The Orchards is a charming, contemporary collection of nine family homes in the picturesque village of Upton Snodsbury. Nestled in the heart of rural Worcestershire, yet just seven miles from Worcester city centre, you’ll find life in Upton Snodsbury offers the best of town and country. Dating back to the 7th Century, this attractive village benefits from a thriving community including a post office and convenience store, The Oak pub, primary school, St Kenelm’s Church, village hall and parish park, all surrounded by beautiful rolling farmland.
Homes at The Orchards are traditionally constructed and designed with imagination to reflect modern living trends. To make an attractive street scene, the external appearance of these executive family homes includes a combination of brick and rendering, with feature details such as stone sills, entrance canopies and gable windows ensuring plenty of kerb appeal. Internally, layouts are entirely flexible for rooms to be configured around your family’s lifestyle, whether that’s home working, a library, den or formal dining, the choice is yours.
Upton Snodsbury occupies a truly prime location in the English countryside. For nature lovers and those wanting to get outdoors, the surrounding area has walking trails at Grafton Wood Nature Reserve; fishing at Coppice Lake, and the historic gardens and lakes of Spetchley Park. To keep the children entertained you’ll find the Aztec Adventure Aqua Park or the much-loved West Midland Safari Park just a short drive away.
Nearby Worcester offers plenty of entertainment too. There’s not only the Swan Theatre, Odeon and Vue Cinemas, and ample shops, bars and restaurants but the city also hosts an annual music festival, real ale festival and Christmas market. There’s also plenty of family fun activities including adventure golf, bowling, indoor rock climbing and escape rooms. For sports and fitness fans, there are well-known gyms and leisure centres such as David Lloyd, Pure Gym and Nuffield Health as well as dedicated clubs for amateur boxing, gymnastics and CrossFit.
Ideal for young and growing families, Upton Snodsbury is home to an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ rated primary school, Upton Snodsbury C of E First School. The Orchards is situated within the Pershore catchment area, which operates on a three-tier educational system with primary and middle schools feeding into Pershore High School, rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted. For independent schools, higher and further education, Worcester has plenty of excellent choices including the King’s School, founded by Henry VIII, Heart of Worcestershire College and the University of Worcester.
Living at The Orchards also means you’ll be well-positioned to access the main road and rail networks. The M5 is just a five minute drive away, ideal for journeys to Birmingham, the Cotswolds or the South West or linking to the M50 for Wales. Neighbouring Worcester also has three train stations; Foregate Street, Shrub Hill and Worcestershire Parkway, offering connections to Birmingham New Street, London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads. For international travel, Birmingham Airport is just 31.3 miles away.
If you’re looking for a modern and stylish new home in a popular, sought-after location, then it’s time to make your move to The Orchards.
Perfect for families, there are several reputable schools close to The Orchards. The ‘Outstanding’ rated Upton Snodsbury C of E First School is in the village itself, just a few minutes’ walk from home. For older children there are several secondary schools in the vicinity, such as Nunnery Wood High School in Worcester, rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.
The Oak in the village is a popular steakhouse and grill offering a full menu and a great range of drinks, making it the perfect village local. In Worcester city centre you will find an eclectic range of restaurants and cafes, from relaxed casual dining to high-end dining, perfect for special occasions.
For a big night out, look no further than Worcester city centre. As well as lots of restaurants and bars, there’s also The Swan Theatre, the Marrs Bar and Huntingdon Hall, all of which host a range of events and live shows. Two cinemas, two ten-pin bowling centres and a go-karting track offer additional entertainment options.
You won’t be short of things to do at The Orchards, with a host of attractions close by that are perfect for the whole family. Just 5.7 miles away you’ll find a karting and laser combat centre, while for a more sedate day out, the National Trust’s Hanbury Hall and Gardens is 5.9 miles away. Worcester Woods Country Park is a great place for an afternoon walk while Droitwich Spa Lido offers a cool escape on those hot summer days – both are only around 7 miles from home.
Upton Snodsbury Post Office and Stores serves the village well, but additional shopping options can be found further afield. Several supermarkets are in the area around the village and towards Worcester, including Londis, Tesco and Waitrose. Worcester city centre is fantastic for shopping and offers an abundance of shops including big name brands such as Debenhams and House of Fraser. For a more unique shopping experience, Reindeer Court provides a wide choice of independent stores selling gifts, jewellery, lingerie and vintage clothes, amongst other things.
Upton Snodsbury is well-connected in terms of transport links. The M5 is not too far away which leads to the West Midlands and the M6 to the North, and the South West as far as Exeter in Devon. There are two train stations in Worcester, offering direct links to cities such as London Paddington, Birmingham, Hereford and Brighton. In addition, Birmingham airport is 36.4 miles away for international travel.