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Property Details

Hilary is a timber built, single storey detached cottage located just two miles from Bewdley in Gloucestershire and has far-reaching views towards the Wyre Forest. With one double and one twin bedroom with the addition of a family shower room, this cottage can sleep four people in comfort. The rest of the cottage is made up of a well equipped fitted kitchen with a dining area and a sitting room with an electric fire and doors to the veranda. To the outside of the cottage is an enclosed lawned garden with a patio, veranda, garden furniture and a BBQ and a shed for bike storage and off road parking for 2 cars. Set in an open field and with sheep quietly grazing all around, Hilary is a restful cottage in a beautiful part of the country.

Accommodation at Hillary is all on the ground floor and comprises. * Two bedrooms:

* 1 x king-size double

 1 x twin

* Shower room with shower, basin and WC * Well-equipped fitted kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with electric fire and doors to balcony area.

Amenities * Electric storage heaters with electric fire in sitting room * Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, stereo/CD * All fuel and power inc. in rent * Bed linen and towels inc. in rent * Enclosed lawned garden with patio, balcony area and furniture * Shed for bike storage * Off road parking for 2 cars * Sorry, no smoking * One well-behaved dog welcome * Shop and pub 1.5 miles


  1. There is a fenced fish pond in the garden, please ensure young children are supervised

  2. There are sheep grazing by the cottage therefore dogs must be kept on a lead when outside of garden area

  3. Due to the parking area being sloped and on an uneven, shale surface, along with the property being accessed via 2 steps, it may not be suitable for people with mobility problems or wheelchair users.


Stourport-on-Severn 5 miles; Cleobury Mortimer 7 miles.

The attractive market town of Bewdley, once described as "the most perfect Georgian town in Worcestershire", sits on the banks of the River Severn, and is close to the medieval Wyre Forest, with its many walks and cycle trails. Bewdley offers much to delight visitors, with a good choice of pubs, cafes and restaurants along the riverside, many tiny shops, antique and craft galleries, and all surrounded by beautiful countryside with gentle rolling hills, steep wooded valleys and meandering rivers offering many opportunities to discover a rich diversity of wildlife.

The area has some of the best attractions in the country, with the Severn Valley Steam Railway, West Midlands Safari Park, numerous National Trust properties and many colourful events throughout the year, including riverside festivals and regattas, open air concerts and family activities. Something for everyone!

by Mrs Clifton-smith on April 4th 2016

Hilary was a family friendly and gorgeous surroundings.

by Mrs Harris on March 8th 2016

A lovely, peaceful spot. Cottage was lovely and warm. Lovely spot near Bewdley.

Very quiet and relaxing by 583mike on September 28th 2015

What a nice cabin overlooking the wyre forest. We were blessed with good weather. So nice we would have liked to stay longer but it is booked up

by Mr Chapman on September 12th 2015

Our second time there as we love the cottage and location. Very peaceful and there is a homely feel to the cottage.

by Mrs O'callaghan on August 15th 2015

Hillary Cottage was in a beautiful setting, the view from our balcony was so pretty. We found the property very clean and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The situation of the cottage was ideal for exploring the area, would highly recommend.

by Mr Shakespeare on February 24th 2015

We found the property to be very clean and generally in very good condition. We found it to be an excellent base for our touring around the area to various family attractions, that were all in very close proximity. We would most definitely recommend the property and will be re-visiting if it's available.

by Mr Nelson on December 6th 2014

An idyllic spot overlooking the Severn valley. The autumnal colours of the trees were spectacular. The location was nice and handy for Bewdley, Hilary met all our expectations, We will definitely consider this cottage again for further visits to Worcestershire.

by Mr Chapman on October 11th 2014

A very homely, well equipped and comfortable accommodation. The views were lovely, peaceful location.

by Mr Gosnold on August 19th 2014

We loved the peace and quiet, the views and the surrounding areas. Hilary is an excellent base for those who enjoy history, gardens, riverside walks and teashops! We arrived home feeling relaxed and rested and will be talking about our week for a long time.

by Mrs Dimbleby on July 27th 2014

Such an 'away from it all' place to chill out. A quiet location and wonderful view, perfect for sitting on the terrace watching the sun set over the forest.

by Ms Turner on April 25th 2014

The location was very peaceful with uninterrupted views of the forest. The balcony is a very nice sun trap. Had a very relaxing stay at this property.

by Mr Smith on December 6th 2013

The situation, being in an area which we were familiar with, so we could visit friends and relations. The forest walks and the railway nearby. We loved being in the middle of a field with other chalets, and the sheep roaming around. The modern kitchen in Hilary and the welcome of the homemade bread and scones were a lovely thought.

by Mrs Harris on October 8th 2013

It was a superb cottage. The setting is so peaceful with a magnificent view across the valley. It was a fabulous break.

by Mrs Morris-Cattell on February 5th 2013

The owner was very helpful, the cottage was clean and tidy and able to settle straight in the location is beautiful.

by Mr Whitehouse on December 7th 2012

Location good. Property excellent value. Friendly cooperative owners. Much better and spacious than the brochure picture suggests.

by Miss Slaughter on November 21st 2012

We loved the view, the walks in the surrounding forest, coming back to a warm house and having everything we needed in the house.

by Mr Warnick on November 16th 2012

Lovely views, very relaxing and good location. Lovely cottage. Just perfect.

by Mrs Harris on October 22nd 2012

Lovely warm and welcoming, there was nothing we didn't like!

by Mr Lenton-smith on October 8th 2012

A great cottage with a warm welcoming pack on arrival from the owner. Everything was there that we needed plus more, cannot get better than this. We had a really nice holiday. We will book with you again next year.

by Mrs Jones on September 17th 2012

We both really enjoyed our week at Hilary. The views were excellent and it was so quiet and relaxing. We would recommend this chalet to everyone and we both intend to go back again next year.

Pure "Get away from it all!" by A FlipKey verified reviewer on September 13th 2012

No noisy roads. Fields back and front. Superb views over the distant hills and over the river to the forest. Absolutely pure "Get away from it all". Short distance from Bewdley (which is a beautiful town) Well equipped bungalow with a very welcome "Welcome Pack". Just lovely to sit by the big picture window or at the table on the terrace and just enjoy the peace and quiet and the view (especially if there was a sunset). Hope to return.

by Mrs Dimbleby on July 24th 2012

So peaceful and restful. A complete 'get away from it all' with a wonderful view. It was great sitting on the terrace - a little sun trap - with a glass of wine watching the sunset over the Wyre forest.

Budget accomodation at a budget price by Paul N on July 13th 2012

The access road to this property is at best daunting at worse dangerous a single track 1.8 mile road frequented by some very challenged drivers. On arrival at the accomodation we attempted to reverse onto the sloping, loose shingled so called drive, we got stuck !! and had to wait to be towed off by the owner. Hillary is not a log cabin or a cottage its an extended wooden clad chalet on a site of other chalets. Warm and comfortable with fantastic views from the patio, unfortunately you cant see the river or the railway line as an earlier reviewer stated. It is in need of some TLC and a little too tacky for us. It was very well appointed and had every thing you needed all somewhat dated but at hand nevertheless.

Reasonable enough by TheSimpsonfamily on June 8th 2012

Firstly , we booked this place at the last minute due to forecasted bad weather for our camping trip. Not sure if it is a "cottage" in my sense of the word. It is more a chalet / wooden lodge. It is set at the top of a valley overlooking the Severn steam railway. The setting is very peaceful and although it is not straight forward to get to, that didn't cause us any problems. The chalet was clean , tidy and warm with a very nice Welcome Pack of bread, jam, scones, milk, which is a nice touch. Two good size bedrooms, a well equipped kitchen and dining area and a large lounge give this a cozy feel. There is a nice verandah area at the front of the house and I'm sure when the sun is shining it would be a very nice place to unwind at the end of the day. The only thing I can suggest for improvement really is the "chintzy" carpets, curtains and bedding that is used. That is just an observation not a criticism. Unfortunately for us it rained the majority of the time but this chalet would be a good location for visiting the surrounding area.

by Mrs Deen on May 16th 2012

Great location with beautiful views. The Cottage was clean, warm, cosy and comfortable. Well equipped with lots of thoughtful touches. The welcome pack was a kind gesture- scones were delicious!

Holiday perfection by alisonsweetman on April 22nd 2012

We have rented cottages all over the British Isles & have to say this was the most comfortable & best appointed one we have yet to find! It had everything we needed & more. The cottage itself sits in a wonderful position above the River Severn, the Severn Valley Railway & views out across the Wyre Forest. The fact that one whole end of the cottage is glass that incorporates these views made it even more special. We were lucky that our week in March had wonderful weather & we were able to make use of the patio doors & balcony that runs the full width of the cottage to take in those views. The welcome pack of homemade scones, homemade jam & marmalade plus all the other essentials was a wonderful surprise. It was amazing to find not only dog bowls, but towels & treats left out for them..never felt so welcome with our dogs. The cottage is set approx 1 1/2 miles from Bewdley..which makes it just perfect. We found it easy to find along a quiet country road & had no issues accessing the cottage itself by road or had any issues with the parking of the car...

Excellent stay, but can you get out? by A FlipKey verified reviewer on March 3rd 2012

General tenure, facilities and condition of the cottage accommodation was excellent, with a good view over the river and railway in a lovely area. It's position must be regarded as remote, though, and it is virtually essential to have the use of a vehicle to access the cottage. The road to it is long and poor and access could be very difficult or impossible in snowy or icy conditions. Also, the driveway of the access road is both steep and of loose grit. This means that some cars will have difficulty, even in good conditions, from getting off the driveway. We had to park on the field above the cottage to avoid being stuck in the drive. This possibility should be advised to prospective users, or the drive should be properly metalled for vehicular access.

by Mr Edmunds on January 8th 2012

We really enjoyed our New Year at Hilary. The place is very clean and the owner was very helpful and friendly when I contacted him. I will definitely be booking again, thanks for letting it to us.

by Mr Porter on November 28th 2011

The location of the cottage was great and it was very warm and comfortable. The owners were very helpful.

Clean comfortable and in ideal location by A FlipKey verified reviewer on August 18th 2011

Upon arrival we were concerned to find it was a chalet and not a cottage as described in brochure but now appreciate that this was new to the brochure at the time of booking and external photograph was not available but upon entry we found it to be clean tidy and well equipped. It is in an ideal location and we would not hesitate to return. [its perfect for a dog]

by Mr Smith on July 20th 2011

Lovely views from the property overlooking the Wyre Forest, and a good location for touring around.

by Mrs Mee on May 24th 2011

The cottages was in a super location. It was well kept and maintained, the welcome pack was much appreciated. We would visit again.

by Mrs Popper on April 18th 2011

Very good value. Very welcoming with a lot of little touches that make it feel homely. Fantastic location, very spacious for us, a family of 3 and a dog! Even had dog bowls and towels, so thoughtful. Lovely kitchen and living area. Would highly recommend. Owners were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble!

by Ms Yarwood on April 12th 2011

The location was wonderful, lots of lovely walks and places to visit in easy reach. The weather was great and Hilary was delightful! We received a lovely welcome pack of home-made cakes, jams & marmalade, very nice!

by Mr Burnage on March 24th 2011

It was an absolutely terrific holiday home. You could not get any better accommodation. We all loved it, especially the dog.

by Mrs Vernon on November 18th 2010

I much appreciated the welcome pack and so did Martha the dog! It was lovely she was so welcome and the treats were great!

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Cottage added 5th March 2018

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