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Richard & Glenda

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish

Stunning 15th Century Medieval Manor House, Grade II Listed

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Wychavon Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom home additional 4th bedroom in attic at additional cost

This is a Listed Grade II Medieval Manor House built in the 1400s situated in the Green Conservation Hamlet of Hadzor The house holds the charm and history of 600 years with refurbished modern day amenities.

Historic records traces the Hamlet of Hadzor in the middle of the Feckenham Forest, a great hunting ground. The house along with the Hadzor Estate was given to Catherine of Aragon, Queen of England by Henry VIII in 1533. It later belonged to the Earl of Warrick.

The Old Manor has extensive one acre gardens with many features and places to sit and relax. In front the house owns 3.5 acres of fields which banks onto the Worcester Birmingham Canal which was completed in 1815. From the house and garden you can watch the decorated canal boats slowly making their way along the English countryside.

Accessible directly from the house there are several public right-of-ways and the canal path to roam. Along your walk you will encounter several pubs to drink and dine.


There is a very attractive 4th bedroom with double bed in the attic whch can be added to the contract. Please contact for extra cost of 4th Attic bedroom

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Richard & Glenda (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish

About Richard & Glenda

Richard parents Charles & Barbara Fellows bought the house in 1942 during the 2nd World War and moved into the house in 1944. Richard grew up here and returned with his wife Glenda in 2000 on the death of his mother.

Richard & Glenda purchased this cottage in 1942

Why Richard & Glenda chose Wychavon

Since 2000 much work has been done to the house up upgrade. However, at present the owners Richard & Glenda are cruising on their boat in the Mediterranean for the next few years.

What makes this cottage unique

This is truly a unique country house little changed since the 15th century.


based on 12 traveler reviews

Stunning 15th Century Medieval Manor House, Grade II Listed
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Your opporunity to be lord of the manor!

  • 5 of 5

A magnificent property full of character and history.

Excellent location for touring the Cotswolds and Midlands.

There are not many opportunities to enjoy such a house, highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Great Home to Rent...highly recommended by us

  • 5 of 5

Loved so much of this historic home. The grounds near the canal, seeing the boats go by, the sheep in the fields. Richard and Glenda are wonderful to work with and we highly recommend this rental. Droitwich is very well located near the Cotswolds and really every place in England and Wales...with a small-town touch.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Fabulous Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

What a special time we have had in this delightful home. After spending the past five weeks in The Old Manor, perhaps the greatest compliment we can pay is to simply say how difficult we found it to leave - our family (2 adults and 3 active boys) were all very sad. It was truly a memorable experience and exactly what we were hoping for (more in fact). The owners/caretakers were great and made us feel very welcome. How wonderful it was to have everything one could want in a home away from home (kitchen, linens, books - I mean everything). If you're looking for a little haven and a quintessential English house look no further. You are close to wonderful stately homes, beautiful countryside and nearby sites (eg. Cotswolds, Stratford). There are no negatives to this home and we are a fussy family! We would come back in a heartbeat.

The Greenhill-Brown family from Australia

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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It was heaven

  • 5 of 5

The old manor was just stunning. I could live there for the rest of my life. It was so cosy and comfortable. It was so well appointed with lots of crockery and glasswear etc we were able to hold my MIL 80th birthday party luncheon there. The sun even shined so we could have it outside in the glorious garden. Everything you could need away from home was there.

The owners and property manager were very helpful with descriptions and details and showed us the local walks along the canals to the pubs :-).

As a property for a family you couldn't get better and I now feel confident that should we ever decide to brave a trip to the UK in winter and could stay at the Old Manor it would be a very successful trip.

Thank you do much Richard and Glenda for such a wonderful property.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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The Old Manor, Hadzor, Worcestershire

  • 5 of 5

A perfect house to stay for a family holiday.

All was as per the descriptions.Our 8 year daughter loved playing the piano and also sitting by the real fires.

Plenty to do within walking distance along the canals,a trip to Worcester (15mins) is also a must.

All in all a fab place to stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
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Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review. It gives Glenda & I great pleasure to know that you all had a great time.
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Perfect for Family Gatherings

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Old Manor in November for an "American Thanksgiving" with the English side of the family. The house is a quintessential English home from the 1700's surrounded by gardens and fields with sheep. The kitchen was well equipped to cook a complete Turkey dinner with roasted potatoes, stuffing and pumpkin pie - even dinner service for 12 and an antique serving platter and carving set! The wood burning stoves and an antique door turned into the dining table completed the effect. Our English family really enjoyed their first Thanksgiving at the Old Manor.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
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Owner's Response: Many thanks for the wonderful review. If we may make a correction, the house was built in the 1400s. By the 1700s it was a very old house already! Glenda & Richard Fellows
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Birmingham Interenational Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Eagle & Sun
Nearest Golf
400 Metres
Gaudet Luce
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Droitwich Spa
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
M5 Jubction 5
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Fir Tree
Car: recommended

The Old Manor is a Medieval Manor House located in a small hamlet in a very rural area, only 2 miles from the market town Droitwich Spa. The gardens are extensive with fields fronting the Worcester Birmingham Canal.

Stratford-0n-Avon, Shakespeare's birthplace is 22 m away. Broadway, the heart of the Cotswolds is 24 m. Worcester Cathedral is 12 m, Shrewsbury, Darwin's birthplace is 64 m. Medieval Castle at Warwick 32 m. Malvern Hills 17 m, Wild Animal Park 14 m, Oxford is 77 m, The Roman Baths in Bath 79 m. Stonehenge 95 m, and London 125 m.

There is an extensive network of public footpaths, the canal tow-path to roam the English Countryside and plenty of cycling routes. We enjoy 4 pubs and a Golf Course within walking distance, Fitness Centre and the Lido Park in Droitwich, Horse racing course in Worcester Cheltenham and plenty of Gardens, Arboretum and Historic sites to visit.

For culture lovers, we have top theatres in Malvern, Stratford and Birmingham, all within 2

Other Activities: network of Public Footpaths

Golf: Gaudet Luce Golf Course, Hadzor

Ombersley Golf Course

Wharton Park Golf and Country Club

Worcester Golf and Country Club



Rates & Availability

Droitwich Spa Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
Jun 18 2016 - Sep 2 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Autumn 2016
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 28 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2016
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $265

Change over days will usually be Friday to Friday although we will be as flexible as we can, occupation is from 3.00pm and the property to be vacated at 10.00am on the day of departure.

Bookings will not be confirmed until a non refundable deposit of one third of the total accommodation rental is received. However, if the booking is made within 40 days of the commencement date,

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Wychavon Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 304 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Ground Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , 1st Floor
    Bathroom 3 - shower , jetted tub , Master Bedroom en-suite
  • Upstairs WC available for all bedrooms. Bathroom 1 with shower is convenient for 1st floor bedrooms Purple & Earthen. Master bedroom has an en-suite shower and jacuzzi bath and uses the cloakroom a few steps out of the room. (Owners enjoyed this convenience).
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1st Floor
    Purple Bedroom - 1 queen , 1st Floor
    Earthen Bedroom - 1 double , 1 child bed , 1st Floor
  • Master Bedroom1 has walk in wardrobe (closet) and own shower and jacuzzi bath. Purple Bedroom is large and has a basin with hot & cold running water. Earthen Bedroom is a good size and has a basin with hot & cold running water. plus we can erect a child's bed.
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Dock
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
If you have questions about children under 4 playing in the gardens please give us a call.

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