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Middle Gable

Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091217)

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63 Customer Reviews

  • "We only stayed for 2 nights and wish we could have stayed for longer."

    Middle Gable is an absolutely stunning property! It's very well equipped, clean and comfortable. The location is perfect - a very quiet residential area about 2 minutes walk from the Motor Museum in the middle of Bourton-on-the-Water. The owner was very helpful. We'll hopefully stay here again, and can thoroughly recommend it as a self-catering holiday destination!

    JoyJul 2021

  • "Our stay at Middle Gable was wonderful, we were very impressed with the house which dates from 1650, and there was lots to do in the village and surrounding area."

    We would love to come back.

    RichardJul 2021

  • "Would love to come back one day it was beautiful."


    Dec 2020

  • "My family stayed at the cottage for the weekend and would happily return."

    Bourton on the water is a lovely little village with nice cafes, shops and other amenities. The cottage itself is wonderfully situated in the centre of the village. On arrival, the keys are straightforward to collect and there is parking outside a garage. The cottage itself is spacious with lots of character and although we just stayed for a weekend would happily return for a longer stay. Despite it being very chilly outside and occasionally wet, the cottage is very warm and has plenty of space for kids to enjoy themselves. There are several walks to start from the cottage and driving to surrounding villages is simple. Very happy to have stayed there.

    JulianDec 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage with lots of character in an excellent location."

    The village itself is also incredibly beautiful. Out host was easy to deal with and offered excellent communication.

    PedroDec 2020

  • "This is a beautiful old cottage packed full of period features and historic decor."

    A real treat to experience. It boasts a massive four poster bed and the wood burning stove is a great feature too. The gardens are pretty and well kept and the neighbours friendly. The property is really well located very close to the high street and all the amenities and attractions.

    MatthewNov 2020

  • "It was a lovely place to stay and central for touring the area."

    Would go and stay there again.

    EmilyOct 2020

  • "Great location, stunning house"

    DavidSep 2020

  • "Great location, a stone's throw from the centre of the village."

    Lots of character and beautiful shared garden with friendly neighbours.

    NatalieJul 2020

  • "We loved it at Middle Gable!"

    The location was fantastic, making the house a great base to explore the beautiful Bourton on the Water itself, but also elsewhere in the Cotswolds. The house worked perfectly for our group and had everything we needed, and we were constantly finding new charms throughout the house.

    EmmaJul 2020

  • "The house is lovely and is situated in one of the best locations within the village."

    The neighbours and owner were both friendly and helpful. The four poster bed is huge and very comfortable. Ticks all the boxes and would love to come back to this lovely area again. Thank you

    DarrenJul 2020

  • "Lovely old property - combo of townhouse and cottage, packed with original features."

    Original floorboards in the bedrooms are lovely and more than a little uneven. Door heights are original as well, so watch your head if you're over 6ft like me. Huge and comfy four poster bed in the 1st floor master bedroom along with a large bathroom. Everything you'd need in the kitchen. A minute's stroll past a pub and an amazing bakery (highly recommended) and you're at Bourton's river and main drag. Ideal location in a lovely village and parking for 2-3 cards which is great as it's such a popular village that on-street parking is a struggle. The private shared garden in front of the property is lovely as well. Contact from Cate the owner was excellent and told us everything we needed to know to find the place, get the keys, get in, turn on the under floor heating and make ourselves at home. We had a lovely long weekend here. Five stars.

    NeilJul 2020

  • "Beautiful. Such a lovely stay."

    We were very cosy with the fire and underfloor heating despite the storms and rain! Thank you

    LauraFeb 2020

  • "Fantastic!"

    AdrianFeb 2020

  • "Great position in beautiful village, delightful accommodation."

    MarieJan 2020

  • "Middle Gable is the perfect home in the perfect location in Bourton on the water, everything in the town within a short walking distance."

    Bourton on the water itself is a great place as close to many other lovely villages in towns within the Cotswolds. We stayed here just as a couple but would also be perfect as a family, as its plenty big enough with large kitchen/ diner and living room space. Log burner is a very nice touch in the winter. The bathrooms were very clean, the bed was very comfortable. The host called before arriving with very clear arrival instructions on the location and how to get into the property, and gave a lot of information about the town and surrounding area. Highly recommend staying here, our only regret was that we only booked 2 nights.

    TeddyJan 2020

  • "Middle Gable is a beautiful house and the location right in the middle of Bourton-On-The-Water is superb."

    It is the most interesting old building which formed part of the old Manor House and dates back centuries. It was spotlessly clean and the beds were very comfortable. The directions from Cate got us there without issue and the parking for 3 cars was a great addition.

    JocelynDec 2019

  • "Fantastic place."

    All that was advertised and more. The place was totally furnished with modern amenities, but keeping in the spirit. All was spotless and the atmosphere was wonderful. Brought us to the Cotswold of old. Hopefully we can come again.

    Morton TaraginNov 2019

  • "Exceptional character property, not cheap but worth every penny."

    Perfectly located for shops, bars, restaurants and museums etc., The owner Cate has put a lot of time and effort in keeping the character of the house whilst we enjoyed some mod cons like a very well stocked modern kitchen.

    IngridOct 2019

  • "Middle Gable is a wonderfully appointed property whose location is excellent and within walking distance to all local amenities but yet is most private and quiet."

    I would strongly recommend this property anyone wishing to explore the Cotswolds.

    EdwardSep 2019

  • "If you like quaint and historical this home has it all."

    Extremely clean, very peaceful and easy walk to centre of town (3 minute walk). Easy drives to other small towns. Walk out the gate and the beautiful Cotswold countryside is on your right and the town on your left. I can't say enough about this property. I will definitely stay here again.

    Russell And TinaJul 2019

  • "We loved our charming cottage!"

    JamesJun 2019

  • "Very beautiful old house, said to have a history of 350 years, a beautiful large garden in front of the door, the location is also very good in the center of the town."

    The neighbours next door are very warm and helped us carry luggage and pick up the keys, a very good stay and experience

    WangJun 2019

  • "Enchanting to step back in time to this decorated and highly rare find."

    Savoured the age of this place which has been so well kept. Very clean, adequate, and set in a fabulous garden environment in a charming Cotswold town.

    StephenMay 2019

  • "Beautiful village and home to stay in."

    Staying at Middle Gable gives you the full experience of a small Cotswolds village. The location is perfect as everything is within a few minutes walk. The garden is beautiful and the neighbours, Ann and Steve, were so kind and helpful. The village people are so friendly and welcoming. We did suggest to the owners to provide a steamer as an iron was not available due to previous incidences at the home.

    PeterApr 2019

  • "Beautiful place to stay."

    MatthewApr 2019

  • "If you are searching for a true Cotswolds weekend get away experience, this is your place."

    Quite and beautiful surroundings and the cottage is in great shape for its age. Very reasonably priced! If my wife and I ever find ourselves going back to that area, we would definitely stay here if it not otherwise booked.

    BobMar 2019

  • "Great place, fantastic location."

    AmandaMar 2019

  • "Fabulous cottage in the most perfect location with everything you need on your doorstep yet so peaceful and tranquil."

    Middle Gable has everything you need for a perfect stay and owner, Cate, is wonderful, welcoming and extremely informative. We would definitely book again if coming to the Cotswolds. Many thanks for a lovely four days.

    ChrisFeb 2019

  • "Great cottage, beautiful, picture-postcard village, central location for exploring the Cotswolds."

    Absolutely wonderful stay. Cannot fault! Would absolutely recommend!

    JulieFeb 2019

  • "We returned to Middle Gable after four years to spend Christmas in the cottage."

    We had just the most fantastic time. The cottage was great and is full of character. Cate was excellent. You have high expectations when you book a place for the peak period and ours were exceeded. We have already recommended Middle Gable to our friends and hope to return some day. Thanks for a great stay.

    AlwynDec 2018

  • "Was very impressed with quality of cottage, furnishings, and amenities."

    Cate did a very nice job putting everything together. Wonderful location, both in terms of the village, and in terms of other sights in the Cotswolds. Was excellent value for money. After arrival, owner called me to check up and make sure everything was good. This was much appreciated and shows the attention to detail that made this such a nice stay.

    The Scottdale'sOct 2018

  • "We were a group of four staying for four days."

    This is a beautiful property, well-maintained, beautifully situated and well-equipped for everyday living. I highly recommend it.

    SallieOct 2018

  • "This was a beautiful cottage right in the heart of an idyllic village."

    A truly wonderful cottage that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend for a fantastic holiday.

    MarkAug 2018

  • "The best location where you can fully enjoy the charm of the Cotswolds and the historic building were wonderful."


    Aug 2018

  • "Excellent character cottage."

    Wonderful property, very convenient for area attractions. Gardens are a delight.

    NormanJul 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage with so much character in the perfect location."

    Thank you for a fabulous weekend!

    LaurenApr 2018

  • "Lovely comfortable Cottage loved the underfloor heating in the lounge and log fire."

    Lovely communal gardens, perfect location. Comfy beds, everything you needed.

    GillianMar 2018

  • "It was a beautiful home and I will be returning."

    Great location and a true home from home.

    TinaFeb 2018

  • "Just wonderful, we had a great time and thanks again!"

    LauraJul 2017

  • "Middle Gables was a delightful place to stay in Bourton-on-the-Water."

    The character of the home was so lovely, and the furnishings were beautiful. Check-in and communication was easy, and the location is perfect. I highly recommend Middle Gables for your stay in Bourton.

    AnnJun 2017

  • "The place was great."

    Ideal location to High Street. Loved the downstairs heated floor. Cate & Chris were great - they were quick to respond to any inquiry. The view from the living room and main bedroom was marvellous. The place was a perfect base for touring the Cotswolds and the countryside was beautiful. It was great coming back each evening after a busy day of sightseeing. Stay there once and you will want to go back...

    Jon LivingstonApr 2017

  • "Excellent week-long visit with 8 month old baby."

    Lovely property, which is very attractive and well equipped. The owners are very well organised and attentive (without being overbearing) and kindly went out of their way to bring over a high chair for our use. Village enjoys plenty of amenities for a very young family - lots to do within metres of the door, making for very easy & enjoyable trips between nap times!

    Dec 2016

  • "This was a fantastic cottage, homely comfortable and full of character, in a superb location just a few moments stroll from the high street with its many shops and tea rooms."

    Even though it was so close to the high street it was so quiet and peaceful with a beautiful garden to relax in. Anne the lady who lived nearby was a great help with her recommendations of local restaurants. Would recommend this to friends and would love to go back.

    Aug 2012

  • "The best cottage we have ever stayed in although it's unfair to call it a cottage as it's so much more."

    Jul 2012

  • "This was a wonderful cottage, everything had been very thought through and comfort and amenities excellent."

    May 2012

  • "Perfect location in the village and in an area of great beauty."

    A few restuarants/ pubs to go to in the evenings.

    Apr 2012

  • "A very spacious cottage that is very central yet with gorgeous private views of a lovely garden."

    Lots of places to eat in the village all within strolling distance. A few nice easy walks from your door which are also ok for children to manage.

    Apr 2012

  • "The cottage is ideally located for walks around the surrounding area therefore you don't need your car once there!"

    The owners are lovely - very helpful and thoughtful. The cottage is fab - beautifully decorated and presented.

    Feb 2012

  • "Absolutely beautiful location and accomodation."

    We had everything we needed. Middle Gable is the perfect location for a romantic, relaxed holiday with plenty to do with other Cotswolds villages nearby and a 1 minute stroll to the centre of one of the most picturesque villages in the Cotswolds.

    Dec 2011

  • "Ideally situated, beautiful property and garden."

    Lovely features in old building. Picture perfect place for a break.

    Oct 2011

  • "This cottage has the perfect location to explore the Cotswolds."

    We took several day trips, even Port Isaac was within reach. Everything was clean and comfortable and the neighbours are very helpful in recommending restaurants etc. Make sure you take a walk to the Slaughters, it can be easily done in 2 hours.

    Sep 2011

  • "Bourton is a lovely place to stay, despite it being crowded during the day it felt very relaxed almost like going back to another era, when the pace of life was much slower."

    I would recommend it to anyone and Middle Gable is the ideal place to stay, just a few hundred metres from the main high street, it oozes charm and personality. This was our first visit to the Costwolds and hopefully not our last as there was so much to do and see, a week was nowhere long enough to do it justice. In summary, would I go back to Bourton and would I stay at Middle Gable the answer is a massive 'YES' to both.

    Jul 2011

  • "Nice area if you like tea rooms, plenty of restaurants, few pubs, busy with day trips."

    Jun 2011

  • "We were a party of 5, Mum and Daughters and we had the most fantastic time!"

    The house is beautiful so full of character and in the most superb location. Everyone really friendly and made us feel very welcome, would definitely recommend and will certainly be returning!

    May 2011

  • "The character and proximity of the property to the centre of Bourton on the Water make this an ideal holiday retreat."

    May 2011

  • "Lovely period cottage."

    Very quiet but close to amenities.

    Feb 2011

  • "Met our expectations from the description on the website."

    Brilliant location, helpful owner and good all round standard of accommodation and facilities.

    Feb 2011

  • "Lovely large sitting room with underfloor heating and wood burner."

    Feb 2011

  • "Very pretty and well maintained."

    Central to everything but in a fairly quiet location.

    Dec 2010

  • "Exactly what we wanted."

    Finished to a high standard. Owners friendly and helpful. We will definitely rebook.

    Dec 2010

  • "The property is tastefully decorated and furnished to a good standard throughout."

    It is in a very good location just 200 yds from the centre of Bourton-on-the-Water with easy access to pubs and restaurants.

    Nov 2010

  • "We like to stay in older, individual properties and the Middle Gable built around 1650 was perfect."

    It is appropriately furnished and has good kitchen and bathroom facilities. It is in the centre of Bourton-on-the-Water so the car could stay in the garage whilst we walked around the area and sampled local places to eat.

    Oct 2010

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This property is part of the Character Cottages collection.
Specialists in stylish, contemporary and characterful Cotswold cottages

The property

Middle Gable is a stunning Grade ll listed house, dating back to around 1650 and forms part of The Old Hall, one of the oldest buildings in Bourton.

The property has been lovingly refurbished for you and your loved ones to have a wonderful holiday in the beautiful Cotswolds.

Park up in the sought-after double garage and make your way through the impressive garden and up to the front door, where you are welcomed by a small entrance hall, perfect for kicking off your boots, before heading into the grand sitting room which is home to beautiful period features and has exposed wooden beams, limestone flagged flooring and a centuries old preserved alcove, perched next to a large fireplace housing a warming woodburning stove.

The welcoming seating offer you and your loved ones a comforting space to curl up in front of the crackling fire a watch a movie on the home theatre system.

Delicious meals can be prepared in the well-equipped kitchen/diner which is a lovely sociable room, perfect for you and your guests to plan your itinerary for the exciting days that lie ahead.

Completing the ground floor is a convenient shower room, ideal for a quick wash down before heading up the grand, old stairwell featuring a beautiful stained-glass window, up to the first floor where you will find the impressive super-king-size master bedroom, boasting a four-poster bed, antique furnishings and surrounded by period style paintings, along with the bathroom which is full of personality and is beautifully presented.

The staircase continues into the gable of the house, which is a lovely dual aspect room with original beams and character features, containing three single beds.

Relish in the countryside air in the lovingly cared for front garden, which is full of floral scents in spring and summer months and has a bench for relaxing and looking out over the beautiful gardens, as well as a paved seating area which contains an outdoor table and chairs.

If you’re looking for some good food in the area, head to The Duke of Wellington which is a family pub located closed to your doorstep, where dining is in a relaxed environment which reflects the best in British design with a warm friendly welcome, serving freshly prepared food and refreshing drinks.

Bourton-on-the-Water has been regularly voted one of the prettiest villages in England, home to a wealth of attractions and shops, restaurants and tea rooms, and for fun activities, you can 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.

Wanting to head out further?

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 – not to be missed!

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”.

A perfect break, any time of year, make Middle Gable your choice.





  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x first floor super-king-size with four poster bed, 1 x second floor twin with additional single
  • Ground floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • 2 x Freesat TVs, Blu-ray home theatre system, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available
  • Garage for 2 cars
  • Paved garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles

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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: No candles or similar products. Note: No stag/hen or similar parties. Note: No corporate or commercial bookings. Note: Logs for the woodburning stove can be purchased locally. Note: The owners of Middle Gable The Old Hall are proud supporters of www.giveustime.org.uk, which provides holidays to servicemen and their families, to help them adjust to life after combat.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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