Burford, Burford & surrounding area
Pure heaven!! If a classic, stylish Cotswolds' cottage in the heart of Burford is what you wish for, then this is for you! Providence Cottage, in the heart of Burford is possibly one of the most iconic homes in Burford thanks to its wisteria flanked walls which make it instantly recognisable. Inside awaits a charming, classic and spacious Cotswolds' home - Grade 2 listed, with smart luxury bedrooms and bathrooms plus a top of the range kitchen/diner and conservatory which make it an excellent choice for a family or group of friends. Period features like the huge, thick beams, whitewashed walls and low ceilings give a gentle nod to the 500 year history of this building, and one which is regularly found on Burford postcards!! The ground floor has two living rooms, one with a magnificent fireplace and wood burning stove, the second ideal for children or a simple peaceful retreat for work while the kitchen / diner overlooks the sweet cottage garden. Upstairs across two floors are four large bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, all absolutely immaculate - light, modern and warm and all with views across Burford. Once inside and you close the door, the peace 'hits' you and yet you are moments from a cafe, a delicatessen, an art gallery, a pub - even a curry house! This is a fabulous home and we love it - absolutely idyllic.
Entrance through to hallway, with original flagstone floor with space for coats and boots, shoes etc.
Living Room One, spacious and with inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove, two large sofas plus additional seating, large flatscreen TV with a range of BT cable channels. There is a telephone at the property for incoming calls only.
Kitchen / Diner, a cook's delight, with Rangemaster hob and three ovens/grill, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine/dryer, large fridge/freezer, leading to dining area, with large extendable dining table, 8 chairs. There is an additional TV in the corner, next to an original fireplace with terrestrial channels only..Underfloor heating in kitchen/dining room.
Conservatory, light and bright with seating overlooking and with access to the cottage garden.Portable heaters can be put in.
Living Room Two with sofa, bean bags and seating, flatscreen TV with DVD only and no channels. It also has a desk.
Cloakroom with WC and washbasin
Master Bedroom, overlooking the garden, with king size double bed (5ft) with wardrobe and shelving plus Ensuite Shower Room with shower, WC and wash basin
Bedroom Two with king size double bed (5ft), wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Family Bathroom Two with bath, shower over, WC and wash basin.
Bedroom Three with king size double bed, (5ft), wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Bedroom Four, valuted and lofty room with two single beds, chest of drawers and shelving. Ensuite Toilet with WC and washbasin. Large wardrobe in the bathroom.
To the rear is traditional cottage garden, with patio area and table plus chairs. There is also a grassed area with flower beds etc plus a second table and chairs. The owners have really given thought to child safety here with a gate and small picket fence to ensure children are discouraged from getting close to the wall.
Children Welcome. Travel Cot and three High chairs available. Sorry No Pets.
Please note a £300 fully refundable security deposit is due a week before you stay.
Parking - On street parking (free and unrestricted - but not designated - in front of the property.)
Burford is possibly one of, if not 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!