Relaxing Things To Do

Indoors, Private garden, Garden games, Nature reserve, Safari park, Stars, Strolling, Touring, Steam trains, Fishing, Historic towns, Stately homes, Gorgeous gardens, Eat out.

On rainy days there are toddler toys, family board games, challenging jigsaws, chess, videos, DVDs, wireless broadband, thought provoking magazines and books.

On sunny days relax in the secluded private garden, on the suntrap patio or 'sun and moon' lawns nestling among aromatic, colourful flowerbeds, and listen to lambs bleating and the buzzing of bees.

Table Tennis on the Lawn Croquet for all the Family
Chess Challenge in the Sun Boule and Beer on the Lawn

Manor Holding Cottage is well stocked with garden games equipment including, table tennis, croquet, boule, and a giant outdoor chess set.

Bee Heaven

Track wildlife in the 5 acres (2 ha) of wild flower meadows and ancient orchards; or in the adjacent ancient woodland and National Nature Reserve

Get close up and personal with big game wildlife at the West Midlands Safari Park, and let your hair down at the funfair afterwards.

Star gaze on clear nights, at the millions of stars visible in our inky black night sky, free from the pervading glow of urban street lights.

Geopark Way

Stroll the vast network of foot, cycle and bridle paths leading from the cottage door, through the surrounding idyllic, tranquil and infinitely varied forest and agricultural landscape.

Tour the winding rustic byways by car or cycle through archetypal rural landscapes, including the 'South Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' (AONB).

Highley Engine House (Photo by SVR)

Catch a steam train to the past along the verdant Severn 'Gorge'; on the Severn Valley Railway from Bewdley, Arley or Kidderminster.

Unwind with a day's fishing at a choice of local fishing ponds and rivers, or a round of golf at one of half a dozen high quality local links.

Contrast historic small towns, hidden in the folds of the beautiful local countryside, including:

  • Savour the medieval border town of Ludlow, famous for its outstanding cuisine,the first 'Slow City' in Britain.
  • Smell the living museum of Ironbridge 'World Heritage Site', birthplace of the industrial revolution.
  • Absorb the colour and excitement of annual raft racing and rowing regatta events from the comfort of quayside cafes in the Georgian river port of Bewdley, with its half timbered town houses and elegant dockside promenade.
  • Catch the funicular railway between Low Town and High Town's compact medieval shopping streets in the Saxon river fortress town of Bridgnorth.
  • Sit back for a leisurely day's cruise down the River Severn from the bustling canal port of Stourport.  
  • Shop to your heart's content in the historic carpet capital of Kidderminster.

For more information about each town please click on 'Locality'.

Witley Court

Wonder at local historic castles and country houses, including Witley Court, Hartlebury Castle, Stokesay Castle and dozens of others.

Stroll around historic or newly manicured gardens and vineyards temporarily or permanently open to the public, scattered through the surrounding countryside.

Excellent local restaurants and hostelries provide for romantic meals or entertainment.

The Weather

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Guest Comment

We have had a fantastic time. You have obviously tried to make this a home from home and it has really worked. We arrived on the 1st night at 8pm and we all immediately felt cosy and relaxed. Jovi (3 1/2) went into every room and announced, ’This is nice!’ …Angelique (1 ½) also had a fabulous time shrieking to her heart’s content. Well done you have thought of everything, and we definitely want to visit again very soon. (PS) We too have stayed in many a holiday cottage and we love this one.

Steve, Lara, Jovi and Angelique ,


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