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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.