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The impressive, Grade II* listed, Middle Gable
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The impressive, Grade II* listed, Middle Gable
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The impressive, Grade II* listed, Middle Gable
Pretty, front garden area
Living room with underfloor heating and wood burner
Modern kitchen with table and chairs (now updated see next image)
Brand new table and chairs, hand painted
Brand new table and chairs, hand painted
Antique furniture
Kitchen clock
The old stairwell
Character features throughout the property
The grand, four poster bed
The grand, four poster bed
Reflections of character
The lock to the old wig and gown cupboard
Looking across the bedroom onto the landing
Antique furniture
Antique furniture
Family bathroom (with an additional shower room downstairs)
Family bathroom
Cosy, triple bedroom
The twin beds
The day bed by the window
Character features
Beautiful outdoor space for relaxing
The row of cottages
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds, England

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Julie M
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Almost perfect”
Reviewed 18 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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Great location and easy to find with the instructions provided. Good facilities (with the exception of the dishwasher which left everything with a powdery film and lack of waste bins). We did remember to take bin liners, kitchen paper, washing up liquid, shower gel and tea towels, but didn't expect to need to take our own toilet paper!
We like to have dinner in at least once or twice during our stays and many of the utensils, glasses etc were tired.
Our American friends loved the four poster bed.

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Liked best: Location and furnishings
Liked least: lack of supplies
Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
20 May 2016
"Character Cottages, as a marketing agency, does not look after or maintain any cottages. The following is written by the owner of Middle Gable: "Thank you for your review; I will answer your points:
The dishwasher is a Neff appliance and we have always found it to be an excellent dishwasher.
We do not have waste bins in the kitchen because Cotswold district Council is very particular about what goes into which bin and we have found that if you put a bin in the kitchen everything gets put into that and then the council will not take the rubbish therefore there are bin bags under the sink.
The refuse bins of which there are three and two sacks for cardboard and plastic are situated at the top of the garden by the garage, a fact I tell you about it when you call me.
Washing up liquid is kept under the sink along with numerous other cleaning products and cloths, tea towels are situated on the tea towel holder which slides away under the cupboard next to the cooker - there are two tea towels for Each visit.
We do not provide shower gel as this is a personal thing but we do provide hand wash in both bathrooms and the kitchen. We would not expect you to provide your own toilet roll and we provide 2 toilet rolls in each bathroom , and the housekeeping team have confirmed that this was the case last Friday when you arrived.
With regards to the utensils being tired, we use the property on a regular basis and I check everything over and replace anything that might be chipped. When we spoke on the Friday night about the Internet and when you met my husband at the property on the Saturday, we asked you if everything was okay and you said yes but if you had mentioned any of your concerns then we would have been able to look into them for you.""
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Pafcmike
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Perfect base for visiting Cotswolds”
Reviewed 4 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We stayed at Middle Gable for a week over the bank holiday at the beginning of May - with friends of ours for the first 3 nights, and then just the two us for another four nights.
The property is awesome, both as a lovely home, and as a location.
Middle Gable is everything - and more - that you expect, from the website. It has all the functionality you need, whilst maintaining its charm and character. Oak beams, wooden floors, beautiful 17th century furniture, windows, you feel like you are actually living in Tudor times, but with the required mod cons. It's spacious, comfortable and peaceful - an ideal getaway.
It's within walking distance of the centre of town (about 2 minutes away) yet you feel like you're in the countryside. You just couldn't wish for a better location.
There's a double garage, so we and the couple we shared with over the first 3 days, could both park in there. And, if you're feeling lazy, you can also park a car on the hard standing immediately in front of the garage.
Storage heaters and underfloor heating work a treat - although we rarely needed it, as the sun shone through the lounge window most of the time. A bathroom with shower attachment on the first floor was ideal, whilst our friends used the the shower room on the ground floor. Both were lovely.
We spent a lot of time visiting the quaint shops, cafes, pubs etc in Bourton itself, where there is such a great choice of quality eateries. But we also visited lots of other beautiful towns and villages from the base - such as Stow-on-Wold, Burford, Broadway, Chipping Camden, and Moreton in the Marsh- all of which were in easy reach of Bourton. We even spent a day at Stratford-upon-Avon, which, although a little further, still took less than 45 minutes to get to.

We couldn't recommend this place highly enough, as, from first speaking to Kate, the owner, (who told us everything we needed to know, as well as a few good tips, a few days before arrival) right through to leaving day, we had such a relaxing break.

Even the neighbours were friendly, with Anne always willing to share a few ideas with us, when we bumped into her.

If you're looking for a typically quintessential English hideaway with quality, I can't believe there is a better choice out there than Middle Gable!

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Recommended for:
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tapper54
Frankfort, New York
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Three weeks was still not long enough!”
Reviewed 9 April 2016 for a stay in September 2015

The first time my husband and I stayed at Middle Gable, we rented for one week, had a lovely time, but it was over all to quickly. So, the next year, we booked for two weeks. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, now so comfortable, it was like coming home. Our most recent stay was for three weeks in September of 2015. All we can say is, when can we come back? The location of this most magnificent property is super convenient to the village, yet kept very private from the tourist element. The pubs, the shops, the bakery, all wonderful places to visit and yet return to your own patch of heaven at the end of the day. The underfloor heating makes it most comfortable, even on a cold, rainy day.

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Liked best: The house and garden.
Liked least: leaving.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Catlikesp...
Excelsior, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Classic English Countryside”
Reviewed 6 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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person found this review helpful

We loved Middle Gable. We stayed there with our 3 kids, ages 9, 11, and 14. It was perfectly located in the gorgeous town of Bourton-on-the-Water. We could easily walk to everything in town and also drove to Warwick castle and Birmingham for a premier league game. The cottage itself so comfortable and has everything that you could need to stay there a few days or longer. Hopefully we'll make it back there some day!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Thetenore
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Absolutely wonderful”
Reviewed 17 February 2016 for a stay in December 2015

We had visited Bourton-on the Water in the spring and we all wanted to come back at Christmas to completely immerse ourselves in the festive spirit. Our daughter came back from Australia with her boyfriend on his first visit to the UK so we wanted to let him experience a quintessential Cotswold atmosphere.

We were uncertain at first as to the exact location but when we arrived we were delighted to find that the property was literally less than a minutes walk from the village centre. MiddleGable is a magnificent listed property which oozes its original historical charm in every nook and cranny. The magnificent four poster main bedroom is everything you would imagine a room of that type to be. This property has everything you could wish for and the fact that it is located in a fabulous position in probably the most picturesque of all the Cotswold villages just makes it one of the most special places we have ever stayed at.

We were reluctant to write this review in case it attracted so many people we would not be able to rebook but in our hearts we simply could not deny this experience to anyone else. The immediate neighbours are one of the nicest couples we have met and told us that they had originally come from London as evacuees during the last war. They loved it so much they have lived in the area since then never wanting to move away. I fully understand there sentiment. This is one of those rare but very special places that has a magic and charm that simply cannot be surpassed. We have travelled extensively, stayed in some amazing places but this is right up there with the very best. IITenore

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Having to leave !
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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