22 Feb Heart of the country
Tucked away on the edge of the Malvern Hills in the heart of the country set amongst wooded slopes and green valleys, you’ll find Elsie’s. Named after the lady who lived here for many years and created a homestead on the side of the hills.
Built from Malvern stone with its characteristic greens and mauves the cottage is a perfect little bolthole for two or four. When renovating this little cottage we stayed true to its roots. We kept the ceilings exposed with the old peeling wallpaper as patina. We rediscovered the inglenook fireplace behind a false wall and opened up the space for an indulgent downstairs bathroom with roll top bath and walk in rain shower.
The magic of this place is where it is. Tucked up a little track, with views across a green lush valley and set in its own acre of steep wooded garden. To enjoy this home a large raised terrace with rustic table and fire pit is the place to watch the sun go down, whilst the wood burning hot tub warms ready for a dip under the stars. Not a soul in sight and other worldly, this is a place with a touch of magic about it.
Whilst the Malvern’s might not be your go to place to find a holiday, it is perfectly placed in the heart of the country and has been our home for many years and has a few surprises for visitors. We know how much the area offers from our other bolthole in the area Upsticks glamping. From biking, hiking and canoeing are all favourites. The river Wye is famed for paddling down, and there is so much choice on road or off for bikes. We even supply a couple fo Mountain bikes to explore with.
Quaint little villages
Black and white architecture of the area gives rise to quaint towns and villages. A cluster of local inns and eateries provide for dining out both Worcestershire and Herefordshire sides of the hill. Ledbury known for its Indy shopping vibe has cafe’s bistro’s international cuisine and some lovely architecture. Malvern is a spa town with Victoriana, from old gas lights, grand villas and home to theatres, cafe’s and food festivals. Upton site on the river Severn and offers a place to sup by the river. Further afield is
Whether you like exploring or just want to chill in utter seclusion, we know this place will get under your skin.