The Lantern

ID: S599097

  • Bedrooms 2
  • ・ Sleeps 4
  • ・ Pets 1

About this property

This lovely, detached property sits in the unspoilt village of Bourton-on-the-Water, in a rural Cotswolds area. Set over three floors and lovingly restored from the 1700s, The Lantern makes a beautiful home for a family or friends seeking an escape to the Cotswolds. The kitchen comes fully-equipped with all the mod cons required for a short break, take three steps down to the dining room, originally used as a cellar, with a stone vaulted ceiling. Climb up to the first floor and discover the lounge, offering plush seating and a wood burning stove, ideal for when the temperatures dip. On this level there is also a double room and bathroom with bath, where you can prepare yourself in the morning. Venture to the second floor and discover the master, offering a sumptuous king-size double and feature brick wall. To the outside of this Bourton-On-The-Water cottage is an enclosed garden patio, offering a spot to sit out and enjoy a summer evening. The tranquil village of Bourton-On-The-Water makes a pleasant base during your holiday in the Cotswolds; you'll find convenience stores, restaurants such as The Rose Tree Restaurant, and the Kingsbridge pub along the river Windrush all a stone's throw away. Nearby attractions to add to the itinerary include The Dragonfly Maze, the Cotswold Motoring Museum & Toy Collection, Birdland Park & Gardens with activities for little ones, and Greystones Farm Nature Reserve welcoming walkers with dogs on leads. Those looking to get their steps will have no trouble in the Cotswolds, offering a wealth of idyllic walks through hills and meadows, including many leading to the National Trust Chastleton House, Snowshill Manor and Garden, and Lodge Park and Sherborne Park Estate. The Lantern is a superb base with contemporary comforts, fit for a memorable holiday in any season.

Located in the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the historic village of Bourton-on-the-Water dates back to Neolithic times with over 100 buildings being Grade II listed or higher. The picturesque high street nestles alongside the River Windrush over which several low stone bridges span, which is why Bourton-on-the-Water is known as the Venice in the Cotswolds. Tradition states that an annual football match is played in the summer, in the River Windrush with the banks lined with spectators, with the aim to score as many goals as possible and get as wet as possible! The village has an eclectic range of visitor attractions, including The Model Village, Cotswold Motor Museum, Birdland Park and Gardens as well as a Dragonfly Maze, monthly farmers’ market as well as many tea rooms, an artisan bakery, antiques and craft markets, traditional sweet shop, cycle hire and its very own perfumery. Nearby, Stow-on-the-Wold, originally an Iron Age Fort, epitomises traditional England. This ancient market town has played host to many fairs since the 12th century and today holds a biannual Gypsy Horse Fair, craft fairs and monthly farmers' market. The vast market square boasts an ancient cross at one end and the village stocks at the other, surrounded by an elegant array of Cotswold stone townhouses, antiques shops, tea rooms, traditional pubs, award-winning restaurants and its very own cricket museum. Also take a visit to the medieval town of Burford for a great day out where you can enjoy a trip to the Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens. The Saxon market town of Moreton-in-Marsh and the quintessential English village of Broadway are both within easy reach and make a great day out. The spa town of Cheltenham is, architecturally, the most complete Regency town in England with an incredible range of shops, cinemas, theatres, restaurants and pubs, it is famous for its horse racing festival in March, culminating in the Gold Cup steeplechase. Oxford, the oldest university city in England and sometimes called The City of Dreaming Spires has an abundance of prestigious attractions, including the 38 colleges of the university (half of which date back before 1600), the oldest university teaching room, the Bodleian Library, Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers Museums, and Botanic Gardens. Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, Worcester and the waterfront city of Gloucester are also all within easy reach.


Over three floors.

Two bedrooms: 1 x second-floor king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double.

Bathroom with bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC.


Dining room with underfloor heating.

First-floor sitting room with wood-burning stove.

Gas central heating.

Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, Nespresso machine, dishwasher, washing machine.

2 x Smart TV, WiFi.

Fuel, power, kindling and some wood provided for woodburning stove included In rent.

Further wood can be purchased via honestly box system.

Bed linen and towels included In rent.

Off-road parking for 1 car, additional parking in council pay and display car park.

Enclosed garden and patio with barbecue.

One well-behaved pet welcome.

Sorry, no smoking.

Shop 0.7 miles, pub 0.6 miles.

Note: This property has set check in days of Friday and Monday.

Note: please do not allow pets upstairs.

Nearby points of interest

  • Cotswold Motoring Museum
  • Cotswold Wildlife Park And Gardens

Reviews (21)

  • Karen

    Unfortunately, as it was hot ( not complaining!) we opened windows at night and were very aware of traffic noise. It is quieter with closed windows .There were a few items missing which we did want to use during our stay, (eg First Aid kit , washing line or airer, kitchen whisk, electric fan) and a bathroom broken door handle locked us in twice . We probably could have requested things but were only there for a few days. Overall, we would still recommend the property for it's quirky character, tasteful and comfortable furnishings and ideal location for visiting the Cotswolds

  • Sara

    Good location and nice stroll into the village.

  • Gill

    Located on the edge of Bourton on the water but close enough to enjoy everything the village has to offer and the nearby surrounds. The house had everything we needed and was an excellent base. Would definitely recommend!

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