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Burden Court

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After a hiatus we are naturally delighted that Burden Court has returned to the Luxury Cotswold Rentals fold. A perfectly balanced four, occasionally five, bedroom house Burden Court sits high on a Cotswold escarpment in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the edge of the hamlet of Tresham, not far from the famous Cotswold Way that runs from Bath all the way to Chipping Campden.

Burden Court

After a hiatus we are naturally delighted that Burden Court has returned to the Luxury Cotswold Rentals fold. A perfectly balanced four, occasionally five, bedroom house Burden Court sits high on a Cotswold escarpment in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the edge of the hamlet of Tresham, not far from the famous Cotswold Way that runs from Bath all the way to Chipping Campden.

Believed to have been part of the estate belonging to Sir Matthew Hale (1609-76), Lord Chief Justice, Burden Court is an lovely Grade II* listed 17th century Cotswold stone farmhouse that has changed little structurally over the centuries and features original stone fireplaces, mullion windows and oak beams. Of particular note is the massive inglenook fireplace in the family room and the stunning stone fireplace in the main bedroom suite, originally the ‘solar’ for the master of the house.

Situated on the historic Monarch’s WayBurden Court has panoramic views from nearly every room and this stunning ‘cross passage’ farmhouse was home to the celebrated writer Frances Donaldson, best known for her award-winning biography of King Edward VIII; upon which the television series Edward and Mrs Simpson was based. The years she spent at Burden Court with her husband Lord Donaldson from the end of World War II to the 1960s are documented in her enchanting autobiography “A 20th-Century Life” and it was from here she also wrote a much praised biography of her father, the playwright and society bon viveur Frederick Lonsdale.

Guest Book

“Our stay was just what we needed! It is such a beautiful home, so spacious and cosy. Our boys had a blast using the pool table too. Thank you so much!”

“Lovely house, lovely location! Also a great pool room!”

“The property was perfect in every way.”

“Spent a wonderful weekend in this beautiful house. Gorgeous setting and the house so welcoming on arrival. Thank you.”

“Stunning property, welcoming and cosy. We loved the aga, baths and the pool table. Beautiful surroundings in which to enjoy our Silver Wedding Anniversary. Many thanks.”

“Thank you for an amazing weekend. We had a fabulous time in your stunning house. We loved everything about it as well as the surrounding views.”

“Absolute Perfection. Never want to leave.”

“What a wonderful house! The most idyllic and well- appointed property in the most stunning setting. The beds are SO comfortable! We will be back as soon as we can!”

“We were looking for a property in the Cotswolds not too far from home to celebrate an early Christmas … simply perfect! A fabulous property in a beautiful location.”

“…exceeded our expectations!”

“idyllic, quiet location and had so much charm!”
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Property Details

  • Four En-Suite Bedrooms plus occasional twin bedroom off 2nd floor bedroom
  • Sitting Room & Family Room
  • Kitchen dining room with AGA
  • Billiard Room with piano
  • One and a half acre gardens with fantastic views
  • Barbecue & garden games inc. Croquet
  • Hot tub hire (subject to availability)
  • Only 30 minutes from Bath & Bristol
  • Badminton 15 minutes away
  • Dog friendly, subject to prior approval
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