Tewkesbury 3.5 miles, Cheltenham 10 miles, Gloucester 11 miles.
Beech Cottage is a semi-detached country property adjacent to the owners home, situated in the attractive village of Forthampton, near Tewkesbury on the edge of the Cotswolds.
The village is in a conservation area and is made up of a collection of thatched, half timbered and traditional red brick cottages and farmsteads, boasting fine views of the surrounding countryside, woodland and beyond.
On the ground floor the hallway leads through to a cosy lounge with sofa and easy chairs and electric coal effect fire.
The kitchen/diner looks onto the garden, has seating for 5 people and a wood burner - great for leisurely mealtimes on chilly days.
A utility room and shower, plus cloakroom complete the ground floor.
Upstairs you will find three attractive bedrooms.
The master bedroom provides a zip/link option whilst the double bedroom has a king sized bed and wash basin, a single bedroom and a family bathroom.
The garden enjoys a sunny aspect together with great sunsets.
It has a patio and hot tub, perfect for relaxing.
Forthampton village is part of a large traditional agricultural estate with both arable and livestock farms.
The beautiful countryside abounds with flora and fauna.
Forthampton Court is the former residence of the Bishops of Tewkesbury Abbey and its gardens are open annually under the National Open Garden Scheme.
Guests will find themselves within easy walking distance of a network of footpaths, cycle paths, and bridlepaths - treks that will take them on journeys through the two adjoining counties of Herefordshire & Worcestershire.
There is plenty of gentle and more strenuous walking in the surrounding valleys and hills.
The dramatic Cotswold Way runs along the escarpment passing Cheltenham on its way from Chipping Camden to Bath.
A variety of country and riverside pubs and restaurants are nearby.
The property is situated 5 miles from the market town of Tewkesbury which stands at the confluence of the Severn and Avon rivers.
It is dominated by the fabulous 12th Century Abbey which boasts the highest Norman tower in the country.
The town offers some of the best medieval architecture in England with its fine half timbered buildings, overhanging gables and ornately carved doorways.
Discover the hidden charms of the many alleyways where the eaves of the crooked timber buildings nearly touch, or take a leisurely cruise along the river (seasonal opening).
Beech Cottage offers easy access to the Regency spa town of Cheltenham, home of the famous racecourse and fabulous shops, gardens and festivals.
Gloucester and it's docks and Quays shopping centre and Cathedral, Worcester, Ledbury, Malvern with its theatre and Evesham, famous for its fruit orchards and asparagus.
The beautiful Cotswold villages are a short drive away, renown for their honey coloured stone houses.
Excellent walking/cycling is in the nearby Forest of Dean and on the Malvern Hills.
Tewkesbury has along with supermarkets, a leisure centre, theatre, cinema and twice weekly market, monthly farmers market, golf courses, cafes and restaurants.
Retail parks 10 miles.
About the location
Gloucester 11 miles; Cheltenham 9 miles.
A historic riverside town located on the confluence of the River Severn and Avon, retaining medieval character with an abundance of half timbered Tudor buildings. Tewkesbury is renowned as having one of the best medieval Black and White townscapes in the country, boasting over 350 listed buildings of historic interest set in a conservation area. The town has a stunning 12th century abbey with the highest Norman tower in England, several museums, a Heritage Centre as well as a plethora of individual shops, tea rooms, restaurants, pubs and wine bars. The town plays host to country and farmers' markets, musical events and Vintage and Food Fairs throughout the year. Many lovely walks can be enjoyed from the town with both the Severn Way and Shakespeare's Avon Way running close by. Nearby the regency spa town of Cheltenham, boasts historic Georgian architecture and an incredible range of shops, cinemas, theatres, restaurants, pubs and visitor attractions. Other festivals in this vibrant town cover literature, jazz, science, cricket, food and drink and comedy to name but a few! The racecourse plays host to the annual, world famous Gold Cup races, as well as numerous other horse racing events throughout the year. The historic city of Gloucester offers Roman foundations, Victorian Docklands and a magnificent Norman cathedral, whose cloisters where used as a location in the Harry Potter films, plus a bustling city centre. The magnificent Royal Forest of Dean, Slimbridge Wetland Centre, the beautiful World Heritage city of Bath, Shakespeare's birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick and many unspoilt Cotswold towns and villages all make for a great day out.
Note: Hot tub can only be used up until 3pm the day before departure.