Cottages near Burford
Discover Burford, the Gateway to the Cotswolds
Burford epitomises the Cotswolds in all its pale, treacly-toned glory. History pours from its 16th-century buildings and medieval bridge. Its gorgeous high street is still lined with half-timbered houses and old stone buildings sweeping down to the three-arched bridge that spans the River Windrush. Once a wealthy woold town, and an important regional crossroads, Burford is still a popular market town and sits firmly on the must-see-in-the Cotswolds list.
For lovers of the past Burford is steeped in history. You can have dinner where Nelson dined. Visit the oldest pharmacy in England and see where King Charles and Nell Gwynn stayed. The local museum is tiny but perfectly formed and provides an insightful glimpse into Burford’s past.
Burford’s pretty buildings now house a range of independent boutiques, art galleries and shops selling all manner of things you didn’t know you needed. There is also an excellent array of classic tearooms and cafes thrown in for good measure. For those in search of a traditional pub Burford also over-delivers with several excellent options, many of which are dog-friendly. The Lamb Inn, in particular, dates to the 1300s. It is as atmospheric as you would expect an inn of this age to be!
Burford is known as the ‘gateway to the Cotswolds’ for good reason. There are many popular Cotswold attractions within easy reach of the town. Families and animal lovers will adore the Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, and the fearsome creatures at Crocodiles of the World. Whilst pretty villages such as Bibury, home to Arlington Row and the Bibury Trout Farm and several National Trust estates are all just a short drive away.
We have a range of cottages and holiday homes near Burford, making it the ideal base for your time in the Cotswolds.