A fully modernised 3 bedroom Cottage, part of the historic Russell House estate.
- english, french, german
About Andrew Dakin
I'm Andrew, originally from Cheshire, now retired, and I've been living in this area for the last 30 years. My partner and I bought Russell Court 6 years ago, and it has been our home since then. We recently bought Russell House next door and after a year's renovation project have moved there, making Russell Court now available as a holiday cottage.
Andrew Dakin purchased this Cottage in 2012
Why Andrew Dakin chose Broadway
Well, Broadway is famous as one of the most beautiful village in England, but more than that it's a great place to live, or just to visit. Within 5 minute's walk from Russell Court is Broadway's High Street, with three pubs, six restaurants, wine bar, shops selling everything from basic groceries, men's and women's fashions, florist, a gunshop, not to mention a celebrated delicatessen, hairdressers, doctor and dentist. Russell Court is in the perfect location, and has its own central part to play in the history of Broadway.
What makes this Cottage unique
Russell Court, and the adjoining Russell House, was the centre of the Broadway Colony in the late 19th century - a group of American and British artists and writers who were the first to discover the charms of Broadway and the Cotswolds - the leading members were John Singer Sargent, whose Carnation, Lily, Lily Rose, was painted in the gardens here, Frank Millet, Edwin Austin Abbey, Henry James and Lawrence Alma-Tadema. It was this historic connection which first attracted us to the property, as we have close connections to the Boston area where many of the artists came from. We renovated the house over the last six years, putting in all the modern amenities, so that Russell Court is both historic, but with all the modern creature comforts that make it such an ideal base from which to explore the area. There are so many things to see and do in and around Broadway that a week is hardly enough! That's why I love it so much here.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Week of bliss
My family and I had the pleasure of staying at Russell Cottage for a week in Sept 2019. I had taken my 82 yr old mother to Broadway to visit her sister (who lives in the neighboring town of Wellesley). Andrew and Malcolm were incredibly welcoming and shear delights as hosts. The rental itself was a perfect choice for our stay. I loved that each of us had our own bedroom and bathroom. The large kitchen was very useful in our desire to eat/cook breakfasts at home each morning. One of the best attributes of this property is the gorgeous grounds and the walkability to the town center. I would highly recommend this property to anyone traveling to the Cotswolds and Broadway. Thank you again Andrew and Malcolm!
Thanks for the review, Julie and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again, and recommend us to all your friends!
A Five star plus house
Beautifull Cotswold style house well furnished and equiped. The garden is spectacular.
Broadway is close to many cultural sites and gardens. The village is lively with a number of interesting shops, pubs and restaurants.
A wonderful stay
We spent 10 days with our family at this lovely property in Broadway. The accommodations were perfect for our family of 6, including our 9 month old granddaughter. The gardens provided a nice respite to sit and enjoy some relaxation. We hiked directly from the property to Broadway Tower and Snowshill. Broadway is conveniently located within driving distance of many other charming Cotswolds villages.
I would certainly stay at Russell Court again. The location was perfect, the beds were comfortable, comfortable living spaces inside and out.
Our family enjoyed an amazing holday at Russell cottage. Every aspect of the experience was of superior quality: the spacious rooms, the beautiful decor, the amenities, the lovely garden, and the charming village of Broadway. We only wish we could have stayed longer.
Historic Cotswolds cottage
Located in the heart of Broadway, this charming cottage with three en-suite bedrooms was the perfect place to spend some time with two of my late husband’s daughters. We were within walking distance of terrific places for breakfast and dinner. Within minutes of completing the reservation, Andrew was already sending me information about what to see and do.
The people in the village rolled out a fine welcome for us the very first morning we were there. A local gentleman (of the finest order!) treated us to breakfast and introduced us to one of the owners of a wonderful art gallery, who in turn invited us to an opening reception that evening. We definitely felt like fairytale royalty!
The cottage itself was set amidst gorgeous gardens which were in full bloom the moment we arrived. Inside was a lovely welcome basket filled with a bottle of wine and some tasty nibbles. We all loved the privacy our individual bedrooms afforded us, and the linens were exquisite.
As we ended our four-day visit, we were already planning when we could return again. Thanks, Andrew and Malcolm, for your warm and inviting Cotswolds hospitality.
Vicki, Lillian and Marietta
Excellent in every way
The best of everything. The place is luxury plus. The owner is friendly and most accommodating . Fully equipped with everything you could want.
Thanks for the review, Marshall, and gald that you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you all here again!
National Trust properties: Hidcote Manor Garden, Snowshill Manor, Charlecote Park, Coughton Court, Croome Park, Hanbury Hall, Packwood House, Upton House.
Other historic homes and gardens: Kiftsgate Court, Sudeley Castle, Stanway House, Ragley Hall, Blenheim Palace, Rousham House, Warwick Castle, Compton Verney, Anne Hathaway's Cottage and Shakespeare's Birthplace, Stratford upon Avon, Highgrove, Batsford Arboretum and Cotswold Falconry Centre, Cotswold Archery at Batsford, Bourton House Gardens.
Cotswold Villages: Chipping Campden, Bourton on the Water, Stow on the Wold. Moreton in Marsh.
Museums: Gordon Russell Design Museum, Broadway, Broadway Art Gallery and Museum, Court Barn Museum, Chipping Campden, The Wilson Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum, Holst Birthplace Museum, Cheltenham, Elgar Birthplace Museum, Broadheath, Corinium Museum, Cirencester.
Theatre: Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon, Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, Festival Theatre, Malvern.
Opera: Longborough Festival Opera
Music: Cheltenham Music Festival, Cheltenham Town Hall, Chipping Campden Music Festival, Three Choirs Festival, Worcester/Gloucester/Hereford.
Outdoor Activities: Cotswold Way Long Distance Footpath, Walking and Hiking in the Cotswolds, on Bredon Hill and the Malvern Hills, Horse riding, Broadway Golf Club, Broadway Bowling Club, Cricket, Hunting, Fishing, Cycling, Gliding, Tennis, Polo, Archery.
Shopping: Broadway Village, Cheltenham, Stratford upon Avon, Bicester Village Outlet Centre, Daylesford Organic Farmshop, The Valley, Evesham.
Scenic Railways: Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Steam Railway
Pubs and Restaurants in Broadway: Russell's Restaurant, Russell's Fish and Chips, Swan Hotel, Broadway Hotel, Lygon Arms Grill, Lygon Arms Wine Bar, Crown & Trumpet, Swan Inn, Broadway Indian Restaurant.
Favourite Gastropubs and Restaurants nearby: Churchill Arms, Paxford, Ebrington Arms, Ebrington, Horse and Groom, Bourton on the Hill, Lion Inn, Winchcombe, Seagrave Arms, Weston sub Edge, Fleece inn, Bretforton, 5 North Street, Winchcombe, Champignon Sauvage, Cheltenham.
Other local attractions: Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park, Cotswold Wild Life Park, All Things Wild, Honeybourne, Stratford Butterfly Farm, Birdland, Bourton on the Water, Cotswold Distillery, Cotswold Lavender Fields and Shop.