- Garden / Patio
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
47 Customer Reviews
"Communication before we arrived was excellent."
When we arrived tired and cold we were delighted that the host had left the heating on so the whole cottage was as warm as toast. We were pleasantly surprised by the delicious home made cake left in the kitchen and the bottle of white left chilling on the fridge. All in all a perfect mini break at Bear's Cottage. Thanks Sue and Phil.
Dear Anna & Glendra Thank you for your lovely comments. We are so pleased that you loved your stay and enjoyed everything the village and The Cotswolds have to offer. We look forward to welcoming you both back in the near future Kindest regards Susan & Phil Property Owner
Beautiful cottage which was in a wonderful location. Could not fault anything about the place or the area. Had a brilliant week visiting many place of interest and walking the many public footpaths. We have already recommended the cottage to friends and family. We will return in the future.
Dear Ann Thank you for being such excellent guests and leaving our cottage so clean and tidy, it was very much appreciated. We are delighted that you had such a good week and enjoyed your stay. There are lots of things to do in the area particularly if you are National Trust members so really pleased you filled your week with so many lovely things to do. Thank you for recommending us to your friends and family and we very much look forward to welcoming you both back in the future. Susan & Phil Property Owner
"A really delightful cottage set in beautiful surroundings."
The cottage was absolutely perfect. The little touches that Phil and Sue added made it feel HOME from HOME. We would certainly come back here.
Dear Valerie Thank you very much, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay in Bretforton and enjoyed the Cotswolds. You left our cottage so clean and tidy and we would be delighted for you to return in the future. Susan & Phil Property Owner
"One of the very best cottages that we've stayed in."
The quality of the accommodation is second to none. The location is perfect for exploring the area. We would not hesitate in returning.
Thank you so much for looking after our cottage and for your lovely comments. Phil and I were really pleased to learn that you'd had such an enjoyable stay at Bear's Cottage and also exploring The Cotswolds. We would love to welcome you back in the near future. Susan & Phil Property Owner
"Wonderful cottage, spotlessly clean and would certainly recommend to others."
We will definitely return.
"Cottage was in immaculate condition."
There is a pub/restaurant and a shop within 2 minutes walk of the property. The location is ideal for exploring the area. I would rate this cottage as excellent.
Thank you very much for the lovely feedback, Phil & I are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you also for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy and we hope to welcome you both back to Bear's Cottage in the near future. Take care Susan & Phil Property Owner
"This was our first experience of renting a cottage and we picked Bear's Cottage after carefully reading the very complimentary previous reviews."
We were not disappointed. The location was perfect, the cottage spotlessly clean with all the little touches that helped to make our holiday highly enjoyable. Thank you Susan and Phil, you seem to have thought of everything, we hope to return in the future.
Dear Eric Thank you very much for your great feedback. We are extremely happy to hear that your first impression of your stay in a holiday cottage was a very positive one, as this is very important to what we are trying to achieve as holiday cottage providers. Delighted you enjoyed the new experience and hope you return in the near future. Thank you for your business Susan & Phil Property Owner
"Beautiful cottage and very clean, will be back later in the year."
Dear Cindy Thank you very much for your lovely comments and we very much look forward to welcoming you both again later in the year. Kind regards Susan & Phil Property Owner
"Beautifully restored cottage, very clean and welcoming and the owners ensure there is contact should you ever need them."
It is perfectly placed to explore a lot of the Cotswolds and the villagers are very friendly and welcoming. Would defiantly recommend this to family and friends. Thank you Susan & Phil.
Dear Sue Thank you so much for your lovely comments and also for leaving our cottage so clean and tidy when you left. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Bear's Cottage and would love you to return again in the future. May we wish you and your family a Happy New Year. Susan & Phil Property Owner
"Spotlessly clean cottage, everything you need in the kitchen, really comfy bed and excellent shower."
Excellent location for visiting the North Cotswolds. Located in a lovely village
Dear Keith Phil & I were delighted to learn that you had both enjoyed your stay at Bear's Cottage. The Cotswolds is situated a beautiful part of England and we are pleased that you found lots of lovely places to visit. We do hope that you return to Bear's Cottage again in the future. Kindest regards Susan & Phil Property Owner
"We had the most enjoyable holiday perfect cottage, perfect location, and extremely perfect weather."
Susan and Phil were extremely helpful and made us feel welcome in every way. We were mixing our holiday with a family christening and this was the perfect place to be we would definitely book Bears Cottage again Anne and Tom Wheeler
Dear Anne & Tom It was lovely to have you both stay in our cottage and we are very pleased that you had a such a nice time and were able to enjoy your family event at the same time. Thank you very much for your lovely comments which we very much appreciate as it makes a difference to us in what we aim to achieve for our guests. Hope to see you both again in the very near future Take care Susan & Phil Property Owner
"Really lovely place to stay."
Immaculate and characterful - and everything thought of for our comfort.
Thank you very much for your lovely feedback and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay in Bear's Cottage we hope to see you in the near future. Susan & Phil. Property Owner
"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
"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
"We loved our stay here."
It was clean, cosy, comfy, well appointed and the village was lovely!
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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 .
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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
"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
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"Great little cottage, smelt clean, was very clean, characterful pub easy easy walking distance."
Comfortable bed and cottage close for other villages/towns
"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.
"Lovely cosy and comfortable cottage."
Quiet location. Pretty garden. Plenty of street parking. Had a very pleasant stay and would recommend.
"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.
"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!
"Really lovely cottage, decorated and cleaned to a very good standard."
"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.
"Delightful cottage in a lovely village."
Shop and pub minutes away. Plenty to do in the local area. Owners very helpful.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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?
"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!
"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.
"Recently renovated and beautifully decorated cottage in a friendly village."
"Great cottage, great village, book ahead if you want to eat in The Old Fleece."
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- Two bedrooms: 2 x double
- Shower room with a basin and WC
- 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
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.
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.
Note: 7th May 2022 can only be booked for 1 week only
This property offers the following short breaks:
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