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Lilac Cottage

(Ref. 979504)

Malvern, Worcestershire Show on map


  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Games Room
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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84 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location for walking in the Malvern Hills."

    The owner Nick was very helpful but not intrusive. There was also a lovely little community-run pub called the Brewers Arms which was 5 minutes walk away. Overall we had a great holiday and we will probably go back again in the future.

    Reviewed by TimothyOct 2023

  • "A beautiful home with the most spectacular views of this wonderful part of England."

    Pretty garden with plenty of seating to make the most of the scenery and walks literally from the door straight onto the hills. Weather was very kind which was a bonus. Would love to go again.

    Reviewed by SallySep 2023

  • "Lylic Cottage is situated in a very quiet position, away from traffic."

    As the property is on high ground, it has scenic views including Melvern Hills. The Beds were extremely comfortable and the property has plenty of room especially considering it is a two bedroom house. Plenty of parking area on the driveway which is part of the property’s private ground. The owner Nick, was so helpful especially when I had a concern with the Aga, and travelled to the property to reset the controls for me, and relieved me of my concern. Many Thanks to Nick and would love to return to the property in the future. Dave H.

    Reviewed by D JSep 2023

  • "Perfect holiday, lilac cottage is in a great location to either tour the area, walk the hills or simply laze."

    Our second time here and have booked again for next year on our return. Highly recommend

    Reviewed by RaymondSep 2023

  • "We are a family of 4 and the cottage was perfect."

    Location fantastic with walking and biking trails from the door. We also loved the Aga experience which I’m sure makes the kitchen cosy when it’s colder. Overall great week and would love to return at some point.

    Reviewed by DeborahAug 2023

  • "It's a wonderful spot."

    Reviewed by Richard JohnAug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with stunning views!"

    The garden is not enclosed, has a 6ft drop down to the lane which can be dangerous. Make sure to bring longer leads for the garden (there was one available). Loved the kitchen and learning how to use the aga. Great access to footpaths up to the hill and very close to the beacon, allowed day walks to the top. The shower could use some TLC. Enjoyed the welcome basket and how close we were to lots of things. The dogs absolutely loved it too!

    Reviewed by LisaAug 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage with stunning views."

    It felt homely and dog friendly. Got used to the quirky plumbing and shallow baths! Did find reversing up or down the drive tricky whichever way we tried it. The garden is lovely but difficult with a lively puppy due to the low borders and big drop down. Luckily we found the extending lead provided.

    Reviewed by JaneJun 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic cottage and location ,only regret was we did not book a longer stay ."

    Reviewed by MartinMay 2023

  • "Hi a couple of small points - the plug was missing in the bathroom sink."

    Also we had some issues with the cold water pressure in the kitchen and bathroom - occasionally there was no water coming out of the cold tap and we had to leave it and try later. The location and views are tremendous.

    Reviewed by LesleyMay 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Lilac cottage, from magnificent views and walks from the door to cozy evenings in front of the open fire."

    Nick was a wonderful host, letting us know once the cottage was ready and providing a thoughtful welcome hamper. Would thoroughly recommend and will be returning

    Reviewed by TraceyApr 2023

  • "The most comfortable clean cottage, in a great location."

    The view from the house is outstanding, with wonderful walks starting directly from the house. The kitchen with Aga was very warm and cosy and a pleasure to cook in. We are a family of 4 with a Labrador, and this was an ideal base for a walking holiday. We enjoyed one night at the community owned pub, which is a 10 minute walk away through the lovely woods. There was one issue with the dish washer which we mentioned to Nick, and it was repaired immediately. There was a lovely welcome basket, and a full basket of logs which we promptly used in the open fire place, which was a hit with everyone.

    Reviewed by ThomasMar 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful place"

    Reviewed by LeeFeb 2023

  • "We had a great stay in Lilac Cottage and hope to return soon."

    It's a very well equipped cottage and cooking on the Aga was a bonus. The reason I marked down the comfort category was that 3 of the 4 people were over 6' tall and the beds were a bit tight. Having a single sofabed and a curtain or door to the kitchen would make the snug into an occasional bedroom, which would have been useful. It is a great cottage with amazing views and wonderful walks straight from the front door. The last sentence can be published.

    Reviewed by MaryFeb 2023

  • "This cottage is a jewel in the crown."

    If you want stupendous views, walking trails from the the door, clean, comfortable and warm accommodation then this is it. I am so pleased we chose Lilac Cottage and definatetly would return.

    Reviewed by JustineNov 2022

  • "We have stayed in many cottages over the years and this is one of our favourites."

    Fabulous location with stunning views and a warm and cosy cottage with a lovely family history. We would love to return in the warmer weather to take advantage of the charming garden.

    Reviewed by JulieNov 2022

  • "A wonderful place to stay!"

    The house has a lovely friendly feeling and has everything you need. It's a quirky arrangement but in our eyes that is in it's favour. The location is fantastic and the views are amazing. What else could you want? Dog friendly and great walks from the door.

    Reviewed by SueOct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in great location."

    .. but no warning of large pot holes in entrance gravel lane that continues below cottage to the road and dogs can jump the 6ft plus drop down to it from lower garden? Described as "Enclosed gravel area with furniture, lawns" it is not an enclosed garden! Potential to be great if cleaner, upgraded beds/toiletries/welcome items (spare room was not made up, left over items, not jar of coffee/tea caddy or any condiments), some fencing and updated guest info (local pub closed). Owners were very polite and feedback forms would be useful, as no space in guest book to help improve things!

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2022

  • "Absolutely loved the cottage great location for walks/dogs not far to town, fitted out well, it’s as restful as you want or the walks are on the doorstep."

    Will go again.

    Reviewed by BrianSep 2022

  • "Stunning cottage and views are magical."

    Perfect location for exploring the hills, as routes up are right outside the cottage. Aga really makes the kitchen cosy and Aga toast is a must. View from kitchen means washing up was always a pleasure! Plenty of space in all rooms. Welcome pack of wine, butter, bread and biscuits was a nice touch. Sitting outside watching day break and the mist rising was like being in the Shire (The Hobbit). Sunsets even better. Nothing negative at all about location and cottage. Just one small point to note is that local pub is currently closed which is a shame given it was a community pub. Apparently new owners will be taking over in about a month. However, plenty of places to eat in Malvern and only a short cab journey if you don’t want to drive.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2022

  • "A really delightful cottage in a great location for local walks and exploring further afield."

    Reviewed by SallyAug 2022

  • "Great stay would stay again bed a tired could do with a updated mattress best retreat we could have asked for"

    Reviewed by Thomas JamesJul 2022

  • "This cottage was by far the best we have stayed in over the last 40 years."

    Situated on a hillside with magnificent views, beautiful gardens and walks or cycle routes outside the front door. It had everything you needed and was in a very quiet and peaceful place. It is within easy access to Malvern and the surrounding counties of Herefordshire and Gloucestershire which have many lovely places to visit together with a village pub just 5 minutes walk away. We loved the comfort and situation and a very nice welcome basket of biscuits, bread (very tasty), bottle of wine, pots of jam and marmite, butter and a few items of tinned foods. The Agar cooker was brilliant and kept the kitchen and surrounding area cosy, whilst an open log fire was made ready for us on arrival with paper, logs, fire lighters and matches supplied. A basket of games are supplied for both adults and kids with a supply of books to read. Both the lounge and snug had separate televisions, one sky including sports and the other terrestrial only. I can highly recommend this cottage for any age group. Thank-you to the owners for our wonderful holiday

    Reviewed by RaymondJun 2022

  • "Such a wonderful location and a happy, homely place to stay for a weekend."

    We would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by TriciaJun 2022

  • "Fantastic location with stunning views of the area."

    The cottage is very cosy and comfortable and feels like a real home from home. The garden is beautiful with lots of places to sit and admire the view. The paths up into the hills are right on your doorstep, so it’s perfect for exploring the Malverns. Can’t recommend this cottage enough!

    Reviewed by SarahMay 2022

  • "Another lovely week at Lilac cottage."

    The views are tremendous and the cottage is very comfortable.

    Reviewed by LindaApr 2022

  • "Comfortable cottage with beautiful views."

    Conveniently placed for walks on the Malvern Hills and for exploring the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by RichardApr 2022

  • "Beautiful views and stunning walks just outside your door."

    Plenty of space to park your car and the cottage has a very homely feel about it with room to enjoy the peace and quiet of the Malvern hills. Afternoon tea sitting in the garden was wonderful just soaking up the views.

    Reviewed by AlanApr 2022

  • "This is a lovely house (not a cottage); everything was as stated, especially its lovely location."

    I should point out that the twin bedroom is considerably smaller than the other and more suited to children, as the wardrobe is very small. We also looked in vain for re-cycling of glass, paper, plastic and the promised bin bag collection on the Thursday did not collect our bag, though we left it on top of the hedge (at the end of the hedge), as per instructions. Future hirers might be advised to use a 'one way' system for arriving and leaving, coming in via the Sugar Loaf Cafe and going out via the southern end, as turning the car around on the drive is difficult. But these are minor points - all round it is a lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by IanMar 2022

  • "Really beautiful place to stay."

    Very clean, with everything you need on hand. Amazing location with direct access to numerous beautiful walks. Nice enclosed garden, great for the dogs, with fantastic views. No complaints whatsoever. Fully recommend.

    Reviewed by PaulMar 2022

  • "Ideal prime location for walking directly from the cottage into the Malvern Hills and close to the shopping and other facilities in town."

    Well equipped and comfortable cottage with plenty of character. Delightful gardens for sitting and admiring the wonderful views and sunsets.

    Reviewed by CliveMar 2022

  • "None - cottage was perfect"

    Reviewed by ElizabethFeb 2022

  • "Cosy and calming Perfect"

    Reviewed by GrahamFeb 2022

  • "A property full of rustic charm and set in the most fantastic location."

    We had the most amazing 4 days despite the storms. The views are breathtaking and for those that enjoy a good walk or run it is perfect. The house itself is so much bigger than you would expect and having a aga was a real bonus. The basket of goodies on arrival was a lovely touch. We are already looking at booking later in the year.

    Reviewed by SimonFeb 2022

  • "The cottage was very clean with great location."

    However there were a few factors that caused concern. The front door was extremely hard to exit. The handles were mismatched made exiting from the front door almost impossible. I shudder to think what would have happened if a fire broke out. The heating in the downstairs toilet needs to he repaired as well as the flush mechanism . The cottage was decorated with personal effects of a previous resident including photographs, while I do understand this was someone's home before I didn't really need a photo of the deceased staring at me while on holiday. Generally a bit of an upgrade is needed , new carpets new sofa would make a great difference.

    Reviewed by DaryllJan 2022

  • "We loved Lilac Cottage, and had a wonderful stay."

    The views are really uplifting and the kitchen lovely and warm thanks to the aga. The cottage far exceeded our expectations and was a perfect relaxing base. All in all, we’d heartily recommend it!

    Reviewed by CatherineJan 2022

  • "Lilac Cottage is a great holiday rental."

    It is well equipped, comfortable and in a fantastic location which means that you can walk straight out of the cottage onto the Malvern Hills. We would highly recommend the cottage and hope to return at some point in the future.

    Reviewed by JohnJan 2022

  • "We returned after more than 20 years away to celebrate my wife's birthday in our home town of Malvern."

    I am so glad I found Lilac Cottage! Nestled within the iconic Malvern Hills on the Herefordshire side lies this charming cottage. It has a beautiful exterior set within a very pretty garden which is dog safe. On opening the door you are welcomed by the warmth and inviting hallway that leads onto equally attractive rooms beyond. The lounge with open fire is the perfect location for relaxing after a walk on the hills, and the kitchen with its amazing AGA has everything you should need. The main bedroom is very comfortable and the views from here are incredible. The WiFi was consistently good and SKY TV was an added bonus. We look forward to staying here again probably in the Summer to sit in the garden and enjoy once again everything Lilac Cottage has to offer.

    Reviewed by GaryDec 2021

  • "This was our second Christmas at Lilac Cottage."

    It is idyllically placed right next to the Malvern Hills. The cottage itself sits high over West Malvern and you get some great sunsets in the evening. You can watch the lamps twinkle in the night, reminding you of Narnia. The local walks take you across gorgeous landscapes. The house is spacious and we learnt how to use and love the AGA which warms up the house. Even cooked the Christmas Dinner on it. It is a peaceful, tranquil, comfortable and beautiful house. The owner is very helpful and we loved the story behind the house - it feels loved and cherished.

    Reviewed by DianeDec 2021

  • "My abiding memory of this place is the unique view from the bedroom windows."

    Whilst lying in the big brass bed, before you is a landscape from the Lord of the Rings. Truly magical. The big AGA in the kitchen warms the house and cooks your eggs and bacon in the way only an AGA can, and the open fire in the front living room , with it's copious supply of kiln-dried wood keeps you cosy when resting after a bracing walk in the Malvern Hills, which are reached by the path that runs directly beside the cottage. An authentic and loved property which left us refreshed after a much- needed two night stay.

    Reviewed by JeromeDec 2021

  • "Very attractive and comfortable cottage in a marvellous location."

    The owner was extremely friendly and helpful. We are looking forward to returning some point in the following year.

    Reviewed by KevinNov 2021

  • "We throughly enjoyed a last minute stay at this beautifully positioned cottage."

    The views are spectacular. The property has everything a couple would need for short Autumn break. We walked the hills and return to a blazing log fire.

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2021

  • "A beautiful location and absolutely stunning views and sunsets, wow!"

    Sitting in the garden sipping wine on an unusually warm and sunny autumnal afternoon was wonderful! I have given mixed ratings because whilst the view and position were terrific and bedding was lovely and clean, the kitchen felt grubby (i.e. a classic 'man-draw' with nail clippers all in with the knifes and forks, old food in the cupboards and freezer... sticky surfaces, if you touched anything you felt like you needed to wash your hands (good practice anyway I guess!... it just all needed a proper clean), the downstairs bathroom and toilet were dirty (we ended up having to clean them before we used them), and the tiny shower room has mould in the shower; a dark downstairs toilet even with the light on so you can't see all you need to easily, a deafening pump kicks in to run the shower and if you happen to be in the loo next door (where the pump is located) is it so loud, the bed mattresses are uncomfortable and need changing, the furniture is old and dated and as I say a bit 'grubby'..... anyway that kind of thing. It is a stunning location and the walks from the front door are wonderful, it just lets itself down with the condition of a lot inside the cottage.

    Reviewed by JeremyOct 2021

  • "Lilac Cottage is in a beautiful location overlooking the Malvern Hills and in a great spot for walkers."

    It is clean and comfortable and has everything you would need. The Aga makes the best toast ever!

    Reviewed by FionaOct 2021

  • "This cottage has a fantastic setting, with beautiful walks to the Malvern Hills ridge starting literally from the door."

    You can do gentle low-level walks or steep and strenuous ones as you prefer. We had a generous welcome pack including lovely wine. The cottage is comfortable and warm with plenty of hot water and it was a bonus having Sky and Netflix TV. Views are amazing and the hosts were very friendly and helpful. We foolishly left our tablet behind when packing and they wrapped it up carefully and sent it to us at no charge. A hidden gem which we plan to return to. Best walk was along the ridge to British Camp (on Herefordshire Beacon) and don't forget to sample the fabulous gooseberry and elderflower sorbet at Rachel's Place by the car park! Really great place also if you are a mountain-biker.

    Reviewed by LorenzoSep 2021

  • "The views, location and the peace and quiet."

    Reviewed by IanAug 2021

  • "Great spot plenty of walking routes, great for dogs."

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2021

  • "Excellent cottage, delightful location , comfortable plus."

    Easy access to the Malvern Hills a well as local places of interest. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by PatrickMay 2021

  • "No. The local shop only opens for a few hours a day so."

    There should not be too much dependence on it. Not the easiest place to drive around but that is understood in hilly country.

    Reviewed by TimMay 2021

  • "The cottage was in a stunning location."

    We were lucky enough to have lovely weather to sit and admire the views. The cottage is very comfortable and has a lovely welcoming feel. A hidden gem.

    Reviewed by LindaApr 2021

  • "Super property with stunning views."

    Very comfortable and well equipped. Access to the Malvern hills from doorstep.

    Reviewed by KevinSep 2020

  • "The cottage was perfect to get away for a few days."

    The view is unbelievable, the pictures don’t do it justice at all (even though they still look pretty impressive) so we were blown away. Great background for breakfast in the morning and a glass of wine in the evening! TV fully set up when you need some down time and there are lots of games to keep you occupied. We used the Aga which was a first for both of us but we couldn’t not give it a go! The walks around the hills are breathtaking and well worth the muscle burn. Local area was nice and we found some great restaurants to go to. We would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by JoshJul 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage with wonderful views from its elevated position."

    The welcome pack was excellent especially the Malbec red wine. Superb location for walks onto the hills. Excellent living rooms including Sky Sports on the main tv which would have been great in normal times. We weren't that keen on the Aga (and some idiots guide instructions would have been good) but that's personal choice. Just a note for anyone looking at this property with a reactive dog - being on a busy walking route up to the Hills, other off lead dogs were near the cottage on a regular basis which meant that we couldn't walk our collie in the immediate area, but if you have a non reactive dog, it would be superb. The cottage is described as having a fully enclosed garden but there is a very low wall on one side (the lowest level) and a gap on the side (lower left corner) which any dog could jump over. The owners should address this or change the description to exclude the words "fully enclosed". Having said that, the garden and furniture provided are lovely. We left early due to escalating corona virus restrictions and a feeling that we needed to be at home at this difficult time but that is no reflection on the cottage.

    Reviewed by AnthonyMar 2020

  • "Comfortable, roomy cottage."

    Superb views and immediate proximity to hills. Aga is a real boon. Furniture all comfortable and quality. Warm even in windy , very cold weather. Garden must be a real boon in clement weather.

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2020

  • "Perfect place for a get away from it all break."

    The cottage is in a very quiet location, with spectacular views, within easy walk of a friendly country pub and cafe.

    Reviewed by AngelaJan 2020

  • "Everything about Lilac Cottage was as spectacular as described - internally very comfortable, and the views absolutely brilliant."

    Great location.

    Reviewed by AngelaJan 2020

  • "Amazing views and very comfortable cottage."

    Reviewed by SaraDec 2019

  • "It is a characterful and lovely cottage in an amazing setting."

    The owner was very friendly and so helpful. We are already planning to return very soon. Linda and Mick Jasper

    Reviewed by LindaOct 2019

  • "Really homely feel to the cottage and perfect for a walking holiday."

    Reviewed by PamelaSep 2019

  • "Wonderful views and sunsets, good siting within the Malvern Hills Commons, long & short walks from the door, useful starter pack, nice feel to the place, pity about the failing pub down the road but so many are failing these days."

    Your description has superlatives which don't separate it from the crowd these days - words like stunning are not appropriate, nobody was stunned, or we'd have had to get a doctor, but it was very attractive in all ways.

    Reviewed by Richard JohnSep 2019

  • "The Cottage is in a wonderful location on the side of the hill with stunning views."

    We could walk straight out of the door up on to the hills. Lovely and quiet. A wonderful cosy kitchen with an Aga, that warmed us when the evenings were a bit chilly. An ideal location for great walks.

    Reviewed by JuliaAug 2019

  • "Excellent holiday cottage in a lovely spot only downside - the shower head seemed to be broken - but on the other hand we loved the AGA - almost made the holiday."

