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Bow Cottage

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


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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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4 Customer Reviews

  • "Truly a fantastic holiday home in one of our favourite locations."

    Very nicely renovated and extremely homely. Ideal for our 3 small dogs too. A short walk to the centre of the village. A very comfy bed plus a beautiful bathroom with a great bath in. We read the first review which is probably putting people off but please take no notice it is a nice home. The owners seem to have taken note of some of the feedback by making small adjustments. It would be nice to have had curtains up across the patio doors leading to the garden, but that's only a personal preference to make it even more cosy. We loved our stay and would return. Thank you so much for making a great stay!

    It makes all the hard work worthwhile to receive such positive comments. I am glad you enjoyed the cottage and the lovely village of Bourton on the water and very much look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best regards Bow Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dorothy4.7Feb 2024

  • "We stayed here for new year."

    The owner was helpful with recommendations for a local dog friendly pub as we arrived early and responses were quick. The cottage looks to have been updated recently with nice bathrooms and kitchen. The garden is secure for dogs and there were dog bowls for use. The weather was awful so we spent a lot of time at the property. It was warm and comfy. It is in a good location with parking and walkable to the lovely town. Suggestions for improvement would be more equipment in the kitchen and an additional comfy chair in the lounge. It seems other guests had issues with the open fire and we did find it a bit smoky so not sure of the reason for this ( we are used to open fires in our own homes). Outside the neighbours had an over flowing skip including dirty nappies and food waste discarded in the driveway which was a shame as we paid a premium at this peak time. I would stay here again and would love to see the area in better weather.

    Thank you for your review, it was a pleasure to have you as a guest and we look forward to welcoming you again. Best regards Bow cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne4.1Dec 2023

  • "This property is in an excellent location to walk to town where there is plenty to do, although to our disappointment the motor museum was shut for a couple of months over xmas when we were there."

    It was obviously a new rental so there were a few teething problems with the washing machine but these were sorted very quickly for us despite it being a Sunday afternoon. We didn't use the open fire but the heating downstairs is excellent. It can be quite cold upstairs however, i think due to the position of the thermostat. It is a very easy property to live in and the owner was very receptive to suggestions for a few extra things in the kitchen if you are preparing family meals, like a potato masher as it's hard work with a fork! The dog shower is not in situ yet just an outside tap. Would be happy to book again

    Thank you for your feedback, I am glad you enjoyed your stay at Bow cottage and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best regards Bow cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Armorel4.1Dec 2023

  • "We lit the open fire, it filled the whole cottage with smoke, it set off the smoke alarm, it left us with clothes stinking of smoke."

    There’s no hand towels in wc or bathrooms, there’s no shelf in the ground floor shower, to place products. The heating system needs balancing, some radiators are not functioning. The waste skip needs removing.

    Firstly, we did speak on the phone when the incident occurred and I offered to come over and resolve the problem for you, I also offered via email and when I received no response we exchanged several text messages during which you refused any assistance. We do provide hand towels for the bathroom and WC, and housekeeping could have brought some over had we have known they had been missed, for this we apologise. I have been to the cottage today and can report there is no evidence of the "whole cottage filling with smoke" just completely burnt out log ash in the grate. The radiators were all on today except the one in the main bedroom which had been turned off at the TRV presumably by yourself. The skip you mention is not on my property, and actually does not affect access or parking. I am obviously disappointed that you didn't feel Bow cottage lived upto your expectations, and we would have done everything humanly possible to resolve the real issues had we been afforded the opportunity. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter2.5Nov 2023

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x ground-floor single and en-suite walk-in shower and basin
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor cloakroom with WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Sky TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • EV charging point
  • Enclosed garden with furniture, and outdoor dog shower
  • Up to three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking anywhere on the premises
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.5 mile
  • Note: Arrive to a welcome pack
  • Note: Property will be decorated for Christmas

The property

Bow Cottage, a Cotswold stone three-bedroom cottage sits within the historic village of Bourton-on-the-Water, in a beautiful part of the Cotswolds.

Bow Cottage is warm and inviting, with exposed honey-coloured stone walls, and Farrow and Ball colours throughout, it is an ideal place to call home for a family of six looking to escape to the country.

Upon arrival you will find two off-road parking spaces directly outside the cottage, allowing you to easily unload your belongings.

Step inside and make yourself comfortable in the lounge, with honey-coloured stone and a centre fireplace, this is a lovely space to unwind and chat about the day's adventures.

Allow the house chef to cook up a storm in the fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher; there is even a washing machine for your laundry.

Move upstairs and choose between two double bedrooms, each beautifully presented with original feature walls.

The stunning bathroom with stone, feature walls, has a freestanding, slipper bath and large walk-in shower, together with a traditional basin and WC.

On the ground floor there is a single bedroom, and an en-suite shower and handbasin, making it ideal for elderly or less mobile guests; there is also a ground floor cloakroom with WC.

The safe, totally enclosed rear garden is covered with Cotswold stone and has a raised deck to catch the late afternoon sun and to enjoy a glass of wine.

At the front of the cottage there is an outside charging point and a shower for our four-legged guests.

With direct access to the village and walks to the Slaughters from the gate, Bow Cottage is well-placed for a Cotswold experience.

For those who enjoy Clarkson’s Farm, his Hawkstone Brewery and Tap Room is a short, flat walk away, a perfect end to a walk in the countryside.

Head into the heart of the village and stock-up on your essentials at the Co-Op superstore, or why not sample a hearty meal at a restaurant, with The Rose Tree Restaurant, Kingsbridge, or The Dial House to name a few.

There are some fantastic attractions that await you, including The Model Village, Cotswold Motor Museum, as well as the Birdland Park and Gardens.

Three miles away lies Stow-on-the-Wold, an ancient market town that offers a bustling farmers market, tea rooms, antiques, and craft markets and plenty of well-established eateries.

Hiking and walking come in abundance here, offering routes through idyllic villages and trails overlooking the countryside.

Break away to Bow Cottage and experience this delightful part of the Cotswolds.

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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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Property will be decorated for Christmas

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas