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Church Cottage


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Neatly tucked away by the church, in a beautifully secluded location on a no-through lane, Church Cottage lies in the heart of the oldest part of Burford yet is just moments from its iconic high street. This charmingly traditional cottage sleeps up to six guests and is jam-packed with original features and history. Hidden away behind Church Cottage is an equally lovely walled garden and rose terrace. It is exceptionally private and offers timeless views of the church. With the myriad attractions of Burford just a short stroll away, Church Cottage is the perfect base for your Cotswold escape.
Full Description

The origins of why Church Cottage is so named are evident from the moment you turn off the High Street onto this peaceful lane. Filling the skyline at the end of the lane lies the ancient Church of St John the Baptist, immortalised forever by LS Lowry in his painting of Burford Church. The elegant pale Cotswold stone of this cottage sits perfectly in harmony with its historic surroundings.

As you step through the front door Church Cottage begins to weave its magic. The sympathetic restoration ensures this is a house that remains true to its roots. Original ironmongery, light switches, vintage finds, and original works of art create a warm and welcoming feel. On the ground floor, you’ll find a country-style kitchen, a cosy living room with a wood burner and a spacious dining room with simply glorious views over the church. Upstairs, are three bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room and a family bathroom.

Hidden from view, Church Cottage also benefits from a beautiful, fully enclosed garden where you can while away long summer evenings on the rose-clad terrace. This is a rare find in an old town such as Burford, and is a truly lovely south-facing garden, with uninterrupted views over the church and there’s plenty of outdoor seating. There is one off-street parking space, on the drive.

Ground Floor

Entrance Hall and downstairs WC:
As you step through the red front door into the entrance hall, you’ll find plenty of room for coats, umbrellas, boots, and shoes. Above is a Victorian clothes-drying rack, operated on a pulley system, providing an efficient and environmentally friendly way to dry clothes. There's also a downstairs WC and washbasin, situated in the old privy.

There is one step into a well-equipped kitchen, a light and airy space filled with original features. The super-efficient ‘Everhot’ range cooker will be warm and ready to use and is fantastic for baking and drying alike. The row of cream cupboards conceals all the practical things needed for a self-catering stay including a separate fridge and freezer, washing machine and dishwasher and in the tall cupboard you’ll find the microwave, and a full range of plates, glasses, and cooking equipment.

A real feature of the kitchen is the owner’s collection of vintage tins in the glass-fronted cabinet.

Sitting Room:
This cosy room is the heart of the cottage, with original painted wooden floorboards and beams, cheerful floral curtains and comfortable seating including two armchairs and a three-seater sofa. An inviting wood-burning stove sits within the original brick fireplace, framed by handmade oak bookcases. The perfect place to curl up next to the fire with a book in hand or settle down to watch the smart television, which can be found in the antique pine corner cupboard, along with a DVD player, Bluetooth speaker and a selection of games and puzzles. French windows lead out into the garden.

Dining Room:
Offering stunning views over the church, this is a delightful room where you can linger over long and leisurely meals. The six-seater dining table ensures plenty of space, and double doors lead from here out to the secluded rose terrace, where alfresco meals can also be enjoyed. Furniture from a bygone era and pretty ceramics create a warm and characterful atmosphere.

First Floor

Upstairs Landing:
At the top of the stairs, you’ll find a wide wooden worktop which houses the travel cot and a baby changing mat.

A bright and compact bathroom, with a gorgeous, original 1930’s bathtub with attached shower hose, W.C., and wash basin.

Bedroom One:
With its soft, pastel-coloured walls and furnishings and comfortable queen-size bed, it’s hard not to feel cosy in this charming bedroom with its sloping ceiling. There’s also plenty of space and storage, with two bedside tables with drawers, a lovely vintage pine chest of drawers, and a small hanging cupboard. This bedroom offers lovely views over the gardens and rooftops of old Burford.

Bedroom Two:
Set up as a children’s bedroom, this charming room is sure to enchant all ages. There is a pair of comfortable single beds with a large vintage pine chest of drawers between them. A captivating illustration of a rabbit family hangs above, guaranteed to delight young guests, while the quaint fireplace (not working) and patchwork curtains all add to the appeal of this cheerful twin room.

Bedroom Three:
Complete with two 1940s chests of drawers, bedside tables, and modern radio – the master king-size bedroom is full of thoughtful touches. This room has a fabulous view of the church and the rose terrace below. If you leave your windows open on a summer evening, you can enjoy the scent of the roses in the bedroom.

The en-suite shower room has a walk-in shower, WC, wash basin and cubby holes for storage.