    Great spot for the dog but the nearest pub was a let down as it didn't do food. Plenty of walking though - what we went for.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2019

  • "Fabulous location and stunning views."

    Well proportioned and excellent base for exploring from.

    Reviewed by MikeAug 2019

  • "The cottage was so beautiful in every way."

    The views were breathtaking, the cottage extremely clean, well equipped with everything you need and the welcoming pack was a special treat. The access to the hills is great, as we walked up there everyday. This has to be the best holiday cottage in Malvern. We will certainly be back when we can. Thank you Jacqui & Peter

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2019

  • "The cottage was wonderful, spacious and well equipped, loved the Aga!"

    The location was perfect, fabulous views and access directly to the hills for walking. The hills provide incredible views. The owners obviously care about their guests and the personal touches such as gifts show this. The history of the cottage and former family owners was interesting. Everything you could think of was provided, very clean and nice comfortable beds. You would never know that it was a pet friendly cottage, as when you walk in everything is so immaculate. Love the hallway and layout. We would recommend this lovely cottage to anyone. We could easily see ourselves living there!

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2019

  • "The cottage was fabulous, there was a lovely welcome pack with wine, bottled water, bread, breakfast cereal, jam, marmalade, milk, butter, tea bags, coffee and sugar !"

    The beds were all beautifully made, and the towels fluffy and white. The garden was beautifully kept, and had plenty of garden furniture to use. It really was one of the best cottages we have stayed in. My only recommendations would be : a dressing table sited near a plug socket, so I could dry my hair in front of a mirror, a shaving/electric toothbrush socket and possibly an outside clothes airer to dry washing.

    Reviewed by LindaJun 2019

  • "The cottage has everything you could need for an amazing holiday."

    The views from the cottage are outstanding. There are so many lovely walks you could do, and they’re all accessible from behind and around the cottage. The host, Nick, happened to be there when we arrived and showed us around himself. He’d also provided a wonderful basket full of food and drink to get us started and he’d left us milk and butter in the fridge as well. We were really sad to leave and would love to return again to Lilac Cottage.

    Reviewed by RoozbehMay 2019

  • "My husband & I found Lilac Cottage easily with sat nav & your directions, & a welcome basket of wine, milk, bread, etc."

    , was a real treat to sit in the comfortable garden chairs with a glass of wine & admire the fantastic view. Lilac Cottage could be the highest property on the 'Sugar loaf hill. From every window the vista was amazing we could break into song as we could see for ' Miles & Miles & Miles' Laying in bed in the morning listen to the church chiming the hour, birds singing & looking out to that beautiful view will stay with us always. 'The British Camp' was the first steep hill I had ever climbed, not being the fittest of a seventy year olds, we will look back on the video of me panting with a grin, of course babies born to walking were passing me, but, when Andy realised I wasn't a mountain goat, we took the more gentle paths & I reached the top of the 'Beacon' something I'm now very proud of. Again a song comes to mind ' the hills are alive with the sound of Midges' Thank- you Sykes for showing us a piece of heaven.

    Reviewed by LindaMay 2019

  • "The five star billing relates only to the views from this cottage."

    They were lovely. However the sofa in the living room was very flat and the mattress on the bed was not good for people with a back complaint. Views 5 star, cottage overall 3 star.

    Reviewed by William ThomasApr 2019

  • "Location the best views"

    Reviewed by PhilipMar 2019

  • "The cottage location is great for the views."

    Unfortunately we found the steep inclines to the cottage and the surrounding area too much for our arthritic knees.

    Reviewed by FrancisMar 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful area."

    Walks into the Malvern hills with our two cocker spaniels straight from the front door. The cottage warm, cosy and clean. Loved the Aga and the log burner. The weather exceptionally good for February and we viewed the beautiful sunset most evenings. Would not hesitate to recommend Lilac cottage especially if you love long walks with your dog. We had a lovely stay at Lilac Cottage and will hopefully return next year.

    Reviewed by NormanFeb 2019

  • "Wonderful cottage on Malvern Hills excellent choice for those enjoying walks right on your doorstep."

    The welcome basket was a wonderful surprise thank you. Natural beauty and quiet area, very enjoyable. Would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by GordanaJan 2019

  • "The cottage was so so good, in a great position, the views were to die for."

    And first time cooking on a arga. To sit in the garden in the summer must be amazing.

    Reviewed by PhilipDec 2018

  • "Fantastic base to explore the malverns."

    Cottage was warm and welcoming and the aga and open fire are a real treat.

    Reviewed by JayneDec 2018

  • "Fantastic location in the hills, ideal for walking and getting away from it all."

    Reviewed by NeilOct 2018

  • "The location was brilliant the cottage was magnificent and the holiday was the best We’ve."

    Had in years to wake up each morning and see the mist in the valley was lovely.the cottage had everything you could want and the aga in the kitchen was brill.Malvern was only 10 mins away with big supermarkets for everything you need .Thank you for an excellent holiday .

    Reviewed by MelodyOct 2018

  • "Beautiful atmospheric cottage which we loved and will definitely return to."

    Just for ur information only: the door handles were very stiff and the steps up and down were a little challenging. Me and mum are both visually impaired and mum is in a wheelchair. But yes, we managed and loved it.

    Reviewed by FrancesOct 2018

  • "Lilac cottage is probably the best cottage we have ever stayed in its location ..."

    Lilac cottage is probably the best cottage we have ever stayed in its location is just a paradise for walkers and dogs the view from the patio you could sit there all day and just admire the scenery The local shopping in great Malvern is excellent Waitrose supermarket a pleasure to shop in Thanks Sykes cottages for a great week’s holiday

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2018

  • "We believe that Lilac cottage to the best cottage that we have ever stayed at, now this is not an easy statement to make or to justify without us first having reviewed all of the places that we have visited over many years."

    The interior and exterior of the cottage are fresh and very clean and a lot of energy has gone into it, my first reaction when going into the hall was its like a hotel, and each room offers all that you will need for a great stay. Now the views are beyond description or photograph and must be seen to be believed they are stunning, we estimated that the views across the valley are in the distance of about 25 miles and the sunsets are fantastic. Its been so good to sit outside every day last week, made more comfortable by the outdoor chairs and the benches and tables. I sat outside on 3 evenings watching the stars and a very feint Milky Way form, although not a Dark skies area its very good. As far as access to the Malvern hills is concerned you walk out of the front door or garden gate and you are on them, its as simple as that. We walked into Great Malvern and it took us less than half an hour going but quite a bit longer coming back. The Beacon and Sugar loaf are the nearest hills and the paths are well defined and good. And of course there is the Aga which is a beast of a thing and we wondered if it would be too hot in the kitchen, but it wasn't an issue but we where glad of the microwave. The Aga makes good toast which was the limit of my experience. Oh and there is a Dish washer which isn't mentioned in the description. Lilac cottage is a much loved home and we would love to go back again.

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2018

  • "What a fabulous find."

    Booked last minute and had a lovely break. The cottage is great. Very homely and luxurious. Loved the aga and cooking the old fashioned way. Walks from the cottage are straight from the gate with miles of the Malvern hills. The view from the cottage is outstanding- spent hours just sitting and staring out and taking it all in. Didn’t want to leave and will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by HeatherJul 2018

  • "Amazing views from the property."

    Very quiet and peaceful location. Can't recommend this place high enough.

    Reviewed by DamianJun 2018

  • "We were very happy with our stay at Lilac Cottage."

    In particular, the position as shown in the photograph was accurate which meant that from the outset we felt it met expectations. The owners had thought through their guests' needs as far as one possibly can, and a minor problem was sorted out within half an hour of a phone call. We found the cottage to be a perfect location for quiet relaxation with a stunning view of the Welsh mountains and a network of walks in the Malvern Hills on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by B MJun 2018

  • "It has astonishing views, quiteness and fantastic walks on the door step."

    Everything about it was far in excess than one expect from a holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by StuartJun 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with a basin and WC, ground floor shower room with basin and WC, ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with open fire
  • Snug
  • Gas Central Heating, open fire
  • AGA range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, 1 x Sky TV & Sky sports, 1x TV with Freeview, Xbox, selection of games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel Cot available on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed gravelled area with furniture, lawns
  • 2 Well behaved dogs allowed
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 200 yards away, pub 5 minute walk. Note: Guests visiting Lilac Cottage should be aware that the kitchen is accessed from the hallway via a small step and the sitting / dining room is also on two levels
  • Therefore, care should be taken negotiating them

The property

This detached cottage, bursting with warmth, sits in an idyllic elevated position amid the Malvern Hills AONB, close to the town of Great Malvern.

Its fine scenery, it's superb walking and cycling opportunities and charming interior makes it a lovely base for groups or couples, friends or families who are looking for a getaway in this wonderful region.

Painted in refreshing natural calico, enter this splendid cottage and on your left rests an attractive shower room.

Across the hallway you will find a charming and rustic kitchen/diner, lined with stunning wooden furnishings and dominated by a fabulous AGA range cooker, the magnificent scenery is enough to make the washing up an enjoyable task.

To enjoy a quiet moment or two, take yourself in the snug room where you can watch a spot of TV or enjoy a good book.

The ground floor also offers a heart-warming living/dining room, enhanced by an exposed stone feature wall whilst offering a wealth of snug seating, a lovely period fireplace and a TV, this is a wonderful spot to sit and unwind come the evening.

The two bedrooms can be found on the first floor; a double and a twin room are thoughtfully touched with homely features to make you feel welcome whilst you catch your well-earned rest at the end of each action-packed day.

After exploring the picturesque Malvern Hills, you may wish to enjoy a soak in the stunning period bathroom which boasts the property's original pretty tiling and benefits from a classy roll-top bath.

Explore the luscious countryside that is visible from Lilac Cottage at your own leisure, the Malvern Hills AONB also offers a wealth of superb activities including high ropes, climbing and abseiling for energetic holidaymakers.

For a slower-paced getaway, explore the wealth of fascinating towns and cities in the surrounding area.

Ledbury, Worcester and Hereford are among the closest and most wonderful with their marvellous architecture and wealth of things to see and do.

Bring your loved ones along to Lilac Cottage to tour this fabulous area from a welcoming base.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


  • Ledbury 7 miles
  • Worcester 10 miles
  • Hereford 23 miles

Malvern is an excellent centre for both long and short holidays. Its unique history, dramatic countryside and close proximity to numerous places of interest offer plenty for all visitors to discover. 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 spectacular views in all directions. Other outdoor activities available include high ropes, climbing and abseiling and fishing and river cruises are available nearby. A number of National Trust properties, gardens and vineyards are within easy reach. Malvern has many individual shops, cafes, art galleries and restaurants and a luxurious spa. Great Malvern dates back to the Bronze Age and is situated on the eastern side of the dramatic Malvern Hills. The town holds antique and craft fairs, farmers’ markets and many auctions throughout the year, as well as the Great Malvern Food Festival in June. Malvern Theatres has an extensive programme throughout the year including productions from the West End and the Royal Shakespeare Company, musicals, and dance, to world-renowned musicians and orchestras; the associated cinema screens new releases. In June Ledbury hosts an annual Poetry Festival. For the motor enthusiast the Morgan Motor Company is within walking distance of the cottage and, on the hills, Eastnor Castle’s summer events programme includes the Land Rover Experience. It is just a short drive to 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). Worcester, one of the Three Choirs Festival cities, is within easy driving distance as are Tewkesbury, Hereford and the Wye valley. Easy access to the M5 and M50 motorways brings other places within reach such as Gloucester with its historic dockyard, Monmouth and the Forest of Dean, and Cheltenham and its festivals. Convenient rail and bus links enable days out without a car. A great holiday destination at any time of year.

Guests visiting Lilac Cottage should be aware that the kitchen is accessed from the hallway via a small step and the sitting / dining room is also on two levels. Therefore, care should be taken negotiating them

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas