Lavender Cottage, Bourton-on-the-Water

Sleeps 4 | Ref: LCB

2bedPub nearbyShop nearbyBroadband InternetChild friendlyGardenReal fire

This charming Grade II listed cottage has wonderful character features and offers lovely views from the upper floors. Located on a quiet lane in the sought after village of Bourton-on-the-Water, the cottage is an ideal base for exploring the many beautiful towns and villages of the North Cotswolds.

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Lavender Cottage is a charming Grade II listed property which sleeps four guests, in two bedrooms, with a smart family bathroom. Dating back to the 17th century, the property has many character features including exposed beams, exposed Cotswold stone walls and a stone fireplace with an electric flame effect stove. These period features have been complemented by modern facilities including wireless internet access, a Freeview TV with DVD player, and an iPod docking station. There is an enclosed courtyard garden at the front of the cottage and free on-street parking can be found nearby, with a Pay & Display car park in walking distance if required.


Lavender Cottage enjoys an enviable position on a quiet road just a short stroll from the centre of the bustling village of Bourton-on-the-Water. Often described as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’ due to the low arched bridges that cross over the pretty River Windrush, it has an abundance of restaurants, tearooms, shops and pubs to discover, as well as a number of tourist attractions including The Model Village, the Cotswold Motoring and Toy Museum and Birdland. Outside of Bourton there are a wide range of attractions for all ages and interests including the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, a number of stunning golf courses, the historic Sudeley Castle and Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park.

Situated within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there are many walks and cycle routes on Bourton’s doorstep including the Wardens’ Way which passes through the idyllic Slaughters before arriving at Naunton with its popular country pub, The Black Horse Inn. From Naunton, walkers can access another scenic trail, the Windrush Way, which follows the river back towards Bourton to create a circular route. Bourton is well-placed for exploring the many other lovely towns and villages of the region including Stow-on-the-Wold, Burford, Cirencester, Kingham and Broadway. Further afield destinations such as Blenheim Palace, Oxford and Bath are easily accessible for day trips.


Lavender Cottage is ideal for a small family or group of friends who are looking to explore this much loved area of the Cotswolds. The cottage is laid out as follows:

A pathway through the garden leads to a stable door, and the following rooms are on the ground floor:
Kitchen/dining room This cosy dual aspect room overlooks the garden and has an exposed stone feature wall. It contains:
  • electric oven with four-ring gas hob
  • fridge/freezer
  • microwave, kettle, toaster and cafetière
  • washing machine/tumble dryer
  • dining table with seating for four
Living room With exposed beams and exposed Cotswold stone walls, this warm and inviting living area contains:
  • Cotswold stone fireplace with electric flame effect stove
  • two two-seater sofas
  • Freeview TV with DVD player
  • iPod docking station and CD player
  • selection of books, maps, DVDs, CDs, magazines and games
Stairs lead up from the living room to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms:
Master bedroom Overlooking the garden, this lovely bedroom contains:
  • king size bed
  • built-in wardrobe and chest of drawers
  • window seat
Family bathroom Looking out towards the river, this well presented room contains:
  • walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin
A flight of stairs with restricted head height leads up from the first floor landing directly into bedroom 2:
Bedroom 2 With original oak beams, this characterful bedroom benefits from picturesque views across the rooftops to the surrounding hills and contains:
  • two single beds
  • built-in wardrobe and cupboards for storage
  • bedroom chair
  • mirror

The beautifully maintained enclosed garden sits to the front of the cottage and comprises three tiers, one of which houses two bistro tables with seating for four, a wonderful spot to enjoy al fresco dining in the warmer weather. Mature shrubs at the rear bring colour to the garden, along with the stunning clematis which covers the cottage with beautiful flowers in the summer. A shed, shared with two neighbouring cottages, provides space for guests to store two bicycles. Though the garden is private, please note that the neighbours have a right of access to get to the shed.

Free on-street parking is available, however during busy periods guests may need to use the Pay & Display car park close by.

  • Village: Bourton-on-the-Water
  • Bedrooms: 0
  • Ref.: LCB
  • Rural views: No
  • Pub nearby: No
  • Shop nearby: No
  • Broadband internet: No
  • Children allowed: No
  • Real fire: No
  • Garden: No
  • Off street parking: No
  • Pets welcome: No

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