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Friesland Cottage

Shilton nr Burford, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091222)

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Overall, we enjoyed our stay at this beautiful cottage in this gorgeous location in the English countryside."

    The house was well equipped and there was ample space for our group of 5 adults. It's a lovely historic building, typical to the area and we particularly enjoyed the local pub.

    LouiseJul 2021

  • "Thank you for a great stay - we stopped here whilst working in the local area."

    The check in process and communication with the hosts very easy to sort and the cottage was lovely.

    BruceApr 2021

  • "Lovely spacious space in a character cottage in the country, recommended."

    TonyNov 2020

  • "We had a great time in the cottage."

    We booked very last minute and despite that the house a ready and clean when we arrived. The kids adored the built in bunk bed and the kitchen was lovely and welcoming. We had nice long walk in the fields around and even bumped into some Lamas!!! We’ll go again

    ValentineOct 2020

  • "Lots of communal space in the kitchen and lovely, comfortable rooms."

    Great countryside, close to interesting places. Cotswold Wildlife Park is 5 minutes up the road and was fabulous.

    KathyAug 2020

  • "Lovely property and great location!"

    Would definitely stay here again.

    SamAug 2020

  • "We loved our stay this weekend - only regretting to not stay longer!"

    Thanks, would come again :)

    MarcusMar 2019

  • "Character cottages are accurate in their description and I highly recommend them."

    SaFeb 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage, very luxurious and well-maintained, which was easy to reach for all our family who gathered for a 65th birthday party reunion."

    Space, warming AGA, time to relax and chat and let the little ones meet each other. Rain didn't totally spoil our trip as we had a lovely afternoon in nearby Burford. Delicious Sunday lunch at the Rose & Crown, local pub/restaurant in Shilton. Thank you.

    MalcolmOct 2018

  • "We had perfect weekend with both of our parents and children."

    The house was amazing and the garden setting was beautiful. It was lovely to spend the afternoon in the garden and use the barbecue as we had fantastic weather. We had a meal out at the local pub on Friday evening as we had reserved a table. It was very warm and welcoming pub and food was excellent. We really enjoyed relaxing in the kitchen diner area for breakfast and then we also used the living room after dinner to relax and play some of the many board games within the house.

    HannahSep 2018

  • "Great location."

    Well equipped cottage. Plenty of room for us all. Really enjoyed our stay (being snowed in on Sunday was a bonus!.

    PerriDec 2017

  • "Absolutely amazing stay."

    Everything was just perfect thank you so much.

    NatalieOct 2017

  • "We had such a wonderful stay at the cottage, everything about it was top class, we would love to stay there again in the future."

    ChristineOct 2017

  • "Wonderful cottage - fully and luxuriously equipped."

    Safe environment for a toddler despite being a period property. , Mark

    Jul 2017

  • "A beautiful cottage in a pretty village - quintessential Cotswolds!"

    The property has everything you could wish for: well equipped, comfortable, stylish, impeccably clean with plenty of space to spread out. The walk to Burford and back was just the right length to justify lunch at the Rose & Crown. We have already recommended Friesland Cottage to a number of friends!

    AnnMar 2017

  • "A beautiful and large cottage with a lovely mix of old features and new conveniences."

    The owners have good taste and left everything you could possibly want to have a home from home stay. It's the perfect distance from the road, the village and the pub. We look forward to trying to stay there again in the summer. We would recommend it to anyone. Thanks so much for a lovely stay! Also well managed by this company. Tom Easton

    Feb 2017

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This property is part of the Character Cottages collection.
Specialists in stylish, contemporary and characterful Cotswold cottages

The property

Resting in the picturesque village of Shilton, is this elegant and stylish Cotswold stone cottage, Friesland Cottage.

Surrounded by impressive Cotswold countryside and close to amenities, it makes for the idyllic getaway for a family or group of friends who are seeking a wonderful home-from-home break in the Cotswolds.

Park up on the gravel driveway and unload your luggage into the large hallway to be immediately greeted by stylish flagstone flooring and a wonderful woodburning stove.

Meander into the sitting room which is the perfect space for relaxing after a busy day spent discovering the Cotswolds, where you can kick back and relax on the sofas whilst watching a film on the DVD player, or playing fun games from the selection of board games on offer, as the woodburning stove keeps the room warm and toasty.

Look forward to cooking delicious meals in the wonderful open-plan kitchen/diner, which is a great space for socialising with your loved ones as you prepare meals using the oil-fired AGA, gas hob and two electric ovens and grill, as your party lay the large dining table, ready to tuck into your meal.

Cleaning up is made easy with help from the handy dishwasher, and you’ll be delighted to see a washing machine and tumble dryer so you and your guests can leave with a bag of fresh washing.

Conveniently completing the ground floor is a cloakroom with a basin and WC.

Friesland Cottage has four wonderful bedrooms, three of which are accessed by alighting upstairs on the wooden staircase.

The master is a beautiful room with a double bed, benefitting from a Smart TV and an en-suite with a lovely roll-top bath and a smart digital walk-in shower, the second bedroom also has a double bed and the third has bunk beds, perfect for adults or children alike.

A further bedroom is located in the annexe, which is accessed by walking through the French doors in the dining area and through the garden; this room contains a 4ft double bed with a Smart TV and benefits from a well-proportioned en-suite walk-in shower room, perfect for the couple of the group.

The family bathroom is located in the main house on the first-floor, where you can enjoy a relaxing soak amongst the bubbles in the bath.

Outside, there are delightful gardens to the front and rear comprising of manicured lawns, fragrant flower beds, mature shrubs, fruit trees and a securely covered charming old well.

There is a large outdoor table with seating for eight in the back garden, along with a charcoal barbecue, croquet set and further outdoor games, allowing guests to make the most of the warm summer sunshine.

Get ready to head out for the day and make a start in the picturesque village of Shilton, which featured in the popular television show Downton Abbey, where you will find the unspoilt village has an award-winning 17th century pub, The Rose & Crown, as well as a medieval church and is lined with attractive stone cottages and the picture-perfect ford which crosses Shill Brook.

Pop on your walking boots and discover the beautiful walk and cycle routes that sit on your doorstep, including sections of The Thames Path, historical tours of Burford and scenic trails at Minster Lovell Hall and Dovecote.

A stop off in Burford is well worth it as you can make a visit to Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens to discover an array of beautiful animals residing in over 160 acres of stunning parklands.

Venture slightly further afield to the historic market town of Stow-on-the-Wold where you can discover the market square which offers some exceptional views, sat at nearly 800ft, and enter into some of the individual shops to bring a lovely souvenir home to your loved ones, such as The Baobab Tree and Milly Lilly Gifts and then finish off with a warming meal and tipple at The Porch House pub.

Visit the lovely village of Bourton-on-the-Water which straddles the River Windrush and is affectionately known as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’, where you can have a fun-filled day spent at Cotswold Motoring Museum and Toy Collection and discover The Model Village, which is Bourton-on-the-Water in miniature form – a fantastic day out for all.

A memorable holiday for all is spent at Friedland Cottage.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double with a Smart TV and an en-suite roll-top bath, digital walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double, 1 x bunk beds, 1 x 4ft double in the annexe with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with 2 x woodburning stoves
  • Oil-fired AGA, four-ring gas hob, 2 x electric ovens and grill, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Nescafe coffee machine, 2 x hair dryers
  • 4 x Smart TVs, 2 x DVD players, 2 x Sonos multi-room speakers, WiFi, selection of books, board games, DVDs and outdoor games, selection of children’s toys
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and cot available
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Lawn garden with furniture, charcoal barbecue (without coal), croquet set, outdoor games and a covered well
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.4 miles, pub 0.7 miles

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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.

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Region Information

Note: WiFi signal can be quite weak in some parts of the cottage. Note: The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk. Note: The oil-fired AGA is lit between October and April only; during May-September the AGA is not lit however, guests are able to use the AGA gas hob, two electric ovens and grill as alternatives.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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