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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4
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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4
Lavender Cottage is a pretty Grade II listed three-storey cottage built from traditional Cotswold stone. It was originally built in the late 17th Century and has been lovingly restored, whilst retaining many original features.The cottage is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac of historic properties, complete with pretty village green, in the heart of Bourton On The Water, often referred to as "The Venice of The Cotswolds". The only thing that will disturb you is the sound of birdsong.You can see the River Windrush from the entrance to the cottage and it's within five minutes walk of all the village attractions and amenities, including Birdland, The Maze, Motor Museum.The village is a joy to explore, with all the quaint shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs.Many countryside walks start from the village, including walks to traditional pubs.We can arrange a pick-up from a local railway station if you want to leave your car at home.GENERAL FACILITIESFree unlimited wifi, central heating, on-demand hot water, garden.There is no charge for gas & electricity.As in most old cottages, the stairs are winding ( there are handholds ) and you may have to "duck" at the foot of the stairs if you're very tall. You'll soon get used to it.Welcome Pack includes wine, juice, milk, filtered water, butter, filter coffee, instant coffee, a selection of teas, jam, bread, cereals, fruit / snacks.KITCHEN & DINING AREAFully equipped, including large fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, iron & ironing board, gas hob & electric oven, microwave oven, toaster, kettle, cafetiere, dining table & four chairs. Stable door to garden.SITTING ROOMThe beamed room has two large comfortable 2-seater sofas, living flame fire in inglenook fireplace, 32" flat screen Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod dock, CD player. There is a selection of books, maps, DVDs, CDs, magazines, games.Glazed door to garden.BATHROOMThe newly-fitted modern bathroom on the first floor has a large shower cubicle, toilet, wash basin, mirror with light & shaver socket. Beautiful views towards the river.BEDROOMS : one king size + one twinBoth bedrooms have firm Sealy posturepedic mattresses, hypo-allergenic duvets & pillows, mattress & pillow protectors, and a choice of medium or firm support pillows. All bedding, fluffy towels and huge bath sheets are provided.There is space to store luggage under the beds, and in the cupboards in the twin bedroom.The king size bedroom on the first floor has a 5ft bed, bedside units, wardrobe, chest of drawers, window seat. Views across the garden. You'll have to "duck" at the entrance if you're very tall.The twin bedroom on the second floor has two 3ft beds, wardrobe, cupboards with shelves, bedside unit. The room has several characterful old beams. Views to fields.The entrance to this bedroom has reduced headroom, so you'll need to "duck" as you go in.BABIES & TODDLERSWe have the following items available on request : large travel cot, with foam mattress & fitted sheets; high chair; baby bath; potty; changing matOUTSIDEThe garden comprises a stone patio, gravelled area and beds planted with flowers & shrubs. Ideal for enjoying an al fresco breakfast or a glass of wine after a walk across the surrounding countryside. It's a real sun trap.Parking is available on the road outside the cottage and around the green.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham Airport 80 km, Nearest railway: Moreton in Marsh 14 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||King Beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Access||Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The Cotswolds region
Bourton-on-the-Water is in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds. It's a great base for exploring the Cotswold region and beyond.
Only 90 miles from Central London, yet it seems a million miles away. The region has so many quaint, quintessentially English villages, with cottages built from honey-coloured Cotswold stone, set amongst gently rolling countryside.
The historic villages and towns of Lower Slaughter, Upper Slaughter, Stow-on-the-Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh, Burford, Chipping Campden, Broadway, Cirencester and Cheltenham, with it's famous race course, are all within 18 miles of Bourton-on-the-Water.
Slightly further afield are Witney, Gloucester, Stratford-upon-Avon, Tetbury, Tewkesbury, Oxford, Bath and Bristol - all an easy day-trip away.
Visits to Blenheim Palace, Highgrove House and Gardens, Westonbirt The National Arboretum and Warwick Castle are all within 31 miles.
Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park is only 8 miles away & Cotswold Wildlife Park is 17 miles away.
Throughout the year the region hosts craft fairs, antique fairs & flea markets and regular farmer's markets.
The village of Bourton-on-the-Water, often referred to as The Venice Of The Cotswolds, spans both banks of the River Windrush.
Bridges across the river link the individual shops, cafes, tea rooms, restaurants, pubs and attractions. A wander around the village lanes gives a feel of what life was like hundreds of years ago, with well-preserved traditional houses, cottages & churches. Within the village you'll find such attractions as Birdland Park & Gardens, The Cotswold Perfumery, The Model Village, Bourton Model Railway Exhibition, The Dragonfly Maze and the Cotswold Motoring Museum & Toy Collection - all within a five minute walk of Lavender Cottage.
Many countryside walks begin in the village and there are several beautiful walks to pubs in the surrounding villages.
You don't need to use your car if you're simply looking for a relaxing break.
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24 Aug 2015
We had a 3 night stay at Lavender Cottage. from the moment we walk in the door, we loved it. So very comfy and cosy,and everything you would ever need.. We met the owners Hilary and Alistair lovely people warm & friendly. And the treats they leave is a welcoming gesture The location is just perfect. We certainly will be going back again.And we will reccommend it to family and friends .
Thank you for writing this review as soon as you got home. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Lavender Cottage and that you appreciated all that Bourton-on-the-Water has to offer. We'll look forward to welcoming you again for some R&R.
19 Aug 2015
"Fabulous stay in a lovely cottage in picturesque Bourton-on-the-Water"
My wife and our two children enjoyed a great short-break at Lavender Cottage. From the moment I decided to book until the moment we left everything was perfect. Hilary and Alistair provided so much more than we expected; information about the area in advance, gifts for the children to keep them busy on arrival and a well-stocked fridge of goodies to set us up for our stay. The cottage itself was very clean, tidy and welcoming with everything we needed. The location was fantastic and we were a 30 second walk from the river Windrush and minutes from the attractions and cafes in the village. We were able to explore the wider Cotswolds by car and spent time at Blenheim Palace, Cheltenham, Burford, Stow-on-the-Wold and on the day of departure we visited Warwick Castle. There was so much to do in Bourton itself for the children and they enjoyed the dragonfly maze, model village and motor museum. Their favourite part was probably paddling in the river and eating ice creams in the village! If you're visiting the Cotwolds then Lavender Cottage will reward you with a comfortable stay. Our children loved it and we were all sorry when we had to leave.
I'm pleased that Lavender Cottage was the perfect base for your tour of the Cotswolds and that you all enjoyed everything that the village offers. The river & the ice creams are certainly a favourite with our young guests. Thank you for sharing your experience.
18 Aug 2015
"Excellent stay at Lavender Cottage for our Wilderness Weekend!"
We stayed at the Lavender cottage for the wilderness festival, and what a perfect retreat it was from the festival fun!! A really lovely, cosy and comfortable cottage with lots of beautiful 'period' features and a super host to look after us! Only two mins from the main town (which is picture postcard!!). I would highly recommend this cottage to stay and will hopefully be back again!
Thank you for posting this review. I'm glad that you found time to wander in our lovely village as well as enjoy your festival weekend. It was my pleasure to pre-book your taxis & I'm happy they turned up on time to bring you "home".
30 Jul 2015
""Practically perfect in every way.""
Lavender Cottage was absolutely the best place to stay in so many ways. Hillary thought of everything. The cottage was perfectly equipped with more than the essentials. Pots, pans, utensils and even coffee, milk, bread and a bottle of wine (which was quite lovely). Having internet in the cottage was a God send. We were able to plan ahead and map our days using the Wi-Fi. We needed umbrellas, and they were right in the kitchen area. The cottage had a great selection of movies, games, and books which were provided for our use on rainy days. Everything was thought of, even extra blankets and lavender soap. Each detail of the cottage was thought of to provide comfort for the people staying there (a home away from home). Lavender cottage is tucked out of the way from the main thoroughfare, which made it feel very private and secluded. At the same time, it was only about 50 yards from the river-side, where all the shops and restaurants were located, so it was also very convenient. This cottage has a very romanitc feel to it, cosy, warm and quite charming. Lavender cottage was a beautiful place to stay! The owners were really wonderful and made our time in England very special. We will be back! Thank you again for everything.
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of Lavender Cottage. We've tried to provide everything that our guests might need during their stay and we appreciate that good WIFI is essential, especially for our many visitors from overseas. I'm pleased that we helped to make your UK trip memorable and look forward to welcoming you again on your next trip.
30 Jul 2015
"Fantastic, well equipped, centrally located cottage in a wonderful location"
We had a wonderful stay at Lavender Cottage, celebrating our Silver Wedding Anniversary. When we arrived we were greeted with a vase of fresh red roses and an anniversary card - a lovely, personal gesture by the owner. The cottage is very clean, comfortable and well equipped and there were fresh, essential supplies such as bread, tea, milk, butter, jam and orange juice left for us, which meant we could relax when we arrived before going to the local shop. The cottage is centrally located and the beautiful area has many attractions and places to visit and we highly recommend it to other people looking for a relaxing break.
