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1 Willow Cottage

(Ref. 944709)

Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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58 Customer Reviews

  • "We found everything ready to go on arrival, our stay was easy and relaxing."

    The cottage had everything we needed for our holiday break.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Mar 2024

  • "A comfortable and well equipped cottage with lovely views of Upton on Severn and the river from the bedrooms and garden."

    A very peaceful location. It is a great base for exploring the area within easy driving distance of the Malvern Hills, Worcester, Tewkesbury, Deerhurst and Croome Court (NT). There are also walks along the river both north and south. Upton is about a 10 minute walk away with shops, pubs and restaurants.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Nov 2023

  • "Great property in a lovely small town with lots of options for food drinks or just pottering by the river."

    Plenty of room for a family of four, well equipped, clean and under floor heating was a nice surprise. Parking is easy (we have a large car) and there is a nice front garden on the riverbank with garden chairs to sit out in. Really good location for the Malvern Hills, Ledbury, Croome Court etc. and only 5 mins walk to the centre of Upton. Owner very responsive and helpful.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Very well equipped and beds etc very comfortable. Loved being near to the river to watch the wildlife and boats. Lots to do close by and pubs in the village very friendly and selling some delicious food! Host gave lots of information and was happy to answer any questions.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Jun 2023

  • "The house was very well presented, very clean with everything we needed for our holiday."

    The garden table was very grubby and had not been cleaned for a long time. There was some sort of infestation in the apple tree which made it not pleasant to sit under when we needed some shade.

    Reviewed by Adrian4.7Jun 2023

  • "We chose this property because of its location relative to the things we had planned to do during our stay,and for that it was absolutely perfect."

    Good roads between all the major cities in the area and perfect for 3 Counties Showground. The cottage is situated close the river, with a pleasant area to sit and watch passing river traffic whist the cottage provides a comfortable home from home for the duration of your stay, also provides many types of entertainment for adult or children be it TV, games or reading just in case of any weather issues.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7May 2023

  • "Excellent location with wonderful river views."

    Glorious riverside garden and plenty of walks straight from the door. Beautiful , spacious ensuite bathroom . Kitchen packed with everything you need . Stunning place would love to stay again as so much to do and see in the area if you can tear yourself away from the beautiful, relaxing setting .

    Reviewed by Dee4.7Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in great location."

    Very well equipped throughout together with excellent information folders. Very comfortable double bed and super bathroom. Good private parking facility.

    Reviewed by Lawrence4.7Mar 2023

  • "This is a well equipped holiday cottage in a great location."

    We had a dripping tap which I phoned the owner about and he explained the situation. It was very clean apart from main bathroom window inside which could have done with a good clean. The garden in front garden which leads to the river is fab and enjoyed having a cuppa in the sunshine with the ducks for company.

    Reviewed by A3.8Sep 2022

  • "Great location next to the river and the town."

    The main seating area had very tired furniture and had a bare tiled floor so it was not comfortable or pleasurable for us to sit in. Toilet brushes were filthy and dust in the corners.

    Reviewed by Karen1.9Sep 2022

  • "This is an excellent cottage."

    The owners have been very thoughtful about what you might need. Parking is straightforward and it is an easy walk to pubs, shops and restaurants. It is peacefully located with the river at the bottom of the garden. Lots of decent walks nearby, some directly from Upton. We aim to return in the Spring.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent location and a lovely stay ."

    .Look forward to future visits

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Aug 2022

  • "Another perfect stay in this beautiful cottage."

    Can’t wait to stay again soon

    Reviewed by Charlie5.0Aug 2022

  • "Everything that we want from a holiday home."

    A beautiful country cottage with views over the front garden down to the river but only a 10 minute walk from the centre of Upton.

    Reviewed by Denis4.7Jul 2022

  • "The cottage is very comfortable, extremely well equipped and in a perfect location."

    The river is at the bottom of the garden. A 7 minute walk gets you into Upton with its many eating places and pubs. There is a brand new Warner/Morrison’s supermarket in Upton with its own car park. Additionally, parking is easy in Upton at reasonably low cost. Turning left out of the cottage gives a pleasant walk over the bridge to the Marina.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2022

  • "House was really lovely and in a very nice location, lovely garden on the river."

    We had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Owner was very helpful with all information we needed. Few minutes walk into centre of Upton. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Jun 2022

  • "The Cottage is amazing & in a lovely area & easy walking distance to the town & marina, I would recommend this cottage very highly."

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Apr 2022

  • "We found the property as listed it was ideal for us as we have a boat in the marina next door we were thinking how cold the boat may have been in March but we had a fantastic week so got a lot of jobs done ."

    We met Graham the owner who was very interesting, and hopefully we will be going back next year.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Mar 2022

  • "A spotlessly clean, warm & very cozy cottage that had everything you need within it to make it feel like home."

    A gentle 5 minutes walk into the heart of Upton with plenty of shops, pubs & restaurants to choose from. The hosts are amazing people and really look after you as if you are part of the family. We have already rebooked for the summer!!

    Reviewed by Charlie5.0Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful, fully equipped cottage."

    Folders on information about the area and instructions on how to use all appliances very useful. Owner has obviously gone to a lot of trouble to make the cottage welcoming, fabulous welcome pack and a little surprise hidden in with the cups (box of matchmakers

    Reviewed by Nichola5.0Jan 2022

  • "Great waterside property."

    Reviewed by Lian4.7Oct 2021

  • "A superb location within easy walking distance to the town (5 mins) and the Marina (3 mins) where you could see all of the boats."

    Additionally the front garden was lovely to sit in and watch passing boats and the wildlife. Visited four of the town pubs and the food and ale were great. The cottage itself was very comfortable, extremely well equipped and a pleasure to be in. The owners were very helpful when we had a question.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2021

  • "Excellent location of the cottage, the river Severn is literally at the end of the garden."

    Cottage was lovely and warm and extremely well equipped. The directions from the owner were spot on. Only a 10 minute walk to Upton, a short drive to Worcester and other beautiful villages and towns.We’ve had a brilliant holiday and would definitely stay at Willow Cottage again.

    Reviewed by Glenys5.0Sep 2021

  • "Cottage has everything you need in a quiet location but easy walk to town where there are several pubs, restaurants, individual shops & museum."

    Also farm shop 15 min walk & within easy reach of bigger towns. A relaxing holiday in very comfortable cottage.

    Reviewed by Pamela4.1Aug 2021

  • "Willow cottage is a well equipped and comfortable cottage."

    Very spacious for the two of us, and ideal for 4. We lit the wood burner a couple of evenings, very easy to use and burns well. Lovely position with the front garden ( which is across the lane) having direct access to the river. Garden furniture and a bbq are provided and this is an ideal spot to sit and watch the boats. Great parking and a short walk into Upton town. Had a great meal at the Pundits Fusion restaurant. Spar and Co-op shops in the town. Many National Trust properties within a short drive.

    Reviewed by Diana3.8Jun 2021

  • "This is a wonderful, well equipped cottage set in a beautiful location."

    There are lots of options for country walks and it’s also close to town which is a lovely place to explore. We had an enjoyable, peaceful stay.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2021

  • "We have stayed at many Sykes cottages in the past and this was the best."

    The owner was very helpful and the kitchen was particularly well equipped.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Mar 2021

  • "Good easy booking through Sykes again and helpful communication about covid 19 procedures."

    the cottage itself is lovely - this was the 2nd time we stayed there. it is a great base for the Malverns and the lovely cathedral cities around the area. The location is lovely - it is wonderful to sit in bed with a cup of tea watching the geese in the garden and seeing activity on the river. We made good use of the Rose and Crown pub in Severn Stoke, who helpfully serve food til 8.30 (6pm on Sunday). Phone booking advised and the meals are lovely - only recently been taken over by a new landlord who was very friendly. We would certainly come back to Willow Cottage again if we visit the area in the future.

    Reviewed by Katrina Jane5.0Oct 2020

  • "Over the years we have stayed in many Sykes cottages, but this one was the best so far!"

    It was scrupulously clean, very well-equipped and set in a superb location. The appliances were all up to date and the information on use was properly organised in a folder, as was the information on places to visit.The broadband was excellent (some cottages claim to have broadband, but it’s shared with another property or works intermittently) In fact, every feature of the property had been carefully thought out.This, and the fact that it is in a beautiful area, makes us keen to return at some point in the future!

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great location and cottage."

    The cleanliness couldn’t be faulted and great facilities. The proximity of the river was a bonus and a great location to explore the area from

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful setting, lovely cottage very well equipped and decorated, very helpful owner."

    Could have done with a fan but we were there in very extreme temperatures! Love the Malverns. Will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely, quirky property with fantastic facilities."

    Unfortunately I had flu while I was there so can vouch for the lovely comfortable beds!! Owner contacted us with all the information required to access the property and gave lots of helpful hints and tips. Great property so will definitely visit again and tour the area like we had intended to go and visit all the lovely pubs and restaurants in the town.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Nov 2019

  • "Very well equipped house, comfortable beds."

    Short walk from the town and ideal for touring around.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Oct 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, nice location very cosy as the autumn nights close in."

    Well equipped however a little more attention required regarding how clean the crockery and cutlery has been left by the previous occupier.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Sep 2019

  • "The facilities were excellent and the cottage was well equipped meeting all of our requirements."

    The location made both the cottage and the garden made it most pleasant to spend time there, enjoying the peaceful environment. A bonus for us was having fishing in the river at the end of the garden, enjoying good catches on every day.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2019

  • "1 Willow Cottage is a beautiful place to stay."

    It's clean, tidy, comfortable and has a beautiful outlook on to the River Severn. The local area provided us with some wonderful routes to walk, cycle and sight-see. My wife and I would definitely consider returning.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Sep 2019

  • "The Town of Upton upon Severn is great lots of places to eat and drink all ..."

    The Town of Upton upon Severn is great lots of places to eat and drink all within walking distance the cottage to very high standard

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2019

  • "Very nice comfy cottage."

    Comfortable beds. Great view of the river, and just a short walk over the bridge into town. Lovely area. Close to lots of interesting places to visit. Very enjoyable. Would return.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7May 2019

  • "Lovely house and great location."

    Reviewed by Luke5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage location is wonderful, perfect for relaxing beside the river or an easy stroll to town."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely cottage and a really nice play to stay."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Nov 2018

  • "Willow Cottage was perfect We both needed a chill out and got exactly that Very well equipped and comfortable"

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2018

  • "Fab location."

    The cottage had everything we required. It was warm and cosy and we felt very comfortable straight away. A great base to explore from.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Oct 2018

  • "My second booking of Willow cottage , excellent facilities , location perfect."

    The cottage a credit to its owners, and possibly back for a third stay next year.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2018

  • "Hi We could not fault this property in a great place near the river and town"

    Reviewed by Melvyn5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely views and walks from cottage."

    Very convenient for trips. Walking distance to Upton. Really pretty area. Close to National Trust Properties. Lots of places to eat.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Sep 2018

  • "The location of this property was wonderful and the setting right by the river was lovely"

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2018

  • "The location of the cottage was excellent."

    River facing garden where the family had breakfast and family dinners, 5 minute walk from the marina where we went on an enjoyable boat ride, 5 minute walk from the city center which has all the amenities. The cottage itself has excellent brand new kitchen and bathroom facilities, really large washroom. The bedrooms were good size. One of the most enjoyable relaxing holidays the family has had.

    Reviewed by Syed Ali5.0Jul 2018

  • "We all enjoyed our stay at the cottage."

    Upton upon Severn is a nice town. Interesting to stay by the river and watch the wild life. Good location to visit other places in Worcestershire.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2018

  • "No, but I would like to say that owner was very informative when I telephoned to get key instructions and the information folders on equipment / facilities and general area information were most helpful."

    I would definitely book this cottage again, and certainly I would book through Sykes again. The cottage is comprehensively equipped; in a wonderful location; and the local people are among the friendliest ever.

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0May 2018

  • "We enjoyed the areas to visit around Upton on Severn."

    Not too far from other towns.Plenty to see and do. The cottage was superb in every way.Clean,spacious and cozy. We were very satisfied with everything ,inside and out . perfectly situated near the river Severn. The town of Upton on Severn is lovely, with lots of shops and friendly pubs.Only 5 minutes walk from the cottage. We have stayed at Sykes cottages once before, and would definitely recommend staying in them. Well done to Sykes and the owners of the holiday homes. We're going to have a look at Sykes site for our next holiday!

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Mar 2018

  • "Great little cottage."

    Very cosy and well equipped.

    Reviewed by James4.6Dec 2017

  • "First class accommodation."

    High spec fittings and fixtures. Good area with lots of varied eating places to either walk or drive to. Interesting towns, and places to visit in the area.

    Reviewed by Hazel4.8Jul 2017

  • "A lovely cottage in a lovely location!"

    Plenty of places to visit just a short distance away. We had an excellent week at Willow Cottage.

    Reviewed by Melvyn5.0Jun 2017

  • "The cottage was so well equipped and there was milk tea coffee and biscuits etc on our arrival."

    We met the owners who were really nice people.

    Reviewed by T W5.0Apr 2017

  • "This was a really well appointed house."

    Everything had been thought of, even torches and an umbrella. The bed was really comfortable. We had a slight problem with the tv and the owner came and dealt with it very promptly. All in all a real home from home. Would definitely like to come again.

    Reviewed by Lynn4.8Mar 2017

  • "We loved the location."

    Peaceful and quiet. The facilities were excellent. The river level which went up and down was quite a topic of conversation. The owner was extremely helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 2017

  • "Willow cottage is a real gem, a truly top spec cottage."

    Have recommended it to many people already

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Dec 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with TV and en-suite bath, separate shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be king-size double on request)
  • Ground floor wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove and sofa bed.
  • Gas central heating with radiators on first floor, underfloor heating on ground floor and woodburning stoves
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 3 x TVs, one with BT Sport and all with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, USB charging sockets in bedrooms, dining room and sitting room, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed front lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, pub and restaurant 10 mins walk
  • Note: There's one step down into the en-suite bathroom
  • Note: The front garden has river access for fishing, children must be supervised at all times.

The property

An immaculately-presented semi-detached cottage, located just a short stroll from the pretty riverside town of Upton-upon-Severn.

With views over the River Severn, the cottage is ideal for a small family holiday, get-together with friends or a romantic break in a stunning part of the country.

The cottage is beautifully furnished throughout providing light and airy, contemporary accommodation combining comfort with character.

The first floor offers two individually styled, stunning bedrooms, with sumptuous cotton bed linen.

Both bedrooms have original sash windows and feature fireplaces, with the master bedroom boasting a gorgeous en-suite bathroom.

A superb wet room can be found on the ground floor, together with a cosy sitting room with warming woodburning stove and double sofa bed.

There is a separate dining room available with another woodburning stove making it perfect for catching up with friends over dinner.

The bespoke, elegant kitchen has been well-equipped providing everything the chef of the party could wish for.

Outside the cottage you can relax in the front garden which has immediate access to the river and provides garden furniture and plenty of space for family ball games, a picnic lunch or barbecue, plus a rear paved area is also available.

The intimate town of Upton-upon-Severn is just a short walk away and has many individual shops, antiques centres, tea rooms and traditional pubs serving real ales and locally-sourced food.

The town also boasts its very own vineyard, museum, 'The Pudding Shop' and a heritage centre.

Within easy reach is Malvern and the dramatic Malvern Hills, which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and offers visitors hours of entertainment whether it be walking and cycling in the hills, exploring the town or taking in one of the many shows at the local theatre.

Just a short drive away is the Forest of Dean, Gloucester and many Cotswold towns and villages, whilst further afield you can enjoy the towns of Stratford-upon-Avon, Worcester and Ledbury for a great day out.

This impeccable cottage is an ideal base for a memorable holiday at any time of the year.

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About the location


Worcester 12 miles; Great Malvern 6 miles; Tewkesbury 6 miles; Cheltenham 18 miles.

The pretty country town of Upton upon Severn lies on the banks of the River Severn and boasts a variety of delightful 17th century buildings and attractive shops, including 'The Pudding Shop', along with traditional inns, cafes, restaurants and its very own museum. It also plays host to many annual festivals, including Jazz, Folk and Blues Festivals, as well as the Sunshine Music Festival. This thriving small town has its own marina, a vineyard and well-stocked farm shop at the local fruit farm, plus the town’s medieval church, which is now a Heritage Centre, is topped by a striking 18th century cupola, known locally as 'The Pepperpot'. Just 6 miles away is the beautiful Worcestershire town of Malvern, and the dramatic Malvern Hills. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Malvern Hills offer 100 miles of footpaths and bridleways, and form a 9 mile range of ancient rock. The Great Malvern Food Festival in June is well worth a visit, as are the many events at the Three Counties Show Ground and the Malvern Theatre, which welcomes productions from the West End and the Royal Shakespeare Company. There are many National Trust properties, vineyards and gardens in the area, as well as outdoor activities to suit all abilities. The nearby market towns such as Ledbury and Tewkesbury have a wealth of black-and-white houses and inns. A little further afield is the Royal Forest of Dean, the historic waterfront city of Gloucester, the spa town of Cheltenham, and the unspoilt towns and villages of the Cotswolds.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas