The Forge

Hanley Swan, nr. Malvern

Property Reference: RNM
  • Sleeps4
  • Pets 3
  • Bedrooms2
  • Grade4 Star rating

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Availability & Price

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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
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Property Features

  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Gold AwardGold Award
  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection

Property Description

Delightful former blacksmith’s forge dating back to the 18th century, featuring the original beams, a canopied open fire and a wrought-iron spiral staircase. Close to the owners’ home, it stands within its own garden down a country lane, within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Local walking books are provided to help explore the surrounding area and the nearby Malvern Hills. The Three Counties Showground is 5 minutes away and there is also easy access to Malvern itself, Upton on Severn, Eastnor Castle, Ledbury, Tewkesbury and Worcester. It is a short walk to the village green, shops and pub. There are many festivals and tourist attractions held locally throughout the year, but none near enough to spoil the tranquillity of the holiday cottage. Shops ½ mile.

Entrance porch. Beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove and farmhouse-style kitchen. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower. Spiral, open-tread stairs to gallery first floor landing: Beamed double bedroom with Victorian antique bed and Velux windows. Bathroom with toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Electricity, full LPG central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Secure cycle storage
  • No smoking

Customer Comments

Selected comment(s) from customers who have enjoyed staying at this property:
  1. Beautiful & comfortable cottage. Really well equipped. Gorgeous log burner. Owners were friendly and helpful. Enjoyed the walking and visits to Great Malvern. Nov 2012.
  2. We have stayed in many holiday cottages. This was one of the best two we’ve been in. Immaculate interior, all the facilities you could need and friendly, helpful owners. Sept 2012.
  3. Very comfortable and pleasant cottage. We were made to feel very welcome by the owners. If you want a peaceful holiday in very nice surroundings, this is the place to go. Aug 2012.
  4. The cottage was lovely and had everything (except oven gloves, and if im honest, the sofa and chairs were not particulary comfortable), that you could need. We also had a Sainburys online delivery for the food and that was the best idea ever! No trying to find that supermarket on the first day. The only thing i was surprised by was the closeness of the owners house, but it really wasnt a problem. A very peaceful and delightful garden and great for the dog, as it actually was fully enclosed unlike others we have stayed in. A good location for the hills and other walks, although walks from the door were slightly limited.We had a lovely relaxing time and would highly recommended this cottage to couples particularly. June 2012.
  5. Extremely well-equipped cottage, spacious and clean. Kind and helpful owners. Village shop charges for carrier bags and debit cards, also expensive. Phipps the butchers in Hanley Swan excellent, pies are lovely. Hope to go back next year! June 2012.
  6. Very well maintained, clean, comfortable and everything there that you could possibly want. Ideal for dogs with lots of walks and very safe garden for them to be off lead. Owners were very welcoming. A lovely village with an excellent butcher! Central for exploring Malvern, Worcester and surrounding areas. May 2012.
  7. The cottage was superb and well deserved of the Gold Award, thank God it was so good as the weather was awful!!! It rained everyday and we were in Worcester the day the photographer from the Daily Mail took pictures of the floods! April 2012.
  8. WOW !!! One of the best holiday cottages we have ever had. The weather was awful but the stove burner more than made up for it as we had logs included so we lit the fire nearly every night. Geoff and Di Lack (the owners) were more than helpful although we didn’t have to ask for their help often as everything was to hand. We did notice that cottages 4 you had given them a GOLD AWARD and we think was thoroughly deserved. The garden was perfect for our 2 dogs, fully enclosed. Thank you. April 2012.
  9. Lovely cottage in a lovely location (although much nearer to the road than it appears in the photographs). We really enjoyed our 2 night break and wished it could have been longer. Very cosy and warm and everything you could possibly want is catered for, with good quality crockery. The owners Geoff and Di were very friendly and helpful and the mince pies on arrival were very welcome ! Dec 2011.
  10. This is a lovely cosy property, beautifully and thoughtfully equipped by the friendly, welcoming owners who are helpful but unobtrusive. The Comment’s book has entries from people making second visits - always a good sign. This was our first trip to the Malverns and we found the Forge well situated for exploring the area. We’ve taken over 50 cottage holidays and the Forge comes very high on our list of favourites. Nov 2011.
  11. A great little cottage, from the guest book seems very popular! Would recommend it to dog owners, enclosed gardens and good local walks. The log burner is amazing! Plus the local shop, while being small and basic, does some wonderful local ales! Also pretty good O2 reception but no 3G... Nov 2011.
  12. One of the nicest and most certainly best equipped places I have stayed in. Highly recommend. Oct 2011.
  13. We have holidayed in cottages for many years now, this is undoubtedly one of the best in all aspects. Oct 2011.
  14. By far the best standard of accommodation we have stayed at. Oct 2011.
  15. A very comfortable and well appointed cottage with a pretty, private garden. All needs had been very carefully thought of. July 2011.
  16. Well presented cottage in lovely rural surroundings. We have stayed at The Forge a number of times and we will undoubtedly return. Di and Geoff are superb, very friendly hosts. June 2011.
  17. Property had everything we could possibly need and is in a location where very handy to go to a number of places without taking too long. Many of the people who stay there appear to be walkers but this tme we were unable to do that as my husband’s mother came too. The Morgan factory tour is a recommended visit to anybody interested in cars. We never realised about the Upton music festivals - that seems a big thing for the area. June 2011.
  18. Located in quite area of village with walks for dogs nearby. Super helpfull owners make you feel very welcome. Goog pubs nearby and easy access to malvern hills. April 2011.
  19. Made to feel very welcome on arrival with home made cake and milk. Our dog Bella also made to feel welcome. Well equipped cottage with quality crockery etc. Beautiful area ideally located surrounded by fields. Only 1/2 mile walk to shops, dog friendly pub and duck pond. A real taste of country life. Sad to come home. April 2011.
  20. A lovely place to stay and very well-equipped. One reservation is that the free wireless internet connection didn’t work which was annoying for a ’techie’ like my husband. Maybe it shouldn’t be on the list as being available. April 2011.
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    Low deposit only £25

    1. These terms and conditions should be read with the Booking Conditions and insurance information in our brochures or on our website. Especially note Sections 2, 4 and 7 of the Booking Conditions
    2. Offer applies only to bookings for 2014 which are booked before 13th April 2014.
    3. The low deposit payable under this offer is £25.
    4. Does not apply to properties that sleep 10 or more.
    5. The difference between the £25 low deposit and the usual deposit shown in our main brochure or website is payable with the balance payment, which we must receive no later than 8 weeks before your booking starts, or at the time of cancellation if you cancel your booking. This payment will include all applicable charges as detailed on your booking confirmation, including any insurance premiums and any Ferry costs. If payment is not received in full on time, we can treat your booking as cancelled by you for a non-refundable reason. If this happens, you will be responsible for cancellation charges (as shown in our main brochure or our website) including any deferred Booking Fee, Personal Travel Insurance and Ferry crossings that you have chosen to buy, all of which must be paid immediately..
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