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The Boat House

Upper Arley, Worcestershire (Ref. 1052417)



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  • Icon/Feature/Four-poster Bed Four poster bed
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “Some sort of cover in the decking area, sun/rain.”

    - Michael, September 2021

The Boat House And The Gaol

Bring your loved ones to share a wonderful holiday to the countryside of Worcestershire by securing a stay at The Boat House and The Gaol in the peaceful village of Upper Arley. Together, the properties sleep up to eight people, perfect for families, couples and avid ramblers to explore this part of the country and the borders of Staffordshire and Shropshire. Both of the properties enjoy a boutique interior design, coupled with everything you could possibly need to enjoy a self-catering holiday, as well as striking views to savour of the River Severn and beyond. The village of Upper Arley is idyllic and plays host to a tearoom, a village shop and the pub serving food, the Harbour Inn, can be found across the river. Within the village is the Arley Arboretum & Gardens, where you can look forward to discovering one of the oldest and most spectacular Arboreta in Britain, home to a collection of over 300 species of trees and featuring the iconic Laburnum arch, measuring 65 metres, making the perfect attraction for nature lovers, families and avid ramblers. Enjoy exploring this part of Worcestershire further, with a visit to Wyre Forest National Nature Reserve where a whole host of outdoor action can be enjoyed, including walking, cycling and horse riding amidst the enchanting forest setting. Here, there is also the attraction of Go Ape, where you can enjoy the tree-to-tree crossings, bouncy nets and all-terrain Segways to unleash the thrill-seeker within you. Walkers can don their walking boots to embark on a plethora of walks within the surrounding countryside, including the long-distance footpath of the Severn Way taking you along the scenic River Severn, and the North Worcestershire Path, both of which take in some breath-taking scenery and give an insight to the historic county of Worcestershire. Family-friendly attractions are in abundance here too, with the West Midlands Safari Park located just over eight miles away, as well as the Severn Valley Railway, where you can hop on board the heritage train to enjoy the stunning views at your leisure. Other things to do within the area include a visit to the National Trust property of the Dudmaston Estate, discovering the Redstone Caves or visit the attractive Georgian town of Bewdley. With so much to see and do, a wonderful getaway awaits you at The Boat House and The Gaol.

The property

Enjoying an enviable position with overlooking views of the stunning River Severn is The Boat House, offering an idyllic location and an exceptional self-catering experience to the borders of Staffordshire and Shropshire.

With its riverside location coupled with an elegant interior design, housing plush fixtures and furnishings, this accommodation is a great find for romantics and small families to temporarily call home.

Step into the open-plan living space, where the picture window floods natural light into the space and affords a constant connection with the river and the countryside beyond.

The kitchen area comes well-equipped with all the appliances to cater for yourselves and the dining table offers a social spot for enjoying the company of your loved ones, with striking views of the countryside as your backdrop.

The sumptuous L-shape sofa invites you in to curl up in front of the Smart TV or simply gaze out of the window, where the views continue to captivate.

Once the sun has set, sleep is sure to come easy within the master suite, where quality linens paired with a gorgeous pile of pillows are placed upon the four-poster bed, making it feel like you are sleeping on a cloud!

Completing the interior is the second bedroom, boasting twin beds and a sleek shower room with quality toiletries and fluffy towels.

A wonderful getaway awaits you at The Boat House.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1052623, together sleeping eight people.


  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x four-poster bed, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking to the rear of the property for one car
  • Garden to the side of the cottage with seating and views over the countryside and river
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.4 miles

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Kidderminster 6 miles; Bewdley 6.3 miles

Upper Arley is a quaint village resting in the Wyre Forest District of Worcestershire and within striking distance of the large market town of Kidderminster. With a small population, this village promises to be a peaceful spot to enjoy a holiday to the West Midlands and the borders of Staffordshire and Shropshire. Within the village, overlooking the River Severn you will find the magnificent Arley House and Gardens, a tearoom, St Peter’s Church of England, a Post Office with general store and across the river is the Harbour Inn, the local pub. To better acquaint yourself with your surroundings, be sure to stroll along the Upper Arley circular walk, simply allow the 'Ferryman' symbol and direction arrows to enjoy the scenic view of the tranquil river, tracks through the ancient woodland and the opportunity to brush up on Britain's industrial heritage in the form of the Victoria Bridge and the Severn Valley Steam Railway. Local attractions within the area include the Bodenham Arboretum, home to more than 3,000 tree & shrub species, 15 pools and plenty of footpaths, Severn Valley Country Park for more scenic walks and the endearing Wyre Forest National Nature Reserve is well-worth a visit. Slightly further afield is Shropshire Hills AONB and Rays Farm Country Matters, where you can try your hand at feeding deer! the endearing Wyre Forest National Nature Reserve is well-worth a visit. The large market town of Kidderminster and the pretty town of Bridgnorth lie in opposite directions and promise to be fun-filled days out for all ages. Upper Arlery is the ideal base for touring this part of the country.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas