If you’re looking for a romantic isolated retreat in the British countryside, look no further. Malvern Hills Lodge is a brand new, locally run and uniquely designed escape on a small farm in Worcestershire surrounded by rolling fields and wildlife. Ideal for short weekend breaks or longer holidays in the area, Malvern Hills Lodge is a British country paradise for couples who love the great outdoors and peace and quiet. It’s also visually stunning and sure to make you the envy of all your friends on Instagram.
Malvern Hills Lodge is the ultimate romantic escape for two with thoughtful design, luxurious amenities and a rural countryside setting. You’ll probably be drawn in by the standout feature, a woodfired hot tub, which is every bit as wonderful as it sounds, but you’ll also be just as impressed with the inviting bedroom window seat and large skylight that frames the night’s stars, amongst many other things.
At Malvern Hills Lodge, expect to enjoy good wifi, tasteful decor, sun loungers, a coffee machine, plenty of magazines and books, a flower-filled small garden, a wood burner for chilly nights, outdoor patio, large indoor sofa and picturesque views. Located on a working farm, your helpful hosts are on hand whenever you need them.
Upon Arrival at Malvern Hills Lodge
Your hosts will likely contact you before your visit to find out your expected arrival time. They’ll do this so that they can offer to get the hot tub warm for you and to see if there is anything they can do to make your stay perfect. This is the ideal time to mention any special dietary requirements as you will be receiving a local welcome hamper. For our visit, Lois and Rich went out of their way to find vegan biscuits and crisps for us as well as providing some more typical goodies, like fresh bread and local fruit juice.
Malvern Hills Lodge is easy to locate using the sat nav postcode given to you in your booking documents. Once you pull in, wait for your hosts to come out and kindly show you the way. Along a quiet track on their working farm, you will be shown your allocated parking area, a short walk from your beautiful holiday home. You may need to do a couple of trips with bags, where you will walk them just a minute or two across the field – not far we promise. Your hosts will offer to lend you a hand.
Visually, the lodge is impressive and we guarantee your jaw will drop open as you approach on foot. You’ll be given a brief rundown of everything you need to know, including how to fire up the hot tub, how to work the Kamado oven and how to open and close your skylight, amongst other useful bits of information for your stay.
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Malvern Hills Lodge From the Outside
Malvern Hills Lodge is surrounded by farmer’s fields and accessed via a small track and wooden gate. You may have the owner’s cows for neighbours, depending on which field they are in at the time of your visit. This is a working farm so may not be suitable for all vegan visitors. However, if you do want to stay as a vegan, you can kindly decline the complimentary milk and eggs, and request other goodies in your welcome hamper instead.
Once inside the gate, you will notice a small garden area to your right complete with picnic bench and shade umbrella. As you follow the steps down towards the lodge, automatic lighting will lead the way. Halfway down, stop to admire the woodfired hot tub to your right. Surrounded decoratively with flowers for privacy, the hot tub is the main event at this luxury farm stay in the U.K., although the lodge also has many other wonderful draws.
Continuing down the steps, you will meet the small patio area, edged with garden herbs and colourful flowers and home to delicate table and chairs for al fresco dining, as well as an impressive kamado oven for outdoor BBQs. Round to the side of the lodge, you will find two deck chairs for sun-worshipping or sunset views, so there is no shortage of places to sit back and enjoy your holiday.
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Inside Malvern Hills Lodge
Upon entering the lodge, you will find yourself in the living room, with a huge inviting sofa, a bespoke coffee table complete with a map of the area, ample reading books and magazines for your stay, a large TV and wood burner for colder days and nights spent indoors. The open-plan space leads seamlessly into the kitchen with a breakfast bar and some very unique tractor-seat bar stools. You will also enjoy modern amenities such as an oven, fridge/freezer and all the crockery you could need. If you’re lucky, your host will have also baked some cakes for your arrival too.
The bathroom is accessed off the side of the open plan kitchen and living room; a beautifully decorated space with a large shower, toilet and sink. Toiletries are not provided so remember to bring your own. You will find hand wash and moisturiser but no shampoo, conditioner or body wash. Towels and flannels are on offer in abundance and are thick, soft and invitingly fluffy.
Lastly, meet the bedroom where a large bed that guarantees a fantastic night’s sleep with big pillows and soft linen welcomes you. Look upwards for the impressive skylight that will help you catch a glimpse of the stars. Also, notice the extra door off the side of the bedroom for access back round to the hot tub. Our absolute favourite part of the bedroom design is the window seat overlooking the patio, complete with throw rugs, cushions and a couple of coasters on the window sill too. This is the perfect spot to sit and enjoy your first cup of tea of the day.
All the Little Touches
Malvern Hills lodge is one of a kind, designed and created by your wonderful hosts themselves. Lois and Rich have thought of everything, providing you with the best stay in the area for sure.
Discover local walks and suggested pubs in their handy guide, wrap yourself in cosy blankets, whether you fancy sitting inside or out, and find extra towels for the hot tub so that you don’t have to use your shower ones. Your hosts will also leave you the kamado oven guide in case you are kamado-oven-virgins like us, drink cup holders on the edge of the hot tub for those all important hot tub beverages and fresh herbs to use in the kitchen (try refreshing mint in a cold glass of water or freshly picked sage tea).
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Summer at Malvern Hills Lodge
Malvern Hills Lodge is brand new for Summer 2019 and we cannot wait to enjoy it in winter too. With the woodfired hot tub outside and wood burner inside, it’s definitely well suited for a British break when the weather, more often than not, leaves you feeling cold. But if you are fortunate enough to visit on one of the hottest days of the year, like we did, summer at Malvern Hills Lodge is a beauty.
Avoid the temptation to fire up the hot tub and instead use it as a private plunge pool to cool down. Sunbathe on the deck chairs with rolling field views and no onlookers, apart from the odd calf or cow. When you’ve enjoyed you’re vitamin D fix, seek shade on the grass underneath the sun umbrella on the top garden whilst you flick through one of the fantastic books on the local area.
Bring BBQ food with you for the kamado oven – we cooked vegan burgers on it whilst we roasted sweet potato chips in the oven indoors. Then mix up a fresh salad adding some garden herbs and sit outside on the patio to indulge in your meal. Get ice cubs into the freezer for drinks and maybe buy some ice creams on your way here. Summer at Malvern Hills Lodge will help you feel worlds away from the modern rat-race. Relax, put your feet up and enjoy the wildflowers in bloom at this time of year.
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Other Useful Information
We recommend you shop for food before you arrive at Malvern Hills Lodge, especially if your stay is brief. We visited for the weekend, taking food shopping with us on Friday evening. This way, you don’t have to waste valuable lodge time heading out for food.
Don’t miss the nearby walk known as British Camp, a short drive from Malvern Hills Lodge, affording views of the Malvern Hills. This is a great option for your day of departure. After you check out and say goodbye to your gracious hosts, they’ll point you in the right direction for British Camp walk if you ask.
Most importantly, don’t forget your swimwear. You simply cannot visit Malvern Hills Lodge without a dunk, or two, or three, in the woodfired hot tub.
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Do You Need to Bring Food to Malvern Hills lodge?
Some food is provided for you at Malvern Hills Lodge, including some snacks, milk and eggs if you want them, fresh bread and freshly baked cakes too. Your hosts will do all they can to cater to dietary requirements so just speak to them before your visit. For your main meals, bring your own grocery shopping or contact Lois and Rich for local delivery options or directions to nearby supermarkets. Make sure you plan something that will work well cooked on the kamado oven so that you can give this a go during your stay.
If the idea of cooking on your holiday isn’t for you, Lois and Rich will also provide you with information on excellent nearby pubs for food and drink, the closest of which is just a short walk across their fields. But take our advice and bring at least one meal to enjoy at the lodge; after all, this beautiful place is made for staying put and relaxing.
When Should you Visit Malvern Hills Lodge?
This property is suitable for a visit at anytime of year. Visit in summer for nearby walks in sunny weather, autumn for beautiful red foliage, spring for wildflowers in bloom and late in the year for woodfired hot tub time under a star-filled winter sky. This beautiful property has been designd to offer you something in any season and we can’t wait to see it at another time of year to enjoy it again in a different way.
How Much Does it Cost to Stay at Malvern Hills Lodge?
Prices start from £230 per night with the lodge accommodating up to 4 people. This is an ideal property for close friends looking for a luxurious stay or for couples seeking romantic indulgence. It is especially well suited for celebrating special occasions, from honeymoons and wedding anniversaries to special birthdays.
With this property not being a cheap option, make the most of your time here by planning to spend your days and nights relaxing, enjoying the facilities on offer to you for that price. Walk the farmer’s fields, enjoy relaxed home-cooked food on the patio or enjoy glasses of bubbles in the outdoor hot tub. Although the price might sound steep initially, a stay at Malvern Hills Lodge is worth every penny. And if you enjoy it well, you might actually find your overall holiday cost to be extremely good value for money.
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Our Personal Recommendations for Your Stay
If you’re looking for a little inspiration of what to enjoy during your time at Malvern Hills Lodge, check out our top recommendations below.
- Leave the skylight open at night then fall asleep under the stars
- Enjoy the hot tub at dusk to stay warm outside in any weather
- Sunbathe in the afternoon on loungers overlooking the fields
- Climb the small hill for sunrise views behind the lodge first thing in the morning
- Cook delicious BBQ food on the kamado oven
- Enjoy the outdoor tub refreshingly cold on summer days
- Visit the local pub across the farmer’s field for a gentle and easy country walk
- Nearby, visit a local winery or cider shop, or take a hike at British Camp
Your Luxury Farm Stay UK
Just two hours from London, escape the city with this indulgent farmstay. Suitable for any season with the highlight definitely being the wood fired hot tub that is ideal for wintery nights as well as being a great private plunge pool in the summer when left un-fired.
If you love unique places to stay in the U.K., you will love your stay at Malvern Hills Lodge. Situated on a working farm and hosted by warm and friendly owners Lois and Rich, this is a fantastic home-from-home perfect for that disconnected feeling that a proper break should have. Fire up the BBQ or light the indoor wood burner, enjoy scenic views from the surrounding hills and spend quality time away with your partner.
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