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Yew Tree Cottage

(Ref. 1003999)

Upper Colwall, Herefordshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (17)
  • views (16)
  • comfortable (13)
  • stay (12)
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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely week away and the house was cosy, clean and homely."

    Kitchen had most things available, although we couldn’t find a potato peeler, an extra pan or two would be useful (when cooking for a family), and a decent pair of scissors would be appreciated! A washing line would be great too in summer, found pegs and maiden but not a line. Blackout curtains in the front bedroom would be good too, mainly for the fact that we had our baby with us in there. Back bedroom was lovely and dark. Overall though we were really comfortable and the views are fantastic. House was easy to find, and there is loads to do in the area. For those coming with kids the park in Malvern is fantastic! We would definitely return and stay in Yew Tree Cottage, thanks for a lovely week away.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth3.8Aug 2023

  • "The property is very clean quite hard to find."

    The furniture though old is very nice and fits lovely in the house. Milk tea bags coffee towels tea towels washing up liquid supplied. My opinion is the bathroom is tired and could do with black out blinds in the bedroom. I would recommend this place

    Reviewed by Dee4.4Jun 2023

  • "We had a great time at Yew Cottage."

    It was just as described and was a lovely place to stay. Amazing walks are minutes away and also lots of good places to eat. We all agreed that a few days were not enough to see enough of the area and we’re definitely coming back sometime.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage is very well situated for all the main walks in the hills as well as to the main town without the need to use a car."

    The views from the living room and kitchen are great. The only thing was the bed which is a bit soft and if there are 4 people (it was only two in our case), there is only one bathroom and the kitchen is not very spacious.

    Reviewed by Silvia3.8May 2023

  • "Lovely relaxing stay with stunning views."

    Warm and cosy when the wind and rain was whipping around.comfortable lounge but tiny TV a little small for older eyes! Beds comfortable.Our car managed the unpaved track but low slung vehicles would not.Will be happily back again

    Thanks for the great review Lynne, we’re so pleased to hear you had a lovely stay. We’ve since updated our smart TV to a bigger version. We hope you come back to enjoy the cottage again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynne4.4May 2023

  • "The property was ideally located in the Malvern hills."

    Great views across to Wales and the Black mountains. The house is well appointed with everything we needed and was very cosy.

    Thanks for a great review David, pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and the views! Hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7May 2023

  • "Nice little house."

    comfortable and clean. One of the best we have stayed at. The sunsets from the front window were worth the money alone. Would return again anytime. John B

    We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Yew Tree Cottage John, we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2023

  • "We booked a three night stay at Yew Tree Cottage to recover from an immensely busy week in the run up to Easter, and the Easter weekend itself."

    We wanted somewhere not too far from home, but that would offer a complete change of scene, and the cottage did not disappoint. The unmade road that fronts the cottage and provides access from the main road was no problem at all for our family saloon car. Ten steps at the side of the cottage give access to the front door, but again these were no problem, with a stair rail, and good lighting if returning to the property after dark. The cottage itself is in a lovely west-facing location high on the side of the Malvern Hills, with fabulous views for miles across Herefordshire. Inside, the property is warm, comfortable and clean (not even the slightest suspicion of dust that was mentioned in an earlier review). The seating in the lounge is actually amongst the most comfortable we have had in a holiday let, and with the evenings still cool, the pre-set central heating was lovely - thank you Zoe! The kitchen provides every kind of equipment we could possibly desire (although I have yet to come across an effective pair of kitchen scissors!). The bedrooms are comfortable, the bathroom perfectly adequate, and the overall feel of the place is one of welcome and comfort. Just a couple of small comments to add: 1. There are two wardrobes in the double bedroom, one of which was entirely taken up with a fold-up spare bed. Had we been staying much longer than three nights, it might have been challenging to find sufficient storage space for the additional clothes we would have brought. 2. The little TV in the lounge has a built in DVD player, which we found useful - but note, it doesn't play BluRay discs, of which we had brought a couple with us for our teenage son. Not a major issue, but something to be aware of if bringing younger children, and using DVDs to help keep them occupied. All in all, this break was just what we needed, and Yew Tree Cottage lived up to its promise. Many thanks for a lovely stay!

    Thank you for your wonderful review Phil! We hope to welcome you back to Yew Tree Cottage in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Apr 2023

  • "A lovely spacious, light, warm and comfortable cottage with wonderful views."

    Everything we needed was there - a great shower, lovely soft towels and comfy beds. The only small drawback was that the listing showed two sofas in the living room (something we specifically look for, having two older teenagers) whereas there was only one sofa and one armchair; we could have done with a bit more soft seating to chill out on in the evenings. Otherwise, a wonderful relaxing place to stay, thank you.

    Thanks for your lovely review Sharon, we’re pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Yew Tree Cottage. We have recently updated our sofas so we now have a large 3 seater sofa and a snuggle armchair, as well as two other seats in our living room. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon3.8Apr 2023

  • "Lovely properly."

    Everything there that we needed. Lots of local info provided. Great location. Would definitely book again.

    Thanks so much for the lovely review Peter! We’re so pleased that you had a great time. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2023

  • "The property was perfect for our group which consisted of my 89 year old mum and my sister and I ."

    Really comfortable and like a home from home only with the most amazing views ! There was some dust in places although the kitchen and bathrooms were spotless . The only drawback is the access which is via a bumpy track which is can be tricky to exit if you come in the wrong way !. Parking is fine outside the property but we had two cars and the neighbour was not very happy with us when we had to park close to the property to get our luggage in and out or get mum in the car. We solved the problem during our stay by using the garage which is spacious and can easily fit a small car.Now we know how to manage the access would definitely stay again !

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we're glad you had a great time at Yew Tree Cottage! We hope you come back for another stay sometime soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet3.8Feb 2023

  • "Accommodation brilliant."

    Clean, tidy and comfortable. In a brilliant position in the Malverns right on the doorstep of many beautiful walks. Also it's 2 minutes walk to the nearest pub, 5 minutes to the nearest cafe and the general store is only just down the road. With all those lovely walks and beautiful views what more could any one ask for.

    Thank you for such a wonderful review Duncan! We're glad you had a great time and hope you come back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Nov 2022

  • "It was a lovely cottage with a magnificent view and very helpful neighbours but it was so dusty."

    I don't mean a light week or so amount of dust oh no this must have been collecting for months.There were cobwebs everywhere from the ceiling in ornaments behind sinks everywhere and no I am not exagerating. Quite concerning in this post covid era when cleanliness is supposed to be enhanced.

    Reviewed by David3.4Oct 2022

  • "This property does not deserve your four stars."

    A bit grubby (e.g. dust on some surfaces/bathroom waste bin not wiped), no dishwasher, garden very neglected, 'lawn area' so small unuseable, the shower barely adequate and the approach tracks so bad we feared for the undercarriage of our car. But we did enjoy our stay nevertheless.

    We’re pleased you enjoyed your stay at Yew Tree Cottage and have taken note of your comments. We don’t have a dishwasher and this is clear in the information about the cottage. The track is a country track and is used by all our neighbours on a daily basis. Following your feedback the shower has recently been upgraded. We hope you come back and enjoy the cottage again sometime soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Josephine2.2Sep 2022

  • "This house is perfect for those wishing to walk on the Malvern Hills."

    The starting point of most walks is only ten minutes walk from the house. There is a railway station in Colwall, a few minutes drive away with hourly trains to Ledbury and Hereford in one direction, and Gt Malvern and Worcester in the other direction. It's only a ten minute walk to the Wyche Inn which serves good beer and great food.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we're glad you had a great time at Yew Tree Cottage! We hope you come back for another stay sometime soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a brilliant stay at Yew Tree Cottage."

    Everything was exactly as described and it was in an ideal location to explore the Malverns.

    Reviewed by Lucy4.7Apr 2022

  • "Very well equipped in a lovely part of the country."

    The only drawback was the rough track off the road up to the property.

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Mar 2022

  • "The house was perfect and provided everything we needed for a relaxing stay."

    We particularly enjoyed the views from the kitchen as we enjoyed omelettes made from eggs from the neighbour's hens. In the evenings we enjoyed games of Scrabble - thanks for making a set available! We would consider returning in summer to enjoy more of the Malverns.

    Thank you for your review. We’re pleased you enjoyed your stay. The Malvern Hills are a great area to visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Dec 2021

  • "Greetings from Tawelfan Many thanks for letting us stay at your house."

    We really appreciated your welcome pack and for putting the heating on, so that when we returned after our walks it was lovely and warm. The sunset was spectacular from your front window, but I did not like the bumpy drive way.

    Reviewed by Janice3.8Nov 2021

  • "Clean, tidy, comfortable and spacious property."

    What more could you ask for. Brilliant location, few minutes from the shops right on the doorstep for walking over the hills and just a few minutes walk to the pub and a brilliant cafe. Great holiday

    Reviewed by Duncan4.7Nov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage set high in the Malvern Hills."

    Cottage was clean, comfortable and well equipped. Stunning views from the windows and verandah, would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Oct 2021

  • "A lovely property ideal for couples or older children."

    Lovely area with lots of walks to explore. The villages are great too.

    Reviewed by Christopher3.8Jul 2021

  • "We stayed in the cottage for one week in July."

    The house is perfect for a small family with all amenities available. The views from the kitchen window and from the living room are amazing. Beds are confortable and neighbours are friendly. We enjoyed the walks on the hills (for which the cottage is located perfectly) and trips to the local pub (Chase Inn with an excellent vegan pop-up kitchen on the weekend we were there). We recommend this place. It would be an improvement, though, if the owners would sign up to recycling waste collections. The planet needs our support.

    Reviewed by John Patrick5.0Jul 2021

  • "The accomodation was beautiful, comfortable and spacious."

    The location was fabulous for walking although the track up to the cottage was a bit of s challenge. We were surprised to find that there was no freezer space at all and no washing/drying facilities. We take full responsibility for not reading the information properly but feel that these simple additions would make the accomodation perfect.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.1Oct 2020

  • "Very well positioned for walking, sitting room had lots of natural light, comfortable beds and seating, we had a very relaxing week at Yew Tree Cottage."

    Reviewed by Edward4.7Oct 2020

  • "This was the least clean of all the holiday lets we have stayed at in about 30 years of self catering holidays."

    There was months, if not years, of accumulated dust on all lampshades, wooden floors underneath shelf units, and even radiators which should have been cleaned as touch points under Covid 19 guidelines. The outside table had not been cleaned for some time. Some crockery and cutlery still had food stuck to them. If the basic cleanliness standards cannot be met then there was no way we could be confident that the property was hygienically clean and safe under the current Covid requirements. The cottage is in a lovely part of the country with amazing views and was cosy and warm.

    We're sorry you felt that the standards of cleanliness were not high enough and we will, of course, pass this on to our cleaners. However we have in the past always had very positive feedback about the cleaning. We're pleased you enjoyed the location of the cottage and found it warm and cosy. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela2.5Sep 2020

  • "The house is in an excellent location, part way up the west side of the Malverns and with beautiful views into Wales."

    From the cottage there is easy access to local walks and various routes to the summit. The cottage was as other reviewers have stated and we had a good week there. A couple of additional points: The house is situated up a track, and is not precisely located by the post code. In these Covid times we wanted to have deliveries of food shopping and takeaways rather than eating out; the delivery people all had trouble finding the cottage without help from us Please note what I failed to do, that the cottage has no freezer capacity, not even a freezer compartment. I would have thought that was unusual for a self-catering cottage.

    Reviewed by Sheena4.1Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was beautifully furnished and absolutely spotless."

    There was everything we could need in the kitchen and bathroom, including miniature toiletries and even coffee and biscuits. Lots of books, puzzles and a smart TV with Netflix and a DVD player. My only criticisms would be that the shower has very little power and a 3 seater settee would be a good addition to the lounge. It's quite hard to relax in there if there were more than two of you. Other than that, a wonderful short stay.

    Reviewed by Tania4.4Aug 2020

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Yew Tree Cottage -- it was easily the best-equipped holiday cottage we have ever stayed in."

    It was cosy, comfortable, and we so enjoyed looking through the telescope and perusing the books about the local area. Hope to return!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Aug 2020

  • "Yew Tree cottage was a fantastic base for us."

    It’s a home from home, and nicely laid out. The location right up in the Malvern Hills is beautiful, and the views from the kitchen and living room are amazing. All on one level is great for an inquisitive toddler too!

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Feb 2020

  • "Need more accurate details of finding it sat navigation did not pinpoint it had ..."

    Need more accurate details of finding it sat navigation did not pinpoint it had to ring owner Key safe box difficult to openl spent 20 minutes opening it

    Reviewed by Afaf4.7Dec 2019

  • "Yes had problems when we arrived it was our fault because we locked ourselves ..."

    Yes had problems when we arrived it was our fault because we locked ourselves out and thought it could have been better handled by sykes

    Reviewed by Eileen4.4Sep 2019

  • "Lovely house and location"

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2019

  • "Was the perfect location for quick walking access to the Malvern Hills and stunning views."

    Lots of other footpaths around locally to easily access and explore too. Would definately book this accomadation again if returning to visit the Malvern Hills.

    Reviewed by Polly4.7Aug 2019

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage with amazing views"

    Reviewed by Wayne4.4Jun 2019

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  • All first-floor
  • Two bedrooms; 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Bathroom with shower over bath
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with an electric fire.
  • Electric fire, gas central heating
  • Gas hob, electric oven, microwave, Washing machine, fridge, coffee maker, selection of books, telescope, TV with DVD player, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars and secure bike storage
  • Garden with lawn area and decked area with table and chairs
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Pub within 0.5 mile, shop within 1.5 mile
  • Please note: The property is accessed by a single-track road.

The property

Situated directly on the Malvern Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Yew Tree Cottage is a well-presented property with the Hills accessible on foot from the front door.This wonderful accommodation is perfect for a family looking to explore the picture-postcard location with a well-equipped base to come back to each evening.

After a busy day exploring, be welcomed into the characterful sitting room, where you can sink into the plush sofa and tune into the TV or perch yourself on the window ledge and make the most of the telescope to catch glimpses of the stars of an evening.

Beyond here is an amply equipped kitchen, where the designated chef of the group will find all the essentials to whip up some delicious home-cooked meals before gathering the rest of the group around the dining table for a sociable evening.

As the evening draws to a close, drift off to sleep within one of the well-presented bedrooms, comprising a double and a twin, each completed with a refreshing colour palette, charming artwork and ample storage for a week-long stay within the countryside setting.

If you are visiting during the summer months, spend a moment or two upon the elevated garden area, where you can enjoy a spot of alfresco dining whilst soaking up the far-reaching countryside views.

If you don’t feel like cooking one evening, a short stroll will bring you to a traditional pub offering a superb dining menu and a welcoming atmosphere to complement.

For those feeling active, find miles of walking trails upon the wonderful Malvern Hills, benefitting from sweeping views of the surroundings.

For something more leisurely, spend an afternoon within the spa town of Malvern, where you will be delighted by the magnitude of antiques fairs and farmers’ markets on offer, as well as the superb Malvern Theatre where you can catch a production from the West End and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Yew Tree Cottage promises to be a refreshing break within the wonderful location for the entire family.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas