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Chapel Cottage

Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091298)

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  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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58 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a beautiful village."

    We had a great stay and the cottage is well situated for visiting some marvellous places of interest. The only down side was the lack of parking which was made clear at the time of booking. I would highly recommend this property.

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at Chapel Cottage. It's a lovely to hear how much you enjoyed the stay, it's a great base to enjoy the Cotswolds. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JayneDec 2021

  • "We had a beautiful time at Chapel Cottage in Bourton-on-the-Water."

    The place is in a great location - easy access to the town, as well as, the many walking paths that surround the area. It was rainy while we were in the Cotswolds... so we just wanted to give a special shout out to the great selection of classic DVDs (using the dvd player was almost a novelty in itself), the great selection of games, and the amazing fireplace! Thanks for having us!

    Rita & ZachMay 2021

  • "Lovely historic cottage, great location and a toasty fireplace to warm up beside after a country walk."

    SusanDec 2020

  • "Fabulous little cottage in a great location!"

    SaraOct 2020

  • "The cottage is gorgeous, quaint, spotless, perfectly positioned and comfortable, with chic and cosy touches."

    We had a lovely 2-night stay, walking miles and enjoying local cafes and restaurants. A lovely property.

    DebbieOct 2020

  • "Lovely clean well-equipped dog-friendly homely cottage in a fabulous location."

    Would recommend to friends and family.

    OwenSep 2020

  • "Great location, right by the centre of the town"

    VickiSep 2020

  • "Fabulous location ."

    ., lovely cosy cottage would highly recommend.

    NinaAug 2020

  • "Nice place in an excellent location."

    SukhjitAug 2020

  • "Chapel Cottage is the perfect place to stay in Bourton-on-the-Water, you can't get a better location."

    We loved our stay here and would definitely choose to come back. The High Street is around the corner, along with plenty of restaurants, pubs, cafes and shops - everything you need. There is no parking at the cottage but there is time restricted free street parking in the village (can leave overnight) and also car parks by the Co-Op or by Birdland on the edge of the village. Just be aware that if you have any mobility problems, the staircase is very steep and windy (and uneven).

    JulieAug 2020

  • "Chapel Cottage was cosy and very comfortable."

    It was small but functional and a fabulous base for sightseeing. It was spotlessly clean and had all the amenities required of a home from home excursion. It was in the perfect location within the village for venturing into the numerous shops, cafes and restaurants. A particular favourite was the Bakery on the Water for their delicious breakfast pastries. It was also well situated for exploring the surrounding Cotswolds villages and towns. The cottage was reasonably priced and we would highly recommend it.

    SamanthaJul 2020

  • "Wonderful location, right in the heart of Bourton."

    Very clear communication from the hosts, lots of pre-visit info and help with my allergy to feathers in terms of bedding etc. It was spotlessly clean (and I have high standards). The stairs are no joke, but we’d been made aware beforehand. The floor is a bit squeaky but didn’t stop either of us from sleeping. The house was well stocked with the little things appreciated for a weekend and the shops and river Windrush are no more than 2 mins walk away. Fantastic stay in the Cotswolds

    LucyJul 2020

  • "The cottage is clean and maintained to a high standard."

    Chapel cottage is very well located and extremely central. We would recommend The Croft and Duke of Wellington for dog friendly places to eat.

    NicolaMar 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage just off the high street in the middle of Bourton-on-the-Water."

    The cottage is very charming but should warn about the steep stairs! The bedrooms were cosy and the location can’t be matched. We had no problems checking in our out and communications with the host were very clear. Would definitely recommend if you don’t have mobility issues or giant suitcases.

    MaikoFeb 2020

  • "Photos don't do the house justice."

    Beautifully done out. Fab location right in the middle of the village. One small draw back being if you are elderly the stair are very steep, but at the end of the day it is a cottage with lots of character and wonderful features.

    JaniceFeb 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Perfect location for everything. Very clean and beautifully decorated. Would highly recommend!

    CarysJan 2020

  • "Another fantastic stay in a beautiful cottage!"

    SuzanneDec 2019

  • "We spent beautiful 3 days."

    The cottage is so great.

    MatejaNov 2019

  • "Beautiful characterful cottage perfectly located in Bourton."

    Cosy spotlessly clean, and cake waiting for us a lovely touch.

    RoseOct 2019

  • "We loved our stay at Chapel Cottage in Bourton-On-The-Water."

    The location was fantastic, within walking distance of everything in the village. The Cottage itself was genuinely quintessentially english, but with all the mod cons for a very enjoyable stay. The washing machine and dryer out in the back shed was a godsend after 3 weeks of not being able to do any washing and having racks to hang everything on was brilliant. Carol & Nick and the team at Character Cottages were outstanding with the communication, instructions and help - couldn't have made it all easier for us! The Cottage was voted by us all as our favourite accommodation after a month of travelling throughout Europe. Thank you.

    RebeccaOct 2019

  • "Thank you so much for a wonderful stay."

    We greatly appreciated your dashing to us to get us into the house after the mishap with locked up keys. The cottage was beautiful.

    LiisaSep 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage in every way."

    Clean, charming and extremely close to everything Bourton-On-The-Water has to offer. No doubt we will be staying at Chapel Cottage on our next family trip to the Cotswolds.

    EleanorSep 2019

  • "This was a magical hub from which to explore this incredible area."

    We left each day before Bourton got busy but enjoyed the cottage a great deal. I just wish it had been cool enough to justify starting a fire! For visitors with a car, I highly recommend a day trip to the edge of Wales to see Tintern Abbey and Chepstow Castle. These sites blew us away.

    GeofAug 2019

  • "The cottage is absolutely wonderful and in a beautiful and convenient part of Bourton-on-the-Water - our kids especially loved the attic room."

    Communication prior to check in was excellent and we greatly enjoyed Bourton and all its attractions. A highly recommended stay.

    Shannon And ChristopherAug 2019

  • "This little cottage was our favourite place in the UK."

    It’s in an excellent location, right around the corner from the Main Street at Bourton-on-the-Water. One of the prettiest places in the Cotswolds. Perfect for 5 of us and everything you could possibly need. We loved it so much, we didn’t want to leave. Thanks for letting us have such a gorgeous experience. The 5 girls from Australia will be back... one day.

    Rachel, Jodie, Louise, Tania And KylieJul 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in a stunning village it was a perfect long weekend for our family of 5."

    SharonJul 2019

  • "Chapel cottage was gorgeous!"

    I stayed here the night before my wedding and got ready there in the morning. There was plenty of space for hair and makeup. The courtyard out the back was stunning too.

    KristenJun 2019

  • "We had a wonderful stay!"

    Everything we needed plus cake! A very relaxing and cosy experience. The perfect English country cottage. Couldn't be closer to all that Bourton on the Water offers. Beautiful long walks with the dog. Thank you for a lovely weekend.

    AntoniaJun 2019

  • "Gorgeous house, full of character and homey touches, in the perfect location to explore Bourton-on-the-water."

    Would recommend!

    BethanyMay 2019

  • "Adorable cottage in the perfect location to explore the Cotswold!"

    Tons of walkable food options too.

    KarenApr 2019

  • "The cottage is in a fantastic location for exploring the village as well as a base to see the Cotswolds."

    The cottage was clean and well stocked with supplies. There was even a delicious cake left for us, which after a big day travelling was a lovely surprise! We had our two toddlers with us and the cottage was perfect for our family.

    JenniferApr 2019

  • "This cottage is absolutely perfect for a stay in the Cotswolds."

    A convenient location, all the amenities you need, close to a grocery store and walkable to many things.

    McCaelaMar 2019

  • "Smashing!"

    LiamMar 2019

  • "Beautiful cosy cottage in a great location."

    communication before arrival was fantastic and was welcomed to the cottage by a lovely cake from the hosts.

    SarahFeb 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, very happy with the location in gorgeous Bourton on the Water - perfect for strolls through the town and day-trips further afield to explore the Cotswolds!"

    ShaneJan 2019

  • "Charming and cosy."

    Close to everything. Wonderful village and centrally located.

    StefanJan 2019

  • "Chapel Cottage is all that it says it will be."

    Our family felt at home as soon as we walked through the door. Bourton-on-the-Water is a lovely village close to everything in the Cotswolds. Our hosts were amazing leaving us a welcome note, along with wood for the fire and a bottle of bubbly. Our stay was a dream come true.

    ShirleyJan 2019

  • "From the moment we walked through the door, we fell in love with this beautiful cottage."

    Utterly charming, spotlessly clean, perfect location. The chocolate cake on arrival was very much appreciated, so yummy! We enjoyed 2 perfect nights playing games (provided, but we also brought our own) A wonderful start to Christmas for us but are also thinking about booking again for another time of year as think it would be equally as lovely. We visited sudely castle for the Christmas light show which was beautiful and not far away. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend and visit again.

    WendyDec 2018

  • "Had a lovely stay in this charming cottage in a great location."

    Lovely fire and great walks. Beds were very comfy and the whole place was lovely and clean.

    CliveDec 2018

  • "The cottage is idyllic and perfectly fitting for a Cotswold stay."

    Full of character, clean and has everything you need.

    OliverNov 2018

  • "Wonderful place!"

    ! We loved everything about it. It’s warm, clean and accommodating yet still characteristic of the Cotswolds. We were so close to town and could walk to everything effortlessly. Bourton on the water is an amazing and beautiful place. Well worth the visit!

    JenniferOct 2018

  • "My friends and I had a lovely time staying at the cottage and made lots of memories."

    The place was beautiful, cosy and ideal for a chilled bank holiday weekend. The cottage is perfectly located within walking distance from all of the main attractions in the town. Will definitely be recommending to family and friends! Thank you for always being available via email - really helpful!

    EmmaSep 2018

  • "Beauty little cottage, brilliant location, the welcome cake from the host is so sweet."

    Perfect place to stay if you want to hang around near Bourton-on-the-Water.

    SkylerJul 2018

  • "We are very happy to stay some days here!"

    very comfortable and a nice place. We will for sure be recommending it to our friends. The cake was GREAT!, Luri

    Jun 2018

  • "Thank you for letting us stay at this lovely cottage."

    Very cosy, lovely decoration, all was thoughtfully planned. Bourton-on-the-Water is a real gem, but Bibury, lower and upper Slaughter, Stow-on-the-Wold are gems too. This week and the sunny days helped us to relax completely. Natasha

    May 2018

  • "Thank you! We had a lovely stay, very relaxing, just what we needed."

    We would recommend to family and friends and we will be back. The log burner was a treat when coming in from the cold. Jack and Christine

    Apr 2018

  • "What a lovely cottage, so well furnished and everything we needed for a relaxed weekend was just around the corner."

    Evenings were spent playing games by the warm glow of the roaring fire. Even the dog had a good time with all his walks. Thank you for a Mother’s Day we won’t forget.

    Kate, Steve, Ann, Hannah And The DogMar 2018

  • "What a great trip, I love the cottage so much."

    I have never slept so well and loved both bedrooms especially the one with the internal window. I had a fabulous stay and would absolutely stay again!

    Olivia And PaulFeb 2018

  • "Had a lovely time here in the snow."

    Roaring fire too! Lovely cottage in a great location. Good local pubs and tea rooms. Really relaxing break.

    Graham And CarolDec 2017

  • "Fabulous cottage!"

    As soon as we walked in we had smiles on our faces! Loved the open fire and the fairy lights – created a lovely ambience. Great location. Real shame to leave.

    Rachel And MarkNov 2017

  • "What a wonderful stay we had in this beautiful cottage."

    The location is fantastic for exploring the Cotswolds. We enjoyed the fire and had lovely cosy nights in. The cottage has everything you need and is very well equipped. We very much look forward to returning soon. Thank you for a wonderful, relaxing break.

    Bethany And DavidNov 2017

  • "What a well appointed cottage both inside and out."

    So beautifully decorated and comfortable. As other have said – everything you need for a stay in this beautiful part of the world. The fire was a real bonus when the temperature dropped. A great time in a lovely cottage. Thank you!

    AudreyNov 2017

  • "Thank you for."

    Fabulous stay in this gorgeous cottage! What a beautiful little town. Our 10 month old daughter enjoyed taking some tiny steps around the model village! My parents joined us for this little family break and we have all had a wonderful time. The cottage had everything we could possibly need. We will definitely visit again.

    Rebecca And DavidNov 2017

  • "One word – lovely."

    This little cottage is a retreat from the usual hustle and bustle providing an enjoyable holiday. It is amazing to come back from a lovely walk with our dog to a warm cosy home.

    PeterSep 2017

  • "We had a fabulous time here in Bourton on the Water."

    The cottage was wonderful...very cosy and filled with all the amenities of home. We especially enjoyed the games one rainy night. This place is a gem and conveniently located in the midst of all the activity.

    IsobelAug 2017

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this pretty and homely cottage."

    Bourton on the Water is a beautiful and friendly village.

    Jacqueline And AndrewJul 2017

  • "Hank you for a lovely stay in your cosy cottage!"

    I particularly enjoyed the comfy bed, the afternoon tea at Mary’s Coffee Shop and beautiful walks in and around Bourton.

    GeoffMay 2017

  • "Cosy, warm cottage with everything you could wish for to make your stay a good one."

    Well positioned for the village and to explore the surrounding area. Lots of care and attention to details has gone into making this a very special place to stay. Thank you!

    Mark And BrigidMar 2017

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

The property

Resting in the heart of the picturesque village, Bourton-on-the-Water, affectionately known as ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’, is this stunning semi-detached, Grade ll listed, 17th century property Chapel Cottage.

Boasting a warm and welcoming interior and sleeping up to five guests, Chapel Cottage provides a lovely base for a family retreat or romantic getaway to the Cotswolds.

Stepping through the front door, you will be charmed by the perfect mix of contemporary décor and character features as you enter the living/dining room, which has a large Cotswold stone inglenook fireplace housing a welcoming woodburning stove, and plenty of seating for you and your loved ones to have a relaxing evening watching TV.

Utilise the facilities in the country-style kitchen to prepare a delicious meal for your loved ones before gathering together at the dining table in the living space, and toasting to a wonderful holiday that lies before you.

In warmer months, enjoy your dinner al fresco style in the private courtyard garden which is accessed by a lovely stable door in the kitchen; this welcoming space is a sun trap in the late afternoon and is home to an outdoor table and chairs, as well as a useful outbuilding containing and washing machine and tumble dryer, so you can have a clean bag of washing when you return home.

Retreat indoors as the evening grows darker and make your way up the steep, winding staircase and indulge in a relaxing bath before heading to bed in either the double room which has whitewashed stone walls, oak beams and convenient chest of drawers and hooks or the king-size room which has hooks providing hanging space.

Taking a further steep, winding staircase up to the eaves of the cottage on the second floor, you will find a lovely hideaway room, complete with a day bed which can be made up to a single bed on request, a Freeview TV and DVD player and a selection of books and games; perfect for some time alone.

With plenty to see and do, Bourton-on-the-Water offers a wealth of attractions and shops, restaurants and tea rooms, such as Birdland Park & Gardens where you can come face to beak with over 500 species of bird, or have a relaxing afternoon at Green & Pleasant Tea Rooms which is on the banks of the River Windrush and is a wonderful spot to rest and enjoy a cuppa; their baked goods are homemade, meaning you’re in for a real treat.

The picturesque bridges spanning the River Windrush and stone-roof cottages dating back to the 15th century give this village a captivating fairy-tale feel.

Get your walking bookings on and emerge in the vibrant walking trails that wind their way within the grounds of Greystone’s Farm Nature Reserve, transporting visitors on a quiet and beautiful adventure through the reserve with the main trails being Wildlife Walk and Time-Travel Trail which are both level, with no steep areas to worry about.

Nearby 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; Lucy’s Tearoom is a warm and friendly family-run tea room offering delicious, homemade, locally sourced, great food, with an outdoor courtyard and The Porch House pub where you can enjoy a tipple or two in the centuries-old character building with rustic stone walls, twisting crooked staircases and roaring open fires.

Head over to Lower Slaughter is widely regarded as one of England's most beautiful villages with picturesque cottages lining the banks of the River Eye which flows from Upper Slaughter through Lower Slaughter, home to The Slaughters Country Inn.

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, located in Burford, known as the “gateway to the Cotswolds”.

Explore the delights of the Cotswolds with a memorable stay at Chapel Cottage.


  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: Double and king-size
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Second floor snug (with a single day bed that can be available on request)
  • External outhouse with washing machine/tumble dryer
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, hairdryer
  • Smart TV with Netflix access, Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of DVDs, books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • One large or two small dogs welcome
  • On-street and public car park parking
  • Front gravelled garden with furniture, read courtyard garden with furniture
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles

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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: The second staircase has no handrail.

Note: There is a 30-minute parking zone directly opposite the cottage, which is ideal for loading and unloading luggage, and two Pay & Display car parks are located a short walk away from the cottage.

Note: One large or two small dogs welcome. For the comfort of future guests, we ask that dogs remain downstairs, stay off the furniture and that no trace of a dog remains after your departure.

Note: This is an old property with character features, including steep stairs and low beams, which is laid out over three floors, and could therefore pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility.

Note: No corporate or commercial bookings without prior arrangement with the owner.

Note: A single day bed is available in the snug upon request.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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