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“OK-ish, professional but antiseptic experience”
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Coombe House
Reviewed 31 July 2005

Richard and Pat are great, really helpful.

We paid £75 for a double en-suite room in July.

It's a large B&B with 5 or 6 rooms I think. This is great from some respects (pretty organised, professional service) but slightly disappointing from others (little charm, everything slightly commoditised - the payphone in the lounge is one example: efficient, but not as nice as a phone in your room would have been.

Breakfast was amazing. The situation, 10 minutes walk from the town centre also provides a buffer between you and the bearpit that Bourton can be in high summer, seething with coachloads of tourists who seem to come for Birdland and the motor museum.

The house itself is a bit antiseptic and, most disappointingly, is a new-build, rather than one of the more characterful Cotswold stone cottages which this part of the world seems to be lined with.

So full marks, but somehow a bit disappointing.

  • Stayed: July 2005
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Reviewed 8 September 2004

My mother and I stayed at the Coombe House at the end of August 2004. We loved it! Richard and Pat are gratious hosts. They will be as involved or uninvolved as you wish. We had the twin bedroom (2 single beds) on the bottom floor. It was en-suite (private bathroom in the room), with lots of windows and a generous sized bathroom. Very well kept up. Also, lots of room so that you can put things away. We also had a T.V. and hairdryer. Breakfast was wonderful. The best we had on our trip. Included many extra treats! No phone in the room, but there is a pay phone type thing with a chair in the common area. Also, it is literally 5 minutes walk to Bourton-on-the-Water town centre. The town is REALLY touristy, but cute. Go to the Dial House restaurant for a very nice (yet expensive) meal. Also, go to Lower Slaughter and walk around. It's real cute!

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Reviewed 19 July 2004

The Coombe House is a wonderful place to stay, and the welcome is very warm without being over the top! They seem to have thought of everything that you might need or want. The house is very charming and comfortable plus the garden is a delight to see. It truly is only a 5 minute easy walk to the centre of the village, which is so lovely it has to be seen to be beleived. The whole Cotswold area looks like England should look like! I have no hesitation recommending this area and the Coombe house to anyone.

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Reviewed 18 May 2004

We were welcomed to Coombe House and given a good review of places to eat and not to eat. Very helpful, thank you. Breakfast was good, rooms clean and hosts helpful. The short walk into the centre of the village was just enough to ensure that any noise in town would not be heard at Coombe House I hesitated about whether or not to give this an excellent rating but remember two others on our trip that were outstanding. Nevertheless this is definitely on the high end of the above average rating.

  • Stayed: January 2005
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Reviewed 4 April 2004

Coombe House is a short walk (5 minutes) from the village of Bourton-on-the-water. It was quiet, clean and comfortable with a good shower. The owners, Mr. and Mrs. Stagg, were pleasant and helpful, they gave us several suggestions for places to eat and walks around the village and the nearby villages of Upper and Lower Slaughter. Breakfast was served in a cheerful room overlooking the front garden. In the evening we sat in the living room with a drink before retiring for the night. I would highly recommend this place.

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Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Coombe House

Address: Rissington Road, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2DT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cotswolds > Bourton-on-the-Water
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Bourton-on-the-Water
Price Range: £100 - £113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Coombe House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
David and Dawn welcome you to Coombe House which sits behind our beautiful, mature garden, and is just a leisurely walk of hardly more than a few minutes from the picture perfect village of Bourton-on-the-Water, fondly known as the 'Venice of the Cotswolds'. With its many attractions including The Model Village, Birdland Park and Gardens, Bourton Model Railway, The Cotswold Perfumery and the Cotswold Motor Museum and its quaint selection of gift shops, boutiques and cafes, we're sure you'll be spoilt for choice of how to spend your days. In the evening you could stay in Bourton and sample one of the fine restaurants or pubs in the village, with their excellent choice of menus, overlooking the beautiful River Windrush and it's famous bridges, or visit one of the many nearby chocolate box villages before returning for a board game or game of cards in our residents lounge or putting your head down for the night ahead of another adventurous day exploring the local sites. Our seven comfortable, tastefully decorated rooms are all en-suite with free wifi, tea and coffee making facilities, refrigerator and a flat screen TV. After breakfast you may wish to leave your car in our free car park for an opportunity to experience one of the local walks or you can either set about taking in our glorious 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' or take a few minutes in the quiet of our residents' lounge before venturing out. This is an idyllic spot to use as a hub while exploring the Cotswolds. Whilst we have a "no pet" policy in the main house we do, however, have a separate annexe room which we would consider accepting well behaved, clean dogs, with responsible owners, please enquire. This is subject to availability at the time of booking. ... more   less 
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