Lansdowne, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire


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  • Bedrooms: 4
A substantial and beautifully presented 4 bedroom cottage with flexible accommodation and a large garden with parking and garage


From the Bourton-on-the-Water Office, proceed in a westerly direction along Lansdowne, passing the Mousetrap Inn (on the right), Lansdowne Cottage will be found shortly set back on the right hand side.


Lansdowne Cottage is situated on Lansdowne just off the western end of the High Street and very conveniently located for access to all the village amenities and just a short distance from the village green and River Windrush. Bourton, widely known as the Venice of the Cotswolds is a popular tourist destination and provides an excellent range of local facilities including boutique shops, supermarkets, pubs, restaurants, doctors, churches, a leisure centre, local primary school and the excellent Cotswold secondary school. The area's larger commercial and cultural centres of Cheltenham, Cirencester and Oxford are within easy travelling distance and there are main line rail services at Kingham (8 miles) (Paddington 80mins approx) and a comprehensive local bus network radiating from Bourton.


Lansdowne Cottage comprises a substantial end terraced cottage set well back from the road and constructed of natural Cotswold stone under a reconstituted Cotswold stone tiled roof. The property comes to the market for the first time in over 40 years and has been the subject of extensive refurbishment and extension in the current ownership. The accommodation is arranged over two floors with the principal cottage comprising an open plan Sitting Room/Dining Room, with an open fireplace and beamed ceiling leading to an Inner Staircase/Hall, with Shower Room, Kitchen and Conservatory. On the First Floor there are three Bedrooms and a family Bathroom. In 1991 a two storey Annexe was added, constructed in matching materials and comprising a Sitting Room, with Kitchenette and spiral staircase leading to a further bedroom and bathroom and which currently interconnects with the main accommodation. The cottage is set well back from the village road, with a gravelled drive and parking together with a detached single garage. Gates lead through to the impressive and beautifully tended garden to the rear enjoying a number of well stocked flower and shrub borders, fruit trees, two ponds, two greenhouses, summer house and workshop.

The accommodation is arranged as follows: Hardwood panelled front door with central diamond leaded light to entrance Lobby, semi glazed and panelled door to:

Sitting Room/Dining Room

Comprising Dining Area with parquet floor, beamed ceiling, wall light points, interconnecting serving hatch with the kitchen.

Sitting Area with continuation of the beamed ceiling, open fireplace with a raised hearth with Cotswold stone surround with timber mantlepiece flanked to either side by arched display niches with glazed shelving and further display cabinet, television point, wall light points.

Staircase Hall

Beamed ceiling, wall light point, under stairs storage cupboard with glazed display cabinet, interconnecting door to annexe.


One and a half bowl stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap set within a tiled surround, range of drawers and cupboards beneath, Hygena ceramic electric four ring hob with copper extractor hood above and Indesit oven and grill below, range of matching eye level cupboards and shelving, beamed ceiling, space and plumbing for washing machine and separate space for below work surface refrigerator.

Shower Room

With a matching suite comprising low level w.c., wash hand basin and shower cubicle fitted with a Deva shower, tiled floor, casement window with opening fan light.


With opening and fixed single glazed casements with a translucent pitched roof and glazed panel door leading to the rear garden. From the staircase Hall stairs with timber newel post, balustrading and hand rail leads to the :

First Floor Landing

Airing cupboard with slatted timber shelving.

Bedroom 1

Range of built-in wardrobe cupboards, beamed ceiling, double glazed casement window over looking the rear garden.

Bedroom 2

Built-in wardrobe cupboard and double glazed casement window to front.

Bedroom 3

With double glazed casement window to front.


Matching suite comprising panelled bath with chrome taps and hand rail, pedestal wash hand basin, low level w.c., heated towel rail, stripped timber floor.

Approached from the drive is a stable door leading to:

THE ANNEXE - Sitting Room/Kitchenette

With beamed ceiling, wood burning stove set on a reconstituted stone hearth, flanked to either side by tiled slips and with stone mantlepiece, one and a half bowl stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap set within a wide surround with drawers and cupboards beneath, four ring electric ceramic hob by Hygena with Hygena extractor hood above and a Hygena Turbo Delux oven and grill below, matching eye level cupboards, wine rack, decorative spiral staircase with open tread leading to:

First Floor Bedroom

With built in wardrobe cupboard, beamed ceiling and door to:


Matching suite comprising corner panelled bath with chrome mixer tap and shower attachment, low level w.c., wash hand basin set within a wide surround with cupboards beneath, door to airing cupboard to one side, beamed ceiling.


Lansdowne Cottage is approached via a pair of decorative wrought iron gates with a gravelled drive and flagged to one side by a lawned area with well tended flower and herbaceous borders. The drive leads to a gravelled parking area and onto the Detached Single Garage with a pair of timber doors, power and light.

The rear garden may be approached either via timber gates to the side of the house and garage or alternatively from the Conservatory. There is a paved terraced area immediately abutting the cottage with steps leading to a further gravelled area to the side of the garage with further steps leading to the remainder of the garden which is primarily laid to lawn and surrounded by well tended flower and herbaceous borders. Lily pond. Raised goldfish pond with fountain, fruit trees, two Greenhouses, substantial Garden Store, 12'1 x 7'10 , with power and light and storage space above the rafters. Summer House, 9'8 x 7'8 . A pedestrian gate leading to the rear of the property leads to Mousetrap Lane.


Mains Electricity, Water and Drainage are connected. Oil Fired Central Heating. (Mains Gas in Street).


Cotswold District Council, Trinity Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 1PX (Tel: 01285 623000)


Council Tax band 'D'. Rate payable for 2020/2021 £1,826.94

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