Rissington Road, Bourton-on-the-Water

Guide price

Bedrooms: 7
A substantial village house currently run as a Bed & Breakfast with 7 en suite bedrooms and a separate 3 bedroom cottage, set in a popular position close to the centre of the village.


From the Bourton office of Tayler & Fletcher proceed along the High Street, passing the village green and River Windrush. At the junction with Station Road bear right on to the Rissington Road and proceed along Rissington Road. Southlands will be found set back on the left hand side shortly after the cricket pitch & Bridle Close.


Bourton-on-the-Water is an attractive village with the River Windrush running through the centre and a wide range of shops, hostelries and facilities including a supermarket, sports centre and excellent primary and secondary educational establishments, including the Cotswold School which was rated Outstanding by OFSTED in March 2015. The Cotswolds is well known for its beautiful countryside, much of which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with frequent pretty villages. The area also has a wide variety of sporting activities, including Racing at Cheltenham and Stratford-upon-Avon, golf at Naunton Downs, Lyneham and Cirencester, Gloucester Rugby play at Kingsholm and there are Cricket Festivals at Gloucester and Cheltenham. Theatres include the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon and the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham, which also has a multiplex cinema. There are also leisure centres at Bourton-on-the-Water, Chipping Campden and Cirencester.


Southlands comprises a substantial detached village house dating from the early 1900's and currently run as a successful Bed & Breakfast with a separate 3 bedroom holiday cottage. The current owners have greatly enhanced and improved the accommodation over many years, most recently including the construction of a fine Cotswold stone entrance and the property offers considerable potential both in its current role or as a private dwelling. The house is constructed of rendered elevations under a principally plain concrete tiled roof and provides extensive en suite accommodation over two floors, being currently subdivided in to extensive private accommodation and letting rooms with dining and sitting areas. The property occupies a generous level plot set back off the popular Rissington Road a short walk from Bourton's famous Village Green and High Street.


Recessed covered entrance with outside light and solid oak front door with double glazed inserts to:

Reception Hall

With stairs rising to the first floor, oak floor and leading through to the central reception area with wall light and continuation of the oak floor. The accommodation is currently arranged in two principal sections, being the Guest accommodation and the private accommodation. Commencing firstly with the:


A pair of double, double glazed french doors lead from the reception through to a:

Garden Sitting Room

With continuation of the oak floor with double glazed casements and double glazed french doors to the front and pitched translucent roof over, two wall light points. From the reception, solid timber door to:

Guest Dining Room

With continuation of the oak floor, wide mullioned window to front elevation with double glazed casements and decorative fireplace with electric coal effect fire, five wall light points, picture rail and decorative coved ceiling. From the reception, interconnecting door to the private side. From the front hall, solid timber door to:

2 Ground Floor Guest Suites

Comprising well appointed double rooms with en suite shower rooms. From the hall stairs rise to the

First Floor Landing

With timber door to walk-in housemaids cupboard with extensive pine slatted shelving, tiled walls and radiator. Further built-in cupboard and mullioned window with double glazed casements to front elevation and timber doors to:

3 First Floor Guest Suites

Comprising well appointed double bedrooms with en suite shower rooms. From the landing, the corridor continues via a glazed interconnecting private door leading to the

Rear Landing

With separate staircase down to the ground floor and door to guest bedroom 6 with En Suite. From the central reception hall on the ground floor, solid timber door to;


With continuation of the oak floor with secondary staircase rising to the first floor with below stairs storage cupboards, wall light point, coved ceiling and a pair of timber double doors with etched glazed inserts, leading to the:

Dining Room

With double glazed door with glazed panels to either side leading to the side of the property, coved ceiling, three wall light points, dado rail and interconnecting exposed stone archway through to the:

Sitting Room

With cut stone open fireplace and hearth fitted with a Clearview wood burning stove, beamed ceiling, wide double glazed mullioned window with double glazed casements to side elevation and stable door with glazed upper panel to the rear of the property and interconnecting timber door with etched glazed inserts back to the rear hall. Decorative coved ceiling. From the rear hall, painted timber door through to the:

Kitchen/ Breakfast Room

With fully fitted kitchen with space for Aga (available by separate negotiation), tiled floor and fitted kitchen comprising one and a half bowl sink unit with mixer tap set in a granite worktop with matching splashback behind Aga. A comprehensive range of below work surface cupboards and drawers, space and plumbing for dishwasher, range of eye-level cupboards, further matching unit with built-in cupboards, worktop, tiled splashback and cupboards above and Aga with matching worktop to either side and decorative display cabinets to either side and cupboards over and cupboards below worktop to either side. Gas fired central heating boiler to one side, wide mullioned window overlooking the rear of the property with double glazed casements and separate pedestrian stable door with glazed upper panel and double glazed panel to side leading to the rear garden.

From the kitchen, solid timber door to:


With continuation of the tiled floor. From the rear hall, stairs with timber hand rail and balustrade lead to half landing with stairs continuing on to:

Secondary Landing

With wide double glazed casement with views to the front and side of the property and painted timber door with glazed inserts to:


With opaque double glazed casement to side elevation and fully tiled walls and wide bath set in a tiled surround with central mixer tap and handset shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap and heated towel rail, coved ceiling, separate shower cubicle with chrome fittings and further heated towel rail, coved ceiling. Interconnecting door back through to the:

Master Bedroom

Set to the rear of the house with two pairs of double glazed mullioned casement windows to the rear elevation, coved ceiling, extensive built-in wardrobes and door to further walk-in wardrobe. Interconnecting door back through to the rear landing.


Southlands is approached from the road via a tarmacadam driveway with Cotswold stone wall to either side and gate piers with iron railings and a pair of cast iron gates leading through to the extensive tarmacadam parking area, set to the side and rear of the house. Set principally to the front of the house is a good sized private garden, again with Cotswold stone wall to the road and close board timber fencing to the side with an extensive paved terrace to the front, and being laid mainly to lawn with a number of mature specimen trees and a detached summer house to one side. Set separately to the rear of the house is a:


Of rendered elevations under a pitched tiled roof with accommodation arranged over two floors comprising; a painted timber door to covered entrance to the side and in turn leading to a double glazed door to fitted kitchen, with door to ground floor shower room, sitting/dining room with stairs to first floor and doors to 2 ground floor bedrooms. First floor bedroom. Set to the rear of the house and parking area is a DETACHED GARAGE & adjoining WORKSHOP/STORE.


Mains Gas, Electricity, Water and Drainage are connected. Gas-fired central heating.


Cotswold District Council, Trinity Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 1PX (Tel: 01285 623000) www.cotswold.gov.uk


Council Tax band G. Rate Payable for 2023/ 2024 £3,451.82


Please note- details prepared Autumn 2021

01451 798058

Tayler & Fletcher (Bourton On The Water)

High Street, Bourton-on-the-Water, GL54 2AP

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