The Lansdowne Guest House

The Lansdowne Guest House

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Gemma and Corrinne welcome you to The Lansdowne Guest House, just a 5 minute walk from the beautiful Bourton on the water-'the Venice of the Cotswolds'. The property boasts 14 individually decorated bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms and luxurious extra touches. Room rates include an award winning breakfast, free parking and wifi. Superior double/twin rooms include a complimentary mini bar and Nespresso coffee machine to help you relax and enjoy exploring the Cotswolds. ​We also have twelve luxury self catering holiday cottages in the Cotswolds. From Bourton on the Water to Moreton in Marsh, we have an array of different sized cottages that are decorated and furnished to a very high level. The cottages are all pet friendly and are designed to offer a home away from home experience for your family and friends.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Walking tours
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Room features
Allergy-free room
Desk
Housekeeping
Bottled water
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Business
Modern
Languages Spoken
English, Polish

Location

1 Lansdowne Road, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2AR England
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 89 out of 100
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Cathy wrote a review Sept 2022
12 contributions4 helpful votes
Property's Favourite Review
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for 2 nights September 12th-14th, wish it had been longer
Amazing B&B
On arrival we were greeted by lovely lady (cannot remember her name)
Showed us to our Room which was on the 2nd floor (Room 10) had been recently refurbished
Overlooks the Road, very quiet at night..
Very comfortable huge bed, lots of wardrobe space & drawers
Complimentary bottle of water plus kettle etc
Bathroom very clean, hot water in shower

Breakfast outstanding, Gemma (owner) plus another lovely young lady rushing around, but nothing to much trouble
Amazing choice of cooked breakfast plus cereals, juice etc
Answered any questions & had great chat with them

Parking outside which is great, found a space without a problem
Only few minutes walk into Bourton
We had a beautiful dinner @ The Rose Restaurant (be sure to book a table in advance

Would definitely stay @ The Lansdowne next time we visit this beautiful part of the country
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Gemma Elizabeth Conway, General Manager at The Lansdowne Guest House
Responded 20 Sept 2022
Thank you so much for such an incredible review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and would love to host you again.
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barry_stanley21a wrote a review Nov 2020
London, United Kingdom41 contributions25 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Lansdowne for two nights in half term. We had a disappointing start to our break as having booked the 4 Poster Room, we was taken to a twin room on the top floor without being consulted about the change of room. This room itself has a few issues not least the fact that the shower pressure is virtually non-existent of a morning when having a shower and the bath you shower in is very narrow. I would say that Gemma, the owner of the property did give us a discount for their error and also offered us the option of switching rooms, but this was after we had spent one night out of two in the room and there wasn’t any point in moving when we was going home the following day. The breakfast at the Lansdown is exceptional and the Chef was even happy with my request to have fried bread with my full English, which I was very grateful for, and the staff at breakfast were also excellent with one member of staff running to the shops to buy honey for my wife to have on her toast as they had run out. The Lansdowne is run to a very high standard, much like you would expect from a hotel, and the plans that Gemma has for it should only add to the offering. Whilst we were disappointed with the change of room, we wasn’t disappointed with our overall stay, apart from the weather which is even out of Gemma’s control. The Lansdowne is situated a couple of minutes’ walk into the Village which is perfect and the surrounding villages are in touching distance with a short car journey. We would not hesitate to visit again.
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Don't be frightened to ask for additional food options at breakfast as the Chef and staff are...
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Response from Gemma Elizabeth Conway, General Manager at The Lansdowne Guest House
Responded 05 Nov 2020
Hi Barry Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. My apologies again that we couldn't rectify the room options entirely for you but I'm so glad that you still enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you both back in the future.
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Lisa G wrote a review Apr 2022
Southampton, United Kingdom20 contributions10 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very enjoyable 3 night stay in this 'bedrooms with breakfast' accommodation - beds comfy, good shower with plenty of hot water, spotlessly clean and delicious cooked breakfasts served with a smile. We had a front room so there was some traffic noise from the road which meant we had to keep the window closed - the room got quite warm as a result, although a standing fan was supplied. No other complaints, and would be happy to recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: At the back, away from the road
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Response from Gemma Elizabeth Conway, General Manager at The Lansdowne Guest House
Responded 18 Apr 2022
Thank you very much for leaving us a review
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Gemma wrote a review Sept 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Visited here last weekend and really cannot fault anything, the whole stay was perfect.

Upon arrival we were met by a lovey lady who welcomed us in and all other staff we came across (i.e at breakfast) were all equally as friendly and nice.

The location of the hotel was great, in a quiet peaceful area of the village but just a 2-3 minute walk away from the centre.

The rooms were fully equipped with tea, coffee, biscuits etc. as well as shampoo’s and conditioners in the bathroom when we arrived. A good size room, very comfy double bed and the bathroom was very spacious too. The rooms were also designed and decorated nicely.

I somehow managed to leave my coat in the hotel and upon arriving home and realising I contacted the hotel who told me it had been found and that they would post it back to me, and the next day it arrived at my house. I thought this was excellent service which I am very grateful for.

There really isn’t anything at all I can think of which could have been better, and I will most definitely be recommended this hotel to anyone I know who is thinking of visiting the area.

Thank you!!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Gemma Elizabeth Conway, General Manager at The Lansdowne Guest House
Responded 24 Sept 2020
Dear Gemma Thank you so much for for your glowing review. I am so thrilled that you enjoyed your stay here.
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eagertraveller123 wrote a review Apr 2022
UK1,321 contribution304 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very nice find - usually these guest houses are hit and miss. The room was comfortable, the shower was powerful, amenities were good (kettle, toiletries) and location was great - 5 min to the main views in Bourton on the water, 12 min or so to get to the Warden trail. Breakfast was included and yummy - the cooked breakfast was varied and very nice. I would have preferred an option of lattes etc from a machine, but one can’t have everything. The staff are only around for check in until 6, but when I called they offered instructions on late check in.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Gemma Elizabeth Conway, General Manager at The Lansdowne Guest House
Responded 11 May 2022
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review
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Lynne wrote a review Oct 2020
7 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed at the Lansdowne for two nights in a twin room on the top floor. Excellent location within walking distance to the village and all amenities.
Breakfast very good and well presented and lots of choice.
Room lovely, tea and coffee supplied and topped up each day.
Only criticism was that the bath was very narrow and difficult to lie down but there was an overhead shower, the bath is just a personal thing as I like a good soak but couldn’t do it in this particular bath. The property is very well maintained and the decor is lovely. It is almost run like a hotel with plenty of staff during the breakfast rush and all were very professional. My husband and I felt very safe during our visit there is hand gel at the entrance and in the rooms. All in all an excellent place to stay and we would not hesitate to visit again.
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Gemma Elizabeth Conway, General Manager at The Lansdowne Guest House
Responded 13 Oct 2020
Dear Lynne Thankyou for taking the time to do a review. We are very pleased to hear you would visit again and that you felt safe with the procedures we have in place. Kind regards
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cabernet-franc-37 wrote a review Feb 2020
Chinon, France12 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent two nights here as part of a week long tour of the Cotswolds and we had a wonderful stay - very comfortable accommodation, spotlessly clean, and a great location for visiting attractions in the area. Found the staff very friendly and professional. Wouldn't hesitate to come back.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Lansdownevilla, Deputy Manager at The Lansdowne Guest House
Responded 26 Feb 2020
Thankyou for such a fabulous review! We hope you will visit again! Kind regards Kara
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Vickifromliverpool wrote a review Aug 2022
Ainsdale, United Kingdom10 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We’ve just returned from a fantastic stay at this wonderful guest house! It is a 2 minute walk from the centre of Bourton-on-the-water, with plenty of onsite parking (important, as parking really is at a premium in the village!) We had a very friendly greeting from Corrine, and the place is beautifully decorated and absolutely spotless. Comfortable bed and lovely modern bathroom with great shower. Room was quite hot, but it soon cooled down with the windows open and a fan was provided. For breakfast the next day you can pretty much have whatever you like, with the option of a cold buffet as well containing pastries, cereals, yoghurt and fruit. A definite gem in Bourton, and if we visit the area again, we would definitely return.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Gemma Elizabeth Conway, General Manager at The Lansdowne Guest House
Responded 26 Aug 2022
Thank yo so much for such a glowing review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and would love to host you again!
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DayTrip29523834749 wrote a review Nov 2022
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a lovely stay as part of my wife's birthday surprise. Prior to our visit staff had been very helpful in recommending where to eat in the evening.

We received a warm welcome on arrival, the room was clean and warm. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom & shower all worked as expected, once they fixed a minor issue with the boiler, which was all handled professionally and courteously.

The breakfasts were great and again staff were always friendly and courteous.

The best recommendation I can give is that we are planning to go back again next year.
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Gemma Elizabeth Conway, General Manager at The Lansdowne Guest House
Responded 08 Nov 2022
Thank you so much for such a glowing review! We are so glad your wife enjoyed her birthday surprise and your kind comments will be passed onto the team. We would love to host your return visit to the Cotswolds.
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Merlinmk19 wrote a review Sept 2021
Farnham, United Kingdom15 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for one night and wished it could have been longer. We were warmly greeted by Anna. Having already spoken to her on the phone, she was just as welcoming in person. Nothing was too much trouble and we immediately felt 'at home' Our room was spotless! It was exceptionally clean and very comfortable.
Next morning we were given a wonderful choice at breakfast. We had one 'full English' and one salmon and scrambled eggs. Both were prepared to a very high standard and were served piping hot. This is a truly lovely place to stay and Anna and the entire staff were genuinely wonderful. Thank you so much! Margaret & Steve
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Gemma Elizabeth Conway, General Manager at The Lansdowne Guest House
Responded 09 Sept 2021
Thank you very much for your kind words. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and felt at home here in the guest house. Anna and the team are thrilled you had a lovely time and are looking forward to hosting you again. Kind regards Gemma and the team
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jg58 asked a question Mar 2021
n ireland53 contributions4 helpful votes
Hi do you have family rooms to accommodate double bed and single beds Thanks
Answer from The Lansdowne
Bourton-on-the-Water, United Kingdom19 contributions
I'm afraid we don't have the capacity for under 18s at the guest house. We have holiday friendly cottages- cotswoldcottagegems. Many thanks Lily
anita v asked a question Jan 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Do u hv rooms on the ground floor
Answer from The Lansdowne
Bourton-on-the-Water, United Kingdom19 contributions
Thank you for your enquiry We have three rooms on the ground floor, including a double twin superior room.
Answer from The Lansdowne
Bourton-on-the-Water, United Kingdom19 contributions
Hello We take exception to your question regarding racial discrimination. Bourton on the Water welcomes visitors from all over the world as do we; 50% of our guests are from over seas. If you are referring to the emails regarding our check in times, I can assure you that our check in times are the same for all guests and are published on all booking sites and booking confirmations, nobody is discriminated against.
Karen asked a question Jan 2018
Leicester, United Kingdom433 contributions112 helpful votes
Have the owners changed since the ones on four in a bed?
Answer from Catherine N
Lincoln, United Kingdom18 contributions12 helpful votes
No, it’s the same people. They’re both lovely.
Answer from dianecT8014VS
Worthing, United Kingdom12 contributions10 helpful votes
Our King Size bed was very comfortable, and the King Size bedding was brilliant and adequate!
Lucy B wrote a tip May 2024
Great Bookham, United Kingdom21 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"No air con on the rooms but fans provided. Our room was on the top floor and quite hot !!"
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cashmanHampshire wrote a tip Apr 2024
Eastleigh, United Kingdom72 contributions57 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking spaces outside which is great and 5 minute walk into Bourton-on-the-Water. Ask which floor room is on if less mobile"
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Richard H wrote a tip Apr 2024
Rotherham, United Kingdom386 contributions107 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking is available which is a great bonus, as the guest house is within a 5 minute walk of the centre of Bourton on the water."
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b m wrote a tip Mar 2024
5 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Perfect driving location to visit beautiful villages and also walking paths. Late spring and early/mid summer to see the lavender fields"
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Michael A wrote a tip Mar 2024
3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book early...."
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PRICE RANGE
R 3,356 - R 4,499 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
lansdowne villa guesthouse hotel bourton-on-the-water
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Lansdowne Villa Guesthouse
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandCotswoldsBourton-on-the-Water
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Lansdowne Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to The Lansdowne Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Cotswold Motoring Museum (0.3 km), Bourton on the Water (0.3 km), and Bourton on the Water Visitor Information Centre (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Lansdowne Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Lansdowne Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Lansdowne Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Lansdowne Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Den, The Cornish Bakery, and Smiths.
Is The Lansdowne Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.03 km away from the centre of Bourton-on-the-Water.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Lansdowne Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Lansdowne Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Stow-on-the-Wold Market Square (5.4 km) and Historic Village Stocks (5.5 km).
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