Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Mill Cottage is to be found at the end of a quiet winding lane about one mile from the A449 between Worcester and Ombersley and stands adjacent to the water mill which was producing flour for Worcester until the mid 1940s and remains in its original state although is no longer working.
It occupies a beautiful, rural situation between the Droitwich canal and the river Salwarpe and comes with fishing rights just a few short paces from the front door on the river and the mill pond.
If you fancy something a little more strenuous, there are footpaths along the canal to get up close to swans, ducks and waterfowl courting, nesting or tending to their young - depending on the time of year.
And, for those wanting something to get the blood pumping, a plethora of exhilarating walks in the area. There is something for everyone and at any time of the year!
The centrally heated cottage sits in beautiful gardens with chickens that can provide fresh eggs (when they're laying!). Guests may also be offered fruit and vegetables depending on the season and size of the glut... There's even an 18 hole putting course at your disposal, putters and golf balls provided.
There must be something about Mill Cottage and its location since there are several visitors who have been coming to stay every year for almost 20 years!
You can thus have the best of both worlds at Mill Cottage since the many attractions of Worcester are but a few miles away with Malvern, Evesham, Cheltenham and Birmingham within very easy reach to satisfy the shoppers and music, art and theatre lovers amongst you.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham International 60 km, Nearest railway: Worcester Shrub HIll 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
The ground floor of Mill Cottage is semi open-plan. There is an L-shaped wooden settle with bench seats which divides the room. The kitchen is well equipped and the sitting area very comfortable.
Upstairs are 2 bedrooms and a bathroom.
Bedroom 1 has a superking-sized bed
Bedroom 2 has a single bed with another full-sized single underneath which can be pulled out to make twins.
The bathroom has a bath with a power shower over, lavatory and wash basin.
|Further details outdoors|
There are large gardens surrounding Mill Cottage which are carefully tended by the owners and are criss-crossed by streams from the River Salwarpe upon which Mildenham Mill stands.
There has been a water mill on the site since the 11th century although the present building was built sometime in the 18th century. It no longer works but is pretty much as it was when the last miller shut down operations in 1950.
Guests are welcome to enjoy the gardens and are actively encouraged to take advantage of the private fishing at the property.
The Central England/Cotswolds region
North: Birmingham with its museums, galleries and theatres including the Symphony Hall; the NEC which has a year-round programme of exhibitions and events; Bewdley Safari Park; Kidderminster for the Severn Valley Railway to Bridgenorth
South: The Cotswolds; Cheltenham for shopping and racing; The Forest of Dean.
East: Stratford-upon-Avon, home of William Shakespeare and the world famous Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Warwick Castle. Pershore and the Number 8 art centre, shops and market; Evesham for the Blossom Trail (March to mid-May) and its riverside walks
West: Ludlow with its stunning castle and great markets for foodies; Broadheath for the Elgar Birthplace Museum and Visitor Centre; Malvern for the Malvern Theatre and the Three Counties Showground for the Three Counties Show and a plethora of great shows throughout the year.
Houses and gardens of interest including: Hartlebury Castle, Harvington Hall, Hanbury Hall, Witley Court, Hawford Dovecote and Croome Court to name but a few!
On the doorstep is the Droitwich canal which is now navigable from Droitwich to the River Severn and back to Droitwich - the Droitwich loop. Canoes may be hired in Droitwich.
The main attraction in the hamlet of Claines is the Mug House which is one of only two pubs in England to be situated on consecrated ground!
A few miles down the road is Worcester with its magnificent cathedral, Royal Worcester Porcelain Museum and shop, the Commandery and the Swan Theatre as well as 2 cinemas and wide variety of shops. Worcester County Cricket Club and Worcester racecourse are in the city centre and Sixways, home to Worcester Warriors Rugby Club, is a couple of miles away.
An alternative view of the city can be seen from the River Severn on a Severn Leisure Cruise www.severnleisurecruises.co.uk. They also have departures from Upton-upon-Severn.
There is a Park and Ride service into the city centre.
Droitwich Spa, made famous by its salt mining, is 5 miles away and has a magnificent outdoor swimming pool for those hot summer days. It is also home to the Norbury Theatre.
There are plenty of walks in the area including the Malvern Hills, Monarch's Way, Worcestershire Way and Wychavon Way
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28 Sep 2014
"Lovely cottage delightful owner."
This cottage was very comfortable although quite small. In a lovely position near the canal with plenty of walking nearby. The owner Val and her husband Bob were the most welcoming of hosts and nothin… More
3 Aug 2014
"Peaceful cottage in delightful location"
Delightful cottage with good facilities set in a beautiful garden in a very quiet location. The owners were very friendly and could not have been more helpful.… More
21 Jul 2013
"Superb is the only word to describe the cottage"
This place is the best in every way. Quiet, peaceful and yet near to Worcester.
Have stayed here every year for the past three years and will continue to go for the future. The hosts, Val and Bob, are perfect in every way. The gardens surrounding the cottage have to seen to be believed, a river that is by the cottage has ducks, swans and fish, birds of all types visit the property. The cottage is very well equipped, everything is supplied to make your visit very comfortable, a real gem of a place.
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