Stunning rural location. Sleeps 8, ideal for fishing, birdwatching and boating
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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!!
Minimum age of primary renter:18
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
We had a great week here in Sept/Oct. Really nice to have the extra lounge - we used the front one in the day and switched to the cosy lounge with the log burner in the evening. Despite the dodgy weather we spent time sitting outside as soon as the sun came out. Lovely to watch the various little birds fitting about on the feeders. Would certainly stay again.
Lovely, Spacious Cottage – Ideal Location for the Fisherman
Just the two of us enjoyed a wonderful, relaxing week at Bank Cottage and after reading reviews from previous guests, we were delighted to find that it most definitely did live up to everything (and more), that we had expected and hoped for.
Primarily chosen for its wonderful location and easy access to the River Severn, Bank Cottage is a fisherman’s dream. The fishing all week, was excellent and being able to just nip out of the door early in the morning and watch the sun rise over the water, whilst catching a variety of decent sized fish, (including a personal best 10lb 12oz Barbel - on a float rod), was just heaven.
The cottage itself, is spacious, well equipped, clean and comfortable and the garden / balcony area is the ideal spot for relaxing and taking in the beautiful sights of the river, birds, horses and wildlife.
We have already made bookings for further stays and are looking forward to return visits to this lovely, historic cottage and peaceful surroundings.
We would recommend this property, so thank you Alison.
Fantastic review, thank you. Glad you enjoyed your time at the cottage. Another great catch after yours; a Barbel of 10lb 9oz this week after the 14lb 4oz catch in July - should call it Barbel Cottage! Really delighted you have booked again for next year and for the following year!!
A really lovely cottage and if you like fishing it’s perfect, but mind it’s very deep 12’ to 15’. Local pubs serve good food & ale. I can recommend Bank Cottage for a great holiday
The house with everything
A fabulous home with unrivalled views, everything you could ever need and a host who was quick to communicate and incredibly helpful. We'll be staying here again...and again.
This cottage has everything and more. Real home from home. We will definitely recommend it to friends n family and we will keep in mind for the future.
Thank you Alison
Alison was very welcoming
The property was amazing well equipped with everything you needed woke up to amazing sun rises every morning
Glad you enjoyed your stay and the sun rises. Hope to see you back.
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.