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.
- Ross-on-Wye, EnglandOn a quiet country lane in the hamlet of Hentland, yet within easy reach of Ross-on-Wye (4 miles) and Hereford, this pair of tastefully converted cottages offer the perfect place to relax and unwind. Enjoying a courtyard setting and shared use of the owners’ magnificent landscaped gardens and tennis court, they sit in countryside that is a paradise for walkers and birdwatchers.
Bridle Cottage, ref E4075, has wheelchair access and additional disabled facilities including a seat in the shower, and electrically adjustable bed and chair. Hay Cottage, ref E4074, is adjoining and adopts a similar layout, however does not have the addition of disabled facilities. More adventurous visitors will enjoy the variety of water sports and fishing offered at Ross-on-Wye and food lovers are well served by the area’s award winning pubs and restaurants. Shop 2 miles, pubs serving food 1 mile.£68From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Hay-on-Wye, EnglandThese stylish barn conversions are adjacent to the owners’ home and farm and are wonderfully located near the book town of Hay On Wye, famous for its literary festival held every May. There are a good range of country pubs nearby which guests can walk to, and enjoy food and a drink. For guests looking to be more active there are stunning walks onto Hay Bluff, The Begwyns and the The Black Mountains. Further afield there is the city of Hereford which offers a range of shops and restaurants. Originally constructed as part of the Norman invasion of Wales, Hay Castle is a medieval site which offers guests a fascinating day out.
Badgers Den (UK32084), is a comfortable one storey barn conversion set all on one level. The living room includes comfortable seating with a double sofa bed offering flexible sleeping at the property. The bedroom sleeps two with a super kingsize bed for your comfort, along with an en-suite wet room. There is a decked area to the front of the property with garden furniture.
Gooses Roost (UK32096), is also all on one level and the super kingsize bed also has the option to be two single beds. Horsecroft (UK37462) is a detached barn conversion and features 3 zip and link super kingsize beds which can be twin beds on request, giving greater flexibility for couples or children.
These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 10 guests. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 3 miles.£54From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Ross-on-Wye, EnglandThe historic market town of Ross on Wye is perfectly situated for a break in the beautiful Wye Valley, set amongst picturesque south Hereford countryside, close to the Welsh mountains in the west, the Malvern Hills and Forest of Dean. Good walking from the door to the Wye Valley Walk and within easy driving distance of the cathedral cities of Hereford, Worcester and Gloucester.
Visit Symonds Yat Rock, famous for its nesting peregrine falcons, the Forest of Dean for cycling and walking and the Wye Valley for rock climbing, fishing and canoeing. Within easy driving for racing at Cheltenham, Chepstow and Worcester. Another popular location for climbers and walkers is the Malverns, Brecon Beacons and Skirrid Fawr. This property is set in a large garden on a quiet private lane and offers guests a peaceful area to retreat to while still being within easy walking distance of the Town centre which hosts an array of bars, shops and restaurants for guests to enjoy.£115From 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
- Ledbury, EnglandWhitewells Farm were the first holiday cottages in Herefordshire to have been converted from existing farm buildings into individual self-catering holiday homes in 1978. They all feature original beams throughout, half-cruck trusses and some have vaulted ceilings and beamed room divisions. Situated in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside, Whitewells Farm has a collection of individually styled barn conversions for you to stay in. Converted from one end of the medieval barn, this upside down cottage has two bedrooms and a bathroom on the ground floor. The very large double bedroom has a vanity unit, and second bedroom has a single bed. The bathroom has an over the bath rainfall shower. The staircase leads up to the kitchen/dining area, and the wonderfully beamed living room with outstanding views of the local countryside.
The Black and White Trail, The Elgar Route, Cheltenham, and an abundance of National Trust properties, to name just a few, are some of the fascinating places to explore from your base at Whitewells Farm. Being placed close to the main routes to Hereford, Worcester, Ledbury, and Bromyard mean that access to towns and cities in all directions couldn’t be simpler. Do you enjoy the splendour of Regency buildings? Cheltenham, Leamington Spa, and of course Hereford, have some wonderful examples all within an hour’s drive. Being a border county means there are a wealth of medieval castles and houses to spend time visiting.
Do you like walking? The views of the Malvern Hills from your cottage could inspire you to take that long-promised walk from British Camp along one of the seven most popular trails taking in wonderful views across Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, and Worcestershire.
Locally there are nature reserves, great swathes of common land and lovely interesting walks in this varied countryside that changes with each season. From Ludlow’s eateries, restaurants, and delis’, to Ledbury’s abundance of award-winning butchers and independent cafés, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Worcestershire, and Gloucestershire’s food offerings just keep getting better and better. Fabulous farm shops, fantastic food festivals, innovative offerings from artisan producers, and the very best selection of local beers and ciders make these counties gastronomically unbeatable. Pub and restaurant 1½ miles.£124From price per night based on 7 night stay