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Tor Cottage

Colwall, Herefordshire, Herefordshire (Ref. 1052833)

4.2

Good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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8 Customer Reviews

  • "Very disappointing."

    The furnishings were uncomfortable, the wifi wasn't working, most of the crockery was chipped and the open plan layout meant that all the heat went upstairs. We had stayed at Tor Cottage 25 years ago when it had different owners and was with a different agency. It used to be very cosy and very well furnished and equipped. We knew from the photos online that things had changed and that wouldn't have been a problem if the changes had been for the better. The one thing that they couldn't change was the wonderful view and the sunsets, and the fact that it is a short (if very steep!) walk to the top of the Hills! Cafe Morso in Colwall does amazing breakfasts, The Cottage in the Wood does great lunches and The Wyche Inn is always good for a basic reasonably priced meal. We would add that the housekeeper was very helpful, but sadly this cottage is not up to the standard we would usually expect from Sykes.

    Reviewed by JenniferApr 2022

  • "Overall we had an amazing stay at Tor Cottage."

    The view is gorgeous and the house is lovely. We would definitely come again. Our only feedback would be that the beds are a little hard to sleep on, and the internet was very hit and miss which made it difficult to use the projector. Otherwise we loved it x

    Thank you for your feedback. Following your stay we have updated the mattresses at Tor Cottage and we hope that you have a comfortable time if you choose to book again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LeahFeb 2022

  • "Was a fantastic cottage with some great views."

    Plenty of space and would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by GreggNov 2021

  • "Fantastic location with amazing views."

    Very peaceful and secluded. Parking is a little tricky. Do be prepared to walk with your bags. My only real disappointment was that there were virtually no vinyl records ( lots in photos ). I was looking forward to browsing and listening

    Reviewed by StevenOct 2021

  • "Beautiful house with magnificent views of the Malvern hills."

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2021

  • "A beautiful house, with stunning views, ideally positioned for walks on the Malverns and to explore the surrounding area."

    The garden is very steep, but fun to explore. The house is well equipped - the only thing to note is that there is no actual television, but a data projector (which would not connect to our Windows laptop, but would I suspect connect to an Apple). We had a lovely time, and can well imagine coming back there again.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2021

  • "What a lovely place in a stunning setting and so close to the hills for daily walking on the ridge of the Malverns!"

    The cottage is delightful - quirky and cute. We loved the record player and the projector screen. We made good use of the gas BBQ too! Facilities were good and we had a great week in a beautiful house. The entrance to the cottage is hard to find, instructions don’t quite make it clear so it took us a bit of exploring in front of the wrong house before we spotted the path. There is no microwave (wasn’t a problem for us but might be for others) and one of the double beds is a futon with a not-very-comfy mattress.

    Reviewed by RosieAug 2021

  • "Cottage is an amazing find for the views - they are just stunning , the rooms are spacious and very querky, like stepping into someones home while they have nipped out, felt very homely though a few more comfy chairs needed if 5 of you staying."

    I loved the lack of TV and flicker of the log fire and hoot of the owls at night , owner very generous with the logs! Great if you like time together with peace . hotels for lunch in colwall and British camp served great food and drink and ledbury and malvern easy to get to also , theres even a bus 675/676 nearby that is helpful for pub visits or walks. Dont think I will ever forget or exceed those views though.

    Reviewed by StephenOct 2020

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Summary

  • Main building: Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire
  • Annexe: One double bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas range cooker and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Home cinema projector, WiFi, record player with small selection of records
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Large sloping garden with patio, furniture, chiminea, gas barbecue, and stream
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.2 miles, pub 0.5 miles
  • Note: The projector is connected via USB-C to a laptop
  • Note: The stream usually dries in summer - Due to the landscape of the garden and presence of the stream, young children must be supervised.

The property

Tor Cottage is a charming, detached property, blessed by stunning westerly countryside views, including the Brecon Beacons in the distance on clear sunny days.

Set in a secluded spot in Upper Colwall, in the famous Malvern Hills, this well-kept 1929 house is the ideal place for a peaceful, family holiday.

Tor Cottage is off the beaten track and benefits from a large garden, within proximity to excellent walking in the hills and a warm welcoming home, with rustic charm and contemporary aesthetics.

Be welcomed into the property's open-plan living space where you can spend your evenings relaxing after adventure-filled days; prepare delicious meals in the kitchen area where a large gas range cooker sits alongside a good range of appliances, come together around the dining table with the patio doors opened up in summer to let in the breeze, and a brightly lit sitting area with an open fire for the cooler winter months.

Set up the projector via your laptop to watch a family favourite film, or on warm evenings, enjoy a drink out on the patio, before starting the gas barbecue and lighting up the chiminea.

The rest of the garden is made up of sloping lawns with a pretty stream running through it, surrounded by woodland and trees.

Head upstairs to find three bedrooms, choose from either of the two double bedrooms or the single bedroom, with more stunning views in the former two and all enjoying bright white walls and rustic wooden floorboards, served by the family bathroom which has a bath and shower over.

At the back of the house, in the heart of the garden, sits the studio annex, another bedroom with an ensuite bathroom; there you can enjoy a restful night of sleep and wake up surrounded by nature and more stunning views.

Enjoy walks from your doorstep, as many paths are accessible from the cottage or head into the nearby bustling town of Malvern.

Browse the local independent shops, antique dealers, and second-hand bookshops as well as local artists and craftspeople on show in shops and galleries.

Visit the St Ann's Well and Holywell tucked in the valley, made popular by Victorians who wanted to be cured by the waters, as well as several other natural springs dotted around the Malverns which can present a fabulous day out of treasure hunting.

The cathedral-sized Great Malvern Priory is an impressive structure for its medieval architecture, whilst another medieval jewel of Abbey Gateway is home to Malvern Museum.

Attracting top-class productions and big names is the Malvern Theatres Complex with a theatre, live music venue and a cinema, you can ensure, you have something to do on a rainy day.

Discover the charming village of Ledbury, only 10 miles away, with top-notch designer boutiques and a wonderful deli curating local products as well as delicacies from around the world.

The world-famous literary village, Hay-On-Wye in Wales, is only an hour drive away.

Come back from all these wonderful day trips to rest, reconnect to nature and simply feel at home while staying at Tor Cottage.

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About the location

COLWALL, HEREFORDSHIRE

Worcester 11.9 miles; Hereford 18.9 miles

The large village of Colwall nestles within the westerly folds of the Malvern Hills AONB, bordering Worcestershire and split into three areas known as Colwall Stone, Colwall Green and Upper Colwall. One of the main features of this delightful village is the view of British Camp, which is an Iron Age hill fort positioned at the top of Herefordshire Beacon, a protected, ancient monument maintained by the Malvern Hills Conservators. Colwall Stone boasts a series of local shops, a specialist garden centre and village hall, while all three areas of the village are littered with public houses for you to enjoy a refreshing pint after a long walk over the hills. The many other outdoor activities available nearby include cycling, horse riding and fishing, not to mention hang gliding and paragliding for those seeking a thrill, as well as rock climbing locations in the area. The spa town of Malvern is nearby and offers a charming shopping location with its beautiful, hillside setting and a lovely mix of food, fashion and furniture stores. There are also a selection of pubs and eateries to choose from and a number of National Trust properties, gardens and vineyards within easy reach. Malvern Theatres has an extensive programme throughout the year with productions from the West End and the Royal Shakespeare Company, including musicals and dance, to world-renowned musicians and orchestra. Worcester and Hereford are within easy driving distance with many more attractions to enjoy, as are Tewkesbury and the Wye Valley, offering something for everyone. Choose this superb holiday destination at any time of the year!

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