This village is lovely and was even mentioned in the Doomsday Book. Some claim that King Charles I hid here during the English Civil War!
A real slice of British rural life, complete with village pub and thatched cottages, the village is surrounded on all sides by rolling green hills for wonderful hikes to nearby villages (also with their own pubs, to satisfy your thirst at the end of a trek!).
It is in the heart of England, one hour by train to London and accessible to Oxford, Cambridge, the Cotswolds, as well as Norfolk and Suffolk, some of our loveliest counties. Surrounding cities include Nottingham, home to Sherwood Forest and Robin Hood! As well as great hikes, there are also nearby bike rental and trail centers!
The cottage is cozy, but beautifully maintained: it is a terraced cottage ( linked to three others ) in the typical 16th century style with beams dating back to the 12th Century when the Plague affected the area (all the houses were burned down and the oak timbers re-used to re-build the village).
Many of the villagers here commute to London on a daily basis. That said, it's a round-trip of about 1.5hrs (15mins to train station; 55mins on the train), and a car would be most important here. Real estate values in the village are sky high, by virtue of the natural beauty of the countryside and the much sought-after homes.
I think that it is a good base to explore our heritage, curl up by a log fire or eat at the local pub which has an outstanding reputation for fine dining.
While there are no shops in the village, the next village is less than a mile away and has all you need by way of groceries and other essentials.
If it's privacy and tranquility you're looking for, this is the place! That said, there is much local village entertainment to which you would be welcome and some very interesting regulars at the pub.
The cottage is fully equipped, with dishwasher, washer/dryer, sink-waste disposal etc and the garden is a true old English cottage garden.
The cottage is ideally suited to those seeking to take advantage of the true British village experience and who would enjoy exploring central England, but with the knowledge that London is very accessible indeed.
You can take a video-tour of my property by going on to You tube and entering tilers cottage2 and then for the village Burton Overy Village