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The Stilehouse Apartment

(Ref. 20793)

Menith Wood, Worcestershire Show on map

4.9

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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

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

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "Clear arrival instructions and directions provided by the owner which made the out-of-the-way property simple to find."

    The apartment itself has everything needed for a long weekend with the host offering a laundry service for an additional fee, if you’re staying for longer. The immediate area is quiet and peaceful with lots of opportunity to watch wildlife. There are towns within a short drive and at least one tea room that can be reached on foot, if you are happy to walk cross-country on public footpaths.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7Feb 2024

  • "The host was amazing."

    She was so kind and generous with us. The stay itself is beautiful and tranquil. We stayed there for two weeks and were able to be completely self sufficient with cooking etc. as all the amenities are provided. There are beautiful walks surrounding the property. Can’t recommend this place more. Absolute 5 star stay.

    Reviewed by Aleesha5.0Jan 2024

  • "Lovely little apartment."

    The host Jacqui gave us a fantastic welcome, very easy going and gave lots of information about where to go and what to do around the area. Fabulous views from the apartment, very quiet and peaceful. I would definitely recommend a stay there if you want to relax and not be bothered by noise and traffic etc. We enjoyed our stay and would come again in the future.

    Reviewed by Carlo4.1Jul 2023

  • "What a beautiful property!"

    ! Absolutely stunning waking up to birdsong every morning what a treat❤️. The apartment was comfortable and had everything needed if you wanted to cook something rather than go out. The only negative about this holiday was.... We had to leave

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay, and the day trips out, many more lovely places to explore on you next trip. Lovely to have met you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0May 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the Stilehouse apartment, which met all our expectations."

    Jac was a superb host. This property is ideally situated for towns and cities such as Worcester, Ludlow, Leominster, Bewdley and Tenbury Wells to name a few. There are three lakes to walk around on the property. Stilehouse apartment is definitely worth a stay and we thoroughly recommend it.

    Thank you for such lovely feedback a pleasure to have met you both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely hosts, glorious grounds and views and comfy, clean and cosy apartment."

    Would thoroughly recommend and hope to visit again sometime.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Feb 2023

  • "A very cosy Xmas retreat for us (felt like being in a treehouse), in beautiful grounds and Jacqui made us feel very welcome."

    We did lots of walking in the area and visited Ludlow, Bewdley and Great Malvern. A great place to chill and get away from it all. Highly recommend! Denise and Andy

    Reviewed by Denise & Andrew3.8Dec 2022

  • "Absolutely stunning apartment could move right in"

    Thank you for your wonderful comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Stilehouse Apartment."

    It was in a wonderful location, very peaceful and quiet, and if the weather had been suitable it would have been nice to have spent more time enjoying the grounds. The views were spectacular. We had a lovely welcome from Jac and lots of helpful hints about places to visit. The apartment was warm and comfortable and had all we needed. We'd happily recommend a stay here and may well return ourselves if back visiting the area again.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Nov 2022

  • "Very freindly and helpfull hosts."

    Lovely setting. Quiet and peacful.

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Sep 2022

  • "Comfortable, peaceful and well equipped."

    Owner most helpful.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2022

  • "This is a very special place to stay, a real retreat from busy life and work."

    The hosts, Jac and Paul, have created an apartment that has all you will need and will offer help and suggestions of where to visit. The grounds are amazing and it was wonderful to wander round the lakes and listen to the birds and wild life and enjoy the peace and quiet.

    Thank you so much for your feedback, a pleasure to have met you both Property Owner

    Reviewed by Les5.0Aug 2022

  • "This is a gem of a find it exceeded our expectations."

    Jac and Paul were fabulous hosts. Jac was very informative of the surrounding area and things to see and do etc. The apartment was well equipped and exceptionally clean and tidy. The grounds and view were spectacular and extremely peaceful. There was also a fabulous decking and bbq area overlooking the spectacular grounds.

    Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback, lovley to have met you both. Jac Property Owner

    Reviewed by Antony5.0Aug 2022

  • "Loved it! Fabulous well equipped, comfortable clean and tidy apartment in great picturesque setting."

    Peaceful location,plenty of wildlife. Central for visiting other places. Fantastic host. Made us feel very welcome. Would highly recommend.

    Thank you so much folks for lovely comments, I miss you Joe outside doing al fresco cooking, both really good fun. Hope to see you again in the future. Jac Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Jul 2022

  • "A very quite location within easy reach of places to eat."

    Owner very friendly and helpful. The property is very clean and well maintained. Ideal for a restful break away from noise. Highly recommend for anyone wanting peace and quiet.

    Hello folks, thank you for wonderful comments, an absolute pleasure in meeting you both, cant believe how much you managed to fit in within a week, but there's still plenty more to visit, Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Jul 2022

  • "Jacqui, Paul and Alfie were fantastic hosts."

    The apartment is very comfortable.The bed is comfy and the shower is easy to use and gives instant hot water.Everything you need is in the apartment.The view from the apartment is like no other, overlooking the landscaped garden,ponds and surrounding countryside.The outside BBQ area is an added bonus and very well equipped.The apartment is in a very quiet location and the only noises you hear are birdsong and sheep.This is the perfect location to explore Worcestershire,Shropshire and Herefordshire. We cannot wait to go back and do some more exploring.

    Thank you for such a positive review. Its always my pleasure to share the gardens and landscapes with those who enjoy. and have fun along the way getting to know each other, you both put a smile on my face every time we had chance to chat, would love for you to re visit as got plenty more day trips for you to explore. Alfie cant wait either! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very satisfied with the accommodation."

    Thank you and much appreciated with your comments. Hopefully see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2022

  • "This is a beautiful and restful setting for a holiday."

    Jac's welcome is warm and extremely helpful. The apartment is spacious and comfortable with lovely views. The gardens are a bonus! There is a variety of space for watching birds (we loved the goslings...); fishing; strolling; resting; reading and doing nothing in particular. There are lots of good walks in the area and interesting local towns. We look forward to going again at some time!

    Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you both and so look forward to having you return again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Avril5.0May 2022

  • "It was a very relaxing, tranquil stay and the grounds were stunning."

    Jac was a fantastic host who couldn't have made us feel more welcome and nothing was too much trouble for her. Great knowledge of the area and enjoyed chatting with her. Will definitely return in the future Neil & Claire

    Thank you folks, appreciate your comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil4.4May 2022

  • "This has genuinely been a fantastic stay."

    The location is truly amazing with sweeping views across the three lakes. It is so quiet and peaceful, there wasn't a day go by where we didn't felt lucky to have found such a beautiful location. The apartment comes fully furnished, with all modern and required facilities. (I loved the walk-in shower!). If you are staying here and enjoy touring, do try Ludlow, Bewdley, Malvern and Broadway. All worth a visit.

    Hello Folks, thank you so much for wonderful comments, my job is to make your experiences the best ever, as I can, but guests like you make it so easy and I enjoy to get to know you along the way. Take care until the next time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2022

  • "Had a fantastic week at the Stilehouse."

    The owner was very helpful and friendly. would recommend this property for a holiday in beautiful surroundings.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Feb 2022

  • "Had a lovely time."

    Jackie was great and ensured we had everything we needed. Advised on places to go. The property was wonderful, very cosy. The grounds were beautiful and all I can say is I will definitely be booking again. Thank you for making our 10 year anniversary amazing.

    Thank you folks for your lovely positive comments. It was such a joy meeting you both and knowing it was a special celebration. look forward to seeing you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Abbas5.0Nov 2021

  • "Honestly i got sooo surprised to find the apartment this good in terms of literally everything!"

    Considering the fact that we booked this place kind of last minute so I'm more than happy that we've found such a gem !

    Reviewed by Risolat5.0Oct 2021

  • "Just returned from a 7 night stay at this lovely apartment."

    From the moment we arrived being warmly greeted by Jac the owner we knew we were in for a great time. The apartment has everything that you need,really comfy bed, great shower and the view of the garden is so relaxing. The apartment is ideally situated for visiting a variety of places, Stourport, Bewdley, Worcester and the Severn Valley Railway to name a few. We enjoyed exploring the vast garden and had a visit every night from Millie the dog, usually around teatime! All in all a great week, you won't be disappointed if you book this lovely apartment.

    Reviewed by Gloria5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Stilehouse Apartment."

    The owner was very welcoming and friendly throughout (but not intrusive). The apartment is spacious and well equipped, with lovely views across the garden and the countryside beyond. We used the BBQ and outside area when the weather allowed. Every morning we'd lie in bed and watch the Olympics on the large TV. There's plenty to do in the surrounding areas (walks, National Trust properties, lovely towns & villages, canoeing on the Severn, etc.). Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2021

  • "Everything was just as we had hoped."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2021

  • "Jacqui and Paul were very welcoming and so were their dogs."

    Had a very comfortable stay with everything we needed, Jacqui gave us lots of information about places to visit. Enjoyed the surroundings and had lots of walks, especially in the evenings as it was so hot during the day. Great for wildlife. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jul 2021

  • "Thank you! What a fantastic stay."

    We travelled to Stilehouse Apartment for our mini moon having done lots of research into places to stay in the wider area. We were not disappointed. We had a warm and friendly welcome. The apartment has everything you could think of and is perfectly clean and tidy. We used the BBQ almost every night. Jac was the perfect host, always around for advice and smiles and made us feel really special. So many great places to go in the area- will have to stay for longer than four days next time! We could not recommend Stilehouse enough and cannot wait to return!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0May 2021

  • "I don t want to rate Stilehouse at all."

    I don t want to tell you all how great this place is. I don t want to say that although this is a studio apartment, there was enough room for us not to feel cramped on our full week stay. I don t want to say what lovely grounds, hosts and neighbours we had. Why don t I want to tell you this? Because we d rather keep it to ourselves. Definitely one to return to.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely place."

    Surrounded by countryside.

    Reviewed by Diana5.0May 2021

  • "Really lovely stay in this cottage - exactly what we needed and so scenic."

    The grounds were lovely and so beautiful to walk around. Cottage was very comfortable and the well-equipped kitchen meant we could do all our cooking and enjoy meals outside on the porch with the view. All in all - would highly recommend it!

    Reviewed by Jaanki5.0May 2021

  • "We had a really lovely week."

    The apartment was cosy and comfortable and the views across the lakes and surrounding countryside were stunning. Walking around the grounds was so relaxing and having it all to ourselves was such a treat. This peaceful haven was just what we needed. Really grateful that Jackie and Paul are willing to share it! Didn’t meet Paul but Jackie made us so welcome. Such a warm and friendly person. Very convenient for exploring the local area (as far as this was possible of course this being 2020). I’m sure we will book again in the future.

    Reviewed by Denise4.7Oct 2020

  • "If you like peace and quiet this is the place to be, very relaxing."

    . plenty of places to explore and walk round.. you can just let the world go by..

    Reviewed by Stuart4.4Oct 2020

  • "The accommodation was just what we wanted - and the interior layout was well designed - wherever you sit you had a stunning view of the grounds and countryside before you."

    It was peaceful, the facilities exceeded expectation - the owners made us feel very welcome and that us having a lovely holiday was important to them. I was very impressed. I suggest Sykes include a search filter for a "remote" setting - this was one of my main criteria when seeking a self catering getaway and it took a lot of Internet searches to find the perfect place. The listing on your site says the accommodation is near a beach - I thought that was odd when I booked, as it clearly isn't! There are plenty of stunning places to visit in the region, but actually I was always excited to go back to the Stilehouse Apartment each day, and I can't wait to unpack my bags there again.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Sep 2020

  • "The Stilehouse Apartment was fantastic, so peaceful and tranquil."

    We enjoyed our days out on the steam train, Ludlow etc, but everything is a little more difficult due to Covid 19 and It was nice to have such a lovely place to come back to for a quiet walk around the grounds or to sit on the balcony with a cuppa and book admiring the views. Would recommend to any couples looking for a bit of peace and quiet. No negatives at all for us.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Sep 2020

  • "This is the perfect getaway."

    The apartment is comfortable and has everything you need. We cooked most days but there is a great oven fired pizza van that visits Clows Top on alternate Thursdays. The views are amazing and the hosts are friendly and very helpful. Their two dogs like to visit and are very well behaved. There are lots of interesting towns and places of interest nearby. We went on a couple of bike rides, it is very hilly! We particularly enjoyed walking in the grounds as well as the surrounding area but the highlight for us was being able to swim in one of the lakes, which we did nearly every day.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Aug 2020

  • "Stunning,beautiful,amazing,just a few words from many I could have choosen."

    From start to finish we had a wonderful stay.On arrival Jackie (our host) greeted us, she was so warm and welcoming,and in her words ' nothing is too much trouble, this is your holiday, if there is anything you need, please say'. The accommodation was immaculate, well laid out and the bed was comfy, the bedding was so clean and crisp, there was everything we needed for a stay away from home.The grounds were beautiful with stunning views, they were well kept and had gorgeous tress shrubs and floweres throughout. The views were amazing and the wildlife plentiful.Jackies knowledge of the surrounding countryside it's villages and towns were second to none and we explored them all.We all have high expectations of our holiday and ours were exceeded, thankyou Jackie. We left feeling relaxed, refreshed and re-energised. Would we return In an heartbeat. .......it was amazing xx

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2020

  • "We had a fantastic time at The Stilehouse."

    The grounds are stunning, the location is great and there is plenty to explore via the footpaths going in and out of the grounds. It’s easy to find near a lovely little village which has a great butchers shop. A little further down the road (about a minute), there is a little farm shop which has everything you need for the week. As a bonus it has a really good selection of beer from local ales to beers from Wiper & True, Wild Beer, Brewdog and a selection of Belgian beer. The view from the cottage is really very beautiful and the grounds are well looked after. It’s nice to wake up, open the blinds and look out over the grounds while enjoying a nice breakfast! We spent a lot of time wandering around the lakes/ponds and just sitting back and watching all of the wildlife. There is lots of seating all around the grounds if you want to just sit back and enjoy a good book in the sun, or there are routes out of the grounds if you fancy a nice walk. Every day we’d get a little visit from Alfie and Milly, their dogs. Both are lovely and very happy when they get a little extra fuss in their day! They’re also just as happy to see you and wander off if you’re busy. My wife is 6 months pregnant and she had no trouble at all getting around. With it being before the lockdown, Jackie was very accomodating in doing a little extra cleaning to alleviate any concerns we might have. The apartment was spotless and had everything we needed for a truly relaxing week. Thanks to Jackie and Paul for a lovely stay, your cottage and grounds are all very beautiful and we’ll definitely be back with the little one probably later next year.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Mar 2020

  • "The apartment was lovely and cozy, with lovely grounds and good walks to enjoy round about."

    Jacqui was a fantastic host, very friendly and welcoming

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Mar 2020

  • "The Stilehouse apartment was ideal for our week long holiday."

    Jackie the owner was extremely welcoming and helpful. The apartment was perfect, very comfortable and equipped with everything you could possibly need. There was a good selection of leaflets giving local information, places to eat and visit. The view of the lakes is amazing, and when you do explore the grounds there is a surprise around every corner. If, like us you enjoy walking, you can easily spend a week exploring the many local footpaths and bridleways through woodland and rolling hills.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Feb 2020

  • "This place is so tranquil and relaxing, perfect place to get away from the crowds."

    Thank you to Jackie and Paul for making us feel very comfortable and at home. We enjoyed taking lovely walks on the farm and enjoyed watching the birds on the dams. At night you can hear the owls calling each other. This farm is also close to so many places of interest. Had a lovely day on the steam train from Bewdley to Bridgnorth, hopping on and off at different stations. We highly recommend this holiday stay.

    Reviewed by Susette5.0Oct 2019

  • "The owners were fantastic and could not have been more friendly,thank you Jackie and Paul."

    The location is ideal to visit Worcestershire,Shropshire,Hertfordshire and Wales and we did all that,you could not ask for more except a perfectly peaceful place to stay upon your returns from your travels of which the Stilehouse is.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2019

  • "We really enjoyed the peace and tranquility of this beautiful place."

    The accommodation was all that it said. Quite compact but the views from the little balcony were wonderful. Very central for travelling to all sorts of places and yet in the middle of nowhere. Jackie the owner is really lovely. Can be contacted at any time yet leaves you on your own if that's what you want. The grounds are immense and so lovely to walk around. Really glad we found this.

    Reviewed by Walter5.0Jun 2019

  • "Personality Plus, both the cottage accommodation and the host!"

    We even got snow and that wasn't expected but enthralling in mid-spring. Private and with a view of private lakes with long walks from your front door, this cottage proved perfect. The recommended local eateries were top class and location was within easy reach of many places of interest.

    Reviewed by Jillian5.0Apr 2019

  • "The apartment was up to our expectations and provided a good base for our short break."

    The owner was very helpful and the grounds of the property were fantastic.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2018

  • "Perfect cottage - cosy, warm, quiet and beautifully but simply laid out."

    Terrific views and great location. Friendly owners with lovely dogs who popped in regularly to check that all was well.

    Reviewed by Bridie5.0Nov 2017

  • "This was a delightful apartment, beautiful views over miles of countryside and the three lakes."

    The apartment was comfortable, clean and situated miles from the noise of normal life, truly a haven of peace for the ideal holiday to get away from the stresses and strains of daily life.

    Reviewed by Ivan5.0Aug 2016

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Summary

  • All first floor
  • Open plan studio accommodation with twin beds (zip/link, can be king-size double on request), kitchen with breakfast bar and sitting area
  • Wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC.
  • Gas central heating
  • Combination microwave/oven, electric 2-ring hob, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD,free WiFi, a selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Private patio with furniture and a large decking area with outside food prep area.hot & cold running water and a BBQ. Shared use of 13 acres of grounds with 3 trout fishing lakes, an orchard and woodland, many picnic seating areas throughout the grounds
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: The lakes in the shared grounds are unfenced
  • Note: There are 3 exclusive trout fly fishing pools for guests, please contact owners for details on 1/2 day, full day, week fishing prices.

The property

This charming studio apartment, in the grounds of the owner's home is situated in the Worcestershire hamlet of Menith Wood, near the towns of Bewdley and Tenbury Wells and the Wyre Forest and Malvern Hills. With lovely views overlooking the owner's grounds, lakes and countryside beyond, this Worcestershire studio apartment has been stylishly furnished throughout to provide a perfect romantic retreat. Set on the first floor to take advantage of the stunning views, this Worcestershire holiday apartment offers comfortable accommodation with an open plan living and sleeping area, large clothing rail in recess along with a separate wet room. Outside, guests have use of a private patio area with furniture and barbecue, as well as the owner's 13 acres of grounds, which include three trout fishing lakes, a small orchard and woodland area, stunning waterfall with Japanese bridge, walkover bridge to small island and many picnic areas. There are many lovely walks and cycle routes from the doorstep of this self-catering apartment, with the Worcestershire Way close by, plus just a short drive away is Witley Court and Gardens. The market towns of Bewdley, Leominster and Tenbury Wells, historical Ludlow and the beautiful Malvern Hills are within easy reach, or enjoy a day out in Worcester, Hereford or Bridgenorth, all famous for their restaurants and stunning architecture.

Enjoy a day out on the famous steam, Severn Valley Railway, Bewdleyor or if you love wildlife then visit West Midlands Safari Park, Kidderminster. A great place to visit National Trust Houses & Gardens. This welcoming Worcestershire self-catering apartment is in an exceptional location and can be enjoyed all year round.

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About the location

MENITH WOOD

Bewdley 7.7 miles; Tenbury Wells 9 miles; Stourport-on-Severn 11 miles; Mulvern 23 miles.

The scattered hamlet of Menith Wood lies midway between the Wyre Forest and the Malvern Hills, just 4 miles from the pretty village of Great Witley, which is home to Witley Court, a palatial 19th century mansion surrounded by landscaped gardens and stone fountains. Just a short drive away is the popular historic town of Stourport-on-Severn, which nestles on the outstanding beauty of the River Severn and offers an abundance of cafes, shops and black and white timbered houses. The Wyre Forest straddles the borders of Worcestershire and Shropshire and is one of the largest ancient woodlands in Britain, much of which is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) with the remainder listed as a National Nature Reserve. The Wyre Forest is home to a vast array of wildlife, including woodland birds, flora, fauna, moths and adders, as well as many lovely walks, cycle routes, horseriding and a discovery centre. The magnificent Malvern Hills form a 9 mile range of ancient rock, which offers miles of footpaths and bridleways with long distance views in every direction, plus the town of Malvern plays host to many markets and antique fairs, as well as the Great Malvern Food Festival every June. Explore the pretty towns of Bewdley, Bromyard and Tenbury Wells, Worcester, Hereford and Ludlow, which is widely known as one of the most beautiful towns in Britain. A little further afield day trips can be enjoyed to Warwick, Stratford-upon-Avon, the Ironbridge Gorge, the Severn Valley Railway Museum, West Midlands Safari Park and many National Trust Properties and gardens.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas