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The Dairy (Worcestershire)

Eckington, Worcestershire (CO326)
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Ground Floor Bedroom
No Pets Allowed
Enclosed Garden
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On Site Parking
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27 September 2019
Dear James, Thank you for providing this amazing space. A perfect getaway – just what we needed. The Dairy is absolutely beautiful. You have thought of everything and we can’t wait to return. Thanks too for remembering my birthday and putting a bottle of fizz in the fridge. Brilliant attention to detail.

E & G - Cirencester
16 September 2019
Thank you James for allowing us to stay in your Dairy. We’ve had a marvellous week walking, eating and drinking. Thanks for allowing us to set up our wildlife cameras in the garden (foxes and several hedgehogs recorded). You really have created something special here. We hope to be able to return next summer.

M & S - Suffolk
12 September 2019
Our third stay and still wonderful. Booked our fourth already.

P & M - Cornwall
7 September 2019
We booked The Dairy as part of a longer visit to the UK and its turned out to be one of the highlights. We can understand the reviews now as this place is simple gorgeous. We were blessed with lovely weather and travelled the local area extensively but we always made sure that we were back in time to enjoy a glass of wine in these gorgeous gardens. Everything here is so personal and The Dairy is perfect for a short or a longer break. In fact we both decided that we would like to live here! James and Mike were wonderful hosts – there if we needed them, but otherwise it felt like we were in paradise. More holiday lets of this standard please!

R & R - Australia
26 August 2019
One of the best we have stayed in! Many thanks for all the care and detail that has gone into a memorable 4 days walking in the area and relaxing in the amazing garden.

P&J, London
23 August 2019
The distant sound of a passing train reminded me that we were actually still in this world! This little bit of Heaven at Willow Pond has transported us for three days away from hectic urban life. James has been the perfect host – discreet but attentive. The Dairy is so well appointed, nothing has been overlooked for our comfort and relaxation, and all with panache and style!

J&T, Cardiff
16 August 2019
Wow! What an incredible place! We have absolutely loved staying at The Dairy. James and Mike are the most wonderful hosts and it has been such a pleasure to stay here. Absolutely every detail has been thought about in the most beautiful way. We have felt so comfortable and relaxed here throughout our stay – we have loved every minute of it. The garden, the house, the area and the hosts are all the best ever! Thank you so much for a truly amazing stay. We’ll be back!

T&M, London
9 August 2019
Thanks you James for creating this place. We’ve had a great few days, despite the weather. We’ve visited national trust places and ate in the local pubs (a lot!). We had a day in and watched films and actually lit the wood burner! The Dairy is brilliantly designed, it always felt light and airy but when we wanted to be cosy it felt that too. Thank you again.

S&B, Leicester
5 August 2019
This is a find amongst finds. The Dairy is first class and an amazing place to stay. We’ve had a great week. Loads of fantastic cycling and some great meals. Many memorable moments including a climb up the glorious Bredon Hill with a wonderful picnic (prepared and supplied by James). The hot sausages with mustard were a master stroke! This is a beautiful part of the world. Thank you James for being there when we needed you and for all your knowledge and gentle guidance. We think this place is the best and are very sad to be leaving.

C&D, Luton
2 August 2019
Simply put, this place is FANTASTIC! We’re not going to write anymore. Suffice to say we came for three days and have booked to come again next year, but this time for a week. Can’t wait!

P&P, London
24 July 2019
A really great stay here. The Dairy is both smart and cosy, and well equipped. The highlight is the beautiful garden, which James and Mike are so generous with. That generosity and warmth of welcome extends to all aspects of the stay and makes this a very happy place to be. All in all, a really good time. Thanks again to James and Mike for their easy going hospitality.

M & S - London
12 July 2019
We were six and so two of us stayed in The Dairy and our friends were in James’s wonderful B&B. This worked really well for us and we had a great stay. The place is brilliant! So good that in fact that one day we couldn’t be bothered to go out! We just stayed at Willow Pond. James made us a picnic and we camped out in The Barn Garden. Lots of fun and a memorable day. We like this place so much that we’ve already booked it for next year and our next get-together. Can’t wait!
B & C - Manchester
4 July 2019
It has been an absolute pleasure to stay at The Dairy. The cottage is cosy and comfortable, but also very stylish and modern. The beautiful garden is the icing on the cake! We’ve stayed in many Rural Retreat cottages and they are all lovely and well chosen, but this is definitely the best. Oh! And the homemade marmalade is delicious! Thank you so much for everything.

K & C - Surrey
21 June 2019
Our second visit to the delightful Dairy and it felt like returning home! As ever James and Michael leave no stone unturned to ensure their guests comfort. The garden continues to flourish. Many thanks again.
M&D -Spain
14 June 2019
The best holiday we have ever had by far. The Dairy has been put together with such style and attention to detail that it lacks nothing and the welcome hamper far exceeded our expectations. Being welcomed into the beautiful garden added much to our sense of well-being during our time here. It has been created with such flair and love it is an absolute joy. Making a garden look so natural is not easy - I know as I've been trying to do it for 40 years! James is a wonderful host and we really enjoyed our chats with him about the house and garden. We would love to have been able to stay longer.
D&I - Yorkshire
7 June 2019
We stayed at The Dairy a year ago and loved it so much that we came back. Two Junes couldn't have been more different. 2018 the hottest ever, 2019 the wettest ever. We know how to pick them! Whatever the weather The Dairy is still fabulous with James as our super friendly and helpful host, the peaceful location, and wonderful gardens - more voluminous than before - and the fantastic choice of pubs around the area. Thank you James. We had a wonderfully relaxing break in a very hectic year.
A&B - Suffolk
10 May 2019
We chose The Dairy because we wanted to spend a week somewhere special to celebrate another big birthday. We were not disappointed. The Dairy is perfection. No creature comforts have been overlooked. James and Mike have been perfect hosts and we were so fortunate that the glorious weather enabled us to enjoy the fabulous garden that James clearly loves so much. Many thanks for a great week. We shall be sorry to leave.
A&J - Huddersfield
29 April 2019
Thank you for a beautiful stay in your wonderful cottage surrounded by magical gardens.
H&C - Surrey
20 April 2019
What a wonderful week we've had! Perfect accommodation. A real home from home. Thank you. Wonderful setting that brings both nature and peace to your door. Great location - wonderful varied walks from your door. Quality pubs serving great food. So pleased we have found The dairy and thank you James for all you provide and do. We are looking forward to our next stay already!
C&M - Northants
13 April 2019
Wow! What a fabulous find! The best ever cottage we have stayed in. A home from home with everything you would need in a self-catering holiday cottage and more. James and Mike are very welcoming and allow you to access their beautiful gardens which is a pure delight. We have spent four lovely relaxed days exploring the area and go home feeling refreshed. Will definitely be back for more.
M&N - Essex
26 March 2019
Lovely few days in the fantastic Dairy. Great Location. Exceptionally well-appointed cottage. Slept amazingly! Nothing to be improved – it was just perfect. Thank you

P & J
20 February 2019
Even with the terrible weather we had a lovely time. We came away just wanting to relax and spend time together and The Dairy was perfect. We slept really well – its so quiet and the bed is amazingly comfortable. We had the wood burner going and watched films (there are hundreds to choose from). We ate locally and walked up the hill (beautiful) using the maps that James has provided. We loved it so much we’ve booked a return visit in July. Thank you SO much for creating this little piece of Heaven!!

M&J - London
17 February 2019
What a wonderful stay! Everything from the wonderful welcome hamper, White Company products (as much as we wanted) and beautifully pressed sheets, exceeded our expectations. Such a wonderfully designed and lovingly put together sanctuary. James was gorgeous – looked after us before and during our stay and made sure we had everything we needed. A lovely riverside walk and a wander in Broadway is highly recommended! Even pre-spring the garden was stunning. Would love to come back and see it in the summer. Thank you for a delightful stay!

P&W – Sheffield
28 January 2019
Thank you letting us stay in your lovely lodgings!! The Dairy is wonderfully appointed and super cosy. We enjoyed our few days very much. So many thanks!

J&J - Sheffield
18 January 2019
We just came for a two night stay on our way down to Devon and to be honest we didn’t want to leave. Right from the moment we arrived we were greeted by James who, despite the weather was super smiley and cheerful. Our welcome journey was AMAZING and so generous. The Dairy is comfortable, clean, original and kitted out to a very high standard. James is the perfect host – was there if we needed him, but it felt like we were in our own little world. The weather was atrocious but that didn’t matter as we just lit fires (there is an endless supply of wood), played games and watched some of James’s mammoth film collection on the most amazing TV. You can probably tell that we really liked it here!

P&L - Edinburgh
10 January 2019
A wonderful stay. A warm welcome from James. Tastefully decorated and very comfortable. Loved the log fire, particularly after a days hiking.

W&D - London
2 January 2019
Oh my lord! We love this place. I can’t believe we’ve never been to this part of the country before. We enjoy walking and there are some great treks here. We walked around Bredon Hill loads – each time taking a different route (loads of maps provided). The Malverns are incredible. Very dramatic. We ate in the local pubs and one night James cooked us a cottage pie (delicious) for us which we ate in front of the fire. It was bliss. Honestly, The Dairy was exactly what we both needed to recharge our batteries. Thoroughly recommended.

V&B - London
24 December 2018
Our second stay at The Dairy and once again it was just perfect for us. Thank you James for making our birthdays so special for us.

C&M - Herefordshire
1 December 2018
I feel that after my stay, James and I are now old, dear friends. I came here alone from The States, needing some R&R. James was there when I needed him and I have to thank him for making me feel so welcome during my stay. From his wealth of local information to coming to my aid when I blew the tyres on my car outside Worcester. James really is my hero! James has done a wonderful job making The Dairy full of ‘hygge’. The bed was so comfy, I slept for three days! And after a week at Willow Pond I now feel ready to go onto London and do business. One day I shall be back. Why wouldn’t you?

15 November 2018
What an amazing place! We have LOVED our stay here. Never before have we stayed somewhere that has been thought through so carefully and intuitively – if there was something needed, you turned and it was there, just in absolutely the right spot! We felt so welcome and I’ve already been raving about its perfection to my friends. Thank you so much for having us (and for the very generous hamper!) Very best wishes.

K&J - Birmingham
10 November 2018
A wonderful 2 night break in The Dairy. What a fabulous place! Ver comfortable, stylish and high quality. Amazing welcome pack – a lot of thought went into this and it was certainly the best we’ve ever been given. Looking forward to returning to see the garden in full bloom. James is a great host and clearly loves what he does. He made us feel very special. Many thanks.

H&C - Suffolk
31 October 2018
Thank you for a lovely stay. The Dairy is a perfect place for the relaxing few days that we needed. It was very lovely and comfortable. The welcome hamper was wonderful, the best we’ve ever had. We really had everything we could need. We’d love to come back one day and see the garden in full bloom. Good luck James, you are a wonderful host. Thanks again.

D&D - London
22 October 2018
This is a high spec place, wonderfully decorated with beautiful furniture. We stay in a lot of holiday lets and more owners should take inspiration from The Dairy. We took loads of photos and are now going to go back and revamp our place in Dorset! Our only wish is that we could take James back to do it for us! On a more practical note, we really enjoyed our stay but wish we had longer.

E&B - Dorset
27 September 2018
We stayed in The Dairy for a week and found it simple the best accommodation even over 8/9 years of autumnal walking (and eating!) holidays in different parts of the UK which we visit from our home in southern Spain. We shall look forward to future visits and, of course, recommend our friends to come and stay with James.

D&M - Spain
11 September 2018
We had an extremely enjoyable week in The Dairy. It was the perfect place for us. We used it as a base to visit all sorts of places like Sudley Castle, Stratford and Cheltenham. One day we even went into Wales and drove down to Hay-on-Wye, which was really lovely. James had loads of useful information and whatever he didn’t know he was able to find out. We can honestly say our week was full of fun and laughter. We loved the garden. We loved The Dairy. We would love to return.

B&J - Norfolk
17 August 2018
We were very glad that we were recommended to stay here. What a find! We really enjoyed our too-short stay while attending the Pershore Jazz Festival. James has made us feel welcome and the hamper of lovely goodies have been much appreciated. We look forward to a return visit.

M & J - Dorset
10 August 2018
The Dairy with James and Mike was amazing! We don’t have anything like it in Holland!! You were perfect hosts and we laughed a lot. We had a week in The Dairy and were really sad when the week ended. We didn’t want to leave. We loved the local pubs (think we went to them all!), we explored lots of nearby National Trust properties (recommended by James). We ate and drank probably too much, but we love it here. It would be wonderful to come back one day.

J & M - Holland
3 August 2018
This is a really lovely place. It’s kind of undiscovered. James helped us make the most of our stay. It was so quiet and tranquil that we slept really well. It’s a very high quality place. We loved it all. We took loads of photos and really enjoyed the garden. One day James even made us a picnic lunch to have in the garden. It was just perfect.

H&S - Australia
20 July 2018
Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. Your attention to detail has made The Dairy a comfortable and peaceful home from home. Everything is just right for us from the welcome hamper (kept us going for days!) to the amazing bathroom. Enjoyed staying in the garden and walking in the beautiful countryside. Wish we could have stayed longer.

C &M - Monmouth
13 July 2018
We feel privileged to stay in such a beautiful cottage, with everything you could wish for a comfortable and relaxing stay. James, you were the perfect host. We love what you’ve done with the cottage and the garden. We look forward to seeing how the garden will grow. We really hope to stay again. Wonderful!

J & G - Kent
2 July 2018
We have enjoyed a fabulously relaxing holiday at The Dairy. It’s been fantastic to have so many places to sit and enjoy the setting of the house in the garden. This is a wonderful space with exquisite furniture and decoration – the best Rural Retreats property we’ve ever stayed in (and we’ve stayed in a few!). Thank you James for creating this space and for being the perfect host.

A & B - Suffolk
22 June 2018
The Dairy is a wonderful place and James made us feel very welcome. Take time to explore the gardens – they are fantastic! Wish we were staying longer. Thank you for a relaxing time.

P & L - London

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