Burford, Burford & surrounding area
Little Owl Barn, with a name like this you'd expect something that is cute and eye-catching. Thankfully it is both, in spades, perfect for Cotswolds holiday in a truly top-notch location. Tucked down a lane, behind a delightful cottage garden, this sweet, homely holiday cottage is a true gem, carved from a once enormous barn into a collection of quality homes. Pleasingly, one of them is now a holiday home for us all to enjoy and it has very recently undergone a "makeover" which has transformed the cottage and light floods into the barn rooms making sure that even though it is exceptionally cosy, it is not dark or unwelcoming - quite the opposite. The views are superb, and this coupled with the sound of nothing but birdsong and the occasional tractor ensures this is a true Cotswolds' experience. Kids, of course, can run free in the enclosed garden while you enjoy a seat and relax; if you wish you could all stroll down to Burford in about 10 mins for a treat in Huffkins Cafe (maybe a famous Lardy Cake....?!) Inside, the house has been furnished with style which adds to its attractive appeal; upstairs are two bedroooms both of which are simple yet smart.
We absolutely love this barn, as will you, - there is nothing not to like!
Open plan living / dining / kitchen.
Living Area with a large sofa, plus armchair, woodburner, TV with DVD and wifi.
Kitchen / Diner, well equipped with four ring electric hob plus electric oven and grill, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine with dryer. There is an oak dining table with seating for four people.
Bedroom One with double bed (4ft 6in) with space for hanging clothes plus chest, views to garden
Bedroom Two with zip and link beds (for either two single beds or as a King size bed - 5ft) plus a wardrobe and drawers
Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and washbasin
There is a delightful, enclosed garden to the rear with seating and table for four people. The garden has a mixture of grass and flowers and has a secure gate. Beyond the garden is a large parking area with ample space for off street parking. Beyond are fields!!
Children Welcome. Cot & High Chair available. Heating and Electricity incl. Ample off street parking. Wifi available and included
Little Owl Barn sits at the end of a quiet lane in Fulbrook. Fulbrook is a very pretty village, very typical of the villages around the Cotswolds, with many classic cottages and buildings. There's an excellent pub less than 10 mins walk away (The Carpenter's Arms) along with a good choice in Burford which is just over 10 mins walk away.
Fulbrook is a great location for the Cotswolds. It is super-close to Burford (see below) and yet no more than 15 mins drive to Chipping Norton and about 20mins to Stow on the Wold and Bourton on the Water - all three very popular and very attractive to visitors of the Cotswolds. Other notable places to visit, such as Daylesford (15 mins drive) Cotswold Wildlife Park (10 mins drive) Blenheim Palace (20 mins drive) and Oxford (25 mins drive) are all within an easy drive.
Surrounding Fulbrook are a host of outstanding villages, walks and countryside which are a must for any visitor. Places such as Swinbrook, Astall, Taynton and The Barringtons are exceptionally pretty. Many have a pub in them, or if not there will be one nearby! Perhaps of greatest interest, however, is the proximity of Burford - possibly the most well known, quaint and attractive of the Cotswolds' places to visit.
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.
"Cottage was exactly as we expected and garden was perfect for our little one"Crouch-Jordan 2017-09-29
"It was the perfect location and offered really good facilities for us all. Mrs Suckling, May 2017."Suckling 2017-05-08
"Excellent location, Very clean and tidy cottage with lovely views. Mr Henry, May 2017"Henry 2017-05-16