Area Profiles

AREA PROFILES

Ombersley

Ombersley is one of the most sought after and charming villages in Worcestershire. The first known reference to the village was the granting of a Charter to Abbot Egwin, later Saint Egwin, of Evesham Abbey in 706 AD. Ombersley Court is the traditional home of the Lords Sandys, many of whom are buried in the family mausoleum in the churchyard of St Andrew’s parish church. When St Andrew’s was built in its current form between 1825 and 1829, the chancel of the old church was adapted for use as mausoleum for the lords of the manor. The village of Ombersley boasts a whole host of amenities including butchers’ shop, delicatessen, primary school, doctor’s surgery, parish church and post office together with many public houses and restaurants. More extensive opportunities for shopping, leisure and education can be found in the nearby centres of Worcester, Bromsgrove and Kidderminster. Worcester seven miles, Droitwich Spa five miles, M5 (J5) 6.5 miles & (J6) 7.5 miles, Birmingham 24 miles. There are direct train lines to London from Worcester and Birmingham. The NEC and airport are all under an hour’s drive time.

ombersley
defford

Defford

The South Worcestershire village of Defford, East of the ancient settlement of Croome D’Abitot, famous for Croome Court and Capability Brown’s first landscaped park, and only 5 miles to the East of Upton-upon-Severn, famous for its festivals, marina and gastro pubs, and 3 miles to the West of the Historic market Town of Pershore, defined by its Abbey, boutique shopping and annual plum festival. The County Town and Cathedral City of Worcester, lying on the banks of The River Severn, is some 10 miles North providing for high street shopping and characterised by one of England’s great Cathedrals, its Racecourse, County Cricket Ground, Premiership Rugby Club, Racecourse and University. The village of Defford, which gives its name to the airfield synonymous with the invention of the radar, provides for a local pub, sailing on the River Avon and active village hall. Whilst Cheltenham and its Racecourse, some 15 miles to the South, is within easy reach for days out and high-end shopping. The M5 motorway (accessed via J1 of The M50 or J7 at South Worcester) provides for ready access to Birmingham and the surrounding industrial and commercial areas as well as Birmingham International Airport (40 miles) and the M40. London (131) is best accessed by the M5 South which also provides for commuting to Cheltenham, Gloucester and Bristol (60 miles).

Hanbury

Hanbury is a small village with excellent amenities including a first school, craft centre with many small businesses including a restaurant, a local pub (The Vernon Arms) and a village hall which accommodates local clubs and activities, as well as the National Trust property of Hanbury Hall. The property is close to the ever popular Hanbury Church and for dog lovers, provides excellent walks throughout the countryside. The two market towns of Bromsgrove and Droitwich are each located within a ten minute drive and both have access to the M5 and M42 motorways and rail stations – as well as Gyms, Supermarkets, Independent Schools and expected facilities.

hanbury
besford

Besford

The Besford Court Estate forms approximately 35 Acres of private grounds providing a delightful semi-rural setting in a sought after area of the beautiful Worcestershire countryside nestled between the Bredon and Malvern hills. Besford is well placed for commuting being 7 miles from the M5 Motorway bringing Birmingham, Bristol and South Wales into easy commuting distance as well as the nearby train station offering good links to London, Worcester, Birmingham and the North. If education is a priority schooling is provided in nearby Pershore for all ages from infants to high school and the Cathedral City of Worcester (9 miles to the East) is well served with both Kings and Royal Grammar Schools. The nearby ancient market town of Bromsgrove is also recognised for its excellent public schooling.

Malvern

Malvern is a picturesque spa town in Worcestershire, founded in the 11th century, when Benedictine monks established a priory at the foot of the highest peak of the Malvern Hills. Much of the priory, around which the town developed, survived the dissolution of the monasteries, in 1541, local people raised £20 to buy the building to replace their decaying parish church. During the 19th century, upon the arrival of the railway, Malvern developed rapidly from a village to a sprawling conurbation owing to its popularity as a hydrotherapy spa based on its spring waters. The town centre and its environs contain many examples of Regency, Victorian and Edwardian villas and hotels. Many of the houses were built during the Industrial Revolution, and Malvern’s boom years as a spa town, by wealthy families from the Midlands. The town centre comprises two main streets at right angles to each other; the steep Church Street and Bellevue Terrace. Among the many shops are two large modern supermarkets including Waitrose. The Malvern Hills provide a dramatic backdrop for the settlement and are known for their spring water – initially made famous by the region’s many holy wells, and dramatic views over Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Malvern College and Malvern St. James are both internationally recognised independent schools, adding to the town’s reputation as an educational centre of excellence.

malvern
upton-upon-severn

Upton-upon-Severn

Upton-upon-Severn, famous for its festivals, marina and gastro pubs, is a historic Worcestershire riverside community. For centuries the River Severn was one of the great trading routes of Britain now long since superseded by the advent of the railway and motorway. Oliver Cromwells’s soldiers crossed the river here and won The Battle of Upton, prior to going on to win the Battle of Worcester during The English Civil War. Modern day Upton is now a recreational magnet particularly over weekends and the summer months, its close proximity to the Malvern Hills adds to its appeal. It is also the birthplace of Formula One motor racing legend Nigel Mansell. The Cathedral City of Worcester, also lying on the banks of The River Severn, is some 10 miles North providing for high street shopping and characterised by one of England’s great Cathedrals, its Racecourse, County Cricket Ground, Premiership Rugby Club, Racecourse and University. Whilst Cheltenham and its Racecourse, some 18 miles to the South, is within easy reach for days out and high-end shopping. The M5 motorway (accessed via J1 of The M50 or J7 at South Worcester) provides for ready access to Birmingham and the surrounding industrial and commercial areas as well as Birmingham International Airport (45 miles) and the M40. London (128) is best accessed by the M5 South which also provides for commuting to Cheltenham, Gloucester and Bristol (59 miles). The new Worcester Parkway Railway Station close to Junction 7 of The M5 motorway will also offer increased capacity and reduced journey times to the capital.

FINE & COUNTRY LIFESTYLE

DISCOVER MORE ABOUT FINE & COUNTRY

thank_you_website_hd

THANK YOU 


We just wanted to thank our customers for putting their trust in us to sell their home. We take the instruction to sell a home as a privilege, an honour and serious commitment. Our dedication and their trust in us means that, we are the fastest growing premium estate agent in England and Wales over the past 12 months* , attracting buyers from all over the country and further afield. We look forward to continuing to deliver results for our customers. For more information and a free valuation please click here »

SELLING YOUR PROPERTY


Selling your home is one of the most important decisions you make; your home is both a financial and emotional investment. Find out how we can help »

forsaleweb
office_window

INDEPENDENT EXPERTISE


Every Fine & Country agent is a highly proficient and professional independent estate agent, operating to strict codes of conduct and dedicated to you. They will assist, advise and inform you through each stage of the property transaction.

GLOBAL EXPOSURE


With offices in over 300 locations worldwide we combine the widespread exposure of the international marketplace with national marketing campaigns and local expertise and knowledge of carefully selected independent property professionals.

staff
magazine

UNIQUE MARKETING APPROACH


People buy as much into lifestyle of a property and its location as they do the bricks and mortar. We utilize sophisticated, intelligent and creative marketing that provides the type of information buyers would never normally see with other agents.

PARK LANE OFFICE


Access the lucrative London and international investor market from our prestigious Park Lane showrooms at 121 Park Lane, Mayfair. Our showrooms in London are amongst the very best placed in Europe, attracting clients from all over the world.

98

TAKE THEIR WORD FOR IT


An overwhelming majority of those who had used Fine & Country would recommend our services to a family member or friend, according to our most recent survey taken by members of the public.

To achieve 98.96% positive feedback is a privilege and we will endeavour to maintain this result, as we are dedicated to offering the best possible services to every customer, whether buyer or seller, from beginning to end.

MULTI-AWARD WINNING


Our consistent efforts to offer innovative marketing combined with a high level of service have been recognised by the industry for an astounding fifth year in a row, winning Best International Real Estate Agency Marketing at the International Residential Property Awards.

awards_stone
Independent customer reviews



Fine & Country

4.87 out of 5 - based on 1287 customer reviews



Estate Agent and Letting Agent Reviews

OVER 300 LOCATIONS WORLDWIDE

Our International Network


Connecting offices on over 300 locations worldwide, our referral system combines local knowledge and expertise with an international network to find the right buyer for you wherever they are, at the same time as finding you your ideal next move

Our International Websites

United KingdomRussiaFranceHungaryCyprusGermanySpainPortugalMauritiusMoroccoCape VerdeNamibiaWest AfricaSouth AfricaAustraliaFloridaZimbabwe

SOCIAL MEDIA

We interact with customers on the main social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest, giving each property maximum online exposure.

 

FINE & COUNTRY SERVICES

FINE & COUNTRY
INTERIOR DESIGN


Access Fine & Country Interior Design to put your property ahead and make it stand out. With expert advice from some of London’s best stylists and designers we will make sure it makes a statement. Or if you’re purchasing with us, let F&C ID help make your new house feel like home by helping you find the very best specialists and designers for property refurbishment. Find out more »

development_image1
ifx_3s

FINE & COUNTRY
FOREIGN EXCHANGE


We have partnered with Rational FX, one of the world’s leading foreign exchange specialists to provide private and tailored currency services for all of our clients buying and selling luxury property around the world. Find out how we can help »

MEDIA CENTRE


Our internal Media Centre is a team of experienced press relations managers and copy writers dedicated to liaising with newspapers, magazines and other media outlets to gain extensive coverage for our properties in national and local media.

media_thumb_crop
tileevent

FINE & COUNTRY EVENTS


We organise and attend a series of events throughout the year. If you are interested in attending or if you would like to promote your properties at any of these events, do not hesitate to contact us.View our list of events »

FINE & COUNTRY PUBLICATIONS

THE FINE & COUNTRY FOUNDATION


The Fine & Country Foundation is dedicated to supporting and funding homeless causes in the UK and overseas. Fine & Country offices organise a range of fundraising events for you to get involved in and/ or support. Find out more about our work here. Read more »

*Please, note: for security reasons, the maps on this website do not provide the exact location of the property and they are provided solely as an indication of area.