We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
“A wonderful stay...once again!”
other travellers have booked this property

Review of Lavender Cottage

Bookings for this home are first-come, first served. Lock in your dates before they are gone
Check Availability
Request to Book
Make Enquiry
Excellent
164 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
Ooops! Only joking. You'll have to travel to Arizona USA for this view
Bourton on the Water celebrates Christmas
This property is not available for these dates.
Don't give up! Enquire about other rentals just like this one that are available -
Show all rentals available
Overview
Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds, England

Reviews from our community

Excellent - based on 164 reviews
Write a Review

Reviews from our community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
English first
French first
Spanish first
Any
English first
Katrina L
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A wonderful stay...once again!”
Reviewed 14 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

This was my third stay at Lavender cottage, my Cotswolds home from home! The cottage was spotless and comfortable and everything we could have possibly wanted/ needed had already been thought of and provided. Alistair and Hilary are wonderful hosts.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
27 Aug 2016
It was lovely to welcome you back. See you again soon!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
ACPal
1 review
“Lovely peaceful break!”
Reviewed 14 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Fantastic centrally located cottage- so peaceful, with everything one could possibly need for a short break.
Much appreciated and very helpful owners- we've already recommended this cottage to friends.
Many thanks for a wonderful holiday!

Value Rooms
Location Cleanliness
Service
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
27 Aug 2016
Thanks for taking the time to post this kind review. I'm happy that you enjoyed your R&R break here. Thanks, too, for sharing with your friends.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
cm13sm
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
“Lovely cottage and great location”
Reviewed 1 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

My wife and I and our two daughters (5 & 7) had a great time staying at this cottage, it is very well equipped with all the usual things plus loads of additions, dvds for kids, board games and there was a personalised gift left for each of my daughters on their beds, very thoughtful. Location is great, only 20 paces from the river, very central which meant my car didn't turn a wheel the first 4 days we were there. Overall a great holiday and a lovely cottage, would definitely recommend this.

Value Rooms
Location Cleanliness
Service
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
1 Aug 2016
I'm pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Lavender Cottage and that it's location gave you a rest from driving. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 15 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: The location of the cottages was ideal.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
17 Jul 2016
Thank you for using your jet lag hours to post this review so soon after you arrived home. It was a pleasure to meet you & I know that you all enjoyed your time here. The Lego has proved a big hit with our young guests & it's wonderful to see young imaginations at work. I'm sorry that you had difficulty in finding the cottage on arrival. Once a booking is confirmed I email our guests with general information. I also include attachments - the village map, and an arrival sheet which includes photos for the location & entrance to the cottage. I urge guests to print or study these photos because the cottage is tucked away, which is part of it's charm. I understand that things can get forgotten or lost when you're on a busy trip, so I'm glad that one of our friendly neighbours was available to help.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
emdownes
St Ives, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Everything we could have dreamed of in cottage”
Reviewed 7 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

I rented this cottage for a surprise 60th birthday present for my sister not only was the cottage the best I'd ever stayed in,the care from Hilary the owner was second to none she helped me find lovely places to eat and also left present and flowers for my sister could not have asked for more. The cottage is in an excellent position and is cosy clean and has everything in it you would need. I will definitely be using it again

Value Rooms
Location Cleanliness
Service
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
17 Jul 2016
I'm so pleased that the surprise for your sister was a success. It's always a pleasure to leave treats for a special occasion. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. We'll look forward to welcoming you again.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
bmysore
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Living our English dream”
Reviewed 11 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016
1
person found this review helpful

(Excuse the length of this review, but I did want to do justice to it :-)

Our trip to England was a long-cherished ambition; and staying in a quintessentially English village in a lovely half-timbered stone cottage was a major highlight. We started our travel research months earlier and the first thing that made it real for us was booking Lavender cottage. We had wanted to stay here the moment we came across it and read the reviews; and in fact worked our itinerary around the cottage availability dates. We stayed 3 nights here.

The booking experience -
The entire experience starting with the online booking process through the stay was smooth and easy. Hilary was extremely responsive and in touch all along, patiently providing detailed responses to all our questions and concerns. Upon booking and also a few days prior to our arrival, we were provided all necessary check-in and parking information over email, so there was no last-minute anxiety.

Finding the cottage and settling in -
The property is located in a central yet quiet part of town, and is easy to find. Access to the cottage is through a gate and courtyard at the end of a peaceful, residential street; this made us feel like we were returning home each evening; no "hotel" or "touristy" feel here at all.

Hilary is super organized and any information that we could possibly need during our stay was neatly filed in a detailed dossier left on the dining table. We got pretty good at using the file and were all settled in within a couple of hours; there was no reason for confusion and so we didn't need to keep calling her. Dos & Don'ts were pleasantly and humorously stated (and let me tell you we have come across some rather intimidating signs in a few other places that we stayed :-)

The cottage and supplies -
The kitchen and the fridge was stocked with everything we needed for breakfast and beyond. The supplies were such a nice touch and came in so handy as we prepared a couple of meals here, esp. the cooking spray. All appliances were in good condition. We used the washer-drier, coffee maker, toaster and clothes iron. The bathroom is spacious and airy. The stone & wood living room is lovely. The bedrooms had a cosy and fresh feel to them. WiFi actually worked, and that's not always been our experience in Europe!

The surprises -
For an entire day, there were squeals of delight as we continued to 'discover' the cottage and the thoughtful touches left by our hosts - the cute attic bedroom, movie tapes by the TV, the big basket with sofa throws, cake plate in the kitchen cabinet, strawberry jam & coffee (real, not instant) in the fridge, the little book case with some really good reads, bicycle hire info slips, even laundry detergent sachets, the list goes on :-)
It's apparent that the owners love their little place.

The Negatives - None really.
The bathroom flush generates a bit of noise in the living room but this has an understandable explanation in the 'file':-)

We will definitely return just so we can stay longer and take in this lovely part of the country at more leisure. And there'd be no question of staying anywhere but at Lavender cottage.

Thank you Hilary!! It would have been very nice to meet you; hopefully next time.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
21 Jun 2016
I'm so pleased that you found the holiday experience you wanted at Lavender Cottage and that you enjoyed your short stay in our lovely village. There's plenty more of England to discover, but you'll be welcome here on your next visit.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
winewine7...
Poole, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wonderful stay”
Reviewed 26 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Stayed at this lovely cottage for 3 nights with my mum and we absolutely loved it.
Great communication with the owners, beautifully kept and fully equipped.
It was also a perfect base to explore not only Boughton on the Water but the surrounding areas.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
27 May 2016
I'm pleased that you both enjoyed your stay here for your Mother's special birthday and that you appreciated the ideal location. Thank you for posting this review.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Enter dates for more accurate prices
2 guests
Adults2
Children0
Apply
Do you own a holiday rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from enquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travellers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, TripAdvisor helps travellers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing