self catering and b&b accommodation
The Dairy, Eckington, a former cheese press, is a self contained cottage attached to our 16th Century house, Willow Pond. Downstairs there's a kitchen, a sitting room and utility; upstairs there's a super kingsize zip together bed with luxurious bedding and another bathroom with large shower, bath and the all-natural Bramley Products.
Both of our bed and breakfast bedrooms are within our 16th Century house and have simple, yet stylish comforting interiors. On the bed, there's Siberian goose down bedding with crisp Egyptian cotton sheets. In the bathrooms, you will find Bramley Products.
Where can I stay?
At Willow Pond we offer a self-catering holiday cottage and two bed and breakfast rooms.
The Dairy is our self-catering option for one or two people.
Sarah's and Jack's are our two b&b rooms.
When can I stay?
We are currently taking bookings for December 2020 onwards. Unfortunately, we have no availability in January, some in late February onwards.
Can I book with confidence if my plans change?
Bookings can be cancelled or transferred up to 72hrs prior to arrival with no charge. If you need to cancel or amend your booking within 72hrs of arrival due to COVID-19, we can transfer your booking to another suitable date within a year.
If we are forced to close due to COVID-19 bookings can be transferred or cancelled at no charge.
Where is Willow Pond and The Dairy?
We are located between Tewkesbury and Pershore on the Gloucestershire / Worcestershire borders. The beautiful Avon curves around part of the village and we are at the foot of Bredon Hill (part of the Cotswold AONB), popular with walkers, birders and cyclists.
Willow Pond is the perfect place to relax and explore the beautiful countryside, including The Cotswolds and the Malvern Hills. We are within easy reach of several National Trust properties, including the stunning gardens of Hidcote and Snowshill. Stratford upon Avon and Cheltenham are our nearest major towns and both within easy reach.
What does Willow Pond offer?
Willow Pond and its acre of private garden, is tucked away within the the friendly village of Eckington. Eckington has all the usual amenities including two pubs, recreation ground, two hairdressers, a church and a brilliant local shop. Eckington Manor and Cookery School is also within the village.
The Dairy is a self-contained restored former cheese press. It is attached to the main house and has its own private entrance and gardens. It sleeps two (either in two singles or in a super king-size) and is also represented by Sawday’s Special Places with Gardens and Rural Retreats.
Sarah’s Room and Jack's Room are offered on a bed and breakfast basis. Everyone who books with us has access to our NGS registered private gardens of over an acre. At the weekend we have a minimum stay of two nights and guests eat our continental or full English breakfast in our characterful 16th Century dining room.
So, we hope you find something here that you like the look of. We certainly love living here and we look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to Willow Pond.
James and Mike
Guest Book Comments
26th July – 8th August
We have had the most wonderful time staying here at The Dairy. It has to be the best cottage we have had by far. The tranquil setting, the idyllic gardens and the exceptional design all contribute to The Dairy being high on our list for regular visits. Thanks to James and Mike for looking after us so well – all the beautiful flowers from the garden and the amazing welcome hamper. We have already booked to come back next year!
Dear James and Mike, You are the best ever hosts! Thank you for making our stay at The Dairy so comfortable. It is our first time staying in self-catering accommodation and you have set the bar far too high. We don’t think anything else will ever match it. Everything is so well though out. Your attention to detail is impeccable. We will keep being updated on Willow Pond life and we look forward to returning some day to see the newly developed barn and kitchen extension. Next time I shall bring my gardening gloves and you can set me to work! How could I possibly enjoy your fabulous gardens without contributing to the maintenance! Thank you for welcoming us into your home and garden. We feel we’ve known you forever and you have made our stay with you a break we will remember fondly for ever
We’ve had a wonderful second stay! Very relaxing. It was lovely to see beautiful gardens in the summer. Thank you James and Mike for making our long weekend just perfect. Hoping to come back soon.
10th- 17th July
Thank you making us so welcome at The Dairy. We hope that this will be the first of lots of visits as once is definitely not enough. It has been a wonderfully relaxing break. We want to recommend you to everyone we know but also want to keep you as our secret place!