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The Cottage

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Elmley Castle, Worcestershire Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "This is our second time here and we had a lovely stay."

    This is a really friendly village and Mr and Mrs Lovett are friendly helpful owners. So many other places to go but chances are we'll be back.

    Reviewed by Alyson5.0Apr 2024

  • "Pat and Brian were the best of hosts, there when we arrived and very informative with regards the cottage and surrounding areas then left us to our own devices but we knew if we needed them they would be there."

    The cottage was clean and well equipped with the welcome milk in the fridge and tea and coffee supplies for a much needed brew after our long drive with the added bonus of Pat's home made jam we had the following mornings. We both relaxed straightaway in the cosy cottage and lovely back garden. Very good local pub with excellent meals available all through the day.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2023

  • "A very enjoyable stay at this compact but comfortable cottage."

    The owner was on hand on arrival to greet us and showed us all the facilities which was appreciated. Great parking on the private drive right outside the cottage. The village is worth a stroll around as is a visit to the local pub. Plenty to see and do in the surrounding area and beyond. Pershore is very handy and a lovely place to visit as is the tiny hamlet of Wick.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage is very comfortable and Pat and Brian were very helpful and friendly."

    Elmley Castle is a pretty village and is a great base from which to explore the surrounding area. There are lots of walks, gardens and National Trust properties to visit.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely town."

    Perfect for beautifull walks. One side the Cotwolds, ohter side the Malvern Hills. Pershore is well equiped for all needed shopping.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jun 2023

  • "Perfect cottage for two people."

    We couldn't think of anything that could have made it better. Pat and Brian are lovely considerate hosts. When it was really hot and none of the seating for the cottage had any shade, Brian brought round an umbrella and camping chairs so we could sit outside comfortably. The cottage stayed cool during the hot spell and the big fridge/freezer meant we had plenty of room to keep food and drink cold. Pat's jam was lovely and the eggs from the hens were delicious. We enjoyed every moment of our stay at the cottage, including the visit from the cheeky hen, and watching the hedgehog at dusk. The village is a great location for walking and for visiting numerous nearby National Trust properties. We also had a great day out on the steam railway from Toddington. Yes, you need a car make the most of the area, but you don't need to venture far to find plenty to do.

    So pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our area and in The Cottage complete with visit from 'Mrs Posh' our chief hen! It's so nice when host and visitors get on so well. Thank you for your comments. Pat & Brian Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "Friendly, helpful owners."

    Comfortable stay in a beautiful area

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Apr 2023

  • "Freindly welcome, a lovely quiet place to stay, with good walks, ideal for exploring the area with three towns just a short drive away."

    We enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Mar 2023

  • "A nice little cottage, we enjoyed our stay."

    We were surprised to find the "extra" room with dresser and fridge, so the cottage had much more storage space than we'd anticipated. The weather was rather cold when we stayed (-7 in Pershore) and we struggled a little to make the house warm, especially the bathroom. We appreciated being able to get in the house at 3 pm rather than the prescribed 5pm, perhaps having to base plans around a 5 pm arrival was the worst aspect of the trip. All in all, we'd definitely stay again - clean, comfy and although it looks like you'll be forever overlooked by the owners, it was really very private.

    Reviewed by Karl4.4Dec 2022

  • "This was a great place to stay, small but perfect for a couple."

    The owners were delightful and the area nice a peaceful

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Nov 2022

  • "Having spent 2 weeks holiday at The Cottage very recently i can highly recommend this property for a very comfortable stay, the token eggs, jam and milk upon arrival were much appreciated, the cottage is very compact, comfortable, warm, well equipped and ideal for a couple or even a single person for walking and exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside."

    Brian and Pat the owners are a lovely couple and nothing was too much trouble if i had any questions during my stay. The rear garden is also a very pleasant area to sit outside on those warm sunny days and evenings, i personally wouldn`t hesitate to book again for my next stay to the area.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2022

  • "The owner made us very welcome with egg and home made jam ( lovely) all around lovely break great"

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Sep 2022

  • "Lovely, cosy cottage in a beautiful quiet village."

    There was a welcome pack left for us which included some delicious homemade jam and fresh eggs.

    Reviewed by Sheena5.0Aug 2022

  • "The cottage is small but comfortable and well equipped ."

    Pat and Brian were extremely welcoming and the eggs,milk and jam on arrival were much appreciated. We would recommend it to anyone looking for a peaceful retreat.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great property and lovely garden - friendly people."

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Jul 2022

  • "A neat little hide-away which suited my every need."

    Good weather for the entire week was a huge blessing which meant I was able to be outdoors and accomplishing my hopes to walk every day. I can honestly say that the location is one of the best I have experienced for leaving the car parked for the whole week, great!

    Reviewed by Minna5.0Jun 2022

  • "Elmley Castle is a lovely village, surrounded by other lovely villages, and Bredon Hill and the Malverns are as beautiful as we'd hoped."

    Pat and Brian made us very welcome. The cottage is small and the ceilings are low, but the garden is lovely and the facilities all worked as well as we could wish. There are very good farm shops not far away, and good shopping of other kinds in Pershore (about 10 minutes' drive). We had a wonderful stay, and would recommend the Cottage highly for a couple looking for a base to explore the area.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay with friendly owners."

    Cottage was clean and comfortable with welcome eggs jam and milk when we arrived.Garden is so nice .Stayed here a few times before and have never been disappointed.Area has lots to see and do.Will be back again.Thanks Helen and John.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2022

  • "An ideal place for a rural treat, in a superb situation being right at the centre of one of the most beautiful villages in the Vale of Evesham."

    Short walk to the pub which doubles as community tearoom and great walks up and around Bredon Hill. Owners could not be more accommodating and allow access to their lovely garden. Cottage is small but well-equipped, though I was staying there on my own. Parking was off-road and right by the property. Would definitely stay again when I need some peace and quiet!

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Apr 2022

  • "“The Cottage” is absolutely beautiful, it looks out onto a huge garden."

    Inside it is cosy with everything one needs for a home from home experience.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Nov 2021

  • "Loved the little cottage, nice location, friendly, helpful owners"

    Reviewed by Harriet3.8Oct 2021

  • "Very pleasant cottage and location."

    Ideal as a base for visiting the area, which was one of the reasons I choose this cottage.

    Reviewed by David4.7Oct 2021

  • "Really nice little cottage, just right for 2 people."

    The kitchen is very well equipped and it is in a lovely village setting. The eggs and home made jam were very welcome! The pub in the village is first class, food excellent (including the coffee shop) and staff very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Debra4.1Oct 2021

  • "I had an amazing week in Elmley Castle in The Cottage."

    Everything in the property has been carefully thought out, so you have all you need for a comfortable stay. It’s very peaceful and there are beautiful walks from the doorstep. Brian and Pat were lovely hosts and very helpful and friendly. Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2021

  • "The hosts are very friendly and helpful, they suggested good places to go to visit and to eat."

    The location is excellent to explore the area.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2021

  • "Cottage well located for attractions in the area."

    Hosts were welcoming and helpful. Property was well equipped and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Harry5.0Jul 2021

  • "Pat and Brian are very nice,made us welcome and tht cottage was lovely"

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jul 2021

  • "Location. The beautiful garden."

    Charming hosts.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is a beautiful little cottage amex, we were made very welcome by the owners, who left a few goodies for us in the form of their own produce."

    The area around Elmley Castle is extremely beautiful, with picture postcard cottages, in delightful villages. It's also quite central, with the Cotswolds being about 30 minuits by car, and the Malvern's and Stratford about 45 minuits.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jun 2021

  • "A great week at The Cottage, Elmley Castle."

    Perfect for the two of us. A lovely, well equipped cottage in a beautiful setting plus welcoming local pub just a few minutes walk away. Good walks on Bredon Hill and in the immediate area but also plenty to see and do within a short drive.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Jun 2021

  • "What an absolute delight."

    Lovely cosy cottage, perfect for two. Spotlessly clean with everything you will possibly need, set in a beautiful garden which you are free to wander round (and visit the chickens). Private and secluded, with off road parking. The hosts supply lots of local information including many local walks, two of which we tried, fabulous. The pub at the end of the road is also very good and although they can't serve inside yet, they have marquees and heaters outside and we ate there several times. Beware the full english breakfast, it's enormous! We will definitely go back, if only to have more of Pat's amazing jam.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and surrounding village."

    Mr Mrs Lovett were really welcoming and friendly. Perfect for hiking as many footpaths start in the area. The cottage was also really clean and well furnished. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Celine4.7Apr 2021

  • "The cottage at Elmley castle is ideal for walks up the Bredon hills and surrounding Country side and cycling the country lanes."

    A pub in the village, and Close to Pershore for shopping if needed. The cottage is suitable equiped and furnished.

    Reviewed by Gregory3.8Sep 2020

  • "Mr mrs Lovett who owned cottage were truly wonderful looked after us ."

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7Sep 2020

  • "Lovely place owners were very friendly and helpful."

    Village was lovely ideal setting to visit various places.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.4Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was exactly what we hoped for."

    Clean comfortable and very peaceful. Pat and Brian were very friendly and helpful . Good base for exploring the Cotswolds and Malvern hills. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Aug 2020

  • "Elmley Castle has to be the most delightful of all cottages I have yet visited."

    The Lovetts were so welcoming and absolutely charming, very quick to offer any, what I would have considered to be quite unnecessary, apologies - mostly relating to the entry drive which is awaiting restoration. The little annexe was so comfortable and quiet with every facility at hand. I was permitted, though I was careful to be discreet, to wander about their huge and most beautiful garden. And the location was out of this world - the most charming little village with an excellent, and very popular pub, nestling beneath the stunning Bredon Hill. I would not hesitate to award 5 plus stars to this venue which I will certainly visit again as soon as possible. Chris Bruce

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage is very well appointed with wonderful views onto the garden and seating area."

    The owners are a lovely, friendly couple and made us feel very welcome. The village has a great pub which also opens as a cafe during the day.

    Reviewed by Ingrid5.0Jun 2019

  • "The most enchanting cottage and also village."

    A very, very warm welcoming from the nice and friendly owners.

    Reviewed by Tony4.7Jun 2019

  • "The cottage and garden were lovely and extremely well appointed, down to the smallest detail."

    The only downside was no shop in village and a bad tempered neighbour. The owners are a lovely couple, very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Victor5.0May 2019

  • "A lovely clean, cosy and very well equipped cottage."

    Friendly and helpful owners. We really enjoyed our stay. Plenty of good walks and places to visit in easy reach.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2019

  • "Stayed for Cheltenham Festival week."

    Cottage is in a lovely village with a great pub, and a good route to Cheltenham that took about 30 mins. Period cottage was well kitted out. Owners friendly and helpful. We had a lovely visit to the area.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Mar 2019

  • "This far exceeded our expectations of our stay in the Cotswolds."

    Perfect size, nicely decorated and a very cosy vibe which is exactly what we were after. The sun sets right in front of the entrance where seats and a table are provided, you can see out in the garden from the snug upstairs bedroom, cook your own food in the kitchen and there's a parking space right next to the building too. We went to the friendly pub a few minutes walk away each night which sold restaurant quality food, had local ales and it's own gin menu. The minimal light pollution on the street gives an amazing view of the night sky on the walk home too, so much so we sat outside for a while once we got home on the first night! After visiting some of the nearby popular and more well known villages we were thankful just how quiet this cottage and village were and that we were away from the large crowds of people. An extra note that the hosts are very welcoming and added to the overall great experience of our trip. We hope to be returning here one day!

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Feb 2019

  • "Lovely Christmas in this beautiful and peaceful cottage with on the doorstep access to wonderful walks on Bredon Hill and nearby areas."

    Accommodation fantastic: cosy, warm, quiet and comfortable with everything you could possibly want home from home. Pat and Brian, lovely hosts who very kindly helped me out with a few items I had forgotten. I could not have asked for more. Elmley Castle is an incredibly picturesque village and it was delightful to be able to stay right in its heart with everything literally a few steps away. I highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Dec 2018

  • "Highly recommend this cottage."

    Very well equipped accommodation. Friendly hosts.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2018

  • "We were welcomed warmly by Mr and Mrs Lovett."

    The cottage was clean and well equipped. It is in a very quiet village but not too far to get to Pershore or Evesham. Plenty of walking trails around the area. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Would recommend the cottage for anyone who wants a quiet getaway.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2018

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  • One bedroom
  • 1 x double
  • Ground floor shower room with separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, large upright fridge and freezer, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden surrounding the house with patio and furniture
  • Sorry no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles
  • Pub 5 mins walk

The property

This cosy cottage adjoins the owners’ 18th century farmhouse, ideally located in the picturesque village of Elmley Castle in Worcestershire.

The Cottage provides a perfect base for a romantic break and those wishing to explore the stunning countryside this area has to offer.

As you open the garden gate you immediately feel at ease with the tranquil surroundings.

The front door takes you into the kitchen where a romantic meal can be prepared with a dining area for two.

The sitting room makes a great place to unwind after exploring the area, relax on the sofa and enjoy your favourite TV programme or film, or throw open the doors on a summers evening to enjoy the picturesque garden.

Head upstairs to the first floor bedroom which boasts ceiling and wall beams and provides a peaceful place for a good night’s sleep.

The private patio outside the cottage makes a lovely area to sit and enjoy a good book, from where you can enjoy the owner's beautiful cottage garden and look out for the hens!

Just a short stroll from the cottage is the village pub, serving real ales and home cooked food.

From the doorstep of the cottage head up Bredon Hill looking out the remains of the Iron Age Fort, Roman remains and elephant stone!

The riverside towns of Pershore and Evesham are close by and offer a wide range of amenities to suit all tastes or take a day trip to Cheltenham, one of the many Cotswolds towns, beautiful spa town of Malvern and Shakespeare's birthplace, Stratford upon Avon is just a short drive away.

A delightful cottage in a stunning area, for a memorable holiday at any time of year.

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About the location


Pershore 3 miles, Evesham 4 miles, Cheltenham 16 miles.

The picturesque village of Elmley Castle lies at the foot of Bredon Hill and is reputed to be one of the 10 most beautiful villages in the country, with the main street remaining unchanged for 100's for years. This quintessential English village offers a charming 16th century pub and boasts many lovely walks and cycle rides, whilst at the top of Bredon Hill Iron Age Hill Fort remains and Roman earthworks can be seen. The surrounding countryside is famous for fruit growing and market gardening and a Plum Festival can be enjoyed throughout the month of August. Visit the riverside town of Pershore which has a magnificent Norman Abbey, Georgian architecture and a large number of individual shops, cafes and pubs. Take a trip to Malvern with its stunning hills offering over 100 miles of footpaths or take in a show at The Three Counties Show Ground which take place all year round. There are many National Trust properties in the area, open gardens and unspoilt Cotswold towns and villages. Stratford Upon Avon, Cheltenham and Upton on Severn are all within easy reach and make a great day out.