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Marian Kirkland

Member since: 2009
Speaks English

Available. 19th to 26th August . Exceptional garden. Location. Views

25 Reviews
People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Malvern Hills - The Pig-Sty

Detached. two bedrooms , private carpark.Walk to ex.pub, secluded patio with BBQ

We are there to greet you and introduce you to the cottage. Any questions can be answered .SUPERB VIEWS FROM ALL WINDOWS. PATIO FACES SOUTH. From wooden seating look across RIVER AVON and up to BREDON HILL. Garden designed,by PATRICK SWAN WINNER OF PEOPLE'S CHOICE GARDEN at the MALVERN SHOW and now a CONSULTANT for the NATIONAL TRUST. New in 2015 his signature the herbaceous border. A cottage for garden lovers. Fresh herbs by door, . romantic benches to sit among flowers and shrubs,

NEW TREE HOUSE FOR CHILREN & GOAL FOR FOOTBALLERS. SPACE to PLAY. Watch both the sunset over THE MALVERN HILLS and the sunrise over BREDON HILL.BBQ on S.facing patio. Architect designed, the cottage is open plan downstairs and two dbl. bedrooms upstairs. Just plug into FREE FAST BROADBAND . MOBILE PHONE RECEPTION IS EXCELLENT. No extras. New custom built windows 2011. Two flat televisions . Professionally laundered linen and large fluffy towels .The beds are firm. The kitchen is well equipped, This year the kitchen has been redesigned. There is now a new ceramic hob with a conventional built in oven under it. A new, large under counter fridge. The new four basket freezer is positioned outside the kitchen so that you can bring your own food with you There is now a large worktop area with bar stools. A new oak table is in the living area. It is more compact but had two extra leaves to extend There is also a washing machine and a dishwasher and . The sitting area is comfortable with a NEW sofa, comfy chairs, library and DVD and Hi - fi system. A WOOL CARPET is fitted throughout, except the kitchen where there are ceramic tiles and the bathroom has non slip tiles. A high chair is available

WE ARE NOW OFFERING A SUPERB BED SITTING ROOM IN PEACOCK BARN. IT IS BEING ADVERTISED SEPARATELY WITH HOME AWAY -1887409 - This has its own independent entrance with WHEELCHAIR ACCESS with RAMPS. It has its own patio with wooden table and chairs. There is a large wet room ensuite, THERE ARE SAFETY GRAB RAILS. The super king bed is zip and link and so can be either a double or two singles. The views are fantastic.

This is ideal extra accommodation for families who want to bring relations who want to escape to peace and quiet! This unit can be rented separately.

The village of Birlingham is unique. There is no through traffic, there are wonderful views all round the village.

The cottage is ideal for BIRDWATCHERS. We are now experiencing the STARLING MURMURANT. Thousands of Starlings swoop above the garden and across the river meadows. At dusk owls can be observed.

The walk to the nature reserve is easy as is the one to the lock where you can watch the boats go through.

The village PUB, THE SWAN has new owners. Zoe and Will always gives you a welcome. The beers are renowned and eating in the pretty GARDEN on a summer's evening is always a treat. The new FISH menu is fantastic! It is an easy walk.

The Farm Shop is nearby, no need to go into a town if you don't want to.

Although in a world of its own Birlingham is very centrally located and as the reviews show you the are numerous places to visit within easy reach.

Spring is now bursting in the garden,which has been redesigned by Patrick Swan( www.partickswan.co.uk). .

Private visits to exceptional local gardens can be arranged for a reasonable amount if notice is given.l

You look straight up to Bredon Hill or to the west The Malvern Hills. This is the time to experience the Blossom Trail. This takes you The pub is a short walk , read about it in The Good Food Guide, where it has featured for the last few years.

There are so many lovely towns to visit from the market towns of Pershore, Upton upon Severn, Ledbury and Tewkesbury to the larger towns of Worcester, Stratford upon Avon and Cheltenham . Birmingham is within easy reach !

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Marian Kirkland (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks English

Reviews

5
based on 25 holidaymaker reviews

Available. 19th to 26th August . Exceptional garden. Location. Views
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews
Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
5

A wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a great cottage in a great location. It has a lot of character and a great garden with fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. It has all the necessary amenities including parking. Its village location provided peace and tranquility and ensured a good nights sleep always. Initially I discovered this cottage whilst looking for somewhere to stay during a business trip. I enjoyed the cottage and the friendliness of the owners so much that I subsequently booked the cottage again for a holiday with my girlfriend. We really enjoyed sitting on the bench in the garden and enjoying the natural surroundings and wildlife.

The owners are very welcoming and have a wealth of knowledge of the area and the best places to visit and see, as well as the best places to eat!

There's also a great pub in the village that served really good evening meals and it was also a place to meet the friendly locals.

I have no hesitation in recommending this place. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would book it again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for such an enthusiastic review. I hope all our visitors enjoy our cottage and village so much. We feel so fortunate to live in such a wonderful place and never tire of the views. Marian
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Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
5

Perfect house with beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

The "Pig Sty" as it is called is anything but! The house is small and cozy but plenty of room for 4 people. Marian is very nice and helpful. The view from the patio is beautiful and the setting is bucolic. The house is in a small town near a larger village with all conveniences and is well situated for exploring the Cotswolds. The setting is a little slice of heaven! We highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to send a review.. We loved having you all to stay and thank you for leaving the cottage so tidy. Reviews are so important as I know prospective guests read them very carefully.
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5

beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

this beautifully maintained cottage exceeded our expectations with its tranquility, lovely gardens and view of Bredon Hill. the owner, marian, was very helpful and even provided milk eggs and bread for our arrival. Pershore is just a couple of miles down the road and burlingham, where the cottage is located, has its own pub and church. we would definitely like to stay here again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A perfectly charming home for "roots" tour

  • 5 of 5

From the welcoming basket of artfully arranged necessities such as artisan bread, milk, and eggs, to the garden seminar day showcasing the expertise of horticultural wizard Patrick Swann, Marion proved herself an admirable hostess for a property whose amenities sell themselves.

We stayed a month in this sweet village close to where my British husband grew up, and while cozy, the Pig Sty was immediately homey and comfortable, cleverly laid out to maximize space. The kitchen was well thought out, and a pleasure to use.

As a base for a few wonderfully muddy hikes, the mud actually a joy since we had left behind 4 feet of snow in NEW England, Pig Sty excels, with several villages within walking distance. The Swan Inn welcomed us with lovely meals of local ingredients, and they got to know me as "The American" during our month, with lively conversation and pleasant company.

And, how can one adequately describe the joy of the snowdrops cascading everywhere around the church, or the serenity of the Bulb Service in late February, letting us into the heart of the village. Or describe watching the Pig Sty gardens wake up from their winter sleep each passing day, while Pheasants skittered in the shrubbery.

The changes to furnishings made after our departure seem likely to be even better, but nothing can surpass sitting on the comfy sofa, French doors open to the patio and the view of Bredon Hill, sipping coffee or tea while sheep baa and later in the day, the sun sets and sets all the windows alight with golds and crimsons.

Yes, we would go again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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allemagne, eppstein
5

A wonderful place to remember

  • 5 of 5

We are pleased to add another reference on this fabolous treasure which proved as a perfect hidaway for our easter holiday this year. Especially our kids will long remember playing in the spacy garden surrounding the house. There´s nothing missing for a relaxed holiday and the location offered reasonable distances to many high grade attractions you should not miss. So sad we did not have more than just 12 days to stay there. Surely we´d not hesitate to come back. Thank you, Marian

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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5

Spring Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 10 days in the Pig Sty this Spring. The cottage and gardens were beyond our expectations, and the owner, Marian, was always available and willing to impart any information we required. The Swan Inn in the lovely village of Birlingham provided many great meals during our stay, and walks around the cottage area gave us wonderful views of the countryside, thatched cottages, sheep in the pastures, etc. The nearby town of Pershore was easy to explore and provided whatever necessities we required. It was also asparagus season for the locally-grown crop and every menu offered this luscious vegetable! This was the BEST of our visits to England and our hobby of visiting the National Trust properties in the local area. We would highly recommend this cottage for a lovely holiday!

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
120 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
90 Miles
Car: necessary

The village has a village only road so very peaceful location. Surrounded by thatched cottages and wild life sancturies. A bird feeding station can be easily observed from the cottage. The River Avon is a short walk and fishing is available.. Walking is excellent on Bredon Hill and only a short drive to The Malvern Hills. There are a number of golf courses nearby, the owner is a member of Ross on Wye G.C. where golf can be arranged at a reduced price. .

Other Activities: Owner is member of local spa at Hilton Hotel and can introduce visitors for £8 a day.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Pershore, Wychavon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer
8 Jul 2016 - 25 Aug 2016
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£590
 
 
Summer bank holiday
26 Aug 2016 - 1 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£600
 
 
Late Summer
2 Sep 2016 - 29 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£575
 
 
Autumn
30 Sep 2016 - 13 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Half Term
14 Oct 2016 - 3 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
£236
for 3 nights
£550
 
 
Winter
4 Nov 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£204
for 3 nights
£475
 
 
Christmas and New Year
16 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£480
for 4 nights
From
£120
£625
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Gold Cup 6th-13th March is £700 for the week.
Our rates are fully inclusive.
Weekends are available during the Summer. Please contact Marian..
A very special room, link 3ft beds,is now available. It is self contained, spacious with wheelchair access, has v large wet room.French windows onto private patio. Sunsets views. Ideal for additional guests. Price contact Marian. .CHANGEOVER DAY IS FRIDAY.
Longer stay by arrangement.Christmas is flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Malvern Hills in Worcestershire

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Dialup Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Power Shower
  • The bathroom suite is white. There is a power shower. The tiled floor is non-slip. Quality shower gel is provided as are fluffy towels and a large bathmat.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Also TV
  • The main bedroom faces south and has superb views to the River Avon and up to Bredon Hill. To the West are The Malvern Hills. Varied wild life can be observed. A television is fixed to the wall and ideal for viewing from the comfortable bed.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Golf Cart
  • Golf Clubs
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The cottage is ideal for relaxing nights at the pub. Only a short walk or maybe stay in for the evening and have an excellent Indian delivered to your door at no extra cost. The cottage is ideally positioned for visiting theatres in Stratford upon Avon, Cheltenham, Malvern, Worcester and Birmingham. The Symphany Hall is a 45 minute drive. Birlingham is renouned locally for its Churchyard covered in Snowdrops.. Pershore now offers a very relaxing Spa for health and beauty. The massages at Ogles are highly recommended. The woodburner in the cottage ensures a cosy feeling although the central heating is ample with new double glazed windows. The latest improvement is a new access poinf with very secure parking in a walled area with an entrance to garden

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