We invite you to come rest your weary bones and soak up the atmosphere in The Cider House, on this small farm nestled just 1 mile from the beautiful market town of Ledbury and a short hop skip and a jump from the stunning Malvern Hills. We have a Visit Britain 4* rating, offering 2 double bedrooms, both en-suite - one of which is on the ground floor. We have enclosed gardens for the sole use of our guests and their well behaved four legged friends with a footpath which leads directly from the cottage. There are also number of cycle routes in the area and plenty to paint or photograph for those of you with an artistic eye. This is the perfect place for a short 'pick me up' break or longer stay anytime of the year. We dress the house for Christmas for those who want to celebrate away from home.
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- Min Stay2 nights
Carol and Ian
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 12, 2018
What makes this Barn unique
A locally produced welcome pack ensures you can sit down and enjoy a cuppa or freshly brewed coffee with 'Malvern' fruitcake or enjoy a Westons Cider from Much Marcle and Tyrrels Crisps from Leominster upon arrival. Eggs from our chickens and locally baked bread with milk and butter from a nearby Gloucester farm will help you to start your first day. Comes fully loaded with all cleaning materials, washing up cloths, tea towels and hand towels for use in the kitchen. Fluffy hooded bathrobes in both en-suites for your comfort after a long soak in the bath or brisk shower after a days hiking or sight-seeing. We even help to reduce your carbon footprint by generating our own electricity via solar panels.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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Lovely cottage with helpful owners in superb location
Lovely comfortable, well furnished cottage with all you could want for a holiday. Well equipped kitchen. Good location for walking straight from the back door and site seeing. A good place to relax and enjoy a break.
A very comfortable and cosy cottage, with everything you need.
We stayed for just 2 nights with our 2 dogs. We were made very welcome by the owners, who supplied a substantial welcome pack, of local goodies. The cottage was very clean with lots of lovely touches and good quality furnishings. Our stay was very enjoyable and we look forward to staying at The Cider House again, before to long.
The most unpleasant one hour due to the unreasonable, extremely rude and aggressive owner.
On arrival we left ourselves in as arranged with the owner. The cottage is small and well presented. The kitchen is well equipped, living dinning area very small and the bedroom and ensuite were of good quality.
Then the owner arrived only to barge into the cottage and proceeded to chastise us over firstly opening a window upstairs that was apparently broken. She then said the shower was wonky and a chair would nip your bottom if you sat in it. She then told us she had not been happy with the previous guests for leaving their dogs unattended. This made us both feel uncomfortable as we felt the dogs were not welcome. We reassured her that we would not leave the dogs alone as the whole point of the break was taking the dogs walking.
We had arranged via email to have our two small dogs with us as this was advertised as a dog friendly cottage with enclosed garden for the dogs. The dogs were 10 years old and a nearly 6 month old. As both dogs are used for showing they have to be well behaved.
As this conversation was happening the younger dog picked a dead Geranium out of a plant pot outside. As any dog owner would understand dogs do dog things. Yes we appreciate that this was not good behaviour and The plant was retrieved in one piece and returned to the owner. She did not accept my apology but grabbed the basket of dead plants. Please note the plant baskets on display had rightly come to their seasons end so we're looking sorry for themselves.
15 minutes later both dogs were on a leads ready for our first walk in the area. She approached us in a aggressive manner saying she was not happy with us staying at the cottage because of the younger dog and that we had no control over them. While talking both dogs were sitting waiting to go for their walk. She then said that I had no recall on my dog. She also stated that she had chickens and sheep and was concerned that the dogs would get to them from the advertised enlosed garden. She told us the only way we could stay was if both dogs were crated or on leads whilst at the cottage. She went on to say she is used to a higher quality guest and that she obviously has different standards to us.
We had no option but to leave the cottage as after I said do you think we should leave, she said she felt that it was for the best. I asked for a refund to which she laughed and said no way. Overall a very distressing situation handled poorly by the owner. First bad review I have ever done.Would not recommend.
What a fantastic place! We had a very warm welcome from wonderful hosts Carol and Ian, not forgetting Chester the beautiful dog. The cottage itself is private, cosy, comfortable, very clean and stylish; with extra touches to make it feel particularly special. The welcome package was lovely. Beautiful surrounding area with walks from the door, all in all it was the perfect (and much needed) escape. We will be recommending!
Stunning local market town full of interesting architecture, individual shops catering for a wide variety of interests including foodies heaven locally produced delights. The Malvern Hills are on our doorstep providing inspiration for Artists, Photographers and walkers of varying abilities.
Please note that we welcome dogs on the farm, but we have sheep here too, therefore all dogs must be kept on a lead whilst in the grounds. Bookings of less than 7 nights during the peak season April - October can only be booked the week before your short stay.