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Ellen Cottage

Fulbrook near Burford, Oxfordshire (Ref. 1082435)

4.2

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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3 Customer Review(s)

  • “We had a lovely stay and the cottage is nice but for a child this cottage was challenging with the numerous stairs leading from the living room and there being no stair gates in place.”

    We had an issue with the wifi not working for 2 days, although once we were able to speak to the Management Company it was quickly resolved. There is no phone signal at all in the cottage which some may find a bit frustrating and, due to the stone walls, the Bluetooth signal was poor which was an issue for us as we had a baby monitor that relies on Bluetooth. The kitchen is well stocked but lacks a coffee machine which nowadays is fairly standard (particular for the 5* rating and price tag) ...

    We had an issue with the wifi not working for 2 days, although once we were able to speak to the Management Company it was quickly resolved. There is no phone signal at all in the cottage which some may find a bit frustrating and, due to the stone walls, the Bluetooth signal was poor which was an issue for us as we had a baby monitor that relies on Bluetooth. The kitchen is well stocked but lacks a coffee machine which nowadays is fairly standard (particular for the 5* rating and price tag) and the glasses supplied within the kitchen were limited being either a pint or a wine glass - nothing for a G&T! There were no chest of drawers in any of the bedrooms which was frustrating when you have clothes for a week to keep neat and tidy. The cottage is located on a fairly quiet road albeit there is some hefty traffic that thunders down the road at an early hour which did wake us. Burford is a lovely, beautiful town which offers a lot as does the local area. We will return to the area but perhaps not to this cottage, sadly.

    - Mr Smith, September 2021

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About the property

Burford 0.5 mile.

Tucked away on a quiet street in the gorgeous village of Fulbook near Burford rests this traditional holiday home, Ellen Cottage.

Perfectly positioned to explore the delights of the Cotswolds, Ellen Cottage is the perfect place for a rural retreat for both family and friends alike.

On arrival, you will find a convenient off-road parking space positioned next to the entrance to this lovely dwelling, leading you into a snug, equipped with seating and a table; a perfect spot for any last-minute preparations as you set off on a day full of adventure.

Adjoining this delightful sociable space is a fully fitted kitchen, equipped with all modern conveniences to assist with your self-catering needs, with access to the lower-ground-floor where you'll find a handy utility, perfect for refreshing your wardrobe, alongside a contemporary shower room.

Climb a handful of steps to discover an inviting living/dining room, beautifully-appointed with a grand dining table and rustic chesterfield sofas gathered around a warming woodburning stove; settle down for the evening for a movie marathon with your loved ones, enveloping the room in the glow of the fire.

If you're lucky enough to experience the warmer weather, step outside and unwind with a leisurely seat on the terrace, enjoying a glass of wine as you recount the days adventures whilst the pit master cooks up a storm on the barbeque.

As the evening grows darker, ascend the first set of stairs leading from the living/dining space to find the master bedroom, fitted with a sumptuous king-size 4 poster bed and benefiting from its own en-suite and television, so you can watch all your favourite films from the comfort of the covers.

You'll find two thoughtfully laid-out bedrooms via a second set of stairs from the living room, a double and a twin, both featuring charming and traditional décor, offering a lovely setting to rest your head.

Take a break from doing the cooking and head into the heart of Fulbrook to indulge in a bite to eat at the local pub, The Carpenters Arms, serving delicious home-cooked meals prepared with locally sourced produce in a rustic 17th century setting, or visit the local convenience store to pick up some last-minute ingredients to prepare some tasty treats from the comfort of your holiday home.

Embark on a leisurely stroll into Burford, where you will find plenty of sights and attractions to keep you entertained, with the wealth of local heritage on display at Tosley Museum, a fabulous 18-hole parkland golf course, or animal lovers will be delighted with a visit to the Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, promising a fun-filled day out for all the family.

Spend the day in Swindon where ample historic attractions await: including The Museum of Computing and STEAM – Musuem of the Great Western Railway; after a day packed with history, why not enjoy a picnic in one of the town’s many picturesque parks?

Witney is an idyllic outing for all ages with its golf centre, Cogges Manor Farm attraction and the vast Ducklington Lake and Country Park.

Get better acquainted with your surroundings and head off on foot to discover the stunning scenery of the Cotswolds, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where the landscape is beautifully decorated with lush rolling hills, colourful meadows, and quaint villages; marvel at the striking architecture at the National Trust's Sherborne Park Estate or partake in a guided tour through the 4th century remains of Chedworth Roman Villa.

With all of this and more, choose Ellen Cottage as a base for your stay in the Cotswolds.

Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with Smart TV and en-suite bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Lower-ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Lower-ground-floor utility
  • Living/dining room with multi-fuel stove
  • Snug
  • Oil central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer
  • 2 x Smart TVs with Sky, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for multi-fuel stove inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed rear terraced garden with gravelled area, barbecue and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.9 miles, pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: Check-in is from 6pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: There are a handful of steps up to the living/dining room on the ground-floor
  • Note: The internal stairs can be steep and may not be suitable for guests with limited mobility
  • Note: There are steep stone steps in the garden, please take care

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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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: parts of this cottage are believed to date back to the 17th century, and as such there are low beams and low door ways.
Please note: This property consists of several sets of steep stairs, please be aware that these may not be suitable for those with mobility issues.
This property requires a Good House-keeping Bond of £300.00.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas