With their personal touches, luxurious decor and intimate feel it’s always better to book boutique. With no need to worry about cooking breakfast or cleaning the kitchen it always feels like a proper holiday when you check into a hotel or B&B. From sweet, traditional country cottages to slick and stylish town centre chambers there’s something to suit all holiday-goers in The Malverns.
The Cottage in The Wood
If it’s views you want then The Cottage in the Wood is the place to stay. Many of its rooms, as well as the bright and airy restaurant and breakfast area, take advantage of its perch on the slopes of the Malverns and take in uninterrupted views across the Severn plain. Comfort and crisp white linen inside and miles of footpaths along The Malvern Hills outside makes for an exceedingly restful countryside retreat. Top tip – book one of the rooms with a roll top, free standing tub to soak after a long walk.
The Mount Pleasant Hotel
Based in the heart of Great Malvern this handsome Georgian Hotel certainly has curve appeal; and its own fabulous views to boot. The ground floor boasts a welcoming dining area housing the bar and fine dining restaurant, known for its cosy fires and excellent Sunday Roast. Upstairs the rooms are spacious, with many providing views to the gothic Great Malvern Priory and beyond across the county.
Treherne House Bed and Breakfast
This multi-award-winning 19th century home turned guest house set in Malvern has a lush south facing garden, bright and airy breakfast room and a star breakfast to fill it. After your night in one of their spacious and elegantly decorated rooms enjoy a wide range of local produce, including owner Marks famed omelettes made from fresh free-range eggs. This welcoming home from home keeps guests returning year after year.
The Elms Hotel & Spa
Breathe a sigh of relief as you enter The Elms. This large country house, located near Tenbury Wells, is anything but old fashioned. From their award-winning spa to their individually decorated artful rooms there is something delightfully unexpected around every corner, as well as views over the Worcestershire countryside from every window. Treatments are offered in the botanically decorated Greenhouse Spa including massage, facials and manicures.
The Court House B&B
Open fires, opulent decor with classic cars in the driveway; what more could you want from an English countryside sanctuary. Winners of Channel 4’s Four in a Bed in 2015 and of many further accolades since, The Court House B&B keeps the guest at its heart providing top notch hospitality. Located close to Shelsey Walsh racetrack and 20 minutes from the factory automotive enthusiasts can book a boutique king room and Morgan car hire package to take in the surrounding countryside in style.
Burleigh House B&B
This Tenbury Wells B&B is small but perfectly formed with 4 tastefully decorated rooms to choose from. The old Victorian schoolhouse was painstakingly renovated over 18 months, mixing the best of original features with fresh, modern comforts. If you like to steer clear of large, chain hotels and prefer the feel of home comforts Burleigh House is the lodging for you. Friendly hosts David & Nicki Watts are Tenbury locals and love to share their insider knowledge of the town they love.
Holdfast Cottage Hotel
Rooms at the Holdfast Cottage Hotel live up to their name with that comforting English cottage feel. Secluded in the countryside, set in 2 acres of green garden and decorated with floral wallpaper, four poster beds and velvet armchairs this bijou spot takes you away from the fast pace and bright lights of modern life. The local and traditional fare continues on the breakfast and dinner menus with Long Compton bacon and sausage in the morning and sticky toffee pudding, Eton mess and seasonal crumble for an after-dinner treat.
The White Lion Hotel
Superbly located in Upton upon Severn and family run this traditional hotel is steeped on history having been used for lodgings since at least 1510. Many rooms have ancient wooden beams running through them and the landlords can tell tales of author Henry Fielding and the role the hotel played in The Civil War. The cosy pub and seating area on the ground floor serves home cooked lunch and dinner as well as a wide choice of beers.
The Cotford Hotel
Perfect for a “foodie” stay The L’amuse-Bouche Restaurant at The Cotford has been four times voted the best restaurant in Worcestershire, most recently in 2019, as well as featured in The Michelin Guide for 2020. The lounge is complete with comfortable sofas, a well-stocked bar and views to the mature, landscaped gardens. Rooms are spacious with Victorian gothic details and views over the Severn Valley.