Head down the private farm track and you will find Cider Mill Cottage; set in this secluded and beautiful location of the Teme Valley Worcestershire. Built in 1820's the cottage stands in the private grounds of Ayngstree House and offers wonderful self catering accommodation for up to 3 people. Children over 5 years. Well behaved dogs are welcome.
Until the late 1960's the mill was used for crushing apples and storing grain. It has now been cleverly restored to create a perfect holiday retreat where you can relax and unwind in the unspoilt Teme Valley or venture out and explore the counties of Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire.
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.
Cider Mill Cottage is a comfortable two bedroom self contained cottage, with a private entrance and parking spaces for two cars, and an open lawned garden.
The main entrance off the driveway leads into the open-planned living room and kitchen. The south facing sitting room has a comfortable sofa, leather sofa, digital television with Freeview, DVD player, and a Clearview multi-fuel wood stove. A vintage dining table and four chairs provides the perfect dining area.
The modern kitchen is built around the original mill wheel, and is well equipped with a beautiful heat storage AGA, electric ceramic hob, fridge with freezer box and microwave. Tea towels and kitchen towels are provided.
A spiral staircase leads up to a light and sunny gallery landing area with armchair and bookcase with a selection of books, jigsaws and games.
Cider Mill Cottage has two bedrooms. The Master bedroom has a Louis XVI antique double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside cabinets, and a Lloyd loom chair. The insulated flue from the wood burning stove runs through the room to give extra warmth.
The second bedroom has a single bed, vintage wardrobe, bedside cabinets and Lloyd loom chair. A stable door leads from this room onto the granary steps outside and wonderful views of the Teme Valley.
The contemporary styled bathroom has a built in washhand basin, bath with shower over, and an electric heated towel rail.
Both beds have luxury feather and down duvets. Bed linen and towels are provided, and a laundry service is available on request. If you require hypo-allergenic duvets then please request them at the time of booking.
There is space downstairs to store suitcases and walking boots. Bicycles may be stored in the barn within the grounds. The lawned garden is adjacent to the cottage and has a table and chairs for al-fresco eating.
The unspoilt Teme Valley is a hidden gem with it's quintessential English countryside and beautiful fast flowing river. It is a perfect place to walk or ramble right from the doorstep, and if you feel more energetic you would even follow the 30 mile Worcestershire Way.
We recommend that you have a car, as there are numerous places of interest to visit locally, including National Trust properties, farm shops, pubs and restaurants. Or perhaps go horse riding, fishing or clay pigeon shooting; all a short drive away.
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).
If you want somewhere special to dine out then the following restaurants are recommended:
Green Cow Kitchens, is an intimate restaurant just a few miles away on the Whitbourne Estate. Open every Friday and Saturday evening and you need to book in advance www.greencowkitchens.co.uk
The Venture In at Ombersley, beautiful, award winning food with first class service. www.theventurein.co.uk
L'Amuse Bouche Restaurant, Malvern, a taste of French-style cuisine in an English setting. It has two coveted rosette awards. www.cotfordhotel.co.uk