Rev Morris, September 2019
Nice, roomy, comfortable accommodation with wonderful views across the Three Counties Showground and Malvern Hills.. The `price' of the view, of course, is that you are up high, so be prepared to negotiate a steep, sharp-bended and bumpy drive before climbing 47 steps up to the property. We adapted quickly and were soon clambering up and down like mountain goats, but this is really not a property for people with mobility or respiratory problems (or - with a very steep, hairpin bend to negotiate - for nervous drivers!)
The owners live on-site and provided basics like milk, tea and coffee, as well as a couple of cupcakes and a lovely bowl of freshly cut hydrangea flowers, which was a nice touch. Other than that, they are `hands-off' and seemed reluctant to provide more than basic information in a `file', so don't expect much in the way of a `meet and greet' or any recommendations for dinner on the first night.
There is a very effective, fast-heating oven and a good quality washer/dryer which did (eventually) get the towels bone dry, but this was quite complex to operate, so be prepared to spend a fair bit of time combing through the manufacturer's instructions. A simple steer from the owners on the best wash / dry cycle to select would have been a great help.
Overall, though, we very much enjoyed our stay in Malvern, which is a beautiful part of the country with some lovely places - like Hereford and Tewkesbury - within easy driving distance. If you're seeking a spacious property with a pretty, tiered garden and magnificent views, Haslington House fits the bill. (And, if you DO like to book ahead for dinner on your first night, we'd recommend The Nag's Head, an excellent gastro-pub in Great Malvern).