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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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  • River Wye View Cottage

    Symonds Yat, Ross-on-Wye

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W2413

    Superb views

    Enjoy an outstanding view from a very well placed purpose built semi detached holiday cottage overlooking the River Wye. Just 7 miles from market town of Ross-on-Wye and the same from historic Monmouth, Symonds Yat is a clear favourite for touring. Visit the Forest of Dean covering 35 square miles, a place of natural beauty with few crowds and much peace. For a completely different but equally beautiful landscaped go east to the gentle undulating Cotswolds Hills or the regency elegance of Cheltenham, the Wye Valley. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 0.25 miles.

    3 steps down to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen with beams. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating and electricity included (£20per week November-March). Bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV/DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Enclosed patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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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 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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  • 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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  • Wyeview

    Fownhope, Hereford

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: W43105

    Situated on the banks of the River Wye, adjacent to the owners’ home, this detached holiday bungalow offers a great base to explore the area. Canoeing, boat hire, walking, cycling, and golfing can all be enjoyed locally. The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley are within a short drive where outdoor activities such as white water rafting and rock climbing will be found. The cathedral cities of Hereford, with its Mappa Mundi and chained library, and Gloucester are with easy driving distance. The market towns of Ledbury and Ross-on-Wye are also nearby. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.25 miles.

    3 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 2 double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Shared 1-acre grounds. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. No children under 18 years. NB: Step in garden, slope (some areas steep) to river bank 40 yards.

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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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  • Hop Cottage

    Coddington, nr. Ledbury

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 28308

    Set within the grounds of the owner’s home and vineyard, this Grade II listed holiday home, once a hop drying barn, is nestled within open countryside and is an ideal base to explore the surrounding area. The ancient black and white town of Ledbury is 4 miles, with its shops, restaurants and inns, and it is also home to a renowned poetry festival. Visit Hereford, Malvern and Ross-on-Wye. Golf, fishing and riding can all be found nearby. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams and wooden floor. 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Open-tread stairs to first floor: 1 twin bedroom with sloping ceilings.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Terrace with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 6-acre landscaped grounds and vineyard. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Natural water supply from well. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Pond and sloping grounds in the garden.

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  • The Summer House

    Garway Hill, Hereford

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: RCCY

    On a quiet country lane, this detached and comfortably furnished holiday cottage lies within the owner’s grounds with pond, woodland, stream and private garden. Close to Three Castles walk, Offa’s Dyke and Herefordshire Trail. Hereford, Monmouth, Abergavenny, Ross-on-Wye, Forest of Dean all approx 35 mins drive. Shop 3 miles, pub 2 miles.

    Living room with wood-burning stove, kitchen area and wooden floor. Steps up to hallway. Double bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Twin bedroom with sloping ceilings. Sun room (accessed by external stairs).

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Large lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture
    • 3 acres of shared grounds
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Table tennis table and football table
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Pond and stream in grounds. Drops within the grounds

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  • The Cider House

    Ledbury

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: W43815


    Many years ago, The Cider House was used for storage of grain and home-produced cider barrels (from which its name derives), and preceding that, it housed the farmstead’s cows. More recently, the owners of this model Flemish Bond brick-building have seen it transformed into a calm, comfortable and relaxing retreat in the hills. Well-kept and equipped with all necessary mod-cons, the property is an enviable holiday accommodation, ideal for those who seek solace from the madding crowd and the pressures of the everyday grind.

    The property is situated in 9 acres of meadowland, with a meandering brook and smallholding within the grounds of the owner’s working farm, Highbridge Farm, surrounded by rolling Herefordshire countryside yet with easy access to the pretty market town of Ledbury. History emanates from every corner of the farm; earthworks are still visible along the edge of the spinney which dates back to 1066, and the land around the present location of Highbridge Farm has been worked since the Norman times. Buildings of the farm have been present since c1540, and although it has now silted up and planted with young trees, the small stream was once dammed to form a header pool, most likely used to feed the nearby River Leadon. Also visible are medieval ridge and furrow earthworks, a ploughing system used in the Middle Ages (which have been mapped from aerial photos as part of the Malvern Hills National Mapping Programme). Sure enough, the property is great for those who have a thirst for history.

    Walkers can enjoy walks from the doorstep and beyond to the Malvern Hills; you might want to bring a camera, sketch pad and pencil, as the area is also popular with photographers, artists and cyclists alike. There are many historical places of interest to visit including castles, National Trust houses and gardens. Ledbury itself offers a selection of boutique shops, galleries, restaurants and local attractions. The picturesque Forest of Dean is well worth a visit for a picnic, or absorb the stunning scenery of the Wye Valley. Further afield but within easy driving, is the cathedral city of Hereford, Ross-on-Wye, Gloucester and Cheltenham. Shop 1¼ miles, pub 1 mile and restaurant 1½ miles.

    2 steps to entrance.
    Ground Floor:
    Open plan living space.
    Living area: With 32" Smart TV, DVD player and double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping). Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and beams.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 2: With double bed, Freeview TV, DVD player, beams and en-suite with bath and toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack and bathrobes. Enclosed, lawned garden with gravel courtyard, patio, garden furniture, patio heater and barbecue. Shared 9 acre grounds. 2 dogs welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times (sheep country, working farm). Ample parking. No smoking. Please note: No children under 12 years of age, and there is a fenced brook in the grounds.

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  • Much Dewchurch Cottages - Tack Room

    Much Dewchurch

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 19861

    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/dining room/kitchen with laminate floors. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Travel cot. High chair. Electric cooker. 1-acre shared garden with patio area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from borehole. Couples and family bookings only.

    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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  • 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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  • Mansell Lodge

    Byford, Hereford

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: RS4

    This charming former lodge is situated within an 18th-century park on a private family estate in a stunning location, and has magnificent views over the Wye Valley. This property is peaceful, and it makes a cosy, romantic retreat. Mansell Lodge is ideally situated for the historic city of Hereford and Hay-on-Wye, with the Welsh border and the beautiful Brecon Beacons also close by. It is a comfortable base to discover Offa’s Dyke and the Black and White trail, and guests can also enjoy excellent walking and fishing within the estate, with golf available locally. Shop 4 miles.

    Three steps to entrance porch. Hall. Living room with open fire. Large well-equipped fitted kitchen. Utility. Bathrooom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom.

    • Open fire – fuel included
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Payphone
    • Enclosed garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle storage

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

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