Apartment in Worcester, Worcestershire, England - Peaceful Location, 7 Minutes Walk To Cathedral
About John Dutson
As former residents of Worcestershire we bought the apartment in order to enjoy the many attractions Worcester has to offer and to catch up with friends. The beautiful Cathedral is really handy - just a short walk along the riverside - as is the centre of the City. The cricket club is within walking distance and rugby club not far away. We love watching the life on the waterways, both river and canal, near the flat - the narrowboats and the bird life. The Worcestershire countryside is beautiful. Lovely villages are close at hand with their eating facilities and, of course, the beautiful Malvern Hills for walking and soaking in the atmosphere, remembering that it was here that Edward Elgar found much of his inspiration.
John Dutson purchased this Apartment in 2008
Why John Dutson chose Diglis
We love Worcester and the location of this is peaceful but handy to the City and the river.
What makes this Apartment unique
We find the apartment convenient to all facilities, yet very relaxing. Without leaving the comfort of the apartment, we can always find something to enjoy through the windows - it could be action on the canal, the gentle activity around or the far flung views over the city. The walk along either side of the river, is a delight.
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Absolutely stunning apartment in a lovely setting
Very well appointed apartment in a lovely setting. The city is clean and very welcoming with loads of character. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and will be returning, again looking to stay here. Both the city and apartment are hidden gems
Thank you. We look forward to welcoming you again.
Quiet, convenient, comfortable and well-furnished
My wife and I stayed for two weeks visiting family in the Worcester area. The apartment was ideal for us, as it is in a quiet and safe new residential neighborhood that is only a half-mile walk to the Cathedral and the start of the city centre. It also has a convenient reserved angled parking spot on the lightly traveled one-way street and was easy to reach off the main roads. We like to walk, so the charming paved path along the Severn River towards the city was something we did every day (we also got our exercise climbing the two flights of stairs to the unit – there is no elevator in the building).
The one-bedroom apartment was roomy for two people and thoughtfully furnished (see their photos). The design of the nearly floor-to ceiling windows let in plenty of light during the day, and four doors that led to a balcony or viewing areas could be opened to let in a cooing breeze after warm days. The two beds (twin only) in the separate bedroom were extremely comfortable and the windows have excellent sound insulation, so we slept well. Since the building is not adjacent to a busy road and there are no late-night services nearby, it was remarkably quiet at night.
We used the completely furnished kitchen to prepare most of our meals (large full-sized fridge with freezer, oven, range, microwave, toaster). There is an excellent Waitrose (with a large parking lot) a mile and a half away and the main Marks & Spencer in the city centre was less than a mile walk. The unit also has a combination washer/dryer and a dishwasher.
In summary, an excellent choice for a longer stay, if you don't mind two flights of stairs or using twin beds.
My husband and I stayed here in July 2016 when our church choir was in residence at Worchester Cathedral. Unfortunately, he had a broken heel and could only walk on crutches or use a knee scooter. We made the best of it!! This apartment looks over the lock in diglis basin and you can see the canal boats coming thru very well from the balcony. It is also very nicely located for walking the river, shopping, walking to town and has restaurants nearby. It was very pleasant, wonderfully furnished, the beds were very comfortable and the kitchen well equipped. We would definitely stay here again. It was also very quiet at night and any other residents we met were very friendly. I would not recommend it to anyone with a disability as it does not have an elevator.
Home from Home
This is an exceptionally comfortable and spotlessly clean high spec flat in a central location. There are lovely interesting views from the numerous full height windows. The accomodation is extremely well furnished and equipped - with plenty of fluffy towels, nice comfortable beds and sofas, and everything required in a kitchen. There are 2 balconies where you can sit and view canal life! It is a very pleasant 10 minute walk into town with a choice of scenic walks either beside the canal or next to the river. The flat has a spacious feel and is very cosy. Highly recommended.
Appreciate review and feel it has great value too. The apartment is very relaxing for anyone to enjoy the view and walks of the waterside area with or without a car. Worcester and the surrounding area, too, have much to offer - the beautiful cathedral, a historic city and lovely countryside.
Easy walking to Worcester and the Cathedral via riverside, Worcester cricket ground and race course. Elgar's birthplace at Broadheath 3 miles. Malvern Hills 8 miles. Worceste rugby at hand.