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A Drive around the North Cotswolds

A Drive around the North Cotswolds From West End, Broadway

A suggested route for a drive around the North Cotswolds from our holiday cottages in West End taking in Chipping Campden, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, the Slaughters and Winchcombe with some suggested places to visit on the way.

  1. Starting at The Manor House, West End, turn left and head along West End Lane past Pye Corner Farm on your left to the junction. Turn right onto Snowshill Road past St Eadburgha’s Church and on up the hill.
  2. Towards the top of the hill, on the right, you will find Snowshill Manor and Gardens, a National Trust property. If you want to take a walk around the village of Snowshill, a pretty village where most of the Cotswold stone cottages are hundreds of years old, there is a car park a little further on, on the right past just past the entrance to Snowshill Manor.
  3. Continuing through the village along the road down the hill, you will find the Snowshill Arms pub on the right and the Victorian Saint Barnabas Church on the left. Past the pub, take the road on the left keeping the church and war memorial on your left.
  4. At the crossroads, go straight across then bear left at the signpost for Cotswold Lavender (open June to August). Continue along this road, turning left at the next 2 junctions towards Broadway Tower. You will find the entrance to the car park at Broadway Tower on the bend as the Tower comes into view.
  5. Broadway Tower is the second highest spot in the Cotswolds. Walk the short distance to the Tower and admire the wonderful views of the village of Broadway, the Vale of Evesham, and on a clear day as far as the Welsh mountains.
  6. Leaving the Tower, turn left out of the car park towards the A44. At the crossroads, turn right and continue to the next crossroads, turn left to Chipping Campden. This road brings you to a T-junction where you turn right into the centre of the town. The visitor information centre is on the right, opposite the 400 year old Market Hall. You may be able to park in the Market Square, if not there is parking available at the school on Mill Lane.
  7. Chipping Campden was a centre for the Arts and Crafts movement in the early 20th century, and the Court Barn Museum on Church Street, celebrates the story of craft and design in the town and the surrounding area.
  8. To leave Chipping Campden, continue along the High Street and turn right onto the B4035. Stay on the one-way system, bearing right past St James’s Church and the Court Barn Museum, before returning to the High Street, where you turn left.
  9. Proceed back along the High Street and turn left into Sheep Street, which is the road you travelled along on entering the town. At the right-hand bend, turn left, signposted Broad Campden.
  10. Continue through the pretty little village of Broad Campden with its many thatched cottages. Look out for the right turn, signposted Blockley and Morton-in-Marsh. Take the turning towards here Blockley.
  11. Blockley was a centre of silk manufacturing in the 18th/19th century. Today it is used as a location for the BBC TV series ‘Father Brown’. Coming into the village centre by the Bowling Green you will find a shop and café and, alongside The Church of St Peter and St Paul.
  12. Leaving Blockley go back up the hill and turn the right take the right-hand turn. At the crossroads, turn right. Continue to a T-junction and continue left onto the A44, signposted Oxford.
  13. After passing through Bourton on the Hill, you will pass Bourton House Garden on the right (parking on the left). At the bottom of the hill, on the left, is the entrance to Batsford Arboretum and Cotswold Falconry Centre, and on the right the entrance to Sezincote House, an Indian inspired house set in magnificent gardens.
  14. Continuing along the A44, you come into Moreton-in-Marsh. If you wish to stop here, turn left at the mini roundabout for parking (not a Tuesday as the market is held here). Otherwise, at the mini roundabout turn right onto the A49 (Fosse Way) for Stow-on-the-Wold.
  15. On entering Stow-on-the-Wold, go straight on at the first two sets of traffic lights and at the next lights, turn left into Sheep Street and turn down to the car park. Park here and walk up into the town centre. There is a useful town map and information board as you walk out of the car park.
  16. You leave Stow by turning left out of the car park and going back up Sheep Street to the traffic lights, where you turn left back onto the a A49 towards Bourton-on-the-Water.
  17. Continue along the A49 until you see the brown sign for Bourton-on-the-Water (about 3 miles), and turn left at the traffic lights here. After about half a mile you will find a car park behind the petrol station on the right. There is an alleyway which will take you the short walk into the town.
  18. Picturesque Bourton-on-the-Water on the River Windrush is known as the Little Venice of the Cotswolds. There are a number of things to see and do and at least a couple of hours can be spent here.
  19. To leave Bourton-on-the-Water turn left out of the car park, returning to the A49 and turn right back towards Stow. Look for the left turn (B4068) to The Slaughters, just after the petrol station. You will pass through Lower Swell on the way to Upper and Lower Slaughter, both popular with artists. Lower Slaughter sits beside the little River Eye and is known for its unspoiled limestone cottages in the traditional Cotswolds style. Parking is limited, but if you can, park the car and have a stroll to the Old Mill where there is a small museum, shop and tearoom. From Lower Slaughter take the turn left turn for Upper Slaughter.
  20. As you approach Upper Slaughter you come to a left turn just before the village sign. Take this left turn, which is signposted Guiting Power and Winchcombe. If you wish to visit Upper Slaughter, continue past this turning and turn right into the village. Again, parking is very limited but if you can find a space, stop and take a walk around. Then go back to the road and take the turning for Guiting Power and Winchcombe.
  21. Follow the signs for Guiting Power, the route is well signposted.
  22. Passing through Guiting Power (we recommend The Hollow Bottom pub for lunch/dinner), you stay on this road to Winchcombe (approximately 4.5 miles).
  23. Coming down into Winchcombe there is a sign for Sudeley Hill Farm and the farm shop, and a little way after this you will see Sudeley Castle gate on the left and a right turn opposite. Take this right turn.
  24. If you don’t want to stop in Winchcombe please go to 26 below. At the T-junction at the end of the road turn left into the town. Drive up the hill and turn right down North Street, and at the crossroads turn left. You will find the car park on the left behind the library. You can walk through to the centre from here.
  25. In Winchcombe you can visit Sudeley Castle, once the home of Catherine Parr, Henry VIII’s last wife, who is buried here. There are exhibitions in the castle covering its history, and the castle is a surrounded by award-winning gardens. You may need to return on another day to make the most of a visit here. To leave Winchcombe turn right out of the car park, right up north Street and then left at the T-junction onto the B4632.
  26. If you don’t want to visit Winchcombe turn right at the T-junction onto the B4632.
  27. Continue along the B4632 passing under the railway bridge and just up the turning on the left you will find Winchcombe Pottery. A little further along the B4632 is the right-hand turning for Hailes Abbey. The ruins of Hailes Abbey (which was founded in 1246) are owned by English Heritage and are open April to October.
  28. Returning to the B4632, continue to Toddington roundabout and turn right. You will pass Toddington Station GWSR Heritage Railway on the right. At the crossroads, turn left for Stanway. Down the hill you see the impressive gatehouse of Stanway House. The house is open Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, June through to August and is well worth a visit. Stanway Fountain is the tallest gravity Fountain in the world.
  29. At the end of this road at the T-junction turn right to drive through the picturesque village of Stanton.
  30. The road will bring you back to the B4632 where you turn right to return to Broadway and just before the village the right-hand turn into West End.
West End, Broadway, in the Cotswolds AONB
West End, Broadway, in the Cotswolds AONB

Broadway Ferrari Day – 23rd May 2021

Broadway Ferrari Day: On Sunday 23rd May 2021, Broadway will host its popular Ferrari Day in the village. A great day out for all the family is planned. Members of the Cotswold area group of the Ferrari Owners Club, and their wonderful cars, will meet in the village and from 10am will parade along the High Street before parking alongside the village green.

Our Cotswold holiday cottages re-open to guests from 12th April, and from 17th May the restaurants, pubs, coffee shops and tea rooms in the village will be open with indoor dining (subject to the rule of 6 or 2 households, and any other changes to the Government’s guidance on Covid-19).

Broadway’s Ferrari Day is a date for your 2021 diary! An event not to be missed for supercar, and especially Ferrari, enthusiasts.

Sheldon Cottage Wins a 2021 Travel Award

We are delighted to announce that Sheldon Cottage has won a 2021 travel award. Awarded annually by Booking.com, Sheldon Cottage, our Cotswold holiday cottage at The Manor House, West End, Broadway, has been awarded 10 out of 10 in the recent 2021 Traveller Awards.

The Traveller Review Awards are part of an annual appreciation programme that recognises exceptional hospitality, as demonstrated by the review scores that our guests leave after their stay.

Sheldon Cottage Award

We are honoured to receive the Award for our efforts to offer outstanding hospitality in spite of all of 2020’s challenges.  We are delighted that our hard work helped our guests make the most of the stays they were able to spend with us and we hope to welcome many back to Broadway Manor Cottages, again soon!

Debbie Williamson
Broadway Manor Cottages

CORONAVIRUS: Can I Cancel my 2021 Cottage Booking and Apply for a Refund?

We understand that there is a lot of uncertainty at present regarding booking a holiday. The situation regarding coronavirus (COVID 19) changes daily and we will always follow the latest regulations. We are currently taking 2021 bookings in our cottages from 7th May onwards but this may be subject to change if the lockdown is extended beyond the 30th April 2021.

All bookings made for stays in our cottages from Friday 7th May 2021 will be subject to the following additional terms and conditions which are incorporated in our standard Booking Terms and Conditions from 1st February 2021:

Refunds, Cancellation or Postponement of your Booking:

Please note that a full refund of your booking will only be issued if there is a lockdown or tier restriction in place that prevents you, the guest, from travelling and staying in the cottage and we have been unable to agree a revised date for your holiday (see below).

If you are unwilling to travel or cannot travel to stay in the cottage due to self-isolation, illness, etc., we will try to re-let the cottage for the period of the booking. In such cases your deposit is non-refundable under any circumstances, and if the cottage is not re-let, you are still liable to pay the booking in full, even if the balance of the rental has not been paid to us. If the cottage is re-let all the monies paid will be refunded less your deposit and an administration fee of £30.

If you cannot take up your cottage booking because of a lockdown or tier restriction, we will work with you in the first instance to rearrange the date of your holiday (within 12 months of the start date of your original booking). If a revised a date is agreed and the rental of your revised booking is greater, then the difference in the rental will be required to be paid at the time of rearranging the booking. If new dates cannot be agreed, we will offer you a refund less our standard administration fee of £30 (per cottage).

We recommend that all of our guests take out travel insurance with Covid cover1 so that they are covered should they have to cancel because they are required to self-isolate (this does include self-isolation without testing positive).

If you wish to cancel or amend your booking please see Our Booking Terms and Conditions for further information and advise us, as soon as possible, in writing.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Broadway Manor Cottages
10th February 2021

Notes:

  1. Travel (or holiday) insurance with cover for Covid is available from several insurers. Cover is available to include cancellation for a number of coronavirus-related circumstances and some insurers will also provide cover for cancellation due to changes in lockdown circumstances.

Covid-19 Update

Covid 19 update

Our Commitment to Your Health and Safety

We understand that the world has changed since the outbreak began earlier in the year and we want you to know what we are doing to ensure your safety and reassure you of the hygiene standards in our holiday cottages.

At Broadway Manor Cottages we oversee the changeovers personally and we have always considered the cleanliness of our cottages to be of the upmost importance. Whilst we have been closed we have carefully followed the UK Government’s guidelines as they emerged and have taken action to revise our procedures to greatly reduce the risk of a guest contracting the virus from a previous guest or from contact with us. Going forward all of these new protocols will be constantly reviewed and are subject to change in accordance with the UK Government’s advice and best practices.

The Major Changes:

Longer gaps between guests departing and arriving to limit the potential presence of any residue of the virus. When we initially re-open we will implement a 3 day gap between bookings. This will allow us time to conduct an intensive clean of the cottage using the appropriate recommended procedures and disinfectants. This may be subject to change if the guidelines are changed.

Many decorative items in the cottage and items in the bedrooms such as bed runners, scatter cushions, etc. will be removed. Each bed will always offer freshly and hygienically cleaned linen.

Unfortunately we will no longer be providing our Welcome Hampers.

Check-in and New Bookings

We already have a contactless check-in and key storage facility in place and the lead guest is made aware of where and how to access the key once they have booked.

New bookings will require you to ensure you follow the UK Government’s guidelines before coming to stay and tell us if you believe you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 and if so to follow the Government’s guidelines regarding self-isolation. If you become ill during your stay we require that we are informed immediately and that you follow Government guidelines. Should this mean cutting your stay short, no refund will be due as we would not be able to re-let the cottage and we do, as always, encourage you to take out holiday insurance to cover other circumstances that may impact your stay. Please remember to ensure that your reservation complies with current Government travel restrictions.

Only guests named on our Booking Form are permitted to stay overnight in the cottage. We request that if you are having people visit you at your cottage during your stay that you advise us of their details by email beforehand and that, in accordance with the current guidelines, any visitors entering the cottage are only from one other household.

We have a no pet policy and request that visitors do not bring pets on site.

Our Grounds and Facilities

Our grounds are extensive (6 acres surround the cottages) with plenty of room for social distancing and our garden terraces and seating areas will remain open but our firebowls/barbecues have been removed for the time being. We will ask you to respect the Government’s social distancing guidelines of 1 metre plus whilst using these shared spaces.

Due to size, our Laundry Room and Cycle Store will unfortunately not be available.

We have removed books, toys, puzzles, DVDs etc and other leaflets and maps that would normally be available for you to use or borrow during your stay to make it easier to ensure the cottage is thoroughly and hygienically cleaned. We are able to provide guests with online links to all the important and useful information before arrival or during their stay (see below for how to contact us).

Maintenance

Should it be necessary for us to attend to any essential maintenance issue during your stay we will find a way of doing this to make it safe. We will wear a mask and use disposable gloves and if it cannot be dealt with while you are out we will ask you to stay in one area of the cottage whilst the work is carried out.

Longer Stays

For stays in excess of 7 nights, we will arrange a convenient time to drop off and clean linen and towels but for everyone’s protection we will not offer a mid-stay cleaning service.

Waste Disposal and Recycling

We ask you to dispose of all and any rubbish by placing it in rubbish bags securely and disposing of it in the appropriate communal bins as directed or alternatively taking it away with you. To ensure the health and safety of our cleaning staff, please do not under any circumstances leave rubbish in the cottage at the end of your stay.

Contacting Us

We are contactable throughout your stay as usual by telephone, email and WhatsApp.

We Look Forward to Welcoming You to Stay

Despite the Government’s rules and restrictions currently in place, we will continue to offer you our best service and do everything we can to make your stay enjoyable.

We thank you for supporting us and we look forward to welcoming you to stay!

Preparing Your Cottage for Your Stay

Coronavirus Taking Proactive Action

Broadway Manor Cottages Coronavirus Taking Proactive Action

We understand that the last few months has created a lot of uncertainty for travellers and we are implementing industry standards as they become available. Your safety, and that of our own staff, is at the heart of our thinking moving forward.

We hope to be able to welcome guests back to stay in our holiday cottages from 4th July and in the meantime we want to share with you some of the steps we are taking to ensure your health and safety whilst staying in one of our cottages.

Preparing your Holiday Cottage for Your Stay

Whilst we have always gone to great lengths to maintain and prepare our cottages for our guests’ arrival, we have recently updated our operating procedures and will be allocating extra cleaning time between guests to disinfect and sanitise all surfaces paying particular attention to frequently used items (light switches, door handles, remote controls, etc).

This will mean, however, that we will be unable to accept any requests for early check-in before 4pm and we will be requesting check out by 10am at the latest on the day of departure. This will ensure that we have the time we need to prepare the cottage for you. Of course, if you have any concerns, we recommend that you bring any additional cleaning items with you.

To help combat Covid-19 health officials recommend washing your hands frequently and for at least 20 seconds to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. In light of this we will continue to provide a bar of soap in each of our cottage bathrooms and an anti-bacterial handwash in the kitchens.

Unfortunately, we will be unable to provide our usual Welcome Hamper of goodies but both the Co-op and Nisa Local supermarkets in the village are open 7 days a week with usual opening hours.

Social Distancing

To maintain social distancing all keys to the cottages are kept in lock boxes so that guests can self check-in (the code for the lock box will be communicated to you before check-in).

The grounds surrounding the cottages extend to several acres allowing our guests to spend time outside enjoying the garden and terraces whilst continuing to practise social distancing. Do take a look at this video of our location and surroundings so that you can appreciate the space you will have to enjoy during your stay.

Places to Visit and to Eat during Your Stay

Many attractions in the Cotswolds that have opened or will be opening this summer will be operating on a pre-booking system.  Please plan ahead to avoid disappointment.

At the time of writing local restaurants and pubs are not yet open but many in Broadway, and the surrounding villages, are offering a takeaway service and some are offering a delivery service.

If you need further information about places to visit and to eat during your stay please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

We Look Forward to Welcoming You to Stay

We are committed to ensuring that all our guests have a fantastic stay and are available if you need any additional information.

We look forward to welcoming you to stay!

Debbie Williamson
Owner, Broadway Manor Cottages

4th June 2020

Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update: Last updated 30th May 2020

We understand that some guests may be concerned about their cottage booking in light of the spread of Covid-19 and the current lockdown on travel in the the UK. Given the evolving situation, we are continuously monitoring official UK Government advice and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website along with the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) TravelHealthPro website that provides specific health advice for travellers.

On 23rd March 2020, the Government issued the instruction that everyone must stay at home. You will not be able to travel, therefore, to your holiday cottage for any holiday starting on or before 4th July 2020.

During these difficult times we encourage everyone to follow the Government’s guidelines to keep each other safe and well.

FAQs

1. I had an upcoming booking with an arrival date on or before 4th July what happens now?
The Government instruction means that you cannot travel to your holiday cottage. As you have already paid for your holiday in full (and assuming you booked before 15th March 2020 – see 3 below) we will have contacted you about rebooking your holiday, subject to availability, for any period commencing up to 12 months from the start date of your original holiday booking. Such new bookings will be non-cancellable and if the cost is higher than the value of your existing booking the difference will have to be paid under our normal booking terms and conditions.  

If you have not yet heard from us about a holiday with an arrival date on or before 17th May please email us with details of the booking and we will be in touch as soon as we can.

All changes to bookings are subject to an administration fee of £30.

2. Can I make a booking with you?
We are currently not accepting new bookings with a start date before 4th July 2020. You can make a booking with us for after this date if you wish to but our normal Booking Terms & Conditions including those on cancellations apply (which include you not being able to travel).

3. What if I made my booking after 15th March 2020? 
Our normal Booking Terms & Conditions apply to cancellations (which include you not being able to travel).

4. What happens if I want to cancel a future holiday booking? 
You will need to check your travel insurance as to whether you would be covered for cancelling your holiday. We will provide whatever information you need in this regard to support a claim. 

Our Booking Terms & Conditions do not allow any refunds for cancellation but we will operate the deferment policy set out in 1 above if the holiday start date is within any extended travel restriction period and the booking was made before 15th March. We will contact you around 7 days before the start date of your holiday to confirm the position with your booking.

5. What if I have not yet paid the balance for my holiday? 
We are monitoring Government advice closely and as the position on these later holidays becomes clearer, we will contact all guests whose holidays are within the updated travel restriction period. 

