Elsie's Cottage

UK England West Midlands Worcestershire Great Malvern

  • Adults only
  • Adults Only
  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking
  • Wifi
A magical cottage for two – tucked into the folds of the Malvern Hills In Worcestershire.

Tucked into the folds of the Malvern Hills, in the southwestern reaches of Worcestershire, Elsie's Cottage is a perfect rural hideaway for couples – a one-bedroomed adults-only bolthole that makes for the ultimate romantic escape for you and your loved one. Not only is it situated deep in the woods and amid the rolling hills, the stone walls of the cottage and its picturesque, mature garden are reassuringly homely and secluded. It can feel like you've found a secret place to escape to – and a rather enchanted one at that, situated on the ley lines of three counties.

The Victorian stone cottage has been renovated throughout, but with a sensitivity and taste that more than do justice to its unique location: the feel is rustic yet very contemporary, with everything you need for a comfortable stay.  The squishy velvet sofas, rocking-chair and and inglenook fireplace with wood-burner in the downstairs sitting room only add to the cottage's cosy charm; there's also a well-equipped retro-styled rustic kitchen with a dining table for two, and a heated stone floor. Upstairs you'll find a beamed bedroom with chandeliers and a sturdy and very comfy king-sized bed, and a stone floored bathroom with roll top bath, rainfall shower and large stone sink, and a heated rail with fluffy towels and robes, ensuring you can indulge in style and space. Finally, outside there's a sun-fulled terrace with views over the steeply landscaped garden and the valley beyond, and a tree-shrouded wood-burning hot tub for a soak under the stars.  It's a wonderful place for al fresco meals on warm evenings, with a ceramic BBQ and fire pit, and a hand-carved table with comfy chairs to watch the sun go down.

Then there's the location – perfect for exploring the Malvern Hills and also the beautiful Wye Valley. Dogs are welcome and are perfect companions for exploring the woods and hills around the cottage, and there are bikes for guests' use – a nice way to explore the surrounding villages and nearby towns like uniquely pretty Ledbury and Malvern itself.  Whether you believe in the mysteries of ley lines or not, it's a magical place, and one you will want to return to again and again.

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Facilities

A perfect little one bedroomed gem. The woods are reflected in the interior colour palette, deep greens and Malvern stone walls feel solid and safe. The bathroom is lined in verdigris copper with iron roll top and opulent rainfall shower. Upstairs is the perfect oak A framed room made for two. Enjoy the rustic charm of original peeling wallpaper on the ceiling, Woodburner and deep velvet sofas. A snug dining table in a fitted kitchen, make this space an adorable mix of luxury, rustic country charm.
The sun filled oak lined terrace is completely private. With lovely views across the valley and the steep tiered garden with secret spots for swinging in a hammock or a relax with a book. discover the woodburning hot tub for a soak under the stars. Dine outdoors and cook up a feast with the outdoor kitchen so you can really soak up the wildness of this place, which sits on the lay lines of the three counties. It has a specialness that you’ll feel as well as see.

Suitable For

The cottage will appeal to those who love the outdoors and outdoors activities such as walking, biking or canoeing.

Nearby

This is the perfect place to walk and explore the Malvern Hills. Walk the full 13km length or just wander through the woods that surround the cottage. With bikes on hand you can off-road on bridleways and country lanes for miles, with very little traffic, or drive to the Wye valley for bucolic canoeing. Also close by, Eastnor Castle hosts Land Rover off-road experiences; Ledbury offers a a maze and lake and great indy shopping; and Upton is a lovely riverside town with regular music festivals.

Food & Drink

Pubs include the Farmers Arms in Birtsmorton  for good beer and pub food; the Swan Inn Hanley Swan – for good food and a lovely garden – and the Welland Inn, which serves gastropub food in a lovely setting. Ledbury also offers a variety of restaurants – wood-fired pizzas, curry, Thai and great fish and chips. Try also The Verzons – for cocktails, Chase Gin and Herefordshire beef.

Open

Available all year.

Pricing

From £87 to £266 per night

Accommodation

A romantic cottage for two, with lots of space including a double bedroom and en-suite bathroom.

Location

Elsie's Cottage, Whiteleaved Oak, Bromsberrow, Ledbury, Worcestershire HR8 1SE

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Getting There

Exit M50 at junction 2 towards Ledbury, and after half a mile turn right towards Bromsberrow; follow the road past the school, and turn left up Chase End Hill, across 3 cattle grids and into Whiteleaved Oak, a cluster of cottages with a notice board on the left. Continue over the brow of the hill and take the rough track on the left, past a bungalow, and go through the 5-bar gate. Elsie’s is at the top on the right - park on the gravel drive. The nearest train station is Ledbury, you'll need to get a cab from there. Be aware it is in a very quiet rural spot, so its a hike to the local hostelry!

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