Saintbury: A Cotswolds Village Once Known As Suineberie (2023)


This is an idyllic village in the Cotswolds (a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1966), overlooking the Vale of Evesham, with historic houses, a picturesque church, and rolling countryside.

A quiet hamlet with few houses, Saintbury, referred to Suineberie in the Domesday Book, typifies the Cotswolds with its surrounding hills and valleys offering an opportunity to explore the countryside by foot and experience this area of natural beauty.

Off Buckle Street and at the end of a quiet lane, lies St. Nicholas church which dates back to the 13th century although there is evidence of earlier buildings scattered around. Look for the Saxon sundial above the Norman doorway, the stunning stained glass within and the elegant spire.

The nearest village is Willersey, a village bursting with character and charm, where you’ll find two pubs (The New Inn and The Bell Inn) and the Romans left a hoard of coins there. See our mini-guide to this village here.

Attractions nearby include The Cotswold Way, a long-distance walking trail that passes through Saintbury, the historic Broadway Tower that gives panoramic views of a patchwork of fields, and The Cotswold Lavender Farm that is something quite amazing to see.

The Cotswolds is a region of England that is renowned for its natural beauty and historic charm and is increasingly popular as a destination for golfers. Nearby courses include:

  • Broadway Golf Club – located 2.5 miles away.
  • The Vale Golf & Country Club – located about 7 miles southeast of Saintbury and along with an 18-hole golf course has a driving range, putting green, and clubhouse.
  • Naunton Downs Golf Club – located about 8 miles away
  • Burford Golf Club – just 14 miles west of Saintbury, this 18-hole golf course has a driving range, putting green, and clubhouse.
  • The Wychwood Golf Club (next to Lyneham Heath Equestrian) – located about 15 miles north of Saintbury, this 18-hole golf course offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside and has a driving range, putting green, and clubhouse.

Heathrow Airport to Saintbury takes approximately 2 hours by car.

If you are interested in visiting Cotswolds villages and towns near Saintbury, here are some suggestions: Blockley, Broadway, Chipping Campden, Ebrington, and Snowshill. Visit

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