Cottages in Worcestershire
Blossom-filled orchards, the dramatic Malvern Hills, and ancient battles
Kissing the beautiful Cotswolds on its southeastern fringes and the glorious Malvern hills on its western border, Worcestershire is a pretty and rural county. Old churches and priories dot the landscape. In the riverside market towns of Pershore and Evesham, you’ll find the remains of Benedictine abbeys. Evesham was the site of one of the bloodiest battles in English history. It was here in 1265, that Simon de Montfort was defeated by the king. Consequently, each August a weekend medieval festival hosts an impressive re-enactment on the riverside meadows.
During the spring months, the quiet lanes and hedgerows explode with blossom. This region of ancient orchards and farms emphatically celebrates its fruit-laden past. Follow the blossom trail signs to see some of the prettiest countryside in the county. Likewise, come in August and explore the quaint Georgian town of Pershore. Its Plum Festival is a true celebration of all things plum.
With both the River Avon and the River Severn flowing through Worcestershire, there is no shortage of riverside walks, boating trips and water-based activities to enjoy. Whether you want a scenic river cruise, to try your hand at Stand-Up Paddleboarding or spot the thrill-seekers surfing the Severn Bore.
Discover beautiful Broadway, one of the most sought-after spots in the Cotswolds. Wander its iconic high street then head to the Broadway Tower. Here the incredible views take in 16 counties on a clear day. In nearby Bretforton you’ll find the National Trust-owned Fleece Inn. This excellent pub celebrates all things traditionally English at every opportunity. Come for Morris dancing, asparagus auctions, apple and ale festivals and fabulous folk music.
Explore historical towns including Worcester, one of the oldest cities in England famed for the music of Sir Edward Elgar. Plus Tenbury Wells, known for its holly and mistletoe market as well as orchards and hop harvests. Find wonderful walking trails, family-friendly attractions and excellent dining experiences. By picking one of our holiday cottages in Worcestershire you’ll discover a beautiful county that might just surprise you.