About the home
Quality in Tourism 4 star rated self catering property.
The comfortable accommodation is located on the first floor of the barn with 2 bedrooms, I king size with extra bed (and cot space) and the 2nd bedroom can either be 3' twin beds or zip up to a super king. There is 1 family bathroom and the spacious living area is open plan under the original oak beams with a panoramic window overlooking the gardens. The Open plan area includes kitchen, dining room and large lounge area with 32" TV with freeview/DVD player/CD and Ipod docking station.
It is a very peaceful location suitable for a romantic getaway, a family break or a small group of friends to just relax, enjoy the many facilities or visit the nearby attractions within Worcestershire and Herefordshire. There is a choice of good pubs a short drive (or long walk!) away. Home grocery deliveries will be put away ready for your arrival, the local veg shop also has an excellent selection of freezer meals.
You are welcome to enjoy the smallholding where you can pick seasonal fruit, feed the ducks and chickens and pat the ponies. The family dogs and cats wander about so if bringing a dog they must be well behaved with other dogs and farm animals. You may enjoy fabulous walks directly from the front door but the grounds are not totally secure so it is recommended to keep your dog on a lead unless it is well trained. There are 3 large unfenced ponds which were originally used for the Oast houses, the top pond still has some fish, there are a number of active badger setts and many species of birds and bats.
A walk to The Malverns takes about 2 hours with just 1 main road to cross or you can walk or cycle on The Worcestershire Way. The Barn has a comprehensive information folder which details some favourite routes. The famous Malvern Theatre is just 7 miles away, visit Elgars birthplace, Worcester Cathedral or a number of National Trust properties including Leigh Court Barn which is the largest cruck barn in England. Adventurous activities are all nearby to include horseriding, fishing, go karting, golf, boat hire, ice skating and Laser quest, quad trekking or canoeing.
After a busy day there is a small patio area with garden furniture and a BBQ or (by arrangement) enjoy a dip in the pool , a game of tennis or play pinball, darts or table tennis in the games room.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 3km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony / Terrace, Tennis court on site, Shared garden, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set, Trampoline|
Further details indoors:
Centrally heated. Washine machine and dryer available in owners utility room.
Plenty of off road parking with a secure garage for any motoring enthusiasts with classic cars.
Further details outdoors:
Lockable storage for bicycles with a wash down facility and drying rail. Dogs are welcome however the land is not securely fenced so they will need to be kept under control and be friendly with owners dogs and animals who are all free range, (except the horses in the field). You are welcome to roam around the gardens and wooded area but there are 3 large unfenced ponds so children will need to be old enough to be responsible. The back lawn has an old swing set, slide and trampoline and there is a goal net available plus a selection of bicycles which you are welcome to borrow.
For 2 people a reduction may be available subject to availability.
Welcome pack included. Tea, coffee, milk. bread, butter and home produced free range eggs.
The heated pool is available from May to September depending on the English weather. Before using it a form of indemnity needs to be signed.
The Central England / Cotswolds / Worcestershire region
A compact Cathedral and University city with an area of outstanding natural beauty, all within a few miles of each other. Worcester and The Malverns are an ideal destination for a short break or holiday. Royal Worcester China, Worcestershire sauce, Worcester cricket ground, Elgars birthplace or rambling on the Malvern Hills make this an ideal location to enjoy many attractions and activities available. The Three Counties Showground is a place for all Seasons hosting many Shows including the Spring Gardening show 12-15 May, the Three Counties Show 17-19 June and the Autumn show 25-26 September. Festivals around the hills include Well Dressing to the lively Jazz Folk and Blues festivals in nearby Upton upon Severn or the Big Chill at Eastnor Castle.
The Worcester / Brockamin area
The parish of Leigh and Bransford lies on the boundary between Worcestershire and Herefordshire, with the Malvern Hills dominating the southern skyline and the River Teme forming the northern boundary. It is in a rich farming area, until well after the Second World War hops and fruit were the main agricultural products.
The Malvern Hills extend for nine miles and offer ideal walking conditions and spectacular views stretching to the Cotswolds and the Welsh marches.
There is something for everyone from guided walks and trails, exploring history at the Heritage centres and local museums, premier theatre or just relaxing in an award winning health spa.
History and Heritage Eastnor Castle
Brockhampton Estate, Near Bromyard
Great Witley Court
Gardens Spetchley Park Gardens
Knapp Papermill Nature Reserve
Events and Performing Arts The Malvern Three Counties Showground
Worcester Three Choirs Festival
Local Crafts Food and Drink The Hop Pocket Craft Centre
The Fold at Bransford
Westons Cider Visitor Centre
How to get there
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A car is recommended as we are in a rural location, full directions will be sent on receipt of rental cost. We are just 8 miles from Junction 7 of the M5. 6 miles equidistant to the towns of both Worcester and Malvern the nearest shop is in Alfrick just under 2 miles away.
If you travel by train we can arrange a taxi from Malvern Link or Worcester.
The nearest airport is Birmingham
Activities near Worcester
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
22 Apr 2013
All previous reviews were correct. The photograps don't do it justice. This place is
so lovely as are the owners.
We like to cook occasionally when we are away and it was so nice to have... more
Thank you very much for your review, I hope you had a safe journey back to Holland. Glad you liked Anupam, its one of our favourites, and very handy for the theatre. Perhaps I should try a... more
23 Dec 2012
Just had a few days at Hoppickers. Apart from the weather we had a lovely time. Louise was very kind and helpful, even lending us dog leads which we had forgotten to bring! The barn was warm and... more
15 Oct 2012
There were 5 in our party, 4 adults, 1 child and 3 very well behaved dogs.
The barn is superbly equipped, and, like I said in my title of the review it was spotlessly clean. The owners were extremely helpful, lovely family.
We took the dogs on a very long walk which we all thoroughly enjoyed in breathtaking worcestershire countryside.
The typical British weather didn't dampen our spirits. The large games room equipped with darts, table tennis were welcomed by all of us, a great feature for all to enjoy given the weather.
Thank you very much Louise, we would like to come back for a weekend again next year.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 5|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Winter||6 Jan 13||16 Feb 13||£ 400||£ 75||£ 100||2 Nights|
|February Half Term||16 Feb 13||25 Feb 13||£ 500||£ 85||£ 120||3 Nights|
|Winter||25 Feb 13||28 Mar 13||£ 450||£ 80||£ 110||3 Nights|
|Easter||28 Mar 13||16 Apr 13||£ 500||£ 85||£ 120||3 Nights|
|Spring||16 Apr 13||1 May 13||£ 550||£ 75||£ 95||3 Nights|
|Springtime May||1 May 13||24 May 13||£ 550||£ 80||£ 110||2 Nights|
|Early Summer||24 May 13||21 Jul 13||£ 650||£ 90||£ 125||3 Nights|
|Summer Holidays||21 Jul 13||8 Sep 13||£ 750||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer/Autumn||8 Sep 13||25 Oct 13||£ 600||£ 80||£ 120||3 Nights|
|October Half Term||25 Oct 13||3 Nov 13||£ 625||£ 80||£ 110||4 Nights|
|Autumn/Winter||3 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 500||£ 75||£ 100||2 Nights|
|Christmas/New Year||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 700||£ 100||£ 125||4 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Payment by Sterling cheque or Cash or direct bank transfer
Cot available (please bring your own cot bedding) Highchair and stairgate also available
Supplement for Well behaved dog £20 per week (Dogs are not allowed in bedrooms)
Breakage deposit £50
Welcome Pack included. Tea/Coffee/Milk/Bread/Butter/Freshly laid eggs
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