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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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  • Orchard Chapel

    Much Marcle, nr. Ledbury

    Grade
    4
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: QYM

    Offering spectacular views over rolling countryside to the Malvern Hills, this beautifully converted former chapel enjoys a peaceful, rural and isolated setting in delightfully named Much Marcle – boasting three village inns, a historic house and three cider makers including Westons! Adjoining the owners’ home, but not overlooked, it is set within their 2-acre grounds and enjoys shared use of their lovely garden. It is equidistant from the popular ‘black and white’ market town of Ledbury and the water sports of Ross-on-Wye (both 6 miles) and within easy reach of Eastnor Castle. An ideal holiday location to explore the many landscapes of beautiful Herefordshire, the Wye Valley and the historic remains of past conflicts in this Border country. Riding, golf, fishing and walks nearby. Shop 1 mile.

    Spacious open-plan sitting/dining room with gas wood-burner and modern fitted kitchen area. Galleried double bedroom. Bathroom with toilet.

    Electricity, gas, oil-fired central heating, bed linen and towels included. Cot . Sofa-bed (for +2). TV. DVD. Radio/CD. Microwave. Use of owners’ washing machine. Freezer available. Shared garden with furniture and 2-acre grounds. Barbecue. Parking.

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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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  • The Stables

    Eardisland, nr. Leominster

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: RU6

    Located in one of the country’s most peaceful and picturesque regions - with Hereford and the borders of Wales just waiting to be explored - this detached property is set in the owner’s grounds, and has been carefully converted form the original stables. Excellent walking abounds, including Offa’s Dyke, the Black Mountains, together with many other outdoor pursuits. Shop 2 miles, pub in village.

    Step to entrance. Open-plan living/dining room with wooden floor, dining table (converts to small snooker table) and door to garden. Compact, modern kitchen area with wooden floor and door to garden. Utility. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Two bedrooms, each beamed, and with sloping ceiling; one double with 5ft bed, and one twin. Shower room with toilet.

    • electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • travel cot
    • high chair
    • Three TVs
    • Video
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • microwave
    • washing machine
    • Drying facilities available
    • dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • ½-acre garden with patio and furniture
    • barbecue
    • Parking
    • Cycle store
    • Hard tennis court
    • Table tennis in external building
    • No
      smoking

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  • Woolhope Cottages - No. 2 Courtyard

    Woolhope, nr. Ross-on-Wye

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W40652

    Local beauty spot with peaceful surroundings

    These three barn conversions (refs W40651, W40652 and W41112) nestle at the foot of Marcle Hill, a local beauty spot. At the complex, there is a play area with swings and a pets corner where children can help feed the ducks, chickens and rabbits. In peaceful surroundings there is the chance to wind down and relax, although Cheltenham, Hereford and Gloucester are within an easy drive. There are some heavenly walks with fantastic views, especially from Malvern Hill, where one can enjoy a picnic and for the energetic there are equally good bike rides in this pretty part of Herefordshire. Ross-on-Wye is close by as is Symonds Yat with its water and climbing facilities. The beautiful cathedrals of Gloucester and Hereford are not to be missed, one the burial place of a king, the other home to the Mappa Mundi, one of the earliest maps of the known world. Fishing available in the owners farmland (2 miles). Shop 2½ miles, pub ¾ mile and restaurant 4½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 double bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric oven. Lawned garden with courtyard.

    All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. DVD and small library. Microwave. Washing machine. Portable barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Old Wainhouse

    Pembridge, nr. Leominster

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: 23069

    Converted into good quality, comfortable holiday accommodation, The Old Wainhouse is situated away from other farm buildings and looks out over unspoilt countryside with ancient oak trees, small woodlands and views to the Welsh hills. Close to the attractive black and white village of Pembridge, and within 16 miles of the cathedral city of Hereford, Ludlow and Hay-on-Wye (famous for its bookshops), with many shops, tea rooms, restaurants and bars. Ideally located for relaxing walks and with close access to Offa’s Dyke and the Mortimer Forest Trail. Croft Castle and Berrington Hall (both NT) are nearby. Shops and pub 11/4 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Large garden with patio and furniture. Parking. Two pets welcome (must be kept under strict control - sheep country). No smoking.

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  • Frome Holiday Barns - Stable Cottage

    Prior’s Frome, nr. Mordiford

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: RFFP


    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.

    Open-plan living/dining room with tiled floor and well-equipped kitchen area. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • 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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  • Hergest Ridge View - Mavis Cottage

    Kingswood, nr. Kington

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 9842

    In a peaceful location only 1½ miles from Kington, with lovely views over Welsh border, these detached properties have an enclosed garden and access to 30 acres of land with 5 ponds with fish and waterfowl, where you can enjoy walking and picnics. Excellent walking on lanes and footpaths with direct access to Offa’s Dyke at Hergest Ridge. Much of Herefordshire and the border areas easily reached whilst coast at Aberystwyth is about 60 miles. Hay-on-Wye, Leominster 15 miles, Ludlow, Bromyard and Hereford, about 20 miles. Shops, pubs and restaurants 11/2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (2ft 6in for children).

    Woodburner in living room included. Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Microwave. Enclosed garden and furniture. Small patio area. 30-acres shared land. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: 5 ponds in 30-acres shared land.

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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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  • 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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