View towards the Royal hunting lodge
Formal drawing room
Morning room
Cosy snug with wood burner
Ground floor WC
En-suite shower and WC
A splendid double room to the front of the lodge
Spacious shower and WC
Pretty twin with garden views
Family bathroom
Top floor suite with claw foot bath
TV and games room on the 2nd floor
Rear entrance
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The Royal Hunting Lodge

Burford (4Mls NE), Oxfordshire
Sleeps 12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 5
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Family friendly
Four Poster
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A historic Grade II* listed former Royal hunting lodge set on the edge of the Wychwood Forest 
  • Surrounded by the stunning Cotswold countryside, great for walking and cycling
  • Relax or entertain in the large mature garden, surrounded by fields and meadows
Property code: 79112

Situated on the edge of the  ancient royal hunting grounds of the Wychwood forest with history dating back as far as 1204, this sympathetically restored house offers accommodation fit for a king and queen and is perfect for family gatherings and celebrations no matter what the time of year.

As many as ten kings and queens have enjoyed this former royal hunting house between 1204 and 1614, and after several years of a sympathetic restoration you can now enjoy its modern splendour. This wonderful property is surrounded by mature farmland and offers easy access to the Cotswolds with many places of interest to explore including Burford, Stow-on-the-Wold, The Slaughters, Broadway, Chipping Campden and Bourton-on-the-Water. Further afield discover the historic town of Stratford-upon-Avon Shakespeare’s birthplace, Oxford and Cheltenham, home to the literature and food festival. More local attractions include, Wychwood Wild Garden, Foxholes Nature Reserve, Chastleton House and Gardens, The Cotswold Wildlife Park at Burford and Adams Farm Park, Birdland, Hidcote Manor, Blenheim Palace, Daylesford organic farm shop and Chedworth Roman Villas.

The house sits within an elevated position with a traditional stone porch and wide front door that will lead you into the entrance hall, day to day you can also access the house via the side entrance where you will find a better space for muddy boots, mucky paws and coats. The ground floor is spacious offering a formal lounge with shuttered windows and feature fireplace, here you can relax in style and catch up over a busy day. Across the hall is the morning room where you can relax with your morning coffee and newspaper or enjoy playing games with the family. To the centre of the house is the magnificent kitchen/dining hall with large dining table and chairs to seat 12 comfortably, a great space for a chef to show off their skills, the kitchen area is well equipped with an electric 5 oven AGA with induction hob, pantry, microwave, fridge/ freezer and dishwasher, take a seat at the centre island where you can keep the chef company or enjoy a leisurely breakfast with the papers. Off from the kitchen is a small office/ lobby with separate WC. Walk through the Tudor doorway to the snug with wood burning stove and TV. There is a washer/dryer set within the rear boot room. So, when the day is done climb the stairs where you will find six bedrooms, to the right of the landing there is a king-size bedroom with a four poster bed and an en-suite shower room with WC and a double room with feature fireplace. A couple of steps down off the landing is another king-size room with en-suite shower and WC and a twin room. There is a bathroom on this landing with shower over bath and WC. Leading through to the Tudor part of the house  you will find the impressive Queen’s room with a king-size four poster bed and en-suite shower and WC. A separate staircase leads back down to the snug. On the 2nd floor there is a large king-size bedroom with free standing claw foot bath and separate WC. And for relaxing, a TV/Games room where you can enjoy a good movie.

Outside the house is surrounded by mature gardens with well stocked boarders and a patio area with table and chairs for summer dining. There is ample off-road parking to the front of the house.

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

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 6 bedrooms – 2 king-size with four poster bed, 2 king-size, 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 3 en-suite shower rooms with rainfall showers and WC, 1 en-suite claw foot bath and separate WC
  • 5 oven electric Aga with induction hob, microwave, pantry, fridge/freezer, and dishwasher
  • Utility area with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Wood burner in snug (first basket of logs included)
  • TV in lounge and snug
  • 2 dogs welcome (dogs go free)
  • TV/Games room on the top floor
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Pubs, shops and restaurants 4 miles
  • Regret no stag or hen or parties
  • £250 security deposit payable to owner 1 week before arrival

Sue Pierce-Smith

This property is personally managed by Sue.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Robert 19th November 2021

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What a fabulous place for a group weekend break. So much more impressive than the photos suggest. Youre partying where so many royals have trod before you. Lovely surrounding countryside and great walks in the vicinity. Vicky was a great hostess too and on hand for any queries. Highly recommend. We will be back.

Reviewed by Linda 8th October 2021

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An absolutely stunning property in a beautiful part of the Cotswolds. The beds were very comfortable with hotel quality bed linen and towels so felt very luxurious, great curtains too so a good night's sleep was had by all . The living spaces were well furnished and beautifully decorated. The kitchen dining area was so huge and comfortable that we Read morebarely used the rest of the house- we self catered every evening (12 adults), a very sociable space. Attention to every detail was first class. Hide

Reviewed by Dawn 10th September 2021

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Beautiful historic house with stunning views. The photographs do not do it justice. Immaculately clean and has a great gas bbq with quality tools provided. 12 adults and a dog all had a fantastic weekend.

Reviewed by John 20th December 2020

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Fabulous place to stay in with everything you need to make memories. The kitchen with its island and AGA make it very special. As we stayed at Christmas we didnt get a chance to do much exploring outside of the house but I can imagine its a gorgeous place to stay in the warmer months.

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View towards the Royal hunting lodge
Formal drawing room
Morning room
Cosy snug with wood burner
Ground floor WC
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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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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