Full of natural beauty and rural charm, Herefordshire is a truly special place to visit. With stretches of farmlands, woodlands and rolling hills, you and your pooch can enjoy some of the most magnificent countryside walks - before you retreat to a cosy dog-friendly cottage or hotel tucked away in one of the many picturesque villages or towns.
- Mathon, EnglandThis delightful, single storey, detached holiday property, in the grounds of Mathon Court, offers tastefully styled interiors, and the enclosed garden affords wonderful views over open countryside, with streams and direct access to public footpaths for scenic walks. Peacefully located along a quiet lane, yet only 2 miles from the local pub/restaurant, and 3
1/2miles from the popular town of Malvern which has excellent facilities including leisure centre, cinema and theatre which attracts many West End shows and stars, and 7 miles from the historic market town of Ledbury. This is an ideal home for couples or families who wish to explore Worcestershire and Herefordshire. There are many picturesque villages to visit, and the property is well placed for sightseeing, with the cathedral cities of Worcester, Hereford and Gloucester all within driving distance. The Malvern Hills, Cotswolds and Forest of Dean are also within easy reach, as is the Regency spa town of Cheltenham and Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of Shakespeare. Both offer an excellent day out, with an abundance of shops, theatres, racecourses and restaurants. Excellent, challenging walking, golf, fishing, cycling and horse riding are all close by. Shop 1 1/2miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.£77From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Mathon, EnglandThese four 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 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 birdwatching.
Three of the cottages are detached, whilst the fourth one is semi-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 detached, 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 detached cottage completed in 2006 and fitted out to a very high standard, whilst Brook House (ref RAAR) is a detached, listed building dating from around 1670 and emanates a marvellous ambience. It has landscaped gardens and a terrace with outstanding views overlooking Mathon Brook. The Bothy (ref UK12100) is semi-detached and was renovated in 2019. It has a kitchen/dining room, and through the archway there is a comfortable living room with French doors opening out to a beautiful garden area, with views over the farmland and farm animals.
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 horse 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 1 mile, pub 2 miles.£68From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Bromyard, EnglandThis is an exceptionally large semi-detached holiday home created from a former hop kiln, which connects to the adjoining barn conversion to provide spacious and well-appointed accommodation. The property is situated on a working farm within walking distance of the bustling market town of Bromyard. The property comprises one half of a very large converted barn, and includes a ground floor bedroom and shower room along with ample parking. There are plenty of exposed beams, rough cast walls and a piano, giving a rustic feel. The huge dining room/kitchen has underfloor heating. The property is situated on the borders of Herefordshire, Worcestershire, within easy reach of the Malverns, the Wye Valley, Welsh Borders and the Cotswolds and enjoys unspoilt views over the countryside towards the Malvern Hills, 10 miles away. There are several recommended pubs and restaurants within walking distance of the house, in Bromyard. Ideal for golfers and horse riding is available nearby. This property can also be booked with property W4468. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.£181From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Marstow, EnglandPart of a working farm specialising in several pedigree breeds of sheep, are these two delightful properties boast a wealth of period detail in exposed beams and stone walls. The 16th century listed cottage on three floors (ref W4023), has a ground floor bedroom and shower room with wheelchair access and extensive views from the principal rooms towards Symonds Yat and the Forest of Dean. The old detached barn conversion (ref W40058) has large picture windows that give extensive views over beautiful countryside from the principal rooms which include six bedrooms, a large farm-style kitchen and living room. They are perfect for family get-togethers and anniversary parties with ideal facilities available. There are excellent bird-watching opportunities nearby and other local attractions include Goodrich and Monmouth Castles. Canoeing and fishing on the River Wye, 10 minutes away, are popular, Glen Cottage (W4023) has a useful utility room with plenty of room to store fishing equipment. There is a butterfly zoo and maze within 2 miles, a swimming pool within 4 miles and Go Ape in the Forest of Dean. The market towns of Ross-on-Wye, 5 miles, and Ledbury, 12 miles away, while the historic cathedral cities of Hereford and Gloucester are 23 miles. The Malvern Hills, Brecon Beacons, Forest of Dean and the Cotswolds are within easy reach, making it an ideal base for those interested in climbing, walking and touring holidays. Ideal for golfers with a golf course within 5 miles. Fishing can also be found nearby. The owner can provide stabling for 2 horses. Hot air balloon flights available (at cost). Pub with restaurant is within easy walking access. There is extensive parking available. Shop 1½ miles, pub ½ mile and restaurant 2 miles.£70From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Old Pike, EnglandStylishly furnished and with much attention to detail, this spacious holiday home, with a beautiful two-storey oak-frame extension, offers a great place for families, friends and groups to enjoy quality time together for those special occasions. Originally a row of six farmworkers’ cottages, the owners have converted the house into two, and live in the other half. With stunning views over rolling countryside and across to the Malvern Hills, The Row is ideally located to relax, unwind and enjoy all the delights of the surrounding areas.
The historic house of Hellens Manor is located within Much Marcle; Eastnor Castle and Symmonds Yat are just a short drive away as are the historic market towns of Ledbury and Ross-on-Wye. Locally, there are many places of historical interest to visit, such as churches, stately homes and museums.
Outdoor activities in abundance will be found within the Forest of Dean, including canoeing, climbing, fishing, golf, horse riding and cycling.
Hereford, Malvern, Gloucester and Regency Cheltenham with its racecourse are all within easy driving distance. For children, there is the Wye Valley Visitor Centre, with its maze, butterfly zoo, miniature golf and laser tag, the Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre, or the Birds of Prey Centre in Newent. Shop ¾ mile, pub 1 mile and restaurant 300 yards.£214From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Leominster, EnglandThis beautiful, single-storey, detached cottage is set in the heart of Knapton village in central Herefordshire. Formerly it was an old cart shed used for storing the carts over the winter period and is thought to be 250-300 years old. It is set near a Roman road with an old hill fort nearby. The Cart Shed has been thoughtfully furnished throughout with many hand-crafted items adorning the property. The cottage has been lovingly renovated over a period of time by the current owners who are as keen on the exterior appearance as the interior, with landscaped grounds which guests are free to wander and enjoy. The owners, who live next door, have a smallholding with a variety of animals including pigs, geese, chickens and bees, as well as the owners’ two friendly dogs that may want to greet you. The local restaurant and pub is within walking distance.
The location is not only ideal for exploring Herefordshire but also Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire, the Brecon Beacons and Shropshire. There are numerous cider museums and working farms to visit as well as the Black and White Village Trail which takes in some of the most beautiful villages in the UK. Hereford Cathedral is home to the Hereford Mappa Mundi which is one of the world’s medieval treasures. There are National Trust properties including Berrington Hall, Croft Castle and The Weir Garden. The Forest of Dean is within easy reach with Go Ape, walks and cycle trails. Bike hire is available in nearby Kington, canoeing and water activities on the River Wye, and golf can also be found nearby. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.£52From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Ledbury, EnglandSituated in the heart of the Three Counties area and magnificent Malvern Hills, Ledbury is the perfect place for a holiday. Take time out to relax and enjoy the wonderful scenery, picturesque towns and villages, and superb countryside. The Old Kennels Farm is a small, friendly, family-run farm of 24 acres, where tasty apples are grown in the on-site orchard, and each autumn they are harvested to make cider that is transported to some of the most prestigious venues in London and various outlets around the country. The holiday cottages (refs UK41822, UKC1766, UKC1767, UKC1768, UKC1769 and UKC1770) are conversions of old farm buildings that are at the top end of the site and are all named after old varieties of cider apples.
The farm is perfectly positioned on the outskirts of Ledbury in picturesque Herefordshire. Ledbury is a pretty, well-kept town in the east of the county, with fantastic examples of timber framed buildings, including the market hall dating back to the 17th century. Explore the town’s cobbled streets, which in summer are adorned with the most beautiful hanging baskets, and which have won ’Britain in Bloom’ competitions. Half a mile easy walk will take you into the town centre, where you will find public houses and restaurants, a small leisure centre, swimming pool and a gymnasium. There is also a variety of small individual shops and two larger supermarkets.
Local attractions include Eastnor Castle, a deer park, exhilarating Landrover experiences, off roading, golf, balloon flights, family pottery sessions at Eastnor Pottery, Hellens Manor, Newent Heritage Centre and The International Centre for Birds of Prey. Visit Westons, where you can experience a shire horse dray ride, sample Westons Cider on the mill tour or simply wander through the courtyard garden. Newbridge Farm Park is where children can get hands on with the animals or explore the Hop Pocket Shopping Village. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.
These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 19 guests.£88From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Hay-on-Wye, EnglandSet in the beautiful Golden Valley this lovely detached bungalow offers spacious and comfortable accommodation accommodation, easily sleeping 8 adults - it is also perfect for families with children. Situated in a truly beautiful part of Herefordshire, this accommodation is perfect for exploring this stunning county. The property is well located for walking and exploring all the local attractions, and is situated equidistant from Hereford, Abergavenny and Hay-on-Wye (the ’town of books’ world-famous for its literary festival in late May). Within easy walking distance of the property, you will find top class bistro, a fabulous local pub, a café, and even a weekly fish & chip van! Further restaurants and bars are just a few minutes drive away.
For active guests, there are some lovely walks easily accessed from the property, or you can expand your adventures to explore the Herefordshire Trail, Offa’s Dyke, Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons. The River Wye, running throughout Herefordshire, offers fantastic opportunities for fishing, canoeing and kayaking. The city of Hereford is just 12 miles away with a wide range of attractions to see and enjoy, as well as an array of bars, shops and restaurants.
After a busy day exploring, this fantastic property offers a private hot tub for guests to enjoy. There is also a beautiful enclosed landscaped garden to the rear of the property enjoying views across the valley, with a seating area and private garden furniture. The front garden offers a peaceful, stream-side retreat, with double swing seat and tree-strung hammock. Set out with disabled access in mind, the property is all on one level with doorways wide enough for wheelchair access. Ample parking is to the front of the property, on the large private driveway. The cosy living room offers comfortable seating. There is a large open plan dining room and kitchen, fully equipped with all you might need to rustle up a homely meal. Pub and restaurant 3/4 miles.£155From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Hay-on-Wye, EnglandMerbach Hill View Holidays is located 5 miles from the literary town of Hay-on-Wye. This new lodge has been completed in 2023 and offers a fabulous romantic break away for two with a private hot tub! It has ground floor accommodation and is pet friendly allowing your four-legged friends to join this will be the ideal break to explore this beautiful area. The lovely open plan living space has patio doors that lead onto the enclosed decked area which is lit at night and houses the private hot tub. Watch the sun go down whilst taking a dip and having that well deserved drink. The owner has thoughtfully provided bathrobes for your convenience.
The popular town of Hay-on-Wye, known as the town of books and famous for its annual literary festival, is a must visit, with its little boutiques and restaurants and coffee shops there is something here for everyone. Guests can enjoy walking along Offa’s Dyke, the Herefordshire Trail and Marches Way. You are also close to the River Wye and within an easy drive of the Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons and the River Wye. Golf, fishing, horse riding, and canoeing can all be found locally so there is something for everyone to enjoy. There are many National Trust properties to enjoy close by, such as Skenfrith Castle.
Hereford city and the town of Ross-on-Wye are set nearby, and both offer a wide range of shops, bars and restaurants. Merbach Hill View Holidays is set in a beautiful area with stunning views.
Swallow Lodge and Cuckoo Lodge (ref UK42541) can be booked together to accommodate up to 6 guests.£81From price per night based on 7 night stay