Malvern hills for walking and cycling holidays in Worcestershire

Self-catering holiday cottages in Worcestershire

In the heart of England, Worcestershire is know as a rural county with areas of great beauty.The county borders Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, and Gloucestershire. The West Midlands is to the North East and that part of the county is fairly Industrial.To the west, the county is bordered by the Malvern Hills an Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty, with lovely hills rising above the countryside, wonderful for a peaceful holiday break. It was here that Elgar was inspired for many of his compositions. The south of the county is bordered by the northern edge of the Cotswolds; to the east is Warwickshire. The two major rivers that flow through the county are the Severn and the Avon. Self-catering accommodation is available whether it's a weekend break or a two week summer vacation - you will find self-catering holiday lets through-out UK with instant online booking - start looking below!

Sleeps: 2. Bedrooms: 1 (four poster, king-size bed). Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire. Short breaks. Pets welcome. Vineyards and cider route.

Hop Pickers' House - at Brook Farm, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire

Hop Pickers' House At Brook Farm , Tenbury Wells

Hop Pickers' House is situated in a peaceful, rural location on nearly 9 acres of private garden, orchard and meadowland. Nestling in the Teme Valley on the Worcester, Shropshire and Herefordshire borders, the cottage is convenient for a huge range of activities - horseriding amongst the forest...

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Things to do in Worcestershire when renting a holiday house.

Evesham is well know for its fruit and vegetables grown in the fertile land. The main city is Worcester which is full of great buildings - specifically its Cathedral. Worcestershire has some beautiful Country Houses, the following National Trust ones

  • Kinver Edge and Rock Houses - Kinver nr. Stourbridge
  • Clent Hills, Romsley, Worcestershire
  • Hawford Dovecote, Hawford, Worcestershire
  • Croome Court, Worcestershire
  • Coughton Court, Alcester,
  • Hanbury Hall and Gardens, Droitwich,

There are great Gardens and lots of areas for walking and cycling - particularly in the Malvern hills pictured above. Of course Warwick Castle and Kenilworth (medieval) Castles are great days out too and everyone loves chocolate - Cadbury World is a visitor attraction, featuring a self-guided exhibition tour, created and run by the Cadbury chocolate company. There is the West Midland Safari safari park and National sealife centre in Worcestershire too.

The Severn Valley Railway is a heritage railway in Shropshire and Worcestershire. The 16-mile (26 km) heritage line runs along the Severn Valley from Bridgenorth to Kidderminster, crossing the Shropshire/Worcestershire border, following the course of the River Severn for much of the time. So no need to be worried about what to do - book your holiday cottage and then spend time considering you holiday itinerary.