Where the western slopes of the Malvern Hills meet the fringe of the easily ambled Wye Valley sits a house for all reasons and all seasons. Bright Hall invites up to 26 family and friends to reconnect in an 11-bedroom Georgian country house sitting pretty within two acres of ancient rural estate just ripe for a spot of croquet.
Get the gang together for exclusive weekend hire, retreats, wellbeing courses, filming, locations, weddings, artisan workshops, business activities and corporate events. Milestone birthday or anniversary? Go the extra mile to sleepy Colwall, where leather meets willow on the village green and the chit-chat in the post office is off the scale.
Explore the ponds, the dovecote and the quirky bridge. Binge your box sets on the two smart TVs. Raid the library literature and recharge your social battery in perfect peace. Bring your dog to tug you over the hills. Bag the Clock Tower as a couples’ retreat. Luxuriate in freestanding baths and hotel-style beds. Remember to return the key.
Anyone for croquet? You’ll play within two acres of ancient country estate peppered with ponds, a quirky bridge, a fountain and dovecote. Pack a picnic and pick a new spot every day. Load up on meat from the artisan butcher in town and let the barbecue aromas loose across the clean Herefordshire air.
Explore further to find a coffee-and-cake café. Sit out beneath starry skies on the 30-seat terrace. Pop over for coffee to see the lucky couple who got the Clock Tower. Enjoy space and country air to a backdrop of bleats and moos, and a sense of privacy without isolation.
This is a country house that doesn’t do formality. It’s a home-from-home, where the grand original features sit comfortably alongside modern furnishings and handy tech. Load your Insta feed with period-style pictures over the 250Mbps Wi-Fi and stream your Suits and Stranger Things on the two smart TVs.
There’s a country-manor vibe here with spaces for acting all regal, spaces to be together to celebrate a big birthday or anniversary among the ones who matter the most, and spaces to slope apart, pull a book from the library shelf and recharge the social battery.
You’ll want for nothing in the fully equipped kitchen with its four electric ovens and double American-style fridge-freezer. Unless of course you don’t want to cook. So call up our preferred chefs for a one-off celebration, hog roast, drop-off meals left in the fridge, or fully catered break.
Eat around the grand dining table or out on the terrace in the summer sunshine, with seating for 30. Load up the barbie with goodies from the artisan butcher’s and wine from Hay’s, and let the aroma loose in the clean country air. Or pack a picnic for the two-acre grounds peppered with ancient oaks and pretty ponds.
Take it easy with a takeaway from Domino’s. Or pub it at The Wellington, for real ale and a restaurant serving homecooked local ham and chef’s homemade pies. Pop out to The Yew Tree in the village to warm your toes by the fire, throw a few arrows and order pub grub. Or try dog-friendly The Brewer’s Arms for smoked salmon or charcuterie.
Restaurants? Book the 1919 at The Cottage in the Wood in Malvern for a breakfast with a view, elegant afternoon tea or an incredible evening meal with excellent wines. Eat fresh and seasonal at Faun in Malvern, or go Italian at The Olive Tree and dive into chicken liver and pancetta followed by fillet steak with green peppercorn.
Wrapped in a blanket of silence beneath the imposing Malvern Hills and within its own six-acre grounds, Bright Hall offers deep sleep for the weary. Wake up bushy-tailed in one of eleven bedrooms. Or make it a romantic retreat in the Clock Tower.
The master bedroom is a first-floor superking with an en-suite and will take a cot. Bedroom two also offers a superking (or twins) with an en-suite bathroom and space for a cot, while en-suite bedroom three is a superking or twin with a single daybed.
Family-friendly bedroom four provides a grand kingsize four-poster with two single day beds, shower room and freestanding bath, and bedroom five is a kingsize or twin with an en-suite. Bedrooms six and seven, also en-suite, both sleep three in kingsizes with potential for up to three singles.
Bedroom eight is a kingsize or twin with an en-suite bathroom, while bedroom nine offers a superking (or twin) with an en-suite. Bedroom ten is another kingsize or twin with a private shower room and bedroom eleven offers a kingsize or twin with the benefit of an en-suite disabled shower room. Choose the Clock Tower for a romantic overflow