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.
Rustic charm defines Bearwood Cottage, a pet-friendly cottage near Pembridge in Herefordshire. The half-timbered rural cottage sits on the grounds of Bearwood House and boasts generous gardens in an idyllic rural setting, as well as a sophisticated interior with a wood burner and farmhouse kitchen.
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.
Cotton Cottage is an impressive rural cottage set on the grounds of Combermere Abbey in Whitchurch, Shropshire. The pet-friendly cottage boasts red bricks and mullion windows, plus many more original features, as well as expansive manicured grounds, a four-poster bed, open fire & a fruit tree maze.
Holly Bush is a charming romantic cottage sitting on a working farm in the hamlet of Luntley in Herefordshire. Replete with exposed beams, trusses and original features, the rural cottage boasts undeniable charm, as well as contemporary comforts, generous outdoor spaces and blissful tranquillity.
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.
Surrounded by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Cider Loft is perfect for couples seeking an escape in nature. The pet-friendly cottage in Whitchurch, boasts two outdoor spaces as well as a distinctly rural character. Exposed beams, vaulted ceilings and wooden doors offer charm.
The Owl Barn is a luxurious stone-built barn conversion set amid beautiful countryside near Kimbolton in Herefordshire. The pet-friendly, single-storey cottage enjoys sumptuous countryside views and retains original features such as beams and stone walls, combined with contemporary sophistication.
This converted 17th century stone barn with a private, enclosed garden is located half a mile up a private drive on a working arable farm near the village of Docklow. It offers plenty of country walks with stunning unspoilt views.
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.
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.
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.
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.