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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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Bev E
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“lovely stay.”
Reviewed December 1, 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
Dec 2, 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 November 12, 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
Nov 13, 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 October 3, 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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Liked best: A beautiful Cotswolds stone cottage
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Nov 8, 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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Phil K
1 review
“Charming , spotless, comfortable English cottage great location”
Reviewed October 2, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

We had a great stay with my elderly parents. They were enthralled at the charm and comfort of the cottage and it's central location within Bourton. Parking was easy. Finding it was easy. It was only about 30 meters or so from the river and only 150 meters or so from great cafes, bars, shops and restaurants. Yet it was in a very quiet cul de sac that really made you feel you were living quiet village life. Our host was very generous in how she.

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Liked best: Charming cottage.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 2, 2016
I'm so pleased that you all enjoyed your stay at Lavender Cottage and that you appreciated it's charm & location. Thanks sharing your experience, though I think your review was unfortunately cut off in it's prime.
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Robyn P
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lavender Cottage is simply superb”
Reviewed September 29, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

We loved every minute of our stay in Lavender Cottage feeling completely at home and well looked after from before we arrived. Hosts Hilary and Alistair give an exceptional level of pre arrival advice making the whole process of accessing the property and settling in easy. The attention to detail in anticipating guests needs and potential questions was remarkable, with really handy directions and instructions for appliances, menus and brochures for attractions in the area and even sharing their own tips for great eating places. Their kindness in providing some basic provisions...a loaf of fresh bread, cereal and milk and a yummy biscuits..was lovely. The cottage is beautifully situated, very nicely appointed and exceptionally comfortable. We have happily recommended Lavender Cottage to family and friends already. One tip: While parking can seem tight around the green if you arrive early in the afternoon, just find a pay and display park elsewhere until the day tourists leave, then it becomes much easier to place your car close to the property. Bourton on the Water is a lovely town and provides a great base for exploring some lovely villages in the Cotswolds.

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Liked best: Overall comfort and quality and care and consideration given by the owners
Liked least: Tricky parking...but to be expected given cars were not a consideration when the cottage was built
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 2, 2016
Thanks for taking the time to post this lovely review of Lavender Cottage. I'm glad you found the booking process & arrival so easy. On the issue of parking, I'm afraid that one of our neighbours was having major renovations carried out while you were here, so there were tradesmen parked around the village green. This was an unusual situation & the following guests made the point that parking was easy, so I'm sorry you had a problem when you arrived. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for telling your family & friends about us.
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Road61882...
1 review
“Home away from home”
Reviewed September 20, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Lavender cottage was just the place to relax in comfort while we explored the surrounding area .during our stay. Hillary went out of her way to make our stay as effortless as possible with a few provisions surplied and all fitted out with everything we needed.
Hubby and I had been travelling for 2 months and lavender cottage was a welcome retreat.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 21, 2016
I'm pleased that you finally found time to catch your breath & relax! Thanks for sharing your experience of Lavender Cottage.
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Jim M
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Everything you need - stylish, comfortable and great location”
Reviewed September 5, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Two couples. Really appreciated the stylish facilities provided and the comfortable welcoming atmosphere. Cottage out of a picture book. Location easy walking distance to the village which has lots of shops and restaurants. Easy for self catering, Good fridge , washer dryer, all extremely clean and lots of books, DVDs, CDs, games if you want them. Alistair very obliging when we locked ourselves out! Highly recommended.

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Liked best: Comfort and style
Liked least: Low ceilings!
Traveling group: Friends
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 your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 8, 2016
Thank you for finding the time to post this review while you're still on your travels. I'm pleased that Lavender Cottage provided the ideal base for you to explore the Cotswolds and that you appreciated all that the cottage & village have to offer.
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