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Lavender Cottage (Bourton-on-the-Water)

Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091368)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • 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/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews

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13 Customer Review(s)

  • Eileen

    “Lovely cottage as charming as its name.”

    Close to amenities but very quiet . Excellent little touches for guests provided Check in a little late and parking poor but would still love to return

    Close to amenities but very quiet . Excellent little touches for guests provided Check in a little late and parking poor but would still love to return

    - Eileen, June 2022

    Fabulous that you enjoyed your stay and loved the cottage. So lovely to hear you would like to return. Property Owner

The property

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. 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 an electric oven with four-ring gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster, cafetière, washing machine/tumble dryer and a dining table with seating for four; Living room: With exposed beams and exposed Cotswold stone walls, this warm and inviting living area contains a Cotswold stone fireplace with electric flame effect stove, two two-seater sofas, a Freeview TV with DVD player, iPod docking station, CD player and a 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 a king size bed, built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers and window seat; Family bathroom: Looking out towards the river, this well presented room contains a 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, a built-in wardrobe, cupboards for storage, bedroom chair and 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.

Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x first floor king-size, 1 x second floor twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric stove-effect fire
  • Gas central heating with electric stove-effect fire
  • Gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, hairdryer
  • Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod docking station, CD player, WiFi, selection of DVDs, CDs, books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Free on-street parking and public car park parking
  • Enclosed, three-tier, patio garden with furniture (neighbours have right of access)
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.2 miles

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: Though the garden is private, please note that the neighbours have a right of access to get to the shed. Note: Free on-street parking is available, however during busy periods guests may need to use the Pay & Display car park close by. Note: Steep stairs with reduced head height lead directly into bedroom 2, and therefore guests may need to duck to enter the room. Note: This is an old, Grade II listed property with character features including narrow steep stairs and low beams, both of which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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