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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Mill Cottage

    Cradley, Malvern

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: RS3

    Set in a secluded valley, this is one of two cottages that form one side of a stable block in the grounds of Mill House, and is accessed by a long drive. The holiday property enjoys attractive views from the first floor living room over the open garden with a feature ornamental pond and a small stream. Cradley is 3 miles from Great Malvern on the northern edge of the hills, with its museums, Winter gardens and beautiful church. Shop 1 mile, pub ½ mile.

    Two steps to entrance. Farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Spacious beamed living room with vaulted ceiling and wood-burning stove. Large double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite bathroom with toilet.

    Wood-burning stove – initial fuel included, thereafter available locally. Electricity, gas central heating, bed linen and towels included. TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Freezer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Large garden with pasture and trees. Parking (for 2 cars). No children under 10 years. NB: Deep pond in garden.

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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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  • Fern Hall Cottage

    Brilley, nr. Hay-on-Wye

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 9384

    Adjoining the owner’s farmhouse on a working farm, this 17th-century, half-timbered holiday cottage has interesting features including oak beams and leaded windows, and is furnished in traditional style with views across Wye Valley to hills beyond. Surrounded by National Trust land, reached by 1 mile no through road. Kington 5 miles, Hay-on-Wye 10 miles. Easy access to Brecon Beacons, Mortimer trail, Offa’s Dyke, and Elan Valley. Shop 5 miles, pub 4½ miles.

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

    Electric log-effect fire in living room and wall-mounted electricity fires in other rooms included. electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. Travel cot. High chair. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Laundry service and advance grocery order by arrangement with owner. Use of freezer. Garden and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from spring. NB: Pond on access road to farm.

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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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  • 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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  • Ashton Court Holiday Cottages - East Granary

    Ashton, nr. Leominster

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 28956

    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.

    External stairs to entrance. First floor: Living room with beams. Kitchen with dining area. 1 double bedroom with beams. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Second floor: 1 twin bedroom with additional single (for child, for alternative sleeping) and beams.

    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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  • The Riverside Cottage

    Lower Eaton Bishop

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: RAAH

    Nestling quietly on the banks of the River Wye, in tranquil surroundings overlooking common land and the river. Converted to provide extremely comfortable accommodation within the grounds of the owners thatched cottage. Conveniently located to explore the local countryside, with wonderful walks, beautiful scenery, historic attractions and great days out. Three golf courses are within easy driving distance, as well as canoeing and cycling available locally. River swimming in the grounds. Within easy reach of Hereford with its cathedral, also Monmouth, Hay-on-Wye and Ross-on-Wye. Shops, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Dining room/kitchen with TV. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living room with sofa bed (alternative sleeping).

    • Electricity and full oil central heating included (£20 per week Winter)
    • Bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Digital TV
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Large garden with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • No smoking
    • NB: Sloping banks and river in
      garden

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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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