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Willow Cottage

Hampnett nr Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091264)

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Reviews

19 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful stay in the beautiful cottage and it had everything we could wish for."

    As far as the kitchen was concerned it would be helpful to have a couple more saucepans as there was only one, plus a casserole pan. The rest were frying pans and a steamer...... Also there was no useable front door key even though a second one was on the ring and this meant we had to go up the muddy leafy path through the back door every time which became quite slippery as it was on a slope. However these are minor points only and did not detract from a very comfortable stay. We would definitely come back.

    Reviewed by JanetJan 2022

  • "My wife and I absolutely loved our stay here and can only describe the cottage as a dream."

    It was filled with that idyllic country cottage character and situated in a whimsical setting surrounded by charm and nature. We cannot wait to come back.

    JonathanMay 2021

  • "Such a beautiful cottage, very idyllic and surrounded by wonderful places to go for walks."

    FreddieMay 2021

  • "We had a really lovely stay at Willow Cottage."

    The space is tastefully decorated and full of character, the images really don’t do it justice. The bedrooms are both a great size with lovely linen and the kitchen and living spaces are both very generous in size. Hampnett is much quieter than other villages in the Cotswolds and provided the perfect base to explore the region, and is a short walk to Northleach and The Wheatsheaf Inn where we had a great Sunday roast. The neighbours are also all very lovely to chat toand Hampnett was a very friendly and charming little village - we would love to return and would definitely recommend Willow Cottage to other friends planning a trip to the Cotswolds.

    AmyMay 2021

  • "Highly recommend."

    Brilliant time away and property finished very well.

    ThomasOct 2020

  • "Such a beautiful cottage with everything you could wish for."

    Nothing was too much trouble for housekeeping. Incredibly clean and it really did feel like home from home. It was a change of environment for my parents during such sad times. 5 star accommodation and although only an hour away from our home it has energised us all. We will definitely be visiting again soon.

    StephanieOct 2020

  • "This cottage is steeped in character, lovingly furnished, and super cosy."

    It had two well-appointed bedrooms and bathrooms, and as two couples travelling we had plenty of room. We enjoyed walks directly from the property and would definitely recommend it for a quintessential stay in the Cotswolds.

    EmmaOct 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Willow Cottage."

    It was beautifully decorated, very comfortable and welcoming. We only wish we would have stayed longer. We enjoyed the village of Hampnett and visiting with our friendly neighbours. The village church is worth visiting as it was beautiful and interesting. There were many foot paths from the village to enjoy walking. The Willow Cottage was conveniently located near the two major roadways making travel to most areas in the Cotswold easily accessible. I cannot recommend it enough!

    KarenSep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful, secluded town."

    Clean and nicely decorated cottage. The managing agent supplied thorough, detailed check-in instructions and the owners provided lots of local information.

    SuzanneJul 2019

  • "Staying in this cottage was a daily struggle."

    Every day we had to deal with the dilemma: are we going out or will we stay in? The cottage was too lovely and comfortable to leave, but the area too beautiful not to go rambling (by car or on foot). In other words, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Willow Cottage and in the Cotswolds!

    MarietaJul 2019

  • "This is a lovely little cottage in the quiet village of Hampnett."

    We really enjoyed our stay here, thank you so much for having us!

    StephanieJun 2019

  • "This is the most idyllic setting."

    Charm and quaintness at every turn! We enjoyed the most delightful stay.

    AngelaApr 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage, extremely comfortable, spotlessly clean with everything you could possibly need."

    Not my first stay and won't be my last. Many thanks.

    LjApr 2019

  • "So comfortable and quiet."

    Loved our stay. Everything was perfect and we will enjoy finding excuse to return!

    PepitaNov 2018

  • "A truly stunning cottage that exceeded our expectations."

    We would definitely visit again. Well located for sightseeing around the Cotswolds if travelling by car.

    RashmiOct 2018

  • "We truly enjoyed our time at Willow Cottage."

    From the wonderful surprise of finding the hamlet it sits within, to then, when unlocking the door, finding a very special place to spend the week, to, also, the paths leading from its front gate through fields with sheep and more Cotswolds beauty, it was just lovely to be there. Northleach, a very pleasant walk from the house, is a charming town with great things to discover, including a fantastic pub and a back-in-time butcher. The house has truly beautiful bedrooms and two great baths. The living area and garden are delightful and the kitchen, something from a magazine. Lorna, the property manager, was fabulous in helping with any questions we had. Having two main routes nearby that took us anywhere in the hills we wished to go was great, particularly when so many of these beautiful villages are often kept that way through challenging, narrow-lane roads, much like the ones that keep Hampnett from being a cut-through, and so, preserves it even while it's perfectly convenient to so much the area has to offer.

    PeterSep 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful village."

    LjAug 2018

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Willow cottage and appreciated the thought, effort and nice touches the owners have clearly put into the property."

    ScottOct 2017

  • "Willow Cottage, located in the delightful village of Hampnett, nr."

    North Leach, is tastefully and comfortably restored with quality soft furnishings, antique furniture, two modern bathrooms and 2 beautifully decorated bedrooms. The owners have furnished the cottage with loving attention to detail. The private rear cottage garden provides for outdoor living and dining. It was a fantastic base for exploring the Cotswolds. We used the large range and kitchen for evening meals but ate lunch out at historic inns within 10 miles: - located in Northleach (Wheatsheaf), East Leach Martin/Turville (Victoria) Withington (Mill) and Chedworth Roman Villa. All of which are 40 min by car from Willow Cottage. The public footpaths nearby took us into the fields on walks to discover farm animals and wild life. Willow Cottage was an integral part of our recent pastoral holiday and should not be overlooked when planning a short break or week holiday in the Cotswolds.

    AndrewAug 2017

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The property

Bourton on the Water 6.2 miles Willow Cottage rests in a short row of Grade ll listed properties, tucked away in a quiet lane in the idyllic village of Hampnett, which sits within the valley of the River Leach.

The cottage is the perfect bolt hole in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds region, for a small family or two couples, who are seeking a relaxing getaway.

Park your car in the allocated bay and make your way up to the property, as you are welcomed into the small porch area, you can kick off your boots and look forward to the start of your holiday.

Be welcomed into the large, beautifully furnished sitting room, complete with stylish sofas and chairs complemented by various antique pieces, plus a feature stone fireplace with woodburning stove and alcove book cases on either side, it is the perfect space to kick back and relax after a day of exploring, whilst watching a compelling film on the 60” Smart cinema TV, which comes with an Apple TV box and Roku streaming for Amazon Prime, as you are kept warm and toasty, thanks to the woodburning stove.

Create delicious meals in the stylish kitchen, making full use of the two-oven electric Rangemaster with a grill and six ring electric hob, before gathering with your party in the centre of the room at the large wooden dining table to tuck into your meal and toast to a wonderful holiday that lies before you.

For added convenience, you will find a dishwasher to make cleaning up a breeze, as well as a utility room with a washing machine and tumble dryer.

When the night draws to a close, make your way up to the first-floor where there are two homely bedrooms; look forward to laying your head in either of the king-size rooms, with the master boasting a large en-suite bathroom and the second bedroom sat adjacent to the pretty bathroom that also contains a bath with a shower over.

Catch the morning sunrise in the well-established garden, as you relax on one of the chairs to enjoy your morning coffee, overlooking the multi-level garden and the rolling countryside beyond.

There are many beautiful walks accessible directly from the cottage, including a lovely mile long walk through the fields to the pretty market town of Northleach, which has two well-regarded pubs, The Wheatsheaf and Sherborne Arms, and a number of shops.

The wonderful village of Bourton-on-the-Water is close by, which straddles the River Windrush and is affectionately known as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’, where you can view an extensive collection of vintage cars and motoring exhibits alongside historic toys and a gift shop, or enjoy some time amongst the wildlife and discover over 500 birds at Birdland Park and Gardens.

The regency spa town of Cheltenham is within easy reach, where you can enjoy a spot of shopping, or indulge in relaxation at Ellenborough Park spa, which is caught between the Cotswolds' highest point and the lush green gallops of Cheltenham's world-famous racecourse, and is an indulgent 15th Century country estate, turned 21st Century luxury retreat.

There is something for everyone in the surroundings of Willow Cottage, so make it your holiday base and you’ll be sure to leave wanting to return!

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x king-size
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil-fired central heating with woodburning stove
  • Double electric oven, Rangemaster with grill, six-ring electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine (without capsules), hairdryer
  • 60” cinema flatscreen TV, Apple TV, Netflix, Amazon Prime, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and cot available
  • Designated parking place
  • Multi-level rear lawn and patio garden with furniture and front garden with bench
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.3 miles

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

BOURTON-ON-THE-WATER

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, theaters, 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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Region Information

Note: Regrettably, Willow Cottage does not accept children under the age of 8 and only allows up to one child, aged 8 and over; babes-in-arms are accepted and a travel cot (without linen) and a high chair are provided.

Note: The property has two floors, steps into some rooms, and steps in the garden, which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility.

Note: The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk.

Note: Willow Cottage does not accept hen, stag or similar parties.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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