South Winds



Per Night

7 Guests

4 Beds

3 Baths

A stylishly decorated Cotswold Stone property that comfortably sleeps seven, has driveway parking for four cars, a spacious open-plan living area and a large private garden, all within easy walking distance of the centre of the bustling Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water.
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South Winds is the perfect place for your vacation! It is very clean, beautiful and roomy! It has all the amenities you could ask for, including a little private back yard. We were there for Read more
Susan May 29, 2019
Perfect home! About a 10 minute walk to downtown! Quiet neighborhood ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Kathleen May 27, 2019
Great home comforts, plenty of space for six/seven people. Everything to a high spec. Location ideal for pubs/restaurants and walks, without being in the middle of tourist hot spots.
Thomas April 15, 2019
A lovely property set within a gentle walk from the centre of bourton on water. The centre has good choices for food and shops/tea rooms by day. We went to three locally and the lamb Read more
Stephanie April 14, 2019
Martin's place was amazing. We spent most of our time in the open kitchen/dining area and the lovely garden. Walking into town was quick and easy. We would recommend this place to anyone!
Christopher April 9, 2019


  • WiFi
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Shop within 1 mile
  • Parking - x4
  • Travel Cot - x1
  • High Chair - x1
  • Bedding & towels
  • BBQ
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Full Description & House Rules

South Winds has classic, refined interiors and is a tranquil location just moments from the heart of one of the Cotswolds’ favourite villages, Bourton-on-the-Water.  It is the perfect choice for those in search of a quiet country escape with amenities on the doorstep.  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 country hideaway is perfect for guests in search of some peace and quiet.

Boasting bright, spacious interiors, with a wonderful large garden and secluded terrace at its disposal, guests have more than enough room within which to unwind, plus essential off-street parking for four cars on a handy private driveway.  Hard to come by in a village as popular as Bourton!

Four bedrooms offer a cosy rest-stop for up to seven guests, with a well-equipped kitchen diner and spacious living room offering more than enough space for entertaining friends and family. With plenty of walks from the door, this is a fantastic base for lovers of the great outdoors looking to explore the Cotswolds. Equally, those who don’t want to move a muscle are well-catered for, thanks to South Winds’ amenities such as TVs, garden and board games, and Bourton-on-the-Water’s host of cafés, restaurants, boutiques and grocery stores.


  • Parking for up to 4 cars
  • WiFi
  • Bed linen, towels and tea towels
  • Charcoal American Smoker BBQ
  • Nespresso coffee machine (own pods required)
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Garden Furniture
  • Board games and cards
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms (2 en-suite)
  • Kenwood Microwave
  • Lamona Washer Dryer
  • Lamona dishwasher
  • Lamona double oven and hob
  • Lamona fridge freezer
  • Kenwood mixer and blender
  • Russell Hobbs rice cooker and steamer
  • Russel Hobbs Kettle
  • Russel Hobbs Toaster
  • Breville Sandwich press café style
  • Bodum French press coffee maker
  • 43” Smart TV
  • 32” Smart TV
  • Sony DVD player
  • JVC stereo Hi-fi / WiFi
  • Mini WiFi speaker
  • Travel cot x1
  • Highchair x1
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Hairdryers in bedrooms
  • Many pubs within 1 mile
  • Many shops within 1 mile

Full Description

On entering the house, you will be drawn to the light-flooded, open-plan kitchen which leads into the large sun-trap garden.  You will be hard-pushed not to immediately want to fling open the double French doors and collapse onto the luxury Rattan furniture (maybe making a G&T on the way!).

The hub of the home is the south-facing downstairs living space, consisting of a spacious living room, cosy snug, open-plan kitchen and dining room. This light-filled area, mainly due to the notable roof lantern, makes it the perfect space to spend time with family or to entertain guests. The natural solid oak dining table and duck egg, scroll back chairs seat up to ten people, perfect for generations of families or friends to get together.

Two sets of French doors encourage you outside to the flower-bordered, south-facing garden with additional views into the surrounding Cotswold countryside; with a patio, luxury garden furniture and a charcoal American Smoker BBQ – perfect! Grab a blanket from the footstool in the living room when the sun goes down and you can continue to enjoy the outdoors for hours feeling snug. There are many games to be enjoyed inside and out, including poker, cards and dominoes.

South Winds has four bedrooms and three bathrooms that have been lovingly furnished by the owners to offer all the conveniences of modern day living, making you feel a home.

Downstairs, there is a double bedroom with en-suite shower room which is perfect for people with limited mobility. Upstairs, there are two king bedrooms.  The master king bedroom has an en-suite bath/shower room and the second king bedroom shares with the single bedroom a family shower room.



There is private parking for four cars on the gravel driveway. Enter through the oak front door into the entrance hall. There you can hang your coats.  A travel cot is stored under the staircase.

Utility Room

Just off the kitchen, the utility room contains a washer dryer and a high chair. As you enter the room, there is a cupboard for some more storage and where you can find the iron, a hand vacuum cleaner and basic cleaning products.  To the left of the entrance door is a tall cupboard storing a laundry basket, an ironing board, a vacuum cleaner, broom, mop with bucket and a hand brush & dustpan.

Dining Room

Charming entertaining space with roof lantern, solid oak dining table, candelabras, and eight duck egg scroll back chairs perfect for getting everyone together.  There are two additional chairs for extra guests.  Two arm chairs over an ultra-soft rug in the end of the room provide extra room for those seeking somewhere to chat or a just a comfortable place to read.


Wonderfully bright, fully-equipped, modern kitchen with country cream cupboards and oak worktops. The kitchen has a double oven and electric hob, large fridge-freezer and Nespresso coffee maker (please bring your own pods).

Living Room

Watch a movie, read a book or just catch up with each other in this sociable living room. It boasts a 43” Smart TV, a large L-shaped sofa with foot stool and two armchairs.Manuals for the main electric and electronic appliances are in a folder in the bookshelf. In the cupboard underneath the bookshelves, on the right-hand side, there are many games and board games: puzzle ball, puzzle pyramid, poker set, gravity maze, monopoly, scrabble, playing cards, set of traditional board games, dominoes & cranium.

Snug / TV Room

Bring your games console and escape to the snug room! 32” Smart TV, comfy sofa, DVD player and stereo.

Bedroom 1 (en-suite)

Through the Snug room you will find a spacious ground floor double en-suite bedroom with views to the front of the property.  The room is perfect for people with limited mobility and is finished with beautiful soft furnishings, French Grey bedside cabinets with lamps, a solid grey wardrobe and a stylish en-suite bathroom with walk-in large shower, vanity mirror and hairdryer.


Bedroom 2 (en-suite)

Turning left at the top of the stairs leads you to the tasteful master bedroom.  Furnished with a king bed, solid oak bedside cabinets with lamps (tap the base to turn the light on!) and double wardrobe, the room offers spectacular views over the garden and Cotswold countryside beyond.  The en-suite is spacious with underfloor heating, a shower over the bath tub, vanity mirror and hair dryer, large sink and mirror and a heated towel rail.

Bedroom 3

King-size bedroom with views to the front and side of the property. This bedroom shares the family shower room with the single bedroom. It contains a King bed, bedside cabinets with lamps and an open wardrobe.

Bedroom 4

Is a cute single bedroom with solid oak bed, bedside cabinet and a single wardrobe. This bedroom shares the family shower room.

Family Shower Room

Good-sized shower room with walk-in shower, heated towel rail, hair dryer and vanity mirror.


Two sets of French doors from the kitchen encourage you outside to the flower-bordered, south-facing garden with additional views into the surrounding Cotswold countryside.  With a patio, luxury garden furniture for al fresco dining and a charcoal American Smoker BBQ – you’re all set to enjoy the country life!


On the A429, if heading from Stow-on-the-Wold, head south-west on the A429, turn left at the traffic lights towards Bourton centre onto Station road. Follow Station Road until it ends and becomes Rissington Road, as you turn left past the Post Office.  Continue down Rissington Road, passing Birdland on your right, for about 0.5 miles, then turn right onto Hilcote Drive and immediately turn left.  In 75 ft, you have arrived at South Winds, Hilcote Drive, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2DU.

If you are coming from the other direction on the A 429 (i.e. from Northleach or Cheltenham) turn right off the A 429 as you come down a small hill, towards Bourton centre onto Lansdowne Road.  Follow Lansdowne Road with the river Windrush on your right until it becomes the High Street and keep straight on for 0.3 miles until the High street ends at the junction with Station road, (with the Post Office on your right). Go straight on at this junction and you are now on Rissington Road, continue (as above) down Rissington Road, passing Birdland on your right, for about 0.5 miles, then turn right onto Hilcote Drive and immediately turn left.  In 75 ft, you have arrived at South Winds, Hilcote Drive, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2DU.

AnchorHelpful Addresses/Links


(toll free – police, ambulance & firefighters) 999


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– +44 1451 822190
Call Bobby Private Hire– +44 7801 255554
Limozena Taxis– +44 1451 820972

Local Amenities

Local Amenities

Amenities are within easy reach of South Winds. The nearest major supermarket is Bourton-on-the-Water’s Co-Operative Food, an 18-minute walk or a 4-minute drive away. It is well-stocked with all of the essentials you’ll need during your stay, with an impressive fresh meat and fish offering, local cheeses, French breakfast pastries and fresh baked bread and extensive wines and beers. There’s also a Londis a bit closer to the house, in the High Street, which is again perfect for store cupboard essentials.  Bourton-on-the-Water houses 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 another option.

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 property. For activity lovers, it’s worth mentioning that the cottage sits just a 5-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.

South Winds


7 Guests

4 Beds

3 Baths

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