Herefordshire lies on the beautiful Welsh borders. The county is home to some of the most breath-taking countryside, making it a marvellous destination for a rented holiday cottage. Herefordshire’s centre is Hereford city, dating back to Saxon times with its striking medieval cathedral – home to the world-famous ‘Mappa Mundi’. For a slightly different side of history, visit the Hereford Cider Museum – and keep an eye out for any cider-making festivals!
Further south, holidays in the Wye Valley towns of Ross-on-Wye and Symonds Yat offer a wide and tantalising range of riverside walks and canoeing trips, all amidst stunning scenery. Explore more of the towns themselves and find the unique little shops, such as the Moor Fascinators and Hats in Ross-on-Wye, and of course, Truffles Delicatessen!
Large 3-storey holiday home with hot tub and superb river views across the Wye Valley at Symonds Yat. Hollytree House offers group accommodation for up to 22 guests in a peaceful rural location for special occasions, reunions or for self-catering holidays just messing about on the river.
A log fire and exposed beams add character to Bushmills, a rural cottage in Kerry’s Gate, Herefordshire, dating back to 1715. Countryside views and a lawned garden surround the cottage which boasts generous, open-plan living spaces as well as a games room and contemporary comforts.
Lundy Lodge nestles within the north-eastern tip of Brecon Beacons National Park on the Welsh side of the border with Herefordshire. A pet-friendly cottage on the outskirts of Hay-on-Wye, it features vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, underfloor heating and hot tub.
Upper Mowley promises groups a peaceful holiday in a delightful rural cottage boasting large gardens, two fireplaces, a games room, a unique indoor tennis court and privacy. The pet-friendly cottage sits among rolling farmland near Titley in Herefordshire and blends modern comforts with rural charm.
Wye View is a sophisticated modern apartment with traditional features and views to the River Wye. The romantic cottage in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, is furnished to a very high standard and features a bay window as well as wooden floors, exposed stone walls and a light-filled open-plan design.
Set on the edge of Herefordshire's River Arrow, this large riverside holiday cottage stands in a scenic location in the village of Eardisland. This dog friendly cottage is ideal for a family or friends who would like to spend time walking in or exploring this rural corner of Herefordshire.
The Farm House Barn in Golden Valley near Abbey Dore in Herefordshire, is a large oak-beamed farmhouse – a perfect rural retreat for a large family or groups of friends within easy reach of walks along Offas Dyke and The Brecon Beacons.
A rural delight, the Hop Kiln is a luxury holiday Herefordshire cottage sleeping seven. The exposed oak beams throughout this converted 16th Century countryside barn add to the rustic feel, while modern features like Wi-Fi and underfloor heating mean a modern, relaxing holiday. Pets welcome.
Located directly opposite the Cathedral, 3 Palace Yard is an elegant townhouse in the heart of Hereford. The cottage boasts contemporary chic underscored with a subtle palette and offers a games room, a spacious open-plan design, pleasant views and proximity to the delights of Herefordshire.
Overlooking the picturesque Wye Valley near the medieval market town of Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire, along the Wales-England border, Llangain Farmhouse is a centuries-old child-friendly holiday four-bedroom home featuring exposed beams, thick beams, and three wood burning stoves.
The Birches Holiday cottage nestled beneath the Black Mountains is the perfect rural retreat to enjoy spectacular scenery, Hay-On-Wye literature festival, hill walking, paragliding, horse riding and the Brecon Beacons National Park. Pets welcome.
Set amongst large gardens in the picturesque West Midlands village of Eardisley, Herefordshire, Green Gables is a spacious 1930s period home perfect for quiet holiday retreats, a child-friendly cottage featuring woodburning stoves, table tennis table, and a sitting room with a view over the garden.
Bolstone Court is a large, tastefully renovated 17th Century Herefordshire farmhouse. This holiday home in Bolstone sleeps 15 in 6 bedrooms in a beautiful rural location just above the scenic River Wye. Its many facilities include a private games room in a converted church.
Lowe Farmhouse is located on a 230 acre farm in the Herefordshire countryside. It's stunningly rural, but not isolated - it's just a ten minute walk to the local village and pub. Sleeps 22 in 10 bedrooms, with ample communal areas, two well equipped kitchens, a large dining room, and games room.
A large stone-built Herefordshire Farmhouse in Whitchurch near Symonds Yat in the Wye Valley that sleeps 156 in 7 bedrooms. This pet friendly holiday home has a large garden with play area, BBQ and hot tub.
Perched atop a hill near the market town of Bromyard and providing majestic views of the English and Welsh countryside, Wall Hills Barn offers the perfect rural holiday home in Herefordshire for large groups. This child-friendly cottage has six bedrooms, games room, and underfloor heating.
The Cow Cott is a gorgeous stone-built conversion nestled in the hamlet of Urishay near Hereford. The romantic cottage epitomises rustic chic and features exposed beams and stone walls plus wooden fittings and contemporary style. Enjoy the generous garden and views of the Herefordshire countryside.
Enjoy getting away with family and friends with a stay at The Old Vicarage, a large countryside cottage with six bedrooms near the village of Peterchurch, Herefordshire, refurbished to combine classic Victorian features with modern amenities such as private hot tub and wooden sauna.
Set among 400 acres of woodland on Westhide Estate is Pool Head Cottage, a stunning rural cottage boasting authentic character and modern elegance. The pet-friendly cottage near Hereford in Herefordshire offers oak beams, traditional fireplaces, superb views, vast grounds and on-site fishing.
Durstone is a large holiday cottage deep in the Herefordshire coutryside in the village of Pencombe near Bromyard. Sleeping 22 in 9 bedrooms (2 ground floor with shower rooms) this dog friendly house has a games room, bike storage and a large lawned garden with sandpit, outdoor furniture and BBQ.
Bearwood House is a luxurious rural cottage set among farmland in Pembridge, Herefordshire. The pet-friendly cottage has access to amenities such as a games room, a hot tub, open fires, beautiful gardens with games and patios, a tennis court and pastoral views.
Sitting on the lush grounds of the owner’s house in Welsh Newton, Pembridge Cottage charms visitors with its stone exterior and modern characterful interior. The pet-friendly, detached barn conversion offers high-quality accommodation and even free fly-fishing lessons, in beautiful Herefordshire.
Nestling amidst Herefordshire Hills in a delightful rural location in the village of the same name, Little Cowarne Court is a large holiday cottage near Bromyard, superbly created from traditional farm buildings for families or groups of friends sleeping 17 in 7 bedrooms.
Wheelbarrow Castle is a large Herefordshire holiday cottage, partly dating back to the 16th Century, that lies in rural surroundings near Leominster in the pretty village of Stoke Prior. This well-maintained and nicely furnished dog friendly holiday home sleeps 17 in 7 bedrooms.
In North Herefordshire (often known as ‘Mortimer Country’, after the writer John Mortimer, whose novels were often inspired by the local landscape). Here, you can find the small towns of Knighton and Leominster, with their charming, traditional timbered cottages, making it feel like you are walking through history. Knighton is especially great for golf enthusiasts while and Leominster is home to the intriguing Croft Castle and the grand Berrington Hall.
The town of Hay-on-Wye is famous for its international book festival and close to the fantastic Golden Valley. It offers idyllic riverside walks and breath-taking views of Black Mountain. On the other hand, holiday homes to the east, around the picturesque, smaller towns of Ledbury and Bromyard, also provide easy access to the neighbouring county of Worcestershire. Not just a famous sauce, Worcestershire offers so much to do and see, such as the Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, the beautiful city museum and art gallery, and Arrow Valley Country Park, ideal for a day trip with a picnic and the kids. Herefordshire is a beautiful rural county to visit if you want both nature and history to play a memorable part in your holiday.