Lovers Cottage 5 star luxury with private Hot Tub
Lovers Cottage 5 star luxury with pretty and comfortable accommodation, private hot tub in the garden, private fishing lake, close to village, town amenities but located on private grounds, very well appointed with laundry facilities available. Oil c/h heating with a wood burning stove/inglenook in the lounge.
Lovers cottage is near the lake with beautiful vista of the hills as a backdrop.
Old Castle Farm dates from the Doomsday Book, Lovers cottage enjoys all the atmosphere and character of a listed building but has all the amenities of a modern age with satellite tv and wifi and a dock satiation for your iPhone.
The furnishings are all to the highest standards, with a mixture of character and contemporary interior design. The lounge has an oak beamed ceiling fitted with spot lighting. The private garden has a private hotub and bbq, patio furniture, enjoy the true out door living lifestyle.
Lovers Cottage makes an ideal romantic retreat, or just a Great place to Chill.
Oldcastle Farm, newly refurbished luxury cottages built with stone and oak frame at the end of a private road, close to the majestic Herefordshire Beacon (1109ft) in the village of Colwall, only 2 miles from Malvern. The cottages have private hot tubs and gardens, secure parking set in beautiful grounds of 10 acres with private fishing lake, three ponds and a long rose walk. We have many local events starting with the Cheltenham race festival in spring, soon followed by the Spring Garden show at the local 3 Counties Show ground. We are centrally located close to the Cotswolds to our east and the Black Mountains to the west with the Forest of Dean is south. Whether your looking for a romantic break or a walking holiday, our cottages and grounds offer the very best of facilities to enjoy. There are two further cottages, for a larger party, a one bed and two bed cottage both with hot tubs.
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
About Clive Bartram
My wife runs a small business with our youngest daughter, she loves meeting people and has great sense of humour. I have loved and worked with old buildings for many years and continue to help clients, when they run into problems with difficult repairs. We both enjoy and value our down time together, we are always looking forward to and planning our next time out!
Like many people today we have travelled extensively, We like to stay in nice places, with a touch of luxury and charm. So we have tried to create a special destination that we would love to stay ourselves. We are therefore delighted when our guests express their pleasure in the breaks they have taken with us.
Clive Bartram purchased this cottage in 2000
Why Clive Bartram chose Malvern Hills
We both fell in love with Oldcastle Farm when we first saw it, my wife loved the Tudor framed buildings named in the doomsday book which we have carefully restored over the years, I was taken with the position, sitting in the foothills of the Malverns, tucked away in a beautiful spot, with views to die for. We are part of a pretty village, with classic cricket green and Norman church. We are so close to all the amenities, the village and towns close by, with many social and cultural attractions, throughout the year.
What makes this cottage unique
Our four children have now all left home, I like to cycle and walk the hills, my wife likes to relax in true tranquillity. We both love the gardens and the lake with its wildlife, the duck chicks in the spring, it all gives us great pleasure as the seasons unfold. We are keen for our guests to enjoy all that Oldcastle offers and perhaps also to be captured by its atmosphere and beauty, as we have been.
Please call to book your break. Bookings less than 90 days in the future require full payment on booking. Otherwise a 50% deposit reserves the accommodation date required, with the balance paid 90 days before the holiday date. We require a £160 pound refundable damage/excess cleaning deposit, this is refundable within 5 days of vacating the cottage. Thank you.
Personal travel insurance details on request.
Friday is changeover day, Please leave by 10 am on Friday, your book in time is 4.00pm on Friday.
Short breaks are from weekend Friday to Monday 10.am and Monday 4.00pm to Friday 10 am for midweek. Note minimum stay for weekend is 3 nights, minimum stay for midweek break is 4 nights, please enquire for alternatives you may require as we try to be flexible.
(9 traveller reviews)
Peaceful cottage, great location some lovely walks straight from the grounds
Lover's Cottage is great with everything you need for a lovely relaxing break, will be going back!
Beautiful , quaint, chic and stunning
We had the most wonderful of times. Secluded elegance set in stunning grounds and great facilities. Loved the hottub and ability to roam around. Also great as its close by to great pubs/ restaurants and things to do. Would recommended to anyone !!!
very pleasant stay
Lovers cottage was very private, the grounds were beautiful and the hot tub made the evenings very special.
lovely tranquil and relaxing short break
lovely old character cottage with hot tub for a romantic trip away. everything to hand for a relaxing break in the private hot tub with the views of the surrounding hills and the stars in the night sky in the evening great place to recharge batteries
From the Owner
“We both fell in love with Oldcastle Farm when we first saw it, my wife loved the Tudor framed buildings named in the doomsday book which we have carefully restored over the years, I was taken with the position, sitting in the foothills of the Malverns, tucked away in a beautiful spot, with views to die for. We are part of a pretty village, with classic cricket green and Norman church. We are so close to all the amenities, the village and towns close by, with many social and cultural attractions, throughout the year.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Artists love the views, gain inspiration from the Malverns with its seasonal moods, we can arrange short courses from local artists by request, for either still life around the grounds or landscape with our breathtaking views, or portraits in the rustic setting of our Saxon barn. Call us to discuss your ideas.
Clay pidgeon shooting is nearby in Malvern, lessons can also be booked, all are welcome.
kayaking is on the river at Ross a few miles away, while the canals start at Digliss only 5 miles and make great walking or cycling routes, its about three hours to Birmingham on bike and you can come back to Colwall on the train!!
There is the seven steam railway into the forest of dean, and the pretty villages of Brodaway and the Slaughters in the Cotswolds just up the road.
Why not visit Hidcote or Kiftsgate fantastic gardens and the pudding club just down the road for the dessert lovers. Or visit the dog, garden, farm shows or many more at 3 counties show ground in Malvern 2 miles.
Its an hour to Tiger bay or 1.20 mins to Weston Super mare with many more beaches in between.
Nearest airports are Birmingham and Bristol, we a halfway between them about an hours drive. The M50 jct 2 is 5 miles by car, we are an ideal central meeting point, located in the centre of England. With Oxford and Bath and Birmingham just over an hour away. The main line railway station in Colwall is a mile, Paddington London direct is only 2hr20 by fast train, Central Birmingham an hour.
Our closest towns are Ledbury 5 miles with its old beautiful black and white buildings, Malvern just 2 miles. Worcester on the Severn 20 mins and Cheltenham about 25 mins with Michelin star meals and Georgian architecture. Gloucester has reinvented its Docks and locks at the head of the sharpness canal, by the Forest of Dean only 40 mins away. Broadway and the Slaughters are in the Cotswolds about 40 mins while the Black mountains and Hay on Wye, the other side of Hereford,
Waitrose is about 2 miles with Tesco and Morrisons about 4 miles. For the active, walking and cycling from the farm, you are on the Malvern hills, Kayaking is on the River Wye at Ross. Fishing locally, or you can rent our private lake. Very good food and pubs to suit all tastes and pockets, are close by in the village and nearby, with many more choices in the towns around, See our list when you arrive.
Artists love to paint the landscape and still life in the grounds. We can arrange art classes from local artists, to help hone your skills. Clay pigeon shooting is only a few miles, Lessons are also available. The spring and autumn garden shows are a big draw locally along with dog show, the 3 counties farm show are just a few of the many events throughout the year. The Malvern theatre hosts many fine plays throughout the year.
The Upton jazz festival in June, the fast growing 60 music festival with the original bands playing in August, the folk festival in May and the blues festival in July attracts many people from all over the country.
The steam railway passes through some of the best scenery in the UK. You can book to have Sunday lunch on the move. Ludlow boasts two Michelin star restaurants and there many good bistros around the town and castle.
Cheltenham hosts the horse festival in spring the science fare and book fare are on in the summer. Montpellier parade a tree lined promenade from Georgian times has many fine shops and eateries.
Stratford theatre is around a fifty minute drive where Shakespearian productions attract the thespian fraternity. It make a great night out!
The National trust and private stately Homes enjoy broad historical diversity, from the Welsh borders, The Marches up to the magnificent Powys Castle with its fantastic gardens or visit Hampton Court Gardens with its intriguing maze, only a few miles away.
From the Owner
“Our four children have now all left home, I like to cycle and walk the hills, my wife likes to relax in true tranquillity. We both love the gardens and the lake with its wildlife, the duck chicks in the spring, it all gives us great pleasure as the seasons unfold. We are keen for our guests to enjoy all that Oldcastle offers and perhaps also to be captured by its atmosphere and beauty, as we have been.”
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Dining Area
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub ...
- Outdoor Pool
- live theatre
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- mountain biking
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1
- Golf ...
- Garden ...
- Barbecue ...
- Ski & Snowboard ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: All three cottages have been refurbished to the highest standards. They are equipped and furnished to make your stay a joy. Luxury comfort and quality are our watch words. We greet you with a welcome pack to get you started and avoid a dash to the shops if your late. Tea, coffee, bread with condiments, milk with some biscuits to get going. All Cottages offer private secure parking. Laundry facilities available if required. Kitchens all are fitted with a cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and fridge ice box in lovers cottage. Linen and towels are supplied please bring a bath robe and slippers for the hot tub. We are a short walk to the pub, and there are two good restaurants nearby about a mile away and many more not much further. Walking or Cycling the Malvern Hills are literally on you doorstep. You can walk across the farm, up to the Herefordshire Beacon approx 1350ft high, 20 minutes, less if you run!! you are on top of the Malvern Hills, with views to die for! Outside: The cottages have their own private gardens complete with a patio chairs and table so you can eat outside or cook on your BBQ. The hot tub seats 4 people and we keep it at 36 degrees, its ready when you arrive. Access is available to the 10 acre grounds and you garden explore round the fishing lake and three ponds refreshed each day by Malvern spring water. stroll down the new rose walk that near the lake or find the hidden garden. There are a plethora of walks around the farm and beyond you need never cross a road or drive the car. The Malvern hills hotel is a short walk through the woods, with a nice bar and restaurant for some refreshment on route, or its a three minute drive by car. Please note we called the hot tub a pool**