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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

5th-8th January

We booked last minute as we wanted a new year break.  What a lovely place.  We really lucked out here.  The Dairy is simply fantastic and so inspiring for new homeowners like us.  James has done a fantastic job.  It’s not your normal holiday.  Will be back for sure.  

R&G, Yorkshire


8th- 12th January

James is doing an excellent job here.  We had a wonderful 4 day stay – extending by a day as we really didn’t want to return home, to our own b&b.  Everything is right here:  very comfortable bed; lovely and warm; fantastically equipped kitchen, beautiful furniture and décor and a very warm welcome.  James is crazy about his garden and we enjoyed walking around it with him.  He’s very knowledgeable about all things horticultural.  This is a top class place.  With a first class welcome and wonderful product.  Well done!!

H&R, Wales


16th-19th Jan

James and Mike are perfect hosts.  The Dairy is beautiful and very comfortable.  So comfortable in fact that we hardly left it – save to go to the two local pubs (both very good) and keep the excellent village shop in business!  James couldn’t do enough to make sure we had everything we needed.  We loved the log burner and the attention to detail is second to none.  We were even lucky to have a private tour around James and Mike’s cottage which is incredible!   A truly wonderful place.

H&J, London.


25th Jan – 1st February

We have had a lovely week here.  The Dairy is absolutely lovely and it was fun looking round the garden while James carried out various developments.  The extra touches are much appreciated and made us feel very welcome and cosseted.  The fresh flowers and pot hyacinths all over were a delight and so nice to have fresh fruit and a very generous hamper.  Everything we needed was here.  Thank you.

S&E, Oxfordshire

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.

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