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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.
33 cottages are available
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  • Fir Tree Cottage

    Glasbury-on-Wye

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    1
    Ref: 15853

    An 18th-century stone-built holiday cottage, situated on the green in the popular riverside village of Glasbury. With many original features and four poster bed, the cottage is 200 yards from the River Wye and is an excellent centre for canoeing and walking. Conveniently close to Hay-On-Wye, world famous for its annual literary festival, as well as the breathtaking scenery of the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons. Shop 400 yards, pub 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors. Kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double (one four poster), 2 single. Bathroom with shower over 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. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

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  • Harry’s House

    Hay-on-Wye, Powys

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: 25529

    This contemporary three storey town house has a large decked area and separate first floor balcony overlooking the River Wye. Ideally placed a 5-minute walk to the centre of Hay, known as ’town of books’ and also for its annual literary festivals. Two long distance footpaths (Offa’s Dyke Path and the Wye Valley Walk), almost pass the front door. Cycle and canoe hire, fishing, horse riding and organised pursuits locally. Shops, pubs and restaurants ¼ mile.

    Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen with patio doors and wooden floor. Steep, turning stairs to first floor: Living room with patio doors and wooden floor. 1 double bedroom with French doors and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep, turning stairs to second floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single, one with Velux and low sloping ceiling. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD and small library. MP3 docking station. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed decking and furniture. Balcony. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Foxcote and Glen Cottages at Newcourt Farm- Glen Cottage at Newcourt Farm

    Marstow, near Ross-on-Wye

    Grade
    6
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: W4023

    Delightful 16th century listed cottage


    Part of a working farm specialising in several pedigree breeds of sheep, are these two delightful properties boast a wealth of period detail in exposed beams and stone walls. The 16th century listed cottage on three floors (ref W4023), has a ground floor bedroom and shower room with wheelchair access and extensive views from the principal rooms towards Symonds Yat and the Forest of Dean. The old detached barn conversion (ref W40058) has large picture windows that give extensive views over beautiful countryside from the principal rooms which include six bedrooms, a large farm-style kitchen and living room. They are perfect for family get-togethers and anniversary parties with ideal facilities available. There are excellent bird-watching opportunities nearby and other local attractions include canoeing on the River Wye, Goodrich and Monmouth Castles. There is a butterfly zoo and maze within 2 miles, a swimming pool within 4 miles and Go Ape in the Forest of Dean. The market towns of Ross-on-Wye, 5 miles, and Ledbury, 12 miles away, while the historic cathedral cities of Hereford and Gloucester are 23 miles. The Malvern Hills, Brecon Beacons, Forest of Dean and the Cotswolds are within easy reach, making it an ideal base for those interested in climbing, walking and touring holidays. Ideal for golfers with a golf course within 5 miles and fishing is available at a nearby lake. The owner can provide stabling for 2 horses. Hot air balloon flights available (at cost). Pub with restaurant is within easy walking access. There is extensive parking available. Shop 1½ miles, pub ½ mile and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Utility room. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Second floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single. Bathroom with toilet. Beams throughout.

    Oil central heating,electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot. High chair on request. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Small freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with furniture. Portable barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • The Granary

    Little Birch, Ross-on-Wye

    Grade
    7
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: W8050

    Lovely rural setting

    This link-detached holiday cottage has been carefully converted from the original granary on a traditional working beef farm. It has beams, stone windowsills and has upstairs views towards the Malvern Hills and Black Mountains. It enjoys a secluded patio and shared courtyard garden. There are footpaths and green lanes leading to woodlands in the parish which borders onto the Wye Valley AONB. Visit market towns including Hereford, Ledbury and Ross-on-Wye, or explore the Forest of Dean, Wye Valley and Welsh Marches. Golf nearby. Shop 1.5 miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room with patio door and stone-tiled floor. Kitchen with stone-tiled floor. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Most rooms beamed.

    Oil central heating and electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Video. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Laundry service on request. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Shared enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Natural water supply from borehole.

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  • Keeper’s Cottage

    Fownhope

    Grade
    7
    4
    3
    3
    Ref: 25359

    This detached cottage is set within hilltop woodland with south-facing views over Wye Valley. Dating from the 1700s, the house has unique features and landscaped gardens with fruit trees. Access to footpaths and the Wye Footpath. Hereford, a 15 minute drive. Canoe hire 1/2 mile. Shops, pubs and restaurants ½ mile.

    Lower ground floor: Play room. 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Steep, narrow stairs to ground floor: Living room. Second living room. Kitchen/dining area. Utility room. Separate toilet. Steep, narrow stairs to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one bed accessed from one side only), one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (no fuel provided). Gas central heating and gas included (£25per week November-March). Electricity, oil, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVDs and small library. Electric cooker. Oil Aga. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-local and incoming calls. Piano. Enclosed garden with terraces, patio and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking. NB: Steps, drops and pond in garden. Steep, non-tarmac drive. Uneven terraces.

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  • Romers Farm - The Hop Kiln

    Bockleton, near Tenbury Wells

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: 25340

    Romers Farm consists of one detached, and two semi-detached properties situated in the owner’s grounds on a working farm, in the village of Bockleton, near to the historic market town of Tenbury Wells. The former Hop Kiln and Wainhouse have been sympathetically converted, retaining many original features, and provides three spacious and comfortable holiday properties. This is an excellent base from which to explore Worcestershire, Shropshire and Herefordshire with a wealth of activities. A short drive takes you to Ludlow, famous for its castle, festivals, quaint streets, shops and open markets; it also has an abundance of restaurants and eateries for fine dining, some Michelin starred, and it is a definite must for a visit. The area boasts an abundance of National Trust properties including Berrington Hall, Croft Castle, Hampton Court Gardens and the Brockhampton Estate, all within easy driving distance. Enjoy a day out to the cathedral cities of Worcester, Hereford and Gloucester and the abbey at Tewkesbury. For the more active there is golf, horse riding and carp fishing available locally. Offa’s Dyke and the Malvern Hills, for serious walkers, are within easy reach. Book lovers can enjoy a trip to the renowned book town of Hay-on-Wye whilst theatre lovers can venture out to Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, and the home of Anne Hathaway with her beautiful cottage. Perhaps you would prefer to sit and relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of the unspoilt countryside and woodlands close by, or observe the activities on this working farm. Whatever you choose to do, one holiday may not be enough! Shops, pubs and restaurants 4 miles. The properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 28 guests.

    Ground Floor:
    Open plan living space.
    Living area: With digital TV, DVD player with a selection of DVD’s, CD player, beams and patio doors.
    Dining area: With beams.
    Kitchen area:
    With microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Sitting room: With digital TV.
    Cloakroom
    : With toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1:
    With double bed, Velux window and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and Velux window.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds and Velux window.
    Bedroom 4: With twin beds and Velux window.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture.

    All properties: Oil central heating and electricity (£35per week, £5 per night October-April), bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot and highchair. Electric cooker. Ample parking. 1 dog welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times (working farm). No smoking.

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  • Netherley Hall Cottages - Parkers

    Mathon, near Malvern

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    5
    Ref: RAAP

    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.

    Step down to beamed living room with wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace, and feature stone-leaded church window. Snug with TV. Step down to spacious beamed dining room with antique furniture and lathe feature. Spacious well-equipped kitchen with stone-tiled floor with gas Aga, electric hob, and solid oak units with granite worktops. Utility. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed, walk-in wardrobe and en-suite shower room with toilet and one with en-suite toilet. Second separate staircase to double bedroom with 5ft bed, walk-in wardrobe and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Gas underfloor central heating (in kitchen)
    • Additional TV
    • Gas Aga included
    • Large lawned garden with decking and furniture
    • Garage (for 2 cars)
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Secure cycle store

    • 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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  • Mouse Castle Barn

    Hay-on-Wye

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: RXX2

    This barn conversion, one of two, is located about 700 yards from Hay-on-Wye, popular for its book festivals. Converted and furnished to a high standard, it offers a very comfortable base to explore the delights of the surrounding area. A haven for walkers with access to Offa’s Dyke, Mortimer’s Trail, the Black Mountains and the stunning Brecon Beacons. Golf, fishing, riding and cycling all nearby. Hereford, Leominster, Brecon and Builth Wells are all within an easy drive. Shops and pubs 700 yards.

    Living room. Beamed kitchen with electric range (for cooking) and flagstone floor/dining room. Three double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed, TV; one with en-suite bathroom, shower cubicle and toilet, two with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom (for +2). Separate external toilet.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Three TVs
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Electric range included
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Lawned courtyard garden with patio and furniture
    • Ample parking
    • Cycle store
    • Ground floor facilities
    • No smoking
    • NB: Farm vehicles and machinery in parking area

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  • Chandos Granary

    Much Marcle, near Ledbury

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    3
    Ref: RML

    In the heart of Herefordshire’s apple-growing region, this 18th-century former granary has been converted in traditional style, retaining original beams, some antique furniture and a large garden. Close to the owners’ manor house, it enjoys far reaching countryside views. The attractive market town of Ledbury and the River Wye are 6 miles. There is access to 36 acres of cider and perry orchards, ideal for bird-watchers. Nearby Eastnor Castle holds many events, as does the Three Counties Showground in Malvern. Kayaking, canoeing, fishing, riding and golf nearby. Shop, P.O and pub 1 mile.

    Entrance hall. Double bedroom with large en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: Spacious beamed living/dining room with oak mullion windows, and farmhouse-style, well-equipped, spacious kitchen area. Double bedroom with zip and link king size bed (can be 2ft 6in twin beds on request). Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    • Electricity and full oil central heating included
    • Bed linen
    • Towel hire
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer 
    • Wi-fi on request
    • Large garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Access to 36-acre grounds with cider and perry orchards
    • Parking
    • NB: Sloping garden and unfenced pond in grounds

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  • The Mill House

    Lea, near Ross-on-Wye

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: 5035

    Ideal base to explore this beautiful area

    Superb converted watermill, retaining beams, stonework, millstones and a lovingly refurbished kitchen, and set in grounds of owner’s country house with views over a pond with ducks and geese, sheep and countryside. With Ross, Forest of Dean 5 miles, Gloucester 12 miles, it is an ideal holiday base for exploring this beautiful area, with its variety of places to visit, activities and scenery. Newport is nearby. Swimming, golf, pony trekking and mountain biking are all available in the near vicinity. Ledbury, Monmouth, Malvern, Chepstow, and the cathedral city of Hereford with the renowned Mappa Mundi, are all within easy driving distance. Local cider makers and museums such as the Museum of Mazes are within easy reach, as well as Symonds Yat with butterfly museum and adventure playground, ideal for children. The Hereford Walking Festival takes place the third week in June and the Ross on Wye Walking Festival happens on the first weekend in October. Shop 1 mile, pubs/restaurants 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room with toilet. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with walk-in shower (no toilet). Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. Cot. Two high chairs. Satellite TV. DVD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine and tumble dryer by meter. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-Fi.Telephone. Large sloping lawn with gravelled sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. One small dog only, strict control please (livestock).

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  • Court House

    Hay-on-Wye

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: 30756


    This end terrace, period holiday property is situated in the centre of the popular border town of Hay-on-Wye and within walking distance of its amenities. World renowned for books and bookshops and its literary festival, it also has traditional markets with local produce, art galleries, antique and independent shops, and great gastro pubs, restaurants and cafés. There is much on offer in the great outdoors with fishing, horse riding, cycle and canoe hire all available locally. Wonderful walking area with two long distance footpaths namely Offa’s Dyke Path and the Wye Valley Walk, both with stunning scenery of the beautiful border country. Brecon, Builth Wells and the cathedral city of Hereford are all within easy driving. On road parking is also available should there be more than 1 car. Shop 275 yards, pub 165 yards and restaurant 275 yards.

    Ground Floor:
    Living room:
    With electric coal effect fire and Freeview TV.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and tiled floor.
    Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With single bed and pull-out single bed.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 2:
    With double bed.
    Bedroom 3: With double bed.
    Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: There are 2 steps in garden.

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  • Frome Holiday Barns - Barley House

    Prior’s Frome, near Mordiford

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    4
    Ref: RFFN


    These three detached barn conversions (refs RFFN, RFFO and RFFP) are situated in a courtyard setting and offer comfortable holiday accommodation from which to enjoy the delights of the surrounding areas. For those that love the outdoors, there is much to see and do. Excellent walking can be enjoyed, with the local Mordiford Loop Walk and Haugh Wood within easy reach. Fishing, canoeing and golf can also be found locally. Sufton Court and Gardens, which opens to the public four weeks of the year, is also nearby. Within easy driving distance is the cathedral city of Hereford, host to the Three Choirs Festival every third year, Hay-on-Wye, renowned for its books festival and known as the book capital of the world, the pretty market town of Ross-on-Wye, and the black and white town of Ledbury, popular for its poetry festivals. There are many places of historical interest, including castles, churches and museums. Further afield, enjoy the stunning scenery of the Brecon Beacons National Park, The Black Mountains and the beautiful Wye Valley. Shop 3 miles, pub serving food 1½ miles.

    Spacious, beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove and tiled floor. Spacious, well-equipped kitchen. Utility. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet. Two staircases to first floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Two twin bedrooms, each with zip & link beds (can be 6ft double); one with en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • 6-ring electric hob and double electric oven
    • Terrace
    • Parking (for 3 cars)

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Telephone (honesty box)
    • Enclosed, lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking

    Note: Barley House (RFFN), The Buttery (RFFO) and Stable Cottage (RFFP) can aslo be booked with Moss Cottage (REEC) 600 yds away to sleep up to 26 people.

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