Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
One of a multi-award-winning group of cottages near the stunning Malvern Hills in rural Worcestershire.
Hidelow Lodge is 4 Star quality graded and also NAS graded 2M suitable for a wheelchair user with assistant. It is an exceptionally light and airy single storey cottage, with large windows, low window sills, toughened glass doors and fabulous views.
The cottage has graduated access by way of ramps and the accommodation is all on one level with no steps internally. It is very spacious indeed, comprising two big bedrooms, a level-access roll-in wet-room/shower-room with thermostatically controlled shower plus a separate family bathroom. It is fully carpeted throughout the lounge, dining room and bedrooms and has oil-fired central-heating and WiFi.
The cottage is south-facing and always bright and warm inside. The low window sills tare designed o enable less mobile guests to have a clear view across our landscaped gardens to the valley beyond, even if it is not warm enough to sit outside.
NB. NOT PRICED 'BY THE NIGHT' (please see 'Prices' below)
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||8 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham 81 km, Nearest railway: Malvern Link 11 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Bedroom 1 is extra large, with double bed, an additional single bed, small sitting area and private fully tiled standard bathroom which was rebuilt in February 2009 and which has a bath with shower over. There is a full size (3 foot) trundle bed under the single bed which can be erected in the same bedroom if required.
Bedroom 2 has Twin single beds and an en-suite easy access shower room with thermostatically controlled shower. These beds cannot be linked.
Cot and highchair available on request.
The lounge is very spacious and has a big three piece suite with one manually reclining chair, a marble hearth with electric coal-effect fire and 32 inch HD Ready LCD flat screen TV with integral Freeview and radio; DVD/CD player and Ipod docking station. The Dining area has a table and 6 chairs.
Hearing Loop available on request; also a number of other aids to living, shower chair etc if required.
The fully fitted oak kitchen was refurbished in February 2009 and includes electric cooker, dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, sink with lever taps and a tiled floor. There are free laundry facilities on site.
|Further details outdoors|
There is space for 2 cars immediately outside the cottage. Access into the cottage is either by way of a graduated ramp or two steps up.
At the rear of the cottage is its own (though not fully enclosed) garden area consisting of huge south-facing terrace, lawn, garden furniture, fixed barbecue and clothes drier. The cottage and terrace have outstanding uninterrupted views across our landscaped gardens and the Leadon valley beyond. The terrace is a sun-trap on sunny days and is a wonderful place to sit with a drink or meal and soak up the views.
There are free laundry facilities on site.
Short breaks available - Friday to Monday and Monday to Friday (4 nights for the price of 3). Weekly rentals are normally Saturday to Saturday.
The Central England/Cotswolds region
Worcestershire is located in the Heart of England and offers a blend of outstanding scenery and places to visit to suit all interests.
Acton Beauchamp lies on the border of Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Within a few minutes' drive are also Shropshire and Warwickshire, there is so much to see:
The Wye Valley, Black and White Village trail, Eastnor Castle, The Chained Library, Lower Brockhampton Court and Hampton Court Gardens.
In Worcestershire: Elgar’s Birthplace, Great Witley Court, Worcester Porcelain, Morgan Cars, Avoncroft Museum of Buildings and the Severn Valley Steam Railway.
In Warwickshire: The Cotswolds, Warwick Castle, Shakespeare’s Stratford and Cadbury World.
In Shropshire: Ludlow, The Ironbridge Museum and The Acton Scott Farm Museum.
For the energetic, there is riding, golf, fishing, a day at the races, quad-biking, canoeing, theatre visits, countless open gardens and plenty of walking opportunities.
Acton Beauchamp is located about halfway between Bromyard in the north and Malvern to the south (about 6 miles to each). Bromyard is a small, friendly and intimate town on the Herefordshire/Worcestershire border and is one of the characteristic half-timbered towns on the "Black and White Trail", rivalling the famous Cotswold architecture for picturesque beauty.
Bromyard is also famous as a Town of Festivals one of which is hosted almost every month. These include the nationally reknowned Bromyard Folk Festival, The Scarecrow Festival, Marmalade Festival, International Town Criers Festival, Literary Festival, Bromyard Music and Jazz Festival, Noztock Rock Festival, Bromyard Gala and Steam Rally, Bromyard Hop Festival and to finish the year in style, the Bromyard Christmas Illuminations. Bromyard does nothing by halves and each event is well worth the effort to visit. The nearby town of Tenbury has a Mistletoe Festival around Christmas and Worcester has a Victorian Christmas Street Fair.
Malvern is perhaps more sophisticated. Famous for Malvern Water with its royal seal of approval, Malvern has a strong history as a Spa Town. The natural, pure spring water emerges from fissures in the ancient rock of the Malvern Hills at a number of natural spouts around the town; Queen Victoria refused to travel without it, and it is the only bottled water used by Elizabeth II, which she takes on her travels around the world. The various wells or 'spouts' are 'dressed' in the traditional way once a year. Malvern is also the home of the Morgan Motor Car; it is possible to book factory tours and see the cars in production.
The Malvern Hills are easily accessible for long and short walks along 100 miles of footpaths and the views from everywhere are spectacular. it is said that it is possible to see 15 different counties from the top. Malvern also has literary and musical links with Tennyson and Sir Edward Elgar, whose birthplace and museum is at Lower Broadheath.
Malvern also boasts an excellent theatre, hosting productions from the West End and the Royal Shakespeare Company. The 'Smallest Theatre in the World', also in Malvern, is spectacularly converted from an old Victorian Gentleman's lavatory and is also well worth a visit.
Other nearby towns have numerous other festivals: Ledbury Poetry Festival, Upton-on-Severn has Jazz, Blues and Folk Festivals, Much Marcle has a Big Apple weekend and The Three Counties Showground has events every week.