Hop Pickers’ House

Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire

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


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.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • 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

Special offer: Christmas shopping in Ludlow? A relaxing break before festivities begin? 10% off all 2 or 3 night stays between 2nd and 20th December 2018

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. 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.


Nightly price
from £71
Weekly price
from £510
1 Cottage for 2
From £711 bed1 bedroom


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 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!