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Apartment With Terrific Views In Historic Building Converted Into Luxury Units

Overview

Property

Updated: 30-Nov-2016
Apartment in Malvern Wells, Malvern, Worcestershire, England - Peaceful Location With Allocated Parking And Direct Access To Footpaths Over The Malvern Hills

This beautiful area of England offers quintessential charm but with 21st Century appeal - stunning countryside and many attractions and amenities. The property was built as a Hydro Spa (for wealthy Victorians to take the waters at Holywell nearby) but more recently was a private school where composer Elgar taught music. The property is convenient for many music, book, walking and literature festivals taking place over the summer months. Severn Valley Railway, West Midlands Safari Park, City of Worcester (with its Cathedral, Racecourse, Cricket Ground and Golf/Country Club), Pershore, Evesham and Broadway (and many more delightful Cotswold villages) are all within easy reach by car. To the West are found Ledbury (historic market town), City of Hereford, Hay on Wye (famous book festival) and Wales. Cheltenham Spa with superb shopping and facilities is in Gloucestershire just South of the region. Based in Malvern Wells which is famous for its hills, gas street lamps and spring water wells

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I live nearby in Upton upon Severn and so will be able to personally welcome you to the property and answer any questions you may have, before handing over your keys.

I bought the property in October 2012 when walking on the hills and fell in love with the location and its history - just knowing that Elgar may have taught music in what is now the lounge is incredible; and imagining wealthy Victorians staying when they came to take the water cure hundreds of years ago is amazing too. Holywell is just yards up the road where you can collect your own spring water and in the property will be tea/coffee/biscuits plus those useful general provisions.

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a lovely time . The flat was really clean and tidy in a beautiful location. The flat had all the utensils needed for a short or a long stay. Pauline was really helpful as well. I would go back again.(April 2013)

A pristine 2 bedroom flat with a spacious living area and potentially enough space for 6 people to stay there. Well equipped with just about everything you need (July 2013)
Oct 2013
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11 Reviews

4.8
based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

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Beautiful

  • 4 of 5

A lovely apartment in a glorious location - direct access to the criss cross of paths on the Malvern hills. The Autumn colours were on perfectly timed display! A day in the spa followed by a trip to the theatre all within a couple of miles. Pauline attentive and helpful - thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning apartment in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

From start to finish it was exactly as described. Well maintained and located in gorgeous area. Apartment had everything you could need and more. Close to places to walk or cycle and local amenities. Pauline made us feel very welcome and provided great tips on arrival and plenty of ideas with her various leaflets and folders full of information. We loved the Wyche Inn which was only a mile away and loved waling through the woods and valleys. We would recommend this to everyone and would stay again. Pauline has done an excellent job in providing a brilliant apartment, very well equipped and highly maintained. You should be very proud.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Very good flat, well equipped, great views.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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ANOTHER EXCELLENT STAY

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time we have stayed at Pauline's excellent apartment and it was as comfortable and relaxing as last time. You feel you are staying in an accommodation where the owner cares about your comforts. It was great to meet Pauline again when we arrived - a nice touch.

The highlight for us was the first day. We arrived at 3 pm and after a quick unpack, we walked up to the Malvern Hills - you are already halfway up so it is not too strenuous. The walk covers 2 of the summits on the Hills, Perseverance & Jubilee Hills, before descending back to the apartment. The whole walk took 90 minutes and it must be one of the best short circular walks in England.

Thanks Pauline and in the words of Arnold Schwarzenegger "We'll be back!"

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy, comfortable, immaculate with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at this apartment. It was everything we could hope for and more, and it was always a joy to come back to every day after exploring this fascinating area of the Malvern Hills and nearby villages. Unlike many holiday apartments, the furnishings and décor were beautifully and thoughtfully planned, very tasteful and providing all the comfort of a home from home. We had been concerned about noise in a building full of flats, but in fact it was very silent and peaceful. The views are stunning and stretch for miles. We loved our daily walks to the Holywell a few paces uphill for the fresh pure Malvern water. And so many nearby attractions; Tewksbury Abbey and Malvern Priory were especially beautiful. It was wonderful too, to be able to walk out the door and get into the hills and forest behind the building in just a matter of minutes without needing a car. Despite the December weather, we managed hours of walking daily up behind the property, it is possible to walk miles through the hills on numerous paths. We definitely look forward to our return visit. Many thanks to the owner Pauline for providing this great place!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely apartment in a fabulous location.

  • 5 of 5

Very well maintained apartment in a fabulous location. Would definitely recommend

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

I adored the location and tranquil setting. I was also impressed with the high standard of conversion into luxury apartments, together with stupendous views, and love sharing it with our guests who all report having a great time staying here. I can understand why the late Baroness Thatcher chose the Hotel next door, The Cottage in The Wood, for her annual retreat.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Birmingham at 40 Miles Nearest Barpub : Cottage in the Wood Hotel at 0.1 Miles Nearest Golf : Worcestershire golf club at 0.5 Miles Nearest Train : Great Malvern at 2 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5 at 7 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Bhan Thai at 0.2 Miles Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

For Walkers: OS maps, trails, guidebooks and 10 printed circular walks directly from the property are available for guests

For Tourers: Guidebooks and leaflets of the surrounding areas are available

For bargain hunters: Discounts available for Malvern Theatre, cinema and Elgar Birthplace museum

For golfers: the apartment overlooks Worcestershire golf course

For cyclists:Many mountain bike trails over the hills and secure,covered bike storage available

For adventurous: hang gliding and wild swimming nearby

For horse lovers: stables nearby and easy access for Cheltenham & Worcester races

For music lovers: no price inflation on accommodation during Upton folk May, Jazz June or Blues festivals July

Travel:

Malvern railway station 4 km, Birmingham airport 70 km. Car advisable although endless walks are available without needing a car. If desired you will be welcomed at the property on arrival where a tea/coffee tray is provided and you may ask any questions before settling in for your stay.

Distances:

Great Malvern is a 5 minute drive away, or lovely walk over the distinctive malvern Hill range. Ledbury, Worcester, Hereford, Cheltenham all larger towns within a short drive.

Further Details:

There is a supermarket selling most things within 500 metres and plenty of restaurants and pubs within walking distance or a short drive away. There is a large Waitrose with free parking and Tourist Information office in Great Malvern.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 2
1 Oct 2016 - 14 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
From
£90
Fri,Sat,Sun
£395
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 4
15 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
From
£100
Fri,Sat,Sun
£525
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
From
£90
Fri,Sat,Sun
£490
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £10

SPECIAL SUMMER OFFER: 10% DISCOUNT FOR 4 or 5 or 6 NIGHT BOOKINGS

Changeover Day: Flexible bookings with a minimum of 2 nights but no maximum length. Arrival or departure day to suit guest. Arrival time normally 4-5 pm but flexibility by arrangement. Where only 2 nights are booked guests are required to provide their own bedding/towels or pay £30 supplement. DISCOUNT OF £30 available for guests staying 3 days or more who are willing to bring their own bed linen & towels (duvets & pillows provided)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

If you love walking or touring this is the right spot for you, with direct access to the hills - yet there is a shop selling everything just 500 metres away! Also, plenty of pubs/shops/restaurants/theatre etc. in Malvern a few minutes away by car. With no other properties nearby, just trees & views over the stunning Severn Vale, this is truly an idyllic setting for your break. We also provide discounted theatre or cinema tickets, and 2for1 vouchers at the Elgar birthplace museum

Property Type

  • apartment

Suitability

  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural
  • town

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 65 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Spacious family bathroom with over bath shower

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom has a double bed and TV/DVD, bedroom two has twin beds, and there is a double sofa bed in the living room to provide flexible sleeping arrangements.

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The property is built on the wooded hillside so there is a short climb from the car park to the main entrance although guests or bags drop off at main entrance is an option. There is a no smoking/no pet policy inside the property, and we only accept children over 10 years of age Outside: The property has a large car park, communal terrace & picnic area and maintained gardens front and rear. The Malvern Hills are your wider garden and so is ideally suited to walkers or those touring Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Wales or the Cotswolds. Footpaths lead from the property directly onto the distinctive Malvern Hills, or down to the Wells Road. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels, bed linen and kitchen cleaning materials are provided except for 2 night only bookings. A £30 discount is offered if guests staying 3+ nights prefer to bring their own bed linen/towels Other: The apartment has lift,stair and videophone access, underfloor heating and mood lighting. There is a communal rear terrace taking full advantage of the spectacular views. There is an allocated parking space for 1 car, and additional visitor spaces.

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