Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 4
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Pons Cottage is a beautifully refurbished, contemporary property, on the outskirts of the famous Cotswolds village of Bourton-on-the-Water. It is located at the end of a small row of cottages, enabling the property to benefit from gardens to three sides. Inside, there is a lovely partial open plan flow, which helps to create a bright and spacious feel. Bourton-on-the-Water is often referred to as the "Venice of the Cotswolds" and it has a wide range of pubs, restaurants and cafes, as well as being ideally placed for exploring the wider Cotswold region.
The cottage is very well presented, including a luxurious living room and a well equipped kitchen. The contemporary feel of the property is complemented by wireless internet access, a SMART flatscreen TV in the living room and a TV and DVD player in the master bedroom.
The cottage sleeps a maximum of four people in three bedrooms, with one bathroom and a downstairs cloakroom. There is off street parking for two cars. It is an ideal retreat for a family or a small group of friends.
Pons Cottage's front door opens into a peaceful garden room, which looks out over the good sized side garden. The garden room then leads into an entrance hall and the ground floor rooms:
•Living room: A very stylish room, with two plush sofas, which can comfortably seat four adults. There is a modern, electric fire and a SMART flatscreen TV;
•Kitchen and utility space: A well-equipped room, containing a dishwasher, electric cooker, ceramic hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge, freezer and washing machine;
•Dining room: Accessed via open doorways from the living room and kitchen, the dining room contains a table and seating for four;
•Conservatory: Double glass doors lead from the dining room into the conservatory, which contains a large sofa and looks out over the small, enclosed rear garden. Double doors lead out into the garden;
•Cloakroom: contains a toilet and hand basin.
A staircase (see Key Features) leads up from the dining room to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms:
•Bedroom 1: Contains a double bed and a TV and DVD player;
•Bedroom 2: Contains a single bed;
•Bedroom 3: Contains a single bed;
•Family bathroom: Contains a bath with overhead power shower, toilet and wash basin.
The cottage has gardens to three sides, with an outside table and four chairs, plus a charcoal BBQ. The smaller, rear garden is enclosed, however, the front and side gardens have open access onto a road. The A429 runs to the rear of the cottage and, although sheltered by trees and hedges, guests are likely to be aware of some road noise when in the garden (see Key Features).
There is off street parking for two cars at Pons Cottage.
Security deposits are not required (please note that guests are still liable for any damage or additional cleaning required as a result of their actions).
The maximum occupancy of the property is four guests. Please consult us prior to booking if you intend to have more than this number of guests at the property at any point during your stay, as additional charges may apply.
Regrettably, pets are not accepted.
Bed linen and towels:
Bed linen and towels are provided for guests.
Arrival and departure times:
Arrival time is after 3pm and departure time is by 10am. Access is via a key safe, therefore it does not matter if you are arriving late at night.
Bed sizes and configurations:
•Room 1: Double bed;
•Room 2: Single bed;
•Room 3: Single bed.
•Family bathroom: Bath with overhead power shower, wash basin and toilet;
•Downstairs cloakroom: hand basin and toilet.
Heating, fuel and logs:
The property has a gas fired central heating system. Electricity and gas are included in the rental price.
The property has free wireless internet access and a SMART flatscreen TV. The master bedroom has a TV with DVD player.
There is no telephone at the property, however, mobile phone reception is generally OK.
The property has off-street parking for two cars.
Where a letting exceeds seven nights, a mid-stay clean, bed and towel change are included in the price. Additional housekeeping services may be available on request.
Child friendly facilities:
Please read the accessibility, health and safety notes carefully, as they contain important child related information.
A travel cot (without linen) and a high chair are provided.
The rear section of the property's garden is enclosed and is visible from the conservatory.
A small quantity of initial consumables is provided for your convenience (eg. tea, coffee, sugar, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, soap, washing powder, toilet rolls, etc), however, you should not expect the quantity of these provisions to be sufficient for the duration of your stay.
Accessibility, health and safety:
Guests with children and infants, or guests with restricted mobility, should be aware that the staircase is not enclosed on one side (there is a photograph in the gallery). In addition, the cottage is located next to one of the busier roads in the North Cotswolds (see “Other” below). The rear section of the property's garden is enclosed, however, the larger side and front gardens are not enclosed.
The property has two floors, which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility, or carrying babies, both in terms of their general movement and their ability to quickly exit the house in the event of an emergency.
The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk.
No smoking is permitted throughout the property.
Pons Cottage is located next to the A429, which is one the busier roads in the North Cotswolds. Guests are likely to be aware of traffic noise when sitting in the gardens and guests in bedroom 2 may be aware of traffic noise at night.
In order to provide you with as much detail of our properties as possible, we sometimes use wide angle photography, which can make certain rooms, or spaces, appear larger than they actually are. Wherever possible, we try to include a floorplan, with detailed dimensions of rooms and areas. If you have any queries regarding the size of any rooms or spaces, please do not hesitate to contact us.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham 80 km, Nearest railway: Kingham 13 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, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 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|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The Central England/Cotswolds region
The village of Bourton-on-the-Water (or “Bourton”) is famous for its picturesque High Street, flanked by long wide greens and the River Windrush that runs through them. The river is crossed by several low, arched stone bridges, which have led to Bourton being called the “Venice of the Cotswolds”. Bourton is regularly voted the prettiest village in the Cotswolds.
Despite only being classified as a village, Bourton's status as a major tourist destination means that it has numerous shops, pubs, restaurants, cafes and tourist attractions.
One of the Bourton's long standing traditions is the playing every summer of a game of medieval football, with goalposts set up in the River Windrush itself. Two teams play with a standard football and a referee attempts to keep order. Crowds line the banks of the river, and the aim is to score as many goals as possible (whilst getting everyone else as wet as possible!).
Various long-distance footpaths and local walks start, finish or pass through Bourton, including the Windrush Way and the Heart of England Way, which begins its 100-mile route north in the village.
The Cotswolds are a range of hills in west-central England, sometimes called the "Heart of England". The name Cotswold means "sheep enclosure in rolling hillsides".
The Cotswolds are characterised by attractive small towns and villages, built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone). In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous and some of this money was put into the building of churches, leaving the area with a number of large handsome Cotswold stone "wool churches". The area remains affluent, which has encouraged the establishment of many high quality pubs, restaurants and antique shops.
Cotswold towns include Bourton-on-the-Water, Broadway, Burford, Chipping Norton, Cirencester, Moreton-in-Marsh, Northleach, Stow-on-the-Wold, Stroud and Winchcombe. The town of Chipping Campden is notable for being the home of the Arts and Crafts movement, founded by William Morris at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. William Morris lived occasionally in Broadway Tower, a folly, now part of a country park. Chipping Campden is also known for the annual Cotswold Olimpick Games, a celebration of sports and games dating back to the early 17th century. Famous places close to the Cotswolds include Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, Cheltenham, home to the famous horse racing festival, and the beautiful university city of Oxford.
The Cotswolds is the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales. Whilst the beauty of the Cotswold AONB is intertwined with the villages that seem to almost grow out of the landscape, the Cotswolds were primarily designated as an AONB for the rare limestone grassland habitats as well as the old growth beech woodlands that typify the area. These habitat areas are also the last refuge for many other flora and fauna with some so endangered they are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. The uniqueness and value of the Cotswolds is engendered in the fact that five European Special Areas of Conservation, three National Nature Reserves and over 80 Sites of Special Scientific Interest are contained within the Cotswold AONB.
Information on things to do in the Cotswolds is provided in the Activities tab and places to eat and drink are listed in the Food & drink tab.
Bourton on the Water
Food & Drink
Bourton-on-the-Water has a variety of places to eat and drink, including cafes, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants, with a range of prices to suit all budgets. The list below is a small sample of the options available:
•The Dial House Hotel Restaurant
•The Chester House Hotel and The Croft Restaurant
•The Duke of Wellington
•The Mousetrap Inn
•The Village Restaurant & Tearooms
There are many excellent places to eat and drink in the wider North Cotswolds area, with the major towns of Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Campden, Broadway, Burford and Chipping Norton containing a wide variety of tea shops, pubs and restaurants, catering for most tastes and budgets. There are also many traditional Cotswold pubs located in the lovely villages throughout the North Cotswolds.
The list below is a very small sample to give you a flavour for the wide range of attractions and activities that are available in and around the Cotswolds. Tourist Information centres are located in all the main North Cotswold towns.
•Cheltenham race course
•Cotswold Farm Park
•Broadway Tower Country Park
•Snowshill Manor & Garden
Activities available in the Cotswolds include walking, cycling, horse riding, golf, swimming and rock climbing.
Further food & drink and activities information is available on the Character Cottages website.