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Romantic Holidays For Two In 17th Century Cotswold Cottage

Overview

Property

Updated: 22-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

Cottage in Willersey, Nr. Broadway, The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England - Quiet Village Location, 1 Minute's Walk From Two Pubs And Village Shop; Easy Access To Broadway

Ninds Farm Cottage was once part of the much larger Ninds Farm House. Dating from the later 17th Century, this private wing of the farmhouse had become unfashionable by the end of the 18th century and was partitioned off to form a separate cottage and a curved stair turret was added at the back to allow access to the upper floor. A smaller fireplace was inserted into the original one in the sitting room and the large single bedroom was partitioned into two; the horsehair and lime plaster partitions still remain although the back room now forms the bathroom. Many other original features remain and the present owner has left much untouched while providing a warm and comfortable holiday retreat.

Willersey is a small, pretty village, friendly and lively with local amenities including two churches, two pubs serving good food, garage, and shop, and a village pond. Both pubs are dog friendly and excellent walking country is on the doorstep. The iconic village of Broadway is one and half miles away, with its galleries, restaurants and shops. A variety of landscapes surround the village as it is an excellent base from which to explore north Cotswolds towns such as Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold, Burford, Chipping Campden and Moreton-in-Marsh as well as the smaller villages which have inspired writers like Laurie Lee and J.M. Barrie. Shakespeare’s Warwickshire is also easily and quickly accessible as is the Vale of Evesham. The Cottage is a short journey from Cheltenham and its race course making it an ideal spot to stay in Gold Cup Week. Worcester is less than an hour away and the 3Choirs Festival is there this July. The Ninds Farm Cottage page on Facebook has some ideas of places to go and what’s on locally and also some links to websites guests might find interesting. It is always work in progress.

The present accommodation comprises the following:

Lounge

A comfortable Parker Knoll settee, comfy chair, and two joint stools and refectory table made for the cottage by Welsh furniture maker Haddon Gardiner, provide a place to sit, eat or relax in front of the television and the open fire. The television has Freeview TV and a DVD player.

Kitchen

Compact but well-equipped, with electric cooker, microwave, and fridge with freezer box. An iron and ironing board are provided. Larder.

Conservatory

A table and two chairs allow a light space for summer breakfasts and a cool floor for hot doggies. The downstairs toilet is accessed from the conservatory as is the small enclosed yard.

Outside

A small rockery, garden table and chairs, and the wood store.

Upstairs Landing

With cupboard containing vacuum cleaner, clothes-airer, and additional blankets and pillows. Switch for the water heater.

Bathroom

Washbasin, toilet, and bath with hand-held shower over.

Bedroom

Double bed, chest of drawers, wardrobe, two nursing chairs and a charming window seat to the front of the house.

Parking

On-street parking at the front of the cottage.

What’s included

The main heating is by electric storage heater and electricity is included in the price. There are also two convector heaters should you need them. There is fuel for the open fire to get you started and more. Further supplies are available for purchase at local shops and garages.

A bottle of wine is provided, pepper and salt, toilet paper and a pint of milk on arrival if requested. A packet of ground coffee is provided for bookings of a week or more. Bubble bath is provided to get you started too. Liquid soap made by local soap maker The Little Soap Company.

Bedding is provided (two sheets, duvet and cover, four pillows and pillow-cases, with extra pillows and blankets in the landing cupboard). There are four hand towels, four bath towels, two hand towels downstairs and two tea towels. Changes of towels and bedlinen will be provided for lettings of more than a week.

Up to two dogs are allowed and there is no extra charge for them but please do not allow them on the soft furnishings.

What’s not included

Guests are asked to note that there is no washing machine or dishwasher and there is no stand-under shower, due to the constrictions of the age of the building.

Mobile phone signal is variable depending on provider and there is no wi-fi at the cottage. The village café and the pubs have wi-fi which is available to customers.

Rentals are from 2pm on the day of arrival until 10am on day of departure unless otherwise agreed beforehand.

For legal and practical reasons the cottage is not available for lets longer than 30 days.

I have a website www.nindsfarmcottage.co.uk where terms and conditions are set out and guests are deemed to have read and accepted these on booking.

Prices: I am sorry but I cannot honour the headline rates for short breaks put up by Owners Direct without my agreement. Short break rates are listed in the the "notes" section of the rates page. Prices have been frozen since 2014

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Kerry Moreton
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2017

About Kerry Moreton

I bought the cottage in September 2012 as part of a lifelong interest in England’s history and architectural heritage. I have been involved in promoting the Vale of Evesham’s history in other ways previously and the cottage gives me a new opportunity to share the heritage of the area in another, more intimate, way. I did a little work to the cottage to make it cosy but think it important to retain as much of the old fabric as possible, so that the cottage is still allowed to tell its story. This is the only cottage I let, so it isn’t part of a large concern. I live in the next village, (although I now work in Birmingham), and have a strong connection to the locality. My aim is to provide a comfortable and inspiring place from which to explore the Vale and the North Cotswolds.

Kerry Moreton purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Kerry Moreton chose Cotswold district

I bought a property in Willersey because I believe in being hands-on with the property and being part of the local economy. I live less than two miles away and so could walk there if necessary. Willersey is a lovely village too without being over-commercialised, although that sort of thing isn't too far away.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is small and warm, and quirky. It is convenient for walkers being close to numerous footpaths which lead onto the North Cotswold Hills. There are two pubs in the village which serve food which you have to walk to, the furthest one would take you all of 90 seconds to reach.

If you want to go further afield for something to eat and don't mind a couple of miles there and back, Broadway is just on the doorstep.

It's quiet but not so remote you think the world has ended.

Above all it's romantic. The perfect place for two lovers and their dog...

4 Reviews

5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

5

Can't imagine wanting something other or more

  • 5 of 5

Sometime a very good week's stay, begins well ahead with delightful help and input from a kind and knowledgeable proprietor who continues such largesse throughout and even after a holiday. Such is the case for us with Ninds Farm Cottage in Willersey, Broadway so delightfully peaceful and beautifully situated for access to all things Cotswolds.

With two delightful pubs within easy but unobtrusive walking distance, each offering distinctive ambiance excellent fare and good company, a cottage of much historic character and period appointments to balance any contemporary and beautifully well stocked need, we'd only just begun.

Our separate peaceful glass enclosed dining area was perfect for any meal. A second loo located on the ground floor, stone fireplace, near medieval beams throughout, total spotlessness throughout, amazingly comfortable upstairs bedroom and lots of generous little surprises kept reminding us of what a brilliant start we'd gotten of to on our first of ten British, mostly self cater, retirement party weeks.

We remember saying to ourselves and each other something to the effect that if every other self cater we'd picked to follow even remotely approached the value and quality of this one, we'd be extremely fortunate.

I'll recommend the choice of Kerry Moreton's Ninds Farm Cottage on one condition and with one major caveat: Please don't even think to interfere with our own choice of weeks should we return, whether sooner than later.

I've thus far visited the UK six times extensively (depending on one's perception of such things) over a moderately lengthy or somewhat shortening lifetime and never done better than choosing this delightful option and owner.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5 0
Barnsley
5

What a find

  • 5 of 5

This delightful, ancient cottage was just amazing, a bottle of wine, pint of milk, and a warm cottage awaits your arrival. It is set in a beautiful sleepy village, so quiet, apart from the odd campanologist practicing! The village is home to 2 lovely pubs and great food. Walks on your doorstep. Broadway Tower worth a visit, its up a steep hill but doable. Amazing holiday and I will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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3 0
5

best value cotswold cottage

  • 5 of 5

You won't believe the great value, 2 nights in Cotswolds cottage for less than one night's b&b in nearby towns and three times the space and everything you need for a log fire (sadly too warm when we were there), lovely touches like bottle of wine and bottle of radox!! House is historic, wonderful comfy bed and good linen, delightful, near a good food pub, and another pub for good measure and a duck pond, walkable into Broadway for more shops, pubs and restaurants, on lots of bus routes. Friendly locals, village shop. Great location for doing "the Cotswolds", totally recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Bristol
5

Fantastic Discovery

  • 5 of 5

Found by my partner and enjoyed by us both.... This is a wonderful place to escape from it all, quiet, cosy, comfy and in a lovely part of the world undiscovered until last weekend.

The cottage makes you feel comfortable the moment you walk through the door and Kerry (owner) provides the little touches on your arrival and with her communication adding to a little piece of magic...in the Cotswolds. The walks are glorious (apart from a run in with a herd of cows), the air clean and the open fire with fuel provided was a perfect end to the perfect day, and unfortunately our long weekend passed too quickly.

Writing a review (unbelievably the first) I fear my praise will wrestle the ease of booking into a fight for a repeat date , but the simple truth is the cottage is amazing... It sets you up for a fabulous time....helps you relax at day's end and eases you without fuss into the next... My one small warning, beware the upstairs doorways if you are sleepy and tall...

Thank you Ninds Farm Cottage for all that you gave...

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

I bought a property in Willersey because I believe in being hands-on with the property and being part of the local economy. I live less than two miles away and so could walk there if necessary. Willersey is a lovely village too without being over-commercialised, although that sort of thing isn't too far away.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : The Bell at 100 Metres Nearest Ferry : Hampton, Evesham at 7 Miles Nearest Golf : Broadway at 2 Miles Nearest Train : Evesham at 6 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Bell at 100 Metres Car: recommended

Travel:

The cottage is approximately 40 miles from Birmingham airport.

The use of a car would be the most convenient way to explore the area, but Willersey has a good bus service for access to Evesham, Broadway, Cheltenham and Stratford-on-Avon.

www.escapetothecotswolds.org.uk is a good starting point for bus timetables.

Distances:

Broadway 1.5 miles

Cheltenham Race Course 16 miles

Stratford-on-Avon 13 miles

Evesham 6 miles

Further Details:

The surrounding area provides many opportunities for all types of interests. Historical sites nearby include Broadway Tower, Hailes Abbey, Sudeley Castle, Evesham's Almonry Museum and historic battlefield, the Shakespeare houses of Stratford-on-Avon. Hidcote Manor Garden is also very close. Local Cotswold villages, both small and large, provide a wealth of vernacular and ecclesiastical architecture. Willersey has its own village shop but larger supermarkets are close-by in Broadway and Evesham. Cheltenham and Stratford are larger towns with extensive retail opportunities. The cottage is an ideal location for those going to Cheltenham races, Broadway Golf Club, walking on the Cotswold way or exploring the many other footpaths.

Notable restaurants are very near and include Russell's and the Lygon Arms, both in Broadway, Wesley House in Winchcombe and Buckland Manor.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low
14 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£300
for 7 nights
£300
 
 
Mid
8 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£375
for 7 nights
£375
 
 
High
1 Jul 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
Mid
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£375
for 7 nights
£375
 
 
Low
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£300
for 7 nights
£300
 
 
Hugh
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Short breaks are available. Minimum 2 nights. Prices thus:-
Low season: 2 nights = £120; 3 =£170; 4= £210; 5=£240; 6=£270
Mid season: 2 nights = £140; 3=£200; 4=£250; 5=£300; 6=£350
High season: 2 nights = £150; 3=215; 4=£280; 5=£345; 6=£410

Check in is 2pm; check out 10am. Other times by arrangement and subject to availability.
The cottage is small and so dogs are limited to two smallish ones. They are requested not to get on the bed/sofa or other soft furnishings unless on their own pet blanket. There is no additional charge for dogs. The back yard is securely fenced.

Confirmation in writing is required within 5 working days of telephone or e-mail booking together with a 10% non-returnable deposit. Payment in full is required 6 weeks before commencement of the holiday. This is non-returnable unless the period can be re-let.
Payment usually by cheque or bank transfer. Card payment not yet available.

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Facilities

From the Owner

The cottage is small and warm, and quirky. It is convenient for walkers being close to numerous footpaths which lead onto the North Cotswold Hills. There are two pubs in the village which serve food which you have to walk to, the furthest one would take you all of 90 seconds to reach. If you want to go further afield for something to eat and don't mind a couple of miles there and back, Broadway is just on the doorstep. It's quiet but not so remote you think the world has ended. Above all it's romantic. The perfect place for two lovers and their dog...

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

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

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • 1 upstairs bathroom with water-heater, bath, wc and wash basin. The upstairs bathroom has a hand-held shower over the bath. The age of the property precludes there being a stand-under shower. A bottle of bubble bath is included. 1 downstairs wc Locally made Little Soap Company Organic Liquid soap is provided for guests' convenience. This is in refillable dispensers rather than individual packs so as to be both hygenic and more ecological

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: 1 bedroom with double bed. Hair dryer.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Heating is by electric storage heaters and electricity is included. The grate in the lounge may be used for an open fire and logs and a scuttle of coal is supplied. Supplementary heating available by way of convector heaters. Parking is available on Church Street, which is a public road or at the Village Hall. Guests may bring two small dogs by prior arrangement but pets should not be allowed on the furniture except on their own pet blanket. Guests should note that there are some low beams in the property. Hairdryer is provided. Outside: Small outside seating area with patio table and chairs Utility Room: None Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Change over day is Saturday for weekly lets but other requirements will be considered on request. Bedlinen and towels are provided and changed at change-over. Other: Conservatory/dining area overlooking the outside seating area.

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