College Farm Cottage, Dog Friendly, Cotswolds - sleeps 3 guests in 2 bedrooms
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.
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Max guests:3 (sleeps up to 3 adults)
We really enjoyed our stay at College Farm Cottage. Could do with a few extra bits in the kitchen like a grill pan handle and kitchen tongs. It was nice and central for the pretty towns and villages we visited and some great walks too. Would stay again.
We had such a wonderful stay! The cottage was the perfect amount of space for 3 people. Everything was very clean and cozy and had everything we needed. The surrounding area/farm was absolutely beautiful and extremely relaxing. It was also in a great location for visiting other towns. We would definitely return!
Great for some peace!
Very quiet and peaceful, lovely little cottage with everything you need, close enough for great days out!
Traditional cottage in peaceful location
The cottage was spacious and well equipped. A very comfortable lounge with WiFi and Netflix being appreciated
We really enjoyed visiting Burford and all the surrounding villages as they are so picturesque
Exactly as described. Very isolated in beautiful English countryside.
We very much enjoyed the unique stay in the English country side. Stairs are quite the challenge but that was stated in the description. It took me a bit to get my bearings straight with the small country roads but that all worked out. Burford is only 5 miles away and had really good restaurants. Especially the Angel at Burford.
We feel our stay was marred by the kitchen, bathroom, garden and very steep stairs, where as the website used poetic licence to describe these areas, and didn’t live up to our expectations.
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.