Burford, United Kingdom
Lying at the heart of the bustling town of Burford, only a few steps from the high street, Burford Rectory is a quintessential property dating back to the 17th century, whose construction is traditionally attributed to Christopher Kempster, an English master stonemason who trained with Sir Christopher Wren, working on St Paul's Cathedral. A jewel of the Cotswolds, the stunning Burford Rectory welcomes you with lush green fairways weaving their way through mature trees.
Blessed by centuries of history and grade II-listed, an air of classical elegance pervades this magnificent old rectory in West Oxfordshire, England. After several years of meticulous restoration, Burford Rectory is now a cosy and welcoming property, which was converted into an exclusive country estate, keeping many of the original details of this historic building. Enveloped in spectacular lush outdoor spaces, mature trees, and gloriously lush lawns that are idyllic extensions of the traditional indoors, Burford Rectory is equipped with security systems, ensuring optimal safety and maximum seclusion.
With a nod to the past, but firmly planted in the present, this magnificent Queen Anne style residence offers a light-filled, luxuriously appointed living space, where the fireplace is the perfect place to park yourself out of the cold on these wintry days. When it comes to the heart of the home, the 2 living rooms provide a space for relaxing and spending great moments all together, and where to gather in style around the dining room table. The lounges then lead onto a kitchen with top-range appliances that has been designed to make cooking a social event.
With a timeless feeling, the contemporary décor, the lights, and the parquet floor blend perfectly with elegance and class, and are the backdrop for a modern furniture, with vintage and antique objects. Featuring 5 bedrooms distributed over 2 storeys and an attic, Burford Rectory is an ideal venue for extended groups of friends and family. Have fun and play with the children in the garden, or venture into the surrounding area for plenty of other activities, the property is a quiet and comfortable place to stay.
All sharp-looking and finished to a very high standard, the 5 bedrooms come along with 5 bathrooms, some of them allowing guests to capture views of the gently rolling, wooded countryside that weave around the property. With an interior yet full of charm, Burford Rectory has an array of bedrooms and sleeping possibilities for up to 10 guests. While the first bedroom features an exquisite four-poster bed, the second bedroom boasts 2 small double beds with a private toilet. The ensuite master bedroom has a king size bed with its own bathroom, and the forth bedroom features a king size bed. In the attic, both of the last 2 bedrooms have king size beds. On the same storey, guests will also be able to find the dorm room that features 6 single beds.
Take a short drive in any direction and you start to discover the beauty of the Cotswolds. Gentle countryside, idyllic villages, busy market towns, simple country pubs, and stylish shops, boutiques, cafes, and restaurants. There are wildlife and water parks nearby for entertainment and adventure, as well as heritage sites, country houses, and classic formal gardens and parks to explore. At the end of the day, wherever your tastes may have taken you, there’s the pleasure of knowing that you can once again retreat to the peaceful luxury of your own private house and garden.
The towns and villages of the Cotswolds are a delight to tour, with stunning countryside in all directions. Burford, has an excellent wildlife park and the pretty town itself is a pleasure to browse around, whilst at Stratford-upon-Avon, situated a short hour away from your property, daily guided tours are offered to all the places of interest in this World Heritage City of Shakespearian fame. For alternative days out, Oxford and Cheltenham are both only 40 minutes away by car. Famous for its university, with stunning architecture, history and culture, Oxford is a beautiful city where you will find ancient and modern colleges, fascinating museums and galleries, and plenty of parks, gardens and green spaces in which to relax.
With Oxford on one side, Bath on the other and picture-postcard Cotswold villages surrounding it, Cheltenham has lots to offer. Strolling around the city centre, guests will find gorgeous Georgian architecture, pretty parks, festivals dedicated to everything from music and literature to wellbeing and horse-racing, in addition to an impressive array of places to eat, drink and shop.
Single Family Home with 3 levels
5 bedrooms, 7 baths, 5000 square feet, 465 square meters
King, King, King, Other, and 2x Full
10 guests maximum
About an hour and 20 min driving
Lying at the heart of the bustling Cotswolds town of Burford, Burford Rectory offers seclusion and peace!
Pets Welcome Upon Approval
Not Handicap Accessible
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Activities of Interest
- Burford Golf Club (5 mins by car) - Enjoy the challenge while you are overlooking the stunning 18th green through both wooded and open areas!
- Bicester Village (40 mins by car) - Shop at over 160 luxury fashion, lifestyle, beauty and homeware outlet boutiques at up to 60% off!
- You can tour up-river on a Thames Launch or charter your own craft and spend a day, enjoying the world glide by.
- Hiking - With 3000 miles of public footpaths and an idyllic, and flat, landscape, the Cotswolds is a walker’s paradise.
- Zip Wiring - Take the family zip wiring and you’ll experience both sensations, as you and the kids soar in perfect safety.
- Bike Ride - Explore the surroundings at the lakes on a bike, whilst taking in the fresh air and stunning views.
- Paddle Boarding - Float on the calm waters of the Lakes and enjoy your time in nature.
Places of Interest
- Burford - A picturesque medieval town, featured in Forbes list of Europe’s loveliest places to live.
- Cotswolds Wildlife Park (10 mins drive) - A great family day out, a zoo in the grounds of a stately home with wonderful playground.
- Blenheim Palace (30 mins drive) - This World Heritage Site is set within more than 2000 acres of Parkland landscaped by 'Capability' Brown, and the Palace itself houses some of the finest collections of antique furniture in Europe.
- Oxford (45 mins drive) - Explore the birthplace of Alice in Wonderland and enjoy the city's wonderful sights as well as the famous University.
- Bristol (1 hour and 15 mins drive) - With rich maritime heritage with an innovative, dynamic culture, the capital of the South West of England is one of the most cosmopolitan centres outside London.
- Shakespeare's Stratford (1 hour drive) - Take in a show performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company.