Secure your holiday for £20.
Limited availability, could end at any time.T&Cs Apply.
Icon/Navigation/Chevron/Left Back to search
1 of 20 View Image Gallery
  • Kate's Cottage - Cotswolds - 932581 - photo 1
close
  • Kate's Cottage - (Ref. 932581)

  • Icon/Play
    Icon/Replay Created with Sketch.

    Replay

  •  

Photos

Video

Kate's Cottage

(Ref. 932581)

Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing
Cleanliness
Comfort
Facilities and Maintenance
  • All reviews
  • cottage (55)
  • location (28)
  • clean (24)
  • comfortable (24)
  • lovely (22)
  • everything (21)

72 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage."

    We have been coming on holiday to Bourton for 20yrs and Kates Cottage rates very high on the list. Everything you could possibly need very very clean and comfortable. Having 2 car spaces was a bonus. The only thing was that in the 2nd bedroom needs a bedside table a mirror and shelf would be handy. These are only minor things otherwise excellent. Would come again and again. Thank you for sharing your cottage.

    Thanks for taking the time to provide positive feedback it’s always appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Jun 2024

  • "We have stayed in so many holiday cottages I have lost count."

    Kate's cottage has firmly lodged itself in amongst our favourite ones. Nice and quiet but only a few minutes walk from cafes, pubs and the river. The cottage itself had everything we needed. The lounge was spacious which was great in the evening when we went back for a rest. Parking is easy for unloading. A perfect stay!

    Pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your nice comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charles5.0May 2024

  • "This was a very comfortable and spotless accommodation."

    Excellent location. Good parking. We could not fault it and would recommend. Owners even left us some lovely chocolate cake.

    Thank you for the feedback it is appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Mar 2024

  • "Kate’s cottage is a cosy, comfortable and lovely place to stay in the charming village of Bourton on the Water."

    The cottage is clean, warm and peaceful. Enjoyed our stay very much.

    We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Kate's Cottage and thank you for the review Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely cottage, everything we needed & so close to town centre."

    Thank you for the good feedback, pleased you enjoyed Kate's Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Mar 2024

  • "Delightful crockery - but could do with more plates and mugs."

    We had some problems with the heating system. Something is needed to explain the controls on the thermostat in the living room. The directions for finding Kate's Cottage are very bad. We understood the statement that it is '7 Victoria Terrace' as meaning that we were looking for a street called Victoria Terrace. It needs to be made clear that the cottage is in Victoria Street, which contains this terrace of eight houses called Victoria Terrace.

    Regarding the crockery there should be 6 of everything , this will be addressed if this is not the case. As for the hive heating thermostat we will provide additional instructions. We will also speak to Sykes Cottages to improve the directions to the property for future guests. Thank you for your overall good feedback on Kate’s Cottage and constructive comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by M5.0Oct 2023

  • "This property was faultless, in a quiet neighbourhood with parking outside the property, close to the village centre probably the cleanest I've stayed in well worth coming back to again thanks also for the welcome Victoria sponge."

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2023

  • "Spotlessly clean cottage."

    Situated within minutes to centre of village yet on a quiet street. Well equipped with everything you would require. Comfy king size bed. We parked at the front as it was easier to access. Nice touch was the milk and lemon drizzle cake on arrival. Cottage was ideal for what we wanted. Bourton on the water is a lovely place. Should we return we would definitely use Kate's cottage again. We had a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great location and well equipped property."

    Super clean on arrival and easy access into the property. The decoration although clean could do with a facelift, as wood chip on all walls and ceilings is somewhat out dated. A great plus is being able to park on drive of property. Great quiet location and just a 2min walk to pubs and restaurants in town. The Cotswolds is no doubt a beautiful part of the country with Bourton on the water being my favourite town of them all.

    We are pleased you enjoyed your holiday in the Cotswolds. Sorry to hear the woodchip wallpaper was not to your taste but we decided to maintain the property in very good condition in keeping with the cottage style of it’s era. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage with all we needed and more."

    Will be back again. Would highly recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jun 2023

  • "Good cottage, ideal location"

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "This was perfect for our stay."

    Close to the center of town yet quiet with good parking. every need in this clean, comfortable accommodation was catered for. thanks

    Reviewed by Christina4.7Jun 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay, very clean, everything we needed was there."

    Very good location. We would certainly stay there again. Sue

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    The property was very nicely furnished. The area was very quiet even though it is only a few minutes to the busy village centre . The information pack and accompanying books about the Cotswold area really help with ideas of where to explore. The cake and milk welcome pack was a lovely touch. They also supplied, coffee, tea, sugar, plenty of toilet rolls, foil, cling film, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid and a selection of cleaning equipment. The supply of these very essential items was not added to the properties details. I think this would be a very welcome addition as it reduces the items you might bring with you at self catering accommodation .

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Apr 2023

  • "The cottage was amazing."

    Great location. Lovely and comfy. Everything you need is provided. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Becky5.0Mar 2023

  • "Well what can I say, what a beautiful holiday home, in a beautiful area of the world."

    No complaints at all, only praise. Thank you for a fab week.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely, clean, quiet cottage in an excellent location, only a 1 or 2 minute walk to the centre of Bourton on the Water, and an easy distance for many places of interest in the Cotswolds."

    Thank you for the milk and cake and for a very comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely cottage everything we needed, the milk and cake was much appreciated, only a short walk to village centre."

    Bourton on the Water was beautiful and there were plenty of lovely places nearby to explore.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Oct 2022

  • "This was our second stay at Kate’s Cottage, a comfortable, well appointed cottage, quiet, and less than 5 minutes walk from the village centre."

    The lounge is large and comfortable, and the kitchen/dining area is well equipped. The main bedroom upstairs has a very comfortable double bed which is a generous size, and the second bedroom is adequate, although we didn’t have need to use it. The various items of equipment were easy to use, and the heating easy to adjust. The village is very pretty, there is a large supermarket about 1/2 mile from the cottage, and very interesting shops in the village. There are plenty of places of interest in the immediate area.

    Reviewed by Barry4.7Oct 2022

  • "The property was lovely, clean and well kept."

    The furniture was all very comfortable. We had a great break and would happily book again.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Sep 2022

  • "Comfortable and clean property, excellent location to local amenities."

    Idyllic area.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Aug 2022

  • "Property was far more spacious than expected."

    Booking fee excessive

    Thank you for your kind feedback, good to hear you had an enjoyable stay. Unfortunately we the owners have no control over the booking fee, this is determined by Sykes Cottages the letting company. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.4Jun 2022

  • "This is a great cottage, just off the village centre."

    It has all the facilities you need for a relaxing break. We will be back hopefully next year.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0May 2022

  • "The property was clean except for the kitchen floor which was sticky to walk on."

    The chest of drawers in the main bedroom had a sticker on it saying faulty do not use this looked like it had been there for a while, all the drawers were collapsed, so there was nowhere to put clothes very unsatisfactory and disappointing the bedside tables were cheap metal garden tables . The toilet seat in the downstairs cloakroom was unstable and moved when sat on. The welcome pack was a packet of chocolate biscuits and a pint of milk, the milk was 5 days out of date!!

    Thank you so much for your feedback and I am so very sorry that you had some issues. While the bedside tables are as per the advert picture, I will certainly be discussing the other issues with my management property team now that I have been made aware and will have them rectified immediately. I do send out two contact numbers pre arrival and leave another contact number at the property and I am sorry that I wasn't given opportunity to help you on this occasion at the time of your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony2.2Apr 2022

  • "Very nice stay"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 2022

  • "Kate's cottage was lovely, very well equipped kitchen."

    Lovely and comfy, they accommodated earlier check in for us. Also, we appreciated the chocolate cake and milk left for us. Ample parking space, we'd stay here again. Only niggle we had was with the bins, the bins only get emptied every fortnight and it was quite limiting with how much rubbish we can produce. It'd be worth getting a second wheelie bin (council permitting).

    Reviewed by Ema5.0Mar 2022

  • "The cleanest & most comfortable place I’ve ever stayed."

    Excellent location, everything you’d want in walking distance. Very short drive to the most amazing Co op supermarket. Plenty of parking very close to the cottage. Inside, the layout of the kitchen is really ideal, v easy to work with. Loved everything about it & could happily live there.

    Reviewed by Nora4.7Feb 2022

  • "This cottage had everything for visiting the Cotswolds in winter."

    Great location, very quiet area, off road parking, all you need for your stay, including a hair dryer. Lovely comfortable bed and the very efficient heating, making it a home from home. 5 star.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Dec 2021

  • "Kate’s cottage was really spacious and comfortable."

    It was so close to the centre of Bourton on the water, which was very convenient. We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay, in spite of the weather!

    Reviewed by Esme5.0Oct 2021

  • "This is the fourth time we have stayed at Kate’s Cottage, so we knew it would be fantastic - and it was."

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage much bigger than the photo suggested."

    Very clean with everything you would need provided. Great location. We would stay again.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2021

  • "This is our third visit to Kate's cottage and it still remains one of the best we have stayed in ."

    But I do have a couple of suggestions, 1 clear the garden (jungle) and lay more paving so you could at least use the table and chairs. 2 new pillows please. Thank you again for a great holiday.

    Thank you for taking time to complete your feedback, we are glad to hear that you have enjoyed anther stay with us, as discussed on our call, we did arrive the following week to do the garden which has now been all sorted and thank you for your suggestion about the pillows, we will ensure that we have some firm pillow ready for your next stay. Thank you again for your feedback, we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2021

  • "Kates Cottage was spotlessly clean."

    Everything you needed was provided. Would definitely stay again. The milk & biscuits was a nice touch.

    Reviewed by James5.0Jul 2021

  • "We found the location excellent."

    Cottage beautiful. Bourton on the water was outstanding place. Would definitely go back there. Bars and restaurants lovely and lovely shops.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jun 2021

  • "We did a last minute bank holiday booking to the cotswold and what a fantastic cottage it turned out to be."

    it is much much larger than what is seen in the photos( i would ask the owners to definitely put up new photos of the property and the old ones don't do enough justice to it) The cottage has everything you need,there was a welcome milk bottle and cake on arrival which we found absloutely sweet. Also ,the property is super clean and you feel quite comfortable in these strange times of covid. Location is brilliant,a 2 minute walk to the river windrush! we will definitely be staying at the same property again in the future. Thankyou

    Reviewed by Asima5.0May 2021

  • "We were very happy with the cottage, and especially the location."

    It is within just two or three minutes walk from the centre of the village,, and is very quiet. It was helpful to have milk waiting for us and we appreciated the sponge. One little addition would have been welcome for when it was raining would have been a CD/DVD player, but the smart TV went a long way to putting that right. Would certainly returning to the cottage for a future holiday.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0May 2021

  • "Very nicely furnished, very clean, well looked after."

    Good position, quiet but not too far from centre for shops an d restaurants. Few small niggles, the plug in the washbasin upstairs would not stay down, to allow water to stay in the bowl, no sieve in kitchen to drain vegetables, no space in kitchen to store food. Would recommend to a friend.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.4Sep 2020

  • "This cottage is bigger than the pictures suggest."

    Its in an amazing location, in a very quiet area, 2 minutes walk into centre of village .

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Mar 2020

  • "We had a great stay at Kate's cottage."

    The accommodation was clean and tidy, it is bigger than it looks on the pictures so we had lots of room and it was very comfortable relaxing in the cottage. It was in a great location only a minutes walk into Bourton on the water. Parking was fine with a space outside the cottage and a separate garage as well. Will definitely consider staying here again and will recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Mar 2020

  • "Probably the cleanest cottage I have ever stayed at."

    The owners thought of everything. Couldn’t fault it. Excellent!

    Reviewed by Deanna5.0Dec 2019

  • "Second time we have used Katie's cottage and hopefully we will be back."

    Very comfortable and right in the middle of Boughton. Regular home from home.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Nov 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely, comfortable and very homely, clean, will definetly be coming back"

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Sep 2019

  • "The house is bigger on the inside, like the Tardis, very clean and very comfortable, I have already recommended it to family & friends who want a similar holiday in the area."

    The extra toilet on the ground floor was a bonus to us old folk :)

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jun 2019

  • "The holiday booking was for 4 adults."

    The sleeping accommodation was for 3 people. We may have missed this in reading the property description but would have expected Sykes to,at least, warned us of the possible errot.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Jun 2019

  • "Cottage was spotless, everything we needed was there and it was in a great position for local amenities."

    We had a lovely time and would definitely return

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely cottage - really comfortable and had everything we wanted."

    Excellent location to.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely, well equipped cottage with everything you need."

    Loved the induction hob cooker. Good sized fridge/freezer. Full sized dish washer. Instructions supplied for all electrical items. Cottage was bigger than expected. Very pretty garden. It was very quiet, with lovely birdsong. Only one negative - duvet cover and pillow case were made from polyester and produced static.

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.7Apr 2019

  • "The cottage was very clean and well stocked."

    The tea and coffee supplies, including biscuits, milk and sugar was a welcome touch after a long travel day! The cottage is very cozy and cute. We will definitely recommend Kate's cottage to anyone visiting this area. The location was perfect!

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Apr 2019

  • "Everything about it was excellent."

    From the cleanliness and comfort to the location and convenience of parking. The icing on the cake for us was discovering we could get Netflix and iPlayer on their tv. We hope to return and do all the things we didn’t manage this time

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Mar 2019

  • "Everything about the cottage was very good and the only improvement would be to have a set of drawers in the bedroom for small items."

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Mar 2019

  • "The cottage was excellent."

    Everything was right, location, facilities, comfort, etc. Would like to go back to this cottage as we really enjoyed our time there.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Mar 2019

  • "Very nice cottage in a very nice village."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Mar 2019

  • "Unfortunately when we arrived at 3 pm no cleaning had been carried out since the previous guests left and we had to leave the property for two hours whilst this was done."

    However we had a good holiday in Kate's Cottage which was very comfortable and well positioned for the village.

    Reviewed by Simon4.4Feb 2019

  • "Superb cottage, well appointed in a great location for both the village and the Cotswold area."

    Great to have adequate and secure parking

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2019

  • "A superb cottage, perfect location and great parking."

    The cottage was cosy and clean and looked exactly like the pictures, if not slightly bigger than expected! Lovely little touch from the hosts leaving mince pies, a host of board games and a very thorough welcome pack and things to do in the local area pack. A very lovely little cottage and we'll very likely be back!

    Reviewed by Leoni5.0Dec 2018

  • "Our stay at Kate's cottage was lovely, their was everything you needed and more a few minuets walk from the centre of Bourton with its shops, restaurants and pubs, couldn't have wished for anything better."

    Magical few days away it even snowed.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Nov 2018

  • "The cottage was perfect, very comfortable and great location."

    Would definitely use again. Can’t think of anything to improve it.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Oct 2018

  • "Kates cottage was beautiful, spotless, has every you could need."

    nice quiet location, but also close to beautiful village. well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Oct 2018

  • "Kate’S Cottage was very clean and freshly decorated."

    It was well resourced, comfortable and just a few minutes walk from the centre of town. We would recommend the cottage highly for a short break in the Cotswolds. There was wi-fi and nice extra touches such as milk, tea/ coffee and biscuits waiting for us.The only slight problem we had was actually finding it as the front door is on the side of the cottage and we couldn’t find the street name. Off road parking next to the door was extremely useful.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Oct 2018

  • "Comfortable cottage, great location, spotlessly clean."

    We had an excellent weekend stay

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Sep 2018

  • "This cottage is situated in a very peaceful location yet only 2 minutes from the centre of the town."

    The house itself is spotless and the beds are very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Aug 2018

  • "Kate’s Cottage is comfortable and well equipped."

    The location is perfect; very quiet, but just a short stroll from the centre of the village. We had a very relaxing week.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Aug 2018

  • "We had a lovely stay, in a lovely cottage."

    Reviewed by M4.7Jul 2018

  • "Cottage very comfortable and well furnished."

    Could have done with a few more kitchen utensils eg colander or sieve, also some small glasses for fruit juice and perhaps another saucepan but otherwise very good.

    Reviewed by Pat4.7May 2018

  • "Unfortunately, the radiator in the front bedroom was not working."

    The situation in the village was very convenient and quietly situated. The cottage was very well equipped.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Mar 2018

  • "Kate's cottage is just perfect for access to all shops and cafes in the village without moving your car."

    Plenty of car parking at the cottage which is very welcome. The cottage is very well equipped and everything is newly refurbished, I would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2018

  • "The cottage was a home from home, in fact, better than that, I could happily swap."

    Cottage was beautifully appointed and super, super clean. It was handy for where I was working at Cheltenham and shops, bars and restaurants were a few steps away. Well done Kates Cottage.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Mar 2018

  • "Kate's cottage was lovely."

    Location was ideal - not even a 5 minute walk into the centre of Bourton-on-on-the-water. The cottage was very cosy. The only negative I would say is the second bedroom has a 4ft bed so was not ideal for 2 adults. Tea, coffee, sugar and milk was available for us and a box of choccies - nice touch!

    Reviewed by Jackie4.4Mar 2018

  • "Really nick picking I know but the accommodation could have done with an electric kettle and we had to go out to purchase a corkscrew but other than that we had a really relaxing break ."

    Reviewed by David4.6Dec 2017

  • "Location of the property is excellent."

    A couple of minutes walk into the village, which is ideal with small children. The cottage could do with some more child friendly facilities, such as a high chair, stair gate and travel cot to save people having to take their own. The cottage was very clean and welcoming when we arrived, and it felt very homely. We're planning another short break to Bourton-on-the-Water and will definitely try to stay at Kate's cottage again.

    Reviewed by Paul4.8Nov 2017

  • "When booking my original week I suggested that I may like to extend my stay, as we were in the area house hunting and Kate's Cottage was not booked again until the following Tuesday."

    I telephoned at 9.15 am on the Wednesday to extend. Finally, after making 3 phone calls and speaking to 6 people, at about 4.30 pm I was told we could extend. I was told the price would be pro-rata, I just accepted what I was asked for and paid. When I later worked it out I found I had been massively overcharged! Do you wonder at my lack of satisfaction.

    Reviewed by Pamela4.6Oct 2017

  • "Had a fantastic weeks break in Kate's cottage."

    A very beautiful cottage close to the village. The cottage is very well maintained and very clean.. lots of attractions within walking distance. Will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2017

Show more Hide all

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king size double 1 x 4ft single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven with induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars, with 1 space at the front of the property and 1 at the rear
  • Seating area to rear with furniture for 3 people.
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4 mins walk, pub 2 mins walk

The property

A charming terraced cottage within the attractive village of Bourton on the Water, just a few minutes walk from the river Windrush, cafes and shops.

The excellent living areas and central location make this cottage perfect for small families or couples to enjoy a relaxing break.

The sitting room proves itself to be an excellent chilling area as the comfortable leather sofas sat in front of the Freeview TV, and the fire that's set in a stone fireplace.

The kitchen diner is light, airy and extremely well appointed with all of the equipment that you could need, set in fresh whites and rustic wooden furnishings.

Onto the upstairs which boasts two refreshing bedrooms both with views overlooking looking buildings that surround this one.

To the rear of the cottage there is a pleasant back garden complete with an attractive seating area with a table and chairs for up to four people to create the ideal outdoor spot for the warmer days.

Bourton-on-the-Water's centre is just a five minute walk away, it is a bustling village with over 100 buildings listed at at least Grade II.

It is home to a Model Village, a motor museum as well as lovely parks and gardens.

Further afield of Bourton there are a variety of small traditional, beautiful villages such as Stow-on-the-Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh and Chipping Norton.

They all offer pleasant little cafes and tearooms and a lot more.

There is a large selection of Cafe's, Restaurants and Pubs available for all tastes, just a few minutes away from this peaceful location.

A delightful cottage set in an excellent location.

View on map

About the location

BOURTON-ON-THE-WATER

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.

View more holiday cottages in Bourton-on-the-water

Note: The double room is a 4ft double bed