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Chalk Cottage

Upper Colwall, Worcestershire (Ref. 998412)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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34 Customer Review(s)

  • “Nice cottage, perfectly located for exploring the area.”

    Furnished well with lots of nice little touches.

    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.

    - Mrs Lowery, September 2021

    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! - Sykes owner relations

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.


  • 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, TV and WiFi, hairdryer Logs available [Autumn/Winter/Spring]. 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). Doggy Welcome Pack. No smoking. 2 dog friendly pubs are a five-minute walk from property, and shop is 1.3 miles.

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About the location


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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas