See inside one of Bourton-on-the-Water's most gorgeous guest houses

Providing the ultimate home-from-home stay in the Cotswolds, The Lansdowne is an award-winning boutique bed and breakfast situated in the heart of beautiful Bourton-on-the-Water. ​

By Sarah Kent  |  Published

Property: The Lansdowne Guest House, Lansdowne, Bourton-on-the-Water, GL54 2AR

Location: Situated just a five-minute walk from the centre of Bourton-on-the-Water, this 14-bedroom guest house features the classic honey stone exterior unique to the architecture in this picturesque area of the Cotswolds.

Known affectionately as the 'Venice of the Cotswolds', Bourton lies along the River Windrush and is famous for its five low bridges and abundance of riverside restaurants. Arguably one of the prettiest villages in Gloucestershire, Bourton has an array of independent shops, attractions for all the family and delicious ice cream parlours. 

Through the keyhole: Bought in 2018 and sympathetically restored, The Lansdowne is managed by Corrinne Scarrett, the general manager, who ensures all guests receive a unique and memorable experience. The bed and breakfast boasts 14 individually designed bedrooms that perfectly capture the essence of the surrounding countryside, ranging from cosy single rooms to a comfy twin and a boutique four-poster bedroom for special occasions.

Superior rooms feature mini fridges that are complimentary to use, Diddly Squat Farm snacks and Nespresso coffee machines.

At breakfast, guests can expect a full, cooked breakfast, made-to-order, with seasonal options to choose from, including asparagus, poached egg and hollandaise sauce. The guest house prides itself using local ingredients from suppliers such as Billy’s Eggs and Jesse Smith's butchers.

Price: Rooms start at £90 per person per night, including breakfast. Free parking is available for guests. Direct bookings receive 10 per cent off.

SoGlos loves: The exceptional customer service and extensive knowledge on the local area. Staff make sure their guests are fully comfortable with every need met, even providing surprise little details that make all the difference to a special weekend away. 

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