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Enchanting Grade II listed,Log Burner,own parking,in the town but quiet spot.

Overview

Property

Updated: 29-Nov-2016
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. New for 2016 Tassimo coffee maker!.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 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 5'10 which is the lowest beam in the cottage. Full free internet access and DVD/TV well equipped cottage with all amenities and dining table and chairs for four. 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. 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 Captain's 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.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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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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21 Reviews

4.9
based on 21 holidaymaker reviews

5

Lovely Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Great little cottage in a lovely village, superbly presented with a cosey feel to the place. The place was spotless when we arrived and enjoyed reading through the guestbook to get some ideas of what to do.

Communication with the owners was great and all required info was supplied well well before needed and no issues at all with the stay as well as some suggested places to eat which is always helpful.

Plenty of useful tips shared by previous visitors in a welcome pack which are all close by as the cottage is so well located to explore the cotswolds.

Really loved our stay to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary and highly recommend this cottage for a any trip away any time!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased that the cottage lived up to expectation for your 1st anniversary. We agree its location is optimal for pretty much anything going on locally plus walking distance to many restaurants and tea shops. Please visit us again !
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5

Delightful!

  • 5 of 5

So glad we chose Bourton-on-the-Water & Captain's Cabin for our Cotswolds stay. Perfect location & a very comfortable, clean & quiet property. Appreciated the very positive and helpful approach of the owners.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and so pleased you loved the cottage please come again.
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5

A little gem

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was situated a minutes walk from the village centre with all the amenities you could wish for. The Bakery on the Water was an excellent find for afternoon tea, The Croft and L'Anatara restaurants were very good and reasonable. The cottage itself was delightful, spotlessly clean and cosy. Would definately recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words, great to hear you found the Bakery and please visit us again!
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5

Lovely Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cottage.

The description was accurate and the owner very kind.

The property was clean and well maintained and in a wonderful position.

We would definitely recommend it and we hope to come back soon!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review please come again!
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Smashing

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely and well equipped little cottage right in the heart of the village.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review and please visit again!
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Cosy, clean and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

Proper littler home from home. Tucked away from the main road but so near to everything we needed. Extremely cosy and quaint. Will recommend to anyone we know who are hoping to stay in Bourton. Ideal base for a few days away.

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and so pleased the cottage met all your needs please do visit again.
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Location

From the Owner

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!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Birmingham Airport at 62 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Inn On The Marsh at 1 Kilometres Nearest Train : Moreton in the Marsh at 13 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : The Croft at 1 Kilometres 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

Travel:

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 .

Distances:

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.

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 .

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
13
6 Sep 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
From
£79
Fri,Sat,Sun
£425
 
 
Christmas 2016
17 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£249
for 3 nights
From
£83
From
£87
Fri,Sat
 
 
1
3 Jan 2017 - 9 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£258
for 3 nights
From
£86
From
£90
Fri,Sat,Sun
£549
 
 
Easter
10 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£268
for 3 nights
£625
 
 
2
21 Apr 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£258
for 3 nights
From
£86
From
£90
Fri,Sat
£549
 
 
3
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£699
for 7 nights
£699
 
 
4
2 Sep 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£258
for 3 nights
From
£86
From
£90
Fri,Sat
£549
 
 
Christmas 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
5
2 Jan 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£258
for 3 nights
From
£86
From
£90
Fri,Sat,Sun
£549
 
 
Easter 2018
23 Mar 2018 - 5 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£267
for 3 nights
From
£89
From
£93
Fri,Sat,Sun
£635
 
 
6
6 Apr 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£258
for 3 nights
From
£86
From
£90
Fri,Sat,Sun
£585
 
 
7
20 Jul 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£740
for 7 nights
£740
 
 
7
5 Sep 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£258
for 3 nights
From
£86
From
£90
Fri,Sat
£581
 
 
Christmas 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£710
for 7 nights
£710
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£258
for 3 nights
From
£86
From
£90
Fri,Sat,Sun
£581
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable 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.

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.
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Facilities

From the Owner

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 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 . The mullion window to the front of the property gives it the Grade II status and is a focal point in the double bedroom.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • river
  • rural
  • town
  • village

Attractions

  • 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

Floor Area

  • 613 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 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

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 on first floor with double bed. Second floor houses single bed

Outside

  • Terrace ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Please note the cottage has a low beam downstairs (5ft 10) 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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