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Review of The Lake House

The private apartment is on the left of the building
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Excellent
38 reviews
The private apartment is on the left of the building
Sit outside and enjoy a glass of wine while taking in your surroundings
View from lounge window
Beautiful at any time of year
Beautiful Bourton at Christmas - 5 mins walk away
Lovely old buildings in Bourton
Bourton with its restaurants, pubs, cafes & shops along the rive
One of Bourton's many footbridges
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Overview
Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds, England

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Excellent - based on 38 reviews
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Dannii L
1 review
“Beautiful”
Reviewed 31 May 2018 for a stay in April 2018

The apartment was lovely, so clean and fresh and accommodated for everything. The surrounding areas were so beautiful and everything was easy to walk to. We spent time walking around the lake which was stunning and so calm. We can't thank the owners enough for such a welcoming environment in such a beautiful place, and we would highly recommend staying here to anyone of any age. Thank you again for a wonderful long weekend.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
3 Jun 2018
Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are so glad that enjoyed your stay with us.
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Lylie L
Vancouver Island, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Tranquil, spacious, and private, if a little basic”
Reviewed 31 May 2018 for a stay in May 2018

We stayed in the Lake House in May.

PARKING: You can park just below the stairs which lead to the unit.
LOCATION: A beautiful and special property; this is a new-build on a private lake. Guests can walk around the lake and see many animals (we were even introduced to the pet bunnies - how cute!). We drove into town, but you could walk.
HOSTS: Alison is a pleasant and attentive lady, happy to give you your space, or provide any service/advice if asked.
BED: The rooms are airy and spacious, if a little basic. This is not luxury accommodation, but it is new and clean and pretty. Couches are very comfy, though the bed was a typical English hard/springy mattress.
BATH: Large shower with good water pressure; no tub.
BREAKFAST: Milk and cookies provided; we didn't use the kitchen, but it looked well laid-out and equipped.

This place is a little English paradise and provided good value. Our only advice to the owner is to buy a memory-foam mattress-topper for the bed.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
3 Jun 2018
Thank you for your comments. We really appreciate feedback ... good and bad as our aim is for our guests to be totally happy. We will certainly address the bed issue.
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Gavin B
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A peaceful, relaxing place.”
Reviewed 12 May 2018 for a stay in May 2018

We have just had our second visit to Lake House, this time for a full week. We cannot praise the apartment and it's surroundings enough. Alison and Norman are the perfect hosts, always smiling, and friendly .Lake house is perfect for the short walk into Bourton, whilst being far enough away to escape the busy atmosphere that the village attracts. Our week was additionally improved by the fact that we had fantastic weather. One of the pleasures, is walking into the lounge first thing in the morning to see the lake's reflection casting the flickering sunlight through the windows. Lake house is ideally centrally situated for visiting some of the lovely Cotswolds villages and towns, without having to do too much mileage.
We didn't want to leave, we were so relaxed by the end of our week it felt like we had been there for ever. We can certainly recommend Lake House, and we will definitely return.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
14 May 2018
Thank you so much for your lovely review. It has been an absolute pleasure having you stay and hope to see you again. Our best wishes.
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LuluDol
Brisbane, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Nice view of the lake”
Reviewed 12 May 2018 for a stay in May 2018

We stayed at the Lake House for 5 days, we booked after seeing the pictures of the lake which is beautiful and just as shown. We did see the resident heron on multiple occasions each day plus ducks and geese which were interesting to watch. The apartment was quite new with a nice bathroom and kitchen and comfortable lounge suite and was very convenient to walk into Bourton-on-the-Water. The reason I have not given the Lake House a higher rating is because we found the bed firm and creaky (like sleeping on creaky floorboards) and the hot water was barely hot enough for a shower. I would have liked to give it an excellent rating but felt the bed particularly was an issue for us. If you don’t mind a firm bed then this might not be the issue it was for us.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
14 May 2018
So sorry you found the bed uncomfortable. I do understand, as I am very fussy myself when away. However, it's really difficult to suit everyone as a mattress is such a personal thing. We have had guests comment on how comfortable it is and that they had their best sleep ever. We haven't had any other complaints about the shower so not sure why it wasn't hot enough for you, but am investigating as I don't want anyone's holiday spoiled by things we can fix. Thank you for letting me know.
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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 March 2018 for a stay in March 2018

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
23 Mar 2018
Thank you both. We loved having you to stay and hope to see you again.
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Sav C
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Miss”
Reviewed 23 January 2018 for a stay in January 2018
1
person found this review helpful

The first place we saw on Bourton on the Water and we feel in love with it straight away. love and first sight. Planning on coming back in the summer but staying for a week as only stayed 2 nights this time. Alison was amazing very friendly snd made us feel very welcome. the Lake House is Paradise in Earth . Thank you agaim felt so much at home recommended it to all friends and family to go visit and stay. they loved the photos and videos.

Love Sav

Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
24 Jan 2018
Thank you very much for your great comments. Hope to see you again.
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mac197329...
Wickford, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Pre-Christmas trip”
Reviewed 8 December 2017 for a stay in December 2017
1
person found this review helpful

A wonderfully quiet location. Amazing views over lake and loved watching the birds with a cup of tea from the warmth of lounge.
Friendly owners who made a huge effort to meet us as we were in and out a lot!
A lovely town, interesting shops, footpath walks aplenty.
We would love to stay again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
10 Dec 2017
It was a pleasure having you stay. Thank you and hope to see you again.
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