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Chalk Cottage

(Ref. 998412)

Upper Colwall, Worcestershire Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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67 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a lovely place to stay."

    It was clean, well appointed and welcoming. The location is beautiful - we loved the sunsets.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay ,our only niggle so not a complaint as such ,the bathrooms especially the en suit needs a fair bit of maintenance and a deep clean ."

    Wardrobes in the bedrooms would have been useful so you had somewhere to hang your clothes, the hoover provided is useless and needs replacing. Other than that that we really enjoyed our stay and spent out time walking in the beautiful surrounding countryside.

    We are so glad you had a lovely stay and enjoyed the walks and countryside. It is truly a beautiful part of the world. We're sorry that you had some niggles - since your stay the small en-suite has had a new more powerful extractor fan and vent pipes fitted - it is only a small en-suite, and we do encourage guests to leave the window open a small amount in order to help with ventilation. Otherwise it will get very wet and does not have the chance to dry out between uses. Maintenance is scheduled as soon as the cottage is empty for long enough. We actively chose not to put wardrobes in the bedrooms as they are cottage-sized. Instead we wanted to put the biggest-sized beds in for guests, and also allow as much space as possible in the bedrooms - so instead we opted for large chests of drawers and bedroom doors with lots of hangers. The larger bedroom has a small hanging wardrobe for use. The hoover is cleaned out at every changeover. If it is used during the week, then guests would need to empty it themselves in order to ensure it continues to work. We are glad the small niggles did not ruin your stay with us, and that you still managed to enjoy the beautiful countryside and walks we are so lucky to have . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise4.1Dec 2023

  • "Chalk cottage is a lovely cosy place to return to at the end of a day spent exploring the beautiful local area."

    The cottage had everything we needed to enjoy a relaxing break and was a real home from home. We particularly enjoyed the log fire on the cold evenings and the view over the countryside from the kitchen window was fantastic when having breakfast. We also loved that the cottage had been decorated for Christmas; it made our December break very festive!

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, and found the cottage the perfect retreat to go back to at the end of the day - with the cosy log fire and festive furnishings. It is wonderful to hear that Chalk Cottage was a real home from home for you - and that you enjoyed the views. Thank you so much! : Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Nov 2023

  • "Chalk cottage was a lovely, comfortable place to meet with friends."

    The surrounding Countryside is absolutely stunning . The local pub, The Chase was also a real treat with its warm cosy wood fires and warm welcome. Between the two, despite the poor weather we shared a comfortable, memorable break. Thank you Hannah

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback - I am glad you enjoyed your stay, and that the wood fires at The Chase pub and our comfy cottage managed to keep you feeling cosy despite the rainy weather we had! Do come and visit us again :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Nov 2023

  • "Loved the cottage, very cosy and literally the walks to the Malvern hills on the doorstep."

    We are so happy you loved the cottage and enjoyed the walks on the hills - we certainly love the fact that you can walk directly from the cottage - it's such a treat! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Oct 2023

  • "This was our third visit to Chalk Cottage, and we dearly hope there will be a fourth in 2024."

    The setting, adjacent to the Malvern hills, is marvellous for walks from the property onto the hills, into the town or to the nearby pubs. The cottage is a cosy residence, perfect for family R&R, and having now met the cottage owners, we know firsthand that they are most welcoming and accommodating too. Bravo!

    What a privilege to have you visit us for a third time, and it was great to put a face to the name too! So happy you enjoy the cottage and local area each time you visit, and also delighted you are staying with us again next year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jay5.0Oct 2023

  • "This was a spotlessly clean property that had obviously had a thorough refurbishment in recent past, with contemporary kitchen, showers & toilets amongst other updates."

    Being smack in the middle of the Malvern Hills, it was perfectly situated for walking them from the door, and for visiting the general area. We had a small problem with the heating, which the owners responded to, and fixed, in less than two hours, very efficient. Two local pubs serving food within a few minutes walk, and a Waitrose in nearby Malvern helped make this a relaxing holiday.

    Thank you for your kind comments on the cleanliness of the property - I will pass them on to Housekeeping. Glad you liked the local pubs - We are very fortunate to have pubs serving food close by, both of which welcome dogs. Waitrose is always a bonus as well ! Happy we managed to sort out the heating so quickly for you too! - (one of the benefits of living locally) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Oct 2023

  • "Yes please"

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great cottage in fabulous location"

    Thank you! We agree - the cottage is great, and the location is fabulous too! ;) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Chalk Cottage."

    The cottage is perfectly located at the foot of the Malvern hills, close to Colwall and Malvern, with amazing views. From the moment we arrived the owners (who live nearby) made us feel welcome and we felt instantly at home. The cottage has everything you could need, is beautifully furnished and very comfortable. It is bigger than it looks, with lots of space for a family of four. There is even a nice little garden for sipping cold drinks on warm days! We hope to be able to return soon.

    We are so pleased that you felt comfortable and at home in Chalk Cottage - and certainly look forward to seeing you again, and hearing all about your adventures! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rupert5.0Jun 2023

  • "Had a lovely week in a very comfortable and well equipped cottage."

    The view from the cottage was amazing.

    Thank you for your kind review - we are so pleased you found the cottage comfortable and that it had everything you needed. We also agree with you - the views from the cottage are amazing for sure! Do come and visit us again if you can! :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location for walks on the Malvern hills from the doorstep."

    Owner is very helpful and communicated well. Will definitely be coming back. Highly recommended.

    We are delighted you enjoyed the cottage - it is perfectly placed for walking on the Hills - it is what we loved about this area when we first came here. Please do come back and visit us again - the scenery and views are fabulous all seasons! :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful, cosy, comfortable cottage with stunning views."

    I booked Chalk Cottage at the last minute and the communication from the owner couldn’t have been more prompt or helpful. Hannah was a delight to deal with from beginning to end. The cottage itself was spotless and incredibly well equipped. The picture windows in the kitchen and upstairs bedroom look out across the beautiful

    Thank you so much for your kind and generous review of our cottage. We are pleased that you found it comfortable, clean and well equipped - we tried to think of everything that would make our guests' stay as pleasant as possible. So glad you enjoyed the views too - we are very lucky here! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marian5.0Apr 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay - beautifully presented and furnished cottage with walks, pub and hills right on the door-stop!"

    We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay, and liked the furnishings in our cottage - we spent a lot of time sourcing quality items when renovating the cottage. It is also the perfect spot for hill walks and trips to the pub - a gentle stagger home in the evenings too! :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Feb 2023

  • "A great cottage, in a fantastic location."

    Chalk cottage, was beautifully clean, with high quality fixtures and fittings. We stayed here for a week, with our friends and walked every day on the Malvern hills, and in the surrounding areas. It is cosy, with plenty of space for 4 adults and our dog! Fantastic sunsets from the window on the kitchen. Would definitely recommend this home.

    So pleased you liked our cottage - we love this hilltop location - especially the views in the morning and evening. It is also the perfect spot for walking on top of the hills - for doggies and humans alike. We work very hard to maintain the high standard of cleanliness in our cottage, so thank you for the compliment. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Feb 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, looked after, with incredible views out the back."

    Owner communicated well, very accommodating. Highly recommend.

    We are delighted that you enjoyed our cottage - we love the views here in the Malverns too - and are grateful for your great feedback - thank you! :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lydia5.0Jan 2023

  • "This was our second visit and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay again, such a lovely property and in a great location, highly recommended!"

    We are always so, so happy to have returning guests to come and stay with us - and that you found the property just as lovely the second time around! We hope you found new walks to enjoy, and perhaps we'll see you again! Thank you so much! :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jan 2023

  • "Beautiful countryside with lovely walks, various issues with accommodation, but enjoyed our stay"

    Thank you for your review - the countryside is beautiful round here, and there is such wide range of walks to choose from. We're sorry you had issues with the accommodation - I am unclear as to what they were - but glad they you still enjoyed your stay nonetheless. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane3.8Dec 2022

  • "Delightful!"

    Aw thank you so much! :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jay5.0Oct 2022

  • "Had a good stay in a lovely property - what a view and sunset!"

    ! A couple of suggestions - provide a washing up bowl, a larger washing up cloth and replace the rotting upright by the shower in the main bathroom.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay in the property - the views are the reason we love living in this part of the world! The wooden upright in the main bathroom that you mention in your review was indeed replaced not long after your stay with us - so in October 22 - would you believe it - we had to wait that long to be able to get in to the cottage and book it out for annual maintenance - it's a real challenge as the cottage is so popular it is usually fully booked - and as per our contract with Sykes - we are not allowed to book the cottage for maintenance during peak season - which is March/April to September. We're really glad it didn't ruin your stay with us, nor spoil the lovely views and walks from the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan Frances4.1Sep 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage, really comfortable, well equipped, spotlessly clean and stylishly decorated giving it a very homely feel."

    Lovely welcome baskets for both us and our dog! Gorgeous view from the big picture windows, we enjoyed a very dramatic thunder storm one night and a beautiful sunset the next. A great location too, a short walk to the hills and having 2 pubs and a cafe walkable and dog friendly was great. The whole area is very beautiful, you’re really spoilt for choice with walks, most but not all of them hilly but the views are worth the climb! So many cafes, pubs and shops are dog friendly making it a very easy and relaxing place to holiday with your dog.

    Thank you so, so much for your fabulous review - we are so happy that you liked the cottage, and that you enjoyed your stay here in the Malvern Hills. Housekeeping spend many hours to ensure the standard of cleanliness is excellent for every set of guests who stay with us. The interior of the cottage is designed to be comfortable and stylish, and to have most things you would need during a stay with us. We too love the location as it is quite special to be able to walk directly on to the hills from your front door - and so many choices of walks too! The pubs and cafes too are the perfect places for a lunch or post walk drink too! Do come back and visit us again - the Malvern Hills are beautiful and quite different throughout the year too! :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2022

  • "This cottage is delightful- the attention to detail is really well considered."

    The decor down to the smallest utensil is of a high quality which subsequently made us feel we were in a very special place. Not to mention being right on the doorstep of the hills nearby for plenty of joyous walks with our very handsome Saluki boy. We would thoroughly recommend and will most definitely visit again.

    We are delighted you enjoyed your stay in the Malvern Hills with us! Thank you so much for your kind comments about our cottage - it really does mean a lot. We have tried to create a home from home, to make our two legged and four legged guests as comfortable as possible. Please do come back and visit us again! :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marta5.0Aug 2022

  • "We have just spent a wonderful week at Chalk Cottage."

    The views are spectacular, we loved watching the sunsets in the evening. We are already talking about booking another week here in the future. One of the best properties we have ever stayed in!

    Wow - what a lovely review from you - we are so grateful to you for your kind words. We are so happy you liked the views and the evening sunsets - they really are quite something on this side of the hills looking out towards the Welsh mountains. We would love to welcome you back in 2023! :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jul 2022

  • "This is one of the nicest cottages we have rented via Sykes, although the others were good, Chalk Cottage was exceptional."

    Very comfortable, extremely clean, dishwasher included which under Covid is far more hygienic than hand washing crockery etc, beautiful views and very tastefully chosen decor etc. Would very much like to return!

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for your wonderful feedback! We are delighted that you loved the cottage - we have tried to make the cottage a home from home, and furnished it to create a relaxing environment but with mod cons. The views are to die for, and it is one of the reasons we chose to live here on the hills! We really are very lucky :) We would love to welcome you back - and hopefully you will choose to come and stay in 2023.... we are already getting bookings for next year, so fingers crossed you are one of them! Hannah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jun 2022

  • "Back door was very difficult to open."

    Central heating system or pipes knocked periodically even during the night. Otherwise the cottage was lovely with everything needed thoughtfully provided. All very clean and tidy. Great location for walking if the weather was better but the road outside was very busy at rush hour.

    So happy you found the cottage clean and tidy - we work hard to make sure everything is there for our guests. The location is fabulous indeed - and so lovely to be able to walk from the cottage, and cosy up in front of the log fire on an evening. The back door is a little difficult to open - but it's a lovely stable door that you can have open in the summer and make the most of the views towards the welsh mountains. All window were replaced with triple glazed units when we renovated the property 4 years ago - apart from the 2 very beautiful curved beau windows at the front - there can be some road noise in the dining room and one of the bedrooms - but rush hour is village traffic, or the school run - so not too troublesome we feel. The cottage is generally considered peaceful and calm. The pipes were knocking during your stay - we later had a burst water mains on the road - which was fixed within a few days by the water company - and the cottage neighbours suspect that possibly this caused the water pressure to drop to all the local houses. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Feb 2022

  • "Lovely and clean."

    . all good quality, loved it.

    Ah thank you so much! so pleased you liked the cottage - we spent a lot of time thinking about what we look for in a holiday cottage - and tried to re-create that in Chalk Cottage - fixtures and furnishings should look good and also work well! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2022

  • "A really lovely property."

    Clean, well stocked and in a perfect location for exploring the beautiful Malvern Hills.

    So glad you liked our cottage! I will pass your compliments onto the housekeeping team - they will be much appreciated. WE love the fact that you have the choice of so many walks and a few pubs - straight from the cottage! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Feb 2022

  • "Chalk Cottage was lovely and fulfilled our expectations in every way."

    The cottage provided everything we needed and the extra personal touches like the Christmas Decorations, Welcome Pack made it special to celebrate our New Year. The beds were comfortable, bathroom facilities were very good and a well equipped kitchen had everything we needed. It was good to have the log burner in the lounge and made it warm and cosy for our New Year. Thank to the owners of Chalk Cottages for making our 2022 New year a lovely memory

    I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your New Year with us here at Chalk Cottage - thank you so much for your feedback - it really means a lot to us! We hope to see you again, and wish you a happy and healthy 2022! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Dec 2021

  • "Well Done Hannah, Amazing cottage ,home from home, very clean and presentable with lots of extras ,you went the extra mile, thank you."

    loved the Christmas tree, will visit again. Lots of thought went into this holiday and glad we stayed at Chalk Cottage. Lovely view of Malvern Hills from the cottage.

    Thank you so much for your kind words - we are delighted you enjoyed the cottage - and the Christmas tree - the decorations and Christmas messages you left for it were lovely too - I have hung them on the tree for our guests to enjoy. We are delighted you enjoyed the beautiful views, and found the cottage cosy and a home from home and may consider returning - it makes it all so worthwhile. Merry Christmas! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Dec 2021

  • "Had a good stay despite the stormy weather at the start of the week."

    Overall pleased with the cottage and liked its location being able to walk out onto the Malvern Hills and on footpaths to the village without needing the car.Enjoyed visiting Worcester and various local towns . There were a few small negatives :lack of clothes hanging in bedrooms as no wardrobes,Tv was not 'smart ' and no DVD player which would have helped pass the long winter evenings ,front windows were singled glazed which wouldnt normally be a problem but it was particularly cold and stormy for part of the week .Overall we were happy enough we would return .

    ** STOP PRESS ** as of 21st January 2022 - the cottage now has a Smart TV! We are so glad you liked the location of the cottage - we are so lucky to have such wonderful walks from the hills straight from the cottage! The weather was stormy indeed, and you get some wonderfully dramatic skies up here on the hills too.... we love it!! Our cosy cottage is exactly that, and so we chose not to have wardrobes in the bedrooms, but provide plenty of chests of drawers hanging space for our guests to use - we want to maximise the space in the rooms for you. The front windows of the cottage are the most beautiful and attractive little beau windows - and we are resisting changing them as they add so much character to our old cottage! The rest of the cottage has triple glazed units, so it is only the two windows that are single glazed - one of which is in the dining room - which has thick floor to ceiling curtains and a toasty warm radiator to keep it warm - its french doors you can also shut and keep the rest of the house cosy and warm. There's also the lovely log burner and very efficient radiators in the cottage - most guests will find the cottage very toasty and warm indeed! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard3.8Nov 2021

  • "Lovely Cottage with fab views from back of the house."

    Hannah was on call for any queries, would love to book again next year.

    We are SO pleased you enjoyed your stay at the cottage with us - it is so lovely to hear that you hope to book again next year and come and stay with us! The Malvern Hills are quite spectacular throughout the year, with each season having something unique to offer! We look forward to welcoming you next year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marilynn5.0Nov 2021

  • "Very comfortable and cosy cottage."

    We're so pleased you found the cottage comfortable and cosy. We took a lot of time over choosing which fixtures and fittings to go for - wanting a comfortable yet practical space for our guests! Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Nov 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely and v clean."

    It was in a great location and within walking distance of a shop and 2 pubs ( even if that meant walking up and down hills) and the views were super. It had pretty much everything we needed If we were being really picky the hanging space for clothes wasn't really ok. Some bedrooms had hooks & hangers on the back of the doors which was a start but not the single room and it would have really helped if it did.

    So glad to hear you found the cottage lovely and clean! I will pass on the feedback to our housekeeping team. We are so lucky to have 2 pubs within easy walking distance of the cottage, and the village shop down in the village. Some of our guests take the bus - 2 bus stops within walking distance of the cottage too when they don't feel like walking. As the cottage is exactly that, the 3 bedrooms are not massive [despite one being a double, and one being a king] - hanging space is at a premium and so we took the decision to go for hangers on the backs of doors where possible, and an additional small hanging rail in the double room rather than cramming large wardrobes in. We possibly do need to look at adding additional hanging space in the single room, and I will pass your comments on. Despite the shortage of hanging space we're glad that it didn't spoil your stay with us, and that you enjoyed the cottage and the hills! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Oct 2021

  • "Nice cottage, perfectly located for exploring the area."

    Furnished well with lots of nice little touches. Just be aware that the off road parking involves a 90 degree turn from a busy and fast main road.

    So pleased you liked the cottage, we have worked so hard to make it a 'home from home', and keep it cosy and comfortable with a contemporary feel for our guests. Good point about accessing the off-road parking next to the cottage - you can either reverse or go in forwards to the space - we're very lucky to have level off-road parking on the hills! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.7Sep 2021

  • "Cottage is perfectly situated for walks on the Malvern Hills directly from the door."

    The private garden, situated away from the cottage, was not mentioned in the cottage facilities, so was only used once. We only became of it after reading the guest book later in the week. It was a pleasant place to sit with a glass of wine.

    We are so glad you loved the location of the cottage, and enjoyed the variety of walks straight from the property! I'm so sorry we hadn't made you aware of the private little garden that goes with the cottage - we must re-visit the cottage description on the website, but we're so glad you found it, and enjoyed a glass of wine there in the evenings...sounds perfect! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian3.4Aug 2021

  • "A great cottage in a great location with fabulous views and sunsets."

    We're so happy you enjoyed the location of the cottage - and found the views fabulous! What we love are the gorgeous evening sunsets looking out towards Wales and the mountains - the large picture window in the kitchen is the perfect place to sit and watch the sun go down! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Aug 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage, in a great location near the top of the Wyche cutting, with great views of the sunsets over the Herefordshire countryside, and fabulous walks on the hills right from the doorstep."

    Extremely helpful and responsive owner, who provided lots of recommendations for places to visit and to eat out. Stairgates and travel cot were also a real help for our 2 year old.

    So happy you enjoyed the cottage and the views and sunsets! It's so helpful to be able to walk straight from the cottage with a little one, without having to get into the car and travel. We also totally understand that when travelling with a little one, it helps to not have to take everything with you, so we're pleased we were able to offer you stairgates and travel cots for your use. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is a beautiful cottage, very well appointed and comfortable with some lovely touches."

    We will be back.

    Thank you for your kind words - it means so much! We work hard to make the cottage as comfortable as possible for visitors, to make it a home from home. Can't wait to welcome you back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Jul 2021

  • "Really good location for exploring the villages."

    Clean, cosy and comfortable. The manager Hannah was really helpful and friendly. Great tea Room H2O just up the road was lovely and they baked a birthday cake for me with 24 hours notice. The cottage is lovely with amazing views Well equipped modern kitchen Lovely family bathroom. Very clean. Would definitely book again.

    We are so pleased you found the cottage cosy, comfortable and clean - I will pass your comments on to housekeeping - cleanliness is one of our priorities for guests, and we work hard to keep our standards high. Fabulous that you found the H2O cafe just up the road - we love their cakes too! it's a great place to stop off for a coffee or lunch after a walk on the hills. We would love to welcome you back again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon4.4Jun 2021

  • "A beautiful, comfortable and clean cottage."

    Well equipped and in a lovely spot. The terrace is lovely to sit with a cuppa in the morning and the little garden an added bonus. The owners provided loads of useful information too. Highly recommend and would love to return.

    Thank you for your kind words - we are so pleased that you found the cottage clean and cosy. We try to think of all the things that would make our guest's stay as comfortable as possible. The garden and the terrace are great places to sit and enjoy a cuppa in the morning - or a glass of wine in the evening! We hope to see you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0May 2021

  • "Great little property right in the heart of the Malvern hills, with easy access to the local villages and towns."

    Lots of walks of varying degrees from the property.

    Reviewed by Rory Steven5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, great location, would happy return in the future."

    Reviewed by Ellen5.0Apr 2021

  • "Chalk Cottage was better than expected, very clean and tidy."

    The interior design makes the the cottage very comfortable and cosy, we were disappointed when the week was up. We will definitely look to coming back soon.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2021

  • "Excellent cottage for exploring the Malvern Hills."

    Location allowed us to walk the Malvern ridges from the door, instead of having to use the car. Spotlessly clean, modern fittings, very tastefully decorated. Wood burning stove was excellent and thanks to owners for topping up our log supply. Communication with owner was easy and some very good recommendations on local catering suppliers/ shopping etc. The cottage had Harvey maps, at a large scale, which were superb in detail for exploring different local paths. Very convenient location for a visit to the Cotswolds also. Only the two of us stayed ( just prior to October 2020 lockdown), so we stayed in the double room with excellent views towards the Welsh mountains (the king-size bedroomwith en-suite is at the other side, overlooking the road). Thanks, C&S Cheshire

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Oct 2020

  • "Very good quality Cottage."

    Great area for walking Straight from the cottage, fantastic views on top of the hills.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2020

  • "Chalk cottage is wonderfully located for access to walks across the Malvern hills, just a few minutes from the door gives you 360 paranoramic views of the surrounding countryside."

    Its also perfectly situated to access the historic properties, and delightful towns and villages around. We recommend a boat trip on the Severn from Upton.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Jul 2020

  • "A beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean cottage with everything we needed."

    Stunning views from the back though it was a bit foggy when we were there. Easy walking from the door to the Malvern hills. Very comfortable and enjoyable stay. The only drawback for us is that the garden was tricky for our small dog as she couldn’t manage the steps and it was a bit of a pain to take her down and keep her on the lead there. She’s recovering from an op so if well though would have walked loads and the garden wouldn’t have been such an issue then. Would stay again any time.

    Reviewed by Sallie5.0Jan 2020

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very clean and well furnished. Everything you could need for a short break in the Malvern hills.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jan 2020

  • "Great place."

    Very warm and cosy. We were allowed to check in earlier in the day which was sorted by a quick email. The whole place was clean and tidy. The chase pub is only a 5 minutes walk. You can by fresh duck eggs and other bits up the road from a honesty box. We had a freezer put in the cellar for us which was a great help. Views were amazing, town and the shops were lovely to walk around. Great walks for dogs. The only small issue was that it advertised a king size bed and we rang up to check and this was not a king sized bed. Our daughter bed hops and needed this, but struggled some nights with room. We were plagued with a horrible virus that hit our family 1 by 1 through the week, but its was a very cosy place to stay. Thank you.

    The owner can confirm there is one double and one king size bed at the property. Apologies if the listing caused confusion for your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Dec 2019

  • "Loved the area."

    cottage great but could have done with more mugs etc to save washing up after every drink. loved the christmas touches. great holiday.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Dec 2019

  • "Chalk Cottage is an excellent property and we found nothing to fault."

    It was a real home from home experience. Great location for our walking holiday and near to any amenities which we needed plus a short 5 minute walk to a really good local pub. Hannah went out of her way to ensure that we could gain entry to the cottage 2 hours earlier than the specified time so that we could dump our bags and make the most of the daylight hours available to us in the Malverns. We would highly recommend Chalk Cottage.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Nov 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, very well presented & equipped & perfect location for enjoying walks direct from the cottage in the local area, Good pub in the village - The Chase Inn, had a great evening meal."

    Also recommend Cafe Morso (near the station) for light lunches

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2019

  • "I cannot recommend Chalk Cottage too highly - the cottage itself is gorgeous, warm, spotlessly clean, well equipped and the owner provided lots of information for visitors, not to mention lovely welcome hampers for us and our dog."

    The cottage is perfectly situated for exploring the Malverns and the area has lots to offer for walkers, cyclists and heritage lovers.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Oct 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage"

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage was of exceptional quality, the hosts had thought of everything."

    Also a lovely location and stunning views from the kitchen window! Excellent waljs from the front door and good pubs nearby.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Sep 2019

  • "All good."

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Aug 2019

  • "We had a really lovely holiday at Chalk Cottage."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean and very well equipped - we had everything we needed for a brilliant break. The view from the kitchen window was stunning. We really appreciated the welcome pack and our dog Ralph was very grateful for the doggy welcome pack! We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Chalk Cottage - if you enjoy walking, the beautiful hills of Malvern are perfect for you and Chalk Cottage is a lovely place to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Aug 2019

  • "Chalk Cottage is fitted out and furnished to a very high standard."

    There are fantastic views towards Herefordshire and Wales. A great place to stay visiting the Malvern Hills.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2019

  • "Amazing quality and wonderfully fitted out."

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Jul 2019

  • "Chalk cottage is the very best place I have rented."

    highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Saskia5.0May 2019

  • "Great location for exploring the area, fantastic for walking up and around the Malvern Hills."

    Cottage is comfortable with everything you need for a family holiday.

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0May 2019

  • "The only problem we experienced was finding the cottage at first."

    The directions to find the cottage need to be clearer. We couldn’t find anything to tell us that we were in upper Colwall, no landmarks to indicate the area to look in. There is an old school/ church and it is up the hill from the British camp sign. I’m sure the owner could find more to help. However the owner was very helpful when ever we contacted her. The cottage was very comfortable and the views were stunning.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0May 2019

  • "Stylish and modern cottage that met all of our family 's needs."

    Lovely welcome hamper and great communications/info in respect of the welcome pack and dialogue with the property manager. Minute's walk to the hills and pub. In terms of booking it was excellent value.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2019

  • "Stylish and beautifully furnished, yet still cosy, cottage, really clean and well equipped."

    We arrived in the evening and there was a lamp on in the lounge which was a really nice touch also a welcome hamper waiting for us and even one for the dog!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2019

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Chalk Cottage."

    Warm and cosy despite the weather and loved the log burner. Great views from the kitchen and bedroom window - morning sunshine, rain, hail, howling wind and snow all in one day. The house has been beautifully decorated to a very high standard. Excellent care from the property manager (Hannah) with a thoughtful welcome hamper for us and also for Monty our dog. We accidentally left something behind and were quickly contacted my Hannah, who kindly arranged it’s prompt return. Fantastic location with walks on the doorstop. We loved the area and are hoping to return. Thanks for a lovely stay!

    Reviewed by B5.0Mar 2019

  • "The cottage is beautiful and exceeded our expectations."

    The decor is tasteful and all the rooms were well dressed. The kitchen had everything we needed and more, they even left us a small welcome hamper which was so kind. The cottage has a log burner which made it so cosy in the evenings. The bathrooms are lovely, big showers with good pressure, just what you need after day in the fresh air walking!

    Reviewed by Jeff5.0Mar 2019

  • "The owner had put a lot of thought into what would make the cottage perfect for guests."

    There were lots of homely touches and everything was of a very high quality. The welcome pack and dog pack were gratefully received. The information books were very comprehensive. They really had thought of everything. The location was excellent with easy access to the hills and lovely views out the back of the cottage.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Feb 2019

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Summary

  • Two-storey property
  • Three bedrooms; 1 x king-size double with en-suite, with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double bedroom, 1 x single bedroom Cloak Room with basin and WC
  • Family bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Bed linen, towels included
  • Complimentary toiletries & soaps. Open-plan living room with wood-burner, blankets and throws
  • Open-plan kitchen with seated dining area
  • Complimentary kitchen/cleaning pack
  • Separate dining room.
  • Gas central heating and wood-burner. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge with ice box
  • Nespresso Coffee Capsule Machine by Krup
  • Smart TV and WiFi, hairdryer
  • Complimentary logs are available October to April
  • No logs are provided during May to September though guests are more than welcome to purchase their own logs to use in the log burner in the cottage if they wish.Guest Welcome Pack, Selection of Toys, Books and Games for use by guests.Off-road parking for one car [additional parking available on road outside the cottage]
  • Kitchen stable door opens onto enclosed courtyard with table, chairs & planters
  • The courtyard gate is low, so please supervise children and dogs at all times
  • Enclosed cottage garden with table and chairs - for private use by guests. One well-behaved dog welcome (two dogs may be allowed at the owner's discretion)
  • Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • Doggy Welcome Pack
  • No smoking
  • Two dog friendly pubs are a five-minute walk from property
  • Shop is 1.3 miles
  • Please Note: This property accepts minimum 7 night bookings with a Friday only arrival.

The property

Resting towards the top of the stunning Malvern Hills in and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this property oozes luxury from the outset, combining contemporary boutique hotel style touches with period features such as fireplaces in the bedrooms, and quirky curved bay windows.

As you enter the cottage, you are greeted by a cosy sitting area with plenty of throws and blankets to snuggle under, whilst a woodburning fire throws out additional warmth during the winter months, as you relax with friends and family on the comfortable corner sofa.

This open-plan living area, also plays host to a contemporary, well-equipped modern Shaker style kitchen area, complete with beautiful marble worktop, top of the range, modern integrated appliances and all the necessities you will require during your stay.

From the kitchen, take in the stunning rural views across the rooftops out towards the Black Mountains in Wales over the orchards and hop fields of the Herefordshire countryside, whilst sipping your freshly brewed morning coffee.

For those more special evening meals, why not sit in the characterful dining room with oak table and comfortable chairs.

Follow the carpeted staircase up, where you will discover three well-presented and comfortable bedrooms, comprising of a master bedroom with king-size bed and stylish en-suite, a double bedroom and a charming single bedroom.

On the first floor you will also find a luxurious family bathroom, complete with a bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail, ambient lighting, and WC.

The outdoor space is ideal for a refreshing evening drink, relaxing in the sun with friends or enjoying the delights of alfresco dining, and taking in the spectacular sunsets out towards the Welsh Mountains.

For local amenities, there is a choice of two pubs within an easy 5 minute walk from the cottage, both serving a range of meals and offering a selection of local beers, ciders and gin.

A well-stocked shop can be found within 1.3 miles of the property, just a 3 minute drive away, down in the popular village of Colwall.

The village of Upper Colwall lies towards the top of the Malvern Hills on the western side.

It boasts 2 excellent village pubs.

The Wyche Inn, listed in the Good Beer Guide is situated at the top of the hills with stunning views out over Malvern, across Worcestershire.

The Chase Inn has welcoming fires, fine ales, good hearty food, and a garden with stunning panoramic views out across the beautiful Herefordshire countryside towards the Welsh Black Mountains.

Well behaved dogs are welcome at the pub.

For those that wish, there is a Waitrose located just a quick 5 minute drive away down in the centre of Great Malvern.

Chalk Cottage sits towards the top of the Malvern Hills, and boasts an excellent range of walks on the hills a short distance from the cottage itself.

The location of the property affords easy access down into the picturesque and historic Great Malvern, where you will find a wide range of restaurants, pubs, cafes and independent shops to browse.

Great Malvern is also home to the Malvern Theatres, which regularly receives shows from the West End, concerts, gigs, ballet, and cinema.

The Three Counties Showground and all it’s events, is a short drive from the property too.

Dotted around the hills and Malvern itself are the water wells that Malvern is famous for, as well as the gas lamps that inspired C.S Lewis Narnia.

It is also said that the Malvern Hills were the inspiration for J.R.

Tolkein's Middle Earth in Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

A further drive away is the cathedral in Gloucester where filming for Hogwart's took place.

Ledbury, an historic market town, an easy 12 minute drive away is on the Guardian's list of best European shopping towns, with unique shops, cobbled alleyways and the historic 17th Century Market House on stilts.

Walk up the famous cobbled Church Lane to the church and enjoy a coffee, lunch or a drink at one of the many excellent coffee shops, restaurants and pubs.

Chalk Cottage is a tranquil property, promising to provide you and your loved ones an unforgettable holiday to the area.

Malvern and the surrounding area boasts a huge range of activities, ranging from walking and cycling on the hills, to local vineyards, breweries and cider tasting.

There is even the luxurious Malvern Spa where you can book yourself in for a variety of treatments, or for some well-deserved downtime.

Many lovely walks and cycle rides can be enjoyed from the doorstep of the cottage with the Worcestershire Way and Three Choirs Way both running close by.

Malvern is also home to the world famous Morgan Motor car, whilst Eastnor Castle is home to the Land Rover Experience, where you can test drive a 4-wheel drive around the Estate.

Chalk Cottage is easily reached from the M5, Junction 7 (Worcester South), and by train, with direct lines between London Paddington/Birmingham to Malvern/Colwall.

By air, Birmingham Airport is an hour away.

Chalk Cottage is a tranquil property, promising to provide you and your loved ones an unforgettable holiday to the area.

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About the location

UPPER COLWALL

Malvern 2 miles.

The thriving village of Upper Colwall nestles on the western side of the Malvern Hills and boasts amazing long distance views. The village offers a traditional village CAMRA pub, a store, local butcher's shop, chemist and Post Office. Nearby, 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 nine-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. Also, 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 also available nearby and there are National Trust properties, gardens and vineyards to visit in the area. Malvern has many individual shops, cafes, art galleries and restaurants, a luxurious spa, and is also just a short drive from the Three Counties Showground. Malvern is the home of the Morgan car, which makes this area popular with enthusiasts. 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. A great holiday destination at any time of year.


Note: This property accepts minimum 7 night stay bookings with a Friday only arrival.