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Pollyanna | Luxury Self-Catering Cottage | Birlingham, Cotswolds

Ever dreamed of gleefully shrugging off your grown-up guise and skipping into the realms of a childhood fairy-tale without a care in the world? Welcome to Pollyanna where you can bask in halcyon nostalgia until the cows come home. This whimsical luxury thatched self-catering cottage in the Cotswold's is plucked straight from the pages of a storybook and exudes beauty and charm in bountiful measure.

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Pollyanna is cute-as-pie and bursting with wonder; think antique furniture, traditional beamed ceilings, delightfully uneven floors, and the most luxurious linens all skilfully fused with a little magic and spice. This idyllic Grade-II listed luxury cottage is set in an olde-worlde village of Birlingham in the Cotswolds complete with village hall, friendly local pub and time-honoured cricket ground which plays host to various events throughout the year. 

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

With two luxury double bedrooms and a pretty twin room sitting beneath the eaves, Pollyanna is equally as perfect for families as it is for couples looking for a romantic break away. The master double with en suite shower room sits on the ground floor in the thatched annexe, whilst the double and the quaint twin room (with views over the shared courtyard) are on the first floor, and sitting alongside the family bathroom. After a day's exploration of the surrounding Cotswolds countryside, return ruddy-cheeked before laying your head upon cloudburst pillows and sinking into a blissful uninterrupted sleep. 


With a candy-coloured Wendy house, prettily thatched wishing well, swathes of pink lupins, hollyhocks and foxgloves, and plenty of hidden nooks in which to sit and watch the butterflies, the gardens at Pollyanna are a faerie's delight. Little ones will be able to expend their limitless energy on the swings and trampoline in the large side garden, whilst adults will enjoy the opportunity to sit with a glass of something cold and enjoy the verdant surroundings. In season take your pick (literally!) from the cottage orchard which boasts the tastiest apples and pears, as well as cooking apples for creating your very own homemade pie. 

For Relaxation

Take your ease under the magnolia tree and watch the blossoms fall around you like icing sugar, or stroll across to the village pub and enjoy the warm welcome and delicious home-cooked food on offer. Ramblers will take delight in the walking opportunities available in the nearby Malverns and Bredon Hills. 


There is off-road parking for two cars. The kitchen is well-equipped with microwave, range cooker, American fridge freezer, dishwasher, Miele coffee machine and washing machine. The owner lives adjacent to Pollyanna and is on hand should you require anything.


  • SleepsUp to 6 guests
    From £1,095 per week, £825 per short break
  • Alternative Group OptionsUp to 2 or Up to 4 guests
  • Your Home Stay IncludesLinen, towels and logs for the fireDigital Property GuideDiscover what else you can look forward to...
  • BedroomsDoubles: Two double bedroomsTwins: One pretty first floor twin bedroom
  • BathroomsOne family bathroom and an en suite shower room
  • FamilyTrampoline, swings and a play house in the gardenChildren: Yes, children are very welcomeCots: One travel cot is availableHighchairs: One highchair is available
  • BBQYes, a BBQ is provided
  • PetsSorry, no pets
  • Mod ConsFreeview TV, DVD player, Bose Bluetooth speaker, Miele coffee machine, Moulinex food processorInternet & Communications: Wi-Fi internetMobile Signal: Check reception maps
  • Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: FridayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
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Style: Sugar and spice and all things nice, that´s what Pollyanna is made of! Traditional Victoriana fuses with classic country-cottage style interiors, and flourishes of whimsical charm. A luxurious haven indeed!

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Our Take

Property Owner Kirsten says

Pollyanna is romantic, quaint and oh so peaceful. One of our favourite places to sit is under the blossom tree sipping chilled wine and watching the children play- perfect long summer evenings! Pollyanna is an idyllic chocolate box cottage which we hope you´ll enjoy as much as we do...

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Out & About

Discover places to see and things to do whilst in and around Birlingham, Worcestershire to truly enhance your stay come rain or shine!

Cotswolds Life The nearby Cotswolds villages such as  Broadway, Chipping Campden and Stow-on-the Wold are wonderful to explore; from the cosy tea rooms to the unusual curios boutiques and antique shops.

Natural Playground The great outdoors feels as though it is just around every corner with many open spaces to explore from the magnificent Malvern Hills, the fertile plains of the Vale of Evesham, to the Forest of Wyre and the Cotswold Way. 

Adrenalin Junkies For those adrenaline seekers try the local Bidford gliding and flying club, take a guided tour of the Cotswolds on 'Rusty's' fantastic trike, hire a classic car or take a champagne balloon flight over the fabulous surrounding countryside.

Messing About On The River Birlingham is surrounded by the River Avon, and you can watch the boats go through the lock at the bottom of the village. A small detour and you can observe the water birds on the wetlands. A great spot for fisherfolk too!

History and Architecture Guests will be spoiled for choice with a wealth of stunning National Trust properties and ornamental gardens nearby; Snowshill Manor, Hidcote Manor, Batsford Arboretum, Coughton Court, Hanbury Hall, Broadway Tower  (to name but a few!) are all within 20 miles of the cottage. Walk through the enchanting shrubberies of Croome Park (4 miles away) which lead you to dramatic views with temples, bridges, follies and statues waiting to be found around every corner.



The country cottage-style kitchen, complete with range cooker and Belfast sink, is well-equipped for a self-catering holiday and for the budding chefs to whip up something splendid. Enjoy the fruits of your labour out in the garden on a summer's eve, or lay the rustic farmhouse dining table and recall tales of the day's adventures with a hearty family feast.

In-House Cuisine

If you'd rather spend your self-catering break indulging in the little luxuries, let an in-house chef prepare a mouth-watering meal for you and your party (on prior request and subject to an additional cost). 

Eating Out

The local market town of Pershore (two miles away) has a selection of great places to eat, including the Belle House which is run by a Michelin-trained chef who excels in Mediterranean-inspired dishes with a modern twist. The surrounding area boasts a bevy of friendly inns, restaurants with views across the River Avon, and of course the local pub The Swann Inn (400 yards away) which is famous for its real ale festivals and traditional pub grub. 

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