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Enchanting Grade II listed,Log Burner,own parking,town centre but secluded spot

Bedrooms 2
Space 613 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Bourton-on-the-Water, The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England - A Few Steps Away From The Main Street Of Bourton But With Secluded Courtyard

Romantic Grade II listed cottage in arguably the prettiest chocolate box town in the Cotswolds, Bourton On The Water . Captain's Cabin has one private parking space for a mid sized car directly in front of the cottage. Check in time 3pm and check out 10am. Tassimo coffee maker and Bluetooth mobile speaker. New SMART TV installed April 2018. Bourton is around 40 minutes from Oxford and is centrally located for visiting other Cotswold villages such as Chipping Norton, Burford, The Slaughters,Chipping Camden, Moreton in Marsh and Broadway. This cosy cottage boasts plenty of traditional charm with characteristic features. Set on three floors the property has exposed beams , reclaimed and restored oak flooring downstairs with huge inglenook fireplace, exposed honey coloured Cotswold stone walls but with on demand central heating and dual fuel traditional log burner for those cosy evenings . NOTE: There is one central beam on the ground floor height being 5'7 which is the lowest beam in the cottage. Full free internet access and Smart TV with all amenities and dining table and chairs for three. Ground floor houses main living area and kitchen. First floor has a very pretty and romantic double bedroom which has a Grade II status stone mullion window as center piece and good size full height triple cupboard. Also on first floor is a modern bathroom housing bath, shower over bath, dual towel rail radiator and vanity units with touch free LED mirror, basin & toilet. 2nd floor takes you to the single bedroom which has views over the rooftops and rolling hills beyond. There is a patio area to the front with seating for two which is a sunspot each afternoon in the Summer months or al fresco dining. To the back of the property you can access footpaths via a pretty lane and historic church graveyard. The footpaths can take you to the Slaughters which are particulaly beautiful.Town center is at the end of the drive! where you can picnic along the River Windrush in the Summer months or have a cream tea in one of the many quaint tea shops or even a pastie from a boutique pastie shop opened in 2017. Several restaurants offer a mixture of cuisine all within less than 2 minutes walk. Despite the bustle of the town all you can hear is the birds as you relax with a hot drink or glass of champagne in the courtyard. Many of our guests have commented on the fact the cottage is secluded but is a few steps away from the town center. Check out the history of Captains Cabin from search engines to find out more about this and the adjoining set of quaint cottages , part of which is said dates back to medieval times set off the main road. Property is set over 57 sq m or 613 sq feet. One well behaved pet is allowed but please contact us first.

Peter Brand
Member since: 2014
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Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2018

About Peter Brand

I purchased this property in April 2014 as a future retirement property for my wife and I at some point in the future. The cottage was renovated using local specialised builders to ensure the building is in keeping with it's character. I want to ensure that the cottage can be a haven for couples or walkers or those with a young child and that it has all the essentials needed for a worry free, enjoyable time away from work.

Peter Brand purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Peter Brand chose Bourton-on-the-Water

This town is my wife's favourite town in the Cotswolds (hence our 'joint' decision to purchase a holiday home here). The cottage is so well situated which is another reason we appreciate the proximity to Bourton but also the sun trap courtyard. Even our cleaner sometimes eats her lunch there and cant tear herself away! Despite Bourton being busy in the Summer months, the cottage offers a secluded (and quiet) place to relax and enjoy. We immediately fell in love with the property and have renovated it appropriately sourcing as much as we could locally and using local tradespeople. An evening meal can be enjoyed in Bourton and you can be back in the cottage within a couple of minutes without the need for a car which we also love. What a shame we have to work so don't get to enjoy it enough - roll on retirement!

What makes this cottage unique

We think the property is arguably set in one of the best locations in the village. Set just behind the shops and a couple of other cottages and a PARKING space directly in front of the cottage which is sometimes difficult to source in one of the most popular towns in the Cotswolds. I don't think I have ever seen such a large inglenook fireplace in other cottages which is an amazing feature and the 1st floor bedroom with its beams and cream cupboards and honey exposed stone is really nice to wake up to each morning. Directly behind the cottage you can access public footpaths to Lower Slaughter or beyond. What makes Captains Cabin unique is its comfy seating and cosy atmosphere. It is simply very enchanting and many guests are sad to leave after their stay. Steeped in history the cottage is part of a small group that dates back to medieval times. Captains Cabin is the only cottage in the row that hasn't had additions or major alterations . The mullion window to the front of the property gives it the Grade II status and is a focal point in the double bedroom.

Guestbook comments from the owner

September 29 2014: - What a lovely little cottage in the centre of Bourton. Beautifully renovated with everything you need for your stay. Very clean and comfortable, and close to shops, pubs and restaurants (though quiet as it's up a little lane away from the main road). Booking was easy through the website from Australia, and owner quickly responds to any questions. Very happy - thank you!

Sep 21 2014

This is a typical Cotswold cottage just minutes from everything you might ever need on the high street (wonderful bakery, great fish and chips, supermarket, pubs, restaurants, etc). It's very quiet though because it's at the end of a no through road and the village is very small.

The cottage is lovely, very clean, everything new and very well decorated to go with the style of the building/area. There's absolutely everything you might need in the kitchen, living room and bedrooms, including a cosy blanket for watching TV on the sofa, plenty of pillows, all sorts of kitchen utensils (could have done with a beer opener, as there is a local brewery where we bought local beer), etc. The central heating warms up the cottage really quickly and efficiently. Bathroom is modern, clean, practical and with an excellent shower. All bedlinen was crisp and cosy, towels very fluffy and nice smelling. Instructions were very clear, although I would add instructions on how to put the key safe back as it took us a while to realise you have to enter the combination again! We had a fantastic time here.
Aug 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bourton-on-the-Water in Bourton-on-the-Water

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 613 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No pets are allowed on the furniture or up the stairs for the comfort of all our guests Please clear the burner of ash after stay (no hot ash in bin)
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Separate bathroom on 1st floor houses bath, shower over bath with glass partition , vanity units and LED display mirror. Dual fuel towel radiator
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 on first floor with double bed. Second floor houses single bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Notes on accommodation: Please note the cottage has a low beam downstairs (5ft 7) and access to the second floor (single room) would be difficult for elderly visitors or under 5s. Outside: To the front is a secluded courtyard, catches the sun in the Summer months from about noon until late, with wrought iron table and two chairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen : Property is cleaned at each changeover, towels and linen are provided and cleaned at each changeover. Please adhere to check in and check out times to ensure any issues can be sorted between changeover.


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Enchanting Grade II listed,Log Burner,own parking,town centre but secluded spot
average rating of 4.87234 based on 48 reviews

Pretty little cottage. Well equipped. Super clean.

  • 5 of 5

Great stay in ideal position for touring the Cotswolds. Found some excellent pubs in nearby villages for dinner.

Good communication from owner who was extremely helpful and went out of his way to make our stay enjoyable.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A cosy and well presented cottage in a lovely village for a short break away was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Captain's Cabin in Bourton is just the place to feel relaxed and happy. We have stayed in this cottage before and knew without doubt we would enjoy our stay. The cottage is clean and comfortable and just a few minutes walk from the lovely village with shops, eating places and embracing walks. Once again a much welcomed break. Thankyou to the owners for making the cottage a truly romantic getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you once again for a lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed yourselves on your return break. Please do visit us again!
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short stay in bourton on the water

  • 5 of 5

we had a excellent 3 days in the Cotswolds and enjoyable stay in the captains cabin cottage which had everything you could ask for it was clean and tidy as would recommend a stay here and we will be back thanks for the use of your cottage

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and please do visit us again!
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So quaint and cosy right in the heart of the village.

  • 5 of 5

Just a perfect long weekend mid December. Wanting to take 1 year old somewhere Christmassy. To top it all we had lots of snow. The bedrooms were comfortable and the house was warm. Loved our stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you were there for the snow and the cottage was cosy for you!
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A beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

An instant wow factor to this little cottage. Ideal for our mini break and superb location without knowing your so close to all the shops. The owners have thought of everything including some Xmas decorations. A big thumbs up from us.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your Christmas time stay at Captains Cabin please visit us again!
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Cottage is cosy, warm and furnishings are well thought out. Access to the village is very good.

  • 4 of 5

The Cotswolds are always beautiful, even in November, when you have a warm base to stay. Captains Cabin is well placed and ideal for a couple.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Many guests have commented on their appreciation of the cottage to close proximity to the unique shops and eateries. We agree the cottage is especially cosy and welcoming in the winter months!
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Lower Slaughter
Lovely old Mill, no shops! but an amazing pub and lovely walks, so quiet and romantic
Great little town, even has a Fat Face shop!
Nearest Airport
62 Kilometres
Birmingham Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Inn On The Marsh
Nearest Train
13 Kilometres
Moreton in the Marsh
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
The Croft
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

There are horse riding stables within 2 km (Bourton Vale) and during the Summer months they also run pony rides for young children


Use of a car is recommended. Oxford is but 40 minutes away but many local villages outside of Bourton can be reached in less than 15 minutes. The Cotswolds are just under 2 hours drive from North London. Alternativly the number 801 bus stops right outside Rectory Lane which is 15 seconds walk from the cottage. 801 bus takes you to Moreton where you can catch overground trains to pretty much anywhere. AVIS Rentacar also in Moreton. You need to pre book and it can only be returned to Moreton .


Oxford is 40 minutes away, Chipping Norton, Morton in the Marsh,Burford,Stow On The Wold and many more all within 15 minutes by car.

Further Details:

On the High Street there is a Post Office, Londis Supermarket, Birdworld for the kids, Toy Museum and Model Village. Cashpoint also in village and Laundromat too. Bus stop for 801 Bus at the end of Rectory Lane


Cheltenham has the same stores as any major London shopping centre and is 32 minutes away in a car from the cottage. There are also many bistro eateries plus theatres .


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Cleaning Fee £25
Pet Fee £20
Damage Deposit £50

Booking Notes:
Deposit required within 48 hours of quote being sent. Deposit is 25% of total cost with balance required within 45 days of visit. If booking under 45 days then full balance is required. Refundable Damage deposit also required at the higher of either £50 or 20% of full quote.Please note minimum 3 night stay low season and minimum one week stay July/August and Christmas

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Saturday during Summer holidays. Flexible at other times. Note minimum 3 night stay low season and 7 night stay high season. Very rarely we may offer a 2 night stay but this would be at a premium to account for fixed costs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.