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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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Chatterje...
New Delhi, India
1 review
“Lavender Cottage was our most wonderful experience in the UK”
Reviewed May 11, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

I must say that Hilary and Alistair are extremely helpful and humble couple and have one of the nicest cottage's in Bourton-on-the-Water. It so turned out that in our 20 day trip to the UK, we could not stop thinking of Bourton-on-the-Water and Lavender cottage. There was an innate peace there which we couldn't find anywhere else.
The house was clean and upto the mark. It is well equipped and well described in the house manuals provided. They have a place to park the car, which is not reserved but you almost always find the spot available. The market is probably a couple minutes walking and the ducks from the river make it all the way in front of the cottage sometimes at night, making the entire experience very close to nature.
They had a DVD collection which had children's movies and their collection of books was also very good. We were traveling with a baby and they were extremely cooperative in helping us have her with us. They had taken care of things which we wouldnt have expected and it just made our experience even better. We would be at theirs anytime we are in the UK next!

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Liked best: Overall feel of the cottage and its location
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
May 11, 2016
Thank you for sharing your experience of Lavender Cottage and Bourton-on-the-Water. I know from your emails that you're all missing this wonderful part of England, but I'm pleased that you have such happy memories. I'm glad we were able to make such a positive contribution to your first visit to England. We'll see you next time!
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Kaycockro...
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent, Fantastic cottage & location”
Reviewed April 3, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Just returned from a 3 night stay at this beautiful cottage with my husband and 2 boys. Excellent communication with booking and very happy with the accommodation upon arrival. It was spotless, comfortable beds and everything you would need had been thought of including all the extras including the food supplies and books left for the boys which was very thoughtful. The area is fabulous very picturesque and literally everything is on your doorsteps, so many restaurants to choose from. I can recommend the Rose Tree. We had a lovely stay wish it had been longer and would not hesitate in recommending Lavender Cottage. We would love to return some day. Thank you :-)

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Apr 6, 2016
I'm pleased that you appreciated the cottage and the location. The Rose Tree is always a favourite for a lovely meal, so I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for your lovely comments.
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Mehmetzub...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fabulous cottage with wonderful hosts”
Reviewed March 29, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We had a great 3 night break in this wonderful cottage, which gives you the cosiest and most homely welcome. The owners Hillary and Alistair has made everything comforting for us from the moment we booked till the day we departed. They paid attention to every little detail from each and everything supplied in the house to leaving presents for kids on their beds and even my husbands birthday present. They definitely take pride in what they are supplying and deserve the biggest appreciation. Cottage is only two minutes walking from the town centre which is one of the most picturesque places we have ever been. We had a wonderful time and strongly recommend it to everyone. Don't delay, get booking. Big thank you for both Hillary and Alistair. Mehmet- Havva- Baran - Arda

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
Mar 29, 2016
Thank you for setting up an account and posting this wonderful review as soon as you got home! I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your short break at Lavender Cottage and that you appreciate the service we're providing for our guests. We'll look forward to welcoming you again.
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Caz R
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Excellent stay!”
Reviewed March 13, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

My partner and I had a wonderful time at this cottage. Hilary went out of her way to ensure we felt welcomed and catered for. She even picked us up from the station and dropped us back there after our stay!

We were mightily impressed with the care she has taken with the cottage and the few extras on arrival. The fridge was stocked with the essentials (wine included!) and had an array of films and books to enjoy whilst there.

The area was lovely and we enjoyed a few good dinners.

Very happy!

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Liked best: The few extras!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Mar 15, 2016
Thank you for sharing your experience. I'm pleased that you appreciated everything that's included at Lavender Cottage and the service we offer.
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muz720
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“An Umbrella In The Rain ( Fantastic Cottage)”
Reviewed February 29, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

We arrived at Lavender Cottage on one of the most awful nights in Feb, I'd booked the cottage for my partners birthday & we were not disappointed - we were absolutely delighted with the accommodation, great kitchen to cook in everything to hand for a lovely Sunday dinner! Hilary had thought about everything even down to the little things like salt & pepper, even a delicious muesli & fab bread, milk great for when you arrive, this meant so much as we arrived a little late so we had a bite to eat the next morning, as the last thing we wanted to do was search for a shop in those weather conditions the previous night.

Lavender cottage you can tell is a much loved cottage that we really enjoyed staying in, Hilary & Alistar had even gone to the trouble of leaving a little present for my partner for his birthday this was a lovely thought & very kind of them!

We can fully recommend anyone to stay in this little gem of a place, we had a booked an meal at stow on the wolds & needed a taxi there so we could both have a drink & if you need a taxi this was no trouble either we just sent an email to Hilary & she advised us of names & telephone nos for us to call
I was so glad I asked the question as there not to many taxis around this next of the woods so you do need to book one early as I believe but hey get booked up quickly

To sum up I could of easily of stayed on for another few days but unfortunately Had to get back to work, a truely wonderful place.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Mar 15, 2016
You really did have the worst possible weather for your stay here, but I'm pleased that you still managed to enjoy yourselves. Thank you for taking the time to post this lovely review.
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Lel61
South Wales, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great location, fabulous place to stay for those cosy getaways.”
Reviewed February 9, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

From the time we booked, communication with Hillary was great. On arrival we found that Hillary had taken the time to stock up with the essentials such as milk, bread etc. and we were made to feel that this was a home from home.
The property was immaculately clean and very comfortable. There was even an abundance of relevant literature available to enable us to plan our stay.
The location is excellent and within easy level walking distance of the village centre and shops, with the river not more than 50mtrs away. A few minutes walk in the other direction you will find Birdland and the Model Village.
Easy access to major routes makes this an ideal base to explore the area.
If I had to find any negatives, and this is not easy, I would say that in the height of the summer car parking space may be a bit harder to find, but this is not based on fact as there wasn't a problem when we stayed.
I would certainly recommend Lavender Cottage, and would not hesitate to book another stay

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Liked best: Could not pick one thing as all was good
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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
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Management Response
Feb 11, 2016
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. The village does get very busy during the Summer, but the two large car parks cope very well. We're lucky that the cottage is tucked away in the back streets, so the Day Trippers don't find their way to our hidden part of the village for parking.
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Reviewed January 26, 2016 for a stay in January 2016

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jan 27, 2016
I'm pleased that you enjoyed Lavender Cottage and it's proximity to all the village attractions. Yes, these old cottages are a challenge for very tall people. We've welcomed a guest of 6'7" who loves them - and only banged his head once! Thank you for taking the time to post this review.
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