|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
A 17th Century award winning 4* Gold converted Barn with accommodation on the first floor. Winner of Destination Worcestershire Self catering property of 2014 and 2015. The ground floor is used for private storage. The barn has been tastefully renovated and retained the original stripped beams, vaulted ceilings and floor to ceiling panoramic window overlooking the gardens. In July 2014 we opened a beautiful luxury 2 bedroom lodge known as Hop Pickers Cabin, it is nestled in the corner of the old orchard with acres of garden and woodland to roam and lovely views across the Teme Valley. Both are a perfect spot to enjoy a quiet break away from it all, either for couples,families or small groups of friends. New for 2016 we have added a luxury Shepherds Hut with private hot tub, en suite bathroom and fully fitted oak kitchen. A great location to enjoy the many attractions within Worcestershire and Herefordshire including a number of National Trust and English Heritage properties.
Visit England 4 star Gold Award, winner of 2014 and 2015 Best Self catering property in Worcestershire. Sleeps 5 in 2 bedrooms with additional space for 4 in a separate log cabin with hot tub and also a hand crafted Shepherds Hut for 2. The Barn's first floor accommodation living area is open plan under the original beams with a high vaulted ceiling and panoramic window which overlooks the gardens. The kitchen is very well equipped, there is a dining room table to seat 6, antique dresser and the lounge area has a comfortable L shaped sofa and additional occasional chairs. A flat screen 42' TV, CD,DVD, iPod docking station and Free Wi Fi. There is 1 family bathroom with P shaped bath and overhead shower. Fantastic outdoor facilities include a Heated outdoor swimming pool available from End of May to September plus tennis court and games room. New Badger hide and woodland walk around the 8 acre smallholding where you can feed chickens and ducks and pat the ponies and the dogs and cats who are all very friendly. The smallholding also has cherries,walnuts, damsons,plums and apples which you are welcome to pick.
The location is excellent for visiting the many attractions of Worcestershire and Herefordshire. There are many National Trust properties, English Heritage, Elgars birthplace, local museums, garden centres, craft centres and the famous Malvern Theatre and theatres of Worcester.The Three Counties show ground which hosts many shows to include the Royal Three Counties show in June is just over 6 miles away and Cheltenham is just under 30 miles away making this a great base if you plan to visit the Horse racing and the famous Cheltenham Festival in March.
If you like walking you can walk from the front door on to a footpath which winds its way up to the top of the Malvern Hills in just under 2 hours with only 1 main road to cross.
The owners are on site to help with local information and ensure that you may enjoy your holiday.
Our family live next door in the Farmhouse so we are on hand to help with any queries or problems you may have. We are great animal lovers so the family pets will be here to meet you too, if you would like to take one of the dogs for a walk you are welcome.
My husband and I have a background in the travel industry and have visited many hotels and lodges and hope we have brought our expertise to the Barn and Cabin to make your stay comfortable.
Louise Wild purchased this barn in 2002
It is quiet and rural yet within easy distance of the M5 and just 6 miles equidistant of Great Malvern and Worcester. We have lived here for 12 years and hope to be here for at least another 20 years!
Peace and quiet at the end of a no through road with fabulous walks from the doorstep. Outdoor heated swimming pool, tennis court, games room and woodland walk with private badger hide.
Weekend break with girlfriend, was greeted by David who provided us with a tour of the property while Louise was grocery shopping for us. Lovely location with some great views of the hilltops, we found a stream in the forest nearby which we followed up to the river. Also visited 'Anupam' a brilliant Indian restaurant located a couple of miles away in Malvern, this was recommended by David and Louise and I'm so happy they did, lovely restaurant with great staff, amazing food and for very little cost, highly recommended.
Overall brilliant weekend definitely go again.
Thanks David and Louise
We loved the property and had a lovely stay there. It had everything we needed (and more!) and we couldn't recommend it highly enough!
Great break (2 couples, 1 with small child). Nice quiet location with good grounds for short walks and to entertain the child. Family orientated with good facilities (stair gate, high chair, cot etc). Comfy interior. Friendly owner. Good value for money.
Only suggestion would be double matress on the two single beds together for when couples stay!
This is a delightful, idyllic property with wonderful hostesses who truly care about your enjoyment. We spent 10 days there last spring using this as a base to travel the region and could not be happier. It wasn't 'too' fancy so you could treat it as a home away from home but comfortable and relaxing with unexpected surprises around each corner. If you have mobility problems, the new cabin would be more accessible as the rooms in the barn is upstairs (with excellent views) but each residence has something special to offer. It's a charming location with a good-natured hostess, Louise, who has knowledge of the region and is willing to share. The Fox Inn was a delicious, reasonably priced treat but it was the Roots at Rushwick Farmers Market that was an unexpected joy providing fresh homemade bread, jams, eggs, and applejuice. Yum!! We would be there now if in England and have recommended it to family and friends.
A wonderfully characterful barn conversion without sacrificing practicality. It was a pleasure to stay at hop pickers barn, with Louise proving a brilliant (not overbearing) host. I was particularly taken with her letting my young daughter join in the feeding of the horses and could not recommend it as a base for a young family to explore around the Malvern Hills enough. I can't wait to go back!
Badger Hide and woodland walk on the property.
Walk to the Malvern Hills, explore the cathedral city of Worcester and visit the rural picturesque villages of Herefordshire.
Malvern Theatre just 6 miles away. Lots of local pubs and close to the cider makers in Herefordshire, plenty of local food shops and excellent cafes. The Fold at Bransford offers a regular Sunday market and craft shops to buy that special gift. Great Malvern and Ledbury are small towns which offer independent retailers, Worcester and Cheltenham have all the main high street stores.