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The Bybrook

(Ref. 1091251)

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


Sykes rating

  • 9 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "The owners have provided a high standard of accommodation throughout."

    The house was very clean, well equipped (had everything we needed) and compfy. Heating came on automatically to keep us warm and if you come in the summer the garden was well kept. You will not be disappointed with this property if you book it.

    Thank you so much for this lovely review. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay at The Bybrook and found it to be so clean and comfortable. We would love to welcome you again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by SarahNov 2023

  • "Lovely house in a beautiful place"

    Reviewed by AnnAug 2023

  • "This is a lovely property in a perfect location for walking into the centre of Bourton."

    There is a supermarket also within walking distance and its really close to lots of local attractions and nice places to eat. The house itself is great, plenty of room for a big group. Kitchen had enough equipment to cook meals but definitely bring your own condiments. It would have been helpful to have plastic kids plates/bowls/cups as there were none and with two toddlers this did mean a couple of breakages. The house was clean, beds comfy, Fans provided which was great as it is a warm house. Would recommend bringing own basics like dishwasher tabs, surface spray, washing up sponge, kitchen roll etc. All in all a good stay.

    Thank you for your lovely comments. We are pleased that you liked the property and its location. We have passed your suggestions onto our housekeeping team. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by VictoriaAug 2023

  • "Great location, very comfortable well maintained house."

    We were able to walk into town easily. It would be great if the host had provided a washing up sponge and tea towel. We ended up having to improvise with anti bac wipes and hand towels.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and the location. Best wishes, Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by EmmaJun 2023

  • "It is situated in a good position for travelling around the Cotswolds and a ten minute walk to Bourton on the Water ."

    Two of the bedrooms have wardrobes but some of the doors are blocked off so limited storage the other two bedrooms have metal hooks and only 12 hangers were provided for a property that could cater for eight or nine people.There were only four of us and the wardrobe /storage was inadequate. The bed in the main bedroom had a dip in it needing replacement or at least a topper as it caused backache. We read in the visitors book that a previous guest had problems with ants unfortunately so did we ,the kitchen and upstairs bedroom and bathroom were affected. The pots, pans and cooking trays were in a bad state the latter were disgusting and all needing replacement ,there were no casserole dishes . The living room furniture needs refurbishment. The shower mat in the bathroom was a revolting piece of rubber that should have been thrown away and the ceiling vent needed cleaning. The house is built near to a main road and with the windows open there is traffic noise. There are two TVs in the house one just for dvds and the other having only about 12 channels no free view and the only app we could use was bbc I player. I contacted Sykes on the day before we left to forewarn them about the ants and other problems so they could do something about issues we encountered. A housekeeper met us on our departure and agreed that our concerns were valid. We were disappointed with the Bybrook as it did not live up to expectations and we did not think it was value for money. We have stayed in many cottages over the years and realise that not everything runs smoothly but this property had more cons than pros .

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear of the issues you experienced. We have passed these details onto the owner and housekeeper for them to look into. We hope you were able to enjoy your stay in the Cotswolds. Best wishes Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by MargaretMay 2023

  • "Had a good stay and we were generally happy with everything."

    The only things I would point out were that the house could do with more pots / pans utensils etc when cateri for eight. We tried to hoover on the morning of departure but the hoover was inadequate due to lack of suction. The property could also use an extra black recycling box. These are minor details and we generally had a good stay thanks. Ken

    Thank you for your comments and suggestions. We have passed these onto our Housekeeping team. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by KenMar 2023

  • "The house was really lovely, a real home from home."

    All rooms were very comfortable. There was nothing that was missing. The 5 of us enjoyed a stay and the location couldn’t be better. We hope to return.

    Thank you for your feedback, it's always great to get feedback from our guest's and we hope you made the most of the area and had a few lovely meals to. We would love to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by WendyNov 2022

  • "Fab-u-lous."

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay. It's lovely to hear you enjoyed staying at the house and we would love you have you back in the future. Kind regards Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeterNov 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Very well equipped. Comfortable beds. Couple of minor bits on cleaning eg towel rails not dusted and the light in the kitchen covered in cobwebs. But very minor points as generally very clean Thank you

    Thank you for providing this feedback and we're glad you found the cottage to be well equipped and comfortable. Thank you for bringing to our attention some minor issues of cleanliness which will be passed on to the Property Manager in order to be addressed. We hope to welcome you again. Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by KatieNov 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at the bybrook."

    It is a well maintained property.The only suggestion I have is that it would be useful if you could provide table fans in the rooms for hot summer days.I would also suggest to check the kitchen stock.We had only 1 dishwasher tablet n tea coffee cannisters were not well stocked.

    Thank you kindly for your feedback, we are pleased to hear you had a lovely stay and are sorry to learn that the kitchen stock was running low but will ensure that our housekeeping teams are made aware. With best wishes Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by KinjalJun 2022

  • "Bybrook was a lovely place to stay - brilliant for our family of eight to get together."

    Lots of playing games and the kitchen was brilliant for the Sunday Roast. Location was very good - a 10 minutes walk to the town centre and even less to Cotswolds Brewery!!

    Thank you so much for providing us with your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back to The Bybrook any time in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by KirstyFeb 2022

  • "Great spacious house in a great location."

    JimDec 2020

  • "A fantastic stay in a great location!"

    StaceyJul 2020

  • "The house was is in a good location."

    15 min walk to downtown Bourton with small children.

    LesleyJul 2020

  • "Bybrook is a fantastic cottage, very well placed and close to the centre of the town."

    We were a group of 7 people including 2 kids and we were accommodated perfectly.

    AthanasiaMar 2020

  • "We have enjoyed our week in the Cottage very much !"

    The house is very comfortable and cosy, a perfect place to stay during a rainy, windy winter week ! We were 2 families of 4 on holidays together and we had lots of space and privacy for each family. The house is well-equipped and very easy to live in. It really felt like home. Also, what a kind gesture to welcome us with a delicious chocolate cake ! We enjoyed being within walking distance to the picturesque village of Bourton-on-the-water. The house is also ideally situated to discover the beautiful villages in the Cotswolds, about an hour drive from Oxford and a little less from Stratford-upon-Avon. There’s so much to do in the area ! We enjoyed it all very much ! We will definitely consider staying again in the Cottage if we come back to the Cotswolds ! Thank you !

    MathieuMar 2020

  • "Clean, well located, nice space."

    Perfect for our weekend , Conor

    Mar 2020

  • "What an unexpected delight."

    The home is SO beautiful and exceeding our expectations. Very clean, modern and everything you need and more. Great location. I can not recommend it enough!

    KirstenFeb 2020

  • "The home exceeded our expectations."

    What a beautiful home and all the extra details were perfect. Warm, cosy home in a great location.

    KirstenFeb 2020

  • "We loved staying here."

    Felt like home from home! The kids touches such as games, DVDS and toys was very thoughtful. Great location, walking distance from the centre of Bourton. Would stay again!

    SorrellJan 2020

  • "Lovely house in a great location."

    Had everything we needed.

    JoeyNov 2019

  • "Excellent communication and detailed instructions made it easy for all guests to arrive safely and promptly."

    The house was well equipped, clean and warm and big enough to accommodate eight people comfortably, and yet always felt cosy and inviting. Further, it's location within walking distance of Bourton on the Waterbmakes it ideal.

    HarrySep 2019

  • "Very beautiful house, very good location, can walk to Burton on the water, there is a large supermarket on the road."

    The house is clean and tidy, especially the kitchen, the facilities are complete, it can meet all our needs, our three families have spent a period here. Pleasant time.

    QingJul 2019

  • "The check-in was very smooth, and we also prepared a welcome cake for us, very warm."

    JuanJun 2019

  • "House was very clean, exactly as the photos on your website."

    Very comfortable, well equipped & very central location

    AlisonMay 2019

  • "A fantastic location for bringing family together."

    A comfortable house for seven of us, but could have fitted even more. The house was clean and well appointed, we put our bags in our rooms and felt straight at home. A first time Airbnb experience for some of the party, all left very impressed. Communication before arrival was excellent, with great check-in. Thank you! Matt

    Mar 2019

  • "Lovely clean house with great facilities."

    Easy check in. Brilliant location.

    SaraMar 2019

  • "Beautiful well equipped cottage within walking distance of Bourton-on-the-Water."

    Our family had a wonderful home from home Christmas and are already looking forward to returning!

    PeterJan 2019

  • "Perfect accommodation for our needs - 6 adults and 2 children."

    Plenty of space for everyone. Everything we needed was provided. Very clean, warm, and welcoming. I’m sure we will be back.

    DavidNov 2018

  • "We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Bybrook."

    A lovely and comfortable house with a brilliantly equipped kitchen.

    PaulaSep 2018

  • "Lovely 4 bed detatched house in a great location ideal for strolling down to the village just 15minute walk."

    the house had everything you needed for a home from home experience, would definately recommend and we will probably visit again.

    GeorgeJul 2018

  • "Fantastic house very spacious in a great location."

    Things couldn't have been more perfect. House was clean and tidy with a well equipped kitchen. The position in easy walking distance to village which was charming. Definitely think about returning in the future.

    JoannaJun 2018

  • "The house is perfect for a large group--we were 2 grandparents, 2 parents and 3 young children."

    The house is spacious and well stocked. We were there when it snowed the entire weekend and we felt quite cosy in the house. The kitchen is very functional and large. All in all, a wonderful place to stay.

    KayMar 2018

  • "Beautiful house in a great location in the Cotswolds."

    Perfect place to celebrate my 40th. Thanks!

    EmilyFeb 2018

  • "Great house for large groups, fantastic location and great value for money!"

    AmyDec 2017

  • "This is a fantastic new-build holiday home that comfortably accommodated ten of us - two very small children, two teenagers and six adults."

    The house is really well kept and equipped. I really recommend this to any large group looking for a weekend in this beautiful area.

    IainJun 2017

  • "The Bybrook was very well equipped and comfortable."

    It is also within walking distance of the town centre and it was nice to be able to go out for a meal without having to drive. Lynda

    Mar 2017

  • "Home from home!"

    Everything that we needed was available for both adults and 2 young children. Great location. We hope to visit again. Zoe

    Mar 2017

  • "Great Holiday property."

    Clean, modern with all facilities that are needed for a holiday. Easy walk into the village which takes you past the local co-op supermarket so you can pick up your essentials on way back. Will definitely look to book next time looking for a break in the area. Lorna who looks after the property was also very helpful.

    WayneFeb 2017

  • "We absolutely love the place, the property was very nice and modern and peaceful."

    Just amazing. I had the loveliest birthday celebration with my family Pamela Othendee

    Sep 2016

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x king-size (one with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC), 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room
  • Living room
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, cafetiere, Kitchen Island with seating fo two, Dinning table ,2 x hairdryers
  • 2 x Flatscreen TVs, 2 x DVD players, WiFi, selection of games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars only
  • Any additional cars can use the public car park nearby, on street parking is not permitted
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawn, patio, furniture and barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Quiet residential area, please respect other residents and keep noise to a minimum.

The property

Located in a peaceful street, on the edge of the ever-popular Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water is this large detached property The Bybrook, newly built in traditional Cotswold stone.

The contemporary home, sleeping up to nine guests, is the ideal base for a relaxing getaway to the Cotswolds.

A path leading up to the front door which opens into a large hallway, perfect for storing coats and boots, before moving into the large, triple aspect sitting room, complete with inviting and stylish furnishings, flatscreen TV and lovely French doors leading out into the back garden.

Family and friends can congregate in the well laid out and sociable kitchen/diner, which has all the amenities you need to rustle up a delicious home-cooked meal and gather with your group around the dining table, with additional seating for two at the smart centre island, and finished similarly to the sitting room, with French doors leading out into the back garden.

If you’re looking for an hour or so away from the rest of the group, head to the relaxing family room, pop on a DVD and kick back on the sofa which converts to an additional bed for one.

Completing the ground floor, you will find a handy utility room with access out to the back garden and a cloakroom complete with basin and WC.

Four welcoming bedrooms can be found on the first floor; the master is a lovely triple aspect room containing a king-size bed and benefitting from an en-suite shower room, the second bedroom has double aspect windows and has a king-size bed, the third has a double bed and the fourth overlooks the garden and has twin beds – you are spoilt for choice!

The stylish bathroom completes the property and benefits from a welcoming bath for you to relax in before heading to one of the bedrooms for the night.

Once you’ve rested your head, cook you and your group a delicious breakfast before retreating into the enclosed garden to enjoy it alfresco style where you will be surrounded by a Cotswold stone wall and a mostly lawn area, with seating and a barbecue to use in the warmer months.

At the side of the house is a driveway, with parking space for two cars.

You are in a prime location at The Bybrook, with Bourton-on-the-Water regularly voted one of the prettiest villages in England and known as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’, home to a wealth of attractions and shops, restaurants and tea rooms, such as Cotswolds Antiques and Tea Room and Coach & Horses pub and you can spend some time by the River Windrush which has lovely bridges.

Surround yourself by wildlife at Birdland Park and Gardens or have some fun at the miniature replica of the Cotswold stone village at The Model Village.

Greystones Farm & Nature Reserve is home to wildflower meadows, a working organic farm, Iron Age ramparts, a replica Iron Age roundhouse and an interactive Discovery Barn; offering time out from the hustle and bustle of the village centre, this reserve is open to public all year round and is not to be missed.

Nearby Lower Slaughter is widely regarded as one of England's most beautiful villages and is home to The Slaughters Country Inn which is a well-regarded, quintessential country inn, offering lovely food and drinks.

Stow-on-the-Wold is the highest of the Cotswold villages, and is a small market town with an array of boutique shops, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants; indulge in a bite to eat and drinks at The Stag at Stow, or revel in the scrumptious tea and cakes at The Old Bakery Tea Room.

Visit Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens where you will find over 250 species of animals and be inspired by the beautiful landscaping and seasonal displays throughout the park in nearby Burford, known as Southern “gateway to the Cotswolds”.

For an idyllic escape to the Cotswolds, choose The Bybrook as your base.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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: The property has two floors, which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility.



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