The Byres is an 18th century barn, set in the heart of the picturesque Cotswold village of Elmley Castle, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A recently renovated barn conversion, just three miles from Pershore, The Byres offers beautiful views from the private garden, chance to spot deer and other wildlife, and is surrounded by superb walking countryside.
A great location for exploring the Cotswold District, Cheltenham Races or other events around the Cotswolds.
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- Pub within 1 mile
- Parking - x2
- Travel Cot - x1
- High Chair - x1
- Bedding & towels
Updated 4 Jun 2019
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The Living Space
The former Dairy Barn adjoins an 18th century brick Tithe Barn; with its own gated driveway, ample parking and a private garden. The Barn has been renovated to a very high standard retaining its original historic character; high roof, attractive exposed timber and oak beams as well as the modern luxury of under-floor heating and conservation double-glazing throughout.
All on one level, The Byres offers elegance and easy mobility living for those in search of some R&R. The Barn boasts two generous bedrooms; one double en-suite with shower over bath and a twin bedroom with separate walk-in shower room. The living area is flooded with natural light and is a spacious open-plan layout with oak-beamed vaulted ceiling.
Another real gem of the property is the sun-trap garden and patio for private al fresco dining, where you can happily while away the hours soaking up the sunshine with a cup of coffee and a good book or put the world to rights over some vino with countryside views.
Two well-proportioned bedrooms house up to four guests comfortably plus a travel cot, all on one floor.
Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. The bedroom’s design includes traditional oak rustic doors, chandelier light, oak beams, large wardrobe and an overall attractive country-cream décor. White Company bed linen to aide a restful night’s sleep. An en-suite bathroom room offers guests a good amount of privacy with a bath and shower attachment.
Twin bedroom with separate walk-in shower room. A cosy bedroom with a chest of drawers, pretty animal pictures and a rustic oak door. White Company bed linen to aide a restful night’s sleep.
The Byres is a perfect haven for relaxing and an ideal holiday location for exploring the unspoilt beauty of Worcestershire and the Cotswolds. Situated in the pretty village of Elmley Castle, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the village boasts a pub, shops and many within walking distance. The nearby riverside market towns of Pershore and Evesham are both a short drive away, providing a selection of mainstream and independent retailers, a theatre and local festivals.
Elmley Castle is a pretty village at the foot of Bredon Hill; with a large number of half-timbered cottages and St. Mary’s Church that boasts medieval sculpture. On the slopes of Bredon Hill are the remains of the Norman castle which gave the village its name.
From the village centre a lane leads south, up the slope of Bredon Hill. Park at the top and follow the waymarked public footpath onto Bredon Hill itself. We recommend bringing an Ordnance Survey map (Landranger 190) as the footpath is poorly marked in places. The views from the top of Bredon Hill are superb, and well worth the climb.
- Parking on premises (two cars)
- Patio dining area
- Wireless Internet
- Washing Machine
- Stereo & DVD player with DVDs
- Bosch-Tassimo Coffee Machine (please bring your own pods)
- Travel Cot (provide your own linen please)
- High Chair
- 2 Bathrooms
- 2 Bedrooms
- Pub within walking distance
The Queen Elizabeth or “Queens” as it is affectionately known locally, is an old pub dating from 1575 which was supposedly visited by Queen Elizabeth I. The pub is set on the village square and has a cosy atmosphere with wood fires and warming winter food. Families and dogs are very welcome (opening hours). Broadway Deli is a lovely venue for coffee and lunch or why not try the local ice cream at Churchfields Farmhouse in Droitwich.
Pershore boasts an impressive variety of great pubs, cafés and restaurants to suit whatever you fancy. For a relaxed bite to eat try The Pickled Plum – an honest pub with great grub, or if it’s an historic pub and live music you are after, head to the 15th century Star Inn with a beer garden running down to the river. Pershore’s finest is Belle House which has become a renowned ‘foodie’ destination over the last 12 years. A former Fire Station, Belle House is now a fine dining 80-seater restaurant with private dining and a Traiteur – Deli selling a large variety of delicious products home-made in the Belle House kitchen for you to enjoy at home – Kitchen to Table.
Walking & Cycling Guides
Moreton-in-MarshCornwell-Chastleton Long-Compton-Cherington Rollright-Stones Stow-on-the-Wold Miles without Styles Walk-1-Chipping-Campden-Circular-Walk
Chipping CampdenBroadway Chipping-Campden (Circular Walk) Chipping Campden (Miles Without Styles) Ebrington Kingham Circular Laverton Mickleton Rollright-Stones Broadway Tower Circular Stanton to Snowshill
The Byres, Netherton Lane, Elmley Castle, Pershore WR10 3JF United Kingdom
From London/South East
Take the M40 North to Oxford and exit at junction 8 for Oxford A40. Follow until signs for Evesham A44, take the A44 through Woodstock, Moreton-in-Marsh etc.
You pass by a great pub in Bourton-on-the-Hill called The Horse & Groom where the food is excellent.
There is a long, steep winding hill known as Fish Hill with spectacular views across the Vale of Evesham, passing Broadway, continue on the A44 until a roundabout sign posts a left turn for A46 (M5 Cheltenham).
Continue on this road via 2 roundabouts and take the right turn, with a right filter to Elmley Castle and Hinton-on-the-Green, follow the road to Elmley Castle. You enter the village with speed 30 MPH sign, there is a long high hedge on the right. Look out for the brick barn with large arched windows and The Byres gateway is directly after it, opposite the School sign. Enter the driveway and The Byres is directly in front of you.
From the North
Leave the M42 at Junction 3 for Redditch and continue on the A435 towards Evesham; beware of numerous speed cameras in the area. Continue on the dual carriageway past Alcester and take the A46 South to Evesham, this road passes by Evesham, continue over a number of roundabouts until you see Evesham Footbal Ground.
Take the right turn, with a right filter to Elmley Castle and Hinton-on-the-Green, follow the road to Elmley Castle. You enter the village with speed 30 MPH sign, there is a long high hedge on the right. Look out for the brick barn with large arched windows and The Byres gateway is directly after it, opposite the School sign. Enter the driveway and The Byres is directly in front of you.
From the South West
Heading North on the M5 take junction 9 for Tewkesbury and turn right over the motorway roundabout towards Evesham on the A46. Go straight at the traffic lights on the crossroads and continue at the roundabout towards Evesham A46.
After passing Beckford, look out for a left turn to Elmley Castle and Hinton-on-the-Green, follow the road to Elmley Castle. You enter the village with speed 30 MPH sign, there is a long high hedge on the right. Look out for the brick barn with large arched windows and The Byres gateway is directly after it, opposite the School sign. Enter the driveway and The Byres is directly in front of you.
The nearest train stations are Evesham and Pershore just 10 minutes’ drive away and are regularly serviced from London Paddington.