Fulbrook, Burford & surrounding area
Hidden down a little no-through lane sits Footstool Cottage, very much a quintessential Cotswolds' cottage. With honeysuckle across the front door, period beams throughout you quickly realise that this is the classic Cotswold stone property with early 17th Century origins. All the rooms are spacious and comfortable, with the kitchen/dining rooms particularly inviting with a large wood burning stove to keep you warm. There is a charming and secluded garden at the rear of the cottage, a perfect 'sun trap' for summer days! Footstool Cottage is a cosy retreat situated in the village of Fulbrook which lies about half a mile to the north east of the bustling market town of Burford. The village is surrounded by open Cotswold countryside and there is a good pub within easy walking distance.
There is a public footpath from the cottage into Burford.
Entrance hall with tiled floor.
Dining Room with exposed ceiling timbers, dining table and chairs for up to six people. log burning stove and comfortable sofa. Living Room with exposed ceiling timbers and comfortable corner sofa plus (basic) Sky TV and dvd player.
Kitchen, galley style with Italian tiled floor, equipped with electric hob, oven and grill, microwave oven, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Door to patio and enclosed garden.
Utility Room with built in storage cupboard, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and washbasin.
Bedroom One, good size, with standard double bed and single divan/bed* (£40 extra).
Bedroom Two, large room with 5ft double bed.
There is an enclosed garden to the rear, very much a typical cottage garden!. There is a terrace immediately accessed from the kitchen, where there is a table and chairs for four people. The garden is enclosed by a Cotswolds stone wall, so making the area private and peaceful.
Heating (storage heaters) and electricity included all year. BT Broadband available. Telephone by arrangement. Cot & high chair available.
*Extra bed (for 5th person) at £40 per week, please specify if required.
No Pets. No Smokers. Friday changeover..
Burford is possibly one of 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.
Little changed over the centuries, Burford is 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. Burford 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.
"The location of the cottage is perfect - within walking distance of the lovely town of Burford yet close to open countryside for walking. The cottage had everything we needed for our stay and was very comfortable within plenty of space for four adults without getting on top of each other. A peaceful break in a beautiful part of the Cotswolds."Mrs Lowe 2017-04-04