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, 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.£93From price per night based on 7 night stay
- 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
- Prior's Frome, EnglandThis detached barn conversion offers comfortable holiday accommodation to enjoy the delights of the surrounding areas. The open-plan living space boasts a feature window wall with a cosy wood burner, ensuring not only that you catch every glimpse of nature around you while in the comfort of your holiday base, but also accentuates a mix of socialising and relaxation. The kitchen area thoughtfully combines all you may need to rustle up a homely meal, along with some home-from-home creature comforts. There is a twin room downstairs, along with a twin room and two double bedrooms upstairs, all providing a comfortable night’s rest. Outside, take advantage of your own enclosed garden, where you can enjoy a meal al-fresco nestled amongst natural grounds while allowing your furry friends to roam freely without worry.
Locally, there are excellent walking routes available with the local Mordiford Loop Walk and Haugh Wood with its popular butterfly trail. Prior’s Frome is a charming village nestled in the picturesque countryside, offering visitors a delightful array of sights and activities.
Nature enthusiasts can explore the beautiful Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which offers scenic walking trails and picnic spots, opportunities for birdwatching, exploring by water by hiring a canoe or booking a boat trip, or excite the history buffs by exploring the many ruins that can be found. Fishing, canoeing and golf are also available locally, and Sufton Court and Gardens, which opens to the public four weeks of the year, is nearby.
Exploring the surrounding area, visitors can discover the enchanting Wye Valley, renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and charming villages. Whether you seek historical landmarks, outdoor adventures, or cultural experiences, Prior’s Frome and its surroundings offer a delightful range of attractions for every visitor to enjoy. Shop 2 miles, pub 1½ miles.£259From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Prior's Frome, EnglandThese three detached barn conversions (refs RFFN, RFFO and RFFP) are situated in a courtyard setting and offer comfortable holiday accommodation from which to enjoy the delights of the surrounding areas. For those that love the outdoors, there is much to see and do. Excellent walking can be enjoyed, with the local Mordiford Loop Walk and Haugh Wood within easy reach. Fishing, canoeing and golf can also be found locally. Sufton Court and Gardens, which opens to the public four weeks of the year, is also nearby. Within easy driving distance is the cathedral city of Hereford, host to the Three Choirs Festival every third year, Hay-on-Wye, renowned for its books festival and known as the book capital of the world, the pretty market town of Ross-on-Wye, and the black and white town of Ledbury, popular for its poetry festivals. There are many places of historical interest, including castles, churches and museums. Further afield, enjoy the stunning scenery of the Brecon Beacons National Park, The Black Mountains and the beautiful Wye Valley. Shop 3 miles, pub serving food 1½ miles.
Barley House (RFFN), The Buttery (RFFO) and Stable Cottage (RFFP) can be booked with Moss Cottage (REEC), situated 600 yards away, to sleep up to 26 guests.£126From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Ledbury, EnglandWelcome to Quarry Lodge, your idyllic holiday escape nestled in the heart of Munsley, a charming village near Ledbury, Herefordshire. This enchanting destination offers an array of activities and attractions that will make your stay truly memorable.
Munsley, a picturesque village steeped in history, promises a tranquil retreat away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Here, you can immerse yourself in the stunning natural beauty of the Herefordshire countryside. Wander along the peaceful country lanes and discover the enchanting landscapes that have inspired generations of poets and artists. For those seeking outdoor adventures, Munsley offers an abundance of opportunities. Explore the nearby Malvern Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where you can embark on invigorating hikes and take in breathtaking panoramic views. If you prefer cycling, the Herefordshire countryside boasts scenic routes for riders of all levels.
History enthusiasts will find much to delight in as well. Visit the historic market town of Ledbury, with its charming black-and-white timbered buildings, and explore its rich heritage. Don’t miss a visit to Eastnor Castle, a stunning neoclassical mansion set amidst lush parkland. For food and drink connoisseurs, Herefordshire’s reputation for exceptional cider and local produce will not disappoint. Sample delicious cheeses, visit local farmers’ markets, or enjoy a refreshing pint of cider at one of the traditional pubs nearby. Quarry Lodge in Munsley, Herefordshire, is the perfect base to experience all that this captivating region has to offer. Whether you seek relaxation, adventure, or a blend of both, your holiday here promises to be an unforgettable experience. Come and create lasting memories in this charming corner of England.£152From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Lea, EnglandSuperb converted watermill, retaining beams, stonework, millstones and a lovingly refurbished kitchen, and set in grounds of owner’s country house with views over a pond with ducks and geese, sheep and countryside. With Ross, Forest of Dean 5 miles, Gloucester 12 miles, it is an ideal holiday base for exploring this beautiful area, with its variety of places to visit, activities and scenery. Newport is nearby. Swimming, golf, fishing, pony trekking and mountain biking are all available in the near vicinity. Ledbury, Monmouth, Malvern, Chepstow, and the cathedral city of Hereford with the renowned Mappa Mundi, are all within easy driving distance. Local cider makers and museums such as the Museum of Mazes are within easy reach, as well as Symonds Yat with butterfly museum and adventure playground, ideal for children. The Hereford Walking Festival takes place the third week in June and the Ross on Wye Walking Festival happens on the first weekend in October. Shop 1 mile, pubs/restaurants 1 mile.£73From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Ross-on-Wye, EnglandThis 14th-century farmhouse is the perfect country get-away, with period and heritage features throughout. Set in an idyllic location next to the owner’s home on a 140-tree walnut plantation, with stunning views of the countryside and farm, with walnut trees surrounding the property. It is great for families, couples or small groups looking for a relaxing rural getaway. The Farmhouse is very historic and is estimated to have been built at or before the late 14th century. It is said the owner travelled and fought at the Battle of Agincourt. There are rumours of underground tunnels leading to another farm at the bottom of the valley, constructed for an escape in the frequent times of danger in the Welsh/English borderlands.
The Farmhouse lies in a heritage county just 1 mile outside Whitchurch, a busy village, with a thriving local shop and cafe, an Indian restaurant, several nearby pubs and restaurants, and two garages, both with small supermarkets. The next nearest town is Monmouth, an historical town just 6 miles from the farmhouse where you will also find two golf courses, shops, several churches, an historic independently-owned cinema, many pubs and restaurants, 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.
Generously sized, the farmhouse contains three double bedrooms all situated on the first floor, and a single bedroom on the ground floor. The first bedroom benefits from an en-suite toilet, four poster bed and an ancient cruck beam constructed before 1450, when the type of building was replaced with other methods. The second bedroom contains a super kingsize sleigh bed, rocking chair and a large dressing area for your ease and comfort. The third bedroom is a small double room with wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. A good-sized family bathroom is also located on the first floor with a double shower and luxurious spa bath.
There is a 14th-century Norman entrance doorway and a beautiful living area with beams running throughout, a large wood burner and historic bread oven dating back to the 14th-century, the perfect place to relax and unwind after a long day. The dining room is a great space for getting together and enjoying a meal whilst admiring the carved decorative oak fireplace. The kitchen has a breakfast area and you can access the garden from this room. The farmhouse also has a private sitting-out area with barbecue. The large garden, adjacent to a field with donkeys in, has a pond and small waterfall, plus a gigantic walnut tree, which provides buckets of walnuts in the autumn, and there is also a small apple orchard adjoining. Visits to feed or brush the donkeys can be arranged with the owner, and guests can walk through the walnut plantation as they wish and have a picnic under the trees whilst gazing at the beautiful landscape and astounding views. The views of the countryside are magnificent and on a clear day, it is possible to see for miles in almost every direction. There is an abundance of wild birds, pheasants, owls and birds of prey that appear on the farm regularly. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
This property can be booked together with The Stables (ref UK12011) to accommodate up to 20 guests.£124From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Hereford, EnglandProperty description Situated within 230 acres of field and woodlands, this semi-detached cottage offers guests a peaceful, relaxing break away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, while also offering spacious and comfortable accommodation, as well as extras such as bathrobes. Lowe Farm Cottage is situated just outside the village of Much Dewchurch and is near to the city of Hereford and Ross-on-Wye, which both have ample shops, bars and restaurants to choose from.
The area has so much to see and do for guests of all ages including multiple museums in Hereford, ranging from art museums and galleries to the very popular Cider Museum. The owners of the property run an activity centre nearby which has everything you would expect for a fantastic day out. Activities include paintballing, laser tag, archery, splatmaster, air gun shooting and clay shooting, sure to keep the kids and big kids entertained!
At the end of a long day, this cottage offers a private sitting-out area which offers stunning views of the Herefordshire countryside, in which guests can unwind and enjoy the view with a glass of Herefordshire cider in hand. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.£240From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Ross-on-Wye, EnglandAs you approach the wooden gates, you are greeted with the most idyllic valley views. Embrace the good life as you drive through what was the old farmyard, to arrive at your rural retreat.
Within the barn, you will find a sociable open plan kitchen and sitting room complete with a traditional AGA, original beams and picture postcode card views from the windows. Choose from four spacious bedrooms, one on the first floor, complete with en-suit and three further comfortable bedrooms on the ground floor.
Staying at The Poultigerry is ideal as a relaxing Herefordshire base. You might choose to rise and shine with yoga, followed by a game of tennis and dip in the inviting pool. The walled garden, is a show-stopper and has been created by the renowned designer Tom Stuart-Smith. A sea of flowering grasses engulf the eye and the harmonious views of the valley beyond.
Beyond the grounds, the Herefordshire countryside awaits, with a multitude of places to visit and outdoor pursuits to enjoy. Cycling nearby or kayaking and canoeing on the river Wye. Forest walks and hiking are all within easy access. You will find a small village nearby with a gastro pub for fine ale and food.£363From price per night based on 7 night stay