Old Rectory North/Grooms House
About the home
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The Old Rectory North together with the adjacent Grooms House provides a unique combination of self contained property that would be perfect for the larger group or family reunion. Both properties are fully equipped and independent of each other, yet the spacious four reception rooms and 6 sofas in the Old rectory North means everyone can get together with comfort and ease without being cramped. Sleeping up to 9 (plus baby) in total, the 16th Century charm of The Old Rectory North and the quaintness of the Grooms House cottage, both set with wonderful vistas over the River Avon and Cotswold beyond, offer a fantastic and relaxing location.
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 9, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 1.5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
The Old Rectory North together with the adjacent Grooms House provides a unique combination of self contained property that would be perfect for the larger group or family reunion. Both properties are fully equipped and independent of each other yet the spacious four reception rooms and 6 sofas in the Old rectory North means everyone can get together with comfort and ease without being cramped. Sleeping 10+ in total, the 16th Century charm of The Old Rectory North and the quaintness of the Grooms House cottage, both set with wonderful vistas over the River Avon and Cotswold beyond, offer a fantastic and relaxing location with ease of accessibility to a myriad of established walking routes and tourist attractions on the doorstep.
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Boat available for guest use|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (3), Double beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seating for 12, Lounge seating for 12|
|Other:||Linen provided, please check with the advertiser regarding towels|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake / river|
Further details outdoors:
John Betjeman described the view from here as 'the fairest in all England': layers of gardens tumble down to the River Avon's barges while beyond lies rural farmland cocooned by Bredon Hill
This is a walker’s paradise with The Malverns Hills and the Cotswolds on the doorstep. Expedia recently described The Malverns as one of the "Hidden Gems on the Planet" and The Malvern Hills were also recently voted the "Best View In Britain 2009" by The Rambling Association. This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is totally unique and perfect for walks, rambles or cycling.
Horse riding, fishing and golf are also high on the local agenda as are the myriad of tourist attractions and National Trust Properties. Stratford upon Avon, Warwick Castle, Alton Towers, Slimbridge Wildfowl Centre, Oxford and the many Cotswold villages are some of the popular day trip destinations. 15 mins by car however will take you to Tewkesbury, Cheltenham, and Worcester. Closer still are the quaint towns of Pershore and Upton upon Severn. Or if you just want to hang-out and sit by the river, having a glass of wine and watching the world go by, that’s easy!
The twin rivers of The Avon and The Severn offer boating enthusiast plenty of scope for lazy, hazy Summer days (and some Winter ones) cruising down to the pub for lunch on our private narrowboat Narnia II.
The combined accommodation offers a very high standard of furnishings with:
• 4 large double bedrooms (2 WITH FOUR POSTERS)
• 5 reception rooms – 7 sofas + ONE LOG BURNER
• 2 Fully equipped kitchens
• 2 Dining spaces for 10-12 guests combined
• Alfresco dining for 10-12 guests
• 2 Bathrooms with integral Showers
• 1 Additional Shower Room and Cloakroom
• 2 gas bbqs
• 3 Patios with private river views
• Large private gardens
• Access to The River frontage by arrangement
• Private narrow boat charter available
• Private car parking for 4-5 cars
Welcome pack with wine on arrival
All bed linen provided
Fresh flowers optional
Towel packs per guest optional
High chair and carry cot available
Private boat charter available
ACCESS TO PRIVATE RIVER FRONTAGE WITH FISHING RIGHTS
Both properties can be booked separately or combined.
Properties are best suited to families and couples:
Sleeps a maximum of 8 adults plus babies/toddlers
No stag or hen party bookings accepted.
Booking forms and deposits are required for both properties even as a combined booking.
See our oldrectoryretreats website for full terms and conditions
The Central England / Cotswolds / 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 Worcester / Strensham area
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.
How to get there
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Unbeatable easy access location: 5 minutes from M5 Junction 8 & M50 (but set well away from traffic noise).
Midway between Cheltenham and Worcester (both 15 mins).
Nearest railway stations Ashchurch and Pershore (both 10 mins).
Budget airlines: Birmingham and Bristol (both 50 mins).
Any UK Airport or rail station; chauffeur pickup service available.
Short cut driving driving directions on request.
Activities near Worcester
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
09 Oct 2011
My wife and I found the Groom's House a wonderfully relaxing place to stay, having a very extended honeymoon there. The house was really comfortable, and we were very soon 'at home', enjoying the quietness and the rural surroundings.
The landlord was very friendly, welcoming and available. The cottage was full of character. We much enjoyed the comfy corner couch. I would strongly recommend a stay here; I think it is a part of the nicest house I know in England.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 11|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|AUTUMN 2010||25 Sep 10||6 Nov 10||£ 1250||-||-||1 Week|
|Late AUTUMN/WINTER||6 Nov 10||18 Dec 10||£ 1110||-||-||1 Week|
|WINTER 2010-2011||18 Dec 10||19 Feb 11||£ 1010||-||-||1 Week|
|SPRING 2011||19 Feb 11||2 Apr 11||£ 1250||-||-||1 Week|
|EASTER/SUMMER 2011||2 Apr 11||16 Jul 11||£ 1385||-||-||1 Week|
|PEAK SUMMER 2011||16 Jul 11||3 Sep 11||£ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|AUTUMN 2011||3 Sep 11||5 Nov 11||£ 1385||-||-||1 Week|
|PRE-CHRISTMAS||5 Nov 11||24 Dec 11||£ 1150||-||-||1 Week|
|XMAS & NEW YEAR||24 Dec 11||7 Jan 12||£ 1920||-||-||1 Week|
|WINTER 2012||7 Jan 12||18 Feb 12||£ 1150||-||-||1 Week|
|SPRING HOLS 2012||18 Feb 12||31 Mar 12||£ 1295||-||-||1 Week|
|EASTER/SIMMER 2012||31 Mar 12||2 Jun 12||£ 1395||-||-||1 Week|
|PEAK SUMMER||2 Jun 12||8 Sep 12||£ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|AUTUMN 2012||8 Sep 12||3 Nov 12||£ 1395||-||-||1 Week|
|PRE-CHRISTMAS 2012||3 Nov 12||22 Dec 12||£ 1150||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas & New Year||22 Dec 12||6 Jan 13||£ 1975||-||-||1 Week|
|POST New Year 2013||6 Jan 13||12 Jan 13||£ 950||-||-||1 Week|
|WINTER 2013||12 Jan 13||9 Feb 13||£ 1150||-||-||1 Week|
|SPRING Half Term 2013||9 Feb 13||23 Feb 13||£ 1400||-||-||1 Week|
|PRE-EASTER 2013||23 Feb 13||30 Mar 13||£ 1320||-||-||1 Week|
|EASTER-SPRING 2013||30 Mar 13||25 May 13||£ 1550||-||-||5 Nights|
|SUMMER 2013||25 May 13||7 Sep 13||£ 1650||-||-||5 Nights|
|Autumn 2013||7 Sep 13||3 Nov 13||£ 1480||-||-||5 Nights|
|Pre Xmas 2013||3 Nov 13||22 Dec 13||£ 1300||-||-||5 Nights|
|Xmas & New Year 2013||22 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 1995||-||-||5 Nights|
|Post Xmas 2014||4 Jan 14||11 Jan 14||£ 895||-||-||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Payment can be made by cleared cheques, bank transfer or PayPal (PayPal credit card charges apply)
Christmas & New Year weeks combined: Price on application
Cheltenham Gold Cup Festival Week: Price on application with daily chaffeur or helicopter transport
All bed linen included
Towel pack provided at a small extra charge
£500 Refundable security deposit for both properties combined (subject to satisfactory inspection)
The 2 houses combined sleeps a maximum of 10 adults + child/baby - There may be an additional charge for more than 8 people staying.
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