Greenview Cottage is a beautifully presented Cotswold stone property which sleeps 6 guests, in four bedrooms, with two stylish bathrooms. Dating back to the early 18th century, this picture-perfect Grade II listed home has an abundance of character features including exposed wooden beams, natural stone flooring, stone mullion windows and a large inglenook fireplace with a cosy wood burning stove. These period touches have been complemented by elegant furnishings and modern facilities such as wireless internet access, two Smart TVs with a basic Sky package, and a well-equipped kitchen. The attractive courtyard garden at the rear is perfect for the warmer weather and there are two allocated off-street parking spaces available.
Greenview Cottage is peacefully positioned overlooking the village green of Little Barrington, a quintessential English village in the Windrush Valley. Picturesque honey coloured Cotswold stone properties line the lanes and the award-winning village pub, The Fox Inn, has an idyllic setting alongside the River Windrush. Surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there are many walks and cycle routes to explore, as well as popular attractions including the Cotswold Wildlife Park, a great day out for all the family including four-legged companions, Birdland Park and Gardens and Asthall Manor.
The chocolate-box medieval town of Burford is just three miles away, home to a number of independent boutiques, galleries, tearooms and restaurants. Considered the southern gateway to the Cotswolds, the High Street descends from the high Wolds down to the River Windrush, offering stunning views across the valley. Little Barrington's central location within the Cotswolds makes it a good base for exploring the other lovely towns and villages in the area including Stow-on-the-Wold, Cirencester, Bourton-on-the-Water and Kingham. World famous destinations such as Blenheim Palace, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and Bath are also easily accessible for day trips. Greenview Cottage is the perfect house for a gathering of friends or family who are seeking a relaxing Cotswold escape in an unspoilt village. The front door opens into the stylish kitchen/dining room and the following rooms are on the ground floor:
Kitchen/dining room: This wonderful dual aspect kitchen/dining area perfectly blends contemporary style with traditional character. Well-equipped for enthusiastic cooks, this room contains an electric range cooker with five-ring gas hob, a fridge, dishwasher, toaster, Nespresso Pixie coffee machine, kettle, ornamental inglenook fireplace, extendable wooden dining table with seating for eight, and a Roberts radio;
Living room: Boasting exposed beams, stone mullion windows, a charming grandfather clock and an exposed Cotswold stone chimney breast, this inviting room contains an inglenook fireplace with cosy wood burning stove, three-seater sofa, two-seater sofa, two armchairs, wooden chairs and a Smart TV with basic Sky package and DVD player;
Library: Three steps lead up from the living room into the cosy library, a perfect spot for getting lost in a good book. Overlooking the village green, this room contains an armchair, wooden chair and a selection of books and DVDs.
Concealed behind a door in the living room, stairs lead down into the utility room:
Utility room: Contains a freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
A staircase leads up from the living room to a mid-level landing, off which are the cloakroom and back door. The following rooms are located on the first floor, after passing the cloakroom:
Cloakroom: Contains a toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail;
Master bedroom with dressing room and ensuite bathroom: With rural views from the stone mullion window, this elegant bedroom contains a four poster king size bed, two chairs, a window seat, a wall-mounted Smart TV with basic Sky package, chest of drawers and two mirrors. A small step down leads into a dressing room which contains large built-in wardrobes and drawers and a window seat. From here, a small step up leads into the bright and spacious ensuite which contains a freestanding bath with handheld shower attachment, large walk-in rain shower with separate handheld shower attachment, toilet, twin wash basins, a heated towel rail, window seat and stool;
Bedroom 2: Overlooking the courtyard garden, this delightful room contains a king size bed, chest of drawers, freestanding clothes rail with zip storage, armchair, small antique desk and two mirrors;
Family bathroom: A beautifully styled bathroom which contains a bath with handheld shower attachment, large walk-in rain shower with separate handheld shower attachment, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail.
A steep staircase leads from the first floor landing up to the second floor landing which is home to a curtain recess with hanging space for both bedrooms. The following rooms are on the second floor:
Bedroom 3: This tastefully decorated dual aspect bedroom in the eaves contains two single beds, a chest of drawers, bedside table with storage space, three mirrors, a stool and a wooden chair;
Bedroom 4: With striking exposed beams and feature wallpaper, this charming room contains a double bed (available upon request), chest of drawers, wooden armchair, stool and mirror.
Accessed via the back door, the tiered courtyard garden is the perfect setting to relax and unwind with friends and family. A bistro table with seating for two is positioned on the lower level, and on the second tier there is an outdoor table with seating for six and a charcoal barbecue, ideal for al fresco dining in the warmer months. This enchanting enclosed courtyard is surrounded by gorgeous wildflowers, leafy green shrubs and trees. At the front of the cottage there is a delightful sloped garden which overlooks the pretty village green.
Allocated off-street parking is available for two cars opposite the property.
About the location
Burford is possibly one of, if not THE most famous of the Cotswolds' locations. With its medieval bridge, old stone houses and attractive Tudor and Georgian frontages, Burford is justifiably one of the most picturesque towns in England. Often referred to as the 'Gateway to the Cotswolds', the town was originally a fortified Anglo-Saxon ford which later grew to be an important regional crossroads and wealthy wool town. Located mid way between Oxford and Cheltenham (25 mins each away) it is a little haven of history and beauty that many come to fall in love with when they visit.
The 16th century Tolsey building, once the meeting place for medieval merchants, now houses The Tolsey Museum, a delightful local museum illustrating the town's social and industrial past. The church is stunning, a real gem architecturally with many interesting memorials charting some of Burford's great families. There is also the signature, on the baptisimal font, of Antony Sedley, one of the Levellers besieged in the church in 1649 - three of the ringleaders were executed by Oliver Cromwell's men in the churchyard. History awaits!
With little changing over the centuries, Burford is now very popular with visitors, both for its beauty and history but also for its shopping and antiques, and for the wide variety of places to eat, with restaurants, pubs and teashops. It is an ideal base for visiting The Cotswolds area as it is within easy driving distance of popular attractions such as Blenheim Palace, Sudley Castle, Warwick Castle and several National Trust Houses and Gardens. Bourton on the Water, Bibury, Cirencester and Stow on the Wold are all with 25 minutes from the property.
Note: Infants who sleep in a cot do not count towards the occupancy figure, however, due to space restrictions, the occupancy figure may only be exceeded by up to two additional infants.
Note: This is an old, Grade II listed property with many character features including steep stairs, restricted head height in some rooms, low beams and steps between rooms, all of which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility.
Note: The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk.
Note: Bedroom 4 has a double bed that can be set up on request.