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Boutique-Chic, Cotswold Stone House, Sleeps 6

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cotswolds Stone House nr centre of Bourton On The Water, The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England - 3-Minute Walk To Centre Of The Venice Of The Cotwolds

Callow Cottage is a newly refurbished 3 storey house, lovingly designed by Reena Edson. The property includes a modern take on Cotswold characteristics, such as oak beams, eclectic pieces of furniture and a stunning glass wood burning stove and includes all the benefits of a well planned layout and all modern conveniences....................................................................................................

Reena Edson
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Reena Edson

Russ and Reena stumbled upon Bourton on the Water while on honeymoon and fell in love with the natural beauty of the area. The surrounding villages of Stow on the Wold, The Slaughters, Burford, Morton in March and North Leach are full of character with great pubs, historical sites and stunning national trust sites. We love great food and wine so we and have left you a list of our favourite restaurants and pubs but we also hope that you too stumble across some great local attractions as there are too many to name or list. We advise you to call Reena on 07977149072, who will be delighted to give you local tips.

Reena Edson purchased this house in 2013

Why Reena Edson chose Bourton-on-the-Water

We loved the fact that Bourton is a bustling village so you can walk to the little well stocked supermarket, restaurants, tea rooms and also walk to a variety of beautiful pubs along the river Windrush this is a real benefit because taxis are hard to find in the Cotswolds so its nice to be able to have a few glasses of wine with dinner and leisurely walk home.

Nearby The Slaughters are absolutely stunning villages which shows off the famous Cotswolds stone cottages at their most divine. We recommend you stop off for a pint of local brew and tasty lunch time bite another great pub, the Slaughter Inn Or take a drive through country lanes to Burford and have a fabulous meal at the Lamb Inn.

What makes this house unique

Bourton has a great range of accommodation.

Callow Cottage is unique because it is a surprisingly spacious 3 bedroom property built specifically to suit the needs of a sleeps 6 holiday let while staying true to the local character. The holiday makers comfort has been key so it includes features such as bathroom on each floor. A huge sofa and dining table. An easy to use wood burning stove and high tech smart TV for cosy nights in after a scenic walk. A sweet small courtyard for sociably al fresco dining. And last but not least a well equipped kitchen for Sunday roasts or bakery equipment for baking delights. Callow Cottage can accommodate any whim of the discerning self catering holiday maker.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bourton-on-the-Water in Bourton-on-the-Water

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Ground Floor WC. Family bathroom on first floor and en-suite bathroom attached to master bedroom with a walk in double shower and stunning double slipper cast iron bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The Teal Room is a family sized bedroom with double bed and room for a cot, the Olive Room can be made up as a double or twin room and the Master Bedroom has a Super-Kingsize bed and ensuite Bathroom with double shower and Double Slipper cast iron bath.
  • Books
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Notes on accommodation: 20 % discount on ALL remaining weeks in 2014 and weekends in November for an amazing 40% discount. Free WiFi & broadband. Love Film subscription direct to TV in sitting room. Very quiet part of the village, but only 3 minutes walk from the beautiful river with its stone bridges and all amenities of the village centre. Outside: Patio garden with large BBQ and bistro tables. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels are included and a weekly clean is offered for long term stays at an additional cost. A mid week or daily "freshen up" for the house is also available on request for shorter bookings (additional cost). Other: The hallway has a bench and wicker baskets for you to put muddy outdoor shoes/walking boots out of sight with ease.


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Boutique-Chic, Cotswold Stone House, Sleeps 6
average rating of 4.3846154 based on 13 reviews

Clean, comfortable and practical

  • 4 of 5

Nice property, very conveniently located walking distance from centre of bourton on the water. We had an excellent stay here and discovered the beautiful Cotswold region.

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, excellent location but not homely

  • 4 of 5

It was a comfortable stay - the house was clean, well furnished and everything worked as it should have.

However, it lacked the charm that we expected of a property describing itself as "boutique-chic".

