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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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  • Arrow Lawn Cottage

    Eardisland, nr. Leominster

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    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
    3
    1
    2
    1
    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
    0
    1
    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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  • Columbine Cottage

    Ross-on-Wye

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 29680


    This semi-detached holiday cottage is perfectly placed in a quiet elevated position and only 3 minutes’ walk from the town centre. The garden is surrounded by walls, one of which is part of the old town wall of Ross-on-Wye, and has attractive flower beds. There are river views from the double bedroom and garden views from the single bedroom. Ross-on-Wye is a quaint town that straddles the River Wye in the county of Herefordshire. It is ideal for exploring the Wye Valley, the Royal Forest of Dean, the Cotswolds, the Malvern Hills, the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons. With many of the attractions based around the River Wye, guests can enjoy riverside walks or cruises, angling, canoeing or kayaking. Visit local galleries, the Cider Route and Birds of Prey Experience. Shops 300 yards, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Economy 7 central heating (ground floor), electric heaters (first floor), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi.Telephone-incoming calls only. Garden with patio. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • The Stables

    Eardisland, nr. Leominster

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: RU6

    Located in one of the country’s most peaceful and picturesque regions - with Hereford and the borders of Wales just waiting to be explored - this detached property is set in the owner’s grounds, and has been carefully converted form the original stables. Excellent walking abounds, including Offa’s Dyke, the Black Mountains, together with many other outdoor pursuits. Shop 2 miles, pub in village.

    Step to entrance. Open-plan living/dining room with wooden floor, dining table (converts to small snooker table) and door to garden. Compact, modern kitchen area with wooden floor and door to garden. Utility. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Two bedrooms, each beamed, and with sloping ceiling; one double with 5ft bed, and one twin. Shower room with toilet.

    • electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • travel cot
    • high chair
    • Three TVs
    • Video
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • microwave
    • washing machine
    • Drying facilities available
    • dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • ½-acre garden with patio and furniture
    • barbecue
    • Parking
    • Cycle store
    • Hard tennis court
    • Table tennis in external building
    • No
      smoking

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  • Pear Tree Cottage

    Presteigne

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 17797

    This beautifully renovated, detached, stone holiday cottage stands in a sunny position, with stunning views across the Lugg Valley and the Radnorshire countryside. Guests have access to 8 acres of private woodland and hillside overlooking the ruins of Stapleton Castle. Excellent walking with public footpaths a few yards away. Offa’s Dyke within 2 miles, Elan Valley Lakes and Brecon Beacons, 30 miles. Presteigne within 10 minutes’ walk with a great choice of shops, pubs and restaurants. Easy access to Ludlow, Leominster and Hereford. Shops and pubs 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining/sun room with tiled floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Narrow stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms with beams: 1 double, 3 steps to 1 twin.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Satellite TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). No smoking. NB: Steep, sloping bank at side of property. Fenced pond 200m.

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  • Woolhope Cottages - No. 2 Courtyard

    Woolhope, nr. Ross-on-Wye

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W40652

    Local beauty spot with peaceful surroundings

    These three barn conversions (refs W40651, W40652 and W41112) nestle at the foot of Marcle Hill, a local beauty spot. At the complex, there is a play area with swings and a pets corner where children can help feed the ducks, chickens and rabbits. In peaceful surroundings there is the chance to wind down and relax, although Cheltenham, Hereford and Gloucester are within an easy drive. There are some heavenly walks with fantastic views, especially from Malvern Hill, where one can enjoy a picnic and for the energetic there are equally good bike rides in this pretty part of Herefordshire. Ross-on-Wye is close by as is Symonds Yat with its water and climbing facilities. The beautiful cathedrals of Gloucester and Hereford are not to be missed, one the burial place of a king, the other home to the Mappa Mundi, one of the earliest maps of the known world. Fishing available in the owners farmland (2 miles). Shop 2½ miles, pub ¾ mile and restaurant 4½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 double bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric oven. Lawned garden with courtyard.

    All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. DVD and small library. Microwave. Washing machine. Portable barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Tyn Cwm

    Dorstone, nr. Hay-on-Wye

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: W43740

    Located in the beautiful Golden Valley within the grounds of the owner’s non-working farm, this detached, single-storey holiday property is situated just outside the charming village of Dorstone, off the B4348, giving easy access to the many attractions locally. It is just 7 miles from the border town of Hay-on-Wye, famous for its Literary Festival and known as the book capital of the world, with its quirky shops, galleries, pubs and restaurants. The cathedral city of Hereford is within driving distance. Explore the unspoilt countryside of Herefordshire and the Welsh Borders with many black and white villages, churches, footpaths and mountains. Enjoy wonderful walks with stunning scenery in the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains. Outdoor activities in abundance are available locally, such as canoeing, rock climbing, cycling and pony trekking. Fishing permits are available on the River Wye just 2 miles away. Shop 2½ miles, pub serving food ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors/kitchen with breakfast area, beams and tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with patio doors and en-suite shower room with toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Use of owner’s freezer on request. Wi-fi. Small enclosed garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Portable barbecue. Shared 5-acre grounds. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Natural water supply from borehole. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Partially fenced stream in grounds.

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  • Hollywall Croft

    Stoke Prior, nr. Leominster

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: HH82

    A haven for wildlife and lying within a 10 acre Site of Special Scientific Interest, this detached, timber framed holiday cottage pre-dates 1650AD. Completely restored, tastefully furnished and decorated with beamed interior it enjoys its own quiet, secluded garden with furniture, views of a pretty dingle with rare plants and flowers and an ancient pack-horse bridge near the brook. There is parking for 3 cars and a BBQ.
    The market town of Leominster is 4 miles away with shops, swimming pool and leisure centre, Ludlow is a 15 mile drive. There is a pub in Stoke Prior and golf course with restaurant 1½ miles away in Ford Bridge and a shop and garage in nearby Bodenham (1½ miles). The cottage is convenient for touring the Welsh borders, the Wye Valley, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Shropshire and the surrounding area. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). NSH, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot. High chair. Satellite TV. Stereo. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Payphone. Garden and furniture. Barbecue. Private parking for 3 cars. Welcome pack. One dog welcome (keep under control, sheep in dingle). No smoking.

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  • The Cider Mill Cottage

    Orleton, nr. Ludlow

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: 11888

    This nicely converted, 19th century, detached, cider mill holiday cottage is near the owner’s farm, with views over lawned gardens and meadows, in the cider apple county just south of the fine medieval town of Ludlow. It’s a short drive from woodland walks, fishing in the Teme Valley and the border country. The dining area retains a magnificent cider mill (one of the few that survive in the area) and the living room has external granary steps. Good walks from the door, and all the attractions of Shropshire and Hereford an easy drive. Shop, pub/restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Dining room. Kitchen. First floor: Living room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and chairs. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars).

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  • The Old Stables

    Kimbolton, nr. Leominster

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W41531

    Ideal tourist base for Herefordshire

    This attractive holiday barn conversion is situated in the heart of Herefordshire, with views over the surrounding farmland and countryside. Adjoining another property, it has been tastefully furnished with exposed timbers, and is set in a traditional stone and slate courtyard, on a working farm, just 3 miles north of Leominster. A bridle way runs through the farm, affording guests easy access for walking and horse riding, and for exploring the Black and White Village Trail. Visit Stockton Bury Gardens, Berrington Hall (NT), Ludlow, Kington and Hereford. Ideally located for touring the Malverns, Wye Valley and Welsh borders. Shop, pub and restaurant 1.5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors and beams/dining room/kitchen. Conservatory. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Patio and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking. NB: There is a fenced pond in grounds.

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  • Netherley Hall Cottages - Parkers Lodge

    Mathon, nr. Malvern

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: RAAQ

    These three superb holiday cottages nestle on the borders of Herefordshire and Worcestershire and are located on a 700-acre estate on the beautiful west side of the Malvern Hills. Netherley Hall Estate is a family-run farm specialising in the breeding of racehorses, show ponies, cattle and sheep and the surrounding area offers marvellous woodland walks. The cottages are within 15 minutes’ drive of Malvern and have panoramic views of the wooded hills and unspoilt countryside; the location is ideal for nature enthusiasts, with an abundance of wildlife to observe as well as unrivalled bird-watching.
    The cottages are all detached and the English oak timber used to restore their interiors was felled and machined from the extensive woodland on the estate itself. The furnishings and fittings for all the cottages have been supplied by local businesses and during restoration, the owners have paid great attention to detail. Parkers (ref RAAP) was originally built in 1610 and is a listed building lovingly restored to the very highest standard and has several items of antique furniture. Parkers Lodge (ref RAAQ) is a smaller two-bedroomed cottage completed in 2006 and fitted out to a very high standard, whilst Brook House (ref RAAR) is a listed building dating from around 1670 and emanates a marvellous ambience. It has landscaped gardens and a terrace with outstanding views overlooking Mathon Brook.
    Attractions to visit near the cottages include the Malvern Hills, Three Counties Showground and Malvern Theatre, as well as farm shops, gardens, gift shops, picnic areas and walking trails. Fishing, golf and riding are also available as well as pick your own fruit (in season). Racecourses in the locality include Hereford, Worcester, Chepstow, Ludlow, Cheltenham, Wolverhampton, Warwick and Stratford. Shop and pubs 1 mile.

    Open-plan living/dining room with patio door, oak floor and well-equipped kitchen area with granite worktops and tiled floor. Two bedrooms, each with patio doors to front verandah and en-suite shower room with toilet; one double with 5ft bed and one twin.

    • Gas underfloor central heating (in kitchen)
    • CD
    • Lawned garden with verandah and furniture
    • Ample parking
    • NB: 2 steps from verandah to lawned garden

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot on request
    • TV
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Internet
    • Barbecue
    • Shared 700-acre landscaped and natural unspoilt woodland grounds
    • Use of tennis court
    • Use of gym
    • Riding by arrangement
    • No smoking
    • NB: Brook runs through grounds

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