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Worcestershire

Worcestershire, at the heart of England’s countryside, is a beautiful rural region that is ideal for relaxing country cottage holidays and a place that can be enjoyed by families and couples alike.

There are lots of holiday activities and charming places here, from beautiful gardens and animal parks to the birthplace of an iconic car, there’s even a theatre in a converted loo!

It’s a county best known for its swathes of stunning scenery, but there’s also lots of things to do and places to visit too. For a great family day out, the West Midlands Safari and Wildlife Park at Bewdsley is just one of a few animal parks in the area. Or for a relaxing spectacle, Witley Court has fountains timed to come to life each hour of the day as well as a uniquely beautiful Rococo church. A cottage holiday here provides the perfect base for exploring the county on foot, by car or cycle. Or maybe relax aboard a vintage steam or diesel train on the Severn Valley Railway.

Visit Worcester’s superb Cathedral, regularly used for services of worship as well as a striking building in its own right. See for yourself why the Snowshill Collection near Worcester is described as “a collection of just about everything” or why people are so flushed with praise for the Theatre of Small Conveniences, in a converted public toilet in Malvern. There’s a unique collection of exotic plants as well as a deer park set amid 300 acres of Victorian splendour at Spetchley Park Gardens.

Monkey around at Go Ape High-Wire Forest Adventure in the Wyre Forest! Families will be spoilt for choice when you consider all the other activities on offer like ice-skating, go-karting, kayaking, wind-surfing and much more, and of course there are wonderful walking routes, both challenging and gentle, all around the county.

Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Worcestershire to find the one that is just right for you and discover for yourself what a great place it is to visit.
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  • Rimmers Farmhouse

    Wichenford, near Worcester

    Grade
    10
    5
    1
    3
    Ref: RHHN

    Rimmers Farmhouse, adjacent to the owners’ home, is a characterful, detached property overlooking the countryside. It backs onto residential barn conversions and has been restored throughout to an exceptional standard. Providing generous accommodation, it is ideally suited for large groups wishing to holiday together. The holiday property provides a perfect location for energetic children and dogs, and for exploring the stunning Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire and Herefordshire countryside.
    The property has many interesting features including an en-suite bedroom, a remote control gas woodburner, an electric Aga, an electric steam cooker and a plate warmer.
    There are many places of interest including the historic university city of Worcester, with its cathedral, shops and restaurants. Ideally located for the Elgar route, including Elgar’s birthplace museum, the Shelsley Hill Climb, the oldest race track in the world, the city of Hereford and the Mappa Mundi, as well as the rolling Malvern Hills. Beautiful Cotswold villages, with honey coloured cottages, abound and are well worth a visit. The outstanding natural beauty of the Shropshire Hills is also a short drive away. Shop, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

    Living room with wood-burning stove and wooden floor. Large kitchen with electric Aga, induction hob and flagstone floor. Breakfast room with flagstone floor. Snug with TV and wood-burning stove in inglenook. Garden room with remote control gas woodburner. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet. Second floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stoves - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Gas woodburner included
    • Electricity, ground source central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • iPod dock
    • Electric Aga
    • Electric steam cooker
    • Plate warmer
    • Combi microwave/oven/grill
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed garden with patio and furniture
    • Ample parking
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking

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  • Burleigh House

    Tenbury Wells

    Grade
    13
    6
    2
    3
    Ref: W43642

    An ideal base for discovering Worcestershire and the Wye Valley

    Burleigh House is a period, Victorian, detached holiday property with entrance hallway, and enjoys far reaching countryside views. The large games room on the lower ground floor, complete with TV, will keep the children occupied and the terraced garden gives extended space. The ancient market town of Tenbury Wells is set on the River Teme and was affectionately referred to by Queen Victoria as ’the town in the orchard’. It provides a range of interesting shops, cafes and pubs whilst Ludlow, with its fine eateries and restaurants, is only a short drive away. Tenbury Wells also hosts the annual mistletoe and apple festivals. For walkers, Titterstone Clee Hill offers spectacular views from its summits, or if you prefer a more leisurely stroll, there are plenty of country walks through the Teme Valley, renowned for its growing of hops and cider apples. The cathedral cities of Worcester, Hereford and Gloucester are only a short drive away as are the National Trust properties of Berrington Hall and Croft Castle. Hay-on-Wye can be reached in less than an hour’s drive. Shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Lower ground floor: Games room. Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Drawing room. Utility room. 1 double (6ft) bedroom (zip and link, can be twin). Shower room with toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 2 double, one (6ft zip and link, can be twin) with additional single day bed and 2ft 6in pull-out single (on request, for alternative sleeping only), one 5ft, 2 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with bath, bidet and toilet. Second bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room and drawing room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Three Freeview TVs. DVD. iPod dock. Gas/electric range. Two washing machines. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed, terraced garden, with decking, patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Games room with Freeview TV, table tennis and dartboard. No smoking. NB: Steps and sloping banks in garden.

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  • The Ferryman’s Cottage

    Upton-upon-Severn

    Grade
    14
    7
    2
    3
    Ref: NM9


    The Ferryman’s Cottage offers a superb rural setting for those wishing to enjoy the tranquillity of the countryside, yet be within easy reach of a wide range of fun days out for all the family. Indeed the property itself has much to offer the family, with facilities for snooker and darts, as well as a variety of board games in the adjoining garage. Detached, it is located on the banks of the River Severn and Uckinghall Pool, and is fronted by the vast Uckinghall Meadow – an area designated a Special Wildlife Site on account of its natural beauty. Private fishing and mooring is available along a 1½-mile stretch of river, by arrangement with the owner.
    Available locally are a wide range of leisure pursuits – choose from walking, swimming, theatres, cinema, restaurants, cricket, horse racing and golf. For interesting days out visit the elegant spa town of Cheltenham, with its majestic shopping promenade, pump rooms, galleries and museums, or head for the historical cathedral cities of Hereford and Worcester. Stratford-upon-Avon, one of England’s best known towns, makes a delightful day trip. The birthplace of Shakespeare, Stratford is full of interesting places to visit, including the Royal Shakespeare Company Gallery, the World of Shakespeare and the National Teddy Bear Museum, which will appeal to all ages. Gloucester is home to one of the finest cathedrals in the world, as well as the interesting City Museum and the National Waterways Museum. Malvern and Upton-upon-Severn are also well worth a visit, host to the Malvern Theatre Festival and the International Jazz Festival respectively, while the Brecon Beacons, the Wye Valley and the Cotswolds are within easy reach. Shops 3 miles.

    Living room with wood-burning stove and French doors to garden. Large dining room with seating for fourteen, piano and French door to garden. Spacious, well-equipped, farmhouse-style kitchen with tiled floor, breakfast area and door to garden. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Four bedrooms; two doubles, one with en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet, one twin and one single. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Second floor: Two twin bedrooms, one with additional single bed (for +1).

    Wood-burning stove - fuel available locally. Electricity and full gas central heating included (October-March £60per week, £45 per short break). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. Two travel cots by arrangement. High chair. TV (Teletext). DVD. Stereo/CD. Piano. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Garden, patio, furniture. Barbecue. Parking. Cycle store. Private fishing, mooring by prior arrangement. Small snooker table, board games, darts in garage. Ground floor facilities. NB: Garden sloping down to river, lake 10 yards .

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  • Sporting Heights

    Clows Top, near Kidderminster

    Grade
    24
    9
    3
    8
    Ref: UKC871

    This holiday cottage is perfectly placed mid-way between Ludlow, Kidderminster and Bridgnorth. There is easy access to Shropshire, the West Midlands, Herefordshire and Worcestershire, ensuring a great midway meeting point in the UK and allowing guests a good variety of places and areas to visit during their stay.
    Sporting Heights provides guests with a warm and homely welcome, and is perfect for a large group of family and friends looking to celebrate a special occasion (the dining room seats up to 26 guests). Guests can enjoy the large garden and grounds, which has been well maintained with surrounding fish pools, including a private one for house guests. There is also an abundance of wildlife.
    Nestled in the grounds of the owner’s home, this expansive holiday home (about 6000 square feet) provides ample space for guests looking to host a venue for friends, family or business colleagues.
    Once acquainted with this beautiful home, take a look at what the local area has to offer. Head off to the nearby attractions in Ludlow, where you can explore and enjoy Mortimer Forest, Ludlow Castle, Stokesay Castle, Clee Hills, Acton Scott Working Farm and the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre. Ludlow also has a variety of festivals held throughout the year.
    Towards Kidderminster, guests can explore the Black Country Museum, Witley Court, West Midlands Safari Park, Wyre Forest and Go Ape tree top adventure park.
    Alternatively, head to Bridgnorth, where the whole family can appreciate the things to do, including Severn Valley Railway, Rays Farm, Daniels Mill, The Cliff Railway, Ironbridge Gorge and plenty of museums to explore.
    There are quaint towns and villages surrounding Sporting Heights that offer bars and restaurants, and Cleobury Mortimer is 3½ miles away. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground Floor:
    Living room 1:
    With wood burner, Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Living room 2: With wood burner, Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining room/kitchen: With electric range, microwave, fridge, freezer and two dishwashers.
    Utility/boot room: With storage for boots and coats, freezer, two washing machines, tumble dryer,
    Conservatory: With double glass doors.
    Games room: With table tennis and snooker.
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, single bed and en-suite wet room with shower and toilet.
    Separate toilet.
    2 separate staircases to...
    First Floor:
    Study/gaming room:
    With Freeview TV, Xbox, large selection of books and glass doors to Juliet balcony.
    Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed, 2 single beds and en-suite with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed, 2 single beds and en-suite with bath and toilet.
    Bedroom 4: With kingsize bed, 2 single beds and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 5: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 6: With twin beds and en-suite with bath, shower cubicle and toilet (also accessed from landing).
    Bedroom 7: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 8: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 9: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burners included. Large enclosed garden with patio and garden furniture. Stabling available by arrangement. Fishing on-site by arrangement with the owner, free of charge, no licence required. Bike store. Private parking for 10 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are lakes in the grounds, fenced off from the house gardens.

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