Ivy Cottage, Bredon's Norton, The Cotswolds, England - Charming Cotswolds 18th Century Detached Cottage In 'Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty'
Situated in the charming Cotswolds village of Bredon’s Norton, designated an area of ‘Outstanding Natural Beauty’, this delightful 18th Century detached cottage is close to major road links (M5, M4, M40) and is an extremely popular location for groups or families travelling from differing locations. Four miles to Tewkesbury with excellent shopping facilities, supermarkets, banks, post office, coffee shops and restaurants.
Top Traveller Review
Lovely house and garden in charming village
About the Owner
Guestbook comments from the owner
This is our fifth stay in the Cotswolds and the best by a long way.
A great location, a gorgeous home-away-from-home, and a lovely time had by every one of us.
We truly enjoyed our stay in Ivy Cottage. The cottage has been done up beautifully with all the amenities. The garden is lovely and so enjoyed sitting in the sun. This area is really pretty and a tranquil place to visit. Thank you for all your suggestions of places to visit.
5 based on 3 holidaymaker reviews
Lovely house and garden in charming village
We had a great time at Ivy Cottage for a family get together. The house had everything we needed. The garden was particularly pleasant for a BBQ or "just chilling". The local village was very friendly with some amazing old houses, and a real farm shop which made and sold the best bacon we have ever had. The walks up the nearby hill gave beautiful views. One night we took advantage of the delivered 3 course meal by Jennie, which was superb. Richard and Jan were very helpful with information before the visit and popped in to say hello, then left us to it. Further afield the countryside and villages were also very beautiful
Family get together
Ivy Cottage suited a family get-together perfectly, enclosed garden to corral small children and dog. House had everything we needed and layout suited all of us, lovely walks in a peaceful setting. Suberb!
Perfect cottage for a great weekend
We stayed at Ivy Cottage for a weekend get together with a group of friends and it was the perfect place. The cottage is beautifully presented, very comfy beds and a great shower. Lovely communal spaces including a dining table that easily seated 10 adults. We enjoyed the outside space and some really nice walks around the local area to local pubs and the cricket club. Plenty of parking for us all as well. Overall a great place and would definitely recommend.
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
The village provides an excellent base for walkers with Bredon Hill and the River Avon on its doorstep and the beautiful Malvern Hills a short drive away.
The Cotswolds villages of Broadway, Stow-on-the-Wold, Moreton in Marsh, Winchcombe and Bourton-on-the-Water are all easily accessible as well as the Regency spa town of Cheltenham, Bath, Oxford and Shakespere’s Stratford-upon-Avon.
There is also a wealth of historical interest nearby including Sudley Castle, Blenheim Palace, Tewkesbury Abbey, the cathedrals of Hereford and Worcester as well as numerous National Trust and RHS properties.
For the more active and adventurous, guests can seek out rare breeds at the Cotswold Farm Park in Guiting Power; sailing, fishing and waterskiing at the Cotswold Water Park.
Cheltenham Racecourse has a full calendar of events, including the Gold Cup. The Cheltenham literary, music, science and design festivals prove extremely popular.
Award-winning Eckington cookery school nearby.
Driving: We are approximately 2 hours from London, 50 minutes from Bristol, 45 minutes from Birmingham.
Rail: Cheltenham Spa, Pershore, Ashchurch stations nearby with excellent links to London, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff.
Air: Birmingham International is a 45 minute drive, London Heathrow is 90 minutes and Gatwick airport is 150 minutes drive.
Transport: Use of a car highly recommended.
The village is an excellent base for walkers with Bredon Hill and the River Avon on its doorstep. The beautiful Malvern Hills are a short drive away.
Tewkesbury - 4 miles.
Cheltenham Racecourse - 7 miles.
Broadway- 8 miles.
Sudeley Castle - 10 miles.
Stow-on-the-Wold - 18 miles.
Stratford-upon-Avon - 18 miles 22 miles.
Warwick Castle - 22 miles.
There are many National Trust properties and gardens to visit locally, including Snowshill Manor and Kifsgate in Chipping Campden.
The surrounding area has a wealth of country inns and pubs and the village Farm Shop provides wonderful local produce for guests wishing to cook at home.
Jennie, a Cordon Bleu qualified cook lives locally in Bredon's Norton. Whatever your catering needs, Jennie can prepare home cooked dishes to suit your requirements during your stay at Ivy Cottage. Whether it be a traditional English afternoon tea served in the cottage garden, a tasty picnic lunch, a warming casserole to return to after a day's walking in the Cotswold's, or a more formal dinner party, Jennie will take the catering pressures off you during your stay. Celebration cakes can also be made on request. Using locally sourced fresh produce and the best quality ingredients. Jennie would be delighted to discuss any vegetarian and special dietary requirements.
Tewkesbury provides a excellent shopping facilities with supermarkets, banks, ATMs, post office, coffee shops and restaurants. Local crafts including Conderton Pottery and Beckford Silk can be found nestled in Bredon Hill.
The Cotswolds villages of Broadway, Stow-on-the-Wold, Moreton in Marsh, Winchcombe and Bourton-on-the-Water are all easily accessible and provide a wonderful assortment of gift and antique shops. The Regency spa town of Cheltenham, Bath, Oxford and Shakespere’s Stratford-upon-Avon offer a wealth of historical interest.
- Booking Notes:
Prices quoted are in UK pounds. Prices include heating, electricity, bedlinen, duvets, pillows,tea towels and bath mats. A holding deposit is required to secure booking with full payment by cheque or direct transfer four weeks prior to arrival. **Call us now for mid-week accommodation offers**.
The preferred changeover day for guests is Friday. We also welcome Monday to Friday short breaks. Arrival from 4.30pm. Departure by 10.30am. We do try to be flexible on arrival and departure times whenever possible.
Notes on prices:
Pricing - from £495 low season for a minimum of two nights. Prices vary according to the time of year. Please refer to owner for further details.
- Available arrival
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided ...
- Living Room ...
- Wood Stove ...
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Private Chef
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- live theatre
- recreation centre
- bird watching
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- mountain biking
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom with bath/shower over, wc, basin. Shower room with shower unit, wc, basin.
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10/12 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, bedroom 2 with double bed, bedroom 3 with double bed, bedroom 4 with double bed plus two single beds. There is also a double sofa-bed in the sitting room.
- Golf ...
- Ski & Snowboard ...
- Notes on accommodation: This self-catering holiday cottage has been stylishly decorated to provide a relaxing holiday home with accommodation comprising 4 bedrooms (3 doubles, 1 double with 2 singles); 2 bathrooms/shower rooms; sitting room; dining room, kitchen, sunny conservatory, private sheltered garden and on-site parking. The cottage is comfortably furnished with central heating throughout with a log burner and inglenook fireplace for chilly winter nights. Outside: The cottage has a pretty enclosed sheltered private garden with patio area providing seating and barbecue under a romantic pergola covered with climbing clematis. The cottage has on-site parking. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen is supplied for all beds. Tea towels and bath mats provided. Towels are available on request. The property is cleaned for each guest arrival and can be serviced during guest stays by prior arrangement. Other: The cottage has been stylishly decorated to provide a comfortable holiday home with sunny conservatory and on-site parking. Central heating features throughout with a log burner and inglenook fireplace. The cottage has a pretty enclosed private garden.