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Wishbone | Luxury Self-Catering Rustic Hideaway | Malvern Hills

Tranquillity and romance unfold in the heart of the Malvern Hills at this rough-luxe self-catering barn conversion wrapped in 16 gloriously green acres of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Wishbone hides between an ancient apple orchard and private fishing lake and is the epitome of rustic charm. With its bucolic style, this is a dream hideaway for couples wanting to go off the radar and into their own little paradisiacal land.

Luxury self-catering retreat with rustic interiors in the Malvern Hills


Hidden within the remains of a forgotten fruit farm, Wishbone's deserted appearance conceals the rustic beauty which lies beneath. Dating back to the 16th Century and Grade-II listed, this luxury self-catering barn conversion has been lovingly restored to retain original timbers, stone walls and vaulted truss ceilings. The Victorian spa town of Malvern is just three miles away, along with the Malvern Hills AONB. So whether sampling the area's medicinal spring waters, watching the sunrise from a soaring volcanic peak or simply romancing within the rough stone walls of your secret hideaway, this is the perfect couples' retreat.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

The king-size bed lies behind a heavy puddled curtain off the living space, dressed in fresh white linens with an adjoining en suite shower room. The upstairs hayloft has a pastoral hideout feel and is great for afternoon naps, featuring a wooden door which swings open to the wilderness. 


Blue barn doors open onto a cobbled patio set with a dining table and festoon bulbs. The terracotta pots of mint, chives and lavender smell especially divine after a dose of summer rain, or beside the glowing embers of the Kadai fire bowl. Lunch should always be an al fresco affair at Wishbone. Wander through the apple trees to find a private picnic area beside the fishing lake, or plod on to explore a 15 further acres of fields filled with ancient oak trees. Keep watch for the resident kingfisher, who flits between the lake and the pond within the Eden-esque grounds.

For Relaxation

Tumbling down the side of a forested ridge, the 9 mile-long stretch of volcanic rock which comprises the Malvern Hills is a must. Take your pick from a network of scenic walking trails through unspoilt countryside, or unwind on a gentle journey downstream on a canoe tour of the river Wye. Whatever the day's adventures bring, you can be sure of a magical evening back at Wishbone. Head down to the firepit by the lake with a lantern in one hand and flask of cocoa in the other and watch the moon dance over the water's surface.  


There is ample space to park two cars by the stables. Inside, the eclectic open-plan kitchen includes an Everhot Range cooker, fridge, small freezer, slimline dishwasher, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine, kettle, toaster and washing machine. 


  • SleepsUp to 2 guests
    From £1,050 per week, £850 per short break
  • Your Home Stay IncludesLinen, towels and logs for the fireDigital Property GuideDiscover what else you can look forward to...
  • BedroomsDoubles: One double bedroom with king-size bed
  • BathroomsOne en suite shower room
  • FamilyChildren: Babe-in-armsCots: One cot is availableHighchairs: One highchair is available
  • BBQCharcoal barbecue
  • FeaturesFishing lake and fire pit
  • PetsSorry, no pets
  • Mod ConsFlat screen TV (FreeSat), Netflix, DVD player, Nespresso coffee machine, iPod dockInternet & Communications: Wi-Fi internet. Please note mobile signal can be patchy due to country locationMobile Signal: Check reception maps
  • Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: Monday or FridayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • Other InformationProperty terms and conditionsFrequently asked questionsRecommend to a friend

Style: The modern pastoral interiors ooze informal, barn-style charm. Taking nature as the main point of inspiration, heavy textures and muted colours create an authentic country retreat.

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Our Take

Property Owner Niki says

Our barn is such a quiet peaceful place, with outstanding views toward the Malvern Hills which are ever-changing throughout the day! We think this is the perfect setting to relax and unwind, and we hope you do too.

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Out & About

Discover places to see and things to do whilst in and around Malvern, Worcestershire to truly enhance your stay come rain or shine!

Explore the Malvern Hills With a network of scenic walks quite literally on the doorstep, the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Beauty offers striking walks for all ages and abilities. The unspoilt Teme Valley has a great range of walks in glorious countryside and the Severn Valley has spectacular riverside walks with views stretching out to the Cotswolds, Welsh mountains and beyond.

River Adventures The River Wye runs through the countryside nearby and at Hereford Canoe Hire you can enjoy a paddle on the quietest stretch of the river. Occupying one of the safest parts of the river, relax and unwind with a gentle journey downstream, spotting wildlife and even enjoying a pub lunch along the way. A great activity for all ages and abilities.

Soak Up Some History
A visit to Hampton Court Castle and Gardens is a must. This 15th century Medieval castle has award winning gardens and parkland, making up over 1000 acres of grounds. Little Malvern Court is also worth a visit. This historic house on the slopes of the Malvern Hills has beautiful gardens and an intriguing history which makes for an interesting day out.

Classic Cars For motoring enthusiasts then a visit to the Morgan Motor Company should be high on the agenda. Just over three miles away, The Morgan Motor Company offers guided tours of the classic sports car factory and has an on-site museum to learn about the Morgan Motor history.



Stroll through the ancient orchard to pluck fresh apples for cooking-up a crumble in the Range cooker - the perfect warming desert after a day exploring the hills. Fresh herbs grow in the garden, so be sure to pick some mint to create a refreshing summertime blackberry mojito. Or, if you're more of a 'homemade cocoa' kind of couple then head down to the lakeside firepit for a cosy, wintery treat.

In-House Cuisine

If you'd rather spend your luxury self-catering break indulging in the little luxuries, let an in-house chef prepare a mouth-watering meal for you (on prior request and subject to an additional cost). 

Eating Out

With an abundance of great eateries within easy reach, guests will be spoilt for choice when deciding where to sample the local produce. Pull on your walking boots and head to Sugarloaf, a 25 minute walk away. This local shop and café serves excellent homemade cakes alongside tasty wholesome lunches. For fine dining visit L’Amuse Bouche, recommended in the Michelin Guide.


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