In the heart of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, between Chipping Norton, Stow-on-the-Wold and Burford, Bruern Holiday Cottages are one of the few self-catering 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, so on your arrival we provide you with complimentary essentials like milk, butter, eggs and sausages, along with a few little luxuries like champagne, homemade cakes and local artisan cheese. To give you a true taste of the Cotswolds all the produce we use is sourced from local farms and businesses.
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. It’s a paradise for children, with three playgrounds, a play cabin, a wendy house, toy cars and bicycles for every child. For teens and maybe even older, there’s a games room with pool, table tennis and table football.
Secondly, there is the décor, 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 beds.
Featured in Tatler’s “101 Best Spas”, the facilities at Bruern provide the perfect setting to relax in, with an indoor heated pool whose patio doors open onto a beautiful Italianate garden, with sun loungers on the terrace. Those eager to keep fit can take advantage of the gym, while those less keen can relax at the spa and have a treatment with one of our therapists.
When you step outside into the gardens, you find a blend of formal and informal elements, featuring 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.