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.
This is a new holiday let for Spring 2014, with new furniture & soft furnishings.
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.
Free 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, fresh flowers.
KITCHEN & DINING AREA
Fully equipped, including large fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, iron & ironing board, gas hob & electric oven, microwave oven, toaster, kettle, cafetiere, dining table & four chairs (extra fold-up chairs provided). Stable door to garden.
The 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.
The 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 twin
Both 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.
The 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), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The Central England/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.
Bourton on the Water
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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20 Oct 2014
"The perfect place for a Autumn weekend break"
My wife and I booked this cottage for a short break in October and had a fantastic few days. The cottage is perfectly located, just a two minute walk from the wonderful shops, tearooms and pubs- but o… More
Thank you for posting this review. I'm pleased that you enjoyed coming back to the village and found the relaxing break you were looking for.
16 Oct 2014
Myself and partner stayed at this lovely cottage in October. The cottage was immaculate, cosy and comfortable to stay in.The surrounding area was beautiful and there was plenty to do including walks, … More
Thank you for posting this review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your weekend at Lavender Cottage and it's perfect location for local trips. You mentioned that this would be a good place for pet owners but, whilst the area is perfect for walking, I'm afraid that Lavender Cottage does not accept dogs. We'll look forward to welcoming you again next year.
13 Oct 2014
"Never mind 5 star this is more like 10 star accommodation"
We spent a wonderful week in this amazing little cottage. It is extremely clean, very well equipped with everything you could need and beautifully furnished throughout. Hilary was a pleasure to deal with and very accommodating to our needs. All the 'edible extras' left in the cottage were a real bonus!!
It's location to all the pubs, restaurants, shops and village life was brilliant - literally a few minutes walk away. But Lavender Cottage, being tucked away down a side road, is
lovely and quiet.
We will definitely be returning and can highly recommend it
I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your first visit to the Cotswolds and I appreciate your kind review. We look forward to welcoming you again when you have time for more walking & relaxation.
10 Oct 2014
"Perfect place to base a tour of the Cotswolds."
This is an extremely well kept cottage that is full of character and charm. It is clean and tastefully decorated, and includes all of the amenities, such as a hair dryer, iron and ironing board, etc. … More
We're pleased that you enjoyed your trip to this beautiful part of England and that you appreciated the amenities at Lavender Cottage. Thank you for taking the time to post this review.
9 Oct 2014
"Lovely, well equipped cottage"
Just returned from a 3 night stay with our American friends. Loved the cottage, everything we needed was provided including plenty of food.Location was also great - the cottage was quiet but a very ea… More
Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We're pleased that you all enjoyed your stay & the ideal location of the cottage.
23 Sep 2014
"Beautiful cottage, delightful owner"
Have just had the most wonderful stay at Lavender Cottage. What a charming cottage, cosy, extremely comfortable and so clean and fresh it was a delight. Hilary who owns Lavender Cottage is a pleasure … More
We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Lavender Cottage. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.
12 Sep 2014
"A storybook-perfect cottage for a Cotswolds escape"
We had a fabulous two night stay at this cottage and only wish that we had booked a longer stay. From start to finish, our time here ran so smoothly.We arrived at our gorgeous cottage, nestled in a qu… More
Thank you for taking the time to post this review. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Lavender Cottage & that you appreciated it's proximity to everything that the beautiful village of Bourton-on-the-Water has to offer.
9 Sep 2014
"A little gem in a lovely place"
Just home from home..everything you need even a stock of necessary food. Well looked after and very tastefully and thoughtfully furnished.The location is perfect, peaceful yet only a few yards from th… More
We're pleased that you've enjoyed your two visits to Lavender Cottage and look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
4 Sep 2014
"Lovely cottage - a real 'home from home'."
My husband and I stayed for a week in the cottage with some friends joining us for a few days when we attended a wedding.The cottage was absolutely lovely with everything we could have needed. It'… More
Thank you for taking the time to post this review of Lavender Cottage. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the convenient location.
30 Aug 2014
"Lovely home and very nice owner"
A nice cosy home in a great location. We left our iPod in the docking unit, the owner Hilary returned it by special delivery and we received it on the next day! We would definitely recommend this love… More
Thank you for taking the time to post this review. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Lavender Cottage and your visit to the Cotswolds.
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