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  • AA 3 Star Hotel
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Hotel with 30 rooms £99-£198 prpnb


Cottage in the wood

Cottage in the wood


Holywell Road,
Malvern Wells,
WR14 4LG


Situated high on the eastern slopes of the Malvern Hills lies The Cottage in the Wood.

Clustered close together on the side of the hill, the three buildings of the hotel have been sympathetically rebuilt or extended to retain all their original character whilst offering spacious & comfortable accommodation.

You will be made to feel at home as soon as you step across the threshold of the main building, a fine Georgian Dower House once part of the Blackmore Park seat of Thomas Hornyold.

The bar and lounge area, with ample comfortable seating and lit in winter by a flickering log fire, is well stocked with a selection of beers and spirits.

Beyond is the piece de resistance, a spacious and elegant recently enlarged restaurant, where the delicious views through the tall windows are equalled only by the lofty reputation enjoyed by the cooking of the chef brigade, headed by another member of the Pattin family, Dominic.

It style, as feted by many guide books and recognised by the award of excellent ratings, is essentially English but influenced by flavours from around the world.

It is complemented by an extensive wine cellar where, among the more familiar labels, adventurous palates will discover vintages from distance corners of the new and old worlds on a list, which has won the Johnasens Wine List of the Year and has been a regular finalist in the AA Wine List contest.

The bedrooms in the main building, whilst not large, are individually designed with a country feel. There's a four-poster bed if you're feeling indulgent and all those at the front will give you a perfect view of the sun rising over Bredon Hill across the valley.

A little further on lies a delightful surprise. The newly completed Pinnacles has nineteen luxurious bedrooms, furnished in keeping with the rest of the hotel, with antique furniture, sumptuous drapes and fabulous beds.

All the hotel's rooms have a bath or bath and shower, with generous bottles of shampoo and bubbles and many little thoughtful touches like a choice of teas, coffee and mineral water, home-made biscuits. Rooms with a view are even supplied with binoculars to help you appreciate it more fully.

You can walk straight out from the hotel grounds up onto the breezy tops of the Malvern's. You are also in easy reach of many other attractions from the Welsh Marches and the three cathedral cities, the Three Counties Showground, unspoilt Herefordshire and onto the Cotswolds and Shakespeare's country.

Children welcomeTelephoneRadioTelevisionTea/coffee making in bedroomsLicenced (table or bar)Continental breakfast onlyPacked lunches providedSpecial diets availableLounge for residents' useIroning facilitiesConference facilitiesChristmas special programmeSnacks/afternoon teaPrivate parkingGardenBuilding of historical interestDisabled facilitiesCentral heatingElectric shaver pointsTelevision availablePony trekking/horse-ridingGolf available (onsite or nearby)Restaurant open to non-residentsVisa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedDogs/pets accepted by arrangementVegetarian diet availableAmerican Express acceptedWiFi or internet accessDVD playerCoach parties welcomedEvening mealsHairdryerHigh chairs availableCots availableReal log/coal firesStaff fluent in Polish

Facilities for children: Cot provided, Highchair provided, Childrens meals, Special mealtimes by arrangement, Children's video/DVDs, Food/Bottle warming available Children welcome from any age.



See location of Cottage in the Wood on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SO 771426  Lat: 52.08191 Long: -2.33519

By Road:
North M5 J7, Go to Malvern via shared A44/A422/A4440/A449. Go through Great Malvern take 3rd right after The Railway pub & immediately before B4209 Upton upon Severn turning.

South M5 J8 taking M50 J1. A38 signposted Worcester, after 3 miles turn left A4104 Upton upon Severn (B4211 Malvern), cross river bridge & immediately turn right onto B4211, then left after 1.5 miles onto B4209 Carry straight for 4 miles, you reach a T-junction (Wells Road A449) turn right & immediately hard left.


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • TelephoneTelephone
  • RadioRadio
  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Tea/coffee making in bedroomsTea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Licenced (table or bar)Licenced (table or bar)
  • Continental breakfast onlyContinental breakfast only
  • Packed lunches providedPacked lunches provided
  • Special diets availableSpecial diets available
  • Lounge for residents' useLounge for residents' use
  • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
  • Conference facilitiesConference facilities
  • Christmas special programmeChristmas special programme
  • Snacks/afternoon teaSnacks/afternoon tea
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • GardenGarden
  • Building of historical interestBuilding of historical interest
  • Disabled facilitiesDisabled facilities
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Electric shaver pointsElectric shaver points
  • Television availableTelevision available
  • Pony trekking/horse-ridingPony trekking/horse-riding
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)Golf available (onsite or nearby)
  • Restaurant open to non-residentsRestaurant open to non-residents
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangementDogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Vegetarian diet availableVegetarian diet available
  • American Express acceptedAmerican Express accepted
  • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
  • DVD playerDVD player
  • Coach parties welcomedCoach parties welcomed
  • Evening mealsEvening meals
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • High chairs availableHigh chairs available
  • Cots availableCots available
  • Real log/coal firesReal log/coal fires
  • Staff fluent in PolishStaff fluent in Polish

Facilities for children: Cot provided, Highchair provided, Childrens meals, Special mealtimes by arrangement, Children's video/DVDs, Food/Bottle warming available Children welcome from any age.