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  • Sunnyside - Cotswolds - 30026 - photo 1


Upper Colwall near Malvern, Worcestershire (Ref. 30026)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "Really lovely cottage perfect for walking on the Hills."

    Really liked the little touches like Alexa and Netflix. Only criticism would be more should be mentioned about the garden which was completely open on both sides and accessed by very steep concrete steps so not really dog friendly. However mine walked all day so didn't need a garden to run around. Norman was lovely next door and very helpful.

    Many thanks for your comments, we're so glad you enjoyed the cottage and all the walks with your two dogs on the hills. Being situated directly on the side of the hills does mean that Sunnyside and the back garden has amazing views for miles to the west and the Breacon Beacons. We have welcomed many guests with dogs to Sunnyside in the past 7 years and look forward to continuing to do so. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LouiseJun 2022

  • "The best thing about this property is the location - literally minutes walk onto the ridge, 15-20 mins walk to the village shop and 2 cafes, 40-90 minutes walk to the base of British Camp (depending on whether you take the high or low route!"

    ). The house was well equipped and very comfortable (thank you Ikea!). It was surprisingly light given the hillside location. The only negative was the garden - definitely not dog or child friendly. But the track to the house was very quiet so was suitable for early morning and late night dog wees!

    Many thanks for your feedback, we're so glad you enjoyed your holiday staying at Sunnyside. As you mentioned the location is fantastic for direct walking on the Malvern Hills and also to the local shops and cafes. Being directly on the hills and with amazing views from the front and rear garden (overlooking the cottage), over the past 6 years we have welcomed numerous returning families with young children and also dog owners who love the garden and also take full advantage of the hillside location. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SallyApr 2022

  • "I cannot recommend this property highly enough."

    I was looking for a Malvern property for a reunion/catch up with my three brothers and it worked perfectly. Not only was the property spotlessly clean and comfortable, it was ideally situated for walking the hills and was close (300 yards away) from a wonderful pub with great ale and good food. Great Malvern was a few minutes away by car for supplies when we needed them. All in all a very quiet and peaceful well maintained property ideally situated for a relaxing stay, whatever your needs or circumstances.

    Thank you for your lovely comments - I will pass these on to my Housekeeping team who work very hard to maintain the high standards we all expect from a holiday cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NigelApr 2022

  • "Perfect location for a walking holiday in the Malverns (and a trip to the lovely theatre there)."

    Very thoughtful touches provided in the cottage - step up into the bath/shower, for example. Lovely to have the addition of the wood-burning stove in the living room. Very comfortable beds. Lots of very helpful information provided by the owners in advance of the visit.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2022

  • "Sunnyside is a lovely holiday cottage."

    Warm and welcoming and exceptionally well equipped. It is in a very quiet, peaceful location and has wonderful far reaching views.

    Reviewed by ShunaMar 2022

  • "A lovely cottage with a relaxed, homely feel."

    Views are wonderful. Everything you need is provided, including lots of extra throws which we all enjoyed when snuggled up in front of the log burner. Very simple details were provided with the keys from the gentleman in the next house. The track up to the row of houses could be challenging - we stayed in stormy, very wet weather! Highly recommended for a relaxed family break.

    Reviewed by PatriciaFeb 2022

  • "Sunnyside is very clean, comfortable, and well-appointed."

    It is in a lovely location, with far-reaching views. We, and the two dogs, had a very enjoyable week there. Looking forward to the next time!

    Reviewed by CarolynFeb 2022

  • "This was the fourth time we have stayed at Sunnyside."

    Really comfortable house, bright and spacious. Great views from the garden, straight up onto the hills everyday and over the road the Chase Inn. We walked to British Camp this time, never been up there before though and what an experience. Also recommend the Malvern Hills Hotel for food and is dog friendly. There cafe on the road side opposite all dog and veggie friendly.

    Reviewed by VictoriaJan 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a fantastic location."

    The property is well equipped, it was clean and spacious and I would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by KateDec 2021

  • "Pictures didn't do the cottage justice."

    Lovely views and plenty of space downstairs to eat and relax. Kitchen had everything you could need. including tablets for the dishwasher. Comfortable beds. Bernard was very helpful when he gave us the keys but did not intrude. Lovely walks from the door and plenty of quirky cafes for a rest and a snack. Only a few minutes to Great Malvern where plenty of supermarkets for shopping. A relaxing short break and we hope to return,

    Reviewed by MaggieNov 2021

  • "Just home from home, the owner went over & above to make us welcome."

    ....We wanted for nothing. Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by MarySep 2021

  • "Sunnyside is a lovely, comfortable house in a fantastic location."

    Access right onto the Malvern Hills from the front door.

    Reviewed by LouiseAug 2021

  • "Really nice house in a brilliant location to explore the Malvern hills and the area generally."

    Was a bit tricky to find, but the host was very helpful and communication was great. Brilliant walks from the doorstep. Dog friendly cottage, but garden not enclosed, but it didn’t cause problems. Bed was okay but was quite small and if you’re very tall you’d struggle. Generally very well equipped and was nice and cool in hot weather. WiFi was a bit temperamental. Would definitely recommend.

    Thank you for your very kind comments. I can confirm that SuperFast broadband is planned for the Malvern Hills shortly and that the bed is a standard double. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DonnaJul 2021

  • "Well-appointed and comfortable cottage (house), with fabulous view and handily placed for walks up to ridge (10 minutes) and two very nice pubs."

    The owner Simon was very helpful, and his in-laws next door were charming and friendly. We found the area delightful, the only partial problem being building work in adjacent property. This stopped daily at 5, so not a problem if like us you're out all day, but not exactly ideal if you are there for peace and quiet. And a particular hassle when workmen grabbed the parking spot outside Sunnyside. Apparently this is set to last for several more weeks, so guests coming this summer might want to take note.

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2021

  • "Because of delays on our journey, we arrived later than expected, but the key holder who lives next door was still available."

    However, by the time we had unloaded and sorted out and wanted to turn on the central heating, we were unable to do so, due to the lack of the usual set of instructions, the customary folder having been removed because of the Covid restrictions. By that time we felt unwilling to disturb the key holder, and spent a very cold night. In the morning he came very helpfully to show us how to turn on the heating timer. At some Sykes lets the property feels aired. At this one it felt cold and dank. Things improved. This lack of instructions for appliances at the property also led to us taking several days to figure out how to work the microwave. We were able to guess correctly how the washing machine worked. A Sykes holiday earlier this year provided a cottage in which the welcome / instructions folder was still in situ, and a welcome pack of tea, coffee, milk, bread and even home made cakes was provided. At Sunnyside we were glad to have taken all initial essentials as only a little coffee and loose leaf tea were in the cupboard, perhaps left by former holiday makers. Due to our late arrival, the shops, not nearby, were long since closed.

    Thank you for your comments. I'm sorry that you felt the cottage was not aired properly for your late arrival and you were unable to operate the heating system, I have confirmed the correct process with my contracted housekeepers to ensure windows are open and heating is on, if required. The current advise for the safety of all guests, due to covid, is that there are as few touch points as possible and that is why the instruction folder and other items have been removed. All guests are informed of this via the welcome email sent out prior to their stay that you received. As an owner, i am always available for a call or email should there be any problems, as also stated in the email. From our email exchange during your stay it did sound like you had a very nice holiday with the family and that Sunnyside provided an ideal base for all you explorations out with the Grandchildren. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2021

  • "I had been promised one load of logs and kindling for the wood burning stove and these were not present on arrival."

    It was a shame as I was hosting a friend for dinner and it was a very cold evening. The kitchen lacked oven gloves, kitchen scissors and a draining rack. Ideally also there would have been kitchen scales.

    Thank you for your comments. The items missing from the kitchen have been replaced and the kitchen scales were in one of the cupboards. As per the welcome email, whilst we are still taking precautions during covid, the log basket is not placed out in the lounge during the summer months of May to September. Although, these could have been provided if requested. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a stunning location"

    Reviewed by ColetteSep 2020

  • "Sunnyside was well equipped and comfortable - perfect for the 4 of us."

    Excellent value for money. The arrival and exit procedures gave us confidence that it is Covid-secure. Brilliant location for exploring the Malvern Hills, with extensive walks from right outside the door, and the warm weather all week was perfect for exploring. Good local shops within a short drive, and historic Malvern and Ledbury both less than 15 mins away. Plenty of local options for eating out - we can highly recommend Sunday lunch at The Wellington Inn. And food/drinks with fabulous views from The Kettle Sings and The Chase Inn within easy walking distance.

    Reviewed by FrancesSep 2020

  • "Definitely great for walking directly from cottage."

    Malvern Hills Hotel excellent for food.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2020

  • "Beautiful walks straight from the door, lovely cosy cottage"

    Reviewed by JudeDec 2019

  • "We had a lovely warm welcome from Bernard and Gwen next door."

    Lovely cosy, comfortable cottage, home from home. Great for the dogs too, as it’s central to explore the Malverns with easy walking access to the hills. Great pub 2 minutes walk, very friendly and lovely food. Can’t recommend it enough, we will be back as soon as we can.

    Reviewed by GayleDec 2019

  • "The accommodation was as expected, the location was perfect for our trip to the Malvern area."

    A very nice week Thank you

    Reviewed by AnthonySep 2019

  • "The three of us had a great long weekend in Upper Colwall."

    The area is great for walking though a bit intimidating for ordinary walkers though there are many easier walks to be found. The house was to expectations from the pics online. The Chase Inn and the Wytch Inn the two closest pubs have great real ales, the Wytch is probably the best of the two for greatest choice but both have delightful people running them. The chase has a huge beer garden which is great for watching the sun go down. Malvern is a quaint little with a Morrisons super market for the bigger shopping spree.

    Reviewed by NoelSep 2019

  • "Cosy, homely place and perfectly located for attending a family wedding."

    Reviewed by SadieAug 2019

  • "Good location 1 mile walk to local shops good pub 5 mins walk away and located near to footpaths up to malvern hills."

    House is easy to live in and has everthing you need

    Reviewed by HeidiJun 2019

  • "We have stayed at Sunnyside many times, and it is a very warm, homely, comfortable cottage."

    The views from the front windows are spectacular, and the best part is being able to walk straight out on to the Malvern Hills.The owners are always helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by LynnMay 2019

  • "Lovely location, perfect for accessing North and South hills."

    Home away from home, really restful experience.

    Reviewed by ThomasApr 2019

  • "Thank you for booking us in short notice it was a very pleasant stay"

    Reviewed by JodieApr 2019

  • "The cottage was in an ideal location for good walking and views and close by car to Malvern."

    The local The Chase Inn serves good food which is just a short walk away. The Malvern Hotel has a superb view from the main restaurant if you choose to dine there. Bernard (next door) gave us a lovely welcome. In most cottages that we have stayed in we have had a little welcome pack which has always been very much appreciated of course, so maybe a pint of milk and biscuits would be a nice touch. All in all we had the excellent sunny week.

    Reviewed by RichardMar 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay in the cottage everything we needed was available."

    The only slightly negative comment was the neighbour who objected to.where we had parked our vehicle, he claimed it was in the spot that he parked in, but was opposite the cottage in what is essentially open access road parking. It is not the fault of the owners but for anyone of a nervous disposition it could be a little off putting.

    Thank you for your comments. You are correct in that there is no allocated parking on the open access track and it was wrong for one of the neighbours to provide you with incorrect information. There is always usually a space behind the big red car (my father-in-laws) and this is virtually opposite Sunnyside. All of my guests staying at Sunnyside are informed of this on the pre-arrival instructions that I send out. We hope to welcome you back in the future, Thanks again, Sunnyside Owner's. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChrisMar 2019

  • "Great walking from the doorstep at this Malvern Hills centrally located property"

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2018

  • "Very nice house set in the middle of the Malvern hills."

    Nice little pub called the chase inn near by. Any problems and Bernard next door will help you out. I highly recommend it every one. from Mike and Alan.

    Reviewed by MikeJul 2018

  • "Sunnyside is a lovely cottage - very comfortable and homely."

    The views are spectacular and it's position is great for stepping out of the door and walking straight onto the hills. I have stayed here on several occasions and would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by LynnJun 2018

  • "We enjoyed our stay very much."

    The cottage (once we found it!) it was great. in a great place for walks in the hills and longer trips to other towns, gardens and historic homes. We were very comfortable, everything provided so we had to bring very little. Would recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by LucyMay 2018

  • "Nice cottage with very pretty views."

    However, the carpets needed a good clean, and the mattresses were rather short on comfort. The parking and garden are rather precipitous, and somewhat perilous for our elderly dog, and two teenagers learning to drive! The cottage is well equipped, with nice pictures, and certainly homely. We found, however, rather a collection of small black beetles, and ladybirds on most of the window sills, which obviously need to be dealt with before occupation. We enjoyed the area of the Malvern Hills an AONB and good local facilities, including the Chase Inn a short walk from the property.

    Thank you for your comments, Sunnyside is located directly on the Malvern Hills, affording it amazing views and therefore it is raised in places as the photos on the website show from the back garden overlooking the property. A deep clean has been performed following your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RosieApr 2018

  • "We had a really lovely week."

    The views from the cottage were fabulous and the changing landscape was beautiful, which meant that we didn't mind having to stay in and watch the rain! When the rain stopped there were great walks we could start from the front door so we didn't use the car much. We managed to be up on the Worcester Beacon with clear blue skies which meant we could see for miles. The local pub had excellent food and beer which also reduced car usage.

    Reviewed by JoMar 2018

  • "Not suitable for people with walking difficulties"

    Thank you for your comments, Sunnyside is located directly on the Malvern Hills, affording it amazing views. I would agree that the cottage is not suitable for anyone that uses a mobility scooter, however many elderly guests that use a cane to aid their walking have enjoyed staying in the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarolFeb 2018

  • "The owner was attentive, without being intrusive, and helpful."

    The atmosphere in the house was warm and friendly. The views from the front of the house are magnificent.

    Reviewed by CharlesOct 2017

  • "Really comfortable, clean, well equipped cottage in a lovely peaceful location."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by HazelJun 2017

  • "The cottage was really nice and the location for our walking weekend was perfect as the paths to the Malvern Hills were right by the cottage."

    The real bonus was The Chase pub. Great food and beer and an absolutely stunning view from the beer garden.

    Reviewed by PatrickApr 2017

  • "A great little place."

    Peaceful and perfect for walking on the hills and two nice pubs a stone throw away. Don't throw stones though it's too much of a beautiful place

    Reviewed by JamieMar 2017


    Reviewed by AidanMar 2017

  • "Excellent Facilities and wifi."

    Which was essential for me. Meticulously clean and a beautiful cottage. Owner, Simon, very approachable and accommodating. Thank you

    Reviewed by GillianNov 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with TV, 1 x twin, 1 x 2'6" single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over and basin
  • Basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, Blu-ray, CD/DAB radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Parking available on side of track outside cottage
  • Patio and tiered lawned garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 1 mile, pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Rear garden is open to the garden next door, which belongs to the owner's father
  • He will occasionally tend the vegetable garden in the cottage garden

The property

A charming detached cottage in the thriving village of Upper Colwall, close to the beautiful town of Malvern.

Offering views of the surrounding countryside, this traditional cottage offers ideal accommodation for a get-together with family and friends who wish to enjoy a wonderful part of the country, with many walks and cycle routes directly from the doorstep.

The sitting room boasts the original wooden floor, a sumptuous corner sofa and a warming woodburning stove, while the dining room next door is perfect for enjoying a lazy breakfast or celebratory dinner.

The cottage has a very well-equipped kitchen and three charming bedrooms, with the front two offering lovely views of the unspoilt countryside.

Outside is a side patio area with steps up to the tiered rear garden, offering seating and BBQ areas, as well as long distance views from the upper part of the garden; a lovely place to sit and relax with a refreshing drink at the end of the day.

Just a short walk takes you to the local award-winning CAMRA pub which serves home-cooked food, and just one mile away, the main village offers many amenities, including a local butcher, shop, chemist and Post Office.

The ancient town of Malvern is two miles away and boasts unique shops and antique centres, as well as a local theatre, cinema, tea rooms and restaurants and many miles of footpaths and cycle routes on the stunning Malvern Hills.

A wonderful cottage to be enjoyed at any time of year.

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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.

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