Our Story

Where it all began

Countryside Breaks was born from the vision of making memories; whether that be with family, friends, or simply alone, our cottages provide the perfect backdrop to unwind, relax and enjoy.

Founder Paul Beresford is no stranger to property. As the CEO of a successful family-run property group, he has been an integral part of the business for many years. Poignantly, he was able to commemorate the company celebrating its first half-centenary with the launch of Countryside Breaks. Each of our properties are located in idyllic rolling countryside and both well within reach of many famous attractions.

Our mission is quite simple: we want our guests to feel that they are spending time at ‘a home away from home’.

Getting Here

Whether you decide on Lorien or Yew tree, both are easily accessible by rail and car.

Yew Tree Cottage – Main Street, Willersey, Broadway, Gloucestershire, WR12 7PJ

By Car
Central London- Willersey: 2h 19m

By Rail
London Marleybone- Evesham- 2h 39m
London Paddington- Evesham- 2h 42m
Evesham- Yew Tree (Willersey)- 14m drive

Local Taxis
Evesham Taxis / 07730 202299
B R Taxis Evesham / 01386 303030


Lorien Cottage – Park Lane, Swalcliffe, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 5ES

Central London- Swalcliffe: 1h 50m

London Marleybone- Banbury: 55m
Banbury- Lorien cottage (Swalcliffe) – 17m drive

Local taxis
Banbury Station Taxis / 01295 410144
Banbury Taxis / 01295 273344