Within a 10 minute drive....Upton upon Severn, Pershore and TewkesburyUpton upon Severnis a riverside town bustling with shops, pubs and restaurants. Originally a port, there is now a flourishing marina, and the town swells each year with visitors to its renowned Jazz, Folk, and Blues music festivals.Upton Jazz FestivalUpton Folk FestivalUpton Blues Festival Pershoresits alongside the River Avon, and offers visitors a range of attractions from high quality independent shops, to an indoor market (Wed – Sat), to acres of riverside walks through the Avon Wetlands Meadow. Bridge Street and Broad Street feature elegant Georgian buildings, many of which are listed for their architectural importance. Pershore AbbeyPershore Heritage CentrePershore Tourist InfoTewkesbury – another riverside market town with a difference almost on our doorstep – has grown up where the River Avon meets the Severn. Short of space, half-timbered buildings were crammed alongside narrow alleyways which still exist to this day. Tewkesbury’s Abbey dates back to the early 12 Century, and each July, as part of the annual Medieval Festival, The Battle of Tewkesbury - the penultimate battle in the Wars of the Roses is re-enacted – only with less bloodshed than in 1471!Visit TewkesburyTewkesbury AbbeyRoses Theatre TewkesburyCroome Court and Park is now a National Trust treasure, having been designed around 1750 by ‘Capability Brown.’ Today visitors can access the wonderful landscape park with it lake and gardens. Thanks to generous donations and a Heritage Lottery Fund grant, the Court is undergoing much needed renovation and expects to be fully open by the end of 2105.Croome Court and ParkWithin a 15 minute drive....Cheltenham, Worcester and Croome ParkCheltenham, a beautiful Spa town on the edge of the Cotswolds, cherishes an international reputation for its annual events; the horse racing festival in March culminates with the Gold Cup, and Cheltenham draws visitors by the thousands for it Jazz, Science and Literary Festivals.Cheltenham RacesVisit CheltenhamGloucester Quays (Shopping)Worcester is an historic cathedral city on the banks of the River Severn, with many links to King Charles II. Today Worcester is home to the Warriors Rugby Club and Worcestershire Cricket Club, and has a growing university campus.Visit WorcesterWorcester WarriorsWorcestershire County CricketAnd a little further afield.........Stratford upon Avon, Malvern Hills, and Warwick CastleWorld renowned as the birthplace of William Shakespeare and home to the Royal Shakespeare Company’s recently renovated 1000 seat theatre, Stratford upon Avon is awash with fine old buildings, elegant streets, and a glorious riverside setting.The Shakespeare Organisation runs the Shakespeare Centre, Shakespeare’s Birthplace, and many more buildings and locations associated with the Bard.Visit StratfordShakespeare OrganisationRSC Theatres Visitors to the theMalvern Hills can enjoy over 3000 acres along the 8 mile range. An area of outstanding natural beauty, the Malvern Hills offers gentle rambles or more energetic climbs to the top of its highest point; the Worcestershire Beacon. The town of Malvern is spread out along the foot of the hills, with elegant shops, theatres, restaurants, and much more.Visit The Malvern HillsVisit MalvernThe 3-Counties ShowgroundWarwick Castledates back 1100 years to 914 as a defence against the marauding Danish invaders. Today, Warwick Castle is part of the Merlin Entertainments Group (Alton Towers, Madame Tussauds, Legoland, etc.) and BIG on entertainment: Dungeons, Towers, Jousting, Birds of Prey, Horrible Histories, etc. And for those with a keen interest in history, there are walk-through attractions and exhibits that bring 1100 years of Warwick Castle to life. Warwick CastleVisit Warwick
Home Farm is located midway between Worcester and Cheltenham.The next village of Twyning has a local village store, village pub, tennis courts and children’s playground. A farm shop with tea rooms is 2 miles away.There is a network of local footpaths right outside Home Farm, allowing you to walk through the fields where you can see the horses from the nearby Equestrian centre. Further afield you can walk the Bredon Hills or Malvern Hills, giving you fantastic views across the Severn Vale and Worcestershire.Activities within 3 miles: Keen golfers have a choice of golf courses, plus Spa and horse riding. Excellent selection of country riverside pubs and restaurants within 5 miles.