Old School Cottage is a small, detached, stone cottage in the unspoilt Windrush Valley, a few miles from Burford. Go down the path to a pretty, secluded walled garden or unwind in the sitting room with the wood burning stove or settle down with a good book on one of the window seats.
Asthall is an ideal holiday location, being an idyllic secluded hamlet with a village pub and another inn on the river by Swinbrook, a ten-minute walk away by road or across the fields. Closer to the cottage in Asthall, just down the lane, is the historic Manor house and church. Asthall Manor was the childhood home of the Mitford sisters.
There are ample walks throughout the stunning surrounding areas, where you can take a break in a local village pub or admire the architecture in one of the many picturesque Cotswold villages and their beautiful churches.
This holiday cottage at a glance
Sleeps four guests.
A ground floor bathroom and a first floor shower room.
Please note that the stairs are steep leading up to the first floor.
Wood burning stove.
Walled garden with patio and rural views.
Parking available for two vehicles.
One small well-behaved dog is welcome (small additional charge).
Minimum of a two night stay.
Stripped pine floors downstairs.
A path from the back door leads to the walled garden, with patio and pleasant views over the fields.
Lovely walks along the river.
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine.
Flatscreen TV and DVD. Telephone with honesty box.
Travel cot and highchair available on request.
Garden furniture and barbecue.
Attractions and nearby amenities
In close proximity are the picturesque Cotswold towns of Bourton-on-the-Water, Burford and Stow-on-the-Wold which all offer a wealth of charming shops, restaurants and pubs.
The Slaughters and The Barringtons are two quintessential, quiet Cotswold villages nearby, with uninterrupted country views over the Windrush Valley and some pretty footpaths and bridle paths.
The increasingly popular 6 week Festival Opera in June and July held in the village of Longborough is well worth a trip.
For sports enthusiasts visit the world renowned Cheltenham racecourse or play a round at The Wychwood or Burford Golf Clubs.
Enjoy a day’s punting on the river at Oxford admiring the spectacular architecture or visit the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-upon-Avon no more than a 45 minute drive away.
Enjoy a day at Sezincote House & Gardens, close to Moreton-in-Marsh.
A great day out for the whole family: Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park.
Batsford Arboretum and Garden Centre Batsford Park, Moreton-in-Marsh.
Close by is the historic Sudeley Castle & Gardens, Winchcombe.
Visit Snowshill Manor & Garden Snowshill, Near Broadway.
Explore the ruins of Chedworth Roman Villa, Yanworth, near Cheltenham.
Cycle Hire available from Ty Cycles
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