The Stilehouse Apartment in Worcester, Worcestershire
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The Stilehouse Apartment Self-Catering
Holiday home The Stilehouse Apartment is a first floor studio apartment, in the grounds of the owner's home in the hamlet of Menith Woods, close to the market town of Bewdley, the Wyre Forest and the Malvern Hills. The cottage sleeps two people in an open plan living/sleeping area, which consists of zip/link two single beds, which can be made into a king-size double, a kitchen with breakfast bar and a sitting area. There is also a separate wet room. Outside there is off road parking for one car, a private patio with furniture and barbecue and shared use of 13 acres of grounds, which includes three trout fishing lakes, an orchard and woodland. The Stilehouse Apartment is a welcoming romantic retreat in an area that has plenty to see and do.
Area Bewdley is a market town set on the banks of the River Severn. Located close to the Wyre Forest, the town offers pubs, cafes, restaurants, shops, antique and craft galleries.There are many attractions in the area, which suit all tastes, including the Severn Valley Steam Railway, West Midlands Safari Park and numerous National Trust properties.
Region Visitors to the Cotswolds have long treasured memories of charming towns and villages built from the famous honey-coloured stone, it now boasts a thriving community of contemporary artists working from studios and shops throughout the area.
Amenities Gas central heating. Combination microwave/oven, electric 2-ring hob, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD,free WiFi, a selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Private patio with furniture and a large decking area with outside food prep area.hot & cold running water and a BBQ.
Shared use of 13 acres of grounds with 3 trout fishing lakes, an orchard and woodland, many picnic seating areas throughout the grounds. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 2 miles. Note: The lakes in the shared grounds are unfenced. Note: There are 3 exclusive trout fly fishing pools for guests, please contact owners for details on 1/2 day, full day, week fishing prices.
When I wanted to get away from "it all" I searched for a cosy spot for 2 people in a quiet setting without having to travel to the wilds of Scotland. We struck gold. I can't believe the expanse of private land available to us, and the glorious view which, thanks to the design of the apartment, is before you whether you're standing at the door, sitting on the couch or at the breakfast bar, or waking up in the comfy bed. And the peace just pervades your being.
The apartment is on the owners' land, near to their house. Jackie is there if you need her but not intrusive - the dogs checked on us from time to time!
The apartment is well equipped - the only thing I would add to my bag next time is an extension lead so I could use my hair straighteners near a fixed mirror - but had I thought to ask Jackie I am sure she would have produced one, and there's a small stand-up mirror in the apartment. Otherwise the apartment is one mirror -handy plug socket away from perfection - just don't forget to duck for the sloping ceilings!
Most of the "local" tourist attractions are outdoors and there are many beautiful walking routes. Jackie and Paul gave us plenty of advice about where to eat/drink/visit and we talked to plenty of friendly local people who gave us more ideas.
So many, in fact, that we didn't cover everything, and are really looking forward to going back!
It's such a lovely spot just to relax - if the weather isn't so good I could just sit and gaze out of the window. It's the perfect place to really be a human "being" instead of a human "doing"
The Stilehouse Apartment was fantastic, so peaceful and tranquil.. We enjoyed our days out on the steam train, Ludlow etc, but everything is a little more difficult due to Covid 19 and It was nice to have such a lovely place to come back to for a quiet walk around the grounds or to sit on the balcony with a cuppa and book admiring the views. Would recommend to any couples looking for a bit of peace and quiet. No negatives at all for us.
Mrs Williams, September 2020
The accommodation was just what we wanted - and the interior layout was well designed - wherever you sit you had a stunning view of the grounds and countryside before you.. It was peaceful, the facilities exceeded expectation - the owners made us feel very welcome and that us having a lovely holiday was important to them. I was very impressed.
I suggest Sykes include a search filter for a "remote" setting - this was one of my main criteria when seeking a self catering getaway and it took a lot of Internet searches to find the perfect place.
The listing on your site says the accommodation is near a beach - I thought that was odd when I booked, as it clearly isn't!
There are plenty of stunning places to visit in the region, but actually I was always excited to go back to the Stilehouse Apartment each day, and I can't wait to unpack my bags there again.
Miss Owen, September 2020
This is the perfect getaway.. The apartment is comfortable and has everything you need. We cooked most days but there is a great oven fired pizza van that visits Clows Top on alternate Thursdays. The views are amazing and the hosts are friendly and very helpful. Their two dogs like to visit and are very well behaved. There are lots of interesting towns and places of interest nearby. We went on a couple of bike rides, it is very hilly! We particularly enjoyed walking in the grounds as well as the surrounding area but the highlight for us was being able to swim in one of the lakes, which we did nearly every day.
The location is perfect and grounds fantastic. A great part of the country to visit and explore via footpaths going in and out of the grounds with great views from a nearby small hilltop. Plenty of things too do locally National trust properties, Severn valley railway and Bewdley to name a few. Witley Manor is a must visit just a few miles away.
The view from the apartment is really wonderful, great just to sit and look over the lakes while having a drink. The atmosphere is tranquil and peaceful.
Jackie and Paul made us feel really welcome and at home, never been intrusive. Jackie is really lovely lady and can be contacted at any time and has a wealth of local knowledge. Really glad we found this little gem we loved our time there and will visit again.
Almost forgot the little visits from Alfie and Milly, their dogs. Both are lovely and very happy when they get a little fuss.
Mrs Smith, August 2020
Stunning,beautiful,amazing,just a few words from many I could have choosen.. From start to finish we had a wonderful stay.On arrival Jackie (our host) greeted us, she was so warm and welcoming,and in her words ' nothing is too much trouble, this is your holiday, if there is anything you need, please say'. The accommodation was immaculate, well laid out and the bed was comfy, the bedding was so clean and crisp, there was everything we needed for a stay away from home.The grounds were beautiful with stunning views, they were well kept and had gorgeous tress shrubs and floweres throughout. The views were amazing and the wildlife plentiful.Jackies knowledge of the surrounding countryside it's villages and towns were second to none and we explored them all.We all have high expectations of our holiday and ours were exceeded, thankyou Jackie. We left feeling relaxed, refreshed and re-energised. Would we return In an heartbeat. .......it was amazing xx
Mrs Martin, July 2020
We had a fantastic time at The Stilehouse.. The grounds are stunning, the location is great and there is plenty to explore via the footpaths going in and out of the grounds.
It’s easy to find near a lovely little village which has a great butchers shop. A little further down the road (about a minute), there is a little farm shop which has everything you need for the week. As a bonus it has a really good selection of beer from local ales to beers from Wiper & True, Wild Beer, Brewdog and a selection of Belgian beer.
The view from the cottage is really very beautiful and the grounds are well looked after. It’s nice to wake up, open the blinds and look out over the grounds while enjoying a nice breakfast! We spent a lot of time wandering around the lakes/ponds and just sitting back and watching all of the wildlife. There is lots of seating all around the grounds if you want to just sit back and enjoy a good book in the sun, or there are routes out of the grounds if you fancy a nice walk.
Every day we’d get a little visit from Alfie and Milly, their dogs. Both are lovely and very happy when they get a little extra fuss in their day! They’re also just as happy to see you and wander off if you’re busy.
My wife is 6 months pregnant and she had no trouble at all getting around. With it being before the lockdown, Jackie was very accomodating in doing a little extra cleaning to alleviate any concerns we might have. The apartment was spotless and had everything we needed for a truly relaxing week.
Thanks to Jackie and Paul for a lovely stay, your cottage and grounds are all very beautiful and we’ll definitely be back with the little one probably later next year.
Mr Johnson, March 2020
The apartment was lovely and cozy, with lovely grounds and good walks to enjoy round about.. Jacqui was a fantastic host, very friendly and welcoming
Mr Sarsfield, March 2020
The Stilehouse apartment was ideal for our week long holiday.. Jackie the owner was extremely welcoming and helpful.
The apartment was perfect, very comfortable and equipped with everything you could possibly need. There was a good selection of leaflets giving local information, places to eat and visit. The view of the lakes is amazing, and when you do explore the grounds there is a surprise around every corner.
If, like us you enjoy walking, you can easily spend a week exploring the many local footpaths and bridleways through woodland and rolling hills.
We really enjoyed the peace and tranquility of this beautiful place.. The accommodation was all that it said. Quite compact but the views from the little balcony were wonderful. Very central for travelling to all sorts of places and yet in the middle of nowhere. Jackie the owner is really lovely. Can be contacted at any time yet leaves you on your own if that's what you want. The grounds are immense and so lovely to walk around. Really glad we found this.
Personality Plus, both the cottage accommodation and the host! We even got snow and that wasn't expected but enthralling in mid-spring.
Private and with a view of private lakes with long walks from your front door, this cottage proved perfect.
The recommended local eateries were top class and location was within easy reach of many places of interest.
The apartment was up to our expectations and provided a good base for our short break.. The owner was very helpful and the grounds of the property were fantastic.
Perfect cottage - cosy, warm, quiet and beautifully but simply laid out.. Terrific views and great location. Friendly owners with lovely dogs who popped in regularly to check that all was well.
This was a delightful apartment, beautiful views over miles of countryside and the three lakes.. The apartment was comfortable, clean and situated miles from the noise of normal life, truly a haven of peace for the ideal holiday to get away from the stresses and strains of daily life.
The Stilehouse Apartment was ideal for us as we wanted a peaceful holiday out in the countryside. The location and views were perfect. Sitting outside in the evening watching the house martins flitting around was so relaxing. Inside, the super comfortable king size bed and the roomy shower make for a very comfortable stay.
This was an excellent place to stay; the owner was very helpful, and the views from the window were beautiful. The locality offers much to offer for the curious browser. Would recommend this as a place to stay.
This was a superb place in the most amazing location. The owners were so welcoming and I would recommend this holiday to anyone wanting to find time away from the stresses and strains of working life.
Absolutely beautiful and peaceful setting. Couldn't be faulted. Lovely friendly welcome from owner.
The apartment was very nicely laid out, welcoming and felt airy and spacious. The patio type door and windows around them were east facing so we experienced the most incredible sun rises. There was a great feeling of privacy and privilege to be in such incredible surroundings. The garden is spectacular, as is the surrounding countryside and the trout fishing within the garden was a real pleasure. We fully intend to return.
An excellent location, a friendly and helpful host, superb gardens and a very comfortable apartment, it was peaceful and restful. A great tonic in a little haven.
A beautiful setting, so peaceful and private. Had a very warm welcome from a lovely lady. A perfect romantic retreat, we will definitely return.
Best New years location for us to date! Wonderful welcoming/informative hosts and amazing immediate surroundings with places further afield to visit. Stunning panoramic views just a 10 minute walk from the apartment and in a peaceful rural/friendly location, all the better for having exclusive use of the site. Amazing views from the apartment. A hidden gem just an hour away from Birmingham.
This hidden gem cannot be done justice from photographs, the landscape and views of it from the apartment are simply beautiful. As a quiet hideaway for a couple, who enjoy rural retreats, exciting fishing and lovely places to visit within easy reach, Stilehouse would be hard to beat. This, coupled with the fantastic welcome and warmth of the owners, made for a truly wonderful break that we look forward to repeating!
My partner and I were looking for the perfect place to take our four month old baby on his first holiday and I'm so pleased to say that we found it with this treasure apartment.
From the minute we arrived, the owner made us feel at home and couldn't have been any nice during our entire stay.
The garden (if you can call it that as it's so big and beautiful) created a wonderful view and was perfect for us to go and enjoy some time alone or as a family.
The area itself is also very beautiful and allows you to escape reality without being too far from the local shops.
We had some great days out to Bewdley and local attractions such as the railway and safari park. We didn't try any of the pubs or restaurants as there really was no need or want for us to leave our cosy apartment on an evening. It has all facilities required to just hide away and enjoy time together.
We'll definitely be returning.
The accommodation is set in a fantastic private setting and the view from the studio is wonderful over looking the four lakes. The variety of trees,shrubs and plants make a great place to wander around to check out the wildlife and the trout fishing is great .The hosts are genuine lovely people who are very helpful.This place is fantastic,thank you!
Very helpful and friendly welcome. Ideal retreat for peace and quiet and a spot of fishing but close enough to Worcester and other attractions.
This is a unique place to stay,the studio which is accessed by steps has a small verhranda which over looks the magnificant view of the lakes and 13 acres of land which is yours for your stay. The lakes contain three species of trout,blues,browns and rainbows .I have never known trout to jump so high and fight so hard,the best weight i caught was 5lb but there were larger fish . All the fish caught were in perfect condition.The early morning chorus tells you that this a bird spotters joy! other wildlife can been seen along the lovely walks.The accomodation is clean,comfortable with self catering equipment and a lower outside decked area also with bbq and seating. The owners are lovely and own two adorable springers.Dont forget you are the only people using this wonderful facility!
A very pleasant break from busy city life. The owner was very friendly and welcoming, with good local knowledge and advice about where to visit. The grounds were a fantastic view from the glass double doors of the apartment, and nice for a short stroll around. The apartment itself was lovely, very clean and cosy, with an open layout making it perfect for a couples retreat. Fantastic experience, and would definitely recommend.
Lovely apartment, with superb views. A gorgeous place to get away from it all and relax.
Having just moved house we needed a bit of a break. Boy did Stile Cottage fit the bill. Our hosts were so welcoming. The cottage was perfect. Complete peace. Fishing on the lakes really good. Plenty to do in the surrounding area. We will be back.
We had a lovely week, not only was it my birthday but we were made to feel very much at home
The 2 dogs are adorable
The grounds are lovely and we enjoyed a couple of walks around
It is ideally located to visit the local attractions, we especially loved the Safari Park
Hosts were so welcoming. Views were to die for. Fishing excellent. A true escape. Will visit again for sure. It was a little slice of perfect. Bliss!
We had a lovely stay here and yes we wish to return here in the future and we would recommend it to friends and family. The owner and her dogs were very friendly and welcoming, and knowledgeable about the area.
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