Steep stairs up to bedroom and bathroom which is a bit off putting. Could have done with more detailed instructions re recycling.
Bay Tree Cottage was very comfortable, self-catering accommodation for the 2 of us for 8 nights. That's quite a long stay and it was perfect. I'd nominate it as ideal for a couple wanting a romantic long weekend in The Cotswolds. The location, close to beautiful Burford, enabled us to visit many of the pretty and often famous Cotswolds villages easily. The cottage is beautifully decorated whilst retaining the original charm of an old stone row house. Cosy good sized lounge/dining room, huge comfy lounge (sofa bed) and beautiful, large original brick fireplace. Good TV. Wifi was excellent. Tiny modern, efficient kitchen with a washing machine. Fantastic. Was a clothesline in yard and pegs, so we line dried our washing. Up the angled stairway of I think 11 stairs was a spacious bathroom with large bath incorporating the electric shower and hand-held options. The open plan bedroom adjacent to the bathroom was spacious and the large bed was very comfortable. A hairdryer was provided. Great views from upstairs windows over surrounding district. The front door (no rear door or yard) opens to the beautiful, private garden, which was a joy to sit in after a long day out, to enjoy twilight. The owner is a very charming, helpful and efficient lady. Our booking was attended to speedily and communications were clear and concise. Advice and provision of a Welcome gift - a bottle of an excellent red wine, cake, bread, milk and butter were a lovely touch. Lovely fresh flowers upstairs and downstairs. Street parking at front gate advised best only for unloading/loading car then advice to park around corner on quieter road, with other residents. No effort to park around corner and definitely safer. Owner also advises of the stairway, typical in the old terrace/row houses, being unsuitable for anyone with mobility issues. Great lighting throughout Cottage including on stairwell but that is a fair warning. Our stay was wonderful and it enabled us to tick off so many of the very beautiful villages. Nearby Taynton perfect. Quiet enough to park and walk around. Castle Combe of Warhorse movie fame a bit of effort to walk into but worth it and the church is beautiful. Bibury/Arlington Row and swans chocolate box pretty. Bretforton in Worcestershire well worth effort as it is sensational and the only National Trust Pub - the Fleece Inn was amazing.
My husband and I enjoyed a 7-night stay at Bay Tree Cottage in the village of Shipton-Under-Wychwood in late April/early May. This was the perfect location for our day trip visits to various Cotswolds towns and villages, as well as Blenheim Palace, Stonehenge, and Salisbury Cathedral. Each day we'd set out in a different direction and loved to explore so many interesting places and enjoy the beautiful scenery between locations (fields are bright yellow at this time of year) ... and then coming home to this comfortable and cozy cottage. With its bedroom and bath upstairs, and the main room and small but nicely outfitted kitchen downstairs, it perfectly suited our needs. The welcome items on the counter and in the fridge were a nice touch too. Thank you!!
Had a fantastic week at Bay tree cottage. Friendly and informative welcome on arrival. The cottage is more than comfortable and ticked all our boxes. I'd highly recommend to stay there for a week.
A cozy cottage full of character. Lovely place to enjoy a relaxing break.
Added bonus of nice pubs serving good food within easy walking distance.