View towards the property
Spectacular victorian conservatory
Utility room
Dining in the victorian conservatory
Relaxing in the victorian conservatory
Double bedroom with doors into the conservatory
Twin bedroom
Twin bedroom and views onto the garden
Single bedroom
Shower room
Enjoy a warming afternoon
Garden detail
View towards the property
Full of eclectic charm
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10 / 18  Double bedroom with doors into the conservatory
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12 / 18  Twin bedroom and views onto the garden
13 / 18  Single bedroom
14 / 18  Shower room
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17 / 18  View towards the property
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Bredons Norton The Forge

Tewkesbury (5mls NE), Cotswolds
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A gem of a cottage set at the foot of Bredon Hill
  • A quirky and unique holiday home in idyllic countryside
  • Close to Tewkesbury and ideal for Winchcombe, Cheltenham and Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Perfect for exploring the Vale of Evesham and the Cotswolds
  • Set in a peaceful location and ideal for lovely long rural walks
  • A cosy and magical holiday home, perfect for exploring this beautiful area
Property code: 45588

Situated a few miles from Tewkesbury, this unique and charmingly converted forge at the foot of Bredon Hill offers an idyllic holiday home which includes a fabulous original Victorian conservatory.

Bredon Hill is a haven for walkers and cyclists alike. The glorious landscape provides features and sites of interest for everyone to enjoy. You could visit the ancient Saxon town of Winchcombe, nestling in a beautiful Cotswold Valley. The Prescott Hill Climb hold motoring events throughout the year. The village of Broadway boasts a traditional, historic high street of honey coloured cottages, boutiques, antiques shops, cafes and restaurants. Further afield you could enjoy the racing at Cheltenham and Stratford-upon-Avon. Cheltenham is home to famous literature and food festivals, while Stratford has everything for lovers of theatre and culture. The Vale of Evesham is home to the simply stunning Blossom Festival in the springtime and the Plum Festival in the autumn.

On entering this quirky, cosy and attractive single-storey accommodation you will find yourself in the light and spacious lounge, which boasts an open fire, flagstone floor, exposed beams, a library of books, TV / DVD. Moving into the lovely traditional kitchen, you will find it equipped with gas oven, hob and dishwasher. Further equipment, including microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine, can be found in the nearby utility room. You can dine in style in the delightful Victorian conservatory, which is fully furnished – there’s even a piano. Exploring further, you will find three wonderful bedrooms. There’s a comfy double, one spacious twin zip-and-link (which can be made up as a double on request) and a comfortable single room. There is also a shower room complete with WC.

Heading outside, you can relax and enjoy dining outdoors in the beautiful enclosed garden with garden furniture and BBQ. There is off-road parking available for two cars.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 twin zip-and-link (which can be made into a double on request) and 1 single suitable for a child
  • Sleeps 4+1
  • Shower room with WC
  • Gas oven, hob and dishwasher
  • Open fire (first basket of logs included)
  • TV / DVD
  • Utility room with microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine
  • Enclosed garden with garden furniture and BBQ
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Bed linen included an electric and central heating included
  • Wi-Fi
  • Travel cot available Highchair available
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Pub and shop 3 miles Arrival: 3pm
  • Any property identified with increased accessibility may have different levels of provision. It is therefore, advisable that you contact us before you book to ensure the property meets your specific needs and requirements

This property is personally managed by Gemma.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Iain 21st June 2019

An interesting olde worlde cottage. The facilities are all up to date and work perfectly. However, anyone considering this property should be aware of its old world charm. This can be seen in the pictures. We loved it.

Reviewed by Gillian 8th March 2019

If you're into quirky, this is the one for you. Loved it, sad to leave.

Reviewed by Dale 1st March 2019

We really loved our stay at the Forge, it was all we had hoped for. It was cosy and warm and when the sun came out the conservatory was perfect. We do plan to return when we can.

Reviewed by Natalie 22nd February 2019

Beautiful place!! Cosy but spacious. A lovely welcome pack and nice to have some logs for the fire. Nice fluffy towels and really comfy bed.

Reviewed by Anthony 30th December 2018

A cosy cottage full of character. Well equipped and a little quirky which adds to the unique appeal. The Victorian conservatory is a great addition. Well equipped and great location from which to explore the surrounding countryside. Loved it.

Reviewed by David 21st December 2018

we had a lovely relaxed time at the Forge which was well presented and decorated for Christmas.

Reviewed by Houda 19th October 2018

Loved staying at the forge! Very cosy while still being spacious and practical. Loved sitting by the log fire during the evening while watching a movie.

Reviewed by Elaine 28th September 2018

Perhaps not ideal for everyone, but we loved The Forge. It is cosy, comfortable, quirky and a really relaxing place to be. Well placed for seeing many aspects of the Cotswolds as well as simply enjoying time in the house and garden.

Reviewed by Jim 14th September 2018

A really nice, very well provisioned cottage. Lots of equipment in the kitchen, including sharp knives, which is unusual. Fabulous shower. And the conservatory - I want one! An old reclaimed Victorian conservatory the length of the house at the back is amazing - you would want to live in it. Comfortable beds, lovely towels etc. Quite quirky, lots oRead moref old antiques etc. Can't wait to go back. Hide

Reviewed by Eline 7th September 2018

nice cosy cottage in beautiful environment. We enjoyed the fireplace and the light space

Reviewed by Nancy 17th August 2018

Cottage was absolutely great to stay in and the immediate area is a great starting point for some wonderfull walks. Highly recommendable

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View towards the property
Spectacular victorian conservatory
Utility room
Dining in the victorian conservatory
Relaxing in the victorian conservatory
Double bedroom with doors into the conservatory
Twin bedroom
Show 6 moreTwin bedroom and views onto the garden


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Cotswolds is home to some of the most unspoilt, historic and famous villages in England. Its honey-coloured stone buildings provide a quintessential English charm found no-where else in the world and offer a plethora of welcoming pubs, tiny tearooms and quaint streets to explore.

Once described by William Morris as ‘the most beautiful village in England’, the chocolate box village of Bibury is one of England’s most iconic hamlets, home to the peaceful River Coln and some of the most photographed houses in the country. The famous Arlington Row is a sight to behold - this row of 14th century weaver’s cottages have been the foundation of Bibury for hundreds of years and is instantly recognisable as a symbol of the Cotswold District.

If you’re seeking a relaxing day of sightseeing, shopping and traditional tearooms, head to the charming town of Cirencester, once the second largest town in Roman Britain. Proclaiming the title "The Capital of the Cotswolds", its market square is dominated by the cathedral-like Parish Church of St. John Baptist (one of the largest in England) and can be easily reached from our self-catering accommodation in Bibury, Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold.

The rolling Cotswolds countryside is never too far away from your cosy holiday cottage, so you can enjoy a variety of outdoor leisure pursuits including those at The Cotswold Waterpark. This popular tourist destination in Gloucestershire is home to 150 glorious lakes where angling, archery, wakeboarding, windsurfing, birdwatching and even rally driving can be experienced. On a balmy summers day, the Cotswold Country Park and Beach is the place to go, boasting the largest inland beach in the UK.

When it comes to attractions in the Cotswolds, visitors will be spoilt for choice. Grab a stylish bargain at Bicester shopping village, talk a walk on the wild side at Longleat Safari Park, experience a day at the races in Cheltenham, admire colourful blooms at Westonbirt Arboretum, keep the kids entertained at the Cotswolds Farm Park, take a tour around Gloucester Cathedral, and enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea at Blenheim Palace. That’s just for starters, there’s plenty more things to see and do in the Cotswolds and you will love them all! Our holiday homes in the Cotswolds are the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploration, why not have a browse?

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