Spectacular countryside walks, gentle waterways and bustling market towns are all a stone’s throw from Worcestershire holiday cottages in Astley Burf. This sleepy hamlet lies near the banks of the River Severn, in the county of Worcestershire. It is surrounded by some of the county’s most idyllic countryside, two miles outside Stourport-on-Severn and seven miles south of Kidderminster. Overlooking the river, the Hampstall Inn is the perfect place to unwind with a pint of local ale after a day of hiking and wildlife-watching in the area’s ancient woods and fields. This historic inn also serves great food, including a few regional classics. Self-catering holidays in Astley Burf would be incomplete without a visit to Astley Vineyard. Established in 1971, it is one of the oldest vineyards in the UK and is known for its exceptional white and sparkling wines, tasting events and tours.
If breathtaking views and the waterside scenery is a priority for you, Rosewaters Cottage near Stourport-on-Severn offers you plenty. Sitting on the banks of the River Severn, this Worcestershire dog-friendly holiday home offers luxury waterside self-catering for 2-7 guests.
Astley Burf is part of the parish of Astley, known for its architecture, including a listed Gothic Revival home, Pool House. Near St Peter’s Church, you will discover the remains of a priory dating back to 1088, while Astley Hall is a magnificent country house which was once the home of prime minister Stanley Baldwin. A short drive from your holiday cottage in Astley Burf, Stourport-on-Severn is a charming Georgian canal town. Reserve an afternoon for a wander around the town centre, where you will discover family-run businesses including Laurence Gough and Sons Butchers and Green Grocer, on the high street – renowned for its homemade pies and dry-cured ham and bacon.
For a relaxing look at the rolling hills and fields of Worcestershire, climb aboard one of the Severn Railway’s steam trains in nearby Bewdley or Kidderminster, and watch the unspoiled scenery of the Marches float by as you cross the border into Shropshire. The medieval city of Worcester is also well worth a visit, just ten miles from Astley Burf.