Forsythia Cottage

In Bourton-on-the-Water

3 Guests

2 Beds

1 Baths

A cosy cottage in the heart of Bourton-on-the-Water but in a quiet back street with a driveway for parking. Just moments from the heart of one of the Cotswolds’ favourite villages, Forsythia Cottage is the perfect choice for those in search of a quiet country escape with amenities on the doorstep. Found close to the centre of Bourton-on-the-Water, romantically known as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’ thanks to the River Windrush which flows directly through it, this little country hideaway offers an elegant getaway for guests in search of some peace and quiet.
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  • WiFi
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Shop within 1 mile
  • Parking -
  • Travel Cot -
  • High Chair -
  • Bedding & towels
  • Free Entry to Sudeley Castle (Mar - Oct)


This little cottage is lovely and about a 30 second walk from the river in the heart of the village. Parking on premises is great, everything is clean and tidy. Bourton on the Water is...
Stephen January 13, 2018
The cottage is lovely, everything you could need or want (including a good selection of books and dvds!) provided - including a welcome basket with wine and cookies! The owner was very helpful and friendly...
Sarah-Louise January 8, 2018
Everything! The cottage is in a perfect location right in the centre of the village, it's beautifully presented and well-equipped. Good size bedrooms and lovely power shower. Parking space at the front was a bonus!
Cathy November 29, 2017
Huis was zeer schoon, alles aanwezig en midden in centrum. Top vakantie gehad.
Marco October 29, 2017
Quaint little cottage, sympathetically modernised just perfect for a getaway to the Cotswolds. With parking outside yet right in the heart of the town, the location can't be beaten.
John December 15, 2017

Full Description

In the heart of Bourton-on-the-Water, this terraced holiday cottage makes an ideal base from which to explore the area. Enjoy the shops, or visit the Motor Museum and Model village, all within walking distance. Further afield are many delightful Cotswold villages and towns including Stratford-upon-Avon, Cheltenham and Oxford or nearby NT properties – Snowshill Manor, Hidcote Manor Gardens, Warwick Castle and Sudeley Castle. Shop 100 yards, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

The Cottage is Grade II Listed and forms part of one of the original terraces situated within the peaceful backwaters of Bourton-on-the-Water’s picturesque High Street. The River Windrush flows through the centre, spanned by low arched bridges, flanked by wide village greens and lovely period Cotswold stone buildings.

The village offers a wealth of attractions, delightful shops and eating establishments to suit everyone’s taste.


  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Internet Access
  • Private Garden
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Wi-Fi

Things to Do


Bourton-on-the-Water is jam-packed full of quaint cafés, renowned restaurants and traditional pubs to enjoy, all within a gentle stroll of Moore Cottage’s front door. Highly recommended by owner David is The Rose Tree, a cosy riverside restaurant boasting great views and even better food where booking is essential, as well as The Croft Restaurant at Chester House Hotel; another riverside gem with a well-priced menu of light bites and freshly-prepared mains, using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. An afternoon tea lover’s dream, Bourton-on-the-Water has options galore to satisfy your sweet tooth. Smiths of Bourton is a firm favourite amongst locals and visitors alike; a quintessential Cotswolds tearoom in every sense from the outside, serving up a freshly-baked menu of sweet and savoury treats as well as traditional afternoon teas. For fans of the artisan scene, Bakery on the Water is somewhat of an under the radar riverside gem, offering up delicious fresh pastries, brunch dishes, tasty sandwiches and baked goodies, freshly made each day using the finest of ingredients. Slightly further afield in nearby Upper Slaughter (9-minute drive), Lords of the Manor offers an award-winning fine dining experience that comes highly recommended (albeit with a price tag to match), as does The Slaughters Manor House; a 17th century manor house that houses an award-winning restaurant in its Orangery, with an exquisite locally-inspired menu created by chef Nik Chappell. Nearby Stow-on-the-Wold also boasts its fair share of dining establishments well-worth a visit, including the laid-back Sheep on Sheep Street with its sourdough pizza specialities and The Old Butchers; a hugely popular eatery where booking is recommended.


Smack bang in the middle of the glorious countryside of the rolling Cotswold hills, keen walkers have plenty of choice when it comes to walks that lead straight from the village centre; just a two-minute stroll from Moore Cottage. A wonderful circular village walk, leading from the village’s Visitor Information Centre, is highly recommended and allows you to get to grips with Bourton-on-the-Water’s rich heritage, taking you past key sites, buildings and monuments as you stroll. For those keen to explore the surrounding villages, a circular walk following the Windrush and Gloucestershire Ways through to the villages of Upper and Lower Slaughter offers a gentle pace that totals 4 miles in distance; perfect for those not looking for anything too strenuous. More hard-core rambling fans should give the 9-mile circular trek from Bourton through Naunton and the Slaughters a go. Starting at Victoria Street’s Visitor Centre, this picturesque walk takes you through lush fields, chocolate-box villages and along the flowing River Windrush, with Naunton acting as a perfectly-placed pit-stop half way round to relax and refuel.


Bourton-on-the-Water and its surrounds have a plethora of attractions to keep guests of all ages entertained, many of which are within walking distance of Moore Cottage. No visit to the village would be complete without a visit to the Cotswold Motoring Museum & Toy Collection (2-minute walk), perfect for kids and big kids alike, and home to children’s TV favourite Brum. The Model Village (5-minute walk) is also a must see, a perfect replica of the village built to 1/9th scale in traditional Cotswold stone, as is the wildlife-lovers’ paradise Birdland (8-minute walk) if you’ve got younger guests in tow. If you’re visiting in the summer, you may also be lucky enough to play witness to the village’s annual football match taking place entirely in the River Windrush; an August Bank Holiday favourite that sees visitors flock from miles around to cheer on their favourite team. Slightly further afield, Cotswold Farm Park (10-minute drive) is a firm favourite for families and animal lovers, as is Sudeley Castle (25-minute drive) in the historic town of Winchcombe. For adults in search of a peaceful day out, Burford Garden Centre (20-minute drive) is a shopping haven crammed full of luxury goodies, artisan gifts and beautiful plants to browse, as is Daylesford Farmshop & Café (15-minute drive); a famous farmshop with a distinctly luxury feel, owned by Lady Bamford.

Getting There

Thanks to its wonderfully central location, all of the amenities of Bourton-on-the-Water are very much within walking distance at Forsythia Cottage, making a car non-essential. We would recommend bringing one along should you want the freedom to explore the many attractions that the Cotswolds has to offer, but should you decide to come car-free the Visitor Information Centre in the village is able to book a host of day-trips, attraction tickets and coach tours for you. For those arriving by train, Kingham Station (18-minute drive) is your nearest major station with good direct links to London Paddington. Taxis here aren’t always guaranteed, particularly outside of the usual 9-5 working day, so we’d recommend pre-booking one for your arrival. For those driving, Forsythia Cottage has the benefit of a private parking space on the driveway.


Local Amenities

Amenities are within easy reach here at Moore Cottage. The nearest major supermarket is Bourton-on-the-Water’s Co-Operative Food, just a 2-minute walk, well-stocked with all of the essentials you’ll need during your stay, as well as an impressive fresh meat and fish offering. There’s also a Londis just a 2-minute stroll in the opposite direction, again perfect for store cupboard essentials, with Bourton-on-the-Water housing some fantastic bakeries for those who like to pick up a fresh loaf in the morning. Further afield, Stow-on-the-Wold’s Tesco Superstore (10-minute drive) is your best option for a major shop. If you want to take the hassle out of your stay completely, we recommend planning ahead with a grocery delivery; Ocado, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Morrisons all deliver to the cottage. For activity lovers, it’s worth mentioning that the cottage sits just a 2-minute walk away from The Cotswold Leisure Centre, a well-equipped centre offering a pay-as-you-visit swimming pool, squash court and fitness studio.

Helpful Addresses & Links


Cotswolds Walks-

Bourton on the Water Restaurants and Attractions-



The Rose Tree Restaurant – Riverside Victoria Street, Bourton-On-The-Water GL54 2BX | 01451 820635

The Croft Restaurant- Chester House Hotel, Victoria Street, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2BS | 01451 820286

Smiths of Bourton- Victoria Street, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2BT |
01451 821401

Bakery on the Water- Sherborne St, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2BY | 01451 822748

Lords of the Manor Hotel- Upper Slaughter, Cheltenham GL54 2JD | 01451 820243

The Slaughters Manor House- Copsehill Road, Lower Slaughter GL54 2HP | 01451 820456

Sheep on Sheep Street– Sheep Street, Stow-on-the-Wold GL54 1AG | 01451 830344

The Old Butchers- Park Street, Stow on the Wold, GL54 1AQ | 01451 831700



Co-Operative Food- Station Rd, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2EP

Londis- Cotswold Court, High St, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2AQ

Tesco Superstore– Fosse Way, Stow-On-The-Wold GL54 1BX

Ocado, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Morrisons home delivery available.



Bourton-on-the-Water Private Hire- 01451 822190

Call Bobby Private Hire- 07801 255554

Limozena Taxis– 01451 820972


“Excellent cottage, superb position in great village.”

Reviewed 15 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Must be best positioned cottage with parking in Bourton On The Water. In a village where parking can be a problem this cottage is a gem. Superbly presented and extremely clean it is within 100 yards or so in one direction of 3 cafes cafes, a very good Italian restaurant and another equally good restaurant owned by the hotel and a pub by the side of the river.

A short walk over one of the bridges brings you to more shops and cafes as a mini Mart for bread, milk etc…In the other direction within 200 yards or so are the superb Rose Tree Restaurant, a little pricey but well worth it, another pub overlooking the river and a bridge over it, a bakery serving delicious bread and cakes and my favourite pub in the village The Duke Of Wellington, which is more like a local pub and which serves very good, reasonably priced food which, in finecweathet, can be enjoyed by the side of the stream at the back of the pub. Had two evening meals and a very good Sunday lunch there. For someone with limited mobility like myself the position of this cottage could not be better. It provides everything you need for a comfortable stay with a garden which catches the sun until late afternoon to relax in. The stairs are a bit steep but . I could manage them so most people will be alright with them. Good sized main bedroom and very comfortable bed.

Despite its central location very quiet with nothing to disturb you.

Cannot recommend highly enough. Will definitely return to this excellent cottage in this beautiful village from which a host of days out are possible.

9 Jul – 12 Jul 2017
Forsythia Cottage is delightful. A great base for touring the Cotswolds, and very handy to all amenities in Bourton on the Water. Would highly recommend.
4 Jul – 7 Jul 2017
This place is incredible. The location is incredible. The place is really cool and in such a historic part of town. We could have stayed a lot longer.
Si Rui
30 May – 1 Jun 2017
The cottage was very cozy and clean, it’s very close to the river. The host replied to me very quickly when I text him for the code which was extremely helpful! It was a wonderful stay!
Si Rui
19 Apr – 21 Apr 2017
The cottage was beatiful on the beautiful place! Rooms are clean and comfortable! Lovely! And there are good neighbors, too!

Directions from London

By Road – Bourton on the water is located on the A429 between Cirencester and Stow on the Wold.

If you are using satellite navigation, please use the post code GL54 2AQ

  • Leave London on the M40 signposted for Oxford and Birmingham
  • Turn off the M40 at Junction 8 onto the A40 signposted for Oxford and Cheltenham
  • Follow the A40 through Oxford, continuing to follow signs for Cheltenham
  • Continue on the A40 past Witney and Burford
  • At the Roundabout with the A429 take the 3rd exit signposted to Stow-on-the-Wold
  • Continue on the A429 for 5 miles and then turn Right following signs for Bourton-on-the-Water

Directions from Bristol

By Road – Bourton on the water is located on the A429 between Cirencester and Stow on the Wold.

If you are using satellite navigation, please use the post code GL54 2AQ

  • Leave Bristol travelling North on the M5
  • Leave the M5 at Junction 11A onto the A417 following signs for Cirencester
  • At the Roundabout by the Air Balloon Pub, take the 1st exit onto the A436
  • Continue following the A436 as it crosses the A435 and the A40
  • Turn Left onto the A429 when the A436 meets it at a T-junction
  • Turn Right after 200m following signs for Bourton-on-the-Water

Directions from Birmingham

  • Leave Birmingham on the M40 heading South
  • Leave the M40 at Junction 15 and take the A429 signposted for Stow-on-the-Wold
  • Continue on the A429 through Moreton-in-Marsh and Stow-on-the-Wold
  • 3 Miles after Stow-on-the-Wold turn Left following signs for Bourton-on-the-Water

Directions by Rail and Bus

  • If travelling to Bourton-on-the-Water by train use Moreton-in-Marsh station  (our nearest station) or Kingham Station from London (Paddington) or Cheltenham Spa if coming from the South West, Midlands and the North of England.
  • From Moreton-in-Marsh station, catch the Pulhams ‘bus No. 801 or from Kingham Station catch the Pulhams bus No. 802 to Bourton-on-the-Water.
  • From Cheltenham Spa catch a ‘bus to Cheltenham Royal Wells and then Pulhams ‘bus 801 to Bourton-on-the-Water.
  • For Bus timetables go to /
  • For Rail timetables go to

Forsythia Cottage

In Bourton-on-the-Water

3 Guests

2 Beds

1 Baths

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