Sparrow's Nest

Ridgeway Cross near Malvern, Heart of England (Ref. 16140)

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  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • 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 barn conversion offers a cosy double bedroom with en-suite facilities and a beamed open plan living area providing warm and cosy accommodation.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Refs.

16139 and 16142, and together they accommodate 8 people.


One double bedroom. Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Shared external utility.


  • Bio-mass central heating
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • 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
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • 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: This property is not suitable for children (this includes infants)
  • 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


    • “comfortable accommtation in a beautiful setting”
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    • “Sparrows nest is part of a barn conversion , it is well furnished with all necessary equipment,the grounds are pleasant and we are entertained by the twice daily parade of ducks to and from their shed. Also dogs were made welcome so we all enjoyed the holiday including the dog.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Lincoln, September 2013


    • “A lovely cosy cottage, just right for us as a base for touring.”

    Mr Weeds, Middlesbrough, March 2015

    • “Private, cosy with very pleasant, helpful and friendly owners - thank you! Lovely to find a small carton of milk in fridge for that first 'cuppa'. Abundant supply of hot water and radiators when required.”

    Dr Dady, Bristol, October 2014

    • “The whole area is very beautiful and the cottage and farm where it is based the same. There are 24 Indian Running Ducks which 'run' past regularly and are very sweet to watch! The owners are very friendly and helpful. Laundry facilities excellent.”

    Mrs Wise, Bristol, May 2014

    • “Owners very friendly and helpful. Nicely located cottage for our stay. Pleasant to just sit out in the grounds.”

    Mr Phillips, Crowthorne, March 2014

    • “We enjoyed the farmyard setting and appearance of the cottages, and the resident ducks. It was a good base for visiting National Trust properties and surrounding areas such as Hereford and Worcester.”

    Mrs Collins, London, March 2014

    • “We liked the peaceful location, we could relax and unwind.”

    Mr Wright, Liphook, January 2014

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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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