A spa town famed for its natural salt deposits, its brine is 10 times stronger than sea water.
The towns fortunes were built on salt, the once valuable commodity earning the town a Royal Charter and visitors from around the world to sample the natural spring brine baths. Salt production ceased in 1922, but recently has been revived with the launch of Droitwich Salt, showcased at the towns own Salt Fest and the famous Ludlow Food Festival. Plans are being discussed to restore the towns brine baths.
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In 2016 the area of Wychavon, of which Droitwich is part, was voted the third best area of the country to live based on health and life expectancy, employment and earnings, and general wellbeing. The town has around 23,000 residents and a higher than average retirement community, contributing to the feeling of a relaxed pace of life.
Droitwich has two roads, Corbett Avenue and Lyttleton Road, which make up a micro climate and prices within this small area can be some of the highest within the town.
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On a warm summer weekend you might feel like youve stepped back in time, with families splashing in the famous outdoor Lido and eating ice cream while listening to a jazz or brass band in the park bandstand.
The quirky high street has plenty of independent shops, and surrounding villages like Cutnall Green, Tibberton and Ombersley have charming schools and pubs. Even the towns arts focus, The Norbury Theatre, reflects a bygone era, housed in a striking Art Deco building.
Another Droitwich landmark is the BBC Wychbold transmitter. It was situated here because the underground salt deposits increased signal strength!
Droitwich Spa is surrounded by a variety of quiet hamlets and villages alike, historic Ombersley, Cutnall Green, Tibberton and Crowle to name just a few.
I've worked for Andrew Grant for 11 years, have been in the industry for 32, and am a member of the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA). I would love to retire to the South of France and open a cheese and wine bar, swapping houses for cheese - and I will call it Madame Fromages! Although, being an agent immobilier (estate agent in French!) would be good as you get to travel to viewings in a helicopter!
Julia Simonds, Droitwich Partner