2 (all year)
Presented to a very high standard, this beautiful holiday retreat offers guests the opportunity of enjoying a taste of Cotswolds country life in a quintessentially English pretty thatched cottage. Sleeping up to six guests, Broadway Boutique Thatch Cottage is an ideal retreat for couples, friends or families and is located in the highly desirable village of Broadway, a true jewel in the Cotswolds crown.
Much loved for its antique shops, art galleries and superb choice of cafes, pubs, fine restaurants and interesting gift shops to browse, Broadway is one of the Cotswolds most popular villages. Sitting in the county of Worcestershire, its beauty has provided inspiration for many including William Morris and Oscar Wilde. Ideally placed, there are a plethora of attractions and idyllic Cotswolds villages and historic towns to explore within easy reach.
Spend a day by the river at Stratford-upon-Avon and retrace the footsteps of William Shakespeare or indulge in some retail therapy at Cheltenham, a Royal Spa Town with a wonderful selection of shops that are sure to put the fun back into shopping. Visit the picturesque small town of Chipping Campden, Moreton-in-Marsh with its weekly farmers market or the ancient market town of Stow-on-the-Wold - all just a short car ride away. Bourton-on-the-Water and The Slaughters are also a must to visit en route.
There are also country houses and gardens nearby such as Snowshill and Hidcote Manor (both National Trust owned), museums, animal parks and castles (a day at Warwick Castle is sure to be a holiday highlight).
Alternatively, stay locally and enjoy the wonderful walks through the beautiful Cotswold Hills (The Cotswold Way is just moments from the cottage), cycle rides to pretty villages (cycle hire available locally) or long leisurely lunches in one of the many superb eating establishments - the choices are endless!
Elizabeth joined Independent Cottages in October 2015
Outside: The cottage has a lovely large enclosed garden with plenty of space to relax in the warmer months and room for children to play and let off steam. Outside furniture is provided (along with a sun umbrella) so that guests can enjoy alfresco dining whilst admiring the lovely views over the surrounding countryside. Feel free to bring your bikes to explore the surrounding Cotswolds villages or bike hire can be arranged locally with collection and delivery to the cottage available.
Additional information: Short breaks available (two night minimum). Wi-Fi internet access available. Unfortunately no pets and strictly no smoking. Prices include linen, electricity, heating and towels.
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Bonfire Weekend 3-5 November is £590.