The unspoilt Teme Valley is a hidden gem with it's quintessential English countryside and beautiful fast flowing river. It is a perfect place to walk or ramble right from the doorstep, and if you feel more energetic you would even follow the 30 mile Worcestershire Way.
We recommend that you have a car, as there are numerous places of interest to visit locally, including National Trust properties, farm shops, pubs and restaurants. Go horse riding, fishing or clay pigeon shooting; all a short drive away.
If you want somewhere special to dine out then the following restaurants are recommended:
Green Cow Kitchens, is an intimate restaurant just a few miles away on the Whitbourne Estate. We recommend that you book in advance www.greencowkitchens.co.uk
The Venture In at Ombersley, beautiful, award winning food with first class service. www.theventurein.co.uk
L'Amuse Bouche Restaurant, Malvern, a taste of French-style cuisine in an English setting. It has two coveted rosette awards. www.cotfordhotel.co.uk
or for a lovely pub meal try The Live and Let Live, Bringsty Common. http://www.liveandletlive-bringsty.co.uk
Just a few places which you could visit:
Witley Court and Gardens (English Heritage) - one of England's great country houses which was destroyed by fire in the 1930's, it is now a spectacular ruin. Perfect for walks and picnics. Attached to the court is one of the finest Baroque Churches and a tea room.
The Firs: Elgar's Birthplace and Museum - Lower Broadheath - offers a fascinating insight into the life and music of one of England's greatest composers www.nationaltrust.org.uk/the-firs
Hereford Cathedral - with it's famous medieval map, the Mappa Mundi www.herefordcathedral.org
Worcester City and Cathedral - visit the famous Museum of Worcester Porcelain with the largest collection of Worcester Porcelain in the world. Close by is the Commandery Museum which was the headquarters of King Charles II army at the Battle of Worcester. www.museumofroyalworcester.org
Morgan Motor Company - making cars for over 100 years. The Morgan car is famous the world over. Book a tour of the Morgan factory and watch craftsmen building the cars in person www.morgan-motor.co.uk
Malvern Hills - ranging from Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire they dominate the skyline of the area. An area of outstanding beauty and are famed for their spring water. Visit the many shows at The Three Counties Showground, including The Three Counties Show and the RHS Spring Show.
Or visit The Cob House just few miles away which offers numerous activities including fishing. www.cobhouse.org
Severn Valley Railway, Bewdley - take a journey by steam train along the river Severn to Bridgnorth in Shropshire. 2015 is the Golden Jubilee Year for the steam railway with many special events planned www.svr.co.uk
The museum of carpets at Kidderminster, dedicated to the history of carpet manufacture www.http://www.museumofcarpet.org
Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb - the oldest operational motorsports venue in the world. Hill climbs are held throughout the summer, including the famous Vintage Car Classics.
Other local National Trust Properties to discover include, Grey Friars in Worcester, Hanbury Hall, Lower Brockhampton, Croome Court, Croft Castle and Berrington Hall.