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Friesland Cottage

Shilton near Burford, Oxfordshire (Ref. 1004553)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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  • Rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Ms West

    “We loved the cottage and the location!”


    The kitchen is equipped to a very high standard, and the house has a few different seating areas which is great if you are traveling with a group. The fires are great as well! There were a few niggles though, the wine fridge didn’t seem to be working, the heating kept going off overnight, the bed in the main bedroom had a mattress cover and fitted sheet that was too small and consistently came off. There are also a few taps that drip consistently. That being said, the cottage is great for a self catering holiday and we took advantage of it’s proximity to rail links to London, and the proximity to Oxford and Blenheim Castle. We would highly recommend this cottage to family groups, this English/Australian group had a fab week!

The property

Friesland Cottage is a 17th century Cotswolds stone cottage boasting all of its original features, based in the pretty village of Shilton, West Oxfordshire.

This fabulous property has a charming mixture of authentic, traditional Cotswolds cottage with a modern twist from the external garden room, which houses a small double bedroom with an en-suite shower room, perfect for those with limited mobility.

Upon entering the spacious property, you will be greeted into a convenient hallway, where you can store your walking and cycling gear before stepping into the elegantly-styled dwelling.

To the left is a large sitting room with three sofas, where you can sit and relax after a long day, with the lovely wood burning stove adding to the country charm.

Wonderfully appointed to the rear of the cottage is an open-plan living space, offering a second lounge area which can be used as a quiet space for catching up on your daily reading.

A dining area seats eight people and makes for a wonderful social space for family gatherings.

The large kitchen area houses high-quality appliances and benefits from a double sink, ideal for large groups to socialize in the evenings, perfect for those small parties and reunions.

A staircase leads from the lounge area to the first floor, hosting three further bedrooms: one king-size with an en-suite bathroom, one double and one adult bunk.

The en-suite and family bathroom have modern fixtures and fittings, so you can prepare for your day in style.

The cottage has a front and rear garden area, with furniture, where you can sit out and enjoy a relaxing evening with a refreshing beverage.

Off-road parking is available for three cars.

The quaint village of Shilton boasts a number of traditional Cotswold stone houses and cottages, with Shilton House being a Grade II* listed building and dating back to 1678.

Situated nearby the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this property benefits from many nearby country pathways for keen walkers and cyclists.

The nearby town of Burford offers a selection of pubs, restaurants, shops and supermarkets to explore.

Why not head to the local pub, Rose and Crown?

They have an excellent renowned reputation for food.

After a long day sightseeing, return to Friesland Cottage for a relaxing evening.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor garden room with small double bed and en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size with en-suite bathroom with roll top slipper bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double and 1 x adult bunk
  • Bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Sitting room.
  • LPG central heating, woodburning stoves
  • Gas fired AGA cooker, electric oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle, wine cooler, dishwasher, washing machine, TV with Freeview and WiFi
  • SONOS system
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Front lawned garden and stone area with a well, and rear patio area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.3 miles and pub 0.8 miles

About the location


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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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