Burford, Burford & surrounding area
Tucked down a little no-through lane, Westfarthing Cottage is the classic example of a quintessential Cotswolds' cottage. Packed with character features this historic building is a great choice for a stay in Burford, with all you could wish for no more than 50 meters from your front door. Dating from the 19th-Century the cottage is set just off Burford's High Street, (near the bridge over the River Windrush) Westfarthing is one of those cottages that regularly pops up on postcards of the Cotswolds! Inside it's very welcoming; the large living room with its huge wood burner and period antiques is the heart of the home - very snug and attractive. The kitchen is well equipped - so you can self cater to your heart's content, assuming you don't potter up to the various resturants for all your meals! The bedrooms are spread across two floors upstairs with two attractive bathrooms. With everything you want on your doorstep - walks into the countryside, pubs, shops, peace and/or village bustle there is plenty to keep you occupied - a great cottage choice.
Entrance through to living room. There is a cloakroom/utility room towards the back of the house where coats, boots, shoes etc can be stored.
Living Room is full of period charm, with two large sofas, multiple armchairs, a large inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove and flatscreen TV with DVD player.
Kitchen / Diner with flagstone floor and a modern set of units all under an oak work surface. There's an electric range with multiple hobs and ovens and grill, microwave, dishwasher and fridge (no freezer). There's a TV and a radio. There is a dining table with seats for 6 people.
Utility Room / Cloakroom with washing machine plus WC and washbasin. This has a door which leads to the outside (leading to your garden area)
Master Bedroom, a swish, large and bright room with King size double bed (5 ft), which can be made as two single beds if required, plus wardrobe and chest of drawers. Direct access to the bathroom.
Bathroom with clawfoot rollt top bath, plus separate walk in shower and WC. (Please note that this is a 'Jack and Jill' bathroom with two doors!)
Bedroom Two with double bed (4ft), hooks for hanging. There is a cupboard outside the bedroom which can be used for additional storage. This is small room, with access to the bed from one side only!
The bathroom can also be accessed from a second door on the landing.
Second Floor (quite steep stairs)
Bedroom Three is a spacious room set in the eaves of the house with views across the roof tops of Burford. There are two single beds which can be made together as a double if requested. Ensuite Shower room with walk in shower, two washbasins and WC.
There is a small area situated a few paces from your back door which has a table and chairs. This is down a little gravel path and thanks to the unique and quirky Burford layout, it isn't 'at' your back door. It also will take you onto the lane (essentially it is alongside the terrace of cottages, where each cottage has a little outdoor space!)
Children Welcome. Cot & High Chair Available. Wifi available and included.
On street parking (free) on the lane or on the High Street. Heating & Electricity incl. Starter logs supplied, more available in shop on High Street.
Sorry No Pets
PLEASE SPECIFY IF YOU REQUIRE ALL DOUBLE BEDS WHEN BOOKING (or two singles and two doubles etc).
MOST PILLOWS ARE FEATHER BUT THERE are HYPOALLERGENIC PILLOWS & double duvet available, so please state if 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!
"We loved Burford and the surrounding area, and the cottage was very central and well set up, as well as being in a beautiful setting. It was comfortable and well equipped, and felt spacious for 5 people. The kitchen was well stocked and organised. "bassett 2017-01-02