About this listing
We live in an attractive detached house a few minutes walk from the beautiful village of Bourton on the Water, known as 'The Venice of the Cotswolds' thanks to the many little bridges over the River Windrush in the village centre.
We live in an attractive detached house a few minutes walk from the centre of the beautiful village of Bourton on the Water. The village is known as 'The Venice of the Cotswolds' thanks to the many little bridges over the River Windrush which runs through the centre. We offer a total of three bedrooms, accommodating 4-5 guests. PLEASE CONTACT US ON THE VENICE OF THE COTSWOLDS ROOM 2 IF THE CALENDAR APPEARS BOOKED.
Guests have use of bathroom (shared with other guests if necessary) Towels are provided. Everyone is welcome to use the kitchen to prepare a continental breakfast. Juice, fruit, teas, coffee, cereal, toast all provided.
We are ideally situated and just a short walk from all the attractions the village has to offer... Birdland to see the penguins being fed, the Model Village, the Motor Museum with over 50 vintage cars, the Dragonfly Maze, the Perfumery, the Model Railway or just feed the ducks on the river!
There are many tea shops, restaurants, 2 fish and chip shops and a few pubs in the village. Please be aware that most of the shops and little tea shops close at 4.30 – 5 pm. Meals are available in the evening in most of the pubs and one or two restaurants in the village.
From the house you can walk to two of the prettiest villages in the Cotswolds, Lower and Upper Slaughter. Harvey our very friendly and energetic Jack Russell would be delighted to show you some of the many scenic countryside walks that surround Bourton on the Water! If you are a walker, don’t forget to bring your walking boots or wellies!
With a car you can visit a myriad of beautiful villages. We will provide maps of villages to visit in just a morning or afternoon or even a day trip with recommendations for a pub lunch or a delicious afternoon tea in one of the many historic hotels in the area.
We are in an area of outstanding natural beauty with easy access to places such as
Stratford upon Avon to see Shakespeare’s birthplace
Oxford (We can provide a walking tour to see all the important sights and colleges (Christ Church College where some scenes from the Harry Potter films were set)
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (A beautiful little zoo set in fabulous parkland, the giraffes are my favourites!)
Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum
Stanway House and Gardens
Kiftsgate Court Garden
Abbey House Gardens
Batsford Arboretum & Wild Garden
Bourton House Garden
Kelmscott Manor (William Morris’s home)
Bibury village and Bibury Trout Farm
Cheltenham races (March & Nov)
Cheltenham festivals (music, literature, etc)
Longborough festival opera (June-July)
It is possible to travel to Bourton by public transport, train direct from London Paddington to Kingham. We are happy to pick up and return visitors to the station for a £5 fee each way. You can also travel by National Express coach to Cirencester. A pick up fee of £7 applies. On stays of 3 nights or more this service is free.
We love to show guests around our area!
Interaction with Guests
We usually try to have breakfast with guests.
Our neighbourhood is very quiet it is, the only noise is birdsong and yet we are only a few minutes walk to the centre of the village.
Parking outside the house is available if travelling by car. It is possible to travel by train from Paddington to Moreton in Marsh. From the station you can get a direct bus which stops a few minutes walk from our house. We also offer a pick up service at a charge of £5 but free on stays of 3 or more nights. It is possible to travel from Heathrow Airport to Cirencester by National Express coach Pick up service at a charge of £7 and again free on stays of 3 or more nights.
Please have breakfast between 8 am and 10 am. Any later makes it a little difficult for us! We would be grateful if guests could take off shoes in the hall.
We expect our guests to treat our house as they would their own!
Denise and Dave (and Harvey) are very nice, helpfull and hospitable, and we enjoyed our stay very much. Our room was small but nice, clean and quiet. Bourton on the water is a beautiful village, and we can recommend a walkabout in the beautiful Cotworlds landscape. Upper- and Lower Slaughter, Naunton and Clapton on the hill are beautiful villages and also worth paying a visit.
Hi Denise. We enjoyed our stay with you n David. Thanks for your kind hispitality. The rooms are comfortable for us and breakfast were OK too.
Denise and her husband (plus Harvey the dog) made us feel like home. They were so kind. Even though we stayed very short period of time.
The location was good. Only 10 min walk to town.
Denise and Dave are both very friendly and helpful. They made us feel welcome.
We throughly enjoyed our stay there. The room is very comfortable. There's a big grocery store within short walk and another 10min walk will bring you to the heart of the village where you can get good meals.
Will definitely recommend her place to friends who plan to visit Cotswold.
We loved staying with Denise!
She's warm, smart and funny, and we enjoyed lots of interesting chats around the breakfast table with her and the other guests. Her home is super clean and comfortable, and she and Dave were happy to give advice on our trip into Oxford and local walks. Harvey the dog was another plus! We highly recommend her home as it is also very well located for trips around the scenic Cotswold villages.
This is excellent house, warm and beautiful house and lovely garden, the landlord are very nice and kind. We have a wonderful time and enjoy this B&B:)
Denise was a friendly and welcoming host. Our room and the shared bathroom were immaculate and Denise provided a lovely breakfast of cereal, toast, juice and tea/coffee. There was another guest staying in the room next door which just added to the friendliness of the house. Great value in the Cotswolds. Highly recommended.
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About the Host, Denise
We are both teachers. We have three daughters, the youngest now at university. Easy going and a very experienced host family. We have been hosting and teaching foreign students for almost 20 years. We love to travel and our two older daughters have lived abroad all their adult lives. Our grandchildren are trilingual!