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North House, Bourton-on-the-Water

Entire house hosted by Character Cottages
4 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 bath

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Welcome to North House, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals.

North House is a beautiful Cotswold stone property with an enviable position in the heart of the popular village of Bourton-on-the-Water. Often referred to as the "Venice of the Cotswolds" due to the lovely river that runs through the village, Bourton has a wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as numerous lovely walks right on the doorstep. Bourton is also perfectly located for exploring the many other lovely towns and villages of the Cotswolds region, as well as further afield places such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bath.

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The space
North House is a lovely terraced property set on a quiet road in the centre of Bourton-on-the-Water.
The front door opens directly into the open plan living space which is laid out as follows:

Living/dining room: This dual aspect room is divided into two areas by the impressive staircase which descends from the first floor. The welcoming living room has a sofa, two leather armchairs, a wall-mounted Smart TV and an ornamental fireplace and the dining room on the other side of the floating staircase has an Oak effect dining table with seating for four and a second ornamental fireplace;
Kitchen: The compact yet well-equipped kitchen overlooks the garden and contains an electric oven with four-ring induction hob, a fridge with a small freezer compartment, a compact dishwasher, microwave, slow cooker, kettle, toaster and coffee machine.

The wooden staircase leads up from the main living area to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms:

Master bedroom: This lovely spacious room, with high ceiling and views of the lane below, has a double wrought iron bed, a pretty vanity table and a freestanding wardrobe;
Bedroom 2: With a lovely feature Victorian fireplace and dual aspect views, this pretty room has two single beds, a vanity table and a built-in wardrobe;
Family bathroom: Contains a bath with an overhead shower, toilet and wash basin.

The back door in the kitchen leads out into the lovely enclosed garden which has a large patio area with a bistro table and chairs on one side and a Rattan lounge set with a sofa and two armchairs on the other. The patio looks out over the lawn, bordered by colourful flower beds and shrubs, and with the provision of the charcoal barbecue this is a wonderful setting for al fresco dining.

There is off street parking for two cars on the gravel driveway at the front of the property.

Guest access
This listing is for the exclusive use of the whole property.

Other things to note
The Cotswolds is a rural location and whilst there is access to public transport, it is highly recommended that you have a car.
Welcome to North House, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals.

North House is a beautiful Cotswold stone property with an enviable position in the heart of the popular village of Bourton-on-the-Water. Often referred to as the "Venice of the Cotswolds" due to the lovely river that runs through the village, Bourton has a wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as numerous lovely walks right on the doorstep. Bourton is also perfectly located for exploring the many other lovely towns and villages of the Cotswolds region, as well as further…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Private entrance
High chair
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Heating
Smoke alarm
Bathtub
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Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

Bourton-on-the-Water is arguably one of the most popular villages of the Cotswolds, especially amongst overseas visitors. Having been nicknamed the "Venice of the Cotswolds", its scenery is the main draw for travellers. The River Windrush meanders through beautiful English countryside before passing over rapids next to the Old Mill and arriving at Bourton.

The river is fed from many springs, with the source approximately ten miles from the village and, after flowing under the bridges of Bourton, it passes other villages before eventually joining the Thames.

There are various attractions in the village, including the famous Birdland, which is home to a variety of birds from around the world. Here visitors can see parrots, pelicans, flamingos and penguins to name just a few, with experienced keepers feeding the birds and leading demonstrations.

The Model Village is well worth a visit, as Bourton is the only village in the Cotswolds to have a one-ninth scale replica of itself. It is carefully maintained and has all of the characterful buildings including the Old Water Mill and the Old New Inn. Those lucky enough to witness snow in the winter months will notice photographers at the model village trying to get the perfect picture of the snowy scene.

Another family favourite is the Dragonfly Maze. This yew maze leads visitors through the labyrinth, gathering clues in order to find the pavilion in the centre which enables them to unlock the final secret! The maze was constructed by Kit Williams, author of the golden hare treasure hunt book, "Masquerade".

Food & Drink

Bourton has a variety of places to eat and drink, including cafes, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants, with a range of prices to suit all budgets. The list below is a small sample of the options available:
The Chester House Hotel and The Croft Restaurant (www.chesterhousehotel.com): Breakfast, morning coffee, lunches and evening meals in a riverside restaurant. You can enjoy freshly prepared, local produce throughout the day and night, with seasonal specials added to the menu daily.
The Duke of Wellington (www.dukeofwellingtonbourton.co.uk): A local village inn aiming to provide fresh home cooked food with a friendly service. There is a light snacking menu, a full menu and a wonderful range of desserts and hot beverages. As well as daily home cooked specials, on Sundays you can enjoy a traditional carvery with all the trimmings from 12-6pm.
The Mousetrap Inn (www.mousetrap-inn.com): A traditionally run Cotswold stone Inn, with a history dating back to the building of the railways in the 18th Century. Serving home-made food, along with fantastic, locally brewed real ales.
The Village Restaurant & Tearooms (www.thevillagerestaurant.co.uk): Traditional, home cooked food in a friendly atmosphere, overlooking the river Windrush, in the heart of Bourton-on-the-Water.
Bourton-on-the-Water is arguably one of the most popular villages of the Cotswolds, especially amongst overseas visitors. Having been nicknamed the "Venice of the Cotswolds", its scenery is the main draw for tr…

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Hello – we are Character Cottages! A small, very friendly company, which is absolutely dedicated to one thing: providing amazing holiday cottages throughout the Cotswolds. We specialise in luxury and contemporary styled properties that sleep 2 to 16 guests, and our territory spans all 5 counties of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty of the Cotswolds. We have over 120 fabulous homes for you to explore and enjoy, in beautiful villages throughout the area. We know all of our property owners very well, and we have visited every property, so you can be assured of accurate and reliable information. All of our staff are trained in everything “Cotswolds”, from the best local pubs, to good advice on local travel - just get in touch! If you would prefer to contact us directly, just search for “Character Cottages” and the name of the property you are most interested in. We are very friendly and we are here to help!
Hello – we are Character Cottages! A small, very friendly company, which is absolutely dedicated to one thing: providing amazing holiday cottages throughout the Cotswolds. We speci…
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Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
No smoking
No pets
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