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Rosemary Cottage

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


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely stay at Rosemary Cottage."

    It is clean, comfortable, and just a two minute walk to the centre of town. We stayed for a month with three children and it had everything we needed. We would highly recommend it to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Nov 2023

  • "Rosemary Cottage was fantastic for my family to enjoy the beautiful village of Bourton on the water , any issues ie heating were easily explained and I cannot fault the owner as Shiela made sure we had everything we needed ."

    Clean , spacious and extremely comfortable . I will be looking you come back next year and hopefully this lovely cottage will be available .

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Nov 2023

  • "Rosemary Cottage is a lovely comfy, homely and spacious cottage which has everything you could possibly need for a relaxing stay."

    Facilities are exceptional with every bedroom having its own bathroom or ensuite and television. It was nice to have a sitting out area in the courtyard outside as well as parking for two cars. The cottage is situated in a perfect location with only a 3/4 minute walk to the High Street and ideal for sitting by the river watching the world go by or exploring the shops. Plenty to do in Bourton-on-Water with transport and toy museum, birdland and the model village as well as other lovely villages nearby to travel to if you wish. Good communication with the owners who are so helpful and I would thoroughly recommend this holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by G5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property was perfect and far more spacious than the pictures show."

    Everything was clean and tidy and the kitchen was well provisioned, we didn't want for anything, including a set of scales when we decided to make pancakes on a whim! The location is perfect for a central stay in Bourton and the 2 parking spaces made it so very easy to pop out for day trips without worrying about finding parking when we returned. The location is peaceful despite being so close to the centre of the town. The communication we had via Sykes and particularly the owners was fantastic, plenty of information beforehand and very quick and happy to respond to the few queries we had before and after arriving. The box of chocs left for us was a definite bonus and hugely appreciated by my daughter. All in all I would happily recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Lois5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage is exceptional."

    It is located in a very convenient area that every part of the picturesque village Bourton-on-the Water could be reached within 5 minutes walk. The facilities are amazing, neighborhood is quite and beautiful and the owners are very kind and make you feel at home. Definitely will stay at this cottage if I visited the area in the future and will recommend it to friends.

    Reviewed by Mohammed5.0Jul 2023

  • "A beautiful home from home very close to the centre with good parking."

    Minutes from the busy picturesque little river but with a quiet garden to return to. The owners are personally in contact via email before, during and after the holiday. I liased with the owner Sheila about a couple of things by email. She answered quickly, efficiently and personally. We would highly recommend Rosemary Cottage and are looking forward to returning.

    Thank you for taking time to review Rosemary Cottage. We feel it is so important for guests to feel at ease if they want to contact us during their stay. We are always available to answer any queries guests may have and want to provide support, so everyone can fully enjoy their time with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda4.4Jun 2023

  • "This is a very roomy and well equipped cottage,just a short walk from the picturesque water."

    I would recommend this property for a holiday.

    Thank you for kind comments they are much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage ideal position only 5 mins walk to centre of village,cottage has everything you need and is very comfortable cannot fault it in any way."

    Would definitely go there again.

    We were delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to review the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay very comfortable, and well equipped."

    Many thanks for reviewing Rosemary Cottage. Your comments are very much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cindy5.0Apr 2023

  • "Brilliant location for a walking holiday with plenty of walking from the door."

    Very pretty village with excellent facilities. Accommodation was comfortable but for us the beds were a little hard and the decor a bit dated. We had a great time.

    We were so pleased to hear you found everything you needed for your holiday at the cottage, as we pride ourselves in providing everything you should need, and more, for your stay with us. We are due to give the cottage a bit of a refurbishment, starting this week and continuing through the winter months. We were sorry you found the beds hard. We tried to strike a happy medium when selecting beds, but personal choice is so varied and of course there's nothing like your own bed. I can't remember a time when anyone has ever mentioned the beds being hard before, but we have had many people say how comfortable they found them. Thank you for taking the time to review Rosemary Cottage, your feedback is appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.1Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, fantastic location."

    The cottage was very well equipped, the owners had thought of everything. We would love to return sometime.

    Thank you for taking the time to review Rosemary Cottage, we were delighted to hear you enjoyed your time with us and found the cottage well equipped. We look forward to welcoming you back to the cottage whenever you return to the Cotswolds. Sheila & Peter Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic property, every thing we needed, perfect location so peacefull yet so close to centre."

    comfy beds. we will be back thanks , the rintoul family

    Thank you for your very kind review of Rosemary Cottage. We are so very pleased you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and look forward to welcoming you back, when you next visit the beautiful Cotswolds. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was well equipped, very clean and comfortable."

    The beds were very comfortable. A bathroom for every bedroom wow! It made a change to have a bath every day, the baths filled very quickly and water was lovely and hot. The garden was a real sun trap, it was nice sitting out there. The cottage was in an amazing position, lovely and quiet, but just a few minutes walk from the town centre. Good shops locally and some great walks.

    Thank you for your lovely comments about Rosemary Cottage, your feedback is very much appreciated. We are so very pleased when we hear guests have had a happy and enjoyable time. Owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2022

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped."

    Very convenient location with parking (is necessary!). We enjoyed the patio, being private outdoors. Excellent area to visit gardens, and explore walks, village etc.. No need to bring oven gloves and tea towel as told. I'm not keen on the loose covers on furniture or so many plastic flowers! Recycling confusing but that's council not owner!

    Thank you so much for taking the time to review Rosemary Cottage. We were so glad you enjoyed your time at the cottage and for your very kind comments. Our guests comfort is very important to us and we strive to provide everything you would need on your holiday. As regards to the suite covers, they are necessary as the suite is a fine Italian leather, and needs an element of protection. The two silk flower arrangements, and the two artificial plants downstairs, are from Scots of Stow, so are of quality. We would prefer to provide real plants and flowers, but we have to be mindful of guests who may suffer from intolerances and allergies. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tina4.4Apr 2022

  • "Rosemary Cottage is very well positioned for all amenities in Bourton on the Water and also for visiting the many villages in the Cotswolds as well as larger towns like Oxford and Cheltenham."

    The cottage is very well equipped and very comfortable. We had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2021

  • "Rosemary cottage was in a perfect location and provided us with a good base for our holiday."

    There are a couple of things I think the owners could improve on to make it more in line with similar properties of a similar price ( the standard for holiday cottages in general is now much higher than it was ten years ago ). Firstly, invest in installing separate shower cubicles in the two bathrooms currently only with showers. Secondly, buy new easy clean settees armchairs etc for the lounge. Thank you

    T There are 3 bathrooms at the cottage for 6 people, one for each bedroom. One with bath and separate shower cubical, one with a bath and attached shower unit , and one with a bath. A lot of properties who cater for 6 people, of our standard, only have 2 bathrooms, and then offer an over bath shower attachment as a second facility also. There are structural reasons why more shower cubicals cannot be added to the cottage. It is difficult to strike a balance to accommodate all peoples requirements, but there is a choice, and most guests are more than happy with what we provide. All facilities are made clear in the cottage description. We have an Italian leather suite at the cottage that is of a high quality, and I'm not sure how we could improve on this by replacing it with an easy clean suite with washable covers. We treat our leather suite regularly to keep it up to standard. Thank you for your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris3.4Aug 2021

  • "This is a spacious beautiful cottage set in an amazing location, it’s well ..."

    This is a spacious beautiful cottage set in an amazing location, it’s well equipped, very comfortable and homely, everything was very clean and useable, very happy with our choice and would stay again

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Jul 2021

  • "Very comfortable cottage, light and airy."

    perfect in every way. parking was very easy and convenient. we will definitely come back.

    Reviewed by Celia5.0Jul 2021

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage which was very conveniently located being only a few minutes walk right into the heart of Bourton on the Water."

    The cottage was very clean and well equipped. The master bedroom suite was well laid out with a walk in wardrobe and en-suite and a very comfortable bed. The three bathrooms meant that everyone had there own. The only observation I would have is that there is only one shower, which is in the master bedroom en-suite, as the other bathrooms only had baths and so it was not convenient for showering in the morning. Otherwise we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Rosemary Cottage and would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage has every facility you could want."

    it is ideally situated close to the town centre within easy walking distance. Easily large enough for family groups, plenty of space to relax. Best of all it has 2 allocated parking spaces.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Nov 2019

  • "Lovely spacious house in the heart of Bourton on the Water."

    This is the 2nd time we have been to this house and we'll definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Melanie4.7Mar 2019

  • "Rosemary Cottage is a comfortable, clean, well-appointed house, set in a quiet area ideally placed for the High Street shops,restaurants and amenities."

    Bourton-on-the-Water is an idyllic part of the Cotswolds and convenient for visiting other notable places nearby.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2018

  • "Great position in very comfortable cottage, with loads of space"

    Reviewed by William5.0Mar 2018

  • "The only minute fault was the covers on the suite."

    These were loose and not fitted so spent most of the week on the floor or screwed up the back of chairs as impossible to keep in place.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Nov 2017

  • "Being so close to all the amenities."

    You didn't even need to get your car out if you didn't want to. The cottage was the type of place I wouldn't mind living in myself.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Oct 2017

  • "3 Couples shared."

    Great location,,cottage fully equipped with everything we needed

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Sep 2017

  • "All very positive except bedding was too hot for this time of year."

    Reviewed by Andrea4.8Sep 2017

  • "Well equipped property in a perfect location"

    Reviewed by Cedric4.6Mar 2017

  • "Our first time at Rosemary Cottage, found it to be very clean and comfortable, only slight niggle was the lighting was poor, and perhaps could do with a couple of reading lamps by fireplace, and behind settee."

    Beds very comfortable which is a big plus, also the parking facility which is a bonus especially in Bourton. Overall very happy with the cottage, and plan to return in 2017.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2016

  • "Very clean cottage ,beds comfy."

    Found the covers on the sofas and armchair an absolute pain.The furniture is lovely you cover it because of the type of leather which is probably not practical for holiday accommodation.Would also have liked hand towels or advised to bring our own.Mostly this was a lovely cottage in an excellent position so anybody who visits should be very pleased.

    Reviewed by Sally4.6Oct 2016

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms with TV: 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, separate shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x second floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Second floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with gas fire.
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 4 x TVs with Freeview, Blu-ray, CD, radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent, excluding use for electrical car charging
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Courtyard garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops, pubs, restaurants and River Windrush 5 mins walk
  • Note: Check-in 4:30pm
  • Note: Please be advised that there is no electric car charge facility at this property, charging of electric cars is not permitted as part of your booking.

The property

A charming and beautifully furnished end-terrace Cotswold stone cottage, perfectly located just three minutes’ walk from the heart of Bourton-on-the-Water, one of the most picturesque villages in the Cotswolds.

Set over three floors, the cottage oozes quality and charm.

From the front hall enter the elegant sitting room which boasts luxurious Italian leather sofas and chair, ideal for relaxing whilst watching your favourite film after a day exploring the area.

There is an exceptionally well-equipped kitchen, which has everything the chef of the party could ask for.

At the rear of the property is a dining room, which has a picture window overlooking the rear sunny courtyard, perfect for catching up with friends over dinner.

There is also a downstairs cloakroom.

Make your way upstairs to two lovely and beautifully furnished bedrooms, the master king-size double having the added benefit of a walk-in wardrobe and an en-suite bathroom with separate shower and bath, while the second double bedroom has fitted wardrobes and its own separate bathroom.

The second floor offers a twin bedroom, again with its own bathroom.

Outside, the rear courtyard is ideal for guests to relax in with a good book at any time of day and this can be accessed from both the dining room and through a side gate leading to the rear parking area.

The beautiful village of Bourton-on-the-Water is just a stroll away and offers attractions and amenities to suit all tastes.

For the walking enthusiast the Heart of England Way, Oxfordshire Way and Monarch's Way all run through the village.

Just a short drive by car is a selection of the Cotswolds’ unspoilt towns and villages, including Moreton-in-Marsh, Broadway, Chipping Campden and Chipping Norton, along with the gardens of Hidcote Manor.

Countryfile presenter Adam Henson's rare breeds farm, Cotswold Farm Park, is also close by.

A superb holiday cottage to be enjoyed at any time of year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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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: Please be advised that there is no electric car charge facility at this property, charging of electric cars is not permitted as part of your booking.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas