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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.
132 cottages are available
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  • Ashley

    Kingsland, nr. Leominster

    Grade
    7
    3
    3
    1
    Ref: W8887

    Castle country

    This well appointed detached bungalow of good size is situated on a small, private estate in the village of Kingsland. Known as the Mortimer Country, this area with its rolling hills and valleys, lies between Ludlow and the Welsh border and is rich in historical association with its many ancient churches and castles. This would make a perfect holiday base for those interested in music and literature as there are several local, internationally renowned festivals held annually. The beautiful countryside offers a wide range of activities from walking, cycling, horse riding and bird and wildlife watching. Shop and restaurant 450 yards, pub with food 200 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Conservatory. Utility room. 3 double bedrooms (two 5ft), one with additional single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Cloakroom with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Three Freeview TVs. Videos and small library. Blu-ray and small library. CDs. Electric cooker. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

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  • Keeper’s Cottage

    Fownhope

    Grade
    7
    4
    3
    3
    Ref: 25359

    This detached cottage is set within hilltop woodland with south-facing views over Wye Valley. Dating from the 1700s, the house has unique features and landscaped gardens with fruit trees. Access to footpaths and the Wye Footpath. Hereford, a 15 minute drive. Canoe hire 1/2 mile. Shops, pubs and restaurants ½ mile.

    Lower ground floor: Play room. 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Steep, narrow stairs to ground floor: Living room. Second living room. Kitchen/dining area. Utility room. Separate toilet. Steep, narrow stairs to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one bed accessed from one side only), one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (no fuel provided). Gas central heating and gas included (£25per week November-March). Electricity, oil, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVDs and small library. Electric cooker. Oil Aga. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-local and incoming calls. Piano. Enclosed garden with terraces, patio and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking. NB: Steps, drops and pond in garden. Steep, non-tarmac drive. Uneven terraces.

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  • Woolhope Cottages - Owls Cottage

    Woolhope, nr. Ross-on-Wye

    Grade
    7
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W40651

    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. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room with separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with additional single, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    High chair. Electric cooker. Dishwasher. Freezer. Lawned garden with courtyard and furniture.

    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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  • The Granary

    Little Birch, Ross-on-Wye

    Grade
    7
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: W8050

    Lovely rural setting

    This link-detached holiday cottage has been carefully converted from the original granary on a traditional working beef farm. It has beams, stone windowsills and has upstairs views towards the Malvern Hills and Black Mountains. It enjoys a secluded patio and shared courtyard garden. There are footpaths and green lanes leading to woodlands in the parish which borders onto the Wye Valley AONB. Visit market towns including Hereford, Ledbury and Ross-on-Wye, or explore the Forest of Dean, Wye Valley and Welsh Marches. Golf nearby. Shop 1.5 miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room with patio door and stone-tiled floor. Kitchen with stone-tiled floor. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Most rooms beamed.

    Oil central heating and electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Video. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Laundry service on request. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Shared enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Natural water supply from borehole.

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  • Moorlands

    Lea, nr. Ross-on-Wye

    Grade
    7
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W2876

    Spectacular views

    A spacious, light and airy detached house overlooking a well tended kitchen garden with views of meadows and woodland beyond. Surrounded by wonderful countryside, with the Wye Valley, Forest of Dean and Welsh Borders all being within easy reach, makes it an excellent touring base. There are many historic houses and castles in the area and you may enjoy sampling the delights of the local cider mills. The historical city of Hereford is well worth a visit. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 with additional single, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Video and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Garage (1 car). Parking (3 cars).

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  • Court House

    Hay-on-Wye

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: 30756


    This end terrace, period holiday property is situated in the centre of the popular border town of Hay-on-Wye and within walking distance of its amenities. World renowned for books and bookshops and its literary festival, it also has traditional markets with local produce, art galleries, antique and independent shops, and great gastro pubs, restaurants and cafés. There is much on offer in the great outdoors with fishing, horse riding, cycle and canoe hire all available locally. Wonderful walking area with two long distance footpaths namely Offa’s Dyke Path and the Wye Valley Walk, both with stunning scenery of the beautiful border country. Brecon, Builth Wells and the cathedral city of Hereford are all within easy driving. On road parking is also available should there be more than 1 car. Shop 275 yards, pub 165 yards and restaurant 275 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. 1 single bedroom with additional pull-out single. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. Gas hob. Electric oven. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: 2 steps in garden.

