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Beacon Cottage

Malvern, Worcestershire (Ref. 925264)

4.6

(41 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "Beacon Cottage was very cosy."

    The kitchen had everything including plenty of dishes.The cottage was very clean. The bedrooms were small but adequate. Just beware of the low ceilings as mentioned previously by others. Netflix was a bonus on TV. We really liked the cottage overall. Barnard's Green is a lovely place. Lovely walk to Great Malvern and the Railway Station. We got the train from there to Worcester which took ten minutes. The only downside is fridge-freezer is really a must rather than a small icebox. There is plenty of room for one. As we had been in another cottage the previous week we did not want to eat out all the time. There was also the issue of a neighbours dog barking sometimes at night and everyday at 6.00am onwards. As I am a very light sleeper I had to sleep in the small single bed at the back apart from my husband. It is also on a busy road and there is traffic noise. One day it was quite nice so we sat in the lovely garden only to be disturbed by this dog barking all afternoon. Obviously this is not the owner's fault but for someone who is a light sleeper it is an issue when one is on holiday!

    Reviewed by MargaretApr 2022

  • "The property was fine but having no shower made it awkward."

    I am sure the owners are aware of this. The kitchen had crumbs on the surface when we arrived and the oven was just not clean enough. Also we were contacted by Sykes after we had booked and paid for our stay. They thought it was “unusual” to have a midweek break for 4 days and wanted to know the purpose of our stay. I don’t know who instructed Sykes to make that call but it made us feel very unwelcome. That is no way to run a business !

    Dear Mr H Thank you very much for your feedback. Im not sure why the word “unusual” was used when you were contacted about the purpose of your visit. The reason we ask Sykes to confirm the purpose of Monday to Friday breaks is that in the past the cottage has been booked by workmen during the week who have treated the property very badly and caused damage. Therefore we do not accept working parties, but on more than one occasion they have ignored that note on Sykes website and booked anyway. I do apologise if you were made to feel unwelcome by the way you were asked, that, of course, was never our intention as owners. The cottage details online should state that we have a bath in the bathroom - we used to have a shower, but guests felt that the space was too small so we removed it. We have a third party who does our cleaning and I will certainly be passing your comments on to them re the work surface and oven when you arrived. We are sorry to hear this - as we usually have good comments and scores re cleanliness ( I hope you saw the positive comments in our visitor book) so thank you for drawing this to our attention. Kind regards Owners of Beacon Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndrewMar 2022

  • "A lovely little cottage."

    Excellent information on how to manage heating, alarm, t.v. etc. Beautifully clean. Very snug. What more could you want?

    Reviewed by JanetNov 2021

  • "The cottage is in an ideal location few minutes from railway Station, close to a friendly pub and just a few minutes away from shops and takeaways."

    Reviewed by SuzanneSep 2021

  • "This is a great cottage, very clean and tidy, the kitchen is very well stocked with every plate pot pan cutlery knifes, glasses of all kinds etc, the only thing i will mention to let people know is that there is no shower, making it difficult to wash your hair."

    can the owners not convert the down stairs toilet in to a shower room, or fit a Combination shower/ tap on the upstairs bathroom. The other annoying thing is getting woken up with the dog barking at 6.15am every morning when the owner over the road lets it out, goes on for 10 to 15 mins. did not find out who it is or i would have said something. The cottage is very handy for the pub 4 mins walk and shops 10 or 15 mins walk away. We had a great time exploring the cotswolds from this area.

    Reviewed by ChristopherSep 2021

  • "Beacon cottage is a well maintained, tastefully decorated property."

    It is kept clean to a very high standard. It has a well appointed kitchen with a cosy dining area. The living room is comfortable and there is a wide choice of viewing options on the t.v. There is also a selection of games and dvds to choose from on a quiet night in. A useful information folder has also been provided for the property. The bathroom is a little small and would be better suited to a shower rather than a bath, but at the end of the day it is a holiday cottage and the inconvenience is minimal.

    Reviewed by GSep 2021

  • "Beautiful little cottage."

    Really well kept inside and out. Great location, can walk to The Bluebell pub (food recommended) & to Great Malvern too. Shops 3 mins walk for basics. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by EliseAug 2021

  • "Such as shame this cottage could be perfect."

    It really needs a shower or some sort of spray attachment. No way to clean bath or wash your hair. Also needs a fridge freezer and there is plenty of room for a large free standing one.

    Reviewed by SharenJul 2021

  • "Great location lovely well cared for property Loved the downstairs and rear garden The bathroom yoga was most interesting!"

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2021

  • "Although the listing is technically correct it would be helpful to make it clear that there are no facilities of any sort to have a shower, not even a hand held shower head over the bath."

    Reviewed by HelenJun 2021

  • "I think we had not realised a) no shower b) how low the ceilings are upstairs - 3 of us are around 6 foot so found this a challenge - especially in the bath room."

    But the rest of the house is great and near lots of ammentities.

    Reviewed by SueMay 2021

  • "A beautifully set out cottage, nice touches all round, space was a bit limited upstairs but we were aware of that before going."

    Good central base for exploring the Malvern Hills, a very comfortable 'home' to come back to each day. All communication and correspondence with Sykes was efficient and comprehensive.

    Reviewed by KarenMay 2021

  • "Central, comfortable and warm, close to shops and ameinities, everything you need in the cottage."

    The whole area has exceptional covid19 security so we felt very secure. We can't fault the holiday. Perfect.We will be back.

    Reviewed by AnthonyOct 2020

  • "Very enjoyable stay and the little things such as milk on arrival; tea and the garden lights were very welcome."

    Very convenient for Barnards Green, five minutes on foot, and nearby destinations such as Worcester; Gloucester, Evesham and Upton. Only drawback - some ceiling heights - difficult for 5'10'' person.

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2020

  • "EXCELLENT COTTAGE."

    CLOSE TO LOCAL SHOPS. HANDY FOR GREAT MALVERN STATION. ALTOGETHER IT MADE FOR A PLEASANT STAY

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2020

  • "Very clean, attractive and well equipped cottage."

    The only downside was the low ceiling in the bathroom, but we soon adapted to that. The cottage was only 5 minutes drive from the Three Counties Showground, which was most convenient for us as we spent several days attending an event there.

    Reviewed by TrudiFeb 2020

  • "Comfortable, cosy cottage."

    We would stay there again.

    Reviewed by EmmaDec 2019

  • "Lovely warm & comfortable cottage, with an extremely short driveway and with a very busy road as a major flaw."

    Downstairs well thought out & equipped - not so upstairs - with limited hanging space and severe height restriction in bathroom with a poor finish. needs more tiling, shelving, towel hook & heated towel rail a must. We accept head space is difficult in a cottage but future guests over 5ft 6ins in height should be warned. Similarly, the driveway issue, which really spoilt our stay. On a lesser note, the provision of small hand towels for (a)kitchen, (b) downstairs WC and (c) bathroom would be useful (and more hygienic). NB A list of items suitable for recycling would also be useful. Have tried to be constructive in our comments but If we'd known about the drive and height issues we wouldn't have booked this specific accommodation.

    Many thanks for your feedback, we have fed your comments back to the owner in order to maintain our property standards. Your views are as valued as your initial booking so that we can keep providing the best UK holiday experience. Your points will also be reviewed to ensure that our property descriptions are accurate and not misleading. If you feel that you'd like to discuss your points further, please don't hesitate to call on the details below. Our lines are open 7 days a week from 9am until 7pm. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LindaOct 2019

  • "Usually photographs of holiday cottages can be flattering and the cottage can be disappointing in some respects."

    But in the case of Beacon Cottage it is the opposite, this cottage far exceeded our expectations. Yes as some others have said the parking space is small but we had no problems parking on the road directly outside the cottage. The cottage is clean, well decorated and comfortable and we would recommend Beacon Cottage without reservation

    Reviewed by ThomasSep 2019

  • "The location of this cottage is excellent."

    The property is at least as pretty as the pictures show it to be, and the owners have provided lots of maps/walking routes to plan walks / trips etc. The beds are very comfortable. Walking on the Malvern hills is great. It is a quick 10-15min walk into the centre of Great Malvern. It is a 7 mins walk to Great Malvern Station or the nearby bus stop into town. A weekly bus pass for £15 is good value as you can go anywhere in Malvern as well as hop on/off the 44 bus (four buses an hour) into the centre of town or back to the cottage from town if you are feeling tired. The Priory is beautiful and it is worth letting the volunteer guides briefly talk you through the history to bring it alive.

    Reviewed by RominaAug 2019

  • "Handy cottage for exploring, useful being near station."

    We did day trips to Hereford and Worcester by train as well as a pleasant boat trip to Tewksbury. Wonderful cathedrals and Abbey. Nice to call in to the Morgan pub on the way back for a pint, pity it only does lunches. Did eat at the Bluebell twice but although an easy walk and the pub did have some atmosphere, the meals were fairly ordinary. The cottage was fine although the kitchen a bit unfriendly, first cottage we've been to without even some cling wrap - especially for international travellers. Did enjoy watching the thatchers at work over the road. Barbara, Australia

    Reviewed by BarbaraJul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage,beautifully decorated."

    Easy walking distance from local Co-Op and several take-aways. Ideal base to explore area. Had a great time.

    Reviewed by AlisonJul 2019

  • "Beacon cottage is a beautiful and tranquil place to stay, and offers a perfect location for exploring the surrounding areas."

    We loved our stay there and couldn’t recommend highly enough!

    Reviewed by EllieApr 2019

  • "Very nice cottage, excellent facilities, easy to access."

    Reviewed by AlanApr 2019

  • "Lovely little cottage with parking."

    Very clean and comfortable and within walking distance of the town. Would definitely book here again

    Reviewed by WendyMar 2019

  • "We were a party of 3 adults on 5 night break."

    The cottage is set in a very quiet area of Malvern with a small choice of shops and pubs a short walk away in Barnards Green. If you are prepared to walk a small bit further you can venture up to the centre of Malvern for a wider choice of facilities A Kitchen facilities were excellent, living room was very comfortable with tv and Internet available if required. Bedrooms were fine.As may be expected for a small cottage headroom at the upstairs toilet and shower was a bit restricted for taller members of our group - however when put against all the positives this was a minor issue as there was a downstairs toilet which was more than adequate for our needs.

    Reviewed by NiallMar 2019

  • "Fabulous little property, very clean, well equipped, beautifully decorated, and well located in Malvern."

    We visited the local theatre ,the Morgan factory and had snow on the tops of the Malvern Hills all adding up to a great week. The only negative points were the off road parking is more suited to a small car but road side parking outside the property was not a problem. If you are more than 5ft 8 tall then better to use the bath than the shower due to low headroom, and ladies note restricted clothes hanging space all part of the charm of this delightful cottage.

    Reviewed by JohnJan 2019

  • "Location was very good ie."

    near local shops, good bus and train links to near and far destinations. Priory and independent shops in Great Malvern were very interesting. Would recommend to both walkers and non walkers. The cottage was ideal for two to four people. It was very well appointed and comfortable.

    Reviewed by ChristineDec 2018

  • "Even nicer and cosier than we thought, very clean and welcoming."

    There was absolutely everything we needed and had the best time. Would definitely come back.

    Reviewed by DenisaNov 2018

  • "A lovely cottage, within easy walking distance of Malvern town."

    The cottage was homely, clean and fully equipped with all that you need. A great base for getting out and about I would definitely recommend and I would definitely return and stay at Beacon Cottage again

    Reviewed by JacquelineNov 2018

  • "This was an extemely homely and comfortable cottage to stay in."

    It was easy walking distance to the supermarket and some take-away shops as well as the pub. Great location, nice street and the cottage was absolutely beautifully decorated! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Malvern.

    Reviewed by TaniaAug 2018

  • "As mentioned in other reviews, this is not a house for anyone on the tall side."

    I am average height & struggled in the shower. Other than that, good location.

    Reviewed by VivienneAug 2018

  • "All the little extras and the excellent facilities/furnishings showed that the hosts really cared for the comfort of their guests!"

    Great cottage in a great location for exploring Malvern and the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by ClayJul 2018

  • "Hi there, a wonderful relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings, enjoyed the ..."

    Hi there, a wonderful relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings, enjoyed the area very much, Ledbury is a most delightful place and well worth a visit, i would like to take this opportunity to thank the owner who very kindly returned my husbands electric shaver which we left at the cottage, this is really appreciated, and i can only say thankyou once again, looking forward to returning sometime in the future to a very pretty place yours sincerely k doyle (mrs)

    Reviewed by KathJun 2018

  • "What a gorgeous place!"

    We had a wonderful week in Beacon Cottage in Great Malvern. The cottage was cosy, comfortable and warm. It had everything we needed for the week, in fact, I wasn't expecting it to be so well stocked so we'd taken our own loo rolls, kitchen towel, washing up sponge, and we needn't have. It's very well positioned and is only around a 10-minute walk to Great Malvern station, and around 15 to 20 minutes from the main part of town. We also found the excellent bakery just two minutes down the road, which people had mentioned in the guest book at the cottage. Yes you have to watch your head upstairs if you're on the tall side, especially in the bathroom, and yes the off-road parking space could be an issue if you have a long car - but neither posed a problem for us (you just get used to ducking, and there's plenty of parking around about if your car doesn't fit on the drive). We had such a super time, we didn't want to leave! We'll definitely try to book the cottage again for future visits to Malvern.

    Reviewed by AlisonApr 2018

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage with excellent facilities, very conveniently placed for Barnards Green shopping and particulary the Court Road Bakery!"

    Tended to be dark inside but it was a very grey week in Malvern.

    Reviewed by PhilipApr 2018

  • "Anne's and Andy's cottage in Malvern is an absolute gem."

    Great and safe location with easy access to the train station and local shops. The cottage is immaculate and maintained to a very high standard, very well equipped with everything you need and provides a comfortable home away from home. Entertainment set up is a wonderful perk. Communication with both Anne and Andy is very friendly and easy. We would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by NadiaJan 2018

  • "Excellent location with views of the Malverns and a cottage presented in immaculate condition."

    The Good: 1. Excellent comfortable beds 2. High quality kitchen with every amenity 3. Cosy lounge with excellent TV options (Freeview/Amazon Firestick/Apple TV) 4. Super efficient heating and hot water 5. 15 mins walk to the main shopping/restaurant area 6. Morgan pub nearby very friendly and cosy 7. Good range of local food shopping and take away foods within 500 yards 8. Ideally located to get to all walks and towns such as Worcester/Cheltenham and Hereford What you also need to know (not necessarily bad but you should be aware) 1. Its a dormer so space on one side of each of the bedrooms is compromised, position the smallest person on that side if your prone to getting up in night! 2. Shower space is very tight due to the dormer, I am 6 ft tall and my head when stood straight touched the roof when in the shower, toilet in the same bathroom you need to be aware so you don't bang your head 3. Parking is tight...You need to be good at reversing as there is pressure from the traffic that goes down the road. Take your time, if you have rear parking sensors then ideal. My car is an Audi Q3 (not a huge car) anything bigger will hang out over the path 4. The house is at the low point in terms of sea level for Great Malvern, no issue but it means that a walk up to town is all uphill and relatively steep near the top end so if you have mobility issues you should be aware.

    Reviewed by BrianDec 2017

  • "Lovely decor well thought out holiday let"

    Reviewed by RJun 2017

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, Apple TV and Netflix, DVD, DAB radio, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Secure bike/kayak storage in garage
  • Gravelled patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Property backs onto college grounds
  • Note: There are sloping ceilings throughout the first floor bedrooms and bathrooms, with some restricted head height.Note: This property does not accept worker bookings.

The property

This delightful detached brick-built cottage is situated in the beautiful Worcestershire town of Malvern located to the east of the pretty Malvern Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

With walking, villages and towns to explore, as well as nearby boat trips to enjoy, this first-class property is ideal for families and couples looking to explore this diverse area.

You enter the property into the hallway which has plenty of space for storing coats and footwear after a busy day out.

The very well-appointed sitting room has comfortable seating and a warming woodburning stove in a feature brick fireplace, the perfect place to curl up and watch your favourite films together on the TV.

The kitchen is well-equipped with everything you need to cook up delicious meals which can be enjoyed together around the dining table.

On sunny days open the kitchen door to let the cooling breeze in and sit on the gravelled patio area with your morning coffee as you plan the day ahead.

On days when the college is not being used, guests are welcome to go through the rear gate onto the college playing fields where there is plenty of space for the children to enjoy their ball games and run off the last of their energies.

Centrally located it is a short stroll to the local amenities and the town of Malvern offers a good selection of places to eat, individual shops to browse and has regular farmers’ markets.

The Three Counties Showground is within a short drive which hosts a number of events throughout the year.

Walkers, cyclists and horse riders have a myriad of footpaths and bridleways to explore and stunning views can be enjoyed from the nearby Malvern Hills, so pull on those walking boots and pack yourself a picnic.

There are several National Trust properties in the area and a little further afield is the Forest of Wye and the town of Worcester, waiting to be explored.

At the end of the day, return to this excellent property to relax and unwind.

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About the location

MALVERN

Ledbury 7 miles; Worcester 10 miles; Hereford 23 miles.

The beautiful Worcestershire town of Malvern dates back to the Bronze Age and is situated on the eastern side of the dramatic Malvern Hills. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Malvern Hills form a 9-mile range of ancient rock, which offers 100 miles of footpaths and bridleways with natural springs and long distance views in all directions. The town holds antiques fairs, WI country markets, farmers’ markets and many auctions throughout the year, as well as the Great Malvern Food Festival in June. Malvern has individual shops, cafes, galleries, restaurants, a luxurious spa and it’s own micro brewery. It is also just a short drive from the Three Counties Showground which hosts regular events most notably RHS Malvern (May), The Royal Three Counties Show (June) and the Malvern Autumn Show (September). The town is the home of the Morgan car which makes this area popular with motoring enthusiasts. The Malvern Theatre welcomes productions from the West End and the Royal Shakespeare Company. The more energetic can try many outdoor activities including high ropes, climbing and abseiling. Fishing and river cruises are available nearby and there are National Trust properties, gardens and vineyards to visit in the area. The picturesque Forest of Dean with its range of attractions is only 30 miles away, and the cathedral city of Worcester offering modern amenities is a 20 minute drive away.

Region Information

This property does not accept worker bookings.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas