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.
- Eardisley, EnglandSnuggle up in this charming little holiday cottage, complete with babbling brook, located on the edge of the village of Eardisley. One of a pair, it is comfortably furnished with exposed beams and multi-fuel burner. A walker’s haven, with Offas Dyke and Mortimer’s Trail, further afield are the Black Mountains and the magnificent scenery of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Riding, golfing, fishing, rock climbing and canoeing available locally. Hay-on-Wye and Brecon are well worth a visit, also within easy driving distance are Ludlow, Hereford and Leominster. Shop and pub 200 yards.£57From 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.£154From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Tarrington, EnglandSet in lovely rolling countryside and approximately 6 miles from the attractive ’black-and-white’ market town of Ledbury, this beautiful holiday bungalow boasts a large garden and bright interior. It lies within easy reach of Hereford, 7 miles, with its magnificent cathedral and Mappa Mundi, Malvern with its theatre, the Forest of Dean, Worcester and Gloucester. A family run farm park, Westons cider maker, several National Trust properties, the Three Counties Showground and canoeing in the Wye Valley are also easily accessible as are golf and fishing.£54From 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
- Bromyard, EnglandThis is a very large semi-detached holiday home, situated in quiet countryside on the borders of Herefordshire and Worcestershire within easy reach of the Malverns, The Wye Valley and Welsh Borders. The property is a spacious and well designed barn conversion situated on a working farm within walking distance of the market town of Bromyard. The living accommodation is on the first floor, with access via a timber deck, to take advantage of the views over the unspoilt countryside. There are plenty of exposed beams, rough cast walls and a piano, giving a rustic feel. This is a lovely area for walking and relaxing. There are several recommended pubs and restaurants in Bromyard, within walking distance of the house. Ideal for golfers and there is horse riding available nearby. This property can also be booked with property W4467. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.£136From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Whitchurch, EnglandThis large characterful farmhouse is a lovely country get-away with period and heritage features throughout. This property is surrounded by farmland with stunning views of the countryside, great for families and groups looking for a rural getaway. The Farmhouse lies in a heritage county just outside Whitchurch, a busy village, with a thriving local shop and cafe, an Indian restaurant and several nearby pubs and restaurants. The next nearest town is Monmouth, an historical town just 6 miles from the farmhouse where you will find two golf courses, shops, several churches, an historic independently-owned cinema, an ancient medieval covered bridge and the popular Nelson Museum. There is also a castle, near to the place where Henry V was born. The farm is also set on the edge of the beautiful Wye Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the Forest of Dean is very close by with walking, cycling, climbing, castle trails and many other activities. The property is set down a private lane and is detached. There are grounds surrounding the property which guests can enjoy as well as an orchard to the front of the property.£171From 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.£145From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Bircher, EnglandSituated on the edge of Bircher Common, in an idyllic and tranquil setting, within the grounds of the owner’s home and small holding. Dating back to the 16th century, Acorn Cottage has been renovated to offer a cosy retreat, away from life’s busy hustles and bustles with wonderful walks from the doorstep, to relax and unwind. A welcome pack is provided and includes bread, butter, milk, orange juice and the owner’s own free range eggs. This detached cottage is located between the market towns of Ludlow, popular for its food festivals and Leominster with its antique and vintage shops, often seen on TV shows such as Bargain Hunt and the Antiques Roadshow. There are many historic places of interest with castles and National Trust houses. The 40-mile circular Black and White Village Trail, taking in the quaint and historic villages, is also popular. If you can’t tear yourself away from the cottage, enjoy your own private garden or wander the 7-acre grounds, which the owner’s are happy for guests to enjoy. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.£48From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Ledbury, EnglandOffering spectacular views over rolling countryside to the Malvern Hills, this beautifully converted former chapel enjoys a peaceful, rural and isolated setting in delightfully named Much Marcle – boasting three village inns, a historic house and three cider makers including Westons! Adjoining the owners’ home, but not overlooked, it is set within their 2-acre grounds and enjoys shared use of their lovely garden. One small dog is also welcome at the property. It is equidistant from the popular ‘black and white’ market town of Ledbury and the water sports of Ross-on-Wye (both 6 miles) and within easy reach of Eastnor Castle. An ideal holiday location to explore the many landscapes of beautiful Herefordshire, the Wye Valley and the historic remains of past conflicts in this Border country. Riding, golf, fishing and walks nearby. Shop 1 mile.£52From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Leominster, EnglandSet just outside the village of Pencombe, this property enjoys the peaceful surroundings of the Herefordshire countryside. The Byre is set 11 miles from the historic towns of Leominster and Hereford, which offer a range of independent shops and restaurants, with the towns of Bromyard and Ludlow set nearby. Attractions such as Berrington Hall, Croft Castle and Hampton Court Castle offer a fantastic day out for all guests. Bromyard is only 4 miles away and has shops, pubs, cafés, restaurants, petrol stations, a library, fitness centre and a theatre. The Byre has a private enclosed patio with furniture and BBQ for guests to relax in after a busy day exploring the county. For those looking to bring their bikes, there is an anchor point attached to the wall. Fishing is available nearby, and there is also a private swimming pool available to hire by the hour just 150 yards away. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mmile.£46From price per night based on 7 night stay