About the property
- Cottage1560 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
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 formerly used by the local ferry man to get people across the river. A number of original features have been kept, adding to its 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 second lounge at the back of the house.
The garden runs parallel to the river, providing 70 metres of fishing and mooring rights. A jetty has been constructed with safe access down to the water's edge, along with a slipway. 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! You need your own fishing permit. Fishing season is 16 June-16 March. No fishing permitted out of season. Heavy fines and equipment confiscated.
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 upon Severn and Worcester are both only a short drive away. Upton hosts various festivals, including the world renowned 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. The Morgan car factory is 10 minutes' by car.
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 three single beds. There is a lot of free floor space in this room which would possibly be useful for a cot. We can provide a cot and/or travel cot. We also have a high chair.
The third bedroom, also a large room, has a double bed and a large single sofa bed. There is room for a cot in all bedrooms . 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 its 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 seven 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 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, the kitchen and two of the bedrooms and there is free WIFI access.
There is easy parking for at least four cars.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 15, 2018
About Alison Knight
I have been married over 30 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.
Alison Knight purchased this Cottage in 2013
Why Alison Knight chose Guarlford
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. Lots of varied wild life is accessible. An otter has been spotted several times, walking across the decking!!
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This cottage is a total gem. Right on the banks of the river Severn and set in its own grounds with river frontage and private fishing. Nothing seems too much effort for the owners. Immaculate throughout, tastefully decorated with spacious lounges and dining room. Luxurious leather recliners, and amazing views. The kitchen was great, exhaustively kitted out with everything we wished for. We will be visiting again.
Thank you for the wonderful review. Look forward to your next visit.
50th Wedding Anniversary Reunion with Our Five Children - Over 20 Years Since All Together
This experience was everything we hoped for, and more! The accommodation is comfortable and exquisite and the surroundings are magnificent. This was a joyful time with five children, three of whom flew in from Singapore, South Africa and America. The kitchen, the lounges, the bedrooms, bathroom and toilets all give a perspective of comfort and space.
Alison was there to meet us and was kind and reassuring throughout our stay.
It is a place we would very much like to return to in the future - wonderful memories.
Tranquil location, great base for exploring.
Very well equipped cottage with plenty of space, comfortable beds. Lovely location, quiet and scenic, and was a great base for exploring the area. Alison made us very welcome..
An enjoyable return....
A return stay this time for a relaxing fishing weekend with a friend Simon rather than the family.
With a clear river and cormorants the fishing was tough, but fish were still caught, Pike to 11lb 8oz, Bream over 5lb and some mint condition Chub. Oddly no Zander came at dusk and I'd caught quite a few the last time I visited which was in July 2016.
Alison is a great host and the property is quiet and very comfortable.
A recommendation for Sunday lunch is at the Swan Inn in Hanley Swan a couple of miles down the road.
Views of the full moon, the frosty morning over the river with mist rising, it's a great location too.
No doubt I'll be back again soon, thanks again.
Well equipped, with great views and friendly owner.
We'll be back, it was lovely
Lovely cottage in fantastic location
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. We are open to the suggestion of long term lets. Please email with details.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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