|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Welcome to Pye Corner Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish Cotswold holiday rentals.
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Pye Corner Cottage is a beautiful, grade II listed, thatched cottage, peacefully located on the edge of the beautiful Cotswolds village of Broadway, which is often referred to as the "Jewel of the Cotswolds" and the "Show Village of England". Broadway is well known for its excellent art galleries, as well as its restaurants, pubs and gift shops. The village is also perfectly placed for exploring the many beautiful towns and villages of the Cotswolds and the Vale of Evesham, as well as Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare.
The cottage is believed to date back to the early 17th century and contains a wealth of traditional character features, including original oak beams and exposed Cotswold stone walls. The character of the cottage is complemented by its modern facilities, including wireless internet access, a flatscreen TV with DVD player and a large kitchen.
The cottage sleeps a maximum of five people, in three bedrooms, with a family bathroom and downstairs cloakroom. There is a large, enclosed garden and off-street parking for a number of cars. Pye Corner Cottage is an ideal retreat for friends, couples or a family, looking for a peaceful break in an idyllic location.
Booking and payment
For bookings commencing more than 10 weeks in advance, a 30% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking. The balance payment is then due 10 weeks prior to arrival.
All payments are made subject to the cancellation policy set out in the standard Booking Conditions.
Security deposits are not required (please note that guests are still liable for any damage or additional cleaning required as a result of their actions).
The maximum occupancy of the property, including its grounds, is five guests (not including babies in cots), at any point during your stay. Unauthorised over occupancy is a breach of our terms and conditions and may result in the cancellation of your booking and additional charges. Please consult us prior to booking if you wish to discuss the possibility of having more than five guests at the property.
Up to two medium sized dogs are accepted, at a cost of £25 per booking per dog.
For the comfort of future guests, we ask that dogs remain downstairs, stay off the furniture and that no trace of a dog remains after your departure.
Bed linen and towels
Bed linen and towels are provided for guests.
Arrival and departure times
Arrival time is after 3pm and departure time is by 10am. Access is via a key safe, therefore it does not matter if you are arriving late at night.
Bed sizes and configurations
Bedroom 1: King size bed;
Bedroom 2: 2 x single beds;
Bedroom 3: Single bed.
Family bathroom: Bath with overhead shower, toilet and two wash basins;
Downstairs cloakroom: Toilet and wash basin.
Heating and fuel
The property has a gas central heating system.
Electricity and gas are included in the letting price. The fireplace in the living room is not operational.
The property has free wireless internet access and a Freeview TV with DVD player.
Mobile phone reception is generally OK.
The property has plenty of off street parking space.
Where a letting exceeds nine nights, a mid-stay clean, bed linen and towel change may be included in the price. Please check with us to confirm. Additional housekeeping services may be available on request.
Child friendly facilities
A travel cot (without linen) and high chair are provided.
The property's garden is enclosed, however, guests should note that there is a pond in the garden.
A small quantity of initial consumables is provided for your convenience (eg. tea, coffee, sugar, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, soap, washing powder, toilet rolls, etc), however, you should not expect the quantity of these provisions to be sufficient for the duration of your stay.
Accessibility, health and safety
This is an old, Grade II listed property and has many character features, including narrow and steep stairs, and low beams, which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility, or carrying babies, both in terms of their general movement and their ability to quickly exit the house in the event of an emergency.
The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk.
No smoking is permitted throughout the property.
In order to provide you with as much detail of our properties as possible, we sometimes use wide angle photography, which can make certain rooms, or spaces, appear larger than they actually are. Wherever possible, we try to include a floorplan, with detailed dimensions of rooms and areas. If you have any queries regarding the size of any rooms or spaces, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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Broadway is a beautiful village in the North Cotswolds, steeped in history and surrounded by stunning countryside. The village gets its name from the wide street, or broad way, that runs through the centre which was once the main road from Worcester to London.
This attractive High Street is bordered with chestnut trees and honey coloured stone cottages dating from the 16th century and is one of the most picturesque villages of the Cotswolds. The broad way is thought to be especially wide because at one time there used to be streams running each side of the main drive. These streams were eventually hidden in underground pipes where they would emerge at 'dipping' points, but sadly they are now almost completely invisible.
The village has artistic links with famous dwellers including J.M. Barrie, Mary Anderson and William Morris, who were drawn to the tranquillity of Broadway. It was here that Morris and John Ruskin pioneered the idea of the Arts and Crafts Movement which made its home in the area and went on to be an international movement.
One of the iconic features of the village is Broadway Tower which was built in the late 18th century by the Earl of Coventry. It is said that the tower was erected so that the Countess could see if her Cotswold estate was visible from Croome Court in Worcestershire, which it was. The folly stands some 1,024 feet above sea level, making it the second highest point in the Cotswolds after Cleeve Hill. In fact, on a clear day, visitors are able to see 14 counties from the top! William Morris was so taken by the tower that he went on to establish the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings in 1877.
Car: Broadway is easily accessed by car, being located close to the A44, one of the main roads through the North Cotswolds.
Train: The nearest railway station to Broadway is Evesham (approximately 7 miles away), which has regular, direct services to London Paddington, with a typical journey time of approximately two hours.
Plane: Broadway is within easy reach of a number of international airports: Birmingham International Airport: 39 miles, approximately 60 minute drive; Heathrow International Airport: 86 miles, approximately 100 minute drive.