About us

We are Tim and Cate Morris, we farm and live at Deerhurst Priory, near Tewkesbury, with Tim’s father and our children. 

The Priory has had many uses in its time, and has a very colourful history. Deerhurst is a Saxon settlement and the Priory was part of the Benedictine monastery that was situated here from the 8th Century. Part of the farmhouse was the original hall where the monks lived.

After the 16th century the house then most probably became the farm house that it is today. The Morris family have farmed here for nearly 200 years and today we are an arable farm with a few chickens and our Gloucester Old Spot Pigs.

We have run a B & B in 'The Granary'  for the past 7 years, welcoming visitors from near and far. We have recently renovated the stables (Aug 2012) which is now 'Birds Nest' self catering holiday cottage.

We offer a unique visitor experience surrounded by 1200 years of history and situated in a tranquil spot, close to the River Severn.

Please contact by email or phone for more details.


We are situated 3 miles from Tewkesbury, 7 miles from Cheltenham and Gloucester and just 4 miles from Junction 9 of the M5.

There is easy access to Deerhurst Priory, and this means that there is easy access to all the tourist attractions and great places to eat in the area.

With plenty of local pubs, restaurants to eat out at, it is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the English countryside and its heritage.

There are so many good places to visit in Gloucestershire but I can recommend Tewkesbury Abbey

The Cotswolds are always very attractive with places such as

Just over the border into Herefordshire, Westons Cider is a good day out and just down the road the Three Choirs Vineyard and excellent restaurant.

Other good places to eat are The Butchers arms at Eldersfield, sourcing all local food and the Swan Inn at Coombe Hill.

The White Hart at Wichcombe (The wine and sausage) also locally sourced foods and great atmosphere.

Corse Lawn House Hotel Bistro is also good with a wide range of food on the menu.

The Red Lion at Wainlode offers fresh home-cooked food and a great selection of ciders, lagers and cask conditioned beer.


Birds Nest Cottage

A recently converted barn, set in the historic Saxon village of Deerhurst, on the banks of the River Severn.

This cottage provides modern living with an open plan ground floor and two ensuite bedrooms upstairs. This tranquil spot is great for exploring the Cotswolds, Malverns and Forest Of Dean.

The cottage was part of a former stable block dating back 300 years. It is Grade One listed as it is within feet of the Church. This is one of the oldest Saxon Churches in the country and has a host of Saxon workmanship on show inside and outside of the building.

Deerhurst is also host to another Saxon building Odda’s Chapel which is now owned by English Heritage.

The Cottage has been thoughtfully restored, leaving all the structural beams and the craftsmanship used to construct this building 300 years ago.

All the floors are oak throughout, and the cottage is heated with under floor heating and has a thermostat in each room to adjust the temperature to your liking. The downstairs comprises of an open plan living and eating area with a fully equipped kitchen, including dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge and freezer, cooker and hob, microwave and toaster.

The Living area  has two large sofas and a 32” TV with DVD player and stereo.


The wooden staircase leads up to two en suite bedrooms. Bedroom 1 is a large room with a King Size bed and a French windows looking over the courtyard to the fields beyond.

Bedroom 2 is a twin bedded room, with an en suite shower room, including toilet and sink.

Towels and bed linen are provided.

Both bedrooms have TV’s,  hairdryers and wardrobes , extra blankets and pillows are also available.

The cottage has pictures hanging from local artist, Rose Willams, these are available to purchase or follow the link for more of her work.

For small children a travel cot and high chair are available on request.

There is a large seating area outside  the cottage, which has comfortable outdoor table and chairs in which to relax and has lighting for those balmy summer evenings.

Dogs accepted, by arrangement please.


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2nd January 13th March £450 per week
20th March 08 July £540 per week
8th July 2nd September £630 per week
2nd September 28th October £540 per week
28th October 23rd December £450 per week
Christmas week   23-30 December £630

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We are always happy to talk through any queries you may have about the holiday cottage, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will try to answer any of your questions.

For dates please check the availability page. You can book via email or by phone.

Contact details

By email:
By phone: 01684 293358
By mobile: 07719 715788