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P&Q or outdoor fun ✅

Malvern Hills District, Worcestershire, UK
  • Apartment1076 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms0
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum StayNone

Comfy, well equipped, great for one or two. Discreet/Confidential.

Modern apartment built from an old barn. With excellent facilities including very well equipped kitchen. Double bedroom, bathroom, sitting/dining room. Views of Malverns to the left (15 mins by car ) and Brecons to right (45 mins). Local walks nearby, downs a few minutes by car or bike. Many other recreations available, walking,cycling, Welsh mountains, birding, star gazing - almost no light pollution. Or just spend time peacefully by yourself, together... reading, writing or painting/drawing. We lived in the apartment for 3 months whilst the cottage was refurbed and it was superfine. Well - behaved dogs welcome. Garden is dog secure and we have our own friendly Lurcher. Just ring me if you want to know more please.


Mike Blank

Member Since 2016
Response time:
within a few days
english, A little French. Un petit peu.
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About Mike Blank

I'm the tiny on the left of the photo, taken in 1960. If you would like to know more about me you can find me on Twitter where I post photos of our house and apartment and surrounding area from time to time. I think this will tell you more about me/us than any sales blurb here. Twitter me at @pound_cottage

Mike Blank purchased this Apartment in 2014

Why Mike Blank chose Malvern Hills District

We moved here in 2014 and loved the house and apartment immediately. Stunning surroundings, sweet farming neighbours, fascinating rural life, but with a charming, eccentric town nearby. If you are prepared to put time in to explore locally or adventure a little further away - this is for you. Active people will love the walks, cycling, or hills and mountains - or if you want to write or paint you can do so in the peace. Ok, there is the occasional tractor, sheep bleating, lambs, cows, well - you know.

What makes this Apartment unique

The main house where we live is 17thC and the apartment is sympathetically attached. Beams, comfort, fine kitchen for keen cooks. Off-road parking, garden, wifi, TV/DVD - radios plus USB adaptors for iPhone/Pads. Printer access available on request. You can have as much or little tech as you want.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
        • Double bed. Comfortable room with cupboards, chest of draws,books, power points. Wifi accessible. Views of garden and fields.


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bath with good shower. Lavatory, basin, extractor fan. See photo. Warm, towels supplied plus basics
          soap, shampoo, razor socket.

        Location Type

          • Mountain
          • Rural
          • Town


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Romantic


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                        Very comfortable with newly covered armchair and sofa. Dining table or can be used for work on computer and so on. TV/DVD/Radio/CD player. Bring your own laptop or tablet.
                      • Garage
                        Available for cycle, motorbike parking. Secure with electric doors. Alarmed.
                      • Internet
                        Wifi throughout.
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                        Fresh linen = bed made up and towels on arrival. Tea towels oven gloves etc in kitchen.
                      • Heating
                        Central heating throughout, controlled by you. Electric radiator for areas you choose.
                      • Parking
                        Parking off-road for two cars.
                      • Telephone
                        Your smartphone can connect to the wifi for calls and so on. If you need to use a landline urgently - can be done.
                      • Towels Provided
                        Bath towels, hand towels, tea towels. Enough for two adults, more on request.
                      • Tumble Dryer
                        In addition, if you wish to dry wet outdoor gear there is a drying room. Wet boots, shoes can be stored in there or in kitchen door shelving. (See photo)
                      • Washing Machine
                        There is an excellent launderette in Bromyard.


                          • Coffee Maker
                            Cafetière and so on.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Good quality pots, pans, pretty much everything you need to cook well. Cutlery, good knives,plates, cups and so on. High quality. Happy to lend/buy other kit if you need it.
                          • Dishwasher
                            Smeg. This is great. Personally I can't stand washing up on holiday. Will take most kitchen items.
                          • Kitchen
                            Galley kitchen with good facilities and well equipped. All kit is high quality and new. Other equipment can be borrowed on request if needed.
                          • Oven
                            Indesit. Standard size electric oven.
                          • Pantry Items
                            Cereal, eggs, bacon, tinned items, bread on arrival. Coffee,tea.Some wine and beer. Ask me if you would like a supermarket delivery please.
                          • Refrigerator
                            Standard fridge with freezer compartment. If you need something deep frozen we can see if we can help with our freezers.
                          • Stove
                            Electric with four burners and ceramic top. Indesit. Very fast heating and clear indication when the hob is hot, even when switched off.
                          • Toaster
                            Two slice job.


                              • Dining
                                Good size wooden table, can sit up to four. Good quality napkins, place mats, plates, bowls, glasses, cutlery.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • Books
                                    Plenty of books in the bedroom.
                                  • DVD Player
                                    In TV. A selection of DVDs is available.
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Freeview plus DVD, radio and CD player.
                                  • Stereo
                                    Bluetooth stereo speaker system. If you have music and radio on your phone or laptop you can connect for good quality sounds. TV has CD option and stereo speakers.
                                  • Television
                                    Wall mounted, easily viewed throughout sitting room. TV & films can be watched on your own iPad/Kindle using wifi in all parts of apartment.


                                      • Bicycles
                                        We have 3 for hire or you can bring your own and store them in our secure garage.
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        A patio with large table is available for guests.
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        The Usk, Wye and Severn are within an easy drive. You will need your own boats.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        You may use the garden.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Available on request.


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • live theater
                                              • restaurants
                                              • winery tours

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • mountain climbing
                                                          • mountaineering


                                                              • Well, we lived in the apartment and enjoyed it very much. Discreet, quiet, rural yet within a short drive of nearby Bromyard. Brecons, Malverns within 45 and 15 minutes respectively. Lovely garden, great views and the apartment is comfortable and well-equipped.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                10 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Lovely relaxing break

                                                                Brian T.

                                                                We had a lovely two nights stay at Mike's cottage and really enjoyed ourselves.

                                                                We arrived to a lovely warm property stocked with basic provisions in the fridge and enough tea and coffee to keep us going over the weekend.

                                                                It was really nice to know that it would always be warm to come back to as all the power and heating was included as was the wifi.

                                                                First class, a real home from home location.

                                                                Jill S.

                                                                Very clean and comfortable, lots of little extra ,bits in the kitchen and bathroom in case you forgot.

                                                                Fresh flowers, plenty of room a real gem, beautiful quite location totally unspoilt views. The host's were very plesant, and very generous with the welcome offers.

                                                                Would we go again, certainly we will, thank you Mike and Alison for having us a real home from home.

                                                                Spacious annexe in great location. Friendly hosts.

                                                                David S.

                                                                Mike met us on arrival and showed us around the annexe. It's fully equipped with lots of space.

                                                                There was also some welcome food and drinks, which was a really nice touch.

                                                                Much, the owners Lurcher, was very friendly and got on great with our dog.

                                                                The only slight downside was the bed. The mattress was uncomfortable and not really to our liking. However, we were only staying for three nights so not a deal breaker.

                                                                The location is nice and quiet and in easy reach of some great walks.

                                                                We didn't try the closest pub for food or drinks, so can't recommend that but we did try the Live and Let Live a few miles away.

                                                                Overall, a pleasant and peaceful stay.

                                                                Warm and friendly welcome, beautiful environment.

                                                                Cathie D.

                                                                Lovely, comfortable little flat, my dogs loved the secure garden. Owners friendly and helpful but unobtrusive. Beautiful countryside, recommended.

                                                                Clean and cosy

                                                                Tracy K.

                                                                We thoroughly enjoyed our three night stay in this cosy annex. Mike was friendly and helpful, and communication arranging the stay was excellent. The annex is very clean and comfortable and well equipped with everything you need. All the tech including wifi, TV and DVD player and DAB radio worked without any problems. Milke has even supplied a Bluetooth speaker so you can play music from your phone. The perfect quiet restful getaway.

                                                                Excellent Owner And Welcome pack

                                                                John T.Rotherham

                                                                Our stay was wonderful The owner thought of Everything Down to A torch and Pens, Books, DVDs etc. We had a wonderful Welcome pack of Wine and Beer with Breakfast Milk Tea Coffee etc which was a Nice surprise. Very Clean and Spacious Wonderful setting Will Certtainly be back again soon


                                                                Malvern Hills District, Worcestershire, UK

                                                                Pound Cottage apartment is in beautiful, charming countryside. You can see the Malvern Hills in one direction and the Brecons in the other. If you want peace and quiet for your own work such as writing, art, it's here. For activities we have great cycling, walks, historic estates and nearby Hereford and Worcester. Superb for birds including raptors such as Buzzards, Peregrines, Kestrels plus many garden and field birds. Very little light pollution so star gazing is lovely on clear nights (bring your own telescope). Good shops and pubs in nearby Bromyard and villages, fine dining too. Worcester has excellent sports including county and test cricket as well as its lovely cathedral. Hereford cathedral has the Mappa Mundi. Hay on Wye is 50 minutes drive for a visit or the world famous festival. Cycling locally is fine with much of it on minor roads, or if you prefer, hill walking in the Malverns, mountains in the Brecons. It really is a hidden gem here, a tiny, quiet hamlet from which you can do as much or as little as you wish. We have an airport for recreational flying nearby and motor sports, especially vintage cars are well represented by Bromyard Speed Festival and informal events. I'm not going to bang on, it's lovely here and the apartment is comfortable, the kitchen is well equipped and the surroundings delightful. If you prefer peace and quiet we have it in abundance, or, if you want to get out and about it's all here.

                                                                Rates & Availability

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Tax Rate

                                                                This is a start up so I am market-testing. I am happy to provide reduced rates in certain circumstances, e.g. Single parent, Carer break, and so on. I will consider part payments over time e.g. 3 x monthly payments if you have genuine financial reasons. Speak to me.

                                                                10 Reviews
                                                                Wonderful 4.8/5
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