One-bedroom cottage in Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire - 10 Minutes Walk from the Centre of Town and Railway Station
- English, French
About Jonathan Hill
We are long-term expatriates, both with military backgrounds, and have spent most of our working lives overseas. We currently live just outside Brussels in Belgium.
Jonathan Hill purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why Jonathan Hill chose Moreton-in-Marsh
Looking ahead to retirement, we were keen to put down some roots back in the UK. We have no real association with the area, but it is a short drive from our daughter and other family. We are happiest in a rural community and were attracted by the stunning beauty of the Cotswolds. At the moment, our visits back to the UK tend to be short and infrequent, so we decided that others should benefit from the delights of Moreton-in-Marsh and the local area when we are not 'in residence'
What makes this Cottage unique
We love the convenience of Old Wellington Court. It is lovely to be able to walk into Moreton, either to the market, or for a drink or a meal in the evening. We are golfers, so the numerous good courses in the area were a definite bonus, and there is so much else to do in the general area.
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beautiful little getaway in the Cotswolds.
Would highly recommend this property for a lovely relaxing break.situated 10 minutes walk from the beautiful village of Moreton-in-Marsh,and surrounded by the beautiful Cotswolds countryside.The property is beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean,and has everything you could possibly need for your stay.The hosts even left a lovely cake and milk for our arrival.We spent four days here and there was so much to see and do.The village itself has shops,pubs,cafes,restaurants aplenty.The surrounding towns and villages are well worth a visit.Stratford is just a 20 minute drive away.The train station is a 5 minute walk away if you want to venture further afield.All in all we had a wonderful stay and will definitely visit again.
Lovely cottage just outside charming Cotswold town
We enjoyed our stay at this cottage in Moreton-in-Marsh. The location was ideal for a variety of long country walks and easily accessible by public transport, served by both trains and a number of the local bus routes. The cottage itself was spotless and having a full kitchen to prepare meals was very helpful. The only small note I would make for others is that the cottage is located on the A44, which is a major road - if you are a light sleeper you may want to come prepared for a bit of road noise. We certainly found it manageable, though, and we had a wonderful stay and visit to the area!
Apartment well located for train, on sitewasher great
Very nice property. Everything you need to establish a homesite and see the countryside through various tours available at the train station. Close to shops and grocery stores. My husband and I were very comfortable
Well appointed cottage in a fabulous central location
This property is a very well-appointed cottage finished to a very high standard. The kitchen is fully equipped and the bedroom is well appointed and comfortable. Large amounts of helpful information in the property help guide your exploration of the village and area which is a short walk from the cottage property.
Fabulous stay in the Cotswolds
This property had everything you could ever need down to the egg cups. The fresh milk in the refrigerator, the tea and the delicious cake were so appreciated. We were so comfortable here, and the location was wonderful. It was so close to the train station and bus lines. I would highly recommend anyone visiting the Cotswolds to stay here.
Moreton is on the mainline railway from London to Worcester. Direct trains to London Paddington leave from Moreton at least every hour.
Birmingham airport 45 miles approx 1 hour and Heathrow airport 68 miles approx 1.5 hours hour by car. Moreton-in-Marsh main line railway station is 10 minutes walk away and there are several local bus routes.
Moreton-in-Marsh is a traditional North Cotswold market town steeped in history. It offers a perfect balance of amenities. Of particular note are the library, post office, sports Facilities along with many pubs, hotels and restaurants.
Moreton-in-Marsh, situated on the northern extremity of the Cotswolds on the Fosse Way, and some of its low-lying countryside was used as an airfield during World War II, famous for the Wellington Bombers that were based there. This gives a clue to the history of Old Wellington Court. The popularity of the Wellington Inn with local RAF officers and staff, along with its connection with the Wellington Bombers has always been seen as a pivotal point in the building's history.
The Wellington Bomber was the longest-serving of the trio of medium bombers with Bomber Command at the outset of World War 2, and was affectionately known as the 'Wirnpey' by its crews. It flew on many of the defining operations until its last bombing mission over Germany in October 1943, although a few aircraft soldiered on with specialist units within the Command until January 1945. Moreton-in-Marsh's connection with the Wellington can still be seen today at the local Wellington Aviation Museum.
The town abounds with historical connections. It developed during the thirteenth century as a market town with a wide main street, narrow burgage plots and back lanes. Moreton has been a traveller's town for at least 1700 years and was used as a coaching station before the coming of the Oxford to Worcester railway in 1853.
In more recent times, the town's Tolkien connections have been recognized by the J R R Tolkien Society and the various landmarks in the town are thought to have inspired Tolkien's works. The Bell Inn is thought to be the inspiration behind The Prancing Pony, Middle Earth's most famous pub in the book 'Lord of the Rings'. Moreton in Marsh might well be the town of Bree, where the hobbits find the Prancing Pony on a cold, rainy night.