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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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  • Coach House

    Abbey Dore, nr. Ewyas Harold

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: RDDS

    A detached, Grade II listed property surrounded by a private garden, nestling between the former Cistercian abbey (12th century), now the parish church and the owner’s home, the former rectory. Offering fabulous views along the beautiful Golden Valley, the holiday property offers characterful, comfortable accommodation for a relaxing holiday. Well located for walking, close to the Herefordshire Trail, Offa’s Dyke, Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons. Shops and pubs 1 ½ miles.

    2 steps to entrance. Spacious farmhouse style kitchen/dining room with wood burning stove. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Wet room with toilet. First floor: Spacious living room with gas ‘log burner’. Double bedroom with 5 ft bed and en-suite bathroom with toilet. Separate toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • Blu-Ray
    • iPod dock
    • Combi microwave/oven/grill
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Large lawned garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: 2 steps in garden

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  • Thornhill

    Little Doward, nr. Whitchurch

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W43674


    This detached holiday cottage is situated next to the owners’ home, in an elevated position and commands stunning views across the beautiful countryside of Herefordshire, the Malvern Hills and the Forest of Dean. This is a wonderful walking area with Woodland Trust walks starting from the doorstep, wildlife enthusiasts will be pleased as deer and wild boar can sometimes be seen. There are many places of interest all within a 30-minute drive, which include the historic towns of Monmouth and Ross-on-Wye, both of which have golf courses as well as a hedge maze, butterfly centre, river cruises, canoe centre, cycle hire and pubs. Places of historical interest include Tintern Abbey and castles at Raglan and Goodrich, which are well worth a visit. Chepstow Racecourse, Abergavenny, Hereford, Gloucester and Newport are all within driving distance. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 11/2 miles.

    Ground Floor: Living/dining room with beams/kitchen. Utility room. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. 32" Smart TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large, lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 6 steps in garden.

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  • Woodside Cottage

    Mansell Gamage

    Grade
    6
    3
    3
    2
    Ref: RBBR

    Nestling on a hill with stunning views across the Wye Valley and to the Black Mountains beyond, this detached, secluded period property has been lovingly restored and stylishly decorated, yet retains many original features. Peaceful and romantic, it is set on a family estate, with private walking from the door onto the estate, which includes a park designed by Sir Humphrey Repton and magnificent woodland. Perfectly situated for exploring beautiful Herefordshire, Hereford, Hay-on-Wye, the Welsh borders and Brecon Beacons. Fishing on the River Wye. Golf locally. Shop and pub 1 mile.

    Entrance hall. Living room with open fire. Dining room with wood-burning stove. Farmhouse-style kitchen with breakfast area and oil Rayburn (Sep-Jun). Utility. Bathroom, roll-top bath. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Two twin bedrooms. Wet room with shower, toilet. Separate toilet.

    • Open fire and wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Oil Rayburn
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Large enclosed garden with summerhouse, terrace and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Pony paddock
    • Fishing available
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Garage/cycle store

    Note: Woodside Cottage RBBR is on the same estate as Mansell Lodge RS4 and they can be booked together

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  • Tre-Essey Farm Cottages - The Cowshed

    St Weonards, Ross-on-Wye

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: 28693

    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 room with patio doors/dining room/kitchen with beams and wooden floor. 3 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft, zip and link) with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet, 2 twin (zip and link), both with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Electric central heating. Two travel cots. Freeview TV. iPod dock. Dishwasher. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Welcome pack.

    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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  • Mocktree Barns Holiday Cottages - Jinney Ring

    Leintwardine, nr. Ludlow

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: W43671

    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 room with double sofa bed/dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared garden and courtyard. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

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  • Kivernoll Court Cottages - Merry

    Nr. Much Dewchurch, Hereford

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 28467

    Merry (ref 28467) and Pippin (ref 28468) are semi-detached holiday cottages, situated within a courtyard setting and within the grounds of the owner’s home and adjacent working farm on the B4348. The properties are approximately 5 miles from the cathedral city of Hereford, with its Mappa Mundi Centre and chained library, shopping and theatre. Ideally located to visit the pretty market towns of Ross-on-Wye, Ledbury, famous for its poetry festival, and Hay-on-Wye, renowned for its literary festival and known as the ’Book Capital of the World’. The area offers great walking, cycling, horse riding, fishing and golfing. The Forest of Dean has wildlife in abundance and many picnic sites, with Puzzlewood and Go Ape making for great day trips. Symonds Yat and Yat Rock, where peregrine falcons nest, are popular with climbers and offer stunning views down the Wye Valley. There are many places of historical interest to visit, such as castles, cathedrals and National Trust houses. Shop and restaurant 1½ miles, pub 1 mile.

