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Hillhampton, Great Witley, Worcestershire Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "Highly recommend, too many "dog friendly" places allow dogs to roam freely which is frankly botherson!"

    As an avid fan of restraining my dog 24 hours a day I was pleased to finally find a location that aligns with my way of thinking. If you're a fan of Escape Rooms, you get to experience the reverse by using clues to find your way IN to the camp site! It really gave our trip a kick start and only took 30 minutes! Quick but challenging fun. The level of care and service received was above and beyond, I was in the area of the Worcester BBQ Tong and Utensil Convention (WBBQTUC for any grill-heads out there) so i was overjoyed to find that all BBQ utensils had been removed, allowing me to take my collection for a test drive! Not surprising when you find that the host is clearly someone who knows about BBQing, evident by " heavily seasoned" grills left on the BBQ. Impressive as it must have taken years to build up the level of burnt on food. Even my partners Umbrellaphobia (fear of umbrellas/parasols that can functionally open) was catered for. Very progressive and accommodating.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2024

  • "We absolutely loved our time at Tamina."

    . it was super clean, had everything we needed including tea/coffee/shower gel etc, the hot tub was amazing and so easy to use, the views were breathtaking and really should be showed off in photos even more and the owner was so lovely and helpful! Was better than we expected, highly recommend :)

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Jun 2024

  • "What a beautiful place to stay the views were amazing."

    The pod was cosy and had everything you need. Nigel was very welcoming and accommodating. The hot tub was fantastic. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Debbie4.7Jun 2024

  • "We had a short stay at the tamina at it was wonderful."

    The pod it's self was clean on arrival, hot tub getting warm already. Nigel the owner was really helpful. The hot tub was amazing, once we knew how to warm it up it was really easy to maintain, amazing views sitting in the hot tub seeing over to the lakes too. A very much needed peaceful break. Thank you and we look forward to staying again ☺️

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2024

  • "Absolutely fantastic location."

    Stunning views and beautiful walks. Nigel the host was incredibly friendly, helpful and welcoming. The hot tub was great. Nigel got it up to temp for us on the first evening which was really kind and we used it lots during our stay. From reading previous reviews, we took additional towels, a bath mat and an old towel to put on the floor by the front door. We also took our air fryer. All highly recommended if you visit. The only slightly disappointing element was the cleanliness. The bathroom was quite dirty, bedsheets on the main bed gritty, and windows grubby. However we would definitely come again. Would be great to hire both pods with friends. Lots of great places to visit nearby. We loved Bewdley!

    Reviewed by Abby4.4Mar 2024

  • "Nigel was a genuine and lovely person nothing was a problem everything you could need was provided!"

    Was very informative and helpful when we arrived gave us a quick run down on how to operate the hot tub, wood provided fire lighters provided also The location is wonderful the view is lovely sitting in the hot tub at night glazing up at the stars at night and the beautiful ponds in the day light complete with Canadian geese and swans! Would recommend 100%

    Reviewed by Jonathon5.0Feb 2024

  • "Beautiful glamping pod in the countryside!"

    Lovely owner Nigel he is so helpful and reassuring! Beautiful hot tub with LED lights inside plus in the pod too! Lots of restaurants to go locally, also Witley Court and Gardens (English Heritage) is right on your doorstep!

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Jan 2024

  • "Lovely place to stay, the man who owned the log cabins was lovely, he showed us where everything was, how to use the facilities and even had free wood and fire lighters for the hot tub."

    Would definitely recommend and would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by Aidan4.7Dec 2023

  • "We had a great stay."

    There were 6 of us, x3 children, x3 adults. The logistics of sleeping went fine as there was a fold out bed in the living room which was also a sofa. The main attraction for the children was the hot tub which was amazing, I only went in once. In the summertime you can also use the BBQ which was also a nice touch (even though we never used it). The kitchen facilities were basic and there wasn’t an oven, only a microwave but it was called a microwave oven so maybe we never used it to its advantage? We bought out slow cooker and air fryer anyway so we were good. There was some LED lighting which set the mood and also, Bluetooth speakers installed into the ceiling which was really cool. Things I think would make the pod better… A rug by the entrance because we’d take out shoes off first as they picked up a lot of mud and we never wanted that in the pod. A mat in the bathroom which would stop water going all over the floor which happened. A potato masher although if you’re old school you can just use a fork like we did. Otherwise a great stay. I’d come back. Oh and the host was nice too. Thanks Nigel.

    Reviewed by Barbara3.8Nov 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay!"

    Beautiful scenery surrounding the property, pod was a good size much bigger than we had expected, hot tub was warm and ready for use on arrival, very quick to warm up the following days too, nice seating area outside with patio heater which made it so we could sit outside late October early November, all beds were very comfortable to sleep in, good sized kitchen area to prep and make meals and good sized bathroom. Overall the property was really good, we are a family of 6 and for us it was a perfect size. The host, Nigel met us on arrival and showed us to the pod, he showed us how to use the hot tub and around the pod. He visited us the next day to make sure everything was okay and re did the hot tub for us. He was very welcoming, helpful and keen to ensure we had the best stay. We visited Habberley Trail which was a really good family day out, 25 mins drive. Would definitely recommend that to anyone staying with children! Worcester city centre 20 mins drive, good for charity shopping! & We ate out at The Holt Fleet, family friendly, quiet and beautiful food. 5 mins drive. Really good property and location, we will definitely be returning in the future!

    Reviewed by Amy4.7Oct 2023

  • "Amazing cabin in a great little spot, very peaceful and the dark skies and stargazing was a bonus."

    Hot tub was great once we got it warm enough. Needed to buy more kindling and firelighters and the logs available were not quite dry enough, but we managed and it was so nice to use on the chilly evenings. A doormat inside the doors to the cabin would have helped to keep the floor clean. The shower leaked all over the bathroom floor but we managed this and have already let the owners know, but this wouldn’t stop us from booking again as we loved it. Only other suggestions would be to have some blankets/extra pillows available, and to be able to park the car a little closer to the cabin itself, but we will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful property and really lovely host."

    Thank you for such a great stay

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2023

  • "Exactly as it was advertised, the owner was welcoming and gave brief walk through which was on point."

    . also provided wood for the hot tub and a few bits also left in the kitchen was a huge bonus. Nice quiet area, lovely views and plenty of places to visit within 30mins. Both of us very much enjoyed our stay, relaxed and refreshed

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0Sep 2023

  • "A fantastic holiday beautiful setting"

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2023

  • "Tamina was a lovely stay!"

    Beautiful surroundings and friendly staff. We had the perfect weather for our stay. The main bed was uncomfortable and the hot tub took a while to heat up. Unfortunately dogs were not allowed off the lead in the garden area, which we respected. However, if we had known this prior we probably would have chosen somewhere else due to one of us having to sit with the dog whilst the other one went in the hot tub.

    Reviewed by Laura4.4Aug 2023

  • "We spent two nights at Tamina and it was everything we expected and hoped for."

    The views are absolutely stunning! The setting is lovely and feels very private. We walked to Witley Court which was nice and easy to do with the kids. The pod is very comfortable. Overall we had a great stay!

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a great stay!"

    Nigel the owner was a lovely pleasant chap who met us and showed us to the property and checked in that everything was OK. The pod was clean and comfy. The hot tub was a big hit and a lovely way to relax after a day of walking and exploring. Highly recommend Witley Court as a visit which is just round the corner.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2023

  • "It seemed fine."

    We have been kicked out due to an error we were hoping for some help but owner was not up for it. No humanity. 5hrs drive,hungry, tired kids, autistic daughter devastated when had to leave pretty much right after. Owner's moaning about as not leaving as were cooking some hot food for the kids in the airfryer which took 25 mins. HUGE ADVICE read all the rules ect to make sure you don't end up like us as you won't get any help or money back.

    Reviewed by Giedre3.1Jul 2023

  • "Great views carnt fault very peaceful beds very uncomfatable only get 3 small towels on arrival and had all week unable to use bbq as was to dirty to use as not been cleaned in some time."

    we cleaned are pod on arrival as was not to our standards. no freezer iron iron board or hoover. had to ask for a mop. no welcome pack on arrival. hot tub goes very murkey after use then have to leave for a day or two to clear. bins only got emptyied day before departure we were there for a week.

    Reviewed by Ian2.5Jul 2023

  • "We booked Tamina for a girls weekend of relaxation and that's exactly what we got."

    The host (who's name I'm very sorry we didn't get) was attentive, friendly and recommended a lovely restaurant to us for our first night. I have no doubt that we will absolutely be booking again!

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Jun 2023

  • "We have just come back from a lovely stay at the Tamina."

    We will most definitely book again in the future! From the minute we arrived Nigel and his son were really accommodating and nothing was too much for them to do, the hot tub was lovely and warm and the views absolutely phenomenal, it was so peaceful at night just the sound of nature. The lodge itself was just perfect, there was plenty of glass and tableware available, plus all cooking gadgets. The bbq and patio heater was a great touch too! One thing I would say is that the plug in the shower needed to be cleaned it was rather clogged up with hair which meant the water drained slow but other than that we actually couldn’t fault the place, everything was just perfect and beautiful. Thank you for a lovely stay we look forward to visiting in the future

    Reviewed by Kimberley5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely stay in Tamina Lodge."

    Very peaceful and amazing views to wake up to. The Lodge provided everything we needed for the weekend. Hottub was an added bonus and very relaxing in the evenings. The owner, Nigel is very friendly, accommodating and was available if we needed anything. We will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Bethan5.0Apr 2023

  • "A little hidden gem."

    Owner was fantastic and we can't wait to come back. Everything we needed was there , plenty of wood and firelighters were provided so we could fire up the hot tub to relax our old bones

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2023

  • "Owner very friendly and helpful"

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay, everything clean and tidy and nothing too much trouble when speaking to the Owner!"

    Reviewed by Yvonnes5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had an absolutely fab time at Tamina and it’s one of our favourite trips!"

    The views were astonishing and it was very peaceful. The guys working were super friendly and showed us around the pod and how to work the hot tub, heating etc. we were able to go on many walks loved the view of the lakes outside. 10/10! My only recommendation would be for Sykes who just need to put the correct address for penvale Thank you so much for an incredible trip

    Reviewed by Leigh4.7Mar 2023

  • "Our stay was delightful."

    ..wonderful beautiful views. Nigel the owner was attentive and extremely abilging 5 star rating! And to quote Arnie "We will be back" and we can't wait.

    Reviewed by Chris4.4Feb 2023

  • "Great relaxing weekend x"

    Reviewed by Roseann5.0Feb 2023

  • "Absolutely loved our stay."

    Hot tub was great. Area was great. Very enjoyable stay we will be back.stunning. Nigel the owner was very welcoming and on hand if we needed anything.

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Dec 2022

  • "We loved our stay at Tamina - the facilities were generally great."

    We loved being out in the countryside and the hot tub was amazing. We found the contact on site - Nigel - very friendly and helpful. However, the double bed in the property was SO uncomfortable that neither myself or my partner had a good night sleep the three nights we were there. I feel bad saying that as we really did have a lovely stay but given how high spec the cabin is (Bluetooth speakers in the ceiling, mood lighting etc.) I didn’t think the bed was in keeping with that. We thought the property was difficult to find and I think better instructions as well as a correct phone number could have been given in the Sykes instructions. Neither the postcode nor the what three words took us to the entrance to the farm and we had to be guided to the property so I think better instructions on this would make the customer experience better.

    Reviewed by Sophie4.1Nov 2022

  • "Amazing views."

    great hot tub, but was dissapointed with facilities for example, there were 2 places to hang clothes but no coat hangers. only 2 towels and 1 hand towel for 3 people for 4 nights. only 1 tea towel, the hob did not work, hole in double duvet cover, mattresses very thin. We left a night early due to this. If these issues were addressed i would then highly recommmend staying here.

    Thank you for your feedback. On arrival all visitors are met with a key and told that if they require more towels just to ask. We will ensure that there are more hooks for coats etc put in the accommodation. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah2.8Oct 2022

  • "Brilliant pod: snug, clean and fitted with all of the amenities we could have possibly wanted!"

    The views and surrounding land is stunning, great for morning walks and watching the sunsets. We were warmly welcomed by the host and he was always on hand to help, if you needed it.

    Reviewed by James5.0Oct 2022

  • "What a gem!"

    Peaceful get away from it all mini break. The cabin was warm and cosy and tastefully decorated. The view was amazing. The outside garden area had everything we needed. Superb hot tub, comfortable seating, patio heater , bbq and large sun umbrella. The owner was helpful and friendly. We will definitely be going back

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Sep 2022

  • "Stunning location, the views are amazing."

    So peaceful, felt very relaxed. Nigel the host is very accomodating and couldn't do enough to make our stay perfect. Plenty of wood supplied for the hot tub. Already planning a return stay.

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Sep 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • One adult bunk bed
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Studio-style layout with double bed, kitchen, dining area and sitting area, sofa bed
  • Central heating
  • Combi microwave/oven, two-ring electric hob, fridge
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Garden with lawn, furniture, barbecue and wood-fired hot tub
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.8 miles, pub 2.9 miles
  • Note: The garden is not enclosed
  • Note: If you wish to bring a second pet, please enquire prior to booking - this is subject to the owner's approval and charges apply
  • Please note the property accepts a maximum of 6 adults

The property

Nestled amongst the rolling Worcestershire countryside in Hillhampton, Great Witley, Worcester this beautiful studio-style pod, Tamina.

Resting in between the River Severn and River Teme in the beautiful Teme Valley, this property enjoys a peaceful location next to the owner’s salad farm.

Tamina is a superb pet-friendly dwelling for a couple’s retreat or family holiday, with views out towards a freshwater lake.

Upon arrival, you will find off-road parking for two cars, along with a private garden with barbecue and dining furniture, perfect for dining alfresco, as well as an indulgent wood-fired hot tub where you can soak up the views whilst sinking back into the bubbles.

Be welcomed inside, where you will find an open-plan living space, featuring a well-equipped kitchen, dining area, sitting area with Smart TV and a sumptuous double bed and sofa bed.

After a long day of exploring, you can freshen up in the well-appointed shower room, the second bedroom, an adult bunk.

In the morning, be sure to take advantage of your exceptional surroundings with country walks and lakeside strolls on offer right from your doorstep.

For a unique escape to Worcestershire, look no further than Tamina.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref: 1112904, together sleeping up to 12 guests.

Pennlake Vale Pods

Pennlake Vale Pods consists of two stylish pods and two bell tents located at Hillhampton Farm, nestled amongst the rolling Worcestershire countryside in the hamlet of Hillhampton near Great Witley. This fantastic dog-friendly dwelling is ideal for a couple's retreat or a family break, enjoying a private garden with wood-fired hot tub for the pods and barbecue area for the bell tents. There is also a Smart TV, and a studio-style layout with a kitchenette, while sitting on an elevated position, next to the owner's salad farm, with breath-taking views of the countryside; you can wander the freshwater lake, venture on a cycle or walk, and explore Witley Court and Gardens with a children's play area close by. Treat your loved ones to dinner out at nearby eateries including New Inn at Shrawley, The Manor Arms Pub at Abberley The Masons Arms at Wichenford, The Bell at Pensax or enjoy afternoon tea at the beautiful The Elms Hotel in Abberley. There is a convenience store in Great Witley where you can pick up ingredients for home-cooking. Just a short stroll away is the English Heritage property, Witley Court and Gardens, which also offers a quaint tearoom for refreshments. Venture further afield to explore the city of Worcester where you can discover relics at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum, marvel at Worcester Cathedral, dine out or indulge in some retail therapy. Visit the lovely town of Bewdley, which is nestled in the Wyre Forest District; here you can meet exotic animals at West Midlands Safari Park and dangle from treetops at Go Ape. The market town of Ludlow is also within easy reach, home to an array of shops and eateries, as well as a vibrant outdoor market. For more outdoor adventures, head south to Malvern Hills AONB for unforgettable views as you trek across hills and through woodland. However you spend your holiday in Worcester, you'll love returning to Pennlake Vale Pods

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About the location


Worcester 10.3 miles; Ludlow 22.4 miles; Malvern 17.6 miles; Kidderminster 10.5 miles.

An ancient village which has had a settlement since before Norman times, offering a village shop and Post Office and many lovely walks with the Worcestershire Way close by. Witley Court, a palatial 19th century mansion encased in landscaped gardens with impressive fountains owned by English Heritage. Also in the village is a Grade II listed Coaching Inn, The Hundred House Hotel, named as it was the collection point for agricultural tithes from 100 districts. Take a walk to the top of Woodbury Hill, look out the remains of an Iron Age Fort and take in the stunning views across the River Teme to the Malvern Hills beyond. Nestling of the banks of the River Severn is the popular town of Stourport-on-Severn, which offers an abundance of cafes, shops, and charming black and white timbered buildings. The Wyre Forest straddles the borders of Worcestershire and Shropshire and is one of the largest woodlands in the country, much of which is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest with the remainder listed as a Nature Reserve. The forest is home to a vast array of wildlife, including wild woodland birds, moths and adders, as well as a web of excellent footpaths and cycle routes, pony trekking opportunities and a discovery centre. The attractive market town of Bewdley, once described as 'the most perfect Georgian town in Worcestershire' is just a short drive away, nestling on the banks of the River Severn and offering a good choice of amenities including individual shops, antique and craft galleries. The magnificent Malvern Hills provide a 9-mile range of ancient rock, where you will find many miles of bridleways offering superb, far-reaching views stretching in all directions. This area has some of the best attractions in the country with the Severn Valley Railway, West Midlands Safari Park, many National Trust properties as well as numerous riverside festivals, regattas and open-air concerts.

Note: If you wish to bring a second pet, please enquire prior to booking - this is subject to the owner's approval and charges apply.
Please note the property accepts a maximum of 6 adults

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas