Great Malvern
Little Malvern Court
and Garden
Little Malvern
Worcestershire WR14 4JN

 

Little Malvern Court with its adjacent church is all that remains of the 12th century Benedictine Priory of Little Malvern. The Court, nestled into the flanks of the Malvern Hills, continues to be the private home of the Berington family.

As a member of the Historic Houses Association (HHA), during the Spring and Summer months, the family opens the 14th century Prior’s Hall, associated rooms, monks cells and 10 acres of monastic grounds, to the public.

Everything about the Court and its Gardens is unbelievably picturesque with stunning views across the Severn Valley. The gardens are a mixture of wildflower meadows, orchards, ancient trees, a chain of small lakes, old fashioned roses, terraces, garden ‘rooms’ and superb 100 year old yew topiary hedges.

The magnificent cedar trees were planted from seeds brought back from the Holy Land by Charles Michael Berington. The chain of lakes, formally fish ponds for the monks, follow the layout from a plan dated 1720 and, like much of the present garden, were restored in the 1980s.

During spring and summer the grounds are carpeted with spring bulbs, daffodils and primroses, and as the cherry blossom fades, the crab apples come into flower and the roses are in full bloom. The magnolias are putting on a display and the peacocks are strutting their stuff.

Sounds almost too good to be true doesn’t it, but Little Malvern Court will not disappoint. The Court has been the home of the Berington family by descent since the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 1530s. In Victorian times a manor house extension was added.

The Prior’s Hall
View the beautifully restored medieval hall roof with its cusped wind braces. See Family and European paintings, furniture, collections of needlework, and religious vestments from the 18th and 19th centuries.

 

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Plan Your Visit 
Opening Days & Times
Entrance to the house is by guided tour only. Doors Open at 14:15 and close at 17:00. The last tour of the house is 16:00 Special openings such as the National Gardens Scheme, can be found at:
 
Admission Options
Visitors may visit both the House and Garden on a combined ticket. Tickets are also available to visit the House or the Garden only. HHA Friends & Members are admitted free during opening hours.
 
Admission Price(approximate)
Combined Ticket: around £7.00 per Adult; £2.00 per Child under 14; Under 5’s are free
House Only or Garden Only – around £6.00 per Adult; £1.00 per Child under 14; Under 5’s are free
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Disabled Access
Little Malvern Court and Garden is situated in an ancient setting up against a hillside. Part of the garden is on a slope and access to the Prior’s Hall is up a flight of stairs. The toilet is also up a flight of stairs.
 
Facilities
- Car parking: Car parking is across the road and is clearly signed
- Refreshments: Tea, Coffee & Biscuits are available from only £2.50 (To be purchased with your entrance tickets)
- WC: There is a toilet facility available up a flight of stairs
 
Contact & Further Information
Telephone   +44 (0)1684 892 988
 
Getting There
-By Car:
Located 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Great Malvern on the A4104.
 
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