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South View Cottage

Little Rissington, Gloucestershire (Ref. 988741)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

35 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful time staying at Southview Barn."

    The cottage is in a wonderful rural setting, with gorgeous views. It is extremely comfortable, warm and welcoming, especially after a day out exploring the charming local area.

    Reviewed by MaxineNov 2021

  • "Lovely location and cottage."

    Great for walking into Bourton along the road or through the beautiful countryside. Ideally placed for going further afield including lots of great places a short distance. Easy access to pubs - recommend booking on Monday evenings in Bourton as a number of places were closed.

    Reviewed by SharonSep 2021

  • "Loved the cottage and tennis courts."

    The house wasn't as clean we thought it would be (from reading reviews prior to going) but was certainly adequate. No welcome pack (no milk/wine/cookies etc) but this is likely due to covid restrictions presumably. Our main challenge was with the dogs that run free all across the property. Most are friendly but one was a bit of a nuisance to both our kids. He jumped up and tried to bite (possibly just wanting to play?) our oldest boy (11) and on another occasion harassed (again, possibly in a friendly way but scared our son and me!) our youngest boy (8) and ended up scratching half his leg causing lots of tears and some fear. We all love dogs as a family and are usually fine with them but this one was tricky to deal with. Would be really great if there was fencing around some of the lovely lawn areas to keep the dogs out so we could enjoy the space without worrying about the dogs. Apart from that it was a beautiful location and we did really enjoy our stay - thank you.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a feedback, we are delighted you enjoyed the cottage and facilities outside, and we'll make sure to forward your concerns and difficulties to the owner, we are looking forward to welcoming you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PhilAug 2021

  • "Host was excellent Grounds beautiful Bathroom & kitchen tired but bedrooms & sitting room very comfortable"

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2021

  • "The cottage is wonderful - well equipped, sparklingly clean and extremely comfortable."

    It is also in a great location for exploring the Cotswolds and Oxfordshire. Highly recommended.

    Thank you for highly recommending South View Cottage! Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlisonJun 2021

  • "Due to covid restrictions some items had been removed."

    That was fine. Polite and friendly owner. Forgot to advise him that the satellite dish was loose and moved in the wind. This disrupted quite a few channels as the signal would be lost.

    Thank you for your feedback, we will pass your comments onto the owner. Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by MorrisDec 2020

  • "Great location."

    Quality accommodation. Peaceful location.

    Reviewed by NeilOct 2020

  • "Lovely countryside views from this comfortable cottage, very tranquil and relaxing, with access to walking paths from the adjoining field."

    Bourton on the Water is nearby, an easy 20 mins walk or a couple of minutes in the car.

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at South View Cottage. It's always lovely to hear how much our guests have enjoyed staying at the house and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SueSep 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage, beautiful grounds, perfect location."

    We have been coming here for the last 3 years and wouldn’t stay anywhere else!

    Thank you for returning for a third time to South View Cottage, we look forward to seeing you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by SoniaSep 2020

  • "Beautiful house!"

    Nice host and very friendly. Your friendly dogs visited us every day and my younger son feed them some bread:) Sorry if they were not allowed I didn't know untill we left. We had everything we need and plus a nice red wine! Sorry we could not finish it! It wasn't cos of not liking it but because we don't usually drink, was to much for us:)! Thank you for hosting us!

    Reviewed by EllaFeb 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in gated area that makes it ideal for dogs should you have them."

    Great location with Bourton on the Water just up the road. Cottage very comfortable and clean.

    Reviewed by MatthewDec 2019

  • "Southview cottage is in a beautiful setting and a great position for exploring the Cotswolds."

    The cottage was very well equipped and spacious allowing us to relax and enjoy our time together.

    Reviewed by SandraAug 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage, very friendly hosts with a warm welcome including some essential food and drinks, which was great."

    Our dog had a great time with the dogs / playmates from the hosts. Overall an outstanding stay !!!

    Reviewed by MarcAug 2019

  • "The cottage was in a beautiful location, furnished to a very high standard, little thoughtful touches made it homely and welcoming."

    Plenty of room inside and out.

    Reviewed by JuliaJun 2019

  • "It felt very relaxing, private and very peaceful."

    The property was very secure with the electric gates to the entrance of the property. Would loved to have stayed longer.The tennis courts were of a very high standard and great fun and were in a lovely country setting, we played for hours.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2019

  • "This was only a 2night stay in November so we were unable to fully appreciate the grounds,which I am sure would be great at a better time of year."

    We were met upon arrival and shown the property by the owner.They had left us a welcome pack which was a lovely surprise.We had our dog with us and great to know the 12 acre property is fully fenced and safe and they have 2friendly labs,which regularly visit you during your stay.The stay more than met or expectations and we have already passed our comments on to friends and recommended the property for a stay in the Cotswolds. If we are able to return in the future would certainly return.

    Reviewed by StephenNov 2018

  • "Lovely spot for exploring the area."

    Owners really friendly and the cottage is comfortable. it is difficult to find decent accommodation that accepts dogs and so we were happy to have found this. Lack of WiFi a downside.

    Oct 2018

  • "What a wonderful experience in your lovely cottage."

    Mrs K

  • "Excellent garden for humans and dogs."

    Great walks right from front gate. Not too far to walk or cycle to great pubs in Bourton.

    Mr McPhee

  • "Very clean, very quiet, happy to have our dog play with the owner dogs."

    Mr Cordeels, July 2017.


  • "Beautiful setting with perfect grounds for our 2 dogs to run free and with no worries about them getting out onto the road."

    The owner was very friendly and helpful especially in recommending a good place to book for a surprise Father's Day lunch ( had contacted a couple of weeks in advance of our stay). Even though we have 2 spaniels and holiday with them several times a year we hate staying somewhere where you can smell dogs have been present, not the case here.

    Mr Colwill

  • "Great cottage and facilities, lovely location and very friendly and helpful owner (and family!"

    ) Would have been a 5 but we had some issues with the hot water and heating on 2 occasions - not anyoneÂ’s fault and quickly fixed so did not cause much of an issue.

    Mr Funnell, .

  • "Very friendly and helpful host, comfortable and very well equipped cottage"

    Mr Knieper

  • "You have a lovely place here in the Cotswold Hills!"

    Thanks for making our stay so comfortable and welcoming. We will be back again.

    Mrs M

  • "It is the perfect place to take children as the owners two children were very friendly and played with our 4 and 10 year old all week, happy parents!"


    Mr Dean

  • "Lovely modern fitted Cottage, lovely grounds."

    BRILLIANT for the dog.

    Mr Grigor

  • "A perfect place for a perfect break."

    Our disappointment about a cancelled Mallorca holiday (volcano debacle) quickly disappeared when we arrived.

    Mr & Mrs E

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay, we hope to be back soon"

    P&J&H&G (!!)

  • "We have loved our stay in the Cotswolds, staying at South View Cottage."

    Thank you so much.

    Mr & Mrs B

  • "Thank you for making a simply wonderful holiday."

    Weâ??ve thoroughly enjoyed the cottage, surrounds and visits from family members. We hope to return again â?? a lovely introduction to the Cotswolds.

    Mr & Mrs B

  • "The cottage was in a beautiful peaceful location and was exactly what we expected."

    Mr And Mrs W

  • "The cottage was centrally located; within easy driving distance of much of the Cotswolds and set in large grounds with secure off-street parking."

    Mr Wright

  • "Outstanding accommodation and a very friendly and welcoming owner."

    This was the first time my young dog was able to run free as the grounds are totally enclosed and it was an absolute joy to see him enjoy himself so much making friends with the owners very friendly dogs and especially with the horses!I couldn't make any suggestions to improve the property. It is outstanding in every respect and everything you would wish for is provided. The grounds are a delight and the hospitality and cheerfulness of the owner outstanding. And he left us to our own devices but we knew he was always there should we have needed him.Possibly the most pleasant self catering accommodation and experience I have ever had.

    Mr Gavin

  • "It was a lovely cottage in a great location, and very well furnished."

    Ideal for what we wanted.

    Mr Chappell

  • "The cottage was very well equipped and comfortable and relaxing, well situated to explore the Cotswolds."

    Mrs Henderson

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  • All ground floor, however some steps: Three steps up to two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x double with additional elevated room with single bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC (also up the 3 steps)
  • Kitchen (one step down)
  • Living room (one step down) with woodburner.
  • Central heating, woodburner
  • Electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine with dryer and dishwasher
  • Flatscreen TV with Freeview, DVD player, iPod dock
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Private terrace with table and chairs, unenclosed grass area
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Really good WIFI at the house
  • Shop and pub 1 mile

The property

South View Cottage, Visit Britain Four Stars, is another very high quality holiday cottage situated in an idyllic location just Outside the village of Bourton on the Water.

The owners have created a very welcoming holiday cottage which is absolutely ideal for families or two couples.

Situated on the edge of the owners grounds, the cottage enjoys a private location overlooking fields in one direction and the tennis court and horses in another, with the beautiful Cotswold hills in the distance.

Internally the cottage is presented to a very high standard with good consideration given by the owners to ensuring that guests have a thoroughly enjoyable stay.

Externally the cottage has a 'sun trap' terrace to the side with a grassed garden area beyond.

There is a tennis court for use.

An excellent cottage in a central Cotswolds location that is just ideal for either relaxing or touring the region.

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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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Region Information

Note: All ground floor, however some steps - Three steps up to two bedrooms.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas