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The Lantern

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


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Had wonderful stay Very clean and all that we needed and more."

    Good location and nice stroll into the village.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0May 2024

  • "My friend had stayed here before and this stay didn't disappoint either."

    Located on the edge of Bourton on the water but close enough to enjoy everything the village has to offer and the nearby surrounds. The house had everything we needed and was an excellent base. Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Apr 2024

  • "We really liked to be in the Lantern."

    It is a very comfortable Cottage. We felt immediately at home! The communication with the owners was fluid and very agreeable. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Thilo5.0Mar 2024

  • "Really comfortable stay, excellent location just on outskirts of village with a very short walk to the village."

    The host (Geordie) was quick to respond via WhatsApp and made sure we had everything we needed.

    Hi Sam, thank you very much for your message, lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay at The Lantern. Hope to welcome you again soon. Best wishes, Geordie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Mar 2024

  • "What a fabulous place!"

    Lovely and warm (the real fire is amazing) and full of character. The rooms were well equipped and the beds were very comfortable. It was easy walking distance into Bourton-on-the-Water which has an abundance of really good places to eat, nice pubs and a supermarket. We had a very relaxing stay here and would highly recommend this property.

    Hi Eleanor, thank you so much for your feedback. Glad you enjoyed your stay and were able to relax, we hope to welcome you again soon. Best wishes, Geordie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eleanor5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had a fantastic time at The Lantern."

    You could tell that the owners had put a lot of thought into the property. We especially liked some of the little details like the train in the bathroom and the historic finds in the dining room! The whole place was so cosy. Modern, but also retaining loads of character.

    Hi Rebecca, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this feedback. So pleased you liked the historic bits we found whilst renovating the property. Hope to welcome you again soon. Best wishes, Geordie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jan 2024

  • "Lovely cottage within east walking distance of Bourton with its good selection of places to eat."

    Only one small parking place which was okay for us but might be an issue if two couples arrived in two cars Lovely place to stay

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2023

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

    The cottage was comfortable and clean. The host was very nice and friendly. A great location, nice walk into Bourton. Our second visit this year. We love coming to the Cotswolds. Plenty of lovely walks with our dog and National Trust places to visit. Just have to point out that there is no shower in the bathroom with the bath. Which was a problem for our friend who was staying too. It is in the description and photo. So it needs to be changed. However, we would recommend the cottage to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Christine4.1Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, very close to town."

    Well equipped, lovely and clean. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage - a real 'home away from home'."

    Loved the decor in the lounge and all the furniture was comfy and clean. (The only small suggestion I have is that you should include the Nespresso machine in the amenities listed so that we would have known to bring our own pods).

    Reviewed by Carol4.1Aug 2023

  • "A fabulous location … a very short walk to Bourton on the Water and it’s amenities."

    Central for exploring the Cotswolds. A beautiful property with a lovely garden. The owner contacted us when we arrived and was available incase we needed anything, although there was an information pack which covered everything you might need. The property itself is very comfortable and we felt immediately at home. It’s well furnished and equipped. We spent 3 weeks there and the owner arranged weekly housekeeping at our convenience. This holiday and accommodation fulfilled all of our expectations.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Jun 2023

  • "An excellent house that’s been thoughtfully redesigned."

    Perfect location just a few minutes walk from the lovely centre of Bourton-on-the-water, but far enough to have peace and quiet when needed. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2023

  • "What a delightful house."

    Felt at home as soon as we arrived. Spread over 3 floors it had everything you need. The owner is so friendly and happy to help with any queries. A Couple of minutes walk to the beautiful village of Bourton on the Water. Enjoyed our break so much we will be booking again.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0May 2023

  • "This is a well situated property for Bourton on Water."

    The property was clean, comfortable and will happily recommend to friends and family. Hopefully, we will be able to return in the near future.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Apr 2023

  • "When we first walked in our first thought was wow what a lovely quirky property, very clean ,warm and very well equipped."

    The beds were comfortable ,the shower was very hot and the sitting room was cosy with a large TV. Added bonus just a 5 minute walk from the centre of Bourton on the Water Very enjoyable stay would recommend to anyone

    Reviewed by Nicky5.0Apr 2023

  • "We stayed here for a week over Easter and had the most amazing time."

    The cottage is beautiful. Full of character, charm and spotlessly clean. The cottage has everything you would need with comfortable beds, lovely toiletries and pet friendly. The location is perfect, a 5 minute walk into town. Bourton on the Water is a lovely little village with plenty of lovely pubs, restaurants, tearooms and shops. Lots of walks and a short car journey to other villages that you might want to visit. Would definitely stay again if we come back. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Ryan5.0Apr 2023

  • "A fabulous cottage in the beautiful village of Bourton on the water a perfect location for exploring the Cotswolds."

    The cottage was very comfortable, tastefully decorated and well equipped. The lounge was so cozy and a bonus to have a large tv screen which is not always the case in holiday cottages! We particularly loved the dining room with amazing stone heated floor. And the quirky train in the tunnel in the bathroom wall! All in all a perfect cottage and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Mar 2023

  • "The cottage, location and presentation of the property was first class."

    We had a perfect holiday and will certainly be back if we stay in the area again.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, great location, very warm and comfortable."

    Well furnished, comfy bed, spacious kitchen and dining room, lounge very cosy. Parking space is a big bonus. Only negative is the en suite shower had no hot water. Had to use the hand held over bath shower in bathroom. We made the owner aware of this. It's due to be addressed following our stay. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by John4.7Jan 2023

  • "A lovely property in a great location for exploring the Cotswolds."

    The only issue with the property was the en-suite shower which only delivered tepid water at best.

    Reviewed by Julian4.4Dec 2022

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x second-floor king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with underfloor heating
  • First-floor sitting room with wood-burning stove
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, Nespresso machine, dishwasher, washing machine
  • 2 x Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power, kindling and some wood provided for woodburning stove inc. In rent
  • Further wood can be purchased via honestly box system
  • Bed linen and towels inc. In rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car, additional parking in council pay and display car park
  • Enclosed garden and patio with barbecue
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.7 miles, pub 0.6 miles
  • Note: This property has set check in days of Friday and Monday
  • Note: please do not allow pets upstairs

The property

This lovely, detached property sits in the unspoilt village of Bourton-on-the-Water, in a rural Cotswolds area.

Set over three floors and lovingly restored from the 1700s, The Lantern makes a beautiful home for a family or friends seeking an escape to the Cotswolds.

The kitchen comes fully-equipped with all the mod cons required for a short break, take three steps down to the dining room, originally used as a cellar, with a stone vaulted ceiling.

Climb up to the first floor and discover the lounge, offering plush seating and a wood burning stove, ideal for when the temperatures dip.

On this level there is also a double room and bathroom with bath, where you can prepare yourself in the morning.

Venture to the second floor and discover the master, offering a sumptuous king-size double and feature brick wall.

To the outside of this Bourton-On-The-Water cottage is an enclosed garden patio, offering a spot to sit out and enjoy a summer evening.

The tranquil village of Bourton-On-The-Water makes a pleasant base during your holiday in the Cotswolds; you'll find convenience stores, restaurants such as The Rose Tree Restaurant, and the Kingsbridge pub along the river Windrush all a stone's throw away.

Nearby attractions to add to the itinerary include The Dragonfly Maze, the Cotswold Motoring Museum & Toy Collection, Birdland Park & Gardens with activities for little ones, and Greystones Farm Nature Reserve welcoming walkers with dogs on leads.

Those looking to get their steps will have no trouble in the Cotswolds, offering a wealth of idyllic walks through hills and meadows, including many leading to the National Trust Chastleton House, Snowshill Manor and Garden, and Lodge Park and Sherborne Park Estate.

The Lantern is a superb base with contemporary comforts, fit for a memorable holiday in any season.

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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