On the edge of the Cotswolds, Kemerton is as English as England once was. The village hall hosts parties, classic cars sit in front of the pub, and Bredon Hill beckons your boots. Coach House Cottages welcomes families, friends and hens but also creative souls keen to indulge their passions, in pottery, art and printmaking workshops.
Jump into the covered pool, have a hit on the tennis court, get steamy in the sauna, and simmer in the hot tub. Gardens here are as English as red roses. Wander 15 acres of exquisite wisteria, foxgloves and lavender, play croquet on the lawn, take out the shared boat on the lake, keep the kids moving in the playground.
Pop into Kemerton for breakfast or ice cream in the coffee shop and ceramics in the pop-up shop. Sip a pint in the courtyard at The Crown. Then come home to table tennis on the deck, late-night marshmallow toasting on the firepit beneath twinkling stars, sleepy silence and the comfort of pocket-sprung mattresses and white Indian-cotton sheets.
Coach House Cottages are manor-house magnificent on the inside, but they’re arguably even more beautiful on the outside. Wander 15 acres of classic English gardens bedecked with pergolas, wisteria, willows, lavender and foxgloves.
Lose a few hours in the covered 15-metre pool, the hot tub and the sauna. Play croquet and garden games on the lawn, watch the kids go wild for the playground with the sunken trampoline and Wendy house, push the boat out onto the lake and just let go. Stay out for the seductive sizzle of the barbecue or a game of table tennis on the decking and enjoy starlit chatter around the firepit.
Coach House Cottages have welcomed guests for over 40 years. Today, the third generation are following in their forefathers’ footsteps and relishing the quintessentially English comforts amid original beams, Queen Anne chair legs, panelled walls and deep skirting boards.
The Coach House comes with endless entertaining opportunities in the 30-foot living room that’s awash with light. Throw another log on the stove and settle back for nights in front of Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Now TV powered by BT Infinity. Or get cosy in Courtyard Cottage with its antique pine fireplace and terracotta floor.
Both cottages come with well-equipped kitchens complete with gas hobs and electric ovens. Bag deliveries from the major supermarkets or back local independents such as Draper’s deli, Meadow’s butcher’s, Woody’s fruit and veg, and Donnington Trout Farm. Tough day in paradise? Take it easy with our own professional caterers.
Eat around the Coach House’s elegant refectory table that’s good for a couple of dozen, or out on the terrace in the sunshine among the pergolas and the wisteria. Chuck your bangers and burgers on the gas barbecue and pop open a bottle from Ledbury Wines. Or order up takeaways from Bredon Fish and Chips, Zitto e Mangia or Domino’s Pizza.
Back from Bredon Hill? Call in for a cappuccino at Kemerton Coffee House or pop in for a pint at The Crown Inn. Stick around for Ceylonese curry, baked sole or steak-and-ale pie. Or try The Mount at Stanton, beautifully nestled in the heart and the art of the Cotswolds, for local produce with rich flavours.
Tackle a trio of Gloucester Old Spot sausages at The Anchor in Eckington or treat yourself to poached lemon sole or dry-aged fillet of Scotch beef at Russell’s of Broadway. Take afternoon tea in an English country house at Buckland Manor. Or enjoy English and European classics at The Ivy in Cheltenham.
You’ve got 15 acres of gorgeous English gardens between you and the fringe of The Cotswolds. Needless to say, it’s pretty quiet here and the pocket-sprung mattresses and white Indian-cotton sheets should help you snooze for England. The Coach House and Courtyard Cottage accommodate 24 in serene silence.
In the Coach House, Bedroom one (Bredon Hill) sleeps three in a double and single with shower room. Bedroom two (Wild Flower Room) offers a double bed and en-suite wet room, while bedroom three (Family Room) sleeps three in a double and single (with extra trundle) and leads on to en-suite bedroom four (Tennis Court), a kingsize or twins.
Bedroom five (Blossom Room) sleeps two in twins, while bedroom six (Bluebird Room) is an en-suite kingsize or singles. Bedroom seven (Yew Tree) offers another en-suite with kingsize or twins, thanks to zip-and-link, while bedroom eight (Clematis) is a kingsize with zip-and-link capability.
In Courtyard Cottage, the Archway Room opposite the shower room on the first floor sleeps two in either a kingsize or two singles. And the Attic Room up on the second floor offers four single beds.