Part of the wonderful Cotswold Hills which have remained one of the UK’s most popular holiday destinations for years, Burford in Oxfordshire is full of beautiful buildings, delightful rural scenery within which can be found some idyllic self-catering accommodation. The fabulous rural surroundings are perfect for rambling and trekking, whether it’s a leisurely stroll or an intense hike. Hire a bike or visit the local stables and take a pony out for the day across the countryside.
The Chestnuts is a large, Eco-Luxe, 5-Star Gold Cotswold holiday Cottage in Shilton, an unspoilt village near historic Burford in Oxfordshire. Sleeps 8. This award-winning cottage has been beautifully renovated and furnished to create a relaxing and child friendly rural retreat in the Cotswolds.
The area also hosts some of the most beautiful natural gardens in the area, all of which are open to the public – immerse yourself in the sights and smells of nature as you lose yourself in a world of horticultural delights during Burford’s Open Gardens events. As well as all this there is also a Wildlife Park filled with exotic animals from all over the world; take a step into the jungle and take the family to Burford’s Wildlife Park and Gardens. Just a little further afield, Cheltenham and Oxford all lie within easy reach for day trips.
Places to Visit Near Burford
Minster Lovel Hall & Dovecote. Stroll around these attractive ruins of a 15th century Oxfordshire manor house, in a beautiful rural setting beside the River Windrush. An English Heritage property.
Explore Burford Church and discover its tragic history connection with The Levellers - a social reform movement up there with the Tolpuddle Martyrs and The Luddites.
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens With one of the largest zoological collections in the UK located within stunning country house gardens this is a lovely day out for the family.
Lynwood & Co Most locals will happily tell you that the Lynwod & Co coffee shops (there are four in Burford, Lechlade, Fairford and Carterton) are the best places to partake of a morning coffee, a light lunch or afternoon tea.
Huffkiins Bakery (if only for the lardy cake or their Takeaway Cream Tea Picnic Box). The Cotswold's premier bakery with eight bakeries with eat-in options including Burford.
- The Thames at Lechlade
- The River Leach from Burford to Eastleach village for a drink and a bite to eat at The Victoria Inn before returning home.