Burford, Burford & surrounding area
Tucked down a quiet little lane moments from Burford High Street, Swanlings could be described as more of a smart hotel than a self catering hideaway. The owners have carved this, literally, out of the hillside and created a delightful cutey perfect for two, yet suitable for 3 or 4*. The open plan living space is light and bright, the bedroom cosy and the bathroom a welcoming haven to relax and unwind. The kitchen is well equipped with all the necessary mod cons under a smart granite worksurface and more than enough to keep you busy - if you decide to stop in! But why would you? Burford's famous High Street with its wide choice of restaurants, cafes and pubs is no more than 45 seconds away on foot, so if you're looking to kick back, relax and treat yourself, then Swanlings will be a treat for you to enjoy.
ACCOMMODATION - all on one level.
Entrance through to open plan living area. Access to the front door, is up some small, simple steps with a handrail.
Living Area has a sofa, wall mounted TV with access to various catch up TV channels (iPlayer) too. The sofa is also a sofa-bed for up to two people*
Kitchen / Diner, well equipped with electric hob, oven and grill, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer, fridge with freezer compartment. There is a traditional wooden table with four chairs, along with all the usual catering kit required.
Bedroom with standard double bed (4ft 6in), wardrobe with drawers and a sweet stable door leading to the enclosed terrace to the rear of the property. This is quiet and not overlooked spot - nice and private.
Bathroom with bath, power shower over, WC and washbasin - all very sleek.
The property is accessed via some steps to the front with a private walled area to the rear with a table and chairs. Please note that there is no off street parking.
Children Welcome. Cot & High Chair Available. Sorry No Pets. Heating & Electricity incl. *Sofa Bed - it is possible to use the Sofa bed for a small fee of £40 per person, either per week end or per week.
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!
"Thank you for a great week !!"Mrs Suggett 2017-05-27
"We had a fabulous stay at Swanlings. The location is great with everything you need on your doorstep and the cottage is beautiful. I would highly recommend staying here it won't disappoint! Megan, December 2016"Mega 2016-12-08
"Very Good"Belsom 2016-11-05