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The High Ground

Castlemorton, near Malvern, Worcestershire (Ref. 935288)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile

Reviews & Ratings

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely studio apartment, with a really comfy bed."

    Also really quiet.

    Reviewed by WilliamJun 2022

  • "Lovely ,clean and comfortable apartment,ideal for one or two people,situated in a beautiful rural setting."

    I feel that a lack of hanging space could be overcome with a tall rail,but otherwise I was very happy there.

    Thank you for your feedback, great idea, I have ordered a hanging rail for the apartment. Property Owner

    Reviewed by IanMay 2022

  • "Ideally located to explore the Malvern Hills and the Cotswolds."

    A pub within easy walking distance, one of the best Indian restaurants in the county and very helpful owners to hand.

    Thank you for staying at The High Ground, so glad you had a lovely stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChrisApr 2022

  • "A lovely and quiet area."

    Property had everything you’d want for a few days away.

    Reviewed by DhanaFeb 2022

  • "Great stay, was booked less than 48hrs before travelling."

    great communication with owner, very friendly & welcoming.

    Reviewed by Ann-marieNov 2021

  • "Brilliant apartment, very comfortable & room enough for us & 2 dalmatians."

    Just ideal for walks from the door onto the Malvern hills. All being well we shall see you next March. Thank you Joy.

    Reviewed by Bob & IssyOct 2021

  • "From start to finish we had a fantastic holiday."

    The views were stunning. We walked and rode our motorbikes and had a wonderful relaxing time. The information about High Ground was spot on including the bumpy short track up to the property….we managed to ride up it! Inside of High Ground was very clean, sofas and bed very comfy. A wonderful place to use as a base for our holiday. Ate at some lovely local pubs….Robin Hood, Farmer’s Arms and Duke of York…delicious food. Definitely recommend Robin Hood if you like pie! If you like ice cream, the walk across the bottom of the hills to Sally’s Place next to The Malvern Hill Hotel is a must! Would definitely stay at High Ground again.

    Reviewed by SerenaSep 2021

  • "The apartment was clean and tidy with all the amenities that you could need."

    The owners were welcoming and polite. Would go there again as the dog really enjoyed the open space and we enjoyed the peace and quiet

    Reviewed by AlanAug 2021

  • "The drive leading up to the cottage was in very poor condition with a very uneven surface deep holes."

    We have a family estate care and even at an extremely slow speed much less than walking speed the bottom of our car hit the driveway surface. If someone staying has a Porsche for example there is no way they will be able to access the property. As it is a gravel drive It wouldn’t have taken much to fill the holes with some stones.

    Thank you for your feedback, Please we advised that track leading to the property is on common land and we only have permission to cross it, this has now been improved and is easily passable Property Owner

    Reviewed by RayAug 2021

  • "Excellent centre for walking the hills and visiting places of interest."

    Loved the peace of the surrounding countryside. If you have a dog endless walks around you as long as you keep them on a lead (sheep everywhere). Convenient to welcoming pub if you don’t feel like cooking! Well maintained accommodation, We did need to ask for microwave safe bowl for the morning porridge but apart from that everything to prepare a simple meal was there. Be aware the entrance steps are steep and will not suit those with mobility issues. Hopefully we can return again!

    Reviewed by SueJul 2021

  • "Lovely space to stay and explore the local countryside."

    Quiet and peaceful location to relax in. Fabulous Pub at the bottom of the road which is very dog friendly and the food was great. Malvern hills are only a short walk

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2021

  • "It was a very last minute booking."

    High ground is spacious tastefully decorated. Very clean and well equipped. The bed is very comfortable best nights sleep I have had for ages. Well situated for walking, can walk on the Malverns without driving anywhere. 2 pubs in short walking distance with good pub grub. The owners very friendly and helpful amazing just laid eggs. Wish we could have stayed longer. Will defiantly return.

    Reviewed by JanetMay 2021

  • "The property was warm, clean and comfortable."

    In addition, it was ideally located for visiting places of interest in the area and for the local pubs where good food could be purchased. Overall, it was good value for money and we wouldn't hesitate to use the website and the High Ground again.

    Reviewed by TerenceOct 2020

  • "Clean, comfortable and great location for walking in the Malvern Hills."

    Couple of pubs also within walking distance. Great stay.

    Reviewed by BrianOct 2020

  • "A lovely, cosy barn loft for two people and a dog."

    You can step out of the door onto Castlemorton common, so ideal for walking the dog. Also walking distance to get up into the Malvern Hills with fabulous views to be had. Several dog-friendly pubs nearby, including the Robin Hood at the bottom of the road. Lots of quaint towns and places of interest to visit in the area.

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2020

  • "Beautiful countryside, excellent site for exploration of the Malverns and the commons"

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2020

  • "A perfect location for a great get away set in beautiful countryside."

    The ideal place to just relax or a short drive to everything. I would highly recommend this to anyone and yes we will be going back we totally loved it Thank you

    Reviewed by MercedesAug 2020

  • "A very nice holiday let."

    Well situated for exploring the local district.

    Reviewed by MartinAug 2020

  • "A lovely location and clean facilities."

    Very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by JuliaAug 2020

  • "High Ground is perfect for 2 people with or without a dog and has everything you need for a comfortable stay including a private space in the garden where you can sit and enjoy the views."

    It is in an excellent position in the foothills of the Malverns with lots of walks / dog walks directly from the accommodation without getting in the car. The owners are very friendly without being in any way obtrusive. The fresh eggs and other goodies were much appreciated. Joy gave us directions to an excellent pub / restaurant that we could walk to with our dog across the fields and there are another 2 pubs within walking distance. We really enjoyed our week and will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2020

  • "We had to be re housed at the High Ground due to our original property flooding, what a bonus."

    ....the property is in a stunning location perfect for exploring the Malvern Hills ( within walking distance) there are so many walks to choose from our dogs were in heaven! Everything you need was in the spacious and airey well kept property the pictures don't do the location justice. The local pub ( The Robin Hood) which is a 15 minute walk was superb lovely home cooked food and dog friendly great atmosphere..,...if you like good hilly walks and a great pub this is the holiday property for you, couldn't fault it.

    Reviewed by SamanthaOct 2019

  • "A great find - booked last minute as working at Malvern Show all weekend."

    Beautiful location -handy for the showground- dog friendly - lovely walks from the property Very comfy and had everything we needed Wish there was more time to enjoy the beautiful setting

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2019

  • "The High Ground was in a great location for access to the Malvern Hills, set in a very peaceful rural spot with a nearby cuckoo announcing spring and chickens running round the grounds."

    There was a homemade cake and fresh eggs waiting for us which was a nice touch. The apartment was comfortable and clean and Joy, the owner was very helpful.

    Reviewed by TonyMay 2019

  • "A very comfortable and quiet place to stay."

    Nice spacious area to relax and an excellent place, at the southern end of the Malverns, to access the glorious walks. As a loft conversion our only wish would have been to have more open views of the wonderful countryside around the property.

    Reviewed by RennyNov 2018

  • "Comfortable cottages."

    Kitchen small, but the most made of the space. Owners courteous.

    Reviewed by ChrisSep 2018

  • "Not quite as described."

    Lovely place to stay for a few days, area great with plenty of nice places to visit and there are dog friendly pubs within walking distance of accommodation. I wrongly assumed from the description the combination microwave/oven meant there was a small oven but there wasn’t only a microwave/ grill so quite difficult to cook anything (only two ring on hob as stated). The accommodation is also approached via a very bumpy albeit short track which I only found when I received the key collection info and I am very glad having found this out we decided not to go in our sport cars as we’d of likely caused damage to it. For dog owners the private lawned area is not enclosed

    Thank you for your comments, we have made amendments where required. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BarbaraSep 2018

  • "Lovely area for walking off the door step, lovely home and views, Good pub food near by,"

    Reviewed by LucyJun 2018

  • "The position of the apartment is lovely and peaceful, within easy reach of Malvern and the Three Counties Showground."

    Made to feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by TraceyMay 2018

  • "Clean, airy, spacious - plus a dish of eggs from the chickens outside and a cake to welcome us."

    It was perfect for our needs and as a base for exploring The Malvern and The Cotswold Hills.

    Reviewed by VivienApr 2018

  • "The accommodation was very clean and comfortable with stunning views of the countryside."

    The owner left lovely finishing touches that made you feel more at home. I will definitely recommend this property to my friends.

    Reviewed by KarenMar 2018

  • "Beast from the East and Storm Emma struck part way through my visit."

    Joy the owner couldn't have been more helpful in ensuring I was ok. The apartment was cosy warm despite the low temperatures, comfortable, clean, cheerful and well equipped. A very peaceful location which was just what I wanted. The weather didn't spoil my stay. Only problem I had was I couldn't find it on arrival and had to be rescued by Joy. I suggest that from Welland it is easier to continue past the common to the Robin Hood pub then turn right onto New Road (signposted). Continue for approx .75 of a mile, pass the marked road junction on the right,, then turn right at the second track on the right, cross the cattle grid then you are there.

    Reviewed by PamFeb 2018

  • "Most enjoyable break,accomodation was excellent ."

    Very gracious hosts, location was perfect.

    Reviewed by SandraMay 2017

  • "Booked last minute and advisor (Annette) ensured owner was contacted and everything was completed efficiently."

    Reviewed by BernadetteApr 2017

  • "This property was quite a late booking."

    Finding somewhere convenient to take our dogs is sometimes a bit difficult. My first reservations on a 'bedsit' style property were completely unfounded. The layout of the 'bedsit' is ideal. The owners are friendly without encroaching on privacy whatsoever. Ideal for a wander around the Malverns, or a drive around the Cotswolds or alternatively, the beautiful Wye Valley. We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay. The pictures on your website don't do the property justice. It was better than expected. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by ClareAug 2016

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  • All first floor
  • Open plan studio apartment with king-size bed, dining area and sitting area
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Electric heating
  • Two-ring induction hob, combination microwave/grill, Counter top small electric oven, fridge (no freezer) TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books and puzzles
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Lawned rear garden area with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome at no additional charge (Please keep dogs on the lead in the garden area, a lead extension is provided)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 10 mins walk
  • Note Guests are kindly requested not to smoke in the garden however there is common land just beyond the gate

The property

Castlemorton 1.5 miles.

A beautiful first floor studio apartment, ideally located in the grounds of the owners’ home, offering stunning long-distance views of the Malvern Hills and surrounding countryside.

Make your way up the external steps and step into this warm and welcoming apartment where the owners’ personal touches are evident and super fast WiFi is available.

The bright and cheery open plan accommodation provides a perfect base, with a sumptuous king-size bed, ample seating in the sitting area and a small kitchen with everything needed to make a simple meal.

Outside, a private lawned area with furniture makes a perfect spot to sit and unwind, enjoy an evening BBQ or relax with a good book.

Access to miles of lovely walks and cycle routes around Castlemorton Common and the magnificent Malvern Hills can be enjoyed from the doorstep and there are two dog-friendly pubs within easy walking distance.

Take in one of the many shows at the Three Counties Showground, or explore the many amenities of Malvern, including individual shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, as well as antique shops and the Malvern Theatre.

Close by, the ancient market town of Ledbury, the riverside town of Upton-on-Severn, and Cheltenham Spa, famous for Gold Cup horse racing, all make a great day out.

A wonderful cottage for a memorable holiday, at any time of year.

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About the location


Malvern 6 miles; Ledbury 8 miles; Worcester 14.5 miles; Gloucester 16 miles

The delightful village of Castlemorton is situated at the southern end of the famous Malvern Hills, which lie on the boundary between Herefordshire and Worcestershire and are a paradise for walkers and wildlife enthusiasts. Boasting a lovely 12th Century Church, the village stands nearly equal distance from the historic towns of Malvern (voted into AOL Travel's 2009 'hottest destinations' list), Ledbury and Tewkesbury, which are home to a wealth of black and white houses, olde worlde inns, restaurants, quality shops and are surrounded by beautiful countryside. There are country houses, gardens, castles, museums, railways and wildlife centres situated within easy reach of the village, while the lovely riverside town of Upton-on-Severn is also nearby, with its lovely inns, marina and river boat cruises. Castlemorton Common provides many lovely walk and cycle rides, part of which is a designated SSSI due to its vast array of wildlife, flora and fauna. The beautiful Worcestershire town of Malvern dates back to the Bronze Age and is situated on the eastern side of the dramatic Malvern Hills. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the hills form a nine mile range of ancient rock, which offers 100 miles of footpaths and bridleways with natural springs and long distance views in all directions. The town holds antiques fairs, WI country markets, farmers’ markets and many auctions throughout the year, as well as the Great Malvern Food Festival in June. The Malvern Theatre welcomes productions from the West End and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Fishing and river cruises are available nearby and there are National Trust properties and gardens to visit in the area. Malvern has many individual shops, cafes, art galleries and restaurants, a luxurious spa, and is also home to the Three Counties Showground. Malvern is the home of the Morgan car, which makes this area popular with enthusiasts. The pretty town of Upton upon Severn lies on the banks of the River Severn and boasts a variety of delightful 17th century buildings and attractive shops, including The Pudding Shop, traditional inns and cafes and its very own museum. It also plays host to many annual festivals, including Jazz, Folk and Blues Festivals, as well as the Sunshine Music Festival. This small, thriving town has its own marina, a vineyard and a well-stocked farm shop at the local fruit farm, plus the town’s medieval church, which is now a Heritage Centre, is topped by a striking 18th century cupola, known locally as The Pepperpot. The picturesque Forest of Dean, with its range of attractions, is only 30 miles away, and the cathedral city of Worcester and waterfront city of Gloucester are also close by.

Region Information

Note Guests are kindly requested not to smoke in the garden however there is common land just beyond the gate

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas