View towards the front of the cottage
Relax and light the wood burner on a chilly evening
Traditional shaker style kitchen
A breakfast bar that's the perfect base for breakfast
A spot of afternoon tea
Set the table for a simple supper
Enjoy the wood burner
Leave your walking boots and coats at the back door
Views into the lane from the bay window
A beautiful double bedroom
Wake up to views across the countryside
Enjoy a soak in the bath
A spacious double
Vibrant colours throughout the cottage
An enclosed garden just perfect for a well behaved dog
Relax and enjoy the summer sun
Views towards the pretty terrace of cottages
1 / 17  View towards the front of the cottage
2 / 17  Relax and light the wood burner on a chilly evening
3 / 17  Traditional shaker style kitchen
4 / 17  A breakfast bar that's the perfect base for breakfast
5 / 17  A spot of afternoon tea
6 / 17  Set the table for a simple supper
7 / 17  Enjoy the wood burner
8 / 17  Leave your walking boots and coats at the back door
9 / 17  Views into the lane from the bay window
10 / 17  A beautiful double bedroom
11 / 17  Wake up to views across the countryside
12 / 17  Enjoy a soak in the bath
13 / 17  A spacious double
14 / 17  Vibrant colours throughout the cottage
15 / 17  An enclosed garden just perfect for a well behaved dog
16 / 17  Relax and enjoy the summer sun
17 / 17  Views towards the pretty terrace of cottages

Bourton On The Water - Briar Cottage

Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Character cottage set within the peaceful backwaters of Bourton-on-the-Water
  • Just minutes from the banks of the River Windrush
  • Relax in front of the warming wood burner on chillier evenings
  • Within a short stroll of the local pubs and restaurants
  • A great area base for walkers and cyclists
  • Explore the many picturesque Cotswold towns and villages
Property code: 57897

Peacefully tucked away within the original back lanes of Bourton-on-the-Water, this character cottage with a stylish finish is the perfect base to explore the many picturesque Cotswold villages.

Often referred to as the Venice of the Cotswolds, the thriving village of Bourton-on-the-Water is a great base for exploring the Cotswolds. Enjoying a great location, it is within walking distance of the Motor Museum, the Model Village, Birdland and for enthusiastic walkers and cyclists there is access to both the Winchcombe and Cotswold Way, established paths covering this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Further afield are Cheltenham, famed for the Gold Cup, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon. The area is also well served by the National Trust with Snowshill Manor, Hidcote Gardens, Chastleton House and Chedworth Roman Villa. Other attractions include Cotswolds Farm Park, Cotswold Wild Life Park, Weston Arboretum, Blenhiem Palace, Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetland, Gloucester Waterways Museum and the Cotswold Water Park.

Take the pathway down this pretty terrace of honey stone cottages, pass through the wrought iron gate to your front door. Step inside into the lounge/diner, beautifully finished with a traditional style, wooden floors and complemented with oak furniture and leather sofas that front the inviting wood burner, a bay window offers views onto the many quaint cottages within the lane. A solid wooden dining table is great for entertaining along with access to a well-equipped kitchen with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer. There is also a separate WC on this floor. When the day is done, climb the stairs to the two bedrooms, a double with views onto the lane and a further double with views onto the open countryside. Completing the accommodation is the bathroom with shower over bath and WC. Please note that dogs are not permitted upstairs.

Heading outside, take a step out onto the patio area where you will find seating and a charcoal BBQ. There is an off-road allocated parking bay immediately behind the cottage for one car (further parking for one car is available but must be arranged with the owner prior to arrival).

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

  • 2 bedrooms – doubles
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Off-road parking for 1 car (further parking for one car is available but must be arranged with the owner prior to arrival as there will be an additional charge)
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome but please be advised that dogs are not permitted upstairs due to carpets
  • Bedroom window ledges sit roughly 30cm above the floor and children would need to be supervised
  • Regret no children permitted under the age of 12 years
  • Pub, restaurants and shops within walking distance
  • TV/DVD in lounge

This property is personally managed by Beth.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ceri 23rd August 2019

Brilliant location close enough to the centre of town but really quiet away from the bustle. Stunning cottage all mod cons, lovely decor. Great WiFi signal. Very generous welcome pack on arrival. Stair gate for the dog which was great. Highly recommended

Reviewed by Ailsa 5th July 2019

The cottage is clean, bright and comfortable. The location is excellent, with plenty of attractions and things to do locally, including some lovely walks. Other interesting places to visit within half an hour to an hour's drive. Also, some great restaurants for evening meals etc, or good well-stocked Co-op if you prefer to cook for yourself!

Reviewed by Frank 28th June 2019

A very well equipped & comfortable cottage in a good location & an available car park at the rear.

Reviewed by Christopher 21st June 2019

Ideal position to the town. Furniture & kitchen equipment ideal. We have stopped in Bourton over 12 years & this is the best cottage we have rented

Reviewed by Christine 3rd May 2019

Lovely property. Clean, modern, comfortable and extremely pleasant.

Reviewed by Ffion 22nd March 2019

What a beautiful cottage. Perfect relaxing getaway. The cottage was even more beautiful than the pictures. It had everything you would need and the most comfortable beds. 10 out of 10.

Reviewed by Helen 1st March 2019

This was one of best cottages we have stayed in.It was cosy clean and well equipped and had good quality furnishings. It's ideally situated for walking into the village.Would like to stay there again.

Reviewed by Molly 1st February 2019

A perfect stay! After a bad journey in the snow it was so lovely to arrive to such a homely and cosy space. There was even cake waiting for us as well as tea, coffee and milk in the fridge! Lots of nice little touches. Perfectly located for exploring the beautiful village and Cotswolds- easy parking and tucked away on a quiet lane. Loved coming bacRead morek after a day exploring and lighting the stove- we felt so at home and didnt want to leave! Overall we cannot fault our stay and hope to return. Hide

Reviewed by Gail 21st December 2018

We didnt want to leave!

Reviewed by Amanda 30th November 2018

Enjoyed our stay in December. Warm and comfortable, perfect quiet location for the town, cake on arrival, nice and clean. New, tidy and fresh looking. Wifi was good. Would visit again. Dog welcome. The Christmas lights in Bourton were magical, a good start to the Christmas celebrations!

Reviewed by Michael 16th November 2018

Some of the properties we have stayed at in the Cotswolds I would rate very !SELECTED!low !ENDOFSELECTED!but this property is 10 out of 10.

Reviewed by Paul 9th November 2018

One of the best cottages we have stayed in. Spotlessly clean, very well equipped, high quality furnishings, perfect central location. Close to several walks just a stones throw away. Could not ask any more.

Reviewed by Carolyn 19th October 2018

Excellent property. So central. We had an amazing holiday with our young children.

Reviewed by helen 12th October 2018

Briar Cottage was very clean, warm and comfortable with all the equipment you could need for a holiday. The location was excellent, just a few yards from the village centre and river.

Reviewed by Angela 28th September 2018

fantastic in every way, beautifully decorated and comfortable felt like home, situated in a excellent area could not have wished for more

Reviewed by Alison 21st September 2018

A lovely little well equipped cottage with thoughtful extras very close to the village centre yet nice and tranquil.

Reviewed by Joanna 14th September 2018

Beautiful and tastefully furnished, even the bed was extremely comfortable. It was centrally located to pubs, restaurants and shops. Would recommend to anyone for the perfect place to stay. In fact we intend to stay there again in the near future.

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View towards the front of the cottage
Relax and light the wood burner on a chilly evening
Traditional shaker style kitchen
A breakfast bar that's the perfect base for breakfast
A spot of afternoon tea
Set the table for a simple supper
Enjoy the wood burner
Leave your walking boots and coats at the back door
Views into the lane from the bay window
A beautiful double bedroom
Wake up to views across the countryside
Show 5 moreEnjoy a soak in the bath


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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