Planning - Why Bourton?
See our FAQ's in this section, as this will answer a lot of your questions, but in general, Bourton on the Water is in the heart of the Cotswolds and is ideal as a base for exploring.
Many of those who stay in our apartments are from overseas (30% are from Australia for example), so if you are travelling here from far away, here are a few tips:
We are about a two hour drive from Heathrow. Fortunately, Heathrow is on the M4 Motorway and the best way to get to the Cotswolds is to travel West along the M4. You can also reach us by public transport - travelling to Moreton in Marsh railway station from London Paddington - but the last 7 miles is best done by a pre-booked taxi. See our directions.
The Cotswolds are a particularly picturesque area. Some prefer to see them on foot, some by bicycle and some by car. Bourton is well suited to all these - there are beautiful walks, great cycle rides, and if you want to go further afield, you can use the car.
For attractions, there are many depending on how far you want to travel, but look at the map and you will see that Bourton is very central. Places within striking distance (by car) are Bath, Stratford Upon Avon, Oxford, Cheltenham, Chipping Campden and the New Forest.
Be aware that Bourton has its own pace. It may be a very popular destination but you will find that within a short space of time you will slow down and can truly relax. Go for a walk around the lakes in Bourton, watch the ducks, have a coffee and people watch. You will soon find out why people come here. See our FAQ's.