Unwind and uncork

At Aintree Cottage, Cotswold stone wraps itself around layers of soft luxury. Drink in the bucolic views from the terrace. Seek out serenity in the spa and health club, complete with pool and pampering. Unwind and uncork in front of unbelievably homely fires.

A haven of serenity and soft luxury

Aintree Cottage’s soft luxury comes wrapped in Cotswold stone and adorned with heart-stopping views of the Evenlode Valley. This is a holiday cottage, but the accent here is on gracious, relaxed country living amid lamps, books and flowers.

Unwinding at Aintree Cottage comes in a multitude of flavours. Escape with a tipple and a book to the high and handsome grand drawing room. Fling open the French windows onto the terrace and drink in the views of the sweeping lawns and borders.

Seek out serenity in the shared spa and health club. The soft furnishings, from Colefax and Fowler curtains to the Ralph Lauren bedsheets, are all grown-up. But there’s plenty here for kids, with the shared outdoor play area, indoor games room, tennis court, playhouses, swimming pool, and pedal cars and bikes.

Unwind and uncork in front of open fires, walk the woodlands, read the books, sleep deeply in the cradle of rural silence.

Pampering, pottering and pigeons

On site, swim, shoot clay, hire bikes or lie back and be pampered. Off site, Burford’s bookshops demand a potter, the megalithic Rollright Stones are older than the Rolling Stones, and the lido comes with water slide and wide smiles. Go wild at the wildlife park, or get down to the Crocodile Zoo and make it snappy.

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