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Burford's Old Bakery

Burford, Oxfordshire (Ref. 988695)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "We had an enjoyable, comfortable stay."

    The xmas tree and garland was very thoughtful and appreciated. Had to go out to buy batteries for the TV remote before we could use it. 'Spare' batteries were all dead ones. A non slip bath mat in the shower would be a reassurance for us older ones. When booking it stated 'Complimentry Banbury Cakes on arrival as they were first made in Burford Bakery'. There was no sign of these. Would deffinetly come again.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a constructive feedback, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and will inform the owner of your feedback. Looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DaphneDec 2021

  • "Excellent cottage in an ideal location, easy parking two mins away, very clean and had a Christmas tree with lights and decorations."

    There was nothing to dislike about our stay as the accommodation had everything you could possibly need. It was very quiet at night with no noise from nearby pubs and blackout blinds made sure it was dark for sleeping. The overall feel of the place was very cosy and welcoming, there was also a small garden at the back with table and chairs so great for the summer months,I’d definitely recommend staying here and would love to return in the future. Many thanks we had the most wonderful stay in your lovely cottage.

    Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back any time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KatherineDec 2021

  • "The cottage was great and really close to all the pubs and restaurants in Burford."

    The only downside was how cold it was. Unfortunately we did pick one of the coldest weekends of the year (stupid time to have a birthday) We arrived and the cottage was freezing, the heating was on but so low that it took ages to warm up. Unfortunately the bathroom never warmed up even though we turned the towel rail up. We noticed that the window didn’t seem to close properly and there was a terrible draught. It was a shame because other than that it was perfect. Would like to come back perhaps when it is warmer.

    Reviewed by SallyNov 2021

  • "Cosy and comfortable property, very well located just off the main road in Burford."

    Very well equipped. Might be a bit crowded with 4 adults, but OK if two of them are children. I was on my own so it was perfect. Parking is on-street but was no problem to find a space within a few hundred yards.

    Many thanks for your feedback! Property Owner

    Reviewed by DorisOct 2021

  • "On arrival we discovered that the kitchen tap had sheared off and was unusable."

    I discovered this when turning the tap on and water poured out of the base! In subsequent phone calls we discovered that this was known about before our arrival but no-one thought to inform us. The tap was fixed the next morning but not before we had to wash up from dinner the previous night in the bath, not the best start to a holiday. Considering the late check-in time for additional cleaning we hadn't expected to find crisp crumbs down the back of the sofa. Ignoring the tap issue the cottage itself was lovely, it had all the necessary facilities with a well maintained garden and in a perfect location.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear of the issues that you encountered during your stay and hope that it did not effect your retreat too much. We would love to welcome you back to Burford's Old Bakery anytime in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay in the Old Bakery."

    It is a really quaint property but with excellent facilities in a fantastic location.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a feedback, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2021

  • "As a family we only had three areas of feedback:- My elderly dad would have liked a shaving point in the bathroom Again, elderly dad would have benefitted from grab rails in the bath I would have liked a little washing line in the garden Other than that the cottage was perfect."

    Spotlessly clean, comfortable, full of character and very well appointed for a quick stroll to any one of the local pubs, coffee shops etc Cannot wait to go back!

    Thank you so much for your feedback, we appreciate a few things would have enhanced your stay and have passed these on to the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2020

  • "The cottage was very pleasant to stay in and in an excellent location."

    Two negatives - you should replace the mattress on the double bed - very uncomfortable - we were told about the scaffolding after we had booked. The scaffolding blocked light and took away from what would have been a pleasant view. There was no work on the roof for the week we were there!

    Many thanks for your feedback. Apologies for not making you aware of the scaffolding beforehand, and hope this did not hamper your stay too much. Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by GorettiSep 2020

  • "Nice touch to find, tea bags, milk and the cakes ."

    Nice accommodation although I would think cramped for 4 people, luckily there were only 2 of us. It’s in a great position to go and explore Burford and the rest of the Cotswolds. I would have liked an egg slice and an ice cube tray, but everything else I needed was there.

    Thank you for your comments on Burford's Old Bakery. Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by RosemarieAug 2020

  • "First of all we are still here-our booking is for a week."

    The extra 4 days was added later but you seem unable to realise the obvious that all my details were the same.I did send an email to that effect !! The kitchen is extremely poorly equipped for four people.Only 3 small plates, a random selection of mugs and glasses no 4 the same, NO teapot,no spares of any crockery so you are constantly washing up when trying to cook, a couple of saucepans that look like they have come from a car boot sale,a cafetiere barely big enough for 1 let alone 4, NO dishwasher, no kitchen cloth or washing up brush.......and a charge of £1000!!!!

    We apologise for the lack if items at the property, these have been ordered and put in the property on 14th August 2020. There is no dishwasher at the property and is not advertising as having one. We wish you would have contacted us whilst in the property, as we would have aimed to rectify for you. Many Thanks Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2020

  • "Why are beds in cottages so hard?"

    They were particularly hard in this cottage and it is not alone, in our experience.

    We are sorry to hear that you thought the beds were hard, this is very much a personal preference. New mattress protectors have been brought for the property. Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JuliaJul 2020

  • "The cottage is excellent in all respects apart from the mattresses."

    . very hard , thus making sleep very poor. Stayed here a couple of years ago and it was the same then so brought quilts this time to put under us but it did not work . Shame, as the rest of the cottage is great.... Please invest in better mattresses.. One small other point, there was no teapot!!

    Thank you for your comments. We are very sorry the mattress wasn't comfortable, the owners have now invested in a new, very comfortable mattress topper and a new teapot! Property Owner

    Reviewed by KennethDec 2019

  • "Great location and was well kitted out for coming with a dog (we didn't bring) and a baby (we did bring)."

    We came in late November so it was very cold, the downfall for us was that the flat was absolutely freezing and took literally hours to warm up, which was not so fun with a little one - I feel like they should have offered to turn it on prior to our arrival. Other than that it was great

    Very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at The Old Bakery. We apologise for the oversight with the heating not being on prior to your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ThomNov 2019

  • "The property was not of Major Cottages usual standard."

    It was very cramped for 4 people, the kitchen was very under equipped, the bathroom was very dirty and the boiler was so loud and frankly, sounded like it needed repair. We lived Burford and the location, but would not recommend this property or stay here again.

    Many thanks for your feedback. We are sorry to hear about the issues you experienced and have taken appropriate steps to rectify these matter to ensure a pleasant stay for future guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LAug 2019

  • "Perfect location for the Cotswolds highly recommended"

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2019

  • "Very nice property."

    Clean and well equipped. Parking we found very hard on the road, but trip to the nr by car park was ok. We did not bring are dogs with us on this occasion, but we would have been extremely upset to read in the guest information book that our dogs would have had to have stayed down stairs in the Hall. Really put me off, booking with you again, we have never let the dogs upstairs or in the bedrooms on any property, but they are part of the family and the Border collies would not have wanted to be stuck down stairs . Otherwise nice cottage.

    Thank you for your comments, regarding the Dogs the information is incorrect on this occasion due to the entrance hall being on the ground floor. Dogs are allowed upstairs however not on soft furnishings or in the bedrooms. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JaneAug 2019

  • "The Burford Bakery is a real winner!"

    It is very comfortable and we enjoyed our stay there. The only minor criticism is that every time you flush the toilet, there is s horrible noise in the place that lasts for a while. I assume it cannot be overcome due to the age of the place and the pipes. Otherwise, a great place to stay in the Cotswolds.

    Reviewed by CathleenJul 2019

  • "The only downfall with this property is finding somewhere to park Whitney St and the main High St are always full"

    Reviewed by BelindaJul 2019

  • "We’re were so happy with our booking, especially because we didn’t realise there was any outside space (our mistake, we overlooked that information) ."

    .. Relaxing in the garden and sipping on G&T’s was a perfect way to spend the hottest day of the year! We were treated to fresh cakes too... what more could we have wanted?! Thank you so much, I would definitely through you again.

    Reviewed by VickiJun 2019

  • "Central location of cottage was perfect."

    Handy for all amenities. Parking problematic but free carpark near was available if street parking not possible.

    Reviewed by ThomasJun 2019

  • "Convenient location, lack of noise and disturbance."

    Space heaters provided for those cold nights.

    Reviewed by RoyMay 2019

  • "The location of the property in fabulous, within walking distance of pubs and restaurants etc, and ideal for a base to explore the rest of the Cotswolds."

    Reviewed by KarenApr 2019

  • "The decor/ facilities were of a high quality such as the kitchen and bathroom."

    But some basic things missing like a wardrobe when there is space enough for one as a couple of hangers on hooks just isn’t enough. There was no mirror in the bedroom, the bed was tiny as were the towels provided and the sofa whereas a huge coffee table took up a lot of needed space. The bathroom was absolutely freezing and despite a heater only got warm after someone had a shower. We took our dog as it was supposed to be dog friendly but when we got there the booklet said that he was supposed to be kept downstairs. Downstairs was a corridor with no heating and flagstone floors while the accommodation is upstairs. This was not mentioned on the listing and as it was January the corridor was like a freezer and really not a nice first impression when you walk in. The location just off The Hill was prefectly central but you are also within spitting distance from four pubs so expect early morning deliveries daily and large delivery vans parking right outside your front door.

    Reviewed by JeromeJan 2019

  • "Location and charm"

    Ms Sant Chalois

  • "Since the kitchen is so well equipped, better cooking utensils would go well - the current ones are very poor quality."


  • "Excellent location for using public transport and walking to local shops etc."

    Ms Brown

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x first floor double bedroom, 1 x twin bedroom, First floor bathroom
  • Open plan living area
  • Kitchen.
  • Heating
  • Electric hob and grill, microwave, washing machine/dryer, fridge, freezer
  • TV, WiFi
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Enclosed garden area to the rear with table and chairs
  • One pet welcome
  • Roadside parking
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles. Please note there is a Good House Keeping Bond of £50 for this property, this will be shadowed at the time of booking

The property

With a history dating back to Tudor times, Burford's Old Bakery really is an old house.

Thankfully, however, a rather swish make over in recent times has turned this classic Cotswolds stone building into a rather gorgeous retreat in the heart of Burford.

Records suggest that the famous Banbury Cake recipe made its first appearance from this very building, and given that the current owners are locally renowned bakers, they felt it only right to supply a couple of cakes for guests to enjoy on arrival!

Situated (literally) 12 seconds walk from the High Street, the property is a comfortable holiday home, located on the first floor (normal, easy to climb stairs) of a venerable old building.

Inside The Old Bakery is elegant, even understated, and charming making it a romantic place to retreat to the large master bedroom looks towards Burford church in the distance, whilst a swanky bathroom is restful as it is smart.

If you're bringing friends or children the second bedroom is a welcome addition.Whether you're planning to park and do nothing except eat out in Burford, or you're going to get out and tour the wonders of the Cotswolds, this little bolt hole is a great choice.


Please note that the bakery is no longer located on site, so you will not be disturbed early morning!!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £50.

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About the location


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

Cot & High Chair available.
One small pet welcome.
Please note there is a Good House Keeping Bond of £50 for this property, this will be shadowed at the time of booking.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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