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Old School Cottage is a small, detached stone cottage in the unspoilt Windrush Valley, near Burford.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Two bedrooms, bathroom, shower room. Sleeps four. Parking for two vehicles.

Old School Cottage is a small, detached, stone cottage in the unspoilt Windrush Valley, a few miles from Burford. Go down the path to a pretty, secluded walled garden or unwind in the sitting room with the wood burning stove or settle down with a good book on one of the window seats.

Asthall is an ideal holiday location, being an idyllic secluded hamlet with a village pub and another inn on the river by Swinbrook, a ten-minute walk away by road or across the fields. Closer to the cottage in Asthall, just down the lane, is the historic Manor house and church. Asthall Manor was the childhood home of the Mitford sisters.

There are ample walks throughout the stunning surrounding areas, where you can take a break in a local village pub or admire the architecture in one of the many picturesque Cotswold villages and their beautiful churches.

This holiday cottage at a glance

Sleeps four guests.

Two bedrooms.

A ground floor bathroom and a first floor shower room.

Please note that the stairs are steep leading up to the first floor.

Wood burning stove.

Walled garden with patio and rural views.

Parking available for two vehicles.

One small well-behaved dog is welcome (small additional charge).


Minimum of a two night stay.

Additional features

Stripped pine floors downstairs.

A path from the back door leads to the walled garden, with patio and pleasant views over the fields.

Lovely walks along the river.

Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine.

Flatscreen TV and DVD. Telephone with honesty box.

Travel cot and highchair available on request.

Garden furniture and barbecue.

Attractions and nearby amenities

In close proximity are the picturesque Cotswold towns of Bourton-on-the-Water, Burford and Stow-on-the-Wold which all offer a wealth of charming shops, restaurants and pubs.

The Slaughters and The Barringtons are two quintessential, quiet Cotswold villages nearby, with uninterrupted country views over the Windrush Valley and some pretty footpaths and bridle paths.

The increasingly popular 6 week Festival Opera in June and July held in the village of Longborough is well worth a trip.

For sports enthusiasts visit the world renowned Cheltenham racecourse or play a round at The Wychwood or Burford Golf Clubs.

Enjoy a day's punting on the river at Oxford admiring the spectacular architecture or visit the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-upon-Avon no more than a 45 minute drive away.

Enjoy a day at Sezincote House & Gardens, close to Moreton-in-Marsh.

A great day out for the whole family: Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park.

Batsford Arboretum and Garden Centre Batsford Park, Moreton-in-Marsh.

Close by is the historic Sudeley Castle & Gardens, Winchcombe.

Visit Snowshill Manor & Garden Snowshill, Near Broadway.

Explore the ruins of Chedworth Roman Villa, Yanworth, near Cheltenham.

Cycle Hire

More Details

Property Manager
Rural Retreats Holidays Ltd
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Burford in Asthal

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ground Floor: Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bathroom with bath and wc
    First floor: Shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Shower room
  • Downstairs bathroom. Shower room.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • First floor: Double bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Double bedroom with a 5' bed
    First floor: Twin bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Twin bedroom with 3' beds
  • Double bedroom with 5' bed, Twin bedroom with 3' beds.
  • Television
  • Garden
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
Oil central heating, wood burning stove in the sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine. Flatscreen TV and DVD. Telephone with honesty box. WiFi*. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Barbecue. * Internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to guests free of charge. Should guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor Rural Retreats will be held responsible


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Other Activities:

Cycle Hire can be arranged through Ty Cycles who will deliver to and collect from the cottage. For further details please see

The Swan at Swinbrook -

Punting in Oxford -

Cheltenham racecourse -

Royal Shakespeare Company -


Prices & Availability

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  • rental notes on extra

  • Contractual booking deposit: 33.00% rent

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