Herefordshire lies on the beautiful Welsh borders. The county is home to some of the most breathtaking 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 irresistible 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.
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.
Little Owl’s Barn is gorgeous. The romantic converted barn is nestled among apple orchards near Preston in Herefordshire and offers luxurious fittings and exposed beams, plus wonderful views of the surrounding 100 acres of farmland and orchards. Generous grounds and seclusion complete the picture.
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.
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.
11 acres of private grounds surround Howle Hideaway, a sophisticated romantic cottage in the countryside of Herefordshire. The rural cottage blends modernity with rustic charm and features a traditional fireplace with wood burner as well as tiled floors, a lawned garden & patio with beautiful vi...
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.
2 The Oaks is an elegant 19th-century semi-detached sandstone cottage set amidst manicured gardens in Hoarwithy, Herefordshire. The rural cottage boasts generous grounds with wonderful views and fresh air, as well as a sophisticated interior with exposed beams, open-plan spaces and a wood burner.
Stay in a cottage that once housed a baby elephant, and enjoy the delights of Herefordshire. Elephant Cottage is a romantic pet-friendly cottage in Bromyard which boasts exposed beams and trusses and wattle and daub, an open fire and contemporary design, plus a vibrant garden and rural views.
Point Cottage is a gorgeous 18th-century stone-built cottage full of rustic charm. The pet-friendly village cottage near Hereford within reach of the highlights of Herefordshire and features a wood burner, exposed wood beams, wall timbers and floors, plus lovely grounds with views.
Lower Moor Lodge is a beautifully-presented rural cottage situated on the edge of Hay-on-Wye in Herefordshire. The pet-friendly cottage offers families country charm with flagstone floors, mullion windows, as well as an ample garden with beautiful countryside views from multiple areas.
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.
The Apple Store is a charming romantic cottage boasting exposed beams, stone walls and features windows. The pet-friendly cottage in Whitchurch, Herefordshire, offers couples a romantic escape by the Forest of Dean and features multiple outdoor relaxation areas, contemporary comforts and serenity.
Cedar Tree is a gorgeously cute romantic cottage set among green gardens & open countryside in Cole Henley, Hampshire. The delightful former shepherd’s hut is decorated to a high standard and is set on Peak House Farm, offering beautiful views of the North Wessex Downs, plus a heated swimming po...
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.
North Herefordshire is 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.