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Callow Cottage

Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091402)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Great location. Garden much smaller than expected from photos but got a lot afternoon sun.

    Thank you for taking the time for leaving feedback. Amazing you enjoyed the cottage, the location and the sunshine in the courtyard garden. Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by LorraineAug 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday in this well positioned property."

    We enjoyed the short walk into beautiful Bourton-on-the-Water. The provisions for our arrival were much appreciated too. We didn’t use the outdoor space to the rear as it was a little neglected, and less ‘stuff ‘ in closets/cupboards would have been preferable . Some washing machine instructions would also be helpful as it wasn’t really self explanatory. Apart from that, Callow cottage is very comfortable space and suited our family of 6 well. It was an excellent location to explore Cotswolds generally or simply relax in the stunning area on the doorstep.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed the location of the cottage and are sorry to hear of the issue you encountered with the garden, we will ensure that our maintenance team attend to this as a matter of urgency. Thank you for bringing this to our attention and we hope to welcome you back to The Cotswolds. With best wishes Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by AliceJul 2022

  • "The property was in a great location."

    Generally very clean and well maintained but there were a number of light bulbs not working and the gate in the back garden is damaged. The rear garden would also benefit from a clean and tidy. I also asked for one of the bedrooms to be made up as a double but this had not been done when I arrived at the property

    Thank you for your review and we hope you enjoyed your stay at Callow Cottage. We appreciate your feedback and will pass on your comments regarding the issues raised so that hopefully we may welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KarlMar 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    The property was very clean and tidy and had great little touches like some shortbread and coffee pods well stocked on arrival. There were no unpleasant surprises and helped us to enjoy a really lovely village. The space was fine for our family of five. Everything worked properly. The rear garden is small but we didn’t use it anyway and the rear fence was in need of repair but we had literally just had a huge storm the day before.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at Callow Cottage. It's always lovely to hear how much a guest has enjoyed their stay and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulFeb 2022

  • "A lovely, comfy place to stay, and with its own parking space so close to the town centre, amazing!"

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by BDec 2021

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This property is part of the Character Cottages collection.
Specialists in stylish, contemporary and characterful Cotswold cottages


  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x Twin (can be changed to king-size bed on request), super-king-size with en-suite roll-top bath, hand-held shower, walk-in rain shower with hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar seating for 4
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, dining seating and hairdryer
  • Smart TV with Netflix and Amazon Prime, Freeview TV, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and 2 x cots available
  • Off-road parking for 2 small cars
  • Courtyard garden with furniture and barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles Please advise if you would like the twin room made into King before your arrival.

The property

Settled in the picturesque village of Bourton-on-the-Water and only a 3 minute walk to the bridge.

This charming home-from-home, Callow Cottage, the ideal retreat for a family or group of friends who are seeking a peaceful break to the Cotswolds, sleeping up to six guests in three well-presented bedrooms.

Arriving at the property you will be welcomed by a private driveway which hosts two cars as you load your luggage into the practical entrance hall, perfect for storing coats and shoes, before moving into the bright and airy sitting room, containing a warming woodburning stove, Smart TV with Netflix and Amazon Prime subscriptions and dining table; the room is finished to a contemporary style and is perfect for curling up on the sofa with your loved ones and feeling the warmth from the woodburning stove.

The well-equipped, country-style kitchen is a great space for you to show-off your culinary skills, before gathering with your group at the dining table in the sitting room to plan your exciting trip itinerary.

Completing the ground floor is a useful cloakroom housing a basin and WC.

As the evening grows darker, retire to the first floor where you will find two beautifully presented bedrooms; bedroom two hosts a double bed and bedroom three has a twin (which can be changed to a king-size on request) and has views overlooking the street below.

Look forward to escaping with your favourite book with a hot soak in the bath, before heading off to bed.

Up a second flight of stairs, in the eaves of the property, you will find the master bedroom which has an inviting super-king-size bed where you can chill out with your loved one and catch up on your favourite show on the Freeview TV, and boasts a tastefully-decorated en-suite bathroom complete with a roll-top bath for you to indulge and relax in.

In the morning, head out into the garden for some fresh air, as a gentle slope leads out from French doors in the living room into the pretty courtyard garden; the delightful outside space features fragrant flowers in hanging pots and is home to two Rattan furniture suites, and a gas barbecue to take advantage of in warmer months.

Bourton-on-the-Water has been regularly voted one of the prettiest villages in England and is known as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’, home to a wealth of attractions and shops, restaurants and tea rooms, such as Cotswolds Antiques and Tea Room and Coach & Horses pub.

Spend some time by the River Windrush which has lovely bridges, surround yourself by wildlife at Birdland Park and Gardens or have some fun at the miniature replica of the Cotswold stone village at The Model Village.

Nearby Lower Slaughter is widely regarded as one of England's most beautiful villages and is home to The Slaughters Country Inn which is a well-regarded, quintessential country inn, offering lovely food and drinks – not to be missed!

Stow-on-the-Wold is the highest of the Cotswold villages and is a small market town with an array of boutique shops, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants; indulge in a bite to eat and drinks at The Stag at Stow, or revel in the scrumptious tea and cakes at The Old Bakery Tea Room.

Visit Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens where you will find over 250 species of animals and be inspired by the beautiful landscaping and seasonal displays throughout the park in nearby Burford, known as Southern “gateway to the Cotswolds”.

Perfectly located to discover all the Cotswolds has to offer, Callow Cottage is the perfect base for families and friends alike.




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About the location


Stow-on-the-Wold 4 miles; Moreton-in-Marsh 8 miles; Chipping Norton 13 miles; Cheltenham 15.5 miles.

Located in the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the historic village of Bourton-on-the-Water dates back to Neolithic times with over 100 buildings being Grade II listed or higher. The picturesque high street nestles alongside the River Windrush over which several low stone bridges span, which is why Bourton-on-the-Water is known as the Venice in the Cotswolds. Tradition states that an annual football match is played in the summer, in the River Windrush with the banks lined with spectators, with the aim to score as many goals as possible and get as wet as possible! The village has an eclectic range of visitor attractions, including The Model Village, Cotswold Motor Museum, Birdland Park and Gardens as well as a Dragonfly Maze, monthly farmers’ market as well as many tea rooms, an artisan bakery, antiques and craft markets, traditional sweet shop, cycle hire and its very own perfumery. Nearby, Stow-on-the-Wold, originally an Iron Age Fort, epitomises traditional England. This ancient market town has played host to many fairs since the 12th century and today holds a biannual Gypsy Horse Fair, craft fairs and monthly farmers' market. The vast market square boasts an ancient cross at one end and the village stocks at the other, surrounded by an elegant array of Cotswold stone townhouses, antiques shops, tea rooms, traditional pubs, award-winning restaurants and its very own cricket museum. Also take a visit to the medieval town of Burford for a great day out where you can enjoy a trip to the Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens. The Saxon market town of Moreton-in-Marsh and the quintessential English village of Broadway are both within easy reach and make a great day out. The spa town of Cheltenham is, architecturally, the most complete Regency town in England with an incredible range of shops, cinemas, theatres, restaurants and pubs, it is famous for its horse racing festival in March, culminating in the Gold Cup steeplechase. Oxford, the oldest university city in England and sometimes called The City of Dreaming Spires has an abundance of prestigious attractions, including the 38 colleges of the university (half of which date back before 1600), the oldest university teaching room, the Bodleian Library, Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers Museums, and Botanic Gardens. Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, Worcester and the waterfront city of Gloucester are also all within easy reach.

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Region Information

Note: A gentle slope leads from the courtyard garden into the living room which may be an easier access route for guests with limited mobility; the courtyard can be accessed along a gravel path from the side road.

Note: For additional cars, there is some limited street parking available in Bourton-on-the-Water, however guests may prefer to park in one of the village's carparks (Pay & Display), which are a short walk away from the property.

Note: Mobile phone reception can be poor.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas