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View towards the property
Stylish entrance hall
Relax by the fire
Lounge area
Dining area
Kitchen
Kitchen
Finishing touches
King-size bedroom
Queen-size bedroom
Bathroom
Single bedroom
Patio area
Victorian church next door
Pretty garden area
Parking area
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9 / 16  King-size bedroom
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Old School House

Burford, Cotswolds
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Converted Victorian school house in a quiet village setting
  • Keen walkers will love exploring Diggers Wood and a variety of local country walks
  • An ideal base to explore the pretty villages and  beautiful Cotswolds scenery
Property code: CC058

Beautiful semi-detached cottage that was once the school house dating back to 1843, stylishly renovated and within easy reach of Milton-Under-Wychwood and the rest of the Cotswolds.

The central location of this property makes it perfect for anyone wanting to explore the Cotswolds, with many of its most popular towns within easy reach. All named after Wychwood Forest, Milton-Under-Wychwood, Shipton-Under-Wychwood and Ascott-Under-Wychwood are all close by, with a range of beautiful buildings dating through the centuries and an array of amenities to choose from. There are lots of lovely walks, particularly through Diggers Wood, and the Wild Garden which is owned and managed by the villagers. Travel slightly further for the idyllic Burford or Bourton-on-the-Water, or head to one of the many attractions in the Cotswolds including the wildlife park and a multitude of National Trust properties.

The entrance hall is perfect for muddy shoes after a walk through the fields, and there is a cloak room with WC too. The open plan lounge/diner is a stylish and contemporary space, beautifully decorated and furnished with a chic sofa and chairs, a gas wood burner and TV. There is a large dining table, perfect for enjoying any home-cooked meals during your holiday, and big enough to seat up to six people. Through to the kitchen, the well-equipped room comprises of a double range oven, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge  and freezer. Upstairs there are three elegantly styled bedrooms: the first room has a king-size bed, whilst the second has a queen-size zip-and-link bed that can be made into two singles on request. The final bedroom has a single bed, but still makes a relaxing retreat after a long day. The bathroom has a large walk in shower, and WC.

Outside, there are sections laid to lawn to the front and side of the property, as well as a stylish patio area with ample outdoor seating and a BBQ. There is parking in the gardens.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 queen-size zip-and-link that can be made into singles on request, 1 single
  • 1 bathroom with walk in shower, 1 downstairs WC
  • Double range oven, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge and freezer
  • Gas wood burner
  • Electric and heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Off-road parking available
  • 5pm arrival time
  • Wi-Fi available
  • BBQ provided
  • 1 dog welcome

Sue Pierce-Smith

This property is personally managed by Sue.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Steven 12th September 2020

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Reviewed by Chris 5th September 2020

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Beautiful house in a lovely village setting. The property itself was well equipped and decorated to a high standard.

Reviewed by Joan 15th August 2020

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We had a lovely time at the property and loved the location next to the church grounds, so peaceful and with the added bonus of my son seeing a deer one morning.We stay in the area a lot over the years because of the local attractions, so it was great base to stay at. I personally could live there!

Reviewed by Rosemary 8th August 2020

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The location, one building short of being the last on the road leading out of the village, next to the churchyard, in a quiet village not on the tourist trail; and the reasonably sized garden, in sun and shade, with plenty of garden seating, and access onto footpaths and quiet lanes within a few yards, made this an ideal location for a quiet, relaxRead moreing and socially-distanced holiday. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Clare 18th July 2020

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This is a lovely property with some character in view of it having being a school once upon a time. With everything provided it is comfortably a home for a holiday.

Reviewed by John 12th March 2020

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Chose the cottage for its quiet location. Its in a lovely village with a nice pub ( excellent food) and a local shop. Certainly recommend staying here.

Reviewed by Tim 24th January 2020

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Lovely cottage in a peaceful village location - very good base for walking, motoring or cycling around the Cotswolds, but with convenient local supermarket within 5 minutes walk. Cottage has bags of character and is very cosy and comfortable.

Reviewed by Claire 6th December 2019

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Beautiful cottage, location perfect for exploring all near by towns. The welcome pack left was a lovely touch. Best part was the bed, so comfy.

Reviewed by Timothy 26th October 2019

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Had a lovely week's stay. The cottage is in a nice location with a local shop only five minutes walk away. Very comfortable beds and everything lovely and clean. We'll equipped kitchen and very generous welcome hamper.

Reviewed by Ronald 21st September 2019

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Lovely cottage, well kitted out. Nothing to really find fault with. All clean and in order. Pretty village. Friendly locals. Pub within walking distance.

Reviewed by Amy 7th September 2019

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Reviewed by Jessica 13th July 2019

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A very nice and beautiful Little Cottage nearby Burberry. A Wonderful stay in the Cotswolds , loved The Old School House which is full of character and very clean and comfortable. Great welcome pack of goodies to greet you. Would love to return again. In 10 Minutes you will arrive in the best Pub in Town "The Hare". Delicious Food. Nice staff. A CoRead moreop in Town, all what we need. Best Holiday, and beautiful weather ! Hide

Reviewed by Emma 29th June 2019

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Fantastic cottage. Brilliant facilities. Hard to find any fault with it! Very comfortable beds and good shower. Brilliant that travel cot and highchair was provided too. Great location within easy reach of the major villages without being in the throng of tourists. Benefits from a nice field walk across the road from the cottage too. Overall a brilRead moreliant place and somewhere well definitely go back to and recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Martin 28th April 2019

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Reviewed by Derek 19th April 2019

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We had such a wonderful stay in this lovely cottage. We loved the spacious open plan living area and we were lucky enough to have been away on a hot sunny bank holiday weekend so we spent loads of time in the garden area which was such a treat.

Reviewed by David 18th February 2019

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Beautifully decorated, well equipped, good facilities nearby such as a well-stocked shop and a pub, walks from the cottage suitable for if you're staying with a dog and well located to visit villages and towns across the Cotswolds.

Reviewed by Roderick 27th October 2018

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Great cottage, great location, highly recommended!

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Stylish entrance hall
Relax by the fire
Lounge area
Dining area
Kitchen
Kitchen
Finishing touches
King-size bedroom
Queen-size bedroom
Bathroom
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Location

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The Cotswolds is home to some of the most unspoilt, historic and famous villages in England. Its honey-coloured stone buildings provide a quintessential English charm found no-where else in the world and offer a plethora of welcoming pubs, tiny tearooms and quaint streets to explore.

Once described by William Morris as ‘the most beautiful village in England’, the chocolate box village of Bibury is one of England’s most iconic hamlets, home to the peaceful River Coln and some of the most photographed houses in the country. The famous Arlington Row is a sight to behold - this row of 14th century weaver’s cottages have been the foundation of Bibury for hundreds of years and is instantly recognisable as a symbol of the Cotswold District.

If you’re seeking a relaxing day of sightseeing, shopping and traditional tearooms, head to the charming town of Cirencester, once the second largest town in Roman Britain. Proclaiming the title "The Capital of the Cotswolds", its market square is dominated by the cathedral-like Parish Church of St. John Baptist (one of the largest in England) and can be easily reached from our self-catering accommodation in Bibury, Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold.

The rolling Cotswolds countryside is never too far away from your cosy holiday cottage, so you can enjoy a variety of outdoor leisure pursuits including those at The Cotswold Waterpark. This popular tourist destination in Gloucestershire is home to 150 glorious lakes where angling, archery, wakeboarding, windsurfing, birdwatching and even rally driving can be experienced. On a balmy summers day, the Cotswold Country Park and Beach is the place to go, boasting the largest inland beach in the UK.

When it comes to attractions in the Cotswolds, visitors will be spoilt for choice. Grab a stylish bargain at Bicester shopping village, talk a walk on the wild side at Longleat Safari Park, experience a day at the races in Cheltenham, admire colourful blooms at Westonbirt Arboretum, keep the kids entertained at the Cotswolds Farm Park, take a tour around Gloucester Cathedral, and enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea at Blenheim Palace. That’s just for starters, there’s plenty more things to see and do in the Cotswolds and you will love them all! Our holiday homes in the Cotswolds are the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploration, why not have a browse?

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