Overbury Estate Testimonials
The Overbury Estate have been fortunate enough to receive wonderful testimonials from our tenants both past and present, and our local businesses.
My two year old son Jack and I moved into the wonderful village of Overbury in September. We have been welcomed into this beautiful village more than I had imagined by the Estate and everybody who lives here! The community spirit is definitely alive here, with something always being organised, from Bonfire night festivities to lambing live day in the spring. Having glorious walks and countryside on the doorstep, a lovely pub in both adjacent villages and a fantastic community, whom despite our busy lives we enjoy connecting with as much as possible, makes Overbury the place it is. If you are looking for real village spirit then look no further!
Olivia and Jack Jeacock
Determined to move to the countryside after becoming parents, we happened upon Overbury and have not looked back! We moved at the beginning of Spring from London with our 6 month old daughter in search of a quaint village that had life and soul, countryside walks on our doorstep, a pub and nursery. Overbury ticked all our boxes and then some. From lambing live day, the street market, family fun day at the cricket club, playgroups in the neighbouring villages and dinner parties with others in the village we have been made to feel very welcomed. The Estate staff are always on hand to help and we know our landlord! No letting agents here! If you are looking to live in a beautiful Cotswold village with a real spirit of community then Overbury is for you.
Anna, Simon and Ella-Rose
The Overbury Estate was always an area we admired whilst visiting the area for walks with the dog and first on our list of places to bring friends and family who were visiting Gloucestershire. We truly believe that the standard and quality of living that The Estate offers is unique, supported by a team of hard-working staff who provide a traditional and efficient service with class! Overbury is a fantastic place to live and work with easy access to the A46 and M5 combined with rural tranquillity.
Sharon and Adrian Heeley
I found Overbury entirely by chance. It is such a lovely place to live and work, beautifully maintained and clean and not too chocolate-boxy. I felt at home immediately and soon discovered the considerable benefits of the on-site building team. No waiting, and nothing was too much trouble. Everyone, from the estate and farm workforce to Penelope Bossom and her family, is friendly and welcoming. Alex Milne the land agent is approachable and helpful. Ros Long encouraged me to join the bookclub and through that I began to meet what has turned into a large circle of friends. This is a most convivial place, full of genuine people and I hope I will be here for many years to come.
Following relocation with my employer, we found Overbury Village purely by accident and fell in love with the picture postcard surroundings immediately. Our dealings with Alex and her team from day one were both friendly and professional, as they guided us seamlessly through the rental process, something totally alien to us previously. Everyone, without exception, has welcomed us in to the village and we have made some very dear friends within the first 6 months of our tenancy. If, like us, your dream is to live in a beautiful country village, then look no further, I promise you, Overbury will not disappoint you!
Paul and Sian Bryant
Toff and Georgie Milway’s beautiful pots led us to Overbury and we have worked here for almost twenty years producing art works. We are just one of a growing number of businesses in this beautiful and well looked after village on Bredon Hill. The residents show fine spirit enjoying regular events throughout the year from Burns Night to our great Street Market in July and beyond.
John and Alexandra Churchill
I came to Overbury in 2000 because the Estate’s stud was available for rent. The stud’s history, high reputation and excellent location make it a perfect place to operate a stallion stud. Overbury is a beautiful rural village. It has is a small settled and family orientated community and is therefore a wonderful place to live and raise children.
Simon Sweeting, Overbury Stallions
We moved to the village of Overbury in 2009 and have never looked back. We moved here for many reasons but mainly we wanted somewhere we could bring up our young family and be able to set up a business from.
The strong local community with amenities count for so much when you have young family. There is a fabulous nursery called Grasshoppers and a wonderful village Primary School alongside local shops and pubs in the neighbouring villages, more than anything though, it is the people that make Overbury.
It is a diverse community of young and old from all different backgrounds and occupations but essentially when you come here you make a commitment to be part of the community to support each other and simply join in. There are fetes and cricket and clubs galore and honestly we have never had such a good social life with many barbeques and dinner parties – of course you only get out what you put in, but the benefits are so rewarding.
After two and half thoroughly enjoyable years renting a cottage in Beckford, we’ve decided it’s time to move on to another location. Proudly the first tenants since the renovation of the cottage, it has been a complete pleasure for us not only to meet the people of Beckford, but to be a part of the ‘Overbury’ community.
Moving away from the area has not been an easy decision – and we wish we could have dismantled the house brick by brick and taken it with us! However we would like to thank all of our neighbours in Back Lane and the Overbury team for taking such great care of us -we very much hope to see everyone again in the not-too-distant future!
Nick Westwood, Mel Crompton and family
I can’t thank you enough for hosting such a first rate day. The passion and commitment shown by everyone at Overbury was a joy to see. The impact their story had on the children, parents and teachers was the perfect illustration of just how to educate, inform and inspire people to love, understand and appreciate the British countryside.
Please pass on my thanks to all for bringing the countryside alive to people who will never forget their day at Overbury.
Gary Richardson – CEO of Countryside Foundation for Education
Thank you for such a great welcome and wonderful start to our life here. Overbury is a model of kindness and efficiency and we are so grateful for all your help, thought and hard work.
Overbury is a beautiful village which is steeped in history and surrounded by a patchwork of woods, fields and hedgerows that attract an abundance of wildlife. Through it all threads a network of footpaths that lead the walker even further onto Bredon’s ancient slopes.
We came here 15 years ago with two young boys and have watched them grow and flourish into fine young men. With good local schools and a strong community spirit, they have enjoyed the duel benefits of living in the countyside whilst accessing the nearby towns to meet friends and seek out the more urban entertainments that interest older children.
For those looking for business opportunities, the Estate has worked hard to provide facilities and resources including a good business networking environment. And we like the idea of artists, potters and historians brushing shoulders with computer experts, teachers and farm workers in a real mix of trades and skills that add interest and balance to the village.
It is perhaps this mix and the traditional way of life that permeates the village, which gives rise to its strong sense of community involvement. This is best seen during events such as the Street Market, Village Dances and various Festivals and Church activities.
Dig a little deeper though, and you will find a sense of belonging in Overbury that is becoming increasingly rare in other towns and villages where people seem too wrapped-up in their own affairs to pass the time of day with their neighbours. We love this village and its surroundings and have made good friends here. We look forward to many more happy years in Overbury.
Bridget and David Worley
Martin, myself and our three daughters have lived firstly for four years in Conderton and now for the past six years we are lucky to be living in Overbury where we are settled and happy with a large number of friends around us. Our middle daughter goes to Overbury first school where she enjoys a huge variety of wonderful activities and she is always involved in something or other to do with the school or village life i.e. cricket club fun night, maypole dancing, street market, church services or even helping with teas at the open farm day and Faiths open garden .We also enjoy our local pub The Yew tree Inn which luckily is only a five to ten min walk!!!
Martin and Helen Kelshaw
We moved to Overbury in 1996 to escape the hustle and bustle of town/city life with the pending arrival of our 2nd child. Thirteen years later we are very settled here with our 4 children (all of whom have or will be attending the excellent village school and nursery). We also run our business from here which is both wonderfully convenient and allows a lifestyle and time with our children we wouldn’t otherwise have. Village life at its very best with a thriving and friendly community!
Michelle and Martin Cooley