On a rainy English Monday afternoon last summer, we made our way in to Burford.
It is a classic Cotswold town less than an hour from Oxford. The golden buildings with the rolling hills filled with sheep in the background are a dead giveaway…this is tea and scone country.
knickknacks and sweeties…just what the doctor ordered.
Back to the rainy High Street, it was time to head to the hotel for check in.
The original building was probably associated with the priory back in the early 15th century, perhaps as a Dormy House for visitors in medieval times. Finally it became an inn around the mid 1600s when Burford was a flourishing market town with a strong coaching trade.
The steep stairs, and low head room are a clue to its age. The garden shows off the beautiful stone work.
We have stayed with this group of hotels before…classic character buildings beautifully modernized.
The Lamb was no exception.
The decor was stunning.
And the art throughout the inn and our room was charming and whimsical.
Finally the sun came out, and it was time to make another pass through town.
The pubs were open for business.
Down a side street was the local church and school. It all was very serene.