Hidden behind Church Cottage is the most wonderful of gardens. Offering total privacy and seclusion, this is a gorgeous spot to enjoy lazy summer afternoons and for children to play. The garden is south facing ensuring lots of sunshine and during the spring and summer months filled with flowers, it also offers the most beautiful views of the church. This delightful garden also boasts a rose terrace, where you can dine alfresco or enjoy sunset drinks, surrounded by the heavenly scent of roses. There’s plenty of outdoor seating throughout the garden, there is also a small lockable shed, which is a good spot for deliveries to be left and luggage to be stored. There is one parking space on the private driveway, this is extremely rare for Burford.
Full List of Facilities


  • Bedroom One - Double
  • Bedroom Two - Double
  • Bedroom Three - Twin
  • 2 Bathrooms - 1 en-suite shower room, 1 family bathroom with bath, one downstairs WC
  • Hair dryer - 3
  • Fire - Starter logs using sustainably sourced wood provided
  • Oven - Everhot range cooker
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Coffee machine - Nespresso
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining table - Seats 6
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed
  • TV - Smart
  • Travel cot (cot linen not provided) - 120 x 60 cm
  • Highchair
  • Stair gates
  • Sound system - Bluetooth Wonderboom speaker for indoor and outdoor use


  • Garden
  • Outdoor dining area
  • No BBQ available
  • Parking - Off-road parking for 1 car, on-street parking available nearby. Lockable storage for bikes in shed.
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping:

The excellent Co-Operative mini-market is a three-minute walk from the cottage and stocks all immediate shopping requirements, with a great wine selection. If you prefer independent shops then try Mrs Bumbles delicatessen just round the corner from Lawrence Lane, a little way up the High Street, with a wide range of delicious cold meats, cheeses, homemade pies and savouries, everything is locally sourced where possible. Church Cottage is just a few paces away from the historic High Street, where you will find artisan boutiques, cafés serving delicious snacks and meals, and interesting pubs.

Eating Out:
  • The Angel (0.2 miles)
  • The Lamb Inn (0.3 miles)
  • The Bull (0.2 miles)

The Cotswolds is full of beautiful walks, chiefly the 102 miles eponymous Cotswold Way. However, do not fear if you’re not feeling up to trekking over 100 miles, there are plenty of shorter, flatter walks around Burford. The Windrush circular 5-mile walk that begins and ends in Burford, with a lovely return stretch along the River Windrush, is perfect for those looking to explore a little further afield.

Places to Visit:
  • Burford Garden Company (1 mile)
  • Cotswold Wildlife Park (3 miles)
  • Lechlade on Thames (8 miles)
  • Train - Charlbury (8.5 miles)
  • Taxis - Burford Taxi Company
As well as exploring everything the local town has to offer, why not take a day to sit back, relax, and let the experiences come to you. We have curated some of our favourite local businesses who offer experiences directly to your cottage, including pamper and spa packages, a personal chef service, or craft workshops. Follow the link below to explore all the experiences available at your cottage.
Points of Note
  • Book with us to get exclusive discounts to top attractions and experiences. 
  • Parking: Church Cottage has private driveway parking for one car (there is more parking nearby)


Beautiful rustic cottage in quaint Burford. Perfect for our family to stay local for a wedding in the village!

| 27/10/2023

Perfect! Totally charming. Loved the property! Clean, comfortable, great location. Just as lovely as the site photos.

| 06/10/2023

Excellent service and a beautiful house. Very comfortable and in a great setting. Highly recommend Church Cottage.

| 25/09/2023

The cottage is perfectly located in town but on a quiet side street next to a beautiful church. The house is in great condition with attention to detail. We had a wonderful stay and will be back!

| 02/08/2023

Great location! Walkable to excellent bakeries, restaurants and shops in the beautiful town of Burford. The house was a charming English cottage with a beautiful and peaceful garden to enjoy. Right next door to a stunning church and a good private driveway.A very nice stay with extremely responsive hosts. I would highly recommend and would stay there again!

| 20/07/2023


It’s not hard to want to fill your home with locally produced items when you live in a Cotswold town like Burford. Church Cottage is just a few paces away from the historic High Street, where you will find artisan boutiques, cafés and interesting pubs. Walk to the top of the High Street and look back down the hill to enjoy one of the most exquisite views in the Cotswolds – and perhaps the finest ‘streetscape’ in England. Burford is also perfectly located for exploring the rest of the Cotswolds with highlights such as Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Norton, Cirencester and Woodstock all within easy reach.