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The Coach House

Far Forest, Worcestershire, Worcestershire (Ref. 987943)

4.3

Good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

Reviews & Ratings

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property - maybe a little closer to the main road than we thought it ..."

    Lovely property - maybe a little closer to the main road than we thought it would be and could hear traffic at busy times We would be very likely to stay again

    Reviewed by ChrisJul 2022

  • "Dried dog poo under 3 beds."

    Carpet stained. Thick dust throughout. Shower very moldy and around bath. Carpet gripper at top of stairs loose. Washing machine rubber dirty. Top drawer of freezer too icy to pull out. Majority of crockery very chipped and cracked. Only 5 mugs provided. Not aware it was situated on a T Junction with no footpath very noisy. Dining room table dirty - only 4 chairs not 5 as shown. Outside furniture covered in mold. Compensation agreed before we found other problems and told would have to go through 3rd party for anymore. Worst holiday ever!!

    Thank for your feedback, without which we couldn't keep improving our guests experience. Naturally we were alarmed to receive your call the morning after check-in, alerting us to the issues you were facing. Due to the severity of the situation we immediately offered the opportunity to vacate, and a full refund without question. We were told that instead you would prefer us to arrange housekeeping to go back in and resolve. In the hour it took to arrange this we were then told you'd prefer that housekeeping did not return, and that you'd completed a clean to your satisfaction and that you were very happy to stay for the week. Disappointed that you'd felt you had to clean on your holiday we immediately offered compensation which was understood to have been received as generous. To investigate the matter further we were told that photos would be forthcoming, but all we received was a single image of the plates and bowls. We have since audited the crockery, replacing the chipped items and providing an additional set of mugs. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention. The shower area has received fresh silicone around the edge and we will also be looking in to your comments about the carpet gripper and the washing machine rubber. We have further investigated the feedback about the garden furniture, and the small dining set is painted in cottage cream, and the bench is oiled allowing it to weather with a patina. The house is situated on a country road without a footpath directly outside, you have to pass out of the gates and around our land before meeting the footpath all the way up to the village stores. In the other direction it's a winding country road leading in to the middle of the forest and as typical of this type of remote location doesn't have a separate pedestrian path. Property Owner

    Reviewed by EllenJun 2022

  • "The cottage was charming with lots of features but a bit dusty around the edges."

    Lovely big lounge but the sofa's were uncomfortable as backs very low. Nice to have a ensuite bedroom and the bed is large and very comfortable also loads of cupboard space Large garden with seating areas plenty of space for the dogs to run around Good area with plenty of places to visit that are a short distance from cottage Would go again

    Reviewed by AnnJun 2022

  • "Very tastefully decorated and comfortable."

    Enclosed large garden a bonus. Scones, cream and jam much appreciated..Plenty of walks nearby.

    Reviewed by AnthonyFeb 2022

  • "Didn't manage to use the accommodation alot due to bereavement but seems a lovely place"

    Reviewed by JackieFeb 2022

  • "Overall our stay at The Coach House in mid-winter was more than satisfactory."

    Taking into account that the property is set beside a fork in the road between an A road and a lane, the noise was not too horrendous although it should be taken into account if you have a problem with background noise. A loose manhole cover on the lane occasionally caused a clatter as a vehicle passed over it. The only real disappointment was that only one relatively small towel was provided for each guest. The dogs enjoyed staying as well and the walks once in Wye Forest were exceptional. We stayed for a family wedding in the vicinity, but should we need to return to the area we would book the Coach House again.

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2021

  • "Disappointed the fact I cudnt get any wifi I had to literally buy internet for ..."

    Disappointed the fact I cudnt get any wifi I had to literally buy internet for the 4 days Hot water was on and off so cudnt have a decent bath also the TV remotes need replacing as they hardly work Everything else about the cottage was lovely we did enjoy the break

    Reviewed by AlexisNov 2021

  • "Great spot for exploring, and perfect with our dogs with a secure garden."

    only issue we had during our stay was that the settees aren't the most comfortable. wifi posed an initial problem and we logged into the Hub, instead of the dedicated wifi. Remote on the tv and sky seemed to conflict but added bonus we were able to chrome cast our own programmes. these were all minor issues and did not effect our stay in a lovely cottage, very clean and very very well equipped. OH don't use Chef and Brewer (dancing Horse, as recommended in the cottage info) worst meal ever. Thank you to the owners of the Coach House, a lot of thought in setting up the cottage.

    Reviewed by MartinOct 2021

  • "I wasn’t able to found the laundry bags for putting the dirty laundry in,they ..."

    I wasn’t able to found the laundry bags for putting the dirty laundry in,they was no light switch for the light in the dining room but over all the house was brilliant and we are hoping to go back there again next year

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2021

  • "Generally the cottage itself was average, though the kitchen was nice but let down by a poor oven."

    The main bedroom was nice with a very comfortable bed however the ensuite shower temperature was uncontrollable and far too hot. Possibly a personal preference but the lounge sofas were uncomfortable for any significant period, meaning that 4 people had to sit bolt upright when watching TV. TV was 'just' acceptable though controllers were next to useless due to wear and tear and need replacing. Wi-fi and heating worked well. Property is advertised as sleeping 5 but there are only 4 seats at the compact dining table. Biggest let down was the advertised location on the road and the outside space. On the website the property is shown further up the road but its actual location is right on the junction of a very busy uphill road where heavy lorries pass every few minutes having to accelerate hard up the hill thus causing significant road noise, too much to want to sit outside. If we has been aware of the actual cottage location we would not have booked as we had discussed this point but felt that its indicated position on the website suggested this wouldn't be a problem. I feel this is significantly misleading and requires rectifying. Cottage can't help its location but people booking need to be aware. The decking itself is verging on dangerous, ballistrades not secure and would likely give way if anyone leant against them. Grounds themselves pleasant and secure for dog to roam but not for relaxing! Overall property score 5 out of 10 and unfortunately we won't be back

    Reviewed by NicholasAug 2021

  • "Very comfortable and lots of great space for our dog."

    All enclosed so felt very safe for her. Loved the surroundings and the house was just fab. Has everything you need. Outside seating was lovely too.

    Reviewed by Anne-marieJun 2021

  • "Fabulous accommodation in a lovely rural setting."

    Reviewed by MandyJun 2021

  • "We chose the property as it was a 4 tick property and sounded just what we wanted."

    On arrival the exterior looked very tired. Grass was ankle length and borders full of weeds. The lovely decking area looked in need of some care too, with weeds growing through the decking and the fence around the deck needed some paint/varnish. The interior was much better and smelt lovely and clean although there were a few cobwebs and under the beds needed a hoover. We had a lovely afternoon tea left us which was delicious. We were also surprised to find no pillow protectors and would have thought this would have been a necessity in covid time. That said it was a warm and comfortable cottage but needs some tweaking to earn its 4 ticks we feel.

    Reviewed by SallyMay 2021

  • "We all (including our 2 greyhounds) really enjoyed our stay after a stressful house sale."

    The cottage was clean, warm and very comfortable - with perhaps the only slight drawback being the - undoubtedly extremely comfortable - double bed. Whilst this was as advertised, there is ample space for a king size! The garden was perfect - large, grassy and safe.

    Reviewed by JohnDec 2020

  • "Our Greyhounds were happy that the garden was a lot bigger than we thought it would be."

    Large rooms & house was warm & cosy. The main bedroom was large & comfortable, with plenty of space for clothes. The area was lovely with a large retail park about 7 miles away. Bedale is a lovely place to go to walk by the river & Kidderminster is a nice town.

    Reviewed by HarryOct 2020

  • "The directions to the cottage on the email weren't at all clear, the directions given in the information folder in the cottage were spot on, not much use when you're driving up and down the lane!"

    The only thing we felt missing was a mop for the kitchen floor, pretty essential when you take dogs. Only minor points, we were very satisfied overall.

    Reviewed by JeanSep 2020

  • "A lovely private space to enjoy time with family."

    Peaceful garden with outdoor seating and lawned area. Plenty of parking space. We struggled a little with the tv but then we are technophobes. Mobile phone reception was variable but that is standard for the area. It would have been nice to be able to open the French doors from the dining area into the garden. A very tastefully furnished and decorated cottage, we would stay there again in a heartbeat but unsurprisingly it is fully booked for the next couple of months.

    Reviewed by HeatherJul 2020

  • "Although it is not your problem, it was a shame that the local pub who advertise themselves as dog friendly told us that we could not take our dogs in."

    Reviewed by DerekMar 2020

  • "Good location had a fantastic weekend will rebook in summer"

    Reviewed by JamesFeb 2020

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with two woodburning stoves
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Enclosed lawned garden and decking area with furniture
  • Three well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.6 miles.Note: There is a low beam in the Master Bedroom, as seen in the pictures

The property

Settled on the outskirts of the small Worcestershire village of Far Forest, is this delightful former coach house.

Located near the Shropshire border, a short drive will bring you to the beautiful Shropshire Hills AONB, home to a wealth of country sites.

Internally, the owner presents a wonderfully renovated cottage boasting contemporary furnishings with the benefit of traditional features such as exposed beams and slate flooring in the kitchen.

Look forward to unwinding within the smartly decorated sitting room, home to colourful curtains and a large plant adding a personalised and homely feel to the room.

Cosy up on one of the provided leather sofas and let the woodburning stove keep you nice and toasty during those chillier months.

Walk through to the dining room, which has a quirky round table with integrated leather chairs, able to seat up to four guests.

Furnished to a high-standard, this kitchen will inspire you to dust off those cook books and indulge in all the modern appliances at hand.

As the evening draws to a close, retire to one of the three well-presented bedrooms, comprising of a double, twin and single beds.

The master bedroom comes with its own en-suite shower room for your convenience, as well as matching bedside tables and lamps for some late night reading.

During the summer months, you can spend an afternoon in the enclosed rear garden with a refreshing beverage or dining alfresco.

Nestled on the edge of the Wyre Forest National Nature Reverse, there are a number of popular walking and cycling routes you can join.

If you're feeling a bit more adventurous, visit the popular attraction of Go Ape Wyre Forest, home to thrilling zip lines and treetop rope course.

Located on the opposite side of the Wyre Forest National Nature Reserve is the River Severn, hugely popular for coarse fishing and boat trips.

Animal lovers will love exploring the West Midland Safari Park, home to over 165 exotic and endangered animals species.

The Coach House is an idyllic cottage located in the heart of Worcestershire countryside.

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About the location

FAR FOREST, WORCESTERSHIRE

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas