Cider Mill Cottage

West Midlands Worcestershire Worcester

  • Sleeps 2–3
  • Cosy Rural Retreat

A former cider mill converted to a delightful beamed cottage for two, amid some lovely Worcestershire countryside.

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Just a few miles northwest of Worcester, on the edge of the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this old beamed cider mill offers snug and cosy accommodation for two, or for a couple with a toddler or young child. It's been beautifully converted, and offers the perfect base for exploring a hugely attractive part of England, with Worcester, Malvern and the delights of the relatively unexplored Teme Valley on your doorstep.

Situated down a bumpy farm lane, about a mile from the main road, the cottage is quite literally well off the beaten track and feels gloriously isolated and enjoys stupendous views over the surrounding countryside. It has a well-arranged open-plan living area, with a wood-burning stove, sofas, TV and DVD, and a small dining area, and a contemporary kitchen in which the original mill wheel (of the old cider press) has pride of place; the kitchen is ingeniously built around it. The kitchen is warmed by an Aga so you can really live out your country living fantasies – you are, after all, not far from the home of The Archers! Upstairs, there's a master bedroom with an antique double bed, along with a bright single room and a well-equipped modern bathroom, with more vintage pieces of furniture throughout. A welcome basket is provided on arrival, full of garden produce and homemade goodies.

Catherine, the owner, lives in the nearby main house, and is always on hand to advise on the best country walks or which pubs serve the best food – and she'll also let you use their lovely swimming pool if you ask nicely. At the very least you should take a stroll through her gorgeous garden and make the most of the view: the nearby Teme Valley is a hidden gem, boasting the quintessentially English countryside that is typical of this part of Worcestershire. There are lots of walks right from the doorstep, or you can follow part of the long-distance Worcestershire Way, which runs nearby on its route down to Malvern. Nearby sights include local composer Edward Elgar's birthplace, just outside Worcester, factory tours of the Morgan Motor Company in Malvern – and of course the cathedral city of Worcester itself. You might start off thinking about a lovely quiet weekend escape, but there's plenty to do and a full week suddenly seems rather attractive. Heartily recommended!



When you open the door you will be greeted with a wonderful Welcome Basket of goodies to get you settled in.   The cottage has an open-plan living area on the ground floor, where you will find the sitting area with the woodburner.  Collapse in front of the fire and watch the TV or DVD.  There is a Smart TV with Freeview, and also  DVD / BluRay player.  The kitchen has a wonderful electric AGA,and also electric hob and combination oven.  A spiral staircase leads you up to the gallery landing where there is seating and a bookcase with a selection of books, games and puzzles.  There are two bedrooms; a master double room and a single bedroom which has access outside through a stable door and down the granary steps into the garden.  Outside you can enjoy the gardens and there is a private terrace behind the barn, where there is seating and a chimera.  The main house has a heated outdoor swimming pool which is open for guests to use from June to September.

Suitable For

A perfect rural, romantic cottage for couples, but also ideal for those wanting to explore this wonderful part of the country.  The cottage can accommodate 3 people, and children must be over 5.  The cottage is dog friendly. 


Easy accessible for trips to Worcester, Hereford, Ludlow and Malvern.  The Witley Court is a short drive away and it is definitely well worth a visit.  There are lots of National Trust properties in the area which are worth visiting, and also the Severn Valley Railway, and the Morgan Car Company.

Food & Drink

There are two pubs with restaurants in the nearby village, which you could walk to across the fields, or a little further you will find other unique pubs and fine restaurants to enjoy. Nature at Pensions is our recommended restaurant which is a short drive away, and also try the local pubs The New Inn, The Lion and the Mason's Arms, all short drive away.  For something spicy try Bahar in Tenbury Wells.


Available all year.


Seven nights from £785.00 Short breaks and weekends available from £510.00

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The Owner Says

Want to escape from it all ?  Cider Mill Cottage is a converted cider mill, with the mill stone still taking pride of place in the cottage. A wonderful bucolic retreat in the beautiful Teme Valley, and literally off the beaten track.   Cider Mill Cottage is a delightfully quirky mix of old and contemporary with the mill wheel taking centre stage in the open planned living area.

We are a member of Visit England and have been awarded their 4 Stars and Gold Award for the past 5 years so you can rest assured that the cottage is of a high standard of comfort.

 The sitting room offers the cosy welcome of exposed oak beams and Clearview wood burning stove, vintage dining area with log store and the kitchen which has the quintessential of all country cottages -  a beautiful AGA

The modern spiral staircase leads up to a gallery landing and two bedrooms and bathroom. The bedrooms are a mix of antique, vintage and modern fittings, and offer our guests comfortable and cosy accommodation. The main bedroom has a wonderful and comfortable antique double bed.  Feather and down duvets and pillows, and top quality linen for a perfect sleep.

Welcoming goodies on your arrival to get your settled in. Coffee, tea, and fruit juice, bread, milk, cake, homemade preserves with fruit grown in the gardens and much more.   All you need to do is decide whether to venture outside to enjoy excellent walking routes through the wonderful countryside which start  straight from the doorstep, or to curl up with a book in front of the wood burning stove and enjoy the peace.  Listen to skylarks in the days and owls at night.

Guests can use the outdoor swimming pool which is available from June to September.  This is shared with the main house.

We are also dog friendly, and the area is perfect for exploring with your four legged companion.  Your pet will have a pet treat and a basket with blanket to make them comfortable.

The village of Clifton Upon Teme is 1 mile away and has a general store, a couple of pubs which serve food, and a church. A little further away is Martley ( 3 miles ) which has a post office, village shop and a car repair garage with  petrol station (where they serve you your fuel).
This is a fabulous and relatively unknown part of England, which boost fabulous scenery and is an excellent place to walk and explore.  There is plenty to see in the surrounding area with Ludlow, Worcester, Hereford and The Malvern Hills all close enough to visit.


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Getting There

As the cottage is off the beaten track we always send directions to guests.  We are 25 minutes drive from Worcester.  There are very few bus services to the village and none on Sunday. 


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  • Dog-friendly
  • Sensational Views
  • Walking
  • BBQs
  • Swimming Pool
  • Welcome Pack
  • Bicycle Routes
  • Hills & Mountains
  • Remote location
  • Romantic Retreat

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Rated ★★★★★ over 6 reviews


Beautiful location, lovely cottage with great character

This cottage is set in such a beautiful location, a great place to get away from it all and do some lovely walks
Jan 9, 2020 by Georgia Eccles

Fantastic cottage

My wife and I + doggo stayed for a week at the beginning of October. Best cottage we have stayed in so for, we always go for something quirky and different. Would highly recommended
Oct 7, 2019 by Paul Ashton


Exceptional stay and everything my wife and i had hoped for. Very quiet and picturesque location. Cottage was wonderful and full of character. Owners are very nice people, always willing to help with any questions at all. Definitely be returning.
Jun 25, 2019 by Nicholas Mills

Stunning, gorgeous, beautiful, unique.. I could go on.

Beautiful unique cottage, stunning gardens and house and the views were fantastic. Spent a lovely long weekend relaxing in the gardens, enjoying the total peace with evenings relaxing in front of the log fire. Would recommend to anyone who wants a peaceful and relaxing holiday. Good food in the local pubs and great walking. Catherine was very friendly and accommodated our every need. Dog friendly too!
May 16, 2019 by Paul Medlock

A stunning location

I can't add much to what has already been said about the Cider Mill Cottage especially the “Absolutely marvelous find” comment. We were there for seven days at the end of March till the beginning of April and the walks around Worcestershire and Herefordshire were stunning with carpets of Primrose, Wood Anemone, Dog Violets and the occasional Bluebell - STUNNING. Out of five I would give our stay at Cider Mill Cottage a rating of SEVEN. The hares and two buzzards were an added bonus. Deep Joy.
May 9, 2019 by John Fletcher

Absolutely marvellous find

I’m lucky, insomuch that I always seem to find great dog friendly properties to rent, but this time I excelled myself. Cider Mill cottage is a superb place to stay and once you’ve wound your way down the twisty turning farm track, it is a great place to just chill out and relax. Very cosy and welcoming and the centrepiece of the kitchen area is the huge apple crushing mechanism, still completely intact and it looks like it could be used straight away. A lovely reminder of what the building was used for in times gone by. There was a lovely welcome pack, above and beyond what most places offer and we made full use of it. The apple gin was a real surprise. All of the rooms and furnishings are well appointed and everything is comfortable to a degree that you feel you have bought the items yourself. The log burner is great. A decent size that throws out a fantastic amount of heat, making the seating area a real toasty place to be. There was also a decent supply of logs and kindling. We were here for 3 nights, had a roaring fire each night and still left enough to last one more night. The grounds are lovely and in the Summer months, you can take advantage of the owners swimming pool. You also have a small al fresco dining area. There is a nice fully enclosed secure paddock that you can take your 4 legged friend around, off the lead, to run around to their hearts content. The walk into the village is very pleasant, crossing several fields including one that was full of very curious, heavily pregnant sheep. Our young Lab puppy was equally curious and took it all in very calmly. (He was obviously on a lead at all times.) Turn left at the main road junction. The village has one dog friendly pub, the Lion Inn and this has a good selection of beers and wines. You can eat in the bar area with your pup, without being frowned upon. The village is also quite a scenic place to walk around. If you turn right at the main road junction, this will take you to another pub. The New Inn. I can’t comment on this one as we did not visit it. The accommodation is so cosy and welcoming, you’re happy to spend a good chunk of time there. There was just the 2 of us and our dog staying for this break, but the accommodation is designed for 3 adults and there would be ample room. Could not recommend this place highly enough.
Mar 13, 2019 by Gary Harvey

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