Romantic Renovated Grade II listed cottage
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 3
* Newly renovated romantic Grade II listed cottage in arguably the prettiest chocolate box town in the Cotswolds, Bourton On The Water with that all important parking space for one car.
*This lovely cottage boasts plenty of traditional charm with the characteristic features, exposed beams (low ceilings!) oak flooring downstairs with a lovely inglenook fireplace with a dual fuel traditional log burner for those cosy evenings. There are exposed walls boasting the lovely Cotswold stone but is fully central heated to keep you toasty!
*The cottage is set over three floors with charming traditional staircases which may be unsuitable for the elderly, very young or those who have mobility problems.
* The ground floor houses the main living space and newly fitted kitchen, there is full, free Internet access and TV/DVD. There is a fold out dining table with four chairs as well as a cosy leather sofa and armchair. . The first floor has a lovely double bedroom which
has a stone mullion window as a centre piece and good triple wardrobe, also on this floor is a newly installed bathroom with bath, shower over bath dual towel rail radiator and vanity units with touch free LED mirror, basin and toilet. The 2nd floor takes you up to a spacious single bedroom with views over the rooftops to the town.
* Downstairs there is a small partly enclosed courtyard to the front of the cottage with seating for two which is a suntrap each summer afternoon and perfect for al fresco dining.
* The town is at the end of the drive where you can picnic along the beautiful River Windrush or have a cream tea in one of the many tea shops. If shopping is your thing there are lots of bespoke shops to choose from in Bourton and is the surrounding villages. For evening meals there are a good selection of eateries for any taste and budget and are right on your doorstep.
* Despite the bustle if the town all you can hear as you relax in the small courtyard with a hot drink or glass of champagne is the singing of the birds!!
* Check out the history of Captains cabin from search engines to find out more about this and the adjoining cottages, set of the Main Street.
* Bourton is around 40 minutes from Oxford and is centrally located for visiting other Cotswold villages such as Chipping Norton, Burford and Broadway.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol 70 km, Nearest railway: Moreton in the Marsh 12 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The Central England/Cotswolds region
The Cotswolds is a place of outstanding natural beauty aside from the many walks around the rolling hills you can explore the many small towns in Cotswold stone dotted around and all easily accessible by car. Alternatively the 801 bus route stops at the end of Rectory Lane which is a 20 second walk from the cotytage. The 801 can take you to Moreton in the Marsh where there are further train links to pretty much anywhere in the Cotswolds.
Bourton on the Water
Bourton is an ideal base for exploring the Cotswolds. Local towns include Chipping Norton, Chipping Camden,Burford,Stow On the Wold, Morton in the Marsh and Broadway. Also Oxford is only 40 minutes away . Bourton also has amenities for our younger guests with the model village and Birdland. If you enjy browsing around curiosity shops or dining out in a local cafe or restaurant overlooking the River Windrush Bourton is the place to be. Bourton Vale Horse Riding is 2 minutes up the road and during the Summer Holidays they also have clubs for children and pony expeditions.
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9 Sep 2014
"Perfect stay in lovely cottage!"
A friend and I enjoyed four nights at this charming little cottage! The owner had excellent communication before, during, and after our stay - we emailed back and forth several times prior to arriving, and Peter sent directions and a list of car hire services. There is parking for one car. The key was in a key box with a combination, so we didn't have to worry about meeting him at a specific time to check in, which was nice as we were arriving by public transport and weren't sure how long it would take. When we had questions about the heating and the plumbing, I emailed Peter and he answered within a minute or two each time. WIFI was included and connection was great, which was much appreciated! The ground floor of the cottage contains the living room and the kitchen, which is nicely equipped. There is a table which unfolds for dining, but we just sat on the couch and the floor as we only ate breakfast in the cottage. Peter supplied us with a bottle of wine, a small jug of milk, sugar, tea bags, and instant coffee. There is a kettle and a french press coffee maker, along with a nice assortment of cooking supplies and dishes. He even thought to include a pair of scissors in the utensils. Dish soap and tablets for the dishwasher were also provided. The stairs to the first floor are steep, but there is a door at the bottom of the stairs that closes, keeping noise from the ground floor from traveling up to bedrooms and also allowing small children to be kept away from the stairs. The first floor has the bathroom and a bedroom with a double bed. The bathroom has a nice deep tub and a shower with good water pressure and lots of hot water! Travel size toiletries were supplied. Linens and towels were super nice and soft. The only thing missing was a hair dryer - that would have been a nice addition. The attic is a lovely, cozy room with steep stairs (another door at the bottom of these stairs to block noise and access by small children) and a single bed. I adored this room and loved sleeping with the attic window open each night so I could hear the church bells! Light switches are very conveniently placed to turn lights off from the beds each night. The beds were very comfortable and the duvets were warm. The location of the cottage was perfect - 50 yards up a small dead end lane off the High Street - close to all the action but just enough away to be super quiet. Handily, the bus stop is just at the bottom of the lane, which made it incredibly convenient to catch the bus to Stow-in-the-Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh. A minute's walk from the cottage door to the bus stop! There are direct busses to Stow-in-the-Wold (10 minutes) and Moreton-in-Marsh (20 mins, stops on high street and at rail station). We did several walks around the area and explored lots of other villages, and we were very happy with our choice of this cottage and Bourton-on-the-Water as a home base! Bourton is a gorgeous town with a nice selection of restaurants and shops. We walked to the towns of Lower and Upper Slaughter and Stow-in-the-Wold, and took busses to Stow, Moreton-in-Marsh, Broadway, and Chipping Campden. From Moreton-in-Marsh, we took the train to Oxford and London. A footpath runs just behind the lane which was nice for our walks. The only caution I would give is that the ceilings on the ground floor are low - maybe six feet (six and a half feet tops), so it might be hard for anyone over six feet to stand upright on the ground floor. The ceilings on the first and second floors are higher. I'm sure Peter would be happy to measure and let renters know ahead of time if there was a question - he was super helpful to us! I highly recommend this cottage and Peter as a very helpful host!
Thank you so much for leaving this detailed review. Just to let you know the hairdryer was tucked away in one of the bedside cabinets so we will make sure it is left in the cupboard next time for visibility. Very pleased you loved the cottage and do visit us again! Best Wishes, Peter
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