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Shelsley Walsh near Martley, Worcestershire Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "A stunning property."

    Quiet, tranquil, perfect. I'm 6ft and my son is 6ft 6inch so we had to duck with the low slung ceilings but we got used to that. With the hill climb track next to us & the vintage cars on display its perfect if your a petrol head

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Aug 2022

  • "This was a lovely old cottage in a very peaceful location."

    The cottage was nicely furnished and had a modern feel to it despite it's age. It was a good place to retreat to at the end of the day. During our stay the Shelsley Hill Climb had a race weekend and although this did mean that lots of people were on site it wasn't any where near as loud as were thought it might be. The directions to the cottage were easy to follow and there appeared to be lots of places to visit locally.

    Reviewed by Chris4.4Jun 2022

  • "A very pleasant timber framed cottage, centuries old."

    Low ground floor ceilings but the 3 of us are under 5ft 6" anyway! Very peaceful for a Christmas stay, as ours was. It is situated on a very historic motorsport site dating back to 1905, even pre-dating Brooklands. We walked the hill climb on Christmas Eve, it was pretty steep on foot! It would be noisy on a hill climb day, though my interests are mainly in historic MGs and Morgan three wheelers, since I have one of each, a 1934 MG and a 1933 Morgan. The cottage is simply furnished, but well equipped. Sloping floors upstairs and some trip hazards, but provided one is wary, not a problem. I very much like old timber framed buildings finding them very fascinating, and this one has certainly had some modifications over the years. I even took an historic book on the hill climb with me, and I recommend anyone staying here to do a little research before arrival. My one comment about the bathroom, is that it might have been better to have had a conventional modern shower unit installed, rather than a mock older styled claw foot bath with low shower attachment, since such a bath may not be suitable for the more elderly. One thing didn't work...the DVD player, we even purchased replacement batteries on Christmas day, but it needs replacing...fortunately, we had a laptop with us, and discovering an HDMI cable in the TV table, meant that we could hook it up...and, we could subsequently watch our DVD..."Where Eagles Dare"! It wouldn't have been a hardship though not to have watched TV, of course...even in 1905, such things existed in no one's minds, radio and electric light being distant luxuries! All in all, a very pleasant stay in a fascinating and sympathetically restored cottage, dedicated to Malcolm Campbell.

    Reviewed by Arthur5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage but drafty."

    There was a problem with a large number of flies that seem to be living in the walls of the property. Beautiful views all around location Lovely and quiet very well equipped

    Reviewed by Paul3.8Nov 2021

  • "The stairs and uneven floors would make it difficult for some people with mobility issues."

    Restricted height door frames and beams could be challenging for tall people

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2021

  • "Cleaning behind furniture needs to be done."

    Replacement light bulbs would be very helpful as some were not working . Better lighting in the living room and dining area. The cottage itself has lots of charm and is in a beautiful area. As others have said I can imagine it to be very noisy when meetings are happening but as this didn’t happen when we stayed it was very quiet and relaxing.

    Reviewed by Doreen4.1Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful location set in very scenic countryside."

    Lots of options for walks from the cottage and cycling on the rural lanes. We chose the cottage because of the Shelsley Walsh hill climb and if you like cars / motorsport then this is a great choice. There were several events on through the week so it was noisy at times, but very quiet otherwise. Also, a gorgeous timber framed cottage, full of character (including low doors and uneven floors, which we liked). Beds were very firm. Would have been nice to have been provided with more towels, oven gloves and information on local attractions / facilities, but otherwise the cottage was well equipped. There is a cellar (external access door) where bikes can be stored, which was very handy. Despite making the request, bed not set up as twins (but turned out not to be a problem for us).

    Reviewed by Emma4.4Jul 2021

  • "It was a lovely cottage."

    Really unique. The only thing perhaps worth mentioning was the large number of flies buzzing around upstairs- we are not sure where they came from but every time we killed one, 3 more would come out! Not a huge issue but might be worth investigating.

    Reviewed by Hayley4.4Oct 2020

  • "What great two cottages, we booked them both as we were two families and exceeded the six rule we took them both and were extremely please."

    In a beautiful spot surrounded by fields, woods, sheep and such peace and quite (not sure unless i was a car enthusiast would rent if there was a hill climb on but I am sure they would either not rent or would warn you. Pretty sure we were the first families in there as everything seemed to be brand new. Kitchens had everything you would ever need (and we cooked). Couple of things I would love to chat to the owners or managers directly so hope after this they put me in touch directly. Nothing big at all but I rent properties and you can always improve small things. By the way the beds and bedding were stunning and so comfy. They do mention but be aware they are old quirky cottages with creaky uneven floors and small steep stair cases but again I was bought up in that type of house so for us it was lovely. Surrounding area has plenty to do and places to visit. Nice pubs, places to eat and lovely walks. Would go back again tomorrow. Only complaint was we wanted to stay longer. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2020

  • "Although your listing said that there was no WiFi at the cottage, WiFi was available."

    Also, I think you should mention that because of the age of the property, the downstairs ceilings are quite low which may be uncomfortable for taller guests.

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.1Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was wonderful and great location."

    Gary the host was very helpful. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by John3.8Sep 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double (zip/link can be twin on request), 1 x double
  • Bathroom with free-standing clawfoot bath, hand-held shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting/dining room with 2 x electric woodburning-effect stove
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven with hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview and DVD Player, a selection of DVDs, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available
  • Shared garden with outdoor seating area
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking
  • Shop 3.3 miles; pub 2.8 miles
  • Note: Uneven floors, please take caution
  • Note: Low ceilings, please take caution
  • Note: Shelsley Walsh hill climb operates events on a regular basis, details of the major events can be found on but smaller events are not always listed, please be aware therefore that on event days there can be activity in the adjacent paddock from early in the morning until late in the evening, One well behaved dog welcome but please note that the property is adjacent to a farm, dogs must be kept on a lead when outside the enclosed area and are not allowed in the bedrooms. We have tried to make the property as dog friendly as possible, please contact us if you have a second dog or any other queries.

The property

Martley 3.6 miles.

Sitting at the centre of the excitement in the grounds of the iconic Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb in the village of Shelsley Walsh, lies the Grade II listed home, Campbell.

This eye-catching black and white cottage provides a fabulous base for a family of four who seek an exciting escape in the Worcestershire Countryside.

Step inside this attractive abode and admire the character and charm that emanates through the beautiful exposed beams that line the walls throughout, before settling down on the plush leather sofas and enjoying a quiet night in front of the sleek TV, keeping warm from the heat of the electric woodburning-effect stove.

Rustle up a bite to eat in the traditional country kitchen, complete with all of the essential appliances such as an electric oven and hob, before gathering at the dining table to indulge in a scrumptious evening meal.

Climb the original elm wood staircase up to the first floor and be greeted by a well-decorated double bedroom, which can be transformed into a twin upon request, while across the hallway discover a further double bedroom boasting views of the rolling countryside.

Indulge in a deep soak in the striking clawfoot bathtub with the benefit of a hand-held shower, whilst your towel keeps nice and toasty on the handy heated towel rail.

Socialise with friends and family out in the shared garden, sipping on a chilled drink and enjoying the incredible views of the rolling countryside as you bask in the warm summer sunshine.

Enjoy unforgettable moments on an action-packed adventure at Campbell.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1040706, together sleeping 8 guests.

Note: Shelsley Walsh hill climb operates events on a regular basis, details of the major events can be found on but smaller events are not always listed,please be aware therefore that on event days there can be activity in the adjacent paddock from early in the morning until late in the evening.

Shelsley Walsh Cottages

Martley 3.6 miles. Two magnificent Grade II listed, traditional black and white cottages, set in the grounds of the famous Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb, in the idyllic village of Shelsley Walsh, Worcestershire. Exuding character through striking exposed beams and original elm wood flooring, both cottages offer a warm and welcoming setting, perfect for a family holiday or group getaway for eight. Each of the properties feature a well-equipped kitchen and a homely sitting room boasting an eye-catching electric woodburning-effect stove, as well as a spacious bathroom with a chic free-standing clawfoot bath and two bedrooms set up as both a double and a twin. Guests of each property will benefit from use of the shared outdoor seating area, and ample off-road parking. Resting on the banks of the pretty River Teme in the wonderful Worcestershire countryside, visitors will be spoilt for choice with an extensive range of activities to be enjoyed. Embark on a scenic woodland walk on one of the many enchanting trails that surround the cottages, or explore the breath-taking landscapes of the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or Wyre Forest National Nature Reserve, whether it be by foot or bike. The pretty and historical town of Kidderminster is just a short drive away and is filled with charming cafés and imposing historical landmarks, whilst the city of Worcester is home to a grand medieval cathedral and awe-inspiring museums telling tales of the rich local history. These self-catering holiday homes offer the perfect setting for an unforgettable adventure in Worcestershire.

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About the location


Worcester 8.2 miles; Kidderminster 13.9 miles; Ludlow 23.3 miles

Perfectly positioned in the foothills of the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you will find the quintessential village of Martley. Said to be the heart of the West Midlands countryside, this picturesque settlement is made up of a post office with a well-stocked village store, and an idyllic country pub serving up delicious hot dinners from its extensive menu. Boasting a plethora of footpaths and bridleways, there are so many scenic walks to be enjoyed in the area. Just a stone’s throw away on the banks of the River Teme lies the pleasant village of Shelsley Walsh, known best for its iconic Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb, the oldest Motorsport venue in the world. The village also sits just a short drive away from the beautiful city of Worcester, home to a striking medieval cathedral and a vibrant Art Gallery. The luscious green woodlands of Wyre Forest National Nature Reserve offer fun for all with an abundance of outdoor activities and thrilling cycling routes to explore. A fantastic base from which to discover the true delights of Worcestershire.

One well behaved dog welcome but please note that the property is adjacent to a farm, dogs must be kept on a lead when outside the enclosed area and are not allowed in the bedrooms.
We have tried to make the property as dog friendly as possible, please contact us if you have a second dog or any other queries.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas