Elcocks Cottage is a carefully restored, idyllic self catering property set within wonderful countryside in beautiful Herefordshire.


Elcocks Cottage, a beautiful detached 17th century property, is the ideal base from which to explore this most wonderful area of Herefordshire. Walk in the fields surrounding the cottage and continue through the gates on to wild common land. From den building to bird watching and local walks, Elcocks is a rural retreat not to be missed.

Set in expansive grounds, in a sheltered spot with south facing views over the Malvern Hills, Elcocks Cottage enjoys tranquil privacy in not being overlooked by neighbours and is nestled in the heart of beautiful countryside. The property retains many original features such as exposed timbers, lovely old doors and a cider mill and press.

We take great pride in Elcocks Cottage and have carefully restored the property to a very high standard. We really want you to enjoy your stay with us. If you have any questions or would like to make a booking, please call on 0121 427 1395 or email us and we will be very happy to help.

Mike Hogg

"By far and away the best cottage we have ever had."

Anthony and Family, Guestbook

Local Area

Our local village is Whitbourne, 1.5 miles away. It has a pub, 'The Live & Let Live' and a community shop stocking many locally sourced products. In Bromyard, 6 miles away, there is a Co-op supermarket, numerous bakeries, butchers and takeaways. At Malvern, for the sport loving, there is a leisure complex with pool. A favourite of ours for food and beer is 'The Talbot' at Knightwick. We have a list of pubs and eating places in the welcome pack at the cottage.

The area is a walkers dream with walks straight from the cottage. The rolling Malvern Hills, Bringtsty Common, Bromyard Downs and the National Trust Brockhampton Estate are all awaiting your boots. We have walking guides and maps at the cottage for you to plan your routes. There are plenty of opportunities for flower and bird spotting, not least in Badley Wood Common which adjoins our land.

The Malverns website is a useful source of information on activities and events in the area. They also provide a good weekly 'What's On' guide which you can find here.

Enjoy dinner in our south facing garden, overlooking stunning countryside and relax in the evening in front of our cosy woodburner.

Look Around

Elcocks Cottage accommodates eight guests in two double and two twin rooms. We have a downstairs twin room and downstairs bathroom with shower. Upstairs, you will find two double bedrooms, one of which directly walks through to a twin room. There are two modern bathrooms. We have restored Elcocks with care and take great pride in the cottage, furnishing it sympathetically to a high standard and with paintings by local artists.

The cottage has electric central heating and a woodburner in the lounge with firewood provided. We have plenty of books and guides on local walks and things to do along with a colour television with Free Sat, DVD player and games. There is of course free WiFI internet access. We also have a games room with full size table tennis bats and balls provided. The grounds have ample parking for five cars and are entered via a private gate and drive.

The cottage enjoys a peaceful location, is not overlooked by neighbours and is set within three acres of countryside. The south facing garden, with wonderful views is perfect to enjoy, with outside furniture, a barbeque and a loggia for eating out undercover if desired.

The area is a walkers dream with walks straight from the cottage. The rolling Malvern Hills, Bringtsty Common, Bromyard Downs and the National Trust Brockhampton Estate are all awaiting your boots.


Elcocks Cottage is furnished to a high standard and accommodates 8 guests in 2 king size bedrooms and 2 twin rooms, one of which is on the ground floor.

  • Sleeps eight
  • 2 king size bedrooms
  • 2 twin bedrooms (1 on ground floor)
  • Bed linen provided
  • Well equipped kitchen
  • Kitchen table seating for eight
  • Double electric oven with grill
  • Double sink
  • Microwave / Toaster / Fridge Freezer
  • Additional Fridge Freezer in log store
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer and drying racks
  • Phone with honesty box
  • Dogs welcome (charged £19 each)
  • Children welcome
  • Free WiFi
  • DAB Radio and iPod player
  • TV with Freesat
  • Woodburner
  • Logs provided
  • Fenced garden
  • Rural location
  • Nearest pub and shop 1.5 miles
  • Cot / highchair available on request
  • Barbeque
  • Loggia for outdoor eating
  • Outdoor electric garden lighting
  • Outdoor table and eight chairs
  • Games room with table tennis / games box
  • Fishing, golf and riding nearby
  • Parking for 5 cars

We have equipped the house with all we think you will need! If there is anything else you might need, please contact us.

We spent hours sitting in the garden, walking locally, watching the local buzzards etc.. We enjoyed Bromyard, Hampton Court Castle, Hereford and the West Midlands Safari Park. A wonderful house, would love to come back again, so much more to explore. Thanks you for lovingly restoring Elcocks.

Pete, Theresa and family


You are welcome to walk around our surrounding fields. The wildlife rich Badley Wood Common adjoins our land can be accessed directly from our grounds.


Normal start day is Friday for weekly bookings. Short breaks of three or more nights are available outside the main season or at short notice at any time.

Pricing and available dates can be found here.


Pets are charged at £20 each. We request that you do not allow pets on the furniture or leave pets in the cottage unaccompanied.

Linen & Cots

We provide bed linen, kitchen towels, electricity and logs for the fire. A travel cot and high chair are available but please bring your own cot linen and bathroom towels.


A car is essential since the nearest public transport is a bus in Whitbourne 1.5 miles away with the nearest railway station being 11 miles away at Worcester.

Elcocks Cottage is the ideal base from which to explore this most beautiful area of Herefordshire.


You can find rates here. The calendar shown provides up to date availability information.

How to book

To book please phone 0121 427 1395 or email [email protected]. If you are booking more than 9 weeks in advance we will require a 50% deposit to confirm your booking. The balance will be due 8 weeks before your holiday. If you are booking less than 9 weeks before your stay the full amount must be paid to confirm your booking.

Dates outlined in red are already booked

For more information or to make a booking, call Mike on 0121 427 1395 or email us.

How to find us

Elcocks Cottage is located in a beautiful rural setting near Whitbourne. Using the postcode in a Sat Nav typically takes you directly to the cottage.

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Elcocks Cottage
Badley Wood


0121 427 1395


[email protected]