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17th Century Cotswolds Cottage in the beautiful village of Bretforton

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
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Bear's Cottage is an enchanting 17th Century Cotswold Cottage, originally built in 1605 and once formed part of the rectory on the Bretforton Manor Estate. Situated within the Conservation Area of Bretforton and adjacent to Bretforton Manor the cottage paints a tranquil picture overlooking the beautiful 13th Century Church of St. Leonards. Bretforton recently featured on Penelope Keith's 'Village of the Year' Channel 4 TV series in January 2018. Newly renovated and finished to a high standard throughout, the cottage provides charming accommodation comprising of : two double bedrooms each with a comfortable double bedstead and a Millbrook mattress, a superb shower room with large shower, under floor heating and heated towel rail, a well-equipped kitchen (including single electric oven and ...Bear's Cottage is an enchanting 17th Century Cotswold Cottage, originally built in 1605 and once formed part of the rectory on the Bretforton Manor Estate. Situated within the Conservation Area of Bretforton and adjacent to Bretforton Manor the cottage paints a tranquil picture overlooking the beautiful 13th Century Church of St. Leonards. Bretforton recently featured on Penelope Keith's 'Village of the Year' Channel 4 TV series in January 2018. Newly renovated and finished to a high standard throughout, the cottage provides charming accommodation comprising of : two double bedrooms each with a comfortable double bedstead and a Millbrook mattress, a superb shower room with large shower, under floor heating and heated towel rail, a well-equipped kitchen (including single electric oven and hob, electric cooker hood, a microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer) a dining area leading through to a cosy sitting room with tv/freeview and dvd player and superfast fibre broadband. The cottage has the benefit of gas central heating and a gas stove for those chilly evenings. The cottage nestles in a pretty garden with flower beds and a lawn to the front and a patio complete with garden furniture to enjoy outdoor living on those long warm Summer days. Bretforton is famous for ''The Fleece Inn'' (awarded Daily Telegraph/Sawdays Pub of the Year 2019) a pub steeped in history, originally built in the early 15th century, and bequeathed to the National Trust in 1977. A vibrant part of the community and popular for good food and real ales, the pub attracts loyal locals and visitors from all over the world. Bretforton Community Shop is just a minute's walk from the cottage and a purveyor of local produce and local fayre. Making the most of your visit - why not plan a day at Cheltenham Races (just 20 minutes away), enjoy an evening at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, visit one of the Shakespearian properties or wander around the ancient walls of Warwick Castle. For the petrol heads amongst you the British Motor Museum at Gaydon is an absolute must. For those people who just want a relaxing time, there are local National Trust properties and gardens and beautiful Cotswold villages on the doorstep making this the perfect retreat for an enjoyable holiday at any time of year. Similarly, the Fleece Inn is a warm and friendly place with an impressive calendar of events and activities to enjoy while sampling their hearty menu and fine wines and beers. Even if you never venture further than Bretforton, you’ll have a great stay. CLEANING OF BEAR'S COTTAGE PRIOR TO YOUR STAY As responsible holiday cottage owners and also to make sure you have a memorable stay at Bear's Cottage we have always operated a very thorough cleaning regime of our cottage at every changeover. As people who also take holiday cottage breaks in the UK we know how important it is that your first impression is of cleanliness in all aspects of the property. We also feel that you should know the cleaning regime we have in place to put your mind at rest during your stay with us. PLEASE NOTE: In line with new Government recommendations in light of Coronavirus and for your protection and safety, we do not permit outdoor shoes/boots to be worn indoors, please make sure that you wear slippers whilst inside the cottage only (please do not wear slippers in the garden/patio). KITCHEN the kitchen sink, all kitchen surfaces, wall tiles and waste bin (inside/outside) have been cleaned with a solution of bleach/household surface cleaner. All appliances including microwave, toaster, kettle have been cleaned with antibacterial spray and the oven and hob have been cleaned thoroughly with appropriate cleaners BATHROOM the bathroom tiles, shower and enclosure, sanitary ware and all surfaces have been thoroughly cleaned with bleach/antibacterial cleaner (the shower trap is also cleaned out at every changeover!) LOUNGE both remote controls cleaned with antibacterial spray ALL OTHER SURFACES ALL OTHER SURFACES to include door handles/latches, window handles, window sills and skirting boards, door frames, table tops, light switches (including lamps), table mats and coasters, stair bannisters, information binders, keys/key safe, outdoor furniture and outdoor refuse bins have been wiped with a solution of disinfectant. DISHWASHER we have provided a dishwasher for your convenience, please would you be kind enough to wash all glasses/crockery/cutlery that you use during your stay in the dishwasher. BEDDING, TOWELS & TEA TOWELS are washed on at a higher temperature and laundry cleanser added to the final rinse. ALL BINS have a waste disposable bag to safely dispose of your waste CARPETS AND STONE FLOORS are thoroughly vacuumed and stone floors cleaned with an appropriate floor cleaner. ALL WINDOWS inside and out are cleaned regularlyMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Guests must be aged 21 or over. No parties and no more guests than confirmed on the booking confirmation. No smoking or vaping allowed. No pets of any description allowed. Please bring indoor slippers as outdoor shoes are not permitted inside the property (slippers must not be worn are not worn outside the property). No burning of candles. All windows and doors to be locked and the keys returned to the keysafe whenever the property is left.
Bathrooms
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About the Owner
Susan E
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2018
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Reviewed 9 August 2020

Loved Bear Cottage. Cosy, comfortable and immaculate in a great location. Great village pub for food

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank margarete660
Susan E, VR Owner at 17th Century Cotswolds Cottage in the beautiful village of Bretforton, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2020

Thank you Mags for a lovely review delighted you enjoyed your stay - hope to see you all again in the near future. Susan & Phil

Reviewed 2 August 2020

The cottage was beautifully restored and had everything we needed. We loved the village and it was fantastic to be able to walk to the lovely pub just a minute away and to the friendly shop across the road, which meant we didn't need to...More

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank Cathy H
Susan E, VR Owner at 17th Century Cotswolds Cottage in the beautiful village of Bretforton, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2020

Dear Cathy & Family Thank you very much for your lovely review of your stay at our cottage, we were delighted that you found lots to do in the area and enjoyed your stay. You were perfect guests and we would love to welcome you...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2020

The place was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Although the weather wasn't great for our week, we made the most of it and visited quite a few places. The cottage is conveniently situated, there's a handy village shop just over the road and the local...More

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank Louise J
Susan E, VR Owner at 17th Century Cotswolds Cottage in the beautiful village of Bretforton, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2020

Dear Louise & Family Thank you very much for your lovely review. Delighted you had a good time at Bear's Cottage and hope you will return in the future. Thank you for looking after the cottage during your stay. Kindest regards Susan & Phil

Reviewed 17 September 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bears cottage for our first year wedding anniversary. The cottage was beautifully presented, immaculate and had everything you needed. I would recommend anybody to stop here as it is close to surrounding areas for walks or village visits such...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank jamesblewitt
Susan E, VR Owner at 17th Century Cotswolds Cottage in the beautiful village of Bretforton, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2019

Thank you very much for a fantastic review of your stay and we look forward to welcoming you both back in the very near future - perfect guests! Best wishes Susan & Phil

Reviewed 23 August 2019

We wanted a base so that we could explore the area by car and Bear’s Cottage lived up to and beyond our wildest expectations. Everything was perfect - the cottage - inside and out, the location, the village of Bretforton and all the historical sites...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank iannmit
Susan E, VR Owner at 17th Century Cotswolds Cottage in the beautiful village of Bretforton, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2019

Dear Ian & Family Thank you very much for such a fantastic review and we are so pleased that you had such a lovely stay at Bear's Cottage and visited so many places. We would be delighted to welcome you all again in the future....More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Balcony
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Refrigerator
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Patio
Private Garden
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
One of England’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), the Cotswolds is renowned for its lovely, honey-gold stone cottages amidst quiet, well-preserved villages set in rural countryside. Walking, sight-seeing and cycling are the most popular activities with visitors.Just 6 miles from Broadway and Chipping Camden, 12 miles from Stratford-on-Avon, 18 miles from Cheltenham, 30 miles from Birmingham and 40 miles from Oxford, the best of the Cotswolds is on your doorstep.
Getting around
A car is recommended for exploring the Cotswolds. Honeybourne train station is 2 miles away and has trains to London Paddington (1 hr 45). London Heathrow airport is about 2 hours by car.
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