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Corner Cottage

Bretforton

Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Romantic Retreat
Dog Friendly
1
Local Pub
Enjoy a bijou and boutique break in the Cotswolds with Corner Cottage - a gorgeous, 17th century timber-framed holiday home with contemporary facilities that blend seamlessly with its Grade II listed charm. The cottage sleeps 3 (+1) across two bedrooms and has an immaculate modern kitchen and shower room, contrasted with the cosy living-dining room with the impressive, original inglenook making a grand statement.

Relax in the sunshine on the lawn and patio, with shade offered by the apple tree. There is adjacent off-street parking with the famous National Trust-owned Fleece Inn only a two-minute walk away. While Corner Cottage is within the ancient village of Bretforton, the modern and bustling Stratford-upon-Avon is within easy reach, as well as picture-perfect Broadway and the northern side of the Cotswolds.
Full Description
As you arrive at the end of Main Street, the ancient properties of the Bretforton Estate lie ahead, with Corner Cottage, as the name suggests, situated exactly on the corner, opposite Bretforton House Farm. This ancient farmstead, along with Corner Cottage, has been owned by the same family for hundreds of years. The quaint design, exposed timbers and ancient stone walls give off the feel of a fairy-tale house, complete with an apple tree that bears lots of fruit for guests to enjoy.

This perfectly formed, timber-framed holiday cottage has been meticulously renovated to a very high standard and decorated throughout using subtle hues of white and greys with accents of colour, and beautiful lined curtains, to create a restful retreat. On the ground floor is a cosy living room and dining area, with a spectacular inglenook and original bread oven, and a contemporary kitchen and shower room. On the first floor are two bedrooms, one super spacious, delightfully quirky master room, with a king-size bed, and one compact bunk bedroom that’s ideal for two young children or one adult.

The cottage has a lawn with an apple tree, the fruit of which guests are encouraged to collect and enjoy, and a patio and gravel area to the front with a picnic bench set. A path curls around the back of the cottage where there is a low fence dividing Corner Cottage’s Garden from the neighbour’s property. Corner Cottage has two, off-street parking spaces beside the garden that are accessed via a shared driveway.

Ground Floor


Step through the front door into the kitchen. On the back of the door is a handy row of coat hooks.

Kitchen:
This contemporary, dual aspect kitchen has been very cleverly designed to include all the equipment and appliances needed for a self-catering stay. In addition, there is a bar table with two high stools and a recessed worktop with USB charger sockets where guests can sit and use a laptop while on a workation or planning a day’s outing.

Living Room/Dining Area:
This delightful, cosy room will immediately remind you of the cottage’s 400-year history, with its exposed timbers and huge inglenook complete with original bread oven. The living room is furnished with two, comfy sofas - one of which is tucked into the inglenook - a 43” Smart TV, an occasional table and reading lights. It has and has lovely wooden flooring, with a richly coloured rug, and beautiful lined curtains to draw together on a chilly winter’s evening.

To one side of the inglenook is a dining table and chairs to comfortably seat up to four guests.

Family Shower Room:
Just off the living room is a spacious and contemporary family shower room with a walk-in corner shower, with an overhead and hand-held shower head, a washbasin with an LED/Bluetooth speaker mirror, a toilet, and a heated towel rail. (Please note, the shower room’s ceiling and shower head are quite low and may not be suitable for taller guests.)

Utility Cupboard:
This handy cupboard is located under the stairs, opposite the shower room, and houses the washer-dryer, the ironing equipment, a torch, the router, bin bags and other handy housekeeping items.

First Floor


Duck your head as you pass from the living room up the fairly narrow and tight, carpeted staircase (with a banister and handrail) to the two bedrooms.

Bedroom One:
The master bedroom will be a lovely surprise: it’s big, bright and colourful - yet includes a nod to its past, with its exposed timbers and an extra-wide window ‘ledge’, which covers the whole of the inglenook below. The bedroom is furnished with a contemporary, king-size bed with a colourful footstool, bedside tables and reading lights (all perfectly levelled over the quirkily uneven floor to ensure a super comfortable sleep). There’s a chest of drawers and an in-built wardrobe to store and hang your clothes. A big and beautiful mirror hangs on the main wall, reigning impressively over the room.

Bedroom Two:
Across the little landing is the compact but charming children’s room. It is furnished with a bunk bed (two, full-size singles), a tall chest of drawers with a reading lamp on top, a large mirror, hooks for hanging clothes and an in-built wardrobe. (This room is suitable for two young children or - due to the limited space - one adult.)

Outside

Corner Cottage has a small lawn and a patio with a gravel path leading to a shared parking area. The patio is immediately outside the front/kitchen door, making it super convenient for carrying out evening drinks and alfresco meals. An apple tree sits outside the kitchen windows and bears an abundance of fruit, which guests are encouraged to collect and enjoy.

Full List of Facilities
  • Sleeps 3 (+1) in 2 bedrooms one king-size bed and 1 bunk bed (a maximum of 3 adults or 2 adults + 2 children)
  • 1 bathroom: ground floor shower room with walk-in shower, wash basin, toilet
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Patio and small lawn (not enclosed)
  • Accepts one dog (additional fee applies)
  • Bed linen, bath towels and tea towels
  • Hairdryer x1
  • Kitchen starter consumables: teabags, instant coffee, sugar, fresh milk.
  • Cleaning starter pack: dishwasher tablets, scourer, cloth, washing up liquid, bin bags, washing machine pods
  • Bathroom essentials: hand soap, toilet paper
  • Heating and hot water via gas central heating with Central “smart” Bosch controller in living room.
  • Free Wi-Fi – superfast (35-37mbps)
  • Work area in kitchen
  • USB charger sockets throughout
  • Smart Android TV x1 (43”)
  • Bluetooth speaker in bathroom mirror
  • Games
  • Fully equipped kitchen with toaster, kettle, cafetiere, utensils, crockery, cutlery, glassware (champagne flutes, tumblers and wine and water glasses), bakeware, food preparation (grater, jug, sieve), saucepans, kitchen foil, kitchen paper
  • Oven/hob - electric
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge with freezer compartment
  • Washer-dryer
  • Ironing board, iron
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Baby/Child Equipment: not provided
  • Outdoor patio/seating area
  • Garden furniture: picnic bench set (not shown)
  • BBQ (from April 2022) – please provide your own charcoal
  • The Fleece Inn - 2 minutes’ walk
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping:

The Community Shop and Café sells a wide range of essential items and is a 3-minute walk away. Alongside the general groceries there are daily deliveries of fresh bread, milk, fruit, and vegetables, along with Outdoor Pig pork pies, sausage rolls and meat pies, local handmade cakes and an excellent selection of reasonably priced wine and beer. They also stock the local Spot Loggins ice cream. Nearby are a couple of excellent local farm shops: Ellerden Farm Shop (WR11 8LU) and Castle Nurseries (WR11 7RN).

For a larger shop, there is a well-stocked Co-op Food Shop in Honeybourne (2.4 miles), or head to Evesham (4 miles) where there is a Tesco, Waitrose, M&S Food Hall, Lidl, and ALDI.

Eating Out:
  • The Fleece Inn (50 metres)
  • Eight Bells and the Lygon Arms, Chipping Campden (5.5 miles)
  • Childswickham Inn & Brasserie, Chiswickham (6.8 miles)
The pretty village of Broadway is just 6 miles away and has a wide choice of places to eat out including cafes, coffee shops, a highly-rated fish and chip shop, pubs, and some excellent restaurants.

Walks:

There are many footpaths around Bretforton, including one right from the cottage. Head down Bridge Street. At the bridge turn left onto Back Lane. Before the bend by the farm there is a public footpath sign in front of you. Go through the gate following the path round to the road where you can either go straight ahead or turn right. Turn right and follow the road towards the bend, take the track in front of you and continue over the cattle grid. Just before you reach Allens Barn there is footpath sign on your right, follow this path back to the village.

For a wide choice of local walks click the 'Walking & Cycling Guides' below.

Places to Visit:
  • All Things Wild (2.4 miles)
  • Dover’s Hill (4.1 miles)
  • Broadway Tower (6.3 miles)
Travel:
Train - Honeybourne (1.8 miles) has regular services to/from London Paddington.
Taxis - Claremont Cars; ABC Private Hire

There is so much to discover in the Cotswolds, why not have a look at some of our favourite Bolthole Retreats Experiences?
Points of Note
  • Please note that additional guests above the maximum capacity are not permitted.
  • It is our policy not to take bookings for single sex group celebrations, which includes Stag and Hen nights, or groups where the majority are under 25 years.
  • Corner Cottage is a 17th century, timber framed building.  While it has huge character and charm, it is not suitable for everyone. The stairs are quite narrow and tight. The bedroom floors are very uneven. Ceiling height varies and is low in places. The bathroom ceiling and shower head are quite low and may not be suitable for taller guests.
  • Corner Cottage sleeps a maximum of 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children - the bunk bedroom is not big enough to accommodate two adults.
  • One well-behaved dog is welcome, for an additional fee.
  • Parts of the lawn have had to be reseeded and covered with chicken wire (to stop birds eating the seed). Please avoid the chicken wire as it has some sharp edges.

Reviews

Brilliant location, amazing cottage with brilliant facilities. We will be back!
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Amy
| 07/06/2022
The Cottage was immaculate and we loved staying in Bretforton. Will definitely stay again this year at some point!
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Nicola
| 16/01/2022
Initially Corner Cottage appears wee, but once settled in it was cosy, comfy, well laid-out and all we needed for a very chilled stay. The bedroom is large, airy and has an excellent bed. The kitchen was all we needed to enjoy home-cooked meals using local farm produce. Snuggled on the sofa in the characterful living room was restful. The location is great. The Fleece Inn worth a visit and walks, cycle-rides and lovely Towns all accessible.
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Anne
| 04/01/2022
We had a lovely stay over Christmas at this 17th century cottage. We were a little apprehensive at first as there were no reviews and we were the first guests but we're glad we went ahead with it. The location is great to explore the cotswolds. The cottages of that era were smaller so the ceiling level on the ground floor is lower than usual. It was OK for us (tallest being almost 6 feet tall) but we reckon anyone who is 6 feet 3 inches tall upwards will need to crouch a bit when walking downstairs. The house is ideal for a family with 2 kids as the 2nd bedroom has a bunk bed and it is quite a squeeze for adults. The owners did a fantastic job remodeling the inside and the fittings were new and of good quality. We especially found the Bluetooth mirror in the shower a nice touch where we could link our phones and listen to music while in the shower. The shower itself was great as the water pressure was strong. A taller person (6 foot 2 inches upwards) might have an issue in the shower as the rainshower head is a little low. The place is as per the pictures here and really a lovely place. The welcome Christmas cake was a pleasant surprise and we liked the fairy lights over the sofa for the festive period. Very responsive hosts as well. Thanks for having us!
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Ken
| 28/12/2021

Location

The vibrant village of Bretforton has a thriving community, with plenty of events happening year-round. The National Trust-owned Fleece Inn is a fantastic hub for the village, and, depending on when you visit, you might encounter the quirky annual Asparagus Auction, Morris Dancers, or the apple and ale festivals. They have regular folk music nights too. Within a short stroll there’s also a handy community-run shop, and the parish church of St Leonard’s is a peaceful spot in the heart of the village. With the Cotswolds on your doorstep, including National Trust Hidcote and Kiftsgate (both seven miles) and urban delights such as Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon within easy reach, this is the perfect place from which to explore lots of attractions within several counties.
 
 
 
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