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175 reviews
Perfect for al fresco refreshments
Entrance to Lavender Cottage
The River Windrush flows through the centre of Bourton-on-the-Water
The River Windrush in the centre of Bourton-on-the-Water
Bourton-on-the-Water
The village wildlife
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds, England

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Sally G
1 review
“Relaxing break in a delightful cottage in a beautiful place !!”
Reviewed 8 December 2015 for a stay in December 2015

What a delightful cottage tucked away in a quiet spot but only 2 minutes from the main street, river and quaint shops of Bourton On The Water. The cottage is comfortable, cosy and warm with everything you could want for a relaxing holiday - even though it is December. The decor is tasteful and the beds comfy, shower lovely and hot, and the Christmas tree just the icing on the cake. The edible goodies went down a treat too. Definitely want to return next year.

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Liked best: How cosy, warm and comfortable the cottage was and in such a pretty place
Liked least: What's not to like???
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
9 Dec 2015
I'm pleased that you enjoyed your Winter break and that Lavender Cottage provided the perfect location for some R&R. We'll look forward to seeing you again.
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Klewis162...
Campbell River, Canada
2 reviews
“A cosy stay”
Reviewed 6 December 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We had a great stay at this clean and well-equipped cottage. The amenities were plentiful and the owners couldn't have been more accommodating. From the cottage we took many great walks, hopped on busses and found lots of interesting places to see and dine at. The Mousetrap served one of the very best meals of our holiday and the local Bakery was a good find too. I would highly recommend staying here.

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Liked best: The concern and care the owners took to be helpful and include everything needed and wanted.
Liked least: I think my friend and I were both used to softer beds and found them hard.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Dec 2015
Thank you for taking the time to post this review. I'm pleased that you enjoyed exploring this beautiful part of England.
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Mark D G
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“A fabulous time in a wonderful setting!”
Reviewed 27 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

You may think we were mad chosing England as our winter holiday destination this November, but we had a plan and stuck to it and we really couldn't have been more happy!

Bourton on the water is simply beautiful and neither the rain nor the cold could change this, in fact I would go as far as to say that it added to this wonderful cottage experience. Lavender cottage was so charming, a place where upon arrival you instantly feel like you are at home. Warm and characterful the cottage boasts period features throughout but without losing its practicality. A modern bathroom and kitchen with everything you need makes life easy and the genrous size bed sends you off like a light.

We decided to not take a car with us for the week and this ended up working well for us. Upon arrival at Kingham station we were greated by the lovely Hilary! After hearing lots about her from other guest reviews and speaking with her over e-mail (extremely quick and helpful responces from start to finish) we knew that we were in safe hands and we weren't dissapointed, she is so lovely!

Our week was about food and walking really so I did my research and mapped out our evenings out before arriving. The Wheatshef in Northleach is a must, a little on the pricey side but if you are expecting it and what somewhere nice to visit then look no further. The Horse and Groom in Bourton on the Hill was much anticipated but ended up being a real dissapointment, maybe we got a bad night but the food was bland and the service was shoddy. If you are looking for a very special experience then venture over to Winchcombe and book a table at 5 North Street, this is one of the best meals I have ever had!

So to summerise, if you are looking for a cotswold getaway then look no further than this beautiful cottage. Location is spot on and you are guarenteed to be looked after in the most spledid way. From what I gather thought the summer months get extremely busy so book early to not be dissapointed.

Mark and Rachel

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Liked best: How cosy it was
Liked least: If I was being really picky then noisy ben linen
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
1 Dec 2015
Thank you for your kind words - and for the home-cooked treats you supplied for us. I'm so pleased that the traditional English weather didn't spoil your stay here. We'll look forward to seeing you again when you feel the need to escape from the city.
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Bellsfood...
UK
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16 reviews
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“A lovely stay”
Reviewed 6 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

We had a lovely few days at Lavender Cottage, the wine, baby food and other treats on arrival was a very kind gesture.
We found the cottage very welcoming and had everything we needed for a few days away, the cottage was well equipped with baby essentials such as a travel cot, highchair and bath which was very useful to save space in our car bringing all that!
The location is fantastic, just a few minutes stroll to the river and local shops and tea rooms. Would highly recommend Smiths tea room for afternoon tea or high tea.
Our only issue was both being over 6foot in a cottage with a few low beams, we had a few bumps to the head! But this didn't take away any of the charm of the lovely cosy cottage and it was a lovely break for us with our young baby.

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
10 Nov 2015
Thank you for sharing your experience of Lavender Cottage. I'm pleased that the bumps didn't spoil your time here. Old cottages are quaint, but not very practical for tall people, I'm afraid. I'm glad you enjoyed the location, close to the centre of our beautiful village.
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015

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Travelling group: Teenagers
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Management Response
3 Nov 2015
Thank you for taking the time to post this kind review. I'm pleased that you enjoyed staying here and that the gift of local beers went down well. The Rose Tree Restaurant is always a hit with our guests and I'm happy to hear that you had a good experience there.
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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
2 Nov 2015
I'm pleased that you enjoyed your holiday & birthday celebrations here and that you appreciated all that Lavender Cottage & Bourton-on-the-Water offer to visitors, including young children. The birthday decorations were a first for the cottage & I enjoyed arranging them for you. Thank you for sharing your experience.
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diane h
2 reviews
“outstanding”
Reviewed 25 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

My Husband & I wanted somewhere special to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary, we certainly found it! Lavender Cottage felt like home as soon as we arrived, and we had a very relaxing break. Hilary had thought of everything, red roses,chocolates, a card & Bubbly to celebrate with. The cupboards and fridge were also stocked with very useful essentials to get us on our way.
We were a stone throw from the centre but Lavender cottage is in a very secluded little area.would definitely go back! Thank you very much

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Liked best: everything!
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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People with pets
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Management Response
30 Oct 2015
I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your special celebration at Lavender Cottage and that you appreciated the location. I know that you had fun exploring Bourton-on-the-Water, so we'll look forward to welcoming you again. Thank you for taking the time to post this review.
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