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Updated: 24-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Detached. two bedrooms , private carpark.Walk to ex.pub, secluded patio with BBQ

We are there to greet you and introduce you to the cottage. PLEASE Note that bookings are from FRIDAY to FRIDAY

Any questions can be answered .SUPERB VIEWS FROM ALL WINDOWS. PATIO FACES SOUTH. From wooden seating look across RIVER AVON and up to BREDON HILL. Garden designed,by PATRICK SWAN WINNER OF PEOPLE'S CHOICE GARDEN at the MALVERN SHOW and now a CONSULTANT for the NATIONAL TRUST. New in 2015 his signature the herbaceous border. A cottage for garden lovers. Fresh herbs by door. . romantic benches to sit among flowers and shrubs,

NEW TREE HOUSE FOR CHILREN & GOAL FOR FOOTBALLERS. SPACE to PLAY. Watch both 0the sunset over THE MALVERN HILLS and the sunrise over BREDON HILL.BBQ on S.facing patio. Architect designed, the cottage is open plan downstairs and two dbl. bedrooms upstairs. Just plug into FREE FAST BROADBAND . MOBILE PHONE RECEPTION IS EXCELLENT. No extras. New custom built windows 2011. Two flat televisions .o Professionally laundered linen and large fluffy towels .The beds are firm. The kitchen is well equipped, This year the kitchen has been redesigned. There is now a new ceramic hob with a conventional built in oven under it. A new, large under counter fridge. The new four basket freezer is positioned outside the kitchen so that you can bring your own food with you There is now a large worktop area with bar stools. A new oak table is in the living area. It is more compact but had two extra leaves to extend There is also a washing machine and a dishwasher and . The sitting area is comfortable with a NEW sofa, comfy chairs, library and DVD and Hi - fi system. A WOOL CARPET is fitted throughout, except the kitchen where there are ceramic tiles and the bathroom has non slip tiles. A high chair is available.

The village of Birlingham is unique. There is no through traffic, there are wonderful views all round the village.

The cottage is ideal for BIRDWATCHERS. We are now experiencing the STARLING MURMURANT. Thousands of Starlings swoop above the garden and across the river meadows. At dusk owls can be observed.

The walk to the nature reserve is easy as is the one to the lock where you can watch the boats go through.

The village PUB, THE SWAN has new owners. Zoe and Will always gives you a welcome. The beers are renowned and eating in the pretty GARDEN on a summer's evening is always a treat. The new FISH menu is fantastic! It is an easy walk.

The Farm Shop is nearby, no need to go into a town if you don't want to.

Although in a world of its own Birlingham is very centrally located and as the reviews show you the are numerous places to visit within easy reach.

Spring is now bursting in the garden,which has been redesigned by Patrick Swan( www.partickswan.co.uk). .

Private visits to exceptional local gardens can be arranged for a reasonable amount if notice is given.l

You look straight up to Bredon Hill or to the west The Malvern Hills. This is the time to experience the Blossom Trail. This takes you The pub is a short walk , read about it in The Good Food Guide, where it has featured for the last few years.

There are so many lovely towns to visit from the market towns of Pershore, Upton upon Severn, Ledbury and Tewkesbury to the larger towns of Worcester, Stratford upon Avon and Cheltenham . Birmingham is within easy reach !

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About the Owner

Marian Kirkland
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
24 March, 2017

31 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)

Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom

A wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a great cottage in a great location. It has a lot of character and a great garden with fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. It has all the necessary amenities including parking. Its village location provided peace and tranquility and ensured a good nights sleep always. Initially I discovered this cottage whilst looking for somewhere to stay during a business trip. I enjoyed the cottage and the friendliness of the owners so much that I subsequently booked the cottage again for a holiday with my girlfriend. We really enjoyed sitting on the bench in the garden and enjoying the natural surroundings and wildlife.

The owners are very welcoming and have a wealth of knowledge of the area and the best places to visit and see, as well as the best places to eat!

There's also a great pub in the village that served really good evening meals and it was also a place to meet the friendly locals.

I have no hesitation in recommending this place. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would book it again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for such an enthusiastic review. I hope all our visitors enjoy our cottage and village so much. We feel so fortunate to live in such a wonderful place and never tire of the views. Marian
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A lovely, restful base for a holiday

  • 5 of 5

We and our seven-year-old daughter really enjoyed our week in the Pig-Sty in October. It was lovely to find fresh eggs, tea, milk and bread waiting for us on arrival. The owner gave us a warm welcome but, although her house is close by, the layout of the garden and private parking area allowed a high level of privacy, along with the reassurance that the owner was on hand should anything go wrong (it didn't). The tree house and the large garden were obviously the high points for our daughter, and we enjoyed helping ourselves to the windfalls from the apple trees. The house was very clean and was equipped with everything we needed to cook at home. Sadly, the village pub was closed for all bar one of our evenings, as the owners were on holiday, but when finally we did get to try it, the beer was good and the menu looked really lovely, so we'll definitely eat there next time. All in all, just what we hoped for.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful location x perfect cottage

  • 5 of 5

We spent a weekend here and had a great time. Cottage was clean and well equipped. Perfect location for walking, breath taking views. A welcome basket of bread, eggs and milk was an added bonus too. We would definitely return and most definitely recommend it .

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Location,Gem,of a Cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We have just had a wonderful weeks holiday,at The Pig Sty,the weather was kind,we received a very warm welcome,from,Marian,the owner,(thanks for the Milk,and Bread).

The cottage is extremely cosy and comfortable,everything you would need,in a beautiful setting,award winning large Garden and views.

Only 20 minutes from Cheltenham,( Horse Racing)and 40 mins from Stratford-Upon-Avon,with the Cotswolds on the doorstep,easy access from M5 Motorway.

Perfect,we will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in a beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is very pretty and is in a very peaceful location with a large garden and stunning views which made sitting outside during the evening very enjoyable. The local pub, which is within easy walking distance, is a real gem and highly recommended. Walks from the cottage are numerous and fantastic with breathtaking scenery and very few people. Bliss!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cosy, convenient and cluttered

  • 3 of 5

Most things you need for a week of holiday activity and much more are packed into the Cottage. Welcoming hostess is keen to assist and enable the stay to be up to expectations. The gardens add tranquility to the environment, which ensured we had an enjoyable week in the Cotswold's.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : at 30 Miles Nearest Barpub : at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : at 120 Miles Nearest Golf : at 8 Miles Nearest Train : at 4 Miles Nearest Motorway : at 8 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 3 Miles Nearest Beach : at 90 Miles Car: necessary

The village has a village only road so very peaceful location. Surrounded by thatched cottages and wild life sancturies. A bird feeding station can be easily observed from the cottage. The River Avon is a short walk and fishing is available.. Walking is excellent on Bredon Hill and only a short drive to The Malvern Hills. There are a number of golf courses nearby, the owner is a member of Ross on Wye G.C. where golf can be arranged at a reduced price. .

Other Activities: Owner is member of local spa at Hilton Hotel and can introduce visitors for £8 a day.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
24 Mar 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
14 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early Summer
21 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Nightly Rate
28 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer
6 May 2017 - 18 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
2 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Season
14 Jul 2017 - 23 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
25 Aug 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Late Summer
8 Sep 2017 - 5 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
6 Oct 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
3 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

CHELTENHAM GOLD CUP 14th - 18th MARCH £200 a NIGHT. ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATION for 3 adults £200 a night
Our rates are fully inclusive.
Weekends are available during the Summer. Please contact Marian..

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 24-Mar-2017


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Dialup Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Power Shower
  • The bathroom suite is white. There is a power shower. The tiled floor is non-slip. Quality shower gel is provided as are fluffy towels and a large bathmat.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Also TV
  • The main bedroom faces south and has superb views to the River Avon and up to Bredon Hill. To the West are The Malvern Hills. Varied wild life can be observed. A television is fixed to the wall and ideal for viewing from the comfortable bed.


  • Deck Chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Golf Cart
  • Golf Clubs
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 8 garden chairs


  • Self-catering


  • The cottage is ideal for relaxing nights at the pub. Only a short walk or maybe stay in for the evening and have an excellent Indian delivered to your door at no extra cost. The cottage is ideally positioned for visiting theatres in Stratford upon Avon, Cheltenham, Malvern, Worcester and Birmingham. The Symphany Hall is a 45 minute drive. Birlingham is renouned locally for its Churchyard covered in Snowdrops.. Pershore now offers a very relaxing Spa for health and beauty. The massages at Ogles are highly recommended. The woodburner in the cottage ensures a cosy feeling although the central heating is ample with new double glazed windows. The latest improvement is a new access poinf with very secure parking in a walled area with an entrance to garden

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