    4 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with French doors, beams and wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with breakfast area and tiled floor. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin, both with sloping ceiling. Shower room and toilet.

    Both properties: Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. Blu-ray. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small enclosed garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Step in garden.

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  • Walnut Tree Cottage

    Bucknell, nr. Clun

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 26982

    Large, enclosed garden

    Walnut Tree Cottage is a typical 16th century, English, timber-framed, thatched holiday cottage in the middle of the Medieval village of Brampton Bryan. With its beautiful garden and surroundings, standing detached, it is an ideal retreat for those who wish to relax and enjoy quiet seclusion, stunning walks in the Welsh Border countryside and friendly local pubs. Brampton Bryan has an ancient park which rises on to Harley’s Mountain and a salmon river just 5 minutes walk from the house. It is situated in a truly magical and unspoiled corner of England. Places nearby include Ludlow, Acton Scott working farm museum and Clun castle. Shop 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, one with additional single (for alternative sleeping). Bathroom with toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large, enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Garage (2 cars). Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only.

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  • Frome Holiday Barns - The Buttery

    Prior’s Frome, nr. Mordiford

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    3
    Ref: RFFO


    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, open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove and well-equipped kitchen area with tiled floor. Utility. Separate toilet. Three staircases to first floor: Double bedroom with TV and en-suite shower room with toilet. Two twin bedrooms, one with zip & link beds (can be 6ft double) and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Terrace
    • Parking (for 2 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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  • The Old Post Office

    Ruckhall, Eaton Bishop, near Hereford

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: UKC641

    In the pretty and tranquil hamlet of Ruckhall in Eaton Bishop, this beautifully presented detached, bungalow is nestled in a large and spacious private garden. The owners who live close by, have paid much attention to guests comfort, making this 1950s bungalow a comfortable base from which to enjoy this wonderful area, complete with an open fire for those cosy nights in after a day of exploring the area. Surrounded by beautiful countryside and only a stone’s throw away from the River Wye, there are plenty of local walks, as well as within the Wye Valley, which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Outdoor activities are plentiful in the surrounding areas, such as canoeing, kayaking, climbing, fishing, golf, paint balling and go-carting. Hereford itself is host to many restaurants, theatre, multi-screen cinema, variety of shopping, racecourse and its cathedral with the Chained Library and Mappa Mundi Centre. The pretty market towns are well worth visiting, such as Ross-on-Wye, Hay-on-Wye which is renowned for its literacy festivals and known as the book capital of the world and Ludlow famous for its history and culinary delights. The Malvern Hills and Brecon Beacons National Park are popular and offer stunning scenery. There are many historical churches, castles and museums within the area. Situated less than 3 miles away in the neighbouring village there is a local shop, post office, takeaway and two pubs. There is space in the garden for a caravan with a water and electric point, guests are welcome to use the facility by arrangement with the owners. Stabling is also available by arrangement. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Step to entrance.
    All on the ground floor:
    Living room:
    With open fire, Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player, iPod dock and French doors.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, oil Rayburn, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
    Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With zip and link twins (can be super kingsize on request).
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
    Wet Room: With shower and toilet.
    Separate toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for open fire included, remainder at £5 per basket. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack. Large enclosed garden with terrace, patio, garden furniture and gas barbecue. Stabling available on request. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Ashton Court Holiday Cottages - West Granary

    Ashton, nr. Leominster

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 28957

    Situated within the owner’s grounds, these semi-detached cottages offer cosy holiday homes from which to explore the surrounding area. Family friendly, there is an outdoor children’s play area, pool table and table football and leisurely walks. On site meals are also available by prior arrangement. There are many NT houses and gardens, plus places of historical interest, including castles and museums to visit. The area is popular for walkers and cyclists, whilst golf, horse riding and fishing can all be found locally. Leominster and Ludlow, famous for its culinary delights and food festivals, are within easy driving distance. Shop and restaurant 4 miles, pub 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: Living room with dining area, patio doors and beams. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft zip and link) with beams and Velux, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Second floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with Velux and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    iPod dock.

    Both properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Shared laundry area with tumble dryer (honesty box). Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large, enclosed, shared garden with patio, terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared natural grounds. Shared barbecue. Shared children’s play area. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Shared games room with pool table and table football. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Slopes and steps in garden. Stream ¼ mile.

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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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  • 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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