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Superb Cottages With Private Hot Tub, Double Bedrooms,Great Views Malvern Hills - Hot Tub Cottage lovely cottage sleeps 8 with private hot tub woodstove

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet
  • Parking



Hot Tub Cottage lovely cottage sleeps 8 with private hot tub woodstove

Hot Tub Cottage offers luxury, accommodation, complete with private hot tub. Village and town amenities nearby, but located on private grounds, very well appointed with laundry facilities.

The cottage is located next to the hidden rose garden with beautiful views of the hills.

OldCastle Farm dates from the Doomsday Book, Hot Tub cottage enjoys all the atmosphere of a listed building and all the amenities of a modern age with satellite tv/dvd and wifi, a dock station for iPhone.

The furnishings are to the highest standards, with character and contemporary interior design.The main bedroom has a super king bed plus a tv/dvd for great relaxation.

The lounge/diner is open plan with oak beamed and large glass doors onto hidden private garden. The private hotub and bbq, patio furniture, help you to enjoy true outdoor lifestyle.

Hot Tub Cottage has a fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher and all mod cons, an ideal romantic retreat, or a great place to chill.

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About the property

cottages on edge of cotswolds

Oldcastle Farm, newly refurbished quality 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.

Clive Bartram
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

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

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.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
We have a 3 minimum stay for weekend breaks and a 4 day minimum stay for week day breaks. Hottub cottage sleeps 6 as standard 8 maximum, extra charge will apply for the extra 2 guests linen, towels cleaning etc. please enquire with the owners for more details. Note minimum stay for weekend is 3 nights, minimum stay for midweek break is 4 nights, please enquire for alternatives you may require.

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 £180 pound refundable damage/excess cleaning deposit, this is refundable within 5 days of vacating the cottage. Thank you.

Personal travel insurance details on request.

Changeover Day:
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. We can be flexible depends on bookings, please contact .


Accommodation and facilities for Hot Tub Cottage lovely cottage sleeps 8 with private hot tub woodstovein Malvern in Colwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 has a super king can be split Bed 2 has a king size double large bedroom Bedroom 3 double bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
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**


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Hot Tub Cottage lovely cottage sleeps 8 with private hot tub woodstove
average rating of 4.529412 based on 17 reviews

Great cottage stay in a beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of four that stayed for a week at Hot Tub Cottage. It is located in the foothills of the Malvern Hills range. A stunning location, at the end of a country lane, in the village of Colwall. The cottage itself was clean and tidy and equipped with all things needed for a self catering holiday. We had a slight issue working the oven, but this was due to our own ignorance and not the appliance itself! A call to Clive was responded to in person.

One note would be that extra towels be available, when staying for a week plus.

All in all, a good time was had in the countryside!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review, i am glad you all enjoyed hottub cottage. The beauty of the Malvern hills is something we never tire of waking up to, the views I agree are something special. I hope we see you all again another time. Thanks again for choosing to stay with us Clive
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Beautiful property in an excellent location at the foot of the Malvern Hills.

  • 4 of 5

Hikers paradise with lots of other activities located nearby. Hot tub is a bonus and Clive the owner is very approachable, helpful and friendly.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Enjoyable 7 days family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Excellent. Within easy reach of village, and good restaurants/ pubs. 15 minutes drive to both Malvern and Ledbury. Can recommend The Olive Tree Italian Restaurant in Ledbury, good atmosphere & food. Enjoyed family get together at the local cricket Festival, but also did our own individual days away in the nearby historic towns.

Access to the Malvern Hills only half a mile walk across the fields from the cottage, and enjoyed refreshments at the Malvern hills Hotel & Inn afterwards.

Take advantage of the hot tub after the walks on the hills -very relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ideal for a family

  • 5 of 5

A lovely house to stay in. Comfortably slept 6 of us and the kitchen was very well equipped. Bed comfortable and linen clean. A couple of remote cop trolls that didn't work but we could still operate the TVs and I guess if no one had mentioned it Clive and June would never know! We will certainly rebook for next year, a little gem of a cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little disappointing for a family / families

  • 3 of 5

We stayed here for 4 nights as a group of 2 families. 2 couples with 2 young children and a baby. The house is nice, it's in a lovely remote location and the hosts are around to help where needed. However this house is not really suitable for young kids or babies. The loft room has not been properly soundproofed, there are small gaps where light comes through that go through to the lower rooms which means you can hear everything. Bearing in mind we had a baby and young children all adults spent a lot of time awake at night. The garden is nice but there are gaps in the fence which meant that a dog from the neighbouring property could roam in which meant we needed an adult to supervise. Sadly we had to leave a night early as we were exhausted after 3 nights of no sleep. If you are child free and/or don't mind thin walls then the house is fine.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, sorry i was unaware of what you have said, we spoke several times during your stay and you indicated all was good to me. I would have been more than happy to help if you had asked. Clive
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Lovely setting, but bit tired

  • 1 of 5

The area in which the cottage is located in is lovely as is the farm setting. However, the garden with the cottage is tiny; a small rectangle of grass. It's bordered by a high hedge so whilst the living area has big windows it makes it very dark inside and you don't get a good view.

We found the decor and accessories to be quite tired given that it's not cheap to stay there. It looks like it might have been nice a few years ago.

The shower bathroom is an extension made from wood and stinks of mould despite the window being permanently open.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback, we welcome any comments so we can improve areas where clients feel improvements can be made. The bathroom is of timber frame construction as are many house new and old homes alike, it was totally newly fitted just 3 years ago all brand new shower, loo. basin, tiling etc with a complete new wet room floor fitted this year. We have re siliconed a small section of the shower as this was the only thing where we could find any discolouration not mould but hard water limescale, we can't find any mould?? I also don’t understand what you mean with regard to decor being quite tired, the cottage was totally refurbished 3 years ago, all new furniture, beds, sofa, chairs and carpets & accessories then. We continue to upgrade and refurbish each year with new main bathroom fittings and a larger freezer and a new wet room and bathroom floor this year added a few weeks ago. Its a puzzle we continually receive compliments for the decor and furnishings in hot tub cottage. With regard to the gardens the cottage is on a private plot that is just under a quarter of an acre you only refer to one part of the cottage gardens, there is a larger area where the hot tub and bbq is located, with spectacular views of the Malverns?? and there nearly ten acres of gardens around the plot for further use if required, again i don’t understand. We are sorry if you had some concerns with your stay, i wish you had raised your points with us, while you were staying, so we could understand your comments more clearly, after all we do ask you in our welcome letter, to let us know immediately, if there is anything we can do to help improve your stay. Then if we failed to respond to your concerns, i could understand your disappointment.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
yew tree
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Car: recommended

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,

Further Details:

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.