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Enchanting 17th Century Cotswold Cottage in the beautiful village of Bretforton

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Fridge, microwave, oven, hob
2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
In-room dining

Overview of Enchanting 17th Century Cotswold Cottage in the beautiful village of Bretforton

Entire home

Enchanting 17th Century Cotswold Cottage in the beautiful village of Bretforton

4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire home

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space
  • Fireplace

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Evesham, ENG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationAlmonry Heritage Centre7 min drive
  • Popular LocationBroadway Golf Club8 min drive
  • Popular LocationDover's Hill10 min drive
  • AirportBirmingham (BHX)43 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
Bedroom 2
    1 double bed
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Enchanting 17th Century Cotswold Cottage in the beautiful village of Bretforton

Adults-only cottage in Evesham
THE OWNER'S CANCELLATION POLICY is more flexible should you need to cancel due to Covid travel restrictions. Please contact the owners via enquiry to check details. For any other reason of cancellation the standard terms and conditions will apply.

OWNER'S CLEANING REGIME re COVID 19 please see below.

DAMAGES AND BREAKAGES you will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.

SHORT BREAKS 3/5 night short breaks available please ask the owners for details.

The picturesque village of Bretforton is situated on the very edge of the Cotswolds providing an ideal base for exploring the picturesque towns and villages in the North Cotswolds and the historic towns of Stratford upon Avon, Warwick, Cheltenham and Worcester. Bretforton recently featured on 'Village of the Year' Channel 4 TV series in January 2018.

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.

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 with grill 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 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.

Making the most of your visit :
RSC Theatre -
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust -
Warwick Castle -
British Motor Museum -
National Trust Properties -

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 enhanced 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 (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 to include door handles/latches, window sills and skirting boards, table tops 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 are cleaned on a regular basis inside and out
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and washers/dryers. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include baths or showers and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Televisions come with DVD players. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

Property manager

Phil Askey and Susan Evans
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster
  • Spices
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Dining table


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Shampoo
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Furnished patio
  • Fenced garden
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • Near outlet shopping
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Cycling nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Golf nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 4
  • Property does not allow children

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession, within the meaning of Article 155 of the French Tax Code
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Enchanting 17th Century Cotswold Cottage Beautiful Village
Enchanting 17th Century Cotswold Beautiful Village Bretforton
Enchanting 17th Century Cotswold Beautiful Village
Enchanting 17th Century Cotswold Cottage Beautiful Village
Enchanting 17th Century Cotswold Beautiful Village Bretforton
Enchanting 17th Century Cotswold Cottage Beautiful Village
Enchanting 17th Century Cotswold Beautiful Village

About this area


Located in Evesham, this cottage is in a rural area. Almonry Heritage Centre and GWSR Broadway Station are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include Kiftsgate Court Gardens and Bourton House Garden. Tiddesley Wood Nature Reserve and Cotswold Falconry Centre are also worth visiting. Swimming offers a great chance to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with horse riding and cycling nearby. Guests appreciate the property's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Almonry Heritage Centre - 7 min drive
  • Broadway Golf Club - 8 min drive
  • Chipping Campden Church of St James - 9 min drive
  • Dover's Hill - 10 min drive
  • Gordon Russell Design Museum - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Evesham Honeybourne Station - 7 min drive
  • Birmingham Airport (BHX) - 43 min drive


  • The Potted Pantry - 4 min drive
  • Seagrave Arms - 5 min drive
  • The Thatched Tavern - 5 min drive
  • The Swan Inn - 5 min drive
  • Ignite Signature - 6 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 13 out of 14 reviews
5 - Excellent 93%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 14 reviews
4 - Good 7%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 14 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 14 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 14 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

Good place to relax.
Had a wonderful holiday. After staying at home for 18 months, could not have picked a better place to chill out, even the weather was kind to us.

5/5 Excellent

Lovely Retreat
We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage. Lovely, peaceful location. Great location for nipping to nearby villages - within 30 mins to most townships. Immaculately clean and homely accommodation. Very helpful hosts.

5/5 Excellent

Fantastic Cotswold’s cottage
Fantastic and immaculate authentic cottage in a lovely village. Look forward to going back in different circumstances.

5/5 Excellent

The ultimate family vacation! This beautiful cottage was perfect for our family of four (including two boys ages 11 and 13)The cottage was tastefully decorated and very clean. It offered all the amenities that our family required. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen was well-equipped. Susan and Phil were perfect hosts from start to finish. Susan was very responsive to all of our planning questions and Phil checked on us several times during our stay. The village... Oh the darling village! We fell in love with Bretforton. The village people are so friendly and welcoming. By the end of our short stay many of the towns people knew our children by name and greeted us during our daily walks. The village is very safe and has plenty of parking. The community store was a great asset, in the mornings our children would walk across the street and get delicious pastries for breakfast and other snacks for our day trips. The location is absolutely perfect for exploring all of the other villages in the Cotswolds. The town pub, the Fleece Inn was unforgettable. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. It was delightful to enjoy a pint and talk with the locals. One evening we enjoy live traditional English music performed by local musicians. Reservations are recommended. Overall this was a trip of a lifetime. We can’t wait to stay at the Bears Cottage again. Five star service and accommodations that our family will never forget.

5/5 Excellent

A home from home.
Truely marvelous. The cottage was out of this world. Everything functioned to perfection and the “instruction folder” made life very easy. The “welcome gift” upon arrival is a lovely gesture, especially after a long, tiring car journey to reach Bretforton. The recipe for the fruit cake was a thoughtful touch and the actual cake was delicious. The cottage had a fantastic atmosphere and we could feel that Susan and Phil have put their hearts and souls into the renovation process. The villagers were extremely friendly and the community shop was a lifesaver. A large range of items including gifts and at a competitive price. We’ve rented a number of holiday cottages over the years and Bear’s Cottage is now at the top of our list as far as value for money, location and holiday satisfaction are concerned. Fondest regards, Ian, Anette and Justine (the danish family)