Holiday Cottages in Worcestershire
Worcestershire offers a breath of fresh air in the heart of England. A popular destination for daytrippers looking to escape the hustle and bustle of urban life in the nearby West Midlands, the growing numbers of high quality holiday cottages in Worcestershire also make it the perfect short break destination for those looking for a taste of rural English life while soaking in the unique history and character of the area.
Its central location makes it an easily accessible choice for your next holiday, with the M5 motorway helping deliver you to this unspoilt area.
Walkers will be in their element and your own Worcestershire holiday cottage will provide the perfect base for tackling a variety of routes of varying difficulties and with their own individual charms. A ramble through the Lickey Hills offers the ultimate contrast with views across the beautiful greenery out to the city skyline of Birmingham and its surrounding towns.
Further afield, the Malvern Hills and Common offer a beautifully preserved natural and dramatic landscape, described as ‘a mountain range in miniature,’ due to the craggy rocks and ridges giving the impression of mountainous outlines. There are more than 4,500 acres of wooded slopes, rocky outcrops and the highest point of Worcestershire Beacon to explore on foot. Mountain biking, horse riding, hang gliding and climbing are also popular activities with the landscape lending itself to all sorts of outdoor pursuits.
There are holiday cottages available in the heart of Worcestershire with stunning views of the Malverns and with easy access to their natural charms.
The waterways of Worcestershire also offer a relaxing way to get close to nature, whether you want to wile away the hours on a canal cruise or stroll along the banks of the River Avon. Nearly 100 villages are dotted throughout Worcestershire, each offering their own quintessentially English charms, including the renowned Cotswold village of Broadway, often described as the most beautiful in all of England and famed for its honey-coloured stone buildings, village green, craft shops and galleries.
The market town of Evesham is also awash with charm and history, nestled on the banks of the river, while Droitwich Spa offers Britain’s only inland saltwater swimming pool. The natural pool is formed from the underground river of brine upon which the town was built. The water is only rivalled in its saltiness and buoyancy by the Dead Sea and has played a major part in the town’s history, much of which is still visible in the form of medieval timber-framed buildings and the ornately-decorated Church of the Sacred Heart.
It is not just the salt water spas which will leave you feeling rejuvenated, book your holiday cottage break in Worcestershire and you will enjoy a relaxing and refreshing break nestled within this quaint and striking area of England’s heartlands.