A charming chocolate-box hideaway in a quiet pedestrian mews, tucked away just moments from Broadway’s independent boutiques. Amenities are very much on the doorstep at Box Cottage, meaning you needn’t have to venture far for the essentials during your stay. The nearest convenience stores are in Broadway itself, with Warner’s Budgens and Nisa both within walking distance and stocked full of the essentials you’ll need for a well-catered break.
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Updated 19 Sep 2019
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The Living Space
Stepping through the traditional stable door directly into a light-filled hallway, glimpses to the cottage’s heritage are evident in the whitewashed stone walls and parquet flooring found throughout the cottage’s ground floor, evoking a real sense of country-living as soon as you step inside. The shared living space of the house is accessible directly from the central hallway, giving the cottage a flowing, spacious feel despite its smaller size. To the right, a snug dining room with table for four and views to the cottage’s pretty courtyard garden can be found, leading through into a modest but well-equipped kitchen that sits at the cottage’s front. Perfectly petite, the kitchen manages to squeeze in all you’ll need for a well-catered stay, including a double electric oven, dishwasher, freestanding fridge/freezer and plenty of kitchenware; there’s even a tiny tea making station tucked within a handy wall nook. Stepping back through the hallway you’ll find a cosy living room and the main living space of the house, boasting sink-in sofas in calming country-cream hues and bright dual aspect windows, including a handy French door leading directly out into the property’s pretty courtyard garden. The cottage’s history here once again comes to life through the parquet flooring, statement stone fireplace – complete with Victorian-era favourite Staffordshire Dog ornaments – and traditional equine artwork; a subtle nod to Broadway’s history as a key coaching hub of the Cotswolds. Modernists needn’t worry though, with a TV and WiFi on hand to ensure you stay well and truly up to date with the 21st century during your stay. The ground floor also homes a handy cloakroom WC, hidden away beneath the stairs.
Upstairs, 2 well-proportioned bedrooms sleep up to 4 guests:
The master bedroom of the house can be found at the top of the cottage’s staircase, boasting the same bright dual-aspect outlook that the cottage’s living room enjoys. An eye-catching antique French-style double bed acts as the focal point of the room; an intricate masterpiece in mahogany, featuring delicate carvings and four miniature posts to evoke a real sense of occasion. A generously-proportioned room, there’s also a built-in wardrobe, dresser and dressing table at your disposal, plus attractive exposed beams and a delicate tapestry adorning the wall to further emphasise the elegant, French-style feel.
Across the landing sits Bedroom 2, with zip-and-link twin beds making it perfect for younger guests or adults who don’t mind bunking in together. Boasting the same refined, French-style theme of the Master, Bedroom 2 also benefits from beautiful bright interiors thanks to the dual-aspect windows overlooking the cottage’s frontage and beautiful private courtyard garden. It also homes a statement mahogany dressing table, built-in wardrobe and small sink behind the door; a Victorian throw-back that’s stood the test of time.
The cottage’s main bathroom can be found upstairs between bedrooms 1 and 2, with a double shower, attractive Victorian-style Chatsworth wash basin and wonderfully high ceiling, evoking a real sense of space within this family bathroom. Fully tiled with wood-effect flooring, a large window overlooking the cottage’s front floods the bathroom with light, boasting the same laid-back yet elegant style that can be found throughout the cottage.
Hidden away in a somewhat secret courtyard just off Broadway’s main shopping street, Box Cottage is perfectly placed for those seeking the peace and tranquillity of a country escape, with the benefit of amenities on the doorstep. Pretty in equal measure inside and out, the cottage is accessed from the front through a kissing gate at the end of a quiet backwater, sitting pretty alongside a row of fellow mews cottages opposite an ivy-strewn dry-stone wall. The real gem of the cottage is its private courtyard garden, accessible via French doors leading from the staircase and living room. Encased by traditional Cotswold stone walls in typical courtyard style, this spacious outside area affords the cottage plenty of al-fresco dining opportunities thanks to a dedicated outdoor-dining set and charcoal BBQ sat beneath a beautiful Wisteria-strewn pergola; ideal for offering shade on sunny summer days. The perfect space to unwind in after a day exploring Broadway’s many boutiques, the courtyard is beautifully-maintained with plenty of greenery to give it a real English country garden feel.
Amenities are very much on the doorstep at Box Cottage, meaning you needn’t have to venture far for the essentials during your stay. The nearest convenience stores are in Broadway itself, with Warner’s Budgens and Nisa both within walking distance and stocked full of the essentials you’ll need for a well-catered break. The nearest major supermarkets can be found in Evesham (20-minute drive), where an M&S Simply Food, Tesco Superstore, LIDL, ALDI, Morrisons and Co-Operative Food offer you plenty of choice when it comes to stocking up. If you fancy taking the hassle out of your stay completely, we recommend planning ahead with a grocery delivery; Ocado, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Morrisons all deliver to the cottage.
Heating, plumbing and gas:
I (Susan Hogan) have a Homecare contract with British Gas. My membership number is 215 493 607 409 802. I am covered for heating, electric and plumbing. There is a copy of the annual inspection on the wall in the top hallway. The customer service number is 0333 202 9802 and tecnical support is 0333 202 9805.
Cotswolds Walks- www.cotswolds.com/things-to-do/activities/walking-in-the-cotswolds
Broadway Walks and Attractions- www.broadway-cotswolds.co.uk
Russell’s of Broadway – 20 High St, Broadway WR12 7DT | 01386 853555
Lygon Bar & Grill– High Street, Broadway WR12 7DU | 01386 852 255
Number 32 Broadway- 32 High Street, Broadway WR12 7DT | 01386 306670
Russell’s Fish and Chips – 20 High St, Broadway WR12 7DT | 01386 858435
Dormy House– Willersy Hill, Broadway WR12 7LF | 01386 859910
The Tea Set– 1 The Huntings, Church Close, Broadway WR12 7AH | 01386 859090
Warner’s Budgens- Russell Square, Back Ln, Broadway WR12 7AP
NISA Local- 3 Bibsworth Ave, Broadway WR12 7BH
Tesco Superstore- Worcester Rd, Evesham WR11 4XF
Morrisons- Davies Rd, Evesham WR11 1FN
The Co-Operative Food- 72-74 High St, Evesham WR11 4PA
LIDL- 2 Broadway Rd, Evesham WR11 1BH
ALDI- 4 Swan Ln, Evesham WR11 4PA
M&S Simply Food– 3 & 4, Evesham Shopping Park, Evesham WR11 4AB
AJW Private Hire – 07930 868552
Blue Cabs – 01386 858031
QB Cabs – 07850 888565
Delta Taxis – 07798 767688
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Arriving by Car
Whether you’re travelling from the north or south of the UK, Broadway is easy to find by car. For Sat Nav directions, look for the A44 and follow the signs to Broadway.
Arriving by Train
If you’re planning to arrive by train, the closest and most convenient stations are Evesham, Honeybourne and Moreton-in-Marsh. They are all within a short drive from Broadway, however Evesham and Moreton-in-Marsh offer a better bus service with frequently running buses taking you into the village.
Arriving by Plane
The nearest International Airport to Broadway is Birmingham International. Other airports that are close to the Midlands region are East Midlands, Bristol and Coventry.