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! Should you head further south, holidays in the Wye Valley towns of Ross-on-Wye and Symonds Yat offer a wide, 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.
The Croft offers large country house self catering accommodation amidst 6 acres of gardens with private indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and jacuzzi in the rural Herefordshire hamlet of Vowchurch. Sleeps 24 in 11 bedrooms (7 en-suite).
A five-minute walk from the majestic River Wye near Symonds Yat, Portland House is a first class, large holiday cottage with an award-winning garden offering group accommodation for up to 20 guests in a peaceful rural location near Whitchurch in Herefordshire.
Rosehill is a characterful and child friendly holiday cottage accommodating large groups, sleeping 20 in 8 comfortable bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms in a rural hamlet a few miles from Market Drayton in Shropshire.
Border View is an attractive, stone-built barn conversion adjoining the owner’s home on a 10-acre smallholding near the village of Kington, Herefordshire, along the English-Welsh border. This countryside cottage offers cosy accommodation to small families or groups on holiday in the Welsh Marches.
The Coach House is a 19th-century detached barn conversion sitting on the owner’s farm in Canon Pyon in Herefordshire. The rural cottage boasts beautiful expansive gardens and relaxation areas as well as open-plan accommodation, contemporary comforts and space for children and pets to play.
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.
The Old Vicarage is a large and elegant, former Victorian vicarage in Peterchurch, Herefordshire with beautiful period features including typical Victorian high ceilinged rooms. It is spacious holiday home. beautifully restored and surrounded by 4 acres of wonderful gardens, orchards and a paddock.
- Sleeps 12
- Bedrooms 6
- Bathrooms 4
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.
Guests can enjoy the stunning Herefordshire countryside views in complete, peaceful seclusion from this single-storey pet-friendly cottage, Located on a working 80-acre sheep farm near Abbey Dore, it’s perfect for families who want a private garden with gorgeous rural views.
- Sleeps 4
- Bedrooms 2
- Bathrooms 1
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.
The Coach House is a delightful detached country cottage with an outdoor pool in Welford, a Wye Valley village near Ross-on-Wye in the scenic Herefordshire countryside. The dog friendly cottage offers cosy, well-equipped self-catering accommodation for 2-5 guests in 3 bedrooms (one ground floor).
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.
- Sleeps 8
- Bedrooms 4
- Bathrooms 2
- Large Cottages
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.
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.
Offering beautiful views from its hilltop position in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside in Much Birch, Bryngarth is a large, and luxuriously furnished holiday cottage. The house sleeps 20 in 9 bedrooms (5 bathrooms) in a secluded rural location amidst 5-acres of private gardens and parkland.
Abbey Dore Court is a large Georgian Herefordshire holiday home in the quaint rural village of Whitchurch between Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. This charming dog-friendly house sleeps 20 guests in 8 bedrooms with 5 bathrooms, perfect for holidays for big families or celebrations with friends.
- Sleeps 22
- Bedrooms 9
- Bathrooms 8
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.
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.
- Sleeps 4
- Bedrooms 2
- Bathrooms 2
Donkeys graze in the secluded fields of Healer’s Cottage in a Wye Valley village near Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire. The charming 17th century, romantic holiday cottage boasts an open-plan living area, cosy spaces and delightful touches which ensure complete relaxation for couples and pets.
- Sleeps 2
- Bedrooms 1
- Bathrooms 1
- Countryside Cottages
In North Herefordshire (often known as ‘Mortimer Country’, after the writer John Mortimer, whose novels were often inspired by the local landscape) 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 amazing Golden Valley offering 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. Herrefordshire is a beautiful rural county to visit if you want both nature and history to play a memorable part in your holiday.