The only practical issues I had with the property was that the heating was not controllable - although we were never cold in the house, there were one or two moments when we would have liked the house to have been warmer and we were unable to get the central heating to come on (outside of the timed hours) - this may have been because the thermostat control of the heating system would not allow the heating to come on.

Also, hand towels and kitchen towels were not provided.

Given our expectation of the charm we expected from a "boutique-chic" place, I felt that the rental price was not good value.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable townhome, great location

  • 4 of 5

The space is comfortable with three levels and the best space on the highest floor. Location is great with a 3 minute walk you can be eating breakfast at the bakery on the water. We did have some minor issues with the heat functioning properly and the internet connection. Also several signs of settling and careless maneuvers with objects, lots of wall marks or dents and big gaps in joints. Parking space is for 2 very very small vehicles but you may not be able to exit the vehicle after parking. We had to park our second vehicle on the road side. Have not stayed in Bourton on the water before but compared to other rentals in the UK this is in the top 20%.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This property is in a perfect location, easy parking, easy walking into town. It was furnished beautifully and well supplied with everything we needed. It's centrally located to all the other Cotswold towns and easy walking from Burton on the Water to the Slaughters and several other towns.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Callow Cottage was perfect for a Cotswolds weekend - perfectly located & beautifully furnished

  • 5 of 5

I was really impressed by the experience of Callow Cottage from start to finish. Making the reservation was easy and communication was quick and efficient until check-in. The cottage itself was lovely - brand new, beautifully furnished, well set up with bread, milk and store cupboard basics and really conveniently located for all the sights of Boughton. Highly recommend it for a Cotswolds weekend

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfectly placed sanctuary of calm

  • 5 of 5

Right in the heart of the prettiest village in the Cotswolds, this house is a brilliant find if you want a quiet winter retreat. It is close enough (3 min walk) to the numerous pubs, tea rooms and restaurants available in the centre of the village.

Its in the heart of perfect Cotswolds countryside and we have enjoyed walks leaving straight from the village.

The house itself is very spacious and very well equipped. We'll definitely be back in the summer season with family and friends as it sleeps 6, at least, and has a nice patio garden for BBQ'S etc.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Special interest holidays:

Reena Edson is part of a budding literary group and good food lover. She would be happy to organise a writers retreat or supper club weekend, please contact her for more details.


The beautiful River Windrush flows through the village with a series of beautiful stone bridges which has led to Bourton on the Water being called "The Venice of the Cotswolds". The next village is The Slaughters where you can treat yourself to an extra special meal out at Michelin rated Slaughter Manor and the market town of Stow on the Wold is just a short 10 min drive away.


The house has parking for two cars on the front drive. A car is recommended as the surrounding villages are lovely to visit and a public transport option between the villages is not always available.


3 minutes walk into the centre of Bourton on the Water making Callow Cottage an ideal place to stay and explore the area. Birdland, the Motor Museum, the Model Village several traditional village pubs and the beautiful river Windrush, with it's attractive stone bridges and riverside tearooms, are all within 5 minutes' walk.

Further Details:

The village has several lovely tea rooms, independent restaurants, pubs and artisan shops many of which line the river banks making Bourton on the Water an exceptionally pleasant village to explore.

Attention Country File Fans!

Adam Henson's farm is a mere 8 mins drive away comes highly recommended by Reena's nieces Victoria and Megan.

Foodies may want to stop by the Wheatsheaf Pub in North Leech for amazing locally sourced dishes with an exciting twist.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please email Reena Edson for a booking form, pricing and all your queries.
The booking form includes the T&C and method of payment.
Full payment is required in order to secure a booking.
Bookings are non-refundable .

Changeover Day:
The property can be rented for:
Long weekends: Friday to Monday - £750
Mid week bookings: Monday to Friday starting at £690
Week bookings: Friday to Friday Starting at £975
Our preferred changeover day is Friday but we are flexible.

Notes on prices:
Standard Week - Friday to Friday: £890
Standard Short Week - Monday - Friday: £690
Standard Weekend - Friday - Monday: £690

Seasonal pricing applies during Peak times such as bank holidays, school holidays & peak times.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.