Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Fabulous, far-reaching’ views spread across the Severn valley from this hotel in extensive grounds high above the Malvern hills. The refurbished Georgian dower house has contemporary public spaces, and a collection of smart bedrooms in the main house, and neighbouring Beech Cottage and the Coach House, some with a patio or small balcony. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the restaurant frame a rural panorama that stretches to the Cotswolds, a fine backdrop for Rob Mason’s ‘excellent’ modern cooking at lunch and dinner. ‘The home-made bread was incredibly moreish!’ Casual meals and drinks may also be taken alfresco on the covered terrace – all the better to exult in big vistas. The Elgar route is close by.
32. 4 in Beech Cottage, 19 in Coach House, 10 on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.
all year, except 2 weeks in early Jan.
bar, restaurant, meeting room, in-room TV (Freeview), covered terrace, 8-acre grounds.
‘ambient’ in bar, restaurant.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in some bedrooms, grounds, not in public rooms.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B £99–£254. À la carte £45.
Christmas and New Year Package 10% discount Special Offer
Escape to the Malvern Hills this Christmas and New Year’s and find yourself at the magical Cottage in the Wood to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.
Lip-smacking festive meals, indulgent Afternoon Teas, or the spectacular three-night stay including a five-course Christmas feast are all merry and bright this Christmas. Or see in the new year with The New Years’ Eve Spectacular. Let the hotel treat you to a three-night stay this Christmas, where all you have to do is relax and enjoy the good stuff. Get your Christmas Eve started right with a delicious festive cocktail and a treat-filled hamper, followed by a delicious evening meal – then experience some Christmas magic in the lounge bar with the sound of carol singers. Wake up on Christmas morning with a special Buck’s Fizz breakfast and step out for a stroll around the rolling Malvern Hills. Your five-course Christmas feast is the star of the event, with seasonal ingredients lovingly prepared with all the best flavours of the festive season – followed by a delicious Christmas cake, of course. Finally, enjoy a tranquil Boxing Day with live laidback jazz in the Lounge Bar before settling down for a night of deep sleep in one of our beautiful rooms. Amazing food, spectacular entertainment and groovy tunes are all included in the The New Years’ Eve Spectacular! Start the celebrations with a sparkly New Years’ Eve cocktail on arrival as you’re greeted by the cabaret performers and tunes by Dom Franks on the saxophone. The extraordinary Darren Campbell will entertain you with his fun and memorable magic tricks as you enjoy pre-dinner drinks in the lounge bar. The seven-course tasting menu prepared by the incredible Chef Rob and his team is a real treat, showcasing outstanding local flavours and seasonal produce, served to melodic jazz, a relaxed atmosphere and stunning views. After dinner the party begins, with the cabaret dancers kicking it up a notch before DJ Ed Steelfox takes to the decks to provide tunes and grooves. Ed and saxophonist Dom Franks will be improvising together to create a unique and live performance of soul and groove, and the champagne will be popped for a sparkling count-down to midnight. Book the package to enjoy a 10% discount. The discount is included in the package rates. For more information and to book contact The Cottage in the Wood. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.
'Stay Four Nights Get One Night Free' Special Offer
Stay for four or more nights in one of the newly refurbished very good, great, or best rooms, and get one night free. This offer is available any night of the week in very good, great, or best room types (not available for cosy or classic room types). Subject to availability. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.