Cottages and Self Catering Accommodation in Worcestershire
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Set amongst the rural, picturesque hills of South West England, the county of Worcestershire features a rich heritage and has played important roles throughout the years from the turbulent middle ages right up to the factory laden industrial age. The area has vast acres of serene and peaceful landscapes and even though it is landlocked and surrounded by six other counties including Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire, its waterways offer a variety of activities for all tastes. Read More
With miles of fabulous walks and bike rides on the doorstep, this character cottage sits in an elevated position on the slopes of the Malvern Hills in an enviable position next to the historic Holy Well Spring. Great Malvern with its excellent amenities is just two miles away and there is a restaurant and pubs within walking distance. Easy access to many of Central England's attractions including the Forest of Dean and the Cotswolds.
A mews style holiday cottage in the heart of the popular Cotswolds village of Broadway providing an ideal base to exploring the Cotswolds. Shops and superb eateries on the doorstep and lovely walks from the front door.
A charming Cotswold stone period self catering holiday cottage set within the lovely Cotswolds village of Willersey close to Chipping Campden and Broadway. Two very good pubs within walking distance and plenty of attractions close by. The perfect place for exploring the Cotswolds and Central England.
Sitting in a tranquil position where a stream runs through the grounds, this welcoming cottage is only a five minute stroll from the heart of the Cotswolds village of Broadway with its superb independent shops, pubs and restaurants. A great base for exploring the Cotswolds and Central England.
Perfectly placed in the popular Cotswolds village of Broadway, this picturesque thatched cottage offers the chance to experience a taste of country living with lots of character perfectly blended with modern day luxuries. Direct access to the Cotswolds Way and pubs/restaurants within walking distance.
A delightful holiday cottage in an enviable quiet position just a few minutes walk from the heart of the popular village of Broadway - one of the Cotswolds most desirable villages with excellent pubs, restaurants and independent shops to browse.
Set amongst picturesque grounds with stream running through, these two holiday cottages sit in an enviable idyllic quiet location just a few minutes stroll from the centre of Broadway - one of the Cotswolds most beautiful villages with an excellent choice of pubs, restaurants and independent shops.
Worcestershire as a Holiday Destination
It was within the county that the first skirmish of the English Civil War occurred (at the Battle of Powick Bridge) and it also featured the last major battle of the conflict, the Battle of Worcester in 1651. Embedded in the county is a deep history and there are various historic houses located around the area including Harvington Hall, a moated medieval and Elizabethan manor-house that features Elizabethan architecture and original wall paintings.
The rural makeup of the county offers fantastic outdoor pursuits and the beautiful landscapes are great for photography. Malvern Hills is a vast area of open common land that is ideal for walking whilst soaking up the native wildlife and enjoying the stunning views. The county is also included in the Cotswolds area which is one of the most popular in England. The Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is full of rolling hills, relaxing nature trails and quaint little villages that haven’t changed in years.
Within the Cotswolds area is the Worcestershire village of Broadway that is often described as the ideal representation of a typical Cotswolds village. Its thatched roofs, winding roads, honey coloured old age limestone buildings that date back to the 16th century in some cases and unique charm make it a great location to explore the rest of the county. It also includes a number of ancient pubs and inns where visitors can experience traditional Worcestershire culinary delights.
The county is not just made up of picturesque rural landscapes, instead it also has some bustling towns such as Worcester itself with its spectacular cathedral and Redditch. Here you can find a curious mix of old and new with tradition arts and crafts stores beside modern shopping centres with high street brands and multinational stores. Families can experience a wide range of activities and the county is welcoming for children with plenty to do. The Safari Park at Bewdley provides a chance to view animals not native to the area, whilst the Transport Museum in the charming village of Wythall offers an insight into the past.
Worcestershire manages to combine modernity and age old tradition in an effective way. From the rural landscapes that offer a scenic view of the area to the busy towns with their modern facilities and lively atmosphere, the county really does appeal to all. Its little market villages show off a way of life unique to the area and the real sense of history makes for a fascinating visit to the county. Old and new, traditional and modern, Worcestershire is one of the most accessible counties in England with a diverse and appealing nature.
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