Overview of Worcestershire

Ashton-Under-Hill

Ashton-Under-Hill is a quietly situated village approximately 8 miles from Broadway. The village comprises of period and contemporary houses and has a public house, church, primary and middle school. Day to day shopping at the market town of Evesham approximately 4 miles away. The larger cultural and shopping centre for the area is Cheltenham approximately 12 miles.

Aston Somerville

The pretty rural hamlet of Aston Somerville lies approximately 3.5 miles to the east of Broadway and about 4 miles to the south of Evesham. The village comprises an attractive selection of period and contemporary cottages and houses. The larger cultural and shopping centres for the area are Cheltenham (approximately 14 miles) and Stratford-upon-Avon (approximately 18 miles). There are mainline train stations to London Paddington at Evesham and Moreton-in-Marsh. Aston Somerville is also well placed for access to the M5 at Junction 9 Tewkesbury.

Badsey

The village of Badsey lies approximately 2 miles to the East of the market town of Evesham and some 4½ miles to the north of Broadway and about 15 miles South West of Stratford-upon-Avon, the latter famous throughout the world for its Shakespearean connections. Badsey is a thriving community with a church, primary school, butcher, village store and two public houses. There is a mainline train station to London Paddington in Evesham and Honeybourne (both within approximately 10 minutes by car). Regular local buses to Evesham and Chipping Campden with connections to Worcester and Malvern.

Bretforton

Bretforton is a popular village which has a primary school, Parish Church, Community Shop, and the renowned Fleece Inn which is in National Trust ownership and is over 500 years old. More comprehensive shopping, leisure, cultural and educational facilities are available in Evesham, Cheltenham and Stratford-upon-Avon whilst Chipping Campden and Broadway offer all the traditional charm of the Cotswolds. Communication links are excellent with access to the M5 and M40 motorways as well as trains from Honeybourne and Evesham to Oxford and London Paddington.

Broadway

Broadway is well known as one of the most lovely of the Cotswold centres, yet it also has the advantage of good shopping facilities including a small supermarket, chemist, post office, butcher, delicatessen, churches of many denominations, library and health centre. The larger cultural and shopping centres for the area are Cheltenham (approximately 15 miles) and Stratford-upon-Avon (approximately 15 miles). There is a mainline train station to London Paddington at Evesham (approximately 6 miles) and Moreton-in-Marsh (approximately 8 miles) scheduled time approximately 90 minutes.

Childwickham

Childswickham is a quietly situated village approximately 1 ½ miles from Broadway. The village comprises of a collection of period and contemporary houses, a public house and a church. Day to day shopping facilities in Broadway including library, health centre, bank, chemist, Budgens supermarket and butcher. The larger recreational and shopping centres of Cheltenham and Stratford-upon-Avon are within approximately 15 miles. There are mainline train stations to London Paddington at Evesham approximately 6 miles and Moreton-in-Marsh approximately 9 miles. The M5 (approximately 18 miles) and M42 form part of the national motorway network.

Dumbleton

The pretty village of Dumbleton lies approx 6 miles to the east of Broadway, 6 miles to the south of Evesham and about 12 miles to the north east of Cheltenham. The village has a collection of fine period and modern houses, a church, primary school and nursery. There is a village club, village hall, gardening club, thriving cricket club and tennis court. Dumbleton is well located for access to a number of important centres including Stratford-upon-Avon, Winchcombe, Tewkesbury and Evesham. The larger centres of Worcester and Cheltenham provide excellent shopping, educational, cultural and leisure facilities.

Elmley Castle

Elmley Castle is in many ways the quintessential English village. The main street – wide and tree lined with traditional black and white cottages and an historic pub – leads up to the 11th Century church. Within easy walking distance there is an excellent primary school, village hall, playing field and cricket club. The village nestles beneath the northern slopes of Bredon Hill, a Cotswolds outcrop over which there are numerous paths and bridleways. Secondary schools and comprehensive amenities for every day needs can be found in the nearby market towns of Pershore (4 miles) and Evesham (7 miles). Worcester and Cheltenham offer more extensive shopping, leisure facilities and a wider choice of schools. The mainline railway stations at Pershore and Evesham provide a train service to London Paddington and the M5 junctions at Worcester and Tewkesbury are approximately 9 miles away.

Evesham

Evesham is a well-known riverside market town with a wide variety of amenities. A particular feature is the 8th Century Abbey overlooking the park and River Avon. There is a wide selection of shops along with health centre, community hospital, Rowing Club, Football Club, Swimming Pool and Sports Centre and several supermarkets. The town also has a thriving recently renovated cinema. There is a mainline train station to London Paddington, scheduled time approximately 90 minutes. The larger cultural and shopping centres of Cheltenham, Stratford-upon-Avon and Worcester are within half an hour’s drive. Excellent road links to Junction 9 of the M5 at Tewkesbury and Birmingham NEC and Airport. There are a number of schools in the area including primary, middle and comprehensive schools. The property is within the catchment area of Prince Henry’s High School which has an excellent reputation.

Hinton-on-the-Green

Hinton-on-the-Green is a small village near the foot of Bredon Hill. The nearby market towns of Pershore and Evesham have comprehensive amenities for everyday needs. The well-known beautiful and historic Cotswold village of Broadway is only 5 miles away and offers a good selection of independent shops and restaurants/tearooms. A wider range of shopping and leisure facilities are available in the Spa town of Cheltenham approximately 13 miles. Main line train station to London Paddington at Evesham. There are excellent bridle paths and footpaths over adjacent farmland and extending to Bredon Hill and the surrounding countryside.

Honeybourne

Honeybourne is situated on the edge of the Vale of Evesham and sits either side of the Roman road Ryknild Street. There is a main line railway station to London Paddington. The village is served by a Post Office, stores, a garage, two public houses, a Chinese takeaway and a first school. The architecture within the village ranges from Cotswold stone and thatched roofs to red brick and modern cottage style properties. Honeybourne has access to many good schools including Prince Henry’s Academy and Chipping Campden Academy, whilst it is not in the Chipping Campden catchment many students from the village attend school there.

Little Comberton

Little Comberton is situated to the north west of Bredon Hill just within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is a small but popular residential village with properties ranging from Elizabethan period manor and farmhouses to modern houses and bungalows. The Georgian market town of Pershore is less than 3 miles away and has a good range of shops, doctors’ surgery, theatre/cinema and restaurants. There is also a main line railway station with London Paddington only two hours away without changes. Useful approximate distances are: Evesham 7 miles, M5 junction 7 (Worcester) 8.5 miles, M5 junction 9 (Tewkesbury) 9 miles, Tewkesbury 10 miles, Worcester 12 miles, Cheltenham 19 miles, Stratford-upon-Avon 20 miles, Birmingham 40 miles.

Murcot

Murcot is a small hamlet in open countryside on the edge of the Vale of Evesham. Both Broadway and Evesham provide good shopping, cultural and leisure facilities. Broadway is world famous as a fine example of a Cotswold village and is designated both as a Conservation Area and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village lies at the foot of the Cotswold escarpment and contains many properties of architectural and historical interest and a good range of shops for day to day requirements. The larger centres for the area are Cheltenham, Stratford-upon-Avon and Worcester which provide more comprehensive cultural, shopping and educational facilities. There is easy access to the M5 (J9) providing fast access to the West Country and the Midlands. There is a mainline rail service to London Paddington in about 90 minutes from Moreton-in-Marsh (10 miles).

Pershore

The market town of Pershore provides a range of independent shops, library, health centres and cottage hospital, together with educational provision from nursery/pre-school through to High School and Pershore College. Recreational facilities include cricket, football and rugby clubs, indoor tennis centre, leisure centre with swimming pool, Number 8 Theatre and Arts Centre, the historic Abbey and surrounding park, and the River Avon. There are road links to the larger centres of Worcester and Cheltenham and there are two M5 access points at Worcester. Pershore also has a railway station on the London Paddington line.

Sedgeberrow

The village of Sedgeberrow lies approximately 3 miles to the south of Evesham and has a number of amenities including a public house and a primary school. The village benefits from a by-pass and is situated just off the A435 giving good access to Cheltenham. Evesham, Pershore and Cheltenham have good shopping, educational and recreational facilities and there is a mainline station to London Paddington in Evesham. The village has views towards the Cotswolds and Bredon Hill.

Wickhamford

Wickhamford is a delightful much sought after peaceful hamlet situated between Broadway (3 miles) and the riverside town of Evesham (3 miles). The village has a village hall and a charming 13th century Church with associations to George Washington the 1st president of the USA. Next to the Church stands Wickhamford Manor a fine example of a 16th century Elizabethan Manor House. Nearby everyday shopping at Broadway, well known as the gateway to the Cotswolds and Evesham a riverside town on the banks of the River Avon with its shopping and leisure facilities and mainline train station to London Paddington. More extensive shopping at Stratford-upon-Avon with its Shakespearean connections and the Spa town of Cheltenham. Within easy driving distance is Birmingham NEC and airport and M5 Junction 9.