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

People3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 613 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking

Overview

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!.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 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. 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, we charge a small fee.


Owner
Peter Brand
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 October, 2017

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 Cotswold district

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 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.

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bourton-on-the-Water in Cotswold District

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 613 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 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
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • town
  • village
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 ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
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
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.

Reviews

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Enchanting Grade II listed,Log Burner,own parking,in the town but quiet spot.
average rating of 4.9 based on 41 reviews
5

Lovely cozy cottage. In nice quiet location but close to all amenities.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our short stay in Captain's Cabin cottage very much. The cottage was very clean and cosy.

It is small and my husband had to continually duck to miss the low ceiling beam but these features add to it's quaintness. It was well equipped for our needs.

Bourton-on-the- Water is a lovely village with nice restaurants and shops.

We hired bikes and visited several of the out laying villages the roads we travelled on were nice and quiet and villages very picturesque.

Overall a very enjoyable break away.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review . It sounds like you managed to visit many local villages and so pleased the cottage met your needs. Please visit us again!
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5

Lovely wee break

  • 5 of 5

Very quaint and comfortable and clean. Lovely area

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, please visit us again!
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5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

a great place to stay central to every thing, we found The Croft a lovely place to eat good food and friendly happy staff. Cottage clean and warm a welcome pack would have been nice and the seating area outside needs something done about the bin. But we would without doubt stay there again xx

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review we also think the central location of the cottage is a massive plus. We do have a welcome pack but this was an oversight by our cleaners on the day. Thank you for your feedback on the bin area and we are looking at a bin store to improve the view! Please do visit us again.
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5

Excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Superb . Everything you could need was provided.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we believe a well equipped cottage is essential for a perfect stay. Please visit us again.
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5

Lovely cottage in great location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our 16-day stay at this lovely cottage that we called "home" during the stay. It's very comfortable and super clean, and it has everything you need for a vacation home. The central location was convenient for our day trips throughout the Cotswolds area. We highly recommend it (unless you are taller than 5'10" due to the low beam as mentioned in the description).

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and so pleased that the Cotswolds met all your expectations please visit us again!
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5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

A very quaint little cottage which is perfectly positioned to enable you to wander through Bourton on the Water without worrying where to park (!) and as a base to explore the wider Cotswolds. Very low beams on ground floor and steep stairs to first & second floor rooms which could pose a problem for some holiday makers. Spotlessly clean with good quality furnishings. Would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. The parking space directly in front of the cottage is great for convenience we would agree. We also make sure the description of the cottage includes beam height and mentions steep stairs to ensure all guests are aware before booking their holiday - please do visit us again.
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Location

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

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 .

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
4
2 Sep 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£228
for 3 nights
From
£76
From
£79
Fri,Sat
£449
 
 
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
£699
for 7 nights
£699
 
 
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
 
 
1
3 Jan 2019 - 15 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
£258
for 3 nights
From
£86
From
£90
Fri,Sat
£525
 
 
Easter 19
16 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
£267
for 3 nights
From
£89
From
£93
Fri,Sat
£599
 
 
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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