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Herefordshire

Although Herefordshire is now a place of beautiful tranquility it has not always been like that. Its history is one of border conflicts and war and as such has a fascinating past with castles and ancient monuments that bear testament to more turbulent times.

This rural county has miles of rolling green landscapes and a fantastic agricultural heritage, bustling market towns and pretty villages, country pubs and quirky shops; a welcoming place for visitors who come to recharge their batteries.

The Normans build a number of castles here which were home to their wealthy landlords and earls, of particular note is Goodrich Castle near Ross-on-Wye which is extremely well preserved and the romantic Wigmore Castle, family home to the Mortimers whose heir Edward IV took the thrown of England in the aftermath of the War of the Roses.

Herefordshire has a host of ancient churches not least of which is Hereford Cathedral which contains the Mappa Mundi a medieval map of the world as envisaged in about 1289.

The old market town of Ross-on-Wye is strategically positioned above the River Wye, offers magnificent views and is perfectly placed for lovely walks along the Wye Valley (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). The town itself is packed with historical interest which can be fully revealed at the Ross Heritage Centre at the 17th century Market House. Also of interest is Leominster situated in the Herefordshire ‘Marches’; a quintessential English town dating from medieval times with antique shops and typical ‘black and white’ houses.

Herefordshire is famed for its produce, so it’s perhaps no surprise to find out that some of its best attractions proudly celebrate this agricultural heritage, not least it’s tradition for cider making. Many cider making farms offer tours and sampling for visitors which provides the perfect excuse to try some genuine Herefordshire cider!

Whether you’re travelling the country roads by car, cycling or walking you’ll find this charming corner of England just waiting to be discovered.

Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Herefordshire.
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  • Meadow View

    Holme Marsh, near Kington

    Grade
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    Ref: 29747


    Situated in the hamlet of Holme Marsh attached to the owner’s home, offering cosy comforts such as a woodburner and four poster bed, makes Meadow View a great base to explore the surrounding area. This semi-detached holiday property is ideally located to enjoy the black and white villages of Pembridge, Eardisland and Weobley, all can be reached in a 15-minute drive. It’s a walkers haven with Offa’s Dyke, The Mortimer Trail, the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons with its stunning scenery and Welsh Borders. Visit the cathedral city of Hereford, Hay-on-Wye, famous for its book festival and known as the book capital of the world, and Ludlow, all within an easy drive. Local towns with a selection of amenities include Almeley or Woonton, found 3 miles away and Kington is found 4 miles away and offers pubs, shops, a supermarket and a takeaway. Pubs and restaurants can also be found at Titley, 5 miles, or Weombley, 7 miles. Shop 4 miles, pub 3 miles and restaurant 5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams. Separate toilet. First floor: 1 double (5ft four poster) bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. Video. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electricity cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Patio. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 2 ponds in grounds 20 yards.

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  • Acorn Cottage

    Bircher Common, near Leominster

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    Ref: W44113

    Situated on the edge of Bircher Common, in an idyllic and tranquil setting, within the grounds of the owner’s home and small holding. Dating back to the 16th century, Acorn Cottage has been renovated to offer a cosy retreat, away from life’s busy hustles and bustles with wonderful walks from the doorstep, to relax and unwind. A welcome pack is provided and includes bread, butter, milk, orange juice and the owner’s own free range eggs. This detached cottage is located between the market towns of Ludlow, popular for its food festivals and Leominster with its antique and vintage shops, often seen on TV shows such as Bargain Hunt and the Antiques Roadshow. There are many historic places of interest with castles and National Trust houses. The 40-mile circular Black and White Village Trail, taking in the quaint and historic villages, is also popular. If you can’t tear yourself away from the cottage, enjoy your own private garden or wander the 7-acre grounds, which the owner’s are happy for guests to enjoy. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors, beams and tiled floor/kitchen with beams and tiled floor. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom leading to seating area.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Electric central heating (underfloor on ground floor), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. Wii. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Shared 7-acre landscaped grounds. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pets welcome - to be kept on a lead in surrounding grounds. No smoking. No children except babes in arms. NB: 1 step in garden. Stream 10 yards.

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  • The Smithy

    Walford, Ross-on-Wye

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    Ref: E2714

    Midway between Symonds Yat and Ross-on-Wye, within easy reach of the Royal Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley, this tastefully converted old smithy with entrance hallway, enjoys a village setting. Adjoining the owners’ home – formerly the blacksmith’s cottage – and with shared use of their large garden, it makes an ideal base for a relaxing holiday at any time of year. The beautiful surrounding countryside offers excellent walking and cycling (cycle hire nearby) as well as golf, fishing, canoeing and riding. Historic Ross-on-Wye is only 3 miles and Hereford, with its cathedral and renowned Mappa Mundi, is 18 miles. Shop/post office 1 mile, pub serving food 100 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Video. DVD. CD. Microwave. Shared garden and furniture. Barbecue. Parking.

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  • Meadow View

    Orleton, nr. Ludlow

    Grade
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    Ref: 19008

    A delightful cosy cottage for two, with private enclosed garden. Situated in the grounds of the owners country home, with views across the meadows to the wooded hills beyond. Meadow View is an ideal holiday base from which to explore the surrounding towns, villages and countryside of the South Shropshire and North Herefordshire borders. The nearby ancient market town of Ludlow is renowned for its restaurants and many festivals. The Mortimer Trail, the National Trust properties of Croft Castle and Berrington Hall, The Black and White village trail and cider making are just a few of the many and varied attractions of this beautiful part of England. Shop, P.O. and two pubs within approximately 1/2 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Enclosed garden and furniture. Barbecue. No smoking.

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  • West End Farm Cottage

    Pembridge, Leominster

    Grade
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    Ref: RUU2

    West End Farm Cottage is in the wing of the owner’s property, a cruck construction medieval hall dating back to 1424. The holiday property has an abundance of timber framing internally and externally and the bedroom has the cruck construction visible. It is located in the heart of the stunning village of Pembridge with an unusual wealth of half timbered houses, which includes a collection of amenities including shops, cider mill, restaurants and pubs. As well as the architectural interest, there are many beautiful walks along the River Arrow and the surrounding area including the Black and White Trail. Kington, Leominster and the cathedral city of Hereford are close by. Shop and pub 200 yards.

    Living room/cosy dining room and beamed kitchen area. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Beamed throughout.

    • Electricity, full ’Econ 7’ NSH, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Shared use of grounds with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • No smoking
    • Unsuitable for infirm

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  • Mill Cottage

    Llangrove, near Ross-on-Wye

    Grade
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    Ref: RAAT

    Situated between Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth, this adjoining converted cider mill lies on the edge of a village within the owner’s grounds with great views. The holiday property is eco-friendly, with contemporary rooms and oak joinery throughout. Explore the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean, with Hereford, Gloucester, Cheltenham and Cardiff within easy driving. Canoeing on the Wye, fishing, golfing and riding will all be found within the area. Shop 2 miles, pub 400 yards.

    Open-plan, beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove, French doors and kitchen area with Travertine stone floor. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, oak floor and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Full electric central heating included (£25per week, £15 per short break November-March)
    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Digital TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Stereo/CD (small library)
    • Combi microwave/oven/grill
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Shared use of owner’s large enclosed garden with furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking
    • NB: Small unfenced pond in grounds

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  • Thalassa

    Tarrington, near Ledbury

    Grade
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    Ref: E5501

    Set in lovely rolling countryside and approximately 6 miles from the attractive ’black-and-white’ market town of Ledbury, this beautiful holiday bungalow boasts a large garden and bright interior. It lies within easy reach of Hereford, 7 miles, with its magnificent cathedral and Mappa Mundi, Malvern with its theatre, the Forest of Dean, Worcester and Gloucester. A family run farm park, Westons cider maker, several National Trust properties, the Three Counties Showground and canoeing in the Wye Valley are also easily accessible as are golf and fishing. Pub serving food 0.5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining area. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom (6ft zip and link, can be twin). Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Two Freeview TVs. DVDs. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden and furniture. Parking.

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  • Little Trilloes

    Little Dewchurch, near Hereford

    Grade
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    Ref: UKC1072


    This single-storey, detached holiday cottage sits in a quiet, tranquil setting in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside. Adjacent to the owner’s home and nestled within their smallholding and woodland, this is the ideal property for those looking for a relaxing holiday. Explore the countryside by foot with many footpaths over the owners grounds. Hereford, with its cathedral, Mappa Mundi Centre and chained library, theatre, cinema, leisure centre, shops, restaurants and racecourse, is just 6 miles away. Ross-on-Wye, 7 miles, is a pretty market town in the heart of the Wye Valley. Symonds Yat and Yat Rock is worth a visit, and is well known for its nesting peregrine falcons and wonderful views of the Wye Valley. A little further is Hay-on-Wye, famous for its literary festival and known as the ’book capital of the world’, Ludlow, known for its culinary treats and fine foods, and the stunning scenery of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Shop 6 miles, pub 1 mile and restaurant 2 miles.

    2 steps to entrance. Laminate floor throughout. All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space.
    Living area: With 32" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Use of owners freezer. Large enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and barbecue. 28-acre grounds with woodland (shared with owner). Kennels available. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a spring. There is a fenced pond in the grounds, 100 yards away.

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  • Much Dewchurch Cottages - Wild Honey

    Much Dewchurch

    Grade
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    Ref: 19863

    Paint balling, air gun shooting and lazer tag

    Archery and clay pigeon shooting

    The Lowe Farmhouse and Much Dewchurch holiday cottages are situated within the peaceful surroundings of 230-acres of fields, woodland and lakes, with panoramic views of the Black Mountains, perfect for long rambling walks. The Lowe Farmhouse (ref 28057) is a spacious holiday property which has been renovated and offers accommodation for families, friends and groups for special occasions, which has the added benefit of a great spacious games room, with ¾ size snooker table and poker table. Added extras and fine details, such as robes and slippers make for a memorable holiday. Adjacent to a courtyard of the four lovely Much Dewchurch cottages, converted from the old Scudamore racing stables, they overlook the beautiful, tranquil village of Much Dewchurch with a cider farm next door and the local 14th century pub only a 5-minutes walk.
    On site there is a partly wooded, 5-acre ‘fun combat ground’, dedicated to paintballing and various outdoor activities including archery, lazer tag, air gun shooting and clay pigeon shooting, supervised by enthusiastic and energetic marshals, with a pub just down the road to regale one another with tales of bravery and compare ‘war wounds’ at the end of a hard day in the woods! These activities and more are available by arrangement with the owner (at cost), and guests will receive a 20% discount.
    Perfectly located for exploring the surrounding area with the cathedral city of Hereford approximately 5 miles, with its Mappi Mundi Centre and chained library, theatre, cinema, leisure centre, Hereford horse racing course and shops. Visit the pretty market town of Ross-on-Wye in the heart of the Wye Valley, Hay-on-Wye renowned for its literary festival and known as the book capital of the world and Ludlow, famous for its culinary treats and fine foods. Brecon town and the stunning scenery of the Brecon Beacons National Park is within easy driving distance. Symonds Yat and Yat Rock is worth a visit and well known for its nesting peregrine falcons and wonderful views of the Wye Valley. Fishing, canoeing, climbing, golf and riding can all be found within the local area. There are numerous places of historical interest to visit, with many castles, museums, historical houses and ancient churches. For a great get away to rural England, Herefordshire offers a wonderful opportunity. Shops 1½ miles and pubs ½ mile. Properties 19861, 19862, 19863, 19864 and 28057 can be booked together to accommodate larger parties.

    Ground floor: Living room with laminate floor/dining room with laminate floor/kitchen. First floor: 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Travel cot. High chair. Electric cooker. Fridge/freezer. 1-acre shared garden with patio area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Couples and family bookings only.

    All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. 230-acres of shared farmland and woodland. No smoking. NB: Twin lakes 200 yards.

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  • Little Hazeldene

    Pembridge, near Leominster

    Grade
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    Ref: W44093

    Little Hazeldene is a black and white cottage, dating from the 15th-century, and is situated in the heart of the historic village of Pembridge. Centrally located giving easy access to local attractions, it is on the Black and White Trail which is characterised by the number of timbered and half-timbered houses in the area. The village offers a great variety of amenities including a shop, pubs, cafes, a gallery, 14th-century church with a detached bell tower and several footpaths, all within walking distance from the cottage. Enjoy walking on Offa’s Dyke and Mortimer’s Trail or visit Berrington Hall and Croft Castle (both NT). Further afield there is a host of interesting places to visit in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside. Shop, pub and restaurant 150 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared small lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 3 steps in garden.

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  • The Old Tea Room

    Ewyas Harold

    Grade
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    Ref: W42630

    Ideal location to explore the area

    Ideally situated in the heart of the village, attached to the owners’ home with village store and pub next door, this holiday apartment offers a cosy base from which to explore the surrounding countryside. Wonderful walking along Offa’s Dyke, the Herefordshire Trail and Marches Way. Within an easy drive of the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons. Golf, fishing, riding and canoeing can all be found locally. Visit many castles and National Trust properties, and Dore Abbey is within walking distance. Within an easy drive of Hay-on-Wye, known as the book capital of the world, with many craft shops and galleries, also the market towns of Brecon and Abergavenny. Hereford offers shops, eateries, cathedral, the Mappi Mundi Centre and Chained Library. Shop and pub 10 yards.

    All on first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating and electricity included (£30per week, £15 per short break November-March). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Use of owners’ freezer. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • The Threshing Barn

    Malvern

    Grade
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    Ref: W43705

    This beautiful, detached barn conversion fully retains the sense of space and interest. The Threshing Barn is a magnificent Grade II listed oak timber framed building situated on the slopes of the Malvern Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Its renovation was completed to the highest architectural and environmental conservation standard. This beautiful barn retains the unique spaciousness and tranquility of the original timber building. The living/dining room has furniture made from the old barn timbers, as well as boasting original art work and the comfort of an underfloor heated flagstone floor. There is a south facing, wide glazed area running the whole length of the barn with three double doors leading out onto the secluded, private, stone walled patio garden. From here, there are views of the Malvern Hills and the sounds of the adjacent stream. Worcester, Hereford and Gloucester are approximately half an hour away, making the barn an ideal base from which to attend festivals, the Three Counties Showground and excellent rail links to Birmingham and London. There are many lovely gardens to explore and enjoy in this unspoilt corner of England. In an adjacent building there is a laundry room, sauna and gym. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with double sofa bed/kitchen with breakfast bar. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom (6ft zip and link, can be twin).

    Underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Washing machine and tumble dryer in outbuilding. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Gym and sauna in outbuilding. No smoking.

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