- Off road parking
- Ground floor accommodation
- Ground floor bedroom
- Open fire
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
* Based on a combined average customer score over the last 3 months
14 Customer Review(s)
“Lark's Lodge is a lovely place to stay.”
Finished and furnished to a high standard with lots of little extras. Although a single room it has the added extra of the conservatory and outside space which make it all the more appealing. Close enough to walk into Bourton on the Water and a pleasant walk too. Would recommend to anyone.
Finished and furnished to a high standard with lots of little extras. Although a single room it has the added extra of the conservatory and outside space which make it all the more appealing. Close enough to walk into Bourton on the Water and a pleasant walk too. Would recommend to anyone.- Mrs Butler, September 2020
“The accommodation was beautifully decorated and had all the necessary amenities to make our stay comfortable.”
The only disappointment was the communication. I had a query about payment before our departure date and sent many emails via booking.com but no one was able to help. Also the contact number was constantly busy and I struggled to get through to find out about the key collection. We had no emails before our departure date explaining this. We ended up travelling to the property in the hope that we would meet the owners or cleaning team to help. We rang Sykes on arrival and finally got through but this added a lot of unnecessary stress. This information should have been provided well before.- Mr Bishop, September 2020
Thank you for your feed back, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Lark's Lodge. You were sent the key collection details a week prior to your stay, which is standard practice for all bookings. we are sorry you were unable to locate them, perhaps they went to your spam folder? As you will be aware the staycation industry has been extraordinarily busy recently which has in turn led to longer waiting times on the phones. This is now calming down and normal service is resuming. Owner relations
“A very good base for our walking holiday of 3 nights.”
We walked into Bourton-on-the-Water a couple of nights which was about 15 mins walk to look around and have an evening meal. Make sure you take a torch in the evening as it is very dark on the road where the accommodation is. The letting has everything that is needed plenty of room to park the car and we liked sitting in the conservatory as very light and warm, needed the doors open. Bed was very comfortable and warm. A little too hot for us but otherwise a great place.- Mrs Quinton, August 2020
Thank you for the tip regarding taking a torch. We are glad the weather was good so you were able to make the most of your walking holiday and enjoy the conservatory. Owner relations
“Larks Lodge was lovely and only a short walk into Bourton -on - the - water, which was very busy.”- Mr Martin, August 2020
“Cottage was lovely & clean.”
Only a couple of issues - the fridge wasn’t working properly. If you placed anything in the fridge door it didn’t stay cool. I think this was due to the fact that the shelf in the fridge door was loose and as soon as you placed anything in it it jutted out so the door didn’t close properly. The ice box was also iced over so difficult to put anything in it. We did leave a comment about this in their comments book. As we don’t go out much at night we found the TV a bit on the small side and the channels limited to free view. There was room on the wall to place a bigger TV and in this day & age, Sky on Netflix would have been nice. However, the above didn’t detract from our enjoyment & comfort, just a few comments that could easily be rectified.- Mr Allan, July 2020
Thank you for your feedback regarding Lark's Lodge. We value all feedback and will pass on your comments to the owner. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Owner relations
“We had a wonderful holiday, the Larks Lodge cottage was very comfortable, an ideal place to stay if you like walking, and was only a 10 Minute walk from Bouton on the water.”
The cottage was spacious and especially enjoyed the conservatory where we ate all our meals. Highly recommended for a romantic retreat.- Mr Hill, July 2020
Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback with regards to your stay at Lark's Lodge. It's always lovely to hear how much our guests enjoyed staying in the Cotswolds. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Owner relations
“Everything was spot on could not find anything wrong with this accommodation .”- Mr Mitchell, March 2020
Happy to hear you had such a great stay! Owner relations
“A lovely cottage, small but beautifully formed and well equipped.”
We had a slight problem with the toilet and the towel rail (much needed in the colder weather) but these were almost immediately sorted by an extremely nice gentleman. Being November we arrived in the dark, so could I suggest that some form of lighting is installed with perhaps a more noticeable sign. We could not locate Saunders Garage as everywhere was in complete darkness, no street lighting, rush hour, narrow road and rain, therefore had to find overnight accommodation. In daylight it was a lot easier! However it’s a lovely part of the country and we wouldn’t hesitate to return- Mrs Taylor, November 2019
Thank you for your feedback we have passed on your comments regarding the outside lights to the owner Owner relations
“Although the facilities essentially met the description given, the property was a little disappointing.”
I understand from the internet that the property and adjacent (presumably owner’s house) has recently been sold “STC”. The main property was unoccupied although someone, presumably a house sitter, did stay a few nights in another accommodation. In the absence of an interested owner the bushes have grown to the extent that on entering Larks Lodge it is difficult to avoid scratching the car and even more difficult to turn without touching bushes. Note that the photo of the property exaggerates the actual size of the parking /garden area. In the lodge there was a book in which previous occupants had noted maintenance issues requiring attention. Not all had been attended to although some were easy fixes. We had a problem with the TV (an aerial cable issue already noted in the book but not yet permanently fixed) although Sykes did get this sorted very promptly. However, it should not have happened. The was a rather unsavoury smell coming from the kitchen sink. The shower sealer was mildewed - yet another previously noted issue. The towels supplied were not really adequate for a week stay. In summary nice place, nice lodge but not up to our previous (or subsequent) experiences with Sykes properties. Could be so much better if someone took an active interest in the day to day management of the property.- Mr Perry, September 2019
The property is fully managed and the owner is indeed very involved despite only living there part time. The garden is regularly maintained by a dedicated gardener and any maintenance issues are dealt with swiftly where possible. There is a welcome folder at the property which contains several contact details in case of any issues during guests' stay. We always encourage our guests to get in contact should they find that something needs rectifying. The guest book is checked at each changeover and if any issues are highlighted they will of course be sorted immediately. It clearly states on the website that there is no washing machine at the property due to size of the property and 2 towels per person are provided. If a guest stays longer than a week, a complimentary freshen up (new towels/ linen) will be offered. Owner relations
“The photograph of the lodge is very deceiving as the gravel shown outside is just about big enough to park the car.”
The plot is then surrounded by mature trees, shrubs and hedges making it very dark with no views whatsoever. A long narrow shingle path from the lodge to a large house at the front with a very large garden and parking spaces isolated the lodge particularly as it appeared to be unoccupied.- Mr Bootle, August 2019
“Beautifully appointed, compact and tastefully furnished, the cottage is ideal for a couple.”
We loved it. However, one picture was misleading - there is no lawn on which to relax and on which a granddaughter staying nearby could have played. It belongs to the neighbouring property! Also, having a lengthy car, we found it excessively difficult to turn our vehicle in the parking spot without doing a 17-point turn. There is a pointless piece of fencing that could usefully be removed.- Mr Harper, July 2019
Perfect relaxing stay. Would highly recommend.- Mr Topping, July 2019
“Larks Lodge was excellent it was within walking distance of Bourton on the Water and well placed for all the other places we visited during our stay.”
It just had every thing we needed for our stay in the Cotswolds and we are looking forward to coming back for another stay.- Mr Buck, June 2019
“Nice cosy cottage , had a great holiday”- Mrs Gupta, May 2019
Lark's Lodge is a well-presented, studio-style accommodation resting on the edge of the pretty village of Bourton-on-the-Water.
This splendid retreat is perfectly formed for a couple looking to explore the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and all of the delights of this village.
Upon entering the property, you are welcomed in by the vaulted ceilings, carefully selected furnishings and the roaring woodburning stove, offering comfort during those winter evenings.
Here, you will find a well-equipped kitchen with a breakfast bar, a sitting area and a king-size double bedroom, complete with quality linen and towels.
Completing the interior is a stylish shower room, boasting with walk-in shower, basin and WC.
If you don't feel like cooking one evening, a short stroll will bring you into the village of Bourton-on-the-Water, where you will find a selection of pubs and restaurants to suit all tastes.
Whilst here, you will also find a superb walking tour filled with ghostly tales of the town.
Other attractions include the miniature model village, Birland park and the traditional hedge maze, Dragonfly Maze.
Further afield, you can visit the National Trust property of Bibury, Minster Lovell Hall and Dovecote and Hook Norton Brewery.
Lark's Lodge is a wonderful property to come back to after a busy day exploring.
- Open-plan living with king-size double bed, kitchen, sitting area and dining area
- Bathroom with walk-in shower, basin and WC
- Electric central heating and woodburning stove
- Microwave, dishwasher, fridge, electric oven and hob, toaster, ironing board, TV with Freeview and DVD player and WiFi
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Fuel and power inc. in rent
- Off-road parking
- Sorry, no smoking or pets allowed
- Pub within 0.7 mile, shop within 1 mile
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.
About the location
Stow-on-the-Wold 4 miles; Moreton-in-Marsh 8 miles; Chipping Norton 13 miles; Cheltenham 15.5 miles.
Located in the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the historic village of Bourton-on-the-Water dates back to Neolithic times with over 100 buildings being Grade II listed or higher. The picturesque high street nestles alongside the River Windrush over which several low stone bridges span, which is why Bourton-on-the-Water is known as the Venice in the Cotswolds. Tradition states that an annual football match is played in the summer, in the River Windrush with the banks lined with spectators, with the aim to score as many goals as possible and get as wet as possible! The village has an eclectic range of visitor attractions, including The Model Village, Cotswold Motor Museum, Birdland Park and Gardens as well as a Dragonfly Maze, monthly farmers’ market as well as many tea rooms, an artisan bakery, antiques and craft markets, traditional sweet shop, cycle hire and its very own perfumery. Nearby, Stow-on-the-Wold, originally an Iron Age Fort, epitomises traditional England. This ancient market town has played host to many fairs since the 12th century and today holds a biannual Gypsy Horse Fair, craft fairs and monthly farmers' market. The vast market square boasts an ancient cross at one end and the village stocks at the other, surrounded by an elegant array of Cotswold stone townhouses, antiques shops, tea rooms, traditional pubs, award-winning restaurants and its very own cricket museum. Also take a visit to the medieval town of Burford for a great day out. The Saxon market town of Moreton-in-Marsh and the quintessential English village of Broadway are both within easy reach and make a great day out. The spa town of Cheltenham is, architecturally, the most complete Regency town in England with an incredible range of shops, cinemas, theatres, restaurants and pubs, it is famous for its horse racing festival in March, culminating in the Gold Cup steeplechase. Oxford, the oldest university city in England and sometimes called The City of Dreaming Spires has an abundance of prestigious attractions, including the 38 colleges of the university (half of which date back before 1600), the oldest university teaching room, the Bodleian Library, Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers Museums, and Botanic Gardens. Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, Worcester and the waterfront city of Gloucester are also all within easy reach.
This property offers the following short breaks:
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