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The Elms Country House Hotel & Spa

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Why We Love It

  • This manor-house hotel is 15 minutes' drive from the Wyre Forest Nature Reserve
  • The restaurant has an AA Rosette and uses ingredients from the hotel's kitchen garden
  • Facilities include a spa, a gym and an indoor pool
  • The property's extensive grounds feature a croquet lawn, tennis courts and a garden trail

"It's like home, but better, with more space and more toys" -- The Guardian
97%
Enjoyed This
(61 Member Ratings)
"We were so well looked after, delightful staff, we felt so relaxed and wished we were staying longer."
CAMILLA
Feb 11, 2018
Ludlow, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

Birmingham Airport is an hour's drive from the hotel. Worcester Shrub Hill and Foregate Street railway stations are 25 minutes' drive away. Parking is free.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

The Elms Country House Hotel & Spa is a manor house built in 1710, set in 10 acres of grounds. It's less than an hour's drive from Birmingham, and around 15 minutes' drive from the Wyre Forest Nature Reserve, where you'll find many walking trails and Go Ape, a high-wire treetop challenge (fees apply). Witley Court and Gardens is less than 10 minutes' drive from the hotel, and the West Midland Safari Park and Severn Valley Steam Railway are both less than 30 minutes' drive away.

The hotel's gardens feature a croquet lawn, tennis courts and a trail to follow. Many of the herbs, vegetables and fruit used in the restaurant are grown in the kitchen garden. Spa facilities include a sauna, a steam room, an ice fountain, a gym and treatment rooms, plus there's an indoor swimming pool and a hydro pool that is half indoors and half outdoors.

Breakfast is served in the Terrace restaurant, while light lunches and afternoon tea can be enjoyed in the Garden Café, which has views over the lawns. The Brookes restaurant holds an AA Rosette and offers a more formal dining experience for lunch or dinner, with a set menu and an à la carte Best of British menu, as well as a 7-course tasting menu.

Bedrooms are furnished in a country-house style. Most are in the main house but there are six in the coach-house annex. Wi-Fi is free.

From the press:


  • "The Elms is one of the group of Luxury Family Hotels... dedicated to entertaining parents by keeping the children happy" -- The Daily Telegraph

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Kids' club
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Games room
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception
  • Baby-sitting service (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
  • Internet access

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib available on request, free of charge, for infants aged 2 and under. Extra bed available on request, free of charge, for children up to 16 years of age. This does not include breakfast. Breakfast will be charged as taken. Charges will be added to your bill. There is no extra bed available for adults.

Pets: Dogs are allowed on request and will be charged at £15 per pet, per night, in Coach House rooms only.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

97%
Enjoyed This
(61 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Elms (part of Luxury Family Hotels) over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.5 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
We were so well looked after, delightful staff, we felt so relaxed and wished we were staying longer.
CAMILLA Feb 11, 2018 Ludlow, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Little extras, wonderful food, cosy bar
Joanna Feb 05, 2018 Hereford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The Tasting menu and staff were excellent.
Graham Jan 18, 2018 Southampton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Attention to detail throughout the whole hotel.
Other Comments
I couldn’t recommend this hotel highly enough. It has a very unique feel to the place which is very refreshing. Staff were charming and right amount of attentive. Small touches throughout the hotel longe areas and in our room were brilliant and made us feel special. Furniture/soft furnishings were brilliant and made the place feel like home. This really is the nicest hotel I’ve ever stayed in. Only area for improvement was more loungers and seating are needed around the pool area.
Libby Jan 15, 2018 Manchester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The whole experience was very good especially the food.
Linda Jan 21, 2018 Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The whole experience...the pretty drive there through the countryside, the delicious 7 course taster menu, the relaxed atmosphere at the hotel plus Dave the Manager was a quirky, knowledgeable, funny chap that added to the whole experience. Finally, we loved relaxing in the pool & sauna after breakfast the next day. We'll definitely return.
Other Comments
Personally, We would have liked the restaurant staff to tell us exactly what we were being served when eating a taster menu as it adds to the whole experience.
Benjamin Jan 30, 2018 Stourbridge, United Kingdom
Other Comments
had to cancel due too extreme weather conditions
peter Dec 12, 2017 Witney, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
nice room and meals - very good breakfast
Other Comments
We had tap water with our meal and they tried to charge us next day for bottled. Not a good move.
Lucinda Dec 03, 2017 Stourbridge, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
It was quiet but refined. Very nice food (Dinner and breakfast). Small gym with a lovely swimming pool, sauna and hot tub. Helpful staff and large comfortable bedroom.
mary Dec 11, 2017 Burton-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Fabulous spa but equally Hotel ambiance excellent along with food
Judith Dec 25, 2017 Bridgnorth, United Kingdom

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