Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
This apartment hideaway occupies the lower ground floor of a magnificent Victorian house.. Open the exquisite stained glass door, go down the stairs and you're suddenly in a different world - cosy and cool with light from windows at ground level..In the hallway is a sofa, ideal for reading if your partner wants to turn out the lights in the main room. The large bedroom cum mini kitchen has a double bed where you can snuggle in to watch TV or a DVD. The kitchen unit contains a microwave and electric induction hob, refrigerator with icebox and table with pine chairs. The floors are solid oak throughout.
The large bathroom next to it is extraordinarily elegant with a Victorian bath, chrome hand held shower and wash basin.
Perfect holiday for a romantic couple. Walk on the Malvern Hills, go to St Ann's Well and taste the spring water coming from 37 springs in the ground. Or cycle to the British camp and see the ruins of a Roman fortress and a cave. At night dine out at The Cottage in the Wood where Baroness Thatcher used to take weekend breaks, Or order a takeaway from the thriving Indian restaurant up the road. Go to the renowned Malvern Theatre and Cinema which previews shows on the way to the West End. There are two swimming pools with gym within a 5 minute walk, an eco-architecturally designed Waitrose, a dog friendly pub called the Morgan - named after the car which was built in Malvern - and a very sociable dog walkers paradise at the nearby Peachfield Common.
All these places are either walking or cycling distance so you could take the train into the quaint Victorian train station with the famous Lady Foley's tearoom - a five minute walk from your Hideaway - and leave your car at home! Ledbury, Tewkesbury, Hereford, Worcester, Ludlow are all within easy reach, Stratford on Avon is only an hour's drive away.
Culture and nature are in perfect harmony for a great holiday. Elgar was born here and so was Nigel Kennedy. Malvern's full of wonders!
NB Low ceiling in bedroom and kitchen area. .Suit people up to 6 ft..
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol, Birmingham 60 km, Nearest railway: Great Malvern 1 km|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The Central England/Cotswolds region
The Malvern Hills are a range of hills in the English counties of Worcestershire, Herefordshire and a small area of northern Gloucestershire, dominating the surrounding countryside and the towns and villages of the district of Malvern. The highest summit of the hills affords a panorama of the Severn valley with the hills of Herefordshire and the Welsh mountains, parts of thirteen counties, the Bristol Channel, and the cathedrals of Worcester, Gloucester and Hereford.
They are known for their spring water - initially made famous by the region's many holy wells, and later through the development of the 19th century spa town of Great Malvern, a process which culminated in the production of the modern bottled drinking water.
.The unique combination of nature and culture makes Malvern an ideal place for a holiday.
The Malvern Hills are part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, . The Hills run north/south for about 13 km (8 miles), in between Great Malvern and the village of Colwall, and overlook the River Severn valley to the east, with the Cotswolds beyond. The highest point of the hills is the Worcestershire Beacon at 425 metres (1,394 ft) above sea level.The hills are famous for their natural mineral springs and wells, which were responsible for the development of Great Malvern as a spa in the early 19th century. Until recently, Malvern water was bottled commercially on a large scale and sold worldwide.
An often quoted, if rather obscure, geographical fact notes that: if one stands on top of the Malvern Hills and faces a few degrees North of due East, the next point of equivalent altitude is on the Ural Mountains some 3,800km (2,400 miles) away.
There are three passes over the hills, the Wyche cutting, the A438 road north of Raggedstone Hill and the A449 road just north of the Herefordshire Beacon, the site of the British Camp, an Iron Age hill fort at the top of the hill. The site is thought to date back before the Common Era and has been extended subsequently by a medieval castle. The extensive earthworks remain clearly visible today and determine the shape of the hill