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“Magical Wilderness Weekend”
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175 reviews
Perfect for al fresco refreshments
Entrance to Lavender Cottage
The River Windrush flows through the centre of Bourton-on-the-Water
The River Windrush in the centre of Bourton-on-the-Water
Bourton-on-the-Water
The village wildlife
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds, England

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Katrina L
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Magical Wilderness Weekend”
Reviewed August 10, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Our second visit to Lavender Cottage - we stayed here during Wilderness Festival in nearby Charlbury. Everything we could have possibly needed/ wanted was provided and the owners couldn't have been more attentive. It was a real treat and the perfect way to spend our festival weekend; we were very spoilt and hope to be back soon! Thank you!

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
10 Aug 2015
It was lovely to welcome you back to Lavender Cottage and I'm glad that you had such wonderful weather for your festival fun. We'll look forward to seeing you again.
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Ludmed
Ballarat, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Our own every special " escape to the country", blue ribbon style.”
Reviewed August 8, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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Following an extremely busy UK conference trip, our three night stay at our much loved ' Lavender Cottage ', was more than what we could of wished for, before our long trip home. From the moment we met Hilary, she had quickly worked out all the aspects of how our stay could exceed our expectations. The cottage has every aspect covered, but with more. The thought and care to detail throughout the cottage, reflects the high standards presented to all who are lucky to stay at Lavender Cottage. The position and privacy of the cottage allows you to quickly embrace the charm of Burton on the Water, without being caught up with the daily tourists. We wished we could of stayed longer. Many thanks to the wonderful hosts Hilary and Alistair.

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Liked best: Hosts, Location, the overalll layout of the cottage
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
9 Aug 2015
I'm pleased that our little haven gave you a chance to relax and that you enjoyed all that Bourton-on-the-Water has to offer. We'll look forward to seeing you next time you visit England.
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San Antonio, Texas, United States
Reviewed July 30, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

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Liked best: Every detail was thought of by the owners.
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
31 Jul 2015
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of Lavender Cottage. We've tried to provide everything that our guests might need during their stay and we appreciate that good WIFI is essential, especially for our many visitors from overseas. I'm pleased that we helped to make your UK trip memorable and look forward to welcoming you again on your next trip.
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Reviewed July 30, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

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Liked best: The charm and character of the cottage and location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
31 Jul 2015
I'm pleased that you enjoyed your anniversary celebration in this beautiful, relaxing part of the Cotswolds. We'll look forward to welcoming you back to Lavender Cottage in the future. Thank you for taking the time to post these lovely comments.
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Jocelyn50...
Shah Alam, Malaysia
2 reviews
“Fantastic place to stay!”
Reviewed July 22, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

This cottage is strategically located and situated very close to the river and the town. The place is very clean and comfortable. Hilary, the owner takes care of all the details to ensure our stay is pleasant and all basic essentials are provided. Breakfast bars, biscuits, milk, bread..... Including wine was provided.

Our family of 4 adults have stayed in many home stays and this is definitely one of the tops and highly recommended.

Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
22 Jul 2015
I'm pleased that Lavender Cottage met your expectations and that you enjoyed your family time here. Thank you for taking the time to post this review.
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Doug K
1 review
“Excellent Stay”
Reviewed July 17, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Location is perfect! Parking on the street was convenient. Enjoyed the food items they provided when we arrived. Ice Cream shop just 3 minutes away. Loved having fresh baked items (still warm) from the bakery (8 minutes away) out in the courtyard with all of the beautiful flowers. Good communications during booking, confirmation, and the stay. We will be sure to stay at Lavender Cottage next time!

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Liked best: Location and flowers
Liked least: Watch out for the ceiling beam at the top of the stairs...
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
20 Jul 2015
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I'm pleased that you appreciated the location of Lavender Cottage and all that the village of Bourton-on-the-Water has to offer. We'll look forward to welcoming you again when you're in this special corner of England.
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CClarkTra...
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“We Loved, Loved Lavender Cottage”
Reviewed July 16, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Lavender Cottage is charming and ideally situated just steps from the village green (the river, shops, restaurants). It is quiet, secluded and surrounded by beautiful gardens. The hosts really go out of their way to make your stay comfortable and pleasant -- everything from bread, butter, jams, coffee and milk to books, board games and DVDs. There were welcome surprises waiting for our kids on each of our beds. In fact, our kids loved the cottage so much that we had a hard time getting them out to go sightseeing. This was our favorite vacation by far and we wish we had scheduled more time here.

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Liked best: Everything
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
20 Jul 2015
Thank you for posting this lovely review. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your stay. All our young guests do love the quirkiness of the cottage. You'll have to stay longer if you come to England again.
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