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Access Statement

This access statement does not contain personal opinions as to our suitability for those with access needs but aims to accurately describe the facilities and services that we offer all our guests/visitors. 

Introduction

Hop Pickers Hideaway is a small, friendly, quiet, and secluded hut, in a rural setting and you will have open views across our grassland as well as beautiful far-reaching views towards The Malvern Hills. The Hut is set in woodland with a private hot tub in a secluded part of the 8-acre smallholding.

Pre-Arrival

For full details and maps of how to reach us please see the location plan on the website.  The postcode is WR6 5JX, final directions will be sent with your booking confirmation.

The nearest railway station is Malvern Link which is 6 miles away.  Taxis are available at this station, if you require an accessible taxi this can be booked through Access Taxis Phone: 07749621594. There is only 1 bus per day from the end of Dingle Road.

The final 300 yards of your journey are on an unsurfaced farm track before entering the main gravel driveway of Pigeon House Farm.

Once booked you will receive booking confirmation via e-mail along with detailed directions. Further details you may require are available upon arrival.

We ask visitors who have any special needs or requirements to let us know on booking; we will try our best to accommodate.

Arrival is from 4pm and departure by 11am.  Sometimes this can be flexible if the Hut is not occupied before or after your dates.  If you are going to be very late, please call ahead and we can arrange to leave a torch and the lights on.

Key collection, Welcome and Car Parking

The hut is available from 4pm on the day of arrival until 10am on the day of departure (unless otherwise agreed)

Please advise your approximate arrival time to ensure that you will be greeted and shown around the property.

There is 1 dedicated car parking space approximately 2 minutes’ walk from the Hut.  A luggage wheelbarrow is provided if required. There are 2 stone steps leading to a gravel path to the left of the space which leads up to the hut or you can take the grass path to the right which is a gentle up hill slope then levels off at the hut.

You will go through a metal archway into the woodland and find yourself at the back of the hut, the gravel path leads round to the right to the front decking which overlooks an open field towards the Malvern Hills,

The decking is raised up with 3 wooden decking steps onto a balcony which are annually coated in an anti-slip paint.  

Entrance to The Hut and Interior

Access into the Hut is up 3 steps onto wooden balcony decking (this is treated annually with non-slip paint). The balcony decking has a table and chairs at the far end and a parasol in the summer months for shade.  The double doors open to 120cm wide or just one door open is a width of 60cm. There is a small step of 8cm into the hut.

The door leads into an open plan kitchen/lounge/bedroom which is all on one level. The bed is at the end of the hut on the right, accessed from one side at a height of 80.cm.

There is a kitchen area with gas double oven, 4 ring hob, microwave oven, small Belfast sink and mixer tap with cold and hot mains water. Over counter storage for glasses and crockery. The counter tops are solid wood which is coated and wipeable at a height of 92cm. There is an undercounter fridge with small freezer pocket. Under counter storage and drawers store cookware and a separate cupboard for a pull-out bin.

The floor is polished wood and has underfloor heating. There is an Aga wood burner in the left corner which sits on a granite heatproof slab. The central heating is controlled by a touch screen panel which is pre-programmed on a timer.

The shower room is on the left end of the hut with a wooden door (width of 62cm) and has a full height shower behind a glass sliding door, a small sink (height of 83cm) with wall mounted double sided mirror. There is a button flush WC with a soft close lid. A high shelf above the WC with a shaving point at a similar height (180cm).

The hut has mains electricity and water.

Local Area

The Shepherd’s hut is on a family small holding positioned on the outskirts of the village of Leigh which is 6 miles between Great Malvern and Worcester. Shared with 3 self-catering units, a Barn which sleeps 5, a log cabin which sleeps 4, a seasonal bell tent for 2 and the owner’s family farmhouse. All the units are well spaced between the 8-acre small holding to ensure privacy.

You can walk directly from Hop Pickers Hideaway to the Malvern Hills across footpaths with just 1 main road to cross. The Malvern Hills are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

We are just 10 minutes from Junction 7 of the M5 motorway approximately 2 hours from London or Manchester and less than an hour from Birmingham.

Dogs must not be left unattended in the Shepherd huts and please do not let your dogs on the furniture. We have contacts for dog sitting services.

There is ample space to exercise your dog, with bins provided for dog waste.  Whilst on site, all dogs must be on their lead.

General information, such as emergency contact details, taxi and bus information, local eateries, local shops for amenities etc. are provided in the guest information manual.

In the event of any emergencies the owners can be contacted either onsite or by mobile phone which is clearly marked in the information manual along with all other emergency details, including local Hospitals, Doctors, Vets, Fire, Police etc.

The hut has a smoke alarm and carbon monoxide monitor. Although we have a fire blanket and fire extinguishers in the hut, in the unlikely event of a fire, please follow the evacuation procedure and make your way to fire point at the main gate.

Please keep all entrances and exits free from obstruction in case of an emergency.

Utility Room Shed

Approximately 50m from the hut is a shed which contains a washing machine, dryer, chest freezer and an ironing station.  There is a cushioned vinyl floor and space for any additional storage. From the car parking space, the shed is located on the garden behind the greenhouse.

Outside the shed are 2 rotary clothes airers.

Outside

A gravel path surrounds the hut, the path leads around the balcony to the private hot tub. There is a fire pit with a tripod for BBQ or a small charcoal BBQ on request.  The hut looks out to approx. 4 acre field where two horses graze.

There are footpaths directly from the property.

Additional Information

The Shepherd’s Hut is on wheels and is accessed via 3 steps up to a decking balcony. The doors are 3m high and open to 1.2m

The hot tub is maintained at 37 degrees which is the recommended temperature, instructions for use will be provided upon check in.

Logs are provided for both the fire pit and the log burner, there is plenty for your stay and should you require more please advise us.

We are a non-smoking establishment.

There are exterior lights on the Shepherd hut.

WIFI access is available – details on arrival.

There is mobile phone coverage, but it varies between networks.

Our website provides a wealth of information about local attractions, activities, special events, places to visit and special offers.

We can also provide a list of recommended pubs and restaurants to suit all tastes as well as maps and details of local walks.

We welcome your feedback to help us to continually improve our service. If you have any comments or thoughts, we would be pleased to hear them. Please complete the evaluation at the end of your stay or email us at sales@hoppickers.co.uk


Guest Comments
“I stayed in the Barn last weekend with friends. It was a perfect location for a weekend break - a lovely, cosy and beautifully fitted out property. The location is stunning and we did one of the walks from the property which was suggested by the owners - they had helpfully left details of a number of local walks and other local suggestions. Loved the location too - lovely rural area but only about 15 mins from Malvern, which was a great place for a wander and dinner in the evening. I would highly recommend staying here and would happily return.”
Ms Heathcote - 11/03/2022 - Google
“Spent a lovely and relaxing weekend at Hop Pickers, Cabin. Louise was so friendly and helpful prior to and during our short stay. The cabin was clean and well furnished, the hot tub relaxing after long walks, lovey little welcome basket, lots to see an do around the area. A fantastic games room in the grounds which took us back to our childhoods! 10% of meals at the local friendly pub, the Bear at Rugged Staff. Highly recommend Hop Pickers and would advise longer than a 2 night break to really make the most of everything. Thank you Louise.”
Ms Dehal - 04/03/2022 - Google
“We came here for a birthday to get away from the noise and bustle of London. We chose the right place to do this - the cabin was very clean, warm, and welcoming. The hot tub was amazing even in the cold weather it was really nice and warm. You get a sense of serenity and calm as soon as you arrive till the moment you leave, and the area also had great walks. It's a really good "base of operations" if you're into walking... not very far from the Malvern hills. And our hosts were so accommodating and friendly - I would definitely recommend this place.”
Mr Aning, Essex - 07/03/2022 - UpFront Reviews
“Booked for a girlie weekend, was perfect for what we wanted. Hot tub and log fire made for a cosy stay. Even went for a muddy walk with the dog! Easy to find, easy to book, lovely welcome.”
Miss Watson, Worcester - 11/01/2022 - UpFront Reviews
“Excellent place to wake up on a frosty morning, Clean, tidy, warm, well looked after, will definitely be rebooking...”
Mr Brindley, Leicester. Jan 2022
“Every single detail thought of, bath robes, welcome pack, just absolutely perfect. Beautiful setting, not overlooked at all. Loved it so much that we added an extra night to our stay with no trouble or hassle - will definitely be back in the new year. Thank you :)”
Mr Smith, Kent - 17/12/2021 - UpFront Reviews
“Beautiful, well equipped cabin in serene surroundings. Felt private and quiet and perfect for a little break. Hot tub was a nice bonus too. Kitchen is full of all the tools to make a meal, and the cabin felt spacious. Wood fire is easy to use and plenty of instructions. The grounds are beautiful to take a walk around. Good location to do things and have a day out. Host was very easy to contact and helpful. Be sure to look at the sky if it's a clear night, we saw a shooting star!”
Mrs Patel, Birmingham - UpFront Reviews - 25/10/2021
“We had Lovely stay at the hideaway , stunning views and such a peaceful place .we were well looked after and Dog friendly with walks from site . Thankyou for an amazing staycation”
Sofi Russell - Oct 2021 - Google
“Barn was fantastic, home from home, relaxful and peaceful. Lovely walks with the dogs. Games room was great, loads of laughs playing ping pong, darts, billiards, pinball plus you've got board games galore. Recommend to everyone, shall be certainly booking again. Thank you all at the Hop Pickers Barn”
Susan Bradely - October 2021 - Google
“Excellent accommodation and host. ideally located for the Malvern Hills and surrounding country side. Would definitely recommend the Hoppickers Barn.”
Mrs Heath, Leicestershire - 03/09/2021 - UpFront Reviews
“I stayed in the bell tent with my daughter, which was luxuriously furnished and included our own private kitchen in a horse trailer, covered table outside and fire pit, with firewood provided. We also had the use of the kitchen in the games room, a full-sized fridge and a shower. The owners pay meticulous attention to detail, providing everything you could possibly need, and are very generous with the free mik, bread, eggs and even marshmallows. The outdoor swimming pool is lovely and the horses are friendly. A great site and location near Malvern and Worcester.”
Sarah Hurst - September 2021 - Google
“We spent a lovely five days with our children and dogs at Hoppickers. Whilst the weather wasn't quite as warm as we'd hoped (for late August!) it didn't dampen our spirits and there was still plenty to do. The children loved the tennis courts, games room and hot tub...and they liked seeing all the animals. I'd definitely recommend it if you're looking for somewhere to totally relax!”
Ms Wootton, Surrey - 01/09/2021 - UpFront Reviews
“Set in beautiful countryside near Malvern, Hoppickers is ideal for family groups particularly if you book the Cabin and Barn together. The properties are great but so are the swimming pool and games room. Unusually for outdoor pools, the pool is heated to a comfortable temperature around 25 degrees and we liked having exclusive swimming slots. Each day we looked at the times available and it was easy to plan around them. The horses and hens were fun to watch. Both Cabin and Barn are well equipped and each has a bbq. We enjoyed the peaceful nights and seeing the stars without the usual light pollution we get near cities. The shepherd's hut and Luxury tent would be good for couples and the properties are all positioned away from each other so there is privacy.”
Mrs Fenwick, Birmingham - 22/08/2021 - UpFront Reviews
“An amazing weekend break in the Hideaway Shepherds Hut. The perfect place to unwind and switch off, idilic location topped off with the hot tub looking out over the beautiful scenery. Louise the host was very helpful and made our break extra special. We will definitely be returning next year to this wonderful place.”
Mr Barnes, Gloucester. August 2021
“We had a wonderful relaxing weekend in the shepherds hut. ItâÄ™s in a lovely location: very peaceful, a real feel of getting back to nature. The hut was exceptionally clean and every little detail was thought of. We would definitely return.”
Ms Van Deventer, Shropshire. August 2021
“One of our favourite places. We always receive a very warm welcome here. The cabin is a delight and lovely and clean, everything you need. Beautiful setting, lovely countryside, plenty of walks on the doorstep, use of the great swimming pool. Lots to see and do in the area - if you wish it, but we were quite happy to stay close to the cabin and enjoy the sun and glorious surroundings/walks in the countryside. Roll on next year.”
Ms Broom, Norfolk. July 2021
“Lovely weekend, perfect place if you want some RNR. Lovely and quiet. Excellent facilities, owners were lovely. I would 100% visit here again xx”
Ms Bramble - June 2021
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