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  • Romers Farm - The Hop Kiln

    Bockleton, near Tenbury Wells

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: 25340

    Romers Farm consists of one detached, and two semi-detached properties situated in the owner’s grounds on a working farm, in the village of Bockleton, near to the historic market town of Tenbury Wells. The former Hop Kiln and Wainhouse have been sympathetically converted, retaining many original features, and provides three spacious and comfortable holiday properties. This is an excellent base from which to explore Worcestershire, Shropshire and Herefordshire with a wealth of activities. A short drive takes you to Ludlow, famous for its castle, festivals, quaint streets, shops and open markets; it also has an abundance of restaurants and eateries for fine dining, some Michelin starred, and it is a definite must for a visit. The area boasts an abundance of National Trust properties including Berrington Hall, Croft Castle, Hampton Court Gardens and the Brockhampton Estate, all within easy driving distance. Enjoy a day out to the cathedral cities of Worcester, Hereford and Gloucester and the abbey at Tewkesbury. For the more active there is golf, horse riding and carp fishing available locally. Offa’s Dyke and the Malvern Hills, for serious walkers, are within easy reach. Book lovers can enjoy a trip to the renowned book town of Hay-on-Wye whilst theatre lovers can venture out to Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, and the home of Anne Hathaway with her beautiful cottage. Perhaps you would prefer to sit and relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of the unspoilt countryside and woodlands close by, or observe the activities on this working farm. Whatever you choose to do, one holiday may not be enough! Shops, pubs and restaurants 4 miles. The properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 28 guests.

    Ground Floor:
    Open plan living space.
    Living area: With digital TV, DVD player with a selection of DVD’s, CD player, beams and patio doors.
    Dining area: With beams.
    Kitchen area:
    With microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Sitting room: With digital TV.
    Cloakroom
    : With toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1:
    With double bed, Velux window and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and Velux window.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds and Velux window.
    Bedroom 4: With twin beds and Velux window.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture.

    All properties: Oil central heating and electricity (£35per week, £5 per night October-April), bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot and highchair. Electric cooker. Ample parking. 1 dog welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times (working farm). No smoking.

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  • Shepherd’s Hill

    Goodrich, nr. Ross-on-Wye

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: W43256

    Perched high upon a hill, with wonderful views across the valley, this detached holiday home lies on the edge of the village. Enjoy canoeing, cycling, fishing, riding, climbing, walking and abundant wildlife in the Forest of Dean. Visit Go Ape, Puzzlewood, steam railway and Yat Rock. Monmouth, Ross-on-Wye, Chepstow and Abergavenny have all facilities. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.25 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams and wooden floor. Dining room/conservatory with tiled floor. Kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Spiral stairs to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin. Bathroom with bath and shower cubicle (no toilet). Separate toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. Blu-ray. Stereo/CD. iPod. Wii. Electric Rayburn. Electric hob. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Large garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Natural woodland grounds with 1-acre paddock. Ample parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Sloping banks/terraces, uneven surfaces, unprotected drops and steps in garden.

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  • Woodbine Cottage

    Little Hereford, nr. Ludlow

    Grade
    8
    5
    2
    2
    Ref: RFFW

    Woodbine Cottage is a beautiful, 250-year-old half-timber holiday property. Originally part of the Easton Court estate, the house is steeped in character and history, from the bread oven and oil-fired Aga in the kitchen, through to the solid oak flooring and the wood-burning stove in the living room. It is the perfect place for entertaining, with its antique French farmhouse dining table seating 10. Upstairs, light and airy bedrooms are thoughtfully decorated with antique furniture and guests can enjoy wonderful views across open pastures to the Saxon church of Little Hereford. It sits within half an acre of enclosed gardens and there is plenty of space for dining and relaxing outdoors. This holiday property is perfectly situated on the border of three of England’s most beautiful counties: Herefordshire, Shropshire, and Worcestershire. Although Little Hereford is a small and quiet hamlet, Woodbine is surrounded by a wealth of countryside walks including a walk along the River Teme, past the ancient church to a wonderful pub on the river. Little Hereford is within 10 minutes of the historic town of Ludlow; steeped in history and world-renowned for its medieval castle and ‘foodie’ reputation. The antique shops of Leominster are only a 15-minute drive away and further afield, guests are within easy reach of the beauty of the Elan Valley, the Brecon Beacons and the Long Mynd. Shop 2 miles, pub serving food ½ mile.

    Hallway/utility (low doorway) with bread oven. Spacious living room with wood-burning stove, French doors and wooden floor. Large dining room with feature ornamental fireplace, antique solid oak French dining table, French doors and wooden floor. Step up to well-equipped, beamed farmhouse-style kitchen (low doorway) with oil Aga, electric cooker and wooden floor. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Three double bedrooms, each with step up; two with 5ft bed and ornamental fireplace. Single bedroom with two steps leading to further single bedroom. Step down to bathroom with shower over roll-top bath and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Two Freeview TVs (one 42")
    • DVDs
    • iPod dock
    • Oil Aga included
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Additional fridge
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Telephone (honesty box)
    • Large, enclosed, lawned garden with furniture
    • Children’s play area
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Cycle store
    • Step up to external games room with TV, DVD, pool table and garden games
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking
    • NB: Step up to garden

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  • The Mill House

    Lea, nr. Ross-on-Wye

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: 5035

    Ideal base to explore this beautiful area

    Superb converted watermill, retaining beams, stonework, millstones and a lovingly refurbished kitchen, and set in grounds of owner’s country house with views over a pond with ducks and geese, sheep and countryside. With Ross, Forest of Dean 5 miles, Gloucester 12 miles, it is an ideal holiday base for exploring this beautiful area, with its variety of places to visit, activities and scenery. Newport is nearby. Swimming, golf, pony trekking and mountain biking are all available in the near vicinity. Ledbury, Monmouth, Malvern, Chepstow, and the cathedral city of Hereford with the renowned Mappa Mundi, are all within easy driving distance. Local cider makers and museums such as the Museum of Mazes are within easy reach, as well as Symonds Yat with butterfly museum and adventure playground, ideal for children. The Hereford Walking Festival takes place the third week in June and the Ross on Wye Walking Festival happens on the first weekend in October. Shop 1 mile, pubs/restaurants 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room with toilet. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Wet room (no toilet). Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. Cot. Two high chairs. Satellite TV. DVD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine and tumble dryer by meter. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-Fi.Telephone. Large sloping lawn with gravelled sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. One small dog only, strict control please (livestock).

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  • Netherley Hall Cottages - Parkers

    Mathon, nr. Malvern

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    5
    Ref: RAAP

    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.

    Step down to beamed living room with wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace, and feature stone-leaded church window. Snug with TV. Step down to spacious beamed dining room with antique furniture and lathe feature. Spacious well-equipped kitchen with stone-tiled floor with gas Aga, electric hob, and solid oak units with granite worktops. Utility. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed, walk-in wardrobe and en-suite shower room with toilet and one with en-suite toilet. Second separate staircase to double bedroom with 5ft bed, walk-in wardrobe and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Gas underfloor central heating (in kitchen)
    • Additional TV
    • Gas Aga included
    • Large lawned garden with decking and furniture
    • Garage (for 2 cars)
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Secure cycle store

    • 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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  • White Rocks

    Garway Hills, Hereford

    Grade
    8
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: E3033

    From its rural setting, this renovated and very comfortable house with entrance lobby enjoys panoramic views over lovely open countryside. Steeped in history, dotted with castles and ancient churches, the area offers wonderful walking and cycling. Hereford’s magnificent cathedral and Mappa Mundi exhibition, Ross-on-Wye, Monmouth, Symonds Yat and Royal Forest of Dean are all within a short drive. Shop 5 miles, pub serving food 3 miles.

    Lower ground floor: Utility room. Games room. Ground floor: Living room with tiled floor and double sofa bed. 4 steps up to second living room with wooden floor. 4 steps up to dining area/kitchen. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Cot. Digital TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Garden with patio and furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. Games room. Natural water supply from spring.

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