Welcome to The Old Rectory
A Hidden Oasis in The Heart of England

Note: The Old Rectory North is currently unavailable to rent

Nestling prettily in the grounds of The Old Rectory estate, with privacy and seclusion, for a couples' romantic retreat The Grooms House is a unique and attractive,
one bedroom period cottage, with it's own private garden and patio overlooking the River Avon and The Cotswolds. Find out more

What our Guests Say:

"A place to get away from it all"
We spent a long weekend here to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. What a beautiful place. The cottage is comfortable and so very clean. The welcome from Rosemary and her family made us feel at home. The wildlife was adorable, the barn owl, deer, woodpecker and many other birds kept us entertained. We spent time sitting by the river watching the world go by while enjoying the bottle of wine left by Rosemary to help us celebrate. Really don't wasn't to share, would like to keep this place a secret. Thank you Rosemary for sharing you little corner of heaven with us.
Karen M, Dunstable, UK. Left on Jun 20, 2017 for a stay in June 2017
"Beautiful views....."
Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting....perfect for resting and relaxing. Well placed for exploring and contained everything that we needed. Lovely owners too and nothing was too much trouble. Will definitely be returning! 👍
Karen R, Woking, UK. Left on Jun 4, 2017 for a stay in May 2017
"Superb location to explore Worcestershire by car & bike."
Superb location to explore Worcestershire by car & bike. Riverside walks nestled between the Severn and Avon with glorious Malvern Hills framing the horizon. Fresh farm produce nearby; fuel, shops etc 10 mins away. Would love to spin Groom's house by 90 degrees to make the most of the intoxicating views, but all considered, a very relaxing and chill ambience!
Eric W, London, UK Left on Apr 29, 2017 for a stay in Apr 2017

We stayed in The Grooms House and loved it. For two of us staying there was enough room and the equipment was just about right. Access to the seating area by the river and provision of an outside eating/relaxing area added much. Peter and Rosemary were lovely hosts and made us feel very welcome. A real blessing.
Mr & Mrs Russell, August 2015

"The whole stay was wonderful and we all thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful house and location."
We hired The Old Rectory and Grooms House for the day/night before my daughter's wedding for some guests and the bridesmaids to stay and get ready for the wedding. It was all so perfect. We had a most wonderful and beautiful stay the day/night before the wedding, the night after the wedding and part of the next day. It was enjoyed by everyone because the Old Rectory was so well equipped, everything was ready for our stay and nothing was too much trouble by Rosemary and Peter. The location was fantastic and the views stunning. What a building with so many bedrooms and little rooms for everyone to be able to relax in. I cannot say anything bad about The Old Rectory all just good words. Fantastic.
Mrs Rosemary Harding and family, Bromham, June 2012


This was our first time visiting the Cotswolds, and the cottage was position perfectly. Great base to travel to all the surrounding places. The cottage was absolute beautiful, it had everything we needed and was well decorated and furnished. The owners were so friendly and so helpful. They recommended some lovely places to visit and great places to eat. Will definitely be returning :)
Clair C, Leicester April, 2013


"Where do we begin?
It's been an absolutely brilliant holiday, in every way possible. The Old Rectory delighted and charmed us so! We leave here with heavy hearts and happy memories. Whether relaxing around the house and taking in the stunning views from such a lovely garden, or setting off to explore the gorgeous villages and countryside, we've all been incredibly excited to greet each day during this stay at The Old Rectory. We loved the boat journey up the River Avon. We had a great time chatting, relaxing, taking in the whole atmosphere of life on the river. There's a whole community on that river and we felt like we were a part of something special... we felt like that every day here. This part England is truly magnificent ...'God's Country', and staying at The Old Rectory is what defined our trip as extraordinary. Peter, Rosemary and their 3 lovely children were so incredibly warm, friendly, welcoming and hospitable. It is them as much as the beautiful surroundings that make us definitely want to return again to this gem of a place! Thank you!!"
Dr Laurie, Deirdre and family, London, August 2010  Read more reviews


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The Old Rectory North (NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR RENTAL - Please select The Grooms House instead)

A 500 year old character property, beautiful riverside location, with breathtaking views, near Stratford, Cheltenham and The Cotswolds. The Old Rectory North is a large, 11 roomed, self contained wing of an historic grade 1 Elizabethan rectory with its own large private garden. Find out more