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North House

Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091333)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


36 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent location , well appointed cottage with everything you could need and with private parking too."

    We have already booked for next May.

    JamesJul 2021

  • "Delightful cottage in fantastic location."

    Well equipped, with comfortable furnishings. Lovely garden at the back, although mixed weather prevented us from using it. Would happily stay again.

    AnnMay 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage great location amazing garden a real little oasis."

    Whilst the cottage is small its perfectly well equipped and a stones throw from great Bars Restaurants and a wonderful Bakery.

    AndrewApr 2021

  • "Had a wonderful time at North House!"

    The place was lovely and decorated so nicely for Christmas. Suzanne and Adam were very kind and very responsive. We were right in the center of Bourton-On-The-Water and able to explore so much of the surrounding area! Would highly recommend.

    LoloDec 2020

  • "Brilliant stay, lovely location barely two minutes away from bakeries, local shops and the picturesque town."

    Festive decorations were a cute touch! Good amount of space, well-heated and also a great sitting area to relax after walks in the Cotswolds!

    BarnabyDec 2020

  • "This place is perfect."

    Warm and cosy and the cleanest place I've stayed in. The hosts are really friendly and responsive and have left so much information in the cottage you have a great idea of what to do locally. The check in was easy and efficient. The beds were very comfortable and everything had been thought about to make our stay so lovely. The town is beautiful and you can walk straight out of the house to everything within a few moments walk. The parking is a real bonus too. We'll be back and will be recommending it to our friends and family.

    JennyDec 2020

  • "What a lovely house in the most amazing location in Bourton."

    We loved the open plan downstairs and cosy bedrooms. Sadly weather not good enough to use the garden but imagine in sun it is just lovely. Parking a big plus and everything we needed was in the house. Very enjoyable stay and house spotlessly clean. We will be back!

    RebeccaOct 2020

  • "A great location, offering the Cotswolds experience."

    TrevorAug 2020

  • "Cottage is a beautiful 2 bedroom cottage right in the heart of Bourton on the Water."

    Waking to birds in the morning was delightful . It is very close to the Bakery , tea rooms next door and tourist information office 10metres away. Parking at front of house a big bonus. Loved our stay here and would highly recommend

    RobynMar 2020

  • "My family and I had a wonderful experience at North Cottage."

    It's perfectly located near the centre of Bourton-on-the-Water and just as cosy as we were hoping it to be. Lovely layout, a nice garden in back for our 2 year old to run around in, and quick responses from Character Cottages. Next time we head to the Cotswolds we will definitely go to Character Cottages again.

    AlexanderMar 2020

  • "North Cottage is perfectly located right in the middle of Bourton and is beautifully decorated throughout with comfortable bedrooms and a lovely modern but cosy open plan living and dining area."

    The bottle of wine on arrival was a lovely thoughtful touch. We would definitely stay again

    VictoriaJan 2020

  • "Location is perfect!"

    House is modern, clean, well decorated and has everything you need. The parking is great. The hosts are very helpful. Plus a travel cot, high chair and stair gate can be provided, great if you have a little one with you. We were sad to leave as such a lovely place to stay.

    YvonneJan 2020

  • "Wonderful location just a few steps from the water in the middle of town."

    Perfect space for enjoying town or exploring nearby. Everything just as promised - would definitely stay again.

    TomOct 2019

  • "The cottage was spot less and in a perfect location, we loved our stay and would definitely recommend it."

    JessicaOct 2019

  • "Book this lovely cottage if it's available!"

    The instructions and self check-in was a snap, a bottle of wine and helpful tips were waiting on the table, milk in the fridge, coffee, tea and biscuits in the kitchen and a beautiful apple tree in the back yard (in September). You could not be any closer to the high street of Bourton-on-the-Water; a 30 second walk and you were feeding ducks on the river. Parking was right at your front door, too. The cottage was beautifully appointed with thoughtful and useful items throughout, and, more importantly, was sparkling clean. Everything was done in advance to make our 5 day stay idyllic! So glad we chose this as our base in the Cotswolds! Thanks to Michelle and everyone involved for our perfect lodging.

    AbbyOct 2019

  • "A lovely period cottage in the middle of the beautiful Bourton on the Water village."

    Short walking distance to everything in Bourton including restaurants, pubs, bakery and supermarket and nice walks. Lovely garden and good functional kitchen. Perfect for two couples or family. Highly recommended.

    AndrewSep 2019

  • "I stayed here for four nights with my mum in August."

    We had never used Airbnb before or been to the Cotswolds. The location is perfect. We walked everywhere and there were plenty of shops and restaurants to explore. The cottage itself was very clean, organised and comfortable. We enjoyed a bbq one evening in our garden and also many moments just sitting outside in the sunshine. Considering it's location it is so quiet and is a great escape when the village does get busy. An amazing holiday, thank you!

    NatalieAug 2019

  • "We have had a lovely week."

    It’s a beautiful Cottage to see the Cotswolds

    JaniceAug 2019

  • "We really loved how beautiful your house is."

    We love how this house is so close to the bakery and the river (we loved it here!). Thank you!

    AndreaAug 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at North House."

    Thank you for the supplies. The cottage is very comfortable and in a perfect location. Thank you!

    NatalieAug 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage in a perfect location."

    Even though The village is busy during the day, it’s still ideal. Two stunning bakeries and lots of nice eating places. The fact that the village is flat makes for easy getting around. Good walks from the village though for those who want. We really enjoyed the easy walk to Lower Slaughter for lunch and onto Upper Slaughter . Highly recommend North Cottage

    SheilaAug 2019

  • "Such a lovely cottage to stay in while visiting Bourton-on-the-Water."

    Centrally located to the river and restaurants, making it so convenient to get around the town during your stay. The cottage offers parking which was great especially during the busier times. I would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone wanting that extra bit of special.

    TamrynJul 2019

  • "We had a wonderful stay here at North House and loved the village."

    Thank you!

    AndersJul 2019

  • "Nice, comfortable place."

    Wonderful private garden

    RuneJul 2019

  • "It’s an absolutely great location in a beautiful setting."

    We could just get out and walk to the best places. The communication was great and the place was sparkling clean (better than some hotels).

    RichaJun 2019

  • "North house is a beautifully appointed property in an excellent location."

    It is close to the village centre but without the associated noise that often goes with such a convenient location. Character Cottages and the Owners have been exemplary to deal with. We had a really relaxed stay in Bourton-on-the-Water and will definitely return to North House in the future.

    PhillipJun 2019

  • "Very nice location and property."

    I would definitely recommend it and stay there again.

    TempleJun 2019

  • "Beautiful home, thank you!"

    Our son adored this place and didn’t want to leave! Great location and service ?

    Aimee, Mick And FelixJun 2019

  • "We’ve enjoyed your beautiful home and relaxed instantly."

    Fresh croissants every morning too from the wonderful bakery. Thank you for sharing your home.

    RossJun 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage in the centre of the village, just what we needed"

    KatharineJun 2019

  • "We enjoyed your home."

    Great location. Loved the patio and BBQ

    MartinMay 2019

  • "Thanks for sharing your home, it’s beautiful!"

    Great location!

    NoreneMay 2019

  • "We have had a very enjoyable week."

    The cottage is so comfortable! Thank you for the welcome goodies

    BrianMay 2019

  • "We have really enjoyed staying here."

    It’s a lovely cottage and beautiful location. Thank you!

    Gill And NickMay 2019

  • "The open plan layout downstairs was great for us as we have a 5 month old baby."

    We really enjoyed our stay. It’s a perfect location for exploring Bourton-on-the-Water and would definitely recommend.

    DanielMay 2019

  • "A beautiful home from which to explore the Cotswolds and visit our family."

    Perfect for being able to leave the car and walk a lot. Will definitely return! Thank you x

    GeraintApr 2019

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

The property

North House is a beautifully presented 18th century Cotswold stone property, located in the centre of the beautiful village of Bourton-on the-Water, the perfect retreat for a small family or romantic getaway to the stunning Cotswolds.

With a much sought-after off-road parking spaces on the grave driveway, relish the fresh country air and move your luggage inside with ease.

The front door opens directly into the open-plan living/dining space which has been decorated to a contemporary style, containing two lovely ornamental fireplaces and has an open rise staircase as the centre feature, which leads up to the first floor.

Prepare heart-warming meals in the well-presented kitchen, with an electric oven to rustle up tasty treats and gather around the oak effect dining table to enjoy a meal together.

Head up to the first floor and put the kids to bed in the twin bedroom which has lovely dual aspect windows overlooking the garden, before heading to the welcoming bathroom to enjoy a calming bath, and retreating to the stylish double master bedroom which contains a handy freestanding triple wardrobe to hang your garments.

In the morning, head downstairs into the delightful enclosed garden, which has a lovely lawn area bordered by flowers and shrubs, with plenty of seating and a barbecue to take advantage of when the sun is shining.

You are in a prime location at North House, 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 which is just next door which holds an ever-expanding inventory of antiques, collectables and retro items and offers lovely nibbles to enjoy.

A fun day out is at trip to Birdland Park and Gardens where you can surround yourself by wildlife, or have some fun at the miniature replica of the Cotswold stone village at The Model Village.

Take a trip to Lower Slaughter which 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 or to Stow-on-the-Wold which 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 enjoyable retreat, in the lovely village Bourton-on-the-Water, choose North House as your base.





  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Open-plan living/dining room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge with small freezer compartment, dishwasher, coffee maker, slow cooker, hairdryer
  • Smart TV, DAB radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, cot and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed patio and lawn garden with furniture and charcoal barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.2 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: The stairgate is suitable for top of the stairs only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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