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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, close to the Cotswold Way making it ideal for walking and cycling holidays. 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 at the rear, 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 rear corner of a small and peaceful courtyard of similar properties, and is very much like stepping into a Tardis! It sits well back from the street overlooking the delightful communal garden at the back, 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 bi-fold 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, it's very peaceful and secure if you have dogs with you. 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


  • Bedroom One - King-size
  • Bedroom Two - Double
  • 2 Bathrooms - 1 ground floor shower room, 1 first floor bathroom
  • Hair dryer - 1
  • Fire - Logs are provided for an initial fire (1st October - 31st March)
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Coffee machine - Filter
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed
  • TV - Smart
  • DVD Player
  • Travel cot (cot linen not provided) - 1
  • Highchair - 1
  • Sound system - Sonos


  • Dog friendly - 2 well-behaved dogs welcome for an additional fee
  • Garden - Private courtyard (fully enclosed) and shared garden
  • Outdoor dining area
  • BBQ - Please provide your own charcoal
  • Parking - Allocated 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 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
  • Book with us to get exclusive discounts to top attractions and experiences. 
  • Two well-behaved dogs are welcome, an additional fee applies.


We really enjoyed our stay at Whippet Cottage. Very comfortable and clean accommodation. The cottage is well equipped and furnished to a good standard. The beds were comfortable and the bathroom and kitchen were nicely fitted. It was to have the option of a fire in the living room. An xcellent location and we enjoyed the local Fleece Inn which serves excellent food. Overall we very much enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to others.

| 22/10/2023

A really good stay and a very well-supplied kitchen, thank you.

| 09/10/2023

We had a great stay at the cottage. It's in a really good location with a fantastic pub right on the doorstep.

| 21/09/2023

A lovely house with lots of space and very comfortable beds.

| 06/08/2023


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 and the Cotswold Way National Trail 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. For garden lovers, Whippet Cottage is close to the magnificent gardens at Hidcote and Kiftsgate, and Batsford Arboretum, which is beautiful at all times of the year, is also nearby.