Local Area to The Hive

Local Area


Ledbury is a picturesque market town which is steeped in history and located just 5 miles from The Hive. There is a theatre, cinema and swimming pool. Ledbury also hosts the annual Poetry Festival. It is a good little shopping town with unique boutique shops to your everyday shops. There are plenty of places to eat from pubs, hotels to tea rooms. (www.visitherefordshire.co.uk)


Malvern is 8 miles away and boasts a swimming pool, theatre, cinema and the famous Three Counties showground which hosts many events throughout the year including the annual Three Counties Show in June. There are many boutique-type shops in Malvern as well as a retail park with a very good Marks & Spencers, Next, and Boots to name but a few. There are wonderful walks and stunning views on the Malvern Hills. (www.visitthemalmalverns.org)

There are supermarkets in Malvern and Ledbury (Waitrose, Tesco, Morrison’s and a very good Marks & Spencer)

Being on the border of Herefordshire and Worcestershire there are many attractions, festivals and places to visit. We try to provide leaflets and information of places of interest nearby and further afield to make your visit memorable!

Other towns nearby include:

  • Worcester -14 miles
  • Hereford - ~18 miles
  • Tewksbury - ~18 miles
  • Cheltenham- 27 miles
  • Gloucester -23 miles
  • the Cotswolds – 39 miles
  • Stratford- 41 miles

Several National Trust properties can be visited easily in a day. There are excellent walks both locally from the cottage and we’re just a few miles from the Malvern Hills and Eastnor Castle, all accessible for easy parking and glorious walks.


Upton-Upon-Severn is 4 miles on from Malvern - It has attractive shops, delightful inns, and a variety of events each year, such as the Jazz, Folk, Blues, and Sunshine Festivals. It’s a place that has much to reveal. You can have a leisurely day either, shopping or walking along the River Severn.

Ross on Wye

Ross on Wye – a historic market town and part of the Wye valley is of outstanding natural beauty much as it was 250 years ago. 26 miles would take you to the small market town of Hay-on-Wye in Wales, the famous book town that hosts the annual literature festival held around the end of May and beginning of June.

Symonds Yat

Symonds Yat is between Ross on Wye and Monmouth and you can walk by the river for 6 miles picnicking en-route. You can do a shorter walk, then cross a bridge a get the ferry back over the river where you can enjoy a meal, drink or tea at a local pub, hotel or tearoom overlooking the river Wye.


Monmouth also steeped in history and known for its events programme is a particular draw, with the Monmouth Festival, one of Europe’s largest free music festivals, and the Monmouthshire Show, the largest one-day show in Wales.

There are local golf courses if you’re an avid golfer or if you prefer, Bosbury has a village tennis court for hire and other activities for the energetic, or you can just relax in the garden and enjoy views from the cottage with a cuppa, glass of wine & a good book!

For those of you who enjoy gardening, there are many garden centres all within a 20-mile radius, and all having restaurants for tea, coffee or lunch.

There are many local pubs and restaurants catering from simple food to more exotic such as Italian, Indian and the likes & all within easy reach and we have lists of these. We have a wide range of leaflets of place to visit and you’ll be spoilt for choice.