Ridgeway Cross near Malvern, Heart of England (Ref. 16142)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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Whitewells Farm Cottages

Situated just 4 miles west of the magnificent Malvern Hills, these three linked Herefordshire holiday cottages are located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty amidst ten acres of unspoilt countryside, with far-reaching views to the Malvern Hills beyond. These delightful Herefordshire holiday cottages have been lovingly converted from farm buildings and barns, and are uniquely furnished and decorated, retaining many original features including exposed beams, half-cruck trusses and vaulted ceilings, and are centrally heated using a bio-mass wood boiler. Positioned in a farmyard setting, you are encouraged to use the many seating areas created around the original farm, where you can relax and watch the owners’ ducks on the pond and enjoy a BBQ. Many lovely countryside walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep of these cottages, including the Herefordshire Trail and the Worcestershire Way. The local village of Cradley has a Post Office and general store, and the area offers many National Trust properties, golf courses and horse racing. For the more energetic, outdoor activities can be enjoyed in the Forest of Dean and the beautiful Wye Valley. These Herefordshire holiday cottages offer something for everyone at any time of year.

The property

This charming medieval barn conversion offers upside down accommodation so guests can enjoy the outstanding views of the surrounding countryside. This Herefordshire holiday cottage has two ground floor bedrooms and a bathroom, a spacious kitchen with dining area and a large beamed sitting room. Note: This cottage can be booked with Refs. 16139 and 16140, and together they accommodate 8 people.


Two ground floor bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. First floor fitted kitchen with dining area. First floor sitting room. Shared external utility.


  • Bio-mass central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in shared utility
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared use of gardens with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome (to be kept on a lead at all times when outside the property)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 4 miles
  • Note: The property is close to the A4103, and as such, some road noise will be audible.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Great Cottage”
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    • “This is a very cosy, well equipped and clean cottage in pleasant surroundings, and ideal for exploring the Malvern area. There are some gems of cafes and restaurants in the area, and the Malvern theatre is worth a visit as are the cathedrals in Hereford and Worcester (we collect cathedrals). We were delighted with the cottage and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Only the busy road that runs nearby detracts from the peace of the cottage and limits walking without driving somewhere first. But it is a great cottage and great location for exploring the area.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Milton Keynes, January 2013


    • “A lovely cosy, well equipped cottage in lovely grounds.”

    Mrs Jones, Caernarfon, September 2015

    • “The cottage was located in a beautiful charming old village style setting with excellent views of surrounding countryside. The owners extended a very warm welcome and were helpful and charming all week. There was lots to do locally, especially walking on the Malvern Hills.”

    Mr Hornsby, Stanford-le-Hope, June 2015

    • “The cottage was beautiful and the setting so picturesque. The land lord and lady were friendly and welcoming. We brought fresh eggs from them every morning for breakfast which was wonderful. I really can't recommend Haywain and Sykes Cottages, highly enough.”

    Mrs Leake, Walton-on-Thames, August 2014

    • “The property was in a lovely setting within communal gardens which was pleasant and convenient being dog owners. The owner was very friendly and easy to chat with and helpful.”

    Mr Turner, Warrington, July 2014

    • “From the moment we pulled up outside Whitewells we thought it was the prettiest group of cottages we had seen; ducks swimming on the pond at the bottom of the village green, cottage gardens and the owners smiley welcome. Haywain is fitted to a very high standard with quality in every room, we will most certainly return later in the year.”

    Mr Whitby, Shrewsbury, June 2014

    • “Herefordshire is a beautiful part of the country with plenty to see. There are many areas of outstanding natural beauty and the Welsh border is very close. The cottage complex is of a very high standard and well situated for exploring the local area.”

    Mr Longbottom, Southend-on-Sea, June 2014

    • “Lovely cottage accommodation in a tranquil setting in a beautiful part of Herefordshire. A very convenient centre for exploring the surrounding countryside, especially the Malvern Hills. The hosts were very welcoming and helpful. The cottage is very good value for money, given the quality, location and facilities.”

    Prof Ebdon, Lancaster, May 2014

    • “The cottage was really cosy and in a good location for both sightseeing and walking. Totally relaxing.”

    Pitfield, Keighley, April 2014

    • “Beautiful building in lovely surroundings.”

    Miss Stass, Henley-in-Arden, February 2014

    • “The cottage was lovely, and the hosts had put the heating on prior to our arrival so when we got there, it was warm and cosy! Lovely cottage and lovely hosts.”

    Ms Prince, Cambridge, November 2013

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About the location


Great Malvern 5 miles; Ledbury 8 miles; Worcester 12 miles; Hereford 15 miles; Ludlow 29 miles.

The picturesque hamlet of Ridgeway Cross lies in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with far reaching views to the Malvern Hills and has the added benefit of an award winning pub just a short drive away. The Malvern Hills, a 9 mile range of ancient rock, offers visitors 100 miles of footpaths and bridleways, natural springs and amazing views in all directions. The town of Malvern, which dates back to the Bronze Age, holds regular antique fairs and auctions, farmers’ markets, WI country markets and the Great Malvern Food Festival in June. Close by is the riverside town of Ludlow, famous for its many black and white timbered buildings including Ledbury Park which is believed to be one of the finest in England, a 17th century Market House and The Painted Room, home to 16th century frescoes. Guests can also enjoy the numerous food, drink and arts festivals held in and around the town as well as Eastnor Castle, a mock 19th century castle, home to The Big Chill Music Festival. The historic city of Hereford with its 11th century cathedral, world famous Mappi Mundi and Chained Library is well worth a visit as well as the local vineyards, the picturesque Elgar Route, numerous Black and White villages and the many outdoor activities available in the Forest of Dean and beautiful Wye Valley. A superb holiday destination at any time of year.

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