Cottages near Burford
Discover the Gateway to the Cotswolds
Originally a fortified Anglo-Saxon ford, Burford grew into a wealthy wool town and important regional crossroads, granting the gateway name. There is a mix of Tudor and Georgian buildings, with its famous High Street sweeping downhill towards the River Windrush and the medieval three-arched bridge.
Burford is a firm favourite for history lovers – you can have dinner where Nelson dined, see where King Charles and Nell Gwynn stayed, and even visit England’s oldest pharmacy. The eclectic mix of buildings offers a unique landscape, once described by John Betjeman as “the most charming town in Oxfordshire” and by Simon Jenkins as “the finest stone town in England.” For both of them, it was the medieval High Street that won their hearts.
The village also remains close to amenities such as Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens and Crocodiles of the World. Discover our range of Burford properties below for your historic escape.