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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 golden-themed 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 (don't miss pudding club on Thursdays!). 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, Aga and dishwasher. The upstairs laundry room has a washing machine and space for a travel cot. The small freezer is under the stairs. The owner lives adjacent to Pollyanna and is on hand should you require anything.


  • SleepsUp to 6 guests
  • Alternative Group OptionsUp to 2 or Up to 4 guests
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  • BedroomsDoubles: Two double bedroomsTwins: One pretty first floor twin room
  • BathroomsOne family bathroom, plus en suite shower room
  • FamilyTrampoline, swings and a play house in the gardenChildren are very welcomeCots: One large cot and one travel cot are availableHighchairs: One highchair is available
  • BBQYes, a BBQ is provided
  • PetsSorry, no pets.
  • Mod ConsFreeview TV, DVD, iPod dockInternet & Communications:Wi-Fi internetMobile Signal: Check reception maps
  • Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: FridayArrival Time: Arrival is at 4pmDeparture Time: Departure is 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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Unique Extras

Added extras to enhance your self-catering holiday... from fresh picnics to afternoon teas, seasonal wine selections to tried and tested caterers and more

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The country cottage-style kitchen, complete with Aga 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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Disclaimer: These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set as a guideline only. They are intended to give a fair description, but should not be relied upon as being a statement of fact. The photographs appearing on this website show only certain parts and aspects of the property at the time when the photographs were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed in the photographs. If there are any points of particular importance that need clarifying before you confirm your booking please do not hesitate to ask.

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