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Woodland Cottage

(Ref. 930291)

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Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful stay here."

    Contact with the owners was efficient and friendly. The cottage was lovely, with everything you could possibly need, even a welcoming bottle of wine

    Thank you very much Lucy for your lovely review. So glad it suited you so well! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Mar 2024

  • "Absolutely perfect cottage, I didn't want to leave and would recommend it to any couple staying in the area."

    It is so convenient for walking on the hills, the footpath starts a couple of mins walk from the property and also there's a well stocked walkable shop. It has been so nicely decorated and feels really spacious, even more so than the photos. Everything was very comfortable and wonderful views. The fire was wonderful and we made use of all the board games. Very cosy. The kitchen had everything and was very quirky. The hosts were wonderful and thank you for the wine! Would definitely visit again if in the area. Thank you!

    Wow! Thank you Amy for your fantastic review. So glad you enjoyed your stay so much and thank you for staying at Woodland. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amy Tiffany5.0Feb 2024

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Woodland Cottage."

    It has plenty of period charm but with modern comforts too. I liked the way the space was divided - downstairs a spacious, characterful kitchen with a big range cooker, and upstairs a cosy sitting room with a log fire. The view from the bedroom and bathroom at the back of the building was wonderful. It was great to be in walking distance of Holy Well, so we could collect delicious spring water to drink (Jack and Jill – like the bathroom!) The bottle of wine on arrival was also much appreciated. Thank you, Lois and Brendan, for a delightful place to stay.

    Hi Isabel. Very many thanks for your lovely review and for leaving Woodland in such good order! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay so much. Regards. Brendan and Lois Property Owner

    Reviewed by Isabel5.0Nov 2023

  • "The cottage is on a main road, this isn't really made clear, otherwise all very pleasant."

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Oct 2023

  • "Woodland Cottage was lovely."

    We had a very relaxing time and the cottage was very comfortable. The garden at the back was lovely It was very central for everywhere we wanted to visit.

    Thank you very much for such a great review! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Sep 2023

  • "Wonderfully cool cottage in the heatwave."

    Marvellous view for miles out of the spacious bedroom. Excellent bathroom with excellent shower. Sitting room small and a little cramped as you have to go between the sofa & the wall by the stairs to access the bedroom. Kitchen *very* quirky. Took me a long time to find everything, but well equipped once I *had* found all the equipment. No worktops, just the table to prepare food. Fridge-freezer in the cupboard. Very helpful and hospitable owners. Acess to far end of lovely garden

    Thank you for your very positive review Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sophia4.4Sep 2023

  • "This was a late change to our holiday cottage in the area so we were not sure what we would find."

    However the cottage is superbly equipped, there was even a local waterproof walking map, which we used every day. using it we did three walks straight from the door. The cottage is actually bigger than it looks and is very comfortable. Special mention to the super shower, which was well used after a long climb up into the hills. Super views out of the bedroom window, and of the garden which would have been nice to use if the weather had been better and less cold. The owners even contacted us and asked us if we needed the heating on, not something you would expect in July. to sum up its quirky, cosy and perfectly located for walks straight from the door.

    Hi Susan. Very many thanks for your positive feedback! So pleased Woodland suited you both so well. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2023

  • "Quirky, cosy cottage with everything you need."

    Ideal base for exploring the area even you are not a walker. Wine on arrival very much appreciated. Lois and Brendan perfect hosts, helpful but not intrusive. Plenty of tourist leaflets available.

    Very many thanks for leaving such a lovely review. So pleased Woodland suited you so well. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Mar 2023

  • "Excellent cottage, ideally placed for the 3 Counties Showground and for walking in the Malvern Hills."

    Very comfortable.

    Thank you Alan for leaving your feedback. So glad Woodland suited your needs so well. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Feb 2023

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay at Woodland Cottage."

    The cottage is beautifully decorated and is very comfortable and warm. Everything needed to provide the perfect holiday and the views at the back are special indeed. We enjoyed walking the hills and round Ledbury. We will no doubt return in the future.

    Thanks Claire for leaving your feedback. Much appreciated! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Feb 2023

  • "We couldn’t have wished to stay anywhere better for New Year’s Eve than here."

    Really warm & cosy. It had everything you’d need including parking. Great views from bedroom & bathroom & easy access to the hills straight from the front door. We wouldn’t hesitate to stay again.

    Thank you Marcus. Really pleased you enjoyed your stay at Woodland! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marcus5.0Dec 2022

  • "Excellent cottage cosy and warm, great walks straight from door."

    Thank you very much Julia for your great review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely quirky property with wonderful rear views from the bedroom."

    Great stay and very good communication with the owners.

    Thank you Paul for your great review Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a very pleasant stay in this lovely cottage."

    The views were amazing and everything we needed was in the cottage. Thank you.

    Thank you Joan. That was great review. Leaving your feedback is much appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fab stay with lovely friendly hosts who we also met at the theatre!"

    Garden can be shared which was lovely. The views from the bathroom and bedroom are superb and unbeaten. The locality to get onto the hills is good but on the steeper side so a car is useful for less steep and getting into town as buses don't run at weekend/Bank holidays and only twice during the day. Would definitely stay again, loved it.

    Thank you Johanna for your lovely review! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Johanna5.0Jul 2022

  • "A perfect little cottage."

    Very cosy, comfortable and homely. Just as described. Very near footpaths for walking up the Malvern hills. A convenience shop and pub with good food within walking distance too. We had a very enjoyable stay at Woodland Cottage.

    Sorry missed this one Irene. Thank you for your very positive review! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful 3 nights break at Woodland Cottage."

    Brendan and Lois were excellent hosts, and the cottage was spotless and well equipped - we had everything we could possibly need - down to a basket of logs for the open fire and a very good bottle of wine! It’s the perfect location for exploring the Malvern Hills extensive network of footpaths, as well as a great starting point for any number of driving tours. We have every intention of returning as soon as we can!

    Thank you very much Penny for your lovely review. WE're so glad you both enjoyed your say! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Mar 2022

  • "A very comfortable and quirky residence in a fantastic setting."

    We felt relaxed as soon as we came through the door and that did not change for the whole of the stay! Also had a bottle of red waiting for us! Thank you Brendan & Lois David and Elaine

    Thank David and Elaine for your lovely review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jan 2022

  • "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 Timothy5.0Nov 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 Anna5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage well equipped."

    Convenient location to explore area

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Sep 2021

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

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

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 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 Susan4.1Jun 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 Helen4.7Sep 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 Janet5.0Dec 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 Deborah5.0Nov 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 Alison5.0Oct 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 Susie5.0Oct 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 William3.4Aug 2018

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

    Fab area accommodation first class.

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Jul 2018

  • "Comfortable, convenient, quirky"

    Reviewed by Gerad5.0Jun 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 Jonathan3.8May 2018

  • "Beautifully designed, so stylish."

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

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 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 Paul5.0Apr 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 Anthony5.0Aug 2017

  • "Really sweet character cottage."

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

    Reviewed by Veronica5.0May 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 Christopher5.0Aug 2016

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  • 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
  • Roadside parking outside cottage
  • Lockable bike storage
  • 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.

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.

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.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas