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The Old Piggery

(Ref. 1105036)

Defford, Worcestershire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "Such a beautiful property come rain or shine, inside and out."

    ... Well equipped with all needed for a comfortable stay...

    Reviewed by Jenna4.7Feb 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Piggery."

    The cottage was very comfortable with a lovely outlook and garden. Tara and Paul were on hand should we need them and the welcome pack with homemade bread, eggs, local milk and other treats was great. Our cockerpoo loved the garden and walks at nearby Croome Court. We would definitely recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jan 2024

  • "We had a fantastic stay at the old piggery, big thank you to Tara and Paul."

    The location is great, lots of lovely walks and dog friendly pubs nearby, and it was so nice to have such a large enclosed area for our dog, Max. The accommodation was very clean and has clearly been renovated to a really high standard, couldn’t recommend it enough.

    Reviewed by Elliot5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had days and days of rain but how lucky we were to be staying in such beautiful accommodation!"

    The cottage is lovely, well laid out and well equipped. Although we couldn’t make much use of it because of the soggy ground the garden is a great size, totally enclosed and a haven for our four legged friends.

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Dec 2023

  • "Brilliant property friendly helpful owners nearby."

    We have visited several times and are planning a further booking. Peaceful, attractive location is good for visiting many places of interest in the area. Booking thru Sykes went like clockwork a usual.

    Reviewed by Cliff5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had an enjoyable holiday at the Piggery."

    Tara and Paul were very hospitable. Nice welcome pack very acceptable. Very clean, comfy bed, excellent shower, enclosed back garden although our dog escaped under the gate.(requires wire mesh at the bottom of gate to stop small dogs escaping) We hope to return in near future.

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2023

  • "The Old Piggery was very well welcoming as we’re Tara and Paul and Lottie."

    The welcome pack was very much appreciated. It was lovely to find a dog friendly garden which was just that and had be well secured. Everything was very clean and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Oct 2023

  • "Perfect cottage, beautiful inside and out."

    Probably the cleanest place we have ever stayed! Really good hosts. Our dog loved the fully enclosed garden. Would stay here again.

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Oct 2023

  • "Excellent clean, well appointed accommodation with everything needed for an enjoyable stay."

    The garden was completely fenced in so perfect for our dog, and a quiet and peaceful location, perfect for visiting the Malvern Hills, Worcester, and even the Cotswolds. Unfortunately we had to leave a day early due to my husband's illness, but Tara was very helpful, even returning some items we had left there! We hope to be able to come back next year and finish our sightseeing,but highly recommend the Old Piggery.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Oct 2023

  • "One of the best presented, well equipped, clean cottages it's been our pleasure to stay in."

    Lovely welcome pack, and lovely welcome from owners. A great setting, too.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2023

  • "Best of many cottages we have stayed in."

    Extremely well equipped, very comfortable, nice outside patio. Welcome pack much appreciated, especially the home made bread. Great tranquil location

    Reviewed by Keith3.8Aug 2023

  • "I had a perfect stay in The Old Piggery."

    The conversion has been furnished to a beautiful, comfortable standard- a true home from home. The garden was wonderful for my dog to explore and fully enclosed. We found lots of lovely walks and I felt rested and ready to get back to work at the end of it. Just what I wanted and needed. We will definitely return. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was beautifully decorated and very clean."

    The patio area has now been fenced off which made it really nice, plus huge front garden, which also gets the sun. Tara and Paul were lovely, and had freshly cooked bread, some cookies and milk from local farm awaiting us which again was really nice. The area is lovely and very accessible to lots of attractions. Would definately return at some stage, and thoroughly recommend the cottage.

    Reviewed by June5.0Jul 2023

  • "Our second visit to this very nice cottage and we plan further visits."

    As described and clean comfortable and very well equipped. Friendly pleasant owners and a good location . Thank you Sykes and owners Tara. and Paul

    Reviewed by Cliff5.0Jun 2023

  • "Cottage very clean comfortable and well equipped the garden well maintained and ..."

    Cottage very clean comfortable and well equipped the garden well maintained and dog proof the hosts friendly and helpful the best cottage we’ve had so far

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a fantastic week, thank you very much for your hospitality Beautiful ..."

    We had a fantastic week, thank you very much for your hospitality Beautiful property, we managed to get out and about everyday, did everything we had planned

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0May 2023

  • "The property was very attractive, comfortable and furnished to a high degree."

    It was a pleasure to stay there and the hosts were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation and helpful friendly owners"

    Reviewed by Paul David5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely relaxing stay and appreciated the accommodation very much being warm and cosy at such a time of very cold spell."

    There was internet but very weak and more often than not non existent which at times was very frustrating but understand the situation.

    Reviewed by Eileen4.4Dec 2022

  • "A lovely cottage with relaxing atmosphere."

    Very clean and well equipped. Bed and lounge seating was all very comfortable, owners friendly and helpful. The cottage was well located for our personal travel plans and is close to numerous places of interest. We will certainly be keen to return in the not too distant future.

    Reviewed by Cliff4.7Nov 2022

  • "Beautiful conversion with great quality furnishings Excellent area for eating ..."

    Beautiful conversion with great quality furnishings Excellent area for eating and discovering Friendly helpful owners Thoroughly recommend

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation and helpful hosts."

    All the equipment was new and the place clean. Nice area to explore. Good pubs and restaurants nearby. Croome park very worthwhile visit, just a few miles away. Internet was intermittent

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely hideaway - perfect for decompressing from the pressures of work!"

    Clean, comfortable, quiet & calm. Pleasant & attractive outside areas for morning coffee or eating & reading. And thank you for the delicious bread! Only teeny gripe was that the TV is very small for ageing eyes but that really is a very minor gripe for a wonderful & very reasonably priced property.

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Sep 2022

  • "One of the best holiday properties we have been to-just perfect in every way and so beautifully furnished and equipped."

    Delightful owners and a lovely rural situation. Completely 5*

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2022

  • "Tara & Paul, excelled in providing great holiday accommodation for us."

    A fantastic welcome pack of provisions included eggs, milk, tea bags, biscuits, and a newly home made loaf of bread which was delicious. The king size bed was very comfortable as was all the different seating areas. The Old Piggery made a great place for us to be able to visit the surrounding area's and towns which are a short drive away. Pershore is a nice town where we enjoyed a Classic Car Show, it also has an Asda store. Tewkesbury is a lovely town, where we enjoyed a lovely boat trip on the River Avon.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2022

  • "Tara and Paul were the perfect hosts we had a warm welcome and we’re there for us if any problems arose, the property is lovely, very well appointed and comfortable with everything you need for an enjoyable stay, the only negative we can give is the Wi-Fi, some days it struggled to reach 2mb and as we had taken our Firestick with us , we struggled to watch a film when we wanted to, but this would not put us off going back again, The Piggery is an ideal place for visiting so many parts of the different counties, most places like Stratford etc only a 40 mins drive away and ideal to explore the Malverns, overall we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend The Piggery to family and friends and would love to go back ourselves one day."

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2022

  • "Piggin' perfect!"

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2022

  • "Wonderful secluded property for a quiet break to explore Malvern countryside."

    The Old Piggery is clean, comfortable and fully stocked for every need. Nice welcome pack of bread, milk, eggs, tea and biscuits were appreciated.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Jun 2022

  • "An absolute gem of a cottage, everything was immaculate and spotlessly clean, had everything you needed for a lovely relaxing stay, 5 star cottage and would definitely recommend for chilling out and getting away from it all."

    We will certainly be coming back to stay xxx

    Reviewed by Rosamund5.0Jun 2022

  • "A lovely property in a good location for various cotswold attractions."

    Very remote so good for those wanting a get away. The property was lovely and clean and well stocked with everything you would expect. The owners had kindly left a welcome bag of milk eggs and bread which was thoughtful. I’d definitely recommend the property to a couple looking for a quiet time away together. Only downside is their were some problems with their air heatpump and a lack of hot water occasionally. I am sure the owners will get this fixed soon though. Overall this didn’t spoil our stay in a lovely modern but cosy cottage.

    Hi Richard & Olivia, Thank you for the lovely feedback. Glad to report that the plumber came today to fix the fault on the air source heat pump. So fingers crossed no more hot water issues. Best Regards Tara & Paul Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Jun 2022

  • "We really enjoyed this cottage it was an ideal cottage as a base for sightseeing trips and lots of English Heritage and National Trust to visit."

    It was so peaceful. We sat out on the patio and we watched the Bats flying about. You wanted for nothing it was so well equipped. We even had a lovely welcome pack. The owners were very nice and helpful. John and Christine. Warrington. Cheshire.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • One king-size bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Air source central heating with underfloor heating throughout
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Front, non-enclosed patio with furniture and fire pit
  • Large, rear, enclosed garden with lawn, gravelled area and furniture
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 1.1 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: This property is located on the owner's grounds
  • Note: Property does not accept children.

The property

Tucked away on the outskirts of Defford, Worcestershire is this romantic barn conversion, The Old Piggery.

A detached property with ground-floor living and surrounded by countryside, this charming dwelling is brimming with character and offers easy access to two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Malvern Hills and the Cotswolds; a romantic spot for two to get away from it all!

Park in the off-road parking before stepping into the open-plan living space with a vaulted ceiling and original, exposed beams.

This bright, sociable space has a breakfast bar for two and a fully equipped kitchen, sure to please any budding chef, with an electric oven and hob, built-in microwave, and a dishwasher.

You'll also find a utility area with a fridge/freezer and a washing machine ready to go after busy days exploring the countryside.

When it's time to relax, locate the snug sitting area to sink into the sofa and watch the Smart TV.

Just next door you'll find the bedroom with a sumptuous king-size bed, plenty of storage space, and a stylish, contemporary en-suite shower room with a spacious walk-in shower to freshen up before the day ahead.

In the mornings, savour a cup of coffee in the front patio, a sunny spot to plan your itinerary, whilst the large, rear garden is a secluded sanctuary to picnic on the lawn or dine alfresco!

You'll also find country walks leading right from your doorstep, with plenty of idyllic scenery to explore nearby, including Tiddesley Wood and the 18th-century Croome, the National Trust's restored house surrounded by landscaped gardens.

The village of Defford has everything you need for a self-catering stay, including Revills Farm Shop and Cafe, the Defford Arms, and The Flybridge at Defford Marina when you don't fancy cooking.

The market town of Pershore is a short drive away where Pershore Abbey, Avon Meadows, and the nearby Vale Golf & Country Club ensure a wonderful day out!

On your way to trek the Malvern Hills AONB, stop off at the picturesque Upton upon Severn with the curious Tudor House Museum, or perhaps you'll visit Great Malvern to stroll around Great Malvern Priory and Priory Park, followed by a sweet treat at St Ann’s Well Café.

For a change of pace, the cathedral city of Worcester has plenty to see and do, whilst the large town of Cheltenham sits picture-perfect on the edge of the Cotswolds.

A romantic break in Worcestershire awaits at The Old Piggery.

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About the location


Pershore 3.5 miles; Upton on Severn 5 miles; Malvern 12 miles; Cheltenham 16 miles.

Defford is a small village on the edge of Bredon Hill, in Worcestershire's Heritage Garden, one of the most unspoilt areas of England, famous for its Blossom Trail and locally grown fruit and veg. The elegant market town of Pershore, on the River Avon, is a short drive away, boasting Georgian architecture, a medieval Abbey and many shops, restaurants and traditional inns. Close by is the riverside town of Upton on Severn with its' flourishing marina, half-timbered buildings, music and water festivals, and popular local vineyard. The magnificent Malvern Hills and Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of Shakespeare, numerous National Trust properties, Cheltenham Racecourse and ancient mellow Cotswold villages are also within easy reach. The many delights of Worcestershire's open countryside, with its' agricultural shows, open gardens and village fetes, typifies rural England and was reputedly used as a model for BBC 4's The Archers. There are many lovely walks and cycle trails, museums and olde worlde pubs - something to suit all tastes and at time of year.

Note: Property does not accept children.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas