We Love —
- The Elms boasts 23 tastefully designed rooms, a large indoor pool, a garden café and terrace restaurant
- A beautiful mansion, set within extensive grounds, and the surrounding Worcestershire countryside on the doorstep, there’s lots to discover in the local area
- This spectacular 18th century building was once a grand country home, it’s the perfect setting for a family break, the youngest guests are encouraged to explore the hotel surroundings
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Your Destination —
Explore the spectacular ruins of this once-lavish Witley Court country house, now cared for by English Heritage.
Though the house was ruined by fire in 1937, its dramatic remains hint at the lifestyle once lived here. Bring a picnic for the family and enjoy the court’s beautiful gardens, lakes and amazing fountains. Witley Court is a magical world for all ages, located just two miles from the hotel.
Climb the stunning Malvern Hills (one for the energetic) or visit the fun-filled West Midlands Safari Park. Be a mountaineer in training, or get up close and personal with wild beasts.
From The Elms, the lively city of Birmingham is only 30 miles away and thrumming with activities. Head to the National Sea Life Centre with its giant turtles and hammerhead sharks, or visit the city’s many great museums and galleries for some culture. Try out one of Birmingham’s two indoor climbing walls, or fill the energy gap in its bars, cafés and restaurants.
A little further away is Drayton Manor Theme Park in Tamworth; a day-out destination for older thrill seekers as well as the little ones. Under-fives will love meeting Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends at Thomas World.
Your Hotel —
At The Elms, there’s an almost tangible sense of history.
A beautiful Queen Anne mansion in extensive grounds, it’s as impressive inside as out. For years, the house served as a grand family home. Now, it offers an equally warm welcome to guests as part of Luxury Family Hotels, specialising in child friendly holidays.
It is never forgotten that The Elms was designed to be a home, and the hotel's approach is shaped by the needs of both families and parents. For the whole of your clan, The Elms provide a luxurious but adventure-filled retreat.
With more outdoor space than you can shake a stick at (yes, they are dog friendly too), there’s plenty to keep little ones entertained. Bounce off energy on the trampoline and play a game of tennis, croquet or football.
Use The Elms as a base for venturing out to local attractions such as the West Midland Safari and Leisure Park. Alternatively, let the kids have fun in the crèche while you spend quality parent time in the spa, complete with swimming pool, thermal retreat, and treatment rooms.
When it comes to refuelling, the food and drink gets the official parents’ thumbs up. Fruit, herbs and vegetables are grown in the garden to guarantee the best quality and zero food miles. They’ve even got their own expert kitchen gardener, who’s happy to stop and chat with curious little ones.
With all this, plus comfortable and spacious child-friendly rooms to relax in, family time is one luxury that’s never in short supply.
- Sports facilities
Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally.
Your Room —
This offer is based on a Family Room
Family bedrooms are located in the main house with views over the garden. They’re ideal for young families, with space for two adults and two children. Each has a king or queen-sized double bed, with the option of twin rooms if you prefer.
All of the family bedrooms contain tea and coffee facilities, baby listening monitors and towels for the whole family. We’re also happy to arrange a fridge, bottle warmer and steriliser if you’ll need them. Changing mats, baby blankets and nappy bins are provided for all babies as standard, and cots are available free of charge.
Your Board Basis —
This offer is based on a bed and breakfast stay.
Just for you: 2 course dinner included on the first night for the adults
From family breakfasts in the sunny Terrace to scones and cakes by the lounge fire, or sophisticated fine dining in the Brookes restaurant to a light lunch of salad and sandwiches on the patio.
The experienced kitchen team uses the freshest of ingredients, as well as homegrown fruit, herbs and vegetables, to conjure up a menu of fabulous meals. The kitchen garden is home to over 100 herbs and bursting with fruit and vegetables. Ian, the kitchen gardener, tends and nurtures the plants that will eventually tantalise your taste buds.
Breakfast is a relaxed affair in the Terrace restaurant, where everyone can get stuck into a generous continental buffet or order plated cooked breakfasts (with a specially designed menu for children).
A light lunch is served daily in the Garden Café or lounge areas with exceptional view across the lawns. On Fridays and weekends, why not treat yourself to a mouthwatering a la carte lunch in the Brookes restaurant?
For dinner, you can choose to dine with your children in the Terrace room (adjoining the Brookes restaurant) from 6pm. If appetites need to be satisfied earlier in the evening, opt for High Tea between 5pm and 6pm in the Garden Café.
Alternatively, escape the children and indulge in a ‘date night’ together. After 7pm, the Brookes restaurant transforms into a sophisticated grown-up dining experience. And with the baby listening service, you can switch off the parenting buttons and be a couple once more.
During the day, you’re welcome to order food and drinks outside of the restaurants – whether you choose an indulgent afternoon tea in one of the cosy lounges, or some ice-cold cocktails on the velvety lawns, a Teddy Bears’ tea for the children or an energising morning coffee with homemade biscuits.
Your Journey —
Transport is not included in this offer.
If you’re driving, The Elms offer ample free parking (up to 120 cars).
From London take the M40 until the M42 Junction 3A. Turn west until the M42 meets the M5. Take the M5 south to Junction 5 (Droitwich). Take the A38 towards Droitwich and leave to follow signs to Ombersley on the A4133. Follow the A4133 through Ombersley, signposted to Tenbury Wells. Turn right where A4133 joins the A443 at Holt Heath, signposted to Tenbury Wells. The Elms is on the right of this main road, about two miles after Great Witley. Do not take the right fork off into Abberley Village.
From the South West take the M5 until Junction 6 (Worcester North). Take the A449 towards Kidderminster (6 miles), taking the turning to Ombersley. Fork left into Ombersley, at the island turn left onto the A4133, signposted Tenbury Wells. The Elms is on the right, about two miles after Great Witley. Do not take the right fork off into Abberley Village.
From Birmingham take the M5 South until Junction 5. Take the A38 towards Droitwich and leave to follow signs to Ombersley on the A4133. Follow the A4133 through Ombersley, signposted to Tenbury Wells. Turn right where A4133 joins the A443 at Holt Heath, signposted to Tenbury Wells. The Elms is on the right, about two miles after Great Witley. Do not take the right fork off into Abberley Village.
From Worcester follow signs north out of the city along the A443, signposted to Tenbury Wells. The Elms is on the right, about two miles after Great Witley. Do not take the right fork off into Abberley Village.
The nearest station is Kidderminster (20 minutes by taxi), while main stations are at Worcester Foregate and Worcester Shrub Hill (30 minutes by taxi).
Birmingham Airport (an hour's drive) and East Midlands (an hour and 35 minutes' drive) are the nearest airports.
Helicopter landing space is available on the front lawn of the hotel. Please call for landing information and to arrange your arrival.