Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Well Cottage is a charming 16th century detached cottage situated 50 metres from the river Windrush, set in a very peaceful location and within 3 minutes walk along the river to the village centre. It has been lovingly restored with its original beamed ceilings and large Inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove. The Cottage Garden is centred around a 16th century well. There is private parking for one car in the driveway as well as parking for a second car close to the property. Well Cottage has all the character and charm for a peaceful and relaxing holiday offering modern conveniences including Wi-Fi.
Known to be possibly one of the oldest detached cottages in the village, it has been awarded a 4 star rating by Heart of England Tourist board.
Bourton on the Water is voted as one of the 12 most beautiful villages in the British Isles.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heathrow 50 km, Nearest railway: Moreton in Marsh 8 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
The cottage is located in a quiet cul de sac with the river Windrush closing one end to traffic. The entrance to the cottage is through a small country garden with a seating area for four and a 16th century well. There is private off-street parking for one car as well as parking for a second car close to the property under the side window to the front under the "Private Parking" sign on the road.
On entering the front door there is a small hall with a beamed ceiling and a door closing off the L shaped living room allowing privacy to the main front door. To the left of this hall is a good sized bathroom which is furnished with a Large cast iron bath and complete with a large sized shower head. On entering the L shaped living room you will notice the flag stone flooring with Persian rugs and a wonderful original inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove to the right of the room as a focal point. There are beamed ceilings throughout the cottage
The dining area is furnished with antique chairs and table + Free Sat TV, stereo system and Wi Fi, from which doors lead to a neat kitchen with open stone walls and beamed ceiling.
The 2 large upstairs bedrooms both have beams running the length of each room with a double bed in one and a double and single bed in the other.
|Further details outdoors|
Well Cottage is within a conservation area of the village, on a cull de sac closed at one end by the river Windrush, which gives our location a very quiet and unique advantage.
Walking a few short minutes from the cottage will bring you to the picturesque 16th century pathway along the river. There are several ancient stone bridges which will give access to the lovely antique and gift shops either side of the river.
For those who enjoy walking, there are numerous footpaths and bridleways to explore starting as close as twenty metres from the cottage.
There is a pretty front garden with an ancient well and a carved engraving on the front wall believed to be by the Vicar of Le cal from France.
Sat to Sat bookings only from 12 April to 1 Nov
Short breaks available from 1 Nov to 12 April
The Central England/Cotswolds region
The Cotswolds is rural England at its best, what distinguishes the region is its characteristic warm yellow coloured stone which most of the houses and cottages are built . There is something about the hills and the fields with their dry stone walls, the hedgerows and the friendly towns and villages that blend into rural harmony .
This most attractive region is criss crossed with tracks and public foot paths to accommodate the walker and rambler. Every 3 or 4 miles, the traveller comes upon yet another village of Cotswold stone houses, cottages and farms seemingly more attractive than the last. The area is bounded by Banbury and Oxford to the east, Cheltenham and Gloucester to the west, Cirencester and Stroud to the south, and Stratford on Avon to the north, and is only a mere 80 miles to London.
Bourton on the Water
Bourton-on-the-Water is one of the larger villages of the Cotswolds. Besides being an extremely pretty village itself with its river running through the centre [a short time ago it was voted one of 12 most attractive villages in the British Isles] it has good shopping and restaurant amenities and is an ideal centre with an an excellent bus service to explore this beautiful and historic region of Old England. There are many shops selling crafts, antiques as well as a butchers, bakers, small supermarket, and many small tea rooms and restaurants with 5 pubs to choose from.
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2 Mar 2014
"Well Cottage .....As cute as a button!"
We booked the cottage as a surprise for my sisters birthday...it didn't dissapoint!
A spotlessley clean, cosy cottage with all mod cons,but still retaining bags of character.The location is perfect,so quiet and peaceful but a few minutes stroll from the centre of beautiful Bourton.Booking with Dawn and Bette was a pleasure and we even had a birthday surprise for my sister, when we arrived...so kind. We would have liked to have lit a fire in the stunning inglenook fireplace, but sadly we ran out of time....however there's always next time! Absolutely loved it.!
10 Dec 2013
Fantastic place to stay . Quaint and quirky with bags of character. Ideal location with all pubs , restaurants and shops within walking distance. Cottage had everything we needed for our 3 night stay.… More
7 Nov 2013
"Great location, full of charm, all I wanted and needed."
My Husband and I loved Well Cottage.
The booking arrangements were easy and clear. Dawn was available to answer any questions and made us feel very welcomed.
The cottage was clean, cozy and comfortable.
Walking from the cottage we were 2 minutes to the river and less than 5 minutes to town- but felt far away from the sometimes busy village because of the location at the end of a dead end road.
The peace and quiet was a surprise. We have stayed at other locations in Bourton on the Water and always heard cars or people. Not the case with Well Cottage- it was extremely quiet. Mornings I was woken by birds not cars.
I would defiantly recommend this property- we will be returning on our next trip to the Cotswolds.
26 Jul 2013
"Perfect Holiday in a beautiful cottage"
I stayed in this cottage with my husband and 3 children for 2 weeks last month. It's a beautiful and cosy cottage. Very well furnished and equipped with modern appliances and anything you could p… More
21 Jun 2013
This property is a wonderful find. It is full of character and the location is brilliant - very close to the township but in a quiet cul-de-sac. Great folk to deal with and I would absolutely recommend this property to you if you are looking at staying in the Cotswolds
9 Mar 2013
"A perfect retreat"
We had a wonderful relaxing stay in Well Cottage, so cosy with a wood burning stove & beams. Situated in a lovely peaceful square, yet only minutes from all amenities that Bourton has to ofer. The owner Bette & her daughter Dawn came to introduce themselves & were so friendly, offering helpful information about the cottage & the area. They had put a lot of thought into what was needed to make a comfortable holiday, & there was nothing lacking. We would definitely recommend this cottage if you like quaint & quirky.
11 Dec 2012
"Wonderful, Relaxing stay and lovely owner who coundn't do enough"
We stayed with our children and had the most enjoyable stay at Well Cottage. While I could wax lyrical about Bourton itself, there are enough reviews on this village without me adding to what's a… More
6 Dec 2012
"Lovely Cottage in a Picturesque Village"
Stayed at Well Cottage for four nights and was very impressed. It is located very close to the centre of Bourton on the Water so no need to use the car. The cottage was very clean and the owners and housekeeper very friendly! Would definitely recommend a stay.
11 Nov 2012
"lovely cottage ideally situated for all the village amenities"
we really enjoyed our stay at Well Cottage the cottage is very warm homely with plenty of character couldnt beleive how quiet it was
we loved the way it was kept the traditional feel of the cottage it is ideally situated for all the villages amenities and an ideal base to explore the rest of the Cotswolds and surrounding countryside we would have no hesitation to book again
16 Sep 2012
"Lovely Quiet Break"
The cottage is as i had hoped.
It has charming features and has everything you need in it. It was very clean - the cleaner even left us her number if we had any problems and the owner called in to say hi which was nice. It's in a great location - a stones throw from the town and is exactly as advertised.
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