Shower Room 1
No Smoking / Vaping
Garden with Patio
Gas Central Heating
Bear's Cottage is an enchanting two bedroomed 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 has 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 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). The dining area leads through to a cosy sitting area with freeview TV, dvd player and superfast fibre broadband. The cottage also has the benefit of gas central heating and a gas stove for those chilly evenings. Nestling in a pretty garden with a lawn and flowerbeds to the front and a patio complete with garden furniture, Bear's Cottage has everything you need to enjoy the outdoor living on those long Summer evenings.
Please note: whilst the staircase to the bedrooms is reasonably wide with a handrail it has a sharp winding turn at the bottom. Regrettably this property is unsuitable for wheelchair users, anyone with mobility issues or small children.
Local Services & Businesses
Notes: Local shop is 50 metres from cottage, The Fleece Inn (pub with restaurant) is 150 metres from the cottage
|RENTAL PERIOD||Changeover Day - Saturday||Price per Night/MIN STAY||7 Night Stay|
|WINTER 2019*||5 Jan - 29 Mar||£120/3 Nights||£455|
|FEBRUARY HALF TERM||16 Feb – 22 Feb||£120/4 Nights*||£525*|
|CHELTENHAM WEEK||9 Mar – 15 Mar||£130/4 Nights*||£600*|
|SPRING 2019*||30 Mar – 28 June||£130/4 Nights||£560|
|EASTER||13 Apr – 26 Apr||£130/4 Nights*||£620*|
|MAY BANK HOLIDAY||18 May – 31 May||£140/4 Nights*||£630*|
|SUMMER 2019||29 June – 6 Sept||£150/4 Nights||£695|
|AUTUMN 2019||7 Sept – 1 Nov||£130/4 Nights||£540|
|LATE AUTUMN 2019*||2 Nov – 20 Dec||£125/3 Nights||£480|
|CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR||21 Dec – 3 Jan||£140/4 Nights*||£620*|
|WINTER 2020*||4 Jan - 27 Mar||£125/3 Nights||£465|
|FEBRUARY HALF TERM||15 Feb – 21 Feb||£125/4 Nights*||£535*|
|CHELTENHAM WEEK||7 Mar – 13 Mar||£130/4 Nights*||£620*|
|SPRING 2020||28 Mar – 26 June||£130/4 Nights||£565|
|EASTER||4 Apr – 17 Apr||£130/4 Nights*||£625*|
|MAY BANK HOLIDAY||23 May – 29 May||£140/4 Nights*||£655*|
|SUMMER 2020||27 June – 4 Sept||£150/4 Nights||£705|
|AUTUMN 2020||5 Sept – 6 Nov||£130/4 Nights||£565|
|LATE AUTUMN 2020*||7 Nov – 23 Dec||£125/3 Nights||£485|
|CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR||24 Dec – 2 Jan||£140/4 Nights*||£630*|
The picturesque village of Bretforton, near Evesham in the County of Worcestershire, 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 is famous for The Fleece Inn (Country Pub of the year 2016 - The Good Pub Guide) 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 minutes walk from the cottage and a purveyor of local produce and local fayre.
Enjoy an evening at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, visit one of the five Shakespearian properties or wander around the ancient walls of Warwick Castle. Why not plan a day at Cheltenham Races (just 20 minutes away) and for the petrol heads amongst you a day at the British Motor Museum at Gaydon is an absolute must. Those of you in search of a relaxing holiday, there are many local National Trust properties and gardens along with beautiful Cotswold villages on the doorstep, making this the perfect retreat for an enjoyable holiday at any time of year.
Phil guess what .... I've seen a fabulous cottage on Rightmove, should we go and have a look?
These were the fateful words I used as we crossed the point of no return in late 2015, embarking upon what was to become a two year renovation of Bear's Cottage, a grade 11 listed property built in the year of the Gunpowder Plot in 1605!
My partner Phil is a professional wall and floor tiler and was taught carpentry skills as a child by his father, turning his hand to almost anything. For the last 30 years I have worked in the Hospitality Industry whilst developing needlework skills and decorating skills in my spare time.
For the last two years we have worked tirelessly and by pooling our resources we have transformed a stone cottage stuck in a 1980's time warp into a desirable property. We have given recyling a new definition and retained as many of the original features as possible. There is no surface left in the cottage that has managed to escape the wallpaper stripper, the scraper and the paint brush!
Some people thought we were insane to take on the renovation and others like us saw the potential from the start. As we stepped into the decaying, half glazed wooden porch and walked through the old faded front door, we fell in love with it's charm and timelessness. From that moment on we knew we could transform Bear's Cottage into a desirable holiday cottage providing a tranquil and relaxing haven for our guests to enjoy.
Two years later we have realised our dream and we are now welcoming our guests who we hope enjoy the ambience and tranquillity of our lovely cottage.
Phil and I hope you thoroughly enjoy your stay and just as importantly we hope you return in the future – Have a lovely holiday!
Phil & Susan