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!
Irene and I had a lovely time during our stay, Denise was very nice and helpful host. We really enjoyed our stayed. The room was cozy and warm, the bathroom had everything you need. Denise was helping us for our next day's trip, she organized very quick and very well for us. Many thanks.
아기와 함께 하는 여행이여서 여러가지 걱정되었던것이 많았는데 방이며 화장실이며 너무 깨끗하고 조용하고 편안한 곳이였어요. 마을 중심부까지 약간 걸어가야하지만 숙소까지 걸어가는 풍경 또한 아름다워 추천드립니다.
Very friendly hosts, generous amount of breakfast, calm and lovely dog, tidy bedroom, five star bathroom. What's more to ask?
Really enjoyed my short break with Denise. Very welcoming. I think the fact I am planning a return visit with my grandchildren says everything. Very relaxed atmosphere. Denise was very happy to help with local information. Lovely short walk into the village.
We could not be more pleased with our stay at Denise's lovely home! The house was beautiful and immaculate, exactly like the pictures shown. Our room was warm and cosy, and the common toilet was splendidly clean and classy. The bathroom mats in the toilet were changed twice a day! Denise made sure that the bedroom is spotlessly clean before we arrived. We had lots of opportunities to interact with Denise as well as other travellers in the house. Denise was extremely helpful and very kind to advise us on our itineraries and getting around the town and the other parts of cotswold (which is convinently connected by the village bus). The location of the house is superb, just a few minutes walk to exceptional bourton on the water. To top it all up, hyper Harvey is always there to greet you in the morning and when you come back home! We absolutely love Denise's home and we felt so comfortable during our stay. Highly highly recommended! Thank you so much Denise!
Amanda, what lovely comments! I am glad you enjoyed your stay and were so happy with the accommodation! You were lucky with the weather and managed to fit in quite a lot! You and Kayla were lovely guests and we were happy to steer you in the right direction with your travel arrangements and save you time. I hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Bath and London...
Denise was absolutely lovely. Stayed for four nights and was made to feel really welcome.
The house is nice and just a few minutes walk from the centre of Bourton. I'd definitely stay again and would highly recommend.
숙소는 마을 중심지로부터 도보 10분정도 거리에 위치해 있어요. 예쁜 이층집으로 잘 정돈된 하우스에 친절한 부부와 귀여운 강아지의 맞이로 편히 쉬다가 올 수 있었구요. 사진으로 보시는 것과 집은 똑같습니다. 아침식사는 토스트, 잼, 커피, 티, 시리얼 등으로 호스트 부부와 숙소에 같이 머무는 다른 게스트와 함께 식사를 하며, 이야기도 할 수 있었습니다.
첼튼햄으로 일요일에 이동하시는 분들은 계절에 따라 855번 버스 스케줄이 없을 수 있습니다. 또한 동네 숍들은 4-5시에 닫습니다. 펍은 11시까지 대부분 하니, 거기서 저녁식사를 드실 수 있구요. 미리 참고 하셔서, 여행일정 짜면 좋을 것 같네요.
버튼온더워터에서 머무신다면, 꼭 추천해 드리고 싶습니다 :D
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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!