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Woodland Cottage

Malvern, Worcestershire (Ref. 930291)



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  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
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Reviews & Ratings

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely property although a bit chilly at this time of year until the (excellent) heating system is activated!"

    Mind you, built in 1840, what else could one expect?! The property was very clean, well-equipped and very comfortable. We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay. Thank you.

    Thanks Tim for your review and for staying at Woodland. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TimothyNov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with great facilities and beautifully finished."

    We loved our stay, thank you!

    Really pleased you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnnaNov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage well equipped."

    Convenient location to explore area

    Reviewed by ElaineSep 2021

  • "Great location, cosy, comfortable, well equipped cottage."

    Very helpful owners next door. Would recommend and would stay there again.

    Reviewed by JanetJun 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely and in a brilliant place to access the Malvern hills which were stunning, we met the owner and he was very nice and helpful, the only problem we experienced was that the oven in the range cooker did not get hot and we were unable to use this feature which did limit our meal choices."

    Thank you for your comments about the cottage generally and reporting the issue with one of the ovens in the range cooker. We wish you had reported this while you were staying in the Cottage. There was of course a much larger fan oven in the range cooker so a little baffled by your comment in this respect Property Owner

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2021

  • "Delightful small house."

    Excellent shower and nicely designed interior. Can walk out on to the hills from the house. Not really in walking distance to pubs in evening/dark.

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2019

  • "Woodland Cottage is a little gem."

    Lois and Brendan are very kind and helpful hosts. The cottage is great for a couple, or three people maximum. It is beautifully decorated and the views from the bedroom are outstanding.. We were very cosy during our New Year stay and loved coming back to the cottage, and the log fire ,after a day out in the spectacular Malvern Hills. I would definitely recommend Woodland Cottage.

    Reviewed by JanetDec 2018

  • "Cottage was lovely."

    Nice and clean, well heated, with good kitchen equipment. Nice hot shower. Characterful cottage. Very close to footpaths leading up to the hills. We were able to park off-road. There was a basket of firewood provided, though you have to buy your own once that's gone. And a complimentary bottle of wine on arrival. Really very pleased.

    Reviewed by DeborahNov 2018

  • "I loved my stay at Woodland Cottage and am hoping to visit again later in the year."

    It is a wonderfully characterful place and the owners, who live next door, have done an excellent job of renovating it and decorating it - it combines comfortable, modern, characterful and quirky. The cosy living room (open fireplace) is on the road side whilst the bedroom has the most incredible views - I could sit and watch them all day. The attached en-suite is to a high standard and you also have the same views from the loo! The basement kitchen is again full of character, has everything you need and is comfortable to have meals in, and they still managed to squeeze in a dishwasher, thank goodness. You can walk up to the Hills straight from the door - very handy - and only 10 minutes up the road to Great Malvern which has a large Waitrose amongst plenty of other shops. You can park in front of Brendan and Lois’ place next door.

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2018

  • "The cottage was perfect for my daughter and my stay."

    Perfectly Clean and lovely and warm. The sofa bed in the lounge was a plus (we hadn’t noticed that in the details). As we were on a under 17 driving course at the Three Counties Showground this was the perfect retreat as an easy 5 minutes drive. We would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by SusieOct 2018

  • "I found Sykes a very professional organisation."

    The owners of Woodland Cottage were very friendly and helpful, but Sykes are terribly let down by their recommended insurance company. We had to cancel our holiday after two days due to food poisoning. The insurance company were Less than helpful. As a consequence I will not be using Sykes again, nor will I be recommending it to anyone.

    Reviewed by WilliamAug 2018

  • "Great location for walking and riding our bikes."

    Fab area accommodation first class.

    Reviewed by MeganJul 2018

  • "Comfortable, convenient, quirky"

    Reviewed by GerardJun 2018

  • "We enjoyed the cottage and it's location, however we feel that the FRIDAY change over day wasn't properly communicated."

    We booked fairly recently, as the result of having had previous half term plans changed. We definitely entered Saturday to Saturday into the online calendar (in line with my husband's working pattern). It was a shock to be contacted on Friday 1st June, being told that we should have vacated that day! Having to return to the cottage, pack up and leave in a hurry was inconvenient and embarrassing. Admittedly the small print does give Friday (25th ) as the arrival date, but it was FAR from clear. A Friday start date doesn't seem very practical, for most people, unless you are only staying for the weekend, hardly very customer friendly, is it? Please spend less time bombarding us, daily, with advertising e-mails and more time highlighting the pertinent facts. We have already booked another cottage for August, the experience in Malvern has left us feeling anxious and disappointed. Let's hope our next experience is more positive.

    Reviewed by JonathanMay 2018

  • "Beautifully designed, so stylish."

    The cottage had every thing we could possibly need and more.

    Reviewed by HelenApr 2018

  • "The cottage was a delight and very quirky."

    We both loved it. If thinking of visiting the area again would probably try and book this cottage as it was ideal for our needs.

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2018

  • "Brilliant cottage for two in a superb location, with helpful and friendly owners nearby."

    We had a wonderful meal at The cottage in the woods, just above us in the hills, worth a visit.

    Reviewed by AnthonyAug 2017

  • "Really sweet character cottage."

    Very well located for walking in the Malvern Hills and viewing the surrounding towns.

    Reviewed by VeronicaMay 2017

  • "It was a brilliant place to explore the Malvern Hills and there were lots of other places to go that were not to far away e."

    G. The Morgan factory, Croome Court etc. The owners were very hospitable and welcoming. We would certainly go again.

    Reviewed by ChristopherAug 2016

  • "Great location for walking the Malvern Hills."

    The cottage was very comfortable and everything you needed was there with great views from the bedroom. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Hopefully we will be back next year!

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2016

  • "This was a wonderful place and the owners couldn't be more friendly."

    We really enjoyed our time here and can't wait to come back. Thank you so much for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by JamesMar 2016

  • "Woodland Cottage was superb."

    We found it to be spacious and comfortable, it was ideally situated to visit Malvern, Worcester, Cheltenham, and Evesham.

    Reviewed by LindaMar 2016

  • "Woodland Cottage is truly superb 'upstairs - downstairs' quirky and cosy property in great location for walking and touring in the Malvern Hills."

    Loved it!

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2016

  • "The cottage is lovely and has been restored beautifully."

    Reviewed by TonyDec 2015

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The property

A beautifully presented 19th century former Coachman's Lodge attached to the owner's home and award-winning bed and breakfast, ideally located on the slopes of the Malvern Hills, just a short distance from the town.

The cottage oozes character and charm and has been lovingly furnished throughout to provide warm and welcoming accommodation, ideal for a romantic break in a stunning part of the country.

The quality and owner's personal touches are evident as you enter this charming cottage, with a delightful sitting room complete with wall beams, exposed brick fireplace housing the open fire and sumptuous seating.

Through the sitting room is the luxurious king-size bedroom boasting long distant views.

Descend the stairs from the hallway, ducking to avoid the low ceiling, to the lovely kitchen with dining area.

This cosy area with its terracotta tiled floor, charming inglenook fireplace housing the range cooker, quirky pantry and rustic dining table, is perfect for enjoying a romantic dinner or spending time chatting over a morning coffee.

From the kitchen is a useful utility room, with vaulted ceiling, which can be accessed from the side of the cottage making it ideal for walking gear and bike storage.

The owner has a seating area in their pretty cottage garden for guests to relax with a refreshing drink.

Many lovely walks and cycle rides on the Malvern Hills are available from the doorstep of the cottage, which is also situated on the local bus route.

The town centre of Great Malvern is only a short drive away and the Three Counties Showground a short drive or walk.

A charming cottage for a memorable holiday at any time of year.


  • One ground floor king-size double bedroom with Jack-and-Jill access to shower room
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, twin basin and WC
  • Lower ground floor kitchen with dining area leading to lower ground floor utility
  • Ground floor sitting room with open fire.
  • Gas central heating with open fire
  • Stoves range cooker with electric double oven, grill and 5 ring gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking at owner’s home attached on first come, first served basis
  • Roadside parking outside cottage
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Shared enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 5 mins walk, pub 12 mins walk
  • Note: The stairs from the ground floor to lower ground floor are steep with a low ceiling

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About the location


Ledbury 7 miles; Worcester 10 miles; Hereford 23 miles.

The beautiful Worcestershire town of Malvern dates back to the Bronze Age and is situated on the eastern side of the dramatic Malvern Hills. 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 long distance views in all directions. The town holds antiques fairs, WI country markets, farmers’ markets and many auctions throughout the year, as well as the Great Malvern Food Festival in June. Malvern has individual shops, cafes, galleries, restaurants, a luxurious spa and it’s own micro brewery. It is also just a short drive from 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). The town is the home of the Morgan car which makes this area popular with motoring enthusiasts. The Malvern Theatre welcomes productions from the West End and the Royal Shakespeare Company. The more energetic can try many outdoor activities including high ropes, climbing and abseiling. Fishing and river cruises are available nearby and there are National Trust properties, gardens and vineyards to visit in the area. The picturesque Forest of Dean with its range of attractions is only 30 miles away, and the cathedral city of Worcester offering modern amenities is a 20 minute drive away.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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