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Ellen Cottage

(Ref. 1082435)

Fulbrook near Burford, Oxfordshire Show on map


  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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6 Customer Reviews

  • "The most perfect little cottage with tons of character."

    We loved our stay here and the children loved the quirkiness of the rooms being on different levels. The beds were extremely comfortable and the addition of a tv in the main bedroom was a real treat. Only a couple of minor points, no towels in the master bedroom on arrival, the tap in the en suite leaks constantly - I dread to think the amount of water being wasted! The outside chairs need replacing as there are holes in nearly all of them rendering them useless. Although sitting up there in sunshine was wonderful - the most perfect sun trap. The kitchenware could do with updating also. Other than that, we would definitely stay here again. The location is excellent, great for local walks but also for exploring the Cotswolds. The local pub (less than a 5min walk) was also excellent in every way and well worth a visit. Thank you!

    Thank you for your lovely comments on Ellen Cottage, we apologise that there were no towels in the master bedroom. We will pass the comments to the owner regarding the garden chairs and the tap. We are pleased to hear you loved your stay and would love to welcome back to the Cotswolds in the future. Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire4.4Oct 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely but it needed more bedding and the front door lock was temperamental."

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your stay at Ellen Cottage. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the property and appreciate your comments regarding the bedding and front door lock. We hope that we can welcome you again one day in the future. Best wishes, Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel3.8Oct 2023

  • "Very comfortable property suitably located for visiting surrounding attractions."

    Plenty of space with 3 bedrooms and ample facilities. Available parking on-site.

    Thank you for your feedback. We're glad you found the cottage to be spacious and enjoyed the location too. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jul 2023

  • "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) 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.

    We're pleased to hear you had a lovely stay at the cottage and enjoyed exploring the beautiful Burford! Apologies, for the issues you experienced with the wifi - this has now been rectified and we hope your stay was not heavily impacted by this. We do not have coffee machines in every property as a standard item. We do however have cafetieres. There should have been tumblers in the property so we are very sorry that these were not reported as missing before your stay as we would have rectified immediately. We will also look into whether having more storage for clothing is a possibility. Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback - we'd love to welcome you back to the Cotswolds again in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adam3.8Sep 2021

  • "Had a great stay in this cottage."

    The only comment of recommendation of change, is to allow people to enter the property earlier. As 6pm is quite late and 10am a little too early to leave, when you’ve had a lovely time

    We're so pleased that you had a lovely time at the cottage. Yes, 6pm is a little on the late side but we are maintaining this later check-in to ensure that housekeepers have ample time to carry out a Covid-safe clean. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Aug 2021

  • "The cottage itself was great."

    Very comfortable. Unfortunately the internet went down due to an area fault. However once it was fixed in the area, the system in the cottage was not re booted so I had no internet for the rest of the stay. Also, there was a leak from one of the bathroom sinks so i couldn’t use it until the plumbers came in to fix it. These were both unfortunate events that hopefully would not normally happen.

    We're very sorry to hear that you had difficulty with wifi and plumbing during your stay. We have no rectified both of these issues and hope that your stay was no impacted by these unfortunate issues. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.4Aug 2021

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  • 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
  • 1 small pet allowed
  • Oil central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge / freezer - 60/40, seperate under counter fridge, dishwasher, 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
  • 1 small pet allowed

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.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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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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.
Pets allowed.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas