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Hillside Cottage

Swinbrook, Oxfordshire (Ref. 988756)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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88 Customer Review(s)

  • Mair

    “We had a great weekend at Hillside.”

    It's a lovely property in a beautiful & peaceful hamlet. The house is well equipped but not as clean as I would have liked with several dead woodlice & cobwebs in the kitchen.

    It's a lovely property in a beautiful & peaceful hamlet. The house is well equipped but not as clean as I would have liked with several dead woodlice & cobwebs in the kitchen. The village pub was excellent. My experience with Manor Cottage wasn't good & I wouldn't recommend them or use them again. I found them unhelpful & inflexible.

    - Mair, May 2022

    Thank you for the constructive feedback. I can only apologise for the woodlice. This is not a true representation of us and I'm so sorry you experienced this. The property is so beautiful and in a wonderful area so I'm glad you got to experience it and I do truly hope to welcome you back again in the future and exceed your expectations. Best wishes, Manor Cottages. Property Owner

The property

Hillside Cottage, Swinbrook is a stunning 5 star cottage, presented to the highest standard and without question one of the finest cottages in the Burford region.

Voted Winner of The Best Holiday Cottage in the Cotswolds in 2019.

The owners have overseen a superb renovation of one of the oldest cottages in this historic village to provide sumptuous (a word we haven't used on a cottage before!) self catering accommodation in a location that overlooks the village church - a truly quintessential spot.

The kitchen is the real heart of the home: beautiful with high quality materials, and Aga and views across the enclosed garden.

The four bedrooms and three bathrooms are similarly stylish, spacious and gorgeous.

We are bowled over by this cottage (one of the team wants to move in!) and we are quite certain you will be too.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en suite bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double with en suite shower room with shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with roll top bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove
  • Second sitting room.
  • Oil fired heating with underfloor heating and wood burning stove
  • AGA (available in winter months) and oven, halogen oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, wine cooler, Nespresso coffee machine, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 1 x TV with Humax freesat and HD recorder with over 200 channels, 1 x TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod Dock, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • On street parking
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio area and furniture
  • One well behaved small dog
  • No smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: The property requires a Good House Keeping Bond of £500 prior to booking
  • Note: Barbecues are not permitted at this property
  • Note: AGA is only available certain months of the year
  • One well behaved dog allowed
  • Please note the property is located in a rural dark village so if arriving at night, please take extra care
  • Once through the garden gate there is an outside light

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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: This property has a £500 good housekeeping bond. This amount is automatically shadowed when the booking is made. If there is any damage caused during your stay that exceeds the £500 good housekeeping bond, please note that you will be held liable for the whole cost to replace / rectify damage.
Note: Barbecues are not permitted at this property.
Note: AGA is only available certain months of the year.
Polite notice from the owner, please read
Please do not park to the side of the property as this will restrict access to others. We would like to ask you to only park at the front of the house.
Over occupancy * and parties are strictly forbidden and breach of these terms will terminate the booking and you will be asked to leave immediately with no refund. This is a neighbourhood watch area and neighbours control monitoring very loud noise and will inform us of this.
Thank you in advance!
Please note the property is located in a rural dark village so if arriving at night, please take extra care. Once through the garden gate there is an outside light.

*Over occupancy (6+) refers to more than 6 people in the property at anytime, unless you are from a single family bubble and you can provide evidence of this.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas