Cider Mill Cottage is located near the village of Clifton Upon Teme, Worcestershire, It is in a secluded area off the B4202, and along a 3/4 mile private farm track which leads through parkland and fields. The track is surfaced, but it is very rough, and gets wet and muddy. Sadly at present is not suitable for low suspension / sports cars and care needs to be taken. We hope to have the drive resurfaced this year. Please take note to take care of livestock when driving down the track , and it is a good idea to bring wellington boots / walking boots.
Ayngstree is in fact a "private hamlet" made up of Ayngstree House and Cider Mill Cottage, and two other cottages, and surrounded by arable land.
We are in a rural area of Worcestershire, so there are limited public transport services. The nearest bus stop is 3/4 mile away, at the top of the driveway. There is an infrequent service into Worcester. The nearest train station is in Worcester. Clifton Upon Teme is 1.5 miles away has a village shop with a post office service three days per week and two pubs. Martley village is 3 miles away, and has a general store, post office, pub, a car repair garage and a serviced petrol station.
Cider Mill Cottage is set within the grounds of Ayngstree House. The owners of Cider Mill Cottage live at Ayngstree House, and are available either in person or by telephone to deal with any queries. There is a lawn at the side of Cider Mill Cottage for the use of the guests and where there is a table and chairs. Guests are also welcome to wander around the gardens of Ayngstree, however, every care must be taken around the gardens and grounds especially with children (children over 5 only) as there are deep water hazards. The swimming pool and garden pond belonging to Ayngstree House are both unfenced and are out of bounds to guests and visitors. The owners of Ayngstree House have dogs and cats, and ask that your dog be kept on a lead around the cottage and gardens. However, there is a paddock where your dog may have a free run and also where there is a bench to sit and enjoy the peace and tranquility. There is limited disability access at Cider Mill Cottage.
When you book we will provide you with comprehensive directions to Cider Mill Cottage. There is parking outside the cottage for 2 cars. Luggage and passengers can be dropped off outside the cottage. There is an automatic light above the front door of the cottage, and a light on the granary steps leading to the single bedroom.
Cider Mill Cottage is a two storey building dating from 1820. It is self contained and let on a self catering basis.
The double glass doors lead from the driveway into the open plan sitting and kitchen area. There is a small step up. The living area has the original brick and tile floor with rugs. A multi-fuel stove provides the main heating in the living area but there are also electric radiators. Guests with children should note that the stove gets very hot during use and is not fitted with a fire guard. There is a smoke and CO alarm, and fire extinguisher. The kitchen is built around the mill wheel and has modern fittings. There is a heat storage AGA and ceramic hob. There is a fire blanket located in the kitchen.
A spiral open-tread staircase leads from the living area to an open gallery landing, which leads onto the master bedroom, single bedroom and bathroom. The gallery landing and bedrooms have fitted carpets. There is a single step up into the master bedroom. The bed in the Master Bedroom is antique and 6' in length with a fixed footboard, it is fitted with a standard 4'6" pocket sprung double mattress. Guests with children should note that the exposed twin walled insulated flue from the stove, which runs through the master bedroom to provide heat, gets hot.
The single bedroom has a stable door which leads onto the granary steps. There is an outside light above the door.
The bathroom has a full sized bath with over head shower. There is an anti-slip mat. The wash hand basin is built in, and there is a dual flush toilet. The bathroom floor is vinyl. The towel rail is electric and on a timer. Hot water is controlled by an immersion heater and is on a timer.
Well behaved dogs are welcome. There is a charge of £20 per week or partweek. A dog basket is provided. Dogs are not allowed on the furniture, nor upstairs and must not be left unaccompanied in the cottage at any time. Dogs must be kept on a leash in the gardens. A dog crate can be provided for an additional charge of £ 5 per week or part week. There is a paddock where dogs can have a free run. We request that guests clean up after their dogs.
There is a swimming pool and a large garden pond in the grounds of Ayngstree. They both present deep water hazards and therefore these areas are out of bounds for guests and visitors. Guests with children must be aware that they are not fenced off. Children must therefore always be accompanied by a responsible adult when in the gardens.
A comprehensive information booklet is provided in Cider Mill Cottage for your perusal on arrival.
Cider Mill Cottage does have free WiFi but there is no mainline telephone. Mobile phone reception is often poor, although a better reception can usually be obtained from outside the cottage.
The owners lives on site, and are available either in person or by mobile phone.
Address: Cider Mill Cottage, Ayngstree, Clifton Upon Teme, Worcester WR6 6DS
Mobile: 07590 073084