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Grade II listed cottage , log burner, with parking Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 3

Key Info

  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Families

  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Description from owner

Description

Romantic Grade II listed holiday cottage in the centre of arguably the prettiest chocolate box town in the Cotswolds, Bourton On The Water. There is a private parking space for one medium sized car in front of the cottage. The cottage boasts plenty of traditional charm with period features, exposed beams (lowest downstairs 5ft 9) , reclaimed oak flooring with a lovely inglenook fireplace and a dual fuel traditional log burner for cosy evenings. There are exposed stone walls in some rooms with honey coloured Cotswold stone but the cottage is fully central heated to keep you toasty! The cottage is set over three floors with charming traditional (but steep) staircases which may be unsuitable for the elderly, very young or those who have mobility problems but there are banister rails on both sets of stairs. The ground floor houses the main living space and newly fitted kitchen, there is free wi fi and a TV/DVD player. There is a fold out dining table with four chairs as well as a cosy leather

Romantic Grade II listed holiday cottage in the centre of arguably the prettiest chocolate box town in the Cotswolds, Bourton On The Water. There is a private parking space for one medium sized car in front of the cottage. The cottage boasts plenty of traditional charm with period features, exposed beams (lowest downstairs 5ft 9) , reclaimed oak flooring with a lovely inglenook fireplace and a dual fuel traditional log burner for cosy evenings. There are exposed stone walls in some rooms with honey coloured Cotswold stone but the cottage is fully central heated to keep you toasty! The cottage is set over three floors with charming traditional (but steep) staircases which may be unsuitable for the elderly, very young or those who have mobility problems but there are banister rails on both sets of stairs. The ground floor houses the main living space and newly fitted kitchen, there is free wi fi and a TV/DVD player. There is a fold out dining table with four chairs as well as a cosy leather sofa and italian leather cream bucket chair. . The first floor has a lovely double bedroom which has a stone mullion window as a centre piece and good sized floor to ceiling triple wardrobe, also on this floor is a newly installed bathroom with bath, shower over bath and 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 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 of 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 off the Main Street. Bourton is around 40 minutes from Oxford and is centrally located for visiting other Cotswold villages such as The Slaughters, Chipping Norton, Burford and Broadway. Buses stop at the end of Rectory Lane where the cottage is situated so very convenient for public transport. Check in time is strictly 4pm and check out 10am. This is to ensure any issues can be sorted before next changeover. We do allow one small pet but please enquire before booking. No pets allowed upstairs or on the furniture.

Location description from owner

The 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 cottage. 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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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Single Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
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About the owner

Pete & Alison B
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
28 Jul 2016

Languages spoken: English


This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 3. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 30 Jul 2014. Located in Cotswolds, it has 24 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £575 to £699.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 28 Jul 2016.

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“Absolutely fabulous - dream come true!”

Reviewed 6 Oct 2015

For years I've been watching 'Escape to the Country' and one of my big ticket items during our England stay, was to stay in a listed cute Cotswolds cottage and feel as though I was living there. Captain's Cabin totally fulfilled that dream! It is absolutely gorgoeus, full of character and was spotless. Whenever I had to contact the owner e.g. we locked ourselves out one morning, we got very quick responses and they were very helpful. We absolutely LOVED our stay here and only wish it were longer. The location and position of the cottage is perfect, at the end of a very cute and quiet lane, but in the heart of Bourton-on-the-Water which itself is absolutely gorgoeus. I highly recommend this accommodation if you want that true English cottage feel, as this cottage is FULL of character and felt very homely. Everything was provided and everything was so clean, and the bathroom was new and clean. It doesn't have a washing machine, but just a few minutes walk away was a laundromat, and they were very friendly and we had our washing done in no time for no effort. The cottage has all you could ask for, with so much charm and character and you won't want to leave. Absolutely loved it!!! Thank you.

Thank you so much for your lovely review please visit us again!

“Cosy well presented cottage in centre of town”

Reviewed 26 May 2015

This is a very conveniently located cottage down a short cul de sac off the main street. Very well equipped and exceptionally clean which is always required as far as we are concerned. It is cosy and would not suit anyone with mobility issues but has been cleverly restored with excellent use of available space. There is a path behind the cottage that caused a small issue one evening but really overall this is a very quiet location. Parking is tight but certainly not overly difficult to get into. The bedroom particularly was lovely and comfortable with quality bedding and we slept well. The outside space is small but a sun trap that is fine for sitting in the evening with a glass of wine. For our 3 night stay it was ideal and no complaints whatsoever from us.

Thank you for your kind words please visit us again!

“Absolutely delightful cottage. A real find!”

Reviewed 11 Nov 2014

We had a wonderful weekend stay at Captain's Cottage. The cottage is delightful, tastefully decorated and full of charm and character. The location was ideal for exploring the Cotswolds and was a stones throw from all the wonderful shops and restaurants.

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage, thank you for your kind comments and please come and visit us again!

“Absolutely lovely little cottage in a perfect location”

Reviewed 21 Sep 2014

This is a typical Cotswold cottage just minutes from everything you might ever need on the high street (wonderful bakery, great fish and chips, supermarket, pubs, restaurants, etc). It's very quiet though because it's at the end of a no through road and the village is very small. The cottage is lovely, very clean, everything new and very well decorated to go with the style of the building/area. There's absolutely everything you might need in the kitchen, living room and bedrooms, including a cosy blanket for watching TV on the sofa, plenty of pillows, all sorts of kitchen utensils (could have done with a beer opener, as there is a local brewery where we bought local beer), etc. The central heating warms up the cottage really quickly and efficiently. Bathroom is modern, clean, practical and with an excellent shower. All bedlinen was crisp and cosy, towels very fluffy and nice smelling. Instructions were very clear, although I would add instructions on how to put the key safe back as it took us a while to realise you have to enter the combination again! We had a fantastic time here.

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We hope to welcome you back soon!

“Very enjoyable break in Captains Cabin”

Reviewed 13 Sep 2014

Cottage recently renovated to a very high standard with everything needed for a cottage holiday. It is just like you see it on the website we were highly delighted. Situated in a very convenient position to walk into the picturesque Bourton on Water. Lots of places to eat, drink and shop in a lovely setting.

Thank you for your kind review and we would love to welcome you back!

“Perfect stay in lovely cottage!”

Reviewed 9 Sep 2014

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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