Burford typifies the idyllic Cotswold market town. It is easily accessible from the A40 and lies at the heart of the Cotswolds, making trips to Stow-on-the-Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh, or Chipping Norton a breeze. Guests who choose a self-catering holiday in Burford are never disappointed with the views and the picturesque High Street of this medieval town. Packed with antique shops, galleries and tea rooms you can easily while away an afternoon in the town itself. Set on the River Windrush, the town’s three-arched medieval bridge is a great starting point for a walk as the town curls up the side of the valley passing historic buildings, built from Cotswold stone in stunning shades of honey and gold.Read More
The 12th century Church of St John the Baptist has a prominent crossing tower featuring a crowned spire which was added at the end of the 14th century. Hosting three services every Sunday it is worth the trip to see inside the Grade 1 listed building which is one of the top 10 visited churches in the country.
During your stay at a holiday cottage in Burford, the Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens are a must see for wildlife fans. It’s situated a couple of miles south of the town and home to penguins, lemurs, rhinos, giraffes and lions. The gardens sprawling over 160 acres feature a planted walled garden and a tropical house.
At the slightly more unusual Crocodiles of the World zoo, visitors will find one of the most diverse crocodile collections in the world. With seventeen of the worlds twenty-four crocodile species housed here, brave visitors can even take part in a feeding session or keeper experience. It is only a five-minute drive from Burford centre.
Once you have worked up an appetite the Bakery on the Hill is a traditional family-run bakery serving delicious breads, pastries and locally roasted coffee in the onsite café. And if it’s a picnic you need then look no further than nearby Huffkins where the friendly staff will be delighted to put together a selection of their tasty sweet and savoury treats for you.
Come evening, there are plenty of quintessential country pubs serving outstanding food and local ales. The Cotswolds Arms is nestled on the High Street itself and is known for its live music. The Lamb Inn is tucked away down a side road but the award-winning food, stunning courtyard and walled garden – not to mention the excellent service and award winning food – will most definitely tempt our guests in for dinner.
At the end of each day you can return back to the comfort of the luxurious holiday cottage you’ve chosen to call home for a well earned rest.
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