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Archway Cottage

Burford, Oxfordshire (Ref. 1064584)

4.8

Excellent

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Four-poster Bed Four poster bed
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews

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2 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Durkan

    “First of all booking with Sykes is a so efficient.”

    The cottage was just perfect and so so clean, it was first class. Can’t wait to go back! Really enjoyed my stay. Great location too.

    - Mrs Durkan, September 2021

About the property

This spectacular, period property sits in the very centre of the medieval town of Burford, in the glorious Oxfordshire countryside, part of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Sleeping eight guests, Archway Cottage is the ideal base for families or friends to explore this beautiful part of the world, with the property believed to date back to the 16th century, evolving over many centuries.

At one time, Archway Cottage was a coaching inn called The King’s Arms, with evidence of cart tracks in the cobblestones left by horses and carts as they passed through to access the stables, now outbuildings, at the rear of the property.

On entering the cottage, admire the obvious thought and care that has gone into providing luxurious accommodation within such a unique property, with contemporary features seamlessly placed alongside original beams, painted supports and rustic timber doors.

The fully equipped kitchen and dining room provides a complete range of modern appliances to cater for your every need, including two fridges, a range cooker, and a dishwasher, all fitted within attractive green units.

Come together around the large, farmhouse style dining table to enjoy your beautifully prepared meals, with cold winter evenings made better with the woodburning stove set within the inglenook to keep you warm.

From this room, access the private enclosed courtyard, where on warmer summer evenings you can enjoy a pre-dinner aperitif in the evening sun.

Once your meal has been enjoyed, retire to the elegant sitting room with parquet flooring, relaxing with a good book or enjoying the latest offering on the cleverly disguised Smart TV.

Make your way to the first floor to find two stunning bedrooms; the master double leads into a beautifully appointed en-suite bathroom, comprising of both a free-standing bath and a walk-in shower, while the super-king-size four poster bed is a gorgeous place to unwind, with lovely views across to the famous spire of Burford church.

The first floor is completed by the lovely family bathroom, also housing the washing machine, while up on the second floor is the third bedroom, equipped with a double and two single beds, ideal for families, especially those with younger children.

Outside the property, guests have full access to the owner's extensive and amazing garden, where you will quickly forget that you are actually in the middle of the town; have a picnic or feed the ducks on the bank of the River Windrush, which winds its way through the garden.

From your front door, you can explore Burford, and take advantage of the multitude of cafés, pubs and restaurants that the town has to offer, as well as visit the Tolsey Museum located in a 16th century building illustrating the town’s social and industrial past.

A scenic drive can bring you to the equally delightful Bourton-on-the-Water, known as the Venice of the Cotswolds, and Stow-on-the-Wold, each steeped in rich heritage.

A little further afield lies the lovely town of Woodstock, perhaps best known as the home of Blenheim Palace, the World Heritage site, and birthplace of Winston Churchill.

For younger members of your party, two miles away you have both The Cotswold Wildlife Park, and rather surprisingly for rural Oxfordshire, Crocodiles of the World!

Walkers and cyclists can take advantage of this wonderful Cotswolds location, soaking up the spectacular scenery of rolling countryside along a network of walking and cycling trails and bridleways.

Explore the city of Oxford and its abundance of attractions, including its university, Bodleian Library, Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers Museums and Botanic Gardens, and why not hop on a boat trip along the River Thames, before stopping off for a refreshing glass of wine at a pretty, riverside pub?

Train links also provide easy access to London, ideal for a day trip in a bustling atmosphere.

Never be short of things to do in the beautiful Cotswolds at Archway Cottage.

On street parking.

Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size, 1 x second-floor family room with a double and two singles and TV, 1 x double with en-suite bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Oil fired central heating with woodburning stove and open fire
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack of logs inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in the rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Enclosed rear patio with garden furniture and use of the owner's extensive riverside grounds
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: No stag or hen parties On street parking.

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About the location

BURFORD

Swinbrook 3.3 miles; Little Barrington 3.4 miles; Minster Lovell 6.1 miles.

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. Located mid way between Oxford and Cheltenham (25 mins each away) it is a little haven of history and beauty that many come to fall in love with when they visit.

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 church is stunning, a real gem architecturally 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.

Region Information

Please be aware: this property dates back to the 16th century and has many quirky features associated with a property of this age. It has low beams and low doorways (especially in the family bedroom on the 2nd floor).
Please note: guests have access to the owner's stunning grounds - but be advised that the River Windrushh flows through the garden (approx 80 metres from the cottage) and care needs to be taken if there are young children in the party.

On street parking.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas