Ebony Cottage

Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire
+44 (0)1885 410208
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per week

Head for the hills....and the dancing daffodils. A remarkable hand-crafted glass and timber cottage in the grounds of a beautiful estate


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£125 per night

£850 per week

The Experience

The attention to detail in design, decoration and craftsmanship is phenomenal – come to be inspired. It’s open plan but cosy with underfloor heating and a wood-burning stove, very comfy sofas, a fully-fledged kitchen with an Aga and stairs up to the bedroom with a galleried landing. You have your own little patch of garden for early morning tea or a sundowner overlooking the Teme and Kyre valleys.

Footpaths and bridleways crisscross the estate through ancient woodlands where badgers, woodpeckers, buzzards and owls are prolific, there’s a babbling brook for a paddle and acres of fields to tramp.

Visit foodie Ludlow for street markets, good restaurants, a castle and the start of the Mortimer Trail. Cyclists can set off for miles of blissfully car-free gentle hills. This is a remarkably restorative place for city dwellers.

Ebony Cottage - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • That the rest of the world stops at the beginning of this land
  • Getting back to nature in the gardens, fields and woods
  • The detail of the house itself, every bit made with love
Ebony Cottage - Gallery

You should know

  • The bathroom is downstairs
  • Surcharge of £30 per dog, per stay


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


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


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


Nightly price
Weekly price
Dogs welcome, £30 each.
1 Cottage for 2
£1251 bed1 bedroom


Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Other details
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Ebony Cottage is as lovely as it looks in the photos. The location is beautiful, really peaceful but easy to get to local spots. Ellie provides a wonderful welcome and you feel at home straightaway. We enjoyed exploring the area - good food and lovely countryside. Thoroughly recommend.

Siobhan, Beaconsfield

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Booking the cottage with Ellie was a very straightforward affair with fast and very friendly responses. We arrived to an oasis of tranquility, a beautiful place with views to die for. And the cottage, words cannot describe the attention to detail and love that has been bestowed on this unique building. There is Oak everywhere and wrought iron and stained glass, beautiful! The house was warm, the welcome too. We loved our stay here, totally relaxing from start to finish. Make a visit, you will be glad you did.

John, Letcombe Bassett

My wife and I were enchanted by this property built with the intention of providing a delightful stay. We found everything we needed to relax both inside and outside and the equipment required to self-cater. Fairy cakes to eat and vases of freshly picked garden flowers made us feel welcome from the moment we entered the cottage and Eleanor was always on hand. If you have some disability just be aware that the stairs to bed in the loft may be a challenge. We shall be keeping the details and recommending Ebony Cottage to our friends.

Bill, Banstead, Surrey

Ebony is a beautifully crafted architectural delight. We loved the spacious light and airy living area and quaint gallery bedroom. Bathed in light during the day and with so much window space you feel at one with the countryside in front of you. And with the curtains drawn on a cold winters night, you feel cocooned in a cosy, space glowing in front of the wood burner. I would rather this remain our secret but a cottage experience as good as this in the middle of beautiful Worcestershire countryside is a rare treasure . Thankyou Ellie for sharing this with us.

Stephen, Cologne, Germany

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The neighbourhood

You're right on the border of Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire - possibly the three least-discovered English counties, so whether walking or cycling you'll find much peace and solitude. The nearest town is four miles away, Tenbury Wells, with a spa and market. Ludlow is a 15-minute drive for stocking up, follow the black and white villages trail or head to the Malvern Hills.

Local points of interest from Ellie Van Straaten

  • The beautiful cottages are set in glorious gardens surrounded by wonderful countryside and provide a special soul space for restoration, relaxation and revival.
  • We sit on the borders of three of the most beautiful counties in England. Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire. Renowned for the black and white villages trial. Malvern Hills boast the most spectacular views in the country.
  • Walks - Ebony Cottage sits beside our ancient unspoilt wood full of wildlife and wild flowers, a wonderful place for walking or quietly bird watching. Or enjoy the network of paths from the cottage. Herefordshire is an area of outstanding natural beauty.
  • Things of interest - Horse racing enthusiasts will enjoy Ludlow, Hereford and Worcester racecourses.The fine Georgian town of Ludlow, with markets nearly every day. Hay on Wye famous for its bookshops and world renowned Hay festival.
  • Architecture and history - Visit the medieval ruins of; Ludlow Castle or Stokesay Castle, a beautiful 13th Century manor house and moat. Hereford with the wonderful Cathedral and chained library. Witley Court, a 17th Century ruined Italianate mansion.
  • Leominster for the many antique shops. Severn Valley Steam railway. The 16 mile heritage line runs along the Severn Valley from Bridgenorth to Kidderminster. Ironbridge Gorge Museums birth place of the industrial revolution. West Midlands Safari Park


Ellie Van Straaten

Ellie Van Straaten loves hosting guests at the cottages, and nothing is too much trouble. The cottages are a labour of love; she designed and hand-crafted much of the interiors herself.