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Rose Cottage

(Ref. 918203)

Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage could do with a deep clean."

    The outer entrance was dirty covered in dust and dead flies. Cobwebs in every room, the bedrooms were particularly bad. The oven was dirty and tiles in the kitchen were unclean. We had to wash pans which were dirty and some mouldy. Also some glasses and crockery required a clean. I rang the owner Joyce and sent her pictures. She apologised said she would ask the cleaners to come back the following morning. But unfortunately it wasn’t sorted out. I called Joyce and she apologised and I advised her the property needed a deep clean.

    The guest did call to state she was not happy at level of cleanliness. I apologised and told her I would get cleaner to call back in the morning to correct the issues, which contrary to your comments did happen but when she called around the cleaner felt intimidated by the guest and she left in tears very upset. When i learned of what had happened, i called the guest to arrange a different cleaner to attend but she said it wasnt neccessary as it wasnt that bad and they had dealt with it themselves. I am very disapointed to recieve this feedback as i had tried to correct it and we even had a discussion on the phone Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrea2.5May 2024

  • "Lovely cottage, in a great location."

    Will definitely be coming back.

    Reviewed by Jay5.0Nov 2023

  • "This cottage is ideally suited near to Upton on Severn, easy short walk into town."

    The cottage is advertised as three double rooms ie maximum for six people, however we felt the cottage was more suited to a couple or a family of four. This is due to the bathroom facilities which are old and desperately need modernisation. The cottage is well equipped with plenty of crockery, glasses and cutlery. There is adequate cooking utensils. The cottage would be improved by having a washing machine which incorporated a drier, this would free up the tumble dryer to instal a dish washer - who wants to wash up on holiday! The downstairs is comfortable and cosy but very dark, better lighting or more lamps would be great - difficult to read at night! The fact that there were no instructions on how to use any of the equipment ie microwave, hot water, where the bins were, and what to do with linen etc on leaving the property was very remiss and needs rectifying asap. There was no information on nearest A&E, doctors dentists etc also remiss. A visitors book where guests can write recommendations on pubs, restaurants and places to visit is always helpful and welcome when visiting somewhere new. The cottage could do with improvements in a few areas to greatly enhance a stay. We did have a problem during our stay concerning the bathroom which was addressed quickly.

    Reviewed by Susan3.4Nov 2023

  • "Lovely historic cottage within strolling distance of Upton upon Severn and all its amenities."

    Despite the cottage being old it is warm and the gas stove made it cosy. The kitchen was well equipped and we appreciated the travel cot, high chair and stair gates fitted for our toddler. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Nov 2023

  • "Just had a lovely week at Rose Cottage."

    Mrs C the owner was so helpful and kind. Cottage is well equipped and extremely clean and very comfortable. Beds so comfy - plenty of hot water. Thank You Mrs C Few nice shops near by and Marina up the road was also excellent - good food and very reasonable with the prices.

    Reviewed by Ed and Drusilla5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage, clean and well equipped."

    The fire in the living room kicks out great heat!! Great location, can wander into town where there are plenty of eating places, or over the other side of the Marina where you can get a great breakfast! Owner responds to messages quickly and is very accommodating.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    Easy walk into town. Well equipped. We were lucky with the weather so the barbecue, water cooler, and electric fans in the bedrooms were especially useful. Also lovely to have tea and coffee and jams in the house on arrival. Owner very kindly let us stay later on the day of check out as she didn't have anyone arriving that day which was brilliant. Lots of eating places nearby along with a coop and spa so easy to get groceries etc. Parked the car on arrival and didn't move it until we left 5 days later. Marina next door where you can hire a boat for a day or half a day. Lots of gentle walking from the door.

    Reviewed by Claire4.4Sep 2023

  • "Very many thanks Joyce and Derek for providing such a beautiful cottage in a tranquil setting."

    We had such a lovely and relaxing holiday thank you and the cottage had everything we needed. The beds were very comfortable and the setting was just perfect thank you. Joyce was an excellent communicator and kept in touch to make sure we had everything we needed, thank you. We visited lots of beautiful places including the Cotswolds, Cheltenham, Gloucester Docks and Worcester, to name a few. We cannot recommend Joyce and Derek’s cottage highly enough. Best wishes Gill & Mark x

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with all the facilities we needed."

    Clean and tidy throughout. In a quiet and peaceful location with a short stroll to the centre of Upton with lots of shops and cafes and pubs with great food. Fruit farm nearby that has local produce in their shop. Local walks from the cottage were very good, and short drives out to Pershore, Malvern and Worcester were also super. We found Rose Cottage perfect for our needs and would return for 2 weeks next time.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "A very comfortable cottage in an excellent location for the Malvern Spring Flower Show"

    Reviewed by Mary4.4May 2023

  • "Beds had been straightened and two folded towels placed on each but sheets had hairs and smelt of previous occupants."

    Towels were stained. Bathroom also had not been cleaned. Oven covered in grease- grill tray covered in grease and roasting pan rusty. Contacted owner who said she would send a cleaner. Cleaner did not arrive and had to buy 3 sets of sheets. When bedding was changed duvets and mattress covers were stained with sweat marks. Fortunately, managed to find somewhere else to stay so left after 2 nights. Owner refused any refund.

    Reviewed by Clementine1.3Mar 2023

  • "The cottage was not very clean and the pots and pans were unusable - very rusty Wok."

    Main bedroom sprung a leak in the rain so we moved to the smaller bedroom which smelt awful. The internet was excellent and there was ample parking.

    Reviewed by Marion1.3Nov 2022

  • "Staying at Rose Cottage for a week was the hi light of our 3 week UK trip."

    Beautiful Tudor home, Comfy beds, cozy fire, easy walk to the village, everything we needed for a lovely stay in Upton on Severn.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2022

  • "Wonderful location, lighting inadequate to read by, no tea towels, had to dry dishes with kitchen paper towels, on last day left them on rack hoping it would be noted that tea towels were not available, worried in case they thought we had perhaps taken them, no contact phone number in cottage , had no idea of how to dispose of waste or rrecycling rules, again no information inside cottage, no great problems but together became so."

    No contact from anyone on our arrival.However, enjoyed our holiday

    sorry that tea towels were not available to you this was an oversight and we will ensure this is not repeated! with regard contact you did call me for access details previously and I did emphasise that if you needed to know anything to call me as I am available to deal with any queries at all times I am sorry you did not con tact me if it would have enhanced your stay. glad you enjoyed your holiday Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin2.8Sep 2022

  • "Great property in great location."

    Everything you need from home. This is a home from home accommodation, well presented and close to all the amenities in the village and surrounding countryside. Great for anytime of the year.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Aug 2022

  • "A cottage full of character, and a comfortable and ideal home-away-from-home for a few days."

    The location couldn't have been better for us.

    Reviewed by Matthew4.4Jun 2022

  • "Lovely spacious cottage."

    Two good sized double rooms and one smaller. Lots of old wooden beams. Well equipped kitchen. Excellent location - pleasant 5 minute walk into town.

    Reviewed by Geraldine4.7May 2022

  • "I think some provision for making coffee would be nice a cafetiere is a easy addition to the kitchen."

    A couple more basic utensils in the drawer such as a wooden or silicone spoon as there was nothing soft to stir pans with and I didn't want to damage the non-stick. Also there wasn't any provision for recycling we had to bring it all home? In 2022 with the climate crisis this is a basic necessity.

    Reviewed by Julie Anne3.8Mar 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time staying at Rose Cottage."

    The owner could not have done any more to make our stay any better, so very helpful and welcoming. The location and the property were great, I would 100% recommend this property. Thank you once again for a great experience.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage this is our second visit."

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Nov 2021

  • "The cottage could do with a deep clean especially stair carpets and oven probably the result of it being the end of the holiday season."

    However the facilities were good .It was also very nice to have a supply of jams ,milks ,tea and coffee.. The location was excellent

    Reviewed by Stewart3.4Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was a good size and in a great location, walking distance from the town and a few minutes drive from lots of places to visit, a great base for our holiday."

    The cottage was as listed and a good size for an old building, but it felt unloved and in need of a refresh. A deep clean, some new dining room chairs that didn't squeek and new mattresses would have warranted the fifth star. All in all it is a good place for a holiday and had plenty of facilities for a well appointed cottage.

    Reviewed by Deb4.4Aug 2021

  • "Rose cottage was excellent in all respects."

    Very comfortable and roomy accommodation and with a short walk alongside the river to a choice of riverside restaurants and pubs. The location was quiet and private with a good size garden with table and chairs, suitable for outdoor eating. An added bonus was the choice of tea bags, coffee and milk and a selection of jams. Certainly one of the nicest accommodations we have been in.

    Reviewed by Jarmila5.0Jun 2021

  • "Cosy old cottage but little daylight and inadequate lighting."

    Low ceilings in the bedrooms so watch your head. The property requires general upgrading and better maintenance. Having said that the area was beautiful with lots of nice walks and interesting places to see. Lots of nice pubs and restaurants in the area. Great Malvern is worth a visit. We had a great time in spite of the limitations of the cottage.

    Reviewed by Chris3.4Sep 2020

  • "Amazing setting right next to the river."

    A 15 minute walk to the beautiful village of Upton Upon Severn and 10 minutes walk to the marina. The cottage is beautiful with plenty of indoors and outdoor space with adequate seating for 6 inside and out. Equipped with a BBQ and all mod cons for good and bad weather. Adored the property and would highly recommended to anyone after a relaxing staycation.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Sep 2020

  • "There was just one problem that I had with the cottage I phoned the owner before we went to ask if any bedding had feathers as I have an allergy to them I was told there wasn’t any."

    But the first night I had breathing problems I then found two pillows were duck down which gave me the problem.

    Reviewed by Maurice5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage with plenty of room on offer."

    Well equipped kitchen and very comfortable living room. Ideally located, just a few minutes walk to the town centre which has so many fascinating shops and pubs. Really happy we visited and will certainly book again in the future.

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Jul 2020

  • "Great property, brilliant location, the heating was a bit lacking, not all radiators were working, hence low score on comfort."

    We booked this through and not direct with you so really answer to first question is n/a

    Reviewed by Penny3.8May 2019

  • "A very quaint cottage that was larger than anticipated in a beautiful and convenient location on the waterside near Upton on Severn marina."

    When I read the description I thought one bedroom was off another whereas in reality there were 3 separate bedrooms all with double beds and their own access. The owner was lovely and contacted us saying not to rush on departure, which was very useful as one of the party was 92 years old. Hope to return at a future date.

    Reviewed by Josephine4.7Mar 2019

  • "Lovely weekend stay in Rose Cottage, Upton."

    Very cosy,clean & good supply of usual household item's eg: cleaning products, bin bags, tea towels etc. Lovely supply of tea, coffee etc.A short 5 minute walk into Upton several very friendly pubs nearby. Great location.Would definitely recommend. 5 out of 5.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Dec 2018

  • "Disappointed with patio area, needs some attention."

    View to marina blocked by overgrown trees, this I must add is not the fault of the owner of the cottage. A lot of building work in progress close to the cottage. River now not accessible, but that's progress!!

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Sep 2018

  • "The cottage was advertised as "overlooking the marina", but the tree, shrub and bramble growth was so great that all view of the marina was blocked."

    ..very disappointing.

    Reviewed by Norman2.8Aug 2018

  • "It gave us a lovely place to relax at the end of each day"

    Reviewed by Jacky5.0Jun 2018

  • "Perfect setting, very comfortable cottage."

    From booking to leaving was very easy and convenient.

    Reviewed by Clifflynn5.0May 2018

  • "Lovely little cottage in a very quiet location, but only a short walk from shops and pubs."

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2018

  • "Due to a last minute cancellation from another Sykes cottage, Rose cottage was able to accommodate us which we were very grateful for."

    Although for 3 tall men we found the ceilings a little low

    Reviewed by Johnathan4.7Mar 2018

  • "We booked Rose Cottage for Christmas for a group of 5 people."

    The owners of the cottage were very accommodating and on hand to help us with any questions we had. The cottage itself is spacious for a cottage and fit 5 people very easily and comfortably. The kitchen could use a few more utensils and a bigger fridge but was still sufficient to cook a full Christmas roast dinner. The area itself is beautiful. Upton upon Severn was perfect for a relaxing, quiet getaway. Would definitely recommend booking for a nice stay and easy access to the Cotswolds.

    Reviewed by Danita4.4Dec 2017

  • "Lovely little cottage in a great location, well equipped, warm and cosy and a great base for a family holiday."

    We will visit again without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Sep 2017

  • "I have stayed twice at Rose Cottage and have thoroughly enjoyed both visits."

    The cottage has everything you need plus more and is very comfortable. I especially like the location, it is a short walk to the town which has everything you need. Travelling from overseas I appreciated the care basket of tea, coffee, hot chocolate and sauces and also having a clothes dryer, makes laundry so much quicker! When I first stayed in November 2016, I was not familiar with the use of the electric cooktop and oven and the fireplace but the owners were so kind and helpful and took their time to explain to me how to use each of them. The owners made me feel very welcomed and when I returned in Sept 2017, it felt like I was coming back home.

    Reviewed by Juliet5.0Sep 2017

  • "A lovely cottage in a great location"

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0Aug 2017

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  • Three double bedrooms
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and gas woodburner-effect stove.
  • Gas central heating with gas stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 6 mins walk
  • Note: One of the double beds accessed from one side only.

The property

Resting on the outskirts of the historic town of Upton upon Severn is this traditional and charming semi-detached Black and White dwelling, Rose Cottage, overlooking the picturesque marina and providing six guests with a wonderful Worcestershire base.

Ideal for a family of six or three couples, Rose Cottage boasts character throughout with exposed stone fireplaces, rustic timber beams and homely décor; it’s the perfect spot for a relaxing break to the Malvern Hills.

Step inside the living/dining room to discover a seamless combination of traditional features and contemporary furnishings, with a lovely slate floor resting beneath the modern white sofas, and an exposed brick inglenook housing a gas stove-effect fire beside the TV, creating a charming space to unwind at the end of a busy day.

Come together around the dining table beneath the ceiling beams and tuck into a delicious home-cooked meal prepared in the amply-equipped kitchen, with all the essential appliances and more found in this contemporary space, featuring sleek black subway tiling.

Venture upstairs to discover three elegant sleeping spots, all with double beds and storage for your things, with windows looking out to the boats in the marina, along with a shared bathroom to serve them boasting a bath and a separate walk-in shower.

Enjoy spending sunny afternoons or evenings sitting out in the garden at the outdoor furniture overlooking the marina, providing the perfect spot to end another fun-filled day in the sun.

A short stroll over the bridge will bring you into the centre of Upton upon Severn where you can begin to explore this town’s interesting past in The Tudor House Museum, a striking building much like Rose Cottage with its monochrome exterior, containing a host of artefacts and stories about Upton’s past and present.

Stop in at Upton’s most beloved bakery, The Pudding Shop & Kitchen Café, for some delicious treats before browsing the many individual shops, antiques centres, tea rooms and traditional pubs serving real ales and locally-sourced food.

Hire a boat on the River Severn with Severn Expeditions allowing you to sail off along the waters admiring the scenery, as well as being perfect for keen anglers, those who want to enjoy some wildlife watching and families seeking a fun activity!

The surrounding area is home to more attractions from the Showborough House Sculpture Garden and Dunstall Castle to the wonderful town of Tewkesbury boasting plenty of history to discover at Tewksbury Museum, Tewksbury Abbey and The Vineyards being a perfect spot for a picnic.

Venture into the glorious Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to find plenty of walking and cycling opportunities across this luscious landscape, coming across Hereforshire Beacon and Millenium Hill, both exceeding 300 metres, along with Hangmans Hill and Tinkers’ Hill, perfect for those outdoor adventurers among the group.

Discover plenty to see and do in this lovely part of Worcestershire at Rose Cottage.

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About the location


Worcester 12 miles; Great Malvern 6 miles; Tewkesbury 6 miles; Cheltenham 18 miles.

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, restaurants 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'. Just 6 miles away is 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, vineyards and gardens in the area, as well as outdoor activities to suit all abilities. The nearby market towns such as Ledbury and Tewkesbury have a wealth of black-and-white houses and inns. A little further afield is the Royal Forest of Dean, the historic waterfront city of Gloucester, the spa town of Cheltenham, and the unspoilt towns and villages of the Cotswolds.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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