The Victorian Rectory
From $4,806 / week
- 5 bedrooms
- 4 bathrooms
- Sleeps 10
Description from the manager
The Victorian Rectory is a handsome manse set in peaceful countryside with glorious views to the Cotswolds and over the River Severn to Wales. The only noises to be heard are happy birdsongs, and there are woodpeckers in the ancient hornbeams and thrushes on the lawn.
At night, when guests swim in the gently lit heated swimming pool in the orchard, they are surrounded by owls calling and glow-worms shining through the shrubbery.
If guests can tear themselves away from the tennis court, croquet lawn, the beautiful local walks and quintessential British cooking, the attractions of Bath are only an hour drive away. Bath is famous for...Read more
The Victorian Rectory
Littleton-upon-Severn, Heart of England, England
Additional Location Information
The Victorian Rectory is situated within a few minutes stroll from the village of Oldbury on Severn, a quaint little place enticing visitors back again and again. In the village there are many places to eat and drink in the summer sun. Oldbury is famous for The Anchor Pub where visitors mix with locals to enjoy the renowned British home cooking.
For guests that prefer a stroll before a meal, the White Hart pub in Littleton on Severn is a relaxing two mile walk away through glorious orchards and fields.
The 500 year old Thornbury Castle, where Henry VIII stayed with Anne Boleyn, provides not only a look into Britain’s history and the glorious architecture of the building but also an exquisite dining experience in an ancient Elizabethan setting. It is only a 30 minute walk through the fields from The Victorian Rectory or 10 minutes by car.
The views from the Victorian Rectory are simply breathtaking. It is situated two minutes away from a church built on the site of ancient Celtic worship, and visitors to the area have often been seen sipping a glass of wine on the bench at its front, admiring the spectacular views stretching from the sailing club across the River Severn to the Blue Welsh Hills beyond.
For families with young children and teenagers it is an easy drive to Go-Ape, a forest network of ropes and swings, perfect for energetic youngsters or adults. Kayaking, climbing, canoeing and caving are also all available close by. For sport lovers, Thornbury has a scenic 18 hole golf course and a par 3 course with undulating views over the Severn Estuary.
Staying in The Victorian Rectory, there are many local leisure opportunities. Local walks are famous. There is even an enchanting little bridle path running next to the garden and used only by walkers and horse riders. The owners of this glorious home supply maps and books so guests can navigate through the countryside. The Cotswolds are only a short drive away, and The Victorian Rectory is also situated only 15 minutes away by car from the Welsh border.
Last updated on August 04, 2014
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Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
- Heated Pool
- DVD Player
- Pet friendly - yes
- Smoking allowed - ask
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - ask