Marl Cottage is pleasantly situated in a secluded position on the outskirts of Colwall, two miles west of the Malvern Hills.
The Cottage benefits from panoramic views towards the Worcester Beacon and Hereford Beacon (British Camp) and Westwards towards Herefordshire.
It offers comfortable accommodation, tastefully decorated to provide a home from home friendly atmosphere.
Conveniently situated for Malvern, Ledbury, Eastnor and the Three Counties Showground.
There is a fast train service to Hereford, Worcester, Birmingham and London Paddington.
Marl Cottage is located on the site of the disused Colwall Brickworks.
The brickworks started in 1890 and stopped producing bricks in approximately 1902.
Due to the heavy, wet clay conditions it was considered too expensive to fire the bricks.
The brick-making machinery was removed from the site during the second world war and melted down for the war effort and the buildings demolished.
The foundations of some of the original buildings remain.
Marl Cottage was originally the site office to the works and remained unoccupied until about 1941 when it was converted into a dwelling.
It was subject to an improvement order in 1987 and was partly demolished, modernised and extended in 1988 and extended to its present condition in 2003.
The third of an acre pond at the rear of the cottage is where the clay was excavated.
It is estimated to have provided 4.5 million bricks, sufficient for approximately 200 two-up/two down houses (or 100 more substantial houses).
It now provides an ideal natural site for wildlife.
Regular visitors to the pond include Mallard, Mandarin, Tufted Duck, Moor-hen and on one occasion an American Wood Duck.
Wild birds are too numerous to list but include woodpecker, nuthatch, blue and great tit, pheasant, treecreeper, goldfinch, little owl, tawny owl ... and overhead the soaring buzzard.
We hold a food hygiene certificate.
Smoke detectors are installed on both floors.
Bedroom 1 Double
Bedroom 2 Double
Bedroom 3 Twin
Marl Cottage front area
Disabled Facilities: There are no disabled facilities.
Pet Facilities: Pets are allowed. We welcome house trained pets
Special Diets Provision: Special diets are catered for. Special diets and vegetarians catered for
Smoking Facilities: Smoking is not allowed.
From the NORTH:
From the M5 exit at junction 7.
Take A44440 sign posted Malvern.
Continue on the A449 to, and through Malvern, passing Malvern Priory on left hand side.
Approximately 200 meters turn right, onto B4218, sign posted Colwall.
From the SOUTH:
From the M5 exit at junction 8 (M50).
From the M50 exit at junction 1.
Take A38 sign posted Malvern.
Turn left onto A4104 sign posted Upton-Upon-Severn.
Cross the river Severn and at the mini roundabout turn right onto B4211.
Continue on B4211 to and through Malvern.
Turn left onto A449, passing Malvern Priory on left hand side.
Approximately 200 mtrs turn right, onto B4218, sign posted Colwall.
From COLWALL VILLAGE:
At the Colwall Park Hotel Junction turn into Stone Drive.
Continue to the T-junction and turn left into Old Church Road.
Second turning right is Old Orchard Lane.
Continue to the end of the lane. Marl Cottage is the last building on the right hand side.
Single Room en-suite........£50 per room per night.
Double/Twin Room en-suite...£65 per room per night.
Family suite................£90 - £120 per suite per night.
(Double Room, Twin Room and private bathroom)
Check in from 12 noon.(flexible)
Check out 10.30 (flexible)
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