Surrounded by stunning countryside and dotted with charming half-timbered houses the rural gem of Martley boasts first class schools and a wonderful country way of life whilst remaining just eight miles from Worcester City Centre.
Martley’s name is thought to have been derived from the old English word for a Pine Martin and over the centuries has been known by a number of variants including Martin, Martelai, Marteley and Martel.
Located on the loop of the Worcester Way, the area is part of the Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark. This setting offers spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and offers wonderful walks along a well maintained network of footpaths. If you’re looking for peace and quiet with a family-friendly feel then Martley is the place for you.
There are a number of excellent accommodation choices in Martley ranging from large hotels to Bed and Breakfasts. We can recommend the Admiral Rodney, a roomy country inn with its origins in the 17th century. It has recently undergone a high standard of refurbishment and offers 12 spacious and comfortable rooms.
The community in Martley offers a massive range of sports and diversions for its denizens. The Sport Martley Leisure Centre is home to climbing, gymnastic and dance to name a few activities while other clubs provide a diverse range of pastimes including bell ringing, fishing, toddlers groups, Brownies, Guides, Cubs and Scouts as well as a dedicated skate park. There is also a good handful of well-loved pubs in which to quench your thirst after all the activity.
Famous for high standards of academic achievement The Chantry School is a mixed academy for 11-16 year olds. The levels of excellence are one of the main reasons that many families locate to the area. Martley itself consists of a thriving community some 1,200 strong and is a highly sought after part of the county.