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Mill Race

(Ref. 992612)

Burford, Oxfordshire Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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56 Customer Reviews

  • "We found Mill Race to be an excellent holiday cottage for us and our dog."

    The booking process was good, with a few timely reminders and clear directions about finding the property and key safe. The owners were welcoming and helpful but not intrusive. We appreciated the welcoming treats for us and our dog. We loved Burford and surrounding countryside. The local information and small guide books were helpful. We had 2 excellent meals at the Royal Oak.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at Mill Race. It's so lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay with your dog, we are very lucky to have so many dog friendly places to take them in the area. We hope to welcome you again very soon. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Nov 2023

  • "Nice compact appartment , perfect location for Burford high st but quiet ,wonderful walks from the door, compact but adequate for two and a dog , very comfy bed ,shower room adequate , plenty of hot water but unfortunately the Central heating wasn`t working which made the bathroom fresh !"

    a part credit recieved to compensate , everything else clean and comfortable , thank you .

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at Mill Race. It's lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and i hope you made the most of Burford. I'm sorry to hear you had issues with heating at the property during your stay, but i do believe you had two fan heaters as additional heating sources at the cottage, so hopefully you where not to cold. If you had got in touch with the Owner, he would of happily sent over his Maintenance team to address this. Please in future get in touch, we really want each guest to have an enjoyable stay. We hope to welcome you back again in the future, take care Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin3.4Nov 2023

  • "A lovely apartment, warm and comfortable with everything we needed to make our holiday enjoyable."

    Plus wine flowers and 'doggy bag' for Molly. Nice touch. The owners were lovely and were on hand for anything we needed.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2023

  • "Totally delighted with the accommodation,also met with the owners who were both very welcoming and helpful."

    Would recommend to friends and would definitely stay again if in this beautiful town.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the location. We hope to welcome you back. Best wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very comfortable apartment ."

    Helpful owners who make you welcome.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time away and we hope that we can welcome you again one day in the future. Best wishes, Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Aug 2023

  • "Lovely stay at Mill Race, Hosts were charming and really helpful."

    It is a really pretty spot , and it was perfect for us to visit all the places we wanted to see . We shall certainly be back to try the other two properties Thank you for the flowers ,wine & goodies for Cookie , so kind of you . John,Ann&Cookie;

    Thank you for this review which is much appreciated. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at Mill Race and loved the location too. We would love to welcome you again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia Ann5.0Jul 2023

  • "I read previous reviews and there was some mention of noise from upstairs but I can honestly say that this did no impact on our stay at all."

    The hosts were very good and very approachable and were we to come to this area again we would choose to stay here. The setting is beautiful, very calm and serene yet only a fe minutes walk from the town. Lovely location and lovely place. Very dog friendly which is important for us.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so happy to hear that yourselves and your dog enjoyed your stay! Mill Race really is a gorgeous property, as is the surrounding area! We hope to welcome you again soon. Best wishes, Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very nice stay living area could do with some brighter lights and bigger towel’s in the bathroom"

    Thank you for your feedback and for your comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glenda4.7Jun 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation and welcome from nice owner."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was perfect, local for lovely pubs, restaurants and shops."

    Owners friendly, and happy to help with questions about trips

    Thank you for your lovely comments. We are delighted to hear that you had such a nice stay. Best wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent 'bolt hole' with friendly and helpful owners on-site"

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely little picturesque property cosy and warm ."

    Village very pretty nice place to take a break.

    Thank you for your lovely review. We're so glad you loved the property and also the village. We would love to welcome you again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Feb 2023

  • "Our second stay at Mill Race & as before we had a lovely stay."

    The cottage was lovely & warm & cozy with all the amenities we could possibly need (including a lovely bottle of red wine, treats for our dog & milk. Thank you) A pity the weather wasn't good to us, but hey ho, we still did what we wanted to do. Thank you Barry & Mandy

    Thank you for your kind comments.We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Mill Race despite the weather. Look forward to seeing you again in the future. Barry & Mandy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Nov 2022

  • "I was contacted to say we could arrive earlier than 6pm which was a good start to our holiday."

    Accurate directions and where we could park also given. Very impressed with the property, location and cleanliness. We met one of the owner's when taking our dog for a walk ! Barry introduced himself the following morning with a warm welcome . Flowers, wine and treats for the dog left for us as well as milk, very nice touch. in the property there were good facilities , information on places to visit and pubs and places to eat with personal recommendations. Although we had to cut our visit short due to my ill health, I would like to visit again.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely long weekend at Mill Race."

    The owner is extremely helpful and friendly and the apartment is in a perfect position to explore the Cotswolds. The property was spotlessly clean and very well equipped. We were very impressed!

    Thank you for your kind words. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Mill Race and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Barry & Mandy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Sep 2022

  • "The property is lovely, very well equipped and tastefully decorated and in a great location."

    The owners were welcoming and ready to help. The downsides are lack of natural light in the living area and noise from movement in the property above.

    Thank you for providing us with feedback on your stay at Mill Race. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay overall and hope that the issues you encountered did not leave a lasting impact on your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary4.4Aug 2022

  • "Excellent stay."

    Hosts were fabulous and nothing was too much trouble. Looking forward to return visit.

    Thank you for leaving feedback, so pleased you had an excellent stay. Look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2022

  • "Attention to detail, facilities, position and welcome from owners all excellent."

    Fabulous you enjoyed your stay at Mill Race. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ralph5.0Jun 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage very clean and well presented."

    Very helpful owners. Super location. Unfortunately the oven was extremely difficult to use. The tv remote control didn’t work. The bed was very soft and uncomfortable and the duvet very noisy and crackly? Also we could hear lots of noise from upstairs . A shame because if these things were fixed it would be amazing. Also if you are with Vodafone there is no reception in the cottage and very limited reception in the village.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear of the issues that you encountered during your stay. These will be looked at and rectified for future guests. We hope to one day welcome you back to Mill Race in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn3.4Apr 2022

  • "Great location just 5 minutes walk from the town centre, amazing water feature with weir running through the mill grounds."

    Very welcoming and helpful hosts. Mill Race has everything you could need. Thanks.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback and we're so glad you like the location and settings. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay, only downside was that there is no gate on the entrance, I unloaded and loaded outside in the parking so never felt the need to drive into the courtyard, and although my dog is really well behaved always had to accompany him when he went outside."

    The apartment is really lovely and the bed comfortable, we had a great stay and would recommend, the local pub food is really great and the hosts welcoming to me and my dog

    Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your suggestions and will make any changes we feel necessary. We are pleased you had a great stay and look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn3.8Apr 2022

  • "Thanks Barry and Mandy for your hospitality."

    We loved Mill Race and had a great break. No problems to report, cottage good to go. Sorry about the broken glass. We have also wandered off with one of the cottage keys, it is in the post for you. Look forward to meeting you again. Kind regards Lorna and Paul

    Thank you for your feedback. It is lovely to see you had a great stay at Mill Race and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a fabulous holiday at Mill Race."

    It was ideal for the two of us and our little dog. Barry was really helpful with suggestions of where to eat. Plenty of beautiful places to visit. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful little cottage and perfect for a cosy romantic break away!"

    Thank you for your feedback, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sophie4.7Dec 2021

  • "Ideal location in Burford for days out exploring the Cotswold's and beyond."

    Only a short walk to two very nice pubs the Oak and the Angel both great beer and food and the town centre. Perfect for the two of us and our small dog. Can't recommend this location enough.

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

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Nov 2021

  • "A fab location for exploring."

    Barry and Mandy were very friendly and helpful. Small apartment, but it was just the right size for us and it was well equipped. Shared courtyard was OK, it missed having the privacy of our own garden. It didn't spoil the experience though because the other guests were friendly. Very quite and peaceful location. Burford is a beautiful village and is well served by lots of interesting shops and pubs.

    Thank you very much for your feedback about Mill Race. We are happy to hear that you had a good stay and enjoyed exploring the surrounding scenery. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graeme4.7Aug 2021

  • "The accommodation was clean and comfortable, but rather dark, especially the sitting area and the bedroom."

    We had to have lights on all day, even when it was sunny. The mill stream was lacking in water, so no waterfall. There are no views from the accommodation as it just opens onto an enclosed courtyard, and no garden. Parking on Witney Street was not always easy as Burford is a very busy place. The owners were very helpful and provided extras, including milk and wine. We are happy to recommend the apartment, as it's in a good position near the centre of Burford but very peaceful.

    We are so sorry to hear of the issues that you encountered during your stay and hope that it did not impact your holiday. The suggestions you have provided will be passed onto the owner. We would be delighted to welcome you back anytime in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.1Jul 2021

  • "Mill Race was a fantastic location with all clean and comfortable amenities we could not fault it."

    The icing on the cake was the bottle of wine, fresh flowers and little present the owners left as a welcome, We would definitely stay here again

    Thank you for your lovely comments on Mill Race, we would love for you to return in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with all that was needed for our stay."

    Well equipped and comfortable. Lovely touch from the owners to leave flowers, tea/coffee/sugar, a toy and some treats for our dog, plus very helpful and welcoming. Available if necessary but not intrusive. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at Mill Race. It's lovely to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and the little touches the owners left for you and your dog. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terry5.0May 2021

  • "The location was lovely and set up of the apartment was great."

    The owners very nice people too. We were impressed the double glazing meant we didn’t hear the river, which was quite loud, but what we soon realised is there is no sound proofing between the apartment and the one above. So I am sorry to say that the time spent in the apartment was marred by noise, whether from pets or people. We didn’t complain as what can you do about people just living normally and moving about their home, but it really does come through very loudly and they maybe need to invest in making some sound proofing between floors. We only stayed for 2 days so just got on with it, but had it been longer it would have been more problematic.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your recent stay at Mill Race. We take all feedback on board and will feed your comments back to the owner. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha3.8May 2021

  • "Excellent location - close to town but just far enough out of the centre for easy parking."

    Owners were a delight - very helpful throughout. Perfect for a couple and a dog, although not an enclosed garden but plenty of space to sit and have an afternoon drink outside. Beautiful spot next to the old mill and river. Would return for sure. Thanks!

    We would love for you to return! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely owners, great location and nice stay overall."

    They have a separate laundry room which was great for giving our walking gear a quick spin in the evening.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2021

  • "This was a lovely holiday cottage and we couldn’t have asked for any more amenities."

    It’s in a great location to walk into Burford and a great size for two of us and a small dog. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by N4.7Oct 2020

  • "Great, well equipped and cosy apartment in wonderful location."

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at Mill Race. It's always lovely to get feedback from guest and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Oct 2020

  • "Add that there is a hairdryer at the property."

    Thank you for your feedback, we do mention that there is a hair dryer at the property in the amenity details. Many thanks Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2020

  • "This was a lovely cottage, first class amenities and kitted out to a high standard."

    A great location just off the main High Street and for visiting the cotswolds. The only downsides were there being no enclosed space outside to keep my dog safe and having to find parking on the street as no parking was allowed on the property although there was sufficient space. These may have been things I overlooked when booking. But all in all we were well catered for and had a lovely time there

    Many thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback, we do mention on street parking, however we will look to see if we can make it more prominent in the description. We are pleased to hear you have a lovely time and the cottage was kitted out to a high standard. Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy4.7Aug 2020

  • "Lovely welcome from Barry the owner."

    Easy walk in to the town, plenty of parking close to the cottage. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Lynn4.4Jul 2020

  • "The location of the cottage was perfect - on a quiet road 5 minutes walk from Burford’s main high street with all the shops and restaurants."

    It is well positioned as a base for walking or cycling and exploring the Cotswolds. We had a couple of great walks one straight from the cottage and the other a 10 minute drive to the start. The cottage was cleverly designed and beautifully clean. It was compact but very comfortable and just right for 2 people. The cottage was very well equipped with everything we needed. The bed was extremely comfortable. On arrival there was milk in the fridge, plenty of tea coffee and sugar, a delicious bowl of fruit on the table as well as a beautiful vase of lilies. Barry the owner was extremely welcoming and helpful. Thank you.

    Thank you so much for leaving such a wonderful review of Mill Race,We really appreciate your kind words and are thrilled you had such a wonderful stay here in Burford. We hope you are able to visit again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Mar 2020

  • "Obviously the cottage lacked all the convenience of home but it provided an excellent, convenient and relatively economic facility that allowed us to be where we wanted to be and when."

    We were able to accomplish all we wanted to do from a comfortable base and left with feelings almost of regret.

    Reviewed by Gordon4.1Sep 2019

  • "This cottage is compact but adequate for two people and a dog."

    It’s tastefully decorated and comfortable. I could hear the owners upstairs at times when they went to the bathroom which seemed to be above the bedroom. Otherwise a lovely location in quaint Burford. We would come back.

    Thank you for the feedback. Have pointed this out to the owners and they have noted this comment. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret3.8Sep 2019

  • "Mill Race is the perfect accomodation for a break in the Cotswolds."

    Situated just outside(5 minute walk) of the beautiful town of Burford, the owners are incredibly helpful and the place is pristine. A really enjoyable holiday visiting locations but we also looked forward to going back to Mill Race to relax in comfort.

    Reviewed by Gavin5.0Aug 2019

  • "The flowers, fruit, and milk for tea was a wonderful touch that makes someone feel welcomed."

    The location was convenient to all the major roads so you can get to places easily. It is a wonderful location for walking to the center of town.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely accommodation set in a lovely location."

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Jul 2019

  • "Good clean and spacious apartment in a very nice location in Burford."

    Easy access to the town and numerous pubs and restaurants

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2019

  • "Everything was perfect."

    The apartment was well presented and clean. Barry was on hand to give us tips on where to visit etc. Two minor hic -cups were dealt immediately and with-out any fuss. Brilliant for a relaxing holiday !!

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Jul 2019

  • "The Cottage was pristine and utterly perfect for a couple and their mutt."

    Nothing to complain about whatsoever, and Barry the Owner was an extremely nice chap, who couldn't help enough. Perfectly situated near to the main centre of Burford.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2019

  • "Fab location for exploring the cotswolds Lovely and comfortable apartment with a friendly welcome from Barry"

    Reviewed by Amanda4.4Jun 2019

  • "The owners were exceptionally welcoming and helpful, and the cottage was, for the most part very comfortable."

    The only slight niggle for me was that the very cleverly taken photos of Mill Race didn't give any indication how restricted the shower cabinet was. As someone of larger size it made showering very difficult and ,had I been aware at the time of booking, we would probably have plumped for a different property

    Reviewed by Michael4.1Jun 2019

  • "Very nice modern Apartment."

    We felt very comfortable .well equipped kitchen.wery friendly welcome from Barry. We would stay there again.Good position, just few steps from noisy high street.

    Reviewed by Andreas3.8Jun 2019

  • "The host was extremely friendly and helpful; offering advice on local walks and places to eat."

    He ensured we had a comfortable stay and small touches such as fresh fruit, flowers and milk were very thoughtful. As the weather turned very poor, it was lovely to have such a cosy warm place to stay with fresh fluffy towels! Fabulous location and a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Ciara5.0Jun 2019

  • "Parking is on road but not directly outside cottage."

    It was difficult to find a place as Burford was very busy.

    Reviewed by Gillian3.8Jun 2019

  • "As we had a dog, we assumed the courtyard was enclosed, which it was not."

    Perhaps mention this in future listings.

    Reviewed by L4.7May 2019

  • "Mill Race is fairly newly refurbished, clean and very well equipped & we have been to Burford twice before."

    The only gripe we had was that the soundproofing between the ground floor cottage & the over-sailing parts of the first floor owners house was very poor. We could hear every step, phone conversations & even sounds from their bathroom when the owners (or the people looking after the house) were in upstairs. That aside we had a nice stay & we'll definitely be back to Burford.

    Reviewed by Duncan4.1Apr 2019

  • "A really good find."

    Nice and convenient for walking through to the High Street. Very clean. A welcome bowl of fruit waiting for us. Would go back.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Apr 2019

  • "A warm welcome with Fresh flowers and fruit and some Easter Eggs a nice touch."

    Ideal location.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Apr 2019

  • "Warm welcome in a beautiful area, very quiet yet in walking distance of Burford."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would very likely return.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Apr 2019

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  • 1 x king bed, 1 x bathroom with stand alone shower, WC and washbasin
  • Open plan kitchen/dining room/bedroom and shared courtyard space.
  • Central heating
  • Towels & bed linen
  • Cooker
  • Microwave
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Ironing board
  • WIFI, TV
  • On-street parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Shared courtyard space
  • Washing machine /dryer on site SHARED
  • Any day arrival fine
  • 1 well behaved pet welcome, charged at £25 per week., Ground floor apartment. use of shared courtyard space.

The property

Mill Race is a charming, modern and very comfortable ground floor apartment a stone's throw from Burford's famous (and much photographed) High Street.

Adjacent to the apartment, the millstream runs underneath the Mill, with a beautiful waterfall.

Offering the best of both worlds, it's very quiet and secluded, but only 5-minute walk from Burford town centre with its stylish shops, and an excellent choice of pubs and restaurants in one direction, and beautiful countryside walks just a few hundred yards in the other.

Mill Race has everything you'll need for a comfortable stay.

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About the location


Swinbrook 2.4 miles; Little Barrington 3.5 miles; Minster Lovell 5.6 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, it 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 midway between Oxford and Cheltenham, 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 change 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 tea shops. It is an ideal base for visiting The Cotswolds area as it is within easy driving distance of popular attractions such as Blenheim Palace, Sudeley Castle, Warwick Castle and several National Trust Houses and Gardens. Bourton on the Water, Bibury, Cirencester and Stow on the Wold are all within ten miles.

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Ground floor apartment
Please note on street parking only.
Shared courtyard
SHARED washing/dryer
Pet charge at £25 per week
Not suitable for children

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas