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Norton Grange

Norton near Worcester, Worcestershire (Ref. 19077)

4.5

Very good

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Swimming Pool Swimming pool
  • Icon/Feature/Four-poster Bed Four poster bed
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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56 Customer Reviews

  • "Norton Grange is a beautiful old home outside Worcester."

    We had a group of 16 stay and felt there was plenty of space both in terms of living space and bedrooms. The kitchen is a lot more modern than pictures suggest and as some others have commented, it’s a real hub of the house and well kitted out. The house is surrounded by fields and lovely views and I can imagine the pool is amazing in summer. A few improvements I would like to share: There were 4 dishwasher tablets and 1 toilet roll per bathroom (4 in total). This is nowhere near enough for a 16 person household and if this is what is provided it should be clearly communicated before arrival (although ideally just provide more). There was no hand soap whatsoever - this should be a given ordinarily, never mind in the pandemic situation. The house was very cold when we arrived so a note to future visitors, you will have to turn up all the radiators around the house. And finally, I have to say that our arrival was really not a welcome one. The housekeeper’s attitude was one that I can only describe as cold and rude. She claimed that no one told her what time we were arriving, even though I had texted her and she had responded. She also said she wasn’t told that a dog was arriving, even though it was on our booking. We thought this might have just been a bad day but on the checkout day she arrived at 8.40 (checkout being at 9) and, when we were loading up our cars, questioned if ‘there was a confusion about the check out time’. I really don’t know what happened there but the manner in which we were treated that weekend was really not welcoming and did leave a slightly negative impression of the whole weekend. Overall it’s a really lovely house and we had a great stay but those things mentioned would have made the weekend a bit more seamless and enjoyable.

    Reviewed by AliciaNov 2021

  • "Our stay was incredible, we left feeling so so relaxed."

    The property is beautiful and exactly as described. Waking up to views of the fields and Malvern hills behind the property never got boring. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you could possibly need. The housekeeper Sally lives next door and she was lovely. We had a couple of questions and she was super helpful and responsive! Thank you!

    Reviewed by NicolaOct 2021

  • "Great property and so warm for such a large house."

    Lots of space and excellent facilities . Huge kitchen - fully equipped with everything you could need. Table tennis an added bonus.

    Reviewed by LindaOct 2021

  • "Overhaul this was a great place to go to with the family and catered for all ages especially when the sun came out and you could use the lovely pool."

    Reviewed by ASep 2021

  • "House was lovely however the cleanliness wasn't brilliant, the pool could've done with being cleaned before we arrived and the was dog poo all over the back lawn."

    This being said the house and grounds worked well for us as we were a large party with children

    Reviewed by JemmaSep 2021

  • "Three generations of our family had a wonderful week in this gorgeous house with a perfect pool."

    Reviewed by GillianAug 2021

  • "We had an amazing week at Norton Grange."

    Everything was perfect. Thank you Sally and John :)

    Reviewed by HayleyJul 2021

  • "The house was amazing, we had perfect weather so the pool was well used."

    The Housekeeper Sally was very helpful and was always there when we needed anything. The kitchen is very well kitted out with everything you could possibly need, from plastic glasses for the poolside, an extra dishwasher and lots of kitchen towels, I could go on and on. Very near a train station for day trips. Very comfy beds and lovely crisp clean sheets and big fluffy towels all provided.

    Reviewed by JacquelineJun 2021

  • "We had a great week at Norton Grange and will soon be booking to return next year!"

    The property is in a beautiful, peaceful setting, and is perfect for a relaxing family holiday. The swimming pool was the highlight for us and kept us entertained through the whole week, as did the games room. The kitchen was perfect for large scale cooking, and the inside and outside dining areas were both a good size. Sally was friendly and helpful. Overall, we are really impressed and this is the first holiday we have had where we have planned to return the following year. Thanks for a great holiday!

    Reviewed by MarkJun 2021

  • "We’ve just come back from a lovely stay at Norton Grange, such a beautiful house with great facilities, has everything you need for a great holiday and was lovely having the pool, Worcester is a great town and lots of lovely walks Would lovely to book again for next year."

    Reviewed by EmmaMay 2021

  • "The house is beautiful."

    It has large gardens and plenty of walks around the country lanes. The sitting room has an open fireplace that was the evening place for the family to gather and sit. Dinners were eaten in the dinning room around the large table. In the morning we’d gather in the kitchen which was so warming, my favourite room. I miss it already!

    Reviewed by LouiseOct 2020

  • "Fantastic house, had an amazing time and already booked to come back next year!"

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2020

  • "Just back from a wonderful week at Norton Grange."

    Received a warm welcome from our host Sally, and the house was lovely. We all enjoyed the pool, kids and adults alike. Enjoyed crazy golf and in-door go karts which weren't far from the house by car. Only negative (and a small one at that), wear socks or similar in the pool as the floor was rough. Looking forward to coming back again some day.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2020

  • "We loved our stay at this property, it was perfect for a weekend away with friends."

    Plenty of space for group meals/cooking and relaxing. We would love to come back again in the summer to use the pool facilities.

    Reviewed by HannahFeb 2020

  • "This was a pre Xmas family get together."

    Absolutely fabulous house, fantastic facilities and looking forward to staying there next year . A great time was had by all of us.

    Reviewed by AndreaNov 2019

  • "Had a great family break away a Norton Grange in November 2019."

    The house was lovely and warm, even before we lit the fire! The kitchen is definitely the heart of the house with a large island and even two sofas. Unfortunately when we stayed two of the upstairs bathrooms were out of action as the house is clearly being refurbished. We were told about this beforehand though, and the two other bathrooms were sufficient for our needs. Any guests coming after us will be able to reap the benefits of these newly fitted suites! We will be back!

    Reviewed by MatthewNov 2019

  • "The accommodation was extremely comfortable."

    The facilities were superb, the swimming pool and games room perfect for both children and adults. The location of the property is wonderful being in a rural position and although being an old interesting building has been upgraded internally providing the blend of the old and the new, providing a characterful house with modern facilities. Our contact for the property, Sally, was very welcoming and most helpful.

    Reviewed by DianneAug 2019

  • "The house is amazing with a very well equipped kitchen."

    Plenty of space for the whole family. Lovely grounds and an amazing swimming pool that was used daily during our stay. We will definitely be back !

    Reviewed by JanetAug 2019

  • "The one large moan from all the family is the coldness of the pool."

    The temperature showed 22` centigrade on hot days and cool days. No warm water came out of the vents. The drain hole at the bottom of the pool looked blocked with stones.Even the children found it too cold and the 2 year old baby would not go in. Very very disappointing. The house and grounds are superb as are the indoor facilities.

    Thank you for your feedback. The pool is heated to a temperature of about 24/25 deg C for when the guests arrive but it isn`t on a thermostat so if the temperature should fall then this needs reporting to the site manager Sally who will put the heating on until it reaches its target temperature. If the pool water exceeds 25/26 deg C it may adversely affect the chemical effectiveness which may have a detrimental effect on the health and safety of the pool. I am sorry that this aspect of your stay spoilt the your enjoyment of the pool and I hope you would still consider coming back to Norton Grange in the future. Please always report anything unsatisfactory no matter how small so that a remedy may be affected as soon as possible. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay otherwise. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JeanneJul 2019

  • "A beautiful home with every thing you could possibly want."

    Great outside space with a fantastic swimming pool. The downside not enough sun loungers. However the house makes up for it with a stunning lounge, massive tvs and a games room. On top of that the beds are to die for.

    Reviewed by RogerJul 2019

  • "The hot tap in the kitchen didn't work - slow trickle."

    As we were catering for 10 people, this was very awkward. We reported it straight away to Sally (caretaker?/owner?) living in the cottage next door and she was clearly already aware of the problem and said they were waiting for a plumber. By the end of the week it still wasn't fixed. Otherwise a lovely house and great holiday!

    Reviewed by PaulaJun 2019

  • "This house was gorgeous."

    Much bigger than it looks in the photographs, there was plenty of room for 13 adults and one baby to all congregate in one place, be that the kitchen, dining room, lounge or garden. The kitchen was more than suited to cooking for so many people ... with two fridge freezers, a double oven, an induction hob and an Aga (plus two dishwashers for afterwards). The views from the bedrooms were amazing, there was a family of rabbits that played on the lawn every morning and we made use of the pool (even if it wasn’t really the weather for it!) I wouldn’t hesitate to book a stay here again.

    Reviewed by RebeccaMay 2019

  • "We booked this cottage as a hen party base for the weekend, and everyone found it to be a fab place to be!"

    The cottage is hidden from the road and only has one small plaque on the wall outsideb which you can easily miss if coming from the motorway side, so an extra notice or sometiing would be beneficial, although not essential. The inside is huge, and considering we had 16 people staying, we didn't at any point feel on top of each other. The kitchen has lots of modern equipment in it, but the place also had single glazed windows, so you could definately see where money was and wasn't spent. It was well thought out though, with some really nice garden space too for exploring (including a den which our hen party found a great idea!!) Many of the girls were considering it as a place for future family get togethers due to the space and location. Definately a place I'd visit again if i were planning another party like this.

    Reviewed by RachelMar 2019

  • "Great accommodation for a family gathering."

    Kids and adults loved it !

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2019

  • "The house is hard to find in the dark as it is tucked behind another house and the sign is small."

    Reviewed by PetraDec 2018

  • "It was gorgeous."

    The only thing that really bothered me was that 3 separate people came to the property. One to initially show me around... This was fine as we had pre-arranged this. However, another man came to the property about an hour after I had already arrived... This was not arrange and he was asking me about the deposit. It felt very invasive and I was reluctant to discuss with him as Sykes had not told me anyone was going to visit. I then had a third visitor on the morning we were leaving. This man arrived with his dog, again unannounced. He told me he wanted to check the property to ensure it was cleaned appropriately. This was at 9am.....whilst we were packing up. Three visits from 3 different people felt very invasive.

    Reviewed by CharlotteDec 2018

  • "A lovely place for a family reunion/celebration."

    Reviewed by EdwardAug 2018

  • "Some of the reviews I read on Trip Advisor failed to give the best impression of the property."

    Many previous little criticisms had been acknowledged and dealt with. Baring in mind this is an old property one cannot expect a totally modern building. We had an amazing time although the pool was out of action on day one. Things happen and this was dealt with speedily. The beds were very comfy and the family bedrooms added to the quirky feel of the property. The showers and bathrooms were fine although perhaps a shower screen in the bathroom at the top of the stairs would make it easier for 15 people to shower for a quick exit to the pool/pub etc. The pool table was brilliant for all. The top lawn was perfect for lazy games of cricket (mind the holes though) or games with the dogs. And finally the kitchen...... This was the hub of the house for us and we all said we would love it ourselves. Obviously it had been massively updated and the only thing we didn't find was a potato peeler, as if that mattered! All in all a fantastic holiday. All 15 of us want to go back!

    Reviewed by SueAug 2018

  • "An amazing property, the pool was a winner and very well maintained."

    Sykes were efficient and all communications relevant and timely.

    Reviewed by ChristoperJun 2018

  • "Have just got back from a fantastic long weekend at Norton Grange and would highly recommend this property."

    Has evertything you could want for a family break or get together with friends. Lots of room, fantastic kitchen, super comfortable beds and a lovely setting. Couldnt' drag the kids out of the pool! Don't hesitate - book it....you wont be dissapointed. :)

    Reviewed by JonathanJun 2018

  • "I think the proximity to the M5 might be problematic in the summer due to the noise."

    Otherwise lovely house in great location (except for previous comment).

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2017

  • "For the money we thought it lacked the little touches for the type of place it was."

    Perhaps some soap and a welcome pack just to make the place feel a bit more special. These things are usually there in less expensive properties.

    Reviewed by SylviaJul 2017

  • "The third bathroom could do with updating ."

    Loved the house and location otherwise

    Reviewed by JulieApr 2017

  • "Great property and perfect Midlands location."

    Loads space.

    Reviewed by KaramjeetNov 2016

  • "Directions to the house not good Hatfield, not Norton entrance not very obvious."

    We had to give directions by mobile phone one who had no signal almost returned home

    Reviewed by AlbertOct 2016

  • "Group of 14 stayed at Norton grange to celebrate a 30th birthday party."

    The property was a very good size to accommodate a large group, it was clean and well maintained. The caretaker Don was on hand if needed and was very helpful. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, local pub near by. The bbq and swimming pool got lots of use over the weekend. The only criticism was that the kitchen space was quite small. The dining room was spacious with a large table to seat everyone. Would definitely recommend and go back again :-)

    Reviewed by JessicaSep 2016

  • "The photographs of this property just didn't do it justice!"

    We were overwhelmed by how beautiful it all was! Stunning house, beautiful grounds, superb pool and peaceful & picturesque location! We had a fabulous weeks holiday with extended family. The children changed straight from their pyjama's into their swimsuits almost every day! Just two things to point out to anyone looking to book this property, and these are points to bear in mind, not necessarily negatives. Access to one of the bedrooms is through an adjoining one, therefore when planning your holiday and who is going to sleep with who, you need to be mindful of that! And during the Summer months the Aga isn't in use and the electric oven isn't big enough to cook a meal for sixteen people satisfactorily, however we managed and it in no way spoilt our week. The dishwasher, washing machine & tumble dryer were excellent. All in all it was was an ideal property for a large party including children and dogs! We would definitely consider another stay at Norton Grange in the future.

    Reviewed by JackieAug 2016

  • "We had a lovely break at Norton Grange, it is a lovely house in a good location."

    Reviewed by HayleyJan 2016

  • "Had a lovely time thanks, really enjoyed it."

    A fantastic house.

    Reviewed by HannahDec 2015

  • "We were a party of 16 people including 7 children but there was plenty of room for the children to play."

    Reviewed by LindaOct 2015

  • "Booked as a surprise birthday for my girlfriend and was not disappointed."

    Everything was as described on the website and we had no issues at all, just absolutely perfect! Would recommend and definitely return in the future.

    Reviewed by TobyOct 2015

  • "Norton Grange is not just imposing, it has a warm and friendly atmosphere like a real family home."

    The swimming pool is a bonus, it's heated to the temperature of a warm bath and is a real luxury. The owner and staff are welcoming, friendly and genuinely seem to want you there.

    Reviewed by CharlesJun 2015

  • "We enjoyed the spacious rooms and the overall feel of the property."

    With it being an older property with character, it lent itself well to being the venue for a murder mystery night. Our guests particularly liked the social space within the kitchen/living area and the pool was a big hit! Although the house was large it was always warm and retained the heat well. It was in a great location, stunning views and really peaceful.

    Reviewed by KerryMay 2015

  • "Beautiful house in a wonderful setting, everything we needed for a lovely family holiday!"

    Reviewed by ElaineMar 2015

  • "We particularly enjoyed the piano and the reception rooms were great for a social atmosphere."

    A really great weekend was had by all!

    Reviewed by JoannaJan 2015

  • "The house was perfect for our party and four young children."

    Had a games room which all members of the party used at some time.

    Reviewed by LesleyDec 2014

  • "Relaxed surroundings and excellent facilities in the Cottage."

    A fantastic break!

    Reviewed by ManishOct 2014

  • "The house has a lovely cosy feel as well as being spacious."

    It has gorgeous features and we loved the games room as well as the lounge kitchen area so the chefs were kept company. The surrounding country was gorgeous and we just had the best time!

    Reviewed by HannahOct 2014

  • "Beautiful, spacious house which was full of character!"

    Outside spaces are wonderful! Great weekend had by all and can't wait to go back!

    Reviewed by LisaJun 2014

  • "This was perfect for our large family get together."

    Loads of space, big rooms and the beds were very comfy. The style was grand, (the sitting room is stunning) but had all mod cons. The garden was lovely with, again, lots of space to lounge about or play boules etc. And the POOL!! It's the best pool we've used this side of the channel- and heated!!!! I say again, perfect!!

    Reviewed by MeirionJun 2014

  • "The house was large and roomy, plenty of room for a large party like us."

    The views from the house were splendid, a great venue overall.

    Reviewed by JanetApr 2014

  • "The house was beautiful and well equipped."

    We loved the games room and the very comfortable sofas. Leaving ice in the freezer was a lovely touch. I can't imagine having a better house to spend the weekend!

    Reviewed by JoanneJan 2014

  • "All had a really good time, plenty of places to get out of the way if you needed to."

    Enough bathrooms to share, at no time did we have to wait for bathrooms. We cooked the turkey in the agar and it tasted the best, none of us had cooked on an agar before. The formal dining room was especially nice, everyone sitting down to breakfast and dinner together. Everyone had a lovely time and they all said they would go back. Everything the brochure promised was there, and we did not feel let down at all.

    Reviewed by BevDec 2013

  • "House excellently located to M5 so easy to find."

    Tesco nearby too for the essential food shop! Lovely big house to hold our family pre-Christmas get-together, even the dogs came along! Lots of rooms all of good size. Loved our stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by AlisonDec 2013

  • "A lovely property, and easy to find location."

    Reviewed by MichaelDec 2013

  • "The house was lovely and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there!"

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2013

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The property

This impressive Grade II listed country house, built in the 1800s and boasting a stunning original clock tower, is situated in the scattered hamlet of Norton, just five miles from the ancient city of Worcester and surrounded by unspoilt Worcestershire countryside.

Beautifully furnished throughout to provide very comfortable accommodation, this Worcestershire holiday cottage is ideal for family and friends to spend time together.

With stunning views, this charming Worcestershire holiday home boasts six spacious bedrooms, offering flexible accommodation, with one having an en-suite shower room.

The stunning drawing room exudes quality and style with its large picture window flooding the room with light, and the beamed dining room, seating 16 people offers the perfect place for a long lunch or celebratory dinner, while both of these rooms boast cosy open fires.

The fitted kitchen with an AGA and both a dining and sitting area with 2 large 4 seater settees, 6 people can be seated around th kitchen central island the grand hallway with magnificent oak staircase and the games/sun room overlooking the swimming pool and garden, just add to the comfort of this Worcestershire holiday home.

Outside, the heated swimming pool is a lovely addition for guests, and the small woodland area is great for an early morning stroll.

The village of Norton has a country pub and offers many lovely walks and cycle routes, including the Monarch's Way, Millennium Way and Severn Way which are all close by.

With many pretty towns and villages within easy reach, golf courses, theatres, country markets and numerous outdoor activities close by, this is an ideal base for an unforgettable holiday.

Summary

  • Six bedrooms: 1 x four poster double, 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin, 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 triple bunks (double futon below, single on top) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x family room with 1 king-size double and 1 single leading to 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower, with basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Dining room (seats 16) with open fire
  • Drawing room with open fire
  • Games/sun room with table football, table tennis and doors to swimming pool.
  • Oil central heating with open fires
  • Electric AGA with 2 ovens ,electric oven and hob, combination microwave,large capacity American style fridge freezer also a standard fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, drawing room has a 65'' Smart TV and Blue Ray player and kitchen has a 50'' TV with own Blue Ray Player , CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fires inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 5 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Lawned garden with patio, furniture, sun loungers, gas BBQ, outdoor heated swimming pool (available 2nd May - 30th September) and small woodland area
  • Maximum 2 pets
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: The swimming pool is available for guests to use from 2nd May - 30th September
  • The water in the pool is aimed not to fall below 22°
  • However it may vary due to the effect of ambient temperature conditions
  • Temp of pool may vary due to weather conditions we aim to keep pool at 24*C
  • Note: This property does not have a license for live music and no more than 6 guests during day without prior consent from Owner.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £800.

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About the location

NORTON NEAR WORCESTER

Worcester 5 miles; Malvern 9 miles.

The scattered village of Norton lies in beautiful unspoilt Worcestershire countryside, just 5 miles from the ancient cathedral city of Worcester, dating back to 400BC and, birthplace of the composer Sir Edward Elgar. Norton boasts a village pub and offers many lovely walks including the Severn Way, Monarch’s Way and Millennium Way which are close by. Spetchley Park and Gardens with its beautiful historic house and 30 acre gardens and parkland make 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 form a 9 mile range of ancient rock offering miles of footpaths and bridleways with long distant views in all directions. The town plays host to many antique fairs, craft fairs and auctions throughout the year, is home to the Morgan car and the local theatre welcomes productions from the West End and The Royal Shakespeare Company. Many unspoilt Cotswold villages, including the quintessential English village of Broadway, are close by as well as Warwick with its imposing medieval castle, Stratford-upon-Avon the home of William Shakespeare, the waterfront city of Gloucester and Ledbury famous for its numerous black and white timbered buildings. A great destination for a memorable holiday, all year round.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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