Hop Pickers' House

Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire
+44 (0)7736 341906
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£115 - £146
per night
per week

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


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

Pets welcome

£115 - £146 per night

£790 per week

The Experience

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); you’ll find milk in the fridge, cake, jam 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.


  • 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
from £115
Weekly price
1 Cottage for 2
From £1151 bed1 bedroom


Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10.30am
Other details
Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

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

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.

Pubs/restaurants 2 miles.


We had a wonderful week at Hop Pickers’ Cottage. The cottage itself was so comfortable and well-equipped and the gardens / grounds are beautifully peaceful and dog-friendly. We are already planning our next stay - no higher recommendation!

Jane, Nottingham

A really lovely place to stay, deeply rural, private and with access to a pretty garden and plenty of land to take the dog. The house is stunning, a very cosy downstairs with fully equipped kitchen and upstairs the most beautiful room with an ancient roof. A place to contemplate the skill of builders several hundred years ago. Altogether difficult to fault and the host charming. Would love to visit again in the summer.

Jane, Bath

I booked as part of my partner’s Birthday surprise, and it turned out to be a great choice. Stephen and Steven were really accommodating and allowed me to visit the property in advance so I could hide presents in the garden. The house itself was spotless, with everything we could have needed for our 3 night stay, warm, cosy, a comfortable bed and a basket of logs ready to go. The area is beautiful with country walks from the doorstep. The little home made treats were a delight, and we were horrified when we realised we had checked out and left a biscuit behind! Just book it!

Rachael, Shrewsbury

We and two dogs loved it. We stayed a week and will go back. The marmalade, jam and apple juice are VG too.


People and dog heaven. Hop Pickers’House is an excellent base to explore Herefordshire with its many beautiful towns and villages. The house is on a “farm” with extensive gardens where you can roam free, with dogs off the lead in perfect peace. Inside is beautifully furnished and very comfortable. I would thoroughly recommend.

Annie, Cardiff

A very well appointed cottage for 2 and dog! Ruaridh (the dog) very well catered for with his own throw, towels and bowl. We loved the processco left to help us celebrate our anniversary. We were delayed arriving so Steven & Stephen took care of our food delivery which was very kind of them. Bed very comfortable but with me h having short legs I needed to literally climb into bed.....next time I'll bring a step! Garden is a dream for the dog with lots of room to run around in safety.

Joan, Darlington

We stayed here for a 2 night break for my husband's birthday. What a treat. Such a romantic place - tastefully decorated and impeccably clean. Lovely hosts Stephen and Steven. We were greeted with flowers, chocolates for my husband's birthday, home made produce and organic milk. Had a ramble around the grounds. Hope to visit in the summer and sit out among the stars. Would definitely recommend.

Deb, Tredegar, Gwent

If you think this place looks good online, wait until you get there - it's even better in real life! Absolutely gorgeous design & decor, and Ludlow is a beautiful place to visit. We had dreadful weather in January but still had a fabulous weekend thanks to this beautiful accommodation. Huge thanks to the hosts - apple juice was delicious, as was the Prosecco :-)

Katie, Manchester

What a magical place! A gorgeous, characterful property with a very romantic feel, in the middle of a picturesque part of the country. The property was spotless on arrival! We felt very at home here - it's a place you could easily spend a week. Beautiful grounds! The gardens are so well looked after yet still wonderfully wild and rugged, with some nice spots to sit with a book or drink. It was great to chat with Steven while he was in the garden, yet appreciated the privacy we had at the cottage. Nearby Tenbury Wells and Ludlow are great day trips. Would go back in a heartbeat!

Leila, Bristol

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

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

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

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Steven Hickling

  • We're a stone's throw from Ludlow, described by Sir John Betjeman as “probably the loveliest town in England”. It boasts a majestic castle, stunning Georgian architecture, fantastic markets (almost every day) and exceptional places to eat.
  • Enjoy the peace and seclusion of nearly nine acres of gardens, meadows, woodland and of course, the brook. Perfect for a stroll with the dog, listening to the birds, lying in the sun...or a beautiful place to just be.
  • Our local town, Tenbury Wells is known as the “town in the orchard”, an ideal place for sampling local cider or juice. Tenbury also has a lovely selection of independent shops and a striking art-deco theatre / cinema, The Regal.
  • Hop Pickers’ House is a beautiful refurbishment of the old travelling hop pickers’ barn accommodation, an integral part of county life in this area for centuries. A finalist in the UK Staycation Awards.
  • There are spectacular gardens in the area - Berrington Hall, Stockton Bury 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.
  • Pensons at the Netherwood Estate, one of the country’s top restaurants, and focusing on seasonal food (with a Michelin green star for sustainability) is just a few miles away.