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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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  • The Old Hall

    Hom Green, nr. Ross-on-Wye

    Grade
    3
    2
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    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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  • 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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  • Frome Cottage

    Five Bridges, Bishops Frome, near Ledbury

    Grade
    3
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: UKC785

    On the borders of Herefordshire and Worcestershire, nestled in the cider apple and hop-growing region, this comfortable, semi-detached, single-storey holiday cottage is in an ideal location from which to explore the local area. Set within 2¾ acres of the owner’s grounds of Five Bridges Cottages, there are plenty of scenic walks right from the front door. The property is only 7 miles from the ‘black and white’ market town of Ledbury, and a similar distance to the market town of Bromyard. Take a stroll through the nearby National Trust woodland of The Downs at Bromyard, or ramble over the Malvern Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just under 10 miles away. Frome Cottage lies within easy reach of Hereford, with its cathedral, Worcester, Gloucestershire and the Welsh Borders. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space: With beams and tiled floors.
    Living area: With 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and single sofa bed.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave and fridge.
    Bedroom: With double bed and Freeview TV.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Highchair. Shared external laundry room. Welcome pack. Shared lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Shared 2¾-acre grounds. Bike store. Private parking for 10 cars. 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 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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  • 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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  • The Grooms Cottage

    Ashperton, nr. Ledbury

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: RFFL


    Situated within the grounds of the owner’s home and overlooking the owners’ orchard, this holiday cottage has retained its character, with exposed stone walls and beams. Ashperton is situated on the A417, giving easy access to the pretty black and white town of Ledbury, with its many independent shops, restaurants, pubs and bistros. Walkers will enjoy the many local walks, and golf, fishing and horse riding can all be found in the local areas. The cathedral city of Hereford, Great Malvern, Ross-on-Wye, Gloucester and Cheltenham are all within easy driving distance. Shop 3 miles, pub ¼ mile.

    Beamed, open-plan living room with rug on tiled floor/2 steps down to dining room and well-equipped kitchen area with tiled floors. Double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. Oak staircase to first floor: Double bedroom with 6ft zip & link bed and en-suite bathroom with toilet. Separate spiral staircase to first floor den: 1 sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only).

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Small patio area with furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Pond in owner’s grounds, 30 yards

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  • The Coach House

    Blakemere, nr. Hereford

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W42647

    Offering comfortable, stylish holiday accommodation within the owner’s grounds, commanding countryside views, The Coach House is ideally suited for a host of outdoor pursuits with canoeing, fishing, golf, riding and cycling available locally. A great area for walking with the Golden Valley and Black Mountains close by. A short drive from Hay, town of books, and Hereford with its ancient cathedral and famous Mappa Mundi. Together with Brecon, Abergavenny and Ross-on-Wye, these offer shopping and eateries, and most hold markets with local produce. Shop and restaurant 5 miles, pub 1.5 miles.

    Stone steps to entrance. Ground floor: Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft zip and link), 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: Living/dining room with Velux. Kitchen. Separate toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared, enclosed 21/2-acre garden. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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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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  • The Cider Mill Cottage

    Orleton, nr. Ludlow

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: 11888

    This nicely converted, 19th century, detached, cider mill holiday cottage is near the owner’s farm, with views over lawned gardens and meadows, in the cider apple county just south of the fine medieval town of Ludlow. It’s a short drive from woodland walks, fishing in the Teme Valley and the border country. The dining area retains a magnificent cider mill (one of the few that survive in the area) and the living room has external granary steps. Good walks from the door, and all the attractions of Shropshire and Hereford an easy drive. Shop, pub/restaurant ½ mile.

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

    Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and chairs. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Bugatti House

    Bosbury, nr. Ledbury

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W3888

    Use of swimming pool


    The spacious balcony of this tastefully converted attached barn enjoys far reaching views and catches the sun most of the day. The living/dining room/kitchen is on the first floor, to take advantage of the outlook, with windows on three sides. The holiday cottage is located in the grounds of a country house and enjoys use of a heated swimming pool in summer, the owner of which is happy to show off her Gipsy Moth aeroplane and vintage car. Conveniently situated between the Wye Valley and Malvern Hills, there are numerous attractions for any time of year including the Three Counties Showground and ledbury Poetry Festival. Shop and pub 2 miles, restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with beams. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor.

    Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge. Freezer. Wi-fi. Balcony with furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (1 car). Use of owner’s swimming pool (9.75m x 4.9m), in summer. Natural water supply from borehole. NB: Shallow fish pond in owner’s garden, fenced pond in owner’s field.

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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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