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Historic Detached Cottage, On The Bank of The River Severn Nr Upton & Malvern

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
1
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Malvern Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Stunning rural location. Sleeps 6-7, ideal for fishing, birdwatching and boating

Approached by a narrow, short lane, beautiful Bank Cottage is but 20 metres from the river Severn. There are spectacular views to be seen across the river and the flood plain opposite, particularly from the patio, lounge and front facing rooms. It's like looking at your own personal Constable picture! Peace and tranquillity.

The cottage is 250 years old, and formally used by the local Ferryman. A number of original features have been kept, adding to it's charm. These include exposed oak beams, old style doors with lift-up latches upstairs, and a small Inglenook with a log burner in the cosy 2nd lounge at the back of the house.

The garden runs parallel to the river, providing 70 metres of fishing and mooring rights. A new jetty has recently been constructed with safe access down to the water's edge. Bring your own canoe or small boat!

The cottage and its location are ideal for all wild-life enthusiasts, bird watchers and fishermen. In fact, fishermen could literally cast a line from the balcony if they so wished!

On holiday here, you may want to just sit on the terrace and relax, read, or look at the view, perhaps waving to people on boats as they pass by. It is so peaceful and relaxing.

On the other hand, for those who enjoy exploring new areas, there is a lot of choice. The Malvern Hills are great for walkers and Ramblers. Upton on Severn and Worcester are both only a short driver away. Upton hosts various Festivals, including the World renown Upton Jazz Festival. The historic city of Worcester is well worth a visit. The Three Counties Show ground, only 4 miles away, also hosts many well known annual events.

It is a 4 bedroom cottage but the fourth bedroom as a locked store room for landlord's needs. The holiday accommodation is arranged as follows:-

Master bedroom ('wow' room as it spectacularly overlooks the River) has a double bed.

The second bedroom is a large room and also overlooks the River and has two single beds. There is a lot of free floor space in this room which would possibly be useful for a cot.

The third bedroom, also a large room, has a double bed and large single properly sprung sofa bed. There is room for a cot in all bedrooms (not provided, although we have a travel cot and high chair for use if requested). There is a large family bathroom with walk in shower cubicle and separate bath. All rooms are furnished to a high standard.

The cottage is advertised as suitable for 6 to 7 people but as you can see, with 6 beds and one sofa bed, there is ample flexibility with the bedding arrangements.

We have a balcony overlooking the river and this is accessed from the 'summer lounge' with it's reclining leather suite. This lounge is open plan with the dining room containing a large oak dining table and chairs for 6 people. The kitchen is also open plan to this, and has an island breakfast bar that accommodates six bar stools, and is fully fitted with all appliances. It also has a utility area, with a washing machine and also a downstairs WC with wash basin. This leads to the second lounge (we call it the 'winter lounge') has an inglenook fireplace with log burner and another reclining leather suite. This is a very cosy cottagey room. There is full central heating, and an ample supply of seasoned logs is provided.

There is a large balcony with table and chairs for 8 people. Its proximity to the river and the stunning views makes it one of the the main features of the property. There are also two other patio areas and a large lawn. A gas barbecue is also provided.

There is a TV in each of the two lounges and there is WIFI access.

There is easy parking for at least four cars.

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Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Alison Knight
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 4, 2016
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About Alison Knight

We have been married over 27 years and have three children. Our eldest has recently graduated from Plymouth and our son has just started at Hull. Our youngest is about to start studying computing and IT and will start Uni in a couple of years. We live only 20 minutes away from the cottage in Worcester, We are looking after our aged parents and have been finding it difficult to get away on holiday as a group. We have all enjoyed the cottage ourselves for visits, parties and holidays for over a year now. We find that when you leave the City of Worcester you seem to enter another world and we have realised that you do not need to go far to find such peace and beauty.

Geoffrey has been in the Merchant Navy as an officer for 38 years now and Alison is a housewife. Renting the cottage for holiday lets will eventually ease us gently into retirement. They say that people who retire from the Merchant Navy want to get away from the water, but maybe when the cottage is not rented out he will put on his old uniform and pace up and down the balcony with binoculars around his neck and get a brass ship's wheel and steam whistle installed.

Alison Knight purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Alison Knight chose Malvern Hills

We fell in love with the cottage when we saw it. Our hearts ruled the day and we made the decision on the spot to buy it, having had no previous intention of making such a purchase, just a vague plan that one day we might buy a holiday home.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage possesses stunning rural views, private river access and a jetty for fishing and boating. A slipway has recently been added which gives excellent accessibility to the river.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Historic Detached Cottage, On The Bank of The River Severn Nr Upton & Malvern
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews
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A lovely and relaxing weekend away....

  • 4 of 5

What a lovely property. Quiet with some great views of the river and surrounding countryside. Very well equipped.

Clive's fruit farm is a must visit just down the road, a butchery, pick your own fruit, playground and great tea room.

For the fisherman out there the platform is fantastic, big and well built. I caught plenty of Zander up to 8lb, eels, bleak, rudd, roach and perch. The Barbel were elusive but we will be back there next year to try again. Always nice to see active Kingfishers.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Absolutely breathtaking

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a brilliant long weekend in bank cottage with family and friends Alison and husband Geoff have done an amazing job the cottage is very well equipped the kitchen is exceptional there was nothing we needed house beautifully furnished and decorated and spotlessly clean big bedrooms with very comfy beds all linen and towels provided. Alison greeted us on our arrival with bread milk butter tea and coffee, we had a tour of the property she also left her phone number in case there were any problems. Superb location for the malverns Worcester Cheltenham etc peaceful setting sitting out on the deck listening to the birds singing and the fish jumping, I would recommend this cottage we will be returning in the near future. Thanks alison

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Bank Cottage was wonderful from start to end, Alison was very helpful leaving bread butter, milk and jams as a welcome pack. We both fell in love with the cottage, it is very well equiped with everything you could possibly need and more. We felt very at home in a beautifully peaceful setting directly on the river, it was lovely to sit on the decking immediately outside the living room and watch the various birds/ducks and wildlife surrounding us. I would definitely return to Bank Cottage and thank Alison and Geoff for giving us the chance to stay in their beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Fantastic Cottage by the River

  • 5 of 5

We had 3 weeks at Bank Cottage, the owners Alison and Geoff were so incredibly helpful and accommodating to my emails.

The cottage has 3 large bedrooms, all comfortably furnished we had extra people staying and there was plenty of bedding, blankets towels etc.

the view out to the River Severn was amazing, watching the sun rise over the water was great. The house has a great kitchen that made family meals fun to prepare and enjoy, a very 'social' house.

A great base for the Malvern Hills- our daughter aged 7 loved to walk (even in the rain). We also visited Croome Park, The Cadbury Factory, Little Owl Farm Park and the severn valley railway. A perfect cottage for our Christmas Visit (we live in Singapore).

My daughter even saw an Otter.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a long weekend at Bank cottage and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage was immaculate and was everything you could possibly need. The views are amazing over the river, it was a real home from home and we would definitely return and recommend it to friends.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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wonderful cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderfully relaxing weekend at this lovely cottage.

Alison greeted us warmly and showed us around the cottage.

The cottage was spotless and had everything you need for a home away from home break.

The setting was peaceful and right on the riverbank. Great for wildlife watching or just enjoying the river flow by.

Can't recommend this place enough.

We'll definitely return soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Birmingham Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Green Dragon
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Malvern
Nearest Motorway
200 Metres
off the B4424 Worcester-Upton M5 Jct 7 8 miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Green Dragon
Car: recommended

This detached beautiful 250 year old cottage, with original oak beams & period features, with spectacular views across the river, makes it ideal for a relaxing peaceful rural holiday.

The cottage was formerly used by the ferry man and is located actually on the river bank, 20 metres from the River Severn. The garden runs parallel with the river and we have 70 metres of fishing and mooring rights. A new jetty has recently been constructed with safe access down to the water's edge. We are in a location of outstanding wildlife and in a select rural location. The opposite bank of the river is the flood plain and there are no buildings easily visible, so there are spectacular rural views across the river which will be ideal for nature-loving people who just want to relax looking at a 'Constable' landscape and watch the boats passing by, and who would like an interesting but restful holiday.

The cottage and its location are ideal for fishermen as you could literally cast a line from the balcony if you wish! All passers-by have told us how lovely the cottage and its surroundings are.

It is the sort of location where you want to just stay and enjoy and possibly won’t want to go and visit anywhere else, but it is located about 4 miles from the Malvern Hills, (voted the second most beautiful place in UK a few years ago) with walks on the hills and rambling easily accessible. We are also 4 miles from Upton which is a vibrant small town hosting various festivals, notably the world renowned Upton Jazz Festival. We are also only 4 miles from the Three Counties Show ground hosting many annual events.

Malvern is 4 miles away with theatres/cinema/winter gardens /swimming pool and the Morgan Car factory which is a very popular place to visit, watching them build cars by hand. Hiking to any of these local places is through spectacularly beautiful countryside.

The historic City of Worcester is 8 miles away with all of the city attractions, Cathedral and County Cricket ground.

We are 22 miles from Cheltenham and this cottage is very popular during the Cheltenham Gold cup & all other local events.

It is a 4 bedroom cottage but we keep the 4th bedroom as a locked store room for our own needs. The beds are arranged as follows:

Master bedroom ('wow ' room as it spectacularly overlooks the River) has a double bed.

The second bedroom is a large room and also overlooks the River and has 2 single beds and a single sofa bed

The third bedroom, also a large room, has a double bed and single sofa bed. There is room for a cot in all bedrooms (not provided, although we have a travel cot for use if requested). There is a large family bathroom with walk in shower cubicle & separate bath. All rooms are furnished to a high standard with wardrobes & sets of drawers/sideboards etc.

The cottage and its location are ideal for fishermen as you could literally cast a line from the Balcony if you wish! We have 70m of fishing rights but remember that all rivers have a closed season from 16th March to 16th June so it is best to book dates accordingly.

We have a jetty with safe access to it so it is ideal if you want to use it as a base for your small boat or canoe activities. Presently we do not provide any boats or other water craft, but it is a good opportunity to bring your own.

The location is spectacular and the rear garden is fenced off, but the closeness to the river means that small children should never be left unattended.

We also reluctantly prefer not to accept pets if possible. Our own dog likes swimming in the river and it is difficult to keep muddy paw prints out of the house. However, we are open to discussion especially for small non-swimming dogs, or where the owner will take responsibility for any mess or damage caused by their pet and are prepared to pay a larger deposit.

The River Severn occasionally floods, but the house last flooded in 1947. When the river is in flood, some of the garden sometimes also floods, Some people may enjoy the experience and the spectacular views! If we were at a very high river level that would cause inconvenience to the guest, we would happily accept cancellation with a full refund option, hopefully with a future rebooking. Occasional elevated river levels occur mostly during the depths of winter, so this is unlikely to be a problem as most people are looking for summer breaks although we make the house available for most of the year.

Visiting by car is essential due to its rural location. The cottage is accessed at the end of an unadopted beautiful tree lined but slightly bumpy driveway which is no problem throughout the year for conventional two wheel drive cars, and we have easy parking and turning for at least 4 cars at the property.

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Rates & Availability

Malvern Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Dec 2016
Dec 9 2016 - Dec 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
$95
 
 
Christmas period 2016
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$158
 
 
Jan-March 2017
Jan 5 2017 - Apr 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
$113
 
 
Easter 2017
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
$151
 
 
April-May 2017
Apr 19 2017 - Apr 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$139
 
 
Whitsun 2017
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
$164
 
 
May-July 2016
May 30 2017 - Jul 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$151
 
 
July-August - High
Jul 15 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$176
 
 
Aug-Sept - mid
Aug 5 2017 - Sep 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$164
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$139
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $13
Cleaning $32
Refundable damage deposit $126

We are very flexible and always on hand as we live 11 miles away. In the event of any kitchen breakages please replace with similar in white. We would appreciate the property being left in good order. The property will be cleaned. The river level changes & new jetty may be submerged, (this occurs for about 8 weeks in the year - mostly in winter). We will accept pets along with a larger deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Malvern Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 145 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Downstairs Toilet - toilet , Small downstairs toilet room with hand basin.
  • Located upstairs, it is a large fully appointed family bathroom with a large walk in shower cubicle and separate bath and wash basin. Downstairs there is a cloak room and toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , The 'wow' room as it spectacularly overlooks the river.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , Not available to guests. Used as landlord's storeroom.
    Double Bedroom - 1 queen , Has rural views, with a double bed
    Twin Single Bedroom - 3 twin/ single , Overlooks River, has 3 single beds with lots of floor space
  • Advertised as 3 bedroomed, it is actually a 4 bedroomed cottage but we keep the 4th bedroom as a locked store room for our own needs. The beds are arranged in the other three bedrooms as follows:- There is room for a cot in all bedrooms (not provided, but we have a travel cot and high chair for use if requested). All rooms are furnished to a high standard with wardrobes in bed 2 & 3. All rooms have chests of drawers, bedside cabinets, table lamps, pillows, duvets, spare blankets, etc. The cottage is advertised as suitable for 6 people but as you can see, it is possible to sleep more than 6 people in the three bedrooms. But with two double beds two single beds and a sofa bed, there is ample flexibility for 6 to 7 people.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
HISTORIC CONNECTION There has always been a river crossing at the location of the cottage. The river used to be shallow enough to ford here, we believe that persons from as far back as the Iron Age settlements on the Malvern Hills crossed here and joined with what later became the Roman road the 'Foss Way' running north south about a mile or so away on the other side of the river. Also, before the the last battle of the English Civil War, the forces of Cromwell moved from Upton upon Severn where they were on the other side of the river, and forded the river here and then went to Powick. The following day they fought the last battle of the English Civil War at Worcester. They won and routed King Charles I who hid in a tree near Worcester, Oliver Cromwell then introduced democracy to England, which was eventually adopted world wide. Up until 1914 a ferry was operated from the cottage. The ferry man went to fight in the Great War exactly a hundred years ago and never returned.

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