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Rood Cottage

(Ref. 1091688)

Shilton near Burford, Oxfordshire Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "We (family of 6) had a lovely stay in Rood Cottage!"

    Very clean en tidy when we arrived. The kitchen was fully equipped, en luckily with induction cooking instead of wood burning stove! This was said in de description so it might be neccessary to change that. Beautiful cities nearby so we enjoyed our stay enormously!

    Thank you for this lovely review. We're delighted you and your family had such a great stay at Rood Cottage and managed to visit some of the Cotswold attractions. We would love to welcome you again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bindie5.0May 2024

  • "Beautiful cottage in beautiful area"

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely cottage, nice welcome pack which was much appreciated, the only drawback was the size of the parking space as it was very tight for a Landrover Discovery, a big car I admit, but the gates are at an awkward angle."

    Might be worth noting that in the text. Otherwise it was very good and pretty well equipped. Beautiful location.

    Thank you for your feedback, we're glad you enjoyed the cottage and the beautiful location. As you hopefully found from the instructions in the welcome pack, there is ample free on-street parking in the village for those with large vehicles. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the welcome pack. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Mar 2024

  • "We chose dog friendly Rood Cottage for its quiet village location, log burner and walking distance to a local pub."

    It did not disappoint. We arrived to a warm, clean, full of Cotswolds charm home, with stunning views of the little village. The car parking space was plenty big enough for our large car. We loved the Rose and Crown pub just down the road…amazing hosts, great food, real fires and super dog friendly. We highly recommend the cottage and would definitely stay again.

    Thank you for your amazing feedback. We are delighted that you loved your stay at Rood Cottage. We hope we can welcome you and your dog back again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tania5.0Dec 2023

  • "Provided us with exactly what we needed - the chance to share a significant birthday with a disabled family member who can't travel or accommodate."

    We had to round up the air 'fresheners' and confine them to the boiler room (one of us is allergic!) and we found the ovens a bit hard to get them to do what we wanted (us, not you, we're not used to that style of cooker) but otherwise everything was perfect and the freebies are delightfully welcoming. Thank you for making your very lovely cottage available to us.

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at Rood Cottage. It's lovely to hear your celebrated an important family birthday at the house, i hope you had a lovely time. Thank you for the tip reference the cooker, i will see of we cam get something to show guests how to use it. We would love to welcome you back again in the future for another celebration. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bob5.0Sep 2023

  • "Rood Cottage in Shilton is idyllic if you want peace and relaxation."

    Beautiful location. Cottage so well equipped. Beds comfortable. Lovely linens. Very modern bathroom with heated towel rails, lovely towels. Farmhouse type kitchen with so many cupboards with copious amounts of crockery, pans, dishes, cutlery. Lovely range - never used one before but managed to work out the induction hobs despite the instructions

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2023

  • "This cottage is in a great location, a couple of miles outside of Burford in the beautiful village of Shilton."

    The cottage is well equipped and very warm and cosy and the garden is a lovely little spot to sit in. The secure parking space behind the gates is very convenient and the local pub is definitely worth a visit. We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay.

    Thank you for taking time to leave this feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the local area. Best wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Aug 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage, excellent location, very peaceful setting, spotlessly clean."

    Small outside area, in a lovely quiet village.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at the cottage."

    It was clean, comfortable, peaceful and homely. Bedding, books, games, kitchen equipment, etc, were all great. The garden and views from the house were beautiful and although we didn’t eat at the pub this time, it was friendly and welcoming. Plenty to do in the area and we did both the walks from the cottage and really enjoyed them. Would definitely recommend - thank you.

    Thank you so much for this lovely review. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay at Rood Cottage and found it to be so peaceful and well equipped. We hope to welcome you back again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful village."

    very cosy with nice bedrooms and bathroom, large kitchen and cosy living room. the only disappointment was that the cooker was left dirty with the hotplate covered in a layer of grease and the oven looked like it hadn't been cleaned for a while. the rear garden although nice isn't really usable as it is just one huge flowerbed filled with thorny roses. no good if you have a small dog with you.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. Our country cottage garden is a relaxing place to dine al fresco and enjoy the sweetly scented roses in bloom, but we do ask that dogs not be left unattended in the garden to respect the neighbours. We have welcomed many happy furry friends that have enjoyed the great walks at the doorstep and curling up in front of the fire. We're delighted you loved the cottage and location but sorry to hear that the cleanliness was not up to our usual high standards. Your comments have been passed on to the Property Manager for review. We hope to welcome you again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter3.4Mar 2023

  • "The cottage was wonderful The location in Shilton couldn’t be better."

    This cottage was the most value for money of all the accommodation I searched for in the Cotswold area. The village was so beautiful we would have been happy living there! We hosted a number of family members and they all loved it, the dogs too! For six adults the living room was a bit cozy but it worked The parking spot was tight for sure and the second car was parked close in on the road behind it. The white transit van also made it trickier to get in and out, however we soon got used to it. It would be handy to either unbolt the front door or put the keypad on the back door as I spent some time in the dark trying to unlock the front door which was bolted from the inside …also the bulb had gone by the front door too. I would have given it five stars otherwise

    We are glad you loved the cottage and location. thank you for your comments, we will pass these on to our maintenance team. We hope you enjoyed your time with your family. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Feb 2023

  • "Wonderful place to relax, unwind and enjoy the great British countryside."

    Would recommend Rood cottage for those seeking an escape from the 21st century. Just bliss.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback, we're pleased to hear you are feeling fully refreshed after a relaxing break. Best wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Feb 2023

  • "A truly comfortable, home from home in a beautiful setting."

    We loved it! Be careful with parking outside the church hall though as the neighbours saw fit to pay us a visit to check it was our car!

    We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the location. Just to confirm, there is private parking available for you to use on the property. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Erica5.0Jan 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage in a lovely village."

    We had a comfortable stay with everything we needed. The cottage was warm and cosy so we didn't need to light the fire. Highly recommend if you’re looking for a quiet break.

    Thank you for the wonderful feedback with regards to your stay at Rood Cottage. It's lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay at the house, i do hope you managed to enjoy the lovely walks and places to visit in the area and we would love to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in a pretty village."

    Beds very comfortable but narrow, kitchen well equipped. Just need to make sure wall switch is on as oven takes time to heat up !! Locals stopped to talk to us and very friendly!

    Thank you for your feedback and we're glad that you enjoyed your stay at Rood Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Sep 2022

  • "We felt very welcome from the start, due to small things like the cookies and orange juice that you left for us."

    The cottage is lovely and the surroundings amazing. Thank you so much for having us!

    Thank you for the lovely feedback. We are delighted to hear that enjoyed your stay and the area and that you left happy. Best wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eline4.7Aug 2022

  • "We stayed at Rood Cottage with my mum who was on a visit from Lebanon."

    We really wanted to show her to Cotswolds. Little did we know she would love Rood Cottage as much as she loved all the beautiful little villages we toured. The cottage is finished to a high standard. The kitchen and garden are sublime! The living area has a real English countryside feel: an absolute gem! The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable; and the deep bathtub perfect for a relaxing bath. The welcome gift of cookies, crisps and ice cream, was greeted with joy, as we were all - at that point - in need of tea and cookies! A really remarkable cottage in a great location, with a peaceful view over the field, where horses would greet us from in the mornings. Definitely recommended! Review written by Haifa, account holder's wife :-)

    Thank you for this lovely review. We're delighted that you and your mum enjoyed your stay and all the visits to surrounding villages. We would love to welcome you again in the future. Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vimalen5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a very pleasant 3 day stay at the cosy Rood Cottage."

    The accommodation is finished to a very high standard and certainly boasts luxury. It had all the amenities you would ever need and you can see that the owner has definitely gone the extra mile / two to ensure their guests would be very comfortable. The beds were the most comfortable I’d ever slept in and the furnishings and selection of games, books and TV options provided was excellent. The top bedroom could have done with a skylight window as it did feel very small with just the one window, but for young kids (and not holidaying during a heatwave!) it would be absolutely fine. Having never used a range cooker before, we had trouble working out the induction hob on day one as didn’t realise that you need the pan on the hob for it to work! Otherwise the instructions on everything else were very clear. Would have valued the option to have an earlier check in time and late check out time. Small touches like having orange juice, milk and biscuits left for us on arrival were appreciated and gave the holiday a personal touch which always makes for a nicer experience. A lovely cottage set in a beautiful location and one we would certainly recommend. Thank you

    Thank you kindly for your feedback, Rood Cottage is new to our portfolio so we are thrilled to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us. We will take on board your comments with regard to the instructions for the induction hob. With best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Farhana4.1Jul 2022

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with Smart TV, 1 x double, 1 x second-floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Range with induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, Smart TV, WiFi.Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed rear garden with patio and outdoor dining furniture
  • Two well-behaved small/medium size dogs
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.7 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Please do not park any additionally cars on the lane as its very narrow and will block the road!

The property

Perched in the charming village of Shilton near Burford, Oxfordshire, is this charming three-storey holiday home, Rood Cottage.

Enjoying a fantastic location with with fine views across the village and Shill Brook, and with easy access to the local amenities and the stunning surroundings of the Cotswolds AONB, Rood Cottage is a fabulous dog-friendly choice for a group or family of six, plus their canine companions.

Leave your vehicle in the off-road parking space, before being greeted by a lovely enclosed garden with patio area with furniture, perfect for enjoying alfresco lunches over a glass of wine as you soak up the sun.

Step into the well-equipped kitchen/diner, featuring a handy dishwasher and washing machine, where you can look forward to conjuring up delicious feasts, ready to enjoy at the dining table for six as you recount the day's adventures.

After dinner, make your way through to the sitting room, where you can kick-back and relax on the plush seating whilst watching your favourite shows on the TV, as your pooches snuggle up in front of the crackling woodburning stove.

Completing the ground floor is a cloakroom for your convenience.

Follow the stairs up to the first floor, where you can wash away the day amongst the bubbles with a soak in the bath or freshen up under the overhead shower.

When sleep calls, you will find two beautifully presented double bedrooms, one of which has its own Smart TV complete with Netflix, perfect for snuggling up whilst watching a much-loved film.

Continue up to the second floor, where the final room awaits, a spacious twin with exposed beams and plenty of storage for your belongings.

From Shilton you are a short drive from many of The Cotswolds' most celebrated sights, as well as the ancient university city of Oxford.

Just outside Shilton is the fabulous Cotswold Wildlife Park which is one of the most important private wildlife parks in Th UK..

For lovers of the Arts and Crafts movement, the recently restored Kelmscott Manor is a must visit.

This former home of William Morris retains its original wallpapers and fabrics, as well as the gardens which inspired many of his designs.

Explore your surroundings, where just moments away you will find the welcoming 17th-century Rose & Crown pub, serving a tasty menu and local ales, it is perfect for when you fancy a break from the kitchen.

For your local amenities, take the short drive over to Burford, where you can dine at The Cotswolds Arms, indulge in a sweet treat at The Priory Tea Rooms, or stock up on essentials at the convenience stores.

Within the town you can enjoy the delights of Burford Priory, leisurely walks along the River Windrush, touring the Tolsey Museum, or test out your swing at the excellent 18-hole Burford Golf Club.

Venture into the Cotswolds AONB, well-known for its exceptional walking and cycling opportunities, including the famous Cotswolds Way.Next stop is Oxford, home to the prestigious university, Oxford Castle and Prison, The Oxford Artisan Distillery, and the Ashmolean Museum.

For a memorable escape to Oxfordshire, choose Rood Cottage.

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

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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.

**The roadworks will be on Hen n’ Chick Lane between the 5th and 24th of July, so there will be no access to Shilton from the A361. Access to the village will only be from the B4020 during this period.**

Please note: this cottage requires a Good housekeeping Bond of £250.00.
2 small or 1 medium sized dog welcome - charged at £25.00 per pet.
The smart tv in the master bedroom is not connected to an aerial / dish, but can be used to link to a guests' Netflix / Amazon Prime account or to BBCi player etc.
Please do not park outside adjoining properties.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas