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Boutique-Chic, Cotswold Stone House, Sleeps 6



Updated: 28-Oct-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

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.

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Speaks English, French

7 Reviews

based on 7 holidaymaker reviews


Perfect weekend-away retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I treated ourselves to a weekend away for my birthday. We travelled down on the Thursday evening and worked remotely from Callow Cottage on the Friday, so we were ready to wind right down on the dot of 5pm. And relax we did. We had no problems at all with the WiFi signal; we were using two laptops, one iPad and two iPhones! The signal reached the top of the house without any issues.

The cottage was peaceful, cosy and clean: the bedroom was warm and inviting (we chose the en-suite room at the top of house); the kitchen contained more than everything we needed (including a dishwasher - brilliant!); the living room was very comfortable - it has a Smart TV and the owners generously provide an Amazon Prime account for guests' use.

The cottage is located a five minute walk from the centre of Bourton, which is convenient and also means you don't feel like you're right in the thick of it. There was also a lovely circular walk a few minutes from the house, which we took.

We definitely plan to return - and next time might even bring some friends. Or maybe we'll keep it for ourselves!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Good but could have been better

  • 3 of 5

+ Very good location, right in the middle of the town.

+ large rooms

+ no traffic noise

+ Smart TV

- The bedrooms had very squeaky/ noisy floorboards, especially the large room on the 1st floor. Also, the shower in the master bedroom (2nd floor) was very noisy and could be heard all the way to the ground floor.

- House was not adequately clean. Found crisps under the living room sofa. Also mats in the hallway and living room downstairs were very dirty underneath.

- Neither of the 2 Housekeepers picked up or returned any calls, even though we left voicemails asking them to call us back. This was especially disappointing as the welcome email said to contact them in case of any problems.

- Wifi in the house was very poor.

- Baby travel cot that was provided was very old and dirty. Mattress was very worn out

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ideal place to stay

  • 4 of 5

Excellent location so close to the town with good eating places and well situated for walks and visits to other parts of the Cotswolds. Accommodation perfect for our grown-up family with the 3 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and spacious living area, all beautifully decorated. The one thing missing in the master bedroom was nowhere to put clothes - a small wardrobe with some shelves would be a big improvement, and also a lighter weight duvet for the warmer weather!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely cottage in a great location

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time staying in this cottage for a week in June. A five minute walk from this cottage brings you to the picturesque centre of Bourton on the Water and so it is ideally located for a relaxing holiday.

The house is nicely decorated, comfortable and generally well equipped. One thing that we would love to have for future is more comfortable furniture in the living room for relaxing in the evening - there is a corner sofa currently, however it is not very comfortable.

We had a lovely time staying in the cottage and would definitely return if we are ever back in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous Cotsold Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was exactly as described and depicted in the photos. It is in a perfect location being just minutes walk from the lovely village of Bourton-on-the-Water. It was perfectly clean and very well appointed with all modern applicants and gadgets. It is lovingly looked after and the beds and furniture extremely comfortable. Reena and the caretaker Chris were wonderful and so easily contacted with any queries. We spent New Years Eve at the Cottage, there were 6 of us and it accommodated us all extremely well.

It is also a perfect base to explore the Cotswolds from, with everything being only a short drive away - even in winter ! All the local pubs served great food and were very hospitable. Daylesford Organic Farm is only a 15 minute drive away and is an amazing place! Lots of cheeses were sampled and lunch was enjoyed by all in the restaurant. We purchased some Ryland Lamb from Daylesford and had a huge roast the next day for 10 of us! And we were all able to sit up to the table and enjoy it. I highly recommend a visit there.

It was a very different holiday for us, being from Australia, having a cold Xmas and New Year but it was the perfect place to stay. I would highly recommend anyone to stay at Callow Cottage at any time of the year, and if by chance we get back that way again I will definitely be booking the cottage again. Thank you onc again Reena and Chris for making the holiday such a success.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, well kept and equipped cottage

  • 4 of 5

This listing accurately describes the lovely Callow Cottage, which comfortably accommodates 6 people. Nice, tidy, clean furnishings with good bathrooms and kitchen. Great location only a few minutes walk from Bourton centre.

Reena made the booking process very simple and was easy to contact with any questions.

We went to the Rose Tree Restaurant for dinner on Saturday night. It's very popular and doesn't disappoint. The food and service were great.

It was a great choice for my. Mum's 60th birthday celebration. I definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
22 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

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 starting at £690
Mid week bookings: Monday to Friday starting at £690
Week bookings: Friday to Friday Starting at £890
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.

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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • house


  • 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


  • Books
  • Television


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • river
  • rural
  • village


  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • sight seeing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital


  • 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
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • 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.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • 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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