Forsythia Cottage

In Bourton-on-the-Water

£105

Per Night

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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Facilities

  • WiFi
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Shop within 1 mile
  • Parking - x1
  • Travel Cot - x1
  • High Chair - x1
  • Bedding & towels
  • Free Entry to Sudeley Castle (Mar - Oct)
  • BBQ

Reviews

Lovely cottage in a lovely little town. It’s right in the centre of Bourton on the Water so really well located for local activities. Highly recommended!
Nil March 25, 2018
A lovely little cottage that felt truly like home.
Ros March 22, 2018
Excellent location in the heart of the village and the accommodation was furnished lovely and was very homely
Sarah March 8, 2018
This is lovely cottage, right in the centre of Bourton-on-the-Water. The place was very clean and has everything needed for a weekend away. If you’re on the large side it might not be for you, but...
James January 28, 2018
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

Full Description & House Rules

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.

Amenities

  • 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

Local Amenities

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.

Eating

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.

Walking

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.

Must-Sees

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.

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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 www.travelinesw.com / www.pulhamscoaches.com
  • For Rail timetables go to www.nationalrail.co.uk

Forsythia Cottage

In Bourton-on-the-Water

3 Guests

2 Beds

1 Baths

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