Evesham holiday cottage to let with internet access, walking and log fire and TV

The Old Dairy

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Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2 Home 298119

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Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden



The Old Dairy is a charming and luxurious Grade II listed cottage, located in the peaceful rural village of Cleeve Prior. The cottage is next to the village green and is close to the village pub and the church of St Andrew, the origins of which date back to the 12th century. Cleeve Prior is less than 10 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, and is on the northern fringes of the Cotswolds, making the cottage perfectly located for exploring the entire Heart of England region.

Built in the 18th century and, as the name suggests, originally a dairy, the cottage boasts a wealth of character features, not least of which is the beautiful stone cheese press in the bedroom. The many other character features include oak beams, exposed Cotswold stone walls, flagstone floors and a wood burning stove. Complementing the period features, the cottage has modern facilities, including wireless internet access, a TV and DVD player, and a well equipped kitchen. A stable door from the living room opens onto steps down to a large, tranquil garden area, with a summerhouse.

The Old Dairy is the perfect location for a couple looking for a relaxing break in the heart of England.The cottage sleeps two people, in one bedroom, with a luxurious bathroom and a separate cloakroom.


The Old Dairy has two off street parking spaces, quietly located off the village green. A path leads to external stone steps up to the front door, which enters the cottage onto a half way landing between the ground and first floors. The Old Dairy is an “upside down” cottage and the stairs lead up to:

•Kitchen: A well equipped kitchen, containing a four ring gas hob, grill, gas oven, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge with freezer compartment and washer dryer;

•Living room: A beautiful room, in the eaves of the cottage, with exposed oak timbers, exposed stone walls and a cosy wood burning stove. The living room contains a large sofa, a dining table with seating for up to four, and a TV with DVD player. A stable door from the living room leads out to stone steps to the garden;

•Cloakroom: Contains a toilet and a wash basin.Returning to the front door, the stairs lead down to:

•Bedroom: A breathtaking room, full of character, including flagstone floors, oak beams and an original stone cheese press, dating back to the cottage's role as the local dairy. The room contains a king size bed. A door from the bedroom leads out to the garden;

•Bathroom: The traditional, yet contemporary bathroom, with flagstone floors and wooden panelling, contains a bath with overhead shower, toilet and wash basin.

The peaceful, mature garden is to the rear of the cottage, with a mixture of lawn, patio area and flower beds. There is a summer house, an outdoor table and four chairs, as well as a barbecue. The cottage garden is a private area within the owner's large garden and guests are invited to use all of this garden, including a delightful orchard.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Birmingham 50 km, Nearest railway: Honeybourne 8 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Worcestershire region

Cleeve Prior

Cleeve Prior is a beautiful village located between Evesham and Stratford-upon-Avon, on the Worcestershire/Warwickshire border, close to the east bank of the River Avon and the northern edge of The Cotswolds. The name cleeve comes from the Saxon word for cliff and the prior was a medieval monastery which was destroyed during the Reformation.

The use of local blue lias stone and local detailing through all building types and periods gives the village a strong character and local identity. Its early origins are as a farming community, within a wider area of Saxon and Medieval settlement. The continuing significance of agriculture throughout Cleeve Prior's development is clearly illustrated in the presence of numerous farm buildings and farmhouses from the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. These are present throughout the village and are a significant element of its character and special interest.

Cleeve Prior benefits from an excellent local pub, the Kings Arms, a village hall and the local Church of St Andrew, the origins of which date back to the 12th century.

Shakespeare Country

Shakespeare Country is a loosely defined region, centred on the world famous town of Stratford-upon-Avon, home of William Shakespeare. The region is located in the centre of England, also known as the "Heart of England", and is well connected by road, rail and air. It lies just two hours from London and there are direct train services from London Marylebone to Stratford-upon-Avon.

With magnificent castles, glorious gardens, stately homes and a historic palace, Shakespeare Country offers everything you need for a relaxing short break or a longer holiday. Visit historic Warwick and Kenilworth with their magnificent castles, enjoy regency Royal Leamington Spa and step back in time in Stratford-upon-Avon, or delve a little deeper into Shakespeare Country and you will discover some delightful smaller towns and villages.

Shakespeare Country and the neighbouring Cotswolds are also home to some of England's most enchanting gardens, from almost every period of English garden history. From landscaped to cottage, exotic to herbal, these gardens are a delight to explore.

The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds are a range of hills in west-central England, sometimes called the "Heart of England". The name Cotswold means "sheep enclosure in rolling hillsides".

The Cotswolds are characterised by attractive small towns and villages, built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone). In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous and some of this money was put into the building of churches, leaving the area with a number of large handsome Cotswold stone "wool churches". The area remains affluent, which has encouraged the establishment of many high quality pubs, restaurants and antique shops.

Cotswold towns include Bourton-on-the-Water, Broadway, Burford, Chipping Norton, Cirencester, Moreton-in-Marsh, Northleach, Stow-on-the-Wold, Stroud and Winchcombe. The town of Chipping Campden is notable for being the home of the Arts and Crafts movement, founded by William Morris at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. William Morris lived occasionally in Broadway Tower, a folly, now part of a country park. Chipping Campden is also known for the annual Cotswold Olimpick Games, a celebration of sports and games dating back to the early 17th century.


Food and drink

Cleeve Prior is fortunate to retain a traditional village pub, The Kings Arms, which is at the heart of village life and provides high quality food and drink. The menu is diverse and seasonal, with locally sourced food, cooked to perfection. The staff and locals are friendly and make everyone feel comfortable. With its range of draught bitters and wide wine selection, The Kings Arms is definitely a local favourite.

There are many excellent places to eat and drink in the wider Shakespeare Country and North Cotswolds area, with the major towns of Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick, Royal Leamington Spa, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Campden, Broadway, Burford and Chipping Norton containing a wide variety of tea shops, pubs and restaurants, catering for most tastes and budgets. There are also many traditional pubs located in the lovely villages throughout Shakespeare Country and the North Cotswolds.


The list below is a very small sample to give you a flavour for the wide range of attractions and activities that are available in and around Shakespeare Country and the North Cotswolds. Tourist Information centres are located in all the main towns.

- Blenheim Palace

- Warwick Castle

- Stratford-upon-Avon

- Hidcote

- Cheltenham race course

- Cotswold Farm Park

- Batsford Arboretum

- Broadway Tower Country Park

- Snowshill Manor & Garden

- Oxford

Activities available in the area include walking, cycling, horse riding, golf and swimming.

Further food & drink and activities information is available on the Character Cottages website.

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