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Whippet Cottage


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Whippet Cottage is a deceptively spacious, mews-style cottage in the historic village of Bretforton. This cosy retreat sleeps four guests in two bedrooms and is perfect for two couples travelling together. There’s a spacious living room warmed by a wood burner and a superb conservatory-style sunroom, perfect for lazy sunny afternoons, with bifold doors which open completely to the enclosed courtyard garden, bringing the outside in. This lovely property also benefits from a charming communal garden, which guests are welcome to enjoy and there is a great pub within walking distance.
Full Description
This welcoming cottage is tucked into the corner of a small and peaceful courtyard of similar properties and is very much like stepping into a Tardis! To the rear, there's a delightful communal garden, surrounded by trees.

Whippet Cottage is an inviting and welcoming place to stay, the traditionally styled interior is warm and homely, and original beams can be seen throughout, lending character to the cottage. On the ground floor, you'll find a well-equipped kitchen and dining area, a comfortable living room and a fabulous sunroom with bifold doors leading out to the private, enclosed courtyard garden. There's also a ground floor shower room. On the first floor, there are two cosy bedrooms with views over the rear to the gardens beyond, and a second bathroom.

Outside there is a large, private courtyard surrounded by a canopy of trees and the sound of birdsong. There's a dining table with seating for six, a charcoal barbecue and a secure shed, which is perfect for bicycle storage. This is a lovely spot for alfresco dining and sunset drinks on a warm summer evening.

Ground Floor

Entrance Hall:
From the front door, step into the tiled entrance hall which has a large wooden shoe rack, coat hooks and a handy storage cupboard, where you’ll find the iron and ironing board and towels that can be used for wet paws.

This welcoming, sociable space has a dining table that seats four easily and opens into a well-equipped kitchen area. A large butcher’s block provides additional worktop space. Hidden behind the pale, shaker-style doors you’ll find everything you need for a self-catering holiday, including a dishwasher and plenty of cookware, should the urge to bake come over you. There’s also a gas hob and electric oven, a full-size fridge-freezer and a washing machine and double doors that can be thrown open to the enclosed courtyard to let the fresh air in.

Living Room:
The simple yet elegant wood burner is a focal point in this generously sized room. The white painted beams overhead add a sense of character, while corner lights give a gentle glow to the room. There’s plenty of comfy seating with both a three-seater and a two-seater sofa plus an armchair. There’s a large Smart TV in one corner and the wooden furnishings enhance the welcoming ambience.

This fabulous room runs the entire width of the cottage and is a wonderful addition to the living space. Bifold doors can be folded back allowing inside/outside living and easy access to the enclosed courtyard. There’s a further dining table with seating for four, a three-seater sofa, two armchairs and a soft leather chesterfield sofa, all of which are piled with throws and cushions, making it a cosy spot even when the weather is cooler.

Shower Room:
Off the entrance hall, there’s a ground floor shower room with a step-in shower cubicle, hand basin and W.C.

First Floor

Stairs rise from the living room to the first floor.

Bedroom One:
The first of the two bedrooms is a cosy room with a window overlooking the rear and a front Velux bringing in more natural light. The super-comfy king-size bed is made up with crisp white linen and a pretty bedspread, adding colour to the neutral decor. Built-in wardrobes and a tall chest of drawers give plenty of storage and there are also two bedside tables with reading lamps. A pretty rattan two-seater sofa offers occasional seating.

Bathroom / Shower Room:
Between the two bedrooms is a well-fitted bathroom featuring a large bath with a handheld shower, WC and a vanity unit with a hand basin, mirror with light over and side storage cupboards with a shaver point.

Bedroom Two:
Similar in style to bedroom one, this bedroom is a cosy double with views to the rear of the cottage. Built-in under-eaves storage, bedside tables with reading lamps and a small chest of drawers provide everything you need for a comfortable stay.


