The Cottage in the Wood
“Good attention to detail and food in the restaurant is a highlight.” - AA Inspector
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Our Inspector's view
Set high above Malvern in eight acres of lovely woodland, with far-reaching views across the Worcestershire countryside, this unique hotel offers a desirable mix of laid-back elegance, incredible food and intuitive service in a naturally dramatic space. Bedrooms are available in the main house, Beech Cottage where the rooms are cosier and The Coach House where larger rooms are available, some with semi-private terraces or balconies. The main house public areas are modern and open-plan with a touch of London sophistication. Dinner, with menus of innovative dishes based on high quality produce, should not be missed.
Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms annex: 23
- En-suite rooms: 32
- Family rooms: 4
- Bedrooms Ground: 10
- Free TV
- Broadband available
- WiFi available
- Hearing loop installed
- Children welcome
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Christmas entertainment programme
- New Year entertainment programme
- Night porter available
- Outdoor parking spaces: 45
- Accessible bedrooms: 1
- Walk-in showers
- Double room, minimum price: £149
- Open all year
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About the area
Worcestershire is a county of rolling hills, save for the flat Vale of Evesham in the east and the prominent spine of the Malverns in the west. Nearly all of the land is worked in some way; arable farming predominates – oilseed rape, cereals and potatoes – but there are concentrated areas of specific land uses, such as market gardening and plum growing.
Worcester is the county town, and home to Worcestershire County Cricket Club, which has what some regard as the most attractive grounds in the country, in a delightful setting with views of Worcester Cathedral. The Malverns, Great and Little, set on the slopes of the Malvern Hills, are renowned for their refinement. Great Malvern, terraced on its hillside site, came to prominence as a genteel spa for well-to-do Victorians, rivalling the likes of Bath, Buxton and Cheltenham with its glorious surroundings.
Sir Edward Elgar was a Worcester man, and his statue stands on the High Street, facing the cathedral. The cottage where he was born is now a museum and he is commemorated on the £20 note. Other notable Worcestershire figures include poet A E Housman, chocolate magnate George Cadbury; and Lea and Perrins, inventors of Worcestershire sauce.
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