This quintessential Cotswold stone period cottage was sympathetically renovated and has been beautifully styled to create a cosy and yet contemporary property, with more than a touch of luxury.
Puffitt’s Cottage is warm and inviting with a wood burner at the heart of the living room, the limestone floors, exposed beams and stonework remind you of the history of this lovely cottage.
Originally built in the 18 century, and extended in Victorian times, Puffitts Cottage now offers spacious accommodation, private front and rear gardens, and parking for two cars on its own private driveway at the front of the property.
Puffitts Cottage is dog friendly, and can accept up to 3 well behaved dogs.
With an enclosed, safe rear garden, and direct access to walks from the gate we are perfectly placed for your Cotswold experience.
Set in the ever-popular village of Bourton-on-the-Water, famed for its series of low stone bridges, over the fast-flowing River Windrush, and its period honey-coloured stone architecture, this is the perfect place to relax and explore the beauty of the Cotswolds.
The centre of the village is just a short, level stroll away and many walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep.
The Mousetrap Pub is a minutes’ walk away, serving good food, and your dogs are welcome too.
There are plenty of sightseeing opportunities, including the model village, Cotswolds Motor Museum, Birdworld and The Cotswold Perfumery.
There are many individual shops, cafés and restaurants to enjoy, as well as a gentle stroll by the water’s edge.
Other nearby Cotswold villages worth a visit include Burford, The Slaughters, Stow-on-the-Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh with its famous Tuesday market, and Chipping Campden.
The city of Gloucester, with its magnificent cathedral and tomb of Edward II is within easy reach, as is the Regency city of Cheltenham with famous racecourse.
National Trust properties are abundant, including Snowshill Manor and Woodchester Park.
Three bedrooms: 1 x first floor king-size double with window to the front garden, 1 x first floor double with window to the rear garden, 1 x ground floor single with walk in shower, ideal for older family members. Bathroom with double ended slipper bath, shower cubicle, WC, basin and heated towel rail. Ground floor cloakroom with WC, basin and heated towel rail. Kitchen with dining area. Utility room. Sitting room with woodburning stove.
Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100.
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. 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.