College Farm Cottage, Dog Friendly, Cotswolds - sleeps 3 guests in 2 bedrooms
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About Becky Brooks
Surrounded by nothing but acres of fields filled with wildlife, College Farm Cottage is a charming 18th Century dog and child friendly property, sleeping 3 guests in 2 bed-rooms with 1 bathroom. Just a short drive from the Cotswold towns of Burford and Lechlade, College Farm Cottage is perfect for guests seeking open space and tranquilli-ty. Complete with a woodburner, garden, private parking and plenty of walking routes quite literally on your doorstep, this cosy cottage is a real hidden treat.
Becky Brooks purchased this Cottage in 0
Located in an unspoilt set of farm buildings with a beautiful threshing barn. Plentiful walks available and dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead due to ground nesting birds. Very comfortable beds .
Great base for our weekend in Cotswold
College Farm Cottage was perfect for our weekend stay - charming and full of features transporting you ages down the history, but skillfully modernized to provide all necessary comforts. The wood stove with the full basket of wood made ready for us was really appreciated in the cold rainy evenings.
The location is also great with the fields surrounding the farm giving the feel of remoteness and calm, while the picture perfect villages and towns being only a short drive away in all directions.
Thank you for the great service!
Benefitting from the best of both worlds, College Farm Cottage enjoys a secluded loca-tion but is also the perfect location for exploring Burford and the wider Cotswolds. Please see the framed OS map in the sitting room where College Farm sits exactly centrally. In just a 5-10 minute drive you will find yourself on the High Street of Burford, a stunning medieval market town with plenty to offer. The excellent Co-operative supermarket on the High Street stocks all immediate shopping requirements and is open 7am – 10pm every day of the week. There is also a Co-operative supermarket in Lech-lade, a 5-10 minute drive in the opposite direction to Burford, open 8am-8pm every day.
There are some great cafés in Burford. Head towards the historic church and you will discover the newly built Warwick Hall and café, ideal for a morning coffee and snacks. Another good spot for a reviving cup of coffee or tea is Lynwood & Co on the High Street, where you can also buy delicious local artisan-made Sourdough bread and of course the famous Huffkins tea shop. If you find yourself parking in the main car park for Burford near the church (free parking) you will cross the mill-race connecting to the charming River Windrush that meanders through the Cotswolds, a lovely spot to feed the ducks and swans!
Burford used to be a major coaching town between London and the West Country and was home to 35 coaching inns! The town still retains 13 pubs, of which some favourites are The Angel, a very good gastropub, The Highway and The Lamb on Sheep Street. There’s also a great variety of specialist shops to explore – including Maggie White and the fascinating Tolsey Museum.
Alternatively, The Victoria in Eastleach, a very pretty Cotswold village nearby, is about an hour walk from the cottage and is a wonderful pub with good food, recommended by Emma and William. Also highly recommended - The Five Alls in Filkins and The Bell in Langford, both excellent pubs. All are popular so booking is essential.
Around 5 miles south of the cottage, you will find Lechlade-on-Thames, a small historic town on the Thames, from which London could be reached by boat. With plenty of walks, a thriving market square, pubs, cafes and antique shops, Lechlade is slightly off the beaten tourist track compared to Burford and makes for a great day out. Here you will find a fantastic butcher, Cutler & Bayliss, selling high quality meat, cheese, fresh vegetables and bread as well as another Lynwood & Co café.
If you fancy exploring a bit further afield, the beautiful ancient Roman market town of Cirencester is about 10 miles south and also there’s Witney which is an easy 11-mile drive east towards Oxford. Like Cirencester it has a great array of high street shops, larger supermarkets such as M&S, Waitrose and Sainsbury’s, eateries and a modern cinema complex. Also, around 15 miles away is the renowned Daylesford Organic Farm in Kingham, a farm complex that offers a farm shop, restaurant, spa as well as other activities such as farm tours and cooking courses. See the Burford Guidebook for further information.