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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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  • Broad Oak, near Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
    Broad Oak, near Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire×

    Meadow Barn

    Broad Oak, near Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire

    14
    6
    6
    3
    Ref: RP9
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Heavily beamed, impressive Grade II listed, cruck-beamed barn, suitable for larger groups of family or friends, Symonds Yat and Forest of Dean neaby.
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    With its six en-suite bedrooms, this heavily beamed, impressive Grade II listed, cruck-beamed barn stands tucked away in tranquil meadows, on the owners’ 200-acre farm. The barn enjoys magnificent views over the surrounding countryside towards the Forest of Dean. The medieval cruck-beamed wing, open to full height, was built in the 15th century and now makes up the living area with gallery. The heavily beamed 16th-century wing has been thoughtfully restored to provide...

  • Burghill, near Hereford, Herefordshire
    Burghill, near Hereford, Herefordshire×

    The Cider Barn

    Burghill, near Hereford, Herefordshire

    14
    5
    4
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    Ref: UKC1876
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This Grade II listed property has its own private outdoor swimming pool, sauna and hot tub - a perfect property for a relaxing holiday.
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    The Cider Barn is a Grade II listed, semi-detached property that sits in the grounds of the owner’s impressive manor house. The barn itself is a fine example of the architecture raised in the 17th century and still contains plenty of the original features, including exposed oak beams and roof trusses, plus the old wooden sack winch. The Cider Barn is located between Leominster and Hereford, in the quiet rural hamlet of Burghill, which is a conservation area in the heart...

  • Broad Oak, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
    Broad Oak, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire×

    Orchard Barn

    Broad Oak, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire

    14
    6
    6
    3
    Ref: RXX6
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Orchard Barn is on the edge of an old cider orchard and is ideal for larger groups of friends and family, Ross-on-Wye is nearby.
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    With its six en-suite bedrooms, this impressive 18th-century barn conversion, with exposed beams throughout, is an excellent holiday venue for a reunion of friends and family. Built round a private walled, lawned courtyard, three ground floor bedrooms allow quick access for the enjoyment of a sunny morning. Orchard Barn stands on the edge of an old cider orchard on the owner’s 200-acre farm. It has beautiful far reaching rural views of a local border castle, Welsh mountains and...

  • Harewood End, Herefordshire
    Harewood End, Herefordshire×

    Bellevue

    Harewood End, Herefordshire

    15
    7
    4
    1
    Ref: RR2
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire
    Dating back 200 years, this grand detached country house, has open fire, multi-fuel burners and chandeliers. Symonds Yat is easily reached.
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    This grand detached country house is set within 2 acres of attractive gardens, beautifully presented with formal lawn, walled garden, arboretum and pretty rosebeds. The holiday property dates back 200 years and is full of character, with an open fire, multi-fuel burners, beams and chandeliers, and has been tastefully decorated by its current owners, who live next to the grounds.
    This lavish retreat is an ideal location from which to explore the surrounding rolling countryside and...

  • Whitchurch, Herefordshire
    Whitchurch, Herefordshire×

    Doward Farm

    Whitchurch, Herefordshire

    16
    7
    4
    3
    Ref: RJ7
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Three Castles and Wye Valley Walks entice walkers along their historic paths, The Biblins Bridge is only 1 mile, Goodrich Castle is close by.
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    With beautiful rural views towards King Arthur’s Cave and King Caracticus’ Fort, this Georgian farmhouse makes an ideal holiday base for walkers. It is only one mile from The Biblins Bridge – with the meandering River Wye below – from where superb views of Seven Sisters Rock are to be admired.
    The area offers some of the finest walking and cycling terrain in the country. Within 5 miles the Offa’s Dyke, Three Castles Walk and Wye Valley Walk entice...

  • Dilwyn, near Hereford, Herefordshire
    Dilwyn, near Hereford, Herefordshire×

    Luntley Court - Luntley Court

    Dilwyn, near Hereford, Herefordshire

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    6
    5
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    Ref: 13708
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This Grade II listed Manor house is in rural location. Hay-on Wye and Hereford nearby.
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    In an unspoilt rural position set in 10 acres of grounds

    Dating from 1674, Luntley Court (ref 13708) is a fine example of a Grade II listed half-timbered manor house. The interior has beams throughout, flagstone floor, oak panelling, 17th century oak staircases and galleried dining area. Within the grounds, there are some outbuildings which have been renovated to offer two very comfortable properties, The Granary (ref W44172) and Gable End (ref W44173) and all enjoy the...

    Luntley Court - The Granary
    6
    3
    3
    Luntley Court - Gable End
    10
    4
    4

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