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The Hideaway

(Ref. 996204)

Eckington, Worcestershire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "As always a brilliant time."

    Guy and his wife are really friendly and helpful. The Hideaway is comfortable and quiet. Trains are not really heard! The village has a useful shop and two fine pubs.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0May 2024

  • "We enjoyed our second visit and would book again."

    Everything is as described and its just a really nice cottage to visit.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Nov 2023

  • "A beautiful well kept cottage with helpful and friendly hosts."

    Lovely area with plenty to do and see.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely quiet place."

    Great hosts. Will come back again.

    Reviewed by Roderick5.0Aug 2023

  • "A little gem in a pretty village location."

    Two pubs both serving delicious food, we particularly loved the vibe in the Anchor with the local's. The Hideaway made a perfect base to explore the surrounding areas of this beautiful part of the country. Thanks to Guy for meeting us with the key, we were made to feel very welcome and we genuinely enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by April4.4Aug 2023

  • "Stayed here for a month after the sale of house and we were made to feel very welcome and comfortable."

    The hosts Guy and Nittaya were very friendly and hospitable. We would definitely go back and highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jul 2023

  • "The Hideaway was everything that we could have wished for."

    The location was ideal for touring the area but it was great to return to the cottage and enjoy the secluded location and garden. We do hope to return at some point in the future.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jun 2023

  • "Our second visit to the Hideaway -- and just a good as the first."

    A lovely, homely and immaculately clean cottage with Guy and Nittaya the perfect hosts -- friendly, helpful and on-hand, without being in the least obtrusive. We will definitely return!

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "Our second stay."

    We will be back. A lovely place to stay with village amenities within very easy reach.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0May 2023

  • "Aptly named, the Hideaway is secluded and whilst it is on the owners property it has its own gate and entrance making it very private."

    Inside it is extremely well equipped with absolutely everything that you could need. The owners are very friendly and helpful if needed. The cottage is clean and well presented the perfect base to explore this beautiful area of Worcestershire.

    Thank you Angela for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hopefully we will be able to welcoming you and Clive back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Apr 2023

  • "The Hideaway is just as it's Described ."

    . A Hidden Gem of a Cottage, tucked behind the Owner's Home. Very Clean and Well Equipped. We would recommend the Local Shop .. Stocks just about Everything ! Also the Anchor Pub Serves Excellent Food .. Plus a Great Atmosphere ! This is our 3rd Stay ... And again we have had a Relaxing Time. Many thanks to Guy, Nittaya and Ben. See you next time ... Janet and Mike from Bournemouth

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Oct 2022

  • "This was a very comfortable, convenient and spotless cottage."

    Right in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds. Not far from anywhere ,there are plenty of little villages in easy reach to explore. The host couldn't do enough , and it's the only cottage of many I have stayed in , where I have been encouraged to leave the linen in situ !!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2022

  • "The Hideaway was a little gem, what a great find."

    Our hosts Guy & Tinnaya we’re lovely people and very helpful, nothing was too much bother. Would highly recommend a stay there, if it’s just to relax or for walkers it’s, it’s perfect for either.

    Reviewed by Jean4.7Aug 2022

  • "We had a very pleasant stay in this cottage, compact but perfectly formed."

    Every thing we needed was provided, and the cottage was very clean and fresh. The bed was very comfortable, the bathroom small but had everything needed. Our hosts were friendly but unobtrusive, we were made to feel welcome. This is a lovely area for a break as there are so many places nearby. On street carparking was no hassle and we discovered the red phone box book exchange close by, my husband must have read 3 novels in down time. Thank you, we hope to return soon

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, very clean and very well equipped."

    Excellent location for exploring this beautiful part of the country. The only very small minus was the size of the bathroom,it is teensy.

    Reviewed by Paula3.8Jul 2022

  • "The cottage had everything needed for a relaxing stay."

    The outside space and garden area were larger than expected. 2 pubs within 10 minutes walk. Book exchange for anyone wanting to read. Excellent.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely welcome, very quiet private location."

    Clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.4May 2022

  • "A lovely and private cottage."

    Everything was provided. Central position in village with two good pubs and a shop. Owners were really friendly and helpful. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely Cottage and very friendly, helpful hosts."

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Apr 2022

  • "The property is great with everything you need."

    The owner Guy was so nice and helpful. Lovely village, great walks and really nice people. The Anchor and The Bell are within walking distance as is the shop. Had a really nice break

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Mar 2022

  • "This was just the right place for us to stay for this trip."

    Guy was a great host and was very helpful, especially informing us that there were roadworks outside the property and the best way to get into the drive on arrival. Would definitely recommend this place to others.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Mar 2022

  • "The Hideaway - just as the name says, a lovely little cottage in a lovely village."

    Wonderfully welcoming owners; it is my second visit and hopefully not my last

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Dec 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Hideaway."

    It was spotlessly clean, cosy, comfortable and nicely placed for local walks. The garden was a lovely place to relax and enjoy after a day out. Eckington was within easy reach of all the places we wanted to visit and we're happy we chose The Hideaway and Eckington for our holiday.

    Reviewed by Kenneth4.7Sep 2021

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay, we really enjoyed our time here."

    The place was very homely, the bed was very comfy and the kitchen was very well equipped. you were brilliant hosts, can't wait to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Ajay5.0Jul 2021

  • "We received a very warm welcome from Guy and Nittaya."

    The property was spotlessly clean and very well equipped for self catering. It is in a quite location, the owner has made the property its own private garden which is very sunny all day. There is plenty of information on the area with many footpaths and local walks. Would recommend the property.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2021

  • "Fabulous retreat in the quiet and friendly village of Eckington."

    Hosts (Guy and Nattaya) are very welcoming and on hand if needed (but don't intrude at all). Lovely garden, with a newly-created, little fenced area for guests to use (though Guy and Nattaya were kind enough to show us round the main garden and encourage us to use that, too). The cottage was immaculate, and has everything needed for a relaxing, fully-equipped holiday. The listing warned that wi-fi can be patchy; but, with very few occasional and brief blips, we experienced no problems. Trains pass by the end of the garden, but are only noticeable because, otherwise, the only sounds are bird songs! Parking is on local roads -- but we easily found a spot (with Guy's helpful suggestion) just 20 yards or so away, which we had no problem using when we returned each evening from our excursions. This is a fabulous location for days out in the Cotswolds, or simply for hiding away from the world for a chilled, pleasant holiday. Needless to say, we shall be returning. Very highly recommended.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2021

  • "Our hosts were very nice and very helpful and we had a great time."

    Disappointed to see that you are charging £2750 for seven nights in a chalet in Mundesley where we live. It's kind of tainted our view of Sykes.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0May 2021

  • "Very good location for exploring the region and in an ultra friendly village"

    Reviewed by David4.4Oct 2020

  • "The Hideaway is a lovely property in a lovely location ,The owners could not do enough for you to make your stay special ,would recommend this property to anyone ."

    We would certainly return .

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Sep 2020

  • "The holiday cottage and owners were brilliant."

    As we had to change our booking due to the pandemic we found your staff rude, unhelpful and we will not be using your services again.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely little “hideaway”, handy location, guy, Nattaya and Ben so friendly, ..."

    Lovely little “hideaway”, handy location, guy, Nattaya and Ben so friendly, well equipped, with even access to vegetables from the green house, would recommend this place, Niel and Christine, Rotherham

    Reviewed by Niel5.0Aug 2020

  • "Great people at this cottage,they helped in every way possible,nothing was a problem."

    Great place for walks and the river Avon was on the doorstep.Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2020

  • "The owners have made a garden area for use of the cottage which has enhanced the surroundings further."

    a very comfortable clean and cosy home for a relaxing break. lots of interesting market towns to visit and lovely river walks nearby. a very picturesque village with two good pubs and an excellent well stocked village shop. very welcoming owners on site available if needed but not intrusive. with the opening of further restrictions will give even more to enjoy, though our enjoyment was not lessened. definitely a recommended accommodation and one we would have no hesitation in returning to.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2020

  • "It was nice that the owners had lots of little exras ."

    ..milk t bags ...washing liqud ect little things we hadnt thought of ....lovely relaxing break

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jan 2020

  • "From the moment we booked this lovely "Hideaway" till the moment we left we were well looked after."

    We travelled up from Bournemouth & the directions were very clear. We had a wonderful welcome from the new owners, Guy, Nittaya & Ben. As soon as we stepped into this cosy cottage; we felt at home. No faults at all. Completely spotless. Thank you so much; we shall be booking again. Janet & Mike.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Dec 2019

  • "The hosts and the cottage were excellent."

    A perfect place to unwind, lovely walks in the village and an ideal location to visit the Cotswolds and surrounding area. Would definitely be recommending to our friends and family

    Reviewed by Mair5.0Oct 2019

  • "A nicely located comfortable and well equipped cottage ideal for a quiet and relaxing holiday."

    The owners were very pleasant and helpful and we were very impressed with their warm welcome.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Sep 2019

  • "Made welcome from the start."

    Lots of little unexpected items ... tea, coffee, sugar, milk, bathroom and kitchen supplies. Well located for touring the area. Great value. Very satisfied.

    Reviewed by Jean4.4Sep 2019

  • "Perfect cottage in a lovely village."

    Easy to locate and received a friendly reception on arrival. Lots of places to visit if one felt the need to move around or simply the perfect place for complete relaxation. Excellent Village Shop - no need to look for supermarkets.

    Reviewed by Mary Joan5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely clean and cosy cottage in a great area, lots of things to see and do."

    Very friendly helpful hosts.Two good pubs and a shop in easy walking distance of the cottage and we had good weather.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.1Aug 2019

  • "Extremely good holiday, the Hideaway providing a comfortable and attractive base for exploring the surrounding countryside."

    The owners are very welcoming and friendly.

    Reviewed by Frank4.7Jul 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation in all respects"

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Jul 2019

  • "Great location for visiting the surrounding area, weather was absolutely lovely, beginning of July 2019."

    The Hideaway was exceptionally clean and well equipped with everything needed for a comfortable stay. Our hosts were very welcoming and left us to our own devices, but were available if needed. There are two public houses at Eckington, both serving excellent food, (dined out 3 times!) just a 5 minute walk away. A village shop for papers and everything else, again a very short walk away. There is a train line running at the back of the property, but did not interfere with the delight of the property. I would not hesitate to visit the Hideaway again as we had a lovely holiday!

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jun 2019

  • "A quiet cottage in the owners garden, excellent caring hosts."

    In a beautiful part of the country.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2019

  • "The only drawback to this property is the lack of parking at the property."

    Although you clearly state parking is on the road, there are double yellow lines on both sides of the road outside the main house, however we did manage to find somewhere to park all week. The property is lovely, very comfortably furnished including new divan beds in the bedroom and the kitchen is extremely well equipped. The hosts are very welcoming and helpful. If you want a quiet and peaceful holiday this is the ideal place to be.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0May 2019

  • "Nice clean and comfortable cottage in a very nice area Handy for seeing nice ..."

    Nice clean and comfortable cottage in a very nice area Handy for seeing nice parts of the Cotswolds Owners very welcoming

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Apr 2019

  • "Great cottage."

    However , if going in summer months might be good to make it more clear about private garden space Luckily didn't need it. I would feel intrusive on owners patch and wouldn't use.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Mar 2019

  • "It was the perfect get away to relax and recharge."

    The owners were so helpful and friendly and nothing was too much trouble . Highly recommend this property. The village pub was amazing too. Very happy with our choice of cottage and location.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Feb 2019

  • "The new owners were very welcoming and keen to be of help."

    The cottage is an absolute delight in a beautiful village.

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Dec 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • One twin bedroom with divan beds (The beds can be made up as Super King on request) en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area with gas fire.
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric double oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, TV with Freeview, radio, DVD player, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking 20 yards away
  • Private front courtyard with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pubs 5 mins walk
  • Note: Limited WiFi signal.

The property

A charming detached cottage bungalow, ideally located in the heart of the thriving village of Eckington in the Vale of Evesham, Worcestershire.

This delightful cottage is tucked away in a secluded spot of the owner's garden, the perfect base for a romantic break or walking holiday and close to the honey-coloured towns and villages of the Cotswolds.

This lovely cottage has a sumptuous twin bedroom (Super King option on request) with en-suite facilities, a well-equipped kitchen and dining area, providing everything needed for preparing dinner and a warm and welcoming sitting room with cosy coal burning effect gas fire.

To the front of the cottage is a gravelled patio area with garden furniture great for relaxing with a refreshing drink at any time of day.

Take a stroll to the local pubs serving good home-cooked food or pick up provisions at the village shop.

Nearby, guests can enjoy the amenities of Pershore, Tewkesbury, Upton-on-Severn, Cheltenham or a little further afield the birthplace of William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon.

A wonderful cottage for a relaxing holiday at any time of year.

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About the location


Pershore 3.9 miles; Bredon Hill 3 miles; Tewkesbury 6.7 miles; Upton upon Severn 7.2 miles; Cheltenham 14.6 miles; Malvern 15.7 miles;

The thriving town of Eckington lies in a loop in the River Avon in beautiful countryside of the Vale of Evesham in southern Worcestershire, close to the border with Gloucestershire. The town boasts two lovely country pubs, a well-stocked shop and numerous lovely walks in all directions with the Wychavon Way and Millenium Way both passing close by. The riverside town of Pershore boasts a magnificent Norman Abbey, Georgian architecture and a good range of shops and eateries. The surrounding countryside is famous for fruit growing and market gardening, whilst just south of the town is Bredon Hill, providing home to the remains of an Iron Age Hill Fort, as well as Roman earthworks and a number of ancient standing stones. The pretty country town of Upton upon Severn lies on the banks of the River Severn and boasts a variety of delightful 17th century buildings and attractive shops, including 'The Pudding Shop', along with traditional inns, cafes and its very own museum. It also plays host to many annual festivals, including Jazz, Folk and Blues Festivals, as well as the Sunshine Music Festival. This thriving small town has its own marina, a vineyard and well-stocked farm shop at the local fruit farm, plus the town’s medieval church, which is now a Heritage Centre, is topped by a striking 18th century cupola, known locally as 'The Pepperpot'. The beautiful Worcestershire town of Malvern, and the dramatic Malvern Hills. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Malvern Hills offer 100 miles of footpaths and bridleways, and form a 9 mile range of ancient rock. The Great Malvern Food Festival in June is well worth a visit, as are the many events at the Three Counties Show Ground and the Malvern Theatre, which welcomes productions from the West End and the Royal Shakespeare Company. There are many National Trust properties and open gardens in the area, as well as outdoor activities to suit all abilities and the many unspoilt towns and villages of the Cotswolds. Tewkesbury has a stunning 12th century abbey, many museums, a Heritage Centre as well as a plethora of individual shops, tea rooms, restaurants, pubs and wine bars. The town plays host to country and farmers' markets, musical events and Vintage and Food Fairs throughout the year. The regency spa town of Cheltenham boasts historic Georgian architecture and an incredible range of shops, cinemas, theatres, restaurants, pubs and visitor attractions. Other festivals in this vibrant town cover literature, jazz, science, cricket, food and drink and comedy to name but a few! The racecourse plays host to the annual, world famous Gold Cup races, as well as numerous other horse racing events throughout the year.