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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.
132 cottages are available
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  • Tanglewood

    Gorsley, nr. Ross-on-Wye

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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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  • Little Hazeldene

    Pembridge, nr. 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 the National Trust’s Berrington Hall and Croft Castle. 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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  • Mocktree Barns Holiday Cottages - Stable Cottage

    Leintwardine, nr. Ludlow

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    Ref: W43670

    Mocktree Barns (Stable Cottage refs W43670, which is semi-detached, and Jinney Ring ref W43671, which is terraced) are located on the Shropshire/Herefordshire border in the heart of historic Mortimer Country, yet are only 7 miles from the splendid medieval market town of Ludlow. The Welsh Borderlands are close making it an ideal opportunity to explore three counties. Once a set of farm buildings, these holiday properties have been converted to provide distinctive and individually furnished cottages situated around a south-facing courtyard. The owners live on site and are actively involved in promoting green tourism and garden organically. Guests are welcome to enjoy the wildlife-friendly gardens, and relax in the courtyard which has tables and chairs for eating outdoors in summer. Whatever the season, there is plenty to do. There are great opportunities for walkers and nature lovers as well as for anglers, bird watchers, golfers and geologists. Public rights of way are there for you to walk through the woods and the fields, explore the quiet valleys and lanes and climb to the tops of the hills to marvel at the views; Wenlock Edge, the Long Mynd, Clee Hill, the Shropshire Hills AONB, the Teme Valley, Mortimer Forest and Offas Dyke Path are all close by. Interesting towns to visit include Church Stretton, Bishops Castle, Ludlow, Leominster, Much Wenlock and Tenbury Wells, as well as historic Ironbridge an easy drive away. Local attractions include the racecourse and castle at Ludlow, Secret Hills Discovery Centre, Acton Scott Working Farm, Stokesay Castle, and the four NT properties of Powys Castle, Attingham Park, Croft Castle and Berrington Hall. Shop, pub and restaurant 11/2 mile.

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

    Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Laundry service on request. Wi-fi. Shared garden and courtyard. Barbecue. Off road parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Barton Cottage

    Mathon, nr. Malvern

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    Ref: W2362

    Early 17th century timber framed interior

    Set in 2 acres of wildflowered pasture and bird-rich woodland on the western side of the Malvern Hills, this charming wood clad, semi-detached holiday barn next to the owners home has been lovingly converted, whilst retaining its original beams and half timbered walls. From its private courtyard, the cottage gate opens onto a network of quiet country lanes and footpaths. The spa town of Malvern, with its theatres, music festival and famous wells lies just over the hill. The lovely county town of Ledbury is within easy reach and the Cotswolds, Forest of Dean, Wye Valley and Welsh Marches are all readily accessible. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Open plan with living/dining area/kitchen with French door and flagstone floor. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Beams throughout.

    Central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Dishwasher. Lawned garden and courtyard with furniture. Portable barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking.

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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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  • Kivernoll House Cottages - Meadow Barn

    Kivernoll

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    Ref: RBBF

    In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, these fine 18th-century converted farm properties are reached via a private lane. They enjoy a peaceful secluded setting in the countryside set in the 3-acre grounds of the owner’s home, which includes a landscaped garden, woodland area and paddock, along with micro pigs and pygmy goats. The holiday cottages each have their own garden and enjoy shared use of a six-seater hot tub. Ideally situated for exploring Hereford and the black-and-white villages to the north. Ross-on-Wye, the Forest of dean and the Wye Valley to the east, and Hay-on-Wye, the Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains and Offas Dyke to the west. Village pubs serving good food locally. Shops and pubs 2½ miles.

    Large living room with wood-burning stove, wooden floor, patio doors to garden and countryside views with arch to dining room with patio doors and arch to large farmhouse-style kitchen area with wooden floor. Utility. Conservatory. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Separate toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove – initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Full oil central heating and towels included
    • Satellite TV
    • Radio/CD
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Freezer
    • Large lawned garden with countryside views, patio, terrace and furniture
    • Private parking for 2 cars
    • Ground floor facilities
    • No children or babies
    • NB: 2 steps in garden

    • Electricity and bed linen included
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Barbecue
    • Shared grounds of 3 acres
    • Parking
    • Shared 6-seater hot tub (open 8am-7pm by arrangement, £15 per week and £10 per short break, available until 2017)
    • Natural water supply from borehole
    • No smoking

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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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  • Mill Cottage

    Llangrove, nr. 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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  • Kivernoll House Cottages - Cwm Lodge

    Kivernoll

    Grade
    2
    1
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    Ref: RGF

    In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, these fine 18th-century converted farm properties are reached via a private lane. They enjoy a peaceful secluded setting in the countryside set in the 3-acre grounds of the owner’s home, which includes a landscaped garden, woodland area and paddock, along with micro pigs and pygmy goats. The holiday cottages each have their own garden and enjoy shared use of a six-seater hot tub. Ideally situated for exploring Hereford and the black-and-white villages to the north. Ross-on-Wye, the Forest of dean and the Wye Valley to the east, and Hay-on-Wye, the Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains and Offas Dyke to the west. Village pubs serving good food locally. Shops and pubs 2½ miles.

    Open-plan sitting/dining room with farmhouse-style fitted kitchen and rugs on wooden floor. Beamed double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    • Electric ‘wood-effect’ fire included
    • NSH and towels included
    • Stereo/CD
    • Enclosed private garden with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No children or babies
    • Ground floor facilities

    • Electricity and bed linen included
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Barbecue
    • Shared grounds of 3 acres
    • Parking
    • Shared 6-seater hot tub (open 8am-7pm by arrangement, £15 per week and £10 per short break, available until 2017)
    • Natural water supply from borehole
    • No smoking

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  • Tre-Essey Farm Cottages - The Bullpen

    St Weonards, Ross-on-Wye

    Grade
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    Ref: 25025

    These holiday properties (refs 28693 and 25025) are situated in the grounds of the owners’ home in beautiful rural south Herefordshire, 3 miles from the Welsh Border and close to the Forest of Dean and the many facilities of the idyllic Wye Valley. The Bullpen stands detached, whilst The Cowshed is semi-detached. The Forest has many picnic sites, ponds, cycling paths and attractions such as Go Ape which make for memorable family day trips. Good walking from the door and within easy driving distance of the cathedral cities of Hereford, Worcester and Gloucester. Visit Symonds Yat Rock, famous for its nesting peregrine falcons and the Wye Valley for rock climbing, fishing and canoeing. Within easy driving for racing at Cheltenham, Chepstow and Worcester. Also popular for climbers and walkers are the Malverns, Brecon Beacons and Skirrid Fawr. Golf can be found at Hereford, Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams and wooden floor. 1 double (6ft zip and link) bedroom with Velux. Shower room. Separate toilet.

    Electric heaters. Travel cot. High chair. Digital TV. Small patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars).

    Both properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Barbecue. No smoking. NB: Small unfenced stream 60 yards from property.

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  • Brook Cottage

    Eardisley

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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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  • 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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