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Cotswold Stone Cottage On The Slopes Of Bredon Hill

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Westmancote, Nr. Cheltenham, The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England - Peaceful Location With Fantastic Views

Mole End Cottage is built of cotswold stone and has been renovated to modern standards but still retaining lots of character. Inglenook fireplace with log burning stove (toasting forks provided), exposed stone walls, sloping ceilings, oak doors and flooring throughout all adds to the romance and charm. Located a short distance from junction 9 of the M5, Mole End Cottage is an idyllic retreat in a rural location, but also makes an ideal base for visiting the Cotswolds and surrounding area. From visting film locations, site seeing, shopping, horse racing, leisure or rural pursuits the location of Mole End Cottage is ideal for all this. Then return to the cottage at the end of the day and enjoy the sound of the stream in the garden, watch the sun set over Bredon Hill or sit in front of the log burning stove before retiring to a comfy bed for a good nights sleep.

* Please see Mole End Cottage Facebook page for further pictures etc.

* Sorry no pets

More Details

Joanne Hill
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2018

About Joanne Hill

We moved to Bredon over 20 years ago and have watched our two children grow up in this area. We have taken an active part in village life over the years and love that there is so much going on in the village for all age groups.

The picture was taken while taking down the ceiling in bedroom 2, it was very dirty and dusty!

Joanne Hill purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Joanne Hill chose Bredon

Westmancote is a pretty village on the slope of Bredon Hill. Very few houses come up for sale, so when my husband spotted Mole End Cottage, we just had to view. The location is great, with some fantastic views. The garden is a good size with its own little brook and the cottage had potential. I just love cotswold stone, it had an inglenook fireplace and I loved the name!

Mole End Cottage has been completely renovated. You can see the before and after pictures in the cottage. The whole family has been involved in the renovation and a few friends as well. We plan to move to the cottage once my daughter leaves home, so we have put a lot of time and effort into the renovation.

What makes this cottage unique

Mole End Cottage has been renovated to a high standard. Oak doors, flooring and skirting board throughout. Painted oak kitchen with quartz worktop and the wine fridge seems popular with guests.

We love the great views from all of the upstairs bedrooms. You can spend hours just watching the day pass and the sun set over the hill. You are in a beautiful place, yet you have all the convenience of large towns close by.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bredon in Wychavon District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet , Downstairs cloakroom, with wash basin & underfloor heating
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Wash basin and heated towel rail with tiled floor.
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite to bed 1, wash basin, heated towel rail, tiled floor
  • All bathrooms have appropriate tiled walls and floors,and a window for natural light. We have shower screens, so no shower curtains to fight with.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Views to the front of the property
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , Views to the rear of the property
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , Downstairs bedroom with views to front of property
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Kingsize bed, ensuite shower with toilet and wash basin
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: **CREDIT CARDS ARE ACCEPTED** Smart TV in the kitchen/dining room. Underfloor heating downstairs, with log burning stove in lounge, Radiators in each of the upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms. Gas, electric and logs are included in the letting price. Free WiFi. A small quantity of initial consumables is provided at the start of your stay (e.g. tea, coffee, sugar, dishwasher tablets, toilet rolls), but you should not expect these to be sufficient for the whole duration of your stay. Outside: Garden to the front and rear of the property. The rear garden is laid to lawn and flower beds with three different seating areas. One seating area is directly at the rear of the house overlooking the stream and the bridge. Another area at the bottom of the garden has stunning views towards Bredon village and the Malvern hills beyond. Gas BBQ provided during the summer months. Outside table and seating is provided. During the warmer months a barbecue is provided and garden umbrella. A variety of herbs are grown in the garden, which guests are welcome to use. Off road parking is provided at the front of the cottage for at least 2 cars When a letting exceeds 10 nights, a mid-stay clean, bed and towel change are included in the price. Additional housekeeping services are available on request.


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(11 traveller reviews)

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Cotswold Stone Cottage On The Slopes Of Bredon Hill
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

A wonderful find!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I LOVED Mole End Cottage! Why? Everything about it is perfect! So, here goes: the quiet lane, the 3 glorious outdoor seating areas, the golden fields and rolling hills out behind the peaceful property, the lovely gardens and amazing little stream off the deck with its ferns and flowers, the 2 large sets of French doors opening out from the spacious dining/kitchen area, the cozy warm living space in front of the fireplace, the downstairs water closet(!), the exceptionally well-stocked, quality, cookware, the abundance of dishes/glassware/flatware, and the exceptional cleanliness everywhere. And I haven't even begun upstairs yet! THE MOST COMFORTABLE MATTRESSES we have ever had the pleasure of sleeping on in a let! Ever! Allow me to continue: two ensuite bedrooms, windows everywhere to let in the light and fresh breezes, views of peaceful farmland, trees and glorious sky. Birdsong, occasional horse and riders passing by, several nearby quaint villages to delight the eye, and traditional local pubs just far enough away, yet close enough to enjoy at one's leisure.

Then there is Joanne, the owner! Oh my goodness, what a delight! As if her amazing let were not enough! (Be sure to look at the photos of the renovations to the cottage. Or better yet, have her tell you about them!)

Although I have said quite a lot, I cannot say enough! The whole package is like Christmas, your birthday, and a summer holiday... any time of year!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such an amazing review, glad you loved the cottage! You were wonderful guests and most welcome to return. Enjoy the rest of your holiday.
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Lovely cottage, perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage, beautifuly decorated. Near to various attractions and lovely views over the Cotswolds.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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September break

  • 5 of 5

My 3 friends and I stayed at Mole End Cottage for a week...a really lovely week. Joanne was so helpful before our stay by email..and very happy to talk us through good places to visit and where to eat..through her recommendation, we went to Eckington Manor for a birthday meal, and it was amazing. That was booked 30 mins after we arrived at the cottage :-) we loved the welcome basket on arrival..the cottage is beautiful and spotlessly clean and the cottage had everything we needed...and more. We enjoyed sitting at the end of the garden...the view was so beautiful..we even saw Deer whilst drinking tea or having cocktails :-) It's a really lovely base to stay at and be able to visit the pretty Cotswold villages nearby...we went to Tewkesbury..the tea shop there is brilliant, Broadway, and the Tower, travelled on the nearby steam train, visited Cheltenham for shopping, Bourton on Water for tea and cake and the Crown and the Yew Tree local pubs served great food. We didn't have time to do it all but we had a great week and Joanne was just brilliant. Thank you :-)

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like you all had a great time. You were so lucky to see a deer, they are so pretty. Makes a change from the sheep in the field! Eckington Manor is great and so pleased that you were able to get in at short notice, what a treat. Thank you for being lovely guests and it would be great to see you all again.
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Beautiful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The weekend break was a chance to take time out from busy lives and to meet up with friends from University for a catch up. The cottage provided the ideal base for our break. The cottage's four bedrooms provided us all with our own space whilst enjoying the lovely open plan kitchen diner and lounge. The property was beautifully clean and the garden was a highlight with the lovely stream and cottage garden planting. We visited the local pub and everyone was very friendly despite it being FA Cup Final night. Thank you Joanne for your hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely idea to meet up with your University friends! So pleased that you enjoyed the cottage and the garden. You were ideal guests and very welcome to return. Thank you.
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Sensational cottage in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Four of us stayed here while we participated in the Questars Cotswold Adventure Race on 14/05/16. After a grueling 20k trail run, 35k mountain bike and 3k kayak down the Avon returning to this comfy and spotlessly clean cottage with it's log burner, relaxing garden and wonderfully picturesque location was just what we needed. Joanne was most hospitable, went out of her way to ensure that we had everything we needed and was a pleasure to deal with all round. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are definately the most active guests to have stayed at the cottage. You certainly deserved somewhere nice to stay after completing all those activities. Perhaps an ice bath would be needed next year? Glad you enjoyed your stay, keep training and hopefully see you next year. Thank you.
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Stunning cottage catering for your every need

  • 5 of 5

We booked Mole End for a long weekend birthday celebration and it certainly didn't disappoint. The Owners of this house were there to greet us on arrival, show us around and give us some hints and tips on places to visit/ eat and see during our stay. They had added some gorgeous extras to the house including banners and balloons to get out birthday party started off in style. The house was perfect in every way, clean, well equipt, modern and spacious ( much bigger than it looks on the photos) we enjoyed lovely log fires in, stunning walks along Bredon hills and some lovely pub dinners in the local area. Well done Joanne and Andrew!, everything was perfect and we will definitely be coming back again for a revisit as there is so much still to se and do at Mole End Cottage 😊 .

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased that you had wonderful Birthday weekend and enjoyed your stay at the cottage. Hope to see you again soon.
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Nearest Airport
54 Miles
Birmingham International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Crown, Kemerton
Nearest Ferry
110 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Tewkesbury Park Hotel & Golf
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Cheltenham Spa or Evesham
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
M5, junction 9
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Crown, Kemerton
Nearest Ski
19 Miles
Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre
Nearest Beach
70 Miles
Weston Super Mare
Car: necessary


Birmingham airport 54 miles (1 hour); Bristol airport 60 miles (1hr 30 mins); Cardiff airport 78 miles (1 hour 40 mins); Heathrow 111 miles (2 hours)

Cheltenham railway station: 13 miles (25 mins)

Evesham railway station: 13 miles (25 mins)

If you would like collecting from one of these airports or railways stations, please ask about taxi services.

A car is recommended for this property, but the village is on a country bus route.


Cheltenham Racecourse: 10 miles

Stratford-upon-Avon: 29 miles

Tewkesbury: 5 miles

Broadway:18 miles

Gloucester: 18 miles

Malvern: 27 miles

Further Details:

The nearest shop with post office and pub is about 1 mile away in Kemerton. The village of Bredon with a larger shop and post office, pubs and hairdressers is 1.5 miles away. Tewkesbury is the nearest town with supermarkets, banks, open air markets etc.

We have a good selection of independent local pubs, serving great home cooked food with one local pub offering Coeliac and dairy free menus.

Ideal location for activity holidays such as water sports, horse riding, shooting, biking and walking. Mole End Cottage is situated on the slope of Bredon Hill, offering some great walks with fantastic views, so don't forget your camera.

If you would like any specific information on the area, or would like to arrange any treats while you are at the cottage, please ask. For example: celebration or birthday cakes, hair dresser, beautician, massage, guided walks.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
The maximum occupancy of the property, including the grounds, is six guests (not including babies in cots), at any point during your stay. Unauthorised over occupancy is a breach of our Terms & Conditions and may result in the cancellation of your booking and additional charges.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is typically Saturday. Arrival time is after 4pm and departure time is by 11am. Access is via a key safe.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.