The Grooms House
Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3
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The Grooms House is for the discerning couple looking for that wow factor inside and out, with privacy and seclusion, for a romantic retreat. The Grooms House is a unique and pretty, yet spacious, light and airy, one bedroom period cottage, with its own private garden, patio and summer house overlooking the River Avon and The Cotswolds. Approximately 200 years old yet tastefully restored and recently furnished to a high standard. See more information, videos, guest reviews and photos at our oldrectoryretreats website. Mainly for couples but can sleep a third person on a roll-out bed in the same room.
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.
PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR OTHER PROPERTY AT THE SAME LOCATION FOR LARGER GROUPS: THE OLD RECTORY NORTH
OR RENT BOTH PROPERTIES FOR A DISCOUNTED RATE
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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||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||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
Wide screen TV with Freeview
DVD Player with a free film library of over 300 movies to suit all tastes and ages.
Selection of games, books & magazines
Integrated CD, Radio and iPod stereo system
|Further details outdoors|
Downstairs offers an antique pine floor with luxurious and open plan comfy seating area together with a modern, fully equipped, solid oak kitchen. Upstairs is fully carpeted presenting spectacular panoramic views over the countryside. The bathroom, with integral shower, has quality fittings for that touch of luxury. The bedroom is of generous proportions with an antique dressing table, double bed and furnished to the highest standard, and can also accommodate a cot or children's rollout if necessary. The property has full central heating throughout and its own private parking area.
The Grooms House also affords the opportunity for guests to charter our narrowboat, Narnia II, moored adjacent to The Old Rectory. Try your hand at operating the nearby Strensham Lock on your way to lunch at the riverside pub at Twyning. Alternatively snuggle up on the huge, comfy, corner sofa and watch your favourite movies from our library of over 300 DVDs. Dine inside at the built in breakfast bar or outside on your own private patio area with gas bbq. Alternatively take to the footpaths all around, on foot, by bike or even horseback discovering good food, beers, and our local award winning farm shop down the lane.
Patio furniture and gas bbq
Lawned private garden with Summer House facing The River Avon
Optional private narrowboat charter
ACCESS TO PRIVATE RIVER FRONTAGE WITH FISHING RIGHTS
The Grooms House can be rented as a stand alone property or in conjunction with The Old Recotory North for larger groups.
The Central England/Cotswolds 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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27 Apr 2013
This was our first time visiting the Cotswolds, and the cottage was position perfectly. Great base to travel to all the surrounding places. The cottage was absolute beautiful, it had everything we nee… More
4 Oct 2012
Lovely setting and comfortable cottage. Plenty of pubs and restaurants near by. Farm shop excellent. Within easy reach of Cotswold villages, cathedrals and abbeys. We loved it.
30 Apr 2012
"Cosy and Comfortable, and very very Cute"
From when we saw it on the internet, to arriving having followed the best directions (including the best food stops along the way) the Groomshouse lived up to all our expectations. A haven from the rat-race, tranquil, idyllic, with views of the Avon river, and a great launching place to the wonders of the Cotswolds and surrounding areas. The hosts went out of their way to make us feel at home. If you have the time Bath was 50 minutes, South Wales 30 minutes and in the Cotswolds we purposely got lost for hours. Like the Tardis (refer Dr Who) it accommodated everything we needed and it is out of this world
16 Apr 2012
"We liked the Groom's House"
This was a first booking for us in a cottage. But it proved to be a very enjoyable stay in a delightful property, in a superb location, overlooking the river Avon. Although tucked away from all noise and bustle the access to all major routes was extremely convenient. The hosts proved to be very helpful, welcoming and friendly. A very nice personal touch was the delivery of freshly picked daffodils from the garden, by the daughter of our hosts.
We would reccomend this well equiped property to anyone seeking a quiet stay in a rural setting with wonderful views, with easy access to the Cotswolds, Shropshire and the Wye Valley.
6 Nov 2011
"A great base to explore the Cotswolds"
Centrally located to explore the northern Cotswolds, Warwick Castle, Stratford-on- Avon, Bath and Oxford, The Grooms House is a lovely little cottage in a quiet location overlooking the Avon river. Fa… More
3 Nov 2011
"Stunning location, very relaxing and very quiet ideal for getting away from it all"
The location was beautiful and easily accessable. The cottage was lovely, so quaint.
Facilities were good great location to curl up on the sofa and watch one of the many dvds on offer.
Owners were friendly and welcome pack such a lovely idea.
Great area and nice walks. HIghly recommended cottage
4 Oct 2011
"A great place to chill out"
We really enjoyed our stay at the Grooms House a great place to chill out . It is near to the M5 Strenshem Services but tucked well away down a long single track lane out into the countryside, The accomodation, athough small is just right for 2, with everthing you need and it makes a change to find a holiday property that actually has a comfortable bed. Welcome pack was really good including freshly laid eggs from the owners hens. Plenty to do and see in the area and having direct access to fishing on the River Avon was an added bonus.
3 Oct 2011
"A wonderful relaxing retreat"
Great Cottage, Beautiful countryside, Lovely views, River Avon at the bottom of the garden, Internet access, large LCD TV , Very friendly and helpful owners and loads of interesting places to visit.
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