Cottages in England

Higher Lodge, Cockington, England

Higher Lodge, Cockington, England

A listed, thatched, cob cottage, the site of which dates back to the early 17th century and was once the gate house to the historic Cockington Estate.  The Estate is featured on the Agatha Christie Literary Trail as the celebrated crime writer regularly visited in her youth and dedicated her book "Why didn't they ask Evans?" to the former owners.

The unique, timbered property is nestled in the corner of the 460 acre country park, is a designated wildlife site, and overlooks the Estate's cricket grounds and arboretum.  Guests at the property have access to the park at all times and can wander through the apple orchard, visit the Norman church, explore the manor house and gardens or watch an afternoon cricket match during the summer.  The outbuildings of the manor house contain an acclaimed craft center where local tradespeople are engaged in glassblowing, ironmongery, painting and chocolate making with their unique wares on sale.  To the east of Cockington lies the seafront, about half a mile's walk away across the countryside.

Field Cottage and annex, Elmsley Castle, Pershore, Worcestershire, England  

Field Cottage and annex, Elmsley Castle, Pershore, Worcestershire, England

 

Set on the slopes of Bredon Hill in a truly idyllic and tranquil location, Field Cottage is a picture-book stone thatched cottage with many period features.  Enjoying beautiful views, the chance to spot deer and other wildlife, and surrounded by superb walking country, it is situated on the edge of the charming village of Elmley Castle in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

With exceptional attention to detail, enjoy the cozy sitting room with it's inglenook fireplace housing a wood burning stove, charming kitchen and dining area with a gas range cooker and a spacious bathroom with roll top bath and shower.  Sleeping 2 guests, Field cottage is a perfect for a romantic retreat, however, it you'd like to take some friends or children then the comfortable Annex sleeps a further two people in a choice of with twin beds or a super-king double, modern en-suite shower room with underfloor heating and it's own television, tea and coffee making facilities.

The cottage is a peaceful haven for relaxation and a great holiday location for exploring the unspoilt beauty of Worcestershire and the Cotswolds.  The pretty village of Elmley Castle has a pub within walking distance.  The nearby riverside market towns of Pershore and Evesham are both a short drive away, providing a selection of retailers, a theatre and local festivals.

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