Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 131426
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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4
- Great for children of all ages
- Car advised
- No pets allowed
Description from owner
Allerton Cottage is a pretty period Cotswold cottage full of charm and character.
Beamed ceilings and a roaring log fire make this a cosy and romantic cottage. Family friendly with a large garden for children to play in and run around.
The Cottage is situated on the High Street close to the local church.
The Cotswolds region
The Cotswolds are centered on the gentle slopes of the Cotswolds Hills and are officially designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the largest in England and Wales, and made up from parts of the English Counties of Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Somerset. We also include the county of Herefordshire. The region is popular with both the English and visitors from all over the world and considered by most to be quintessentially English.
The landscape is famous for its gentle hillsides (‘wolds’) and the drystone walls which wander between the fields, constructed with considerable skill and forming a architectural feature into which considerable conservation effort is expended. Within this countryside sit the famous cities such as Bath, the well-known towns such as Burford and Castle Combe and the hidden villages off the beaten track such as Painswick, WinchCombe, Biddestone or Woodstock which still hold secrets for the visitor to discover.
The buildings of the Cotswolds are a distinctive feature of the region. The honey-coloured limestone, sourced from the local hills is used for everything from the stone floors in the houses to the tiles on the roof, giving the village streets a unique, “English” appearance and ambiance.
What to See and Do:
Visit the unspoilt historic church at Northleach which is often called the “Cathedral of the Cotswolds”.
Shop in the market towns and villages such as Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Norton and Tetbury.
Discover the manor house gardens and Hidcote Manor, near Chipping Campden, or Snowshill Manor, Near Broadway or the cottage gardens thoughout the villages of the Cotswolds.
Enjoy the stunning countryside on a walk through the villages and Wolds. One of the best ways to walk with confidence in the countryside is to use a Circular Walk, following a leaflet describing the route. This will provide a map with clear instructions and usually notes places of interest to look out for on your way. To explore some of the historic towns in the Cotswolds, why not spend an hour following a Town Trail taking in the architectural heritage and history written in stone, before stopping for a drink at a traditional pub or afternoon tea at a tea-room?
Depending on the time of year, there are numerous festivals and events ranging from Shakespeare festivals to Cheese Rolling!
With the river Windrush running through the village and many bridges crossing it, Bourton-on-the-Water is known as the Venice of the Cotswolds. The many excellent restaurants, pubs and shops and the many attractions including Birdland, the Model Village and the Motor Museum make Bourton-on-the-Water an ideal base to explore the Cotswolds.
Activities near Bourton-on-the-Water:
Golf within 30mins drive
Bed & bathroom
- 1 Double Bed, 2 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
- 1 family bathrooms
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
- Cot available
- High chair available
- Wi-Fi available
- Shared garden
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Log fire
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- High chair available
- Video player
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Corporate bookings
- Suitable for people with restricted mobility
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay.
- No smoking at this property
About the owner
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated:
- 30 Jan 2016
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English
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“Lovely home in a great location”
The cottage was in a great location, the village being right on the doorstep with plenty of shops, pubs, restaurants, etc, to visit. The cottage was very cosy with a lovely log fire and central heating to keep the other rooms warm. It was very clean and stocked with basic essentials, a welcoming bottle of champagne, tea/coffee/milk/etc. Logs and firelighters were provided as was locally produced bathroom items such as shower gel and soap. The only minor improvement would be to have broadband/wifi as the phone and 3G signals were very weak (probably due to thick stone walls). It didnt bother us too much as only there for 3 days and there is an internet cafe nearby if needs must. Overall, a very pleasant stay, lovely cottage, good booking communication and marvelous location. We intend to return, maybe later in the year when its not raining so much!
“Cottage with character”
Lovely cottage with old charm but with all the modern essentials. Located perfectly. Minutes walk from the town with all the restaurants and shops. Great for walking or just doing nothing.
“The best cottage ever!”
We had the privilege of staying in Allerton Cottage for the last week of our UK holiday and what an experience it was! Diane made sure that we were comfortable and was extremely welcoming. Not only was the cottage immaculate but on arrival we found bread, milk, orange juice, wine and chocolates left there for us. We truly appreciated this thoughtfulness. We had the best time in this beautiful village and were sad to leave it. Being a touristy area with hundreds of visitors daily, we loved the fact that they all had to go home at the end of the day and we had to only walk the few metres back to this very homely and cosy cottage
“Fantastic, cosy cottage”
I stayed at Allerton Cottage with my husband and daughter, and we had a brilliant time. The cottage itself was full of character, beautifully furnished and all in all very comfortable. There was plenty to do in Bourton-on-the-Water, and we found it was a brilliant base for exploring the Cotswolds, even as far as Bath. The only improvement I can think of is wi-fi, but other than that, it was great!
“Excellent cottage in superb location”
The cottage was in a very good shape, very clean and tiday, all appliances were functional, the beds were perfect, there were more than enough towels for us (2 adults, 2 children), wonderful crockery and enough cutlery and everything else for the kitchen. So all we can say is that we had a very nice holiday at Allerton Cottage!
“The perfect cottage with everything”
My 2 year old daugher and I stayed at Allerton Cottage for a weekend break. We managed to have amazing weather and the cottage was the perfect place, conveniently located steps away from all the shops and restaurants and things to do. It is super close to a lot of the small market towns so a good base for exploring. The place was charming, warm and inviting and had everything we needed. I loved the low ceilings, beams and character of the place, exactly as you see it in the photos. The kitchen was well stocked and Diane left us some biscuits and coffee which was a nice touch. Having a toddler I always have lots of 'stuff' so it was nice that the car park was just steps away from the back door. Thank goodness we have a small car because when I saw the space between the buildings we had to drive through, I had a little bit of a panic but all was good. The place has no wifi and I had no phone reception in our around the cottage, so this is really about getting away, leave it behind. I would highly recommend a stay and we will most definitely be back!
“A cosy home from home”
From the moment we parked our car at our private off-road garage and gained easy access to our cottage we just knew that we were going to have a wonderful stay at Allerton Cottage. With the location of the cottage being only a two minute walk along the road from the centre of the village it is positioned perfectly to pick up the relaxed holiday feel of the village, yet without the bustle of passers by. The layout of the cottage is extremely practical with a small conservatory at the back (great for removing those walking boots!) before heading into the open plan Living Room / Diner with beautiful beamed ceiling, wooden floor, working Cotswold Stone Fire Place and cosy furnishings, to include candles, soft lights etc to make the evenings as relaxed as you would wish for. The Kitchen is small, but perfectly formed with literally everything that you will need! We packed many items that we simply could have left at home as we pre-judged this cottage against previous cottages that we have stayed in. Never have we stayed at a cottage where so much attention to the needs of the visitor has been considered. Up the old wooden staircase and you are greeted with more beams (good headroom though), a lovely clean bathroom with plenty of instant hot water, and super comfy bedroom with more of those soft lights and furnishings to make the stay so warm and cosy. An additional staircase winds you up to the attic bedroom which is picture perfect, although unused during our stay. As mentioned above the location of this cottage is perfect as it is just away from the bustle of the very centre of the village, but perfect for the short walk to one of the many lovely restaurants (we recommend The Croft for friendly service and lovely food) or one of the public houses. There are also some lovely gift shops within the village that must be explored. The village is a lovely place to explore with its many back streets and pathways, as well as local short walks that you can easily work out for yourself after picking up a cheap map from the local TIC. Seeking out the many historical elements dotted around the village make the village walk a joy. As for walking further afield: well, Bourton on the Water is perfectly located if you like to leave the car on the drive and simply head out. We easily managed to find several village walks from 2mile up to 8mile without having to touch busy roads or meet anyone on our travels. Again, the TIC has some great walking books for sale, as well as cheap leaflets available, or if you're like us a quick search on the internet before your stay will provide many lovely walks for you to do that will have you visiting the many picture perfect villages that sit around Bourton on the Water: Clapton on the Hill, Great Rissington, Little Rissington, Upper Slaughter, Lower Slaughter, Stow-On-The-Wold etc. We could have easily walked for another week without running out of places to visit. This really is a wonderful holiday location.
Allerton is a lovely cottage , well equipped kitchen - so nice to go to a holiday cottage with decent knives!! Decor is lovely and in good condition. The cottage is comfortable and warm. It's quirky and quaint with the exposed beams and changing floor levels. Our children (7 and 4) managed no problem with the stairs to ultra-cute loft bedroom. Absolutely no complaints about it. We had a wonderful time in the Cotswolds, it's a really nice part of the world. Bourton-on-the-water itself itself is really nice and there are so many places to visit. Just lovely!
“Perfect cottage in perfect location”
Allerton Cottage is situated in the heart of the stunning Bourton - On -The -Water, a perfect position from which to explore the stunning Cotswolds. This was our second visit to Allerton Cottage, and I must say the cottage is probably the best I have ever stayed in, for several reasons. We holidayed here last year, for 1 week in December, and couldn't wait to come back, so we booked for 2 weeks this December It is an extremely well-equipped cottage, with everything you could possibly need for a very comfortable stay. The open fire in the lounge is such a lovely treat to come home to after a day out exploring- but the best thing for us is the bed- I am not kidding when I say it is the most comfortable bed you will ever sleep in! I wanted to take it home with me last year, even more so this year. The beds are made up with the softest duck down duvet and pillows with the finest cotton bedlinen, it was a struggle to actually get up! The cleanliness of the cottage is awesome- absolutely spotless, and one very important thing for me, very warm, with plenty of hot water. The cottage is very quaint, very cosy, and above all, the owners have really gone out of their way to create not just another holiday home, but a very special experience for everyone lucky enough to stay here. I really can't wait to come back again!! Special places which we love to visit here- Bourton on the water-Lovely village/lovely independent shops-no big chain stores-Bliss! Villages of Upper and Lower Slaughter-absolutely stunning! Dinner at The Dial House(Bourton on the Water) Lunch at Bibury Court (Bibury) Fine dining but not too expensive. Stow -On -The-Wold-Lovely shops Birdland- (Bourton)- Fab penguins -great for bird lovers
“Our stay in a lovely Cotswold cottage”
The cottage was exactly what we had hoped for. It was cosy and clean. It was well equipped. It is very well situated not only for visiting Bourton-on-the-water but also for exploring the neigbouring villages and countryside.
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