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It’s that time of year again when the nights are drawing in, and there’s nothing better to do than curl up in front of an open fire with a good book, or maybe a Netflix series to binge on.

Worcestershire has a fantastic selection of places to escape to for a cosy weekend getaway. Here are our top five picks to get you started:


1) The Hop Picker Rural Retreats – The Hideway

Tucked away in the magical woodland overlooking the fields towards the magnificent Malvern Hills, you will find the lovingly handcrafted Shepherds Hut - glorious glamping at its best. There is an en-suite shower room, fully fitted kitchen, wood burner, underfloor heating and a King-size bed with fine linen, fluffy towels and bathrobes.

This is perfect for a couple’s retreat. Nothing beats star gazing in the hot tub with a glass of bubbly.

Enjoy breakfast in bed before heading off for a walk in the beautiful countryside, or curl up next to the log burner and watch a film. 

2) The Cardinal’s Hat

You may have gone for a drink in one of Worcester’s oldest pubs, but did you know you can stay here too? With six rooms to choose from, each just as beautiful and well-designed as the next, this is a perfect city centre get away for you to feel cosy but enjoy the buzz of the city right on your doorstep!

This award winning accommodation has been designed to be in keeping with the Georgian building yet have all the modern comforts of the 21st century.

3) The Wood Norton Hotel

With fifty rooms to choose from, including five spectacular suites, you will be spoilt for choice when you stay at The Wood Norton hotel.

Built in 1897 The Wood Norton offers beautifully classic interiors combined with the very best the modern world has to offer. After relaxing in the rooms, why not take a walk around the historic grounds, or enjoy a cocktail in the bar before heading for a warming evening meal in either of the restaurants, or perhaps enjoy an afternoon tea over looking the terrace, the choice is yours to make.

4) The Old Dairy Malvern

Want to escape together, but keep your home comforts? Then this could be your perfect getaway. A fusion of contemporary design with home from home comforts for two. During your stay you can head out for a walk up the Malvern Hills, get on your bike for an adventure or take in a show at the Malvern Theatres.

5) The Manor Arms at Abberley

Want to get away with your canine companion in toe? Here you can! Enjoy a locally sourced seasonal, fresh home-cooked meal in the restaurant before heading up to one of the six recently redecorated rooms at The Manor Arms at Abberley. Two of the rooms are available to book with your pooch so the perfect get away for dog lovers. All rooms have en-suite bath and/or shower rooms with complimentary Noble Isle toiletries, fluffy white bath sheets and robes. The super comfy beds guarantee the perfect night’s sleep and have down duvets, crisp white linen as well as a flat screen TV, free wi-fi connection, homemade biscuits with fresh ground coffee and tea making facilities for you to enjoy.