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The kitchen in Oxen with the Welcome pack ready for new guests
The Super king size bed can be split into 2 single beds
The twin bedded room in Oxen cottage
The Bathroom in Oxen with a walk in shower
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England

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Maremalad...
Liphook, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“100% Rating. Excellent!!”
Reviewed August 7, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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We stayed in Oxen cottage from 2 Aug to 6 Aug. The cottage is ideally situated in the Midlands for visits to Birmingham and even down to Malvern.
(For those who do not like driving much, Bromsgrove station is about 10 mins away and a trip by train into Birmingham takes about 25 mins.)
Well equipped and modern. French doors leading into the garden and seeing that the weather was good we thoroughly enjoyed being outside. Billy the Border Terrier was a welcome visitor and had romps on the lawn with our dogs.
The welcome pack supplied was brilliant. Everything one would need including fresh farm eggs and a yummy, home baked chocolate cake!
All the rooms are a good size and the bed very comfortable.
TV worked well and it was good to have wifi access.
A big thank you to Helen for her attention to detail and a lovely cottage.

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Liked best: Home from home feel
Liked least: Not applicable all was good
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Aug 8, 2016
Great review thankyou!
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Maxwell-N...
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Perfect”
Reviewed December 30, 2015 for a stay in December 2015

Excellent accommodation in a perfect location where you can experience the beauty of the Worcestershire countryside whilst being within easy reach of Worcester, Birmingham and Bromsgrove. Moved to Scotland from south Birmingham in 2013 and this was the ideal place to stay over the festive season where we could see family and old friends and prepare Christmas lunch! Thank you Helen.

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Tim S
Tel Aviv District, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect base”
Reviewed August 4, 2015 for a stay in July 2013
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The Durrance is located in beautiful countryside, about 10 minutes drive out of Bromsgrove, and is convenient for motorway access. It therefore makes a great base for exploring the West Midlands. Aside from the farmhouse there two cottages for rent.

We've stayed in Oxen Cottage twice now, bringing our two small children. Pretty much everything you could want is provided in the cottage

(Washer, dryer, cooker, microwave, fridge, TV, WiFi, even board games and toys for a rainy day). It really is a home away from home - and Helen is a perfect host, making sure everything is in place.

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Your age range 50-64
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TessaPoli...
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
352 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
“Even Better!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Reviewed January 26, 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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Sadly this will be our last visit to Oxen Cottage as we are relocating back to England in March and will be living in Gloucestershire. Oxen Cottage has been our 'home from home' since Christmas 2006. It is warm, comfortable and superbly equipped. However, Helen has refitted both the kitchen and bathroom. There is now a full-sized fridge/freezer and a new cooker with ceramic hob. The bath has been removed and replaced with a large walk-in shower. This means that Oxen Cottage is even better. We do hope others gain as much pleasure as we did from our stays at 'The Durrance'. It is excellent.

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Liked best: The large, comfortable super-kingsize bed.
Liked least: Having to leave for the last time!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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TessaPoli...
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
352 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
“Superb base for Heart of England”
Reviewed May 28, 2013 for a stay in January 2013

Stayed at Oxen Cottage over Christmas and New Year period. How lovely when we arrived to find not only an excellent 'Welcome Pack', including farm eggs, but a beautifully-decorated real Christmas tree complete with lights! Oxen Cottage is homely and extremely well-equipped. The superking-size bed is wonderfully comfortable and there are ample coathangers, mugs, glasses and little touches that make self-catering so much easier. The shower is powerful and the whole cottage is warm and cosy with exposed beams from the original cow shed. The shared washing machine and tumble dryer in the Boiler Room were much appreciated. We loved it so much we'll be back in August!

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Liked best: The comfort and also the helpfulness of Helen, the owner.
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Shona B
Dorset, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Peaceful, clean, beautifully kept & furnished... Excellent overall!!”
Reviewed May 9, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

Staying at Oxen Cottage with husband, two children (8 and 11) and our dog having sold our house and waiting to move... so an interim measure between homes. Oxen Cottage is absolutely perfect... enough space (even though we've had to bring stacks of our own stuff with us). It's peaceful and in a gorgeous location. There's everything we need to make it feel home... all mod cons available so I can still 'work from home'. It's beautifully kept, very well tended and the furnishings are excellent. The beds are comfy and good quality which is so important! Just a shame we couldn't book this for the entire 2 months that we need accommodation as it was already booked out. Not surprisingly! If you're interested in visiting worcestershire/Birmingham.... well worth staying here.

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Liked best: Home from home feeling!
Liked least: all perfect
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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