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Local Area Guide Broadway Relocate & Renovate
www.hamptons.co.uk 2 Renovate 12 18 30 22 “Come To Luxury www.cotswoldluxe.co.uk PAS Landscapes 01386 833473 or 07813 149475 enquiries@paslandscapes.co.uk www.paslandscapes.co.uk Cotswold Luxe 01386 840 555 shop@cotswoldluxe.co.uk www.cotswoldluxe.co.uk Blocc Interiors 0121 227 7934 INFO@BLOCC.CO.UK www.blocc.co.uk Cotswold Flooring 01386 858 710 or 07828 177 614 info@cotswoldflooring.co.uk www.cotswoldflooring.co.uk Are you a Renovater in the local area? Get Noticed!!! To advertise in this booklet call 07968 747882
www.hamptons.co.uk 3 Relocate Welcome to Broadway 6 Why move to Broadway? 8 Pubs & Live Music 14 Local Hotspots 16 Arts 18 Family Days Out 20 Local Schools 22 Local Restaurants 30 Fitness & Health 28

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WelcomeA very warm welcome to... Broadway and the surrounding areas from all of us at Hamptons.

You will be moving into one of the most highly regarded areas in The Cotswoldds. Desirable homes, tree lined avenues, diverse shops and restaurants and an eclectic, vibrant population. Hamptons has been matching people with property that’s right for them, locally, nationally and internationally, since 1869. We were pioneers, setting standards that few of our rivals could match and this hasn’t changed since.

Today, 150 years after we first set up home in Pall Mall, with 15 decades of finding property and looking after people under our belt, our clients now consider us to be their, ‘home experts’.

Yours sincerely, Richard Righton - Head of sales


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Congratulations, if you are house hunting in Broadway, you have already won. A home in this great area with all it offers, automatically makes you the envy of many. Now in order to make your transition as smooth and hassle free as possible Hamptons have put together this great guide which will help you choose the best schools, learn a little about planning

and building control, read tips on where to shop, eat and lot’s more, all packed into one little guide with clickable links.

Perhaps most importantly we have researched some of the leading local professionals and experts who can help you add value and personalise your soon to be new home.

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Hamptons offers you a warm welcome to Broadway

“A big WELCOME and enjoy”

A little bit of history

Broadway’s origins are uncertain, but even as far back as the 11th century it was a thriving village. Like many Cotswold towns, it grew prosperous due to the wool and cloth trade and later became an important staging post between Worcester and London. When the railway in Evesham opened in 1852, use of stagecoaches waned and the village became a popular artist’s escape; famous visitors include John Singer Sargent and William Morris.

One of Broadway’s most striking features is the architecture - a large proportion of the local buildings are made from limestone and they date from as far back as the 16th century. That’s no major surprise though when you consider the fact that Broadway was first settled around 5,000 years ago. Many of the buildings are built from the characteristic honeycoloured Cotswold stone, with thick walls and deep mullioned windows. If you crave the chocolate-box style of a characterful cottage with roses or wisteria draped around the door, you may just find it in Broadway. The Upper High Street and Springfield Lane are the most sought-after locations, with the former featuring a wide range of period cottages and larger country homes with land attached.


Why move to Broadway?

As you’d expect with an area that’s so heavily reliant on tourism, Broadway is home to numerous hotels, B&Bs and public houses as well as fine restaurants, independent shops and cafes. Not only does this selection of amenities ensure tourists have a pleasant stay, it also ensures that locals are well catered for. In particular, the area benefits from the nearby Farncombe Estate and its trio of luxury hotels,

plus their accompanying acclaimed restaurants, as well as the Daylesford empire to the east. The location of Broadway makes it ideal if you need regular access to the UK’s largest cities including Birmingham and London - it’s just over two hours away from central London by road and accessible by train from nearby Evesham or Honeybourne. For a small town in the heart of the Cotswolds countryside,

Broadway has a surprising number of excellent hotels and restaurants with more to be found in the local area. Within the town there is the renowned Lygon Arms, The Broadway Hotel, Broadway Deli, an Indian Restaurant and all manner of cafes and tea rooms. On the Farncombe estate nearby, you can enjoy everything from afternoon tea to private dining, seafood to upscale bistro fare at The Potting Shed.

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Ideal living

Picture-perfect with its honeycoloured stone buildings and wide, genteel high street (hence the name), Broadway is arguably one of the most beautiful Cotswold villages – indeed it’s moniker is ‘The Jewel of the Cotswolds’. It really does feel like you are on a film set here it’s so pristine and wellgroomed. Located five miles west of buzzing Chipping Campden, the lovely lanes are home to artisan delis, art galleries, upmarket tea rooms, antique shops and boutiques. Whilst it gets its fair share of visitors it has a strong local community, a lovely central village green and being right on the border of Worcs and Glos (and just 20 minutes hop to Oxfordshire) you are really well placed for the best of both counties.

For boutique browsing Broadway is a total joy. No big high street names, instead countless quirky independents. New for 2022 is At Home With the Rudds, a gorgeous luxury homewares and interior emporium. Cotswold Trading is one of our favourites, it goes on for miles, stocking Alex Monroe

pendants, show-stopping cookware and cashmere throws. Slate is the place for fashion if you’re after a Rino & Pelle coat for winter. Also great are All of My Heart for gifts and trinkets and The Cotswold Chocolate Company which has amazing gourmet chocolate. For swanky interiors visit Mary Maggs, one of the best places here to find heavenly homeware. Don’t bypass the Sue Ryder charity shop, either, it has some brilliant, high fashion vintage treasures waiting to be snapped up on its rails.


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Famous Residents

Broadway and the surrounding area has been a home to rockstars, celebrities, athletes, academics, artists and common or garden members of the upper-crust for generations.

Here are a few notable names...

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Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen Interior Designer
Author, Novelist
Ayres Writer, Broadcaster
Hurley Model, Actress
K Rowling Writer, Author
Grant Actor
Dom Joly
Personality Richard Hammond
Presenter Jilly Cooper
Alex James
Actor Pam
Fashion Designer
Stella McCartney
Singer, Actress
Chesney Writer
Lilly Allen
Alan Coxon
Damien Hirst Artist
Jeremy Clarkson, Television Personality Kate Winslet, Actress

Welcome to PAS Landscapes

We understand a well designed garden can completely transform your home, often increasing the value of your property and enhancing your lifestyle. Therefore at PAS Landscapes we use our expertise and know-how to not only transform your garden into a unique space that works with your lifestyle and that is coherent with the look and feel of your property, but that we unlock the full potential!

Introducing Phil, the owner of PAS Landscapes. I have been a fixture in the garden since I was a tot! My father worked for a commercial landscaping company in South Wales, landscaping the old collieries after they closed. After that era ended, he started to commute further afield and work in Swindon; we soon relocated to the Evesham area. I was always on the tractors and other machines as a young child. It was when my father was carrying out a job at Buckland Manor when I was 10 years old that was a real eye opener for me, the moment I knew that I would follow in my father’s footsteps. It was incredible to see such a beautiful and grand property as a young lad from the valleys and to watch my father working there in the gardens. My first job was at 13 in a nursery, from there I started studying amenity landscaping and bricklaying at different colleges. I met Dave, my tutor, at Pershore College while studying landscape design. In 2006, I started PAS Landscapes. Dave, my former tutor, was the first team member. He is still with us today.

What things do you consider when you are designing a garden?

When we first assess a potential project, it’s all about connecting with the customer and understanding their vision. How do they want to use their garden, and what do they hope to get out of it? Only then can we begin to create a plan that will meet their needs and exceed their expectations.

Designing and creating a garden is about telling a story in our opinion and that’s something we are passionate about. As we first meet our new customers with the initial concept, through to creating the perfect design, it is exciting to then start working on the construction and bring the design to life to deliver the finished garden at its full potential. It is lovely that lot’s of our customers chose to stay with us for a maintenance package on their garden, with many that have been with us for over 10 years. We select elements from the customer brief, we look at things that they want to keep, the surroundings and local area,

consider focal points and how to bring out the full potential of their garden, that will become an extension of your home and an outdoor living space to ne enjoyed for decades. We always source our materials locally, because it’s important to us. It’s important to the environment and to the economy.

When is the best time to landscape your garden? We believe that the perfect time to start the construction of your garden is in the Autumn or Winter period. This means that your garden will be completed in time for you to see the first year in full, from the spring time and then through all the seasons in the year.

What services do you offer at PAS Landscapes?

We offer a complete service of design, construction and maintenance. Our customers are throughout Cotswolds and the surrounding area. We provide a range of landscape gardening services for private individuals, estate management companies, equine and leisure facilities, lettings agents and commercial establishments. All of our team are fully insured and qualified and all work undertaken is fully guaranteed.

Why should Hamptons clients book with PAS Landscapes. We are extremely proud of the reputation that we have built up locally in the Cotswolds, over almost 20 years. Our team has over 100 years of experience, knowledge and a genuine passion for creating gardens of excellence, as well as 4 gold medal wins at Royal Chelsea Flower Show. Working within the Cotswolds we can create gardens that compliment and enhance the surroundings. You can book with the confidence that we will go above and beyond to deliver a quality service and a garden that will stand the test of time, lasting for years to come.

“The professional team at PAS Landscapes transformed our outdoor space. They designed, built and planted. The result was an amazing garden where we can entertain or just relax in various situations to suit our mood. Nothing was ever too much trouble. They were only happy when we were happy. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone. If you need a garden makeover this is the go to company.”

“Phil and his team were a delight to have around and they did an absolutely great job. Super precision and care taken. I would highly recommend them to anyone.”


Pubs & Live Music

Swan Inn Broadway

The Swan is a premium pub, bar, and restaurant with its very own garden, centrally located in the heart of the picturesque town of Broadway. The perfect destination for lunch, dinner, or drinks, The Swan Inn in Worcestershire will allow you to relax, indulge, mingle and socialise in optimum comfort and style, no matter what the occasion. Situated at the very heart of village life in Broadway, this recently refurbished pub, bar, and restaurant is a family friendly establishment that is renowned for serving up a delicious range of hearty pub food dishes, and a great selection of real ales and quaffable wine, all in a picture perfect setting.

2 The Green, Broadway WR12 7AA. 01386 852278 www.theswanbroadway.co.uk/ Crown & Trumpet Inn

We hope to be able to welcome you to Broadway and the Cotswolds, we are situated just off The Cotswold Way. It’s a wonderful walking area and the Crown and Trumpet Inn is very central for touring Shakespeare’s Country and the Cotswold Hills. We can offer inside reserved seating for meals as well as unreserved outside tables. Please use the “Book a Table” and fill in the form and we will reply to you. If you are 5 or more please Email us and we look forward to welcoming you.

14 Church St, Broadway WR12 7AE. 01386 853202 www.crownandtrumpet.co.uk/

Childswickham Inn & brasserie

We are a rural pub and restaurant located in the North Cotswolds, situated in the small idyllic village of Childswickham, which is just two miles outside of Broadway. We offer great service with a warm friendly welcome we specialise in cooking quality food from fresh local ingredients and have an extensive menu and a good wine list to accompany our Menu. We also run a specials board that changes daily. Fizz Friday, Every Friday. We have a cosy dog-friendly bar where you can sit and relax, enjoying a glass of wine, a good cask ale or why not try one of our many ciders?

Broadway Rd, Childswickham, Broadway WR12 7HP. 01386 852461


The New Inn

The New Inn is a 17th Century Cotswold Country Pub, with beamed bar, log fire, beer garden and a skittle alley/games room, Sky Sports. Serving traditional local ales and freshly prepared food. Our firm belief is that a good village pub is all about a cracking pint, hearty food and a place to meet up with friends and family. A central point for all of life’s celebrations and congregations. We welcome locals and visitors from further afield to sample, amongst others, our wonderful Donnington Ales and home cooked food. Children and dogs welcome. Main St, Willersey, Broadway WR12 7PJ. 01386 853226


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“Wet your whistle”

Lygon Wine Bar

Dining at The Lygon Bar & Grill is like a celebration of all things Cotswolds, with local ingredients and drinks available across the menu. Each dish is carefully crafted, inspired by our location and the season, under the culinary navigation of our fantastic Food and Beverage Operations Manager and Head Chef, Ales Maurer.

High St, Broadway WR12 7DU. 01386 852255

www.lygonarmshotel.co.uk/eat-and-drink/ lygon-bar-and-grill/

Snowshill Arms

The Snowshill Arms, an un-spoilt 15th Century inn in the heart of picturesque Snowshill, near Broadway in the Cotswold hills. Serving a range of real ales from the Donnington Brewery and real English pub food we look forward to welcoming you to our hostelry. The Snowshill Arms, along with a good range of traditional beers, wines and food also has a skittle alley to the rear.

Snowshill, Broadway WR12 7JU. 01386 852653


The Red Lion Tavern

Welcome to The Red Lion Tavern, Chipping Campden, the home of Scoff Kitchen. We believe it is important to understand where our food comes from and the journey it takes from farm to fork. For this reason we ensure our meat is sourced from free range Cotswold County livestock and direct from the farmer where possible. The menu is freshly prepared in our kitchen where cross contamination may occur and menu descriptions do not include all ingredients.

Lower High St, Chipping Campden GL55 6AS. 01386 840760 www.redliontavern.co.uk/

Should you wish to wet your whistle in Broadway you could hardly have a wider choice. ‘Old school’ inns and taverns, cocktail bars, live music venues, gastropubs, they all abide aplenty in Broadway. Here are a few suggestions but the best way to find your ‘local’ is surely to take the air and simply explore.


The Valkyrie Bar

We are a lively Bar and live music venue in the heart of Evesham town centre. With frequent live music to enjoy with friends and family, Serving you with traditional ales to suit, we also stock a large selection of wines and spirits too. Your in for a good time when you visit the Valkyrie Bar as we have something for everyone. Market Square, Evesham WR11 4RW. 01386 48680



Local Hotspots

Enjoy an artisan coffee, while exploring great fashion boutiques right in the picturesque heart of Broadway!

Hunters Tea Room

We are a cosy intimate tearoom in the heart of the Cotswold, we are situated within a quaint, attractive period Cotswold stone building in which lies our beautiful tearoom and we also have a lovely courtyard too for you to enjoy. Serving fresh pastries and homemade cakes to compliment, we very much look forward to welcoming and serving you.

47 High St, Broadway WR12 7DP. 01386 858522 www.huntersofbroadway.co.uk/

Buongiorno Café

No32 Broadway

Great food, simply done. Relaxed Cafe and Bar in Broadway, Cotswolds. Open for Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch from 8.30-4. Serving traditional and homecooked food using only the freshest ingredients with a selection of hot and cold drinks. Artisan Coffees available and a selection of speciality teas and delicious flavoursome smoothies too.

32 High St, Broadway WR12 7DT. 01386 306670 www.number32broadway.co.uk/

Leaf & Bean

We are the Leaf & Bean Coffee Shop situated in Broadway in the beautiful Cotswolds. We serve beautifully roasted Coffee alongside perfectly brewed Tea, set In the Heart Of Broadway, Cotswolds we can guarantee you will enjoy your visit to us. We also stock a selection of sandwiches and Cream Teas with plenty of treat for you to choose from. Freshly baked and used with local fresh produce. 19, The Green, Broadway WR12 7AA. 01386 859151 www.leafbeanbroadway.com/

Welcome to the Award Winning Buongiorno Café. The true taste of Italy in the heart of Evesham, Worcestershire Winners of the ‘Good Food Award’ 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022. Every week a special measure of Arabica and Robusta coffee beans are hand roasted in our own roastery. This gives us a ‘Buongiorno Signature Blend’ and creates a completely unique flavour and characteristic to the coffee you taste at Buongiorno Cafe Evesham.

60a Bridge St, Evesham WR11 4RY. 01386 244320 www.buongiornocafe.co.uk/


La Bulle Broadway

We stock a large selection of quality Ladies accessories, from footwear to handbags or if your looking for a special piece of jewellery or a scarf then we have everything you desire. Determined to offer design, style and colour and a great price we found a number of great suppliers dealing in Italian leather bags. Over time we have continued to add more ranges to our stores including tops, dresses, trainers and fashion jewellery all at seriously affordable prices, while at the same time constantly changing and updating the leather bags we stock. Do come visit us when you come to the area, we might even have a glass of bubbles for you.

Cotswold Court, 2 stable yard, Broadway WR12 7AA. 01386 244494 www.labullehandbags.co.uk/

Wild at Heart

We are a husband-and-wife team (Adrian & Emily) with a passion for sourcing quality design led contemporary jewellery, accessories and lifestyle gifts from local designers in the Cotswolds and fellow family run UK businesses. Providing the finishing touches that help you add personality and style to your outfit and unique and unusual gifts for every occasion.

10 The Huntings, Church Cl, Broadway WR12 7AH. 01386 852916 www.wildatheartgifts.co.uk/

The Man Cave Broadway

Us men are notoriously difficult to buy for and even when you ask us - we have no idea what we want! So, we have tried to make it easy to find that unique gift for the man or men in your lives. We also have really unique pieces that you won’t find anywhere else. Where else can you hang out and play a fun retro Arcade Machine (which you can also buy too!) OR see an upcycled engine table from an Aston Martin Le Mon race car!? A mirror made from a higly polished door from an airplane No not many places. Established in 2017; at The Man Cave …. you are likely to find a range of unique items.

20 High St, Broadway WR12 7DT. 01386 244560


Slate Shoes Broadway

Slate Clothing is a collection of independent womenswear boutiques based in Cheltenham, Broadway and Burford. Founded by Gilly Aspey in 2012, our shops are dedicated to offering the very best in hand-picked ladies’ fashion for every occasion. We are passionate about style, individuality and providing the ultimate shopping experience! Call us to book a personal shopping session, or to ask us about any of the products you see online.

12 The Green, Broadway WR12 7AA. 01386 852562


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Interview with Cotswold Luxe

Tell us about Cotswold Luxe ?

Cotswold Luxe is a luxury home interior store supplying home furniture and accessories, we were born out of a passion for home interiors and accessories. Set within the historic market town of Chipping Campden our Grade II*, 3000 sqft showroom creates the perfect backdrop to stage our range of home interiors from Lighting, Sofas, Dining Tables through to soft furnishings, candles and home accessories you will be sure to find something to transform your house into a home.

How do you source your stock?

We search high and low for the best quality and latest designs from around the globe, we only stock products that we would be happy to furnish our own home and at a fair and reasonable price. We are also always looking for unique one off pieces of furniture mainly manufactured from reclaimed materials and really do offer a unique look. We also source stock for our customers so if you have a look in mind we can search for the style your looking for via our extensive list of contacts.

What sets you apart from other home and interiors businesses?

Cotswold luxe is an independent store where you will find a truly unique

shopping experience, Katie who owns Cotswold Luxe and her small team are passionate about homeware and are able to offer you advise on staging rooms or even whole home makeovers. Each and every product is sourced by our own desires, most of which are handmade and hand finished.

What is the most pleasing aspect of your business?

It has to be our showroom! We are extremely lucky to be able to present our home products from one of the most unique properties within Chipping Campden set in our Grade II* and over 3000 sqft of character building to showcase our products

How can I Shop?

You can shop both instore and online. You can visit us in Chipping Campden where we are located in the market square right in the heart of the town, or you can purchase through our website www.cotswoldluxe.co.uk we offer free local delivery or you can collect from our warehouse just 1 mile from our showroom, wherever you decide to shop we would like to offer you an exclusive 10% discount using the code “Hamptons”. We look forward to meeting you and you will always be greeted by our team with a warm and friendly welcome.


“Come Home To Luxury Living” Use discount code HAMPTONS for an exclusive saving of 10% when you shop with us online Visit our beautiful Cotswold Showroom in the historical market town of Chipping Campden and be inspired to fill your home with furniture, lighting and accessories that will make your house a home. www.cotswoldluxe.co.uk | t. 01386 840 555

Broadway Arts

Regal Cinema Evesham

Offering far more than an ordinary cinema, our daytime up-market coffee shop turns into a wine bar in the evening alongside our Circle and Auditorium Bars. Audiences have the choice to watch films sat at candlelit tables on the ground floor or to snuggle up in the double love seats, regular seats or one of our four Royal Boxes in the circle and enjoy refreshments from any of our bars, before, during and after the film. Films range from blockbusters to classics, family favourites to art house and independent. We have family films every weekend and extra family shows in the holidays, as well as parent and baby shows on Thursday mornings. On Tuesdays we host Silver Screen matinee shows. 41 Port St, Evesham WR11 3LD. 01386 421007


New Wimbledon Theatre

South West London’s premier theatrical venue, New Wimbledon Theatre has been an iconic landmark in Wimbledon Town Centre since 1910. With a year-round programme of musicals, comedy, family entertainment, dance, drama and of course our legendary annual pantomime, New Wimbledon Theatre is also home to the Studio, where amazing development work from new writers, comedians, directors and producers brings our former ballroom to life. New Wimbledon Theatre plays an active role in our community, with events staged throughout the year in partnership with some of the region’s finest organisations. 93 The Broadway, London SW19 1QG. 0333 009 5399


Why not enjoy a night at one of the great theatres spotted around Broadway!

Norbury Theatre

The Norbury Theatre and Cinema is 100% volunteer run and offers an intimate venue for many varied events throughout the year. We have an extensive programme including a number of bookings by professional hirers and also high-quality amateur productions. We offer films, music, dance and theatrical productions. Our volunteers provide a friendly welcome to all our visitors and are always happy to help. The theatre is also available for hire and has an extensive wardrobe and technical theatre service. With many years of experience, you’re in safe hands. Norbury House, Friar St, Droitwich WR9 8ED. 01905 770154 www.norburytheatre.co.uk/


Play House

We have some wonderful smaller stages throughout the building such as The Variety Stage which is situated in The Variety Bar. This is host to our monthly Jazz and Folk Club and has programmed shows throughout the year. We have special open performance slots on The Variety Stage from Thursday – Sunday so get in touch if you would like to perform. Suite 14, 14 Rother St, Stratfordupon-Avon CV37 6LU. 01789 333990 www.stratfordplay.co.uk/


Theatre Oxford

New Theatre Oxford is the main commercial theatre in Oxford, England. It has a capacity of 1,785 people; is on George Street, in the centre of the city; and puts on a wide variety of shows, including musical theatre, stand-up comedy, and concerts.

24-26 George St, Oxford OX1 2AG. 0333 009 6690 www.atgtickets.com/venues/new

The Broadway Theatre

The Broadway in Barking town centre is a performing arts venue and theatre presenting live music, dance, drama, comedy, variety, children’s shows and lots more. This light, modern, flexible venue draws audiences locally and from across east London and west Essex. The Broadway is as renowned for its friendly welcome as it is for the quality and diversity of the shows and events it stages. Well-known artists from TV and stage appear regularly, as well as top quality international acts. We always try to ensure our ticket prices are affordable so that as many people as possible can enjoy wonderful live entertainment. Broadway, Barking IG11 7LS. 020 8507 5607 www.thebroadwaybarking.com/

The Theatre Chipping Norton

We are a theatre, an arthouse cinema, a gallery and a concert hall. We are a resource for our community, but we are also a professional venue, welcoming over 55,000 customer visits every year. We are something unique, but we are also different things to different people. We are the cause and subject of many arguments and debates, and a fair amount of acclaim and affection. We are complicated and a little eccentric. We are not a little theatre. We like to make a big noise.

2 Spring St, Chipping Norton OX7 5NL. 01608 642350 www.chippingnortontheatre.com/


Meet Danillo Mendoza of Cotswold Flooring

The one exception to this is stair runners. We love our stair runners in the Cotswolds! We’re definitely finding that people are getting more adventurous in their choices. Bright colours and bolder patterns are increasingly popular with stair runners, carpets, and rugs, while chevron patterns remain a firm favourite with hard floors.

What do you enjoy most about working in the North Cotswolds?

Tell us a little about the background of Cotswold Flooring?

I’ve been working in the industry for 15 years, my passion for the trade inspiring me along the way as I worked with other respected companies until 2015, when I took the leap and founded my own, Cotswold Flooring & Interiors Ltd.

It’s a great privilege to be asked to work in any property, be it someone’s home or a commercial building, and it’s a responsibility that I take very seriously from start to finish.

We’ve worked with some incredibly talented people on every type of property over the years, from traditional Cotswold cottages to new builds, to listed buildings, and have also showcased our work at international level. I am very proud of everything my team and I have achieved.

How would you describe the current tastes and trends in flooring?

There has been a steady decline in demand for carpet over recent years as clients lean more towards investing in hardwood floors, LVT and faux sisal likely owing to their longevity and being easier to keep clean.

It’s such a beautiful part of the country and I’ve been lucky enough to have had the experience of working in some wonderful properties. I’m excited by all the projects we work on but I’m particularly fascinated by the older buildings as I have so much respect for what was created by tradespeople hundreds of years ago. That it was all done without the modern tools that we have available to us today never fails to impress me.

Is there a project you are most proud of?

There have been many complex and challenging requests over the years, but we have always found a way to bring the client’s vision to life.

The honest answer is that I’m proud of all the work we do but completing a fitting in a very old property and seamlessly blending the old and the new without losing any of the building’s charm and character is very satisfying.

At the end of the day, it’s all about the client. The most important thing is that they are happy with our work and proud of their home. If we’ve achieved this, then I’m proud. www.cotswoldflooring.co.uk

Family days out

Broadway is a great destination for a family trip offering entertainment for kids of all ages. We’ve picked some of the most popular family-friendly things to do and sorted them into a handy list.

National Trust - Snowshill Manor and Garden

Snowshill is the unconventional home of the eccentric Charles Wade, who delighted in creating a stage for his life and passions.

Snowshill is the unconventional home of the eccentric Charles Wade, who delighted in creating a stage for his life and passions.

Snowshill is the unconventional home of the eccentric Charles Wade, who delighted in creating a stage for his life and passions.

Snowshill, Broadway WR12 7JU. 01386 852410 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/snowshill-manorand-garden

Broadway Museum & Art Gallery

Broadway Museum & Art Gallery, which opened in 2013 is housed in a beautiful 17th Century former coaching inn. The building, built as The Angel Inn is now called Tudor House and has been extended and adapted over the centuries and retains many original features. It is one of a very few 17th Century buildings in Broadway today, that is open to the public. So why not come inside and explore. Step inside Broadway Museum to discover the story of Broadway, explore our exhibitions and be transported back in time. 65 High St, Broadway WR12 7DP. 01386 859047 www.broadwaymuseum.org.uk/


Wildlife Park & Gardens

The Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens exhibits over 260 different species of animals. The park is set in 160 acres of landscaped parkland and gardens. As well as plenty of seasonal events, Cotswold Wildlife Park also has a range of activities that run daily throughout the year. Our adventure playground hosts our ‘Skymaze’ which has interconnecting treehouses with jungle bridges and slides, climbing to a bird’s eye view of the park over 20 feet high! There is also a separate large tree house with slide, adventure area, swings, and space net. For little ones there is a ‘Mini Manor’ with slides and interconnecting treehouses, a mini zip wire and sand pit.

Bradwell Grove, Burford OX18 4JP. 01993 823006 www.cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk/

Broadway Tower

Broadway Tower & Park is a family-owned Cotswold destination set within a 200acre estate of parkland, allowing visitors to experience great English heritage in an inspiring location. Your ticket includes all you need for a memorable day – Tower Museum with roof platform, the Deer Park or walking the grounds with your picnic.

Middle Hill, Broadway WR12 7LB. 01386 852390 www.broadwaytower.co.uk/

Stratford Butterfly Farm

The Stratford Butterfly Farm has been welcoming visitors to its tropical butterfly paradise for over three decades. The idea and setting up of the Butterfly Farm were the passion and dream of internationally renowned lepidopterist, Clive Farrell. Come rain or shine enjoy the unique pleasure of discovering hundreds of the world’s most beautiful butterflies flying in an exotic environment of tropical blossom with splashing waterfalls and fish filled pools. Situated in the historic market town of Stratford-upon-Avon.

Swan’s Nest Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7LS. 01789 299288 www.butterflyfarm.co.uk/attraction/

Sudeley Castle

Walk in the footsteps of some of history’s most notable characters in the castle’s beautiful gardens, join in our busy calendar of exciting events and discover Sudeley’s many treasures in our fascinating exhibition. Sudeley Castle offers a spectacular day out in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds countryside - book your tickets today for a truly unforgettable day out.

Sudeley Castle & Gardens GL54 5LP. 01242 604244


Gordon Russell Design Museum

Situated in the beautiful village of Broadway, the Gordon Russell Design Museum celebrates the design pioneer Gordon Russell and his furniture company. Built on the principles of good design that was accessible to all, Gordon Russell Ltd produced high quality, innovative designs evolving from the Arts and Crafts style to fully fledged Modernism. Explore the fascinating story of the 20th century firm and those involved in its success.

15 Russell Square, Broadway WR12 7AP. 01386 854695


Cotswold Falconry Centre

Opened by Geoff and Naomi Dalton in 1988, the Cotswold Falconry has developed into one of the leading Bird of Prey centres in the UK. You can enjoy and admire their flying skills in the different daily displays, we intend for you to not only have gained an insight into their behaviours, but also take away an even greater appreciation of these amazing birds and a better understanding of their conservation needs. For those interested in a closer look at the birds, we offer individual Experiences in the form of Flying Starts and Owl Experiences. These are very popular, and places often need to be booked well in advance. Experience participants do not have to purchase a day ticket admission. Batsford, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 9AT. 01386 701043



Local Schools

Where our children spend most of their week and how they are being educated is a decision which should take some serious consideration. We have put together this list of suggestions to make your life a little bit easier. Many local schools and nurseries offer free tours so please go and visit your choice options before making that final important decision.

Broadway First School

Children at Broadway First School thrive in a safe, happy and nurturing environment. We pride ourselves on ensuring the very best for our children by providing stimulating activities within our broad and balanced curriculum. We challenge and give the opportunity for children to achieve their very best mirroring our motto: Inspire, Challenge, Achieve. The school includes our pre-school called Laugh ‘n’ Learn, which accepts children from 3 years of age. We also provide before and after school clubs to give parents the flexibility to extend the school day in a stimulating and structured setting.

Lime Tree Ave, Broadway WR12 7BD. 01386 852485 www.broadway.worcs.sch.uk/

Bidford Bright Stars

We have a guiding philosophy that focuses on the development of imagination through inspired learning and play. We believe that manners, respect and aspiration are key cornerstones to our society and we look to stimulate these behaviours as children embark on their educational journey by making learning fun and inclusive. Every child, no matter their background or individual needs, can outshine expectations to become independent, well rounded and content individuals.

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Broadway Primary School

Welcome to Broadway Primary School. We believe that we are a warm, caring and friendly school that strive to ensure that children learn in fun and engaging ways. Our staff work hard to ensure that communication between parents and staff is strong. We are an OfSTED Outstanding school but work to ensure that we are the best we can be.

Broadway Haslingden, BB4 4EH. 01706 229 832 www.broadway.lancs.sch.uk/

Kitebrook Preparatory School

Welcome to Kitebrook Preparatory School for 3–13-year-old boys and girls. Set in the idyllic Cotswolds, Kitebrook provides an outstanding all-round education where children are allowed to develop at their own pace in a happy and supportive environment that inspires self-confidence and a sense of independence. It is a great privilege to lead this unique and exceptional school, and we would love to speak to you about welcoming your child into our extended family.

Kitebrook House, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0RP. 01608 674350 www.kitebrookpst.org/

Prince Henry’s High School

Our guiding principle is that of inclusivity and aspiration, where every student has the opportunity to achieve their full potential irrespective of their abilities, aptitudes and strengths. The school’s mission statement is based upon universal values such as acceptance, courtesy, determination, friendship, integrity, resilience and understanding, to name a few. With these values in mind, we foster the personal qualities of respect, fairness and equality in our students for themselves, and for others. We are confident that you will find that there is a real sense of engagement and purpose, with students enjoying their education at Prince Henry’s. This arises from them feeling that they are being motivated, stretched, valued and supported. We are proud of the numerous opportunities available for our students, both within and outside the curriculum.

Victoria Ave, Evesham WR11 4QH. 01386 765588


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Chipping Campden School

This is an outstanding school (OfSTED 2017) with a long and distinguished history dating back to 1440, and a reputation to match. However, it is also a forwardlooking school, striving always to provide the best opportunities for students to achieve their potential in a time of rapid change. Choosing the right school takes time and careful consideration. By choosing Chipping Campden School you can be confident that we will provide a relevant and challenging curriculum to meet your child’s developing interests and ambitions. However, education for life is about much more than the academic content of courses, and Chipping Campden School offers a wide range of enriching opportunities to prepare its students for their futures.

Cidermill Lane, Chipping Campden GL55 6HU. 01386 840216 www.campden.school/

Kingham Hill School

The best advertisements for a school are its pupils, and if you ask current parents why they chose Kingham Hill for their son or daughter, they invariably speak of the impression that friendly, happy, and well-balanced characters made on them when visiting us. We pride ourselves on our commitment to the individual. Every pupil is valued and encouraged to develop their own character and talents to the full. Confidence and maturity are nurtured by experienced academic and pastoral staff, in an atmosphere of opportunity and enquiry, with excellent structures of care in a stunning country setting.

Kingham, Chipping Norton OX7 6TH . 01608 658999 www.kinghamhill.org.uk/

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An Interview with Gabriela Hughes, Head of Residential Design at Blocc Interiors

Tell us about Blocc Interiors

We are a specialist interior design company based in Worcestershire, although our work often takes us nationally. Established in 2009, we have expertise that spans over 30 years. Our team of interior professionals offers a bespoke personalised service to discerning private client homeowners.

What is your process for working with private clients when it comes to interior design?

Our journey together begins with a complimentary consultation. We help you develop a comprehensive design for your home, paying particular attention to your lifestyle, all-important wish list, must haves, design goals and any challenges. We talk together and explore what inspires you. Our role is to provoke your thoughts & emotion and simply just listen. To allow us to understand your initial thoughts and how you would like to experience your home to bring it to life through intelligent, considered choices on colour, texture, shape & proportion. We will discuss and agree the budget with you and how this is managed to your best advantage throughout the process. Once we understand your preferences, taste, and style we will interpret and create detailed mood boards which illustrate our proposed design scheme, complete with samples of fabrics & wallcoverings and any furniture finishes we intend to use in your design. It is at this stage we discuss and agree with you any alterations or additions you may wish to add. We have now reached the final design stage, we will present to you; final boards, a fully detailed inventory, furniture plan – showing you exactly where we have positioned all selected items and provide you with a full supply & install final quotation along with a timeline. Upon acceptance to

proceed, we introduce you to your dedicated project manager who works alongside us throughout the whole process, right through to installation day. Your project manager will organise the full programme of works and keeps you informed of progress every step of the way.

How can you help the owners of a new home achieve their interiors aspirations?

Most new homeowners want to personalise their new property to make a house into their dream home. Often properties come with colour schemes, designs and features from previous owners. That’s where we can help offering services from architectural design, project management, soft furnishings through to whole house transformations. Giving our clients the benefit of our expert knowledge, is to offer suggestions and ideas, and push the boundaries for a statement result that is ultimately all about the homeowner, their home and their lifestyle. Working with us will be exciting and liberating rather than an intimidating experience!

Why choose Blocc Interiors?

It’s our attention to detail, we do sweat the small stuff, scheduling of timelines, first class project management, adhering to your budget once the design has been agreed, please come and enjoy the experience with us.

A Word from Philippa Simpson Managing Director

I just love meeting & listening to people, obsessed with delivering innovation combined with impeccable service, I ensure dreams come true and ensure we exceed all expectations in terms of both design and service.

P h i l i p p a Managing Director G a b r i e l a Head of Residential Design 07775 765681 07889 267460
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Fitness & Health

Leading a hectic life? Need somewhere to tone your body, recharge your muscles or simply stretch? We have put together the best locations for you to do just that. Whether you fancy going for a swim or need regular fitness classes, we know that our recommended providers will do their best to keep you in shape.

Cameo Studio Cotswolds

Welcome to Cameo. We offer a light and airy boutique yoga studio where you will learn and practice yoga techniques in a calm and soothing environment by highly experienced teachers. We are nestled within the beautiful tranquil grounds of Farncombe Estate in Broadway, Cotswolds. An inclusive and welcoming space for community and creativity. We very much look forward to welcoming you.

Harvey’s Place Farncombe Estate, Broadway WR12 7LJ. 07376 799603 www.cameostudio.co.uk/


At Movement&Co, our ethos of Living Longer, Stronger and Happier resonates in our innovative approach to providing a holistic and rejuvenating experience that will leave you feeling revived. We provide our clients with a variety of options when it comes to managing their overall health and wellness. Let Movement&Co make the positive lifestyle change you’ve been looking for.

Orchard Court, Longdon Hill, Wickhamford, Evesham WR11 7RP. 07554 192487 www.movementco.co.uk/

Cotswold Leisure - Chipping Campden

Whatever your preferred activity, you’re sure to find something for you at the Cotswold Leisure – Chipping Campden. As well as everything you’d expect – including a stateof-the-art gym and a pool that plays host to a multitude of aquatic activities, including our award-winning swimming lessons – you can also enjoy other activities. These include tennis on our outdoor courts, while you can also enjoy a game of tennis on our allweather astroturf pitch, while our sports hall plays host to a variety of activities, including badminton, basketball, table tennis and fivea-side football.

Cidermill Lane, Chipping Campden GL55 6HU. 01386 841595 www.everyoneactive.com/centre/ cotswold-leisure-chipping-campden/

Rob Ingram Fitness

Are you looking for guidance to help you with your health and fitness goals? Then we are here to help. We are Cheltenham’s only 1-1 personal training gym and everything has been designed with you in mind. No overcrowded gyms, loud music or even other personal trainers. This space has your 100% attention and goals in mind. We offer a completely free no obligation 30 day personal training trial for you to try us out and experience what we have to offer. Unit 2, Space Business Centre, Cheltenham GL51 9FL. 07895 532264 www.robingramfitness.com/ Freestyle360

Welcome to Freestyle360 the Indoor and Outdoor Gym. Located at Sheaf House Farm in Blockley since 2014, Freestyle360 is a unique urban-style training facility based in the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire. Led by Tim Spittle and his team of highly trained staff, we are the leading Personal Trainers in the area offering the most effective results in weight loss, fitness and health. We offer a friendly, non-intimidating gym atmosphere ensuring you feel at ease and welcome every time you visit.

Sheaf House Hotel, Farm Draycott Road, Blockley, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 9DY. 01386 700039 www.freestyle360.co.uk/

Cotswolds Health and Fitness Club

We want to help people make health and fitness a part of their lives. Our focus has been to create an atmosphere that is friendly, unintimidating and relaxed. We have members from all walks of life that creates a unique gym experience, and with well over 30 years of combined experience in the industry, we are confident of being able to help anyone who walks through our doors. Cotswolds Health and Fitness Club is perfect for those who lack the confidence or knowledge to get started, but equally good for more experienced gym users looking for a quieter place to exercise. Unit 4c Hawthorn Court, Bourton Industrial Park, Bourton on the Water GL54 2HQ. 01451 821320 www.cotswoldsfit.co.uk/


We offer a a variety of Yoga Techniques and we also offer therapeutic/ beauty treatments delivered by highly qualified and experiences instructors and therapists. Set in beautiful and calming studios where the ambience will soothe you before and during your practices, you are sure to feel renewed upon each visit. We also host guest instructors to learn deeper knowledge and enhance your yoga practices. Orchard House, Evesham Rd, Broadway WR12 7HU. 01386 831937 www.yahra.co.uk/


Local Restaurants


When a restaurant limits its menu to a handful of items, it better make them good!. Our gourmet burgers are made fresh to order using only the finest, hand-prepared ingredients. A culinary classic. The ultimate guilty pleasure. Proper “roll up your sleeves + get stuck in” food. Who doesn’t love a burger? Our restaurant provides you with all you need for a great dining experience.

6 The Green, Broadway WR12 7AA. 01386 852277 www.flipsideburgers.uk/

Russell’s of Broadway Head Chef, George Santos serves modern British food in the award-winning restaurant, with local Vale of Evesham and Cotswold produce featuring throughout the dailychanging menus. The modern, airy dining room is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with friendly staff and laid-back service combining to create a relaxed and warm setting, day and night.

High St, Broadway WR12 7DT. 01386 853555


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Inn & Brasserie at Childswickham

We are a rural pub and restaurant located in the North Cotswolds, situated in the small idyllic village of Childswickham, which is just two miles outside of Broadway. We offer great service with a warm friendly welcome we specialise in cooking quality food from fresh local ingredients and have an extensive menu and a good wine list to accompany our Menu. We also run a specials board that changes daily. Fizz Friday, Every Friday. We have a cosy dog-friendly bar where you can sit and relax, enjoying a glass of wine, a good cask ale or why not try one of our many ciders?

Broadway Road, Childswickham, Broadway WR12 7HP. 01386 852461 www.childswickhaminn.co.uk/

The Broadway Indian Restaurant

We will guarantee that you will receive great service by our welcoming staff. Our restaurant is ambient and authentic, spacious, and modern and we serve only the finest selection of dishes that are used with quality fresh ingredients with fresh produce and spices to give you that delicious taste. Set in the village of Broadway within a beautiful stonewall building boasting large windows enables a great picturesque dining experience, The Coach House, Broadway WR12 7AA. 01386 859273 www.broadwayindianrestaurant.co.uk/ Tattersall’s Brasserie, Broadway

Discover our award-winning restaurant in Broadway, Tattersalls where our restaurant is inspired by our head chef Stuart Smith’s love of all things local. You’ll find menus that showcase ingredients found on our doorstep matched with our personnel selection of wines and a bright and beautiful space to dine… Soulful, Seasonal and Hearty! The Green, Cotswold Way, Broadway WR12 7AA. www.broadway-hotel.co.uk/

Michael’s Mediterranean Restaurant Michael’s Mediterranean can be found in the heart of the beautiful Cotswold town of Chipping Campden, just a moment away from the historic Wool Market building. Dine in relaxed surroundings with the warm ambience of open fires in the winter, or on our pretty terrace in the summer. We offer traditional Greek cuisine, complemented by modern, Mediterranean dishes. From an array of Mezze dishes, fresh fish, seafood and seasonal daily specials, to our renowned “Marathona” fillet steaks; all our ingredients are locallysourced where possible.

Woolmarket House High Street, Chipping Campden GL55 6AG. 01386 840826 www.michaelsmediterranean.co.uk/

Lygon Bar & Grill

Located in the charming Broadway within The Cotswolds, The Lygon Arms is the perfect spot to switch off and relax. Steeped in over 600 years of fascinating history, our Cotswolds hotel has been host to royalty as well as notable rebellious figures throughout the centuries. Staying true to its roots, the hotel’s traditional honeyed walls promise a warm welcome. Expect roaring log fires in our cosy lounges, fantastic feasts from the restaurant. The Lygon Arms High Street High Street, Broadway WR12 7DU. 01386 852255


The Back Garden

The Back Garden is Dormy House’s main dining space and a celebration of the finest ingredients from the land on our doorstep –high-welfare rare-breed meats, veg grown in our own gardens and responsibly cultivated grains – all sourced and served in tune with the rhythms of nature. From hand-dived Orkney scallops to tender honey-glazed Creedy Carvey duck breast paired with a selection of sensational side dishes, our menu will take you on a carefully crafted culinary journey. With the final stop being an utterly indulgent passion fruit and chocolate soufflé, naturally!

Willersey Hill, Farncombe Estate Dormy House, Broadway WR12 7LF. 01386 852711



Some suggested local social media groups to help you connect, learn, buy, sell and have fun.
‘Virtually’ all you need

Broadway Noticeboard www.facebook.com/groups/broadwaynoticeboard/

Broadway Cotswolds www.facebook.com/broadwaycotswolds/

Cotswolds from the Roadside www.facebook.com/groups/635384197234409/

Cotswold Events www.facebook.com/groups/cotswoldevents

Broadway Cotswolds


Broadway Village www.twitter.com/broadwayvillage?lang=en-GB

Cotswold District Council www.twitter.com/cotswolddc?lang=en

Cotswolds Events Group www.twitter.com/cotswoldsgroup

Help and support from your local Council

You should inform your Local Authority of where you are moving from and where you are moving to around a month before you move. You can do this here. https://system8.rbwm.gov.uk/ publicaccesslive/selfservice/services/ changeofaddress/coastart.htm

You’ll need to include the forwarding addresses for every adult in the property that pays council tax.

Search for information and services from your council. Information for residents about Cotswold District Council including council tax, bins and recycling, schools, leisure, streets and parking, this and lot’s more at the below link. https://www.cotswold.gov.uk

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Planning & Building Control

Unsure which services you need?

If you are thinking of making changes to your property, you may need to apply for planning permission and / or Building Regulations approval. If you’re not sure which applications to make, please use the guidance below to help you to decide what you need to do.

Please note that many developments will require both.

What is planning?

Planning is the process of deciding whether a proposed development should go ahead or not. It uses national and local policies to consider the development in its context and may look at the impact of the work on neighbours and the wider community, existing architecture, the land, the layout, and existing or proposed infrastructure (such as drains, transport and schools).

You will probably need planning permission if your proposed development will do any of the following:

• create a new building, or change the use or appearance of an existing building

• affect the sunlight, privacy or outlook for neighbouring properties

• affect the nearby area with noise disturbance, smell or fumes

• work on or around listed buildings or any conservation areas

• affect traffic volumes, road safety or access

• change the density of development in an area

• use significantly different materials or finishes from nearby properties

• have an effect on existing trees

What is building control?

Building control applies national statutory regulations to ensure the structural quality of any building work, in areas such as safety, public health, accessibility, and the materials used. Most substantial building projects (such as an extension, knocking down walls or converting a garage or loft) will need Building Regulations approval. https://www.cotswold.gov.uk/planningand-building/

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