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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Car not necessary

The Cottage is a pretty Costwolds cottage situated near the heart of the village.

Built in 1827, this cottage has been sympathetically improved. Low beamed ceilings and doorways add character to this very comfortable cottage. An ideal base to explore the Cotswolds.

The cottage is by the river and a minute's walk to the centre of the village and its amenities.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Further details indoors

Entering directly into the sitting/dining room with stone floors and rugs throughout the ground floor. There is a flat-screen TV, DVD player and radio/CD player. With ample seating for four people, this is a great room to relax in.

The dining area has a circular dining table and four chairs. From this area there is a staircase to the first floor.

The sitting/dining room leads into a large kitchen. The oak units have granite work surfaces and the very well equipped kitchen has a fridge with small freezer compartment, electric double oven and hob, microwave and dishwasher. Off the kitchen there is a side entrance lobby with gas-fired central heating boiler, washer/dryer and a cloakroom with WC and basin.

The first floor bedroom has oak furniture including two single beds and a wardrobe. Also on this floor is a small bathroom with corner bath and hand-held shower, basin WC and heated towel rail.

A steep staircase (hence may not be suitable for elderly or small children) leads to a second floor bedroom. With a vaulted ceiling, beams and views over the green this makes a very attractive room. It has a King Size sleigh bed, dressing table and hanging rail for clothes. This room also has a hand-basin.

Further details outdoors

The cottage is by the river and a minute's walk to the centre of the village and its amenities.

Although this property has no garden, the proximity of the river, riverbank and the green outside the cottage provide ample space to relax outside on warm sunny days.

Roadside parking is usually available in this quiet road.

The Central England/Cotswolds region

The Cotswolds are centred on the gentle slopes of the Cotswolds Hills and are officially designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the largest in England and Wales, and made up from parts of the English Counties of Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Somerset. We also include the county of Herefordshire. The region is popular with both the English and visitors from all over the world and considered by most to be quintessentially English.

The landscape is famous for its gentle hillsides (‘wolds’) and the drystone walls which wander between the fields, constructed with considerable skill and forming a architectural feature into which considerable conservation effort is expended. Within this countryside sit the famous cities such as Bath, the well-known towns such as Burford and Castle Combe and the hidden villages off the beaten track such as Painswick, WinchCombe, Biddestone or Woodstock which still hold secrets for the visitor to discover.

The buildings of the Cotswolds are a distinctive feature of the region. The honey-coloured limestone, sourced from the local hills is used for everything from the stone floors in the houses to the tiles on the roof, giving the village streets a unique, “English” appearance and ambiance.

What to See and Do

Visit the unspoilt historic church at Northleach which is often called the “Cathedral of the Cotswolds”.

Shop in the market towns and villages such as Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Norton and Tetbury.

Discover the manor house gardens and Hidcote Manor, near Chipping Campden, or Snowshill Manor, Near Broadway or the cottage gardens thoughout the villages of the Cotswolds.

Enjoy the stunning countryside on a walk through the villages and Wolds. One of the best ways to walk with confidence in the countryside is to use a Circular Walk, following a leaflet describing the route. This will provide a map with clear instructions and usually notes places of interest to look out for on your way. To explore some of the historic towns in the Cotswolds, why not spend an hour following a Town Trail taking in the architectural heritage and history written in stone, before stopping for a drink at a traditional pub or afternoon tea at a tea-room?

Depending on the time of year, there are numerous festivals and events ranging from Shakespeare festivals to Cheese Rolling!

Bourton on the Water

With the river Windrush running through the village and many bridges crossing it, Bourton-on-the-Water is known as the Venice of the Cotswolds. The many excellent restaurants, pubs and shops and the many attractions including Birdland, the Model Village and the Motor Museum make Bourton-on-the-Water an ideal base to explore the Cotswolds.

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Review 1-10 of 24

4 Apr 2014

5/5

"Perfect!"

We've just returned home after having had a wonderful week in Bourton-on-the-Water where we stayed in The Cottage. The property is beautiful! It's quintessentially English and has been ref… More

10 Mar 2014

5/5

"Still Immaculate"

This is our second visit to The Cottage. It is still immaculate - we can't think of anything that hasn't been provided. The quality of the fixtures is excellent - beautiful bedding and cro… More

17 Feb 2014

5/5

"Highly Recommended"

We had a great weekend at The Cottage. The cottage itself was immaculate and very well-equipped and the owners clearly put a great deal of thought into the little extras. The weather was wet and storm… More

12 Jan 2014

5/5

"Everything you need"

This is the second year we have spent christmas at the cottage and totally love it, it's so relaxing just switch of and enjoy,
The cottage is so well equipped don't need to bring a thing with you,it's so warm and cosy, perfect position in the heart of the village,a lot going on even in winter,would highly recommend, and will return this year at some point,
Thank you once again Dianne who's so helpful.

12 Jan 2014

5/5

"The best equipped and welcome cottage of the many we have stayed in."

In what must be our fifth holiday in Bourton, our stay at the Cottage was the most homely of all the places we have stayed. Given this visit was a cold, wet January much time was spent in the cottage and we always felt warm, comfortable and had plenty to do. The cottage has all the little extras you only miss when they're not there - milk, coffee, salt, dish washer and washing machine tablets. You can tell the owner has thought 'what would I want when I arrive?' and put all these touches in place. Even when the street had a power cut we could put our hands on candles, matches and a torch and had a lovely evening playing Scrabble by candle light.
The location is excellent, right in the heart of the village and the surrounding area is
brimming with great days out. Can't recommend The Cottage enough.

28 Sep 2013

5/5

"Absolutely immaculate!!"

We have stayed in many cottages in Bourton but this one is in a class apart. Everything in the cottage is of the highest standard and excellent taste. The cottage is spotless. The location could not be better - right on the edge of the river. We did not want to leave and would have stayed longer but it was already booked. There can't be many cottages to beat this one. We will return!

26 Aug 2013

5/5

"Perfect in every way"

A beautiful cottage in a fantastic position with pubs and shops on the doorstep. The Cottage is well equipped with all the comforts of home. Bedding and towels were top quality and the accommodation w… More

3 Aug 2013

5/5

"A fabulous place to stay, everything you could want and more!"

My husband, myself and 2 boys (aged 12 & 8) have just returned from a week's stay at this beautiful cottage. This was the first one I looked at and having trawled around numerous websites this was still the one I came back to. Everything about it was beautiful, the cottage and the location; a stones throw from the river, our sons were out there constantly feeding the ducks! A gentle stroll along the river to the centre of Bourton is just a 2 minute walk. The cottage itself was spotless with everything you could want. There is no Wi-Fi and it was sometimes difficult getting a phone signal, but that's understandable in a 3 storey cottage of this age & was not an inconvenience at all. I was concerned that I'd have difficulty parking but we had no problems at all. You won't find anywhere better to stay in Bourton, we are already planning our next trip and will definitely stay at The Cottage every time.

24 Jul 2013

5/5

"Could not have asked for any more...perfect."

The Cottage was perfect for our needs and we were treated to a very nice welcome. Having stayed in a number of self-catering properties over the years, this was one of the cleanest and best equipped w… More

23 Jul 2013

5/5

"Bourton Belle"

Our booking enquiries were responded to promptly and with clarity. A deposit was required but no bond was required for our one week stay in June 2013. Directions were clear.Parking right outside the c… More

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