Swinbrook, Burford & surrounding area
Located in the heart of the quiet village of Swinbrook, Lavender's Cottage is the achetypal rural bolt hole, oozing a classic Cotswolds' charm, surrounded by beautiful countryside - every inch the perfect choice for a getaway. A hotel finish in a traditional cottage! The village is heavenly, typically Cotswolds with pretty cottages of warm-toned stone, an award winning pub (The Swan), and a history that stretches hundreds of years back. The place has a sense of timelessness and yet in a location that is easy to get to. Set in the grounds of a stunning old monastic building, the cottage is furnished with a real eye for detail and style - super king size bed, power shower and top of the range kitchen to name a few. If, instead you fancy 'doing nothing' then you can saunter to the pub in about 2 mins walk, where excellent food is served throughout the day, and thereafter you can walk for miles, along the lanes, along the River Windrush or wherever (there are miles of paths nearby) to enjoy a corner of the Cotswolds and England where time has stood literally still. An outstanding choice.
Entrance through to open plan living space beautifully presented with attractive furniture where glass doors let the light flood in. There is a sofa and armchair, large flatscreen TV, plus ample games to keep you busy! There's an electric flame-effect fire for a cosy appeal plus ample storage space for coats, boots etc.
Kitchen / Dining Area is super cool and incredibly well equipped - a cook's heaven; granite work surfaces complete the look! Electric hob, double oven and grill, large fridge freezer, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer.
Cloakroom WC and washbasin
There is a good sized Bedroom with super-king sized double bed (which can be separated into two singles if preferred) chest of drawers and hanging space. Ensuite Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and washbasin.
There is some private space to the front of the property with a table and chairs, private and enclosed by a beech hedge. There is private parking to the side of the property. The property looks towards the owner's gardens and beyond are fields and open countryside - plus a lake!
Babes in arms welcome. Cot & High Chair Available. Wifi available and included. Sorry No Pets. Heating & Elec included.
Swinbrook is very much the quintessential Cotswold village: very pretty, very traditional and classic in terms of a Cotswolds location. It has a long history, but is perhaps best known for its links with the Mitford sisters in the mid 20th Century. Above all it has remained almost completely untouched over the years.
The village sits on the River Windrush and is about a 30 minute walk from the historic Cotswold town of Burford regarded by Forbes magazine as the 5th Best Place to Live in the world!!! There are a plethoral of attractive buildings throughout the village and if you do decide to walk along the lanes you will understand why so many people fall in love with it.
Swinbrook is perhaps best known for its association with the Mitford sisters who lived here in the 1930's and beyond. Today the village has an excellent pub called The Swan which sits on the Windrush and serves high quality food. As if to complete the classic Cotswolds village scene there is a cricket pitch too!
There are countless attractions within easy reach, including a host of National Trust Houses and Gardens (Kelmscote Manor and Hidcote Manor Gardens for example). Oxford is no more than 20 mins in the car, while Cheltenham, Bath and Stratford upon Avon are easily accessible. A very, very good location and choice for your holiday!