Near Bourton on the Water


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Bedroom details

3 Bedrooms (Sleeps 6 + cot)

Bedroom 1

1 x king

Bedroom 2

1 x king

Bedroom 3

1 x double

For the seekers of country living magic and luxury living moments, uncover our historic, 16th century cottage, set in the heart of the Cotswolds countryside near Bourton-on-the-Water. Welcoming up to six guests and one dog with a charming wood burning stove and an idyllic, south-facing courtyard garden, our limestone dream seamlessly blends luxurious, pale-toned interiors with existing characterful touches, from rustic ceiling beams to quintessential mullion windows. Tucked away in the sweet village of Little Rissington, Dovecote is a wonderful retreat for couples and families alike looking to uncover the never-ending enchantment of the Cotswolds, from Burford and Stow-on-the-Wold, to Cirencester and beyond - honey-hued heaven awaits in all seasons...

Lower occupancy discount

A special lower occupancy rate applies outside of peak times. At Dovecote, the discount for up to four guests is 10% and at this rate, all rooms in the main house will be available for you. The annex will be excluded.

The discount is calculated on the availability and booking page, if you have any queries please don't hesitate to get in touch on 01872 553 491 or email


Evoking endless calm with soothing neutral shades and a subtle layering of natural textures, the exquisite sitting room is a sumptuous space to reset. Resting centre stage is the gorgeous inglenook fireplace, complete with a wood burning stove for cosy evenings spent fireside, whilst a twin set of cream, three seat sofas offer a space to relax in Boutique style. For entertainment you'll find a Smart TV with subscriptions to Netflix, Disney+, along with a Bose sound system to play your staycation soundtrack.


From original flagstone flooring, stylish quartz worktops and handmade, porcelain tiles - the dreamy pairing of historic features and contemporary influences ensures Dovecote's kitchen is an enchanting setting to craft and dine with loved ones. Culinary artists and blooming chefs will adore this breath-taking space, complete with all the essentials including a fan oven, electric hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, and a Nespresso coffee machine.

For feasts of any occasion, there is a pretty wooden dining table with six, oatmeal chesterfield dining chairs, along with a cushioned window seat for those who'd prefer to gaze over Cotswolds country scenes with a morning latte in hand.

You'll also find a washer/dryer can be found in the back hallway.

Sleeping and bathing

There are three exquisite bedrooms to choose from at Dovecote.

Simply delightful with unique, exposed stone windows and quirky beams is the master bedroom, with a king-sized bed draped in soft, neutral linens. To store your belongings, you'll find a large shelving space, along with two wooden bedside tables. Just next door is the stunning en suite shower room, designed with teal hues throughout. There is also a heated rail to keep towels warm and fluffy.

Endlessly romantic with a gorgeously rustic, wooden hanging space and a black iron king-sized four-poster bed by The White Company. Alongside the darling window seat, there are two milkmaid-style bedside tables and plenty of hanging space.

For refreshing wake-ups, just next door, you'll find a beautiful white-brick and teal shower room. In a self-contained annex with a sweet, stable door, the third bedroom is a divine space filled with natural light, promising blissful slumbers after days spent roaming the dreamy villages of the Cotswolds. Here you'll find a double bed and two bedside tables, and an occasional stool. Additionally, this room benefits from an elegant en suite with a shower.

All beds come swathed in 500 thread count White Company Egyptian cotton bedding and anti-allergy pillow to ensure a blissful night's sleep. For additional moments of pampering, each bathroom comes complete with Elemis toiletries and fluffy white robes.

Outdoor space

Whether you're indulging in a glass of wine under the stars or seeking the charm of early morning birdsong, the outdoor space at Dovecote is a calming haven. Enchanting and cosy, the small, south facing courtyard garden is a dreamy spot to unwind and indulge in sun-kissed alfresco moments, complete with four wooden seats and an outdoor coffee table.

Babies and children

Babies and children are most welcome at Dovecote. A travel cot with mattress, highchair, and a baby gate can be provided on request.


There is private, off-road parking for two cars in the barn yard, best suited for one large car and one smaller car. Additional parking can be found in the village, just a short walk away.


One dog is welcome to stay at Dovecote. Please note, there is an additional fee per dog, per week or short break.

In the Area

Nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds in the gorgeous Little Rissington, a quiet village setting brimming with golden limestone cottages, Dovecote is perfectly placed to explore the infamous, chocolate-box scenes of the Cotswolds. Seek a wholesome, small-town atmosphere at nearby Bourton-on-the-Water, a darling village promising picturesque streets and endless array of boutiques, eclectic antique stores and quintessentially English tearooms, alongside the Cotswold Motor Museum, Model Village and the Cotswold Perfumery. Amongst the crooked rooftops and cobbled lanes of the hillside town of Burford await a range of fine eateries, including The Bull, a former coaching inn-turned-cosmopolitan eatery, where you can opt for sushi at Japanese-inspired Hiro, or Wild, where you can dine amongst the works of world-renowned artists like Basquiat and Banksy. A stone's throw away reside the villages of Stow-on-the-Wold and postcard-pretty Broadway, whilst the beautiful farm shop and deli Daylesford Organic is only 10 minutes' drive through stunning Cotswolds countryside. For those who prefer more bustling scenes, Cheltenham and Cirencester are less than half an hour away by car.

Cotswolds country charm resides at our 16th century, dog-friendly cottage for six, complete with a wood burner and beautifully rustic interiors...

At a glance

From £1,033 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 6 + cot | 3 Bedrooms | Dogs welcome

10% off for parties of 4 + cot or less at certain times of the year.

Key features

Autumnal escapes

Courtyard Garden

Downstairs bedroom

Family friendly

Ideal Honeymoon spot

Picturesque village setting

Travel cot and highchair

Workcation Retreat

Dog friendly

Walking distance to a pub

Wood Burner


Lower Occupancy Rate

Boutique country chic

check in / check out days

Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.


  • A 13 deposit & £40 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £38 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about Dovecote:

Lovely cottage in a great location.

Beautifully decorated and comfortable warm and welcoming in a great location

The cottage is ideally located for various highlights that the Cotswolds offer. The property is in a good condition and comfortable.

Cottage beautifully restored with original features.

The cottage has a charming, beautiful interior and all amenities have been considered to make sure guests have a lovely, stress-free stay. The check in guide with local recommendations is exceptionally useful.

I very much hope to return for another stay with my family and friends in the future.

Dovecote was an excellent choice for our party. Everything was to a high standard and the welcome hamper was lovely. The owners were very helpful, friendly and welcoming. We would definitely recommend to our friends and family.

Dovecote was an amazing retreat for our families stay in the Cotswolds - set in an idyllic town a cottage from the english countryside we enjoyed!

The cottage is beautiful, light and airy but full of character but is in a perfect location for the Cotswolds but not in a high tourist position .

Superbly well equipped kitchen - very comfortable beds- beautiful interior/furnishings/linen-liked the towelling robes! - easy parking. The Welcome Basket/bottle of was lovely! Lovely private outside area! We absolutely loved this cottage/retreat!

I would definitely recommend Dovecote.

It is beautiful, extremely comfortable and well equipped.

A beautiful cottage, with lovely extra touches like towelling gowns. We all had a fantastic stay.

Very charming property in a lovely location. Provisions including a beautiful cake were there for us on our arrival. Housekeeping staff were very helpful when contacted. Would recommend this property as a good base to explore the surrounding villages of the Cotswolds

We had a wonderful stay at Dovecote and will definitely return. Straight out of the pages of an interiors magazine, it was stylish and beautifully presented, but also very clean and comfortable. Lovely touches like the bath robes, toiletries and basic supplies just added to the overall experience

A wonderful cottage of great character which has been expertly interiorly designed.

We had such a lovely stay! The Cottage was beautiful and the owner very friendly and always on hand if we had any queries or needed help.

Beautiful cottage, beautiful location

Spotlessly clean, beautiful interiors and a hugely helpful host who volunteered lots of local information and thoughtful extras. Would not hesitate to recommend!

'Everything was simply perfect. The house was super clean, full of goodies, and also the interiors style was exactly the one we love' - September 2020

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