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Rare opportunity to stay in a Thatched Cottage in unmissable Broadway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Delightful thatched cottage with 3 bedrooms, private garden close to High Street

A wonderful opportunity to experience archetypal English thatch cottage living for up to 6 guests in iconic Broadway, The Cotswolds. This lovely thatched cottage - of which only a few remain and is walking distance to sites, shops and olde English pubs - is peacefully located in the stunning and unmissable Cotswolds village of Broadway.

This lovely 400 year old thatched cottage, is presented to a very high standard and is peacefully located in the stunning Cotswolds village of Broadway, which is often referred to as the 'jewel of the Cotswold' and the 'show village of England'. Broadway is well known for its excellent art galleries, antique and modern furniture stores such as OKA which is set in a beautiful Georgian House on the High Street and let's not forget all the wonderful restaurants, cafe's, deli's, pubs and gift shops.

The village is also perfectly placed for exploring the many beautiful towns and villages of the Cotswolds, as well as Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare and the royal spa town of Cheltenham which is great for theatre and retail therapy. Chipping Campden, Moreton-in-Marsh and Stow-on-the-Wold are all a short drive away.

Additionally, the Cottage is moments from the Cotswold Way which is a 102-mile (164 km) long-distance footpath, running along the Cotswold Edge escarpment of the Cotswold Hills in England.

A legacy of the Broadway Artists' Colony is that the village has several of the country's best art galleries. There are also a number of restaurants, pubs and tea shops, as well as a range of gift and clothes shops. Relaxation, retail therapy and good food and drink make Broadway a very popular place to stay and visit throughout the year.

The Vale of Evesham is the fruit and vegetable basket of England and has for many centuries supported a number of communities that have thrived on its fertile soil. Drained by the River Avon and with the town of Evesham as its centre, the Vale includes land in south Worcestershire, south Warwickshire and north Gloucestershire.

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 area is defined by the bedrock of Jurassic limestone that creates a type of grassland habitat rare in the UK and that is quarried for the golden coloured Cotswold stone. It contains unique features derived from the use of this mineral; the predominantly rural landscape contains beautiful stone-built villages, historical towns and stately homes and gardens.

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.

Cotswold towns include Bourton-on-the-Water, Broadway, Burford, Chipping Norton, Cirencester, Moreton-in-Marsh, Northleach, Stow-on-the-Wold, Stroud and Winchcombe. The town of Chipping Campden is notable for being the home of the Arts and Crafts movement, founded by William Morris at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. William Morris lived occasionally in Broadway Tower, a folly, now part of a country park. Chipping Campden is also known for the annual Cotswold Olympic Games, a celebration of sports and games dating back to the early 17th century.

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:

•Russell's;

•The Lygon Arms;

•The Potting Shed

•The Swan Inn

Wider area:

There are many excellent places to eat and drink in the Vale of Evesham and the North Cotswolds , with the major towns of Evesham, Chipping Campden, Broadway, 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 Vale of Evesham and the North Cotswolds.

In addition to the places mentioned above, you may wish to visit the following attractions and historical sites.

•Blenheim Palace

•Warwick Castle

•Snowshill Manor

•Hidcote

•Cheltenham race course

•Cotswold Farm Park

•Batsford Arboretum

•Broadway Tower Country Park

•Sudeley Castle

•Hailes Abbey

•Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway

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

The privately owned cottage contains a wealth of traditional character features, including original oak beams, windows and doors.

This cottage offers a memorable stay in one of The Cotswolds finest most beautiful and thriving villages. You can easily walk to the High St from the cottage. The nearest pub is 6 minutes walk away and offers good food, outdoor seating and live music on certain evenings.

You'll find a range of magazines, books, board games, chess set and deck of cards for you to enjoy during your stay. The cottage also offers complimentary Wi-Fi/broadband.

There are 3 bedrooms upstairs. 2 of the bedrooms contain king sized beds and the middle room contains a double bed. Each bedroom has an antique wardrobe and drawer space for you to store or hang your clothes or your purchases from the lovely shops on the High Street.

The lawned garden enjoys beautiful rural views and hopefully the sound of a sheep or two from the neighbouring fields. There's an outdoor seating area for alfresco dining plus a BBQ. The rear garden is enclosed and is safe for children. Cycle hire, including delivery and collection can easily be arranged for you.

The maximum occupancy of the property, including its grounds is six guests, at any point during your stay.

The property has top quality furnishings and fittings, television, wireless broadband, Bluetooth stereo, Sony TV and all bed linen, towels and tea towels.

For your convenience we provide complimentary tea, coffee, sugar, salt, pepper, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, liquid hand soap, washing powder, toilet roll and body wash.

Further pictures can be found via our website. Just search for Broadway Boutique Cottage.

No smoking is permitted throughout the property. Thanks, Elizabeth

More Details

Owner
Elizabeth
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2017

About Elizabeth

Originally from Australia. Now residing in London. Moving permanently to The Cotswolds in 2018.

Elizabeth purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Elizabeth chose Broadway

I am actually new to the Cotswolds, having heard of it yes, but never dedicating the time to explore it. That is until I took my partner there for his birthday in 2015. My gosh, it is beautiful, the scenery, countryside and homes are stunning. Even the sheep look beautiful and content as they sit under the chestnut trees in front of the cottage. My Aunty said it is just how she imagined England to be. The Cotswolds fulfills the image that most of us have of the English Countryside. I came across this thatched cottage and immediately fell in love with it and with Broadway.

I hope you love it as much as I do. It is a special place, rich with history, bucolic and perfectly preserved. Enjoy!

What makes this cottage unique

Here's a chance to stay in a chocolate box English thatched cottage that's full of character, history, space and light. Most rooms have dual aspect views, the surrounding area is verdant with mellow sloping hills, golden Cotswold stone houses and lovely sheep to appreciate. The house is light with a private fenced garden. There's parking too! Oh and you can leave your car at the cottage and just walk to the pub!

Fantastic architecture with original doors, latches, windows and beams. A sense of stepping back in time whilst being a short walk to the vibrant High St.

Amenities

Broadway Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Newly created en-suite wet room with shower.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Lovely views over surrounding countryside. Heated towel rail
  • Cottage features 1 family bathroom with bath and shower over, 1 ensuite bathroom and 1 downstairs toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • All comfortable bedrooms have lovely bouncy duvets and pillows with bedside tables, lamps and lovely antique wardrobes for your storage needs.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Broadway has a bowling green, cricket club, football club and golf course. There is horse riding at nearby Stanton. Facial and massage as well as tennis, swimming and a gym can be enjoyed at the Lygon Arms which is walking distance from the cottage. The village has plenty of shops for eating out or for buying groceries to prepare food at the cottage.

Reviews

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Rare opportunity to stay in a Thatched Cottage in unmissable Broadway
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 11 reviews
5

A well kept thatched cottage

  • 5 of 5

Extremely comfortable and very clean. Only a short walk from Broardway.easily sleeps 6 adults. A perfect stay.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jane, so glad you all had a great time in beautiful Broadway 'The Show Village of England'.
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5

Fabulous weekend spent in the Cotswolds

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was the perfect place to stay for our family celebrations. Spacious, beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean and in the perfect location. It’s only a short walk into Broadway which is full of great little shops and pubs, and we loved waking up to the view of sheep in the fields every morning!

The cottage itself has everything you want and it instantly felt like home for the weekend. The only improvement that could be made would be the water pressure in the showers - it wasn’t a problem at all for us, but I can imagine it would be a little frustrating if you were staying for longer than a weekend. However we appreciate it’s an old cottage and it wasn’t an issue for us during our stay as we staggered showers and made sure no other water was being used at the same time.

We had a wonderful weekend spent at the cottage and we would love to return in the future!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Caroline I'm so happy to hear that you loved the cottage and Broadway. I do love the sheep in the fields across the road especially the cute lambs. Providing the dishwasher and washing machine are not all on at the same time as all the showers then yes, the showers work fine. With very kind regards and hope to see you again. Elizabeth - Broadway Boutique Cottage
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Olathe, KS
4

Charming Cottage with Authentic Experience

  • 4 of 5

As stated, this is a 400 year old cottage. The walk into town is short and enjoyable. We slept with the windows open and awoke to the sounds of our neighbor sheep. The house is complete with character and very well decorated.

As with any older home, there are a few issues. The wet room in the master bedroom was musty, so we simply all shared the main upstairs shower. The half bath on the 1st floor was fine. I have a mold allergy and had no problems in the house. One of our kids was unsettled by the presence of cobwebs, but I felt that the character made our stay worth any of this.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate your review, thank you Michelle and hope to host you again at Broadway Boutique Cottage, The Cotswolds.
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5

Broadway cottage

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly loved the cottage in Broadway. There were 6 of us and everyone thought the rooms were nice. The small shower in the master room is a little hard to work with, the other shower was fine. Very close to a pub and the quaint downtown - short walk. Also short car drive to other villages in the area. We really loved the area and enjoyed our time there.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your 5-star review Jan. Hope to see you again at Broadway Boutique Cottage.
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Loved the area, cottage very pretty and well kept, garden was very overgrown, water pressure poor

  • 3 of 5

We had a lovely time , the cottage is beautiful but the garden was completely overgrown , the lawn above our ankles and the flowerbeds knee high in a tangle of weeds which was a shame as it was a lovely weekend at the end of May and we were outside much of the time . The garden furniture was a bit insubstantial for families .

The bathrooms were well fitted but there was a small boiler and insufficient water supply for six people and the bath which was tiny took ages to run .There was nowhere to hang a coat .

We had a super time ! Thank you

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy that you had a lovely time in the cottage and in Broadway, The Cotswolds. I'm glad you found it pretty and well kept. We had a very busy week before your arrival and did not want to disturb you during your stay in the cottage by cutting the grass. The grass and flower beds were tended to after your departure. The bath is quite deep and large so may take a while to fill to the top. If guests are using multiple showers, the dishwasher and washing machine at once, a continuous flow of water will be compromised. We offer several coat hanging options. We offer a lovely handmade 3-hooked coat option downstairs in the WC, a 4-hooked coat option on the back door in the middle bedroom plus all 3 bedrooms have lovely antique wardrobes with ample hanging space. I'm not sure why they were all missed. I'm glad you had a super time! With kind regards, Elizabeth
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stow, oh, usa
4

excellent location

  • 4 of 5

Four members of my family were able to stay three lovely nights in this charming Cotswold's cottage. It was as pictured. The shared spaces of the kitchen and living room were big enough for us to stretch out. The furniture is a bit firm. The mattresses are a bit soft. The bathrooms are a bit odd. But, we were totally comfortable nonetheless! We absolutely loved watching the new lambs and their mamas right out of our window. Walking into Broadway was easier than driving and parking. We hiked the Cotswold's way each day. We enjoyed all but one meal in town. The weather was perfect. The English countryside was everything we had hoped it would be! I'd stay here again and again...just don't expect it to be a plush hotel. Instead, respect the age and clever adaptations the owner has accomplished!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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38 Miles
Birmingham (Heathrow 80 miles)
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
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Nearest Golf
3.4 Miles
Broadway Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $133.24

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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