The SpaceBurford House is situated in the heart of Great Malvern and is an ideal location to explore this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The apartment is very spacious and well equipped and has been well thought out to make our guests stay as comfortable as possible.
With two bedrooms both have king size beds, high quality sprung mattresses, luxury linen and towels, micro fibre duvet and pillows but with a luxurious feather squish. Both rooms have plenty of wardrobe and drawer space with a hairdryer in each. One room benefits from the beautiful view to the rear of the apartment and the other has two large windows to the side. A very well equipped kitchen diner with dishwasher, gas hob, electric oven , microwave and fridge freezer and also a DAB radio with Bluetooth connection. The lounge has magnificent views over the Severn Valley and has a full HD TV and Blu-ray player and a sky package including sky sports and movies on demand. BT infinity Wi-Fi throughout the apartment.
The bathroom also enjoys views to the Severn Valley and has a spacious bath with p shaped shower over.
Battery tea lights can be found throughout the apartment, sorry but no real candles please.
The side entrance door leads into a private corridor where there is a washing machine, iron, airer etc and is an ideal place to leave bikes and any outdoor clothing. Guest AccessOne designated parking space is reserved for apartment 3 and a further space could be arranged on request.
Access through the main entrance, located to the left hand side of the building, is via a flight of stairs and access through the rear entrance is to the right hand side of the building and down a few steps.
There is a communal garden which the guests are very more than welcome to use and a seating area outside the rear entrance that is ideal for a peaceful cup of tea. Interaction with GuestsI live locally and can be on hand if needed and would be more than happy to answer any queries but unless requested would leave guests to enjoy their stay in privacy.
A welcome pint of milk with tea, selection of herbal teas, coffee, sugar and yummy cake will be in the apartment on arrival. The NeighborhoodThe Malvern Hills are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and made famous in the 1800's for Hydropathy - The Water Cure.
When the great Victorian composer, Sir Edward Elgar, was looking for inspiration for his music, it is said that he would come to the Malvern Hills. Whilst staying in this beautiful and ideally situated apartment in Burford House, you can take a short walk up onto the hills so that you too can experience the same inspirational views across Worcestershire and its neighbouring counties.
Following the Victorian donkey paths up onto the hills towards The Worcestershire Beacon (the highest point of the hills), you'll pass St. Ann's Well in about 20 minutes (perhaps stopping to sample some Malvern Water or enjoy coffee and cake) before reaching the 8 mile ridge that connects the many trails (about 100 miles) over/through the hills whilst marvelling at the stunning views and scenery.
Keen cyclists may enjoy mountain or road biking with many cycle and bridal paths suitable for all abilities.
There are also many attractions for visitors in the town. There are a variety of pubs and restaurants all within walking distance, as well as the state of the art Theatre complex which attracts pre and post-London productions, in addition there is a cinema within the complex.
Malvern is home to the famous Three Counties Show Ground which has many events throughout the year the main shows being the Spring and Autumn Gardening shows and the Royal Agricultural show.
The last wholly made British car factory is in Malvern and a tour round the Morgan car factory and visitor centre with museum (where the cars are still hand made) can be arranged for a very small fee or hire a Morgan car for the day and take a picnic into the hills.
The impressive Great Malvern Priory Church sits in the centre of town and parts of the original Norman church can still be seen and date back to 1085. The Priory as we see it today was largely completed by 1500 and contains some of the finest medieval stained glass in the country. In the Priory Church yard some of the original gas lamps can be seen which are said to possibly be the inspiration for the lamp in the forest of C S Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia - The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.
Other famous visitors of Malvern include Charles Darwin, C.S. Lewis, Charles Dickenson, Florence Nightingale, Peter Roget, George Bernard Shaw and Sir Edward Elgar.
Great Malvern Railway Station (built in 1861 and preserved as the most ornate, small station in the country) is just a short walk away and provides good links to Worcester, Ledbury, Hereford, The Cotswolds, Birmingham
and London Paddington. There are also good bus links around the Malvern Hills including weekends and Bank Holidays.
Malvern is an ideal base from which to explore many local attractions across the three counties.
The City of Worcester is approximately 8 miles away, it has a beautiful Cathedral, it's home to the Worcestershire County Cricket Ground and Royal Worcester Porcelain. Visitors can also find out more about the cities role in the Civil War at the Commandery Museum.
The riverside town of Upton upon Severn is approximately 7 miles away and is host to various events throughout the year including Jazz, Folk and Blues festivals.
Further afield, Elgar's Birthplace Museum, a trip on a steam train on the Severn Valley Railway, West Midland Safari Park and the Cotswolds are all within easy reach.
Cross over the hills into Herefordshire, and you'll be able to enjoy the beautiful grounds and a tour of Eastnor Castle, or perhaps wander round the picturesque market town of Ledbury. Getting AroundBurford House has one allocated parking space however a car is not necessary as the property is within walking distance of shops, restaurants, theatre, cinema, and of course easy access onto the Malvern Hills. There is a regular bus service to neighbouring towns and the train station is within walking distance with direct links to Worcester, Birmingham, Ledbury, The Cotswolds and London Paddington.
The Tourist information office is just a few minutes walk from the property and the staff are extremely knowledgeable about Malvern and the surrounding area. Other Things to NoteThere are 2 entrances into the apartment. The main entrance door is situated to the left hand side of the property and leads down a flight of stairs, the side entrance is accessed to the right hand side of the property, this also leads down some steps. The side access is ideal for storing bikes and muddy boots etc.