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 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.
Come explore the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean with a holiday at Bronte Kingfisher Cottage, a lovely child-friendly holiday cottage in the heart of the village of Lea, Herefordshire, a two-bedroom oasis featuring a cosy sitting room with warming Woodburner, pool table, and spacious 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Orchard Lea lies the heart of the peaceful Herefordshire village of Lea on the fringes of the Forest of Dean, This child-friendly holiday cottage near Ross-on-Wye is furnished with many lovely touches, including a salt hot tub, woodburning effect fire, four cosy bedrooms and pretty tiered garden.
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.
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.
Bronte Owl Cottage is a wonderful holiday home for all seasons, nestled in the heart of the village of Lea, Herefordshire, between the Royal Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley, a two-storey pet-friendly cottage featuring inglenook fireplace with Woodburner, bread oven, and summerhouse.
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).
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.