Introduction - The Grooms House
Nestling prettily in the grounds of The Old Rectory estate, with privacy and seclusion, for a couples romantic getaway. The Grooms House is a unique and attractive, one bedroom period cottage, with its own private garden and patio overlooking the River Avon and The Cotswolds. A warm and cosy cottage all the year round, equipped, decorated and furnished to the highest standard for that truly luxury retreat.
Please be aware that smoking inside is strictly prohibited and that we operate a no pets policy.
Approximately 200 years old yet tastefully restored and recently furnished to a high standard. Downstairs offers an antique pine floor with luxurious and open plan comfy seating area together with a modern, fully equipped, solid oak kitchen. Upstairs is fully carpeted presenting spectacular panoramic views over the countryside. The bathroom, with integral shower, has quality fittings for that touch of luxury. The bedroom is of generous proportions with an antique dressing table, double bed and furnished to the highest standard, and can also accommodate a cot or third rollout bed if necessary. The property has full central heating throughout and its own private parking area.
The Grooms House also affords the opportunity for guests to charter our narrowboat, Narnia II, moored adjacent to The Old Rectory. Try your hand at operating the nearby Strensham Lock on your way to lunch at the riverside pub at Twyning. Alternatively snuggle up on the huge, comfy, corner sofa and watch your favourite movies from our library of over 300 DVDs. Dine inside at the built in breakfast bar or outside on your own raised patio area with gas bbq. Alternatively take to the footpaths all around, on foot, by bike or even horseback discovering good food, beers, and our local award winning farm shop down the lane.
The Central England / Cotswolds / Worcestershire region
This location is perfection itself, offering unusual ease of accessibility in an idyllic setting. No chance to feel isolated or bored as the nearby towns of Pershore, Tewkesbury and Upton-upon-Severn are only 10 mins away offering that quaint afternoon teashop and browsing feeling. For the keen historian or shopper, the City of Worcester and the Spa Town of Cheltenham are 15 mins drive away. For the serious out and about types all the Cotswold locations, as well as numerous National Trust properties, are within easy reach. Further afield but within 45 mins drive you can also explore Stratford (upon the very same Avon), Warwick Castle and Slimbridge Wildfowl Centre, and if you enjoy a theatre or concert night there's plenty going on.
On the other hand you might fancy taking to the local footpaths, leaving your car behind. Whether cycling or horse riding the network of country lanes, you can explore the numerous local country pubs offering home cooked food; you will be spoilt for choice. For the sporting fanatics we have an excellent choice of golf courses and leisure centres close at hand; watch a match at Worcester’s famous cricket and rugby grounds or a day at the races in Cheltenham.