Pitmaston House was once home to the acclaimed horticulturalist John Williams and it's here that he produced the famous Pitmaston Duchess Pear. Grade II listed, the house dates back to 1804 and in more recent years it's been restored to it's former glory; a grand townhouse that sits in private grounds behind a high stone wall. Contemporary luxury blends seamlessly with Strawberry Hill Gothic architecture in this uniquely gorgeous house; sash windows, ornate cornicing, quirky fireplaces, plush velvety soft furnishings... it's sumptuous. There are 7 generously sized en suite bedrooms that sleep 14 people, 3 reception rooms, and a former conservatory that has been transformed into a stunning and commodious open plan living space with pillars and a part vaulted roof. The secure grounds have a covered eating pavilion with a barbecue, pizza oven and firepit, a huge hot tub, and a trampoline. This is the perfect large group self catering accommodation for any gathering of friends and family, for a special occasion, a week long holiday, a 2 or 3 night weekend, or a short break away.

Pitmaston House is just 2 miles from the centre of Worcester, and within easy reach of Junctions 6 and 7 of the M5. It's quite a convenient location when you consider the endless possibilities for things to do and days out. Soak up the charm of the Cotswolds, visit Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water or Slad, the home of Cider with Rosie author Laurie Lee. Take off to Housman's Shropshire Hills, visit Black and White Ludlow or Ledbury; go walking or cycling in the scenic Malvern Hills, visit some historic houses - Eastnor Castle, Madresfield Court or Croome Court. Take a boat trip from Upton-upon-Severn, venture over to Royal Leamington Spa or Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of the bard and home to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Maybe you won't want to go far, so why not just amble into Worcester and have a leisurely browse round one of the regular markets or amongst the many independent boutiques. Take an afternoon stroll round Gheluvelt Park, spend a few hours soaking up some history and culture at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum; visit the glorious cathedral, and for something a little unusual, go to Greyfriar's House & Garden.

Get together after your day out and tuck into a hearty feast, have drinks and nibbles, or step outside and sit beneath the twinkly lights in the covered pavilion; you can fire up the barbecue or the pizza oven, and there's even a firepit to keep you warm. Round it all off with a soak in the big hot tub; you can sit in there and chat away 'til the small hours, quite forgetting where you are. That's what Pitmaston House is all about; it's fabulous for entertaining, providing the perfect setting for all kinds of celebrations - birthday parties, hen weekends, family gatherings and exciting reunions. We'll raise a glass to that!