Please note, we are NOT currently requesting or chasing balance payments for holidays. If the Government restriction on travel will still be in force when you are due to travel then we will contact you and explain the options available. If the travel restriction is lifted and the start date of your holiday is outside of the restriction dates then we will issue you with a balance invoice either for immediate payment or for payment on the standard due date if later. 

We are aware that some guests have been instructed by the Government not to travel for up to 12 weeks from receipt of the Government’s letter of instruction, if this is the case please contact us to let us know.

To transfer or discuss a booking taking place in the next 3/4 weeks please contact the Debbie Williamson either by email or telephone 01386 852913.

All of our other booking terms and conditions agreed by the guest at the time of the booking, still stand.

Debbie Williamson
Broadway Manor Cottages

William Sheldon, The Manor House, Broadway, and the English Civil War

Broadway and William Sheldon, Lord of the Manor, played a small but interesting part in the English Civil War which raged from 1642 to 1651. Both King Charles I and Oliver Cromwell (who led the Roundheads, the Parliament of England’s armies), stayed in the village during the war, albeit not at the same time. At one such visit during the Civil War, Charles met with Broadway’s local landowner William Sheldon who at the time owned the land where the present Manor House and our holiday cottages are situated.

Sheldon Shield, Broadway
Sheldon Shield at The Manor House, Broadway

The following article about Charles’ visits to Broadway and his meeting with William Sheldon was written by Chris Mowbray:

King Charles paid his first visit to Broadway in June 1644 when he rode through to Worcester to secure the Royalist garrison. Having completed this task, he went back through Broadway en route to his base at Oxford and spent the night at the home of Mr Savage, a Royalist supporter.

The following May, he again passed through Broadway and stopped for the night. It is interesting to note that rather than stay in a private house this time, he put up at the Lygon Arms, then a more modest inn called the Whyte Harte. It was here that he met William Sheldon, the Lord of the Manor.

The founder of Wiliam Sheldon’s wealth was his great-uncle, Ralph Sheldon, a tenant farmer of the monks of Pershore who owned the parish of Broadway for more than 500 years. A History of the County of Worcestershire published in 1924 quotes earlier sources which reveal that there was a bitter quarrel in 1533 between the Abbot and his tenants over land tenure and taxes. Several inhabitants of Broadway accused the Abbot of disregarding their common grazing rights and Ralph Sheldon seems to have been the ringleader. Just three years later came Henry VIII’s Dissolution of the Monastries and England’s break with the Roman Catholic Church and , in the ensuing melée, Ralph Sheldon became first the lessee and later the owner of extensive church lands which included ‘fisheries, fowling, warrens and woods’.

The meeting between King Charles [although nominally head of the Church of England, it is well known that he had Catholic sympathies] and William Sheldon was probably difficult. The former must have been fearful that he was dealing with an anti-Catholic and a closet Parliamentarian who might turn Broadway against him, while the latter feared being denounced as a traitor.

But would the capture of Broadway by the Roundheads really have made one jot of difference to the Royalist cause? The answer is yes because, small though it was, it was the gateway to the shire and therefore to Worcester which at the time was an important inland port with a tidal river giving navigable access to the sea. Broadway straddled the old pack-horse route from Worcester to London at a point where it soared from the floor of the Severn Plain over 1,000ft onto the Cotswolds. Such a taxing climb or decent needed fresh horses so there was a thriving trade in overnight accommodation. Whoever controlled Broadway would also control which armies could reach Worcester from Oxford and London.

Charles’ caution with William Sheldon counted for nothing. The introduction of Cromwell’s New Model Army in the same year led ultimately to the defeat of the Royalists and in January 1649 the King [Charles I] was beheaded in Whitehall. The Royalist faltered on for two years longer until the defeat of Charles II at the Battle of Worcester on 3 September 1651 and his flight into exile.

Cromwell spend the night before the battle at the Whyte Harte [Lygon Arms] in Broadway where Charles I had interviewed William Sheldon six years before, and was quartered on the first floor of the east wing. However, his taste of ultimate power was relatively brief because he died in 1658 and the Monarchy was restored in 1660.

