This ridge of hills rises from what seems like no-where between Worcestershire and Herefordshire. The Hills demand to be climbed and as reward you get views from the Brecon beacons to the Cotswolds. Dotted with black quaint little villages indie shops and majestic rivers there’s plenty to immerse yourself in. Bring your mutt and wander wild woods, grab a bike and blast downhill or paddle your way down the Wye. Elsie’s is the perfect little hideaway. Rustic charm, a touch of glamour and luxury all set away in utter privacy. Everyone who discovers this place leaves a little piece of themselves here.
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.
Climb the stairs to an oak A framed room with chandeliers, little cottage windows and a Deep comfy king sized bed. Light pours in from the south westerly windows, and there is space to hang a few bits as well as drawers for the rest of your things. Feel cosy and protected in this room made for two.
Still warm underfoot, the stone floor wraps up the walls along with crackled glazed deep green tiles, verdigris copper panels line the wall behind the roll top bath. The shower enclosure with rainfall shower sits in oak posts and large stone sink, and a heated rail with fluffy towels and robes, ensuring you can indulge in style and space.
Deep green kitchen units with Belfast sink and copper touches is country rustic mixed with easy living. Large retro fridge freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer makes for practicality. Pad around barefoot with heated stone floors, grabs coffee and hunker down in the perfect dining corner with benches and odd dining chairs. Electric hob & cooker with unique collection of crockery, glasses and pans means you can cook and dine how you want.
The lounge has two comfy sofa’s focused around the Woodburner set in a huge inglenook fireplace. In the corner there’s a collection of books and a rocking chair to read in. The TV has full internet connectivity so if you need want a film night then you can hunker down around the fire and sink into the sofa.
The terrace is a perfect spot for eating al fresco, the outdoor kitchen with ceramic BBQ and fire pit, utensils and artisan table with comfy chairs and fire pit to sit in utter privacy and watch the sun go down. Set in the garden is a woodturning hot tub, sheltered and surrounded by oak sleepers so there’s no chance of anyone glimpsing you soaking. The garden is wild and steep with a mix of flowers, trees and shrubs.
Follow M50 to Junction 2. Exit towards Ledbury, 1/2 mile take right hand turn to Bromsberrow, follow road past school, then turn left up Chase End Hill, follow this road up the hill, across 3 cattle grids and into white leaved oak, with a cluster of cottages, a notice board on the left continue over the brow of the hill and take the rough track on the left, pass a red brick bungalow on the right and go through the 5 bar gate, the track looks very rough but I can get a Mini up there. As you get to the top Elsie’s is on the right, please park on the gravel drive past the house.
Pubs – Farmers Arms Birtsmorton (our local) for good beer and pub food. The Swan Inn Hanley Swan – for good food and a lovely garden. The Inn at Welland – for gastro pub food and lovely setting. Ledbury offers wood fired pizzas, curry, Thai and great fish and chips. For fine diners try Verzon House – for cocktails, Chase Gin and Herefordshire beef. The Nest as the home of the scotch egg company and wonderful rustic charm.
This place will appeal to those who love the outdoors. Walking, biking or canoeing are on your doorstep. Closely are Eastnor Castle home of Land Rover off-road Experience as well as a maze and lake. Ledbury offers a great indie shopping experience whilst Upton is a lovely river town with plenty of music festivals.
This is the perfect place to walk and explore the Malvern Hills. Walk the full 13k length or just wander through the woods that surround the cottage.
With bikes on hand you can off road around bridleways or lanes for miles of freedom with very little traffic. Drive to the Wye valley for some of the most bucolic canoeing. Just down the road is Eastnor Pottery. learn to throw a pot or look out for the many local festivals, flea markets and food markets in Malvern and Upton.
"The perfect place to stay for a Cornish retreat, waking up with the view of the sea from your bedroom window is idyllic. In walking distance one way you have the Looe Bar, which is stunning and the other direction you have Porthleven, a beautiful fishing village with everything from cute boutique shops to higher end dinning. A second to none location that we look forward to visiting again and again."
"This is a beautiful, well cared for house in an amazing location. Seconds from the beach and some great pubs and restaurants."
"Our stay in Anchor cottage was perfect. Waking to the stunning view and the sound of waves was wonderful. The house was beautifully presented and rooms a good size, and spotless. Porthleven has so much to offer, the Ship Inn was a highlight with stunning food and good beer and perfect views across the harbour. You can’t go wrong here."