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The Old Rectory North

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Manor House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden


A unique 500 year, old beamed, holiday retreat. Tranquil riverside setting with stunning views over The Cotswolds . A spacious, 11 roomed, self contained wing of a historic grade II Elizabethan rectory. Immaculately furnished and maintained. Central yet quiet location. Stroll down to the riverside to fish, picnic or just watch the swans and boats go by.

This property attracts visitors from all over the world because of its central location and ease of access to an abundance of tourist attractions; from dozens of National Trust historic houses and gardens to Warwick Castle, Stratford upon Avon, the picturesque Cotswolds through to Alton Towers, Cadbury World and Stonehenge. London; park & ride 15 minutes away for a no change train to London in approximately 2 hours.



Size Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1.5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Birmingham 78 km, Nearest railway: Ashchurch (Pershore 10 Km) 6 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Boat available
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Spread out in your own personal country house; The Old Rectory North is a completely separate, self contained home from home with its own private gardens and cascading landscape views down to the River Avon and Cotswolds beyond..This holiday home is a special place to stay; whether you are looking for beauty and tranquillity or a fantastic holiday base you won't be disappointed. All the interior photographs shown here, and on our website, are of the Old Rectory North and everything described, including the rear garden, is rented for your exclusive and private use.

All our guest reviews are excellent and talk of expectations being exceeded at every level, and not wanting to leave. We are happy to share all the reviews or even connect you with some of our previous guests. See our oldrectoryretreats website for reviews, videos and full details.


• Fully equipped large kitchen with breakfast dining area, and views over patio and garden

• Spacious dining room for six people, log burner and French doors to patio

• Three separate reception rooms: Sitting room, snug and dining room

• Master bedroom with 6 foot mahogany four poster bed &asy chairs + space for single rollout and/or cot

• Second bedroom with 4'6” antique distressed white four poster bed

• Twin bedroom with authentic brass & cast iron beds

• Baby Accessories: Travel cot, High chair and stair gate

• Upstairs bathroom suite with shower

• Downstairs cloakroom and separate shower room

• Integrated 37” Flat Screen LCD TV and DVD player

• Free internet access

• Over 200 top movie DVDs by request

• Bookcase of holiday reading novels

• Sundry children's games

Further details outdoors

• Patio terrace with outdoor tables and chairs

• Lower patio and outdoor pergola seating/dining area for 6

• Deluxe Gas barbecue with gas provided

• Children's playhouse

• Large mature and private gardens to the rear of the property

• Secure private parking

• Riverside access by prior arrangement

About this location

The Worcestershire region

This location is perfection itself, offering unusual ease of accessibility in an idyllic setting. No chance to feel isolated or bored as the nearby towns of Pershore, Tewkesbury and Upton-upon-Severn are only 10 mins away offering that quaint afternoon teashop and browsing feeling. For the keen historian or shopper, the City of Worcester and the Spa Town of Cheltenham and picturesque Malvern are 15 mins drive away. For the serious out and about types all the Cotswold locations, as well as numerous National Trust properties, are within easy reach. Within 45 mins drive you can also explore Stratford (upon the very same Avon), Warwick Castle and Slimbridge Wildfowl Centre, and if you enjoy a theatre or concert night there's plenty going on.

On the other hand you might fancy taking to the local footpaths, leaving your car behind. Whether cycling or horse riding the network of country lanes, you can explore the numerous local country pubs offering home cooked food; you will be spoilt for choice. For the sporting fanatics we have an excellent choice of golf courses and leisure centres close at hand; watch a match at Worcester’s famous cricket and rugby grounds or a day at the races in Cheltenham.

Back inside The Old Rectory you can always find a room with a view, a new place to sit and relax away from the rest of the family perhaps, just curling up with a good book. There’s the main sitting room with huge, stretch out, comfy sofas and latest flat screen LCD TV, with access to an extensive private DVD film library. Then there’s the cosy snug with more sofas and holiday novels to hand, or perhaps try the unusual mezzanine area where you can have a quiet game of backgammon. Dine out at the many locations that can be arranged for you, or eat in your own separate dining room and, depending on the weather, light the log burner or throw open the French doors to your private patio and garden.

Famous events, festivals, and historic places to visit:

Upton upon Severn Festivals (5-10 mins drive): Folk Festival in May, Jazz Festival in June, Blues Festival in July, Water Festival date TBC.

Malvern Three Counties Showground (15-20 mins drive) : Regular shows and festivals for gardeners, collectors, antique, horse and dog lovers and more. Most famous for the BBC coverage of the Spring and Autumn Garden shows in May and September.

Three Choirs Festival of Worcester, Hereford and Gloucester in August .

Cheltenham Festival – Gold Cup in March .

National Trust properties within easy reach: Croome Park, Bredon Barn, Hanbury Hall, Brockhampton Estate, Greyfriars, Coughton Court , The Fleece Inn, Snowshill Manor, Hidcote Manor Garden. For many more day trip destinations .

More great days out within easy driving reach: Cotswold villages of Tetbury, Bourton on the Water, Stow-on-the-Wold, The Slaughters, Chipping Campden and Broadway. Warwick and Eastnor Castles, Stratford upon Avon, Symonds Yat, West Midlands Safari Park, Drayton Manor and Alton Towers Theme Parks, Cadbury World and the famous old fashioned Severn Valley Railway.

Nearest golf courses within 10 mins drive: Hilton Puckrup Hall, Sherdons Golf Centre Tredington, Tewkesbury Park Golf Hotel & Country Club. Many more available, including championship courses and driving ranges. Lessons available by advanced request.

Nearby : Paintballing, indoor rock climbing, snooker, fishing, water sports.

Walking: Bredon & Malvern Hills and all around The River Avon area.

Local Theatres: Swan Theatre Worcester, Roses Theatre Tewkesbury, Number 8 Pershore, Malvern Theatre.

Multi-screen cinema complexes Worcester & Cheltenham.

Major shopping centres at Cheltenham, Worcester (15 mins away), plus Birmingham Bull Ring & Selfridges, Bristol Cribbs Causeway and the Merry Hill Centre (all 45 mins drive).

Or let the train take the strain with trips to the :

City of Birmingham – take in some culture at the renowned Birmingham Symphony Hall or the NEC concert Arena and exhibition halls

City of London (via rail from Pershore to Paddington stations) 2 hours each way


The Old Rectory offers a retreat from everyday life, combining breathtaking scenery with a timeless sense of history. As you approach The Old Rectory, via its secluded driveway, you will discover it set beside Strensham Church, overlooking the River Avon on one side and the Malvern Hills the other. Being surrounded by hundreds of acres of farm land this will put you into holiday mood from the outset. Relax and watch the boats go by as you sip your complementary wine, taking in the panoramic vista and tranquillity. Alternatively by special arrangement you may wish to charter Narnia II, a 30ft narrow boat, moored at The Old Rectory; try your hand at operating the lock gates at Strensham and meander to the nearby Riverside Pub or cruise on to take in afternoon tea at historic Tewkesbury.

The next nearest village is Twyning, 5 mins away in the bordering county of Gloucestershire, with its two pubs: one on the village green where you can try your hand at skittles or there’s the The Fleet right on the River Avon where you can tuck into an extensive carvery and real ales. Down the lane at Strensham you can walk, jog or cycle to the local farm shop, jammed with local produce and treats; sit in their old fashion tea room and have a clotted cream tea ...and just slow down! Any direction you care to take off in you will find an amazing selection of high quality, welcoming gourmet pubs of immense character, right in the vicinity.

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  • 5 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:12 Jan 2015

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