Shilton, Burford & surrounding area
Located in the quaint village of Shilton, The Old Dairy is a quintessential Cotswolds' property, set back from the lane that runs through the heart of the village, very smart and very stylish. Step inside to find a joyful show of colour and homeliness, large light rooms and a well equipped retreat ideal for a relaxing break. Dating back to the 1680's, the building was originally the creamery and the place where butter was churned. Today it retains a classical charm with high ceilings and large windows that make the space really welcoming. The owners, who have completely renovated the building, have created a beautiful retreat. Outside is a typical English cottage garden, with a delightful village beyond this. Stroll to the pub (the owners can lend you wellies and coats if necessary!), jump in the car and be in Burford in about 3 mins or simply do nothing - this choice is your in this cracking holiday home.
Entrance up some external steps, through to hallway, leading to all rooms which are all on one level (once inside).
Kitchen is a smart, contemporary room with flagstone floor - electric hob, oven and grill, microwave, slimline dishwasher, washing machine, fridge with freezer compartment, table and chairs
Living Room with sofa, armchair, woodburner, large wall mounted TV with Freeview and connected to the internet.
Bedroom has a view toward the village. There is a king size bed, chest of drawers, wardrobe plus a desk,chair and armchair
Bathroom, luxury and hotel-like with walk in shower, wash basin and WC.
There are large gardens with the house, the owners have set aside a private area (not photographed thanks to the terrible rain!!) called the "Far Glade" where guests can sit and relax.
Babe in arms welcome. Cot & High Chair Available. Sorry No Pets. Off Street Parking. Wifi inc. Starter pack of logs supplied. Heating and Electricity included all year.
Shilton is a small, classic Cotswolds' village about 5 mins drive from Burford. It is relatively untouched as a village, with a sweet ford at the bottom of the hill and a good, traditional pub (The Rose and Crown) about 5 mins walk from The Old Dairy. Its very pretty all year round and also very convenient for many of the local attractions and 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. 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!