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Gander Pod

Clifton Upon Teme, Worcestershire (Ref. 1080940)


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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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3 Customer Reviews

  • "First and foremost I would like to say we had a very enjoyable stay, however there are a couple of things that could have made it better, the walk from the parking area to gander pod is at least 200 metres, not so far in daylight when it’s dry and you’re not carrying everything you need clothes food etc for a long weekend stay, but in heavy rain at night it would have been a nightmare, the small trolley provided was inadequate too small and the centre of gravity was too high so on the uneven ground it constantly wanted to tip over."

    The pod itself was lovely bright and warm however it was cramped I think instead of the table and chairs which we couldn’t use a storage unit for clothes would be a better use of the space and a couple of robust lap trays for eating while sat on the sofa (which is where we ate all our meals) would have been good, also the pod is really only fit to sleep 2 people but there is cutlery and plates bowls glasses for 4 or more and it was unnecessary and made it cluttered and busy however the addition of a bread/ carving knife would have been welcome as trying to cut fresh crusty bread with a steak knife wasn’t pretty, with all that said we did enjoy our stay and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it or stay again, and thank you for all the effort made to get the hot tub up and running it was fantastic.

    Reviewed by PatrickNov 2021

  • "It was great, really enjoyed it."

    In the middle of nowhere but we still went out for some lovely meals locally. Great walks, lovely scenery. I have no complaints at all and would recommend as excellent value for money.

    Reviewed by JonathanOct 2021

  • "We had the most amazing stay at the Gander pod."

    Andy was an amazing host. Would definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by GavinderOct 2021

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Salford Court Farm

Settled within the wonderful countryside, resting besides a lovely lake are sheep with lambs, cows with carves and the farmers working the land.. Charming pods and cabins, all with ground-floor living and views of the lake. Each with a private garden area with a balcony, hot tub and furniture for soaking in the peaceful setting, these group of pods/cabins are an excellent base for a romantic escape to the rolling countryside of Clifton Upon Teme. Just paces away from a village store to stock up on fresh produce and two traditional pubs to get better acquainted with the culture, this is a fantastic location for a self-catering experience. The Alaskan-style cabins offer an open-plan living space with three bedrooms and all properties possess a shower room with a walk-in shower for a refreshing rinse in the morning. The pods are a studio-style layout, with a double bed in the corner of the space. All properties offer central heating; however, the cabins also provide a woodburning stove. All the beds can hold luggage underneath for moving around the properties with ease. All properties have access to a fantastic on-site fishing lake fully stocked with carp, perfect for keen anglers. The group lies next to the Shelsley Walsh Hill, a historic hill climb that offers superb views of the area, along with being perfect for the motor enthusiasts of the group as it is the oldest motorsport venue in the world to still run events! The group is also within easy reach of fascinations attractions, including the Italianate mansion of Witley Hall, resting in the village of Great Witley and the vibrant city of Worcester, where you can explore the magnificent Cathedral, which overlooks the River Severn, feel inspired at the diverse exhibitions at The Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum or enjoy learning at Tudor House Museum. Don’t forget to make a stop at Ludlow, home to the fascinating 11th-century Ludlow Castle and Ludlow Museum, ideal for exploring the towns rich history. There a plenty more market towns within the area, including Tenbury Wells, home to the fascinating Tenbury Museum, as well as Great Malvern, a town bordering onto an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and home to plenty of activities for all the family.

The property

Perched besides a peaceful lake in the picturesque village of Clifton upon Teme, is this delightful, detached property, Gander Pod.

Enjoying views of the unspoilt countryside from its private balcony, boasting a hot tub, barbecue and furniture, this lovely dwelling is an ideal romantic hideaway.

Enter through the patio doors to discover the studio-style layout, where you can look forward to cooking up tasty treats in the electric oven and there is an electric hob for a traditional, English breakfast in the morning.

Settle down at the dining table to tuck-into heart-warming meals and toast to a wonderful escape to the countryside.

If you desire a home-cooked meal prepared by someone else, you can take a short stroll to The Lion pub for a relaxed atmosphere in a Grade II building.

In the evening, snuggle up on the sofa and flicker through the TV to find an enjoyable film for a cosy night in the pod.

When sleep calls, a double bed awaits and you can prepare for a night's embrace in the shower room, with a walk-in shower and heated towel rail to keep your towel warm whilst you savour a refreshing rinse.

For the keen anglers in your party, take advantage of the expansive on-site lake where you can catch carp with landing nets and carp cradles kindly supplied by the owner; you can do this off the decking or off the lakeside.

For a recuperating escape to the glorious countryside, choose Gander Pod.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs: 1080939, 1080941 and 1080942 together sleeping up to 20 guests.


  • Single-storey
  • Studio-style layout with double bed and open-plan kitchen, living area and dining area
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, fridge
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Decking with barbecue, furniture and hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.9 miles, pub 1 miles
  • Note: The decking is not enclosed
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: The owner will supply landing nets and carp cradles for fisherman, please do not bring your own
  • Will need to bring own rod and bait
  • Note: This property is located on a working farm Please note you can book this property with: Ref: 1080939 (Goose Pod), Ref: 1080941 (Cedar Cabin), Ref: 1080942 (Douglas Cabin)

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Great Witley 3.6 miles; Hallow 7.4 miles; Worcester 9.8 miles

Clifton upon Teme is an attractive village, named after the River Teme, which the village overlooks and is a fantastic example of an Anglo-Saxon settlement with its ancient buildings. Home to a village shop, village hall, a parish church and two traditional pubs serving home-cooked meals along with its rich history of Grade I and Grade II listed buildings, as well as its beautiful countryside setting, this village is a great place for outdoor walkers and history explorers. The delightful village of Great Witley is within easy reach with its stunning ruins of Witley Court for a fascinating trip into history. Visit the vibrant city of Worcester, home to a magnificent Cathedral and the most scenic cricket pitch in the whole of the country. Worcester also makes a fantastic shopping trip, with a shopping centre and a great selection of bars and restaurants for a treat afterwards. Clifton Upon Teme additionally enjoys access to the market towns of Ludlow, Tenbury Wells and Great Malvern, where historic architecture can be found lining the streets, as well as a range of fantastic attractions. The Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty isn't far and is home to ample walking and cycling trails that weave throughout the beautiful landscapes of Malvern.

Region Information

Please note: No stag/hen or similar parties permitted

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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