Courtyard Cottage (3 Bedrooms)
Courtyard Cottage (sleeps 6-8)
Courtyard Cottage is a self catering holiday cottage suitable for a family holiday in the Cotswolds.
Entered from the right of the courtyard archway coming from the manor and next to the Stables, this lovely cottage, features bow windows and lovely views of the gardens and Bredon Hill. It offers spacious living accommodation on the ground floor with bedrooms on the two floors above.
Beamed lounge with antique pine fireplace, gas flame stove, Coalfax and Fowler chintz, 17th century oak dresser, sofa and plenty of chairs.
Dining room with two tables seating up to 16 guests.
Two-level kitchen with breakfast table and access to the courtyard for eating out.
Zip and link (double or twin) with fitted cupboards
Twin bedroom. Third bedroom in original hayloft on top floor with double bed (4 ft 6 in) and twin beds (3 ft).
One family bathroom and one shower room.
Can interconnect with our Coach house or Courtyard cottage
Upper Court is a stunning historical estate in the pretty Cotswold village of Kemerton in Gloucestershire. The Herfords have been welcoming guests to Upper Court for over 40 years and, although we are always up-dating things, we hope our original guests still find the special atmosphere they first came for. Our five self catering holiday cottages are set in 15 acres of magnificent grounds and gardens. Sleeping between two and eleven guests individually and greater numbers in combination, they offer superb self catering holiday accommodation for a couple, family, extended family or large group wishing to stay in the Cotswolds. Excellent fun for hen parties with plenty to do in the area and our pottery onsite. Coach House can seat up to 28 for dinner or we are now proud owners of our village pub which is just a 3 minute walk up the lane.
About the Owner
About Diana Herford
Bill and Diana Herford welcome guests to Upper Court. This has been their home now for over 35 years and seen their family grow up here. They live in the Manor House in the centre of the grounds. Bill is still an active gardener and Diana is certainly busy with the upkeep of Upper Court whilst being actively part of village life here in the conservation area of Kemerton.
Why Diana Herford chose Cotswold district
Upper Court Estate is at the foot of Bredon Hill. Escape in to the country and be refreshed by the open space and wonderful wildlife. Kemerton is a small village but a busy one and Upper Court is the perfect place for a family get together or a quiet romantic weekend for two. Not far from the M5 and only 10 miles from Cheltenham it is wonderfully situated.
What makes this cottage unique
The 5 self catering cottages are of varying sizes and guests can find the one to suit them. We have on site pottery, tennis courts, croquet lawn, outdoor pool and wonderful grounds. As the seasons change, you can wake to birdsong, see foxes trotting along by the lake, seasonal migrants coming to the lake in winter and enjoy all that our quiet conservation area has to offer.
- Booking Notes:
A non-refundable deposit of one third of the cost of the holiday is required at the time of booking. Reservations will not be treated as complete until the deposit has been received. The balance is payable eight weeks prior to the arrival date. If the booking is made within eight weeks of the arrival date, the rent must be paid in full at the time of booking. Payment can be made by credit card, debit card or cheque.
Our changeover day is Friday (Monday considered). We either do three night weekend breaks from Friday to Monday or four night midweek breaks from Monday to Friday. Midweek short breaks are priced the same as weekend breaks and offer excellent value.
From the Owner
“Upper Court Estate is at the foot of Bredon Hill. Escape in to the country and be refreshed by the open space and wonderful wildlife. Kemerton is a small village but a busy one and Upper Court is the perfect place for a family get together or a quiet romantic weekend for two. Not far from the M5 and only 10 miles from Cheltenham it is wonderfully situated.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Pottery classes for children and adults are now run at Upper Court by Oliver Herford. There are usually three wheels and beginners, experienced potters, hen parties and family parties Classes should be pre booked through Upper Court and include two hours' tuition. You will spend half an hour on the wheel, plus clay and two kiln firings, one bisque and one glaze. You also get chance to paint your own design on a bisque fired mug or plate.
Artist Auriol Herford is also offering workshops for all ages. Anyone can enjoy the rich language of print making, life drawing and painting in these beautiful surroundings.
Children's art activity birthday parties can be booked too! Ring Auriol on 0845 4581830 or go and see her classes at Kite Studio, 2b Bassein Park Road, London W12.
We are approximately two hours from London with good motorway access and regular trains running from London Paddington to either Cheltenham or Evesham.
Birmingham Airport is a 45 minute drive.
At just four miles away, Tewkesbury is our nearest town. We are seven miles from Cheltenham Racecourse, eight miles from Broadway, ten miles from Sudeley Castle, about 18 miles from Stow-on-the-Wold and Stratford-upon-Avon, and 22 miles from Warwick Castle. There are also many National Trust houses and gardens to visit locally, including Snowshill Manor and Kiftsgate in Chipping Campden. We are close to the Rivers Avon and Severn, on which excellent coarse fishing and boating are available.
The village of Kemerton has a Post Office and village shop. Our thriving village pub serves traditional real ales with a great menu including sharing platters, perfect for groups of all sizes.
From the Owner
“The 5 self catering cottages are of varying sizes and guests can find the one to suit them. We have on site pottery, tennis courts, croquet lawn, outdoor pool and wonderful grounds. As the seasons change, you can wake to birdsong, see foxes trotting along by the lake, seasonal migrants coming to the lake in winter and enjoy all that our quiet conservation area has to offer.”
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: Free wifi throughout. Outside: The extensive gardens and grounds, extending to 15 acres, match the quality of the buildings. Guests are free to wander in the grounds, the centrepiece of which is a beautiful two acre lake that is home to a variety of wildfowl, swans, ducks and geese that all love to be fed. There are lots of spots suitable for romantic picnics, or you might even take the boat out. The millstream and watermill (now ruined) are mentioned in the Doomsday Book (1086). Besides the extensive gardens and grounds, which you are free to explore, you are also welcome to use our covered outdoor swimming pool and tennis court. There is also a croquet lawn and table tennis table for the use of guests. Each cottage has a BBQ and outdoor seating.