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Brookside Lodge

(Ref. 1048507)

Defford, Worcestershire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

Reviews & Ratings

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  • quiet (11)
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31 Customer Reviews

  • "Extremely enjoyable second stay and will certainly hope to rebook."

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Apr 2024

  • "We have been using accommodation similar to this for many years but this was by far the best."

    The hospitality was superb…..if only all holidays were as good as this. If you like peace and quiet plus great wildlife then you won’t go wrong here.

    Reviewed by Donald5.0Sep 2023

  • "The lodge was perfect, can't fault it, quiet, warm, next to a pub that served great food, and in a location where there's plenty to see and do."

    The only problem was the lack of adequate recycling facilities. Better instructions as to what we should put in what bins. Although that could be down to the local council I suspect. Otherwise a great place to stay, would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Sep 2023

  • "This lodge was exactly as described."

    A beautiful setting and a real home from home. The owner, who came to welcome us when we arrived, was lovely and had left a welcome pack which had treats as well as some basics. In fact too much for our needs. It was the hottest week of the year and we really appreciated the fans provided. We would definately recommend for a quiet relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Sep 2023

  • "Really comfortable cottage."

    Owner had very thoughtfully put some welcome goodies in the fridge for us. Lots of great places to see locally. The Defford Arms do beautiful meals which can be enjoyed at home as they offer takeaway service. Will be returning for another holiday in the future and would definitely recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Bethan Evie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Our third visit to Brookside and it was as fantastic as ever."

    The lodge is always clean, comfortable and fully equipped. The hosts provide the best welcome pack of any place we have stayed. It is quiet and relaxing with lots of wildlife to watch from a comfortable veranda. The area is lovely too with lots of walks nearby and places to visit. We will be returning again as we love it.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2023

  • "So pleased we chose Brookside Lodge to visit the surrounding area."

    The driveway and gardens are lovely and well maintained. Sue gave us a warm friendly welcome. The welcome pack inside had all the essentials, including a bottle of red and white wine....Great start !! The lodge is spotlessly clean and has everything anyone needs for a very comfortable stay. Well furnished throughout with 2 bathrooms, lots of towels and double beds. Patio doors on lounge gives you a sense of being outdooors when sitting in. After a day out sightseeing, we looked forward to getting back and relax with a glass of wine on the decking when weather allowed. So peaceful with lovely views. The wildlfe was a bonus. Les would feed the badgers each night and watching them along with the foxes (so cute) was our evening entertainment. Also saw deer, squirrels, buzzards and red kite. The Defford Arms is only 150 yards with good choice of drinks, excellent food and great prices. A big thank you to Sue, Les and Neil. They should be very proud of themselves for keeping such high standards.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2023

  • "Superb accommodation and in a fantastic setting."

    Peaceful and tranquil for sitting out on the veranda watching the foxes, badgers, deer and other animals whilst sipping a glass or two. Provisions and comfort within the accommodation were second to none.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2023

  • "Very warm welcome."

    Fantastic welcome pack. Exceptional accommodation. Everything you could possibly need and more. Really good holiday with lovely views and wildlife. Very short walk to the pub which served exceptional meals all day.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0May 2023

  • "WiFi would be good, many people would be put off by not having a connection."

    Lovely accommodation and site. About 300 plates, loads of large catering bowls and far too many glasses. Clearing out cupboards would give more space for food storage, extra mugs and bowls. Removing the glass cabinet would give the dining area more space and the bookcase in the hallway is unnecessary.

    Hi Jill, thank you for your feedback. We do not advertise the property as having WiFi as the connection is often poor in the area, we would hate for anyone to be let down if the connection fails. We offer a selection of crockery as we realise a lot of guest like to visit our lodge and enjoy picnics and such events in which we feel the extra crockery would be a plus! Thank you once again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill4.7Apr 2023

  • "The lodge was immaculate and the views where lovely."

    The welcome pack very handy. It was very quiet and peaceful and will return very soon.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2023

  • "The welcome received is just so warm and the level of comfort is superb."

    Brookside is a true escape and being surrounded by peace, greenery is so good for wellbeing.

    Reviewed by Isabel5.0Feb 2023

  • "Came back for another break away and the welcome was extremely warm again from Sue, Les and Neil, they couldn’t have been kinder and once again, the welcome pack, warmth, fluffy towels, comfort was second to none."

    ..enjoyed tinkering on the piano again !!

    Reviewed by Isabel5.0Dec 2022

  • "We appreciated the warm welcome and generous welcome pack."

    The lodge was well appointed with everything we needed and there was no need to have brought anything. We appreciated the quiet atmosphere and the wildlife (deer, badgers, buzzards and heron). The location was central for visiting the Malvern Hills, Worcester, Croome and Witley Court. Local amenities in Defford included a farm shop and good pub food. All in all, an enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely lodge in beautiful, peaceful surroundings."

    Very well equipped, everything you could possibly need is provided. An extensive welcome pack was also provided by friendly, helpful and welcoming owners. Daily visits from foxes, badgers, deer and pheasants. Very short drive to the nearest town of Pershore where there is a big supermarket, lots of lovely local shops and a beautiful canal. Central to visit Gloucester, Cheltenham, Stratford, Tewkesbury etc.

    Reviewed by Teresa4.7Aug 2022

  • "Another awesome stay at brook side lodge."

    Clean, comfortable and well equipped. Lovely quiet location with amazing wild life.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2022

  • "Just what we were hoping for restful peaceful ."

    Owners helpful friendly,welcome package unexpected with some wonderful treats.At the end of the week we felt part of the family with the neighbours as well

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fabulous accommodation, peaceful, very comfortable with more than enough essentials supplied and the best welcome pack I’ve ever seen."

    It was also wonderful to see the wildlife around us. The property owners made us more than welcome, I’m sure we’ll visit again.

    Reviewed by Abbie5.0Jun 2022

  • "Amazing hosts, so very welcoming and friendly and extremely helpful."

    Wonderful regular sighting of Badgers and Foxes every evening.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great place, good owners."

    Great view. very comfy. No problems at all

    Reviewed by Jeffery5.0Apr 2022

  • "The property (lodge) was fantastic in all aspects, cleanliness,layout,facilities etc, but the location and the view were and are tremendous, the wildlife around the lodge was charming and varied,a real country environment but so well looked after."

    I could carry on about this excellent lodge, but I need to emphasize the owners played a massive part in making this a first class break, from the start by providing a wonderful welcoming pack and then being so welcoming to us. We would and will recommend this lodge to everyone.

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Apr 2022

  • "Perfect place for a get away from life, tranquility guaranteed and seeing nature was just needed as was tinkering the ivories once again."

    The comfort and welcome package just makes you feel very at home, as was the owners welcome !

    Reviewed by Isabel5.0Feb 2022

  • "Very good place to stay would recommend to anyone."

    Very helpful owners. Nothing was too much trouble

    Reviewed by Jeffery5.0Feb 2022

  • "Property is ideally situated in a beautiful location with in easy reach of the Cotswolds and MalverN hills ."

    The property is spacious clean and well equipped and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will certainly return if we have the opportunity.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Nov 2021

  • "The tranquility of setting couldn’t have been more perfect."

    Owners were very friendly as were neighbours and the welcoming pack was perfect. Lodge was fitted out with everything and they have thought of every need possible to make my stay just perfect. The piano was a bonus and we enjoyed tinkering the ivories, despite being off key. Buzzards, wren woodpeckers and herons delighted me, as did the all important dark night sky. Perfect !

    Reviewed by Isabel5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great location to visit attractions in the area, well equipped lodge and very caring owners."

    We had a wonderful time, even though the weather was a bit inclement. Would certainly consider coming again.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Oct 2021

  • "We enjoyed the comfort of the lodge, fantastic views, and the wild life."

    The peace and quiet. How we were made so welcome by Sue Les and Neil. We will be back again.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Sep 2021

  • "The Lodge was amazing and so clean and new."

    Well equipped and home from home. Very quiet and peaceful a great place to relax yet central to lots of great places to visit including Tewksbury, Cheltenham, Malvern and The Morgan Car factory and National Trust sites.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Aug 2021

  • "The owners were very welcoming, nothing was too much trouble."

    They were helpful and knowledgeable regarding the local environment and nearby facilities. Brookside Lodge was very clean, it had a lovely outlook onto the Worcestershire countryside. Very quiet location, friendly atmosphere, lots of extra touches e.g. welcome hamper, numerous towels, plenty of kitchen equipment, a large fan in the main bedroom and parking next to the lodge. During the evening you can see foxes and badgers feeding close by, I also saw deer, and owl, a heron and wildlife near the stream. The booking with yourselves went very smoothly and to plan. I would highly recommend Brookside Lodge - a must visit and a little jewel in Worcestershire. Please note: You may publish my feedback, however I would like the feedback to be anonymous, thank you.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Jul 2021

  • "The lodge was lovely, clean, with everything you could possibly need."

    The situation was beautiful, great for watching wild life. The hosts were lovely, friendly and helpful. A last minute booking that we couldn’t have been more pleased with. We will definitely go there again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great hosts and a fabulous place to stay."

    Extremely comfortable, everything you need and wonderful wildlife to watch. Defiantly recommend and would go back

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms with TVs: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with Jack-and-Jill bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with Freeview and DVD player
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed decking with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Please note: only over 50s are allowed on site and no children; no exceptions
  • Note: There is no WiFi in this property, however there is 4G signal
  • Note: Property is not suitable for wheelchair usage due to gravelled path and 3 steps up to lodge

The property

Nestled among scenes of open countryside is this beautiful detached lodge, settled within the peaceful Neilson Park Caravan Park, an over 50s estate offering a quiet retreat.

Brookside Lodge is the perfect base for a group of friends or couples looking to enjoy a tranquil getaway to Worcestershire.

Find the lodge overlooking idyllic open countryside, with a babbling beck resting below, making your way up a few steps to enclosed decking with seating where you can sip on your morning coffee as you breathe in the fresh air and look out for badgers, foxes and buzzards.

Take off your shoes in the hallway and be welcomed by an amazing feature of history, a traditional piano with engraving of its old owners, which include Princess Ingrid of Sweden, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret!

The lodge houses two welcoming double bedrooms with plush furnishings and access to their own en-suites, one with a private shower room and the other with a Jack-and-Jill bathroom leading out to the hallway, meaning everyone can enjoy a soak in the bath tub.

Settle in for a quiet evening in the open-plan living space, here you can rustle up your best cooking in the well-equipped kitchen before gathering together and discussing the day over a bottle of wine on the dining table.

After this, cosy up on the couch and be entertained by a captivating film, ending the day perfectly.

Take a quiet stroll over to the local village pub which is owned by the same owners of the property and tuck into a tasty pub grub with a beverage of your choice before heading over to the local farm shop which sells fresh produce for all your home-cooked meals.

Venture over to Pershore market town, home to a wider selection of amenities including retail shopping, restaurants and pubs, showcasing Georgian architecture throughout.

Enjoy an adventure-filled day exploring the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, discovering dramatic landscapes, glistening springs, and high peaks among long walking and cycling trails The property is local to Croome Court National Trust park about 4 miles away.

Visit the thriving city of Worcester and soak up the local history and culture at Worcester Cathedral, Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum and the Museum of Royal Worcester before trying your luck at a choice of watersports including fishing and boating.

Enjoy a leisurely stroll at one of the many natural beauty spots, such as the steep Bredon Hill which boasts breath-taking panoramic views of the Malvern Hills, Severn Valley and the Vale of Evesham.

Rest and rejuvenate during a relaxing stay at Brookside Lodge.

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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.

Please note: only over 50s are allowed on site and no children. No exceptions.
Note: Property is not suitable for wheelchair usage due to gravelled drive and 3 steps up to lodge

This property offers the following short breaks:

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