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The Pool House

Claines, Worcestershire (Ref. 1070901)


(12 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "Really lovely place well located to go and explore around the area."

    Lots of lovely touches that made The Pool House feel luxurious and joy to stay in.

    Reviewed by ShaunFeb 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Pool House."

    Everything has been thought about and furniture, fixtures, utensils etc are all great quality. The owners gave us a warm welcome and were on hand should we have needed anything (we didn’t) while also affording us our privacy. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by RichardNov 2021

  • "Loved every minute!"

    Me and my group of friends visited last weekend and would recommend The Pool House to anyone! A beautiful place on an incredible estate. The hosts are excellent and always there if you need them- but we also felt like we had our own space as the pool house is segregated from the main house. Overall we were made up with our stay and would 100000% come back! Thank you!

    Thank you Josh for such a great review. We’re pleased you had such a great stay and you were a pleasure to host. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JoshNov 2021

  • "I cannot fault the Poolhouse."

    It was everything we had hoped and more. Luxury furnishings, comfortable and immaculately clean. The layout was perfect for the break we had planned. Quality time with friends and family was easy in this open plan kitchen, lounge and games area. The teenagers loved the mezzanine level and the bedrooms were all beautiful and comfortable. There was even a bar to sit at when playing pool, it made it feel like an evening out when staying in. The hosts were welcoming and had supplied everything we could possibly need. I wouldn’t think twice about recommending this place!

    Thank you Gemma for such an amazing review it means a lot to us as we pride ourselves in offering a first rate stay. It was a pleasure to host you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GemmaOct 2021

  • "Would just like to thank Tracy and Mike for a wonderful stay at The Poolhouse."

    Recently stayed for a week's staycation and found the property and surrounding areas amazing. All facilities listed in the description of the property were as described. Walks in the nearby countryside were all scenic and Worcester centre was an easy walk away. Would highly recommend this destination to anyone wanting a break away. Not forgetting the gorgeous Nellie and Archie who my family adored for the whole week. Missing them loads. (They are Tracy's dogs by the way) !!

    Thank You Chris we really appreciate such positive feedback so pleased you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to host you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChrisAug 2021

  • "Had a great holiday, the house was modern spacious and very well set out."

    Mike & Tracey were very welcoming and left some goodies for our arrival, a lovely touch. The table football, pool and table tennis went down a treat with the children (and adults). Highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by EleanorJul 2021

  • "A very warm welcome from our hosts."

    Property was very well appointed and had all the things we needed during our stay (and more). Fantastic stay.

    Reviewed by SimonJul 2021

  • "July 16/ 23."

    . We wanted to originally travel to Morrocco but due to covid restrictions it wasn't possible.. so we searched for local a holiday and found the pool house. WE loved everything about the pool house and would defo reccomend it to others. The place was spotless, hosts were brilliant, facilities keep the kids busy throughout our 7night stay. We had the best whether of the year so far to enjoy the

    Reviewed by ZoeJul 2021

  • "The accommodation was stunning and very well equipped."

    Mike and Tracey were excellent hosts and extremely helpful.

    Reviewed by FionaJul 2021

  • "Tracey and Mike were wonderful hosts during our stay."

    The accommodation, like Worcestershire, is wonderful. The facilities at The Poolhouse are of a very high standard. Our teenage children enjoyed the outdoor table tennis, the 8 ball pool and table football. Highly recommend holiday property.

    Reviewed by DianaJul 2021

  • "We had the most wonderful stay at the Pool House."

    The owners were so friendly and helpful and even stocked the fridge with some goodies. The information folder came in very handy and we enjoyed several meals from local takeaways and restaurants. The gardens are beautiful and very well kept as is the house itself. We would 100% recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2021

  • "Couldn’t have asked for anything more; one of the best places we’ve stayed."

    Tracey and Mike are the perfect hosts; they have added lots of little extras which made the stay really special. The house is beautiful and immaculate and the outdoor area is perfect - comfy seats, blankets, chiminea and lighting for the evenings. The kids spent lots of time playing pool, table tennis and table football. We didn’t want to leave!

    Reviewed by ChrisMay 2021

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  • Over 2 floors
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x ground-floor king-size with Smart TV, 1 x mezzanine twin (zip/link, can be super king-size on request)
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and separate WC and vanity unit
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • 3 x Smart TVs, WiFi, table football, table tennis and pool table
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Bike storage down the side of the property
  • Patio with Pergola, furniture, sun loungers and barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.2 miles, pub 0.8 miles
  • Note: Spiral staircase up to mezzanine not suitable for young children, supervision is required at all times
  • Note: No stag/hen parties or similar
  • Note: The owner does have 2 DOGS who you may see during your stay

The property

A spacious patio area from where you will enter the property, comes complete with plush outdoor sofas, sun loungers, dining seating and a barbecue, offering the perfect spot to soak up some sunshine or unwind on a warm evening under the pergola.

Prepare each day or refresh at the end of activities in the elegant bathroom, where you can enjoy a refreshing rinse in the large walk-in shower.

Take a seat at the contemporary dining table and keep the ‘chef’ of the group company whilst they get acquainted with all the mod cons, including electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher, along with a host of crockery and utensils to ensure that your culinary needs are satisfied.

After a sumptuous feast, relax on the velvet sofas in front of the Smart TV or challenge each other to a game of pool, table tennis, or table football, bringing some friendly competition to the group, a selection of board games is also available.

As you begin to tire, choose between three gorgeous bedrooms to catch your rest: the ground floor boasts two king-size rooms with Smart TVs, one with access to the patio, or climb the spiral staircase to the mezzanine twin, or super-king (on request), and lie back and gaze at the stars through the roof windows.

Stroll into the village of Claines and enjoy a pint at ‘The Mug House’ pub, famously known for being only one of two pubs in England set in a churchyard or pick up some home grown and locally sourced fresh produce at Gwillams Farm Shop, there is also a convenience store for any forgotten essentials less than a mile away.

Less than 3 miles away is the historic cathedral city of Worcester, boasting many attractions, shops, pubs and restaurants, including Worcester Racecourse, The Commandery Museum with English Civil War artefacts and adjacent strolls along the banks of the River Severn with picturesque canal boats and locks, whilst five miles in the opposite direction is the market town of Droitwich Spa, where you can wander through the historical centre and take in the wonderful heritage buildings, including the Salt Museum and exhibitions, as well as enjoying an afternoon in one of its pristine Green Flag parks.

The historically restored Droitwich Spa Lido offers open-air saltwater swimming, toddler splash areas, hot showers and a well-stocked café selling delicious homemade cakes.

The riverside town of Bewdley is a short drive away, whilst a long drive takes you to the historic villages of Broadway, Chipping Campden, Moreton-in-Marsh, Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold - these pretty Cotswold Stone cottages are steeped in history, some dating back to the time of the Romans, with a wealth of independent eateries and shops - a great way to spend the day in quintessential England.

Enjoy child-friendly attractions just a short drive away at the popular attractions of West Midland Safari Park, the famous Severn Valley Railway and Little Owl Farm, where you can spend the day together creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Adventure seekers will love the nearby Upton Warren site, offering a range of water sporting activities on its 20-acre lake, as well as land-based activities, cafe and fantastic bird watching opportunities for all ages and abilities, alternatively, spend a day in the treetops amongst the enormous Douglas fir trees at ‘Go Ape’ in the Wyre Forest - great for those looking for their next adrenaline rush, or for a family looking to spend some quality adventurous time together.

Meanwhile history buffs should visit the famous town of Stratford-upon-Avon and birthplace of William Shakespeare, to enjoy many of the original buildings that would have been familiar to the English poet, as well as three iconic theatres, the tranquil canal waterways, Stratford Butterfly Farm and the many designer and craft shops, restaurants, pubs and open-air market in this beautiful landmark town.

Surrounded by some of the country's most beautiful stately homes, now looked after by The National Trust, are places like Croome Court, Hanbury Hall, Spetchley Park Gardens and Great Witley Court with its renowned fountain and gardens.

Enjoy walks around magnificent building interiors and grounds, take a break in quaint cafes, or even climb up the Malvern Hills to admire breath-taking views of the Worcestershire countryside.

Your getaway break starts with this newly released, sumptuously furnished haven that is ‘The Pool House.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Droitwich Spa 4.7 miles; Kidderminster 12.9 miles; Stratford-upon-Avon 25.7 miles

Nestled on the banks of the River Severn on the outskirts of Worcester lies the small village of Claines. The village takes its name from the Claines Parish prior, which was originally part of the area many years ago. Within the village there is a famous pub, The Mug House, which is one of only two pubs in a churchyard in England. There are also a handful of independent shops, two convenience stores and a farm shop selling local produce. The nearby town of Droitwich Spa offers a greater choice of amenities and attractions including the Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings and Aztec Adventure water sports activity centre, plus several well-establish festivals which run throughout the year. Additionally, the village is set at the heart of England, meaning that it has great links to Birmingham, Worcester and well as the Shakespeare Country of Straford-Upon-Avon.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas