4 storey Georgian townhouse of historical Interest with free parking.
About Guy little
I live in Worcester myself. I work in the Construction industry. My wife is a local teacher. We have one son. I’m honourary secretary of the Battle of Worcester Society and happy to show you around the principal sites free of charge. Just ask.
Guy little purchased this House in 2015
Why Guy little chose Worcester
About as close and convenient to the city centre as you can get, and a great alternative to hotel rooms. Once parked up, all Worcester is accessible by foot. Whilst the location is central, it is also surprisingly quiet. Worcester is a cathedral city, so whilst the shops, bars, restaurants and sporting venues are on your doorstep you are only a few minutes drive from the attractions of rural Worcestershire, which include great walking, biking and an array of National Trust and English Heritage properties.
What makes this House unique
An opportunity to stay in a Grade II listed house of historical interest in a conservation area; being a former home of the composer Sir Edward Elgar. Free city centre parking.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Travel cot and high chair. No bathTravel cot and high chair. No bath
No smoking - You may smoke outside in the rear courtyard.You may smoke outside in the rear courtyard.
Max guests: 5 (sleeps up to 5 adults) - 5+1. 1 king. 2 singles. 1 small double.5+1. 1 king. 2 singles. 1 small double.
Beautiful house in a perfect location
I have rented many properties through Vrbo and home away. This was right up there with the very best. Extremely well equipped for the 3 of us ladies. A bedroom each. Comfy beds. The kitchen was the best equipped ever.... lots of dishes glasses. Lovely welcome pack.... even fresh flowers. We were aware of the stairs and managed just fine....
Tons of info and maps on the local area. Took the train to gt Malvern and Hereford. Walked along the river......enjoyed the Saturday market.....
Thanks for meeting us Guy... apologies for the broken wine glass. No riotous parties.... just a clumsy dishwasher!!!
Would recommend this property highly!!!
Great that you got out walking in Malvern and Hereford! Thanks for staying with us, Guy
Thank goodness we didn't know!
We wouldn't have chosen this property had we known it had stairs to every level but thank goodness we didn't know! Fabulous atmosphere, well equipped, warm, clean and spacious with some thoughtful and considerate touches. Perfectly located for shops and walks so will definitely be booking again in the future.
Thanks for staying with us. Glad you found the location convenient. Best regards, Guy
The house was spotless and exceeded our expectations. Excellent communication from Guy to check we had arrived and gained access and make sure everything was OK for us.
Nice welcome pack.
We had a lovely time in Worcester, a beautiful city, and part of that was because we were in this townhouse by the cathedral. It is a very picturesque district of the town, and we were in the center of it. It's very close to the shopping area, which had a lot of nice pubs and restaurants. We were also close enough to the countryside, because of the town's location, to be able to get out and enjoy it.
There had been mention of the stairs in the house as it was on several levels, but the steps were not steep and the charm of the house made it worthwhile.
We would recommend this property to our friends.
Glad you had an enjoyable time in Worcester. Best wishes, Guy
Great base for Worcester and Malverns
An excellent property for a weekend or week’s stay - perfect location beside the cathedral with easy access to shops and restaurants. Very well equipped and charming. Lots of stairs!
Glad you found the location convenient. Thanks for staying with us. Best wishes, Guy
The longest-running classical musical festival in the world is the triennial Three Choirs Festival held at Worcester Cathedral and the arts are well-represented by productions staged at the nearby Swan Theatre, Huntingdon Hall and Malvern Theatres. There are numerous venues for gigs and live music across the city.
The Vue cinema is just around the corner. The Ghostwalk, currently with stops at the Guildhall and the Commandery is worth the money.
Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum is on the Tything and houses a collection started by Sir Charles Hastings founder of the British Medical Association (BMA). Tudor House and Greyfriars are located on Friar Street.
The world-famous Lea and Perrins Worcestershire Sauce is still blended and bottled in the city. The Royal Worcester Porcelain Museum is a two minute walk away and is located on the China Works Severn Street site, visited by Admiral Lord Nelson in 1802 where he placed a large order for the ‘Horatia service’. Unfortunately, he never received it all before being mortally shot at the moment of his great triumph: Trafalgar 1805.
The annual Hay-on-Wye literature festival which former US President Bill Clinton called ‘The Woodstock of the mind’ is about an hour away.
As far as restaurants, pubs, clubs and bars are concerned there are many. Most of them are within easy walking distance. Enjoy a pint in Worcester’s oldest pub, The Cardinal’s Hat which dates from the 14th century. Explore the wine and cocktail bars dotted along the medieval streets, or enjoy fine dining in one of the city’s great restaurants; many of which use locally sourced produce, from a county increasingly renowned as a home for food and drink.
Worcester is reckoned to have some of the best shopping in the West Midlands, with a superb mix of high quality brand name stores and independent artisans to choose from.
The city has several impressive sporting venues. County cricket is a short walk across the River Severn to the new and improved New Road Ground where Basil D’Olivera, Ian Botham and Graeme Hick used to play. The University Arena - also across the river – hosts British Basketball League matches. Professional rugby union side Worcester Warriors play at Sixways Stadium located at junction 6 of the M5. Worcester racecourse is also within walking distance and the best jump racing in the world can be found at Cheltenham adjacent to the Cotswolds, 25 miles away.
There are some fantastic, traffic free riverside walks in Worcester. The Malvern Hills, The Cotswolds and The Shropshire Hills –all Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty – are all within easy reach, and boast some of the best scenery, walking and activities of all levels anywhere in Britain.
In 2015 Worcester was ranked in the top ten UK cities for heritage. Beating places like York and Bath. Boasting a beautiful Norman Cathedral it has strong and identifiable musical, cultural and industrial heritage.
Originally a Roman settlement and then a burgh of Alfred the Great; fortified against Viking raiders along the River Severn, Worcester began to thrive once the city became part of an episcopal see and had a bishop.
King John of Magna Carta fame, - whose favoured hunting ground was Feckenham Forest; covering most of Worcestershire at the time - is buried at his own request in the cathedral chancel. He was flanked by the shrines and tombs of St. Oswald and St. Wulfstan until they were destroyed during the Reformation. Worcester Cathedral is also the final resting place of the brother of King Henry VIII, Prince Arthur; as well as former British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin.
The old city is built upon a medieval street pattern and the streets tended to be named after the trade or business that went on there. Look out for: Needlers Street; Fish Street; Silver Street; The Shambles (where meat was sold); Cooken Street (street of the cooks); the Cattlemarket; the Cornmarket; the Hopmarket. Cooken Street was renamed Copenhagen Street in honour of Lord Nelson’s visit in 1802. Friar Street and New Street used to be called Glovers Street. Glove manufacturing employed 8,000 to 10,000 people in Worcester at its peak. The Fownes Hotel used to be a Glove Factory. The best remains of the old city walls can be seen along the river, and along City Wall’s Road. New plaques locating the old city gates can be seen dotted around these walls. There nine in total, counting the Watergate by the Cathedral.
The first and last battles of the English Civil War were fought at Worcester. The first encounter in 1642 was a skirmish involving Prince Rupert on Powick Fields, to the west of the city. The last battle was a bloody affair, with thousands killed in fierce fighting outside the Sidbury Gate, as well as through the city streets. The future King Charles II made his escape from the city on 3rd September 1651.
Sir Edward Elgar lived at 2 College Precincts, and is reckoned to have played in the Cathedral Cloisters as a small boy.