eclectic selection of shops, including the amazing Burford Garden Centre - so, so much more than just a garden centre!
The Cotswolds Wildlife Park is very nearby too, with a great selection of animals as well as some award winning gardens.
Beyond the local area is Cirencester the once ancient capital of the Cotswolds where you will find a wide selection of shops, restaurants and facilities and definitely worth at least one visit; Woodstock and Blenheim Palace are about 30 mins away which similarly is an excellent day trip. Oxford is also within 40 mins drive.