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The Old Coach House, Bourton-on-the-Water

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4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds2 baths

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

The Old Coach House is a stylish Grade II listed property which sleeps four guests, in two bedrooms, with two spacious ensuite bathrooms. The original building was completed in 1897, the year of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, and this former Coach House retains many traditional features from that time, including exposed Cotswold stone walls, the stone entrance archway in the kitchen and upper mullion window on the first floor landing. Intriguingly, a well-preserved historical graphite inscription from its master builder, Walter Hayward of Northleach is framed in the sitting area along with a further chalk inscription dated 1894 believed to refer to the visit of the Queen to Ireland that year.

Recently refurbished to a high standard, the property has a warm, contemporary interior and modern facilities including wireless internet access, a Smart TV and a well-equipped kitchen with underfloor heating, all of which blend effortlessly with the stunning character features. There is an attractive courtyard garden at the rear and allocated parking for two cars parked in tandem is available on a shared driveway.

The Old Coach House is located in the beautiful 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 popular pubs, restaurants, tea rooms and shops to enjoy and a wide range of tourist attractions on its doorstep, including the Model Village, the Cotswold Motoring and Toy Museum, the Dragonfly Maze and the slightly further afield Sezincote Gardens and House, a 200 year old Mogul palace.

Bourton is surrounded by the fabulous countryside which forms the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with many walks and cycle routes to explore, including the challenging Winchcombe to Burford cycle route which passes through Bourton itself. Its central location within the Cotswolds makes it a good base for exploring the other lovely towns and villages in the area, including Moreton-in-Marsh, Stow-on-the-Wold and The Slaughters. World famous destinations such as Blenheim Palace, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and Bath are also easily accessible for day trips.

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- Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day

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The space
Laid out over three floors, The Old Coach House is the ideal retreat for couples or a group of friends who are looking for a luxurious place to call home whilst exploring the glorious Cotswolds region. The house is laid out as follows:

Kitchen/dining room: This well presented open plan kitchen/dining room has an eye-catching exposed stone wall and archway and original flagstone floors which have been modernised with underfloor heating. This cosy and inviting space contains a double electric range cooker with five-ring gas hob, a fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, cafetière, toaster, washing machine and tumble dryer. There is also an oak dining table with seating for four;
Living room: With smart limed-oak flooring, exposed beams, exposed stone walls and a bay window looking across to the church and manor house, this wonderful room contains a brick and Cotswold stone fireplace with cosy wood burning stove, three-seater sofa and two armchairs, Smart TV with Sky News and Netflix access for account holders only, plus a DVD player and a bookcase with selection of board games;
Cloakroom: Contains a toilet and wash basin.

Stairs lead up from the living room to the first floor landing, a beautiful space with an original Cotswold stone mullion window and exposed stone walls. There are two bedrooms on the first floor, the one on the left being the master bedroom:
Master bedroom: A step down from the landing leads into a stylish bedroom with exposed stone walls and the reverse side of the stone mullion window. Overlooking the courtyard garden and neighbouring manor house with its dovecote, this room enjoys birdsong throughout the year and contains a king size sleigh bed, built-in wardrobes and a Lloyd Loom chair.

From the bedroom, an open riser spiral staircase leads up into the eaves and the master bedroom ensuite:
Master bedroom’s ensuite bathroom: This spacious room contains a freestanding bath with handheld shower attachment, twin wash basins, a heated towel rail and a separate toilet.

Turning right on the first floor landing leads into bedroom 2:
Bedroom 2: Located at the front of the house with views to the church opposite, this pretty bedroom also has an exposed Cotswold stone wall and contains a king size bed, freestanding wardrobe and ornamental fireplace.

From the bedroom, a second open riser spiral staircase leads up into the eaves and bedroom 2’s ensuite:
Bedroom 2’s ensuite bathroom: With striking exposed beams, this bathroom in the eaves contains a walk-in shower, twin wash basins, heated towel rail and separate toilet.

The private courtyard garden, filled with pretty flowerpots and shrubs, is accessed directly from the stable door in the kitchen and has a painted picnic bench which can seat four. This private space enjoys sun throughout the afternoon and is a lovely spot to relax in fair weather.

A shared gravel driveway to the side of the property has allocated parking space for two cars in tandem.

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 The Old Coach House, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals.

The Old Coach House is a stylish Grade II listed property which sleeps four guests, in two bedrooms, with two spacious ensuite bathrooms. The original building was completed in 1897, the year of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, and this former Coach House retains many t…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed

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Carbon monoxide alarm
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Washer
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Indoor fireplace

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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.

here 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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Check-in: After 4:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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