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Hillside Cottage

(Ref. 988756)

Swinbrook, Oxfordshire Show on map

4.4

Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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98 Customer Reviews

  • "I strongly recommend you do not stay at this porperty or use this company."

    The house had not been cleaned prior to arrival. It was littered with dead insects on the floor, dead flies on the windowsills, numerous cobwebs and more dead bugs floating in a half-full bath. We raised this with the property managers who gave reasons for the above (eg they were unaware the cleaner had not been, the house has a known problem with woodlice) and offered a clean, however we had already had to spend the start of our holiday cleaning it up. The house is as listed, however it is showing heavy use and wear and tear and is not at the standard expected for a listing of this value. This was in addition dirty mud marks from previous guests. On the third night the living room ceiling started to leak. We had to mop up and put vases/jugs down. It meant the living room was out of use for our young child. This was clearly not a new leak given the staining on the ceiling. We reported this to the property managers who explained they were aware of a leak and it should have been fixed. We find it unacceptable that a property with a number of known issues was let out and it hows poor management and a total disregard for the guests. Our complaints were met with reasons for this issue which did not resolve the matter. Additionally, as we did not have an account with Sykes there is no email address or message function to feedback. We have stayed in the cotswolds multiple times with different companies and so can vouch for this property and company being well below the experience expected for this area.

    Reviewed by Gemma2.2Jun 2024

  • "Very nice house, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here."

    The only two "complaints" are that the AGA was on when we arrived, making it way too hot inside (24-25 °C) and some of the pans didn't work on the induction plate or were bent at the bottom making cooking less ideal.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your recent stay at Hillside Cottage. It's a lovely little village, perfect to escape modern day life. The Aga was left on longer due to delay in the warmer weather, we will investigate the cookware. We would love to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nick4.4May 2024

  • "Fantastic property in a beautiful village."

    The walks/runs are astonishing, including a great walk just to the side of the cottage.

    Reviewed by Mathew4.4Sep 2023

  • "The property was perfect for a relaxing week away with the family and the dog."

    Although it has been a holiday home for many years, it was clean, comfortable, well equipped and we would happily stay there again. The only minor thing we would change is the shallow shower tray. On first use, water overflowed into the lounge below. To avoid this happening again, we kept shower times to 3 minutes.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your stay. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your time away once again and we appreciate you making us aware of the shower tray. We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Best wishes, Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Aug 2023

  • "Great Property in a village close to Burford ( actually Swinbrook) a 35 minute walk outside of Burford village ."

    House is well appointed and modernized inside . Lovely spacious rooms and garden . Unfortunately, they have decided to lock all the downstairs windows closed so that the rooms get very stuffy - Pity Some maintenance needed .

    Thank you for your feedback and we're delighted you enjoyed your stay at Hillside Cottage. Thank you also for bringing the issues regarding the windows to our attention - these have been passed on to our maintenance team. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.4Jul 2023

  • "We had the most amazing stay at Hillside Cottage in Swinbrook, Cotswolds."

    The property is a stunning example of a Cotswolds property, it has all of those features that you would like and expect and many more. At the same time it’s incredibly modern with great lighting, a beautiful kitchen and excellent WiFi and TVs. The bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms are large and spacious and very clean with superb decor. We were very blessed with amazing sunny dry weather all week and that meant we could get out and about to the food festival at Blenheim Palace, some lovely countryside walks and great meals at The Swan Inn and The Maytime Inn. Overall superb!

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

    Reviewed by Brett5.0May 2023

  • "Overall we thought this was an excellent property."

    The only notable downside was the lack of wifi especially in the sitting room. The TV didn’t stream at all well and was connected only to the wifi in order to watch it (Netflix, BBCiplayer etc) As we had booked a long stay we went ahead and bought a wifi network extender ourselves to solve the problem which it did. However it was somewhat strange that such a great property hadn’t really thought about or factored in good wifi. Also the extender came at our personal cost which we of course left at the house for future use.

    We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Hillside. We're sorry to hear that you had problems with the wifi and will follow up with the owner about this. Best wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rose3.8Jan 2023

  • "We absolutely LOVED our stay at Hillside Cottage over Christmas."

    So much space for entertaining and the kitchen is well equipped for cooking Christmas dinners etc. The house is beautifully furnished and the owners clearly have great taste! The location is excellent - lovely country walks and a great pub on your doorstep, which made it feel very secluded yet still within easy access of Burford and larger supermarkets. Our only disappointment was in the quality of the bedding - one of the bed slats in the second largest room had broken, meaning the mattress was on a slope. The pillows were not the best either. If this small issue could be fixed, the property would be 10/10!

    Thank you for your lovely review. We're delighted that you had such a great stay at Hillside Cottage and enjoyed your Christmas there. Thank you also for bringing to our attention the issue you encountered with one of the beds. Your comments have been passed on to the Property Manager and we hope that this didn't impact your stay. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.7Dec 2022

  • "Hillside is beautiful and it’s village Swinbrook even more so."

    An intriguing stay next to the church as we learnt about the Mitford sisters. I did feel nervous about there being no house telephone, no outdoor phone box and no signal. If there was an emergency, we would not have the ability to call for services.

    Reviewed by Steven4.4Aug 2022

  • "This is undoubtedly a lovely house but there are issues."

    I’ll just list them rather than go into details and ramble on 1. The check in time is to late. 2 The welcome pack is a bit odd. Orange Juice, Milk, Crisps, chocolates and biscuits. How about some bread, butter, eggs and cheese. Drop the chocolates and crisps. 3 lots of the curtains need repair and are off the runners and don’t close properly. 4. Glasses in the cupboard were really dirty and there were not any complete sets for 8 people 5. Only 1 pan works on the ceramic hob! So hard to cook anything. 6. No black box for glass recycling. 7. Neighbours clearly do not like the property being let and were most unfriendly. 8. Having said all that we did like staying at Hillside but do not think it represents value for money.

    Thank you for your feedback and comments from your stay. The change over period has been extended due to covid and has been in place for 2 years.We are now reverting back to earlier check in times. The housekeepers do inform us once they have completed a changeover and then guest are contacted by the Manor Cottages team to inform them of an earlier arrival.Unfortunately this was not the case for your stay. Service and quality of our properties are very important to Manor Cottages, and we have ensured all points you have raised have been rectified including a review of the welcome pack. We have never before received comments on our welcome packs and your comments has been taken on board. We have discussed with the housekeepers in relation to the cleanliness. We have also updated the instructions to guests to provide clearer guidance regarding pans and recycling topics.On checking the property all pans were correct to be used on the induction hob and the AGA. Best wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Antony3.1Aug 2022

  • "We had a great weekend at Hillside."

    It's a lovely property in a beautiful & peaceful hamlet. The house is well equipped but not as clean as I would have liked with several dead woodlice & cobwebs in the kitchen. The village pub was excellent. My experience with Manor Cottage wasn't good & I wouldn't recommend them or use them again. I found them unhelpful & inflexible.

    Thank you for the constructive feedback. I can only apologise for the woodlice. This is not a true representation of us and I'm so sorry you experienced this. The property is so beautiful and in a wonderful area so I'm glad you got to experience it and I do truly hope to welcome you back again in the future and exceed your expectations. Best wishes, Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mair3.1May 2022

  • "Yes some comments: An 18."

    00 check in does not work for us. With a small dog and 3 month old baby not being allowed into the property until 18.00 makes the travel day very arduous. With a 10.00 departure, it effectively means we only have 6 days at the property. Given that the only realistic way to travel to Swinbrooke is on the A40, to leave later on Friday would have meant hours stuck in traffic jams. An 18.00 check in was understandable when Covid was rife but now it just looks like an excuse. Smaller issues: The TV in the lounge is very difficult to operate. 'Stuart's' note says it should be tuned to AV7, after a very long time trying to make that work, it transpires ot should be AV5! There were no dishwasher tanblte sso we had to buy some. The vet lisited in your notes closed down some while a go. There is no phone signal in the house or anywhere nearby so impossible to contact anyone. A landline would be invaluable especially for emergencies. As you will see I am regular customer of Manor Cottages so I hope you will take my comments into account.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave such a constructive feedback, we will defineletly take your comments into consideration, the 18:00 pm check in we are looking into it now to make it a bit earlier, we will have a look at the TV manual and update it alongside the vet information. we will speak to the owner regarding the landline. and as always we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian3.8Apr 2022

  • "Really lovely cottage in a wonderful location."

    Walking distance to Burford with a range of cafes, pubs, shops or right on the doorstep in Swinbrook or nearby. Very comfortable cottage with nice bedrooms and garden, a really special place. To be really critical in the winter or poorer weather a better TV with either satellite or Netflix access would have been good but we were fortunate with good weather.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely feedback, we will forward your comment to the owner, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Apr 2022

  • "We had a quick visit to hillside and wished it could be a been for longer ."

    House is gorgeous and I love the fact that it has a great dining kitchen which is a very sociable place to eat and drink . The lounge is cosy to relax in and what is great is the desk to work at which is off the hallway - Bedrooms are spacious and great having 3 bathrooms and a downstairs toilet Would highly recommend

    BevFeb 2022

  • "We had some minor issues which were dealt with very quickly Very happy with property"

    Many thanks for your feedback! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed the property and found these minor issues to be solved satisfactorily. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deb3.8Sep 2021

  • "Cottage was lovely and spacious."

    For the costs of the listings I think it could do with some painting as it looks tired.

    Many thanks for your feedback. Painting is scheduled to take place in the coming weeks after a busy summer's worth of wear and tear. We're pleased to hear that you found the cottage to be lovely and spacious - you're always welcome to return! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine4.4Jul 2021

  • "The cottage is advertised as having a cot and high chair."

    Yes, there is a cot but it is a travel cot ( which we couldn't fold up at the end of the week-sorry!) Whilst this was fine for our 11 month Grandson,it would possible not have been big enough for an older toddler. Could this possibly be stated in the cottage information on the web site. Swinbrook is a picture perfect village with everything easily accessible and beautiful local walks. We would certainly stay here in this wonderful cottage again.

    Thank you for taking the time to feedback on your stay. I apologise that the cot wasn't quite what you'd expected. Unfortunately, whilst we would love to provide bigger cots, we can only offer travel cots at this time. We understand that they may no be suitable for some of our guests. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Hillside Cottage and are looking forward to welcoming you back to the Cotswolds in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jun 2021

  • "There were a few problems at the house relating to heating, a failed freezer and lighting over the kitchen island which failed."

    Problems can always occur. The test of any organisation is how they are dealt with. The ladies at Manor Cottages were superb at resolving the problems. They had a temporary freezer delivered and a temporary fridge. They kept us informed of how the various problems were going to be resolved with the least inconvenience to us. They were charming and polite and appropriately apologetic despite none of the problems being their fault. I particularly remember speaking to Jenny and to Claire which was always a pleasure.

    Thank you for taking the time to feedback on your stay! We're very sorry that you had to experience these issues during your stay but thank you for your patience and understanding whilst we sorted them for you. Your comments have been passed on to the team at Manor Cottages. We hope to welcome you back to the Cotswolds in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Guy4.7May 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, very clean, comfortable and well equipped and lovely and warm."

    Also lovely Christmas decorations.

    Reviewed by Jaqueline4.7Dec 2019

  • "Exceptionally high standard."

    Beautifully renovated. Full of character. Very clean. Well equipped. Perfect

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Nov 2019

  • "Very comfortable cottage in a beautiful area."

    I would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Melissa4.7Nov 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, beautifully decorated."

    Fridge wasn't working upon arrival but a replacement was provided the same day. Parking on street, not off road as stated in details. We had a wonderful week here and would come again.

    Many thanks for your feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Hillside Cottage! We apologise for the inconvenience with the faulty fridge which has now been rectified. Also our website has now been updated with the correct information regarding parking, this is clearly en error on our behalf and we appreciate you letting us know. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Oct 2019

  • "The house was impeccably clean and well equipped."

    Location was amazing, quiet yet close to lots of places of interest. Great walks on doorstep. Highly recommend l

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2019

  • "The house was spotless when we arrived - thank you Amanda!"

    The quality of the property was outstanding - decor, furniture, beds, shower etc. The kitchen was well stocked with a superb Miele oven, good sized fridge / freezer and a good sized island for food prep and with bar stools. The instructions on the printed A4 sheets were first rate and the keys all well sited for the doors. Superb portable Bose wireless music unit. Good solid WiFi signal across the house. The location is tremendous - we sat out on the patio on the Sunday morning and could hear the church service next door. And what a place Swinbrook is - the pub just a short walk away and a lovely walk straight from the house either right towards and past St Oswald Church or left through the fields at the pub towards Asthall. The houses in the village are so beautiful and the countryside really delightful.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Jun 2019

  • "It was a truly wonderful 3 night stay at hillside cottage for our wedding weekend."

    The cottage is situated in the most beautiful village and the house and facilities are lovely

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0May 2019

  • "Hillside Cottage is the absolute perfect place for a holiday in the Cotswolds."

    We had an amazing time celebrating my Mum’s 70th birthday there, with plenty of room for everyone to relax in style. The child friendly touches such as stair gates and plastic cutlery were a great bonus too. Would highly recommend to everyone. Manor Cottages also provided great support to all my enquiries / requests, including recommending the fantastic Charlotte’s Bespoke Catering to cook the most fantastic birthday dinner for us all. We can’t wait to go back! Oh, and the local pub is also as good as everyone says it is, well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Feb 2019

  • "The house was very cold on arrival and on the first night."

    Our contact, Amanda, was very responsive and helpful in resolving the problem, sending someone round within a couple of hours to re-set the boiler and providing more firewood. The house is beautiful and comfortably accommodated our party of 6 across 3 generations.

    Reviewed by Ffion4.4Nov 2018

  • "This was our first experience of renting a holiday cottage and we used it to celebrate my 70th birthday with our son and daughter and their families."

    The location was ideal for this purpose. The facilities offered were excellent, and we found everything to be clean and well maintained.The weather was a little disappointing, but did not detract from our enjoyment of the weekend.

    Reviewed by G5.0Oct 2018

  • "Tutto perfetto!"

    ! Spenamo di ritornare ...

    Fabbroni Family, Florence, Italy

  • "We had a wonderful time in this perfect house."

    We are so sorry to leave. Thank you xx

    The Grodners, London

  • "What a beautiful house, we had a wonderful stay."

    Thank you.

    The Churchills, Canada/Zambia

  • "The house was very well equipped, perfectly located and beautifully decorated."

    Mrs Locks-Moro

  • "We had a wonderful stay in this lovely cottage and in beautiful surroundings."

    Thank you.

    The Yaraks, Belgium

  • "Cottage tres agreable."

    Un excellent sejour. What a pretty cottage.

    Sanson Family, France

  • "First Christmas in England, we absolutely loved our stay."

    The Barracloughs, Vermont USA

  • "Thank you for letting us use your wonderful cottage."

    We have had a truly memorable family long weekend.

    The Dangmoors And Elsmores - London - Stafford

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful countryside."

    The Taylors , Guilford, London, South Africa

  • "Lovely house in idyllic location."

    The Maclay And Henry Families, London And Middlesex

  • "What an amazingly beautiful house."

    It made for a perfect stay for our mums 60th birthday. Thank you.

    The Pearsons, Leigh

  • "A stunning comfortable location for a family gathering to celebrate significant 60th and 70th birthday."

    The Wood Family, Modbury

  • "Lovely home, thank you."

    Parnell Family - Australia

  • "We went to Hillside Cottage for my mother-in-law's 60th birthday and we all LOVED the property."

    We all want to move there. It was beautifully done up. It was a very comfortable size. It was in a beautiful location. It really was just perfect.

    Mr Pearson, .

  • "We had an incredible stay in this beautiful house."

    Everything perfect. Thank you.

    N Garcea, Warwickshire

  • "We've had an amazing time, wonderful accommodation and surroundings."

    Edwards Family - Northern Ireland - London

  • "The cottage was lovely and in a great location."

    Mrs Roberts

  • "Swinbrook is a charming village, it is an starting point for excellent walks along the Windrush valley."

    \ \ \ Hillside Cottage is an extremely pleasant property, in a good village location.

    Mr. M.

  • "A great fathers day weekend in such a wonderful place."

    .thoroughly enjoyed...

    The Steps And Atkins - Bayswater And Australia

  • "We came to celebrate our parents 40th wedding anniversary."

    What a fabulous house, we had a great time.

    The Gillam, Ebel, Myles Family - Epping - Godalming And Brentwood

  • "Lovely time in a lovely house."

    Extended Family From Here, There And Everywhere - UK, Cyprus And UAE

  • "We had the best happiest times here."

    Thank you.

    The Grognars, London,

  • "Fantastic time in such a lovely village."

    Will be back.

    Mark And Sara Ford-McNicol - Hong Kong

  • "A surprise long weekend to celebrate a 60th birthday."

    4 generations altogether in a lovely house and location. Great time had by all. Age range 11months to 87years.

    Atkinson, Linter And Bird Family - Derbyshire, Hertfordshire And Buckinghamshire

  • "Fantastic Cottage, great weather - great holiday!"

    !!

    Families Morris, Crack And Hunter

  • "An excellent cottage"

    Mrs Morgan

  • "Beautiful house in idyllic location - Many Thanks!"

    .

    Walters And Fletcher Families, Lancashire

  • "Fabulous time for Derek's 60th Birthday, even on a grey November the scenery was fantastic."

    The cottage is amazing and very comfortable - we'll be back!!

    The Blacks And The Bakers, YORK

  • "Had a fab stay at Hillside Cottage."

    Loved the open fire and the huge kitchen. Will come back again soon.

    The Powells

  • "LOVELY Cottage, wish we could have stayed longer - so comfortable and a beautiful village."

    Hope to come back!

    The Stuttards, London

  • "Beautiful cottage + village we really enjoyed our stay to celebrate Ma + Pa's Golden Wedding Anniversary."

    Great food at The Swan too.

    The Mitchell Clan

  • "A Beautiful house in a beautiful place."

    Would heartily recommend!

    Harry And Morgan, London

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    Delightful house, village and pub.

    Nash Family, Switzerland

  • "A truly memorable stay."

    You provided everything we could have wished for in a truly delightful location. Thank you.

    The Duffin Family - Cheltenham

  • "Closeness to Burford with car parking available."

    Excellent safe garden for young children. Generally excellent. We particularly enjoyed The Cotswold Wildlife Park and Burford Garden Centre. Sudeley Castle and Blenheim are also very good visits although we did not visit them this time.The Swan Inn was very good for food and drink. Mr Langley, April, 2017.

    Langley

  • "Thank you for your email."

    We had a great time at Hillside Cottage. The house was spacious and had a touch of 'home from home'. The kitchen was equipped with all the appliances we expected, and the lounge and sitting room had many books to read and was very cosy.\ The Swan Inn was a welcome 10 minutes or less on a good day to stroll to and it was great at lunch times and evening. Food was fantastic and the hosts were really friendly.\ We would definately recommend Hillside Cottage to friends and family for future use.\ We will also look to book accommodation as and when we need it in the future with Manor Cottage as the service was great and communication very good\

    Mrs Stoneman

  • "Gorgeous house, gorgeous village and great fun had by ALL."

    Thank you!

    Orringe & Hadaway

  • "Fantastic house, lovely location and a great time had by all."

    Wanless And Collinap Families - Stockton On Tees, Southampton And Weymouth

  • "Well suite cottage, Beautiful scenery!"

    Thanks

    Frismodt, Denmark

  • "Hillside lived up to every expectation & more."

    Just the perfect amount of space for 6 adults & 4 babies/children to mill around without getting on top of each other. The decor was lovely & the house equipped for every need. Really loved having the stair gates too! That was a nice surprise!

    Mrs Talman

  • "Wonderful Cottage, well equipped in a stunning location."

    The sun was out every day making the stay even more perfect - we will be back!

    Garland Family

  • "Had the best time ever!"

    !! We loved the house & location. The house was beautiful in every way. Will be back!

    Selby, Carol And Stenner Family

  • "Lovely Cottage in a beautiful location."

    We all enjoyed a wonderful stay!

    Hartley Wintley

  • "Absolute luxury, gorgeous property in perfect location"

    Mrs Smith

  • "Fantastic location, lovely week with friends - we enjoyed and are impressed with the house and the Cotswolds!"

    Antwerp, Belguim

  • "Very clean modern lines."

    Good quality fittings and fixtures. Comfortable and warm. Lovely area on doorstep. Pub with good food nearby. Bedrooms excellent. Bathrooms lovely.

    Mrs Galloway

  • "Don't think you could improve it."

    It's in a perfect spot and the layout of the downstairs rooms is perfect. When you are with a group you are all all ways together and having a bathroom for each bedroom is perfect.

    Ms Acton

  • "Amazing cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Everything was as it looked on the website. Every room was delightful.

    Mrs Titchard

  • "A very large property, modern interior, especially the kitchen, bedrooms are ..."

    A very large property, modern interior, especially the kitchen, bedrooms are big,( of which 2 had lovely en suites) and have ample storage space, also set in a nice location near to many other Cotswold's attractions, all our family had a wonderful time at this cottage

    Mr Hamilton

  • "Amazing. The sadness with which we leave says it all."

    Farewell Swan, Mitfords, Hillside, Swinbrook!!!

    Noel Webster & Katrina Coulson, Sydney Australia

  • "Lovely cottage, very well equiped and comfortable."

    \ Great area with lots of places to visit\

    Mr Bowyer

  • "We have had a wonderful stay in this beautiful house."

    It was a joy to come back here, each evening after touring round the Cotswolds. We definitely hope to return for another visit!

    The Bairds

  • "A great week in a marvellous setting with much to see - lovely walks."

    The Swan inn great for refuelling!

    Morgan, Little & Cox Families

  • "Lovely, comfortable well appointed house"

    Mrs Whitehead

  • "Had a great stay here, will come again!"

    Sarah, Paige, Chris & Ollie

  • "The cottage is simply beautiful- decorated to a really high standard and very quiet- which is just what we wanted from our weekend getaway."

    It is in a lovely village which has a number of great walks, including ones to the more touristy village of Burford. Arrival was easy and the host was attentive during the stay. The host was also thoughtful, leaving essentials out for us (milk, tea, coffee and cake!). I would definitely recommend this cottage to others and cannot wait to return myself.” \ Poppy, via airbnb, Nov 2016

    Poppy

  • "Beautifully decorated."

    We will be back!

    The Sugrues

  • "Such a lovely Cottage!"

    Thank you for your hospitality.

    The Riegelhaupts

  • "The Cottage was a perfect "home" for the wedding"

    Ann & Ian

  • "Our second visit, we love this house!"

    Great part of the world.

    Gralliotts

  • "We were there for my daughter's wedding and the cottage absorbed us us all in comfort -\ good beds, endless hot water, cosy sitting room."

    \

    Mrs Wells-Cole

  • "Great stay."

    .. Thank you!

    Langhorn & Kent Families, USA

  • "Had a lovely holiday in a very comfy cottage!"

    Thank you.

    Birch Family

  • "Great house."

    ..really enjoyed staying here!

    Isabella & Jasmine, Singapore

  • "Beautiful, comfortable home in lovely countryside"

    Bowyen Family, California

  • "Celebrating golden anniversary."

    ..the whole family gathered. This cottage made it a very special time, everyone had a great time.

    Hamilton

  • "All so beautiful."

    The decor, the comfort factor, the calm and tranquility of the area. We did not want to leave.

    Hughes

  • "Great location, lovely looking house and space for our family weekend."

    Mr Davidson

  • "Wonderful stay in this perfect cottage."

    Heaven!

    The Normandy Ladies

  • "What a beautiful house - we used it as the base for our daughters wedding and will never forget it - Fabulous!"

    Mr And Mrs S Mummery - Cheltenham

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Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en suite bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double with en suite shower room with shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with roll top bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove
  • Second sitting room.
  • Oil fired heating with underfloor heating and wood burning stove
  • AGA (available in winter months) and oven, halogen oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, wine cooler, Nespresso coffee machine, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 1 x Smart TV in lounge, 1 x TV in snug for own gaming consoles, DVD, iPod Dock, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • On street parking
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio area and furniture
  • One well behaved small dog
  • No smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: The property requires a Good House Keeping Bond of £500 prior to booking
  • Note: Barbecues are not permitted at this property
  • Note: AGA is only available certain months of the year
  • One well behaved dog allowed
  • Please note the property is located in a rural dark village so if arriving at night, please take extra care
  • Once through the garden gate there is an outside light

The property

Hillside Cottage, Swinbrook is a stunning 5 star cottage, presented to the highest standard and without question one of the finest cottages in the Burford region.

Voted Winner of The Best Holiday Cottage in the Cotswolds in 2019.

The owners have overseen a superb renovation of one of the oldest cottages in this historic village to provide sumptuous (a word we haven't used on a cottage before!) self catering accommodation in a location that overlooks the village church - a truly quintessential spot.

The kitchen is the real heart of the home: beautiful with high quality materials, and Aga and views across the enclosed garden.

The four bedrooms and three bathrooms are similarly stylish, spacious and gorgeous.

We are bowled over by this cottage (one of the team wants to move in!) and we are quite certain you will be too.

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

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About the location

Burford

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.

NOTE: This property has a £500 good housekeeping bond. This amount is automatically shadowed when the booking is made. If there is any damage caused during your stay that exceeds the £500 good housekeeping bond, please note that you will be held liable for the whole cost to replace / rectify damage.
Note: Barbecues are not permitted at this property.
Note: AGA is only available certain months of the year.
Polite notice from the owner, please read
Please do not park to the side of the property as this will restrict access to others. We would like to ask you to only park at the front of the house.
Over occupancy and parties are strictly forbidden and breach of these terms will terminate the booking and you will be asked to leave immediately with no refund. This is a neighbourhood watch area and neighbours control monitoring very loud noise and will inform us of this.
Thank you in advance!
Please note the property is located in a rural dark village so if arriving at night, please take extra care. Once through the garden gate there is an outside light.
Please note: The TV in the snug is for own games consoles only. The TV does not have any other features.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas