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“A cosy 4 day trip in lovely Bourton-on-the-Water!!”
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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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“A cosy 4 day trip in lovely Bourton-on-the-Water!!”
Reviewed 6 February 2017 for a stay in January 2017

My boyfriend and I wanted a cosy quiet get away for a long weekend, and we got it. Lavender cottage is spotless, well laid out, and extremely comfortable. It is beautifully located just off the main street with a lovely river, plenty of great tea spots, pubs and shops. Hilary & Alistair were extremely prompt in their responses, and made sure we had everything we needed in the cottage for our stay. We loved it, and we would definitely come back here if the opportunity arose.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 Feb 2017
I'm pleased that you found what you were looking for and that you enjoyed our beautiful village. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.
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Claudia F
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent cottage”
Reviewed 28 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017

Lovely well equipped cottage. Very cosy. Thank you very much for leaving food/drink and providing the air mattress for our son. Perfect location. Highly recommended.

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Management Response
28 Jan 2017
Thank you for your lovely review. I'm glad that we were able to squeeze in an extra "bed" for your son and pleased that you appreciated what Lavender Cottage offers guests.
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Orkneyboy
Kirkwall, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Highly Reccommended”
Reviewed 5 January 2017 for a stay in November 2016
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We had a lovely stay at Lavender Cottage as a party of four. The owners, Alistair and Hilary, offered clear and helpful pre-arrival information and a warm welcome. The property is well maintained and in a superb location - only a few minutes walk from shops, restaurants, etc.The owners were readily available but never intrusive. They have thought about everything with excellent equipment, facilities and entertainment in the house. Thank you again for a memorable stay; we would not hesitate to return!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
5 Jan 2017
I knew that you'd enjoyed your stay, but thanks for taking the time to post this review of your experience. I'm pleased that you enjoyed the central location. I do hope that we've successfully conveyed to all our guests that we're always available, but we realise that many guests choose this type of holiday so that they can enjoy privacy. You obviously appreciated this.
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joltt
Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
247 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
“The best B&B stay we had for this trup”
Reviewed 3 December 2016 for a stay in November 2016

I am glad that I made the decision to stay put in Lavender cottage for 3 nights and then drive about Cotswold and Oxford instead.

The first impression when I stepped into the cottage was the cleanliness and the feel of home. The whole cottage is definitely more than well furnished and equipped. The living room has boardgames, books, DVD, music player etc to keep everyone of all ages entertain while staying in the cottage.

The heating in the cottage was good as it kept us warmed on one of frosty nights.

Alistair and Hilary are the best host. They were responsive to queries upon booking of their cottage. They even informed and reminded us of the Christmas event on 2 Dec, which we were glad to be part of as this is the first time we experienced such an event while travelling.

Their generosity was greatly appreciated as they stocked up with juice, milk, bread, butter, wine in the fridge. They also have cooking condiments in the fridge and cupboard that enable us to cook a meal or two during our stay.

Alistair and Hiliary are very organised and left informations like instructions on items in the cottage and also food recommendations and menus in a folder. It was helpful indeed.

Would definitely recommend my friends who are visiting Cotswold to stay at lavender cottage.

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Management Response
7 Dec 2016
I'm pleased that you enjoyed your evening at the Christmas Fair and the lighting of the tree. It's always a magical time here. The cold weather was probably a bit of a shock for you & certainly a change from back home. I'm glad it didn't stop you exploring the area again and that you found Lavender Cottage warm & welcoming. Thank you for taking the time to post this lovely review.
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Bev E
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“lovely stay.”
Reviewed 2 December 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Just had 3 nights at lavender cottage. beautiful cottage in an ideal spot.Hilary and Alistair go out of there way from the very start to ensure you have a perfect stay . everything has been thought of . there was wine.bread.milk.jam.fresh orange. biscuits.butter besides cupboards filled with teas.coffee.cereal.condiments etc...The cottage is very clean.warm and cosy.Theres a folder filled with lots of information on the local area.including menus and recommendations of places to eat.We couldnt fault it.many thanks to you both.

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Management Response
2 Dec 2016
Thanks for sharing your experience of Lavender Cottage. I'm pleased that you found the perfect place to recharge your batteries before Christmas.
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slzlsusan
Eastleigh, United Kingdom
1 review
“Absolutely Perfect!”
Reviewed 12 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

From the moment we arrived at Lavender Cottage we were made to feel really welcome. The cottage was immaculate! Very cosy and homely and the extra touches that the owners put on like supplies, cd's, DVDs and games really made our holiday. Perfect location, perfect cottage! Had an amazing time we will definitely be going back.

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Management Response
13 Nov 2016
Thank you for posting this review so soon after you arrived home. I'm pleased that you and your sister enjoyed your holiday here and that Lavender Cottage provided everything you needed for a relaxing break. We'll look forward to welcoming you again.
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Wazza61_1...
Sydney, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Charming Cotswold Cottage”
Reviewed 3 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Lavender Cottage is an excellent place to stay in the Cotswolds. It is a beautiful stone cottage set back from the street with a charming private courtyard. It is close to the shops and restaurants in Bourton-on-the -Water. Hilary and Alistair are great hosts who have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable. We especially appreciated the walking maps and recommendations for local restaurants - thanks. Lavender Cottage was a highlight of our European trip!

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Management Response
8 Nov 2016
I'm pleased that you appreciated the central, yet quiet location of Lavender Cottage and I'm sure that the peaceful country walks were a welcome break from your hectic schedule. Happy to be a highlight of your trip! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience here.
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