Bourton-on-the-Water holiday cottage rental with internet access, walking and fireplace and rural retreat

Well Cottage, a charming C16th Detached Cottage

from £63 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:


35 reviews

from £63 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

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Well Cottage - front view

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5 Home 10583

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Well Cottage is a charming 16th Century detached cottage situated 50 metres from the River Windrush, set in a very peaceful location and within 3 minutes walk along the river to the village centre. It has been lovingly restored with its original beamed ceilings and large Inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove and centrall heating to keep you warm and cosy. The Cottage Garden is set around an original 16th century well. There is private parking for one car in the driveway as well as parking for a second car close to the property. Well Cottage has all the character and charm for a peaceful and relaxing holiday offering modern conveniences including Wi-Fi. Known to be possibly one of the oldest detached holiday cottages in the village. See WINTER SPECIAL OFFER. Bourton on the Water is voted as one of the 12 most beautiful villages in the British Isles.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Check in time: 15:00
Check out time: 10:00
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Heathrow 50 km, Nearest railway: Moreton in Marsh or Kingham 8 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double Beds (2), Single Beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The cottage is located in a quiet cul de sac with the river Windrush closing one end to traffic. The entrance to the cottage is through a small country garden with a seating area for four and a 16th century well. There is private off-street parking for one car as well as parking for a second car close to the property under the side window to the front under the "Private Parking" sign on the road.On entering the front door there is a small hall with a beamed ceiling and a door closing off the L shaped living room allowing privacy to the main front door. To the left of this hall is a newly renovated good sized bathroom roll top bath and complete with a large sized shower head. On entering the L shaped living room you will notice the flag stone flooring with Persian rugs and a wonderful original inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove as a focal point. There are beamed ceilings throughout the cottage.The dining area is furnished with antique chairs and table + Free Sat TV, stereo system and Wi Fi, from which doors lead to a neat kitchen with open stone walls and beamed ceiling.The 2 large upstairs bedrooms both have beams running the length of each room with a double bed in one and a double and single bed in the other.

Further details outdoors

Well Cottage is within a conservation area of the village, on a cull de sac closed at one end by the river Windrush, which gives our location a very quiet and unique advantage.Walking a few short minutes from the cottage will bring you to the picturesque 16th century pathway along the river. There are several ancient stone bridges which will give access to the lovely antique and gift shops either side of the river.For those who enjoy walking, there are numerous footpaths and bridleways to explore starting as close as twenty metres from the cottage.There is a pretty front garden with an ancient well and a carved engraving on the front wall believed to be by the Vicar of Le cal from France.

Further details


The Cotswolds region

The Cotswolds is rural England at its best, what distinguishes the region is its characteristic warm yellow coloured stone which most of the houses and cottages are built . There is something about the hills and the fields with their dry stone walls, the hedgerows and the friendly towns and villages that blend into rural harmony .

This most attractive region is criss crossed with tracks and public foot paths to accommodate the walker and rambler. Every 3 or 4 miles, the traveller comes upon yet another village of Cotswold stone houses, cottages and farms seemingly more attractive than the last. The area is bounded by Banbury and Oxford to the east, Cheltenham and Gloucester to the west, Cirencester and Stroud to the south, and Stratford on Avon to the north, and is only a mere 80 miles to London.


Bourton-on-the-Water is one of the larger villages of the Cotswolds. Besides being an extremely pretty village itself with its river running through the centre [a short time ago it was voted one of 12 most attractive villages in the British Isles] it has good shopping and restaurant amenities and is an ideal centre with an an excellent bus service to explore this beautiful and historic region of Old England. There are many shops selling crafts, antiques as well as a butchers, bakers, small supermarket, and many small tea rooms and restaurants with 5 pubs to choose from.

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Review 1-10 of 35

2 Mar 2014


"Well Cottage .....As cute as a button!"

We booked the cottage as a surprise for my sisters didn't dissapoint! A spotlessley clean, cosy cottage with all mod cons,but still retaining bags of character.The location is perfect,so quiet and peaceful but a few minutes stroll from the centre of beautiful Bourton.Booking with Dawn and Bette was a pleasure and we even had a birthday surprise for my sister, when we kind. We would have liked to have lit a fire in the stunning inglenook fireplace, but sadly we ran out of time....however there's always next time! Absolutely loved it.!

7 Nov 2013


"Great location, full of charm, all I wanted and needed."

My Husband and I loved Well Cottage. The booking arrangements were easy and clear. Dawn was available to answer any questions and made us feel very welcomed. The cottage was clean, cozy and comfortable. Walking from the cottage we were 2 minutes to the river and less than 5 minutes to town- but felt far away from the sometimes busy village because of the location at the end of a dead end road. The peace and quiet was a surprise. We have stayed at other locations in Bourton on the Water and always heard cars or people. Not the case with Well Cottage- it was extremely quiet. Mornings I was woken by birds not cars. I would defiantly recommend this property- we will be returning on our next trip to the Cotswolds.

21 Jun 2013



This property is a wonderful find. It is full of character and the location is brilliant - very close to the township but in a quiet cul-de-sac. Great folk to deal with and I would absolutely recommend this property to you if you are looking at staying in the Cotswolds

9 Mar 2013


"A perfect retreat"

We had a wonderful relaxing stay in Well Cottage, so cosy with a wood burning stove & beams. Situated in a lovely peaceful square, yet only minutes from all amenities that Bourton has to ofer. The owner Bette & her daughter Dawn came to introduce themselves & were so friendly, offering helpful information about the cottage & the area. They had put a lot of thought into what was needed to make a comfortable holiday, & there was nothing lacking. We would definitely recommend this cottage if you like quaint & quirky.

5 Dec 2012


"Lovely Cottage in a Picturesque Village"

Stayed at Well Cottage for four nights and was very impressed. It is located very close to the centre of Bourton on the Water so no need to use the car. The cottage was very clean and the owners and housekeeper very friendly! Would definitely recommend a stay.

11 Nov 2012


"lovely cottage ideally situated for all the village amenities"

we really enjoyed our stay at Well Cottage the cottage is very warm homely with plenty of character couldnt beleive how quiet it was we loved the way it was kept the traditional feel of the cottage it is ideally situated for all the villages amenities and an ideal base to explore the rest of the Cotswolds and surrounding countryside we would have no hesitation to book again

16 Sep 2012


"Lovely Quiet Break"

The cottage is as i had hoped. It has charming features and has everything you need in it. It was very clean - the cleaner even left us her number if we had any problems and the owner called in to say hi which was nice. It's in a great location - a stones throw from the town and is exactly as advertised.

12 Apr 2012



We loved the cottage, Great charm and history and Bourton on the Water was our favorite Cottswold village. Owner was charming and friendly.

10 Jan 2012


"A Homey Cottage"

My family enjoyed our stay at the Well Cottage on our first trip to the Cotswolds. The rooms are comfortable. Everything that is needed is provided for. The landlady is a very nice person and even stopped by to see how we were during our stay. The cottage is just like what I used to read about in Enid Blyton's books when I was a kid!

30 Dec 2011


"Gorgeous Christmas Break!"

A charming and beautiful cottage in a fantastic location. The cottage had everything we needed for our stay and was comfortable and cosy, The owners were really helpful and the Christmas decorations and bottle of wine were an unexpected and much appreciated treat. Would totally recommend this cottage. Thank you.

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