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Bear's Cottage

Bretforton near Broadway, Worcestershire (Ref. 928315)


(35 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile

Reviews & Ratings

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent and cosy property, well fitted out, and in an ideal place to explore the Cotswolds."

    The owners, Susan and Phil, have done a great job in renovating this stone built cottage.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. Phil and I are delighted you had such an enjoyable stay at Bear's Cottage and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Susan & Phil Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeterApr 2022

  • "The cottage was comfortable and very thoughtfully equipped."

    We had all the information we needed on the appliances and on the facilities in the area. We appreciated the phone call to check we had arrived safely and had everything we needed.

    Dear Jacqui Thank you very much for you lovely comments and also for looking after our cottage so well. Hope to see you again in the near future. Susan & Phil Property Owner

    Reviewed by JacquelineMar 2022

  • "We loved our stay here."

    It was clean, cosy, comfy, well appointed and the village was lovely!

    Reviewed by SineadFeb 2022

  • "Lovely, helpful and attentive and hosts."

    Stayed over Xmas and a nice tree was provided. Great cottage location with a great community shop on the doorstep and nearby pub.

    Reviewed by RobinDec 2021

  • "Wonderful stay in Bear's Cottage."

    A really lovely old cottage, very clean with everything we needed. It is set in a quiet village close to community shop, 13th century church and pub. It is an ideal place to stay for visiting the Cotswolds. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by YvonneSep 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at Bear’s cottage, it was clean, cosy and had everything we needed."

    The location was quiet and perfect to access the whole of the Cotswolds. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by HannahJul 2021

  • "The cottage exceeded all expectations , it has been sympathetically restored to the highest possible level , the furniture , appliances even down to the bed linen were of the highest standard ."

    It really was a beautiful home from home in every way . Many holiday let properties are equipped fairly basically this cottage is a credit to the owners , it was superb . The location was excellent , we visited Worcester , Stratford upon Avon , Bourton on the water , chipping Camden and other cotswold villages none of which were more than a 30 min car journey . The village pub “ the fleece inn “ was a warm welcoming place , we visited it four times during our stay including dining al fresco in a “ horse box “ on the pub lawn , different but fun ! And the pub Sunday lunch was also very good. All in all an excellent stay in a “ perfect “ cottage in a quaint lovely cotswolds village . We will re visit .

    Reviewed by ShaunJul 2021

  • "This is a beautiful cottage, which has been lovingly restored to a very high standard, in a lovely village, with a great pub and friendly people."

    In addition, it is conveniently located to access the Cotswolds and other areas of interest.

    Reviewed by TonyJul 2021

  • "We had a lovely week at Bear's Cottage."

    There was everything we needed in the property, plus a welcome pack when we arrived, which was much appreciated. Everything was spotless and the owners sent us a copy of the cleaning regime, which was very thoughtful. There is lots to see in the area, and most places are only about 30 minutes each way so we filled the week very easily. The Fleece Inn is a great place for a meal. The little garden is a nice place to sit and listen to the birds. We had a great week and would definitely recommend Bear's Cottage.

    Reviewed by PaulineJun 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely village."

    Stunning front garden which we used a lot during our stay - breakfasts & snacky evening meals sat around the table in the sunshine. A real home from home and Susan & Phil were the perfect hosts. Welcome supplies on arrival with a bottle of wine & welcome card. The best shower I’ve ever seen / used, absolutely huge ! Great selection of books / DVDs available with magazines in the lounge. Look out for the birds and ladybird in the dining room & another very well behaved bird sat amongst the bush at the far end of the garden (it took me a few minutes to realise I was talking to an imitation bird !). Beds super comfy, slept like a log after getting used to the church clock chiming day & night ! Everywhere done to a very high standard - very interesting to look at the photo albums to show transformation of cottage to its current glory. Kitchen great too, everything you could possibly need. Washing machine very handy and plenty of sunshine to get clothes dry outside. Local community shop just across the road for picking up some supplies. Great base for exploring local area - we went to Bourton on the Water, Broadway, Stow on the Wold, Chipping Campden, Evesham. We will definitely return to stay at Bear’s Cottage. Thank you Susan & Phil for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by ShaunJun 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage as per the description."

    Only very minor problem I personally encountered was I didn't want to leave. The garden is beautiful and the entire neighbourhood is friendly and always greets you with a smile. The kitchen is incredibly well equipped and incredibly clean, as was the entire house. Instructions to use all appliances kept neatly in a folder with some wonderful facts about the area....such as the hauting of the local cemetery. A fantastic holiday and a joy to stay here. We will be going back

    Reviewed by StephanieMay 2021

  • "The Cottage was spotless, and well equiped and although because of covid we did not get the chance to meet Susan And Phil the owners, we spoke on the phone and by e,mail and they seemed like very nice people."

    We ate every night in the local pub ( a 5 min walk away) which amongst other meals, served a variety of award winning pies and ales.The local shop was just across the road, and Bretforton is lovely quite village but ideally suited to visit all the popular sites of the Cotswold. We had a lovely time and would not hesitate to return to Bear Cottage

    Reviewed by RonaldOct 2020

  • "This is a beautiful old cottage, tastefully and sympathetically restored to provide excellent holiday accommodation."

    It’s superbly located in the heart of a lovely village, and is a perfect base for exploring the Cotswolds and Vale of Evesham. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by HadrianSep 2020

  • "We arrived home last weekend, having had a lovely relaxing week at Bear’s Cottage."

    It’s a beautiful cottage that has been renovated so tastefully, without removing the character feel.It was very clean, had everything you would need-plus more! The welcome goodies of milk, cookies and wine were very much appreciated. It’s in the heart of the village with a Community shop across the road and local pub less than 5 minutes walk. We’ve stayed in other cottages in the Cotswolds, but Bears cottage is number 1 for us. Phil & Sue, you should be proud of all your hard work - we enjoyed looking at your renovation photographs ! We wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again and would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by GarethAug 2020

  • "Loved our stay at Bear Cottage with my husband and two teenage boys."

    The owners were extremely helpful and went out of their way to accommodate a special request for us. The cottage itself was immaculate and comfortable and had everything we needed for our week. We loved sitting in the garden in the morning to enjoy the peace and quiet over a cuppa and on an evening with a glass of wine. The village is small and beautiful and in a great location for exploring the Cotswolds. The pub is just a minutes walk away and the locals were very friendly. We could definitely recommend Bear Cottage to family and friends.

    Reviewed by MargaretAug 2020

  • "Bear's Cottage is a beautiful cottage in a lovely location."

    The place was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Although the weather wasn't great for our week, we made the most of it and visited quite a few places. The cottage is conveniently situated, there's a handy village shop just over the road and the local pub, 'The Fleece Inn' is just around the corner. There are also several National Trust places close by. All in all we had a great time, thank you.

    Reviewed by AndrewFeb 2020

  • "A lovely well equipped cottage."

    Great attention to detail and everything we needed. A lovely welcome pack, thank you. It's a great location in a very pretty village. Peaceful and yet easy to get to many places of interest. Highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by JanetDec 2019

  • "Susan and Phil, the owners of Bear's Cottage, have gone above and beyond in every way."

    Apart from the cottage having been lovingly renovated to a very high standard and totally in keeping with its age, they left us a card wishing us a happy stay along with some cookies, and Phil popped round on the first afternoon to make sure we had everything we needed and explain a couple of things in the welcome pack. Because of an e-mail exchange I'd had with Susan regarding our love for teddy bears, they had even left a couple of bears waiting to welcome us - a really lovely, personal touch. The cottage is very cosy and comfortable and for me the hardest thing was having to leave to come home! Bretforton itself is a lovely little village with a local pub, The Fleece Inn, which offers a yummy Sunday roast (it gets busy so booking is advised) and there's a small but well-stocked village shop. The village is in a great location for visiting places like Evesham, Bourton-on-the-Water, Broadway and so on. Thank you, Susan and Phil, for letting us use the wonderful Bear's Cottage for the week; we absolutely loved it, and having rented a few properties over the years I can confidently say this has been the best so far.

    Reviewed by JaneSep 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bears cottage for our first year wedding anniversary."

    The cottage was beautifully presented, immaculate and had everything you needed. I would recommend anybody to stop here as it is close to surrounding areas for walks or village visits such as broadway and Stratford upon Avon. It was lovely to come home to a beautiful warm cottage in a beautiful little village with a very close access to a shop, community club and the fleece pub (a must visit). Thank you for letting us stop in your little piece of heaven.

    Reviewed by JamesSep 2019

  • "Great little cottage, smelt clean, was very clean, characterful pub easy easy walking distance."

    Comfortable bed and cottage close for other villages/towns

    Reviewed by GraemeAug 2019

  • "Outstanding area, lovely vilage, ancient church with friendly congregation next door, good olde worlde pub a few yards away."

    Good shop and clubhouse right opposite. Quiet and very peaceful. Places like Stratford on Avon, Tewkesbury, Broadway, Bourton on the Water, Evesham close. Very good roads. Not too far from M5 and M42/40.

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2019

  • "Lovely cosy and comfortable cottage."

    Quiet location. Pretty garden. Plenty of street parking. Had a very pleasant stay and would recommend.

    Reviewed by SimonJul 2019

  • "Bretfortan is a lovely village the locals are very friendly."

    Bear cottage is an absolute delight we could not fault anything about it. It has a super small garden great to sit in on a sunny day. The bed is extremely comfortable, and there is a terrific shower. The owners have gone out of their way to blend traditional and modern , and it works. To cap it all the 14th century Fleece pub is just around the corner. We had a wonderful break there and if we go to the area again we would certainly try to rent this cottage.

    Reviewed by HilaryJun 2019

  • "This cottage is beautifully restored and is very well-appointed and immaculately clean."

    The village of Bretforton is a gem and the cottage is perfectly located within it, overlooking the churchyard and less than 1 minute's walk from the charming community-run general store. For those who are visiting the Cotswolds for the first time - as we were - staying here is the perfect introduction to it!

    Reviewed by WilliamDec 2018

  • "Really lovely cottage, decorated and cleaned to a very good standard."

    Reviewed by StephanieOct 2018

  • "We had an excellent stay."

    Beautiful property, clean, very comfortable bed and home away from home. This cottage had everything we can ask for and nothing we could fault. Loved the area, fantastic location and beautiful village. Definitely we will stay again.

    Reviewed by IreneSep 2018

  • "Delightful cottage in a lovely village."

    Shop and pub minutes away. Plenty to do in the local area. Owners very helpful.

    Reviewed by BeverleySep 2018

  • "Our stay at Bear's Cottage was wonderful and the beautiful location in the village is perfect with a shop and great pub on your doorstep."

    The cottage has been renovated to a very high standard with great attention to detail and seemingly no expense spared. Every room was furnished beautifully and so well cared for that we thought we must have been the first to stay there. The owners took great care to ensure we had everything we needed and provided lots of good local information too. A wonderful base to explore the Cotswold's with plenty to see and do. We look forward to returning soon.

    Reviewed by TimAug 2018

  • "Bear’s Cottage is located in the peaceful village of Bretforton."

    We felt at home as soon as we walked through the door. Tastefully decorated to the highest of standards, exceptionally clean and well equipped, this lovely cottage had everything we needed for our well deserved family holiday. The owners are a delight and very approachable. Nothing is too much trouble. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by JoanneAug 2018

  • "Bear's Cottage is a very comfortable, immaculate cottage in a lovely, unspoilt village in Worcestershire."

    The equipment in the kitchen was of a high standard and all spotlessly clean. The bathroom was also beautifully kept with a brilliantly easy shower. The village is handy for many of the Cotswold villages and attractions, such as Broadway, Chipping Camden, Moreton-in-Marsh and the nearby Batsford Arboretum and garden centre on the A44. The village has a very handy shop and a truly characterful pub, The Fleece. All in all, a good place to relax and tour the area.

    Reviewed by GillAug 2018

  • "Bear's Cottage is beautifully furnished and equipped to a very high standard and is very comfortable."

    Bretforton is pretty and the locals are friendly, with a well stocked community shop opposite and the location is good for visits to the Cotswold villages. Phil paid us a brief 'welcome' visit shortly after arrival and Susan had left us a delicious home made fruit cake which we enjoyed each afternoon in the pretty cottage garden. After a hectic few days sightseeing we decided our last day would be spent "at home" in Bear's Cottage. What better recommendation could you have than that?

    Reviewed by JoanJul 2018

  • "The cottage has been restored to a very high standard by the owners and they have considered all the little extras to make your stay more comfortable (a special thank-you for the homemade cake!"

    ).. The cottage and garden is beautiful and is set in a friendly and thriving village, with plenty to see and do in with the surrounding area. We will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by ReneeMay 2018

  • "Bear Cottage was a delightful holiday home."

    It was spotlessly clean, well-equipped and comfortable. Bretforton was a friendly village with lots activities. There were many lovely places to visit nearby. The owners Susan & Phil were welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by NeilApr 2018

  • "Recently renovated and beautifully decorated cottage in a friendly village."

    Reviewed by Stephan DApr 2018

  • "Great cottage, great village, book ahead if you want to eat in The Old Fleece."

    Reviewed by PhilipMar 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 2 x double
  • Shower room with a basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with gas-fired woodburner.
  • Gas central heating, gas fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, filtered coffee machine with built-in filter, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking to the side of the property
  • Front enclosed garden with lawn and patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets, no smoking and no vaping
  • Shop 2 minute walk, Award winning pub 5 minute walk
  • Note: For the comfort and hygiene of all guests, please bring indoor slippers with you as we prefer shoes not to be worn inside the property
  • Note: The property is not suitable for wheelchair users or anyone with severe mobility issues due to the turn on the stairs
  • Note: The property is not suitable for children under 5 years of age
  • Note: 7th May 2022 can only be booked for 1 week only

The property

Bear's Cottage is a welcoming stone cottage in the fascinating village of Bretforton, slightly North of the glorious Cotswolds AONB.

With a cosy interior perfect for four guests, this is an ideal stay for a group of couples to come and get away from it all.

Wander through the lovely front garden and enter the property through its rustic wooden door.

Be greeted by an alluring living/dining room enhanced by rustic stone floor and a stunning fireplace hosting a gas-fired woodburner, the perfect return after an exhausting day of venturing through the nearby countryside.

Step up into a contrasting modern kitchen, fully equipped and with slick, stylish fittings.

Retire to the first floor of Bear's Cottage at the end of the day and discover two delightful bedrooms, thoughtfully designed and sharing a spacious, attractive shower room with a large corner shower.

To the front of the property lies a spacious enclosed garden, a wonderful spot to sit with a refreshing drink and embrace this lush rural setting.

Bretforton recently featured on Penelope Keith's 'Village of the Year' Channel 4 TV series in January 2018.

Bretforton's handy shop and 600-year-old National Trust village pub both come within walking distance.

The nearby market town of Evesham provides a wider range of amenities, a fantastic base for your break.

Nearby you can visit some of the area's most popular and interesting destinations; Cheltenham, Worcester and Stratford-upon-Avon are all must-visit when in this fabulous part of England.

Stay at Bear's Cottage for a welcoming stay in a tranquil countryside location.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Broadway 4 miles; Evesham 5 miles.

The ancient village of Bretforton lies in the Vale of Evesham amid beautiful Worcestershire countryside. This charming village boasts its own Community village shop and a 600-year old village inn, owned by the National Trust, which hosts many music, folk, food and drink festivals throughout the year. The village of Badsey is 1.5 miles away and has a well-stocked shop, Post Office and butcher, plus just 4 miles away the quintessential English village of Broadway offers individual shops and boutiques, art galleries, restaurants and hotels. The world-renowned Lygon Arms has been popular for centuries and now offers spa facilities that can be enjoyed at pre-arranged times. The surrounding countryside is famous for its fruit growing and market gardening, and Bretforton is a great base for exploring the many unspoilt Cotswold towns and villages, as well as the Cheltenham Spa with its Gold Cup Festival or Worcester with its magnificent cathedral. The birthplace of William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon, is just a short drive away and offers many historic buildings, theatre and the River Avon. The area has an abundance of National Trust properties, museums, lovely walks and cycle trails, making this a great place for a relaxing holiday at any time of year.

Region Information

Note: 7th May 2022 can only be booked for 1 week only

This property offers the following short breaks:

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