Hanley Swan Village is situated close to the Malvern Hills and the town of Malvern and Upton-upon-Severn.
Hanley Swan village boasts a Village Green with 2 fine oak trees, a top quality Village Inn The Swan, award winning butcher and friendly village stores. The focal point however of this lovely village has to be the beautiful Village Pond and many resident ducks. A huge amount of voluntary work goes into maintaining the pond through a brilliant team effort over the years. Neil Verlander was instrumental in making this happen in 2009 and has lived in the village for over 30 years with his partner Gigi.
Hanley Swan Village was very proud to win the 2009 Calor Hertfordshire and Worcestershire Village of the Year competition; a heat of the national village of the year competition and the village was also listed in the ‘Top 30 Villages in the UK’!
Town is in top 30 cool places in UK
MALVERN is among the coolest places in Britain to live, according to a national newspaper article published this week. The town was considered trendy enough by judges from the Times to rank an impressive 13th in its list of the 30 coolest places to live.
- Hanley Swan and Hanley Castle were in the top 30 best villages in Britain.
- Malvern – The spa town deep in the Malvern Hills has an affluent feel with its fine Regency buildings are a reminder of when fashionable ladies would take the waters.
- Sir Edward Elgar lived here and a festival of music, poetry and film is held here each autumn
Meanwhile, for Hanley residents its accolade came as no surprise. “I think it’s lovely news,” said Pauline Phipps, owner of RA Phipps butchers in the centre of Hanley Swan. “Hanley Swan is well deserving of it. It’s a lovely village.“It hasn’t seen a lot of change in the last few years. It’s a character village with a traditional green and pond. “We do live in one of the best areas in Britain.We are lucky.” Mrs Phipps’ shop was mentioned by newspaper as one of the reasons the area is “great”, along with the fishmonger’s and “two well-regarded pubs”. The paper points out that The Hanleys are “often spoken of together for their picturesque streets and tight-knit community”.Top of the list was West Meon in Hampshire, while Castle Combe in Wiltshire and Chew Magna in Somerset completed the top three.
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