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.
- Leominster, EnglandSet on the outskirts of the charming village of Pencombe, this semi-detached cottage was originally part of the coach house and stables for Pencombe Hall, which was built by the Arkwright family in 1862, and is steeped in history and full of character. Coachman’s Cottage is attached to the owners’ property around a courtyard and retains many of the original features. It is set within approximately 1-acre of gardens and enjoys its own private garden and patio to the rear, as well as a fabulous summerhouse, perfect for enjoying barbecues on summer evenings.
Pencombe is situated between the city of Hereford and the charming town of Leominster, full of quirky shops, bars and restaurants for visitors to enjoy exploring. For the more active guests, walking is plentiful in this beautiful spot. Docklow Pools is 4 miles away and offers a wonderful spot to enjoy lunch. It also offers nine established fishing lakes, perfect for carp and catfish fishing. Nearby is the famous Chase Distillery, where you can enjoy a tour and also take part in a tasting experience, maybe take some back to enjoy in the comfort of your holiday cottage. The original Hampton Court, with its wonderful gardens is 4 miles away, almost on the doorstep. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.£68From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Ledbury, 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.£62From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Ledbury, EnglandStubb Oak is a beautiful, spacious, three bedroom bungalow, which has been extended to give guests an extremely comfortable stay, and is set within a large garden next to a 2½-acre field. With outdoor seating and a large gas barbecue, accessible via bi-fold doors from the dining room, it’s the perfect place to entertain with families and friends. There is even space in the entrance hall to store up to three bicycles. It is located ¾ mile from the centre of Colwall, in peaceful countryside with lots of wildlife visiting including badgers (the owners provide a nightly food pack for guests to sit and watch them feed), squirrels and a variety of bird life including woodpeckers. Beautiful views of the Malvern Hills can be seen from many rooms in Stubb Oak and are easily accessible from the many pathways around the property. The peaceful rural village of Colwall is situated on the sunny western flanks of the breathtaking Malvern Hills in the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village offers an excellent range of local facilities including shops, churches, pubs and a mainline railway station with services to Hereford, Worcester, Birmingham New Street, Oxford and London Paddington. It lays between the market town of Ledbury, 5 miles away, and Great Malvern, 3½ miles away, both of which offer a wide range of facilities and amenities including the famous Malvern theatre, shops and restaurants. Upton-upon-Severn, famous for its jazz, folk and blues festivals, and lovely riverside, is under 10 miles away. The cathedral cities of Gloucester, 22 miles, and Worcester, 11 miles, are worth a day trip. There is lots to do in the area including walking and cycling in the hills, a trip to the Elgar Museum and a visit to the local vineyards and cider producers. Shop, pub and restaurant ¾ mile.£88From price per night based on 7 night stay
- 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.£59From 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.£134From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Leominster, EnglandThis lovely detached lodge, where the owner lives just next door, has a private enclosed garden and decked seating area ideal for your four-legged friend, of which two are welcome free of charge and a third is chargable. The Wooden Lodge offers an open plan living space with a cosy wood burner in the living area for those cooler evenings, and a kitchen/dining area.
Set in peaceful Herefordshire countryside and with great links to the popular towns of Ludlow, Leominster and Hereford, there is so much to see and do in the area. There are plenty of stunning walks to choose from including close access to the famous Offa’s Dyke Path and the Mortimer Way. The market town of Presteigne is just 6 miles away and has a variety of independent shops and restaurants, and is also home to the award-winning Judges Lodgings Museum which is well worth a visit. Shop 4 miles, pub 2 miles and restaurant 6 miles.£48From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Ledbury, EnglandThe Cottage is a charming terraced holiday property set in the beautiful market town of Ledbury, which is nestled at the foot of the Malvern Hills and set just east of the city of Hereford.
This Grade II listed property enjoys the perfect location for those looking to explore all that Herefordshire has to offer, and is set at the top of the most beautiful cobbled street lined with black and white timber framed buildings. There is an array of independent bars, shops and restaurants set in the town waiting to be discovered. From Ledbury, there is a multitude of walks to enjoy including the Much Marcle circular walk and the Midsummer Hill walk, all which enjoy fabulous views of the Herefordshire hills. Visitors can walk to the Malvern Hills a couple of miles away. There are also plenty of places to visit including Eastnor Castle and Deer Park, Hellens Manor, Westons Cider Mill and the beautiful Wye Valley. Lebury is in a central location with easy access to Worcester, Hereford and Cheltenham. The train station is just 1 mile away giving access to the wider area. There is a dog friendly pub next door to the cottage.£46From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Ledbury, EnglandRailway Terrace gives you a welcoming feel from the moment you step through the door. The cosy living room with its wood burner is perfect for snuggling up to watch a movie in front of the fire after a long day exploring. The room opens up onto the dining room, where you can spend hours playing games or eating the wonderful meal you have created in the fabulously equipped kitchen. Upstairs you have three bedrooms, two with zip and link beds making for flexible sleeping arrangements no matter your party type. There is also a large single room with an additional pull-out single. Much time and care has been spent both in the home and outside to create an enclosed family garden area with seating, barbecue area, pergola and a lawn for kids to play in, which is slightly separate from the property.
On the edge of the large village of Colwall, you have restaurants, bars and takeaways under a mile away if you do not feel like cooking, local shops will have the essentials you need, with larger shops close by in Great Malvern. Take some time to explore and visit the nearby picturesque towns and villages, walk the Malvern Hills, visit Eastnor Castle or spend a day out at one of the many events held at the Three Counties Showground, which is just 5 miles away!
Further afield are the cities of Worcester and Hereford, both easily reachable by train, and luckily the train station is just 600m away, so its the perfect spot for leaving the car behind and exploring the local attractions by rail! National Trust properties surround the area and are always a must see, as well as visiting the cities of Gloucester and Cheltenham, the latter is great for a day at the races. Shop 530 yards, pub and restaurant ½ mile.£65From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Ledbury, EnglandNestled within countryside, where scenic orchards can be found nearby, as well as a river in the village, this beautiful detached cottage is in the perfect location for romantic escapes, rural adventures and memorable breaks with friends and family. This 17th-century cottage has been carefully put together with comfort in mind, retaining its charm and character. It boasts original beams, and the adjacent owners have added thoughtful, welcoming touches such as an external games room and a blazing wood burner, perfect for cosy nights in! West View Cottage offers a cosy living area, a wonderful kitchen and a modern bathroom. The three sumptuous bedrooms are located on the first floor, and provide the perfect place to unwind following a busy day’s adventure.
Herefordshire is a place of discovery, whether it’s walking in the amazing countryside or visiting the majestic cathedral - there is something to do for everyone. Frome Valley Vineyard is only a mile away, and stands on the banks of the River Frome at Paunton. The vineyard is surrounded by orchards, hop yards and rolling meadows. If you fancy some adventure, there’s paint balling, a bowling alley and horse riding nearby. About ½ mile away there is a traditional farm shop, which is well worth a visit; you can purchase local fresh produce ranging from home made pies to locally grown produce and ales. Shop 1½ miles, pub ½ mile and restaurant 2½ miles.£62From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Hereford, EnglandThis attractive grade II listed property set over two floors offers spacious accommodation for holidaymakers looking to explore and enjoy the Herefordshire countryside. The original house dates back to the 16th or 17th century and during the 18th century, the Georgian style was added. The village is set just 4 miles from the city of Hereford which hosts a large array of bars, shops and restaurants to enjoy, and the village of Mordiford has a pub just 200 yards from the property. There are many things to see and do within the area, including a visit to the cathedral in Hereford city, or taking a tour round one of the nearby distilleries, including the Chase Gin Distillery. The property has an enclosed walled garden to the rear, and ample parking to the side. The old stables is perfect for storage of bikes. The property overlooks the River Wye and is set next to the pretty village church. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 200 yards.£176From price per night based on 7 night stay