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Gas-fired central heating, wood burning stove
Electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
40” Flat screen television, with Freeview, DVD player, iPod wireless radio
High Chair x1 Travel Cot x1 (please provide your own bed linen)
Please note from 1 January 2019, this property will sleep 6.
Ground floor. Entrance hallway with cloakroom and lavatory. Kitchen. Large spacious living room with inglenook fireplace/wood burner and French doors opening onto south west facing courtyard garden. Dining room.
First floor. Master bedroom with King Bed and en-suite bathroom with bath and hand-held shower attachment. Twin room with two single beds. Family bathroom with large luxury walk-in shower and roll top bath.
Smoking is not permitted in any of our properties.
Dogs are welcome as long as they stay downstairs and off the furniture.
Heating & Hot Water
Controls are located in the hallway from the Hive thermostat.
Electric Fuse Box
Located in the downstairs lavatory.
Appliances and Equipment Booklets
Located in kitchen drawer.
General waste collection is on Tuesday, fortnightly. Food and garden waste on Tuesday, fortnightly.
Lighting a Fire
1.Riddle the ashes through the bottom grate with a poker. (If using the wood burner on a continual basis, remove most of the ashes every day. If using only occasionally, please check the ash collector every two days and remove when half full).
2.Place a firelighter on the grate.
3.Place approximately 6 sticks of kindling on the top of the firelighter in a criss-cross fashion.
4.Open the vent at the bottom (half way).
5.Light the firelighter with a match.
6.When the kindling has caught light, place about 3 logs on top.
7.Close doors firmly.
8.Once the fire is well-lit (20 mins), adjust the vent at the bottom to almost-closed to allow some air to ‘draw' the fire.
9.Replace the logs as necessary using the glove to open and close the hot door.
10.On leaving, close the vent up fully and make sure the doors are firmly closed.
Accidents & Emergencies
111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It's fast, easy and free. Call 111 when you need medical help fast but it's not a 999 emergency
Local High Street, Stow on the Wold GL54 1AB 01242 247273
Nearest Accident & Emergency Unit
North Cotswolds Hospital, Stow Road, Moreton in Marsh GL56 0DS 0300 421 8770
Stow on the Wold Surgery, Well Lane, Stow on the Wold GL54 1EQ 01451 830625
Riverside Dental Surgery, High Street, Bourton on the Water GL54 2BP 01451 830076
Rowlands Pharmacy, 3 The Chestnuts, Bourton on the Water GL54 2AN 01451 820849
(Open 0900 – 1730 Mon – Sat).
Cotswold Leisure Centre, Station Road, Bouton on the Water G54 2BD 01451 824024
Bibury Trout Farm, Bibury, Cirencester GL7 5NL 01285 740215
Donnington Trout Farm, Upper Swell, Stow on the Wold GL54 1EP 01451 830873
Naunton Downs Golf Club, Naunton, Cheltenham GL54 3AE 01451 850090
Cotswold Leisure Centre, Station Road, Bouton on the Water G54 2BD 01451 824024
Bourton Vale Equestrian Centre, College Farm, Fosseway, Bourton-on-the-Water GL5 2HN 01451 821101
Cotswold Water Park, Spratsgate Lane, Shorncote GL7 6DF 01285 868096
Hartwells Cotswold Cycle Hire, High Street, Bourton on the Water GL54 2AJ 01451 820405
Bourton-on-the-Water Bourton Info
Cotswolds Cotswold Info
Bourton-on-the-Water and its surrounds have a plethora of attractions to keep guests of all ages entertained. No visit would be complete without a visit to the Cotswold Motoring Museum & Toy Collection, perfect for kids and big kids alike, and home to children's TV favourite Brum. The Model Village is also a must see, a perfect replica of the village built to 1/9th scale in traditional Cotswold stone, as is the wildlife-lovers' paradise Birdland if you've got younger guests in tow. If you're visiting in the summer, you may also be lucky enough to play witness to Bourton-on-the-Water's annual football match taking place entirely in the River Windrush; an August Bank Holiday favourite that sees visitors flock from miles around to cheer on their favourite team.
Slightly further afield, Cotswold Farm Park (10-minute drive) is a firm favourite for families and animal lovers, as is Sudeley Castle (25-minute drive) in the historic town of Winchcombe. For adults in search of a peaceful day out, Burford Garden Centre (20-minute drive) is a shopping haven crammed full of luxury goodies, artisan gifts and beautiful plants to browse, as is Daylesford farm shop & Café (15-minute drive); a famous farm shop with a distinctly luxury feel, owned by Lady Bamford.
Cotswolds Walks - www.cotswolds.com/things-to-do/activities/walking-in-the-cotswolds
Bourton on the Water Restaurants and Attractions - www.bourtoninfo.com
Smack bang in the middle of the glorious countryside of the rolling Cotswold hills, keen walkers have plenty of choice when it comes to walks that lead straight from the village centre. A wonderful circular village walk, leading from Bourton-on-the-Water's Visitor Information Centre, is highly recommended and allows you to get to grips with Bourton-on-the-Water's rich heritage, taking you past key sites, buildings and monuments as you stroll. For those keen to explore the surrounding villages, a circular walk following the Windrush and Gloucestershire Ways through to the villages of Upper and Lower Slaughter offers a gentle pace that totals 4 miles in distance; perfect for those not looking for anything too strenuous.
More hard-core rambling fans should give the 9-mile circular trek from Bourton through Naunton and the Slaughters a go. Starting at Victoria Street's Visitor Centre, this picturesque walk takes you through lush fields, chocolate-box villages and along the flowing River Windrush, with Naunton acting as a perfectly-placed pit-stop half way round to relax and refuel.
The award-winning Plough Inn is just around the corner from Greystones Cottage in the idyllic Cotswold village of Cold Aston.
In addition, just a short drive away is Bourton-on-the-Water which is jam-packed full of quaint cafés, renowned restaurants and traditional pubs to enjoy. Highly recommended by owner is The Rose Tree, a cosy riverside restaurant boasting great views and even better food where booking is essential, as well as The Croft Restaurant at Chester House Hotel; another riverside gem with a well-priced menu of light bites and freshly-prepared mains, using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. An afternoon tea lover's dream, Bourton-on-the-Water has options galore to satisfy your sweet tooth. Smiths of Bourton is a firm favourite amongst locals and visitors alike; a quintessential Cotswolds tearoom in every sense from the outside, serving up a freshly-baked menu of sweet and savoury treats as well as traditional afternoon teas. For fans of the artisan scene, Bakery on the Water is somewhat of an under the radar riverside gem, offering up delicious fresh pastries, brunch dishes, tasty sandwiches and baked goodies, freshly made each day using the finest of ingredients.
Slightly further afield in nearby Upper Slaughter (9-minute drive), Lords of the Manor offers an award-winning fine dining experience that comes highly recommended (albeit with a price tag to match), as does The Slaughters Manor House; a 17th century manor house that houses an award-winning restaurant in its Orangery, with an exquisite locally-inspired menu created by chef Nik Chappell. Nearby Stow-on-the-Wold also boasts its fair share of dining establishments well-worth a visit, including the laid-back Sheep on Sheep Street with its sourdough pizza specialities and The Old Butchers; a hugely popular eatery where booking is recommended.
The Plough Inn
Cold Aston, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL54 3BN 01451 821459
The Rose Tree
Riverside Victoria Street, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cheltenham GL54 2BX 01451820635
The Croft Restaurant
The Croft Restaurant, Victoria Street, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cheltenham GL54 2BX 01451821132
Smiths of Bourton
Victoria Street, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2BT 01451 821401
Lords of the Manor
Upper Slaughter, Cheltenham GL54 2JD 01451 820243
The Slaughters Manor House
Copsehill Road, Lower Slaughter, Cheltenham GL54 2HP 01451 820456
Sheep on Sheep Street
Sheep St, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cheltenham GL54 1AG 01451 830344
The Old Butchers
7 Park St, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cheltenham GL54 1AQ 01451 831700
BP / M&S, Station Road, Stow-on-the-Wold
The Villas Workshop, Bangup Land, Cold Aston GL54 3BW
Kingham 12 miles (Bledington Road)
Moreton in Marsh 10 miles (Station Road)
Enterprise, 48 Swindon Road Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 4AS 01242 514411
Laundrettes & Dry Cleaners
Mary's Laundry, High Street, Bourton on the water, Gloucestershire GL54 2AR 01451 820808
Bourton Newsagents, High Street, Bourton on the Water GL54 2AN 01451 821500
Bourton on the Water, High Street GL54 2AG
Open 0700 – 1745 Mon – Fri & 0700 – 1700 Sat-Sun
Co-Op, Station Road, Bourton on the Water GL54 2EP
Cineworld, Oxford Passage, The Brewery, Cheltenham GL50 4EF 0871 200 2000
Cineworld, Marriotts Walk, Witney, Oxfordshire OX28 6GW
Everyman Theatre, 7-10 Regent Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 1HQ 01242 572573
Cold Aston Church
Beautician & Hairdressers
Loton's High Street, Bourton on the Water, Cheltenham GL54 2AP 01451 820012
Co-Operative Food- Station Rd, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2EP
Londis- Cotswold Court, High St, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2AQ
Tesco Superstore- Fosse Way, Stow-On-The-Wold GL54 1BX
Ocado, Sainsbury's, Tesco and Morrisons home delivery available.
Bourton-on-the-Water Private Hire - 01451 822190
Call Bobby Private Hire -07801 255554
Limozena Taxis -01451 820972
Dog Code of Conduct
At Bolthole Retreats we are proud to provide quality, luxury accommodation in our beautiful holiday cottages. We enjoy meeting the different needs of all our guests by offering a selection of both dog-free and dog-friendly holiday cottages. For this to work for everyone, we have a Dog Code of Conduct, which can be found below.
Our dog friendly cottages can be found on our Dog Friendly Cottages page. We are able to accommodate a maximum of two well-behaved dogs in each of our dog-friendly properties. Guests must let us know they are bringing their dog at the time of booking. We take a small charge of £25 per pet.
When booking, guests are required to accept our Terms & Conditions, including the Dogs Code of Conduct. This enables us to ensure we keep our cottages in excellent condition for all guests.
Dogs Code of Conduct: We ask that your dog be kept on the lead in the courtyard. The surrounding fields are often used for grazing sheep and lambs. Dogs must be kept on a lead when walking through the fields if they are occupied by livestock. We ask that you do not allow your dog on furniture or in bedrooms. An additional cleaning fee will be incurred should there be evidence of dogs having been on beds or furniture. If you are part of a group booking, your dog must be kept to the dog-friendly cottage it was booked into. If you wish your dog to go in and out of other cottages included in your booking, the £25 pet fee must be paid for those cottages too. This of course will mean ensuring the other cottages in your booking are also dog-friendly. Dogs must be booked and paid for in advance. Any dogs arriving without prior arrangement will need to be accommodated elsewhere at your own cost. Dogs are not allowed to be left unattended in any cottage unless they are happy to rest in their own cage brought from home and are unlikely to bark and disturb other guests. A list of walks, as well as dog-friendly pubs, is provided to help you plan a dog-friendly day out. We regret that dogs known to bark excessively are not permitted. Please wash off muddy dogs before entering the cottage; guest towels must not be used on dogs. Please clean up after your dog, including whilst in the cottage gardens, courtyards and the surrounding fields. Dog waste must be binned using appropriate bags. Any damage caused by dogs to furniture, carpets, bed linen etc. will incur a commensurate replacement or cleaning fee. Please obey the Countryside Code whilst enjoying the area with your dog. Keep your dog under close control at all times for their own safety as well as the comfort of others. Upon departure, please leave the cottage as you would wish to find it. An additional cleaning fee will be incurred should excessive cleaning be required following your departure.