A haven for walking and wildlife enthusiasts, the lovely Malvern Hills form the beautiful backdrop to the village of Castlemorton. Rickyard Cottage enjoys a delightful position in Castlemorton at the foot of the undulating Malvern Hills. This charming holiday property affords incredible views of the hills, and the pleasant Castlemorton Common can be accessed directly from the rear of the cottage. The single-storey accommodation offers a light and airy living space including two bedrooms, a modern, compact galley style kitchen, a comfy sitting room and dining area that benefit from a warming and cosy wood burning stove, and an attractive cons...ervatory which opens out onto a large private garden. Rickyard Cottage is situated within the owner’s home’s grounds, and the surrounding Herefordshire and Worcestershire countryside offers wonderful walks right from the doorstep.
Amenities: Oil central heating with woodburning stove in sitting room. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, TV with FreeSat, video, DVD, CD player/radio, small library of games/books/DVDs/videos. Fuel, power and starter pack of fuel for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Enclosed garden with garden furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 2 miles, pub 15 minutes’ walk. Note: There is a pond close by in the owner’s orchard. Please ensure young children are supervised.
Region: Herefordshire offers visitors the chance to journey through lush green countryside, enjoying splendid black-and-white timbered villages, a magnificent cathedral city, a fairytale Georgian castle at Eastnor or books galore in famous Hay-on-Wye.
Town: Visitors are drawn to the village for its fine looking 12th century church and its close proximity to the attractions and amenities of some charming historic towns including Malvern, Tewkesbury and Ledbury. These towns, which are situated close to the borders of Herefordshire and Worcestershire, are characterised by their unusual and striking black and white houses, their hospitable old inns, good restaurants and interesting shops. Upton-on-Severn, which offers welcoming pubs, a picturesque marina, a riverside location and regular boat trips, is also close by. Stunning countryside is all around here, and there is an abundance of historic buildings and gardens, fascinating museums, castles, and railways within easy touring distance.
All prices are inclusive of the booking fee. Winter Short Breaks (WSB) are available at many properties in the "Winter" period - subject to availability. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. Off Season Breaks (OSB) are available at many properties in parts of the "Low" and "Mid" periods - subject to availability. The price for a 3 night break is either 75% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. OSBs can be booked within a calendar month of the start date of the holiday. "Last Minute Breaks" (LMB) are available at most properties throughout the "LOW", "MID", "HIGH", "PEAK", "XMAS" and "NEW YEAR" periods. The price for a 3 night break is either 65% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. LMBs can be booked within one week of the start date of the holiday.
Left on 01/08/2014 for a stay in October 2013 | Janice
I would say it was 10 out of 10 apart from the fact that there was rubbish left in the bin from the previous holidaymakers which was not at all welcoming and some of the crockery in the kitchen was not at all clean. It was very comfortable and roomy which was great for the 4 of us. There was plenty of hot water and heating which was lovely as it was a rather rainy week! Lovely location with lots of nice walks around. Lovely and peaceful and hardly any Mobile Phone reception which was bliss!! Log fire an added bonus!
Beautiful Cottage in lovely location
Left on 05/23/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | JCJ
A lovely, warm, homely cottage in a great location. Handy for exploring the Malvern Hills. Two pubs, both offering food, within walking distance.
We had a very friendly welcome, (complete with milk in the fridge, lemon cake and a bottle of local wine!) from the owners who then left us in peace to enjoy our stay, but we knew they were around if we needed anything.
Unfortunately, the weather was very unseasonal for Easter, so we were unable to take advantage of the (unheated) conservatory which had pleasant views of the orchard and hills (although the latter were mostly obscured by trees).
We stay in a cottage every year for a week of the school Easter holidays, and have never yet returned to the same one twice. However, we have promised ourselves to return to this one, when the weather is better, so that we can enjoy the conservatory and further explore the area without snow on the ground!
I was almost reluctant to leave a good review, because we'd like to keep this little gem to ourselves! :-)
Absolutely Stunning Cottage and Surroundings...
Left on 10/24/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Julie Clark
Lovely stay at Rickyard Cottage. Owners were so welcoming. Holiday in the Malverns every year to see extended Family. Have a disabled son, so this cottage was unique and a most wonderful location for his needs.
Very highly recommended this cottage, in this most tranquil area. Just a few days for relaxation or walking on the common/hills. Our case a 2 week stay...; ))
GE & KW Austin
A Lovely Cottage
Left on 09/06/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | GE & KW Austin
This year is our third visit to Rickyard. The cottage is always clean, comfortable, quiet place to stay. The owners are very welcoming and friendly. There is a bottle of wine in the fridge and a supply of tea, sugar and coffee to start the holiday off. The area is outstanding with lovely views. All in all it is a great place and one we will be going back to. I really do not have enough praise for Rickyard.
G E Austin
Left on 09/23/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | G E Austin
It was our second visit to Rickyard Cottage and we liked our holiday so much again that on returning home we immediately booked for 2012. The cottage had all that we required. It is located in an ideally at the bottom of the Malvern Hills, it is clean, quiet, well positioned for touring, and all in all everything we require. We can not wait for our holiday next year.
a superb week
Left on 09/15/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | martin brace
superb location, garden, cottage.
able to relax, explore locally and further afield. Vrey well appointed accommodation, exactly as advertised.
A first class property
Left on 11/05/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | Gordon
A super location with plenty to see and do within a short distance regardless of age and we were all retired.
rev and wife
Royton - Lancs
Exceelnet holiday in excellent cottage with excellents hosts
Left on 07/14/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | rev and wife
A lovely cottage in a beautiful setting. Well equiped and very comfortable. Lovely area with easy access to a host of places and easy walking onto the Common from the cottage. We had a lovely week there and will return in the future.
Left on 06/04/2010 for a stay in April 2010 | Lisa
Lovely cottage with fantastic garden, nice hosts, good location if you like walking/hiking.
Ideal for a chill out break
Left on 12/20/2009 for a stay in November 2009 | John
Home from home comfort away from the stresses of everyday life. Easy access to Malvern and lovely countryside.
Why would you not want to stay around here?
The perfect walking holiday
Left on 12/03/2009 for a stay in August 2009 | Karen
We had a wonderful week in this cottage. It was clean and comfortable and had everything that we could possibly need.
The location was perfect for us, the common is only a few minutes walk away, the Malvern's made for a lovely walk out from the cottage, as did Eastnor Castle. We found an excuse to stroll out in the evening to the very handy local pub, which also does food.
There was also the best nightsky I have ever seen, just try lying out on the decking and looking for shooting stars. Magic!
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