Hop Pickers' House | Self-catering cottage in Worcestershire | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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Hop Pickers' House - Self-catering cottage in Worcestershire

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Berrington, Tenbury Wells, WR15 8TJ, Worcestershire
England, United Kingdom

Steven Hickling & Stephen Snead

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+44 (0)7736 341906(mobile)

In the Welsh Marches, down winding lanes, a delightful refurbished hop pickers' house - romantic bolthole for 2. Friendly owners, too

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Down winding country lanes in the depths of the Welsh Marches, an Elizabethan farmhouse sitting in nine acres and surrounded by attractive barns. The Hop Pickers' House was used by the hop workers, and it sits at right angles to an open barn. Step in to find an airy feel, open-plan upstairs and down, with white walls, old beams, wooden floors and a charming mix of pretty china, comfy chairs, throws and jugs of flowers. The kitchen area is cosy and rustic with a painted dresser, pine table for four and wood-burner (plenty of logs); a welcome hamper includes some local fare and, of course, apple juice. Hop up painted stairs to a big four-poster with diaphanous drapes - be lulled to sleep by the hoot of an owl, the bleat of a lamb. Stroll through woodlands, wild flowers, fern gulley and orchards; rest by a babbling brook. In a distant corner with a view of the setting sun is a makeshift barbecue. The owners are in the farm next door through a rose-strewn pergola but you'll feel very private. Lovers will purr with happiness here, walkers too, and cooks can stock up with food from famous Ludlow only 15 minutes away. A mouth-watering snug of a nest.

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Grounds for guests to explore.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant within 3 miles

Shop within 3 miles

Pub within 3 miles

Relaxation areas

Breakfast available

Breakfast included



Spa on site

Bar on site

Free parking on site

Free parking nearby

Paid parking nearby

Local points of interest from Steven Hickling & Stephen Snead:

Local points of interest from
Steven Hickling & Stephen Snead:

  • We're right on the border of three of the most picturesque counties in England - Shropshire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire. We love it here - and share our space with our two gorgeous labradors, a couple of farm cats, ducks and two shy Soay sheep
  • We're a stone's throw from Ludlow - with fantastic markets (almost every day) and exceptional places to eat - try a cicchetti bar.....French bistro.....beautiful café beside the weir... or simply tuck in to a delicious Ludlow sausage sandwich.
  • Our local town, Tenbury Wells is known as the “town in the orchard”, an ideal point for picking up the local cider route. Tenbury also has a lovely selection of independent shops and a striking art-deco theatre / cinema, The Regal.
  • Enjoy the peace and quiet and the seclusion of nearly nine acres of gardens, meadows, woods and of course, the brook. Perfect for a stroll with the dog, a walk before dinner...or a beautiful place to just be.
  • There are spectacular gardens in the area - Berrington Hall, Bryan's Ground and the walled garden at Croft Castle. Also, beautiful Stockton Bury. Or follow the Black & White Villages Trail, through some of England's prettiest villages.
  • We want your stay be special and memorable. If it’s a celebration, let us know – we’ll work with you to surprise your partner - perhaps with a romantic twilight trail of lights and firebowl; favourite flowers, chocolates or treats; or barbecue with a view!
Points of interest

Guest feedback
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"We had a lovely week at Hop Pickers House. It is truly beautiful accommodation in a beautiful part of the country. Very thoughtful welcome local produce taster was awaiting us. Great location, lots to see and do. A visit to the restored Art Deco Regal cinema in Tenbury Wells is a must. Would highly recommend staying at Hop Pickers. We hope to return at some point.....even in the winter, as it will be very cosy with the wood burner blazing! "

Judy - Teddington, United Kingdom

August 2017
"We stayed at the wonderful Hop Pickers' House for a long, relaxing and wonderful week. It was everything and more than we were expecting from a rustic and rural cottage in the lush green countryside of Worcestershire. The cottage achieved an incredible balance of being rustic and cosy - matching rocking chairs in front of a woodburner - whilst also being immaculately clean (I tried very hard to find a cob web but couldn't spot a single one!). Stephen and Steven were great hosts - both unobtrusive and incredibly helpful at the same time. Their great advice/ideas made my proposal fab!! Grateful!"

Heidi - West Malling, United Kingdom

March 2017
"Beautiful place, immaculately presented - the owners have thought of everything and the house couldn't have been cosier or more welcoming. Really nice extra touches like blankets for the dog and local bread, jam and apple juice when you arrive made us feel really welcome. Lovely setting and Steven and Stephen couldn't have been more welcoming hosts - would thoroughly recommend!"

Verity - Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom

February 2017
"This is such a delightful place to stay. Every attention has been given to the design and accommodation. We stayed in the henhouse for our 'baby moon ' and it couldn't have been more perfect. Comfy bed, cosy log burner, a fridge stocked with tasty local brekkie produce, and so easy to come and go as you please to see the beautiful countryside or pop into Ludlow, or one of the local pubs. Or simply have a wonder through the stunning gardens where chickens roam about. Will definitely be back "


May 2015
"We had a truly wonderful stay at The Hen House. The cottage is romantic and superbly equipped, with extra touches like organic hair products, fresh breakfast ingredients, and vases of lavender and sweet peas adding to the charm. The garden is magnificent, there are friendly animals (donkeys, chickens, cats, a gentle dog), and the best view of the stars I've ever had. We felt secluded but well looked after, nestled in complete privacy but with everything we needed. Highly recommended."
September 2013

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  • 1 Cottage for 2
Price:(i) £450 to£510 per week

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 2 nights. Short breaks available.


Pubs/restaurants 2 miles.



Paw prints Bringing your dog
Handy to know:

Lots of woodland walks and pretty brooks to explore with your pooch. 'Doggie' version of guest pack sharing dog-friendly places to eat, drink and walk.

Dog treats:

Cosy blankets to snuggle up in, towels for drying off, dog bowls and poo bags provided.

Bringing your dog

Berrington, Tenbury Wells, WR15 8TJ, Worcestershire

Self-catering Hop Pickers (self-catering)
Cottage ~ 1 double (en suite)
Price: (i) £ 450 to £ 510 per week

Steven Hickling & Stephen Snead

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+44 (0)7736 341906(mobile)