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Luxury B&B and Self Catering Holiday Accommodation in Rural Worcestershire

Welcome to Willow Pond

Hello and Welcome to Willow Pond.

Willow Pond is a traditional black and white timber house and garden dating back to at least 1562.


At Willow Pond we offer 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 Tom's are our two b&b rooms.


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 Tom's Room are offered on a bed and breakfast basis.  Both beds are super-kingsize.  The bed in Tom's Room is a zip together and so can be two singles if required.  Both rooms have modern ensuite facilities: Sarah's has a large walk in shower and Tom's has a bath with shower over.  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.


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.  


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.


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

Latest Guest Comments

29th November – 1st December

We’ve had a wonderful couple of days at The Dairy celebrating our anniversary.  We climbed Bredon Hill and that was enough for us as all we really wanted to do was to stay in this beautifully cosy place, cook and catch up a bit on life and eat the contents of James’s very generous welcome hamper.  The Dairy is a truly amazing, tranquil place.  

H&E, Kent


22nd-24th November

Thank you very much for a wonderful weekend!  It was just what we needed.  The Dairy is absolutely stunning, the best holiday let we have ever stayed in.  The attention to detail is outstanding with lots of extra touches to make our stay extra special.  Thank you also for your great local recommendations.  Looking forward to staying again soon.

M&E, Cambridge. 


15th-18th November

We had such a lovely and relaxing stay in the Dairy.  It is a beautiful place and very comfortable.  Thank you so much James and Mike.  See you again next year when the garden has changed from autumn/winter to spring or perhaps summer.

L&N, Bristol.


31st October – 3rd November

We have had a wonderful few days at the Dairy.  Every detail has been thought about.  We felt comfortable and relaxed.  You were a wonderful, yet discreet host James.  Unfortunately, the weather didn’t behave itself, so we’ll have to come back again!  Although this meant we spent our evenings with a book, all cosy in front of the wonderful log burner.


14th-18th October

Thank you so much for sharing the wonderful Dairy with us.  All the hard work you’ve put in clearly shows, attention to detail and such comfort made The Dairy a truly lovely place to stay.  We also LOVE your garden and will be back next summer to see it in full glory.  Thank you so much for being a lovely and genuine person and very helpful host.


6th-9th October

This is our first stay in The Dairy and our third visit to this relatively undiscovered area of the country.  We absolutely love it here and The Dairy is the perfect place for two people to base themselves.  We cycled round the hill (more challenging than we first thought) and walked loads.  James is an amazing host – discreet, but around if he’s needed.  His information folder contained great recommendations for walks and places to eat.  We had some fantastic meals and visits to local historic properties.  When the weather was too bad to go outside, we watched films from James’s extensive and eclectic collection. The Dairy is THE perfect place.  We would recommend it wholeheartedly and will be visiting again for sure.  In fact we might just have to move in!

V&V, Sheffield

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