Cottage in Bourton-on-the-Water, The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England - A Few Steps Away From The Main Street Of Bourton But With Secluded Courtyard
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.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
A very quaint English cottage
Well located and great facilities to allow us to visit the neighboring surrounding areas. Our host was fantastic.
Thank you for visiting us we aim to please. Location is everything and we are so pleased you managed to visit all the local attractions! Please do come again!
Lovely cottage in the perfect location
Captain’s Cabin & it’s location was perfect for our stay in Bourton-on-the-Water. The cottage was clean, cosy, comfortable & bright & with the benefit of parking too, we couldn’t have chosen a better place to stay. We visited the Bird Park, Motor Museum and various tea shops & pubs with our dog. He also enjoyed the many walks in the stunning countryside, we hope to return soon!
Lovely cottage, great location
Very pretty little cottage in excellent condition and close enough to walk e everywhere in Bourton on the Water.
Only issues were rhat the previous guests has our the rubbish and recycling all in the wrong places and this hadn't been checked so we had to sort it out. Also onlt one loo roll left and no rinse aid for dishwasher. Other than that everything was wonderful and would recommend.
Thank you for your kind words about the cottage and location. We do include in our welcome note the recycling schedule and the fact there could be some recycling from previous guests but it can be confusing! We are glad you enjoyed your stay please do visit us again.
The cottage is in a prime location right in the centre of Bourton. During busy times it's very hard to park so having the cottage within a short walk of everything was ideal. It's a pretty cottage with lots of character. If you are over 6ft though, I have no idea how you could stay there as the ceilings are very low and the tiny spiral staircase would be tricky. I'm only 5ft 4 and I went up it on my hands! Obviously this adds to the character as it's a very old building but it is worth noting that if you have any mobility issues or are very tall it's probably not the place for you! All in all, we had a lovely stay in a beautiful part of the world and would definitely return
Thank you so much for your lovely review! The cottage is indeed characterful! To clarify there is one beam that is low but the ceilings themselves are well over 6 foot for those taller folks out there. Stairs all have banister rails and the trick is to take it slowly is our best advice ( then again that would be advice to anyone using stairs in any Cotswold cottage ) Please do visit us again !
Good base for pottering about the cotswolds, recommend a stroll along the stream to upper & lower slaughter. Loads of cafes and eateries on the doorstep
Thank you for your review and so pleased you enjoyed the local walks. Please do visit us again!
Lovely cottage Bourton on the Water
We really enjoyed our stay at this lovely old cottage full of character. It was warm and comfortable just perfect for short break.Great location in the centre of the village but down a quiet lane. Excellent walks from here to the surrounding areas plenty to see and do. We will definitely return and would thoroughly recommend.
Thank you so much for your kind words. Captain’s Cabin is indeed perfectly located for either local walks along the River Windrush or indeed a stroll to Lower slaughter for a pub lunch , so pleased you enjoyed your stay and please do visit us again!
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.
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 .