Room Description

Our Elgar room is a newly refurbished double aspect Superior double bedded room on the second floor among the eaves with wonderful far reaching views across the Severn Vale.

The room is furnished with a double bed and antique furniture including dressing table/desk with stool and two armchairs. The colour scheme is in soothing greys and purples.

This room has a large new ensuite with bath and shower over.

Our room rate includes both Continental and a cooked to order breakfast.

Facilities:

  • Free High Speed WIFI
  • 32 inch Flat Screen TV
  • Decanter of sherry
  • Hospitality Tray including a selection of Pukka Teas, Hot chocolate and Bronte biscuits.
  • Hairdryer
  • Cole & Lewis Toiletries

 

Why name our room ‘Elgar’?

Sir Edward Elgar, renowned composer of, for example, the Pomp and Circumstance marches and my personal favourite; The Snow, was born near Worcester and lived in and around the Malvern Hills during his life.  Visitors to the region often follow the Elgar Route or Elgar Trail, taking in such places as his birthplace (now a museum), the music shop that his father owned, and the various places he taught and lived later in life.  You can find prominent statues of Elgar in Worcester High Street, Malvern Church Street and near Hereford Cathedral.

The Malvern Hills and surrounding countryside inspired his music – he lived in sight of the hills for about 55 of his 76 years and was oft seen cycling around the country and village lanes during that time.

The large Post Office in Great Malvern was a piano shop in Elgar’s era. Elgar used to give regular piano and violin lessons here and this is where he taught a pupil called Caroline Alice Roberts. They fell in love and married three years later, much to the horror of her family who disinherited her for marrying a Roman Catholic, and at this time, an unknown musician.

In 1903 Elgar founded the Malvern Concert Club with Arthur Troyte Griffith, a local architect, as his enthusiastic secretary.  He collaborated with George Bernard Shaw to organise the Malvern Drama Festival for many years from 1929.

Elgar died from cancer in 1934 and is buried in St Wulstan’s Church in Little Malvern, along with his wife Alice who had died earlier.