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||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, 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), Cots (1), 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 + LCD TV & stereo system , 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 1 April to 1 Nov
Short breaks available from 1 Nov to 1 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.