holiday cottageMarlbrook Farm Cottage is on Castlemorton Common, within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Site of Special Scientific Interest. It is a haven for walkers/riders and wildlife enthusiasts. Marlbrook Farm is a 32-acre equestrian property at the foot of the Malvern Hills. By separate negotiation, riding lessons for all ages and abilities, including top dressage instruction, is available (see www.walnutequestrian.co.uk). For the 'non-horsey' the cottage is well away from the yard with a separate entrance gate. The nearby village of Welland at the edge of Castlemorton Common has a Post Office and general stores, church and public house all within walking distance. The Farm is extremely well situated for Malvern's Theatre and restaurants, the Three Counties Showground and the Folk, Jazz, Blues and Water Festivals at Upton-upon-Severn, as well Cheltenham and Worcester Race Courses.
As owners who live on site, we will be there to welcome you and help make this the relaxing retreat you deserve.
The Cottage is extremely well presented and has recently been completely refurbished. It has one bedroom, with stunning views, bathroom with bath/shower attachment, cosy beamed living room with log burner, small well-equipped kitchen, utility with facilities, and private west facing garden where you can watch the sunset over the Malvern Hills. Luxury bed linen and towels provided. Internet access via a wireless connection from your own laptop and Sky TV. Books, games, DVD's, CD's, Maps and comprehensive tourist information provided. For the benefit of all guests this is a non-smoking cottage. Visit Britain have awarded the cottage 3 Stars.
Directions: M5 to M50 J1. Follow A38 Worcester; turn left to Upton-upon-Severn, after bridge turn left on to A4104 until Welland. Turn left at junction; go through Welland until Castlemorton Common. After ¼ mile take right turn, follow single-track tarmac road over brook. The road then has a sharp bend to the left with a farm track off to the right. Take farm track and Marlbrook Farm is the third property on the left with double farm gates. Go through the second gate and park in front of the Farmhouse.
If you wish to arrive by train, we will be happy to collect you from Great Malvern Station.
What our guests sayThank you for all the small thoughtful touches in this adorable cottage. We have been dreaming up ways of digging it up and taking it back to Oxon with us, but then we would not have the beautiful view. Thank you for the use of the front garden for our party. Please search the place when we have gone just in case we are hiding and have stayed.
Kind regards and see you again.
Robert and Angela, Oxfordshire
We have both really enjoyed our stay in this warm, well-equipped and comfortable cottage. It has been a perfect holiday and we are already looking forward to staying with you again.
Helen and Patrick, Orkney
Thank you for a lovely time in your well equipped cottage with such glorious views of the Malverns, seen in sun & snow! It's a great location, we hope to return.
Philip and Myfanwy, Reading
What a beautiful place - thankyou for a relaxing break. Horses & Hills - Heaven, what a top time.
Jenny, Beverly and Magnus!
Lovely place, friendly warm and welcoming people. Great cottage with everything you need, that's why we have returned. Thanks.
Jenny and Jason, Liverpool
Had a lovely relaxing stay in your very quiet and comfy cottage. Thank you.
Robin and Joyce, Gretna Green
Thank you Ian & Liz for welcoming us so kindly to your lovely cottage. We have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves & will be back again soon!
Jules and Craig, Florida
It's a lovely little cottage, everything was good and the bed is heaven. Nice place, nice people and that view of the Malverns is terrific.
Jim and Ann, Yorkshire
We are totally relaxed - never felt less like going away. We have enjoyed every minute - can't wait to get back! Thanks Ian & Liz and of course, cuddles to Maggie & Merlin.
Margery and Bryan, West Lothian
Perfect base for the Quilt Show at the Showground. Wonderful to come back to in the evenings for rest & recuperation! And so friendly! Hope to return next year.
Chris and Gail, West Sussex
Could not have wished for anything better - a warm welcome, fresh flowers in cottage (lovely thought) tea / coffee etc. A very well equipped cottage and felt very comfortable. Ideal garden for the dog. Would definitely come again. Hope for better weather next time. Thank you once again.
Dave and Shirley, Lincolnshire