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Sunny Cottage over-looking part of a Large Garden, in rural surroundings.

Bedrooms 1
Space 215 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Rural comfortable Studio for two, wonderful locality to explore and enjoy.

Comfortable double bedroom with pleasant sitting/dining area, corner kitchen, bathroom with shower and sunny seating area outside. Well behaved dogs welcome. Delightful accommodation in a rural setting for two adults with lots to do in the local area throughout the year, river-side walks and the Malvern Hills for the more energetic. Sight-seeing, theatre and concerts in nearby Malvern. Historic Worcester, Pershore and Tewkesbury, no more than 10 miles away and Upton with the River Severn only 4 miles away with seasonal Festivals. The National Trust's wonderful Croome Court and Landscape Park, less than three miles away and Stratford on Avon only 45 minutes away and of course, the Cotswolds nearby to explore.

John and Cara Henderson
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2017

About John and Cara Henderson

We have lived in this beautiful area for over forty years. John was Resident Agent on the Croome Estate which has the National Trust Capability Brown Landscaped Park and Court of Croome at its centre.

John and Cara Henderson purchased this cottage in 1989

Why John and Cara Henderson chose Malvern Hills

We purchased and converted our barn and the adjoining byre, as we had already lived in the area for 19 years.

The tranquil surroundings and magnificent views across the River Severn to the Malverns are a delight and all this within easy reach of the M.5 and M.50 giving scope to see the Midlands, Cotswolds and rural Herefordshire.

What makes this cottage unique

The delightful countryside with its long distance walks, the nearby River Severn, Jazz and regatta week-ends at Upton upon Severn, music festivals (Three Choirs in Worcester), literary, music and science in Cheltenham and national garden and agricultural shows at the Royal Three Counties Show Ground, Malvern. There are important tourist attractions in Worcester (8 miles), Tewkesbury ( 5 miles) and Malvern 10 miles) and Pershore (6 miles) is the home of the Royal Horticultural Society, based at the Horicultural College.

We are also on the threshold of the Cotswolds.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a very warm welcome. We love the peace and quiet of your beautiful home. S. & T. J. Bath

Third visit, but not the last . . . S & M (Dunstable)

What a wonderful holiday! Your attention to detail and hospitality is fantastic . . . Anton & Trish (South Africa)

Congratulations you deserve Gold for your lovely Studio (cottage) . . J & C (Cheshire)
Jul 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Worcester in Worcestershire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 215 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room with hand basin and w.c. (Wall heater)
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Twins or single beds can be arranged
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with super king-size bed with choice of arrangement (or as twin beds). Heated towel rail, separately controlled electric blankets and electric radiator for winter warmth are provided.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
Notes on accommodation: Not suitable for young children. NO SMOKING, PLEASE in the Studio Car or own transport essential - bus services are poor and not nearby Outside: Informal garden with small sitting-out area by the cottage. Ample parking next to cottage. Towels and linen included and for longer stays; replacement linen and towels will be offered to guests staying more than ten days. Property is cleaned between bookings only.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)


A fabulous base

  • 5 of 5

This little cottage was the perfect base for our weekend break. The dog was sorry to leave as he was fascinated with all the wild rabbits!

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying and for leaving the Studio so immaculately tidy. We hope that both of you and Benjie will come again. John and Cara
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A delightful cottage in a most interesting area.

  • 1 of 5

This cottage is a great delight. It has everything we needed and we were most comfortable in it. It is also very close to many of the interesting building we wanted to see.

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. With kind regards, John and Cara
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Excellent accomodation in a beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed long river walks in both directions, footpaths on the doorstep. Climbed up to the Worcester Beacon in the Malvern Hills. Rambled round the grounds of the National Trust Property at Croome. If time had permitted could have spent a full day there, there's lots to see.

Also briefly explored Tewkesbury and had an excellent lunch at the Bay Tree.

Only in the area for 4 days including attending a family wedding, but would recommend it and will probably return again for longer.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You managed to fit so much into the few days you were here, congratulations! There is still much more to see! Thank you for being such excellent guests. John and Cara
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Short Easter break to Worchester

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 2 dogs and I had a very enjoyable time at John and Cara studio. John was very helpful from the day we arrived, showing us around the studio and the lovely garden. I somehow think the dogs enjoyed the short holiday more than we did as they both had such a big garden to investigate, they were out of the house from morning till sunset, coming home in between for food and drink! The location is great for sightseeing, Malvern Hills is just a couple of miles away. There are plenty of pubs to have a meal and of course Upton has some lovely restaurants too. We would definitely visit John and Cara again if we ever have another opportunity for a short break. Thank you John and Cara for your hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Matt and May, you certainly managed to fit in some site seeing with Upton, Worcester, Stratford on Avon and a long walk on the Malvern Hills! It was a delight having you to stay and thank you again for your timely help. We hope to see you (and the dogs) again. Kind regards, John and Cara
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Lovely relaxing break!

  • 5 of 5

The Studio was cosy and in a lovely location - perfect for exploring the surrounding area, e.g Malvern and Upton on Severn. There are good pubs and restaurants nearby.

John and Cara were welcoming hosts, we are looking forward to returning!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anne and John, thank you for being exemplary guests. We very much look forward to seeing you for another stay. With kind regards, John and Cara
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Cosy cottage stay - perfect for traveling with dogs

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just came back from a short stay at John and Cara's studio and couldn't have been happier with our time there. They were completely welcoming of our 3 (large!) dogs and have their own sweet retriever Strauss (who welcomed our dogs). John gave us a thorough walkthrough of the apartment and offered some helpful tips on local resources. The studio has enough of the essentials for a full self-catering stay. The living area had two comfortable reclining chairs for the reading we caught up on, and the bedroom was spacious yet cozy (we caught up on lots of sleep as well!) with a very large bed. John and Cara gave us full run of their rather large property which our pups loved, taking the opportunity to chase some rabbits. The home is well off the "main" road so we were not concerned with any potential traffic while our dogs explored. Nearby (less than 10 minute drive) is Croome Court, a beautiful historic property which is also very welcoming of dogs. We strolled there for a couple of hours in the sunny weather before heading to the Christmas market in Worcester. We highly recommend this property as a very dog friendly but comfortable location, with warm, welcoming hosts.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both so much - come again! John and Cara
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Rate 4
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 1
1 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
If paid by cheque,please make payable to Mrs. C. Henderson
No Card facilities but PayPal available
Refunds: More than 8 weeks before confirmed arrival date: No cancellation Fee
4 to 8 weeks before confirmed arrival date: 50% refunded.
2 to 4 weeks before confirmed arrival date: 25% refunded
Les than 2 weeks - no refund.
Changeover Day:
Changeover day Saturday - or by arrangement.
Arrival after 16.00 hours or by arrangement.
Departure by 10.00 hours - or by arrangement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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