The Coach House is a stunning 3-bedroom (sleeps 6, maximum 4 adults), 2-bathroom, luxury Cotswold barn conversion in the grounds of Saintbury village’s Old Rectory, with heated outdoor pool. The beautiful sitting room, with open fireplace, and the large open-plan living-dining-kitchen area make the Coach House an ideal property for a family or group of friends to enjoy relaxed time together. Original features are combined with a stylish, 5-star, contemporary interior.
Drive up to the tall, wrought iron gates and enter the gravel driveway. Ahead is the Old Rectory, an imposing manor house, while to the right is the manor house’s original coach house, cleverly renovated and converted into a beautifully stylish Cotswold holiday home.
Set high up above the Vale of Evesham, in the little village of Saintbury, the Coach House is ideally situated to explore Worcestershire, Herefordshire and the Cotswolds, with the Cotswold Way on the doorstep, Broadway Tower within five minutes, Chipping Campden and its festival just three miles away, Stratford-upon-Avon 13 miles away and Cheltenham with its racing and festivals 20 miles away. See ‘Local Amenities’, below, for even more reasons to visit!
The original Coach House has been transformed by the current owners into a luxury three-bedroom Cotswold holiday home, with a small west-facing garden and patio to the front – a great place to sit and enjoy the outstanding view down to the Vale of Evesham and stunning sunsets. To the rear is a secluded and private patio with an outdoor heated pool, available for guests to use between June 1st and September 30 (from 10am-8pm).
The owners have spared no expense in converting the Coach House into a luxury Cotswold holiday let, combining character features with state-of-the-art facilities and amenities. The vaulted ceilings, majestic beams, an open log fire, polished Cotswold stone flooring with underfloor heating, sit perfectly with the Smart TVs, sound system, and contemporary kitchen. The Coach House has a large open plan dining-living-kitchen area and a large sitting room, both with smart TVs, making it ideal for entertaining younger and older guests. Every detail has been thought of in the three spacious double rooms (1 super-king (can be twin), 1 ensuite king and 1 ensuite twin), so that guests can relax and enjoy their stay.
The main entrance into the Coach House is through the “garage” door to the left of the property. As you open the door, lights will come on and guide you to the covered walkway that runs along beside the swimming pool and patio. Turn right and head through the arched oak door through to the open-plan living-dining area, with polished limestone floors throughout.
As soon as you open the arched hallway door you will be amazed by the space and style of the Coach House’s open plan area, with its vaulted ceiling and French doors opening on to the patio and swimming pool. Look up, and you will see the mezzanine entrance to the bedrooms at either end of this superb room.
The dining area has a large rectangular wooden table to comfortably seat six, while the adjacent Living Area has a two-seater sofa and two comfy armchairs, plus a smart TV, Xbox 360 with games, DVD player and retro travel chest coffee table.
At the far end of the open plan area is the fully equipped kitchen, with an oak preparation/breakfast bar to seat three. The kitchen has everything guests would need to self-cater for six guests, including hob, oven, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, crockery, glassware, silverware, and bakeware. See the ‘Facilities’ list for full details of all the equipment.
Utility / Laundry Room:
Behind the Kitchen is a large Utility Room with a double sink, washer, dryer, ironing facilities, and storage cupboards, it’s also where the fuse board, thermostat and spare charcoal is stored. The Utility Room has a back door leading out to the patio and swimming pool.
Alongside the Utility Room is a W.C., with lots of clothes hooks – handy for hanging damp towels that come in from the pool.
This pretty downstairs bedroom features a huge, studded, oak door - the original coaching house doorway that leads through to the Sitting Room (door can be locked on both sides), and French windows (with curtains for privacy) that open out to the front patio and small garden area. This bedroom sleeps two guests in a super-king size double bed (can be made up as a twin room on request) and has bedside tables with reading lamps. This bedroom also has a smart TV on a retractable arm (can be viewed in bed) and a large walk-in wardrobe. There is plenty of room to set up a travel cot should guests need to.
A second separate W.C. with washbasin and vanity unit sits between the Living Area and Sitting Room and is perfectly positioned for guests in Bedroom 2.
The superb Sitting Room is beautifully furnished with two 3-seater, leather sofas, an armchair and a cushioned bench (where the games are stored). There is an open fireplace, a coffee table with a selection of magazines and books and a cupboard cleverly concealing a desk with a lamp. French doors open out on to the front patio and garden area. With its 85” smart TV, this room is ideal for screening a film for all to enjoy. The feature oak door leads though to Bedroom 2.
The two upstairs bedrooms are reached by separate staircases, one at either end of the open plan Living/Dining Area:
Head up the wooden staircase (with handrail) to the sumptuous ensuite Master Bedroom, featuring a king-size double bed, thick oak beams (mind your head if you’re tall when you head to the ensuite!) and wooden flooring with a large soft rug. This lovely ensuite bedroom is dual aspect, looking out over the pool and open fields and is furnished with bedside tables and reading lamps, a large chest of drawers, an armchair and footstool and a walk-in wardrobe with hanging space and shelves. (This bedroom is heated via a radiator with thermostat control.)
Ensuite to Bedroom 1:
This ensuite features a full-size bath with over-bath shower, washbasin, and vanity unit, with mirror and heated towel rail.
Head through the oak door into the small hallway off the Living/Dining Area, which also leads to Bedroom 2. Here you’ll find the spiral, stone staircase that leads up to Bedroom 3, the ensuite twin bedroom:
This delightful bedroom features a vaulted ceiling and exposed beams and a wide windowsill where you can sit and look at the stunning view over to the Vale of Evesham. The bedroom is furnished with two single beds on Victorian-style bed frames, with a shared bedside table and reading lamp, a dressing table with a makeup mirror and lamp, an antique chest of drawers, and a comfy armchair.
Ensuite to Bedroom 3:
This ensuite features a walk-in shower, washbasin with a large vanity unit, over-sink mirror, and heated towel rail.
The Coach House has a small west-facing garden and patio to the front – a great place to sit and enjoy the outstanding view down to the Vale of Evesham and stunning sunsets. To the rear, the coach house opens onto a secluded patio adjacent to the pool with additional seating. The shared outdoor heated pool is available for guests to use between June 1st and September 30 (from 10 am-8 pm). The gravelled driveway provides plenty of parking space for three cars.
Full List of Facilities
3 bedrooms (sleeps 6, maximum 4 adults) across 1 super-king size bedroom (can be twin on request), 1 king size and 1 twin, with 2 standard single beds.
2 bathrooms and 2 WCs: 1 ensuite bathroom with bath and shower over (Master bedroom); 1 ensuite with walk-in shower (twin bedroom); 2 downstairs WCs
*Swimming pool: outdoor, heated, available June 1 to Sept. 30 (10am-8pm)
Parking for 3 cars – on private, gated drive
Small private front patio with table seating for 6 + BBQ – fabulous views to Vale of Evesham
Fireplace – logs and kindling supplied for first fire
All bed linen, bath towels and tea towels provided
Cleaning starter pack: e.g. dishwasher tablets, scourer, cloth, washing up liquid, bin bags, compost bag
Bathroom essentials: e.g. hand soap, toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel
Heating and hot water: underfloor heating throughout (except Bedroom 1 with radiator) with individual room thermostats.
TV – 3 smart TV
Xbox 360 and games
Board games and cards
Fully equipped kitchen with toaster, kettle, coffee machine (Lavazza), utensils, crockery, cutlery, glassware (champagne flutes, tumblers and wine and water glasses) cafetiere, bakeware, hand mixer, food preparation (grater, jug, sieve), saucepans, bread bin, kitchen foil, kitchen paper
Ironing board, iron, clothes airer, clothes pegs
Vacuum: handvac in utility
Baby/Child Equipment: highchair, travel cot (cot linen not supplied)
Garden furniture – seats 6
BBQ (charcoal) – please provide your own charcoal – available Apr. 1 to Oct. 31 Safety equipment: fire extinguishers, fire blanket, carbon monoxide monitor, smoke alarm, First Aid kit.
Points of Note
Parking: The gravelled driveway provides parking for three cars
The Coach House has a narrow, spiral stone staircase up to Bedroom 3, the twin bedroom. This bedroom is not, therefore, suitable for guests with mobility restrictions
Our family swimming pool is available for your use from June 1 to September 30, between 10 am and 8 pm
Walking & Cycling Guides
Walking & Cycling Guides
Very comfortable cottage and great location. The host has accommodated our needs on site. We have had some great time. The ad is very detailed and accurate which is very helpful to plan the stay.
Heather was a lovely host, with an amazing property. It had a very clean and modern feel and there were nice little touches upon arrival. The handbook detailed lots of tips and suggestions but as a host she was very helpful in providing local information. Would definitely recommend and would love to stay again some time.
The Coach House is perfectly situated to explore the Cotswolds. The house itself has been stylishly decorated throughout but still manages to feel like home. Heather, the host, was really kind and helpful when we encountered a couple of issues so we’re very grateful for that. All in all, it was an excellent stay. We’ll be coming back in Summer to make use of the pool!
The Coach House is in an elevated position within the pretty hamlet of Saintbury and close to Broadway. We travelled as a family of 5 (including 3 boys aged 12 through to 20). The property was superbly furnished with plenty of space for us all. The 3 bedrooms were a very good size (2 of which had decent sized walk in wardrobes) and there were plenty of mod-cons (Sky TV, X-Box, DVD player, integrated speakers etc). The laundry was large and both that and the kitchen were well equipped. Having 2 lounges was a bonus for a family group. The whole place was clean and tidy. There was a lovely little patio area to the side of the house and plenty of seats by the pool. Both served as sun traps. The pool itself was beautiful and one of the cleanest we have used. The temperature was perfect too. The grounds were gorgeous and even though the Coach House is annexed to the owners accommodation (The Rectory) it still felt very peaceful and private. The house has a touch of flair and class about it that make it perfect for a holiday in the Cotswolds. The owner, Heather, and her children were so friendly and accommodating which made our 2 week break all the more enjoyable. if you like dogs then Heather's 2 Labradors (Alfie and Ernie) offer welcome entertainment! We will go back!
Fantastic host and great location. I would definitely book again.
We stayed for two nights - friends joined us for one night and family for the second night. It was excellent. Heather was also excellent with her support and helpfulness.
We were an adult family of 6 enjoying our annual holiday together and the Coach House was a perfect venue. It is ideally located for exploring the Cotswolds either by car or on foot with plenty of local walks on your doorstep. Our host Heather, was very welcoming and knowledgeable of the locality. Our accommodation was spotless and well equipped. We will definitely be back.
The Cotswold Way and walks to popular Cotswold pubs are on the doorstep, while Broadway, Chipping Campden and Stratford-upon-Avon are all nearby.
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