The Local Area
The town developed around its 11th-century priory, a Benedictine monastery, the remains of which make up some of the early parts of Great Malvern Priory, now a large parish church.
During the Dissolution of the Monasteries the local commissioners were instructed to ensure that, where abbey churches were also used for parish worship, they should continue or could be purchased by parishioners. Accordingly, Malvern Priory survived by being acquired by a William Pinnocke and with it, much of the 15th century stained glass windows. The monastic buildings were taken apart and anything usable was sold off. With the exception of the church building (of which the south transept adjoining the monastery’s cloisters was destroyed), all that remains of Malvern’s monastery is the Abbey Gateway (also known as the Priory Gatehouse) that houses today’s Malvern Museum.
The health-giving properties of Malvern water and the natural beauty of the surroundings led to the development of Malvern as a spa, with resources for invalids and for tourists, seeking cures, rest and entertainment. Local legend has it that the curative benefit of the spring water was known in mediaeval times.
The town has many more attractions including Malvern Hills (which in the spring is covered in blue bells), Malvern Theatre, The Morgan Motor Company, St. Ann’s Well and Witley Court which are all worth a visit.
With plenty of quaint tea shops, shops, pubs and restaurants there is something for everyone.
The Farm has been family run for the past 50 years, situated between Malvern and the historic market town Bromyard.
The farm is mainly arable with a beef herd to graze the pastures.
An area of outstanding natural beauty with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Perfect for long walks and fishing at the Old Lakes. For more info on fishing please go to – www.evesbatch.net.
Provisions and places of interest
The Hop Pocket Shopping Centre in Bishops Frome about 10 min drive from us is a wonderfully quaint place to visit for all your local provisions and a lovely local experience.
St Anns well Malvern
Legges Butchers for great meat in Bromyard.
The Blue Bell in Malvern for your afternoon teas and homemade cakes.
St. Ann’s Well for a gorgeous coffee out in the open air in the hills.
For those contemporary art lovers visit Blue-Ginger which has become a showcase for many talented local artists and craftspeople as well as some of the best of British talent and carefully sourced fairly traded crafts from far away. Only a 5 min drive from us.