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The Little Beehive

(Ref. 1082976)

Abberley, Worcestershire Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "Loved The Little Beehive."

    Ideal location for our needs, having family living nearby. Definitely a favourite and hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Tamla5.0Feb 2024

  • "We stated with our two dogs."

    All of us had a relaxing break. Property had everything we needed and more. It’s spacious and clean in a lovely location, a short walk to a lovey pub, the manor arms and a short drive to Bewdley and Stourport.

    Reviewed by Rhian5.0Dec 2023

  • "Nice to have outside light."

    Gate difficult to use. Key collection point could be easier to find. Doesn’t need to be hidden away. Whistling radiators.

    Reviewed by Graeme4.7Dec 2023

  • "Absolutely loved our weekend at The Little Beehive ❤️ it was a well needed break for a team of support workers who are used to giving, but not taking time for us."

    It was a chance for us to unwind, and that’s what we did. The Little Beehive was a home from home, everything you need and more. Cosy, comfy and cute. We’d love to return for our next break ❤️

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Nov 2023

  • "Fabulous place to stay in a lovely area ."

    Very friendly owner . Lovely local pub nearby. Would stay again

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Oct 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our week here, the barn was beautiful and surroundings perfect."

    Abberley Common was visited most days as I am currently not very mobile due to a recent knee replacement. This was on the doorstep and perfect for walking our two dogs. The hot tub was blissful and frequented at least once a day. The only things I would mention as observations not complaints in any way would be to have fridge freezer instead of an under counter fridge with ice compartment. With a full weeks fresh food shop delivered we struggled to fit everything in and there was only two of us, I don't know how a family of 4 would cope ? Also I would have preferred a washer or washer dryer to a dishwasher. As there was a hot tub we constantly had wet swimwear and wet towels from the hot tub and shower with no means of drying them.

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Oct 2023

  • "We had an excellent stay at the Little Beehive, the property was very clean, well stocked and fit for purpose."

    There were some lovely additional touches that added to experience and the hot tub was amazing. We stayed here with my in-laws and they have two dogs and high standards. They found nothing to complain about and the dogs were also incredibly happy and comfortable. The local area is picturesque with great walks and we loved the sound of geese and cockerels in the morning (although my in-laws didn’t hear them). We did have a requirement to speak to the owner (I broke a glass) and it was nice that she is next door and so understanding and helpful. If I had to make an small negative observation it would be that I would describe the lounge sofas as adequate (not comfortable) but this was never a problem and didn’t detract from our enjoyment of our break away. We had a great stay in this premium property and I would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Oct 2023

  • "A beautifully presented cottage with all the amenities, excellently located on the edge of Abberley Village."

    Very clean throughout, and decorated to a high standard. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Sep 2023

  • "What a lovely property, clean and tidy and very welcoming, everything as perfect as you would expect it."

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great property to stay in a very peaceful part of the world Nice size property and very comfortable Owners are friendly and helpful Highly recommended as a place to go for a relaxing time."

    Plenty of walk around the local area if you take your 4 legged friends Would definitely go back Hot tub was very clean and maintained, no issues with wasp nests as mentioned by previous reviewers

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Aug 2023

  • "Probably the best holiday cottage we have stayed in."

    Very spacious and comfortable. We were a little concerned about the wasp nest mentioned in previous reviews but there was no sign of one and only had the number of wasps around you would expect for August. The owners live across the courtyard so on hand if you need anything, but otherwise you are not disturbed. Also there are no cameras, despite someone else's review! I can only assume they confused a camera with light sensors! Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Clair5.0Aug 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay in comfortable cottage with everything you need."

    Location perfect to relax and enjoy peace & quiet. Enjoyed walking and relaxing in the hot tub in the evening.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage in a beautiful area."

    Enjoyed our stay, rooms were comfortable and kitchen was fully stocked with crockery, glasses and pots/pans. Plenty to do in the local area, however found the local pub (the manor) a little pushy and over priced in contradiction to other reviews on here. Before we arrived we noticed a recent review highlighting a wasps nest, this still hasn’t been dealt with and impacted our time as we had a number of wasps inside the property, there was no easy way to deal with them, and meant we couldn’t have windows open to cool upstairs rooms. Hot tub was a lovely feature but felt in need of a clean.

    Reviewed by Alan3.1Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, ideally situated for touring local day's out"

    Reviewed by Fred4.7Jul 2023

  • "We loved the property."

    It is in a lovely location. There were plenty of walks for our dogs and many places to visit locally including Wyre Forest. We would highly recommend this property to any couple with dogs. The owners need to know that there is a wasp nest in the middle at the back above a dark brick just under the eaves.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2023

  • "It was a delightful converted barn and within easy reach of many outstanding areas, especially the Severn Valley Railway."

    Good walks locally which our little Miniature Schnauzer took full advantage of. The local pub was good, even though the general manager and staff had only taken over within a few days of our arrival, very welcoming and friendly, food good too. The hot tub was a welcome treat helping us to relax after a full day of walking and sight seeing.

    Reviewed by Jan4.4Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage In beautiful surroundings, clean, bright and airy although the kitchen was very dark and needed lights on at all times."

    Bed linen and towels lovely and white, all sleeping pillows had protective covers too. Loved the little touches eg hand soap, cookies. Enclosed garden with maintained lawn and borders. Bed side lamps brilliant with usb ports Great hot tub and bath lovely and deep. Would recommend a grab rail in the shower as it’s very slippery and possibly another hand rail going up the stairs. Not to use highly perfumed products on the scatter cushions in the lounge due to possible allergies and asthma customers. We did feel very uncomfortable being watched as we noticed a camera on the owners property overlooking the garden and hot tub area. The owners live next door probably only 50 foot away. The photos however do make the property look bigger than actually was especially the shower. Loud Geese and cockerel that seemed to crow at the wrong time of day lol

    We do not have a camera. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shelley4.4Jun 2023

  • "Cottage was as described, clean, tidy and well maintained."

    Loved the hot tub and the enclosed garden. Lovely area with plenty to do and nice walks to go with our dogs. Egg cups, a tray and extra towels and tea towels would have been appreciated.

    Reviewed by Stewart4.7Jun 2023

  • "We had an amazing stay at The Little Beehive and would definitely recommend."

    We went from the Monday-Friday and took our dog with us. It was in the most scenic area, we went on some lovely walks and had a lovely meal at the local pub. The property itself was clean and cosy, the hot tub was an extra added bonus it was lovely and we got an amazing week weather wise. We will defiantly be back! Thank you for an amazing stay. Sophie & Connor (&Walter)

    Reviewed by Connor5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful clean stay in a wonderful village."

    Great location for Severn Valley Railway, Wyre Forest and more. Welcoming hosts and lovely cottage

    Reviewed by Ralph5.0May 2023

  • "This is a beautiful dwelling."

    Everything you could want is there. I would definitely recommend the little beehive. Location is good for visiting the different areas.

    Reviewed by June5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage - spotlessly clean, very comfortable, quiet location and wonderful hot tub!"

    We had such a relaxing stay, and the Easter goodies were a lovely additional touch. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Apr 2023

  • "Everything about the cottage was perfect."

    The owners were lovely. Definitely will be going bck again

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely little house to stay in!"

    Quiet and calming, with lovely walks and countryside to be emersed in. Hot tub in garden is a bonus, but felt slightly on show to the other house in shared courtyard, the fences are high but not high enough to shield you from view! Overall a lovely place to stay, despite the torrential rain we really enjoyed ourselves and was so nice to have an actual enclosed garden very rare that it isn't shared or just secured with a bit of rope to be "enclosed", so thank you for that! Will be recommending to friends/family 100%

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely, clean, quiet, relaxing location."

    The Little Beehive was certainly a home from home. Beautifully warm during a rather "fresh" week in February/March. Hot tub was a wonderful addition. Well located for days out to Westmidlands Safari Park and Severn Valley Steam trains. Good walks in the local area and would recommend the local pub/restaurant/Inn for an evening meal. Only criticism would be lacking of info on local points of interest.

    Reviewed by Linda3.8Feb 2023

  • "We certainly enjoyed staying in the Little Beehive."

    The property is easy to find, spacious and decorated in a fresh modern style. The little garden is private and secure - such a boon for dog owners . A hot tub is a real treat and this was easy to operate well maintained. We enjoyed walking the local pub and the Norman Church. We only ate at the pub once - lovely food but being Gastro Pub was a bit over our budget - no scampi and chips here . The description of the property and facilities is accurate and covers everything I can't add anything else

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2023

  • "We loved our stay at the little beehive!"

    The property was comfortable and quiet. We particularly enjoyed the little garden with the hot tub.

    Reviewed by Darshini5.0Feb 2023

  • "The cottage and decor was beautiful."

    The Christmas tree was a nice touch, thank you. The kitchen was well equipped including T-Towels. The bathrooms had hand soap, towels and toilet paper. This side of things was brilliant. The cottage was a bit warm so we turned down the radiator theromostats as to not waste energy. Our dog loved his stay and the local walks. It was a lovely peaceful Christmas. The only thing we were not happy about was that the dishwasher had not been emptied properly and there was a pool of stagnent water in the bottom which was rather potent to the nostrils and turned the stomach. Then we discovered that we had to wash EVERY plate, cup, and utensil especially the serving spoons, plastic utensils and whisk and container... there were still food on these items!! We could not find a sweeping brush, dustpan and brush or a mop to clean floors while we were there. Only a hoover was supplied. I would have liked to mop the floor where our dog was in and out of the building. A washing machine would have been useful too. I didn't realise there was not one. I should have read the description more carefully. We did not use the jacuzzi as we were not sure of the hygene issues. Also, an update on the matresses would not go a miss. I didn't know that 1970's style sprung mattresses still existed, I tossed and turned with springs in my ribs most of the night. Other than the hygene and matresses, this cottage could have been sooo much better. A lovely building in an oustanding area.

    Reviewed by Tina2.2Dec 2022

  • "The Little Beehive is a beautiful property, well maintained and in such a lovely rural area."

    The hot tub is such a luxurious added bonus that we really enjoyed. All rooms were spotless and had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Nov 2022

  • "The Little Beehive is a lovely clean spacious dog friendly cottage in a great location."

    Peaceful and quiet with a super hot tub to relax in ,it is a great place to stay if you want to visit the many attractions in this area we would highly recommend this cottage if you are thinking of visiting this area.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely weekend break at the Little Beehive, beautiful cottage, with lovely walks around."

    Near an extremely friendly village and fabulous local pub with lovely food, drinks and atmosphere. Thank you for a relaxing weekend break.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Oct 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at The Little Beehive, it was a really good location (we found it easy to find too) and there was plenty of space for 2 adults, a 9 month old baby and a labrador."

    The garden is secure for a dog and a good size too. We found the house warm and comfortable. However we did find the master bed mattress uncomfortable as we could feel the springs in it. For anyone who has a bottle fed baby, the microwave is too small for the tall mam bottles but we were able to boil sterilise them.

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.7Oct 2022

  • "We had a great stay in the Little Beehive, a lovely and comfortable barn conversion."

    Really well equipped and well appointed property, a couple of minor omissions; an electric shaver point (unless it was hiding somewhere) and a hook on the bathroom door. Plenty to do in the area or stay in and relax in the hot tub. We would certainly return and heartily recommend The Little Beehive.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2022

  • "A wonderful bright and spacious cottage, set in a very rural quiet location."

    Extremely clean and comfortable. Well equipped with all you need. Great location for exploring the local area. And the added bonus of a hot tub. Would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by Dominic5.0Sep 2022

  • "Thankyou for a fantastic week celebrating our Ruby Wedding, the cottage is beautiful has everything you need and is in an ideal place for visiting surrounding villages and Forests whether walking with the dogs or just out for the day, and not forgetting the Hot Tub too !"

    we loved it and will certainly be looking come back again .

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a great time at The Little Beehive, it was just as advertised."

    We especially enjoyed the secure garden for our dog and of course the wonderful hot tub. We stayed for 2 weeks and were given clean bedding and towels after week 1, which were very welcome. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Jul 2022

  • "Perfect accommodation, spotlessly clean in a very quiet picture postcard village."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful, quiet, relaxing, everything you need, set on outskirts of gorgeous, friendly village, we were sorry to miss the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, it was lovely to see the the preparations the "Queen-crows"."

    Spacious, private and very clean. The hot tub was wonderful. The downstairs loo seat needs tightening by the way, a very minor thing :-) Thank you

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0May 2022

  • "Situated in such lovely surroundings."

    Great walks and a lovely pub within walking distance. The cottage was clean and comfortable with everything you need. Great to come back and relax there with added benefit of the hot tub. Hosts are wonderful should you need anything.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay."

    The cottage was clean ,comfortable and well equiped.This cottage is presented to the highest standard and we cannot praise the owners enough.The hot tub was a welcome addition ,but best of all we were able to book our stay from Saturday to Saturday.We wish more cottages had this option.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0May 2022

  • "We had a lovey 4 night break with friends."

    Made good use of the hot tub. Beds really comfortable. Great pub down the road The Manor Arms. Good walks right on your doorstep. Will definitely come back.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Apr 2022

  • "Thank you so much for our stay."

    We absolutely loved it. Perfect location, great facilities and the owners were always on hand if we needed anything. I would highly recommend staying here and I think we will be back soon.

    Reviewed by Roisin5.0Mar 2022

  • "A fantastic, clean and comfortable property in a beautiful and peaceful location."

    It has everything you need and the hot tub is amazing. The owner was very welcoming and attentive with any issues. We will definitely recommend and hopefully return in the future. The only thing we would recommend is tall glasses in the kitchen and some drawers in the bedroom.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Feb 2022

  • "Had such a fantastic 4 night break!"

    Beautiful cottage, beautiful countryside, very clean, had everything you could need and more. Lots of effort has obviously been put into making the place feel homely. Hot tub amazing! 10/10 will be returning!!!

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Jan 2022

  • "Lovely stay, only snag was the hot water running out."

    But would visit again. Thankyou

    Reviewed by Jim4.4Jan 2022

  • "Stayed at the Little Beehive for 2 nights."

    It was delightful - very nicely done, very clean and had all the things we needed for a very comfortable stay. Made good use of the hot tub, and the hosts were very responsive when we text them. We had a lovely stay, very impressed.

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had the most lovely relaxing stay!"

    So comfortable and felt at home straight away. Hot tub was amazing and the owners had everything ready for when we got there. Thank you and we hope to return x

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jan 2022

  • "This is a perfect little property, beautifully presented, comfortable and spotlessly clean."

    Definitely worthy of 5 stars and I would happily recommend it. Every attention to detail has been considered, it is situated in a beautiful location and the friendly owners are close by if needed. We would not hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Dec 2021

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with roll-top slipper bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Downstairs cloakroom with WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Hot tub electric power inc in rent
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Pet-friendly - up to 2 dogs without any additional charge
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.8 miles, pub 0.5 miles
  • Note: This property is located next to a working farm, so some related noise may be heard

The property

Idyllically positioned amongst the rolling Worcestershire countryside rests this remarkable detached brick built barn conversion.

The Little Beehive sits at foot of Abberley Hill and is within easy reach of The Wyre Forest, Witley Court, The Severn Valley Railway and West Midlands Safari Park.

The market towns of Cleobury Mortimier, Bewdley, Tenbury Wells, Malvern and the cathedral town of Worcester are easy day trips for both young and old.

The medieval walled town of Ludlow, famed for its' food and festivals is also accessible within the hour across the stunning Clee Hills.

The Abberley village shop is 0.8 miles away and there is an award-winning local pub The Manor Arms in the village, 0.5 miles away.

Enjoying a rural setting, in the Teme Valley, The Little Beehive makes an excellent base for a small family or group of friends looking for an escape from reality.

This lovely dwelling benefits from off-road parking situated in a courtyard, making unloading your belongings and settling in an easy task; stepping through the oval doorway, remove any coats and shoes in the hallway before heading through to the snug sitting room to enjoy a moment of peace in front of the TV, flicking on the log effect electric fire to keep you toasty in the cooler evenings.

Moving through the property, discover the open-plan kitchen/diner, traditionally decorated with wooden cupboards and tiled flooring, providing you with all of the essentials required for an enjoyable self-catering holiday as well as dining seating for all the family.

At the end of an action-packed day, savour an indulgent soak under the canopy of the stars with a seat in the hot tub whilst your canine companion stretches their legs in the enclosed garden.

When the day draws to a close, make your way upstairs to two well-presented bedrooms, the first of which is a spacious king-size bedroom, offering ample storage space and dressing table, whilst the second spacious bedroom comprises twin beds, ideal for children, families or friends sharing.

An elegant family bathroom awaits every morning, appointed with a roll-top slipper bath along with a walk-in shower, so you can choose how best to start your day before joining your guests outside for a steaming cup of coffee.

Get better acquainted with your tranquil surroundings and take a stroll through the rolling woodland of Abberley Hill, a 5-mile circular trail following part of the Worcestershire Way, framing unspoilt views from the top of the hill of the iconic Abberley Clock Tower and rooftops of the quaint village, before visiting the 12th century Norman church, St Michael’s in the village centre.

After working up an appetite, it’s then a short stroll across the road to refuel with a visit to the local pub, The Manor Arms, where you can indulge in fresh, locally sourced produce in a contemporary countryside setting or enjoy the delights of the Elms Hotel and Spa.

Those seeking an outdoor adventure can lace up their walking boots and embark on an adventure through the Wyre Forest, over Clee or Malvern Hills, both Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, explore the ruins of Witley Court an English Heritage site with one of Britain’s finest baroque churches or take a ride on the steam train of the Severn Valley Railway, starting at the Georgian town of Bewdley, sitting on the banks of the River Severn.

Tour the delights of Worcestershire with a stay at The Little Beehive.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location

ABBERLEY

Great Witley 2 miles, Bewdley 7.3 miles, Droitwich Spa 12.9 miles, Worcester 12.9 miles; Ludlow 20 miles,

Abberley is a quaint, historic village resting between Stockton on Teme and Astley. The village is known for its Saxon roots and two spectacular churches, St Michael's Church dating back to the 12th-century and the picturesque St Mary's Church surrounded by peaceful countryside. There are a choice of attractions including Abberley Ridge for pleasant woodland walks with spectacular views, as well as Abberley Clock Tower. Dining options include The Manor Arms Pub, serving delicious meals with fabulous outdoor dining areas overlooking the rolling hills, while you can stock up on essentials in the nearby Abberley shop. Within easy reach of the village is the lively market town of Bewdley where you can find further attractions and amenities, such as the iconic Severn Valley Railway and West Midlands Safari Park or further on to Drakelow Tunnels and Harvington Hall with historic stories waiting to be discovered.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas