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Corner Cottage

Bretforton

Sleeps 3 + 1
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Romantic Retreat
Dog Friendly
1
Local Pub
WIFI
25-49 Mbps
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 one, off-street parking space beside the garden that is 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

Indoor

  • Bedroom One - King-size
  • Bedroom Two - Bunk
  • 1 Bathroom - Ground floor shower room with walk-in shower, wash basin, toilet
  • Hairdryer - 1
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Freezer - Compartment in fridge
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining table - Seats 4 with additional 2 stools at kitchen bar table
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed - 25-49 Mbps
  • TV - Smart

Outdoor

  • Dog friendly - 1 well-behaved dog is welcome for an additional fee
  • Garden
  • Outdoor dining area
  • BBQ - Please provide your own charcoal
  • Parking - Off-road parking for 2 cars
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
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  • 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.

Reviews

We visited Bretforton with our two young children and found the cottage really cosy and well set up for a short stay with the family.

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Lisa
| 11/04/2024

Amazing location in a historical village. Very clean and cosy house fully equipped with brand new appliances. Comfortable beds, great kitchen. We had the best time in this lovely place!

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Evgenia
| 29/03/2024

A lovely cottage in an interesting village with a very good pub!

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Mark
| 17/11/2023

The cottage was just perfect for our four days away in the Cotswolds. It had everything we needed and was decorated sympathetically with very good quality finishes (particularly the bathroom). The information booklet was also extremely helpful and the local area was very easy to get to. We went to a lovely pottery-making class with Honeybourne Pottery and visited Broadway one of the days which was also lovely. Would highly recommend a stay. The village also had a gorgeous pub just minutes down the road with very friendly staff and amazing food!

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Jessica
| 19/10/2023

We loved staying in Bretforton and this was the perfect cottage! From the welcome cake and fresh apples from the tree too. Great modern touches and appliances in a historic cottage.

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Susan
| 18/09/2023

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.