Our Cottage

Lavender Cottage is a pretty Grade II listed three storey cottage built from traditional Cotswold stone. It was originally built in the late 17th Century and has been lovingly restored, whilst retaining many original features, including exposed stone walls and original beams. Unusually for an old cottage, it is light and airy throughout.

All the furniture and furnishings are new for Spring 2014. The holiday cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms.

Lavender Cottage is a haven of tranquility, yet with modern amenities, only 90 miles from London. The cottage is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac of historic properties, complete with pretty village green, in the heart of Bourton-on-the-Water, often referred to as “The Venice of the Cotswolds”.

“The only thing that will disturb you is the sound of birdsong”

You can see the River Windrush from the entrance of the cottage and it’s within five minutes walk of all the village attractions and amenities, including Birdland, The Maze and The Motor Museum. The village is a joy to explore, with all the quaint shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs. Many countryside walks start from the village, including walks to traditional pubs. There is so much to do in Bourton-on-the-Water that you don’t need a car. We can arrange pick-up from the railway stations in Moreton in Marsh or Kingham if you arrive by train. If you do have a car, this is an ideal base for exploring all that The Cotswolds and surrounding area has to offer.

General Facilities

Free Wifi, central heating, on-demand hot water, large garden. There is no charge for gas and electricity usage. As in most old cottages, there are a few areas of reduced height and you may have to “duck” on the stairs if you are tall. You will soon get used to it.

Kitchen / Diner

Fully equipped, including large fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, gas hob and electric oven, microwave oven, toaster, kettle, cafetiere, dining table and four chairs (extra fold-up chairs provided). Stable door to garden.

Sitting Room

The beamed room has two large comfortable two-seater sofas, living flame fire in inglenook fireplace, 32″ flat screen TV, DVD player, iPod dock and CD player. There is a selection of books, maps, DVSs, CDs, magazines and games. Glazed door to garden.


Both bedrooms have Sealy posturepedic mattresses, hypo-allergenic duvets and pillows, Egyptian cotton bedding, mattress and pillow protectors and a choice of medium of firm pillows. All bedding, fluffy towels and huge bath sheets are provided to help make your stay as relaxing as possible. There is space to store luggage under the beds and in the cupboards in the twin bedroom.

The king size bedroom on the first floor has a 5ft bed, bedside units, wardrobe, chest of drawers and a window seat with views across the garden.

The twin bedroom on the second floor has two 3ft beds, wardrobe, cupboards with shelves and a bedside unit. The room has several characterful old beams with views to fields. The entrance to this bedroom has reduced headroom, so you will need to “duck” as you go in.


The modern bathroom on the first floor has a large shower cubicle, toilet, wash basin, mirror with light and shaver socket. There are beautiful views towards the river from the window.


The garden compromises a stone patio, gravelled area and beds planted with flowers and shrubs. Ideal for enjoying an al fresco breakfast or a glass of wine after a walk across the surrounding countryside. It’s a real sun trap. Parking is available on the road outside the cottage and around the green. There is also secure storage for bikes.

Smoking is not allowed in the cottage, but is allowed in the garden. Not pets allowed.