We have been going to Bourton on the Water since the early '70's. It is a fabulous place. It attracts many tourist in the summer months so we tend to avoid it then. In the fall and winter you can do all the things you would do in the summer almost but with much less crouding. The area is great to explore and the pubs in the area are all great. I highly recommend it. The Dial House is the best place to stay.