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Ailsa Craig

(Ref. 1112904)

Hillhampton, Great Witley, Worcestershire Show on map

4.4

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "The pod was lovely, clean and in a beautiful location."

    All the facilities were fantastic and the host was very helpful. One small problem was the barbecues hadn’t been cleaned from their previous use so there was burnt on food on the racks.

    Reviewed by Jessica4.7Jul 2024

  • "Had a well relaxed getaway with my husband."

    Very much needed. Great views from the pod. Good location. Nigel was friendly. The pod was missing a few things ie: equipment for the bbq (tongs) and hot tub tongs for the wood. Would recommend thicker pillows as they were very thin. Overall had a lovely time away.

    Reviewed by Jessica4.1Jun 2024

  • "We had a fab stay at Ailsa Craig."

    The hut had everything we needed and was very clean and tidy. The kids loved the lights! We had the hot tub lit for us which was a great start. Enjoyed keeping it going throughout our stay. Great views to wake up to. Lovely peaceful environment. We did have quite a bit of rain which made it a bit boggy next to the hot tub so maybe a path up to it would be helpful. All in all would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Amy4.7May 2024

  • "Lovely place to spend our daughter's birthday."

    Pod itself is comfortable and warm and surrounding views beautiful. Nigel was very helpful and informative. The wood fired hotub is easy to use and still has the facilities you would associate with a standard hot tub. The gas BBQ was also really useful on a warm evening while admiring the scenery.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7May 2024

  • "Absolutely stunning location, peaceful & with beautiful views."

    The owner was very friendly & helpful when we first arrived & when I lost the keys - sorry! The pod was beautifully clean & well equipped. Also, lovely & warm with the heating on. However, the site was very muddy - not the owners fault that there had been so much rain - but more could be put in place to make the site more accessible. The woodfired hot tub became a chore rather than a pleasure & the supply of kindling, firelighters & matches had run out by Tuesday - we were there Friday to Friday. I would also recommend that future guests take plenty of towels, including hand towels, as none are provided.

    Reviewed by Lynne3.8Mar 2024

  • "Many thanks again."

    A really lovely stay!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2023

  • "The place is truly a great escape from a busy life, and Nigel has been very accomodating, he always checks that we are okay and has been enjoying and was very kind enough to provide us with cooking oil as we run out of stock."

    Location: Be mindful, the postcode on the advert will point you to a different direction, however, just follow the writen instruction and you'll find your way. It's the Pennlake Vale Glamping. Overall, it was a perfect spot to relax and reconnect with nature. We will definitely come back.

    Reviewed by Dianne5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay Nigel was very attentive showed us how everything worked checked on us a couple of times to make sure everything was ok Hot Tub is a lovely feature and the dual head shower is very nice."

    The lovely extras of tea coffee and sugar were an extra were weren't expecting so a lovely bonus. The lounge sofa was well sat on so cushions are a little flat but the pull out was comfy. Don't forget your beach towels and extras if you a big group like us who seem to use hundreds, we took a fan with us as we do get warm and it was definitely needed. Lovely grounds and a lovely location to explore or just chill

    Reviewed by Lindsay4.7Aug 2023

  • "Nice place but no value for money"

    Dear guest, Thank you very much for your response I am sorry that you felt that your stay did not represent good value for money. Might I just say that having accepted a second pet ,which is normally against our policy, as in the past we have found that two dogs in our glamping pods is too much as proved to be the case in this instance as most of the afternoon following your departure was spent collecting dog poo from around the site and the pod itself was left in a very untidy condition. The Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian1.9Jul 2023

  • "We've just had a lovely stay in Ailsa Craig, 2 adults and 2 teenagers."

    The cabin itself is in a great location, waking up over looking the ponds and hills was glorious. The owner allowed us to walk round some of their grounds so my boys had lots of space to burn of energy. You have everything you need within the cabin, plenty of plates, glasses etc. Didn't use the oven or bbq as we eat out each night or got takeaway. Likes the "techie" features of the bluetooth speaker and lights in the ceiling. The double bed sadly was awful, you could feel the springs through the mattress and we ended up having to by a mattress topper as we were so uncomfortable. Hot tub was lovely, loved that it was woodburing! It did begin to smell after 2 days of use so we didn't use it on our last day at the cabin. Overall we had a really nice day and would return.

    Dear Emma, Thank you very much for your feedback it is much appreciated. New matresses have been delivered and will be replaced tomorrow. I do hope that we might see you again in the future. Best wishes, Nigel Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma3.1Jul 2023

  • "A really great place to stay, lovely and out of the way."

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jun 2023

  • "My family & I had a wonderful weekend here."

    The pod was lovely, clean & comfortable. The views were amazing & facilities were great. The host was very friendly & checked to make sure everything was ok for us. The only suggestion I would make is to maybe consider supplying a fan in the pods during the hot weather. Luckily I remembered to bring my own but if I hadn't, it would have been very hot & stuffy at night. That being said, I didn't ask for one either so maybe you already do supply them but there wasn't any in ours. We can't wait to come back again soon. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Leanne4.4Jun 2023

  • "Had a really lovely stay, nice and relaxing!"

    Would recommend taking a mattress topper as they are super soft and springy so not to everyones taste! Also would put some bbq utensils in as the ones provided in the kitchen are silicone so are not suitable for the bbq! Would also like to see a recycling point as no obvious recycling on site at all.. Other than that it was lovely and the owner Nigel was really nice and always happy to help! We were super impressed by the hot tub as well, we thought as it was wood fired it would take ages to heat up enough but it only took about 15 mins before you could get in and stayed warm for hours after we let the fire go out!

    Reviewed by Ashleigh4.1Apr 2023

  • "Had a great break here view's and accommodation are amazing pods well equipped."

    Only issue was it was quite damp when we stayed and u could really do with paved pathway between the pod to access the hot tub as your basically walking a mud path other than that I highly recommend this property

    Reviewed by Vicky4.7Apr 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our 2 night stay in the pod, even managed to eat a meal outside under the stars thanks to the patio heater."

    Loved the speakers and LED lights in the ceiling!! Our only suggestions would be for some wine glasses and some form of dish that could be used in the microwave.

    Reviewed by Kate4.7Apr 2023

  • "Fabulous stay!"

    The cabin is secure, warm and luxurious on the inside with a working kitchen / dining room. The views are absolutely beautiful, lots of fields to walk through and animals to look at. The cabin is built beautifully and the decor is lovely. The microwave oven was a nice added bonus as we didn’t feel like eating out all the time so we were able to cook some good meals. Short distance to pubs, restaurants and Worcester centre. The only cons I have is that the hot tub was slightly murky looking upon our arrival which was fine however, we were staying Friday - Monday and by the Sunday morning, the water in the tub smelt pongy and pond-like. Also, the double bed in the living room is very, very springy which pokes into your back throughout the night. We ended up sleeping on top of a duvet and using the spare duvet instead which worked fine. The curtains were also very thin which meant we were woken up by the sun every morning (not a bad thing entirely, beautiful sights) but I would recommend blinds instead of curtains or at least some thicker ones. Other than this, we could not fault our stay and would definitely come back again.

    Dear Chloe Sorry for the problems don’t quite know what was wrong with hot tub but will investigate thoroughly and we have ordered some new mattresses for the beds Kind regards, Nigel Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chloe3.8Mar 2023

  • "The pod was great."

    Very warm and easy. We have left 3 large tea mugs as your pretty ones were not big enough! Also for us the mattresses needed to be much harder - I had to sleep on floor one night. Then I found I could use the bed settee -firmer base. The view over the ponds and hills was wonderful - peaceful and secluded. We enjoyed our stay very much.

    Dear Patricia, Thank you very much for coming we have ordered two new mattresses and replaced the mugs. Thank you for the feedback it is very much appreciated. Best wishes, Nigel Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia3.4Feb 2023

  • "It was lovely staying here as the facilities were good and the surroundings were amazing and peaceful."

    Needed to call the owner as the postcode takes you a little bit forward, but with the help of host we managed to reach the exact location.The host was welcoming and available for any help. The mattress of double bed and bunk bed were not in good condition, I think they need to be changed. Overall we enjoyed our stay there.

    Thank you for the feedback we have ordered some new mattresses for the pods and hope sincerely that this rectifies the problem Kind regards, Nigel Property Owner

    Reviewed by Numaira4.4Feb 2023

  • "Beautiful place will be back soon so peaceful hot tube was perfect staff on site was brilliant"

    Thanks Emma - we hope to see you soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had the most fantastic stay and Nigel was a truly amazing host!"

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Nov 2022

  • "Super lovely people."

    Super lovely accommodation. We very much enjoyed our stay and exploring the local area! BBQ facilities provided, try Gough's butchers in local town for BBQ food (also lovely people). Keep up the good work!

    Reviewed by Ryan4.7Oct 2022

  • "Nigel and his family were the perfect host who attended to all our needs and more."

    The pod was comfortable and offered all that you need for a relaxing and most enjoyable stay. The location is second to none and tops off this perfect break for my wife and I.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2022

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Summary

  • 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, Ailsa Craig.

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.

Ailsa Craig 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 Ailsa Craig.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref: 1113426, 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

GREAT WITLEY

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.

One well-behaved dog welcome.
Note: If you wish to bring a second pet, please inquire 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