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The Small House

(Ref. 1087933)

Near Bourton-On-The-Water, Gloucestershire Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "Fabulous cottage."

    Exactly as advertised. Very comfortable, with all the home comforts provided. The garden was a joy. Felt like a privilege to stay in such an old property.

    Many thanks Marion , so pleased you enjoyed the cottage and garden, it is such a traditional cotswold house, so pleased you loved it. Hope to see you again soon best Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Jun 2024

  • "Absolutely loved the house."

    Well equipped to a high spec. So comfortable and cozy. Owners have put a lot of thought into the house. Garden beautiful. Could not fault anything. Would definitely visit again and recommend to friends and family

    Thank you Elaine, so glad you found the house cosy, we like guests to feel at home. The garden is also particularly lovely at this time of year. Look forward to welcoming you back. best Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0May 2024

  • "The Small House was a pure delight."

    It was everything I could have asked for in a Cotswolds cottage. Decorated so beautifully, an amazing back garden, and fully equipped with everything you could need for a week away. Great Rissington is an ideal location. Off the beaten path so away from the tourists, but less that a10 minute drive to Bourton-on-the-Water and accessible to all other Cotswolds villages. Our hosts were very helpful and easy to deal with. Can’t recommend enough.

    Thank you very much Sarah, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. especially as you travelled from across the pond. Look forward to welcoming you back soon. very best Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2024

  • "This charming property was an absolute delight."

    Very welcoming, quiet and comfortable and also very spacious for our party of four. Beds very comfortable and two excellent bathrooms with additional downstairs loo.. Very well thought-out design and excellent for our needs Lovely garden perfect for our dog and for relaxing in sunshine. Perfect position for a short stroll to the friendly nearby pub which serves delicious food and a short drive to an outstanding country gastro-pub and in easy reach of many Cotswolds gems. Hosts are excellent e-communicators and very helpful. Absolutely highly recommended - a great find!

    Thank you for lovely feedback and so pleased you enjoyed the house and surrounding area. We hope to welcome you back very soon. best Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Mar 2024

  • "A lovely cottage."

    The pictures don’t do it justice. It has everything you need at a high quality. Communication with the owners was great. The garden is lovely and it would be an amazing space to use in the summer.

    Thank you John, we are so pleased you had a lovely stay. We look forward to welcoming you back sometime soon. best Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2023

  • "The Small House was absolutely perfect for our visit."

    We are a group of friends who love nothing better than sitting round with a brew or a wine and having a good chat- which we were able to do throughout our stay in the cosy comfort of the lounge. The fixtures and fittings are much higher quality than you might expect in a holiday home, with the most comfortable beds in the world! When we stayed the weather was COLD but despite being an old stone cottage, the heating and the Aga kept us warm. We would recommend the Small House to anyone wishing to explore the Cotswolds, with Bourton on the Water only a few minutes drive away.

    Thank you for your feedback Rosie, we are so pleased you had a marvellous stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. very best Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0Dec 2023

  • "The cottage is beautiful, very tastefully furnished and very comfortable."

    Sarah, the owner, was very informative and responsive. We had a very peaceful few days and will definitely be back x

    Hi Kim, Thanks so much for the lovely feedback, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and the cottage. Look forward to welcoming you back soon. Very best Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Nov 2023

  • "A chilled out relaxing week away is what The Small House gave us."

    Comfortable, home from home and a well equipped cottage with everything we needed at our fingertips. A peaceful and a beautiful place to be everyone so very friendly a beautiful part of the world. Thank you x

    We are so glad you enjoyed the house and beautiful surroundings Tania. Thank you for the lovely feedback , much appreciated.Hope to welcome you back soon. best Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tania5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely property, well equipped, comfortable, exceptionally clean with an old world charm mixed with modern comforts and amenities."

    The Small House makes you feel at home both inside the house and in the lovely garden. The owners have gone to great lengths to ensure all guests are welcome and comfortable.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback Ian, we hope to welcome you back soon. very best Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2023

  • "The Small House was a fantastic base for our week long break."

    The house was just as described, a characterful, comfortable from the 17th century. Although it's clearly an old building all of the fittings and features were modern and worked perfectly, without compromising the houses character. This was especially true of the kitchen and two bathrooms. The garden is beautiful and our two dogs loved it! The village doesn't have a shop, but does have a fantastic pub just a very short walk from the house. The owner, Sarah, was very helpful and easy to contact. There are numerous walks available starting from the village. They give great access to the Rissingtons, Bourton on the water etc. Great house, I would highly recommend it to anyone.

    Hi Anthony, Thank you so much for your feedback, we are so pleased you enjoyed the house and the surroundings. We hope to welcome you back. very best Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week in The Small House."

    For us, a group of female friends from Germany, it was exactly what we expected a countryside cottage to be - historic, cosy, with beautiful but state of the art interior. We especially enjoyed the well-equipped kitchen and beautiful garden and many nice little bits and pieces like extra-comfy blankets on the sofas, a welcome package including sparkling wine, Molton-Brown-toiletries etc. When we had a minor problem in one bedroom which was definitely not Sarah´s fault she even send some chocolates around for our inconvenience. Additionally, Great Rissington is perfectly located for seeing the beautiful Cotswolds villages and surrounding towns. We hope to come back!

    Thank you Ulrike we are so pleased you enjoyed the house and surrounding areas, thank you for being such lovely guests, hope to welcome you back soon. best Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ulrike5.0Jul 2023

  • "On locating the cottage we drove past twice and ended up parking in the road and walking along to find it due to the fact that the name plate was almost invisible when we eventually found it on the pillar, and didnt want to drive on to the wrong property ."

    I would definitely change that name plate which is covered in foliage. There needs to be more lighting on the ceilings in the living room and the kitchen, similar to the dining room. There were comments in the visitors book regarding this, as it was far too dark in those rooms. The cottage overall was lovely, although you could not walk up the steps at the back in the garden as they badly needed trimming back, not a problem for us as the weather was not good anyway.

    Thank you for the feedback Valerie. It is a cottage built in 1670, with mullion windows . We don't like large ceiling lights, more of a cosy cottage feel with side lights and lamps .There is additional lighting under the recess above the Aga and under the cooker hood in. the kitchen. Point noted re the name plate , we will cut the climbing Hydrangea back. best Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Valerie4.4Jun 2023

  • "This is a very well maintained, beautiful decorated , comfortable quirky cottage (beds are comfortable and luxurious bedding) The garden is beautifully kept and the smells from all the flowers are incredible."

    The village is beautiful and neighbours friendly. Sarah was a very welcoming host and kept in touch throughout our fabulous stay and the welcoming basket was more than a treat !! Thank you so very much for allowing us into your Amazing home ! We will be back …...

    Thank you Iain, We are pleased you loved the house and village, thanks for being such lovely guests. We look forward to welcoming you back. Very best Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had an amazing stay in this beautiful house."

    The location is great and very close to lots of amazing villages in the Cotswolds. We particularly enjoyed the garden which our toddler and dog loved running around in. We will definitely stay again.

    Thank you so much Edd, so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to welcoming you back. Very best Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Edd5.0Jun 2023

  • "The only query is the steep driveway so we parked on the road in marked bays which was easier."

    Thanks for the feedback Pat. There is plenty of parking in the village as well as the drive which is very handy , hope you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back in the future. best wishes Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pat4.7May 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful and very comfy cottage."

    We really enjoy the amenities, the welcome gifts, the decoration and the very nice garden. We were lucky to enjoy the wisteria blooming. Great communication with the owner , we felt like home. We would definitively recommend this place !

    So glad you enjoyed your stay Maud and thank you for being such lovely guests. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Very best Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maud5.0May 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the weekend!"

    Couldn’t recommend it enough. We stayed with 6 adults and 2 dogs. Plenty of room, comfy bedrooms. Cosy lounge with fire. Big garden. Stunning inside! Right in the middle of Cotswolds, the perfect spot. Would stay here again and again!

    Many thanks for your positive comments Rachel, we are so pleased you enjoyed the house and the surrounding area. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Very best Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Mar 2023

  • "The Small House is full of character, beautiful, stylish and comfortable."

    We hope to return.

    Thank you Tracey, so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back. best Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in a quiet setting."

    Easy to find using the owner's directions. Lots of shops in nearby Bourton-on-the-Water (5 minutes drive). The cottage itself is full of character. The kitchen was well equipped for all our culinary needs! The beds were very comfortable. The bed in the master bedroom is even bigger than it looks in the photo. The dogs loved the garden and sitting next to the open fire in the evenings. Everywhere was spotless. We are very tempted to book again next summer so we can experience the cottage, garden and surrounding area in full bloom. It was our perfect winter Cotswolds getaway!

    Thank you for your positive feedback Richard, we are so pleased you had a lovely time, the cottage is magical across all seasons. Look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Very best Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Feb 2023

  • "I feel oh so lucky to spend my first uk vacation in this house."

    Its truly a timeless beauty and as soon you entering to village and step on the front yard you feel like in a different time and relieved from all the stress you're hiding from. Its like you are in beautiful romantic bubbleI. I can't describe how much i enjoyed the magical time at the small house. A big 'thank you' to the owner to sharing their beautiful and precious house with others. A dream came true.

    Glad you had a lovely time Danny and enjoyed the house and surroundings. Thanks for being such a wonderful guest and look forward to welcoming you back. Very best Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Danny5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a lovely three weeks here in January."

    The cottage was very clean, beautifully presented and equipped with everything we needed for a wonderful stay with lots of extras that made it feel like home. The welcome pack and fresh flowers when we arrived was a thoughtful touch. Great Rissington is a perfect location for all the attractions in the Cotswolds but far enough to escape from the crowds when required. It's just a two minute walk to the The Lamb Inn where the food is great and staff very friendly and welcoming. Sarah, the owner was very nice and easy to communicate with. We have had such a great holiday we've booked the cottage again for next year

    So glad you had a lovely stay Lisa and enjoyed the house and the area, so pleased to be welcoming you back next year. very best Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jan 2023

  • "The property was lovely, however there were a few different levels on the ground floor which we were not aware of and the stairs were very steep which one of our group found particularly difficult, maybe this should be mentioned in the description of the property."

    Hi Christine, Glad you found the house lovely. Sorry to hear one of your group found the stairs steep. The property is very old and authentic, there is a picture of the stairs on the website but point taken on the 1/2 steps leading to the different reception rooms, we will amend on the web site . We have had various guests celebrate significant birthdays at the house but I can understand if people have severe mobility issues then this could be an issue. Thanks for the feedback and I will amend accordingly. best Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine3.8Dec 2022

  • "Picture perfect inside and out!"

    A beautifully presented and equipped cottage, that felt welcoming and homely. The snow outside with the Christmas decorations and tree made things even more feel magical. It was a wonderful setting for a special family 80th birthday celebration. Thank you. We can’t wait to come back, just working on the excuse!

    So pleased you had a lovely stay Tina, the snow probably made it even more magical , the house really lends itself to all seasons. Hope to see you again. Very best Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at The Small House celebrating my mum's 81st birthday."

    The cottage was absolutely gorgeous, very well equipped & the complimentary basket was a lovely touch. Loved the open fire & roll top bath! Lovely walks & villages nearby. Had problems with the internet/TV but the owners went above & beyond to help sort as quickly as possible. We'd definitely like to return one day soon!

    Thank you Kellie for being such wonderful guests, hope to welcome you back soon. best Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kellie5.0Dec 2022

  • "The house was lovely and perfect for autumnal stay."

    lovely Aga in kitchen and lovely open fire. Views from garden were superb. Dog walks from the house were excellent. Very comfortable. Unfortunately BT had cut off wifi but owners did all they could to resolve. Would definitely recommend

    Thank you so much Martine, glad you had a lovely stay - Hope to welcome you back in the future. Thanks for being such lovely guests. best Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martine5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at The Little House in Great Rissington to celebrate my husbands 50th birthday."

    The house is clean, warm, comfortable and everything you will need for an easy holiday has been supplied. The welcome basket was much appreciated. Our rescue collie made herself so at home, sleeping happily on her bed downstairs and introducing herself to a dog walking neighbour, that it seemed like she had been there before! The weather was not good enough to enjoy the garden but it is a lovely space. The little house feels more like a loved home than a holiday let, the duvets and bed linens were first class and the shower was wonderful we all had a wonderful week's sleep. The kitchen was lovely and had everything we needed, it helped massively that there were some supplies in the larder. The dining room, table beautifully laid upon arrival, was a bonus. The village has no shop but popping into Bourton in November was easy enough and Ocado delivery to the house was very successful. As we left my husband was saying he'd like to return, all in all a great holiday.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback, we are so pleased you enjoyed the house and the area and it felt like home . Hope to welcome you back in the future. Very best Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Nov 2022

  • "The lounge would benefit from more lights, for reading or playing games."

    Otherwise, this is a lovely property.

    Hi Ron, Thanks for your feedback, much appreciated. Glad you found the cottage lovely. We are ones for cosy mood lighting and lamps.! The side lights in the lounge are bright when switched on above the two seater sofa- but take your point on board. Thank you and hope to welcome you back soon Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ron4.7Oct 2022

  • "Had a lovely week at the Small House."

    Ideal for local walks, and very easy access to the beautiful Cotswolds. The property was very comfortable, with lots of room. Well equipped throughout. Particularly good range of books! Owners were very helpful and accommodating. Very good communication. Beautiful garden. HIghly recommended.

    Thank you for your positive feedback Matthew and for being such great guests, hope to welcome you back soon. Very best Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cottage was beautifully presented and had catered for everything you could want to make a comfortable and enjoyable stay."

    In a great location, close to a good pub and in a quiet peaceful village. Would highly recommend.

    Thank you Sue, so glad you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed the house and surroundings. Hope to see you again soon. very best Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay very much and the property was very comfortable."

    I have to say that the TV was a disappointment. The complicated set up really needed someone much younger to master the system in the limited time we had. I have a Sky system at home and have had for many years since Sky started up and I was one of their "Pioneers" so I am not an idiot by any means but that system nearly drove me to distraction. I think some mention of the isolation of the property from any shops should be mentioned as I had to drive 3+ miles every morning to get newspapers. Peter Norton

    Hello Peter, Glad you enjoyed your stay and found the property comfortable. Apple TV controls really do become intuitive very quickly with use, in addition to the info in the property PDF and our telephone support we thought you had cracked it!- you were most welcome to call us again if you had any other difficulties using it. Great Rissington is a pretty and quiet village away from the hustle and bustle of the close by large tourist towns with supermarkets and newsagents. There is a co-op in Little Rissington 5 mins / less than 3 miles away should you come and stay again. Hope the booking we secured for you at the Lamb pub in the village was enjoyable. Hope to welcome you to the cotswolds again soon best Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter3.8Sep 2022

  • "We are a family of three adults and two teenagers and a small dog, and we all loved our stay at The Small House."

    Plenty of room for all of us, and very comfortable beds. The decor and furniture was all of a high standard, and Sarah, the owner was always very helpful and prompt with and questions we had. Ideally situated for visiting the surrounding Cotswolds, and within easy walking distance of a good pub. Thoroughly recommended!

    Thank you Emma for your positive feedback , we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Very best Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2022

  • "The Small House is an absolute gem, the location in the town of Great Rissington provides access to other places such as Stow on the Wold, Bourton on the Water etc."

    The house itself was so charming, artwork, furnishings and perfectly equipped kitchen, every thing one would need. The gardens were magical, we found ourselves spending every evening sitting outside enjoying the bucolic surroundings. We walked many of the trails in the area and visited “the Lamb” many evenings as well, such a lovely local pub. We are so grateful to have stayed at your lovely home and will definitely visit again!! Thank you!

    Many thanks Elizabeth , really appreciate the feedback and look forward to welcoming you back. Very best Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2022

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a friendly and quiet village."

    We were here for 2 weeks during the 2 days of extreme heat, where the downstairs remained cool throughout with good ventilation. The kitchen is well provisioned for cooking with a large dining table and outdoor space depending on the weather, with a good-sized fridge but only an icebox for frozen. Bathrooms are modern with plenty of hot water. There are plenty of walks directly from the house and it's a short drive to many of the Cotswolds attractions. We couldn't have asked for more, a great stay.

    Thank you very much David for your feedback, really appreciated . Thanks for being such great guests, we hope to see you soon. best Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Jul 2022

  • "A fantastic holiday cottage in a beautiful village location close to local attractions."

    So pleased you had a lovely stay Linda. very best Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Jun 2022

  • "We had the best week ever at the small house cottage."

    There are some lovely walks around and all villages and towns are in driveable distance, we visited some lovely places throughout our stay and really didn’t want to leave as it felt like a home from home. The cottage is comfy, clean and has a lovely secret garden where you can look over the fields at the back. We will be back!

    Thank you Emma so pleased you had a lovely stay at the cottage, look forward to welcoming you back. Very best Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma4.7May 2022

  • "A beautiful holiday home in a beautiful location."

    The village itself is stunning with a little pub and cricket club where you can get a relaxing drink. There are lovely walks that you can do and if the weather allows you can paddle in the Windrush. Brilliant location close to local areas of interest so always plenty to do! House is beautifully decorated and filled with all you need to be in a home from home! The hosts are always on hand and extremely helpful should you need anything. We would love to stay here again and couldn’t recommend The Small House enough!

    Thank you so much!, glad you had a lovely stay and thank you for being such great guests, you are welcome back any time very best Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0May 2022

  • "An absolutely stunning house in a beautiful quiet village."

    Everything was perfect.

    Many thanks Bruce, glad you enjoyed your stay, hope to see you again. very best Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bruce5.0Apr 2022

  • "A beautiful and comfortable property in a pretty village."

    A real home from home. Highly recommend

    Thank you for the feedback , we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. best Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Moz5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely quaint cottage, log-fire, AGA and low ceilings (of which the top of my head is still suffering :) )."

    The garden is also great for guests with (o without!) dogs, just watch out for the visiting pheasants! Everything in the cottage is top-notch helping our stay be even more enjoyable. Village is very quiet with a friendly welcome awaiting in the local inn... Only two very minor gripes; we're not sure guests, who are not particularly tech-savvy, get on with Now TV for terrestrial TV channels (as there seems to be no TV aerial?) and the patio area of the garden could do with a proper sweep or spring-clean...maybe with the onset of spring this maybe on the agenda anyway... Finally, thanks to the owners for the basket of goodies...nice touch!! Well don all, even the weather was fantastic with not one drop of rain for the whole of our stay. Mark & Liz Buontempo, Dan the Spaniel & Daphne the Mini-Dachsund

    Thank you for the feedback , glad you found the cottage top notch and met the local wildlife, we have regular visitors, the joy of the countryside!. The TV instructions using Apple TV are contained in the info pack we sent ,if in doubt or you need support you are always welcome to call us. Apologies the patio needed a sweep , as it is a walled garden in the patio area sometimes when it has been windy leaves can collect. We have a gardener attend the house every week. I will check with the turnover team. Glad the weather was glorious for you and hope to see you again in the future. Very best Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Mar 2022

  • "This cottage is home from home."

    It’s beautifully designed and has everything you need for your holiday. Delightfully comfortable beds, 2 bathrooms and a further downstairs toilet and a fully equipped kitchen with the added bonus of a boiling water tap. The garden is also fabulous and a great place to chill on a sunny evening looking across the open fields. Superbly located for touring the Cotswolds.

    Thank you- lovely feedback and really appreciated- we have tried to make it home from home so everyone can relax and enjoy without worrying about anything. Hope to see you back soon. Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Mar 2022

  • "We stayed in this superbly furnished and quaint cottage for our holiday with our children and our dog."

    Everything was provided for us and decorated to such a high quality. We had cosy nights by the open fire where the firewood was provided. The beds were so comfortable and it was lovely to cook a hot breakfast on the Aga! Full of wonderful details including a lovely welcome basket full of treats! It felt like going back in time. Not only was the cottage a perfect stay but the location also. Just up the road was The Lamb Inn which provided delicious pub classics (best to book a table) along with friendly staff, it was also dog friendly. We did a wonderful walk around Great Rissington and took in the views down by the River Windrush. The local villagers were all so welcoming as well. Further afield we made day trips to Bourton on the Water and Stow on the Wold where we explored lots of antique shops and sampled many cream teas! We wouldn't hesitate to return.

    Many thanks for your feedback much appreciated, the surrounding area is peaceful with the lovely pub up the road! Glad you found the house comfy too. Look forward to welcoming you back Very best Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2022

  • "A really charming house in a beautiful setting with lovely gardens."

    The owners have paid great attention to detail with decor and furnishings so it is very comfortable (including the beds) and well equipped. Only thing missing was a cafetiere (pod machine only) but I am assured that there is one now in place!! Our visit was a delayed Christmas get together with family, there were 4 of us (adults). May have felt a little tight if there had been 6 (adults), as the 3rd bedroom is quite small. All in all though a great place for a peaceful and relaxing break. We would return.

    Glad you enjoyed your stay, appreciate the feedback ,it all helps! the cafetière is now in the kitchen with the coffee machine!!- hope to see you again soon. very best Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Feb 2022

  • "An simply outstanding, dog friendly home!"

    We booked a long weekend away for birthday celebrations and we’re certainly not disappointed. The Small House is an exquisite option when visiting the Cotswolds. Clean, characterful, spacious and located only a stones throw from many Cotswolds attractions, with ample private car parking and a lovely local pub to walk to. Whilst we explored areas surrounding The Small House during the days, our evenings and early mornings we’re spent cosied by the fire or strolling the garden. The dining table was laid beautifully, where we enjoyed a lovely home cooked dinner one evening and stunning home decor every corner that caught the eye. Customer service and communication was also impeccable, making this experience even better. Highly recommend this stay & will certainly return. Thank you so so much.

    Thank you so much! really pleased you enjoyed your stay in the house and the surrounding area. We look forward to welcoming you back Very best Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emi5.0Feb 2022

  • "Beautifully appointed house oozing with old-world classic Cotswolds charm, beautifully complimented by modern luxury touches, thoughtful styling details and all the creature comforts you could need."

    Set in an idyllic location with far reaching views, walks from the doorstep and within easy access of neighbouring towns like Bourton-on-the-Water it’s an ideal base for exploring the area. The owners do ask that you strip beds & take out the rubbish on the day of departure, ahead of a 10AM early check out. We were happy to do this but if we were to make one comment it would be to perhaps allow for a slightly later check out to reflect the request and make things a little less rushed for guests. That said, it was a real treat to stay at this gorgeous property. Would very happily return!

    Many thanks for your feedback, we are so pleased you enjoyed the house and surrounding area. Noted re check out time, we also have a lot of guests who request an earlier check in which we try to accommodate too , whilst still allowing enough time for the turnaround team to make everything nice for the next guest. Appreciate you taking the time out to review the small house and look forward to welcoming you back soon. best Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Feb 2022

  • "Thank you for an amazing holiday."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and cannot wait to book again. The house is beautiful, the grounds have stunning views and we felt very lucky to stay in this beautiful place. We all slept amazingly well and found the size of the property just perfect. The hosts provided thorough information and were very helpful. With regards to stripping beds and putting towels in the bath, for us this is common courtesy wherever you stay but considering we are still battling covid we fully support this. Thanks again and see you soon.

    We are so pleased you had a lovely stay and appreciate the feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back. very best Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leon5.0Feb 2022

  • "A really beautiful property that had everything you could wish for provided."

    A few simple changes could make it a totally dog secure place. Over all I would say, a fantastic place. ( mind you're head) old cottages do have head room problems.

    Thank you Robert, much appreciated, thanks for taking the time out to review. Very best Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Jan 2022

  • "The Small House was absolutely beautiful, quaint, cosy and homely and was exceptionally well equipped, it was like home from home."

    The owners have paid such great attention to detail in the house and we were welcomed with a lovely and thoughtful welcome pack when we arrived (thank you) The location was just perfect for getting out and about in the Cotswolds with superb local walks right on the door step. The Lamb Inn just a short walk away does the most amazing food and the staff were so welcoming and friendly (dog friendly too) There was nothing nicer than to return to The Small House after a long day, light a log fire and sit in with our feet up and a glass of wine. We will definitely return.

    Thank you Jayne, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Small House and the surrounding area. We look forward to welcoming you back, it is a home to enjoy in every season. Very best Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jan 2022

  • "Great little property."

    Clean and tidy with all amenties to hand. Lamb Inn 500 yards away is a superb little pub, food is fantastic. Gardener very helpful. Drive way is a little tight. Didn't like the fact that you had to strip the bedding when you pay over £200 per night. Overall nice place

    Thank you Andrew for taking time the time out to review ,it is very helpful feedback It is great to have a super pub in walking distance of the house Hope to welcome you back in the future. Very best Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jan 2022

  • "Beautiful and spacious cottage in a wonderful quiet village."

    Superb facilities and very homely! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Dog friendly too

    Thank you James, appreciate the feedback and really pleased you enjoyed your stay , hope to see you again soon. Regards Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Jan 2022

  • "Fantastic house."

    Did not want to leave and can’t wait to go back. House was even more beautiful than I expected.

    Thank you for your feedback Lisa ,we are so pleased you enjoyed the cottage , look forward to welcoming you back soon- happy 2022. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Dec 2021

  • "A lovely cottage, very well equipped, spotlessly clean, updated to an exceptional standard and in a quiet village location."

    Thank you for your feedback, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to welcoming you again Very best Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x King size bedrooms, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with free-standing bath, handheld shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven, halogen hob and AGA, microwave, fridge, coffee maker, washer/ dryer and dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stoves and open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars with additional parking available roadside
  • Large rear garden with patio area, log burners, gas barbecue, furniture and lawn and enclosed terrace
  • Two small well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £350
  • Note: Please ensure dogs are kept downstairs and in the kitchen at night
  • Note: Due to the nature of the property there are low ceilings, please take care. Please note: there are half steps on the ground floor going into the different rooms
  • Note: There are two steps leading down into the master bedroom, please take care
  • Note: Gas canisters for the barbeque aren't provided at the property
  • Note: There is a ring doorbell and the front and the back of the property
  • Note: This property does not accept check ins on a Saturday and Sunday

The property

Nestled near Bourton-on-the-Water in Gloucestershire is this superb three-bedroom 17th-century listed building, The Small House.

Boasting a fabulous location within the 'golden triangle' of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a stunning interior full of character and a private garden with fantastic views over the Windrush Valley, The Small House is the perfect dwelling for a group or family of six looking for their next Cotswolds escape.

Park up on the spacious driveway which can accommodate three cars, before unloading your bags and stepping into your new home-from-home.

Be welcomed into the spacious sitting room, traditionally-decorated with authentic exposed wooden beams and original stone flooring dating back centuries, where you can look forward to curling up on the plush sofa with your favourite tipple as you select your favourite show from the Smart TV whilst the rustic open fire crackles nearby.

When stomach’s start to rumble, make your way through to the well-equipped kitchen, stocked with exquisite glass and tableware, to whip up flavourful meals with the help of the electric cooker, AGA and fridge.

Gather around the dining table for six to savour a delicious meal, or if the weather is nice, make dinner an alfresco affair and fire up the barbecue on your private patio, with fine log burners for when the evening cools.

Completing the ground-floor is a handy cloakroom, ideal for avoiding the morning queues!

Climb the stairs to the first floor where you will find three well-presented bedrooms, two doubles and a twin, each supplied with sumptuous high-quality linens and served by two bathrooms, one with a beautiful free-standing bath and a generous supply of Molton Brown toiletries for an indulgent soak, the other with a walk-in shower for those refreshing rinses.

The Small House is excellently located within the 'golden triangle', within easy reach of vibrant towns for shopping sprees and a wealth of attractions, yet you can look forward to retreating back to The Small House to escape the hustle and bustle.

Journey to the popular market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, where the quaint streets are lined with boutique stores, eye-catching art galleries and a host of elegant wine bars, providing the perfect stop-off for a well-deserved drink.

For a family-friendly day out, venture further afield and visit Adam's Farm, the home Adam Henson, famed as the best-known farmer in the UK following a string of appearances on the BBC's Countryfile, where you can come face-to-face with cute farm animals, let the little ones burn off some steam at the adventure barn, or simply take in your picturesque surroundings with a wander through the magical woodland trails.

Explore the local area and head over to the idyllic village of Bourton-on-the-Water, where you will find a charming selection of eateries, each serving tasty hearty meals, perfect for those evenings where you don’t feel like cooking!

A wander through the village will also find a plethora of welcoming shops, the Cotswold Museum & Toy Collection, The Model Village, The Dragon Fly Maze, the expansive Birdland Park & Gardens which features over 500 birds and The Cotswolds Brewing Company, where you can pick up your favourite tipple or sample the local delights at a tasting.

Just a short drive away is Northleach, home to a beautiful park and playground as well as the fascinating Old Prison, a Grade II listed building which now houses a café which serves delicious breakfasts and lunches, here you can also tour the former cells and a courtroom.

Additionally, the medieval town of Burford rests nearby, on the banks of the River Windrush, home to a handsome high street, an impressive church and scattered with ancient houses and buildings, this makes an idyllic day out.

Be sure to visit Daylesford Organics Farm for a superb selection of delicious restaurants, as well as the award-winning farm shop for fresh ingredients!

For the keen walkers in your party, the Cotswolds boasts some of the best walks offering incomparable views, including the famous Cotswolds Way which spans 102-miles starting at Chipping Campden and ending at Bath Abbey.

Just a little further, you will find the delightful town of Chipping Norton, well-known for its Diddly Squat Farm Shop which featured on the hit TV show, Clarkson’s Farm, as well as its local history museum and excellent selection of amenities.

For an escape to the Cotswolds like no other, choose The Small House.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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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: There is a ring doorbell and the front and the back of the property.

Note: This property does not accept check ins on a Saturday and Sunday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas