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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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  • The Old Tea Room

    Ewyas Harold

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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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  • Brook Cottage

    Eardisley

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: RAAB

    Snuggle up in this charming little holiday cottage, complete with babbling brook, located on the edge of the village of Eardisley. One of a pair, it is comfortably furnished with exposed beams and multi-fuel burner. A walker’s haven, with Offas Dyke and Mortimer’s Trail, further afield are the Black Mountains and the magnificent scenery of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Riding, golfing, fishing, rock climbing and canoeing available locally. Hay-on-Wye and Brecon are well worth a visit, also within easy driving distance are Ludlow, Hereford and Leominster. Shop and pub 200 yards.

    Beamed open-plan living room with multi-fuel burner and compact cottage-style kitchen with butler sink. Conservatory/dining room. Steep, winding, wooden stairs to first floor: Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Beamed double bedroom with 5ft bed. Wooden floors throughout.

    • Multi-fuel burner - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity, ‘Economy 7’ central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • TV
    • Stereo/CD (small library)
    • Microwave
    • Large enclosed, lawned garden with fruit trees, summer house and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Roadside parking
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking
    • NB: Brook in garden

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  • Meadow View

    Holme Marsh, nr. 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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  • Little Fleece

    Putley, nr. Ledbury

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: W43095

    Ideally located to enjoy the delights of the surrounding countryside, this holiday studio is attached to the owner’s home and offers a comfortable base from which to explore the area. There are many places of historical interest to visit, all within easy driving distance, including three castles: Goodrich at Ross-on-Wye, Eastnor at Ledbury and Hampton Court at Hereford. Ramblers will enjoy many local walks and the property is near the Hereford Way. The Forest of Dean is easily accessible, and offers walking, cycling and a local steam railway. Golfing and riding can be found locally while canoeing can be enjoyed at Symond’s Yat. Shop and pub 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with double (5ft) bedroom area. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Small sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Natural water supply from borehole. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Pond in owner’s garden.

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  • The Smithy

    Walford, Ross-on-Wye

    Grade
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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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  • West End Farm Cottage

    Pembridge, Leominster

    Grade
    2
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    1
    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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  • Tanglewood

    Gorsley, nr. Ross-on-Wye

    Grade
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    Ref: 24025

    This stylish holiday property furnished in a contemporary style is the ideal location for exploring rural Herefordshire, being close to the village of Dymock with its famous daffodil trail. Adjoining the owner’s home and with easy access to the Royal Forest of Dean it is ideal for walkers or cyclists, and is close to the River Wye at Ross-on-Wye and Symonds Yat, for fishing or canoeing. Visit the historic market towns of Ledbury, Newent and Ross or enjoy a short drive to the many picturesque Cotswold villages or Malvern Hills. Shop 500 yards, quiet country pub 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors. Kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Large shared enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. No children. NB: There is a pond in the garden.

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  • The Cottage Shop

    Newton St Margarets, Golden Valley

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: 15924

    Part of a 17th century stone holiday cottage, retaining many original features - exposed beams, open fire and bakers oven. Accessed across the garden, the cottage is adjacent to the owners’ grounds which include organic orchard, stream and waterfowl pond. Close to Black Mountains and Welsh borders. Hereford, Abergavenny and Hay-on-Wye, 15 miles. Shop 4 miles, pub 2 miles.

    6 narrow stone steps to entrance: Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. Beams and flagstone floors throughout. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Stone stairs to first floor: 1 double (5ft canopy bed) bedroom with beams and wooden floor.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small front flagged yard and furniture. Large sloping orchard garden at rear and furniture. Parking (1 car). NB: Stone steps in property, and steps in garden.

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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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  • Arrow Lawn Cottage

    Eardisland, nr. Leominster

    Grade
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    2
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    Ref: RMM6

    Arrow Lawn Cottage, a 17th-century, detached black-and-white timbered cottage, is set in a riverside location in the heart of Eardisland, one of Herefordshire’s most beautiful villages. With walks directly from the doorstep, down a quiet country lane in the River Arrow Valley, it is easy to follow the Black and White Trail. The market town of Ludlow, Offa’s Dyke path and Clee Hill are within easy reach. Hergest Croft Gardens and NT properties close by include Croft Castle and Berrington Hall, and the cities of Hereford and Worcester are worth a visit. Shops 3 miles, pub 200 yards.

    Beamed sitting room with decorative bread oven, polished flagstone floor and low door thresholds. Beamed hall/dining room with decorative bread oven and range and polished flagstone floor. Well-equipped, beamed kitchen with tiled floor. Steep stairs to first floor: Dressing room with single bed leading to double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    • Electricity, full electricity rads, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot on request
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Small enclosed garden with terrace and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Gated off-road parking (for 2 cars)
    • Natural filtered water supply from well
    • No smoking
    • NB: Two steps in garden

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  • Frome Cottage

    Five Bridges, Bishops Frome, near Ledbury

    Grade
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    Ref: UKC785

    On the borders of Herefordshire and Worcestershire, nestled in the cider apple and hop-growing region, this comfortable, semi-detached, single-storey holiday cottage is in an ideal location from which to explore the local area. Set within 2¾ acres of the owner’s grounds of Five Bridges Cottages, there are plenty of scenic walks right from the front door. The property is only 7 miles from the ‘black and white’ market town of Ledbury, and a similar distance to the market town of Bromyard. Take a stroll through the nearby National Trust woodland of The Downs at Bromyard, or ramble over the Malvern Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just under 10 miles away. Frome Cottage lies within easy reach of Hereford, with its cathedral, Worcester, Gloucestershire and the Welsh Borders. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space: With beams and tiled floors.
    Living area: With 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and single sofa bed.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave and fridge.
    Bedroom: With double bed and Freeview TV.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Highchair. Shared external laundry room. Welcome pack. Shared lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Shared 2¾-acre grounds. Bike store. Private parking for 10 cars. No smoking.

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  • The Old Hall

    Hom Green, nr. Ross-on-Wye

    Grade
    3
    2
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    Ref: 27714

    Once a Victorian school room for the children of the nearby estate workers. Adjoining the owner’s home, The Old Hall features a library and a woodburner, and sits along a country lane in the beautiful Wye Valley, an AONB, with walking and cycling. The market town of Ross-on-Wye is 2 miles, and the holiday property is within easy reach of the beautiful Forest of Dean, rich in wildlife, with many lakes and picnic sites. Goodrich Castle, Monmouth and the Welsh Borders are close by. Shop and restaurant 2 miles, pub 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with sofa bed/dining room/kitchen. Second living room. Shower room with toilet. Open-tread spiral stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Some rooms with beams.

    Woodburner in living room included. Partial Economy 7 NSH, electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Small enclosed shared garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. Wheelchair access. No children under 10 years.

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