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.
- Hereford, EnglandIn an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in truly tranquil surroundings, wonderfully secluded within 3½ acres of wildlife haven, this 19th-century detached cottage offers relaxing holiday accommodation. Pony trekking, canoeing, walking, mountain biking and paragliding are but a few of the activities to be found. Shop and pub 3 miles.£87From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Much Dewchurch, EnglandLowe Farmhouse and Much Dewchurch Holiday Cottages are situated within the peaceful surroundings of 230-acres of fields, woodland and lakes of a working arable farm, with panoramic views of the Black Mountains, perfect for long rambling walks. Lowe Farmhouse (ref 28057) is a spacious holiday property which has been renovated and offers accommodation for families, friends and groups for special occasions, which has the added benefit of a great spacious games room. Formerly the old Scudamore racing stables, converted back in the late nineties, Lowe Farm is set in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside with panoramic views over The Black Mountains. The village has a 14th century pub just a 10-minute walk from the house and cottages, and the local shop is just 1 mile away.
On site there is a partly wooded, 5-acre ‘fun combat ground’, dedicated to paintballing and various outdoor activities including archery, laser tag, air gun shooting and clay pigeon shooting, supervised by enthusiastic and energetic marshals, with a pub just down the road to regale one another with tales of bravery and compare ‘war wounds’ at the end of a hard day in the woods! These activities and more are available by direct arrangement with the owner (at cost).
Perfectly located for exploring the surrounding area with the cathedral city of Hereford approximately 5 miles, with its Mappi Mundi Centre and chained library, theatre, cinema, leisure centre, Hereford horse racing course and shops. Visit the pretty market town of Ross-on-Wye in the heart of the Wye Valley, Hay-on-Wye renowned for its literary festival and known as the book capital of the world and Ludlow, famous for its culinary treats and fine foods. Brecon town and the stunning scenery of the Brecon Beacons National Park is within easy driving distance. Symonds Yat and Yat Rock is worth a visit and well known for its nesting peregrine falcons and wonderful views of the Wye Valley. Fishing, canoeing, climbing, golf and riding can all be found within the local area. There are numerous places of historical interest to visit, with many castles, museums, historical houses and ancient churches. For a great get away to rural England, Herefordshire offers a wonderful opportunity. Shops 1½ miles and pubs ½ mile.£375From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Kington, EnglandSet within the owners’ working sheep and cattle farm in an elevated position to take in the stunning rural views. The lodge has private parking below the property from which there is a short uphill walk to the front door, opening directly into the spacious open plan living space. Patio doors lead out onto a beautiful balcony area with spectacular views up the valley, and is the perfect space for relaxing with a glass of your favourite tipple as you watch the sun go down.
Nearby there are walks aplenty for the more active, and many open gardens to explore including Hergest Croft Gardens in nearby Kington. There is also the small breeds animal park, also situated just outside Kington which younger visitors will be able to enjoy all year round. Kington also provides guests with pubs and restaurants to enjoy as well as a number of takeaway restaurants if you are looking to enjoy a night in.
The property is just 13 miles from the popular town of Hay-on-Wye which is famous for its many book shops and annual Hay Festival, which attracts many visitors each year, including many celebrity faces. Shop 2½ miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.
Offa’s Dyke Lodge (UK10835) can be booked together with Upper Close (UK10873), Red Kite Lodge (UK32610), Middle Hanter (UK37355) and Larchwood Lodge (UK42917) to accommodate up to 30 guests.£94From 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
- 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
- Ledbury, EnglandThis delightful residence is set in the picturesque village of Woolhope and is just 7 miles from the city of Hereford, which offers a range of independent bars, shops and restaurants for guests to enjoy. Nearby, there are many beautiful walks through the Herefordshire countryside, as well as places of historical interest to visit, such as the cathedral in Hereford city, The Black and White House Museum, and Hereford Cider Museum.
This residence is set above and to the rear of the popular village pub which offers great food and drinks and there are large gardens to the rear of the property, with seating, and an outdoor area with BBQ and a patio space.£327From price per night based on 7 night stay