By Wyndham Vacation Rentals


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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  • Much Dewchurch Cottages - The Lowe Farmhouse

    Much Dewchurch

    Ref: 28057

    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. 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 wooden floor. Second living room. Dining room with French doors. Kitchen. Utility room. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Two separate toilets. First floor: Games room. 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with 3 steps down to en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin, one with additional single. Bathroom with shower attachment (no toilet). Separate toilet. Second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. 1 twin with additional single. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living and dining room (initial fuel included). Cot and high chair on request. Satellite TV. Freeview TV. CD. iPod dock. Wii. Gas range. Electric oven. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge. Two freezers. Wi-fi. Garden, patio, terrace, furniture. Ample parking. Cycle store. Games room with ¾ size snooker table, poker table and wii. Welcome pack. NB: Level access to ground floor via ramp on request. 9 steps in garden. Two ponds and drops in grounds.

    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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  • Bellevue

    Harewood End

    Ref: RR2

    This grand detached country house is set within 2 acres of attractive gardens, beautifully presented with formal lawn, walled garden, arboretum and pretty rosebeds. The holiday property dates back 200 years and is full of character, with an open fire, multi-fuel burners, beams and chandeliers, and has been tastefully decorated by its current owners, who live next to the grounds.
    This lavish retreat is an ideal location from which to explore the surrounding rolling countryside and the many villages with black-and-white timbered houses and inns. The nearby market town of Ross-on-Wye has many historic buildings and public cliff-top gardens offering excellent views of the River Wye, and Hereford is well worth a visit, with its cathedral (which contains the famous Mappa Mundi and Chained Library), museums, art galleries and bustling mid-week market.
    Also enjoy our national heritage in Monmouth, a Tudor border town associated with Henry V. Or visit Hay-on-Wye, famous for its books and festivals. Close by is Kilpeck Church, perhaps the best preserved Norman church in the country. Symonds Yat offers everything from gentle rambles to canoeing within its magnificent natural setting, or join the network of pathways comprising the Wye Valley walk. Shop 2 miles, pub serving excellent food, 600 yards.

    Enclosed porch/boot room. Spacious beamed drawing room with open fire, large mirrors and chandeliers. Spacious beamed reception room with wood-burning stove and TV. Dining room with wood-burning stove, sitting area and library. Well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen/utility with electric Aga (winter only), electric range, slate floor, original servants’ bells and door to courtyard. Large conservatory with seating leading to large terrace and formal lawn. Anteroom leading to twin and single bedrooms. Separate shower room with toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed and additional single bed (for +1), one with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Three further double bedrooms, one with wash basin, and one with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with freestanding cast iron bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Open fire and wood-burning stoves – fuel available locally
    • Full oil central heating at cost (£70per week & £30 per short break)
    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Five TVs
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Electric Aga included (winter only)
    • Electric range (double oven) included
    • Combi microwave/grill
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • American-style fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Telephone - honesty box
    • Enclosed 2-acre garden with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 8 cars)
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: Pond in garden

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  • Luntley Court - Luntley Court

    Dilwyn, near Hereford

    Ref: 13708

    In an unspoilt rural position set in 10 acres of grounds

    Dating from 1674, Luntley Court (ref 13708) is a fine example of a Grade II listed half-timbered manor house. The interior has beams throughout, flagstone floor, oak panelling, 17th century oak staircases and galleried dining area. Within the grounds, there are some outbuildings which have been renovated to offer two very comfortable properties, The Granary (ref W44172) and Gable End (ref W44173) and all enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Herefordshire countryside. The 10 acres of grounds are shared between the three properties and are bordered by a stream, a dovecote dated 1673 and a lake. Each property also has its own dedicated garden area. It is a superb location for discovering the Welsh Marches, Hay-on-Wye renowned for its books and known as the book capital of the world, Ludlow popular for its food festivals and the cathedral city of Hereford, are all within 16 miles. There is something for everyone, wonderful walking and cycling areas, lots of historic places of interest such as castles and National Trust houses. Enjoy the Black and White Village Trail which are more than just pretty places to visit, each village with its own character and community, with tea rooms, shops, craft workshops and pubs waiting to welcome the visitor. The nearest town is Leominister, 6 miles. Supermarket 6 miles. Nearest village is Pembridge, 1½ miles with gift shop, pubs and restaurant.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen with flagstone floor. Utility room. Cloakroom with shower cubicle. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 3 double, one with additional single, one with adjoining single, 1 twin with 2 additional singles, each with en-suite bathroom or either a bathroom or shower room close by. Second floor: 2 twin bedrooms. Separate toilet.

    Oil included. Two cots. High chair. DVD. Oil Aga. Tumble dryer. Freezer. Payphone. Garden and furniture. Ample parking.

    Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Shared 10-acre grounds. No smoking. Natural water supply from borehole. NB: Fenced lake, stream and steps in grounds.

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  • Doward Farm


    Ref: RJ7

    With beautiful rural views towards King Arthur’s Cave and King Caracticus’ Fort, this Georgian farmhouse makes an ideal holiday base for walkers. It is only one mile from The Biblins Bridge – with the meandering River Wye below – from where superb views of Seven Sisters Rock are to be admired.
    The area offers some of the finest walking and cycling terrain in the country. Within 5 miles the Offa’s Dyke, Three Castles Walk and Wye Valley Walk entice walkers along their historic paths, taking in stunning scenery and ‘black-and-white’ villages en route. Symonds Yat lies close by, a must for outdoor lovers; kayaks and canoes can be hired for a leisurely day upon the river, while those seeking more excitement can try their hand at white water rafting. Other activities to enjoy locally include pot holing, mountain biking, horse riding, ballooning and abseiling, while for those happier to enjoy more tranquil pursuits, this is a great area for bird-watching, fishing and golf.
    A 20 minute walk across Biblins Bridge leads into the Forest of Dean, a vast wooded expanse spanning some 27,000 acres; here the quiet observer may be lucky enough to spot one of the resident fallow deer – a reminder of the forest’s origins as a royal hunting ground for Norman kings. Indeed, this is an area steeped in history, where castles and fortifications dot the landscape, mapping out a territory fought over down the ages; nearby Goodrich Castle serves as a prime example. With the Welsh borders and Brecon Beacons to explore in one direction, and the honey-toned Cotswolds in the other, this is a centrally located base for touring this unspoilt region. And after all that fresh air, there are plenty of homely pubs in which to enjoy a hearty meal and sample some of the local ciders in good company. Shop 1 mile.

    One step to main entrance. Spacious open-plan living/dining room with open fire. Large well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen/breakfast room with open fire and Falcon gas range. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Four double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet, two with additional single bed (for +1). Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Second floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Two twin bedrooms, each with low, sloping ceiling. Bathroom and toilet. Beamed throughout.

    • Open fires – logs included
    • Full oil central heating £40per week, £30 per short break. Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • Video
    • Stereo/CD
    • Gas Falcon range included
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Garden with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 6 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • NB: Children must be supervised – farming
      machinery on site

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