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Lavender Cottage, Bourton-on-the-Water

Entire house hosted by Character Cottages
4 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 bath

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

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE OWNER OF THE PROPERTY IS CARRYING OUT SOME UPGRADES TO THE SOFT FURNISHINGS AND SOME OF THE FURNITURE, SUCH AS SOFAS AND SIDE TABLES, MAY BE A LITTLE DIFFERENT FROM THOSE IN THE PICTURES ABOVE. PLEASE DO CONTACT US FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

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.

Important Customer Notice:
- 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.
If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!

The space
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 and 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.

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 Lavender Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE OWNER OF THE PROPERTY IS CARRYING OUT SOME UPGRADES TO THE SOFT FURNISHINGS AND SOME OF THE FURNITURE, SUCH AS SOFAS AND SIDE TABLES, MAY BE A LITTLE DIFFERENT FROM THOSE IN THE PICTURES ABOVE. PLEASE DO CONTACT US FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

Amenities

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Dryer
Iron
Crib
Hair dryer
Fire extinguisher
Carbon monoxide alarm
Kitchen
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.

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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House rules
Check-in: After 5:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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