Self-catering holiday accommodation in Burford
Known as the ‘gateway to the Cotswolds’, Burford in Oxfordshire is an idyllic medieval town straddling the River Windrush. From your cosy Burford cottage, take a stroll along the well-kept High Street lined with impressive 17th and 18th century architecture, home to gift shops, boutiques and galleries. Pick up mouth-watering local produce at the deli or treat yourself to a hearty meal at one of the welcoming pubs, restaurants and cafes. Discover a treasure trove of fascinating artefacts at St. John the Baptist Church, rated as one of the country’s finest, or admire the displays at the Tolsey Museum - a pay-point for collecting tolls during Tudor times.
If you’ve brought your walking boots, make the most of the glorious Cotswolds countryside nearby our Burford cottages and wander river valleys, ancient woodland and tranquil meadows – we particularly recommend the Wychwood Way, an historic 37-mile route from Woodstock to Wychwood. For a family-friendly day out head to the Cotswold Wildlife Park, just down the road from Burford where kids can get up close to over 260 species of animals or visit the Lodge Park & Sherbourne Estate with its deer park and sculpture trail.
Horseracing fans will be pleased to note, Cheltenham Racecourse is close by with its popular Cheltenham Gold Cup held every March, while those looking for a grand day out can visit Blenheim Palace boasting 2000 acres of garden to explore, plus a wealth of events and a restaurant serving one of the best afternoon teas in the Cotswolds. Close to the Gloucestershire border, there's plenty of wonderful places to explore nearby, including Minster Lovell, Bibury and Bourton-on-the-Water. Why not have a browse of our holiday cottages in Burford to find your perfect cosy retreat in the Cotswolds?