Destination guide

Experience Bourton-on-the-Water in holiday lettings

Located in the heart of the Cotswolds, Bourton-on-the-Water is a charming, picturesque village that has numerous attractions, shops, restaurants and tea rooms where you can enjoy a tranquil holiday. Whether you’re travelling with friends, your family or solo, you’ll find endless opportunities for a memorable trip to holiday lettings in Bourton-on-the-Water.


Sightseeing in and around Bourton-on-the-Water

Do you want to find top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that Bourton-on-the-Water has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • The Model Village (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Birdland Park and Gardens (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Cotswold Farm Park (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Cotswold Falconry Centre (6.8 mi / 11 km)
  • Cotswold Wildlife Park (8.9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • Chipping Norton Golf Club (11.2 mi / 18.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Bourton-on-the-Water

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Bourton-on-the-Water is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Batsford Arboretum (8.1 mi / 13 km)
  • Dover's Hill (11.9 mi / 19.1 km)
  • Pittville Park (13.2 mi / 21.3 km)
  • Imperial Gardens (13.6 mi / 21.9 km)
  • Hidcote Manor Garden (13.7 mi / 22.1 km)
  • Cirencester Roman Amphitheatre (15 mi / 24.1 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Bourton-on-the-Water

The nearest airport is in Oxford (OXF), located 19.6 mi (31.5 km) from the city centre.

Food & drink

Sample Cotswold cuisine in Bourton-on-the-Water

Bourton-on-the-Water and the surrounding Cotswolds have a well-earned reputation as a foodie destination. An array of pubs, cafes and restaurants offer traditional and iconic dishes like Gloucester cheese, Gloucester Old Spot pork, Bibury trout, Tewkesbury mustard and Hobbs House bread, all of which share locally sourced produce from the fertile rural countryside. Cheltenham even celebrates its own food festival, which gives you an opportunity to sample and buy local food and ales from the Cotswolds to prepare your own traditional English dish. To enjoy the true flavour of the Cotswolds, enjoy an iconic meal with traditional afternoon tea in a village tearoom or a local ale in a traditional country pub near your holiday rental.


Events near your Bourton-on-the-Water holiday rental

Bourton-on-the-Water hosts many fun and exciting events for enjoying the culture and history of the area. Holiday homes give you access to events like World Penguin Day at Birdland, which features seminars and feeding displays with England’s only breeding colony of king penguins, and Beltane Festival, a live music festival with the traditional burning of the Wicker Man, craft shows and workshops. The Cotswold Festival of Motoring, an event with motor-themed displays, famous movie vehicles, classic cars, supercars and vintage vehicles, is also a memorable experience.

Family friendly

Family fun near Bourton-on-the-Water holiday homes

Kids will love the fun-filled places near Bourton-on-the-Water holiday homes. The Dragonfly Maze, a traditional garden maze and puzzle with a golden dragonfly, and Greystones Farm Nature Reserve, a natural area with walking trails and an abundance of wildlife, are two of the top attractions for kids. You could also explore the Bourton Model Railway, an elaborate model railway with imaginative scenery and railway memorabilia, and the Lower Slaughter Museum, a museum dedicated to the history of breadmaking and corn milling in the area. For animal lovers, Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park has an array of farm animals, animal encounters and educational tours to learn about farming history.

Can I find a vacation rental around Bourton-on-the-Water?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 542 vacation rentals near Bourton-on-the-Water. From 408 cottages to 492 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Bourton-on-the-Water for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

Can I rent Cottages in Bourton-on-the-Water?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 408 Cottages in Bourton-on-the-Water. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Bourton-on-the-Water include:

  • Houses: 492 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 408 rentals available
  • Barns: 19 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Bourton-on-the-Water?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 21 vacation rentals with pool available in Bourton-on-the-Water. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.