New owners of The Cottage in the Wood hotel have just started a major £2.5million refurbishment of the 30-bedroom property in the Worcestershire village of Malvern Wells.

 ‘1919’, the hotel’s two-AA Rosette restaurant named after the year The Cottage in the Wood started its commercial life as tea rooms will be refurbished together with the bar, lounge and seven bedrooms.

An orangery and a spa will be new additions. 

The refurbishment of the four-bedroom Beech Cottage and the Coach House, together with the balance of the bedrooms, will follow.

The aim of the refurbishment is to convert The Cottage in the Wood back into a destination hotel, restaurant and bar, reflecting the strong literary heritage of the area which was home for a time to authors CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien as well as composer Sir Edward Elgar.