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Station Masters Cottage

(Ref. 1098095)

Blakedown, Worcestershire Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely stay, thank you."

    Great communication prior to our stay, and a great cottage. The fridge is a little small for a cottage that sleeps 8.

    Appreciate taking time to complete and advise you had a lovely stay. Would have been helpful to understand why only 3 out of 4 on every aspect of the cottage. 75 out of 100 is concerning when my average overall is 90 plus. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alice3.8May 2024

  • "Amazing property - beautiful train related fixtures and fittings, lovely and clean."

    Very kind property owner - he gave us recommendations for where to visit and made our stay very comfortable. Would definitely stay here again and recommend to family and friends.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. Hopefully see you in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Apr 2024

  • "We’ve stayed in lots of Holiday cottages this was by far the best."

    The cottages is very luxurious with a lovely little garden big enough to throw the dogs in. Dog walking easy enough with local footpaths 5 minutes away. Couple local pubs too. I liked the trains passing by found that enjoyable. I’d like to see a tiny Bistro set out the front if they are allowed due to the road access . I wanted to book for Xmas but it’s not available but will definitely recommend and return. Andy & Tina Isle of Wight

    Glad you enjoyed. Thank you for taking the time to share with me and possible future guests. Look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Apr 2024

  • "We all found the cottage cold and damp particularly the annexe a converted garage my daughter left earlier than planned."

    We were cold at night and bedding was inadequate. The cottage was packed with railwayana which we put up high away from the grandchildren but there was no stair gate or fire guard despite a steep stair and log burner which was unusable. The fridge was very small for a cottage described as sleeping eight. Plates were chipped …. We were disappointed

    Appreciate taking the time for feedback after your break. It’s a shame you didn’t make any contact. All could have been addressed if you had in the first instance. I’ve never received such a poor review. I’m very approachable and always respond with the customer service I’d expect. Impossible to rectify after the event. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne2.8Mar 2024

  • "We had a very nice stay at the Station Masters Cottage."

    Communication with the owner was very easy and he provided useful information before our stay which made our arrival seamless. The property was cozy, clean and very comfortable. The location was perfect for our needs during our short stay. We enjoyed meals at the two local pubs which are within easy walking distance. We were very lucky to find this accommodation and hope to visit again.

    Thank you for your kind review. Hope you return for another stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terie5.0Feb 2024

  • "Station Masters Cottage was everything we hoped it might be."

    clean, very comfortable, decorated with style and equipped to a high standard. Ideally located to visit either city or countryside. Score 10/10

    Thank you Keith. Nice to read all the positives. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Dec 2023

  • "This is a beautiful traditional cottage, well presented and furnished."

    The kitchen is large and modern, adequately equipped. There is a lovely log burner in the lounge but be aware that logs and firelighters are “not an endless supply” - to quote the owner. I needed to buy both to keep the burner going during a cold week in the winter. The weather was frosty and icy but no grit or salt provided, one of us slipped on the ice, falling heavily at the front of the property. However the accommodation suited our multi generation stay and the village of Blakedown, although small, had two nice pubs for eating out. The cottage is situated in an area with lots to do and see to suit all generations.

    Thanks for feedback Hilary. Without it unable to look at possible improvements. Hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hilary4.1Nov 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the Station Masters cottage, and we were really grateful for the wine and extras that were left for us, especially after our long journey."

    The cottage is well furnished and spacious with a beautiful kitchen and garden area,all of the bedrooms are decorated to a high standard plus the annex in the garden is a lovely bedroom, ideal when you’re travelling with a family . Our Granddaughter loved the trains going by, and we used them to travel to Birmingham . Overall it is a great place to stay with plenty of places to visit in the local area.

    Thanks Elaine. Hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Nov 2023

  • "The cottage is so very welcoming and comfortable, in a great position for using the railway."

    As has been said before, there is absolutely nothing not to like about it, everything has been thought of. It feels like a family home. Communicating with the owner was simple. We hope we can return

    Appreciate kinds words. Hope to see you in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Oct 2023

  • "We stayed at the cottage for a week , it's is a wonderful to stay ."

    It has everything you need from washing machine to egg cups . The owner were very helpfully from booking to leaving . The on line information pack is the best I have ever received. The cottage is a ideal base for travelling about we went to ACT . Lichfield, Worcester , Black country living museum to name a few. We arrived to wine ,bread,milk butter ,jam tea and coffee to greet us. We will be returning to this wonderful cottags.

    Thank you for review. Look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the Station masters cottage."

    It really was home from home. It’s very well equipped and nicely presented. It’s been very well thought out with incredible attention to detail. An absolute must for the train fans but also a very lovely stay if you’re not. I am more than happy to highly recommend this property.

    Thank you for your kind words. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eve5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful house with stunning, quiet surroundings!"

    The perfect place to enjoy a morning coffee whilst listening to the birds. Great facilities and extremely clean. Highly recommended! The near by pub is very welcoming and have very friendly staff. A must walk to Stanley's farm shop is recommended!!

    Glad you enjoyed. Thank you for review. Hope to see you in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leanne4.7Aug 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage, deceptively spacious and converted with love and style."

    A must for any train buffs, and fascinating for all. The garden space is lovely, beautifully planted with flowers and herbs. Very easy to locate and access by road or train, with good walks from the cottage, and awesome walks within a short drive - we did Clent Hills. Should be noted that the "bunk" room are full size bunk beds.

    Thank you for taking time to give feedback. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Maybe see you in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Howard4.7Jun 2023

  • "Everything was clean and tidy."

    Good location for lots of attractions and would definitely consider staying again if we come back to the area.

    Thanks Alex for taking time to send review. Hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alex4.7Jun 2023

  • "We had a very enjoyable holiday at Stationmasters Cottage, the property is very clean, comfortable and well decorated and furnished."

    We found many places of interest to visit and enjoyed food at the Swan.

    Pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Apr 2023

  • "It was a good break."

    Would suggest the following ; A - have easy to use info for the smart TV B - do some Gardening

    Thank you for feedback and pleased you enjoyed your stay. We never considered producing on our information app and hard book copy a how to use a smart tv. It’ll be on the list to produce if this is seen as a constant issue. Not had any comments before. I fully take on board the grass needs cutting unfortunately the weather has been terrible and far too wet to cut. Hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Apr 2023

  • "The property was very welcoming and clean."

    It looked to be newly renovated also. It was a blessing to have tea, sugar, milk and bread left for our arrival as we had several travel delays. The owner left a very helpful visitors book which came in handy. Hairdryers and iron onsite meant we didn't have to bring them. No complaints whatsoever! Wonderful, thank you!

    Appreciate feedback. Glad you enjoyed your break. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Francene5.0Mar 2023

  • "Perfect Christmas getaway."

    Would highly recommend. A delightful cottage modern interior but keeping the character. Very good quality furnishings and everything needed provided. So comfortable and relaxing. Plenty of places to visit locally. Easy to contact the friendly owner if needed. Would definitely stay again.

    Than you for your kind words. Happy New Year to you and your family. Hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adele5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, our 2nd stay this year."

    Christmas decorations were a very ice touch and appreciated. Ideal for trains into Birmingham City centre and to other locations.

    Thank you Sue. Lovely to see you return. Hopefully not the last visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Dec 2022

  • "The house absolutely stunning, with lovely character features and incredible hosts."

    The children loved watching the trains go by and being close to the station ment we were able to get out and about without any bother. The house was beautifully presented with a large secure garden for our pooches. Genuinely gutted when we had to leave but so looking forward to coming back again! The house was a home from home just what we needed.

    Thanks Nickii. Hope to see you return soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Nov 2022

  • "A quirky, well presented, comfortable, cosy property with excellent communication from the owner."

    Due to the proximity of the railway, visitors could use the very regular train service for exploring the area and not have to drive anywhere.

    Thank you for your feedback. It really does make my new venture worth all the effort. Hope to see you in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Oct 2022

  • "A great property and a brilliant owner."

    They went out of their way to help us. Would recommend both the location and the property - great for lots of adventures along the Severn Valley. Especially loved the railway touches throughout the property. The enclosed garden was a lovely discovery and allowed us to make the most of the weather.

    Thank you for your review. Very satisfying. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely stay and would thoroughly recommend this cottage."

    Thank you for feedback. Nice to hear you enjoyed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2022

  • "Incredible hosts and an incredible stay."

    Phenomenal experience!!

    Kind words. So pleased you enjoyed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Miri5.0Jul 2022

  • "The discripion of the cottage and it's contents are 100 percent accurate"

    Thank you for taking the time and effort to respond. Hope to see you in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victor5.0Jun 2022

  • "Perfect stay for any train lovers."

    A well equipped cottage with some lovely quirky touches. Next to a train line and signal box. Great secure garden perfect for sitting outside. Good access to local amenities. Good communication from the owner from the outset with a great information pack.

    Thank you for such a positive review. Makes all the hard work renovating our cottage well worth it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Jun 2022

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Summary

  • Main house: Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x ground-floor king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x ground-floor Thomas the Tank Engine themed bunk room
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Annexe: one twin bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine, dishwasher, coffee maker, security safe, ironing board and iron, 3 x hairdryers
  • WiFi, Smart TV, DVD player with selection of DVDs, Playstation with games, train books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen, luxury dressing gowns/robes and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawn, patio, furniture and barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pubs 0.3 miles
  • Note: There is a fully enclosed pond in the garden
  • Note: There are sloped ceilings and beams in the first-floor king-size bedroom, please take care
  • Note: The cottage is located in a major supermarket's delivery patch, please contact owner for details
  • Note: Owner can arrange airport and train station collections on request
  • Note: Electric vehicle charging is not permitted at the property, if charging is found then an additional charge will apply

The property

Resting in the picturesque village of Blakedown, Worcestershire is this historic, former railway workers', semi-detached cottage, Station Masters Cottage.

The cottage sits on an active train line at Blakedown Station, the train line is one stop from the famous Severn Valley Railway in Kidderminster, along with short direct trains travelling to the likes of The Jewellery Quarter, Warwick, Worcester, Stratford, Bridgenorth and Birmingham city centre.

This family-friendly holiday home offers an enclosed garden, woodburning stove and three bedrooms with en-suites for a well-equipped cottage to call home in the Heart of England.

After parking in the off-road parking site, step inside and make yourself right at home, you'll find a mixture of character features and contemporary amenities throughout.

An inviting sitting room offers cushioned seats, homely décor and a Smart TV with a DVD player and a Playstation to enjoy for evening entertainment, whilst your pooch curls up in front of the crackling woodburning stove.

Prepare your favourite home-cooked meals in the bright and spacious kitchen/diner with a stylish finish, offering a washing machine, dishwasher and high-quality cooking facilities.

Set the dining table and tuck into a hearty meal, or why not set up outside in the enclosed garden on summer evenings with a barbecue; pet-friendly and fully enclosed, children are free to play in safety whilst you rustle up tasty treats on the barbecue.

After the day's adventures, choose from four well-appointed bedrooms to relax in the evenings.

On the ground floor, the main house has a king-size with en-suite shower room, and a children's feature Thomas the Tank Engine bunk room, along with a cloakroom, whilst a beautiful king-size rests upstairs; original beams, a small sitting area, a bespoke feature stained glass window and an en-suite shower room make this a fabulous master bedroom!

Accessed via the garden, a brick built annexe which hosts a twin bedroom with an en-suite shower room, making a perfect quiet little hideaway.

You'll find a shop and a couple of pubs just around the corner in Blakedown to stock up on essentials or take a break from cooking, along with Churchill & Blakedown Golf Club!

The local train station is just opposite to leave the car at home and explore further afield; Stourbridge and Kinver are nearby, where attractions include the National Trust's Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses.

Stop for lunch in Bewdley before venturing into the Wyre Forest National Nature Reserve, an ancient forest with picnic areas, walking and cycling trails, and a café.

Alternatively, head to West Midland Safari Park for a family-friendly day out with animals, a theme park and discovery trails!

The Severn Valley Railway is another brilliant day out to traverse through idyllic countryside on a heritage railway, but if you're looking for more walking opportunities with your dogs, Clent Hills and Lickey Hills are two nature reserves well-worth a ramble.

Great for families, pets and railway enthusiasts, make Station Masters Cottage your holiday home in Worcestershire.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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About the location

BLAKEDOWN

Kidderminster 3.6 miles; Stourbridge 5.5 miles; Bewdley 10 miles; Birmingham 15.4 miles; Bridgnorth 17.7 miles; Ironbridge 26.5 miles.

Blakedown is a village in the Wyre Forest District in the north of the county of Worcestershire, England. Following enclosures and the arrival of the railway, it developed both agriculturally and industrially during the 19th century. Due to its transport links, it now serves mainly as a dormitory for the neighbouring town of Kidderminster, along with the cities of Birmingham and Worcester. Close by, one of the largest ancient woodlands in the country, the Wyre Forest is a designated SSSI and National Nature Reserve, offering visitors lovely walks and cycle trails, home to many rare species of wildlife, flora and fauna. The pretty town of Bewdley, once described as the most perfect Georgian town in Worcestershire lies on the banks of the River Severn and has a good choice of pubs, restaurants, cafes, antiques and craft galleries, as well as the Severn Valley Railway. Also close by is Stourbridge, famous for its glassmaking and some of the best attractions in the country, including the West Midlands Safari Park, Ironbridge Gorge and the Royal Air Force Museum at Cosford are within driving distance. The major city of Birmingham is also within reach of Blakedown, which boasts a range of things to see and do, including the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, where you can enjoy an afternoon of retail therapy, and Cadbury World, where you can enjoy fascinating, self-guided tours; the city also houses an airport, handy for those travelling in from overseas. The medieval town and birthplace of William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon, the beautiful Malvern Hills, Ludlow, Warwick with its magnificent castle and Bridgnorth, Dudley with its famed Black Country Living Museum, along with many unspoilt Cotswold towns and villages also make a great family day out.

Note: Electric vehicle charging is not permitted at the property

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas