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Rural idyllic location at the end of a no through road. Pet and family friendly. - Hop Pickers Barn Rural Retreats

Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights



Hop Pickers Barn Rural Retreats

A 17th Century award winning 4* Gold converted Barn with accommodation on the first floor. Winner of Destination Worcestershire Self catering property of the year 2017. The ground floor is used for private storage. The barn has been tastefully renovated and retained the original stripped beams, vaulted ceilings and floor to ceiling panoramic window overlooking the gardens. In July 2014 we opened a beautiful luxury 2 bedroom lodge known as Hop Pickers Cabin, it is nestled in the corner of the old orchard with acres of garden and woodland to roam and lovely views across the Teme Valley. Both are a perfect spot to enjoy a quiet break away from it all, either for couples,families or small groups of friends. New for 2016 we have added a luxury Shepherds Hut with private hot tub, en suite bathroom and fully fitted oak kitchen. A great location to enjoy the many attractions within Worcestershire and Herefordshire including a number of National Trust and English Heritage properties.

About the property

Hop Pickers Rural Retreats

Visit England 4 star Gold Award, winner of 2017 Best Self catering property in Worcestershire and the prestigious Visit England ROSE Award for excellent customer service. The Barn Sleeps 5 in 2 bedrooms , The Cabin sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms and has a private hot tub on the balcony and there is also a hand crafted Shepherds Hut for 2 with private hot tub. The Barn's first floor accommodation living area is open plan under the original beams with a high vaulted ceiling and panoramic window which overlooks the gardens. The kitchen is very well equipped, there is a dining room table to seat 6, antique dresser and the lounge area has a comfortable L shaped sofa and additional occasional chairs. A flat screen 42' TV, CD,DVD, iPod docking station and Free Wi Fi. There is 1 family bathroom with P shaped bath and overhead shower. Fantastic outdoor facilities include a Heated outdoor swimming pool available from End of May to September plus tennis court and games room. New Badger hide and woodland walk around the 9 acre smallholding where you can feed chickens and ducks and pat the ponies and the dogs and cats who are all very friendly. The smallholding also has cherries,walnuts, damsons,plums and apples which you are welcome to pick when in season.

The location is excellent for visiting the many attractions of Worcestershire and Herefordshire. There are many National Trust properties, English Heritage, Elgars birthplace, local museums, garden centres, craft centres and the famous Malvern Theatre and theatres of Worcester.The Three Counties show ground which hosts many shows to include the Royal Three Counties show in June is just over 6 miles away and Cheltenham is just under 30 miles away making this a great base if you plan to visit the Horse racing and the famous Cheltenham Festival in March.

If you like walking you can walk from the front door on to a footpath which winds its way up to the top of the Malvern Hills in just under 2 hours with only 1 main road to cross.

The owners are on site to help with local information and ensure that you may enjoy your holiday.

More Details

Louise Wild
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 March, 2018

About Louise Wild

Our family live next door in the Farmhouse so we are on hand to help with any queries or problems you may have. We are great animal lovers so the family pets will be here to meet you too, if you would like to take one of the dogs for a walk you are welcome.

My husband and I have a background in the travel industry and have visited many hotels and lodges and hope we have brought our expertise to the Barn and Cabin to make your stay comfortable.

Louise Wild purchased this barn in 2002

Why Louise Wild chose Leigh

It is quiet and rural yet within easy distance of the M5 and just 6 miles equidistant of Great Malvern and Worcester. We have lived here for 15 years and hope to be here for at least another 20 years!

What makes this barn unique

Peace and quiet at the end of a no through road with fabulous walks from the doorstep. Outdoor heated swimming pool, tennis court, games room and woodland walk with private badger hide.

Available Rentals

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If only 2 people occupy either The Barn or the Cabin a discount may be applied, please call for details.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Leigh in Malvern Hills District

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • P shaped bath with overhead shower. WC, basin and heated towel rail
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Cot available on request
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Zip n link twin beds can be made in to a super king
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Woodland walk with badger hide for viewing an active badger sett up by one of the old oast ponds


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Hop Pickers Barn Rural Retreats
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
Oakton, VA

Perfect vacation spot. Highly recommend.

  • 5 of 5

The Barn was everything we hoped for and more. The grounds were beautiful, the pool was very relaxing, and the games room offered a wonderful pastime in the evenings. Louise and her daughters were the perfect hosts. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent accommodation, friendly and helpful hosts

  • 5 of 5

sightseeing in the Malvern Hills

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brilliant, lovely people and beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Weekend break with girlfriend, was greeted by David who provided us with a tour of the property while Louise was grocery shopping for us. Lovely location with some great views of the hilltops, we found a stream in the forest nearby which we followed up to the river. Also visited 'Anupam' a brilliant Indian restaurant located a couple of miles away in Malvern, this was recommended by David and Louise and I'm so happy they did, lovely restaurant with great staff, amazing food and for very little cost, highly recommended.

Overall brilliant weekend definitely go again.

Thanks David and Louise

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful property with welcoming hosts

  • 5 of 5

We loved the property and had a lovely stay there. It had everything we needed (and more!) and we couldn't recommend it highly enough!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, I am glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Great location, comfy interior, lovely grounds.

  • 4 of 5

Great break (2 couples, 1 with small child). Nice quiet location with good grounds for short walks and to entertain the child. Family orientated with good facilities (stair gate, high chair, cot etc). Comfy interior. Friendly owner. Good value for money.

Only suggestion would be double matress on the two single beds together for when couples stay!


  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Newport News, VA

Wish we were there now!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a delightful, idyllic property with wonderful hostesses who truly care about your enjoyment. We spent 10 days there last spring using this as a base to travel the region and could not be happier. It wasn't 'too' fancy so you could treat it as a home away from home but comfortable and relaxing with unexpected surprises around each corner. If you have mobility problems, the new cabin would be more accessible as the rooms in the barn is upstairs (with excellent views) but each residence has something special to offer. It's a charming location with a good-natured hostess, Louise, who has knowledge of the region and is willing to share. The Fox Inn was a delicious, reasonably priced treat but it was the Roots at Rushwick Farmers Market that was an unexpected joy providing fresh homemade bread, jams, eggs, and applejuice. Yum!! We would be there now if in England and have recommended it to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So lovely to hear from you, I hope you are both well and still enjoying fond memories of your visit to Madresfield Court. I am sorry I never did send those seeds I promised - maybe this year when they are ready. Look forward to meeting any of your friends or family. Best Regards
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Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Fox, Bransford
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Malvern Link
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
The Bear and Ragged Staff
Car: necessary

Badger Hide and woodland walk on the property.

Walk to the Malvern Hills, explore the cathedral city of Worcester and visit the rural picturesque villages of Herefordshire.

Malvern Theatre just 6 miles away. Lots of local pubs and close to the cider makers in Herefordshire, plenty of local food shops and excellent cafes. The Fold at Bransford offers a regular Sunday market and craft shops to buy that special gift. Great Malvern and Ledbury are small towns which offer independent retailers, Worcester and Cheltenham have all the main high street stores.


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