Northleach, Burford & surrounding area
At the end of a small, winding track sits Yew Tree Cottage, the epitome of a Cotswolds Cottage. Built in the classic honey coloured stone this gorgeous gem sits in the outstsanding village of Eastington, a small hamlet on the edge of Northleach a sleepy village with shops and an award winning pub, and about 10 mins from Burford and Stow on the Wold. Surrounded by a beautiful garden and fields beyond, you are in the heart of the Cotswolds. Step inside this beauty and the cottage opens up into a smart, cool home that is spacious and cosy in equal measure. Beams and flagstone floors are mixed with contemporary features that make this a relaxing, homely hideaway for a family or a group of couples. The garden to the rear is a wonderful cottage garden spread across a good sized area with a number of terraces and places to sit.
A classic cottage - one we heartily recommend.
Entrance to house through a very attractive porch, boot storage under the small seating area, hooks for coats. From the porch you enter the main living room.
Living Room, attractive room with oak flooring through to the dining room. Beautifully decorated to a high standard with two large sofas, armchairs and charming bay window. Open fire place and a large coffee table. At the back of the living room is the dining room. (TV is in the Television room).
Dining Room, wooden dining table with 6 chairs set in a light and airy space with a gorgeous iron cast chandelier hanging down from the ceiling. Double French doors that leads in to a gorgeous tiered cottage garden.
Utility Room, off the dining room is the utility room with WC, large washbasin and washer/dryer in the corner. Shelf with lots of books.
TV Room (Snug), Comfortable seating with large leather sofa and armchair. Open fire, Smart 40inch TV, DVD player and wifi modem. Beautiful oak flooring with underfloor heating and plenty of DVD's to keep you entertained.
Kitchen, off the dining room is the most welcoming kitchen with all you need in. Contemporary feel with limestone flooring with underfloor heating. Granite work surface, large fridge / freezer, dishwasher, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine. John Lewis four ring induction hob and oven + grill. In the corner you have a seating area with two 'bar stools'.
Breakfast Room, this is a small room off the kitchen with open fire, small freeview tv, Retro DAB radio/ blue tooth speaker. In here is a small round table with 3 chairs. Very cosy feel in here.
From the breakfast room you go up the carpeted staircase with a bannister on one side.
Bedroom One, a good sized double room with period features, light and very well decorated with stunning views. Double bed (4ft 6in), chest of drawers, wardrobe with hanging space and hooks on the wall.
Bedroom Two - Master bedroom, well laid out, spacious and beautifully decorated with King bed (5ft 6in), chest of drawers, fitted wooden wardrobe, Stunning views to the back garden. Ensuite Shower, WC, washbasin, heated towel rail, hooks and shower point.
Down the hallway is one step down to the twin room and bathroom
Bedroom Three Twin room with * two single beds, chest of drawers, wardrobe, chair. Beautifully finished. *The singles bed can be used as a 5ft bed if you wish.
Bathroom, spacious, light and airy with roll top bath, handheld shower, WC, washbasin. This is just the perfect bathroom!
The house is detached with a gravelled drive to the front. Beautiful large tiered cottage garden at the back, well looked after and typical for classic Cotswolds' house of this style. Steps lead to a raised terrace from the dining room, with a table and chairs, as well as other sitting areas in the garden. Gorgeous heated summer house with wicker furniture makes this the perfect spot.
There is adequate parking for one car in front of the property/ Additional cars can be parked in the centre of the hamlet near the phone box. Please do not block or turn around in the neighbour's driveway.
Children Welcome. Cot & High Chair available. Wifi available and incl. Sorry No Pets.
Heating & Electricity included. Hairdryers in all rooms.
£200 Security Deposit required in advance of arrival.
Yew Tree Cottage, sits on the edge of the village, looking westwards across fields towards the village/small town of Northleach. Northleach itself, is at the crossroads, just off the Roman road, the Fosse Way (A429) 8 miles north-east of Cirencester and 10 miles south-west of Stow-on-the-Wold, and about 7 miles from Burford - making it an excellent place to travel from if you're looking to visit these popular and attractive places.
Northleach was at one time an important market town (you have to believe us, it is more a village than town!), celebrated throughout Europe as a major centre for the Cotswold wool trade! The fifteenth-century church of St Peter and St Paul, paid for by the wealthy wool merchants, was built with stone dug from the quarry in the town itself and what is now the Market Square. More recently the village has been used in a number of recent films, including the Casual Vacancy of 2015.
Perhaps the biggest draw to the village today, other than its beauty, however, is the outstanding pub The Wheatsheaf Inn which has won numerous awards and is, for good reason, amongst the best in the Cotswolds.
Less than 2 miles away, in the opposite direction, you have the historic village of Bibury, described by the artist and craftsman William Morris in the 19th century as the most beautiful village in England. You'll find the famous Arlington Row - cottages built in 1380 as a monastic wool store, and converted into weaver's cottages in the 17th century and today owned by the National Trust - they're amongst the most photographed buildings in the entire Cotswolds - possibly even England. In Bibury you will also find 2 hostelries - The Catherine Wheel and The Swan Hotel!
Burford and Cirencester are within 10/15mins drive - the former one of the most famous of Cotswolds locations with plenty to keep you occupied, while Cirencester is more of 'normal' town with an attractive centre, a wide range of shops and restaurants including supermarkets. It's huge church is well worth a visit.