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Fairview Cottage

Burford, Oxfordshire (Ref. 988704)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Open fire
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available

Reviews & Ratings

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "We loved every minute!"

    Perfectly located for Cotswolds touring, beautiful and comfortable home, well-appointed kitchen, loved the country views out the back. Will 100% stay again! Thank you for sharing your wonderful home. Cynthia USA

    Thank you so much for such amazing feedback. I am thrilled you enjoyed your stay and can't wait to be able to welcome you back. Best wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by CynthiaJun 2022

  • "Daughter phoned local office about early entry, and was told they didn’t have contact details for the cleaner, so couldn’t check!"

    When we arrived, there were no towels, travel cot or any toilet rolls in any bathroom! Again rang local office who seemed surprised that we’d expect to have toilet rolls provided. Local office phoned just before 7pm to say she was still at work, and, when finished, she would bring the items. I pointed out that we had a young child who was ready for bed, and needed the travel cot immediately. These were eventually delivered. Later in the week we noticed there were no food waste bin bags, large bin bags, or dishwasher tablets. Having had previous enjoyable holidays with Sykes, we were very disappointed with the housekeeping/admin of the local office, run by Manor Cottages, presumably an offshoot of Sykes. Unfortunately this would make us think twice before booking with Sykes cottages in the future.

    Thank you for the constructive feedback. I'm so sorry this has happened these things should have been in the property for you on arrival as well as the cot. There is usually only 1 person on call after office hours so sometimes it takes a little while to get to some properties so i do apologize you had to wait for these things. I truly hope this hasn't put you off booking future stays with us as this is not a true representation of us at all. I hope you enjoyed your stay despite these hiccups. Best wishes, Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by HelenJun 2022

  • "Fairview Cottage is a very good holiday cottage, with a lot of space and very well equipped."

    The settees are not the most comfortable, but a great kitchen and dining area with views of the garden; the bedrooms are comfortable and we appreciated all having en suites. The property has been thoughtfully decorated and furnished and provides great facilities. The village is very friendly, great food and service at the pub - The Hare which we would highly recommend. The Co-op is a good local shop, again very helpful staff. Plenty of walking on the doorstep with local pubs to have lunch or other refreshment. We felt that the 6pm check in for the cottage was unacceptable and we hadn't been informed or noted this prior to booking. A few days prior to our arrival I was able to speak to a very helpful person who suggested I ring around lunch time on the day of our arrival. I did so, and she was able to confirm with the housekeepers that they had just finished and we could arrive - this was 1pm and too late for us to travel earlier or alter our food delivery - but we all arrived by 4.45pm. In future we will check the time of arrival before booking any cottage with Sykes. The normal check in for all cottages we have booked with various companies over the years including in recent months is 3pm or 4pm.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We're so pleased you had such a lovely time and enjoyed the cottage itself! Thank you for bringing the sofas to our attention - this will certainly be investigated. With regard to the check-in time, we appreciate it's later than other companies state and we are looking at bringing it back at some point soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JuliaApr 2022

  • "An attractive cottage in a lovely area, well fitted bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen."

    Lots of space inside and a pleasant back garden overlooking fields. Interesting decor and comfy furnishings apart from one huge sofa which gave no support and was designed around the body proportions of a very tall person! As I cannot drive in low light conditions I arrived about 4.45 pm but did not attempt to go in before 6p.m. On entry at 6pm I found some minimal heating in the kitchen/ lounge area. All the bedrooms had no heating on and were very cold. All radiators had been fully turned off and there was a complex zoned heating system with many different room stats . When my son arrived he helped me to try to get some heating around the place. Most of the heating is under floor and it takes a long time to reach a comfortable temperature.This visit was in early March so outside temperatures were low. When we went to bed most of us had to muffle up in extra layers of clothing because the rooms were still so cold. The heating finally got through about 2.30 am when several of us woke up feeling too hot! The final straw was finding that no bath towels had been provided, just one hand towel per person. An email sent that night resulted in an early delivery of bath towels the next morning. I am pleased that this review will be shared with the property owner as he or she may wish to reconsider their choice of property management and lettings. A lovely cottage spoilt by poor management. It would be wonderful in good weather but I would not recommend a winter stay.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a constructive feedback, we are so sorry you had to check in to a cold property, we would have appreciated is you spoke to our office or our out of hours phone number and this would have been sorted straight away, we will investigate into this as we aim to switch all heaters on before guests arrival, we will look as well into the towels situation as we always leave a bath mat and a hand towel. We will put all your recommendations and comments into our consideration and we look forward to welcoming you again soon for a better experience. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PamelaMar 2022

  • "A lovely home in a good location in the Cotswolds."

    House was well appointed with plenty of room for a family of 5. Walking distance to a lovely restaurant where we ate twice while we were there. All in all, we had a very pleasant stay and I would recommend this property.

    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 RobinDec 2021

  • "The pictures don't do the cottage Justice."

    much nicer I person and we were positivley surprised. Main bedroom and bathroom amazing. lovely welcome basket

    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 VictoriaOct 2021

  • "Great stay in a well equipped cottage in a tranquil location A few improvements to feed back to the owners Would be : * The 18."

    00 check in with no option to request any earlier, was very difficult with babies and a young family. Very restrictive and off putting As check out was also early 10.00, this should give plenty of time to turn the cottage around for a 15.00 check in * Although all rooms were thermostatically controlled, the heating could not be turned off completely of lowered below 16 Deg C (the min 16 Deg C was to hot) * A vacuum cleaner (or hand held) would be nice

    We do respond to guests who ask for an earlier check-in. Usually, if requested via phone or email we will do our very best to accommodate. Our housekeepers carry out a high standard clean at every changeover and often have more than one property to turn around in a day which is another reason other than Covid for the 18:00 check-in. There should have been a hoover available for use during your stay so we apologise for the fact that the housekeeper must have mistakenly locked it away. We're pleased you had a lovely stay regardless of these issues and would love to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2021

  • "Beautiful location and very appointed property."

    We had a lovely week, enjoying the views from the garden, and were very comfortable as 3 families with children from teenage to 2! A lovely week….

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

    Reviewed by KateAug 2021

  • "Spacious and well appointed, this property more than met our expectations."

    An ideal spot for our multi-generational holiday. The eight-year-old made the most of the large grassed area at the rear of the property and the newly installed play facilities on the nearby village green. Oxford, Blenheim Palace, Stow and Chedworth Roman Villa were among the many nearby Cotswold attractions and the village pub had a welcoming, friendly atmosphere as well as excellent food. The only minor criticism is that the hot water had been set at too high a heat for the eight year old to be able to wash his hands unsupervised.

    It sounds like you had a wonderful stay at Fairview Cottage. I'm so pleased to hear that the whole family were ale to enjoy what the property had to offer. Thank you for highlighting the temperature of the water as we can now investigate this. We'[d love to have you back to further explore the Cotswolds in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by VinceJul 2021

  • "This is a beautiful cottage."

    It is very spacious, comfortable, has all the amenities one could hope for. The decor throughout is to a high standard. It was very clean. The bedding and towels were crisp, white which is always a good sign that cleanliness is important. The outlook from the sitting room through the french doors is beautiful countryside. It’s a nice village with a pub serving good food and a Co-op for shopping needs. The village is well placed for discovering the Cotswolds.

    Many thanks for leaving your lovely comments on Fairview Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ColinSep 2020

  • "The property could benefit from some child friendly kitchen equipment."

    ... plastic cups/plates etc... The cottage was fabulous- great space for our family gathering. Will consider again for next year!

    Thank you for considering the cottage for next year, we will pass your comments through to the owner regarding the child friendly kitchen equipment. Many thanks Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichelleAug 2020

  • "Incredible luxury home."

    Reviewed by RajaDec 2019

  • "House is well equipped with high quality appliances and fittings and very tastefully decorated."

    Everything is immaculate and we enjoyed the luxury of having a complimentary bedlinen change and a spruce up halfway through our two week stay. There is no dryer which I found surprising in a house that is equipped to such a high standard. A lovely touch was having garden furniture in the front as well as the back garden so that the sun can be enjoyed all day long. The front is very sheltered so is a real sun-trap. There is an excellent village shop a short walk away and the local library a stone's throw away has very friendly staff and allowed us to borrow books. It has an excellent children's section which is a good backup for a rainy day if you have little ones, and the village play area is very well equipped, much better than my big city park back home. Very quick and efficient response by Manor cottages and the owners when we had any queries or issue with the accommodation.

    Reviewed by SAug 2019

  • "This is a beautiful spacious open plan cottage which is very light and views to the garden and countryside."

    The cottage has everything you need very clean and lovely decor. We didn’t have time to write in the visitors book as the cleaners arrived at 10am but we would highly recommend this cottage. It is ideally situated to walk to the village where there is a good shop and a great pub although it’s not cheap. Also ideally situated to drive to Oxford, Stow, Chipping Norton and other areas of the Cotswolds

    Reviewed by JanetJul 2019

  • "After carefully researching lots of holiday properties in the Cotswold area I chose this one to accommodate 5 adults and 2 children covering 3 generations."

    It ticked all the boxes for inside and outside. Perfect. I would have no hesitation in returning if visiting this beautiful area again.

    Reviewed by RuthDec 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, great location for a holiday in the Cotswolds."

    We were 6 adults and a baby, great location for a baby with lovely walks and small park with swings nearby and short drive to Burford and Cotswolds wildlife park and gardens. Very well equipped kitchen, lovely en suite rooms.

    Oct 2018

  • "The cottage is lovely and comfortable and had everything we needed to celebrate our friend's birthday."

    The outside space is beautiful with stunning views. I would definitely recommend this cottage. Thank you.

    Sep 2018

  • "The house felt like a home and not just a rental cottage."

    It was very well equipped and very spacious. The view from the garden was wonderful.

    Mrs Rooke

  • "Lots of room; good condition; well cared for; good parking; would have been lovely to sit outside; quiet village; plenty of plates and cutlery; wifi; and everything worked."

    Mr Rayner, April 2017.


  • "It was perfect!"

    Plenty for space for everyone yet warm and welcoming. There wasn't a single detail that could be improved on, 3 generations all happy.

  • "The cottage was indeed fantastic."

    We had a great time.

    Mr Hallberg

  • "Location It accommodated 8 - Lounge lovely and large,\ \ \ view and location"

    Mrs Alderton

  • "Excellent property with everything one could want\ \"

    Mr Brent

  • "The cottage was perfect."

    I could not fault it in any way.

    Mr Mower

  • "Everything absolutely great for three generations of our family, ages from 4 to 73."

    Mr Morgan, May 2017.


  • "Clean, warm, well equipped, gorgeous view, v."


    Mrs Worth

  • "Had a great stay."

    House was well appointed (love the kitchen.) The location was excellent.

    Mr Rhodes

  • "Comfortable, spacious accommodation."

    Perfect for family gathering with good social living space, en-suite bathrooms with each bedroom, enclosed garden, parking.\ Interesting decor, homely and welcoming. Plenty of books/magazines. Kitchen well equipped.\

    Mr Bagness

  • "The cottage was near to perfect!"

    Mrs Woolley

  • "Cottage perfect - good number bathrooms, beautiful and well equipped kitchen, lovely garden."

    Useful 'tourist guide' printed by owners


  • "We couldn't fault the cottage which was in excellent condition and had everything we could possibly need."

    Mr Bailey

  • "The cottage was just like a family home which was a big plus point and we'll equipped."

    Cleanliness was reasonable however a couple of pots and plates needed to be washed.


  • "We had a lovely weekend with some old friends and our little children in a beautiful cottage in lovely surroundings."

    Despite the weather, we managed plenty of activities. Cottage was well placed in terms of accessing local amenities and had everything we could ask for inside. It was warm, welcoming and decorated to an exceptionally high standard.\ \ \ Kitchen was impressive with loads of storage space. Bedrooms beautifully decorated and furnished, showers went down very well! Didn't dislike anything at all. Cottage had everything we wanted for a comfortable stay.\ \ \ Surroundings and safety were also a concern and this properly was very child-friendly. Was drawn also by the look of the cottage on the photos. Looked just as stunning in real life.

    Mrs Pierson

  • "Clean, beautifully furnished, with everything you could possibly need."

    Mrs Illich

  • "The cottage is beautiful and in a fantastic location."

    The cottage is equipped to a very high standard and beautifully maintained.

    Miss Woolley

  • "Brilliant cottage, very well equipped, lovely views and perfect setting for our family celebration."

    Ms Howells

  • "Very well presented cottage in lovely village with all facilities required."

    Had a wonderful week exploring the Cotswolds.

    Mrs Edwards, .

  • "Pretty and clean holiday cottage ."

    Mrs Dissanayake

  • "We found the house was perfect for us as it was without any improvements"

    Mr Suffield

  • "The cottage was stunning and there was plenty of space for everyone."

    It was fantastic to have such a large kitchen, dining room table and seating area in the lounge - everyone was comfortable all of the time!

    Mrs Herbert

  • "The cottage is in excellent condition."

    There were lots of personal touches which made it seem like someone's home rather than and out and out holiday letting. We loved the property and the views, and there were good walks from

    The House. Mr Wicks

  • "Because of the large kitchen, we did a lot of baking, the ovens were great."

    Mrs Thompson

  • "Fantastic house immaculate, perfect for a family get together."

    We loved the fact that each bedroom had an ensuite. Beautifully decorated ,it really felt as though we were staying in someone's home rather than a holiday rental. \ \

    Mrs Brooks

  • "It was a fantastic holiday!"

    Great cottage, lovely garden, fab location.

    Mrs Stewart

  • "Great location and carefully thought out property."

    Well furnished and equipped made the stay very comfortable. It gave us a great base to entertain our family.

    Mr Nagle

  • "Ideal for 6 people, looking for quiet some luxury, in a splendid environment (we visited Oxford, London, Stradfort, Abingdon, Chipping Camden, Burford (were we stayed 3 years ago in Church cottage), the Slaughters, Bourton-on-the Water, Minster Lovell, Winchcombe and Blenham Palace."

    \ \ \ Although the very cold weather, we made some nice walks, beginning at the house (which had a wonderful view on the countryside). Very quiet, beautiful star heaven almost every day.

    Mr Vandaele

  • "Everything was perfect - location was great, cottage was very well equipped and spotlessly clean."

    Ms Tredgold

  • "The cottage was clean and had a homely feel about it."

    The surrounding area was beautiful.

    Mr Haque

  • "Beautiful decor, en-suites to all bedrooms and views over the fields."

    Mrs Bhushan

  • "The cottage was in an ideal setting with beautiful views over the countryside."

    It was well equipped and perfect for our family gathering. The location of the cottage meant there was plenty to see and do in the area and the nearby pubs and local play park were well received by the family! Thank you for a wonderful stay!

    Ms Goring

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x first floor kingsize double plus ensuite bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and washbasin, 1 x first floor twin (accessed via bedroom 1 with curtain separation suitable for children), 2 x first floor king size double both with own ensuite shower room with shower, WC and washbasin
  • 1 x ground floor king size double with ensuite bathroom with roll top bath, separate shower and double vanity basins
  • Ground floor cloakroom with WC and washbasin
  • Kitchen
  • Living area
  • Utility.
  • Central heating with woodburning stove
  • Gas hob, double oven, steam oven, dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine, fridge
  • TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Rear enclosed garden with terrace and grassed area with furniture
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • There is no BBQ at the property
  • Off road parking for three cars
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: This property requires a refundable Good House Keeping Bond of £500 paid prior to arrival.

The property

Fairview provides a warm and high quality base from which to explore the Cotswolds.

Situated in the heart of the Cotswolds, approximately 12 mins from Burford, Stow on the Wold and Chipping Norton, this delightful holiday cottage offers an excellent standard of self catering accommodation.

The property sits on the edge of the village and overlooks fields to the rear and enjoys a good size garden for outdoor entertaining.

There are three large bedrooms, (with a further fourth off one bedroom) plus three ensuite bathrooms.

There is newly re-opened pub in the village The Hare in Milton (glowingly reviewed by Giles Coren in The Times Magazine), and other pubs nearby, walks from your front door PLUS the Daylesford Organic Farmshop nearby, this is an excellent holiday cottage option.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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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

Note: There is no BBQ at the property
Note: This property has a Good House Keeping Bond of £500.
Note: The cottage is situated in a quiet residential area, and guests are kindly requested to keep noise to a reasonable level at all times, and particularly when enjoying the garden and terrace. Due to proximity of neighbours, no music is to be played in the outside areas.
Note: No more than ten people to be in the property at any one time.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute