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Puffitts Cottage

(Ref. 979435)

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


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful cottage, only a couple of minutes walk from the village centre."

    Very well equipped, extremely clean and the added bonus of having excellent parking. Nicky the owner, was very helpful before and during our stay. We really enjoyed our stay and didn’t want to leave. I would highly recommend Puffitts Cottage.

    Hello Mandy. Thank you for your feedback it’s much appreciated. Thank you for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy - you are all welcome back anytime. Glad you had a great stay - nicky and the team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Clean and very comfortable. Beautiful furnishings.

    Hello Annette - thanks for taking the time to leave us a wonderful review- much appreciated and we are so glad you had the best stay. Please visit us again. Nicky and the team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Apr 2024

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Puffitts Cottage, it was like home from home."

    Comfortable, lovely décor, warm and great location. Nicky was so helpful and everything was of a high standard, nothing was too much trouble. An excellent stay, relaxing, just what we needed. Thank you Nicky.

    Hello Judith , thank you so much for taking the time to review us - your comments and feedback are really appreciated. We are so glad you had the stay you needed and it was lovely to speak with you before arrival. Once again thank you and please do visit us again in the future we would love to have you back Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Nov 2023

  • "Not dog friendly at all , left holiday early."

    Did not enjoy holiday.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are very sorry to hear that you did not find Puffitts Cottage dog friendly, we pride ourselves on being one of the best award-winning dog-friendly accommodations in the Cotswolds. We made contact with you before, during and after your say to ensure everything was okay, and advised we were on hand to help at any time, unfortunately, we did not receive a response, therefore, we were unaware of any problems,s until reading this review. We consistently receive excellent feedback, and will continue to welcome guests into our beautiful home. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra1.3Sep 2023

  • "The cottage is warm & cosy, a bit of home from home, in an excellent location 5 minutes walk into Bourton on the water, will lots of pubs, restaurants & coffee shops."

    It has all the equipment you’ll need, We had 2 Golden Retrievers with us so the 2 vaccum cleaners were needed daily! The owner was on hand at all times if needed and responded immediately to any queries.

    Hi Erica. Thank you for your great review- we so appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with everyone- please do visit us again you are welcome back anytime- nicky and the team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Erica4.7Sep 2023

  • "This was a beautiful cottage in an excellent location to explore the Cotswolds."

    The owner was really helpful and the welcome basket was a lovely touch after a long journey. The cottage was really well equipped only feedback would be that it was so well equipped there was no cupboard space to put the food we had bought. The cottage was easy to use and things were easy to find as things were well labelled and explained in the book. The dog was safe in the garden and loved the beautiful stone floor tiles in the kitchen in the hot weather. We had a really lovely week Thank you Esther

    Hello Esther Thank you for your great review- much appreciated- please do visit us again you are welcome anytime- Nicky and the team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Esther5.0Jun 2023

  • "An absolutely delightful little cottage with so many homely touches throughout and very dog friendly."

    A fantastic welcome pack, including a welcome pack for our dog, was very much appreciated. Nicky was on hand if we needed anything or had any questions. The aspect of the cottage was brilliant being just a five minute walk from the centre of the village and the locals were very friendly. We visited some lovely places during our stay and I have no hesitation in recommending Puffitts Cottage for a lovely break. We hope to return again ourselves!

    Hi Kathryn Thank you so much for your amazing review It was a pleasure to host you all and you are welcome back anytime Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Mar 2023

  • "Puffitts cottage was more than we expected."

    Everything you would need is provided to make you feel comfortable, a home from home. Cleanliness and maintenance was to a high standard. We went for Christmas and the cottage was decorated to put you in the festive spirit. Welcome pack was plentiful and a wonderful surprise. Shops, pubs and Tea rooms right on your door step. Nicky (the owner) went above and beyond to make us feel welcome, there was nothing she wouldn’t do for us to make our experience staying in her cottage a great one. The only reason I wouldn’t recommend would be for selfish reasons so that it would always be available for our return. HIGHLY RECOMMEND

    Hi Deborah- a big thank you for your amazing review- much appreciated and thank you for choosing Puffitts Cottage for your family Christmas holiday. We are so glad we could help you make some wonderful memories with your family. You are welcome back anytime. Nicky and the team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful town."

    A.short walk to great pubs, restaurants and coffee shops. Very dog friendly. The owner was really helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, great location with 2 parking spaces and good communication throughout."

    We didn’t want to leave!

    Reviewed by Mel5.0Aug 2022

  • "It is a well furnished property and Nicky the hostess has set up a wonderful fully equipped kitchen with all amenities."

    She was very helpful. The place is walking distance from the town centre of Burton on the water. In a bout 20 minute drive radius there are lots of beautiful Cotswold walks and Roman villas, Towers , chipoing camden etc . It was a wonderful stay for us to see Cotswold !! Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Pradeep5.0Apr 2022

  • "A lovely, comfortable cottage which is close to the centre of Bourton-On-The-Water."

    Reviewed by Wendy4.4Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a fantastic location very close to the the centre of Bourton on the Water."

    Very clean. Easy key collection etc. Lots of great walks from the doorstep - ideal for taking your dog! Highly recommend.

    Hello Simon , it was a pleasure to host you and thank you so much for the 100% feedback, we really do appreciate it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Nov 2021

  • "Nicky the owner was really helpful and the lovely gifts she left were a very thoughtful idea which we enjoyed."

    The cottage was excellent decorated with a mix of modern, old and up cycled that worked really well together. This is a great cottage ideally placed to walk into Bourton on the Water. Extremely clean in all areas. Highly recommend Thanks Nicky

    Hello Jill , thank you for your great comments. Really appreciated. Glad you had a great stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was beautifully decorated and spacious with an enclosed back garden with patio area and grass area, perfect for our dog."

    There was also a front garden which also had a patio table and chairs to sit and watch the birds feeding on the feeder. It was well equipped with everything we could possibly need and clean and tidy. The cottage is well situated in the village , being just outside the hustle and bustle but close enough to walk into the shops and cafes by walking along by the river away from the road, taking about 10 minutes. The owner was very helpful before our arrival and keen to know we were happy with everything when we arrived. We cannot rate this cottage highly enough, easily the best we’ve stayed in. Highly recommend it .

    Hello Denise , so glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks so much for the great feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a premium location highly recommended"

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage had everything we needed and more."

    Very dog friendly and very comfortable. Really good communication with the owner. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, very clean, very close to the centre of Bourton allowing walking ..."

    Lovely cottage, very clean, very close to the centre of Bourton allowing walking to the centre, enclosed back garden which was dog-safe and nice to sit in, car parking for two cars

    Hello Harry , thanks so much for the great feedback - so glad you had a great stay in the cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Harry5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great base to explore cotswolds."

    Very well equipped and comfortable home with lovely quiet garden. Had a wonderful time

    Reviewed by Leona5.0May 2021

  • "Stylish and cosy cottage in superb location and spotlessly clean"

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage and garden near to village amenities."

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Aug 2020

  • "Very pretty little cottage in perfect location for exploring Bourton on the Water."

    Reviewed by Adrian4.7Jul 2020

  • "Everything was excellent and the cottage very comfortable"

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Mar 2020

  • "This is our second visit."

    You don’t need a car, the village is 5 minutes walk. The log burner was so cosy and our two little dogs were catered for. Really lovely weekend thank you.

    Hello Shane , it was great to have you back a second time in the cottage. Thanks so much for the great feedback. Please do visit us again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shane5.0Dec 2019

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Puffits Cottage."

    The family and I felt right at home, even getting the chance to meet and chat to some of the lovely neighbours. We felt very well looked after also with the owner providing some delicious welcome treats and essentials, and being very easy to contact when needed.

    Reviewed by Donna4.7Sep 2019

  • "If you want a really tranquil stay in a cottage just a short stroll from the centre of Bourton-on-the-Water then Puffitts Cottage is the one for you."

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was very pleasant and comfortable and with easy access to Bourton (less than 5 min walk) so great for meals and drinks."

    Reviewed by Phil4.7Sep 2019

  • "I had a very enjoyable stay at Puffitts cottage."

    It is attractively furbished and has everything you could possibly need in the well appointed kitchen. I had my two dogs with me and the back garden was ideal as it was fully enclosed so I was able to let the dogs out without worrying about them. Bourton on the water is a very picturesque village. I recommend this cottage highly.

    Reviewed by Noreen5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in an ideal location, as advertused."

    Lovely stroll into Bourton, brilliant pub a few doors down, every one we met was so friendly. Ideal walking for our dogs, several walks from the cottage and we were luckily enough to have some sunny weather to make use of the back gardent in the evenings whilst enjoying a chilled glass!. Would definately recommend staying at Puffitts Cottage and hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Apr 2019

  • "We stayed at puffitts cottage over christmas, we were greeted with champagne and choclates."

    ..then bread milk butter and eggs which was a very nice surprise. It was decorated beautifuly too. The cottage had everything we needed to cook up our christmas meal. It was very clean and very comfy and only a few minutes walk into the town which is always a bonus. It was like home from home we will deffinetly be returning in the future.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2018

  • "Lovely property in a beatiful location."

    Lots of personal touches. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Nov 2018

  • "The cottage is ideally located."

    Just a few minutes walk from the village centre, right next door to a good pub/restaurant (The Mousetrap) and also close to some really good walks (best one we found was an 11 mile circular route through Lower Slaughter, Upper Slaugher and Naunton). Cottage was very comfortable with a great kitchen for cooking, although we also ate out and had take aways too during our stay. Ideal for dogs as the garden in the rear is quite large and fully enclosed. Bourton-on-the-Water is very pretty and has a fair number of pubs, restaurants and shops. Best find with the Bakery on the Water, which does amazing bread and traditional British cakes (iced buns, lardy cake, chelsea buns, etc). The owners were very helpful and dealt with one issue we had very quickly. One issue we had was finding the property as the directions from Sykes say it is on the right but is in fact on the left if approaching from the A429.

    Reviewed by Spencer4.7Oct 2018

  • "Puffitt's Cottage is a lovely place to stay."

    The cottage is stunning, tastefully decorated and very comfortable. Of our two weeks we only had one rainy day and the little wood burner made the cottage so cheerful! The cleaners had it sparkling for us when we arrived so it felt like home right away. Nicky was very kind and accommodating, we very much appreciated her generosity. The welcome pack was an added bonus we were not expecting. We came from Canada and therefore we had a lot of family and friends stop by for visits. I must say they all commented on how lovely the cottage was. Also it is in a very convenient spot, a short walk to the village attractions. Thank-you Sykes! Deborah

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Aug 2018

  • "This cottage is perfect."

    It is in an ideal location, just a few minutes walk into the town. It is very tastefully decorated and very much home from home. We had a lovely mini break and the dog enjoyed it too!

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0May 2018

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  • We welcome two well behaved dogs to stay at Puffits Cottage
  • 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.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Large Rangemaster Gas hob with electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars (more parking is available on request)
  • Front garden and enclosed rear garden with a patio and garden furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking at all on the premises
  • Shop and pub less than five minutes walk
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome (third allowed on request with £25 Supplement)
  • Note: Electric cars cannot be charged at this property although a list of the nearest charging stations are provided in the welcome pack
  • Note: The property does not accept children under 12 years of age including infants
  • Note: Puffitts Cottage, can only accept a check in on a Friday or a Monday, if you would like to check in on an alternative day please contact our reservations team

The property

As featured in the Daily Express 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.

Puffitts 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.

As well as the two luxury bedrooms upstairs at Puffitts Cottage, there is also a downstairs single bedroom with walk- in shower as well as a downstairs cloak room, which is ideal for members of the family that may be less mobile.

Due to the age of the cottage, there is the odd step within the property, and also steps leading up to the front door.

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 2 well behaved dogs (Third on request).

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.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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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Note: The property does not accept children under 12 years of age including infants
Note: Puffitts Cottage, can only accept a check in on a Friday or a Monday, if you would like to check in on an alternative day please contact our reservations team.
Note: By booking Puffitt's Cottage you agree to the house rules, including the dog rules.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas