Queenswood is a prominent Victorian house on the edge of Cradley village, under 10 minutes from Malvern.
We completely refurbished Queenswood in 2017/18 and now it has four spacious, light, airy ensuite guest bedrooms and guests’ dining and drawing rooms with log fires on cooler nights, Freeview TV and free Wifi.
The beautiful village of Cradley nestles on the very edge of the stunning Malvern Hills, both in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Conservation Area.
Queenswood itself is quietly located on the outskirts of the village, amongst ancient mixed woodland and fields of sheep, cows and horses; set slightly off the road, with plenty of off-road parking.
The bedrooms are light and airy and there is constant hot water and full central heating throughout. The beds are luxurious with Egyptian cotton sheets, light snuggly duvets and soft towels.
Full English breakfasts are standard and served in the dining room. Help yourself to fruit, croissants, yoghurts, home-made breads, jams and marmalade from the buffet table whilst your ‘Full English’, is being prepared for you in the kitchen. Or choose a ‘Continental Breakfast’, or smoked salmon, kippers, smoked haddock or a vegetarian option. The Dining Room has individual tables each seating 2 people, with white fine bone china crockery, Sophie Conran designer cutlery and a cosy gas ‘coal’ fire on chilly mornings. (We do, of course, also have full central heating!)
Queenswood is the perfect place to unwind at the end of a day, with a lounge and garden room for guests to use, gardens and field to wander in and the sound of the church bells across the fields. Then of course in the evening there is The Red Lion pub for good food and convivial company, only 10 mins walk across the fields.
We bought Queenswood in Cradley in December and spent a 12 months transforming a tired old Victorian house, untouched for over 30 years, into a superb Bed and Breakfast destination.
This semi-retirement project came after spending 25 years establishing a Five Star, award winning cottage holiday and bed and breakfast business, where we spent our time wisely listening to our guests and making sure we provided what they wanted.