The Ellerslie mansions were built in 1855 and are situated in the historic spa town of Great Malvern. Once a water cure establishment of Doctor Edward and Walter Johnson, they were visited by key figures such as Charles Darwin and Florence Nightingale.
These splendid buildings later became a preparatory school for girls in the 1920s before becoming part of the prestigious Malvern College.
The main house - Lind House - is named after the famous Jenny Lind, the 'Swedish Nightingale' whose last public appearance in 1883 and final resting place is right here in Malvern.
Great Malvern is home to an array of cafes and restaurants, as well as bookshops, antique dealers and fashion boutiques. The Malvern lifestyle also attracts artists and craftspeople who exhibit their wares in its shops, galleries and markets.
Malvern Theatre is well known up and down the country for its premier showcases, with guests travelling from miles around to visit.
If you’re looking to go further afield, Great Malvern offers two train stations for quick and easy access to the vibrant cities of Birmingham and Hereford. And of course, owners at Ellerslie benefit from the executive Audley minibus for local travel and days out.
The Malvern Hills are famed for their landscape, therapeutic spring water and musical and literary connections. They have also been declared an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) – and it’s easy to see why. A 40-minute walk from Audley Ellerslie to the Worcestershire Beacon provides the perfect vantage point for some of England’s grandest views – eastwards towards the Cotswolds, northwards towards Shropshire and westwards towards the mountains of Wales. The Hills are also a ramblers’ paradise, providing ideal walking conditions for all abilities.
Apartments at Ellerslie offer stunning views, many unrestricted.
Located near Ledbury (15mins from Audley Ellerslie), Eastnor Castle is a stunning Georgian castle, owned (and still lived in) by the Hervey-Bathurst family. Surrounded by a beautiful deer park, lake and arboretum, there are activities suitable for all ages - an adventure playground, junior obstacle course, knight’s maze, treetop walkway, Land Rover little offroaders, woodland play area, children’s fun sheets, lakeside walks and woodland walks.