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Callow Cottage

Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091402)

4.3

Good

Character Cottages rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Review(s)

  • Lorraine

    “Lovely cottage.”

    Great location.

    Great location. Garden much smaller than expected from photos but got a lot afternoon sun.

    - Lorraine, August 2022

    Thank you for taking the time for leaving feedback. Amazing you enjoyed the cottage, the location and the sunshine in the courtyard garden. Character Cottages Property Owner

Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x Twin (can be changed to king-size bed on request), super-king-size with en-suite roll-top bath, hand-held shower, walk-in rain shower with hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar seating for 4
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, dining seating and hairdryer
  • Smart TV with Netflix and Amazon Prime, Freeview TV, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and 2 x cots available
  • Off-road parking for 2 small cars
  • Courtyard garden with furniture and barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles Please advise if you would like the twin room made into King before your arrival.

The property

Callow Cottage is an elegantly presented Cotswold stone property which sleeps six guests, in three beautiful bedrooms, with two bathrooms. Finished to a high standard, this stylish home features exposed beams, a cosy wood burning stove and a number of modern facilities including wireless internet access, two TVs, one of which is a Smart TV, and a well-equipped kitchen. There is a pretty courtyard garden at the rear, and off-street parking for two cars is available on the driveway at the front. Callow Cottage is located in the picturesque village of Bourton-on-the-Water, often voted as one of the prettiest villages in England. Affectionately referred to as the "Venice of the Cotswolds" due to the low arched bridges that cross over the River Windrush, Bourton has a number of pubs, restaurants, tearooms and boutique shops to enjoy, as well as a variety of tourist attractions to discover such as Birdland Park and Gardens, the Cotswold Motoring and Toy Museum and the Model Village. The Cotswolds is the UK's largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with many walking trails and cycle routes to explore. Footpaths link Bourton to the idyllic neighbouring villages of Lower Slaughter, Naunton and Nether Westcote, all home to popular country pubs. Bourton is also well-placed for visiting the many vibrant towns of the Cotswolds including Stow-on-the-Wold, Cirencester, Burford and Winchcombe, and further afield destinations such as Oxford, Blenheim Palace and Stratford-upon-Avon, home of William Shakespeare, are within easy reach for day trips. Callow Cottage is the ideal retreat for a family or group of friends who are seeking a relaxing break in the Cotswolds. The front door opens into a practical entrance hall, off which are the following rooms: Living/dining room: This bright and spacious living area has been finished in a contemporary style and contains a wood burning stove, large corner sofa, armchair, two footstools, Smart TV with Netflix and Amazon Prime subscriptions, a small selection of books and a wooden dining table which comfortably seats six. Kitchen: This tastefully decorated country style kitchen is well-equipped for rustling up an evening meal and contains an electric oven, four-ring electric hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine/tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle, Nespresso coffee machine and a breakfast table which can seat four; Cloakroom: Contains a toilet and wash basin. Stairs lead up from the entrance hall to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Bedroom 2: Beautifully presented, this spacious room contains a double bed, built-in wardrobe, chaise longue, wooden chair with built-in storage, and a footstool; Bedroom 3: Overlooking the street below, this cosy room contains either a king size bed or two 75cm wide single beds, a built-in wardrobe, two-seater armchair and wall mirror; Family bathroom: Contains a bath with overhead shower, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail. A second flight of stairs leads up from the first floor landing to the second floor landing, off which is the master bedroom in the eaves: Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom: This elegant bedroom contains a super king size bed, a clothes rail, small chest of drawers, Freeview TV and a wooden chair with built-in storage. The stylish ensuite contains a roll top bath with handheld shower attachment, large walk-in rain shower with separate handheld shower attachment, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail. A gentle slope leads out from French doors in the living room into the pretty courtyard garden. This delightful outside space features fragrant flowers in hanging pots and is home to two Rattan furniture suites, both with seating for four, and a gas barbecue. Off-street parking for two cars is available on the driveway at the front of the property.

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About the location

BOURTON-ON-THE-WATER

Stow-on-the-Wold 4 miles; Moreton-in-Marsh 8 miles; Chipping Norton 13 miles; Cheltenham 15.5 miles.

Located in the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the historic village of Bourton-on-the-Water dates back to Neolithic times with over 100 buildings being Grade II listed or higher. The picturesque high street nestles alongside the River Windrush over which several low stone bridges span, which is why Bourton-on-the-Water is known as the Venice in the Cotswolds. Tradition states that an annual football match is played in the summer, in the River Windrush with the banks lined with spectators, with the aim to score as many goals as possible and get as wet as possible! The village has an eclectic range of visitor attractions, including The Model Village, Cotswold Motor Museum, Birdland Park and Gardens as well as a Dragonfly Maze, monthly farmers’ market as well as many tea rooms, an artisan bakery, antiques and craft markets, traditional sweet shop, cycle hire and its very own perfumery. Nearby, Stow-on-the-Wold, originally an Iron Age Fort, epitomises traditional England. This ancient market town has played host to many fairs since the 12th century and today holds a biannual Gypsy Horse Fair, craft fairs and monthly farmers' market. The vast market square boasts an ancient cross at one end and the village stocks at the other, surrounded by an elegant array of Cotswold stone townhouses, antiques shops, tea rooms, traditional pubs, award-winning restaurants and its very own cricket museum. Also take a visit to the medieval town of Burford for a great day out where you can enjoy a trip to the Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens. The Saxon market town of Moreton-in-Marsh and the quintessential English village of Broadway are both within easy reach and make a great day out. The spa town of Cheltenham is, architecturally, the most complete Regency town in England with an incredible range of shops, cinemas, theatres, restaurants and pubs, it is famous for its horse racing festival in March, culminating in the Gold Cup steeplechase. Oxford, the oldest university city in England and sometimes called The City of Dreaming Spires has an abundance of prestigious attractions, including the 38 colleges of the university (half of which date back before 1600), the oldest university teaching room, the Bodleian Library, Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers Museums, and Botanic Gardens. Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, Worcester and the waterfront city of Gloucester are also all within easy reach.

Note: A gentle slope leads from the courtyard garden into the living room which may be an easier access route for guests with limited mobility; the courtyard can be accessed along a gravel path from the side road.

Note: For additional cars, there is some limited street parking available in Bourton-on-the-Water, however guests may prefer to park in one of the village's carparks (Pay & Display), which are a short walk away from the property.

Note: Mobile phone reception can be poor.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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