Ivydene House

Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Bed & Breakfast

Gorgeous bedrooms, 2-acre gardens with pond and tennis, candlelit lounge for cake by the fire, country walks and pub close by


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


A joy to arrive and a pleasure to stay, at this 1790s house near the Malvern Hills. Rosemary greets guests with tea and homemade cake by the fire, Teddie (white and fluffy) shows you around the garden. Downstairs has been decorated in warm farmhouse style: quarry tiles, fresh flowers, an inglenook. Fabulous bedrooms have an upbeat elegance – “just heavenly,” say guests. Bathrooms sparkle, breakfasts are beautiful and Peter and Rosemary couldn’t be nicer. When they arrived, they inherited a two-acre expanse of weeds and rubble. Since then everything, apart from the old apple trees, has been planned and planted by them. Flanked by farmland, divided by a vast shrub-filled island bed, this garden is gorgeously informal. The most formal part is to one side – huge bed, lavender walk, smooth lawn and yew-hedge archway leading to a wildlife-friendly pond with water feature and pergola. The wilder other side of the garden is where mown paths swoop through a wood of 300 English trees with a trampoline in the middle. This is a young garden worth emulating – for its easy informality and its subtle, country-garden colours.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10.30am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends. 2 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Pub within walking distance.


Nightly price
from £95
Singles £90.
2 Doubles
From £95


This is a wonderful place to stay. A lovely house and garden (where Rosemary gave me tea and cake when I arrived) and every detail is perfect - from the bedroom, bathroom, bed and bedlinen, to the breakfast room and the fabulous breakfast (with newspaper!). All so great and I shall be going again.

Christopher, Barnes sw13

This is bed and breakfast is done to perfection! The house deserves an award for interior design and the garden is beautiful. Added to all of this is a very warm welcome from Andy and Rosemary. We can't wait to return. Highly recommended!

Danella, Boyne falls

One of our all time favorite bed and breakfasts!!! It looks like it should be featured in a home decorating magazine and the welcome is fantastic!

Danella, Boyne falls, michigan

Attention to detai. both in terms of service and decor, is the hallmark of this lovely, homely B&B. I can't recommend a stay highly enough.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Rosemary Gallagher

  • Stroll through the beautiful Cotswold villlages. The climb up Bredon Hill yields splendid views, or for the more energetic a bracing walk in the Malverns!
  • Hereford, Worcester and Gloucester Cathedrals are all close, as well as Tewkesbury Abbey and Pershore Abbey, for an ecclesiastical outing.
  • Malvern Theatre and Cheltenham’s Everyman are close. For a different kind of theatre, visit the Worcester races and Cheltenham Gold Cup.
  • There are a number of stately homes close by, including the National Trust’s Snowshill Manor, Eastnor Castle and Hanbury Hall.
  • Garden Lovers may wish to visit Hidcote and Kiftsgate, as well as enjoying Ivydene’s own beautiful gardens.
  • The historic towns of Cheltenham, Gloucester, Ledbury and Cirencester have many independent shops and boutiques. Ludlow is Shropshire’s foodie capital, with it’s delis and cafe’s.