- Off road parking
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
66 Customer Reviews
"Beautiful property, well situated, with everything you need ."
We've actually stayed at 3 of the for cottages now , and definitely preferred the staircase in this one
Thank you for your lovely feedback. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your time away at Wadham Cottage and we hope that we can welcome you again one day in the future. Best wishes, Manor Cottages. Property Owner
"Lovely cosy cottage, spotlessly clean and everything you need for a comfortable stay."
We couldn't of wished for a nicer place to stay. Would definately recommend and hopefully will book again.
Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with such lovely feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time away at Wadham Cottage and look forward to welcoming you again one day soon. Best wishes, Manor Cottages. Property Owner
"Driveway up to cottage very narrow and perhaps some kind of warning there would be good."
Shower curtain would be good to have so no water gets into floor.
Thank you for providing this feedback and for bringing our attention to some issues which we have passed on to the owner. We hope these didn't impact your stay and that we can welcome you again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner
"This is a nice little cottage every thing you need private parking is great and short walk to the shops and centre of village."
Toilet seat needs fixing and l agree with some of the other reviews need a proper shower then would be perfect. Had lovely stay.
Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your comments regarding the toilet seat and shower, and will take these into full consideration. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay overall, and hope to welcome you again one day soon. Best wishes, Manor Cottages. Property Owner
"A lovely cottage and having somewhere to park was amazing."
The toilet seat was loose and needs adjusting and I think it would be useful to have a shower screen. Everything else was very nice and comfortable.
Thank you for your feedback. We're so glad you loved the cottage and thank you also for bringing some issues to our attention which have now been passed on to the owner. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner
"Just to say a huge thank you."
I took my dad and eldest son, so 3 Generations of the Evans family, and it was perfect. My dad lived in Great Risslington during and after the war and was talking about the snow of 1947, and we managed to find his house, he also when courting my mother, who left us 4 yrs ago now, they lived coming to stay in BOW, in the Old New Inn, so his face lit up when we went there, and all of this so close to the cottage, and my oldest boy has had problems the last couple of years so to see him smiling and laughing and enjoying himself was priceless, the beds are so so comfy, and the living room perfect and snug, and the kitchen was amazing it had everything and we spent hours sat around the table talking it was lush, we managed with the bathroom, but if you could get a walk in shower, I could then never see anyone having a problem, as that is what we needed to make it absolutely’ perfect. Let’s just say in short I will be back with my partner hopefully this year, and ideally we want to make Mon-Fri the week of mayday a yearly thing with my Dad and sim, so when 2024 prices are out let me know as I will book straight away
Thank you for taking the time to provide this lovely feedback. We're delighted you and your family had such an enjoyable stay at Wadham Cottage which brought back some happy memories. We would love to welcome you again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner
"Really enjoyed our stay at Wadham cottage."
Small, but almost everything you need. We had an issue with one of the radiators not working. But after a call to the owner it was fixed the next day. The ceiling in the bathroom was so low my husband couldn't stand up straight. So he had to have baths. Perfect location, just a short stroll to the village. Great for coming back from the pub. Would stay again
Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and are sorry to hear about the radiator but glad the owner fixed this issue quickly for you. We have updated the description so that future guests are aware of limited head-height in the bathroom. Best wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner
"It was brilliant"
Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at Wadham Cottage. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards Manor Cottages Property Owner
"Cosy cottage in the beautiful village of Bourton on the water."
Private parking which is a bonus. Short walk to the village with ample shops, pubs and restaurants. Large garden although gaps in hedge so dog can get through to neighbours garden then leading onto busy main road. There is street noise and the church bells situated to the side of the cottage rings every hour but not an issue . Overhaul another wonderful holiday in Wadham Cottage
We're so pleased that you enjoyed your return holiday to Wadham Cottage, and its close proximity to the centre of the village. The shared garden is unfortunately not fully enclosed and therefore guests do need to keep an eye on their dogs. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Best wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner
"No everything was perfect"
We're so glad you had an enjoyable stay and would love to welcome you again. Manor Cottages Property Owner
"We loved staying at Wadham cottage."
Perfect location for Bourton-On-The-Water. Ideal for a lovely stroll into the village for shops, cafes and pubs etc. The cottage had everything we needed. And was very comfortable. It kept the heating in well. At times felt too hot. The church bells were lovely and didn’t distract or bother us. We were not disturbed by the traffic or people passing the cottage. We would recommend the lovely cottage. And it’s an ideal location for visiting the local pretty villages. If we come back to the area, we would book here again. Even our dog loved it here.
Thank you so much for this kind review. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at Wadham Cottage and found the location so convenient. We hope to welcome you again one day. Manor Cottages Property Owner
"Lovely cottage, right in the heart of the village whilst still retaining that private feel."
We loved the quirky layout and was able to use as a base to discover the beautiful Cotswolds. Was exactly as described and very helpful and attentive owner and housekeeper.
Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at Wadham Cottage. It's great to hear you enjoyed the cottage and the location is perfect to base yourself from. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Property Owner
"This is a lovely Cottage in a lovely location."
It is a tight drive but manageable. The Church chimes are lovely and did not wake us, quite useful in the night to tell the time. The outside space is very open ( no individual space ) and our Dog did escape and wander down the drive to the road, bit scarey but no harm done, we attached him to the coat hooks after so he could wander in and out. We arrived at 3.30 pm being prepared to wait but Cottage was ready. Mousetrap Pub was less commercial and did Curry Night Tuesday - very good. Smith's Burgers and Chip Shed highly recommended. Neighbours friendly . Lots to do and lovely places to visit, we loved Batsford Arbaretum . Lots of Dog Friendly places and lots of water bowls about and of course there is always the River to paddle in.
Thank you for providing this lovely feedback with some helpful recommendations. The Cotswolds is very dog friendly - we're glad your dog didn't travel too far on his own though! We hope to welcome you again. Property Owner
"Lovely historic cottage in the heart of bourton."
Everything we needed. Comfortable and convenient.
Pleased you had an enjoyable stay and you had everything you needed. Thank you leaving feedback. Property Owner
"It felt just like home, really nice cottege."
Thank you for leaving feedback. Fantastic to hear it felt like home and you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner
"The cottage was very warm and cosy, felt right at home."
Very central for shops, pubs, cafés. Very good places to eat.
Thank you for your lovely feedback and we are so pleased to see you had a great stay! Property Owner
"Lovely cosy cottage right in the heart of bourton on the water."
Parking available up a tight lane but manageable. Noisy traffic at times and when people walking past but not late that it interfered with our visit. Close to shops pubs, restaurants and coffee shops. Lovely walks to take in fresh air and the beauty of the village. Close to many other villages to visit. A few blips that was corrected immediately by the owner after being informed. Continuous updates and and courteous calls to ensure we was ok. Followed by a box of delightful brownies from the owner. A really pleasant stay definitely recommend. Will return for the 3rd year in 2022
Thank you very much for your feedback on Wadham Cottage. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and had a good time in Bourton-on-the-Water. We will look forward to your return! Property Owner
"Worth mentioning that access is via the back door to building not front door."
When we arrived we collected key and went to open front door but couldn’t get in. Phoned the owner and she said it’s actually the back door. Was great visit, perfect location, parking was really good to have at property, a little tight to gain access to it via side of house but was fine, may be tight depending on type of vehicle you have. Overall though lovely cottage and really enjoyed our visit. Would definitely recommend the cottage and would be more than happy to stay their again.
"Lovely place to stay, very comfortable and cosy."
Only downside my daughter was disappointed the climbing frame had gone.
Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at Wadham Cottage. It's lovely to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and I'm sorry if we still show the climbing frame, yes this has been removed. Property Owner
"The cottage is perfectly located just a walking distance away from the village centre."
You’re close to restaurants, pubs, shops etc., but far enough from the hustle and bustle of tourists. The cottage provides all facilities you would expect from home i.e. WiFi, tumble dryer to compliment the washing machine. In general our stay was a lovely experience except for one aspect that we had to rate it 4/5, and Comfort a
Thank you for having the time to leave your feedback, we are very delighted you enjoyed your stay and the cottage location and looking forward to welcoming you again Property Owner
"Lovely cottage, ideally situated."
As it was really hot when we stayed a fan for the bedrooms would have been helpful. Beautiful garden and very comfy beds.
Thank you for your feedback. We're pleased that you enjoyed your time at the cottage and would love to have you back again! Your suggestion of a fan is much appreciated and will be passed on to the owner. Property Owner
"Great cosy little cottage ."
Loved our stay here and it’s only a short walk to the centre of the village with an abundance of bars , cafes and shops .
"The cottage was lovely and quite "homey" so we felt comfortable there."
The owner rang to make sure we had settled in OK which was a nice touch. The village and surrounding areas have a lot to offer and we really enjoyed out visit. There were a few little niggles but they didn't spoil the holiday at all. 1. The sofas springs are getting worn 2. The bath is set too close to the head wall to allow one to lie out comfortably. It would be better replaced by a shower unit. 3. The front door Yale lock is loose and sometimes sticks when entering the property. Overall very happy.
Thank you for taking time to leave your comments on Wadham Cottage. We will pass your niggles onto the owner. Manor Cottages Property Owner
"Stayed at Wadham cottage for a week last year,the cottage is perfectly placed on ..."
Stayed at Wadham cottage for a week last year,the cottage is perfectly placed on Bourton-on-the-Water front street,the drive is quite narrow and a large car may have to fold the wing mirrors in,you have a decent sized allocated car space beside a grassed area but is not dog secure, the cottage is OK,the kitchen is small but nice and clean with just about everything you need,the sitting room was small dark and dated and very noisy from passing traffic and people until late on and the church bells constantly ringing think it was every 15 minutes and Sunday from approx 6am ringing out songs ,both bedrooms where nice and clean with comfy beds but little storage space,the bathroom was ok but maybe needs replacing,Bourton-on-the-Water is beautiful with a lovely river which our doggy loved,Bourton had a couple of takeaways, a Co-op some small shops and 4 or 5 decent pubs with tourist prices,there are many lovely places to visit near Bourton, will visit Bourton again but not Wadham cottage
Thank you for your feedback on Wadham Cottage. The kitchen was refurbished three months prior to your stay. The Church Bells do chime 2 or 3 versus of a hymn every 3 hours from 6am until 9pm, most people find this really charming. We do not advertise the garden as secure, it is enclosed but not secure due to the hedge down one side. Manor Cottages Property Owner
"The check in times are too late it ruins the 1st day of your holiday !"
!! A 2pm check is is the right time !!
Thank you for your comment. It is vital the cottage is cleaned whilst strictly adhering to Covid 19 guidelines, this takes longer than usual and therefore we have had to adjust the check-in time accordingly from 4pm to 6pm We have a large amount of properties to get ready and will not compromise on standards during this very difficult time. Property Owner
"Would stay at the cottage again location great some good NationalTrust property near by"
Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at Wadham Cottage. We take all feedback seriously, but the pictures and website does show the size of the fridge and with regards to the sofa, it's personal preference like beds. Nether the less we hope you enjoyed the stay and area. Property Owner
"Absolutely fantastic from start to finish."
The listing was completely accurate, the booking process as easy as can be and the cottage wonderful. We had a most fabulous week and would go back in a heartbeat. The location was so central and yet so peaceful, the cottage was so wonderfully equipped and presented and was spotless. We really can’t fault a thing!
Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at Wadham Cottage. We always love to hear how much our guests have enjoyed staying and it's a lovely location. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner
"The shared garden was a real benefit and we all had a lovely week, including the children."
The cottage was very comfortable and the beds were especially so. My only negative point is not the fault of the cottage - but due to the proximity of the clock tower, which was very nearby and which chimed every 15 minutes 24/7, I found it impossible to sleep on the first night. It is a lovely sound, but for me it was the repetitive and persistent nature of it which was troublesome during the night. After I got hold of some earplugs, that solved the problem for the rest of the week! I would quite like to have known this in advance so that I could have got some earplugs before I arrived. That said, noone else in the family seemed to mind!
Thank you for your feedback with regards to Wadham Cottage. It's lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay, it's a great location to explore the Cotswolds. We hope to welcome you again in the future. Property Owner
"Location especially was excellent and we enjoyed walking into the village many times."
The cottage was warm and cozy. The village itself is beautiful and it’s very easy to explore the surrounding area. Lots of attractions for the children. Many places to eat and drink and watch the world go by.
Thank you for the lovely comment, glad you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner
"A real Cotswolds cottage, cosy and in an ideal position for easy access to the beautiful village."
"The cottage was beautiful and conveniently located."
On our first morning I received a call from Tony - one of the owners to check if everything was ok and to provide useful local insight. This was a nice and unexpected touch.
"The cottage nestles between two others."
It is a really pretty place. Off street parking makes life very easy and the whole town is just footsteps away. Inside the furnishings are lovely, clean and, comfy. Everything you need is to be found. The WIFI is ideal for those evenings on social media. There is a simple back garden too if you just want to sit outside of an evening. We had a week at the cottage and it was soon home from home, at the end of the week we were sad to say goodbye to our cosy retreat.
"Absolutely great place,the only negative comment would be the cold tap on the bath hardly gives out any water at all so when using the shower to wash hair can be abit tricky but apart from that it was a lovely charming place."
"A beautiful cottage in a good location."
Spent lots of time wandering around Bourton-on-the-Water enjoying the surroundings.
"This is a lovely cottage in an excellent location for exploring the Cotswold's area, and we enjoyed our week holiday."
The cottage is clean and comfy, but quite small if there were 4 adults sharing, it is best suited to two adults and two children as the 2nd bedroom is accessed via the 1st bedroom. We would suggest that the bathroom could be updated to have a showerscreen, and the access to the parking is really quite tricky. We have a 4 x 4 car and getting to the parking space was 'snug' to say the least, (with wing mirrors turned in, we had 3 inches on either side of the car !!)
"The drive way is not good if you have a big car the cottage is all right if you are all family as you have to go through the double bedroom to the second bedroom the stairs to the second bedroom is a bit sreep for older people the cottage is on the main street and you can get ot the shops and all the attractions in walking distance it is a very pretty village and has everything you need from food shps cafes takeaways and pubs."
"The location of Wadham cottage was very good a stones throw from the centre most ..."
The location of Wadham cottage was very good a stones throw from the centre most places were dog friendly the cottage was lovely and clean and the owners family were nice and friendly too would recommend to friends
"Nice cottage in a great location."
Smaller than it looked on the photos, so would thought it would be a bit cramped with 4 people. Not much room to sit in the living room. Thought it needed a bit of updating, the bathroom would have been better with a proper shower not just one in the bath. The road was busier/nosier than I expected. Overall nice place to stay in a lovely village. Lovely walks from the door with the dogs.
"It would be useful to list how narrow the entrance to the parking is."
A large car would struggle.
"Just back from a 3 night stay at this lovely cottage."
Ideally situated right on the high street in the village. We didn’t need to use our car. Lovely walks nearby. The cottage had everything we needed and was clean and comfortable. Lovely large shared garden. Only thing that we would have benefited from was chairs to be able to sit outside but we had a picnic rug with us. Fantastic stay. Thank you
"The cottage was ideally situated, with good parking and facilities."
Very well stocked with everything we needed.
"Nice few days, cottage very comfortable and warm."
"Wadham cottage, lovely spot and making ourselves comfortable before exploring."
Thanks for a lovely stay.
"Our second stay in this perfect cottage."
\ \ \ Great transport links, the bus from Bourton to Cheltenham. The train from Moreton in Marsh to Oxford.\ \ \ Highly recommend the Duke of Wellington pub in Bourton always serves a good meal.\ \ \ Our stay in the Cotswolds always includes a trip to Daylesford Organics.\ \ \ Looking forward to staying in 2015.
"Cottage was very cosy and clean with every facility I required."
The location so close to the centre of Bourton was fabulous.
"Couldn't fault the cottage"
"Very close to the centre of Bourton -on-Water."
The cottage had everything you needed for a stay. Close to all we wanted to see and do
"We loved staying in your cottage - thank you!"
It is cosy and close to everything we needed, including the start of our walks.
"We loved the location, it was the nicest village in the area, and plenty to do in the area."
"We had a lovely relaxing time."
The property was ideally situated and it was great that they allowed pets. I would have preferred a property with its own enclosed garden so that I could let out the dogs into the garden and not worry about them.
"Had a lovely 2 week stay here."
The cottage is lovely & cosy and we have no complaints. The kitchen is well stocked and we love the layout. Such a beautiful location and a comfy cottage! All in all, it's been lovely and a pleasure to stay here, so close to all the shops and the river so that we could go for lovely evening strolls and feed the ducks. We hope to be back soon.
"We've booked againâ€¦for the 3rd time!"
Ideal location. Sam & Ben loved it. (Our Lurchers). Mr Keogh, June 2017.
"The cottage provided an excellent base of holiday operations."
There are great walks around the village. Had a great stay.
"Great to find this place!"
Lovely & cosy, well stocked with everything we could need & brilliant location! Just the break we needed.
"Very close to the centre of Bourton -on-water."
The cottage had everything you needed for a stay. Close to all we wanted to see and do
"We have thoroughly enjoyed our 3 nights here at Wadham."
We on an extended trip from Australia so it was great to experience an English cottage and have a home away from home! The new couches are really comfortable and the wifi was terrific for getting in touch with home and making further travel plans! We had fun exploring the local villages, Stratford and walking to and from The Slaughters.
"A relaxing week at Wadham Cottage."
We only live an hour away in Warwickshire but could be in anotehr time zone here! Despite lots of rain, we enjoyed walks around the area. Cross the bridge past the motor museum and a few hundred yards later you are on the Windrush Way. This lovely walk follows the river behind Bourton and back in a short loop to the cottage on for miles following the river upstream.
"Enjoyed a lovely week here, despite the weather!"
Love this area, this is our 7th visit to the Cotswolds, well worth the long drive from Scotland. We have enjoyed this very comfortable and very well equipped cottage, so nice to be able to wonder in and around the village.
"We have enjoyed a few days visiting some lovely Cotswolds villages - Broadway, Stow, Chipping Campden and Burford."
Thank you to the caretaker for a spotless cottage
"Lovely week at Wadham Cottage!"
. Picnics by the river and a nice meal at the village restaurant. So much to do in the village. A great spot!
"Perfect cottage for a small family."
Cosy, central and very convenient for the attractions of Bourton on the Water. Our little boy loved the Model Village and Cotswold Wildlife Park
"An all too brief stay at the start of half term."
Enjoyed good weather and some lovely walks. Had a delicious meal at the Rose Tree and enjoyed a lovely day at Westonbirt Arboretum, amazing colours.
"What a great week we've had!"
A lovely cosy cottage. Perfect location. Would certainly recommend.
"Really enjoyed our stay in your lovely cottage."
Hope to come again
"Only scored a 4 for the cottage because it was a lot smaller than I thought and my partner (who is tall) struggled with ceiling heights!"
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- Over 3 floors
- Kitchen with dining area
- Sitting room with coal effect electric fire
- Two bedrooms: 1 x first floor double, 1 x second floor twin
- First floor bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
- External outhouse with laundry and drying facilities.
- Central heating
- Electric hob, double oven and grill, microwave, and fridge with freezer compartment, external utility room with washing machine and tumble drier
- TV with freesat, DVD player and wifi
- Selection of DVD's and books, fuel and power and inc in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc in rent
- Off road parking for one car (narrow driveway)
- Highchair and cot
- Shared patio with table and chairs, plus a separate (shared) grassed area beyond, that backs on to the Church
- Pets welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop and pub less 0.1 mile
- Note: Limited Mobile coverage, although signal available outside
- There is a landline in the cottage for local calls (honesty box) Note: Second floor is accessed through the first floor bedroom
Wadham Cottage is every bit your classic Cotswold cottage, with a history dating back hundreds of years.
Wadham Cottage is a charming property set within a traditional terrace of 18th century Cotswold cottages, situated centrally in the very attractive village of Bourton on the Water.
A delightful and cosy cottage retaining many of its original features.
The cottage is ideal for a couple or small family to enjoy the village and explore the local area.A perfect bolt-hole to sample The Cotswolds.
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: Parking space narrow depending on size of vehicle. Please take car when parking.
Note: Limited Mobile coverage, although signal available outside. There is a landline in the cottage for local calls (honesty box)
Note: Please note that there is an outhouse to the rear of the cottage which contains the washing machine and tumble drier.
Pets charged at £25
Note: There is limited head-height in the bathroom
Note: Please note a 4pm check in time is possible on Saturdays. The usual check in time on other days is 6pm, however guests are welcome to check if earlier arrivals may be possible although this cannot be guaranteed.
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