Lounge area
Lounge/dining area
Dining area with views to the kitchen
Kitchen area
Attention to detail
Kitchen area leading to the lounge
Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Single bedroom
View towards the property
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2 / 12  Lounge/dining area
3 / 12  Dining area with views to the kitchen
4 / 12  Kitchen area
5 / 12  Attention to detail
6 / 12  Kitchen area leading to the lounge
7 / 12  Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
8 / 12  Double bedroom
9 / 12  Double bedroom
10 / 12  Single bedroom
11 / 12  Bathroom
12 / 12  View towards the property

Appletree House

Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautifully presented terraced cottage with attention to detail throughout
  • A wealth of style and character inside from exposed stone to antique furniture
  • Situated in the heart of Bourton-on-the-Water
  • A stone’s throw from the picturesque high street and its selection of cafes, shops and restaurants
  • Within walking distance of the Motor Museum, the Model Village and Birdland
  • Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with wonderful walks nearby
Property code: 42146

Beautifully styled and furnished, this cosy cottage offers a charming bolthole from which to explore this picturesque Cotswold town.

Situated just a stone’s throw from the pretty high street of Bourton-on-the-Water, this property is ideally positioned for exploring ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’ on foot. The town boasts a wide array of independent cafes, shops, restaurants and galleries for stocking up on supplies, buying gifts for family and enjoying hearty meals out. Bourton-on-the-Water also marks the starting point of The Cotswold Way, which dissects the glorious surrounding countryside, passing pretty hamlets and villages along the way. Culture enthusiasts shouldn’t miss a visit to one of the many National Trust properties and gardens, including Chedworth Roman Villa, Chastleton House and Hidcote Gardens. Also within easy reach are the popular hotspots of Westonbirt Arboretum, Cotswold Farm Park and Blenheim Palace.

Inside, the accommodation has been lovingly updated with great attention to detail throughout. Prepare delicious meals in the light and bright kitchen area, which opens onto the garden through a patio door and contains an electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine. Next door, the open-plan lounge/diner is a stunning room with exposed beams, stylish soft furnishings and a Cotswold stone fireplace. Enjoy meals at the dining table under the stairs before settling in for an evening of games, reading or TV/DVD in the serene and beautiful lounge area. Also on the ground floor, there is a clean and bright bathroom with shower over bath. Upstairs you will find three inviting bedrooms, one double with en-suite shower room, one further double and one single.

Outside, there is a pretty enclosed garden with furniture  and beautifully stocked beds adding seasonal colour.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms - 2 doubles and 1 single
  • 1 shower with WC and 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • TV / DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed garden with furniture
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • 3 dogs welcome
  • Pub, restaurants and shops within walking distance

This property is personally managed by Beth.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Susan 21st May 2019

This was our second visit to Appletree Cottage, the position is perfect, lots of lovely walks nearby, just minutes from the village where there is a good choice of dog friendly places to eat. The cottage is like home from home with a sunny, enclosed back garden for our dog. We should realy try somewhere differnt for a change, but we have been unablRead moree to find anywhere that fulfills all our wishes like Appletree. Hide

Reviewed by Wendy 3rd May 2019

Beautiful little cottage. Everything you could possibly want. We all love the area. The cottage is well laid out, with all equipment for a perfect break. A very welcome surprise gift on our arrival, coffee, milk, eggs, sugar, bread, butter, wine and a plate of delicious cheesecakes in the fridge.

Reviewed by Anne 1st March 2019

We found the cottage very comfortable, it has everything you would need, even down to a dog bowl. Thoughtful touches like a welcome pack.

Reviewed by Alison 8th February 2019

Good location and well equipped but not 5 star.

Reviewed by Diane 5th October 2018

5 Star rating Amazing cottage, beautiful & homely interior in perfect location for exploring Bourton itself & all the wonderful surrounding villages, towns & cities.

Reviewed by Joan 21st September 2018

Lovely cottage / very cosy Excellent position Nice surprise with lovely welcome pack (bread/milk/eggs/butter etc.)

Reviewed by Nicholas 14th September 2018

We had a great stay, shame the weather wasn't better. The cottage was well equipped, It had everything we needed. The welcome pack was gratefully received and plentiful.

Reviewed by Karen 24th August 2018

It was lovely and cosy, very clean, comfortable beds, great secure garden for the dogs.

Reviewed by Judith 10th August 2018

Potentially a lovely cottage but the owner needs to do some repairs and thorough clean throughout the cottage, especially considering the price.

Reviewed by Andrew 27th July 2018

We had a lovely stay at Appletree Cottage. The cottage is tastefully decorated, well equipped and in a fabulous location. We were also treated to a lovely welcome pack on arrival with tasty bread and cakes and other essentials to get us started. Bourton-on-the-Water is the quintessential English village with a shallow river for the children to playRead more in and a wide range of reasonably priced shops and restaurants. We would recommend staying here without hesitation. Hide

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Cotswolds is home to some of the most unspoilt, historic and famous villages in England. Its honey-coloured stone buildings provide a quintessential English charm found no-where else in the world and offer a plethora of welcoming pubs, tiny tearooms and quaint streets to explore.

Once described by William Morris as ‘the most beautiful village in England’, the chocolate box village of Bibury is one of England’s most iconic hamlets, home to the peaceful River Coln and some of the most photographed houses in the country. The famous Arlington Row is a sight to behold - this row of 14th century weaver’s cottages have been the foundation of Bibury for hundreds of years and is instantly recognisable as a symbol of the Cotswold District.

If you’re seeking a relaxing day of sightseeing, shopping and traditional tearooms, head to the charming town of Cirencester, once the second largest town in Roman Britain. Proclaiming the title "The Capital of the Cotswolds", its market square is dominated by the cathedral-like Parish Church of St. John Baptist (one of the largest in England) and can be easily reached from our self-catering accommodation in Bibury, Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold.

The rolling Cotswolds countryside is never too far away from your cosy holiday cottage, so you can enjoy a variety of outdoor leisure pursuits including those at The Cotswold Waterpark. This popular tourist destination in Gloucestershire is home to 150 glorious lakes where angling, archery, wakeboarding, windsurfing, birdwatching and even rally driving can be experienced. On a balmy summers day, the Cotswold Country Park and Beach is the place to go, boasting the largest inland beach in the UK.

When it comes to attractions in the Cotswolds, visitors will be spoilt for choice. Grab a stylish bargain at Bicester shopping village, talk a walk on the wild side at Longleat Safari Park, experience a day at the races in Cheltenham, admire colourful blooms at Westonbirt Arboretum, keep the kids entertained at the Cotswolds Farm Park, take a tour around Gloucester Cathedral, and enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea at Blenheim Palace. That’s just for starters, there’s plenty more things to see and do in the Cotswolds and you will love them all! Our holiday homes in the Cotswolds are the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploration, why not have a browse?

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