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May Tree Cottage

Malvern, Worcestershire (Ref. 932398)


Very good

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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Great cottage !"

    Had everything we could need for a week stay. Great communication with the owner prior to arrival. Nothing negative to say. Thanks for a lovely experience !

    Reviewed by Margaret MaryApr 2022

  • "An excellent break in an excellent cottage."

    Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by BrianMar 2022

  • "The cottage was comfortable and very well located for visiting the town and the hills."

    We appreciated the reserved parking spot which was extremely convenient as it was so close. Our only slight criticism would be the electric hob which we found tricky to operate and the rather noisy extraction fan in the shower room toilet. A plug-in motion sensitive night light may possibly be a better option for the upstairs landing than the small torch which we hadn’t noticed at first. The different floor levels made this hard to negotiate at night en route to the bathroom. However we very much enjoyed our stay and would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by HelenMar 2022

  • "A great cottage in a fabulous location."

    The Malvern hills are on your doorstep, even if you are not a long distance walker you can experience the hills and the views without a long trek. The beds were super comfy. The parking space was very convenient. A smart tv would have been an added bonus. For us, the only negative was that we didn’t find the sofa that comfortable and the under the counter fridge that was set well back was awkward to use.

    Reviewed by CherylFeb 2022

  • "Fabulous property, wonderful location."

    Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by BrianDec 2021

  • "A super clean, super convenient holiday cottage."

    Great parking virtually opposite. Just a lovely place to be. We very much enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by SimonSep 2021

  • "We enjoyed Malvern, Worcester, Ledbury and Evesham."

    Staying at May Tree Cottage gave us very easy walking access into Malvern. Having the use of the car park helped to keep things simple. We were worried about being right next to the Red Lion P.H. but that wasn't a problem at all.

    Reviewed by SandraAug 2021

  • "Parking at the cottage not possible, recommend renting the private parking space from the owner."

    Cottage in an ideal spot, with pubs, shops and hill walks close at hand.

    Reviewed by GeorgeJun 2021

  • "Very nice, clean, quiet, property with a lot of natural light."

    For those who are photophobic. At night, the kitchen lights came on whenever I walked into the room and I had no way to turn them off. Consequently, I was unable to use the kitchen properley when it was dark. Secondly, there were four sumptuous pillows provided for the main bedroom but they were very, very plump and tight so I could not use the edge of even one of them to sleep. Perhaps a flat, slightly saggy pillow could be provided as a spare for people like me?

    Reviewed by MarilynMay 2021

  • "Lovely homely cottage, well positioned and well appointed with all local amenities."

    Front patio a great sun trap for a glass of wine in the setting sun.

    Reviewed by DerekApr 2021

  • "Dishwasher would be good."

    Should advise people of noise from pub.

    Reviewed by AlanAug 2020

  • "The attractive location of the cottage (5 mins walk from Waitrose and hill walks from the door) is understated and a pleasant surprise."

    Similarly, the proximity of the private parking area is not sufficiently emphasised - we drove straight past and it is difficult to turn round if you miss it. The cottage itself is a little gem!

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2019

  • "Beautiful quirky cottage very well situated - strongly recommended."

    Reviewed by MartinAug 2019

  • "The front door needs re-hanging and the locks realigning."

    It is a fight to get in and out every time.

    Reviewed by LMay 2019

  • "Wonderful quirky cottage in a fabulous location, a really comfortable place to return to after days out in Malvern and the surrounding area."

    Plenty of pubs/restaurants on the doorstep and secure parking, we highly recommend May Tree.

    Reviewed by BrianMar 2019

  • "The cottage ticked all our boxes and was very comfortable and within walking distance of hills, shops and restaurants."

    Just perfect for us. Being able to park the car safely was important as too often you spend time looking for a car parking space.

    Reviewed by CrystalSep 2018

  • "Malvern is a lovely place to visit and is a good base for visiting other areas such as Hereford and Gloucester."

    There is Spring Water flowing out of a Statue over the road and locals fill their Kettles etc. The Cottage is quirky and comfortable, lots of surprises ( washing machine hidden in 2nd room in Basement ) It was nice to have a Bathroom and a Shower room. You do need to be able bodied to stay here, the Cottage is on a short steep hill and you have to go up and down it to do anything, also the stairs are quite steep but do have a rail. It was Dog friendly and the Neighbours had Dogs and were friendly too. There was a Park next to the Mount Pleasant Hotel to take our Dog for his early morning toileting needs ( very short walk away ) Local restaurants were good and of course the views were amazing. No parking issues, there is a Private parking space across the road. Thankyou to Alison for sharing her lovely Cottage x

    Reviewed by JanJul 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage with every thing that one would need for a delightful stay."

    Well positioned for visiting the area and great walks for the dog.

    Reviewed by AntheaJun 2018

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay at May Tree Cottage and can't recommend it too highly."

    Located in the centre of Great Malvern it is ideally situated for shops, restaurants and cafes and conveniently near to many places to interest. The cottage was clean, comfortable and well appointed and I would have no hesitation in making a return visit.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2018

  • "Very quirky and comfortable cottage."

    All shops and facilities are near,as well as the hills!would definitely reccomend,although we found the cooker a bit difficult to use!

    Reviewed by TApr 2018

  • "This is the third cottage I have booked through Sykes Cottages and you have again provided a wonderful customer service together with a lovely cottage which far exceeded our expectations."

    I would thoroughly recommend your service to anyone and now can't wait to book my next holiday, just keep doing what you are doing - it works.

    Reviewed by ClareMar 2018

  • "Extremely comfortable cottage, close to all local amenities."

    Pubs and shops in local area very dog friendly.

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2017

  • "Lovely cottage in a superb location."

    Reviewed by AlexanderJun 2017

  • "Really nice accommodation, just a shame the parking is a pain, especially when ..."

    Really nice accommodation, just a shame the parking is a pain, especially when loading and unloading at the start and end of the holiday

    Reviewed by DorabJan 2017

  • "We had a great holiday at May Tree Cottage."

    It is ideally situated for exploring the area around the Malvern Hills and far beyond. A point that has to be mentioned is that those travelling with their dog will like the cottage because walks start directly on the doorstep. We would definitely like to come back any time.

    Reviewed by RaimundOct 2016

  • "This is a characterful cottage ideally located for local amenities and the hills and, being dog-friendly, was great for our 5 day visit."

    The only point to note - The load/unload area outside the property was often taken up with other vehicles during our visit (mainly related to the pub/restaurant next door). There are a few spaces just up the hill if you are lucky to time it right, otherwise a permit is available to park down the road. This was ok for us but may make it unsuitable for older or less mobile visitors.

    Reviewed by NicholasSep 2016

  • "Excellent cottage, spotlessly clean."

    Comfortable with lots of character. Ideally placed for eating out, walks and within easy reach of the main places to visit. Can't park outside cottage but no major inconvenience to use permit in pub car park near-by. Nice touches - pint of milk in fridge to welcome us, good detailed file about amenities. Major attraction for us - dog friendly; secure gate and ample space, plus easy access to Malvern Hills. Cottage is credit to Alison - it's the first place we have been to where we haven't had to clean anything on arrival. Very comfortable king size bed in main bedroom and 2 bathrooms was very handy, plus washing machine and drying area in scullery. Suggestions for facilities to enhance holiday experience even further = T.V. in master bedroom, radio in kitchen & a mirror in each bedroom. But these were minor. Top notch accommodation and would definitely book again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2016

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar (seats 2)
  • Lower ground floor utility/drying room
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview and sound bar, DVD/CD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Permit off road parking for 1 car 100 yards from cottage - guests can unload outside the cottage
  • A deposit of £60 is required to obtain the parking space, £40 will be returned providing the key is left in the cottage on departure, £20 is retained as a parking charge
  • Bike storage in utility
  • Front patio garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and restaurants 1 min walk
  • Note: 15 low stone steps from lane to front door
  • Note: Mobile phone reception can be limited inside
  • Note: Due to the age of the cottage, there are areas where the ceiling is low.

The property

A charming semi-detached cottage, ideally located in the heart of the beautiful town of Malvern, at the foot of the Malvern Hills.

Enter the cottage through the stable door and the bright, cheery accommodation will welcome you.

There is a very well-equipped kitchen with breakfast bar, and a separate sitting room with dining area providing a lovely space to relax in front of the TV or enjoy a catch up with friends over dinner.

Climb the stairs to the first floor bedrooms; the master room offering a versatile super king-size bed which can also be offered as a twin if required.

You will also find a luxurious bathroom and single bedroom, though watch your head when entering through the low bedroom doorway!

Both bedrooms provide lovely views across the rooftops of Malvern to the countryside beyond.

A further shower room is located on the ground floor, just off the sitting room.

The cottage also benefits from a utility room/boot room on the lower ground floor.

This area can also be accessed from the lane alongside the cottage, making it ideal for muddy walking gear, mountain bikes and drying off the dog after a day on the hills!

Outside is a sunny front patio with furniture, a lovely area to relax with a good book or enjoy a refreshing drink before heading out to explore the many pubs and restaurants on offer in Malvern.

Take a trip to the magnificent Royal Forest of Dean, the waterfront city of Gloucester, cathedral city of Worcester or visit the many nearby unspoilt Cotswold towns and villages.

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About the location


Ledbury 7 miles; Worcester 10 miles; Hereford 23 miles.

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 9-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. Malvern has individual shops, cafes, galleries, restaurants, a luxurious spa and it’s own micro brewery. It is also just a short drive from the Three Counties Showground which hosts regular events most notably RHS Malvern (May), The Royal Three Counties Show (June) and the Malvern Autumn Show (September). The town is the home of the Morgan car which makes this area popular with motoring enthusiasts. 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 available nearby and there are National Trust properties, gardens and vineyards to visit in the area. 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.

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