Laurel Tree Cottage

Guiting Power, near Bourton-on-the-Water

At a glance

Large six bedroom Cotswold holiday cottage

Sleeps Sleeps 11
Bedrooms Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms Bathrooms 2
Garden Garden
Family friendly Family friendly
Large groups Large groups
Non-smoking Non-smoking
Off street parking Off street parking
Pets welcome Pets welcome
Pub nearby Pub nearby
Shop nearby Shop nearby
Village Village
WiFi WiFi


Laurel Tree Cottage is a traditional English home situated in a beautiful country setting, sleeping 9+2 guests with the +2 option being a 4ft double sofa bed. This six bedroom Cotswold holiday cottage is laid out over three floors providing a large family home boasting bright and colourful bedrooms, a spacious yet cosy living room and a large open plan kitchen/dining room with farmhouse style décor that has been featured in Country Homes & Interiors magazine and described as Simply Idyllic in a three-page spread in 25 Beautiful Homes magazine. The well-equipped kitchen opens out into the generous manicured grounds and wildflower area. There is also a children's play area and off-street parking for up to three medium sized cars. Laurel Tree Cottage is a dog friendly holiday home, suitable for two dogs.

This stylish six-bedroom property, located in the tranquil English village of Guiting Power, close to Cheltenham, is perfectly suited for families and friends looking to spend time together in an unspoilt Cotswold village. The accommodation is laid out as follows:

Ground Floor

Kitchen/Dining Room
Aga, electric oven with two-ring induction hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, American-style fridge/freezer, Kitchen Aid, Nespresso coffee machine with frother, dishwasher, island with two high stools, wall-mounted Smart TV, DAB radio, Bluetooth speakers
Wooden dining table with seating for ten, L-shaped sofa to comfortably seat six, selection of board games, children's games and books

Utility room
Washing machine, tumble dryer and butler sink

Loo and basin

Living areas
Three-seater sofa, two-seater sofa, two armchairs, footstool, wall-mounted Smart TV and a decorative fire place

Snug (Sleeps 2)
4ft double sofa bed, available upon request, wall-mounted Smart TV, desk with stool and selection of books

Bedroom 6 (Sleeps 1)
Single sleigh bed, wardrobe and open shelving for additional storage

First Floor

Master bedroom (Sleeps 2)
Colonial-style four poster super king size bed, Freeview TV, built-in wardrobes, chest of drawers, full length mirror and bedroom chair

Bedroom 2 (Sleeps 2)
Double bed, built-in wardrobe and upholstered bedroom chair

Bedroom 3 (Sleeps 1)
Single bed and chest of drawers

Bedroom 4 (Sleeps 1)
Single bed, chest of drawers and bedroom chair

Family bathroom
Underfloor heating, freestanding bath, walk-in shower, loo, basin and heated towel rail

Shower room
Underfloor heating, walk-in shower, loo, twin basins and heated towel rail

Second Floor

Bedroom 5 (Sleeps 2)
Eaves room, exposed beams, two single beds (can be super king size bed on request), built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers and chair

Bistro table and seating for four, outdoor table with seating for eight, charcoal BBQ, fire pit, children's play area with climbing frame, swings, slide, trampoline and sandpit

The gated gravel driveway has designated, off-street parking for up to three medium cars and further on-street parking is available in the village. At the owner's request, we ask that guests do not park on the tarmac driveway located just outside the electric gate as this belongs to a neighbouring property

Floor Plan Laurel Tree Cottage Floor Plan

The Finer Details

  • Bed linen and towels are provided
  • The gated gravel driveway has designated, off-street parking for up to three medium cars and further on-street parking is available in the village
  • 1 travel cot and 1 Tripp Trapp chair are available on request (please bring your own linen for the travel cot, as this is not provided). There are two fixed stair gates which are positioned so that the first-floor landing can be enclosed
  • Up to two medium sized dogs are accepted for an additional £40 per booking per dog. For pet rules, please visit our FAQs
  • The property’s garden is enclosed, however young children and pets should be supervised outside at all times
  • Aga – to be lit between October and April but can be requested for the summer months during the booking process. In the summer, the kitchen can become hot due to heat from the Aga
  • Wifi is Gigaclear superfast broadband
  • Mobile phone reception is generally OK, but can be variable
  • 3 Smart TVs and 1 Freeview TV
  • The property has an oil-fired central heating system
  • Please be mindful that there are low doorways, multiple floors and steps from the driveway down to the kitchen
  • The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk
  • No smoking or vaping is permitted throughout the property
Things to Note...
  • The maximum occupancy for this property is 11 guests. Infants do not count towards the occupancy figure, however, due to space restrictions the occupancy can only be exceeded by 3 additional infants
  • Hen and Stag groups are not permitted, but same sex family groups are welcome on request
  • Commercial and work related bookings on request
  • Events are not permitted without prior consent
  • A security deposit is required at this property
  • Check in is from 16:00 and check out is by 10:00
  • The garden is regularly maintained by a professional gardening service and although this work is generally carried out when the property is vacant, the gardener may need to carry out work whilst the property is occupied. If you require further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us
Security Deposit

A security deposit of £350 is required for bookings at this property. This amount will be pre-authorised on your credit card 7 days prior to your arrival date, providing no damage is reported the pre-authorisation will be released 5 days after your departure. For the avoidance of doubt, guests are requested to leave the property in a reasonable condition, consistent with the property's appearance upon arrival.

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Booking & Payment

StayCotswold is a marketing agent and therefore does not own any of the cottages listed on our website. In terms of cleaning and maintenance, the properties within our portfolio are managed by a third party property manager or the property owner – your pre-arrival email will contain confirmation and contact details for the person managing your property. Bookings made via us form a legal agreement directly between you and the property owner.

For bookings commencing more than 8 weeks in advance, a 30% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking. The balance payment is then due 8 weeks prior to arrival.

All payments are made subject to the cancellation policy set out in the standard Booking Conditions.

Location Information

Laurel Tree Cottage is tucked away on a peaceful lane in the quintessential Cotswold village of Guiting Power. Listed in the Sunday Times at 21 of the 50 best villages in the UK, the village boasts rows of attractive stone cottages, two well-regarded country pubs, a Post Office with a tearoom and a well regarded Farm shop & cafe, The Cotswold Guy. In the heart of the village is also a park with playing field, swings, sandpit and zip wire and a lovely community atmosphere. The village is located along the route of several countryside walks and provides the perfect base from which to explore the North Cotswolds. Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold are nearby and host a selection of local pubs, shops and supermarkets. Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park is on the outskirts of the village and the market town of Winchcombe is just a short drive away, home to the historic Sudeley Castle.


We stayed for a family gathering for a weekend. The house is excellent and is very comfortable. Two nice pubs within walking distance

We are happy to hear that you had a wonderful stay at Laurel Tree Cottage and thank you for the lovely review. We hope to see you again soon.

- StayCotswold, 14 September 2022

We stayed for 5 nights recently to celebrate my husband's 60th Birthday! The cottage size was perfect for 11 of us and our dogs. The gardens are absolutely lovely and our granddaughter loved all the swings, trampoline and little summer house. The location was perfect, we visited Adam Henson's farm which is 10 minutes away and then Blenheim Palace the next for the Peter Rabbit experience, a 30 minute drive. We had dinner twice in the Hollow Bottom pub in the village, the food and service was excellent. One other pub the food and service not as good. The post office cafe was also fantastic! Very accommodating and amazing breakfast and pastries. We had an amazing meal and private dining at The Wild Rabbit which was amazing!Our slight disappointment was it does need an improvement on the cleaning....the towels yes are small (like other reviews) and we actually drove to Primark to buy some for the girls and granddaughters. We also bought a couple of throws for the sofa in the kitchen. It was nice to have a small welcome pack on arrival which other reviews suggested. Apart from that.....We absolutely loved out stay xxx

Thank you for the lovely review Michelle. We're pleased that your family enjoyed a special stay at Laurel Tree Cottage for your husband's 60th - a big happy birthday from us! We also appreciate your feedback which we will pass onto the property manager and housekeeping team. Overall it's great that you had a wonderful stay and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

- StayCotswold, 23 August 2022

The cottage is absolutely beautiful inside and out but strangely it lacks essentials. The owner has a policy to provide essentials such as toilet roll/ dishwasher tablets for the first day of your booking which means you need to go shopping or bring them with you (that's if you know that is the policy which is not stated in any of the information provided) I have never stayed in a rental that has this policy. There are absolutely no basics in the kitchen not a grain of salt/ pepper/ sugar nor a drop of oil, again not something I have ever experienced. The BBQ is a joke and totally unusable for a house that accommodates 9+ people therefore in the summer you only have a 2-ring hob and oven to cook on as the aga is switched off which I wouldn't ask to put on because I would have expected better cooking facilities. The towels provided are very small and threadbare! All board games were removed I imagine because of COVID but this is not necessary anymore. Overall these small but very frustrating issues really irritated me and for the cost of the property really let it down and spoilt the experience. It feels like the house was closed down during COVID and nobody has cared to go in and set the house up for guests. Customer service was helpful and responded when I contacted them and provided more toilet roll and dishwasher products but were unable to help with the other issues.

Thank you for your feedback Sinead. We appreciate you taking the time to bring the other items to our attention, and we are sorry that everything was not as you had expected. We will forward for feedback to the owner and property manager for their attention. The property listing is accurate in saying that there is an electric oven with two-ring induction hob, a microwave and an aga which will be lit during the summer months if requested. The towels are bath size and bbq is a standard size and there is also a fire ball which can be used for outdoor cooking We apologise that the board games and books are still listed; in common with many cottages these items and kitchen condiments have been removed while Covid is still prevalent and the number of cases rising. Also typical of other self-catering cottages, a starter supply of household supplies is provided for guests to use while they settle in. We are pleased to hear that the property manager was able to provide further supplies when asked and that overall, you were happy with the customer service. From your scoring to is great to see that you were very satisfied with the cleanliness, customer service, condition and location of Laurel Tree Cottage and its lovely to hear that you thought the property beautiful.

- StayCotswold, 12 July 2022

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