I'm pleased that you enjoyed your anniversary celebration in this beautiful, relaxing part of the Cotswolds. We'll look forward to welcoming you back to Lavender Cottage in the future. Thank you for taking the time to post these lovely comments.
8 Jun 2015
"Excellent location ,excellent cottage and facilities"
This cottage is a minutes walk from the river and the village. A real home from home everything you need is provided and all to the highest standard and quality . The peaceful garden is perfect for a quiet lunch or an evening glass of wine. I would definitely recommend the cottage and the area and hope to return. Hilary and Alistair, the owners were very helpful before and during our stay.
I'm pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the peaceful, yet central, location of Lavender Cottage. We'd love to welcome you again. Thank you for sharing your experience.
3 May 2015
"A Beautiful Cottage made us feel like locals"
We used this charming cottage as our Cotwolds base for 5 nights. Hilary provides a lovely welcome of wine, bread, fruit etc so that we felt at home straight away. There are plenty of other essentials making this accommodation really self contained.Her attitude is geared towards making sure the guest have a marvellous stay, which we did. Thanks Hilary! The cottage is cosy and is in perfect harmony with this lovely village and surrounding countryside. A one minute walk means you are in the heart of shops, pubs and the amazing river which runs through this picture postcard place. I can thoroughly recommend this lovely cottage and hope we get back there again sometime.
Thank you for posting this review. I'm pleased that you enjoyed the cottage and the area.
14 Apr 2015
"Lovely cottage - perfect for a family"
We stayed in Lavender Cottage for 2 nights in April, a family of four with two young children. The cottage was a real home from home, just perfect for our needs - cosy, full of character, nicely furnished (great beds), with an endless number of small touches and thoughtful details which made our stay pleasant and easy. It's also in a great location (right in the centre of the village) and a good base for exploring the area. Hilary and Alistair were so helpful from the moment I contacted them, always responding quickly with information and advice. They were thoughtful and considerate well beyond the call of duty - providing activity books for the kids, taking into account our special dietary requirements, and more. I hope to return to Lavender Cottage soon, and wholeheartedly recommend it!
I'm pleased that you all enjoyed your stay and I appreciate you taking the time to post this lovely review. I'm glad that the Welcome Pack was suitable for you.
2 Apr 2015
"Most memorable and perfect stays we've ever had!"
If you are looking for somewhere beautiful, peaceful, and perfectly located close to a wealth of quaint views and villages then look no further. Lavender Cottage offers you this and so much more, and is owned by the most helpful and thoughtful people in Hilary and Alistair who go out there way to ensure you enjoy your stay. When we arrived at Lavender Cottage we found a welcome pack which had everything you needed to help you through your stay e.g. cereal, bread, tea, coffee, and more. The cottage itself is stunning, clean, comfy and located in the heart of Bourton-on-the-Water, so it's a very quick walk to visit the shops, tea rooms and local attractions. I can only echo what the other reviews have said already, but one thing I can say it that Lavender Cottage was the most perfect place to propose to my girlfriend, in front of the fire, with a bottle of bubbly. My Fiancé and I can't wait to come back to enjoy another cosy and comfortable stay.
I'm pleased that you both enjoyed your stay, and that the answer was YES. We'll look forward to welcoming you back to celebrate your anniversaries!
31 Mar 2015
"Best short break had in years, only wish we'd had longer there"
For anyone who is looking for a short break in the Cotswolds in Bourton on the water, you cannot go wrong with this lovely quaint cottage in an idyllic location, just a short walk from the shops, restaurants & attractions. The cottage is beautifully laid out, very clean and the owner has gone to great lengths to cover every eventuality for you to have the best stay possible (the bed is especially comfy). The fridge and cupboards are stocked with essentials on arrival, there are menus and advice on good places to visit. And for the unlucky people who stay there and have rough weather, Hilary has supplied various cd's, board games, books and dvd's to entertain everyone. I cannot recommend this cottage highly enough, my only regret is I didn't spend enough time there. Can't wait to go again
I'm pleased that the cottage & the village gave you the relaxing break you were looking for. We hope to welcome you for a longer stay in the future.