5 pretty cottages in the grounds of a Grade II listed country house, set in 15 acres of glorious gardens with a lake and swimming pool. 

Sleeps: up to 28 guests

Bedrooms: 12-15

At a Glance  

  • 5 cottages; 12 bedrooms

  • 3 Additional bedrooms in the Manor House, if required

  • Tennis Court

  • Games/party room with Billiards table with seating for up to 28

  • Lake with 4 boats

  • Swimming pool (with cover)

  • Al fresco dining & BBQ

  • Pottery & Art Studio

  • 15 acres of mature gardens and grounds.

  • Dining in the Coach House for up to 24 guests

  • Dining in the Courtyard Cottage for up to 14 guests

  • Beautiful lush gardens

  • Located on the edge of the Cotswolds - close Tewkesbury, Cheltenham & Worcester

  • Picturesque country walks

  • The Crown Inn Pub in the village with good food

  • Church accessed though a pathway

  • Civil Wedding License

  • Fully catered option available by arrangement

  • Full or part time housekeeping available by arrangement

  • And up to 3 extra bedrooms can be made available in the Manor House (for a supplement)

Description

This group of cottages is an ideal place to gather as family or friends, for hen parties, summer weddings and corporate gatherings too.  Dating back to 1790s, the cottages are part of a stunning Grade II listed Manor House and have been converted to provide guests with the perfect escape in a pretty village located in the heart of stunning countryside.

The cottages are set in 15 acres of glorious gardens. They are all full equipped and each has its own kitchen and dining facilities, to make sure your stay is enjoyable.

There is plenty to entertain you as there is an outdoor swimming pool (with a covered dome) (Open from May to early September (depending on weather) 10am-1 pm/2.30pm-6pm. Please bring your own swimming towels. Children must be with an adult please). Tennis court, 4 boats to enjoy on the lake, full size Billiards table in the party room, which can also be used for dining as it has a kitchen too - ideal for up to 28 guests! There is a Wendy House too to entertain the children, a lawn ideal for a game of croquet by the lake, stunning walks and cycle routes nearby. The Pottery & Art studios can also be made available (more details below). The village also has a pub that offers good food. There are multiple areas for al fresco dining at the property lots of pretty seating areas and a large fire pit for the chillier nights.

You can also arrange to enjoy a Pottery or Art Workshop - catering for ages. This is done by arrangement, for a supplement. You can spend time with Auriol Herford learning how to paint bisque fired mugs or plates, which will be glazed for you overnight, you will be given tuition on the wheel too!

If you are seeking to host a party for larger groups, by arrangement, a marquee can be erected in the garden by the lake. There is additional guest accommodation available in the Manor House itself and also at the local pub.

For weddings, the front of the Manor House is stunning for photos and the main entrance hall is licensed for civil weddings.

Cottages

Coach House

The Coach House dates back to 1760 and is located by the tennis court. It has 5 bedrooms and a huge living/dining room ideal for a large gathering. It can seat up to 28 guests. The kitchen is well equipment and has a large range to make it easy to cater for large groups. Outside there is a sheltered courtyard, ideal for al fresco cocktails before dining.

  • Bedroom 1: King or twin (zip and link beds) with ensuite

  • Bedroom 2: Twin plus a double bed

  • Bedroom 3: King and two single beds interconnecting with Bedroom 4

  • Bedroom 4: Double bed

  • Bedroom 5: tbc

  • Family bathroom

Stables:

As you go through the archway from the main house, the former stables and hayloft entrance is found which leads to a charming 2 bedroom cottage. There is a cosy living/dining room with open fireplace and a little kitchen area to one side which is well equipped. In the converted old beamed hayloft upstairs you have views over to the Bredon Hills.

Ground Floor

  • Bedroom 1: A canopied Kingsize bed with adjacent family bathroom

First Floor

  • Bedroom 2: Family room with double bed and a single bed located in upstairs in the former hayloft.

  • Separate bathroom with shower

Courtyard Cottage

Opposite the entrance to the Stables Cottage is Courtyard Cottage which has good size beamed living room with open fireplace with views over the gardens. There is a separate dining room (that can seat 8-14 guests) which leads out onto a private courtyard for a quiet get-away! The kitchen is fully equipped.

First Floor

  • Bedroom 1: King or twin bedroom (zip and link beds)

  • Bedroom 2: Twin

  • Family Bathroom & Separate Shower Room too

Second Floor - former beamed hayloft

  • Bedroom 3: Double bed and two single beds

Garden Flat

Formerly a ground floor wing of the Manor House, this studio-style bedroom has a seating area too and is located close to the swimming pool.

  • Bedroom 1: Super-King or twin beds (zip and link)

  • Separate bathroom with twin sinks and shower

Dovecote

Idyllically located overlooking the lake with its swans and ducks, a perfect romantic location. Enter into the ground floor which has a little seating, dining and kitchen area, then up to the first and second floor bedrooms & bathroom:

First Floor:

  • Bedroom 1: Four poster with views over the lake

Second Floor:

  • Open plan area with double bed (ideal for 1 adult or 2 little ones)

  • Curtained-off bathroom with central bath.

Cooking and Dining

  • Every cottage has a fully equipped kitchen and dining area

  • The Courtyard Cottage and Coach House have the largest dining facilities, up to 24 in the Coach House and up to 14 in the Courtyard Cottage

  • The recently converted Billiards room will have the ability to seat up to 28 guests and by end Nov 2018 have a fully functional kitchen too!

Pricing

Weekends are priced between £3,750 and £5,000 for 2 nights and £4,450 to £6,300 for 3 nights. Weekly rentals are available between £5,500 and £8,000 - prices vary depending on the season. There is a supplement for hosting a larger gathering in addition to the hire of the marquee etc.

House Rules

  • No smoking anywhere inside the properties

  • Gatherings of above 28 guests are not permitted without the consent of the owners

  • Stag parties are not allowed

  • Weddings and Corporate Away Days welcome

Essentials

  • All linen and towels provided

  • Wifi throughout

  • Washing machines in each cottage

Location and Things to Do

Nearest Airport:  Birmingham

Nearest Railway: Tewkesbury

Location: Kemerton, Nr Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

Pubs: The Crown Inn in the village

Things to do:

  • Art classes on site

  • Pottery classes on site

  • Golf

  • Orienteering

  • Model gliding

  • Cycling

  • Clay Pidgeon Shooting

  • Tree Climbing

  • Fishing

  • Hot air ballooning

Places to visit:

  • Moreton in Marsh

  • The Slaughters

  • Cheltenham

  • Stow on the Wold

  • Bourton-on-the-water

  • Burford

  • Lechlade & the lakes

  • Cheltenham

  • Tewkesbury

  • Tetbury