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Sandown

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
2 nights minimum
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Set back behind the three central arches, Sandown occupies pride of place in the courtyard. It used to be the carriage house, and its large open-plan drawing-room/dining-room/kitchen has truly noble proportions, with an 11′ ceiling, and length and width to match. The imposing symmetry of the doors and windows called for an equal elegance and sophistication in the decor. so there’s a deep moulded cornice, and the walls are papered in subtle grey-green, a good background for the Ian Sanderson’s yellow-and-cream striped linen curtains. The focal point is the fine antique pine mantelpiece taken from one of the rooms in Bruern Abbey. Clustered round it are a comfortable chesterfield in green Lelievre velvet with a handsome old paisley shawl slung over the back, and a couple of chairs upholst...Set back behind the three central arches, Sandown occupies pride of place in the courtyard. It used to be the carriage house, and its large open-plan drawing-room/dining-room/kitchen has truly noble proportions, with an 11′ ceiling, and length and width to match. The imposing symmetry of the doors and windows called for an equal elegance and sophistication in the decor. so there’s a deep moulded cornice, and the walls are papered in subtle grey-green, a good background for the Ian Sanderson’s yellow-and-cream striped linen curtains. The focal point is the fine antique pine mantelpiece taken from one of the rooms in Bruern Abbey. Clustered round it are a comfortable chesterfield in green Lelievre velvet with a handsome old paisley shawl slung over the back, and a couple of chairs upholstered in Mulberry paisley. The cosiest place on a cold day is the club fender in front of the open fire, or the big paisley ottoman strategically placed for trays or magazines on the needlework rug. Beside the fire on the left is a tall glazed Victorian bookcase in stripped pine, and on the other side a desk. Above it all gleams the brass of a Dutch six-light candelabra. The kitchen area is paved with pale terracotta tiles laid diagonally, and the centrally placed pine island unit, which houses the microwave, is surfaced half in granite and half in pine, with sockets built-in for appliances. It was specially designed to take the machines – like the food processor – which are too heavy and bulky to store in the cupboard units, and to give a good large extra work surface. Over it hangs an oval wrought iron rack for saucepans and utensils. The units are painted warm ivory, and topped with brown granite, and there’s a row of highly decorative Mason’s Ironstone plates above. The master bedroom is on this floor, its mahogany four-poster magnificently dressed in ochre-and-cream silk, striped with watery blues and greens. There’s a 19th century mahogany chest of drawers, and a rosewood desk with a deep green leather top, made by Terence Conran as a young man, pre Habitat. The ensuite bathroom is painted the same buff as the bedroom and there’s a power shower over the bath. The pièce de resistance is a fine old marble-topped French washstand in pitch pine, brought over from Normandy. The stairs are lined with old animal prints. In the upstairs bedroom, there are two single four-posters dressed in a blue-and-white Provençal print, and an antique blue-and-white faux bamboo table. The walls are off-white, and the ensuite wet room is tiled in marble from floor to ceiling. There is a power shower and washstand running across under the window. Down a flight of stairs outside is a large terrace, with a wonderful view of the lawns and the long border of the walled garden. Rose- and clematis- covered trellises on both sides combine with beds full of viburnums, roses, phlox and lilies to give privacy for al fresco dining. There is a property above Sandown.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
2 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Manager
Bruern LLP
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2017
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

We first came to. Bruern in 2002 and now are addicted! Wonderful location with access to so many attractions. Cottages are superb with everything you could possibly need for a five star holiday. Friendly staff, luxury accommodation at a very reasonable tariff. Highly recommend. We...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank manieril
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

We stayed for a week at this lovely, out of the way, but easily accessible cottage accomodation in the Cotswolds. Located just outside of Burford and down a long, one lane road, the cottages are beautifully appointed and the staff are very accomodating. The welcome...More

Date of stay: June 2017
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Reviewed 4 May 2017

We recently returned to Bruern for our 10th visit after an absence of 9 years staying in Sandown for the first time. Bruern is very special to us as it was to my friend and law partner who took us there for our first visit...More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank wgillis
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This is a truly amazing place. From the moment I contacted the cottages to arrange a booking, I've experienced top class customer service. My booking was handled promptly and with much professionalism. We arrived to find Sandown centrally located with a lovely commanding view of...More

Date of stay: September 2016
Thank Happyinrome888
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Sandown is a very charming cottage in an amazing setting. We enjoyed the swimming pool, the garden and being able to bbq with our travelling companions. The kitchen has all the amenities you need and the dining/lounge complete with open fire is simply wonderful and...More

Date of stay: May 2016
Thank gailo941
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Reviewed 16 October 2015

I have stayed at Bruern on five occasions over the past 10 years, but this is my first review. It is perfect for a couple, families or two couples traveling together. Our most recent stay was Sandown which is ideal for two couples, each having...More

Date of stay: October 2015
Thank sfinestone
Reviewed 18 August 2015

We stayed at the Sandown Cottage (2 bedrooms) during the first week of August and were very happy. My little ladies were impressed with their poster beds and all the facilities. The indoor swimming pool was a winner as well as the bikes available free...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank Mary C
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Gym
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Patio
Ping Pong Table
Playground
Pool Table
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Indoor Pool
Stereo System
Cooker
Swingset
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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Located between Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Norton and Burford.
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