Bampton Village, Burford & surrounding area
Sitting, perfectly, in the heart of Downton Abbey territory, Sunnyside Cottage is the quintessential classic Cotswold cottage. Enthusiasts of the famous TV drama series which was filmed in the village of Bampton will be able to immerse themselves in both a truly beautiful village and similarly a property which sets the standard for self catering accommodation. We love it!
Sunnyside Cottage is over 200 years old and is a perfect choice for a couple or two couples looking for luxury. Recently totally renovated to a high standard with luxury interior. Farrow and Ball paint, Clearview wood burning stove(logs inc), Hypnos beds, cable TV, fine bone china, Nespresso coffee machine (pods too), designer lamps and wallpaper, with top of the range furnishings (plus much more) all create a finish that sets the property apart from many others. The living room is characterful with beams and low ceiling making it very cosy and welcoming.
The Hare and Partridge bedroom suites are each beautifully furnished and the bathrooms (especially the master bathroom's sparkling shower room) are stunning. Luxury bath products provided.
Outside is a classic cottage garden, perfectly manicured.
Bampton, with its many Downton references, is as you would expect, picturesque but also offers a useful range of shops and pubs within a few minutes' walk. A cottage that is simply outstanding in every respect.
There is a main front door but the principle access will be through the side of the house into the breakfast room/kitchen.
Kitchen is very well equipped with bespoke cabinets and oak surface. There is a Siemens hob, oven and grill, with plate warmer, integral dishwasher, large fridge/ freezer, microwave and ample storage.
Leading to a light and bright Breakfast Room with farmhouse table with 4 chairs, plus a wall mounted TV.
Living Room with sofa, two armchairs, wood burning stove, TV with cable/Digibox, digital radio with Bluetooth; there is a separate (and additional) antique dining table with 4 chairs plus a desk and bookcase, with games, books, and jigsaws. (Please note that as this is a traditional cottage, the ceiling in this room is quite low for people over 6ft)
Laundry Room/Cloakroom with washing machine and tumble dryer, washbasin and WC.
Ground Floor Partridge Suite with king size double bed ( 5ft) which can be prepared as two singles (zip and link beds), chest of drawers, and wardrobe.
Bathroom with bath, handheld shower, washbasin, and WC.
Hare Master Suite with designer wallpaper, king size double bed (5ft), antique chest of drawers, and double wardrobes.
Shower Room beautiful and light with large walk in shower, double vanity unit (his and her sinks) and WC.
To the front is a sweet cottage garden with lawns and flower borders. There is a Summer House with table and seating, which overloooks the garden. To the rear and enclosed is a private, south facing courtyard with table and chairs plus small raised pond - a little sun trap! There is off street parking for one car.
Any Day changeover. Wifi, Heating, and Electricity included. Starter pack of logs included. Sorry No Pets. Children only Aged 10+ please. Note no high chair and travel cot at the cottage.
Please note that the owner requires a £300 security deposit in advance of your stay
Sunnyside Cottage sits in the ancient village of Bampton, itself an attractive and historic village in Oxfordshire on the edge of the Cotswolds close to Burford. It has a long history dating back to the Doomsday Book in 1086, and an interesting fact is that the name Bampton actually means Beam-tun, the settlement by the tree or cross! For those who enjoy walking Bampton sits in a network of country footpaths including leading to the nearby Upper Thames towpath, and is a great place from which to explore the Cotswolds and all its beautiful villages.
More recently, and perhaps more notably Bampton has become famous because of its heavy use in the filming of Downton Abbey, the popular TV drama. Many of the outdoor scenes feature Bampton, places such as the old Grammar School Building (now the library, housing Bampton Community Archive - an impressive collection of old photographs of Bampton and its people) served as the 'Downton' hospital, and St Mary's Church, whose spire provides one of the landmarks of the upper Thames Valley, also featured prominently throughout the series. For those in the know, there is plenty to "spot".
Bampton is a lively village with a good array of amenities including West Ox Arts Gallery, a delicatessen/butcher, a Co Op for daily basics, the tiny village post office, a coffee shop, 4 local pubs; along with other shops it is a thriving village! Bampton is also famous for its ancient Morris Dancing traditions, particularly celebrated each late May Bank Holiday in the Bampton Day of Dance.
Luckily, there are also some of the best local 'gastro pubs' nearby too - The 5 Alls in Filkins, The Rose and Crown at Shilton, and The Swan at Southrop are three such excellent places to eat and drink and come highly recommended.
"We are very pleased with the cottage, it exceeds our expectations in every respect Mr Marsh, Dec 2017"Marsh 2017-12-01