The Cottage in the Wood
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Cottage in the Wood Malvern Wells
Lovely location and rooms
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... Trust cards.
We knew it was Ben Disraeli's country pad but had no idea it had played such a huge part in the War effort.
The dingy little map rooms, set up in what used to be some sort of ice house bunker, were home to map-makers creating intricate maps of Germany to be used in British bombing raids.
The intricate patterns of the formal gardens were almost as fascinating.
On a ...
... I would have been compatible. Anyway, we drove back through Upton-upon-Severn and Bishops Cleve and into the lovely Cotswolds on a bright sunny day. Manual steering and partly mechanical brakes kept me on my toes at first but the wooden frame was wonderfully flexible and I was able to throw the car around nicely. Our car had a MX-5 gearbox and a Ford 2lt motor and performed very well. The tight twisting roads through the Cotswolds were ...
... different direction than where I'd originally planned, and I've had the most unexpected and happy surprises (a beautiful 15th century church, a sunny hillside full of sheep, a hidden garden, a children's author sitting in her studio and illustrating her latest book, and more). Having the freedom to explore and to take a winding path through each day has been so happy for ...
We almost didn't make it! We naturally assumed that Belfast would only have one airport to fly out of...wrong! We turned up at the George Best airport only to find that we should have been at the International airport and we only had 20 minutes to travel 20 miles! We made it thanks to an organised cab organiser, calm and cheerful cab driver, excellent check in staff and no thanks to ever vigilant security staff ...
Pete wanted to follow a longer route to the top, so we agreed to meet early and take the train to Colwall. Jenny met us on the train and we zoomed under the Malvern Hills through a tunnel and into Colwall Station. We de-trained and stood on the platform trying to orientate ourselves. At this point, Pete mentioned that he hadn't brought a map. Fortunately Jenny had, so we planned a route and then attempted to follow it.