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Excellent 5/5 Score from 25 reviews

Well Cottage, a charming C16th Detached Cottage

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 25 reviews

Well Cottage - front view

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

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 set around an original 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 holiday 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)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Heathrow 50 km, Nearest railway: Moreton in Marsh or Kingham 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
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking
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 newly renovated good sized bathroom roll top 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 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.

Further details

Sat to Sat bookings only from 12 April to 1 Nov

SPECIAL OFFERS DURING FLEXIBLE TIME ONLY: Offers based on "Flexible" daily rates for a min of 3 nights based on 2, 4 and 5 guests (see separate prices based on number of people - DISCOUNT GIVEN - enquire for discount.

About this location

The 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 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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Review 1-10 of 25

26 Jan 2015


"Beautiful cottage"

Had a lovely stay in Bourton with great walks to the Naunton and the Slaughters from the doorstep. Cottage was perfect for small group… More

16 Nov 2014


"Absolutely enchanting."

This was a cozy, warm and welcoming cottage. Exactly what we expected, with a well-furnished kitchen, dining and living room and bedrooms, all lovingly decorated and considering the age of the cottage… More

3 Sep 2014


"An absolute gem!!"

We very much enjoyed our week at Well Cottage and are so pleased we found this little gem of a place. It is so picturesque and really like something you would see on a picture postcard. Although the… More

21 Jul 2014


"Loved this cottage, sad to leave!"

We booked this cottage after a lot of research, and later found out that some friends from Melbourne had stayed there the previous year and loved it! Clean, comfortable, quaint - what more do you nee… More

13 Jul 2014



This is a beautiful cottage which retains lots of its original features and has been sympathetically modernised with all the facilities required to make for an enjoyable stay. Constant hot water was a… More

21 Jun 2014


"Beautiful location - relaxing stay"

Well Cottage is a wonderful old home with lots of character within close walking distance to Bourton-on-the-Water. The owners have made sure that every need is covered with all the bits and bobs (lik… More

8 Apr 2014


"Well appointed cottage, quiet and peaceful in a picturesque setting."

We found " Well Cottage" within easy walking distance of all the village points of interest.The cottage was very clean and well appointed. The fire was a special feature that we really enjoy… More

13 Mar 2014


"wonderfull cottage, warm and cosy.Did not want to leave."

typically English country cottage,full of character,lovely little garden to sit out in..Jo the housekeeper left us a card and gave us a warm welcome.The owners daughter Dawn came to see us on the day … More

2 Mar 2014


"Well Cottage .....As cute as a button!"

We booked the cottage as a surprise for my sisters 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 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


"magical weekend"

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

Review 1-10 of 25

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Bette Roberts and D.

  • 9 Years listed

80% Response rate

Calendar last updated:27 Feb 2015

Based in United Kingdom

Languages spoken
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