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Chapel Cottage

Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091298)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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61 Customer Review(s)

  • Helen

    “Lovely cottage Only issues are there were ants in kitchen when I got there, which I couldn’t get rid of, plus staircases not safe for carrying baby around.”

    - Helen, June 2022

The property

Chapel Cottage is a beautiful Grade II listed cottage, which dates back to the 17th century, and is located in the heart of the picturesque village of Bourton-on-the-Water. Known as the 'Venice of the Cotswolds', due to the River Windrush that flows peacefully through the village, Bourton has an abundance of attractions, including Birdland, the Cotswold Motor Museum, and the Model Village. There are also a wide range of traditional pubs, shops and restaurants, making Bourton perfect for guests of all ages. The village is surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside, and the many picturesque market towns and villages of the Cotswolds are all within easy reach, as are further afield places, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bath. The owners of Chapel Cottage have carefully preserved the traditional character of the property, whilst creating a real home from home. The many character features include stone mullion windows, exposed oak beams and Cotswold stone walls, flagstone flooring, and a large inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove. These features are complemented by modern facilities, such as wireless internet access, a Smart TV, a second TV in the cosy eaves of the cottage, and a well presented kitchen. Chapel Cottage sleeps 4+1 people, in two bedrooms (with the +1 option being a day bed in the second floor eaves room), with a family bathroom. There are outdoor tables and chairs at both the front of the cottage and in a pretty courtyard garden at the back, allowing the summer sun to be captured throughout the day. The cottage is perfect for a family, a couple or a group of friends seeking an idyllic, relaxing break in one of the prettiest, best located villages in the Cotswolds. Chapel Cottage is a semi-detached cottage, located just off Bourton's High Street. The front door is accessed via the cottage's front garden, and opens directly into the living room, with the following rooms on the ground floor: Living/dining room: This characterful room has exposed oak beams, stone mullion windows, and a large Cotswold stone inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove. There is a three-seater and a two-seater leather sofa plus a leather pouff, as well as a pretty window seat. Other facilities include a Smart TV with Netflix access, and a DAB radio with an iPod docking station. The dining area has a lovely flagstone floor, and contains an antique wooden dining table with four chairs and a window seat, which overlooks the front garden; Kitchen: A doorway leads through to the country-style kitchen, which overlooks the garden. This well presented room has an electric oven, four ring gas hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle and toaster. There is a stable door out from the kitchen to the courtyard garden at the back of the cottage. A steep, winding staircase leads up from the living room to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Bedroom 1: A lovely room with whitewashed stone walls and oak beams, which contains a double bed, a chest of drawers with a mirror, and hooks to provide hanging space; Bedroom 2: Another stylish room, which contains a king size bed, and hooks to provide hanging space; Family bathroom: Contains a bath with overhead shower, toilet and wash basin. Further steep, winding stairs lead up to the second floor room: Snug/bedroom 3: This room is a perfect hideaway in the lovely eaves of the cottage, complete with Freeview TV and DVD player, plus a selection of DVDs, books and games. The room contains a day bed, which can be made up into a single bed. At the front of the cottage is a pretty, gravelled garden, with a stylish wrought iron table and chairs, which is ideal for making the most of the morning sun. The stable door from the kitchen opens out into the private courtyard garden at the rear of the cottage, which also has an outdoor table and chairs, and captures the late afternoon sun. The back garden has a useful outbuilding, which contains a washing machine and a tumble dryer. Please note One large or two small dogs welcome There is a 30-minute parking zone directly opposite the cottage, which is ideal for loading and unloading luggage, and two Pay & Display car parks are located a short walk away from the cottage.


  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: Double and king-size
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Second floor snug (with a single day bed that can be available on request)
  • External outhouse with washing machine/tumble dryer
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, hairdryer
  • Smart TV with Netflix access, Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of DVDs, books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • One large or two small dogs welcome
  • On-street and public car park parking
  • Front gravelled garden with furniture, read courtyard garden with furniture
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles

About the location


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: The second staircase has no handrail.

Note: There is a 30-minute parking zone directly opposite the cottage, which is ideal for loading and unloading luggage, and two Pay & Display car parks are located a short walk away from the cottage.

Note: One large or two small dogs welcome. For the comfort of future guests, we ask that dogs remain downstairs, stay off the furniture and that no trace of a dog remains after your departure.

Note: This is an old property with character features, including steep stairs and low beams, which is laid out over three floors, and could therefore pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility.

Note: No corporate or commercial bookings without prior arrangement with the owner.

Note: A single day bed is available in the snug upon request.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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