To the rear of Whippet Cottage is a private, enclosed courtyard with a side gate to the parking area. A dining table with seating for six and a charcoal barbecue make this a great spot for alfresco dining. The tree canopy surrounding you is filled with birdsong, enhancing the sense of peace. There is also a secure shed suitable for bicycle storage. Beyond the courtyard is the parking area for the cottages with two allocated spaces for Whippet Cottage and beyond this a delightful, communal garden which guests are welcome to use.
Full List of Facilities
  • Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms across 1 king-size and 1 standard double bed
  • 2 bathrooms: 1 ground floor shower room, 1 first floor bathroom
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Dog friendly – 1 small/medium well-behaved dog is welcome
  • Private enclosed garden – safe for dogs and children. There is a side gate for access.
  • Fireplace with wood burner – logs and kindling are supplied for your first fire.
  • Bed linen, bath towels and tea towels
  • Hairdryer x 1
  • Kitchen starter consumables: teabags, coffee, sugar, fresh milk.
  • Cleaning starter pack: dishwasher tablets, scourer, cloth, washing up liquid, bin bags
  • Bathroom essentials: hand soap, toilet paper
  • Heating and hot water via gas central heating with HIVE thermostat control in the entrance hall
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Smart TV in the living room and a smaller TV (not Smart) in the Kitchen/Diner
  • DVD player / DVDs
  • Fully equipped kitchen with toaster, kettle, utensils, crockery, cutlery, glassware (champagne flutes, tumblers and wine and water glasses), bakeware, food preparation (grater, jug, sieve), saucepans, bread bin, kitchen foil, cling film, kitchen paper
  • Electric oven and gas hob
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge-Freezer
  • Washing machine
  • Ironing board, iron, clothes airer
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Baby/Child Equipment: high chair, travel cot (cot linen not supplied)
  • Outdoor patio/seating area
  • Garden furniture: Outdoor dining table and six chairs
  • BBQ (charcoal) – please provide your own charcoal
  • Community shop within walking distance
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping:

The Community Shop and Café sells a wide range of essential items and is a few minutes walk away. Alongside general groceries, there are daily deliveries of fresh bread, milk, fruit, and vegetables, plus Outdoor Pig pork pies, sausage rolls and meat pies, local handmade cakes, which are delicious and an excellent selection of reasonably priced wine and beer. They also stock the local Spot Loggins ice cream.

For larger food shops there is a Tesco, which also has a petrol station, Waitrose, M&S Food Hall, Morrisons, Lidl, and ALDI in Evesham (3.7 miles). There is also a Midcounties Co-op (6.9 miles) and a couple of excellent local farm shops nearby.

Eating Out:
  • The Fleece Inn (0.3 miles)
  • Eight Bells, Chipping Campden (5.5 miles)
  • Childswickham Inn & Brasserie (6.8 miles)

The pretty village of Broadway is just 6 miles away and has a wide selection of places to eat out including cafes and coffee shops, an excellent fish & shop, pubs, and some superb restaurants.


The Cotswolds have miles and miles of walking trails, and the Cotswold Way itself runs through nearby Broadway. Have a look at our walking and cycling guides. There are also many footpaths around Bretforton itself.

Places to Visit:
  • All Things Wild (2.4 miles)
  • Kiftsgate Court Gardens (6.5 miles)
  • National Trust – Hidcote (6.8 miles)
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.
  • One small/medium-sized well-behaved dog is welcome, an additional fee applies
  • There are communal gardens behind the parking area which guests are welcome to enjoy. 
  • There is a lockable shed in the garden that can be used for secure bike storage


Whippet Cottage is new to Bolthole Retreats for 2021. Be the first to stay and leave a review.
Bolthole Retreats
| 18/11/2021


The vibrant village of Bretforton has a thriving community, with plenty of events happening year-round. The Fleece Inn is a real hub for the village and depending on when you visit you might encounter the quirky annual asparagus auction, complete with ‘Asparamancer’, Morris Dancers, or the apple and ale festivals. They have regular folk music nights too. Within a short stroll, there’s also a fabulous 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 and urban delights such as Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon within easy reach, this is the perfect place from which to explore.
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