Fabulous self-catering breaks in the footsteps of Elgar

Find a good quality holiday let in the market town of Malvern that you can rent for a week at a time or for a short break.  Popular with hikers who come to walk the hills in the Malvern Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the west side of the town, people come to enjoy the stunning countryside and the art and culture of the area.

Malvern HillsThe landscapes once inspired the composer Sir Edward Elgar and his music continues to inspire and give joy to followers today. Join the throngs for the Autumn Malvern Festival of classical music, art and culture. Book a holiday cottage as a comfortable and safe base and make the most of the scenery and cultural events.  

What size of holiday accommodation do you need in Malvern?

There are various types of self-catering accommodation in the Malvern area, sizes range from one-bedroom cottages, two bedroom, through to three to four bedroom self-catered houses and up to group accommodation. Staying in a private holiday home provides a suite of rooms, your own front door, a kitchen where you are able to cook and possibly a garden with a barbecue.  All of the properties shown are of a reliably comfortable standard although there is a range from good up to luxury. A welcome pack is provided at many, if not most Malvern holiday cottages.

Luxury holiday lets in Malvern may have additional amenities such as a sauna, swimming pool, hot tub or king-size beds in addition to more spacious accommodation. You may find that bath robes, spa slippers and toiletries are provided.

Enjoyable days and quiet nights

Rent accommodation in the town itself if you like to be near restaurants, shops and people. Find a secluded country cottage on the outskirts of Malvern and beyond if you prefer quiet nights, easy parking and rural views.

A wonderful cottage holiday near Malvern

Time is your own when staying in a self-catered cottage, apart from getting to performances or events that start at a certain time in Malvern. It is a relaxed type of holiday, a go as you please affair; cook breakfast as and when you wish or go to a local eatery and enjoy croissants with the locals. There are plenty of good places to wine and dine in Malvern and also in Great Malvern. Whatever you do during the day, you will have a welcoming holiday home to return to where you can watch television in peace or listen to Elgar on your ipad.  

Come to the Malvern Hills for a walking holiday

There are numerous trails, one of which is known as the Edward Elgar route. Remember to bring hiking boots on holiday – some of the paths are more difficult than others. One of the must-dos when walking the Malvern hills on holiday is to take a water bottle to refill at one of the fifty natural springs. If you choose to book a self-catering holiday in May, you may be able to see a traditional ‘well dressing’ when wells are decorated with flowers, followed by a competition to judge the best dressed well – all part of English culture.  Other quaint customs include ‘donkey blessings’ which has a certain appeal for children.

There is so much more to Malvern than hiking or Elgar. Holidaymakers could enjoy a visit to Malvern Spa to alleviate tired legs and enjoy some serious pampering after climbing the hills to see the fabulous views. Malvern Theatres offer plays, musicals and cinema. There are plenty of historical places to visit, parks and gardens.

Book a holiday cottage in Malvern for a week or a short break and come expecting a wonderful time.