The Summerhouse viewed from the apple espalier walkwayThe Summerhouse through the cherry tree avenue


Entire home/flat

2 Guests

1 bedroom

1 Bed


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1 bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

This unique 17th c. gothic Tower has recently been faithfully restored to its former glory as a romantic Summerhouse. Set in a beautiful Victorian Walled Garden on the private Homme House estate, it enjoys spectacular views of the Malvern Hills.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Property type: Other
Room type: Entire home/flat

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Description

The space

The Summerhouse is a unique, 17th century stone garden building. It has a Lower Bedroom Chamber with four poster bed and Upper Drawing Room Chamber, accessed via a stone spiral staircase, with a wood burning stove and beautiful views over Homme's Walled Garden and the surrounding countryside.

A separate, private bathroom building is metres away through a gate in the Walled Garden wall, offering a wet room with drencher shower, basin and loo, as well as an outside sink for washing up.

Guests are welcome to use our recycled Kadai firebowl as a BBQ or fire (only firewood fuel is supplied). The firebowl is situated on a patio on the south facing wall of the Walled Garden along with teak patio furniture and candle lanterns.

A continental breakfast hamper is delivered to the Summerhouse at the time of guests' choosing in the morning.

Note that the Summerhouse is a Grade I listed building without plumbing or electricity in the Upper Chamber, and as a garden building occasionally visited by an insect or two! Given this, and the outside walk to its bathroom, the Summerhouse is a romantic overnight stay suited to those interested in unique, glamping style experiences.

Guest access

Guests have access to the Summerhouse, its bathroom and the 2 acre Walled Garden which has many beautiful spots to sit out when the weather is fine. From mid-May to mid-July the wild flower meadow is in full bloom.

Guests are also welcome to walk down the Estate's parkland driveway to visit the centre of Much Marcle village (c. 25min walk).

Guests do not have access to the main garden or other areas of the Estate.

Interaction with guests

We are resident on the Estate and on hand to help with any queries during guests' stays.

The neighbourhood

The surrounding countryside is beautiful, with excellent local produce markets, market towns and country pubs. Some recommendations:

- a visit to Westons cider in Much Marcle village
- walking on the Malvern Hills, in Forest of Dean, Wye Valley, the Kington area
- exploring the local market towns: Ledbury, Ross-on-Wye, Leominster
- canoeing on the Wye between Glasbury and Hay-on-Wye
- mountain biking in the Forest of Dean
- a visit to Hereford Cathedral to see the Mappa Mundi
- the black & white trail of North West Herefordshire
- visits to Berrington Hall (NT), Brockhampton (NT) & Croome Court (NT)

Getting around

Much Marcle is 13 miles from Malvern, 16 miles from Hereford, Gloucester and Monmouth and 21 miles from Worcester, with Birmingham only an hour away. Transport connections are excellent, with the M50 and A40 only 15 minutes away and a mainline train connection to Birmingham and London in Ledbury.

Much Marcle is not well served by public transport, but is only 10min taxi ride from Ledbury which has a direct train line to London. A car would be important to explore the area, and there is ample free parking on site. Ledbury Cycle Hire can deliver bikes to the property and also supply maps of local routes.

Directions: the entrance gates to the Homme House Estate are on the A449 half a mile the Ross-on-Wye side of Much Marcle village centre, opposite Bodenham Farm.

Postcode for Estate entrance: HR8 2NJ

When you arrive, drive up the hill and over the first speed bump where you should head straight on, up onto a gravelled area outside the front of the main Homme House. Call us on arrival and we will direct you on up to the Summerhouse parking space and help you get settled.

Other things to note

Homme House is a 200 acre working Estate, with activity during the working week.


House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

I'm afraid we do not allow pets due to other animals and livestock on the surrounding Estate.

The Summerhouse is non-smoking. Guests are welcome to smoke in the garden with cigarette ends disposed of in the sand bucket provided.

For insurance reasons we are unable to allow real candles in the Summerhouse; battery candles and lanterns have been provided.

There are other properties on the Estate and we therefore ask guests to keep noise to a minimum when coming and going late at night.


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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Alan User Profile
May 2017
Incredible place to stay! Really other-worldly and peaceful. We enjoyed a barbeque in the walled garden and were treated so well by Sarah. Would highly recommend this experience to anyone!

Andrew User Profile
May 2017
Lovely venue in a beautiful private setting. Would definitely recommend

Rhiannon User Profile
September 2016
What a wonderful, magical place to spend our birthdays. Sarah was so welcoming and lovely. You need to visit to be able to share the magic they have created in their ‘Summerhouse’. Breakfast was such yummy and fun having it delivered to the door at a time you choose. Would recommend whole-heartedl

Bryony User ProfileBryony is a superhost.
September 2016
This place is perfection. Stay if you can!

Robert User Profile
September 2016
We had a fabulous, but short stay. Charlie was incredibly welcoming, showing us the space, how everything works and had even prepared the wood burner so all we had to do was light it to enjoy a moonlit evening in the top of the tower. The whole experience was very well thought-through, from the welcome biscuits, to the woolly slippers and torches to the information packs explaining the tower's historic significance. The walled garden the tower stands in is well worth a wander round, and breakfast was delightful. We hope one day to be able to return for a longer visit.

Nicola User Profile
August 2016
Well where do I start..........Charlie and Sarah have thought of every possible detail to make their Summerhouse the perfect place to visit. My partner and I have completely fallen in love with the place and are already looking forward to our next visit. Sarah came to meet us and showed us around. She was absolutely amazing and so friendly. We loved how everything was set up ready (the fire place and the fire pit). The private gardens were so pretty and we enjoyed a picnic on the lawn in the sunshine. Spent a few hours on the patio with a few drinks with the fire pit in the evening watching the sun disappear behind the trees. The next morning Sarah arrived with a truly scrumptious continental breakfast which we enjoyed from the comfort of the perfectly arranged bedroom. The Summerhouse really is a magical place that now has a special place in our hearts. My partner and I cannot recommend this enchanting place highly enough. Charlie and Sarah's communication and hospitality made our stay so perfect.

Benjamin&Sarah User Profile
August 2016
We chose the Summer House to begin our mini moon and have some quiet time to relax after the wedding. Wow what an experience!! To be able to stay in such a beautiful and unusual building!! The story behind the restoration is also fascinating. We loved every minute, from relaxing on a blanket in the walled garden in the sunshine, to sharing a bottle of wine in front of the fire upstairs once it had gone dark. The breakfast basket was also a real treat to be enjoyed on the outside table in the morning. Claire is a fantastic host and made us feel very welcome!! Thank you! We will definitely be back!!!

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