This cottage is ideal for a stay to visit the local area. Beautiful cottage inside and out and close to anything you need. I even managed to get my hair done! Really good restaurants, friendly people and stunning area.
Cannot wait to come back...we went here for our mini honeymoon and would not have changed a single thing.
Stayed as a racegoer for 3 nights during the Cheltenham Festival . We found it the perfect location ,as the races were only a 25 minute drive away ,and we had some lovely pubs and restaurants right on our doorstep. We found the cottage spotless, the locals friendly the village beautiful . Will return !
Stayed in this cottage for a weekend with another couple, their small dog and baby. The cottage was clean, well equipped and had great charm and character. The beds were comfortable and although it could be a little noisy being on the main road, certainly didn't cause us issues.
The location of the cottage was absolutely perfect. Walk around the corner from the cottage and you come to the lovely village with lots of nice cafes, pubs and restaurants. The curry house situated a 20 sec walk (or less) from the cottage is a real must!
As previously stated, there is no off street parking, but we parked our cars at the very top of the road (about 5 min walk) for free.
The owners left a few items for our arrival- milk and a delicious cake! A really nice touch I thought.
The only downsides could be that the stairs to the upstairs are narrow and although fine for us, could be an issue for people with mobility issues. The small armchair sofa could be a little bigger so if you are away as couples, there is a little more seating space together.
Overall though, we had a lovely weekend and certainly did not want to leave! Real bonus that they accepted dogs too as our dog loved her little break away!
Shocking standard of cleanliness...And Attitude...
We were 2 older and more mature ladies staying in this cottage with many years of travel and respect for the accommodation we have stayed in.
Chapel Cottage was an absolute disgrace. The photographs we took plainly speak for themselves but, having both the owner and agent (none of them having actually met us) say we had created the issues was an insult.
In our experience from travelling the globe cleanliness is a standard that is controversial we understand but, basic standards weren't even practiced at Chapel Cottage. We could not in all good conscience let the opportunity slip by without giving a truthful review of this cottage and the agent.
The cottage is almost centre of the village, handy to restaurants and coffee shops, very noisy being on the main road into the village and at a junction, the traffic begins very early with deliveries etc...Very picturesque but, when you look beyond that...well...have a look at the photo's...We have no reason to be anything but, honest.
We stayed in Chapel Cottage in the week running up to Christmas. Well equipped and thoughtfully updated. It's appeal is in it's location for me; right in the heart of Bourton. The local curry house is only 40 steps away (we counted!).
Bourton is a beautiful village, but particularly so around Christmas.
There was a little traffic noise from the road but this didn't bother us too much. The creeky floarboards upstairs may pose a challenge when trying to keep a toddler asleep but that is to be expected in a property of this age. I also thought the lack of parking might be a problem but there are side streets with unrestricted parking which we managed to park on. The single yellow line on the main road can also be parked on from early evening until late morning.
We have stayed in the Cotswolds on a number of occasions and overall I would thoroughly recommend a stay here.
The cottage is less than 2 minutes walk into the centre of Bourton-on-the-Water, so really convenient for getting to restaurants, coffee bars and walking around to explore the area without needing the car. It is on a busy road, which would usually bother me but because the location is so handy and the traffic didn't disturb us at night, this wasn't a problem. The cottage is beautifully done and spotlessly clean and although not huge, was fine for us, a party of 4 adults and a baby. We used the attic room as a nursery for a 6 month old baby in a cot bed, which proved extremely useful as it served as a cosy play area too with plenty of room away from our Golden Retriever who always likes to get involved! It was a little awkward getting everything up there but as long as you're reasonably mobile, it's no real problem. There are plenty of electrical sockets, even in the attic room, although clothes hanging space is quite limited and could be a challenge if you're staying longer than a weekend and don't travel light. However, there's plenty of room to keep suitcases under the bed and it is a super cottage and we'd definitely stay there again if we return to the area.
I have just spent an amazing weekend with my grandchildren in Bourton on the Water enjoying the spectacular annual Christmas fair in this stunning village in the Cotswolds. The highlight of the event was the illumination of a beautiful Christmas tree in the middle of river! We stayed at Chapel Cottage which is a lovely Cotswold stone cottage in the heart of the village, set just off the high street which, despite being only a few metres from the hustle and bustle of the village is a wonderfully quiet retreat. The owners have tastefully restored the cottage to an extremely high standard retaining many of the original period features including a fantastic large inglenook fireplace and the lovely original beams. It was truly a home from home with all the mod cons you could need. The children loved the secret snug room at the top of the cottage, equipped with a tv, dvds and games! I have just had an operation on my knee and although the beautiful original staircase was a little steep it had a sturdy handrail which made it easy for me to get upstairs to the delightful bedrooms. A big thank you to Jigsaw Holidays for a perfect cottage in the perfect location.