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Boraston near Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was beautiful with a lovely garden."

    With fantastic views. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Thank you for your review, it was lovely to meet you both and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Erica5.0May 2024

  • "A beautiful cottage with outstanding views across the countryside."

    Very relaxing. Cleanliness 5 stars would certainly recommend this cottage to anyone who simply wants to relax. The only problem was finding the lane to access the cottage- could do with signs on both sides of the entrance. The dirt track was rather difficult but understand it's a working farm used by tractors. A very pleasant holiday. The dog loved the open spaces around the property. The only thing that I would suggest is the weeding around the cottage which would enhance the property.

    I'm glad you liked the views across the countryside and would recommend the cottage to anyone who wants to relax, I'm sorry you had difficulty finding the cottage, we do provide very detailed directions, as it is in a rural area off a B road, we currently have a new sign being made by a local craftsman. The farm drive is a stone rather than dirt track which is maintained and shared with the small stock farm and its tractor, as a rural country cottage, we keep the established garden looking as country garden as we can, with a mowed lawn. hanging baskets and planted boarders we try to create the country garden feel with a practical and enjoyable garden, and seating area, and hope that our guests enjoy the tranquillity, wild life and country views. (red kite and hare being regular visitors) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shirley4.1May 2024

  • "We enjoyed our second stay in Applecroft very much."

    Everything was just a we expected. It’s such a peaceful location. Well done Ian and Emma

    So lovely to see you both, glad you enjoyed your return visit, and hope to see you both again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Apr 2024

  • "Wow! We absolutely loved this cosy, immaculate, peaceful cottage."

    Facilities excellent, setting stunning - we loved sitting in front of the lounge windows in the sun, looking out across the landscape. Lots of lovely places to visit (dog friendly) within 20 mins drive. We’ll definitely be back!

    So glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you love the view as much as we do, hope to see you both again, thank you Ian & Emma Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely house with views over the valley."

    Very clean, and kitchen well equipped. Dining table needs attention, legs are very loose. Enough seating for 6 adults lounge and dining room. En suite and bathroom very clean and quite new, electric showers in both so no probs with hot water. Bedrooms have 2 king size beds, one zip link to separate into 2 small singles, not super kingsize as advertised. 3rd room has 2 single beds. Track leading to property is off road and uneven. Oil central heating - lovely and cosy. We accessed the house from the back as there is a porch, easier to dry dogs before taking them indoors. Hard floors throughout - perfect for dog families. Garden is enclosed but not dog proof, back fence in garden corner - no visible fence and other areas that dogs can get out. Sheep and lambs in adjoining field so we kept our dogs on leads in the garden. Also dogs not allowed upstairs, not made clear in advert, only in documents at the property. Stair gate provided, we used on kitchen door as didn’t want to put on stairs, space not too good and don’t want to mark the walls. We have a 6 m puppy so no choice but to have her with us in bedroom in her crate. Good cleaning equipment, vac, mop, broom, dustpan and brush. Dishwasher very handy and tabs under the sink. Would book again, as this is a lovely property, and smart tv a reasonable size, we used our Google stick to view. WiFi provided good enough to stream.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave such detailed feed back, we will attend to the dining room table legs immediately we are sorry this problem was not picked up while we were cleaning, as its a solid wooden table from time to time we have to re tighten the fixings We will also immediately repair the garden fencing as this should be dog proof. this is something we feel is very important so that all dogs can be let room freely in the garden. Dogs are also allowed upstairs, we will check through the welcome pack to ensure this is amended so that our guests feel free to have dogs upstairs. The track has been damaged by the recent heavy rain and the stone is due to be topped up. to avoid any confusion Bedroom 1 is a king size bed, Which can be changed to 2 single beds (this is the firm mattress) Bedroom 2 is a double bed and less firm than the kingsize in bedroom Bedroom 3 is 2 single beds We live within a few minutes of the property and our phone numbers are on the welcome pack, should any of our guests have any queries or problems we are always happy to help We hope you do stay with us again and have enjoyed this stay too. Best wishes Ian and Emma Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane4.1Mar 2024

  • "Our arrival in the dark along the long track added to the magic of this lovely property that was dressed for Christmas."

    There was an appreciated welcome gift to enhance our arrival .The spacious ground floor and generous double bedrooms gave the three us, and our 2 guinea pigs, excellent living accommodation. The country views from inside and outside added joy . A welcoming visit from Ian and the chance to speak to Emma on the last day confirmed the care for Applecroft that is so evident.

    Thank you for your feedback. It was lovely to meet you all, and a pleasure to dress Applecroft for Christmas, we love the area where we live and love sharing it with our guests, hope to see you all, and the guinea pigs again !! Thank you, Ian & Emma Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2023

  • "We were very impressed with everything about Applecroft."

    We loved the views from all the windows and the quiet seclusion. Emma had decorated the downstairs for Christmas, not only with a tree but with lovely little light up ornaments. We appreciated the generous provisions left for us too. The house was plenty big enough for our 3 generation family with ages ranging from two to seventy two. Another big plus was the firm mattress in the en-suite bedroom - perfect for aging backs! Although the weather wasn’t suitable to be in the garden, it would be great in summer - very private and with lots of space.

    Thank you for your review and comments, it was a delight decorating the house for Christmas and we are so pleased you and your family enjoyed your stay here with us at Applecroft, we hope to see you all again, thank you Ian & Emma Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Dec 2023

  • "Excellent peaceful place to stay."

    Very clean and well maintained. Emma's communication was amazing and she tried her best to sort an issue with the washing machine. Had a lovely meal in a place that was highly recommended by Emma and some great days out exploring the local area.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay with us, it was lovely to meet you all, hope to see you all again so you can continue exploring and discovering all this area has to offer Property Owner

    Reviewed by Zoe4.4Oct 2023

  • "Lovely house one of the cleanest we have stayed in,lovely and quiet,emma was great sorting a couple of issues for us,mattress in large bedroom a bit too hard for me,but some people might like a firm mattress so not a negative,overall a lovely stay."

    thank you for your feedback, it was lovely to meet you, I'm sorry the mattress was a little hard for you, its difficult to find furniture that everyone finds comfortable, the second bedroom which is also a double does have a softer mattress, hope to see you again, thanks Ian & Emma Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn4.7Sep 2023

  • "A lovely cottage with beautiful views."

    It had everything we needed for a weekend break with friends. Good communication with the hosts. Would definitely come back again.

    thank you Karen for your feedback. lovely to meet you all, and hope to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Thank you guys for a memorable and most enjoyable stay."

    .. with 4 adults, 2 children and 2 dogs to be able to say that the surroundings were absolutely perfect is some feat but really could say nothing less. Emma and Ian were completely hospitable and I would recommend a stay at Applecroft for anyone who is looking for some peace and tranquility to unwind. I would definitely come back

    thank you for your kind words so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and look forward to seeing you next time, thanks Ian & Emma Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sacha5.0Aug 2023

  • "Thank you for a lovely few days in Apple Croft Beautiful setting & very peaceful, Ian & Emma made us feel very welcome."

    I would recommend anyone looking to unwind & relax to spend it here. Hope to return soon to try out your camping facilities.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay with us, looking forward to seeing you again, thank you Ian & Emma Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, lovelylocation, cant wait to come back and stay longer!"

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, look forward to seeing you again, thanks Ian & Emma Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2023

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  • 3 bedrooms: 2 x Single Bed, 1 x Double Bed, 1 x King Size Bed (Zip Linked), 1 bedrooms have en-suite
  • 1 x Bathroom with: Shower, Hand Basin, Wc
  • 1 x Bathroom with: Bath, Shower, Hand Basin, Wc.
  • 1 x Cloakroom
  • 1 x Kitchen Dining
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawn, patio, and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.3 miles, pub 2.9 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: For more than 2 pets, please contact the owner
  • Note: Please ensure with your pets that you abide by the Countryside Code as there are livestock in neighbouring fields
  • Electric Vehicles: This property does not have a charge point for electric vehicles and charging from within the property is prohibited

The property

Tenbury Wells 3.8 miles, Ludlow 13 miles, Leominster 15 miles.

Enveloped by rural countryside on the outskirts of Boraston near Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire is Applecroft, a fabulous, three-bedroom home.

Enjoying great views and well-positioned near the Shropshire Hills AONB, whilst complete with a pet-friendly garden, flexible sleeping arrangements, and off-road parking, Applecroft makes the ideal base for a family escape, inviting six guests.

Benefit from three off-road parking spaces before travelling through the rear garden into the kitchen/diner where you will be welcomed by a host of appliances to ease your self-catered stay, along with a dedicated dining area.

If you'd prefer an alfresco affair, with the rolling hills as your backdrop, dine outdoors whilst your canine companions roam securely.

Return through the bi-fold doors into the living room and sink into the plush sofas and take advantage of the Smart TV at your finger tips, before heading to bed, selecting between three well-appointed bedrooms; select between a super-king-size (zip/link) which has a handy en-suite, a double and a twin.

The home is complete with a sleek family bathroom, and a cloakroom, for convenience.

Applecroft is on the Worcestershire/Shropshire/Herefordshire boarder, near Ludlow as well as near Tenbury Wells, its a fantastic base for exploring all 3 counties including the black & white village trail starting in Leominster and the historic, riverside towns of Bewdley and Bridgenorth, where the Severn Valley Steam railway and West Midlands Safari Park are located.

There is an abundance of wildlife and nature on the farm, views over the Broad Heath in one direction and towards the Clee Hill in the other and there is direct access to the public footpath network. Regulary spotted from the cottage and its garden, as well as the farm cows & sheep, are deer, buzzards & red kites, badgers, hedgehogs, bats and numerous common garden birds along side the woodpecker.

Once you're prepared for a day of adventure, explore Tenbury Wells, where you'll locate your local amenities, including convenience stores, petrol stations, and restaurants; both Rhyse Farm and The Barn At Dinthill wedding venues are also nearby, making Applecroft the ideal base for guests.

Continue into the countryside for a thrill-seeking afternoon at Go Ape Wyre, or discover the pretty grounds of Croft Castle and Parkland, along with hiking through the nature-filled terrain of Wyre Forest National Nature Reserve.

Travel to Ludlow for further attractions, including Ludlow Castle, the picturesque landscape of River Teme, and Whitcliffe Common Nature Reserve, whilst Worcester is brimming with artistic and historical landmarks, including the Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum and Worcester Cathedral; Worcester Racecourse is also worth adding to your itinerary, along with the Treasure Island amusement park, and West Midland Safari Park, dotted across the county.

Experience your next family break at Applecroft.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Ludlow 10 miles; Worcester 17 miles; Hereford 22 miles.

Tenbury Wells is a charming, ancient market town situated on the banks of the River Teme in Worcestershire. Dating back to the Iron Age and said to have been called 'my little town in the orchard' by Queen Victoria, Tenbury Wells boasts a unique 18th century bridge built by Thomas Telford, the magnificent Pump Rooms, which housed baths where local mineral water was available, and many other listed buildings dating back to the 17th century. This bustling town has many individual shops, traditional pubs, cafes and tea rooms and plays host to many festivals throughout the year notably the Applefest in October and Holly and Mistletoe around Christmas. It is home to weekly craft and farmers’ markets and a fully restored Art Deco cinema with a full programme of events. Ludlow, with its famous castle, is one of the most beautiful towns in Britain offers a medieval street pattern, which remains almost intact and provides an amazing backdrop for the town's regular markets. Renowned for its shopping, Ludlow also has high quality restaurants, excellent tea shops and pubs. Also within easy reach is Church Stretton, known as Little Switzerland, the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge, Leominster, Hereford and Shrewsbury, as well as the Severn Valley Railway, Berrington Hall and Hay-on-Wye, famous for its annual Literary Festival in May/June. A bit further afield are Offa's Dyke, the Malvern hills and the Brecon Beacon's. This is an ideal base for exploring the area.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas