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The Old Stable

(Ref. 975338)

Far Forest, Worcestershire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "Nice cottage within walking distance of Wyre forest and shorts drives to local towns."

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Apr 2024

  • "We enjoyed our stay immensely."

    Good location, lovely and clean . Its got everything you need.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Oct 2023

  • "Comfortable, clean cottage."

    Good compact kitchen, everything you need. Great location for the attractions of the area, Safari Park, Severn Valley Railway, Ludlow, Bewdley. Ideal base for the anglers, Clay Farm, Furnace Mill, Froggatt Pools,Woodside Fishery Wellfield Pools near Kinlet.Pub serving good food and shop with post office within walking distance. Wendy and David are great hosts. Love the rocking chair.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely place to relax and spend time getting around the various locations."

    Comfortable and friendly host's

    Thank you for your kind feedback, it was a pleasure to meet you both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay in an area with plenty to do and see."

    Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for your kind feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stu4.4Jun 2023

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay the area was peaceful and beautiful, the pub, a 5 ..."

    We very much enjoyed our stay the area was peaceful and beautiful, the pub, a 5 minute walk, served lovely food and Ludlow was wonderful

    Thank you for staying with us and for your kind feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Juliana5.0May 2023

  • "The kitchen is looking a bit tired in the sink /worktop area."

    The shower room is very small with barely room to turn round and the shower screen allows water to splash onto the floor. A sliding door would help with this. We had quite a few wasps appearing in the shower room and we could not see where they were getting in. Having said all that, the owners have done well fitting out the cottage with some nice touches including a DVD player, a CD player, games and books. We were met on arrival and told to ask if we needed anything

    Thank you for your feedback. The kitchen is due for a makeover and this is scheduled to take place at the end of this year. The shower room is small and in order to make the very best use of the available space it was necessary to have a fixed screen rather than a sliding door. We are sorry to hear about the wasps and will investigate and address now you have made us aware of the problem. Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Henry4.7Sep 2021

  • "The old stables was a lovely find, all that you need is provided,and it was very clean and cosy."

    It is a great base to access local attractions. We had a lovely week sightseeing and would recommend visiting this area and staying at this property.

    Reviewed by D5.0Sep 2020

  • "Good location for local sites, market towns and walking - close to ..."

    Good location for local sites, market towns and walking - close to restaurant/pub and shop Accommodation has everything you need for a short self catering break

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2020

  • "Our first impression was the smell of damp,we had to buy scented candles to try and get rid of the smell ."

    The lounge area was ok apart from the damp. The damp smell was particularly bad in the kitchen. The bedroom had the smallest double bed,lacked adequate storage and had mold that had been painted over on the ceiling. The shower room was far too small,despite taking extremely short showers and leaving the extractor fan on at length it was continually full of condensation. The outside seating area was dark,moss covered and far from being a patio garden. The only cottage we have ever stayed in which did not have a visitor's book, presumably because of negative feedback they have received. Despite having booked the cottage for 7 nights we left after 4. This cottage does not reflect well on your company.

    Surprised and disappointed that our guests didn’t tell us they were so unhappy and denied us the opportunity to address their complaints at the time. Our welcome letter asks guests to contact us if anything isn’t as they would expect as we want all our guests to have a good experience. Less than an hour before arrival we left the property smelling fresh, clean and aired. The shower room was completely refitted last year with all new quality fittings and a new extractor fan. The bed is a standard double and the bedroom ceiling has not been painted to hide anything. Most furniture and all bedding and rugs etc is new and of good quality. There is a larger more open and sunny garden to the rear of the property which is for guests sole use during their stay. We are puzzled as none of these points have been raised by any of our other guests. Comments to ourselves in notes and cards have been complimentary and all previous feedback to Sykes indicated that expectations were met or exceeded. A Visitor’s Book has been added to capture future comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael1.9Aug 2020

  • "Enjoyed our stay in comfortable accommodation with everything needed for a week's break."

    Peaceful surroundings with plenty of attractions, and lovely countryside on the doorstep

    Reviewed by Derek3.4Jul 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely and in a perfect location with a pub doing lovely food and a convenience store just around the corner."

    The owners were very nice and friendly. The cottage is a perfect size for two people and had everything you need in it and had a very private garden at the front with a lovely area to wander in at the back The only note I would make is that the bathroom door could do with some full frosting as you are a bit exposed when you're in there but otherwise everything was perfect

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely hosts, couldn’t do enough for us."

    Beautiful location. A very comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jun 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x double
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with electric coal-effect fire and sofa bed.
  • Oil central heating in the main livingroom, supplementary heating in the bedroom
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Enclosed garden at front with patio furniture, as well as additional seating in the owner's orchard garden
  • Towels and linen included
  • Sorry, no pets, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: The WiFi is shared with the owners, also mobile phone signal may not be great depending on the network provider
  • Note: There are steep stairs and sloped ceilings within this property and even though it is all ground floor, there are two steps and a low doorway into the bedroom
  • Note: There is a shared utility room with the owner outside with a washing machine
  • Note - slightly narrow entrance into shower
  • Please note: Horse owners can bring their horse as there are stables (2 maximum), please contact for more details

The property

Nestled down a quiet, rural lane on the fringes of the Wyre Forest National Nature Reserve, The Old Stable is a charming property, attached to the owner's home.

Well-suited for romantic couples looking to share a romantic break in the Worcestershire countryside, this property offers a cosy feel inside and a lovely outdoor space for soaking up the natural ambiance.

Choose to explore all the area has to offer, with abundant walking trails and cycling routes for those who love being outdoors, then return to unwind in the living room with a good book.

Curl up on the sofa on a cold winter's night and feel the warmth from the fire keeping your feet nice and toasty as you sip a hot beverage and choose your favourite TV programmes to watch.

Dine over a bottle of delicious wine at the table, set in one corner of the room, as you tuck into a hearty meal cooked up from the kitchen next door.

At the end of a pleasant evening in, retire to the double bedroom, which is accompanied by a well-appointed shower room across the livingroom.

Warm summer days will invite you out into your very own small patio garden in front of the property.

Alternatively, you can sit in the owner's orchard garden and admire the views.

The owners also keep horses and sheep and are happy for you to bring along your own horse if you wish (subject to separate arrangements with owner), or bikes to stow away in the lockable bike storage outside.

This is a great area for walking and being outdoors, with attractions such as Go Ape and the Wyre Forest Centre, while the West Midlands Safari Park and rides along the Severn Valley Railway also make fantastic days out.

The delightful market town of Bewdley is worth a visit, while the city of Worcester rests further afield, both offering plenty to see and do.

This is a lovely getaway for you and your other half.

Please note: This property has a 3 night minimum stay

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About the location


Kidderminster 7.7 miles; Worcester 18.2 miles

This small village rests just south of the Wyre Forest National Nature Reserve, which is part of one of the largest, ancient woods in England, hosting a mosaic of old orchards, grassland meadows and coppice oak woodland. It is a Site of special Scientific Interest home to a plethora of birds, mammals and other fascinating species of wildlife. Fun-packed family days out can be spent at Go Ape on the high ropes atop the giant Douglas Firs, where you can climb, swing and zip your way through the trees. Far Forest village boasts a handy convenience store and a pub, while the large town of Kidderminster, which sits on the banks of the River Stour, offers many high street amenities along with a shopping centre and golf club. You can also learn about the local history and Kidderminster's involvement in the carpet industry at the Carpet Museum, or ride the Severn Valley Railway to the Shropshire town of Bridgnorth, along the beautiful River Severn. Of course, there is also the West Midlands Safari Park offering a lovely day out for the whole family, while the cathedral city of Worcester boasts plenty more things to see and do. A fantastic location for a holiday in Britain.

Please note: This property has a 3 night minimum stay

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas