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P&Q or outdoor fun ✅

Bedrooms Studio
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment


About the property

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
Speaks: english, A little French. Un petit peu.
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 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.


Malvern Hills District Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Double bed. Comfortable room with cupboards, chest of draws,books, power points. Wifi accessible. Views of garden and fields.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • 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.


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average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

First class, a real home from home location.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious annexe in great location. Friendly hosts.

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Warm and friendly welcome, beautiful environment.

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Clean and cosy

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Excellent Owner And Welcome pack

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Delightful country cottage

  • 5 of 5

You will be assured of a warm welcome from Mike and Alison and their very friendly lurcher. The cottage is very well equipped plus Mike stocks you up with all the basics eg bread, milk, butter, bacon, eggs, cheese and salad not forgetting wine and beer. It was very clean with fresh flowers. The bathroom has a bath with a shower over that could benefit from a grab rail for the later middle-aged. Comfortable bed with loads of books to read. Living room has large TV, DVD player and Wi-fi. Nice pub about 5 minutes walk and delightful countryside for short or long walks. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would return.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Ferry
250 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Great Malvern or Worcester
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Car: recommended

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 20.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.