Property available in Worcester
The most sought after properties in Worcester are Victorian, Regency or Georgian, with well-proportioned rooms and generous gardens, but whether you are looking for a small cottage, striking manor house, large farmhouse or magnificent country estate, Knight Frank can find the property that's right for you.
An Area of Outstanding Beauty.
The Malvern Hills
The Malvern Hills dominate the west side of Worcestershire bordering the neighbouring county of Herefordshire from which there are wonderful Westerly views and to the Easterly side, over the spectacular Severn Vale – well recorded inspiration for one of Britain’s finest composers, Sir Edward Elgar.
The Hills are famed also for the beneficial qualities of the natural Malvern Spring waters. The Hills are formed by some of England’s most ancient rocks, dating back to about 680 million years, and being at the one end of the Worcestershire Way it is an excellent destination for walkers and cyclists of all ages and abilities, whether it be more gentle exercise along a tree-lined path or an energetic trek along the ridge.
Being of such historical note, there is a wealth of distinguished properties strung along its length including Great Malvern Town, Wells, and Western edge, and out towards Ledbury and the outlying parishes of Colwall, Storridge, Castlemorton and the Hanleys.
The hill is geologically part of the Cotswolds and lies within the Cotswolds AONB, although as the result of erosion over millions of years it now stands isolated in the Vale of Evesham. At the summit of the hill are the remains of earthworks from an Iron Age hill fort. It is an important wildlife site in England with a range of habitats including limestone grassland, scrub and ancient woodland. A large number of public footpaths and bridleways, including the Wychavon Way, cross the hill from the villages circling its base, which include The Combertons, Overbury, Kemerton and Beckford.
West Worcestershire along the Teme Valley offers some of the most beautiful unspoilt countryside in the County. The rolling wooded farmland with its patchwork of fields is a classic English picture; the area traditionally renowned for its livestock farming and hop fields. The Worcestershire Way weaves its way along the Valley; the topography making for some spectacular shooting, the River Teme some interesting fishing and for those on horseback there are a number of bridle paths. Situated along the way are a great many pretty villages and hamlets including the Shelsleys, Abberley, Knightwick and Suckley.
The Severn, Teme and Avon, amongst the many other tributaries, are the three major rivers that course their way through Worcestershire. With such beautiful outlooks and sources of leisure and recreation, these watercourses can be enjoyed by everyone. Along these, are some of the County’s most historical and beautiful dwellings, settlements and bridging points, including the quintessential villages of Clifton-upon-Teme, Birlingham, Severn Stoke and Ripple, and the scenic market towns of Tenbury Wells, Bewdley, Pershore and Upton-upon-Severn.
Getting to Worcester
Worcestershire’s convenient central location within the country provides excellent accessibility, and road, rail, and airport communication links:
- Cheltenham 36 mins (24.7 miles)
- Birmingham 48 mins (34.8 miles)
- Warwick Parkway Railway Station 48 mins (41.2 miles)
- Ludlow 55 mins (34.5 miles)
- Bristol 1 hr 9 mins (62 miles)
- Cardiff 1 hr 39 (89 miles)
- London – Parliament Square 2hrs 32 mins (136 miles)
- Cheltenham 30 mins
- Birmingham New Street 46 mins
- Birmingham International 1hr 15 mins (1 change)
- Bristol 1hr 35 mins
- London Paddington 2hrs 17 mins
- Bristol Airport 2 hrs 14 mins (1 change)
- London Euston to Birmingham New Street 1hr 25 mins
- Warwick Parkway to London Marylebone 1 hr 10 mins
- Gloucestershire Airport 34 mins (23.8 miles) – Private Airport
- Birmingham International Airport 46 mins (38.5 miles)
- Coventry Airport 57mins (49.7 miles) – Private Airport
- East Midlands Airport 1hr 19 mins (72.1 miles)
- Bristol Airport 1hr 28 mins (76 miles)
- Manchester Airport 1hr 55 mins (105 miles)
- London Heathrow Airport 2 hrs 7 mins (123 miles)