Minster Lovell, Burford & surrounding area
The Old Groom's Cottage is an absolutely spotless cottage, one which is hidden away in a quiet location in the village of Minster Lovell. Set down a private drive in the grounds of the owners' home, Groom's has been converted from old stables into a high quality holiday home that is spacious and very well kitted out. Downstairs is an open plan space with a super-smart kitchen and very attractive living area that looks towards the garden area and stables in the distance. There is also a bedroom with ensuite, ideal for children or those people preferring not to stay on the upper level. Upstairs is a large, open bedroom, with great views of the countryside plus beautiful ensuite bathroom.
The property is immaculate and very well cared for and perfect for families or couples. As the property sites on a small-holding, there are some horses, chickens plus other animals on site nearby which make it unique and interesting. Nearby are some basic shops plus a few good local pubs, so if you decide to 'do nothing' while on holiday you can do that here very easily!! Places such as Burford and the market town of Witney are both about 5-8 mins drive away, with a wide range of things to do and places to eat and relax.
Entrance through to open plan living area.
Living Area with two large, comfortable sofas, wall mounted TV with Freeview, NOW TV and DVD, there is also a flame effect fire which give the room and space a cosy feel , especially in the cooler months. There is a large oak dining table which can seat 4 to 6 people very comfortably.
Kitchen, smart and beaneath an oak work-surface - very attractive. There is an electric hob, large oven and grill, dishwasher. large fridge and separate freezer, washer/dryer plus a microwave. There is ample storage space and also a breakfast bar with stools.
Bedroom with two single beds, wardrobe, plus an Ensuite Shower with walk in shower, WC and washbasin
Master Bedroom Suite enjoys lovely views across the fields and stables, from a 'Juliette Balcony window'. There is a king size double (5ft) bed, wardrobe and a dressing table. Ensuite Bathroom with modern roll-top bath, handheld shower, washbasin and WC.
To the rear of the property is an enclosed garden area with a small terrace. There is a BBQ and also a table and chairs. Surrounding the property are the owners' grounds, which include stables and fields.
Sorry No Pets. Children Welcome. Cot & High Chair available. Wifi available and incl. Ample off-street parking.
Minster Lovell is a village approx 5 miles to the east of Burford and roughly 15/20 minutes to the west of Oxford. Although set on the edge of the village, Grooms's is within a close distance to a couple of pubs and a simple village shop/post office selling the basics. The village is roughly split into two sections with the 'Old Minster Lovell' set aside the River Windrush and amongst some simply gorgeous surroundings. There are historically significant ruins on the edge of the village - specifically Minster Lovell Hall, the 15th century home of Lord Lovell, a powerful associate of King Richard III.
Old Minster Lovell has a good gastro-pub, and there are several public houses to choose from in the local area. The look of the old village is typical of the Cotswolds with picturesque thatched cottages, stone buildings and a beautiful cricket club. This is a truly English village! The market town of Witney with many shops and supermarkets is about 2 miles away, where there is a cinema, plus a growing collection of quality shops to choose from.
Oxford, and its 'dreaming spires' plus many attractions is approx 20 minutes drive away, accessed easily from Groom's Cottage. We would certainly recommend a day trip if nothing else.
Otherwise, famous Cotswolds locations such as Burford, Stow on the Wold, Bourton on the Water and Woodstock with Blenheim Palace, are all within a short driving distance. For families, the Cotswold Wildlife Park is about 8 minutess drive away - one of the region's most popular tourist attractions and one heavily recommended.
"A very enjoyable stay. The cottage is lovely with very comfortable beds! Very well equipped and very tastefully designed, furnished & decorated. Visited several pretty villages and had a very relaxing few days. Out r first visit to the Cotswolds and certainly not disappointed! Thank you for the welcome pack, a very nice thought! "Mr and Mrs Lednot 2017-09-18
"We had the most enjoyable stay at Groom’s Cottage. Everything we could have needed was available. The cottage was immaculate throughout and the beds and towels were very comfortable. Stuart & Tracy were very friendly. My daughter particularly enjoyed seeing the horses and hens. If we were to stay within the area again, we wouldn’t hesitate to come back."Stephen and Isobel 2017-09-22
"We have had a lovely week @ Groom’s Cottage. A very luxurious cottage with everything you need. All the small touches are so thoughtful from the welcome basket to the cotton wool & tissues in the bathroom, even rubber gloves in the kitchen! The bathroom is like having your own personnel spa and we love the soft lighting – perfect. The whole cottage is very welcoming and we will be back. "Mr and Mrs Bennett 2017-09-29