Quiet idyll of rural bliss
Malvern Wells is one of many local areas registered as an area of outstanding natural beauty – rightly so… many beautiful walks along the 13 miles of the Malvern Hills with breath taking scenery. Made famous by the Victorians, you can visit St Anne’s well where you can still sample Malvern water. Malvern Wells has an active and proud village community. The village hall a popular venue for plays, dancing, yoga and private parties. Join the Wells Club, run by local residents to get all the local gossip. Walk along the hills and drop into “The Wyche Inn” which serves hearty good food, or in the opposite direction is “The Malvern Hills Hotel” just below the British camp, famed for its Iron age fortress.
Well connected and lovely community
Great Malvern is close by – a Victorian town with delightful cafes and restaurants, a wealth of culinary delights. There is a large Waitrose and lovely speciality health food stores. The theatre offers entertainment for all ages with its west end productions and Christmas panto’s great for children and adults. A little further afield the Malvern retail park with Marks and Spencers, Morrisons and for that well-earned shopping break Costa Coffee. Pop over the hill to Ledbury to view its significant number of timber framed houses including the outstanding market house built in 1671, voted as one of the best places for Christmas shopping with it’s large selection of independent shops.
Worcester city centre is accessible by car or train gives the delight of its Cathedral steeped in history and the many other attractions that visitors flock to see. Great Malvern and Malvern Link station offer a good service to national train links, both M5 and M50 are less than half an hour’s drive away with links to London the Midlands, the North and Wales an ideal situation for travel.
- Stores: Upton upon Severn sits on the banks of the Severn which hosts independent shops, cafes and restaurants, a place to while away those long summer days.
- Supermarket: Visit the traditional butchers and great cheese shop in Barnard’s Green.
- Pubs: For special occasions, just above Stuart Lodge, nestled in the hills is The Cottage in The Wood, or a 10 minute drive away The Swan in Hanley Swan.