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Lavender Cottage – Home 1730815 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner



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.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 it's 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


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.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 it's 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. GENERAL FACILITIES : 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. 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. Stable door to garden.SITTING ROOM : 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 and games. Glazed door to garden. SHOWER ROOM : The newly-fitted modern shower room 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 (no door) has reduced headroom, so you'll need to "duck" as you go in. BABIES & TODDLERS : We have the following items available on request : large travel cot, with foam mattress & fitted sheets; high chair; baby bath; potty; changing mat. OUTSIDE : 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 on the road and around the small village green outside.

Location description from owner

The 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.


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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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Shower room


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time:14:00, Check out time:10:00
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About the owner

Hilary S
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16 Jan 2017
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Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 24 Apr 2014. Located in Bourton-on-the-Water, it has 118 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from $828 to $1200.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 16 Jan 2017.


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“The perfect base for a family holiday in the Cotswolds”

Reviewed 15 Jul 2016

Our family of four - children ages four and eleven - have just returned from our holidays in the UK. Lavender Cottage was an ideal home-away-from-home while visiting the Cotswolds. The cottage - one of three homes traditionally for workers of a larger manor - is clean and very comfortable. The rooms are bright and the windows of the cottage look onto a beautiful garden. The home is located just steps from the walkway, bridges and shops along the River Windrush, which was very convenient and made us feel that we were in the heart of things. Hilary, our host, kindly stocked the kitchen with some staples to get us settled. She also left gifts for our children in their rooms and provided games and art supplies in the living room. Our children were particularly taken with her large collection of Lego and happily played in the cottage during the evening hours. Our only challenge was initially finding the cottage as it is the third of three and set back from from the roadway through the gate to the right of Tuesday Cottage. In our case, a helpful neighbor came out to point us in the right direction. Burton-on-the-Water was a great base for our holiday in the region. There is an assortment of good restaurants and shops to enjoy in addition to the beautiful views in the village. Most memorable was likely our lovely meal served but a delightful young man at The Croft. We also visited the Dragonfly Maze, an outing our entire family enjoyed. If you are considering a vacation in the region or a stay at Lavender Cottage, don't hesitate!

Thank you for using your jet lag hours to post this review so soon after you arrived home. It was a pleasure to meet you & I know that you all enjoyed your time here. The Lego has proved a big hit with our young guests & it's wonderful to see young imaginations at work. I'm sorry that you had difficulty in finding the cottage on arrival. Once a booking is confirmed I email our guests with general information. I also include attachments - the village map, and an arrival sheet which includes photos for the location & entrance to the cottage. I urge guests to print or study these photos because the cottage is tucked away, which is part of it's charm. I understand that things can get forgotten or lost when you're on a busy trip, so I'm glad that one of our friendly neighbours was available to help.

“Birthday celebrations”

Reviewed 26 Jan 2016

A wonderful family stay, close to walk into town, and explore the various pubs and shops, spotless inside, and as long as you are not all over 6'3, then you will find this a wonderful change to a hotel / B&B.

I'm pleased that you enjoyed Lavender Cottage and it's proximity to all the village attractions. Yes, these old cottages are a challenge for very tall people. We've welcomed a guest of 6'7" who loves them - and only banged his head once! Thank you for taking the time to post this review.

“Perfect Cottage”

Reviewed 2 Nov 2015

We stayed in Lavendar Cottage for three nights with our 2 teenage children to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday. Instruction provide by Hiliary and Alistair made the cottage very easy to find - parking was very close by and problem free. On entering the cottage we noticed that 4 bottles of beer and a card had been left for my husband along with a stocked up fridge and other food items - a lovely gesture. The cottage was very clean and nicely furnished with lots of books, maps, DVDs and games. Beds were comfortable and bathroom newly refitted. The cottage was 2 mins walk into the town centre which had lots of restaurants ( Rose Tree was superb) coffee shops and gift shops. A wonderful stay and we wouldn't hesitate to return here again.

Thank you for taking the time to post this kind review. I'm pleased that you enjoyed staying here and that the gift of local beers went down well. The Rose Tree Restaurant is always a hit with our guests and I'm happy to hear that you had a good experience there.

“Lovely cottage in an excellent location - fantastic family stay”

Reviewed 1 Nov 2015

We had a fantastic week as a family at Lavender Cottage. We were celebrating 2 x family birthdays and the owners put in extra effort to get it decorated and ready for our 1st night there which was really lovely. The cottage is very well prepared for a family with lots of information on what to do, where to eat in the area and lots of games and DVD's suited for younger children. The location is within a stones throw of the river Windrush which makes it really easy to take a quick stroll around Bourton on the Water for food, an ice cream or some tea and cake or to visit the local attractions. It is all very central to a lot of other attractions in the area. Would highly recommend.

I'm pleased that you enjoyed your holiday & birthday celebrations here and that you appreciated all that Lavender Cottage & Bourton-on-the-Water offer to visitors, including young children. The birthday decorations were a first for the cottage & I enjoyed arranging them for you. Thank you for sharing your experience.

“Quintessentially English!! Hosts very friendly and welcoming.”

Reviewed 11 Sep 2015

I would highly recommend this cottage, it is a traditional cottage in the area but well appointed contemporary essentials. For people like us from Australia the perfect English cottage in a perfect English town in the heart of the Cotswalds. A wonderful few days and I would also recommend eating at Rose Tree Restaurant nearby.

I'm pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the meal at The Rose Tree. Thank you for taking the time to write this review while you're still on your European tour!


Reviewed 24 Aug 2015

We had a 3 night stay at Lavender Cottage. from the moment we walk in the door, we loved it. So very comfy and cosy,and everything you would ever need.. We met the owners Hilary and Alistair lovely people warm & friendly. And the treats they leave is a welcoming gesture The location is just perfect. We certainly will be going back again.And we will reccommend it to family and friends .

Thank you for writing this review as soon as you got home. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Lavender Cottage and that you appreciated all that Bourton-on-the-Water has to offer. We'll look forward to welcoming you again for some R&R.

“Fabulous stay in a lovely cottage in picturesque Bourton-on-the-Water”

Reviewed 19 Aug 2015

My wife and our two children enjoyed a great short-break at Lavender Cottage. From the moment I decided to book until the moment we left everything was perfect. Hilary and Alistair provided so much more than we expected; information about the area in advance, gifts for the children to keep them busy on arrival and a well-stocked fridge of goodies to set us up for our stay. The cottage itself was very clean, tidy and welcoming with everything we needed. The location was fantastic and we were a 30 second walk from the river Windrush and minutes from the attractions and cafes in the village. We were able to explore the wider Cotswolds by car and spent time at Blenheim Palace, Cheltenham, Burford, Stow-on-the-Wold and on the day of departure we visited Warwick Castle. There was so much to do in Bourton itself for the children and they enjoyed the dragonfly maze, model village and motor museum. Their favourite part was probably paddling in the river and eating ice creams in the village! If you're visiting the Cotwolds then Lavender Cottage will reward you with a comfortable stay. Our children loved it and we were all sorry when we had to leave.

I'm pleased that Lavender Cottage was the perfect base for your tour of the Cotswolds and that you all enjoyed everything that the village offers. The river & the ice creams are certainly a favourite with our young guests. Thank you for sharing your experience.

“Excellent stay at Lavender Cottage for our Wilderness Weekend!”

Reviewed 18 Aug 2015

We stayed at the Lavender cottage for the wilderness festival, and what a perfect retreat it was from the festival fun!! A really lovely, cosy and comfortable cottage with lots of beautiful 'period' features and a super host to look after us! Only two mins from the main town (which is picture postcard!!). I would highly recommend this cottage to stay and will hopefully be back again!

Thank you for posting this review. I'm glad that you found time to wander in our lovely village as well as enjoy your festival weekend. It was my pleasure to pre-book your taxis & I'm happy they turned up on time to bring you "home".

“"Practically perfect in every way."”

Reviewed 30 Jul 2015

Lavender Cottage was absolutely the best place to stay in so many ways. Hillary thought of everything. The cottage was perfectly equipped with more than the essentials. Pots, pans, utensils and even coffee, milk, bread and a bottle of wine (which was quite lovely). Having internet in the cottage was a God send. We were able to plan ahead and map our days using the Wi-Fi. We needed umbrellas, and they were right in the kitchen area. The cottage had a great selection of movies, games, and books which were provided for our use on rainy days. Everything was thought of, even extra blankets and lavender soap. Each detail of the cottage was thought of to provide comfort for the people staying there (a home away from home). Lavender cottage is tucked out of the way from the main thoroughfare, which made it feel very private and secluded. At the same time, it was only about 50 yards from the river-side, where all the shops and restaurants were located, so it was also very convenient. This cottage has a very romanitc feel to it, cosy, warm and quite charming. Lavender cottage was a beautiful place to stay! The owners were really wonderful and made our time in England very special. We will be back! Thank you again for everything.

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of Lavender Cottage. We've tried to provide everything that our guests might need during their stay and we appreciate that good WIFI is essential, especially for our many visitors from overseas. I'm pleased that we helped to make your UK trip memorable and look forward to welcoming you again on your next trip.

“Fantastic, well equipped, centrally located cottage in a wonderful location”

Reviewed 30 Jul 2015

We had a wonderful stay at Lavender Cottage, celebrating our Silver Wedding Anniversary. When we arrived we were greeted with a vase of fresh red roses and an anniversary card - a lovely, personal gesture by the owner. The cottage is very clean, comfortable and well equipped and there were fresh, essential supplies such as bread, tea, milk, butter, jam and orange juice left for us, which meant we could relax when we arrived before going to the local shop. The cottage is centrally located and the beautiful area has many attractions and places to visit and we highly recommend it to other people looking for a relaxing break.

I'm pleased that you enjoyed your anniversary celebration in this beautiful, relaxing part of the Cotswolds. We'll look forward to welcoming you back to Lavender Cottage in the future. Thank you for taking the time to post these lovely comments.

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