Bourton-on-the-Water Cottages


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Locally known as 'Little Venice' or the 'Venice of the Cotswolds', this delightful village straddles the River Windrush, encompassing the very best of the Cotswolds. Resting in the picturesque Cotswolds AONB, our list of Bourton-on-the-Water cottages will have you returning year after year.

Why Bourton on the Water?

Featuring the region's distinctive architectural style - when you think of Bourton-on-the-Water, think mellow Cotswold stone, mullion windows and steeply pitched roofs, a prime spot for touring all the Cotswolds has to offer with easy access from your Bourton-on-the-Water accommodation. Soak up the many delights of the surrounding countryside with walking, riding, cycling and fishing opportunities, and when it comes to food and drink, Bourton caters for every taste with traditional inns, riverside tearooms and stylish restaurants. Have a look through our Cotswolds travel guide for more inspiration.

Places to Visit near Bourton on the Water

Meet penguins, pelicans, parrots and much more at Birdland, with over 500 birds to spot and an interactive discovery zone for your little ones to enjoy. Also available is The Model Village a replica of Bourton-on-the-Water with mini gardens, perfect for exploring. View vintage cars, motorcycles and caravans at the Cotswold Motor Museum, or create a personal fragrance at the Cotswold Perfumery. Splash out on a special keepsake at Cotswold Pottery, pick up lifestyle tips at The Living Green Centre, or find the centre of the Dragonfly Maze. Another popular tourist destination is touring the Cotswold Brewing Co. Step into the murky past on the Bloody Bourton Walking Tour, or swap sightseeing for retail therapy and browse Bourton's fine collection of tempting shops, showcasing everything from antiques and sheepskin to toys, jewellery and homeware. Just 20 minutes from your Bourton-on-the-Water cottage by car brings you to Hidcote Manor, Bourton House and Kiftsgate Court amongst others, all wonderful places to explore, experience and admire. Take a tour of the nearby towns and villages such as Burford, Cirencester, Cheltenham and Stow-on-the-Wold.

Types of Holidays

For a spot of indulgence during your trip, why not take a browse through our luxury Cotswold cottages for further inspiration? Alternatively, take your canine companion along for the ride and browse our dog-friendly cottages in the Cotswolds.

If a Bourton-on-the-Water cottage sounds like the right choice for you, then visit our website to discover more about our list of properties.