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    In the heart of the
    Cotswolds, between Chipping Norton, Stow-on-the-Wold and Burford, Bruern
    Holiday Cottages are one of the few holiday rentals to welcome guests just as a
    hotel does - for a single night or for eight weeks, both during the week and at
    the weekend. Even though Bruern is self-catering, you are not expected to
    entirely provide for yourself on your first night, so when you arrive, there
    are essentials like milk, butter, eggs and sausages waiting for you, along with
    a few little luxuries like champagne, homemade cakes and local artisan cheese
    with biscuits.

    Twice National
    Winners of VisitBritain’s England for Excellence Award, and current holders of
    EnjoyEngland’s Gold Award for quality, Bruern Holiday Cottages set a new benchmark
    for self-catering when Judy Astor first started converting the properties in
    1992, at one time comprising eight of the properties holding VisitBritain’s top
    grade awards, has compared with only 132 for the whole of the rest of Great
    Britain. Bruern offers the comfort and attention to detail of a good hotel,
    combined with the privacy, independence and space of home, amidst the civilised
    ease and style of English Country House living. However, there are four things
    that really set Bruern apart from other self-catering holiday rentals.

    Firstly, it is a
    paradise for children, with three playgrounds, a play cabin, a wendy house, toy
    cars and bicycles for every child and in every size - and above all other
    children. Lastly, there’s a games room with, pool, table tennis and table
    football, for older teens (and maybe older-than-teens), for whom the above are
    a little too babyish.

    Secondly, there is
    the decor, which eschews the monotonous orthodoxies of minimalism, being
    unashamedly English Country House style – the atmosphere is elegant yet
    comfortable, and all the properties have log fires, and canopied or four poster

    Thirdly, the gardens,
    which are a blend of formal and informal elements, feature topiary, cutting
    gardens with box hedges, gazebos, little orchards, statuary, a wisteria tunnel,
    and a vast hundred yard herbaceous border. There is barely a square foot of the
    entire estate that has not been planned out with a passion for landscape and an
    eye for detail. In 1999 Bruern’s gardens were even awarded a marking of 100 out
    of 100 by VisitBritain that neither we nor anyone else has ever bettered; and
    nor will it ever be bettered, unless the laws of arithmetic change.

    Finally, there is the
    indoor swimming pool, gym and spa, which looks out on to a separate Italianate
    garden and terrace, with a classical portico to sit beneath in the shade. Cited
    by Tatler in 2009 as one of the “101 best spas in the world”, here you can book
    reflexology, massages, pedicures, manicures and facials. All in all, Bruern is
    a place that is simply unique – over eighty percent of our business comes from
    returning guests, and of new guests the majority come from personal
    word-of-mouth recommendations. We haven’t had a review score on TripAdvisor of
    less than 5/5 (Excellent) in 3 years – if you read the reviews, you’ll see why.

    Villa Information

    Bedrooms: 5

    Sleeps: 10 

    Facilities & Amenities

    • Luxury cottages with 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 bedrooms
    • Indoor heated pool
    • Gym
    • Spa treatments
    • Bicycles
    • Children’s playground
    • Welcome Hamper (Champagne, Bacon, sausages, milk, butter, eggs, bread, cereals, juice)
    • Private Caterers (on request)


    • Housekeeping
    • Spa treatments




    Bruern is located in the heart of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, between Burford, Chipping Norton and Stow-on-the-Wold. Closest cosy pubs are only 3 miles away.

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