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Hoppickers Blog Autumn 2017

I have not been good at keeping my Blog up to date so here goes with some of the things that have happened in 2017!

This year has been brilliant for Awards and we are thrilled to have gained Visit England Gold Award for all 3 properties for another year.  It is always a stressful inspection taking at least half the day with a very thorough inspector!  We gained 88% for the Barn and The Cabin and a whopping 92% for The Hideaway, which was inspected under the Visit England Glamping scheme.

 

September was the time for the Visit Worcestershire Tourism Awards for Excellence held at an Exclusive awards ceremony at Malvern Theatres.  We were delighted to be awarded Best Self Catering for Worcestershire, which puts us forward to enter the award for the whole of the UK for 2018. 

Completely out of the blue we then received an e mail inviting us to an awards ceremony at Olympia in October to receive Visit England’s ROSE award in Recognition of Excellent Customer Service.

This new award is given annually to 100 Visit England quality assessed accommodation businesses that go the extra mile in order to provide excellent customer service.

2017 has been a busy year. Upgrades have been made to the swimming pool with some new paving, the tennis court has been sprayed with an acrylic paint and new lines and net put in, the website is being updated to include a new walking app for The Malvern’s amongst other new happenings and attractions in the area and today we collected our first batch of Hop Pickers Apple Juice from the fabulous tree in the old orchard – Howgate Wonder apples. The Hot tub for the Cabin was put in just less than 12 months ago and also a fabulous Norwegian log burner making it a very cosy winter retreat.

Always busy - look forward to 2018 with the help of our daughter Rebecca who can try and make me more up to date with social media! 

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Guest Comments
“Relaxing and peaceful in such an idyllic spot. Must book for next year”
Mr and Mrs Wardle, Totnes
“Lots to see and do in such a beautiful area, the owner was very welcoming and helpful in planning our days,”
Sue and Mark Brocklebank, Manchester
“Fabulous barn conversion - Total peace which is just what we wanted. The super kingsize bed was so comfortable. Overall an idyllic retreat with lovely walks from the doorstep.”
Mr and Mrs Brain, Richmond, Surrey
“The Barn is very well equipped & the owners have literally everything covered even to fresh bread, eggs ect on arrival. The barn is surrounded by woodland & there are some very good walks to choose from with or without our four legged friend....”
Tipton, United Kingdom
“Hoppickers is in such a beautiful part of rural Worcestershire. We cycled from the front door straight on to a green lane and then found a welcoming pub after a couple of miles. Hoppickers was well equipped, an absolute delight - we will definitely come again.”
Bob and Sue, Solihull
“If you want peace and quiet in a beautiful location then stay at hoppickers the accomodation is first class, they have thought of everything and the views are exceptional....”
Coventry, United Kingdom
“The building took our breath away a wonderful English setting in the grounds of a acres of heritage....”
Warwick, United Kingdom
“We thoroughly recommend Hop pickers Barn as a great family retreat.”
Andy L, Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
“The photographs don't do it justice. This place is so lovely as are the owners. ”
Smethwick, United Kingdom
“The barn was warm and cosy, very well equipped and the beds were extremely comfortable.”
Susan, Truro, United Kingdom
“The barn is superbly equipped, and, like I said in my title of the review it was spotlessly clean. The owners were extremely helpful, lovely family.”
Jill, Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
“Loved the location. Loved the Barn. Loved this weekend. Manager was lovely and really friendly!”
Canterbury, United Kingdom
“The Barn was just lovely and suited our needs in everyway possible. The setting was peaceful and picturesque.”
London, United Kingdom
“The setting is beautiful and peaceful, and perfectly located for making the most of nearby Worcester and Malvern. We will certainly come again and I have already recommended to my friends and family.”
Hythe, Kent, United Kingdom
“We couldn't have hoped for a better break. The barn and grounds were beautiful.”
Sam, Richmond upon Thames, United Kingdom
“Wanted a peaceful relaxing weekend which was exactly what we had.”
Lisa, Solihull, United Kingdom
“Hoppickers barn was amazing and so much more than we expected. We wished we were staying longer.”
Haslemere, United Kingdom
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