Pussycat Cottage dates back to 1820 and has all the charm of a cosy Cotswold stone cottage, whilst offering plenty of space for up to six guests in three double bedrooms.
Perfectly located, Pussycat Cottage affords an enviable position in one of the Cotswolds' most popular villages, Bourton-on-the-Water, and is just a short stroll from its many attractions, cafes, pubs and independent shops. The popular 'Mouse Trap Inn' is also at the end of the lane serving home prepared meals and local ales - great for strolling out for supper.
Lovingly known as the 'Little Venice of the Cotswolds', Bourton-on-the-Water has immense appeal to families, friends and couples all year round. The River Windrush winds its way through the centre of the village with little bridges providing access to the shops that line its street either side. Take a blanket (and some bread for the ducks!) and enjoy a picnic, ice cream or fish and chips on the grass river banks; or enjoy a leisurely lunch in one of the many pubs and cafes. The village also has a surprising number of excellent attractions on the doorstep including: The Cotswold Motoring Museum packed full of classic cars and the TV star 'Brum'; Birdland Park and Gardens where you can see the parrots, feed the penguins, take a Jurassic journey and marvel at the birds of prey; the Dragonfly Maze with half a mile of pathways to lose the kids in; The Model Village for a snapshot of Bourton-on-the-Water in miniature; or discover the intriguing world of perfume at The Cotswold Perfumery.
There are also a wealth of attractions a little further a field but still within easy reach by car, including; The Cotswolds Wildlife Park; National Trust's Snowshill Manor, Chedworth Roman Villa and Hidcote Gardens; Batsford Arboretum with its garden centre; The Cotswolds Farm Park (well known as the home to BBC's Countryfile presenter Adam Henson); The Cotswolds Lavender Farm in Broadway; Gloucester Docks; magnificent Warwick Castle and the 'must visit' towns, villages and cities of Stow-on-the-Wold, The Slaughters, Cheltenham, Cirencester, Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and beautiful Bath to name just a few.
With superb opportunities for walkers and cyclists, an abundance of attractions, plenty of places on the doorstep for a meal out and shops to buy that all important holiday gift, Pussycat Cottage is well placed for enjoying all the best bits of the Cotswolds, whether you want a short break or longer holiday.
Emily Clacy joined Independent Cottages in April 2016
Outside: Guests have both the courtyard (including BBQ) and also a little sunny seating area at the front of the cottage, as well as off-road parking for up to two cars - a real bonus in this popular village.
Additional information: Free Wi-Fi internet access. Prices include heating, linen, electricity and towels. Unfortunately no pets and no smoking. Short breaks available all year round with a three night minimum during high season and two nights at all other times (charged at 75% of the weekly rate). Flexible changeover offered.
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