William Sheldon continued to hold the Manor until his death in 1680 when his lands passed to his daughters and the family name died out. The Manor House was reconstructed in the early 1980s and is now the centre of Broadway Manor Cottages, a holiday cottage business attracting visitors from all over the world.

Worcestershire Life, September 2008

Broadway Manor Cottages, Cotswold holiday cottages in Broadway in the Cotswolds AONB, Worcestershire
The Manor House, Broadway

Our Medieval Fishpond

A Medieval Fishpond in Broadway

In our grounds is a medieval fishpond. The rectangular pond has a traditional puddle clay lining and is fed by a nearby source of spring water from the Cotswold escarpment. Overflow water from the fishpond flows via a smaller pond in to Bunchers Brook, the stream at the bottom of our grounds. Further downstream, Bunchers Brook joins the River Avon at Evesham.

The tradition of constructing and using fishponds in England began during the medieval period. At that time our grounds, and surrounding fields along West End, were owned by Pershore Abbey. The Abbey was a wealthy landowner owning many farms and hundred of acres across the Vale of Evesham. In 1320, nearby Abbots Grange was built as the summer residence for the Abbot. The fishpond in our grounds would have been used for breeding and storing fish for the Abbot’s kitchen and is likely to have been stocked with tench, bream, perch or roach. Neighbouring fields were also once cultivated by medieval ridge and furrow to provide food for the monastic grange. The remains of the features associated with ridge and furrow cultivation can still be seen in the surrounding fields today.

1933: A Fire Fighting Display at the Fishpond

Over the years the fishpond has served as a water source for the surrounding farmland. In 1933, when the Manor and farm was owned by Austin R. Williams, a demonstration of Broadway’s new fire fighting equipment was held with the fishpond providing a source of water for the demonstration. Earlier that year Broadway Fire Brigade had become part of a new fire authority which was set up jointly by the Evesham and the Pershore Rural District Councils. The joint brigade was formed following concerns about the poor standard of fire protection in the village and surrounding area. Despite many subsequent changes in the Fire Service, Broadway still has its own fire station located on Keytes Lane off the High Street.

The Fishpond today: A Sustainable Habitat

Today sheep and horses graze the fields surrounding our holiday cottages and the fishpond provides a tranquil spot for our guests to enjoy. The pond is a natural environment and provides a sustainable habitat for our pet Indian runner ducks, wild ducks, coots and moorhens. The relatively still waters of the pond are also a great breeding ground in the spring for frogs and toads. We have tried to reintroduce fish to the pond but a predatory Grey heron is a frequent visitor and can often be seen perched stock-still on the banks of the pond waiting to strike.

Debbie Williamson
Broadway Manor Cottages

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Broadway Manor Cottages, Cotswold holiday cottages in Broadway in the Cotswolds AONB, Worcestershire
Broadway Manor Cottages, Cotswold holiday cottages at The Manor House, Broadway

Book Direct and get the Best Price

Book Direct with us and get the best price on your rental of your chosen Cotswold holiday cottage at The Manor House, Broadway. We guarantee you will get the best publicly available price on our website or through contacting us by email or telephone.

We offer short breaks (minimum stay 2 nights) and weekly stays, or longer, all year round in our Cotswold holiday cottages: Willow Cottage (sleeps 4), Corner Cottage (sleeps 4), The Stables (sleeps 3), Sheldon Cottage (sleeps 2) and Rafters (sleeps 2). Free Wi-Fi and parking and no hidden extras. All located in grounds on several acres just a few minutes’ walk from the centre of the village of Broadway ‘Jewel of the Cotswolds’.

Book Direct Online or Contact Us

For more information about our holiday cottages, contact us. From 2020 all of cottages can be booked online via our website www.broadwaymanor.co.uk, or by sending us an email, or telephoning 01386 852913 or 07779 604527.

Book Direct and get the best price guaranteed!

Debbie Williamson
Broadway Manor Cottages