Once the country home of Sir Lawrence Tanfield, Chief Baron of the Exchequer to Queen Elizabeth I, the Bay Tree Hotel is full of history and tradition. Many original features remain, including a high rafted hall with galleried stairs, oak-panelled rooms, huge stone fireplaces, tapestries and flagstone floors. More recently, The Bay Tree has been sympathetically refurbished using stylish fabrics and wallpapers that help bring the historic hotel to life - You’ll feel the charm as soon as you walk in, whether sitting in front of the inglenook fireplace in the bar, reading a book in the cosy library, or exploring the secret walled garden.
An enchanting Cotswold retreat in the picturesque town of Burford, few could resist the rustic charm of this 16th century residence, whether it is for a leisure break, business trip or special occasion. Bay Tree won Small Hotel of the Year at the National Enjoy England Excellence Awards 2011. The hotel also has a Gold Award for Excellence from Enjoy England. The Bay Tree is steeped in history and awash with character, from the foundations of its mellow stone walls - clad with pinkish-purple wisteria blooms - to its wooden beam rafters. Oak-panelled public rooms, bare stone walls and original stone fireplaces, including an inglenook fireplace, provide a textured canvas upon which rich fabrics, woven tapestries and antiques have been laid down with exquisite flair. For your relaxation, you can select a good book from the hotel library, sink back into a comfortable chair and allow the stresses of everyday life to gradually seep away in front of a roaring log fire. In the summer months, the tranquillity of the walled gardens make for a relaxing haven where you can enjoy a refreshing drink on a warm evening.
- Internet access
- Dog friendly