Herefordshire Holiday Cottages
These rental agents provide Herefordshire self catering cottages and holiday properties, most of which are traditional in style.
Pets are allowed in many cases and discounts are offered for selected cottages throughout the year - visit the sites for the latest information.
Cottages 4 You
- 30 Herefordshire holiday cottages
in places like Leominster and Hay-on-Wye. Their range includes lakeside holiday homes as well as traditional farm cottages and conversions. Detailed descriptions are provided as are virtual tours for selected properties.
Cottages Direct - 30 cottages in Herefordshire
some of which are available from just £200 during off-peak times. Their properties vary in size from cosy, stone-built cottages for 4 to spacious holiday homes that accommodate up to 18 people.
Independent Cottages -
Around 25 Herefordshire cottages set in picturesque locations such as the Malvern Hills and Pencombe. Weekly stays can be booked from £240 during low-season and pets are permitted in most cases. Some of their collection includes historical, graded buildings.
- 15 Herefordshire cottage properties and holiday homes from Hoseasons. Most of their range features traditional cottages such as converted dairies and coach houses although there are a few modern lodge-type properties. Prices start at about £230 p/w for low-season breaks.
Herefordshire is tucked away in the shadow of the Welsh mountains. Its hills and meadows offer a tranquility and beauty that matches anything found in the United Kingdom. The county is sparsely populated and is used for agricultural purposes. Fruit and cider production
are also major industries.
To the south lies a spectacular stretch of the Wye Valley
, while in the west the River Dore winds its way along the Golden Valley, which comprises of orchards, cornfields and grass meadows. The Black Mountains are visible in the not too distant east.
Hereford, set on the River Wye
, is dominated by its 11th century cathedral and possesses an interesting blend of ancient and modern architecture. The unique world map, the 13th century Mappa Mundi together with The Courtyard, that plays host to artistic and theatrical events regularly, are among Hereforshire's principle cultural attractions.
The wooded limestone outcrop of Symonds Yat
offers some stunning views of the River Wye as it winds its way through a gorge, and swings around in a loop for five miles. The magnificent ruins of Goodrich Castle should also prove a major attraction for those intending to visit this beautiful region.
Herefordshire visitor attractions
We've provided more details of the most notable visitor attractions, sites of interest, pubs and restaurants that can be found in the Herefordshire region of the United Kingdom.
Offa’s Dyke footpath provides some impressive vistas of the surrounding countryside and runs for about 70 miles – it is considered to be one of the most picturesque of all the National Trail footpaths
. Archery, canoeing
are also popular in these parts – visit the websites for more information.
Food and drink
The Stagg Inn
at Titley was the first pub in England to be awarded a Michelin star
and specialises in food made only from local produce. It’s a la carte menu changes every month and there’s also an extensive selection of wines. Other notable establishments include the Malthouse, in Ledbury and the riverside Floodgate Brasserie in Hereford.
History and Culture
Hereford Cathedral contains two of Britain’s most important treasures – the Mappa Mundi
and the Chained Library. Eastnor Castle
at Ledbury contains many treasures and is set in beautiful grounds. Leominster, the birthplace of the poet, John Masefield, has an 11th century church with a 45 foot perpendicular window and a ducking stool still in use in the 19th century.
Hay on Wye
is a must for book lovers with its vast selection of secondhand shops. The annual festival is held in May and The Ross International Festival is held in August with a regatta and carnival.