The Coach House is a stunning 3-bedroom (sleeps 6, maximum 4 adults), 2-bathroom, luxury Cotswold barn conversion in the grounds of Saintbury village’s Old Rectory, with shared heated outdoor pool. The beautiful sitting room, with open fireplace, and the large open-plan living-dining-kitchen area make the Coach House an ideal property for a family or group of friends to enjoy relaxed time together. Original features are combined with a stylish, 5-star, contemporary interior. The Cotswold Way and walks to popular Cotswold pubs are on the doorstep, while Broadway, Chipping Campden and Stratford-upon-Avon are all nearby.
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- Open Fire / Wood Burner
- Pub within 1 mile
- Parking - 3 cars on private gated drive
- Travel Cot - 1
- High Chair - 1
- Bedding & towels
- Swimming Pool
Updated 30 Oct 2020
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The Coach House is a stunning 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, luxury Cotswold barn conversion in the grounds of Saintbury village’s Old Rectory, with heated outdoor pool (shared). The beautiful sitting room, with open fireplace, and the large open-plan living-dining-kitchen area make the Coach House an ideal property for a family or group of friends to enjoy relaxed time together. Original features are combined with a stylish, 5-star, contemporary interior. The Cotswold Way and walks to popular Cotswold pubs are on the doorstep, while Broadway, Chipping Campden and Stratford-upon-Avon are all nearby.
Drive up to the tall, wrought iron gates and enter the gravel driveway. Ahead is the Old Rectory, an imposing manor house, while to the right is the manor house’s original coach house, cleverly renovated and converted into a beautifully stylish Cotswold holiday home.
Set high up above the Vale of Evesham, in the little village of Saintbury, the Coach House is ideally situated to explore Worcestershire, Herefordshire and the Cotswolds, with the Cotswold Way on the doorstep, Broadway Tower within five minutes, Chipping Campden and its festival just three miles away, Stratford-upon-Avon 13 miles away and Cheltenham with its racing and festivals 20 miles away. See ‘Local Amenities’, below, for even more reasons to visit!
The original Coach House has been transformed by the current owners into a luxury three-bedroom Cotswold holiday home, with a small west-facing garden and patio to the front – a great place to sit and enjoy the outstanding view down to the Vale of Evesham and stunning sunsets. To the rear the coach house opens onto a secluded patio with an outdoor heated pool, available for guests to use between June 1st and September 30 (from 10am-8pm).
The owners have spared no expense in converting the Coach House into a luxury Cotswold holiday let, combining character features with state-of-the-art facilities and amenities. The vaulted ceilings, majestic beams, an open log fire, polished Cotswold stone flooring with underfloor heating, sit perfectly with the Smart TVs, sound system, and contemporary kitchen. The Coach House has a large open plan dining-living-kitchen area and a large sitting room, both with smart TVs, making it ideal for entertaining younger and older guests. Every detail has been thought of in the three spacious double rooms (1 super-king (can be twin), 1 ensuite king and 1 ensuite twin), so that guests can relax and enjoy their stay.
- Sleeps 6 (maximum 4 adults) in 3 bedrooms across 1 super-king size bedroom (can be twin on request), 1 king size and 1 twin, with 2 standard single beds.
- 2 bathrooms and 2 WCs: 1 ensuite bathroom with bath and shower over (Master bedroom); 1 ensuite with walk-in shower (twin bedroom); 2 downstairs WCs
- Swimming pool (shared): outdoor, heated, available June 1 to Sept. 30 (10am-8pm)
- Parking for 3 cars – on private, gated drive
- Small front garden and patio with seating – fabulous views to Vale of Evesham
- Fireplace – logs and kindling supplied for first fire
- All bed linen, bath towels and tea towels provided
- Hairdryer x2
- Kitchen starter consumables: e.g. teabags, 6 coffee pods (Lavazza), sugar, fresh milk, salt/pepper, oil
- Cleaning starter pack: e.g. dishwasher tablets, scourer, cloth, washing up liquid, bin bags, compost bag
- Bathroom essentials: e.g. hand soap, toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel
- Heating and hot water: underfloor heating throughout (except Bedroom 1 with radiator) with individual room thermostats.
- Free Wi-Fi
- TV – 3 smart TVs
- Xbox 360 and games
- DVD player
- Board games and cards
- Fully equipped kitchen with toaster, kettle, coffee machine (Lavazza), utensils, crockery, cutlery, glassware (champagne flutes, tumblers and wine and water glasses) cafetiere, bakeware, hand mixer, food preparation (grater, jug, sieve), saucepans, bread bin, kitchen foil, kitchen paper
- Washing machine
- Ironing board, iron, clothes airer, clothes pegs
- Vacuum: handvac in utility
- Baby/Child Equipment: highchair, travel cot (cot linen not supplied)
- Garden furniture – seats 6
- BBQ (charcoal) – please provide your own charcoal – available Apr. 1 to Oct. 31 Safety equipment: fire extinguishers, fire blanket, carbon monoxide monitor, smoke alarm, First Aid kit.
The main entrance into the Coach House is through the “garage” door to the left of the property. As you open the door, lights will come on and guide you to the covered walkway that runs along beside the swimming pool and patio. Turn right and head through the arched oak door through to the open-plan living-dining area, with polished limestone floors throughout.
As soon as you open the arched hallway door you will be amazed by the space and style of the Coach House’s open plan area, with its vaulted ceiling and French doors opening on to the patio and swimming pool. Look up, and you will see the mezzanine entrance to the bedrooms at either end of this superb room.
The dining area has a large rectangular wooden table to comfortably seat six, while the adjacent Living Area has a two-seater sofa and two comfy armchairs, plus a smart TV, Xbox 360 with games, DVD player and retro travel chest coffee table.
At the far end of the open plan area is the fully equipped kitchen, with an oak preparation/breakfast bar to seat three. The kitchen has everything guests would need to self-cater for six guests, including hob, oven, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, crockery, glassware, silverware, and bakeware. See the ‘Facilities’ list for full details of all the equipment.
Utility / Laundry Room
Behind the Kitchen is a large Utility Room with a double sink, washer, dryer, ironing facilities, and storage cupboards, it’s also where the fuse board, thermostat and spare charcoal is stored. The Utility Room has a back door leading out to the patio and swimming pool.
Alongside the Utility Room is a W.C., with lots of clothes hooks – handy for hanging damp towels that come in from the pool.
Head back through the open plan Living Area to:
This pretty downstairs bedroom features a huge, studded, oak door – the original coaching house doorway that leads through to the Sitting Room (door can be locked on both sides), and French windows (with shutters and curtains for privacy) that open out to the front patio and small garden area. This bedroom sleeps two guests in a super-king size double bed (can be made up as a twin room on request) and has bedside tables with reading lamps. This bedroom also has a smart TV on a retractable arm (can be viewed in bed) and a large walk-in wardrobe. There is plenty of room to set up a travel cot should guests need to.
A second separate W.C. with washbasin and vanity unit sits between the Living Area and Sitting Room and is perfectly positioned for guests in Bedroom 2.
The superb Sitting Room is beautifully furnished with two 3-seater, leather sofas, an armchair and a cushioned bench (where the games are stored). There is an open fireplace, a coffee table with a selection of magazines and books and a cupboard cleverly concealing a desk with a lamp. French doors open out on to the front patio and garden area. With its 85” smart TV, this room is ideal for screening a film for all to enjoy. The feature oak door leads though to Bedroom 2.
The two upstairs bedrooms are reached by separate staircases, one at either end of the open plan Living/Dining Area:
Head up the wooden staircase (with handrail) to the sumptuous ensuite Master Bedroom, featuring a king-size double bed, thick oak beams (mind your head if you’re tall when you head to the ensuite!) and wooden flooring with a large soft rug. This lovely ensuite bedroom is dual aspect, looking out over the pool and open fields and is furnished with bedside tables and reading lamps, a large chest of drawers, an armchair and foot stool and a walk-in wardrobe with hanging space and shelves. (This bedroom is heated via a radiator with a thermostat control.)
Ensuite to Bedroom 1
This ensuite features a full-size bath with over bath shower, wash basin and vanity unit, with mirror and heated towel rail.
Head through the oak door into the small hallway off the Living/Dining Area, which also leads to Bedroom 2. Here you’ll find the spiral, stone staircase that leads up to Bedroom 3, the ensuite twin bedroom:
This delightful bedroom features a vaulted ceiling and exposed beams and a wide windowsill where you can sit and look at the stunning view over to the Vale of Evesham. The bedroom is furnished with two single beds on Victorian-style bed frames, with a shared bedside table and reading lamp, a dressing table with a makeup mirror and lamp, an antique chest of drawers and a comfy armchair.
Ensuite to Bedroom 3
This ensuite features a walk-in shower, wash basin with large vanity unit, over-sink mirror and heated towel rail.
The Coach House has a small private front patio with attractive planting and a table seating 6 plus BBQ– a great place to sit and enjoy the outstanding view down to the Vale of Evesham and stunning sunsets. To the rear the coach house opens onto a secluded patio adjacent to the outdoor heated pool, available for guests to use between June 1st and September 30 (from 10am-8pm). The gravelled driveway provides plenty of parking space for three cars.
The Coach House is just 3 miles from two of the Cotswolds’ most attractive towns, Broadway (with Broadway Tower the second highest point in the Cotswolds where on a clear day you can see 16 counties) and Chipping Campden – one of the finest market towns in the Cotswolds, and host to the annual Chipping Camden Music Festival.
Pubs and Walks
Walk a couple of miles across the fields on public footpaths to the renowned and hugely popular Fish Hotel, halfway between Broadway and the Coach House.
Take a day to walk to and from the fantastic Ebrington Arms, 5.5 miles away, which produces its own Yubby beer as well as serving delicious food. Follow the Cotswold Way fromteh Coach House (see below) to Chipping Campden and then take the Heart of England and the Diamond Way to Ebrington.
Head to beautiful Dormy House on the Farncombe Estate, just above Broadway, and less than 2 miles from the Coach House. Here you can dine, have afternoon tea, or enjoy a pint and a snack, all in a fabulous setting.
Guests can step out of the front door, cross the fields on public footpath and join the 102-mile long Cotswold Way at Dover’s Hill.
Just up the hill is St Nicolas’ Church, a medieval church with a tall and slender spire that can be seen from all around. The church sundial dates back to the eleventh century and Arts and Crafts movement enthusiasts will be interested in features from the early 20th Century, including the chancel and north chapel ceilings; the north chapel screen (c 1904 by Ernest Gimson); the north chapel reredos (c 1920 by Alec Miller) and the Chancel chandelier (1911 by Charles Ashbee). Open by appointment. Please contact the owner of the Coach House for details.
Less than a mile down the hill from the Coach House is Saintbury Brocante, a vintage/antique shop in a rural setting with a tea shop serving cakes and snacks.
Exploring Further Afield
Just down the Cotswold escarpment from the Coach House, is Evesham and the Vale of Evesham – a great place to visit during asparagus season (mid-April to early June). Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare and the home of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and adjacent Swan Theatre, is only 13 miles away and the renowned Daylesford Organic Farm is an easy 14-mile journey.
Local Food Shops
The closest food shops are in Chipping Campden, just a 7-minute drive from the Coach House. On the town’s High Street, you’ll find a well-stocked Co-Operative Food. In Broadway (4 miles away) there is a Warner’s Budgens and Nisa, whilst Evesham (8 miles) is closest for major supermarkets, including an M&S Simply Food, Waitrose, Tesco Superstore, LIDL, ALDI, Morrisons and Co-Operative Food. Ocado, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Morrisons all deliver to the Coach House.
Walking & Cycling Guides
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From Chipping Campden: Head south-west on Lower High St towards Hoo Ln. Then slight left onto Park Rd. Continue onto Dyers Lane. Then turn left onto Cotswold Way. Continue onto The Narrows, keep right then turn right onto Buckle St. Pass the church on your left and continue the downhill. The Coach House (in the Old Rectory’s grounds) in on your right-hand side.
Parking: There is parking for up to 3 cars on the private, gated driveway. Please park facing the high hedge on your left as you go through the gate.
The closest train station is Honeybourne, serving trains into London Paddington (just under two hours’ journey)
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