Caves Folly

UK England West Midlands Herefordshire

  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Good walks nearby
An eco-site surrounded by flowers and with the Malverns for a backdrop

Although laid-back owners Bridget and Wil have relaxed their long-standing no-car policy, visitors to Caves Folly are positively encouraged to arrive on foot, bike, or even horseback (stabling can be arranged locally). Such is the warm welcoming you'll receive at this eco-friendly site, your affable hosts will even collect campers arriving by public transport.

Now that the site is given over for exclusive hire, campers are truly spoilt with the lusciousness of the organic glade and wild-flower meadow. With space for up to 6 tents (maximum 10 people) plus toilet and shower facilities, you won't want for much in your own private prairie. If there's a crowd of you, why not rent 'The Pleck' holiday cottage with the camping meadow all to yourselves. The Pleck sleeps 6 and comes complete with a kitchen and dining area. It's perfect for families – kids can camp in the meadow while the Mums and Dads are snug in the cottage!

The time of year shapes what extent of labyrinth the glade will be in. Spring flowers make way for bending branches laden with fruit come autumn.The campsite is adjoined to the owner’s organic nursery, so a mass of colour and scent emits from the flowerbeds and greenhouses, while the backdrop is the stunning British Camp – an Iron-Age hill fort atop the most easterly of the Malvern Hills that inspired many a poet, including WH Auden.

You will awaken to the sound of wild birds and perhaps a field mouse or two. And when you doze off, it’ll be to the sound of your personal campfire’s crackling embers.

Details

Facilities

Campfires allowed. You can also BBQ – logs and local charcoal can be purchased on site. Toilet and shower facilities. The Pleck (sleeps 6) has a kitchen and dining area. Bridget and Wil are very helpful and happy to freeze ice blocks and other bits. New for 2014 – art cabin where workshops can be booked in advance of your stay. Contact Marie-Therese on 07843 685028 or email m@eekbatik.com

Suitable For

Tents, dogs, groups, cars – yes. Caravans, campervans motorhomes – no.

Nearby

The Malvern Hills  offer no shortage of outdoor walks and bike trails. Take a bottle with you to fill with the famous water from one of the many shrine-like springs dotted around the hills – the village of Malvern Wells is a particularly good spot for them. The Malvern Theatres (01684 892277) is an arts centre featuring the latest cinema releases and contemporary plays.

Food & Drink

The Wellington Inn (01684 540269) serves yummy food within strolling distance. The gorgeous market town of Ledbury, 3 miles away, has some great food shops.

Opening Times

All year round.

The Owner Says

THE PLECK holiday cottage and adjoining camp site is in the relaxing and beautiful area of the Malvern Hills. AONB.The surrounding countryside is easily accessible and a joy to explore in all seasons. Children and dogs can run through the meadow in a safe environment with no dangers or worries about them disturbing other campers!

The camp site comprises of areas for tents mown in our wild flower meadow. There is a fire pit and picnic table for visitors.

The Pleck is a unique place to stay as the whole experience is excusively yours-the only sharing is with the flora and fauna!

Cost of The Pleck is £95 per.night. this will include the meadow for your own private use.

If you would like friends or family to camp in the meadow the cost would be an extra £12 per. person. Under fives £6 each.

 The Pleck holiday cottage and adjoining camp site is in the relaxing and beautiful area of the Malvern Hills.AONB.The surrounding countryside is easily accessible and a joy to explore in all seasons. Children and dogs can run through the meadow in a safe environment with no dangers or worries about them disturbing other campers!

The camp site comprises of areas for tents mown in our wild flower meadow. There is a fire pit and picnic table for visitors.

We call it 'The Pleck experience', visitors often come in stressed with life and within a day we see them relax as they absorb the beautiful surroundings.

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OAK MEADOW CAMPSITE

This lovely field is flanked by oak trees and has views of the Malvern Hills.

The meadow is in a peaceful spot with only a small number of pitches so that you have lots of space to relax. Family groups and friends are welcome to rent the whole campsite (we can accommodate about 10 normal sized tents).

There are toilet and shower facilities and a fire pit.

Cost £12 per.person £6 under fives.

EXCLUSIVE RENTAL.

If you want the whole campsite to yourselves there will be an extra charge of £50 on top of the normal camping charges.

Pitches

The Pleck (sleeps 6) and meadow 4-5 pitches
Oak Meadow 6-10 pitches. Exclusive hire for groups available.

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Location

Contact Caves Folly, Caves Folly Nurseries, Evendine Lane, Colwall, Herefordshire WR13 6DX

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Getting There

Colwall is on the B4218 between Ledbury and Malvern. Turn into Evendine lane in Colwall Green and you will see the Caves Folly Nurseries sign on your right. Drive in and we will be amongst the flowers somewhere!!

Train/bus (County Bus Traveline: 08712 002233) to Colwall and 5-min walk. If you have lots of heavy baggage, Bridget & Wil can pick you up from the bus stop or station in Colwall, Ledbury or Malvern.

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