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Yew Tree Cottage

Upper Colwall, Herefordshire (Ref. 1003999)


(20 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "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 LucyApr 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 EricMar 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 LorraineDec 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 JaniceNov 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 DuncanNov 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 JonathanOct 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 ChristopherJul 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 PatrickJul 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 JenniferOct 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 EdwardOct 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 AngelaSep 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 SheenaSep 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 TaniaAug 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 RebeccaAug 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 MartinFeb 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 AfafDec 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 EileenSep 2019

  • "Lovely house and location"

    Reviewed by IanAug 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 PollyAug 2019

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage with amazing views"

    Reviewed by WayneJun 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, 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.

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...

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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:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas