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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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lala13042...
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Excellent”
Reviewed August 23, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Amazing cottage in a quiet location. Within walking distance of the pretty high street but far enough away to retreat for a relax in the garden, which catches the sun in the afternoon. The owners have catered for all needs and kindly left bread and milk meaning we could have a cuppa on arrival. The cottage was clean and washing up stuff provided (other cottages I've visited have not provided equipment). Adequate number of pots/pans etc for the number of guest to allow for self catering. This is the second time we have stayed here and will again in the future.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 27, 2017
Thanks for sharing your experience of Lavender Cottage. Your first stay was probably a blur as you accepted the marriage proposal, so it was lovely to welcome you back as a married couple.
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jmh877
County Laois, Ireland
1 review
“Holidays 2017”
Reviewed August 21, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Finally getting to write a review, we stayed here for a week with our two kids in July and it was honestly the nicest holiday we have ever had! We absolutely loved the cottage it was like a home away from home. The location was perfect and the house itself was beautiful. The views from each bedroom as you can see in the pictures were gorgeous too! Hilary and Alistair went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed! Can't wait to come back again.

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Management Response
Aug 27, 2017
Thank you! I'm happy that we were able to contribute to your best holiday so far. Children always fall for the charm of the cottage and we include things to make them as welcome as the grown-ups. We'll look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
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jzha
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Exellent holiday in lavendar cottage”
Reviewed August 20, 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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person found this review helpful

We went to Cotswold with our 12 years old son in 2017 Aug. Hilary & his husband are very helpful to give us the direction of how to arrive the cottage. And the cottage is the same as the photos from webside. They even leave Lego toys in their cottage. My son was very excited to play in the cottage at night. We cooked in the kitchen. The cottage is in the centre of burton on the water. But very quiet. We all like it very much.

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Management Response
Aug 27, 2017
I'm pleased that you enjoyed your holiday here and that your son appreciated all the things we include for our younger guests. I know that you've returned to China with some lovely memories of your holiday in England.
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Reviewed August 8, 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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Management Response
Aug 8, 2017
Thanks for sharing your experience and raising a couple of valid points. I appreciate that the issue with the stairs was a comment, not a complaint. For other people reading this, we do make it clear, both in our listing & via personal email, that the cottage is not suitable for those with mobility problems. There are hand holds on the stairs, but it's not possible to install banisters. I'm sorry that your father had difficulty. This part of the village was built long before people had cars, so it's good to hear that you found a parking spot every day. Our guests have never had a problem parking close to the cottage, but it can get busy during peak holiday time. There are some lovely walks starting in the village, so maybe we'll see you & your husband in the future.
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Sissel E
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage in Cotswold”
Reviewed August 1, 2017 for a stay in July 2017
2
people found this review helpful

The cottages is located in the center of Bourton-on-the-water with walking distance to the shops and restaurants in the town. it is a lovely cottage in lovely and quiet surroundings. The cottage is small, however it has all the essentials for a family. It is very tidy and clean. The children loved the collection of DVDs, cardboard games and books that were in the cottage. The owners were always available online for any questions or queries one might have.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 8, 2017
I'm pleased that your children enjoyed everything that we include for our younger guests. I try to check emails every hour because I appreciate that our many overseas guests won't have UK cell phones with them but that most will have access to emails. Thanks for taking the time to post this lovely review of your stay here.
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GazandAli...
Sydney, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“What a find!”
Reviewed July 29, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Beautiful cottage in the heart of Bourton-on-the-Water! Hilary and Alistair left us everything we could have possibly needed, including lots of other, very generous goodies... bottle of wine, baby food sachets, a gift for our daughter... and lots more. Very kind and thoughtful hosts! Cottage itself is perfect - beware of the low ceilings but that's part of the charm. Would highly recommend and definitely again if we were in the area!

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Management Response
Aug 8, 2017
Thanks for sharing your experience of Lavender Cottage. I'm pleased that you appreciated the service we're offering to our guests and that you enjoyed your holiday here.
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Ashley G
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect”
Reviewed July 18, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

My husband and I run a busy working men's club so came here for a short break. The cottage is just charming,clean,close to all shops and restaurants,extremely well equipped and we just don't want to leave. Will definitely be back later in the year. Massive thanks to the very thoughtful owners.

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Management Response
Jul 25, 2017
Thanks so much for writing this review while you were still here. Lavender Cottage obviously made the right impression. I'm pleased that you found the perfect place to relax & unwind. You're not the first guests who haven't wanted to leave, so we'll look forward to welcoming you again when you feel the need to run away for a short break.
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