Hidden country escape with hot tub is less than an hour from Birmingham – and perfect for dog owners.

A Worcestershire family has built three self-catering cottages and a shepherd’s hut that is the height of holiday luxury – and welcomes dog owners to bring their lovely pooches. We are talking about hot tubs, wood burning stoves, downstairs heating, king size beds, works.

And for dogs, there is the facility to wash the dog with hot shower, dog shampoo and doggy treat, towels and bowls. The gardens are safe from dogs so they can walk freely and are available on request by dog ​​breeders.

Owner Claire John spent most of her childhood in Clifton on a family farm in Timmy, Worcestershire, and she wanted her daughters to enjoy the same upbringing. He bought a 50-acre farm in nearby Holt Heath in 2016 and plans to convert sheep farms and warehouses into vacations. The result is so impressive that Rowley Farm Holidays won the Visit England Bronze Award in the New Tourism category.

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“We describe it as an isolated escape from the countryside,” said Claire, mother of 11-year-old Emily and 9-year-old Annabelle. “People come to visit us from local towns and cities and they say they can really relax and listen to the birds singing. They like the peace they get here.”

Holley Heath, Worcestershire Rowley Farm Vacation

He added: “It was a dream come true for me to open vacation cottages that are really dog ​​friendly. They enjoy walking. And, if they enjoy walking, it is usually with the dog.

“That’s why I wanted it to be really dog ​​friendly. I designed the properties and gardens with the idea that not a single Chihuahua could get out. For us, dogs are just a part of rural life. Start entertaining with the idea of ​​visiting the area without guests.

“Hopefully we’ve considered everything a dog owner will need for a family break. There’s a dedicated outdoor dog wash with hot and cold thermostatic shower, dog shampoo, and doggy treat to keep them cool.” Dog towels and bowls are provided and we can seat the dog or provide a crate if necessary. “

Holley Heath, Worcestershire Rowley Farm Vacation
Holley Heath, Worcestershire Rowley Farm Vacation

Nearby are dog-friendly pubs, as well as coffee walks, the attractive English Heritage Whitley Court, Malvern Hills and Worcester. Family farm cattle, sheep and pigs that are produced and sold in the local broom fields of the Holt Farm Shop less than a mile away. Nearby is a bluebell wood surrounded by meadows and winding hills.

Guests are welcome to join in the daily farming duties and if you visit in February, March or April, you can expect to see the lamb process in action. You can watch from afar or get hands-on experience if you like! You can also feed the animals, learn more about farming and seasonal activities.

Each of the self-catering residences has a private garden with a barbecue and a wooden hot tub. Haloft has four beds and has exposed red brick walls, beams, flag stones and a real wooden floor. Straight from the first floor lounge is a door to the Juliet balcony with views of the countryside.

Holley Heath, Worcestershire Rowley Farm Vacation
Holley Heath, Worcestershire Rowley Farm Vacation
(Photo: Michelle Morris Natural Portrait)

The stable is for two people and has a rustic stone flagged floor, a red brick private garden area and a large bedroom, complete with skylight for a view of the stars. Old Dairy is a 100-year-old warehouse with a large courtyard entrance to the dining area overlooking a charming courtyard.

And Hideaway Hut is a newly built, luxurious shepherd’s hut for couples with underfloor heating, a handmade kitchen and a modern wet room. Rowley Farm Holidays is at Rowley Farm, Ockeridge Lane, Holt Heath, Worcester, WR6 6LY. find out more Here

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“The kids are very involved in the day-to-day running of the farm,” said Claire, a fourth-generation farmer whose father, 83, is on the road advising on farming.

“They like to run farm tours and show guests pugmi goats. We herded 25 goats ourselves last year. My eldest daughter Emily wants to show a herd of sheep at a three counties show. She has a keen interest in agriculture. Is.

“We say customers come as guests and leave as friends. If guests want to know us, we’re happy to suggest the best places to talk and go.”

“It is a breath of fresh air to recognize Visit England for all the hard work we have put in. We are so proud and honored to receive this award.”

Presenting the award to Rowley Farm Holidays, VisitEngland said: “Avoid the hustle and bustle of everyday life in Worcestershire countryside in a dog-friendly bolthole. Three boutique self-catering cottages, a luxurious Shepherd’s hut and eco-friendly hot tub. With. It’s no surprise that guests come here as guests and leave as friends. “

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