Covid-19 April 2020 – Our lovely home from home has been on lockdown for 3 weeks now,
and so it will remain until we are advised we can welcome guests back.
Keep safe everyone.
Maintained to the highest standard, a boutique apartment 5 minutes drive from the village of Barnt Green, North Worcestershire. Offering ‘hotel standards with home comforts’ The Upper Mews affords you complete flexibility on the length and the nature of your stay.
The Upper Mews is great for couples, solo adventurers and business travellers. Working away from home or wanting quality rest and relaxation time, you will thoroughly enjoy the diversity of countryside and city life that The Upper Mews can offer.
Business or Pleasure, The Upper Mews has excellent access to Motorway networks, Birmingham Airport, The NEC, Rail networks, Birmingham City Centre, ‘Peaky Blinders’ Black Country, Worcestershire Countryside, Stratford, Warwick and more…
The Upper Mews is part of a converted Victorian house having undergone renovation to an excellent standard. It is fully furnished and equipped, self contained, quiet and private. This space is very unique.
It would suit people working away from home on a Monday to Friday or other short term basis, when flexibility is key. It further offers an excellent base to holiday from, exploring the diversity the surrounding area has to offer.
Guests have exclusive, private use of The Upper Mews.
In the summer months, there is also a table and chairs in the courtyard area (the courtyard area is shared with us) where you will be more than welcome to relax and soak up the last of the sunshine.
The courtyard is a shared area for home and business.
The Upper Mews has free parking for one car only. The parking spot is on the right hand side of the courtyard, in front of the woodshed so as to not block access to the door of the Farmhouse, the Upper Mews or the White Garage doors.
Additional cars must be left on the road outside the property.
The Upper Mews
Beds: 1 Double Bed
Check In: Anytime after 3pm
Check Out: 10am
+ 24 hour check- in, if we can’t greet you.
The key will be left in a secure place.
Common spaces: 1 sofa bed
Parking: The courtyard is a shared area for our home and office.
Interaction with Guests
We live next door with our two sons. We work from home so normally there will be someone on hand to ask should you require any assistance or recommendations during your stay with us.
Equally we will not be offended if you wish to remain private.
Main Entrance: large reception area with tiled floor and underfloor heating, seating, coat, hat and shoe rack, concealed laundry and cleaning utensils, carpeted stairs leading to main living area.
Bathroom: laminate floor, sliding door shower cubicle, power shower with lower riser shower, slimline units with integrated basin mirror and WC, concealed shaver/electric toothbrush point, window with venetian blind, heated towel rail, towels/bath mat provided.
Hallway: carpeted, closet, double radiator, chair.
Bedroom: carpeted, double bed, two vertical radiators, one with integral mirror, bed side tables and lamps, velux window with blackout blind, chest of drawers, hair dryer, bed linen provided.
Living area: carpeted, two windows with venetian blinds, one window with tree top view, double radiator, dimmer lighting, leather sofa (can open into a sprung double sofa bed), SMART TV, Free WIFI.
Kitchen: laminate floor, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, freezer, electric cooker and hob, microwave, extractor fan, wine cooler, wine rack, under unit lighting, boiler, sink/drainer, breakfast bar to seat two, bar stools, kettle, toaster, window with venetian blind, fully equipped for self catering.
Safety Features: smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors,
first aid kit, safety card, fire extinguisher.
- Free car parking on the premises for one car
- 24-hour check-in
- WIFI Wireless Internet
- Laptop friendly workspace
- Continental breakfast items which may include bread, butter, fruit juice, fruit – please advise us if you have any special requirements
- Tea, coffee, sugar and milk fresh for your use
- Fully equipped kitchen including the basics: foil, food wrap, salt, pepper, oil, vinegar, ice, tea towels, kitchen roll, napkins, washing up liquid, sponge, dishcloth, dishwasher tablets, washing machine tablets, iron and ironing board, clothes drying rack.
- Fully equipped bathroom including towels, bath mat, emergency toiletries, toilet roll.
- Fresh bedlinen
- Coat hangers
- Hair dryer
The vibrant Barnt Green village with local shops, Surgery, Chemist, pubs, cafes and various takeaways all within 5 minute drive, 20 minute walk.
Larger superstores inc Marks and Spencer, Sainsburys and Boots are 10 minute drive or 5 minute train journey.
Three Golf courses, Blackwell (private) and Lickey Hills (municipal) 5 min drive. Bromsgrove Club 10 minute drive.
Surrounded by Lickey, Clent, Waseley and Malvern Hills. Lickey Hills Country park is just a 20 minute walk away.
Birmingham City Centre 20 min train ride inc Cadbury World, Hippodrome Theatre, Alexandra Theatre, Symphony Hall, Barclay Card Arena, Botanical Gardens, various Art galleries, Museums and shopping.
The NEC including the Genting Arena (30 mins drive).
Stratford and the ‘Peaky Blinders’ West Midlands, the Black Country including the Black Country Museum, Safari Park and Dudley Zoo and Castle. (30 mins)
Conveniently situated for a trip to Shakespeare Country and Warwick Castle. (30 mins – 45 mins)
David Lloyd Gym 10 min drive.
2 Park runs within 30min drive.
The list is endless!
Motorway (M42, M40, M5, M6 corridor)
Rail Local Barnt Green Station 20 min walk/5 min drive.
Birmingham Grand Central 20 min train journey.
Birmingham International Airport 30 min drive.
Local Bus route to Bromsgrove 5 minute walk.
Highly recommend a cab company that we use.
The Rates are:
£ 50 per night
Extra people: £15 / night after the first guest
Service Charge: £20 per stay
Security Deposit: £100 (For Pets – see also Pets in House Rules)
Cancellation: Should you need to cancel your stay with us a full refund will be given providing you cancel up to 7 days before your arrival date. After this time all money will be retained by us other than your security deposit and the £20 service fee. These will be returned to you within 7 working days after your cancellation.
Discounts: We normally only accept bookings via Airbnb.
Booking directly with us means that you are not paying their platform costs offering you an additional 17% discount.
Check in is after 3pm on the date of arrival.
Check out is by 10am on the date of departure.
No smoking (including E-cigarettes) or Vaping in on or around the property.
No candles to be used in the property.
Private parking for one car only.
Pets by negotiation and agreement of £200 security deposit
No parties or events.
No additional guests other than those who have been paid for. (Maximum 4 by negotiation)
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
The Upper Mews is more suited for up to two guests however it could accommodate up to 4 people for very short stay. (e.g. A family staying 2 nights where the majority of the time was spent outside the property, for instance attending a wedding.) The sofa bed for the two additional guests is in the main living area. Once this bed is set out there isn’t anywhere to comfortably sit and relax in the main living area.
No outdoor shoes upstairs in the property. The Entrance hall has underfloor heating to encourage you to remove your shoes before you go upstairs and slippers are provided.
Other Things to Note
The Upper Mews is not connected to mains sewage. We have a bio disc sewage plant system which is very effective. The Bio Disc will clog up if improper material is flushed down the toilet.
DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper or cosmetic tissue.
No feminine products, wet wipes or facial wipes should be flushed at any time.
Here are some of our 120 5-Star reviews, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019
The photos don’t do this amazing space justice! Clean, warm and welcoming, the apartment has everything you need for a comfortable stay and is amazing value for money. I would definitely recommend to friends and stay again!
Charlotte, November 2019
A lovely place to stay with a lovely host! When I told Sarah I was vegan, she was kind enough to buy vegan treats for when we arrived at The Upper Mews. Highly recommend! X
Jade, November 2019
What a brilliant find! You will not be disappointed with this quirky little apartment. We had an amazing stay in Bromsgrove. We were welcomed by Sarah, who is absolutely lovely, she was very helpful and accommodating. The apartment is furnished to a very high standard and has all the amenities you would want in a home away from home. In such peaceful surroundings, we ventured out to The Queen’s Head for dinner, which is highly recommended and is around a 12 minute drive from the apartment. Sarah was very hospitable, allowing us to have an earlier check-in and later check-out. All in all, a great stay! Thank you, Sarah. We’ll be back soon! X
Gurj, October 2019
It is our third time returning to Sarah’s wonderful place and we still can not fault it. It’s a beautiful quiet country escape that we will continue to return to again and again when in need of a last minute weekend away!
Dominique, from England, August 2018
This place is fabulous. Great communication and prompt response. My weekend at the upper mews was amazing – just the peace and quiet I was craving to get my dissertation finished. Hosts were hugely accommodating and thoughtful touches such a treat hamper certainly got me through the early hours. Place is amazing with great attention to detail. When can I come back pls?
Yvonne, from England, June 2018
The drive to the property was beautiful itself. Soon as we saw the black front door we knew it had character. Once the door was opened everything was laid out perfectly. Amazing house and surroundings make this a little gem. Furnishings where spot on. Nothing to complain about. Communication was perfect and anything we needed all we had to do was ask. I can see why this place is always booked up. Lived up to the hype. Will be back soon. Thumbs up.
Jabbar, from UK, Nov 2017
Air BnB say: Another successful 3 months….
“Wow, it’s time to celebrate. You’re one of the few hosts who earned Superhost status four quarters in a row!
Keeping your response rate high and getting great reviews while hosting frequently is a true achievement.”
Air BnB, Oct 2017
Amazing! The entire place was spotless and above an average Air BnB.
By far, the best place we stayed at during our Eurotrip.
Lisa, from Burbank, USA, Sept 2017