New homes in Tenbury Wells

Whether you’re exploring historic sites, shopping in the town centre or enjoying a walk in the countryside, the market town of Tenbury Wells has plenty for the whole family to enjoy. Located in Worcestershire’s Teme Valley just a short drive from Ludlow and Leominster, a new home in Tenbury Wells is ideal if you’re looking for good transport links to nearby towns and cities, all surrounded by picturesque countryside. 

A quick history

The area surrounding Tenbury Wells dates back to the Iron Age, with a number of historic sites nearby including Castle Tump, a motte and bailey castle whose remnants are now just a small mound of earth. In the 13th century, the town was granted a charter to hold a market, and by the 19th century ‘Wells’ was added to the name ‘Tenbury’ after the discovery of springs in the town.

Tenbury Bridge was built in the 16th century, while the town’s unique Pump Room was built in 1862 and recently restored. When Queen Victoria visited in the 19th century, she called Tenbury Wells ‘my little town in the orchard’, thanks to the local apple, cider and hops industry.

Business and industry

Industry in Tenbury has traditionally been focused on local orchards, farms and cider production. Robinsons Cider dates back to the late 18th century, and today is based near to Tenbury Wells in Little Hereford. Oldfields Orchard Cider and Hobsons Brewery are also based in the town.

Other businesses within commuting distance of Tenbury Wells include Worcester Bosch and Sanctuary Group in Worcester, the distribution and logistics company ABE Ltd in Ledbury, as well as Bulmers Cider in Hereford.

Things to do in the area

Tenbury is known for its ‘round market’, which is held multiple times a week in the town centre. The town also hosts a number of events throughout the year, including the Tenbury Agricultural and Countryside Show in August, and the one-day Applefest in October.

If you enjoy discovering more about the local area in times gone by, Tenbury Museum has exhibits exploring the history of the town. Other historic sites nearby include Ludlow Castle, Berrington Hall and Brockhampton Estate, all just a short drive away.

For those who like to keep fit and active, there are lots of sports facilities in and near the town including; an indoor pool, Grafton Farm Riding Centre, Noakes Farm Riding Centre, Severn Valley Quad Trekking and Sapey Golf Club. If you prefer walking in the fresh air, you can explore the town’s heritage trail or go hiking through the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Other attractions in and near the town include the Tenbury Millennium Orchard, the Regal Theatre and Cinema, Temevale Alpacas and Burford House and Gardens.

Travel and commuting

Tenbury Wells is close to both the A456 and A49, and although there’s no train station in the town, there are rail services nearby in Ludlow. Travelling by car, the journey from Tenbury to both Leominster and Ludlow takes 20-minutes, while Kidderminster is 35-minutes away, and Hereford is a 40-minute drive from the town. The journey to Worcester takes 45-minutes, and Birmingham can be reached in one hour 15-minutes.

Travelling to London, the drive takes around three hours depending on traffic, while the train from Worcester takes two hours 10 minutes changing once at Birmingham New Street. If you’re going on holiday, you can get to Birmingham Airport in one hour 20-minutes by car. 

The Orchards

The Orchards

The Walk, Withington, Hereford, HEREFORD, COUNTY OF HEREFORDSHIRE, HR1 3PR

  • 0 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £350,000 to £440,000
Blossom Fields

Blossom Fields

Post Office Lane, Kempsey, WORCESTER, WORCESTERSHIRE, WR5 3NS

  • 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £280,000 to £575,000
Gilbert's Lea

Gilbert's Lea

Birmingham Road, Bromsgrove, BROMSGROVE, WORCESTERSHIRE, B61 0EP

  • 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £360,000 to £565,000
Doseley Park

Doseley Park

St Lukes Road, Doseley, TELFORD, TELFORD AND WREKIN, TF4 3BD

  • 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £235,000 to £450,000
EMERALD GROVE

EMERALD GROVE

Lawley Drive, Lawley, TELFORD, TELFORD AND WREKIN, TF3 5HL

  • 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £217,500 to £330,000
Abbey Gate

Abbey Gate

Nine Days Lane, Redditch, REDDITCH, WORCESTERSHIRE, B98 7WA

  • 2 and 3 bedroom homes
  • £200,000 to £305,000