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A quintessential Cotswolds cottage, in the picturesque village of Saintbury



Updated: 26-Oct-2016
Sleeps 6 in 3 Bedrooms, With 2 Bathrooms. Enclosed Garden. Off Street Parking



Orchard Cottage is a stunning grade II listed Cotswold stone property, which dates all the way back to 1590. The cottage sits on a quiet road in the small village of Saintbury, and is surrounded by beautiful countryside, with many walks straight from the front door, including the 102 mile long Cotswold Way footpath. Saintbury is located between the famous market towns of Broadway and Chipping Campden, and benefits from the facilities of the neighbouring village of Willersey, including two pubs and a village shop. Orchard Cottage is ideally located for exploring the many beautiful towns and villages of the North Cotswolds, as well as Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick and Oxford.

The cottage retains a wealth of traditional Cotswold character, including elm beams, stone mullion windows, elm and flagstone floors, exposed Cotswold stone walls, and a stunning inglenook fireplace, with a real fire. The character features are complemented by modern facilities, including wireless internet access, a flatscreen TV and a well presented kitchen.

Orchard Cottage sleeps a maximum of six people, in three bedrooms, with two bathrooms. There are beautiful gardens on three sides of the cottage, all with lovely views of the surrounding countryside, and parking is freely available on a wide grass verge outside the property. The cottage is perfect for a family or group of friends seeking peace and tranquillity in a historic property, with all the attractions of the Cotswolds and Shakespeare Country on the doorstep.


Orchard Cottage is accessed via its lovely front garden, which leads to the oak front door. The front door opens into the living room, with the following rooms on the ground floor:

•Living room: As with all the rooms, the dual aspect living room is full of traditional character, including elm beams, stone mullion windows, flagstone flooring and exposed Cotswold stone walls. The centrepiece of the room is the large inglenook fireplace, with an ornamental bread oven and a real fire. There is comfy seating for six, a writing desk, and a flatscreen TV with a DVD player;

•Dining room: Another dual aspect room, looking out over the gardens and surrounding fields, this large room has elm beams, stone mullion windows, flagstone floors and an ornamental wood burning stove in a lovely fireplace. There is a wooden dining table, with seating for six, plus a relaxing chaise longue and a comfy window seat;

•Kitchen: The large kitchen looks out over the back garden and contains elm beams, flagstone floors, exposed Cotswold stone walls and lovely hand crafted fitted cupboards, with elm doors, iroko worktops and a Belfast sink. The well equipped kitchen includes a one and a half oven electric cooker, with four ring ceramic hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster, and a washing machine/tumble dryer. A door leads out from the kitchen to the back garden.

An old elm door in the living room opens into the stairwell, from where the beautiful, slightly uneven, original elm staircase leads up to the first floor landing. There are three rooms on the first floor:

•Bedroom 1: With lovely elm beams and floorboards, as well as an ornamental fireplace, this room contains a double bed and has an ensuite bathroom, with a walk-in shower, separate bath, toilet and wash basin;

•Bedroom 2: A large dual aspect room, also with elm beams and floorboards, this room contains either two single beds or a super king size bed;

•Family bathroom: Contains a bath with handheld shower attachment, toilet and wash basin.

The staircase continues up to the second floor landing, off which is the final bedroom:

•Bedroom 3: In the eaves of this lovely cottage, this room contains two single beds.

Orchard Cottage's gardens surround three sides of the property and provide a beautiful, peaceful setting from which to admire the surrounding countryside. There is a lovely patio area, with a wooden table and six chairs, plus a charcoal barbecue. In front of the cottage is a wide grass verge, where parking is freely available.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Birmingham at 39 Miles Nearest Barpub : Two pubs in Willersey at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Broadway Golf Club at 1 Miles Nearest Train : Honeybourne at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Various in Broadway & Chipping Campden at 2 Miles


Saintbury is a beautiful village, which sits peacefully on the rolling slopes of the Cotswold Hills, looking across to the Malvern Hills. The village is ideally located between the famous Cotswold market towns of Broadway and Chipping Campden, as well as being well placed for visiting Stratford-upon-Avon, Cheltenham, Warwick and Shakespeare Country.

The 102 mile long Cotswold Way footpath passes through Saintbury and the local church of St Nicholas forms a notable landmark along this route, with its tall and slender spire. The building's earliest known feature is a sundial considered to be 11th century.


The Cotswolds village of Broadway in the English county of Worcestershire is often referred to as the "Jewel of the Cotswolds" and the "Show Village of England" because of its sheer beauty and magnificence. The "broad way" is a majestic, wide grass-fringed street, lined with red chestnut trees and ancient honey coloured limestone buildings.

The village is nestled at the foot of Fish Hill and is overlooked by the 65ft high Broadway Tower, which stands atop the hill. A much loved retreat for the Arts and Crafts Movement founder William Morris, this marvellous folly was built by the sixth Earl of Coventry's family in the late 18th century and on a clear day you can see no fewer than 14 counties from the top of it. As part of an extensive country estate (which also houses an animal park), it lies close to an Anglo-Saxon cemetery, where eight graves complete with knives, spears, beads and brooches were excavated in 1954.

Chipping Campden

Chipping Campden is a small market town, notable for its elegant terraced High Street, dating from the 14th century to the 17th century (“Chipping” comes from the Old English word for a market-place and is found in other towns, such as Chipping Norton and Chipping Sodbury).

A rich wool trading centre in the Middle Ages, Chipping Campden enjoyed the patronage of wealthy wool merchants. Today it is a popular Cotswold tourist destination with old inns, hotels, specialist shops and restaurants. The High Street is lined with honey-coloured limestone buildings, built from the mellow locally quarried oolitic limestone known as Cotswold stone, and boasts a wealth of fine vernacular architecture. At its centre stands the Market Hall with its splendid arches, built in 1627.

The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds are a range of hills in west-central England, sometimes called the "Heart of England". The name Cotswold means "sheep enclosure in rolling hillsides".

The Cotswolds are characterised by attractive small towns and villages, built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone). In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous and some of this money was put into the building of churches, leaving the area with a number of large handsome Cotswold stone "wool churches". The area remains affluent, which has encouraged the establishment of many high quality pubs, restaurants and antique shops.

Food & Drink

Local area:

There are a number of well-regarded pubs and restaurants located a pleasant walk or a short drive away from the property, including:

•The Bell Inn, Willersey

•The New Inn, Willersey

•The Seagrave Arms, Weston Subedge


Broadway has a number of places to eat and drink, with a range of cuisines and prices to suit most tastes and budgets. The list below is a sample of the options available:


•The Lygon Arms;

•The Potting Shed.

Chipping Campden:

Chipping Campden also has a wide range of places to eat and drink, including:

•The Kings Hotel

•Cotswold House Hotel

•Michael’s Mediterranean Restaurant

Wider area:

There are many excellent places to eat and drink in the North Cotswolds and Shakespeare Country, with the major towns of Broadway, Chipping Campden, Evesham, Stratford-upon-Avon, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Moreton-in-Marsh, Burford and Chipping Norton containing a wide variety of tea shops, pubs and restaurants, catering for most tastes and budgets.

There are also many traditional pubs located in the lovely villages throughout the North Cotswolds.


The list below is a very small sample to give you a flavour for the wide range of attractions and activities that are available in and around the Cotswolds and Shakespeare Country. Tourist Information centres are located in all the main towns.

•Blenheim Palace

•Warwick Castle



•Cheltenham race course

•Cotswold Farm Park

•Batsford Arboretum

•Broadway Tower Country Park

•Snowshill Manor & Garden


Activities available in the Heart of England include walking, cycling, horse riding, golf, swimming and rock climbing.

Further food & drink and activities information is available on the Character Cottages website.


Rental rates

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21 Oct 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
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23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
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28 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
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26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
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Updated: 26-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed


  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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