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Rookery Farm Cabin

Broadway, Worcestershire (Ref. 1001784)

4.3

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Enjoyed our stay at rookery cottage every thing was fine thank goodness we took a torch or we could have ended up in small pond."

    It would be difficult for anyone who was in any way disabled due to all the lovely walks but to get there it's up hill or down dell. Very good holiday

    Reviewed by Sheila MNov 2021

  • "Need a door on the en-suite and a WiFi booster as unable to watch Netflix I player etc because if buffering"

    Reviewed by JaneNov 2021

  • "Had a very peaceful week at the log cabin."

    Very quiet, comfy beds, lovely and warm. Great walks and wild life. Having a dog meant having to put her on the lead from the door so wouldn’t go in the summer when you might want to have the front door open but for autumn was fine. Could do with a few lamps other than that well equipped. Thanks

    Reviewed by CarolineOct 2021

  • "A lovely cottage."

    Clean and tidy. Excellent facilities with wonderful grounds and view. The owner, Sally, was very responsive to enquiries and easy to contact. Will certainly come again.

    Reviewed by AOct 2021

  • "Beautiful place."

    The cabin and its setting were picturesque and better than we had expected. It was spacious and well equipped. Unfortunately, the WiFI was nonexistent. We asked for help but we had no assistance from the hosts besides "we've not had a problem before" Which I find hard to believe when we couldn't even watch Netflix without buffering, something I'd forgotten existed. Both the beds and the sofas were uncomfortable with the springs of the bed squeaking and digging into our backs as we tried to sleep. The seating area in the lounge can be re-organized and made to be more comfortable. There were no cleaning utensils to wash up or clean surfaces. A duster would have been good for all the spiderwebs on arrival. Loved the inclusion of the BBQ + utensils and the rocking chair. Outdoor decking was crying out for a hot tub, its very underutilized and always in the shade. A few things need improving and then this property would be a 10/10 and would love to come back!

    Reviewed by ColinSep 2021

  • "The most idilic setting , very private with beautiful surroundings and close to ..."

    The most idilic setting , very private with beautiful surroundings and close to all amenities , I have been twice and look forward to my next visit

    Reviewed by PhyllisAug 2021

  • "Absolutely fantastic !"

    ! The cabin was in a beautiful location and immaculate The facilities and comfort of the log cabin were outstanding. We Couldn’t have asked for anything better what a beautiful place.

    Reviewed by JamesAug 2021

  • "Whilst we had a lovely holiday and the cabin is advertised as 'dog friendly'."

    On our first venture out to explore our surroundings. We had only gone 2 minutes from the cabin when our dog was accosted by 3 large black/white collies from the nearby house. The owner was screaming at them to go home but one dog was determined to attack our dog and kept coming at our dog snarling. I and my daughters between us managed to stay between the collie and our dog. Not a very nice welcome and quite frightening nor was there an apology from the owner whom we assume was Sally

    Reviewed by JoannaAug 2021

  • "Lovely location."

    Compact but facilities far better than expected - everything you needed in the kitchen. Didn't like not having a door on the bathroom! Great base for travelling to places of interest. Was perturbed to see all the dead fish in the pond - very sad but also not nice to look at. Hope that it can soon be filled with happy fish again.

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2021

  • "The log cabin, outer decking area and location are all fantastic."

    It's a real, spacious log cabin in a beautiful spot. Inside accommodation, whilst not being luxurious, was mostly comfortable and more than adequate for our needs on a week away from it all. Location is very good too, only about 10 mins drive from Broadway and ideally placed for exploring all that the Cotswolds have to offer. Walks available from the front door. It's got a pond outside and a lovely countryside view too. There a few glamping pods on a level below but they are out of sight and the cabin is surrounded by trees, grass and the pond. Idyllic. I believe things that need mentioning should be mentioned. Just a couple of points, so here goes: 1. The mattress in the main bedroom is hard and springy. It's uncomfortable and needs changing. Having said that, my daughter stayed in the single room and that has the most comfortable mattress imaginable. She wouldn't swap though! 2. Put a door on the ensuite, really. Two simple enhancements that wouldn't cost the earth to make this place just about perfect. These points have been mentioned on previous reviews and I think the owner needs to act to add the topping to what is already a lovely place to stay. All said we had a lovely week.

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2021

  • "Directions to property not very clear."

    You say "turn right onto Buckle Street" but there is no sign to indicate that the road in question is, in fact, called Buckle Street. It would be more useful to say "turn right on road signposted to Broadway Tower".

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2021

  • "The second bedroom is very poor, the wardrobe is nothing short of an obvious DIY and a poor job, plumbing gone crazy in this room, sorry but really needs some work."

    Main bedroom is in desperate need of a NEW MATTRESS without wire springs; come on guys considering the ensuite bathroom has the only shower in the in the cabin, hint, IT NEEDS A DOOR FOR A LITTLE PRIVATE TIME if just to read the newspaper. The main part of the cabin is fine but needs so TLC. Outside the decking requires a good jet wash. On the whole not bad, but in view of the last year a little time could have been spent on maintenence and appearance to bring this little gem back to its former glory, a wonderful little cabin crying out for love.

    Reviewed by ColinJul 2021

  • "The mattress needs replacing as springs stick up and twang everytime you move!"

    Sofa has been changed from photo....now very low and very uncomfortable. Please change. Location and facilities were otherwise great. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by SaraMay 2021

  • "We loved the cabin and its setting and it had everything we needed."

    It is spacious, we loved the covered porch area, swinging seat and above all the views and relative isolation and peace. I had not registered that there is no door to the very spacious en-suite and we could not find out how to switch on the extractor fan in the toilet which opens straight into the kitchen- it may not be working. The shower enclosure is big and the shower excellent. Plenty of storage and good facilities. I think some areas require some attention such as the silicone on the outside of the shower as it is very discoloured, and there may be an airlock in the heating pipes as we were woken in the night by some loud banging noises which stopped as soon as we turned down the heat in the towel rail. I agree with previous comments about lamps for the living area. Lovely walks from the door. I could have stayed much longer and we both agreed we could actually live there! So despite the small criticisms above we would book again without hesitation and would highly recommend this cabin to others

    Reviewed by GhislaineMay 2021

  • "The surrounding area is unbelievable, so many fantastic sights and walks right at the doorstep."

    Absolutely loved our time here. A relatively short and scenic walk down to the town of Broadway too.

    Reviewed by ConnorApr 2021

  • "Wonderful accommodation with everything you need and more - location perfect for exploring the Cotswolds."

    So much to do and the walking routes provide the most breathtaking views - provides a real sense of freedom. Would highly recommend to anyone :)

    Reviewed by LynetteOct 2020

  • "One word..."

    Outstanding !

    Reviewed by GrantMar 2020

  • "When I was a little boy, and went on holiday with my parents to the sea, I always had a sad feeling when the holiday was over."

    Never had this feeling until this holiday in Rookery Farm. We felt right at home in the beautiful cottage. The scenery was absolutely fabulous, and this was even when it was raining a bit a cloudy. I can only imagine how beautiful and full of colour it will be in the spring time. Absolutely loved it, and definitely will be coming back and certainly will,use Sykes Cottages again. Love the app, where it inform about restaurants, and points of interest.

    Reviewed by GerMar 2020

  • "Lovely location and accommodation."

    Peaceful and welcoming. If you publish it please make it anonymous. Thanks.

    Reviewed by PeterJan 2020

  • "This is a lovely cabin in a wonderful setting on a working farm."

    Its cosy & met our expectations. The master suite is large & the shower cubicle huge. The furnishings & kitchen are adequate for a self catering lodge. A washer/dryer is also provided which is a great addition when you're holidaying with dogs in November. The owner Sally is friendly but not intrusive. We stayed for 5 nights & we were sad to say goodbye, definitely somewhere we would go back to.

    Reviewed by KarenNov 2019

  • "Very relaxing."

    Open fire was very welcomed.

    Reviewed by GillianOct 2019

  • "Perfect, relaxing location."

    Central to beautiful cotswold villages. The cabin was spacious yet cosy with great outside space for dining.

    Reviewed by RebeccaSep 2019

  • "The cabin was lovely and Set in a beautiful location."

    Having read the reviews, some of which were negative, before going I am pleased to say that the owners made the changes that were mentioned in the reviews. Lovely holiday

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2019

  • "LISTENED TO THE REVIEWS BEFORE WE WENT."

    THE CABIN AND ITS SURROUNDINGS ARE GREAT BUT THE REVIEWS WERE CORRECT..........THE SOFA IS AWFUL AND SAT ON A DECKCHAIR BECAUSE ONLY ONE SEAT ON SOFA USABLE...........FRONT DOOR NEEDS EFFORT TO CLOSE (LUCKILY STRONG HANDLE AND WILL LOCK WITHOUT DOOR FULLY CLICKED SHUT).......HAD SAME ISSUE AS PREVIOUS TENANT FRIDGE WAS FROZEN ON DRAIN SO HAD WATER DRIPPING OUT TO FLOOR (UNABLE TO DO ANYTHING WITH IT). THESE ARE SMALL THINGS AND I WILL BE RETURNING AS ITS A GREAT SPOT........HOPE THEY READ REVIEW.

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2019

  • "I am really sorry writing this review as myself my Husband and Molly dog were looking forward to staying in a luxurious cabin due to the stunning pictures on the Sykes site."

    The first problem is the steep rocky track with a sharp bend leading to the cabin. The cabin looked amazing from the outside and also on entering it. The first problem we encountered was the fridge, where the salad tray goes was soaking with water, we managed to unblock the drainage hole and mop up the water and it was OK, but a new fridge freezer is needed as it was the same when we left. The next problem was with the large corner sofa it looked fantastic but it was so uncomfortable that you ended up with a bad back after 20 minutes of sitting on it, on closer inspection you could tell it was quite old. The television had very bad reception on some channels and we thought it was because of the bad weather as it didn't stop raining on Sat, but it was like it all week even though the weather was fairly good. The other big problem was the bed, it was really uncomfortable and my Husband hardly had a decent nights sleep the whole week. The shower also overflowed when used and I had to clean the trap so the water could go down properly. The property has the potential to be amazing it is very spacious and the views are fantastic, it also has really good wifi. In our opinion it needs a new mattress a different sofa and a new fridge freezer. We didn't tell Sally about the problems because we sorted them out ourselves and obviously the bigger issues didn't have a quick fix. Sally's Mum did come to the cabin on the first evening we were there because we couldn't get the cooker to work, which she pressed some buttons and got it going for us. As I stated I really didn't want to have to write this review, but the cabin has only just been rented out from the beginning of this Year, so their is no need for so many issues already. Sally and her Mum are very nice people and I feel very mean leaving this review, but the issues did spoil our holiday as this was the most money we have spent on a Sykes holiday and from the pictures it didn't show the true reality of the cabin. One thing that should be mentioned on the website is the drive up to the cabin, we did phone Sykes to ask about the stones before we went, because someone else had mentioned it in their review, but we were told they were only small which isn't strictly true. Also If you have an estate car as we do because we have Molly it is very difficult to get round the sharp bend before having to go up the steep incline to the cabin where the stones make it difficult to reverse. It would have been one of the nicest properties we have stayed in with Sykes if it wasn't for the issues I have mentioned. The area is really pretty and very peaceful, lots of nice walks, lots of places to visit and the farm is up the same road as the Broadway tower which is well worth a visit for the spectacular views. Fix the problems and we wouldn't hesitate in recommending the Rookery Farm Cabin

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 2019

  • "The cabin is located on a farm estate not far from Capability Brown"s Broadway Tower, in the heart of the Cotswolds."

    It looks out onto fields with a small lake in the foreground. The interior is comfortable without being luxurious, iit is a cabin after all, and has an excellent heating system, if required. A utlity room has a washing machine and tumble dryer but no iron.. We found it well placed for touring the Cotswolds qand more than adequate for our needs.

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2019

  • "Quiet secluded location ideal for exploring cotswolds and surrounding areas ..."

    Quiet secluded location ideal for exploring cotswolds and surrounding areas Like previous visitors would have appreciated comfortable sofa as the one there was definitely showing its age with sunken base and was low to floor not really suited for elderly or disabled visitors Despite this really enjoyable time thank you

    Reviewed by RonaldJul 2019

  • "Overall the cabin was very nice."

    But feel it lacked a bit of TLC. The decking lacked any sort of furniture. Table and chairs would have been nice . The bench that was there was totally unuseable. There was a slide (which we did not need to use) but it was filthy. The decking lacked a sweep and clean. The front entrance looked like it had not been swept or cleaned for ages. The barbecue had obviously been used well, but had not been cleaned (which we did before using). Inside was clean and tidy. Settee was very uncomfortable and was full of holes and dog hairs underneath. Fridge needed a complete defrost as hole at back kept blocking. (Fridge full of water). These may seem minor things but would have made a whole difference to the standard of the cabin. The track that leads to the cabin is laid with rather large stones and makes it difficult to navigate especially in the rain. 4x4 definitely needed. My car took a bit of a battering and a small puncture has occurred. Obviously this could have happened anywhere but!!! The whole area is amazing and the views are to die for. We had a good time out and about. Mrs B W Boxall

    Reviewed by BarbaraJun 2019

  • "Lovely location but property needs upgrading both internally and externally."

    Totally agree with previous review re access, sofa, decking & barbecue.

    Reviewed by DebraJun 2019

  • "The cabin is sited in a lovely quite isolated position behind trees and is not visible from the road on approach."

    Having found the farm easily enough we had trouble locating the cabin and had to ask a neighbour for directions, therefore a sign would be of benefit at the beginning of the drive. Enjoyed the stay!!

    Reviewed by MarkJun 2019

  • "The kitchen would benefit from a few more pans and baking sheets, and a cafitiere."

    Reviewed by CharlesMay 2019

  • "À wooden house with a peaceful and beautiful view ."

    Reviewed by GloriaMay 2019

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The property

A dog-friendly, detached wooden lodge located on a rural farm in the north of the Cotswolds, Rookery Farm Cabin is only 4.3 miles by car from the picturesque village of Broadway.

Surrounded by mature trees and lush landscaping, with a pond just a stone’s throw away, it’s an ideal location for some quality rest and relaxation.

Inside is an open-plan layout dining and living area, with a slouchy sofa and woodburning stove – a cosy place to curl up with a good book – plus a compact kitchen with all the mod cons.

Just off the kitchen is a handy cloakroom with basin and WC.

Sleeping up to 3 guests, you get a well-proportioned king-size double bedroom with an en-suite walk-in shower room and a smaller bedroom with a single bed and its own in-built storage.

As the en-suite is the only bathroom with bathing facilities, guests will have to share.

Outside is a covered porch/entryway overlooking a well-manicured, unsecured pond.

As an added bonus, there is a small utility room off the porch housing a washer dryer and a place to store wet boots and other bits and bobs.

To the rear of the lodge is a generously-sized wooden deck, secured with a short fence and gate.

Approximately half a mile away is Broadway Tower, a historic folly by famed landscape designer Capability Brown.

Also of note is the close proximity of the Cotswold Way National Trail, which takes you on a scenic stroll straight to the Broadway high street in one direction or Chipping Campden in the other.

Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double
  • Cloakroom with WC and basin
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room and woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, washer dryer, TV, DVD player, books, games, DVDs, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Starter pack of logs also inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • One dog on lead allowed and no smoking
  • No children
  • Shop 4 miles; pub 2.5 miles
  • Note: Property only accepts children over the age of 10 due to lake near the property

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About the location

BROADWAY

Evesham 6.1 miles; Stow-on-the-Wold 11.5 miles; Tewkesbury 14.9 miles; Cheltenham 16.3 miles; Stratford-upon-Avon 15.4 miles; Oxford 41.4 miles

The charming village of Broadway, known as 'The Jewel of the Cotswolds', nestles beneath the Worcestershire hills. This quintessential English village, one of the most beautiful in the Cotswolds, offers a superb range of unique shops and boutiques, galleries and restaurants, but is also steeped in history with its origins dating back to Roman times. The world-renowned Lygon Arms has been popular for centuries, and now spa facilities can be enjoyed at pre-arranged times. Broadway serves as a great base for exploring the Cotswolds and surrounds with Stratford-upon-Avon, Cheltenham Spa and Worcester within easy reach. With an abundance of National Trust properties, museums, beautiful walks and cycle trails, this really is a great place for a relaxing holiday, all year round.

Region Information

This property does not accept children due to the unsecured surrounding areas

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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