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Florence Villas

(Ref. 1072171)

Worcester, Worcestershire Show on map

4.4

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • location (14)
  • river (13)
  • lovely (10)
  • walk (10)
  • stay (9)
  • house (8)

21 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely lovely home."

    Short walk to City and sights of interest, ultra convenient. House was well equipped, tidy and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Pamela4.7Nov 2023

  • "A well appointed cottage with access to all local amenities."

    Beautiful views of the river and tow path. Worcester is a lovely city and has everything to offer those looking for a city break. The cottage is comfortable, with lovely, quirky gardens front and rear. Weather permitting, the rear garden offers shade, the front is bathed in afternoon & evening sun. We did have some cleanliness issues, which we spoke to the owner about. He assured me he would be addressing those issues and I am happy to leave it at that.

    Reviewed by Alan2.8Sep 2023

  • "A gem of a home."

    The location is excellent, perfect for two weeks without a car. The house was very well fitted out with all we needed. The house was clean but showing some end of season signs of needing minor upkeep. We will definitely be staying there again. Highlights were the view, the meticulous gardener, and having everything to hand for the stay. The information booklet needs improvement.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Sep 2023

  • "We loved our stay at Florence Villas!"

    The location is superb, the river view is stunning and being able to leave the car (in an off road space) and walk into the city was a huge bonus. The house is very peaceful, despite being so close to the city, and very well equipped and comfortable. We definitely hope to return next year!

    Thank you for your lovely comments so glad you had a nice time Guy and jean (owner) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leah4.7Sep 2023

  • "For the owner: A well presented property, excellent location both for river watching and for easy walk into the city."

    The shower cubicle has mould around the seals which need replacing. For Sykes: Access by car to the property should be better described, possibly including a map/plan. The shower is not a walk-in one; you have to step into the cubicle. There is no mention of the steps into the property from the rear, nor from the front - which are particularly steep, with no hand rail. Those with any mobility problems would find these steps and those to the upper floors difficult to negotiate.

    Reviewed by Brian3.8Jul 2023

  • "A great location for cricket and the town."

    Loved to sit out and watch the river. Saw our first otter ever. Very useful to be able to park two cars. Highly recommend this property.

    Thank you for your nice feedback, glad you enjoyed Florence Villas Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Jul 2023

  • "For a reunion of friends, it was ideal."

    Cottage, location & city all great for our needs. Made our time so enjoyable. Only a few points that would have made it perfect. We couldn’t adjust shower, it was scolding hot. Also due to unusually hot weather a sun parasol for the front garden would have been appreciated. As 2 out of three of us arrived by train a welcome pack would have also been lovely so we could have made a cuppa before finding a nearby shop.

    Glad you enjoyed your stay, will get shower looked at, also there is always tea , coffee, milk and sugar always there, also basic condiments, salt pepper, etc. We did have a parasol there, in the garden shed, maybe not noticed it, this has now been put in front garden. Thanks for feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maureen4.7Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful house and location."

    We loved it very much and I'm missing all the sounds of the river this morning!

    So glad you enjoyed your stay, it really feels like your on holiday away from everything when you are there. thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0May 2023

  • "The property was excellent great location and lots to watch on the river it was lovely and warm and there was enough comfortable chairs for all six of us the beds were also very comfortable."

    It did however lack some things in the kitchen there were no instructions for the oven meaning cooking tea on our first night took longer than expected and also no rack on the grill pan. Also no sugar bowl or dish to serve salad in and due to the dishwasher could do with more mugs. These are all only very minor things and did not detract from a lovely property in a great location for a wonderful weekend full of great memories

    Thank you for your nice review of our property, will now be adding the items requested, sugar bowl, salad dishes the knobs on the oven we thought were self explantary by diagrams , there were 12 mugs last time our house keeper checked so will get her to check and re stock . thanks , Property Owner

    Reviewed by Esther4.7Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely relaxing stay at Florence Villa on the banks of the river Severn."

    The cottage was perfectly clean and comfortable just as described. We had some nice walks along the river taking in the stunning scenery of Worcester on the way, and really enjoyed watching the swans. Communication with the landlord was spot on, enough to be reassuring but not intrusive. We would happily return one day.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable break in Worcester."

    The property was in a fantastic location with a very easy walk into the city centre. Plenty of good restaurants available. Would like to stay in the same cottage sometime in the future.

    Reviewed by Martin4.4Sep 2022

  • "This house is in a fabulous location."

    Fronting straight onto the River Severn, the daily parade of canal boats, rowers and seemingly hundreds of swans was a delight. There was also a stream of pedestrians on the canal path heading into or out of the city centre, several stopped for a chat when we were sitting in the front garden. Just a five minute walk into the shopping centre or the cricket ground. Easy drive out of the city into the Malvern Hills and other attractions. House was well presented, clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2022

  • "Brilliant position close to town and an easy pleasant walk."

    Property has a few issues, parking can be a problem generally caused by inconsiderate neighbour parking. There are very steep steps in the front garden down to the gate which could cause problems for anyone with impaired mobility, likewise the stairs in the property are very narrow on the turn.

    Reviewed by Malcolm3.1Sep 2022

  • "Nicely appointed villa in a very pleasant setting."

    Access instructions were clear and we had no issues getting in and out. The place was spotless and nicely fitted out. We had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Shajeev5.0Sep 2022

  • "We where dissatisfied with the property’s cleanliness and overall maintenance."

    Lovely seated area out the front which was completely overgrown with weeds. Property is unkept and unloved. According to Sykes property owner became unresponsive when trying to deal with my complaint. Great location.

    Reviewed by Eve1.9May 2022

  • "Had a brilliant stay at Florence Villas, the location is fantastic."

    Only a short walk to the centre of Worcester and yet set in a tranquil, quiet and relaxing setting. The house was perfect for our adult family of 5 (plus dog) celebrating our daughter’s 21st birthday. Would recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.4Apr 2022

  • "The house has a lovely location with views of the river."

    We really enjoyed watching all the swans and rowers going past, and there are some lovely walks alongside the river and meadows. It is also very conveniently located to the centre of Worcester. The house was very clean and comfortable. More cutlery and crockery would be useful to make use of the dishwasher.

    Reviewed by Louise3.8Mar 2022

  • "We had an amazing stay at Florence villa."

    The village is just a walk up the path there is a wonderful circular walk along the river which we did daily with our dog who was welcome. We did not get the chance to take in sights but will be back to do those at a later stage. The villa was neat and has everything one would need. The owners were amazing.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Feb 2022

  • "A wonderful property in a perfect location with a genuinely lovely owner."

    We stayed here for many weeks while we were between houses. It really felt like home. It was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. We brought our dog so it was everything we needed to have nearby parking, a garden, a nearby enclosed dog walking park and a meadow opposite the river, while also being a 10-minute walk from the town centre. Would absolutely recommend and stay again!

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Dec 2021

  • "The house was great - fantastic to sit and watch the River go by."

    We had fab stay - thanks.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2021

  • "1st - 8th October 2021 As the very first tenants of this property we were delighted with both the location, feel and quality of it."

    It's in a lovely quiet location right on the riverside, literally a 2 minute walk to the Cathedral. You are in the city centre but feel as if you are in the country. There's parking for 2 cars at the rear however it is very tight and the next door neighbour parks very close. Worcester itself is a lovely city, easy to walk around, some great buildings, superb restaurants and cafes (recommend Massalla Lounge and PappaCaffe)

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2021

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Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size 1 x double, 1 x second-floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, seperate shower cubicle, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with gas stove
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Stairgate available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Rear paved garden, patio and furniture
  • Front courtyard with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Please note: Dog isn't allowed upstairs in the property
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: Those travelling with larger vehicles may only be able to park one car
  • Please Note: There are 4 steep steps leading up to the property.

The property

Florence Villas is a well-presented, three-storey terrace cottage resting on the edge of the River Severn in Worcester, Worcestershire.

The cottage boasts uninterrupted views of the river from the living area and from the master bedroom and is perfectly suited to a family or group of friends to enjoy a city break.

With the Cotswolds and charming countryside encompassing the area, the cottage is ideally positioned with everything you need for a wonderful self-catering stay.

On arrival at the cottage, off-road parking awaits you, before taking the garden path down to your home-from-home.

Step straight into the kitchen, fit with an electric oven and hob and plenty of other appliances to whip up a tasty meal for your loved ones.

From here, gather at the dining table to feast while you discuss your day's plans as a family.

When it is time to relax, light the gas fire and snuggle up with a film playing on the Smart TV in the sitting room.

Completing the ground-floor is a handy cloakroom, while the first-floor benefits from a bathroom where you can soak away any muscle aches after a day of walking or cycling, along with a walk-in shower if you prefer a quick rinse.

Rest your head in one of three light and airy bedrooms; the first-floor hosts a double and a master bedroom with a king-size and wonderful river views, while the second-floor is home to twin beds and a Velux window allowing plenty of light into the space.

Outside, choose from a relaxing alfresco dinner in the rear garden for some peaceful time in the sun, or head to the front of the property to enjoy your morning coffee with a river view in the courtyard.

Once you are ready to set off about your day, take the river path from the front of the cottage and follow it all the way into the lively city centre.

The city is known for Worcester Cathedral, a grand piece of architecture anyone can admire, along with The Commandery, a fascinating Civil war museum situated in a characterful medieval building.

For a tranquil day out, the Cripplegate Park is within easy reach and makes the perfect spot for a picnic; if you bring your racquets, you can even enjoy a game of tennis on the courts.

Just a short drive away is the amazing 4500-acre grounds at Spetchley Park Gardens, home to a Grade II listed mansion and perfectly manicured gardens.

Another impressive home is Hanbury Hall, an 18th-century country house ran by the National Trust, with grounds open to visitors year-round.

Those travelling with children can spend a day at Hatton Adevnture World exploring the indoor and outdoor play areas, the educational farm, and for the adults, the Victorian shopping village.

Further afield, days can be spend wandering the stunning Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, known best for its array of quaint towns and villages home to picture-perfect architecture.

Whatever the weather, Florence Villas has all the home comforts you need for a memorable break to Worcestershire.

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About the location

WORCESTER

Malvern 8.6 mies; Pershore 9.7 miles.

The ancient cathedral city of Worcester, dating back to 400BC, is the birthplace of the composer Sir Edward Elgar and offers visitors an array of amenities including individual shops, traditional pubs, tea rooms and restaurants. Many festivals can be enjoyed throughout the year including the Three Choirs (it is claimed this is the oldest in the British Isles!), Music and CAMRA beer festivals. The Swan Theatre also hosts both professional and amateur productions throughout the year. The Severn Way, Monarch’s Way and Millennium Way are close by as well as Spetchley Park, with its beautiful historic house, 30-acre gardens and parkland making a lovely day out for all the family. The nearby picturesque market town of Pershore boasts a magnificent Norman abbey, Georgian architecture and an excellent range of shops and cafes, while the surrounding countryside is famous for fruit growing and market gardening, and Bredon Hill, just south of the village, is home to an Iron Age Fort, Roman earthworks and a number of ancient standing stones. The Worcestershire town of Malvern dates back to the Bronze Age and is situated on the eastern side of the magnificent Malvern Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which forms a 9-mile range of ancient rock offering miles of footpaths and bridleways, with long-distance views in all directions. A picturesque destination for a memorable holiday at any time of year.

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Please note: Dog isn't allowed upstairs in the property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season